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Cooly Rocks on the Gold Coast

Queensland

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Tour summary

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Embark on the 'Cooly Rocks on the Gold Coast' tour, a nostalgic journey featuring a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a 4-night stay in ocean-view rooms on the Gold Coast, and a Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk adventure. Immerse yourself in the charm of Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, complemented by a Glow Worm Tour, and explore the Gallery Walk in Mt Tamborine. Highlighting the experience is the vibrant Cooly Rocks on Festival, where rock and roll bands, classic cars, dance, and vintage market stalls create an energetic atmosphere. Discover the creative side at the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery & markets, and relish a buffet dinner at the Horizon Sky Dining Revolving Restaurant. Indulge in a total of 9 delicious meals throughout this dynamic Gold Coast journey.

Departure location:
Flights arrive into the Gold Coast
Return location:
Flights depart the Gold Coast
Tour duration:
5
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

6 June 2024

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Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

2 Eco Experiences 1 Cultural & Heritage Experience

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6 June 2024

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Cooly Rocks on the Gold Coast

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
2750
pp
Sole use
$
3350
pp
Deposit:
$800pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

There is a LAND ONLY option available for Brisbane based guests who do not require the included flights. Pick up from Brisbane Transit Centre is available with a reduction in tour cost.

Deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • Return Economy class Carbon Neutralflights to the Gold Coast ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Brisbane Coach Terminal pick up available (where no flights are required)
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ Coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 4 nights Gold Coast ocean view rooms
  • Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
  • Cedar Creek Estate Wine Vineyard & Winery; Glow Worm Tour
  • Gallery Walk, Mt Tamborine
  • Cooly Rocks on Festival featuring rock and roll bands, classic cars, dance and vintage market stalls
  • Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery & markets
  • Horizon Sky Dining Revolving Restaurant buffet dinner
  • 9 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

Additional information

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Unpack once
Unpack once
Flight included
Flight included
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Heritage
Heritage
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Flights arrive into the Gold Coast
Returns
Flights depart the Gold Coast

Day

1

Surfers Paradise

Flight included
Flight included
Unpack once
Unpack once
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component

Our Carbon Neutral flights arrive into the Gold Coast, where we board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach, travelling responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. Enjoy lunch at Currumbin before we make our way to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a captivating haven for nature enthusiasts. Home to diverse Australian wildlife, the sanctuary is committed to conservation and the preservation of these animals. We then make our way into the heart of the Gold Coast and check in to our ocean view rooms for the next four nights.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Mount Tamborine

Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

This morning enjoys fresh air at the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk. This exciting eco-adventure will offer us a unique and thrilling way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopies beside the crystal-clear rock pools of Cedar Creek. With a comprehensive array of Australian rainforest flora and fauna, the walk is a combination of floor trails and 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy. From here we make our way to Cedar Creek Estate Winery for lunch before joining a guide to see the resident Glow Worm Caves. See thousands of these creatures during the daytime as the cave has been designed to maintain ideal conditions for the delicate glow worms throughout the year, providing the perfect environment for a healthy colony. We then take some time to explore Gallery Walk, the main street of Mt Tamborine before heading back to the coast.

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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

3

Coolangatta

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment

Today we celebrate the motors, music, and lifestyle of the 50’s and 60’s at the Cooly Rocks On Festival, Australia’s favourite nostalgia festival. Be transported back in time as you wander the streets lined with hundreds of incredible hot rods. Lots of dancing, entertainment and markets will make this a day to remember! Enjoy an Elvis tribute contest, pin-up pageant, live music, and the finale for the evening – the Saturday night car cruise where an impressive fleet of 250 cars line the streets of Coolangatta. Rockabilly dresses, pin-up hairdo’s and shiny dance shoes are a must today!**Lunch and dinner at own expense  at the festival today**Festival program subject to change

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Dinner

Day

4

Surfers Paradise

Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component

We start our Sunday morning at the Home of the Arts (HOTA), a cultural haven nestled in the heart of the Surfers Paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery and contemporary architecture, HOTA offers a feast for the senses with its diverse array of art exhibitions and live performances. Stroll the Sculpture Walk then marvel at the HOTA Farmers and Artisan Markets, with plenty of farm fresh produce, delicious artisan Foods, boutique fashion and handcrafted wares. Our leisurely day continues to the bustling Harbourtown Shopping Centre, a retail paradise housing an extensive selection of premium outlets and designer stores. This evening we dine at Horizon Sky Dining revolving restaurant, indulging in a sumptuous buffet while enjoying breathtaking coastal views.**Lunch is at your own expense today, with a vast array of venues to select from

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Dinner
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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

5

Gold Coast

Flight included
Flight included

We enjoy one last Gold Coast breakfast and a leisurely start to the day! We check out at 11am and make our way to the Gold Coast Airport for our respective Carbon Neutral flights home. Our Brisbane based guests will have an opportunity to enjoy free time during the airport drop off, before being collected by the coach to make our way back to the Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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Dinner

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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