Escape the Cold: 14 Day Itinerary Brisbane Return

Winter will soon be upon us and now is the time to start
planning your escape to beautiful Queensland where the weather is
warmer! Make the most of Cruisin’s Escape the Cold special and SAVE 20% OFF
the rental when you pick up from the 15th of July to the 15th of
September 2015. Book your holiday today and follow our 2 week itinerary
to take you to some of Australia’s most exotic, tropical-climate winter
destinations. Avoid the cold this year!

Day 1: Brisbane 

Collect your camper rental from the Cruisin’ branch in
sunny Brisbane, home to superb sub-tropical weather conditions ideal for
escaping the cold of the south. After you’ve collected your motorhome,
set up at Brisbane Holiday Village, one of Queensland’s best caravan
parks offering a resort style complex with two salt water swimming
lagoons, an 18 hole mini-golf course, full size tennis court, BBQ area,
children’s playground and daily Lorikeet feeding. Splash around in the
afternoon at the pool and enjoy dinner at the onsite Lagoona Resort
Restaurant with its delicious range of cuisines to suit all tastes.
Cruisin’ guests receive 10% off at this luxurious camper accommodation
so book now!

Day 2: Brisbane

Get out and about today and explore the vibrancy of
Brisbane, Queensland’s sparkling capital. Visit the recreational and
cultural precinct of South Bank and relax at Australia’s only inner-city
beach, Streets Beach. Afterwards take a turn on The Wheel of Brisbane
for panoramic views of the city or relax at one of the many urban cafes
lining the streets of this suburb. There is plenty to do and see for
everyone in this urban metropolis.

Day 3: Brisbane to Noosa Heads

Pack up your camper early and drive along the Sunshine
Coast on your way to the popular tourism hub of Noosa Heads, surrounded
by the calm seas of Laguna Bay. Here you will encounter white-sand
beaches, turquoise water and a bustling main street jam-packed with
restaurants, galleries and shops. While away a few luxuriously warm
hours at Noosa Main Beach followed by a visit to the local surf club for
a drink or two with the locals. Wander down Hastings Street in the
afternoon, exploring shops or galleries and stop for a bite to eat at
any of the prime restaurants lining the street.

Day 4: Noosa Heads to Hervey Bay

Your next stop on this winter warmer adventure is the
Whale Watching capital of Hervey Bay, approximately a 2 and a half hour
drive from Noosa Heads. Whale watching season begins around July and
there are a number of tours on offer for those who want to get up close
and personal with Giants of the Ocean. For an alternative experience,
take a 4WD tour on nearby World Heritage listed Fraser Island and
encounter an unforgettable nature experience. For a more laidback day,
simply try your luck at fishing from the shore or explore the Marina.
There are no shortage of water and land-based activities in this
tropical city.

Day 5: Hervey Bay to Rockhampton

Your next stop on the winter warmer itinerary is the
unique town of Rockhampton. When you arrive, head south of town to the
Botanic Gardens and Zoo to explore a beautiful tropical oasis with
impressive sub-tropical rainforest and figs. Peruse the local art
gallery or wander down historic Quay Street with its grandiose sandstone
Victorian buildings. By night, enjoy the best of the local areas
produce at Steakhouse 98; if you’re brave try the kangaroo steak! 

Day 6: Rockhampton to Airlie Beach

Hit the road again and drive towards one of Australia’s
best tropical winter destinations; the coveted Whitsunday Islands. Your
first night will be spent at the gateway to this exotic paradise in the
laidback town of Airlie Beach. Set yourself up at one of the many camper
resorts before enjoying an afternoon of summer fun. Hire some
snorkelling gear and explore just off the coast at one of the local
beaches or head to the town centre offering great shopping, dining and
entertainment. In the evening, have your camera poised and ready to
capture the ultimate sunset.

Day 7: Airlie Beach

It’s time to get on a boat and explore the world renowned
Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Take a
full day’s tour to make the most of this iconic experience where you can
visit prime attractions including the shores of Whitehaven Beach and a
number of snorkelling or diving hot spots. In the late afternoon take a
sunset paddle and watch as the sun once again sinks below the horizon
over the waters masking the great reef below.

Day 8: Airlie Beach to Townsville

Continue your tropical winter adventure north to the city
of Townsville. Here you will discover a broad range of activities
including wildlife encounters, heritage experiences and tours. When you
arrive take a walk up Castle Hill, a red rock monolith in the heart of
the city offering panoramic views. If you have time visit Reef HQ
Aquarium, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.

Day 9: Townsville to Port Douglas

As you continue towards the far tropical north you will be
well and truly away from any signs of the cold. The town of Port
Douglas is coveted by tourists and offers simply spectacular beaches and
tropical dream conditions. Once you arrive after the drive, grab your
beach towel and head to the pure white sands of Four Mile; the ideal
destination for relaxing, snorkelling, diving or taking a leisurely
stroll beside the palm trees. Enjoy!

Day 10: Port Douglas

Enjoy a luxuriously lazy sleep in before wandering to one
of the town centres urban cafes for breakfast. Afterwards take a walk up
Flagstaff Hill for spectacular views of 4 Mile Beach and the
surrounding turquoise waters. After a morning dip, make your way to
Macrossan Street shopping precinct for boutique shopping options or
enjoy a bike ride or boat charter in the surrounding area.

Day 11: Port Douglas to Charters Towers

After one final swim at 4 Mile Beach, pack up and drive
inland on your way back towards Queensland’s capital. This historical
and scenic country town offers plenty to see and do. When you arrive,
visit the Miners Cottage to see a collection of the town’s antiques or
visit the Mining & Historical Museum to witness how they have
reconstructed the courthouse and police station. Visit Henry’s Cafe for a
hearty feed of delicious mains and desserts before enjoying an early
night ready to continue inland.

Day 12: Charters Towers to Emerald

Drive five hours south to Queensland’s popular country
town of Emerald. Once you arrive, stretch your legs and take a walk
through Emerald Botanic Gardens appreciating the diverse variety of
tropical flora and fauna on display. Take a walk around the town to
witness the world’s biggest Van Gough sunflower paining standing at a
height of 25 metres and see a fossilised tree over 250 million years old
located just outside Emerald’s town hall. Don’t forget your camera for
this one!

Day 13: Emerald to Toowoomba

Your winter escape is almost over and today’s long drive
will take you to Toowoomba, more commonly known as Queensland’s Garden
City. Depart Emerald early and when you arrive in Toowoomba, take a
stroll around the town’s gardens and city to appreciate some impressive
historic buildings including the Empire Theatre and Cobb & Co
Museum. 

Day 14: Toowoomba to Brisbane

Wake early and make your way back to Brisbane, your final
destination on this tropical escape. Enjoy a day of wandering around the
city before returning to our Eagle Farm branch before 3:30 pm.