8 Days 6 Nights The Great Sunshine Way Self Drive

Visit Southern Queensland & Sunshine Coast Hinterland, a haven for tourists looking for fantastic beaches, adventure sports, ecotourism, and one fantastic photo opportunity after another! Start your journey in either Brisbane or Gold Coast and on this fantastic drive you will also get to visit the world’s largest sand island – Fraser Island !!

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick-Your-Own fresh strawberries

  • Spectacular sunset at Carlo Sand Blow

  • Great Beach Drive from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island

  • World Heritage Listed Fraser Island

  • Swim in crystal clear freshwater Lake McKenzie

  • Scenic views of Glass House Mountains

  • Enjoy farm fresh milk & cheese at Maleny Dairies

  • Exclusive MARVEL exhibition in Brisbane (27May-3Sep 2017)

  • Thrilling rides at Dreamworld

  • Shopping at Harbour Town Outlet

  • Iconic SkyPoint Observation Deck

Day 1 – Time to Get Flying

Day 2 – Get Up and Moving

Start your journey in either Brisbane or Gold Coast to pick up your car and head off to Sunshine Coast.

(Exclude Day 1 for travelling time)

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Get close and personal at the local strawberry farm, when you can pick your own strawberries and enjoy them too.

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Take a walk down to Hastings Street, and enjoy the afternoon fanfare of  cosmopolitan cafes, designer shops and alfresco dining.

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Enjoy the evening with the spectacular sunset of Carlo Sand Blow; if time permits be sure to the catch the beautiful scenery at the top of Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay and coloured sands.

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Day 3 – The Great Beach Drive

Go on a 4 Wheel drive to Fraser Island, with an experienced guide for an eco-adventure tour. Discover why Fraser Island, the “World’s Largest Sand Island” is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf, crystal clear lakes, and ancient Rain-forests. Try to spot the purest breed of Dingo too.

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Take a dip down the crystal clear water of Lake McKenzie, which is supported only by rainwater that is not fed by any stream nor does it flow into the ocean. The sand is pure, white silica and not only is it beautiful to look at but soft to walk on too.

Embark on a drive to 75 mile beach, take will simply take your breath away with the freedom and solidarity of driving on the highway beach of this island that is 2.5 times the size of Singapore.

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Day 4 – Moo Moo Chill

Take a drive inland to the quaint town of Maleny and stop by their dairy farm, where tours are conducted twice daily and try out some of their cheese and yogurt.

Visit Maleny Botanical Garden & Aviary, for a walk through the stunning gardens and bird aviary. Immerse yourself in the nature and wonder of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve subtropical rain forest.

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Day 5 – Hang out with the local

Drive north toward the town of Eumundi, where you will be able to grab some local produce at their Eumundi Market on every Wednesday and Saturday. Enjoy a wide range of organic produce, live music, designer items and crafts which you can be sure they will make good souvenir.

Thereafter, drive south to Yandina, home to the award winning Spirit House Restaurant and Ginger Factory, where you can sample and taste the delights of all things ginger. Be sure to hop on their “Ginger Train” and enjoy a leisure tour through the beautiful subtropical gardens.

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Enjoy the rest of the evening surrounded by landscape that are listed on the Queensland and National Heritage Register of national significance. Walking tracks, challenging summit routes and opportunities for abseiling and rock climbing are available for you to take on. Or go on a wanderlust orchard tour among 60 tropical and exotic fruits whilst local organic sipping wine. Spend the night at your accommodation in the heart of the Glass House Mountains.

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Day 6 – Looking Far and Beyond

Make a Instagram trip to the vintage point of Brisbane, Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck, Brisbane Lookout which offer striking views of Brisbane City and right out to Moreton Bay.

Take a walk down Queen Street Mall set at the heart of Brisbane City, with more than 700 retailers that offers an unrivaled mix of local, national, international labels and flagship stores.

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Day 7 – Eight different ‘worlds’

Fun filled activities for the whole family, with over 50 rides, attractions and 8 different ‘worlds’ at Australia DreamWorks™ and The Wiggles™ dedicated Dreamworld.

Dreamworld is also home to Tiger Island – the largest interactive tiger facility in the world and the newly opened Dreamworld Corroboree – the first Indigenous attraction to feature in a theme park, featuring over 400 Australian animals.

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Grab some shopping at Harbour Town, where you will be able to find brand direct outlets and specialty stores with all the latest fashion, homewares and accessories.

Head over to SkyPoint, located on top of the iconic Q1 Building and one of the world’s tallest residential towers takes you to the highest point above the Gold Coast which offers spectacular 360 degree views from the surf to the hinterland and beyond.

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Day 8 – Time to bring your Memories Home

Travel Valid from Jun – Sep 2017 – FR$1788