Conference Tours2018-12-10T13:55:43+00:00

GYMPIE TOUR OPTION 1

8.00am – 8.45am Bus departs Maryborough to Emery’s Bridge
8.45am – 9.30am Visit Emery’s Bridge, Gundiah at Mary River Crossing –  gateway to Butchulla land.

  • Traditional Owner welcome to country
  • View turtle nesting sites
  • Informative presentation on water quality improvement project.
9.30am – 10.15am Travel from Emery’s Bridge to Private Forestry Service Queensland, Araluen
10.15am – 11.30am Woodworks tour with Private Forestry Service Queensland (PFSQ) including morning tea and short presentation on:

  • Current state of the Private native Forest resource
  • Management processes endorsed by PFSQ
  • Results of 220 permanent growth plots located across southern Queensland
  • Landholder education program
  • Importance of managing native forests.
11.30am – 12.10pm Travel from Private Forestry Service Queensland to Kandanga Farm
12.10pm – 3.00pm Tour of Kandanga Farm, including store and creek restoration project, including:

  • Showcase of local products and farm practices
  • Economics of the region

Threatened species of the Mary River.

3.00pm – 4.30pm Bus departs Kandanga to Lychee Devine
4.30pm – 5.00pm Lychee Devine – tastings and local produce.

https://www.lycheedivine.com.au/

5.00pm – 5.15pm Travel back to Maryborough

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MARYBOROUGH TOUR OPTION 1

9.00am – 9.30am Brief walk along Military Trail from Brolga Theatre to Downer Rail
9.30am – 11.30am Specialised tour of Downer Rail, including:

  • Overview of the facilities
  • Manufacturing and maintenance capabilities
  • Current projects and methods of overhaul and manufacture.

Morning tea

11.30am – 11.50am Travel from Downer Rail to Hyne Timber
12noon – 1pm Group 1 – Tour of Hyne Timber enterprises

Group 2 – BBQ Lunch

1.15pm – 2.15pm Group 1 – BBQ Lunch

Group 2 – Tour of Hyne Timber enterprises

2.25pm – 2.40pm Travel from Hyne Timber to Maryborough Bond Store and Customs House
2.40pm – 3.40pm Guided tour of Maryborough Bond Store and Customs House, including:

  • Rich local history
  • Immigration activities
  • Founding families of Maryborough

Local produce sampling, including wine tasting

3.45pm – 4.25pm Travel from Bond Store and Customs House to Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay
4.30pm – 6.30pm Sunset Cruise on Amaroo with nibbles and a glass of bubbles where we will link up with another tour group.
6.30pm – 7.00pm Return travel to Brolga Theatre, Maryborough

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MARYBOROUGH TOUR OPTION 2

8.30am Group to walk to boat Cruise
9am – 12 noon Guided cruise on Amaroo from Maryborough to Hervey Bay including:

12.20pm – 1:30pm Lunch at Hervey Bay Boat Club
1.30pm – 2.15pm Travel from the Hervey Bay Boat club back to Hyne Timber, Maryborough
2.30pm – 3.30pm Group 1 – Tour of Hyne Timber enterprises

Group 2 – Afternoon Tea

3.30pm – 4.30pm Group 1 – Afternoon Tea

Group 2 – Tour of Hyne Timber enterprises

4.40pm – 4.55pm Travel from Hyne Timber to the Bond Store and Customs House
4.55pm – 6pm Guided tour of Maryborough Bond Store and Customs House, including:

  • Rich local history
  • Immigration activities
  • Founding families of Maryborough

Local produce sampling, including wine tasting

6pm – 6:15pm Short walk returning to Brolga Theatre, Mary borough
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HERVEY BAY TOUR OPTION 1

8.45am – 9.45am Travel from Brolga Theatre to Wide Bay Water (via Carriers Arms/Oceans Motels)
10.00am – 12 noon Guided tour of Wide Bay Water facilities including:

