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Fun Over Fifty – Heron Island and Canarvon Gorge Diamond Class

If you’re a discerning traveller of a certain age, then Fun Over Fifty – the award-winning coach tour company – has an extraordinary holiday that’s perfect for you.

The adventure starts as soon as you step on board one of their luxury coaches. The pinnacle of Fun Over Fifty travel is Diamond Class on board “Diamond-Tina” -a state-of-the-art coach that features sparkling diamond-like livery; comfortable, reclining leather seats; heaps of leg-room; an on-board galley and rest rooms; USB ports; and personal audio systems for each traveller.

Your friendly driver and hostess take care of everything – while you cruise from location to wonderful location. On the Heron Island and Canarvon Gorge Diamond Class adventure, travel from Brisbane through the Western Downs and the town of Roma. Take in the sensory assault of the Roma Cattleyard Sales before moving on to the beauty and tranquility of Carnarvon Gorge.

After exploring this sandstone kingdom on foot and by helicopter, the coach delivers you to the Capricorn Coast and beautiful Yeppoon. Stay at exquisite Salt Apartments – each of which has a view across the ocean.

The tour includes a dinner and show at Footlights Theatre Restaurant – a vaudeville-style venue and Yeppoon institution that takes you back to the good old days of live stage performance.

Travel the scenic route down the coast to Emu Park – to see and hear the Singing Ship, a memorial to Captain Cook’s Endeavour.


From Yeppoon, the tour heads south to Gladstone – where the coach cools her wheels, while the Fun Over Fifty crew is whisked across the water by fast catamaran to magnificent Heron Island.

Heron Island offers a myriad of ways to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef – from snorkeling and diving; to reef walks and semi-submersible tours. You can also visit the University of Queensland’s Reef Research Centre, based on the island.


Returning to the mainland, the tour proceeds down the coast to the town of 1770, named for the date that Captain Cook first set foot on what would later become the Queensland coast.

1770 is home to the famous LARC tours. Travel by land and sea on board a big pink amphibious vehicle – departing the town’s marina, across Bustard Bay and through Eurimbula National Park.  Your driver and guide will point out natural features and wildlife, as well as share social history stories of this significant part of the Discovery Coast.

1770 LARC’s all-day Paradise Tour includes a visit to Bustard Head Lighthouse – the only working marine sentinel in Queensland that members of the public can access.


The final two nights of the tour are spent at Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa – which offers beautifully furnished, fully self-contained apartments, each with either a private spa bath or direct access to the swimming pool.

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