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  • This Sunshine Coast trip will leave you wanting more. Perfect for a group of friends to have an absolute ball!

    If you’re after sophisticated seaside relaxation or you just want to immerse yourself in the stunning natural scenery of the great outdoors, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. Spend three days unwinding and taking in the unique atmosphere on and around the gorgeous golden beaches of Noosa, Coolum & Mooloolaba. Enjoy a visit to the famous Eumundi markets, an unforgettable cruise down the spectacular Noosa Everglades, lunch and dinner at quality restaurants along the coast, and much more.

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    SELF-GUIDED
    PHYSICAL LEVEL
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    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    Trip Highlights

     

    There are so many highlights on this trip but possibly the stand-out is the Noosa waterfront dinner. Beautiful scenery and delicious food.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    AUD $379pp twin-share [+ $298 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

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    • Nature
    • Beach-side
    • On the water
    • Hinterland towns
    • Markets
    • Shopping

    Visit the famous Eumundi markets for the food, stalls and experience

    The famous Eumundi Markets are a must-visit for anyone visiting the Sunshine Coast. No matter how many times you've been here before, there is always more to see. Even if you don't buy anything, the atmosphere is worth the visit.

    Have a wonderful evening out at a waterfront restaurant

    Visit Noosa Waterfront for a dining experience that will be a lasting memory of your time spent on the Sunshine Coast.

    More trip highlights:

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    Discover Noosa's hidden treasures

    Uncover many things about Noosa and it's surrounds that only the locals know about.

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    Free time to relax on Noosa's Main Beach or do some shopping

    One of Australia's most fashionable resort towns, it's lush, low-rise centre backs onto pristine subtropical rainforest and relatively calm, crystalline waters. The town of Noosa is brimming with attractions just begging to be explored.

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    Explore beautiful Mooloolaba and enjoy lunch near the beach

    Let the holiday vibes wash over you as you relax into Mooloolaba's beach vibe. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a beach-side restaurant. Later enjoy free time in Mooloolaba and visit The Wharf precinct for some top-quality seafood to take home.

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    Drop in to beachy and relaxed Coolum for a stroll

    You'll have some time to explore Coolum, a surfing mecca with a carefree holiday atmosphere. Browse the stores and take in the stunning outlook. Walk across and down to the beautiful surf beach.


    View the itinerary for a comprehensive view of the trip highlights.

    Member Pricing

    Sapphire self-guided package
    Sapphire Self-guided
    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!
    AUD $379pp twin-share [+ $298 GCash credits]
    • 3 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 6 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 2 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 1 excellent activity
    • 1 optional activity

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    FAQ: Single, twin-share and more

    What is twin-share, triple-share and quad-share?

    The share-basis is about accommodation pricing. It does not mean that you share a room with a stranger.

    "Twin-share" is where two people occupy a hotel room (open-plan style) or other accommodation such as an apartment, usually a couple or two friends. This is the normal way accommodation is priced. The price is shared between two people. Most accommodation properties (eg. hotels) offer rooms with king, queen or double beds. Most offer the option of "twin" beds as well which actually means two single beds to accommodate singles sharing, couples wanting space and so-on.

    "Triple share" is where three people occupy the accommodation and share the price. "Quad-share" is where four people occupy the accommodation and share the price. Family apartments and hotel rooms usually include a king, queen or double bed and one or more single beds to handle triple and quad-share arrangements. Sometimes other bedding configurations are available as well.

    What is a seasonal adjustment?

    Some accommodation providers, especially in very popular holiday locations, have higher room rates for busy holiday periods (usually spring and summer holidays). We must make an allowance for those price variations if applicable.

    What is a single supplement?

    A "single supplement" applies to single travellers who want a room to themselves. Because the price is not shared, a "single supplement" applies. This additional amount is based on the single covering the entire accommodation component of the trip that would normally be split between two or more people.

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    Member offer

    3 months free membership

    Not yet a member? We will include 3 months' free membership with enough travel credits to get the maximum discount on this holiday.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis unless stated otherwise and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Simply submit a booking enquiry and we'll automatically provide you with a 3-month Travel Club Trial account. No payment is required and you get instant access to member prices.