  • Effluent Waste Management
  • Recycling methods
12.10pm – 12.15pm Travel from Wide Bay Water to Urangan Pier
12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch at Hervey Bay Boat Club
1.20pm – 1.30pm Travel from the Hervey Bay Boat Club to QMulching in Nikenbah
1.40pm – 2.40pm Guided tour of QMulching facilities including:

Innovative Green Waste Mulching and re-use

2.45pm – 2.55pm Travel from QMulching to Discovery Sphere
3-00pm – 4.00pm Guided tour of Hervey Bay’s Discovery Sphere and Art Gallery, including afternoon tea
4.15pm – 4.25pm Travel from Discovery Sphere to Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay
4.30pm – 6.30pm Sunset Cruise on Amaroo with nibbles and a glass of bubbles where we will link up with another tour group.
6.30pm – 7.00pm Return travel to Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
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HERVEY BAY TOUR OPTION 2

7.45am – 8.45am Travel from Brolga Theatre, Maryborough to Hervey Bay Marina (Via Carriers arms and Oceans Motels)
9am – 5pm Enjoy an exciting Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tour and Study Tour on the Milbi Glass bottom Boat.

The Milbi is the only glass bottom boat in Hervey Bay and one of the largest in Australia. This eco-friendly, custom designed vessel has large glass panels, affording a clear view of the coral gardens and marine life both by day and by night. She is comfortable and steady, ensuring you the ultimate experience on the calm waters of Hervey Bay. The Milbi offers a minimal carbon footprint and is gentle on the water.

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5.15pm – 5.45pm Return travel from Hervey Bay Marina to Brolga Theatre, Maryborough (Via Oceans and Carriers Arms)

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BUNDABERG TOUR

8am – 10.00am Bus Travel from Brolga Theatre to Bundaberg Agricultural Showcase
10am – 11.00am Agricultural Showcase Presentation, including Australia’s largest chilli and macadamia production / processing facilities
11.10am – 11.30am Travel from Agricultural Showcase to Bundaberg Rum Distillery
11.30am – 12.15am Tour of Bundaberg Rum museum
12.15am – 1.15am Exclusive guided tour of Bundaberg Rum Distillery, including tastings
1.15pm – 2.30pm Lunch at Bundaberg Rum Distillery – explore the museum and enjoy your rum tastings
2.30pm – 2.45pm Travels Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
2.45pm – 3.45pm Guided tour of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, including tastings
4.00pm – 5.30pm Return travel from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks to Brolga Theatre, Maryborough
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FRASER ISLAND – EXPLORER TOUR (LIMITED 40PAX)

7.15am – 8.30am Travel from the Brolga Theatre to River Heads (Via Oceans and Carriers Arms Motels)
8.30am – 9am Travel by Barge from River Heads to Wanggoolba Creek Landing, Fraser Island
9.00am – 5.00pm Full day guided 4WD tour of Fraser Island iconic areas, including:

  • buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort.
  • Central Station – this former logging station that housed schools and shops for the bustling timber industry is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Ghost Gums and Pine trees.
  • Lake McKenzie – enjoy a revitalising swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches… it’s picture perfect!
  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach – as you drive along this sandy highway, you may spot birds of prey flying above or humpback whales as they migrate past (between July – November). You may wish to join the Air Fraser team for a scenic flight over the island – book with your guide on tour (optional extra).
  • Eli Creek – float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek discharging 80ML of pristine water daily into the ocean.
  • Maheno Shipwreck – enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno, washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – it’s one of Fraser Island’s most recognisable sites.
  • The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them. We stop to take a picture as we drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach. At the end of the day, board the 5.00pm ferry back to River Heads where our shuttle service will take you back to your accommodation (drop-off between 6.00pm and 7.00pm).
5.00pm – 5.30pm Travel by barge from Fraser Island to River Heads.
5.30pm – 6.15pm Return travel from River Heads to the Brolga Theatre (Via Carriers Arms and Oceans)
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