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  • Discover the Sunshine Coast's vast beaches, thriving food scene, and the many natural treasures of the surrounding hinterland. Early booking is required. Enquire today.

    A place of flawless beaches, coveted surf and laid-back, sun-kissed locals, the Sunshine Coast spreads a golden 100km from the tip of Bribie Island to the Cooloola Coast. Unique localities dot the coast, each with their own appeal and vibe, from easy, hip Caloundra to relaxed, old-town Landsborough. Spend 3 days traversing this coastal paradise and discovering all it has to offer.

    Relax in gorgeous Caloundra
    Relax in gorgeous Caloundra
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    SELF-GUIDED
    PHYSICAL LEVEL
    5/10
    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

     

    The highlight of this trip is the lunchtime cruise in Mooloolaba. Dine on fresh seafood, including locally-caught prawns, and enjoy views of the town’s golden beaches from inside a cosy cruise ship on the Coral Sea.

    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 $339pp twin-share [+ $353 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

    Cruise along the beautiful Mooloolaba river

    Take a break with this lunchtime cruise along the Mooloolaba coast. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a fully licensed bar while relaxing with your friends.

    Visit the famous Caloundra Street Fair

    A hidden treasure on the Sunshine Coast, featuring over 120 unique stalls, the Caloundra Street Fair is something not to be missed. This distinctive community market is an energetic, creative hub of independent sellers, held on the main street every Sunday.

    More trip highlights:

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    Uncover history at Landsborough Historical Museum

    Established in 1976, Landsborough Historical Museum is one of the largest community museums in South East Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region.

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    Authentic Italian dinner in Mooloolaba

    The only restaurant in Mooloolaba equipped with a wood-fired oven, Il Vento promises to bring the people of Mooloolaba perfect wood-fired pizzas and fresh handmade pasta. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Il Vento during your visit to Mooloolaba.

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    Visit Queensland's Air Museum

    Discover aviation history at the Queensland Air Museum, the perfect attraction for both aviation enthusiasts and adventurous types alike.

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    Enjoy a seafood dinner by the beach

    Pick-up your delicious seafood dinner from Sandbar Caloundra and head over to Bulcock Beach to watch the sun set.


    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 $339pp twin-share [+ $353 GCash credits]
    • 3 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 3 towns and other places of interest visited
    • 2 nights' top-class accommodation
    • 3 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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    Not yet a member? Submit a booking enquiry for any package and we'll automatically register you for a 90-day free trial account with Getaway Cash travel credits to try us out.

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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

     

    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.

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    Sapphire self-guided package

    AUD $339pp twin-share [+ $353 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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    2 nights accommodation in Caloundra

    Ocean views from your balcony.

    Situated right on the shoreline, your accommodation is within walking distance of Caloundra's city centre, Bulcock Beach, and much more.

    Apartment rated Silver standard or above; Ave. guest rating 4.3+.
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    Visit Queensland's Air Museum

    Queensland Air Museum

    Discover aviation history at the Queensland Air Museum, the perfect attraction for both aviation enthusiasts and families alike!

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    Mooloolaba afternoon lunch cruise

    Seafood lunch cruise

    Take a break with this lunchtime cruise along the Mooloolaba coast. Dine on fresh seafood and enjoy views of the town’s golden beaches from inside a cozy cruise ship on the Coral Sea.

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    Visit Landsborough Historical Museum

    Landsborough Historical Museum

    Established in 1976, Landsborough Historical Museum is one of the largest community museums in South East Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region.

    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

     

    From the beach to the hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is a smorgasbord of activities and attractions. It is also a haven of relaxation and the perfect place to enjoy the beach. Spend 3 days exploring Caloundra's charming streets, Mooloolaba's golden beaches, and Landsborough's historic surrounds. The spectacular scenery, delicious food, and unique experiences will keep you coming back.

    "Take only memories, leave only footprints." - Chief Seattle

    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 $339pp twin-share [+ $353 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 - CALOUNDRA (2 NIGHTS)

    The quaint seaside town of Caloundra is a constant reminder of the good ol' days, while also offering a vibrancy and youthfulness, to those who seek it.

    About today:

    Explore Caloundra's famous street fair

    Welcome to the beautiful Sunshine Coast

    Leave Brisbane bright and early and head to Caloundra, a stunning coastal town known for its golden beaches and well-maintained boardwalks. Your first stop is at Caloundra's famous Street Fair; operating every Sunday, the markets home over 120 unique stalls with everything from handmade jewelry to fresh produce. Catch some live entertainment before heading over to the local RSL club for lunch.

    In the afternoon, visit the Queensland Air Museum where you'll be transported through Australia's aviation history.

    After checking-in to your accommodation in the evening, enjoy a charming fish and chips picnic at Bulcock Beach.

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool.
    Ocean views from your balcony.
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    2 nights accommodation in Caloundra

    Situated right on the shoreline, your accommodation is within walking distance of Caloundra's city centre, Bulcock Beach, and much more.

    Activities:

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    Visit Queensland's Air Museum

    Discover aviation history at the Queensland Air Museum, the perfect attraction for both aviation enthusiasts and families alike!

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    DAY 2
    MOOLOOLABA

    Mooloolaba is the place where beach holiday dreams come true. Everything you could possibly desire in a beach vacation is right at your fingertips - beach holiday bliss guaranteed!

    About today:

    Embark on a seafood lunch cruise in Mooloolaba

    Visit one of the busiest seafood ports on the eastern seaboard

    After enjoying your breakfast and taking a relaxing stroll on the beach, jump back in the car and head up to Mooloolaba. Enjoy some independent time exploring the popular Mooloolaba Esplenade, an exciting shopping precinct by the water, before embarking on a lunchtime cruise along the Mooloolaba river.

    After the cruise, enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque Mooloolaba Beach before heading to Il Vento for an authentic Italian dining experience. You will return to Caloundra in the evening.

    Activities:

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    Mooloolaba afternoon lunch cruise

    Take a break with this lunchtime cruise along the Mooloolaba coast. Dine on fresh seafood and enjoy views of the town’s golden beaches from inside a cozy cruise ship on the Coral Sea.

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    DAY 3
    CALOUNDRA - LANDSBOROUGH - RETURN HOME

    About today:

    Walk the gorgeous Ewen Maddock damn trail

    Walk the gorgeous Ewen Maddock damn trail in Landsborough

    The small town of Landsborough awaits you today; checking-out of your accommodation, hit the road in the morning and travel inland.

    You have the opportunity to learn about the town's history with a visit to Landsborough Heritage Museum, before following the Ewen Maddock dam boardwalk for a scenic walk. After enjoying lunch at The Steaming Cup, begin your journey back to Brisbane.

    Activities:

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    Visit Landsborough Historical Museum

    Established in 1976, Landsborough Historical Museum is one of the largest community museums in South East Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region.

    (Included)

    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 $339pp twin-share [+ $353 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:

    Caloundra

    Relax with the property's outdoor pool.

    Ocean views from your balcony.

    Situated right on the shoreline, your accommodation is within walking distance of Caloundra's city centre, Bulcock Beach, and much more.

    Example Property Type:
    Resort
    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:
    4.3 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 Caloundra. It will be hotel style rated Silver 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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