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  • 4 Days Great Dividing Range Discovery

    Experience something new and venture out into Queensland's Great Dividing Range. Perfect for a group of friends wanting to get out of the city! Early booking is required. Enquire today.

    Australia's most substantial mountain range and the fifth longest land-based range in the world, the Great Dividing Range is a collection of spectacular mountains just begging to be explored. Journey through Toowoomba, Bunya Mountains, Darby and Kingaroy over four days and discover a new side of Australia. Relax in Toowoomba's peaceful and beautiful Japanese gardens, Ju Raku En, explore the gorgeous Bunya Mountains National Park, uncover rich history at the Cobb+Co and Kingaroy Heritage Museums, and much more. 

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    The spectacular Great Dividing Range
    The spectacular Great Dividing Range
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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.

    Trip Highlights

     

    There are so many highlights on this trip but possibly the stand-out is taking Dalby's Heritage Trail. Take a picturesque stroll through the town and uncover it's rich history while marvelling at old architecture.

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    Sapphire fully-guided package

    Sapphire package - fully-guided from $709pp twin-share [+ $604 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
    • Adventure
    • Special interest
    • Rural towns
    • Gardens

    Lunch at popular Kingsley Grove Estate, Kingaroy

    Relax and enjoy a decadent lunch and wine pairing in the vineyard of one of Kingaroy's finest wineries, Kingsley Grove Estate.

    Relax in gorgeous Toowoomba

    Spend some time unwinding in Toowoomba's gorgeous parks and discover why the town is crowned Queensland's "Garden City".

    More trip highlights:

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    Immerse yourself in Dalby's rich history

    Embark on Dalby's famous Heritage Walking Trail and learn about the town's rich history as you take in the gorgeous surrounds and historic architecture.

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    Explore the spectacular Bunya Mountains range

    Forming an isolated section of the Great Dividing Range, the Bunya Mountains is an immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. Visit the Bunya Mountains National Park and walk through the tranquil forests, taking in the spectacular views.

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    Visit Toowoomba's historic Cobb+Co Museum

    Immerse yourself in Toowoomba’s natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era at Cobb+Co Museum. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important role in Queensland's development.


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

    Member Pricing

    Sapphire fully-guided package
    Sapphire Fully-guided
    This is a fully-guided charter for your group...
    From $709pp twin-share [+ $604 GCash credits]
    • 4 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 6 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 3 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 2 excellent excursions and activities
    • 2 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 2 restaurant dinners
    • 1 other inclusion

    Pricing is based on a minimum of 40 people going on this holiday. An additional amount per person might be payable for fewer people.

    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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    * Limits may apply to group bookings. Details will be provided at the time of final pricing.

    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.

    Not yet a member?

    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

     

    Southeast Queensland's palm-fringed coasts feel a world away from the Great Dividing Range. Rolling hills, spectacular mountains, and country hospitality are just the beginning. Spend four days traversing the outback, immersing yourself in the rich history of towns such as Toowoomba, Dalby and Kingaroy, all while enjoying the tranquility of the outback. If you're itching for a great escape within easy distance of the Big Smoke, you now know where to head.

    Sapphire Fully-guided

    This is a fully-guided charter for your group...

    A fully-guided group charter tour is ideal for larger groups, especially 12 or more people. A tour coach and driver are included and a tour director runs the tour so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

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    Sapphire fully-guided package

    Sapphire package - fully-guided from $709pp twin-share [+ $604 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

    "The scenic splendour of Southern Queensland's Great Dividing Range will keep you coming back 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.

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    Tour director supplied:

    Tour Director

    A professional tour director will manage this tour. A professional tour director means you can relax knowing that every detail is being handled. The coach driver might fill the tour director role. As a group size increases so do the organisational aspects. For smaller groups, this tour may be managed by the trip co-ordinator (see FAQ's for more information).

    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 inland to Southern Queensland. Luxury coach supplied with professional driver.

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    1 night accommodation in Toowoomba

    A range of facilities to make your stay comfortable

    Nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as in Toowoomba. Stay overnight and immerse yourself in the towns rich history and spectacular scenery.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.4+.
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    1 night accommodation in Dalby

    Located in the city centre

    Spend 1 night in charming Dalby. Your accommodationis located within the historic city centre and provides a great base for exploring the Bunya Mountains.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.4+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    1 night accommodation in Kingaroy

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool

    Surrounded by picturesque farmlands interspersed with low rolling hills, Kingaroy is one of Australia's most exciting new boutique wine regions. Spend 1 night here learning about the town's history and enjoying delicious food and wine pairings in gorgeous vineyards.

    Hotel room rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.4+; Breakfast available (surcharge applies).
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    Visit Toowoomba's historic Cobb+Co Museum

    Visit the historic Cobb+Co museum in Toowoomba

    Immerse yourself in Toowoomba’s natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era at Cobb+Co Museum. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important role in Queensland's development.

