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  • 3 Days Caloundra, Mooloolaba & Landsborough

    The Sunshine Coast is perfect for a quiet escape at any time of year. Discover its 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.

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    YOU PAY FROM $1,304pp $639 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS

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    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    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.

    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:

    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.

    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.

    Visit Queensland's Air Museum

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

    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.

    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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    Silver star package

    • 3 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 3 towns/places of interest visited
    • 2 nights' Silver standard accommodation
    • 3 lunches
    • 1 dinners
    • 5 excursions/activities

    Detailed inclusions

    RETAIL VALUE

    $1,304pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$665

    YOU PAY*

    $639

    DISCOUNT OFF RETAIL VALUE: 51%

    * 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

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

    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.

    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.

    Full-guided group charter

    Travel Type

    Perfect for a club or special interest group. Great value charter tour with tour director.

    Australian Escapes tour

    Tour Type

    This tour is organised and/or operated by Australian Escapes and is designed for clubs/groups of all sizes.

    Tour director supplied

    Tour Director

    A professional tour director will manage this tour and look after all the details.

    Audio tour-guide equipment

    Audio Tour-guide

    Audio tour-guide equipment is optional for groups. Dramatically improves guided walking activities

    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    Perfect for clubs/groups. This trip is fully flexible and can be easily customised to suit any group size and interests.

    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. As a group size increases so do the organisational aspects. However, for smaller groups, this tour can be managed by the charter group trip co-ordinator (see FAQ's for more information).

    Silver star package $639 (+ $665 GCash credits)

    Luxury coach transport with flexible pickup

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

    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.

    Visit Queensland's Air Museum

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

    Lunch at Caloundra RSL

    Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends when you dine at Caloundra's RSL club.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Lunch at The Steaming Cup, Landsborough

    Enjoy lunch at The Steaming Cup, a bustling cafe that serves as both a community hub and a casual gathering place for friends and locals.

    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.

    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
    • 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

    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:

    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.

    "Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret." - Oscar Wilde

    Logistics Start City/Location Brisbane: Your group meeting place. (Start time is flexible.)
    End City Brisbane: Your group meeting place.
    Meeting & Pick-up Arrangements* If there are multiple pickups, we will advise timing in advance.
    Duration 3 days
    Departure Time 8.30 am
    Return Time 4.00 pm

    * 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: BRISBANE - CALOUNDRA

    We leave Brisbane bright and early and head to Caloundra, a stunning coastal town known for its golden beaches and well-maintained boardwalks. Our 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, we'll visit the Queensland Air Museum where we'll be transported through Australia's aviation history.

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

    (Meals: lunch, dinner)

    DAY 2: MOOLOOLABA

    After enjoying your breakfast and taking a relaxing stroll on the beach, we will unite as a group 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, we will enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque Mooloolaba Beach before heading to Il Vento for an authentic Italian dining experience. We will return to Caloundra in the evening.

    (Meals: lunch, dinner)

    DAY 3: LANDSBOROUGH - HOME

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

    We 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, we will begin our journey back 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.

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

    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 tour packages are flexible. Base tour packages are typically priced initially for a club or other group of 20 or more on a "Single group" charter basis. Others are priced as a "Multi-group" charter where more than one group can join, sometimes with their own group leader. Most trips can be priced for groups of as few as 6 people. Singles or couples or small groups of say 3 to 5 friends can join a tour that is listed as either a "Shared tour" or "Multi-group" charter. Group sizes mainly affect bus or coach type and whether or not a tour director is supplied.

    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.) 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" (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.

    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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