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Naracoorte Charters and Templestowe Probus Club
Presents
 A Winter Break in Noosa – Winter 2020
“Special rates at a special place”
RACV Noosa Resort

Noosa has been a favourite Queensland Holiday destination for 3 generation of southern Australians. With its beautiful north facing beaches, its famous Hastings Street shopping & café precinct and the stunning National Park that borders the town, Noosa is a gem. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a winter break.
Our accommodation for 6 nights is at the RACV Noosa Resort.
This elegant and spacious Resort overlooks the Weyba Creek and Keyser Island Conservation Park. Our one bedroom apartment accommodation is beautifully appointed with contemporary furnishings, a separate living area, beautiful bathrooms with walk-in showers and a private terrace or balcony. This will be our base for 7 days as we explore the coast, travel inland to the villages of Eumundi and Montville and have some free time to enjoy the Resort, the shops, the beaches and the boardwalks around Noosa.

Highlights
6 nights at the RACV Noosa Resort (6 breakfasts/4 dinners)
Airport transfers and non-stop return flights to the Sunshine Coast
Lots of leisure time for Hastings Street and the Noosa National Park
Noosa River Cruise
Australia Zoo
Eumundi Markets
The Blackall Range – Maleny and Montville
Mary Cairncross Reserve – Interpretative Centre & Rainforest Walk
Itinerary Details
Day 1 (D): Heading to Noosa (Sunday 19 July, 2020)

This morning we take a short transfer to Melbourne Airport to connect with our non- stop Virgin Australia Flight which will have us on the Sunshine Coast by early afternoon. The Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore is just 20 minutes from the RACV Resort – and what a Resort it is! Apart from the beautifully appointed accommodation there is a heated lagoon pool, a day spa (additional cost) a gymnasium and a reading lounge. There is also a free shuttle service that operates regularly to Noosa Junction and to Hastings Street – the bustling beachside strip that is home to an exciting range of fashion labels, unique jewellery, home wares, art & beauty products. It is the perfect destination for shoppers!! Make sure you bring your walking shoes on any visit to Noosa. The Boardwalk around to the Noosa National Park at the end of Hastings Street features some spectacular coastal scenery. (Meal inclusions: Welcome dinner in the Resort)
RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300 - 6 nights
Day 2 (BD): Noosa from the Water (Monday 20 July, 2020)

A great introduction to Noosa and the beautiful Noosa River is by boat – and this morning Noosa River & Canal Cruises will do just that. From Gympie Terrace at Noosaville we will see the river entrance, Weyba Creek and the beautiful hidden waterways of the Noosa Sound Canals. We then transfer into Hastings Street. There are lots of delicious lunch options here from the Award Winning Surf Club overlooking Laguna Bay to a multitude of cafes and restaurants dotted along the boardwalk. Enjoy the afternoon!
The coach will return to the Resort at 4pm – alternatively jump on the free shuttle service which operates hourly. (Meal Inclusions: Full Breakfast/Resort dinner)
Day 3 (BD): Australia Zoo (Tuesday 21 July, 2020)

Today we are off to Australia Zoo. Australia Zoo is home, of course, to the late Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter”. Australia Zoo has a reputation for conservation work, due mainly to the popularity of the documentary series “The Crocodile Hunter”. Many millions of dollars have been invested in the park so that it is an ever changing and growing attraction. We’ll arrive early enough to take a stroll, maybe to see the cheeky otters and their cute antics at their 10 o’clock feeding, or perhaps learn about the Galapagos Land Tortoises as they munch through their breakfast using serrated jaws. We can hand feed the elephants before taking our seats in the “Crocoseum” for all the action in the centre stage. First of all there’s “Snakes Alive”, followed by the free flying bird show - watch as kookaburras, Wedge-tail Eagles, owls, falcons and the beautiful South American Macaws free-fly around the Crocoseum. We can learn more about these magnificent birds as they swoop and soar right over our heads! Next – the Crocs! The keepers will bring them out into the clear water so we can see them as they would hunt in the wild…doing their best to get the “big piece of meat” (the croc team that is!).
There are many other scheduled demonstrations during the day and the chance to be photographed with a giant python. A people mover is available to access the various parts of the park. (meal inclusions: Full Breakfast and resort dinner)
Day 4 (B): The Eumundi Markets (Wednesday 22 July, 2020)
We’re lucky enough to be here on a Wednesday so, after breakfast, we’ll head off to the famous Eumundi Markets. The twice weekly street markets held in the small village of Eumundi are as popular with the locals as they are with visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Every Saturday and Wednesday, this sleepy town transforms into a vibrant mecca for shoppers looking for something different. We step into a world of original design of jewellery, homewares, clothing and sculptures. Take a break from shopping, grab yourself a gourmet delight and listen to one of the entertaining buskers. There’s certainly something to please everyone here! We will spend the morning at the markets and have some free time to explore the village before we make our way back to the Resort. (Meal inclusions: Full Breakfast)
Day 5 (BD): The Blackall Range (Thursday 23 July, 2020)

We have a fabulous day in store today as we travel up to The Blackall Range. Our first stop for the day is at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve on the southern edge of the Blackall Range, overlooking the unique formations of the Glasshouse Mountains – spectacular – don’t forget to bring the camera! We also stop in Maleny for a visit to the Maleny Dairies, a family run dairy farm. Due to the milk industry deregulations, the family were nearly forced to give up farming but fought back by deciding to build their own processing plant. Today we take a tour of the facility and enjoy morning tea. From here we make our way north along the range to Montville, taking in the beautiful vistas along the way. Montville is probably the most well-known village along the range and was first established in 1887. Today it is a place to step back in time and enjoy the tranquillity of village life in a streetscape unique to any other tourist centre in Australia. We will have free time here to browse the many arts and crafts shops. At the northern end of the Range, we stop at Dulong Lookout for the last of the breathtaking views out to the coastline. After a great day’s sightseeing we return to the resort. (Meal inclusions: Resort Breakfast & dinner
The Glass House Mountains from Mary Cairncross Reserve
Day 6 (B): Noosa at Leisure (Friday 24 July, 2020)

No arrangements – day at leisure! The shuttle bus will be operating regularly into Noosa Junction and Hastings Street. (Meal inclusions: Resort breakfast)
Day 7 (B): Heading Home (Saturday 25 July, 2020)

Is that the week already?? Time to head south again, via our non-stop Virgin Australia Flight, to Melbourne. Our private transfer returns us to our Club to complete a sensational week in the sun – at world famous Noosa Heads! (Meal inclusions: Resort breakfast )
All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions, e.g. churches, wineries etc. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc.
$xxxx per person (sharing a twin or double room)
Add $xxx for a guaranteed single room
Air Melbourne/Sunshine Coast/Melbourne TO BE ADDED
Tour Price includes accommodation as per the itinerary, meals as indicated (B= Cooked breakfast, L= Light or packed lunch, D = Buffet or limited choice dinner), deluxe touring coach with seatbelts, attractions/entries as noted. Price based on a minimum of 30 passengers
Contact
Lin and Alan Moss
Naracoorte Chaters - 08 87620092
or email naracoortecharters@gmail.com