Noosa Front Beach at Sunset, Noosa Heads

Noosa Front Beach at Sunset, Noosa Heads

2019 - 7 Days: A Winter Break in Noosa

Special rates at a special place!

Noosa has been a favourite Queensland Holiday destination for 3 generations of southern Australians. With its beautiful north facing beaches, its famous Hastings Street shopping and 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.

Tour 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

  • Eumundi Markets

  • The Blackall Range – Maleny and Montville

  • Mary Cairncross Reserve – Interpretative Centre & Rainforest Walk

Day 1 (D): Heading to Noosa (Sunday)

We transfer via coach to Melbourne Airport and a non- stop Virgin Australia Flight 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 and 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. (Welcome dinner in the Resort)

 RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300

RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads |

RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads |

Day 2 (BD): Noosa from the Water (Monday)

A great introduction to Noosa and the beautiful Noosa River is by boat – and this morning Noosa River & Canal Cruiseswill 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. (Full Breakfast/Resort dinner)

RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300

 Day 3 (BD): More of the Sunshine Coast (Tuesday)

Today is a day of leisure, to relax and enjoy the facilities of the RACV Noosa Resort. Or there will be an optional excursion (Additional $40.00 per person) to visit Australia Zoo. 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 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. 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. (Full Breakfast and resort dinner included, Optional tour to Australia Zoo is $40.00 per person)

Day 4 (B): The Eumundi Markets (Wednesday)

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. (Full Breakfast included today)

RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300

The Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Day 5 (BD): The Blackall Range (Thursday)

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 historic 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 – our coach will drop us at the top of the village and we can walk downhill! 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. (Resort Breakfast & dinner included)

RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300 

Day 6 (B): Noosa at Leisure (Friday)

No arrangements – day at leisure! The shuttle bus will be operating regularly into Noosa Junctionand Hastings Street. (Resort breakfast included) 

RACV Noosa Resort. Noosa Heads 07 53416300

Day 7 (B): Heading Home (Saturday)

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 Kyabramto complete a sensational week in the sun – at world famous Noosa Heads!(Resort breakfast included)

Tour Price

From $1510 per person in a double/twin room (minimum 30), $1620 per person in a double/twin room (minimum 25), $1695 per person in a double/twin room (minimum 20). Add $580 for a guaranteed single room. Prices exclude air fares.

Virgin Australia flights to/from Sunshine Coast are an additional cost of approximately $295.00 per person depending on the time of travel. Full details, terms and conditions will be advised at time of booking. Not available during school holidays or over Long Weekends.

The special tour price ($1510 per person) is dependent on a minimum of 30 paying customers and only applies for a number of selected dates over winter 2019. Should the number of bookings not reach the minimum of 30 higher tour costs will apply (Minimum 25 - from $1620 per person twin/double share or $1695 for a minimum of 20).  

Personal Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.

Tour Inclusions

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 & return airport transfers. Return non-stop flights between Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast with Virgin Australia to be added. 

Terms and Conditions

To arrange a tour for your club simply call Cesare Cataldo at Australian Road Journeys on 0477 640 527 with your preferred date of travel – he will do the rest! When everything is confirmed he will provide 50 colour “flyers” for distribution to interested club members. Simply collect a $200.00 fully refundable deposit from each person who wishes to travel. The final balance is due six weeks before departure. No cancellation fees apply prior to the final payment date. A cancellation fee of $200.00 per person applies if cancelled after final payment has been made – no refund if cancelled within 7 days.