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    Visit the Dairy & Heritage museum in Murgon

    Dairy & Heritage museum

    Times have certainly changed since the early days of hand-churned butter and cheese. While in Murgon, pop out and visit The Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum and learn about the progress of the dairy industry in the South Burnett region.

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    Professional tour director

    Your professional tour director will be with your group from start to finish and will do everything possible to ensure that your trip runs smoothly and everyone has a great time.

    restaurant
    2 breakfasts

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 2 breakfasts are included on this trip.

    2 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 restaurant dinners
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    3 lunches

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 3 lunches are included on this trip.

    2 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 restaurant dinners
    restaurant
    2 dinners

    Dine at hand-picked restaurants and cafes in each of your destinations. 2 dinners are included on this trip.

    2 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 restaurant dinners

    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
    • Flexible group size (6 or more)
    • Self-drive package available for couples

    Exclusions and options:

    • Other meals can be arranged at an affordable price
    • Flights can also be arranged including transfers to and from Brisbane airport

    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 trip
    • 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

     

    Immerse yourself in the scenic views of the Great Dividing Range as you spend four days traveling through serene Australian country. Visit colourful Toowoomba, explore the historic town of Dalby, relax in the spectacular Bunya Mountains National Park, and much more. 

    "Don't listen to what they say. Go see." - Anonymous

    Logistics Start City/Location Brisbane: Your group meeting place.
    End City Brisbane: Your group meeting place.
    Meeting & Pick-up Arrangements * To be advised.
    Duration 4 days
    Departure Time 9.30 am
    Return Time 4.00 pm

    info * All charter group tour packages are flexible. Talk to us about meeting place and pickup arrangements that suit you and your group.

    Your day-to-day itinerary:

    Sapphire Fully-guided

    This is a fully-guided charter for your group...

    A fully-guided group charter tour is ideal for larger groups, especially 12 or more people. A tour coach and driver are included and a tour director runs the tour so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire fully-guided package

    Sapphire package - fully-guided from $709pp twin-share [+ $604 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 - TOOWOOMBA (1 NIGHT)

    As Queensland's largest inland City, Toowoomba retains country charm with a growing urban coffee culture and street art scene.

    About today:

    Discover why Toowoomba is called "the Garden City"

    Journey to Queensland's Garden City

    Just 90 minutes "up the range" from Brisbane, Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level, overlooking the Lockyer Valley. After checking-in to your accommodation you'll rejoin the group to go back in time to the Australian transport era of the early to mid-1900's at Cobb+Co Museum.

    Later we make our way to one of Toowoomba's most peaceful and beautiful Japanese gardens, Ju Raku En. You then have free time for the afternoon. An optional Darling Down's Zoo experience is available on this day.

    Join us for dinner at Toowoomba Sports Club and enjoy a hearty meal while catching up with your tour friends.

    A range of facilities to make your stay comfortable
    The perfect base for exploring the area
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Toowoomba

    Nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as in Toowoomba. Stay overnight and immerse yourself in the towns rich history and spectacular scenery.

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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
    wine_bar
    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Visit Toowoomba's historic Cobb+Co Museum

    Immerse yourself in Toowoomba’s natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era at Cobb+Co Museum. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important role in Queensland's development.

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    DAY 2
    TOOWOOMBA - DALBY & BUNYA MOUNTAINS (1 NIGHT)

    Built on the black soil plains of the Northern Darling Downs, Dalby is a hive of rural enterprise.

    About today:

    Visit the gorgeous Bunya Mountains National Park

    Explore the spectacular Bunya Mountains

    This morning we say goodbye to Toowoomba and head up the road to Dalby where we'll delve into the history and stories that give it a character all of its own. The Heritage Trail is our best way to explore the town and learn about Dalby’s historic buildings.

    Dalby is also a great place to use as or base for exploring the Bunya Mountains. We'll drive an hour north to Bunya Mountains National Park for the spectacular views of the mountains, rainforests, waterfalls and colourful birdlife that make it famous. Lunch is provided and there's free time available. This evening we return to Dalby and after checking-in to our accommodation we'll go for a lovely group dinner and local wine at Dalby Leagues Club.

    Located in the city centre
    Comfortable rooms
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    1 night accommodation in Dalby

    Spend 1 night in charming Dalby. Your accommodationis located within the historic city centre and provides a great base for exploring the Bunya Mountains.

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    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.
    wine_bar
    Enjoy dinner this evening
    Served at a hand-picked restaurant. Dine on excellent local produce and enjoy friendly hospitality.
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    DAY 3
    DALBY - KINGAROY & MURGON (1 NIGHT)

    Surrounded by picturesque farmlands and low rolling hills, Kingaroy is the central town for the diverse and beautiful region.

    About today:

    Visit the picturesque Kingaroy, home to several quality wineries

    Journey to the picturesque Kingaroy

    Just an hour from Dalby lays the picturesque town of Kingaroy, famous for peanuts. We begin our journey in the morning, passing through the Bunya Mountain ranges to reach the town.

