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  • 3 Days Gold Coast & Tweed Heads

    Visit Queensland's east coast, where you'll find beautiful beaches, ancient rainforests, quiet villages and buzzing beachside suburbs. Hit the road and discover all this spectacular region has to offer. Early booking is required. Enquire today.

    Just an hour southeast of Brisbane lies the exciting entertainment hub of the Gold Coast. It's star attraction is its beaches, home to the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene, and further, the vibrant town of Tweed Heads. Here, the coast meets subtropical paradise; cruise the famed river, traverse through rainforests and simply relax.

    Visit a Musher's camp and see the sled dog puppies
    Visit a Musher's camp and see the sled dog puppies

    YOU PAY FROM $1,393pp $799 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS

    G'day, ready to go? Request a travel plan and pricing for your preferred dates. Send a booking enquiry or call 1800 669 579.

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    Trip Highlights

    The highlight of this trip is the Tweed River & Rainforest cruise. Relax as you sail through sprawling Australian landscape, taking in the sights of the ancient volcano, Mt Warning. Stop in the historic village of Tumbulgum, and explore the town at your own pace, without the stressful itinerary.

    Australian Outback Spectacular dinner & show

    Embark on a journey to the heartland of Australia through an all new show featuring true Australian characters, a transformative arena, mesmerising animals and immersive technology. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal as you delve into a story of courage, bravery, and generosity.

    Tweed Heads rainforest & river cruise

    Relax onboard a river cruiser as you sail into the Green Cauldron, taking in the scenery and immsersing yourself in history. Enjoy a birds of prey experience and some time to explore when you dock at Tumbulgum, a small village on the Tweed River banks.

    More trip highlights:

    Lunch at Three Little Pigs in Mt Tambourine

    Enjoy a delicious lunch with spectacular views of Tambourine Mountain when you dine at Three Little Pigs restaurant.

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Lorikeet feeding experience

    Every day at 8am and 4pm, you can enjoy the experience of feeding several wild lorikeets. These colourful birds are not shy of humans and like to eat right from your hands or take a rest on your head and shoulders.

    Dine in style at Social Eating House + Bar, Broadbeach

    Enjoy a fine dining experience at Social Eating House + Bar, located in the Oracle precinct in Broadbeach.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

    Member Pricing

    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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    Gold star package

    RETAIL VALUE

    $1,393pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$594

    YOU PAY*

    $799

    DISCOUNT OFF RETAIL VALUE: 41%

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis 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

    "Discover the charisma of the coast."

    Embrace the unrivaled energy of the east coast, where beautiful sandy beaches, ancient rainforests, thrilling theme parks, and a vibrant dining and cultural scene come to life. Spend 3 nights exploring the bustling Gold Coast, soaking up the sun as you relax seaside with friends; visit vibrant Tweed Heads and embark on a tranquil river and rainforest cruise; head up to Mt Tambourine and take in the spectacular views as you enjoy a delicious meal. There's so much more waiting for you in this unforgettable holiday destination.

    This is a first-class travel 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.

    For your club group

    Travel Style

    This tour is "Group-guided".

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    Australian Escapes exclusive group charter

    Tour Type

    This tour is operated by Australian Escapes for group charters.

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    Tour director optional

    Tour Director

    A professional tour director is optional, subject to preference and group size.

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    Audio tour-guide equipment

    Audio Tour-guide

    Audio tour-guide equipment is optional.

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    Tour director optional:

    A professional tour director is optional, subject to preference and group size. For groups of up to 20, this tour can be managed by the charter group trip co-ordinator (see "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" below), however an experienced tour director can be arranged for any group size of 20 or more.

    Tour Manager Notes & Guide for fun and organisation:

    A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer) if he or she would like to take on the role of tour director. 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.

    Gold star package

    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 Gold Coast. Luxury coach supplied with a professional driver.

    2 nights accommodation in Broadbeach

    Located in the heart Broadbeach, your accommodation is in the city centre and near the beach, providing easy access to all the Gold Coast's main attractions.

    Lunch at Three Little Pigs in Mt Tambourine

    Enjoy a delicious lunch with spectacular views of Tambourine Mountain when you dine at Three Little Pigs restaurant.

