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  • A place of flawless beaches, gorgeous hinterland, and laid-back locals; the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

    The Sunshine Coast is perfect for exploration at any time of year. Discover its vast beaches, thriving food scene, and the many natural treasures of the surrounding hinterland. Spend 4 days in Alexandra Headland and enjoy a full-day food and wine tour, a visit to the famous Eumundi markets, entry to Bli Bli's Sunshine Castle, and much more.

    Soak up the sun on one of the coast's many beaches
    Soak up the sun on one of the coast's many beaches
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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

     

    The highlight of this trip is the Hinterland Food & Wine tour. Combining the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region's finest local produce, this full-day tour is a fantastic introduction to the coast and will leave you planning your next visit.

    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 $579pp twin-share [+ $312 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

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

    Embark on a fantastic Hinterland food & wine tour

    Discover the Sunshine Coast's hinterland and all it has to offer on a fantastic full-day tour, taking you to through the Glass House Mountains, Maleny, Montville and more with food and wine tasting experiences in each location.

    Be transported back in time to medieval Europe

    Wander over the drawbridge into another time and feast with Kings in the Great Hall or squalor in shame in the dungeon at Bli Bli's famous Sunshine Castle. An award-winning museum and stand out attraction on the coast, this Norman-style castle, with medieval additions, complete with moat, turrets, towers and drawbridge will transport you back in time and provide you with a unique experience.

    More trip highlights:

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    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.

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    Soak up the warm Sunny Coast sun on one of its many beaches

    With water temperatures ranging from a sensationally warm 26 degrees in the summer to a delightfully balmy 21 degrees in the winter, any time is a great time to hit a Sunshine Coast beach!

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    Enjoy a delicious beachside dinner

    Situated right on the beach, Alexandra Headlands Surf Club offers world class food, the best cold beers, and live entertainment, all with a view that cant be matched.


    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 $579pp twin-share [+ $312 GCash credits]
    • 4 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 5 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 3 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 2 excellent excursions and activities

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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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    Inclusions

     

    Only an hour’s drive north of Queensland’s capital you’ll join the laid-back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast.  Leave your footprints in the 100km stretch of sandy coastline, take in the sweeping views of the coast's gorgeous hinterland, and just simply relax. Spend 4 days in Alexandra Headland, known for its laid back atmosphere that complements the soothing surf and inviting beaches. With a range of fun activities like visiting the Eumundi Markets and exploring the historical Sunshine Castle, you'll be planning to return in no time.

    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 $579pp twin-share [+ $312 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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    3 nights accommodation in Alexandra Headlands

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool

    Spend 3 nights in gorgeous Alexandra Headlands. Your property is in an ideal location, right on the shore with Alex Beach and Mooloolaba Esplenade within walking distance.

    Apartment rated Bronze standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.2+.
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    Sunshine Castle experience in Bli Bli with lunch

    Be transported back in time to medieval Europe at Bli Bli's Sunshine Castle

    Visit the fantastic Sunshine Castle and be transported through time to medieval Europe.

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    Hinterland food and wine tour

    Embark on a fantastic Hinterland food & wine tour

    This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region's finest local produce.

    Exclusions and options:

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

    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

     

    Only an hour’s drive north of Queensland’s capital you’ll join the laid-back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast. Leave your footprints in the 100km stretch of sandy coastline, take in the sweeping views from the volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, sample local produce in Maleny, and much more. Your Sunshine Coast adventure awaits you.

    "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign" - 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 $579pp twin-share [+ $312 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
    ALEXANDRA HEADLAND (3 NIGHTS)

    Alexandra Headland, known to the locals as 'Alex', is a coastal community situated on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The town with its laid back atmosphere and inviting beaches has become a popular spot for surfers.

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    Soak up the sun on one of the coast's many beaches

    Soak up the sun on one of the coast's many beaches

    Need a couple of days away to relax? We've got you covered. Starting in Brisbane, hit the road and begin your epic Sunshine Coast getaway; the main destination is Alexandra Headland, a gorgeous coastal town on the Sunshine Coast. Along the way, you'll make a detour and stop at Bli Bli's Sunshine Castle where you will be immersed in medieval European history.

    Enjoy a themed lunch in the castle before continuing onto Alexandra Headland. After checking-in to your accommodation and enjoying some down-time, head out for a delicious local dinner at the local surf club.

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool
    Spacious apartments with your own private balcony
    hotel
    3 nights accommodation in Alexandra Headlands

    Spend 3 nights in gorgeous Alexandra Headlands. Your property is in an ideal location, right on the shore with Alex Beach and Mooloolaba Esplenade within walking distance.

    Activities:

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    Sunshine Castle experience in Bli Bli with lunch

    Visit the fantastic Sunshine Castle and be transported through time to medieval Europe.

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    DAY 2
    EUMUNDI

    About today:

    Visit the famous Eumundi Markets

    Visit the famous Eumundi Markets

    Just 30-minutes north of Alexandra Headland lies the small town of Eumundi, famous for its grand markets. Begining your journey in the morning, you will reach the markets just in time to grab breakfast from one of the fantastic food trucks. Explore the markets at your own pace before enjoying lunch at Berkelouw Cafe, a gorgeous rare bookstore/cafe.

    Your Eumundi experience continues in the afternoon with a visit to Artisans Gallery, an exciting contemporary space that celebrates immerging and established artists. After returning to your accommodation, the night is yours to enjoy some free time.

    An optional full-day 4x4 excursion to Fraser Island is also available to take today.

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    DAY 3
    SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND

    About today:

    Visit gorgeous Montville

    Explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland

    Today, embark on an exciting full-day food and wine tour through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. After being collected from your accommodation, you will head inland towards a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains before continuing onto the dairy town of Maleny. Here you have the opportunity to sample a selection of Maleny's finest local and international cheese.

    After enjoying a delicious lunch, visit the quaint hinterland village of Montville for wine tasting and free time to explore the shops and boutiques, pick up local produce, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Whilst in Montville, you will also visit Chocolate Country where you will experience a luxury handmade sampler box of four chocolates before making the scenic return trip down the range back to your accommodation.

    In the evening, consider a delicious dinner at Ton Khao Bistro in Mooloolaba.

    Activities:

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    Hinterland food and wine tour

    This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region's finest local produce.

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    DAY 4
    RETURN HOME

    About today:

    Explore the coast's lush hinterland

    Return home after an unforgettable short getaway

    After breakfast, say goodbye to the Sunshine Coast and begin your journey back to Brisbane. On the way, make a stop in at the HMAS Brisbane Lookout to marvel at the view.

    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 $579pp twin-share [+ $312 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:

    Alexandra Headlands

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool

    Spacious apartments with your own private balcony

    Spend 3 nights in gorgeous Alexandra Headlands. Your property is in an ideal location, right on the shore with Alex Beach and Mooloolaba Esplenade within walking distance.

    Example Property Type:
    Holiday Apartments
    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:
    4.2 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

    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).

    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 Alexandra Headland for 3 nights. It will be holiday apartment 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.

    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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