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The Best Downunder Snowbird Vacation

Duration
31 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,449

Fly far, far south for the winter on a month-long escape to New Zealand or Australia.


This air-inclusive snowbird escape takes you to the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or to Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Staying on either the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, enjoy a full month of relaxation, play and discovery. Or perhaps consider our most recent addition to the program -  Ettalong Beach in New South Wales, just over an hour north of Sydney.

The Gold Coast is famous for its long, white sand beaches, world class shopping and nightlife, and family-friendly vibe, plus Australia’s most exciting theme parks. Accommodation here is at the Outrigger Twin Towns, located in Coolangatta. You’ll enjoy seclusion and privacy while enjoying the relaxed pace of this tranquil seaside town. But if you’re feeling the need for some excitement, the popular shopping and entertainment precincts of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are just minutes away by car. You can even cross the border into New South Wales to discover the stunning Tweed River region or Byron Bay.

The Sunshine Coast is a seaside home away from home. Attractions here come on a smaller scale than those on the Gold Coast, which is how locals and visitors alike prefer it. The beaches here are also more varied, ranging from surf beaches like Kings Beach, to charming picnic spots like Bulcock Beach. Take at least a few days to explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland, including Glasshouse Mountains National Park, and the picturesque villages of Maleny and Montville. A short drive north, Maroochydore is the area’s shopping hub. Be sure to allow a day or two for local icons such as the Buderim Ginger Factory or Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

Just over an hour from Sydney, Ettalong Beach's appeal lies in its beaches, lagoons, waterways and safe swimming. Don't miss the Ettalong Seaside Village Market every weekend. Stroll and explore the food, clothes and vintage goods on offer. Close by is the Bouddi National Park, offering pristine beaches and stunning coastal cliff views. Take a picnic, enjoy a barbecue, or walk to a sandy beach for a lazy afternoon. It’s also renowned fishing beach, with excellent boating facilities or if it's bush scenery you're after, there is bushwalking, birdwatching, or Aboriginal art nearby.

The Bay of Plenty region is blessed with a mild climate year-round. The vast harbour, islands and proximity to the open sea ensure that seafood is a local specialty. The region’s legendary beaches swimmers, surfers and kayakers year round and accommodations make the most of the great coastal views.

There are plenty of things to do in the Bay of Plenty. Choose from water adventures like white-water rafting, kayaking, dolphin encounters, parasailing and jetboating. There’s also skydiving, scenic flights, horse treks, cultural experiences, golf courses and a variety of gardens and museums to peruse. 



Whether you’re after relaxation, beach life or a bit of indulgence, the Bay of Plenty has all the bases covered


 

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    Duration
    31 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,449

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Depart North America

    Depart from North American on board QANTAS Airways.

    Day 2

    Cross the International Dateline

    You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey.

    Day 3

    Arrive Downunder and transfer to your Snowbird accommodation.

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, your home for the next 28 nights. Enjoy your own fully self catering apartment with kitchen and laundry facilities and a separate bedroom. Enjoy a private balcony or patio as well. The rest of your day is at leisure.

    Alternative Accomodation:

    Duration28 Nights
    Accommodation

    Centrepoint Apartment Caloundra

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      Centrepoint Apartment Caloundra



      Centrepoint Apartments are ideally located in the heart of Caloundra's entertainment strip, with boutique shops, nightlife, cinemas as well as safe swimming beaches and a range of water sports just a stroll away. The blues of the Pacific Ocean are in one direction and the ...

      Centrepoint Apartments are ideally located in the heart of Caloundra's entertainment strip, with boutique shops, nightlife, cinemas as well as safe swimming beaches and a range of water sports just a stroll away. The blues of the Pacific Ocean are in one direction and the majestic Glasshouse Mountains in the other which make a perfect backdrop. Heated swimming and wading pool, spa, sauna, poolside barbeque and secure parking are just some of the facilities at Centrepoint Apartments.