    Australian Outback Spectacular dinner & show

    Embark on a journey to the heartland of Australia through an all new show featuring true Australian characters, a transformative arena, mesmerising animals and immersive technology. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal as you delve into a story of courage, bravery, and generosity.

    Tweed Heads rainforest & river cruise

    Relax onboard a river cruiser as you sail into the Green Cauldron, taking in the scenery and immsersing yourself in history. Enjoy a birds of prey experience and some time to explore when you dock at Tumbulgum, a small village on the Tweed River banks.

    Lunch at 1st on Wharf, Tweed Heads

    Enjoy a delicious lunch in a warm, friendly and relaxed bar and lounge setting while in Tweed Heads.

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Lorikeet feeding experience

    Every day at 8am and 4pm, you can enjoy the experience of feeding several wild lorikeets. These colourful birds are not shy of humans and like to eat right from your hands or take a rest on your head and shoulders.

    Dinner at Social Eating House + Bar, Broadbeach

    Enjoy a fine dining experience at Social Eating House + Bar, located in the Oracle precinct in Broadbeach.

    Lunch at Broadbeach's famous burger bar

    Grab a bite to eat at Broadbeach's famed Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.

    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.

    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

    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.

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel standards

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

    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.


    * 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. Total price after 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. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Flight pricing included in packages or other estimates is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. Travel insurance included (if any) is a provision only. We will supply factual, comparitive information 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. 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

    Overview:

    Built for pleasure and remaining a place dedicated to sun, surf, and having fun, the southeast coast is possibly Australia’s most iconic holiday destination. Spend 3 days relaxing on the golden beaches of Broadbeach, traversing the Tweed River on a tranquil cruise, and enjoying the area's booming culinary scene.

    "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*
    Duration 3.0 days
    Departure Time 9.30am
    Return Time 9.30pm

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

    Your Day-to-day Itinerary:

    DAY 1: GOLD COAST

    Join us as we embark on a coastal adventure to the Gold Coast & Tweed Heads. After breakfast, you will be picked up by your hire coach from a central Brisbane location and begin the journey southeast to Broadbeach. Along the way, we'll stop in Mt Tambourine to have lunch while taking in the spectacular views.

    Upon arrival to Broadbeach, check-in to your accommodation before enjoying some free time to explore. In the evening, rejoin your friends for an unforgettable dining experience at Outback Spectacular. 

    (Meals: lunch, dinner)

    DAY 2: TWEED HEADS

    Today we'll journey across the NSW border to gorgeous Tweed Heads where you will embark on a half-day cruise down the Tweed River. Stop in the historical village of Tumblegum and enjoy a spectacular birds of prey feeding experience.

    After your cruise, we'll head to the local RSL club to have a late lunch before beginning the drive back to the Gold Coast. Along the way, we'll make a special stop at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to catch the Lorikeet feeding experience at 4pm.

    For dinner, we will enjoy a fine dining experience at the Social Eating House + Bar.

    (Meals: lunch, dinner)

    DAY 3: RETURN HOME

    This morning is yours to enjoy at leisure; stroll the many golden beaches, enjoy a coffee, or even head over to Links Hope Island Golf Club to play the club’s 18-hole championship course. We will reunite as a group for a delicious lunch before returning to Brisbane.

    (Meals: lunch)

    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 Broadbeach for 3 nights. It will be resort style rated Gold 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.

    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 it will be shown as an inclusion in the standard tour package. 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.) Many will show "Join a departure" dates to suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for your group size as pricing is often affected by the number of people.

    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" is a trip designed for couples and small groups (such as two couples) travelling together using a single car. It means that you guide yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group with either a group leader as tour director or a tour director is supplied in the package. Larger "Group-guided" packages will offer both tour management options.

    One of the challenges in managing tour groups is making sure everyone can hear what is being said. Audio-guide equipment enables the tour guide or manager to communicate via microphone and headset with all members of the tour group. For groups of 12 or more a tour-guide system is recommended.

    On multi-day tours where accommodation is supplied you will often have a choice of accommodation types at the same hotel or resort. We'll find out your preferences in the early stages of planning your trip.

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