6 Days 20 May, 2021 $1780.00
250th 251st Anniversary….2021
Due to Covid, this special event was cancelled in 2020 but they promise a bigger and better celebration in 2021! I wonder what Captain Cook would have thought of that!!! We travel to the picturesque coastline of the Discovery Coast. Stay in a 4 1/2 star luxury resort at the seaside Town of 1770, witness the re-enactment of Captain James Cook landing and be part of this historic Captain Cook 1770 Festival…..
Day 1 Thu 20th May 2021
Today we set off on a wonderful getaway, pausing for morning tea at Nudgee Beach. We continue along the Bruce Hwy, via the Sunshine Coast to Gympie, it’s here we pause for lunch at Gunabul Homestead Restaurant, with its heritage décor and picturesque gardens. We then re-board the coach and head further north through historic Maryborough before arriving at the popular tourist town of Hervey Bay.
Overnight: Ramada, 4 star
Hervey Bay 07 4197 0500
Day 2 Fri 21st May 2021
We start our day with a guided tour of Maryborough before our morning tea stop. Then its onto Miriam Vale renowned for its historic Fig trees in the Main Street, where we pause for lunch. Time to make our way to the tiny town with the strange name of 1770! The town is surrounded on three sides by the Coral Sea and Bustard Bay, it was the second landing site of James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour in May 1770. Originally known as Red Hill, after the creek it sits on, the name was changed in 1970 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook’s visit and has become a historic landmark on the Australian map. Our accommodation is pure luxury, complete with lagoon style swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a day spa on site. At Dusk we gather on the foreshore to watch the re-enactment of Capt. James Cook landing, before heading back to our resort for dinner.
3 nights: Lagoons 1770 Resort, 4 1/2star
Town of 1770, 07 4902 1600
Day 3 Sat 22nd May 2021
After breakfast we make our way to the Festival’s Street Parade involving the local community groups with specially prepared floats. We re-board the Coach and make our way to Bundaberg where we pause for lunch and then a tour of the famous Bundaberg Rum Distillery. We have time for a tasting and an insight into this Australian icon. We travel back to 1770 with a little time to relax before the special feature of the evening, a spectacular fireworks display over the bay. A delicious Dinner will be waiting for us back at our resort tonight.
Day 4 Sun 23rd May 2021
Make sure you remember your camera today, as we join an unusual and very interesting tour, onboard ‘The Larc’, but you do need to be able to negotiate stairs confidently to board this unique amphibious vessel. These vehicles are equally at home on land or sea, and were originally built for the military. Sit back and enjoy this unique wilderness area and marvel at the fauna and flora, sand dunes and spectacular views. This tour provides lunch with great commentary and adventure. After a fun day, we head back to our resort for dinner.
Day 5 Mon 24th May 2021
This morning after we farewell our friendly hosts we travel south pausing for lunch at historic Childers. This picturesque sugar town is today a national trust town. We continue through to Maryborough, Queensland’s heritage city, our home for tonight, here we can freshen up before our last evening meal together!
Overnight: Carriers Arms
Maryborough 07 4122 6666
Day 6 Tue 25th May 2021
Well all good, relaxing holidays must come to an end. Today we travel to Gympie for morning tea, and then through to Brisbane for lunch at the popular Belvedere Hotel at Woody Point. After lunch we venture home with a comfort stop at Yatala Pies, prior to home drop offs, after another relaxing holiday with Terry’s Tours.
Home Pick ups and Drop offs
All Full Cooked Breakfasts
All Lunches, All Dinners
All Guided Tours and Amphibious Vessel
Cost Per Person Twin Share $ 1780.00
Single Supplement (Add on) $ 395.00
Deposit $100.00 required 7 days after booking
Full payment for the tour is required By the 8th April 2021
61 + days prior to departure date – Loss of deposit
31 – 60 days prior to departure date – 50% of tour price
15 – 30 days prior to departure date – 75% of tour price
less than 14 days – 100 % of total price (NO REFUND)
NO REFUNDS ON ANY UNUSED PORTIONS OF ITINERARY