    Inclusions

     

    Our aim with this trip is to give you and your group a taste of the Sunshine Coast's highlights and provide exceptional value while keeping the dollars as low as possible. Ideally this might be a trip you could do more than once a year.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    AUD $379pp twin-share [+ $298 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    "Queensland's sunny Sunshine Coast is a place you can visit time and time again."

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Inclusions list:

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    Luxury coach transport with flexible pickup

    Your group will be picked up from a central Brisbane location to suit your requirements and head off towards the Sunshine Coast. Luxury coach supplied with professional driver.

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    2 nights accommodation Noosa

    A colourful property in the heart of Noosa

    Your resort is just across the road from the Noosa Marina and only minutes away from the bustling hub of Noosaville, perfect for strolling along Noosa River and enjoying the holiday atmosphere.

    Apartment rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.2+.
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    Noosa Everglades cruise with lunch

    The Serenity Everglades cruise

    Take in a leisurely cruise through the Noosa Everglades before returning to Habitat Noosa, where you will enjoy an antipasto banquet overlooking magnificent Lake Cootharaba.

    Exclusions and options:

    • Other meals can be arranged at an affordable price
    • Flights can also be arranged including transfers to and from the airport
    • A professional tour director is available for medium to large groups

    Other:

    • Add extra nights wherever you want and pay the lowest member rates
    • Hand-picked, top-rated hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Variety of optional excursions and tours
    • Tour director notes supplied for great organisation and more fun
    • Flexible group size (6 or more)
    • Self-drive package available for couples

    All packages include:

    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary and travel documents

    Other information:

    This tour package is entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your group's interests and number of participants. Flights can be arranged from almost anywhere to Brisbane and you pay the lowest possible price.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies and is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Total price after member discount (using Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable) is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Travel insurance if included is a provision only and may be declined on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. No recommendations or advice are given in regard to travel insurance suitability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

     

    Stunning coastal paths and well-maintained boardwalks allow daily life on the Sunshine Coast to unfold in a haze of blue ocean, golden sand beaches, enviably scenic walking trails, grassy picnic spots and endless opportunities to enjoy yourself. Spend 3 days relaxing in arguably the top holiday destination on the east coast. You'll have time to laze on the beaches, explore the area and create unforgettable memories. The gorgeous towns of Noosa, Coolum and Mooloolaba are just waiting to be explored.

    "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    AUD $379pp twin-share [+ $298 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

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    DAY 1
    BRISBANE - EUMUNDI MARKETS - COOLUM - NOOSA (2 NIGHTS)

    Noosa is a coastal stretch of point and beach breaks, national parks, and an elegant shopping strip with a multitude of fine dining options.

    About today:

    Visit the famous Eumundi Markets

    Journey to the beautiful Sunshine Coast

    Your Sunshine Coast getaway begins in Brisbane; leaving early, jump in the car and head to the famous Eumundi markets. There you can enjoy a wide array of food-truck food for brunch before browsing through the stalls and relaxing with the free live entertainment. Later, return to the car and journey to Coolum for a stroll on the pristine beach while soaking up the sun.

    In the mid-afternoon you continue on the spectacular coast road to Noosa and where you'll check-in to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is free. Noosa has a fantastic range of restaurants and eateries where you can enjoy dinner.

    A colourful property in the heart of Noosa
    Comfortable and spacious rooms
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    2 nights accommodation Noosa

    Your resort is just across the road from the Noosa Marina and only minutes away from the bustling hub of Noosaville, perfect for strolling along Noosa River and enjoying the holiday atmosphere.

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    DAY 2
    NOOSA

    About today:

    Explore Noosa's most popular destinations

    Take a relaxing cruise down the Everglades

    This morning, take in the views from Laguna Lookout then visit gorgeous Main Beach to take in more of the morning sun. Afterwards, head on up to famous Cafe Le Monde for arguably the best breakfast in Noosa. The rest of the morning is then yours to enjoy at leisure to browse the Hastings Street shops, or simply go for a walk and sit on the beach.

    In the afternoon, you will embark on a serene ecosafari cruise that allows you to discover Noosa's Everglades while watching the afternoon sunset. After your cruise, enjoy a complimentary antipasto banquet in the new CootharaBar Bistro and Eco-Brewery which overlooks the magnificent Lake Cootharaba.