      Facilities

      • Barbeques (BBQ)
      • Concierge
      • Conference Facilities
      • Parking
      • Pool (s)
      • Restaurant(s)
      • Sauna
      • Spa

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    Days 4-30

    At leisure Downunder

    Whatever pace or possibilities you want from a holiday destination, you will find them on Australia's Gold Coast. Enjoy the warmth and sunshine of a subtropical climate, relax on endless golden beaches or explore the untouched beauty of ancient rainforests.

    The Southern Gold Coast is a region of contrasts that has been popular among Australian holiday-makers for almost 100 years. There are oceanfront apartments with breathtaking views, modern shopping precincts and quality restaurants plus major sporting clubs.

    Alternatively, you may choose to Snowbird on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Sunshine Coast is a many-flavoured region of beautiful beaches, shining waterways and restful mountains. It gives you room to breathe; its natural beauty is still largely unspoilt and carefully protected; and it offers you an unsurpassed choice of attractions and activities (or non-activities if you've a mind to just laze around). All this and some of the best dining, wining and shopping in Australia; the perfect place for a perfect long stay!

    And if you have chosen New Zealand, you will be enjoying one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, the Bay continues to offer its bounty of beaches, culture and lifestyle to visitors from near and far.

    And lastly, if you have chosen Ettalong Beach as your Snowbird escape enjoy the seaside village, close by National Parks and all that this lovely region offers.

    Day 31

    Depart Downunder

    You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight via QANTAS Airways to North America.

    If you have time, why not consider a Fijian stopover on your way home? Ask you Goway agent for more details.

     

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    DEPARTURES:

    Australia: 1 Feb – 31 Mar ‘18
    New Zealand: 1 - 31 Mar '18

    PRICING:

    Valid for travel:
    Australia 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018
    New Zealand 1 - 31 Mar 2018

    Departing from:
    Vancouver
    CA$

    Departing from
    Los Angeles - US$

    Centrepoint Apartments - Sunshine Coast $ 4,269 $ 3,449
    Mantra Twin Towns - Gold Coast $ 4,349 $ 3,519
    Mantra Ettalong - North of Sydney $ 4,509 $ 3,699
    The Beaumont Apartments - Bay of Plenty $ 5,729 $ 4,519

    For departures from alternate Canadian cities, please add the following amounts to the Vancouver pricing – from Toronto / Ottawa / Montreal / Quebec City / Regina / Saskatoon add $300, Victoria add $100, Halifax / Charlottetown / Fredericton / Moncton / St John's add $350. Add on airfares are subject to availability and change.

    For departures from alternate US cities please add the following to the Los Angeles pricing – from San Francisco add $50, from Seattle/Portland add $310, from Boston add $375, from Dallas/Houston add $425, from New York add $467. Add on airfares are subject to availability and change.

     

    Book By: 15 December '17*
    * Airfares may have an advance purchase requirement.  Please enquire.  

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes with QANTAS Airways, accommodation for 28 nights in your choice of the Bay of Plenty, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or Ettalong Beach (North of Sydney) and round trip airport transfers and comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for pre-existing medical conditions when paid at time of booking.  

    PRICE EXCLUDES:

    Items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    Pricing for the Long Stay Escape packages is based on travel from 1 Feb – 31 Mar ’18 to Australia or 1 - 31 Mar '18 to New Zealand, however should these dates not suit you please ask for a custom quotation. 

    Prices are quoted in CAD/USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single supplements apply. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply.

    Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases. Prices are current at time of posting (23-Nov-17). All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice and all pricing subject to availability and may not be available every day at listed prices. Advance Purchase and minimum stay requirements may apply to the airfares used, the USD package requires a 120 advance purchase period. Prices are based on a vacation from 1 Feb – 31 Mar ’18 (inclusive). Please ask for a customized quote for any Snowbird Longstay vacation for other dates or for departures within the listed advance purchase requirements..


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