    After morning tea at the charming Whipbird Cafe, we head to Kingaroy Heritage Museum, followed by a visit to Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery. This afternoon there's a delicious lunch at Kingsley Grove Estate to enjoy followed by free time. A trip to Murgon follows with a visit to the Dairy and Heritage museum.

    In July there's there Winter Craft festival and in August Kingaroy comes alive for the annual Kingaroy Baconfest, a three-day celebration of Australian pork. In May, we'll check out the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival an hour’s drive north of Kingaroy.

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool
    Large rooms with space for everyone
    hotel
    1 night accommodation in Kingaroy

    Surrounded by picturesque farmlands interspersed with low rolling hills, Kingaroy is one of Australia's most exciting new boutique wine regions. Spend 1 night here learning about the town's history and enjoying delicious food and wine pairings in gorgeous vineyards.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.
    restaurant
    A delicious lunch is supplied today
    Enjoy lunch at one of our recommended restaurants and cafes.

    Activities:

    local_activity
    Visit the Dairy & Heritage museum in Murgon

    Times have certainly changed since the early days of hand-churned butter and cheese. While in Murgon, pop out and visit The Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum and learn about the progress of the dairy industry in the South Burnett region.

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    DAY 4
    KINGAROY - BRISBANE

    About today:

    The spectacular Great Dividing Range

    Return home after an unforgettable short getaway

    After breakfast we say goodbye to Kingaroy and begin our journey back to Brisbane. We'll stop along the way at the town of Dayboro to grab a bite to eat. And although the drive back to Brisbane is three hours long, the scenery alone will complete your unforgettable trip.

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    Full breakfast provided
    Breakfast is provided either at the accommodation or a nearby cafes or restaurants.

    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 Fully-guided

    This is a fully-guided charter for your group...

    A fully-guided group charter tour is ideal for larger groups, especially 12 or more people. A tour coach and driver are included and a tour director runs the tour so you can relax and enjoy the ride.

    READ MORE

    Sapphire fully-guided package

    Sapphire package - fully-guided from $709pp twin-share [+ $604 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:

    Toowoomba

    A range of facilities to make your stay comfortable

    The perfect base for exploring the area

    Nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as in Toowoomba. Stay overnight and immerse yourself in the towns rich history and spectacular scenery.

    Example Property Type:
    Hotel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.4 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Dalby

    Located in the city centre

    Comfortable rooms

    Spend 1 night in charming Dalby. Your accommodationis located within the historic city centre and provides a great base for exploring the Bunya Mountains.

    Example Property Type:
    Motel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.4 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    Kingaroy

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool

    Large rooms with space for everyone

    Surrounded by picturesque farmlands interspersed with low rolling hills, Kingaroy is one of Australia's most exciting new boutique wine regions. Spend 1 night here learning about the town's history and enjoying delicious food and wine pairings in gorgeous vineyards.

    Example Property Type:
    Motel
    Minimum Standard:
    Bronze standard

    About this

    Bronze standard: Self/externally rated as 3 to 4 stars. Average guest rating 4.0 or higher with 50 to 70% 4 to 5-star recent reviews. Very good quality, clean and comfortable standard of accommodation including quality double or queen sized bedding, comfortable room decor, good range of facilities. Might or might not offer views from some rooms. The hotel is in a safe, central location or is in a good area within a short driving (bus or train) distance of the centre, and offers quality design. Is very good to exceptional value for money.

    About Hotel Standards

    Typical Guest Rating:
    4.4 out of 5
    Example Room Type:
    Hotel room

    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

    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 Brisbane 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).

    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'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in Toowoomba for 1 night, Dalby for 1 night, and Kingaroy for 1 night. It will be hotel style rated Bronze standard or above. This means 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 high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    All tours are flexible. In this case the base tour package has been designed for a club or other group of 20 or more on an "Exclusive group charter" basis. However it can be modified to suit a "Small group charter" to suit groups of as few as 6 people. Couples or small groups of say 3 to 6 could do this trip as a self-guided holiday.

    When you arrive at each destination on your trip your tour director will show you around and point out places of interest. A professional tour director is provided and recommended for exclusive charters of 20 or more people. A group trip organiser may also fill this role.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    Yes, the idea of our tour packages is to get you to the destinations on the itinerary where you can stay with the main group or go off on your own if you prefer. Flexibility is the essential ingredient.

    Yes, however please ensure that you mention this requirement so we can be certain that arrangements are made where needed. You do need to be traveling with a person who will provide personal assistance.

    Yes, and if rain is forecast you should be prepared with a compact umbrella or rainproof jacket as preferred.

    Yes we do. Dietary requirements affect included set meals and will be taken into consideration during the planning process.

    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.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing. Also shown are exclusions.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for 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. It means that you guide yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required.

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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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