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Bundaberg & 1770 Tour

From $1575p.p. Twin Share

Single Supplement $365p.p.

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Welcome aboard Sunstate Coaches to experience Bundaberg, 1770 and the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland. We have partnered with local operators to bring some of the best attractions this wonderful area has to offer. Over 6 days we will share with you the area’s love of the various turtle species that come back each year to nest. Travel to the southern Great Barrier Reef and the picturesque Bustard Head, Bustard Bay and Round Hill Creek, experience the spirit of Queensland.

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Bundaberg & 1770 – 6 Day Tour Itinerary (Download)

Day 1: Monday

Departing Brisbane we follow the Bruce Highway north towards the Sunshine Coast & Gympie regions, with informative commentary given along the way by your Coach Captain. On route we will stop for lunch at Maryborough RSL before continuing north to Bundaberg.

Hotel: Country Comfort, Bundaberg

Included Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday

Turtle Season (November to March) – We awake to a relaxing morning due to a late night tonight at the Turtle Discovery Centre, viewing the displays awaiting the arrival of the turtles! Our first stop is the Fairymead House Sugar History Museum show casing the wonders of what the towns built on, the growing of sugar. We relax in the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens for you to look around and have lunch at Café 1928 before heading back to the hotel for some time to relax before tonight’s activities. Tonight’s dinner (own Expense) will be at the Bargara Foreshore where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the coastal cafes and restaurants before re-joining your Coach for the short transfer to Mon Repos Turtle Discovery Centre where await the arrival of the turtles.

Hotel: Country Comfort, Bundaberg

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Off Season (April to October) – Our morning starts at the Turtle Discovery Centre which has informative displays about our marine turtles which nest on the nearby beaches. With a short drive we bring you to the Bargara Foreshore where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the coastal cafes and restaurants for lunch. After a relaxing lunch we move on to the infamous Bundaberg Rum Factory for a tour and a sample of the products. Once back at the hotel we have time to unwind before dinner in Capers Restaurant.

Hotel: Country Comfort, Bundaberg

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday

Turtle Season (November to March) – we visit the Bundaberg Rum Factory. Lunch will be overlooking the Burnett River at “The Rock – Bar and Grill”. After lunch, we travel towards the towns of Agnese Waters & 1770, both beautiful and historic towns. On route your Coach Captain will provide some history of the area to complement what you’ll hear over the next few days of touring.

Hotel: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Off Season (April to October) – We will take in a guided tour of Fairymead House Sugar History Museum before lunch at Café 1928, which is boarded by the Botanical Gardens. This wonderful India bungalow styled house was the homestead of one of the first sugar cane families in the region. After lunch we board the coach for our drive towards the towns of Agnese Waters & 1770, both beautiful and historic towns. On route your Coach Captain will provide some history of the area to complement what you’ll hear over the next few days of touring.

Hotel: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Thursday

Our day is a full day enjoying the 1770 area in a LARC! This stands for: Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo – vessel, used by the US Army.

…..Let us take you on a journey into history over vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters where you can experience the same magnificent beauty that greeted Lieutenant James Cook when he stepped ashore here more than two centuries ago. The LARC! travels around Bustard Bay, across 4 tidal creeks and then rests on the Northern tip of Middle Island for morning tea of cakes, cookies and fresh fruit.

The LARC! then treks across Jenny Lind Creek and begins the scenic 4WD journey up Bustard Headland to the Bustard Head Light-station – Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse and the ONLY operating lighthouse that the public are able access inside! Standing 16 metres tall, you will have a 360deg view of the pristine coastline whilst marvelling at the lighthouse’s craftsmanship.  At the light-station, guests hear of the tales of triumph and tragedy as early settlers and light-keepers tried to tame this remote wilderness! We also offer an interpretative tour through the restored head light-keepers cottage and the little cemetery, where guests will soon learn why the majestic station was dubbed the “Lighthouse of Tragedy’’.

Passengers then return to the LARC! and enjoy the panoramic view of the Bay as they journey down the hill to the picnic area on the southern end of Bustard Head. Here we relax with a smorgasbord of cut sandwiches, cold drinks, billy tea & coffee. Guests can explore the coastal rainforest walk to the foreshore at Jenny Lind Estuary. After lunch the LARC! departs for sand boarding down towering 35m sand dunes at Middle Island …..If you want to you can give it a go, or just relax and take in the surrounds.

Hotel: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Day 5: Friday

Today we are welcomed aboard the MV Musgrave Magic with “1770REEF”, for a wonderful day out to Lady Musgrave Island.

Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon is a 14 hectares (35 acres) coral cay in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. With a 1192 ha (2950 acres) including the surrounding reef, that is a national park and it is also part of the Capricornia Cays, is most easily reached from the Town of 1770.

Lady Musgrave Island and her magical coral fringed lagoon is the perfect location to explore Australia’s Southern Great Barrier Reef first hand. Experience the Great Barrier Reef with “1770REEF” tours today.

Hotel: Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Day 6: Saturday

With a wonderful week behind us it’s time to head home, via Childers for lunch.

We are due back to Brisbane by early evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch