If you are over 50 years of age and want to explore the Great Barrier Reef with a fun group of like-minded people, then you’re going to love the tours offered by multi-award winning team at Fun over Fifty.
Their 15-day Grand Queensland Coast & Island Affair tour explores the World Heritage listed Fraser Island, snorkels the Great Barrier Reef off Lady Musgrave Island and takes in the wonderment of Daintree Rainforest – with all accommodation, tours and 41 meals included.
The tour starts in Brisbane with a smooth tilt train ride to Maryborough before spending two nights on Fraser Island and discovering the changing landscapes of the island on a 4WD Island Safari.
Then it is time to board Fun Over Fifty’s signature and luxurious ‘gold-class’ coach, and head north to the scenic town of 1770 and the Discovery Coast for three nights where guests take a thrilling amphibious LARC tour to Bustard Head Light station; a full-day on the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island with a semi-submarine tour, glass bottom boat, floating pontoon and underwater observatory.
The Great Barrier Reef continues to beckon with an overnight stop in Mackay before two relaxing days on Daydream Island in the Whitsundays, two nights at Mission Beach at Castaways Resort (pictured above) and four nights in Cairns where guests experience the best day tours including the Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Cultural Walk, Daintree River Cruise, gold-class Kuranda Scenic Rail Journey, Army Duck amphibious jungle tour and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
If you are looking for a shorter tour still capturing the colour and magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef, then the 8-day Carnarvon Gorge, Town of 1770 and Musgrave Island tour might be for you.
Guests travel in comfort on the Fun Over Fifty luxury ‘gold class’ coach and stay overnight stay in Roma; relax over a three night stay in luxury Safari Cabins at Carnarvon Gorge National Park.; take guided gorge walks to the Moss Gardens and Baloon Cave; get a birds-eye view of the sandstone cliffs and picturesque gorges on a 20 minute helicopter flight; and soak up three nights of luxury at 1770 Lagoon and Spa.
From here you’ll discover the reef off Lady Musgrave Island; a vast, calm, turquoise lagoon that looks like one big swimming pool with white sandy coral beaches and be amazed by the natural beauty and the vibrant colours of the largest coral cay on the outer Southern Great Barrier Reef. While in 1770, the tour includes a Paradise Tour on the pink amphibious LARC travelling along the coastline of Eurimbula. Finish off with a leisurely trip to Brisbane on the innovative Tilt Train.