Trip Highlights

Join legendary “Hall of Fame “ trainer John Wheeler and his lovely wife Linda on an “escape the New Zealand winter” journey across the Tasman to witness the Sunshine Coast’s feature event on the racing calendar. Also playing host on this “must-do” tour is everyone’s favourite Racing secretary – Taranaki’s own sporting legend – Carey Hobbs.

  • Destination: Gold Coast Queensland
  • Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
  • Arrive: 22/06/2018
  • Ends: 1/07/2018
  • Price: NZD $2,467

Details:

  • Tour hosted by John & Linda Wheeler and Carey Hobbs
  • All accommodation as listed but specifically 3 nights Broadbeach and 6 nights Mooloolaba in 2 Bedroom Apartments – quad share
  • All accommodation taxes and service fees throughout the tour
  • All transfers and day tours as listed
  • Surfers Paradise River Cruise with food and beverages
  • Koi room lunch and entertainment
  • Lunch with drinks in Montville
  • Raceday at Eagle Farm – includes entrance, return transfers and lunch
  • Friday night 30 June dinner in Mooloolaba – food and beverages
  • All entrance fees throughout the tour (during day tours)
  • Caloundra Cup package – return transfers, marquee with food and beverages
  • Golfers have opportunity of buying the Sunshine Coast special golf pass (ask for info)

Pricing is NZ$2,467 per person.

1 Bedroom Apartments are available (extra cost) and 3 Bedroom Apartments are available (reduced cost). Add-ons available to the tour (before or after).

Deposits/Payments

An initial deposit of $750 per person is required to confirm your place on the tour. A further $750 per person by 28 February 2018 and the final balance on or before 30 April 2018.

For full terms and conditions refer to the website or email us.

Tour Itinerary

Friday 22 June

Arrive Gold Coast, Queensland

Given the huge array of flights available through many different Airlines and the fact that many of you will have access to Qantas points, Air NZ Airpoints, Emirates Skywards points and the like – this tour is being sold on a Land only basis. In other words, you will make your own flight arrangements to the Gold Coast (or via Brisbane) and make your own way to our Gold Coast Hotel – the Mantra Sierra Grand.

Naturally, Epic Journeys is only too happy to assist with advising the best possible flight deals on offer at the time of booking.

With check-in only available from 2pm and people arriving at all different times – I suggest we’ll be able to find a watering hole that will satisfy most (Wheels is in charge).

Friday 22 June – Monday 25 June

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Mantra Sierra Grand
22 Surf Parade,
Broadbeach Queensland 4218

In Friday 22 June Out Monday 25 June 3 nights in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. Non-smoking apartment.

Saturday 23 June

Gold Coast

There’s no races on at the Gold Coast today so a day to shop, relax or head to the Broadbeach Sports Bar and TAB. However, at 5pm we’re picked up and taken to the the Moorings Jetty in Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise where we’ll have a Sunset cruise on the canals with a fantastic buffet and all drinks included. Back around 8pm and a transfer back to Broadbeach where Jupiter’s Casino beckons.

Sunday 24 June

Gold Coast

According to no less a judge than Wheels himself today could be one of the highlights of this or any other tour as we have lunch at the Koi room complete with entertainment from the Koi boys – 3 young New Zealanders who wowed the judges on Australian entertainment show “The Voice” in 2016.

Monday 25 June

Broadbeach – Mooloolaba

We’ll depart our hotel at 9.30am for Mooloolaba but we stop for lunch at the fantastic Montville Pub, deep in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and only 30 minutes on to Mooloolaba. Montville is an extremely attractive and charming town and you’ll have around 45 minutes to wander the town (or sit down for a wine or beer) before lunch (with drinks) is served between 1-3pm. Then onto our home for the next 6 nights – the spectacular Peninsular Beach Resort.

Monday 25 June – Sunday 1 July

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Peninsular Beachfront Resort
13 Mooloolaba Esplanade,
Mooloolaba 4557

In Monday 25 June Out Sunday 1 July 6 nights Mooloolaba.
Non-smoking apartment.

Tuesday 26 June

Mooloolaba

A complete day at leisure where some will play golf and others will have options provided by the Sunshine Coast tourism folk.

Wednesday 27 June

Day trip to Brisbane Races

Well it is a racing tour after all and we leave the Peninsular at 10.30am for a day at Eagle Farm races in Brisbane where we have a group lunch included. Then home after the last and back in time for dinner – travelling time is just over an hour in each direction.

Thursday 28 June

Mooloolaba

Another day to relax where the golfers do their thing and the others will have the option of heading up to Noosa for a look around.

Friday 29 June

Mooloolaba

The golfers are in heaven again with a free day while the rest of us might wander around the Sunshine Plaza in adjacent Maroochydore. With over 220 retail stores including the likes of Myer, as well as a Cinema Complex with 12 screens, the Sunshine Plaza has myriad
restaurant options as well. This evening we have a group dinner at a local Mooloolaba restaurant catering for all types of food but specializing in local seafood – the meal and a couple of welcome drinks is included in the tour.

Saturday 30 June

Caloundra Cup Day

So this is what we’re here for and we’ll head out to Caloundra (just up the road) for their feature race day in the year’s calendar. Join the Sunshine Coast’s finest where we’ll have an epic day of racing, fashion in the field and our group will be in a trackside marquee with a full food and drinks package and Wheels and Carey will guarantee a minimum of 3 winners!!!

Sunday 1 July

Mooloolaba – Home

So just to reiterate what was said at the start – given the huge array of flights available through many different Airlines and the fact that many of you will have access to Qantas points, Air NZ Airpoints, Emirates Skywards points and the like – this tour is being sold on a Land only basis. In other words, you will now make your own transport/flight arrangements from Mooloolaba back home.

Naturally, Epic Journeys is again only too happy to assist with advising the best possible flight deals on offer at the time of booking and will certainly be able to arrange transport from the Peninsular Resort to Brisbane Airport or wherever. Certainly, some folk have already indicated they’d like to fly from Maroochydore to Sydney direct and have a few days in Sydney before returning home.

Your Guide for this Tour

Hosted by John and Linda Wheeler & Carey Hobbs

Join legendary “Hall of Fame “ trainer John Wheeler and his lovely wife Linda on an “escape the New Zealand winter” journey across the Tasman to witness the Sunshine Coast’s feature event on the racing calendar. Also playing host on this “must-do” tour is everyone’s favourite Racing secretary – Taranaki’s own sporting legend – Carey Hobbs.

PRICE: $2,467 NZD

per person

Single Room supplement is NZD

All enquiries contact
info@epicjourneys.co.nz or
Phone: 0800 031 539.

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