• Pricing From $6,250 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Noosa
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 20
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 22 Jul 2019
  • Returns 27 Jul 2019
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Bill Peach Journeys will whisk you away from the winter chill for our 2019 Yuletide celebrations. Marvel at the spectacular azure waters and verdant greenery of the Sunshine Coast known for its pretty villages, renowned beaches and spectacular rural hinterland. You will enjoy the cosmopolitan holiday town of Noosa with its many fine dining experiences, fashion boutiques and hip cafés dotted along Hastings Street and also visit lush Eumundi in the Noosa hinterland.

After a spectacular scenic flight we arrive on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. We will explore this World Heritage listed wilderness from the massive shifting sand blows, to the incredible indigo blue of Lake McKenzie. We will explore 75 mile beach by 4WD and enjoy a private whale watching cruise. Relax in luxury 5 star accommodation at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort and enjoy Fraser Island’s eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort while you make new friends during our Christmas in July Sojourn.

Hightlights

  • Spend 3 nights in luxury accommodation in Noosa’s only 5 star resort, the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
  • Immerse yourself in a pristine wilderness for two nights at eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Explore the beauty of the Sunshine Coast from its famous beaches to its lush hinterland including Eumundi
  • Enjoy a scenic private flight to Fraser Island with breathtaking views of ancient rainforests and crystal clear lakes landing at 75 Mile Beach
  • Discover the pristine beauty of Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island
  • Marvel at the majesty of the humpback whale on a private whale watching cruise
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Celebrate the Yuletide feast with new friends
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code YT1900
Departs 22 Jul 2019
Returns 27 Jul 2019
Price From $6,250 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Noosa

Transfer from Maroochydore airport to the luxurious Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort located in the heart of Hastings Street. The only 5 star hotel in Noosa, you will be welcomed by its warm, coastal chic style. Tonight we enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner with breathtaking views over Laguna Bay hosted by your Journey Director, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Day 2: Noosa

After breakfast we will discover why Noosa is one of the most popular beachside destinations in Australia. We will explore stunning beaches, lakes, the Noosa Everglades and Noosa National Park. A short drive takes us to the lush Noosa hinterland, a patchwork of tranquil lakes, forests and striking volcanic formations dotted throughout with friendly country towns. We will pass green, rolling valleys and an ever-changing landscape with stunning mountain-top vistas before arriving in the beautiful township of Eumundi. A charming blend of old and new, you will see modern art galleries along with the many historic buildings constructed between 1890 and 1930 on Memorial Drive under the shade of the magnificent heritage-listed memorial fig trees. An afternoon at leisure before joining your fellow travellers to revel in the festivity and flavours of a Christmas in July feast.

Overnight: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Day 3: Noosa - Fraser Island

After breakfast, we board a scenic charter flight to Fraser Island gaining an aerial perspective of the largest sand island in the world which stretches over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland. We land at 75 Mile Beach and commence an incredible exploration of this World Heritage listed island. We visit Eli Creek which pours up to four million litres of clear, fresh water into the ocean every hour and we view the The Maheno shipwreck which was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935. Late afternoon, we transfer to the award-winning Kingfisher Bay Resort, which was built to reflect its natural surrounds.

Overnight: Kingfisher Bay Resort

Day 4: Fraser Island

An exciting day awaits as we enjoy a private whale watching cruise in waters considered to be some of the most prolific whale spotting sites in Australia. Marvel at these majestic Humpbacks as they rest and frolic in the calm waters. Dinner at the resort tonight.

Overnight: Kingfisher Bay Resort

Day 5: Fraser Island - Noosa

After breakfast our Ranger guide will explain the ecology of the island as we visit iconic beauty spots including the striking turquoise and navy blues of Lake McKenzie and beautiful Wanggoolba Creek. We depart Fraser Island and return to Noosa via the impressive towering cliffs of coloured sand at Rainbow Beach, a former sand mining town. We will enjoy views of the sparkling waters of the Noosa River before arriving at our hotel. Tonight will be our farewell dinner.

Overnight: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Day 6: Depart Noosa

After breakfast we transfer to Maroochydore airport for our flight home where this delightful Yuletide sojourn concludes.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from exploring Australia’s Top End to world-class events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Noosa are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Noosa, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Noosa, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)