Queensland Extended Tours
The Gold Coast
Australia's most famous holiday playground is just getting bigger and better. Along the white beaches and blue rolling surf are an endless array of attractions including three of Australia's best theme parks offering something for every age - Seaworld, Dreamworld and the Warner Bros Movie World. There are cruises to Stradbroke Island or simply idling through the many waterways and canals of Surfers Paradise. Fishermans Wharf and the Markets offer speciality shopping plus there's a glittering nightlife of cabaret, theatre and of course Jupiters Casino. Inland you'll discover one of the state's most spectacular National Parks cloaked in rainforest.
The Sunshine Coast
North of Brisbane is the expanding Sunshine Coast Resorts - Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Noosa to name a few. Away from the beaches explore delightful villages seemingly unchanged by time - Buderim, Montville and Maleny, the latter offering some of the greatest sightseeing possible from the ranges to the coast. Allow 6 to 9 Days and make sure you include a 4WD tour to the coloured sands of Tewantin, The Big Pineapple and it's sugar train ride.
Australia's most northerly city, Cairns, is one of the great destinations of our country. Whilst the holiday to and from can be inspiring with stopovers at wonderful locations like Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Townsville and perhaps even Carnarvaron Gorge, it is in Cairns that the thrill of holidaying really starts to set in. Cruising out to the outer Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling and swimming amongst the marine life fulfil the dreams of any great traveller. Add to this the many other attractions such as the famous Kuranda Train, the new SkyRail Cablecars, The Crocodile Farm or Zoo and the Atherton Tablelands to name a few. Further north there's Port Douglas, a charming village with its palm tree fringed beach befitting a movie scene.
Planning a tour to Queenslands Tropical North? Allow 18 to 20 days minimum with stopovers in places like Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville. To make a round journey return via Charters Towers, Emerald and Roma or for something more relaxing return to the Whitsunday's stopping over on one of the Islands like Hamilton, Day Dream or South Molle for a few nights.
Remote outback towns and their attractions can be included as stopovers for tours heading north to the Gulf Country or even further to the Northern Territory and beyond. Or, to speed the holiday along a little, why not consider joining the Queensland Railways Sunlander Train travelling to Longreach where our coach meets and then makes for a relaxing holiday home. Longreach itself offers at least 2 days touring opportunities, (one could spend an entire day in the Stockmans Hall of Fame and still not see it all!), and there's nothing quite as nostalgic as an evening river cruise along the Thomson River with a BBQ later on the riverbank.
Of course there's other must see places like Mount Isa, a modern and progressive mining town. Winton, the home of the new Waltzing Matilda interactive Museum and Conclurry with its colourful history.
The Gulf and Savannah
One of the last frontiers for the enterprising and experienced traveller! Why not start off touring inland, a suggested stopover is Canarvaron Gorge in keeping with the adventurous theme of such a destination. Emerald offers a comfortable days journey then via Longreach for 2 nights and Cloncurry on the edge of the Savannah. Don't miss a journey on the famous Gulflander Train from Normanton before arriving in Karumba, the only port of the gulf country and famous for its magnificent sunsets. This is an isolated and unique city and a 2 day stopover is suggested to relax and appreciate the sights. Travel back through the Savannah to arrive at the famous Lava Tubes of the Undarra National Park. From here the touring possibilities are many, north to Cairns, south along the coastline with scenic stopovers or direct to the Whitsundays with an Island stopover for a few nights.