    This evening we reccommend you head to the Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar for a lovely dinner filled with lots of fun.

    Activities:

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    Noosa Everglades cruise with lunch

    Take in a leisurely cruise through the Noosa Everglades before returning to Habitat Noosa, where you will enjoy an antipasto banquet overlooking magnificent Lake Cootharaba.

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    DAY 3
    NOOSA - YANDINA - MOOLOOLABA - HOME

    About today:

    Spend 3 unforgettable days in paradise

    Return home after an unforgettable short getaway

    Another beautiful morning to enjoy on the Sunshine Coast! Why not start with a visit to Noosa Marina where you'll have plenty of breakfast options.

    Spend your morning enjoying a coffee overlooking the marina and soaking up last minute experiences before heading back south to Yandina to visit the famous Ginger Factory to pick up a few ginger treats to take home. Along the way, make a stop-in at Mooloolaba and enjoy a delicious beachside lunch at The Surf Club. After lunch you'll have free time to explore the town before heading home. (An optional excursion to SeaLife Aquarium in Mooloolaba is available.)

    Once you return to Brisbane after this relaxing Sunny Coast holiday, there’s no doubt you’ll be quickly planning to return.

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    SeaLife Sunshine Coast entry

    Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast allows the whole family to get as close as you can to aquatic wildlife without actually scuba diving in the ocean!

    (Optional AUD $36 Adult price)

    Accommodation

     

    All accommodation is carefully selected to meet the high standards defined by our accreditation system. Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.

    Sapphire Self-guided

    A marvellous, self-guided car trip for independent travellers!

    This suits singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people. We organise everything for you saving you a lot of time and money. You drive and follow the great itinerary we organise for you to make the absolute most of your holiday.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire self-guided package

    AUD $379pp twin-share [+ $298 GCash credits]

    Our base package class includes all of the essential trip elements including activities and allows you the option to choose from a range of other daily inclusions. Very high quality Bronze or Silver standard accommodation applies.

    SHARE TYPES

    Accommodation standards applied:

    Noosa

    A colourful property in the heart of Noosa

    Comfortable and spacious rooms

    Your resort is just across the road from the Noosa Marina and only minutes away from the bustling hub of Noosaville, perfect for strolling along Noosa River and enjoying the holiday atmosphere.

    Example Property Type:
    Holiday Apartments
    Minimum Standard:
    Silver standard

    About this

    Silver standard: Self/externally rated as 3.5 to 4.5 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 70 to 80% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. High to very high standard of accommodation including quality king or queen-sized bedding, quality room decor, views from some or most rooms where available, very good range and quality of facilities. Praise for staff or host(s) is mentioned in some reviews. The hotel is in a safe, central location, near to the main places of interest and offers above-average design. Is very good, to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.2 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Apartment

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel Standards

    Read about our accommodation rating standards and the methods used to assess quality.


    Shown above are examples of the type and quality of accommodation to be supplied. When ready to proceed, we will confirm available accommodation at that time including any examples given here where possible. Any changes to accommodation will be approved by you prior to bookings being placed. Actual accommodation might need to be changed subject to availability and with the aim of working within the package price.

    FAQ's for This Package

    (Remove one and edit the other) Flights are not included in this package. If required, we'll happily price flights for you to suit your requirements along with transfers to and from the airport once the number of travelers is known. If you have accumulated Australian Escapes Free Flights vouchers, these can be used to reduce the overall price (limits will apply). Yes, a flight provision is included in this package along with transfers to and from the airport. You can also use Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers at the rate of 1 per 4 travelers to reduce the overall price. Flights prices vary from different starting points so the final price will be confirmed before you decide to proceed. Yes, a flight provision is included in this package. You can also use Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers at the rate of 1 per traveler to reduce the overall price. Flights prices vary from different starting points so the final price will be confirmed before you decide to proceed.

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we will go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    (Describe the accommodation inc. property type, standard, room type, bedding) Accommodation is supplied in [give destination, nights]. It will be [resort] style rated [Standard rating] or above. This means, [very high] quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and [very high] quality.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

    We will recommend accommodation to meet your preferences. All accommodation is selected using our exclusive hotel rating system. You can then change the accommodation if preferred. Often you will also have a choice of accommodation types at the recommended accommodation properties. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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