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Funtastic Christian ToursBOOKINGS: Send $200 deposit to Funtastic Christian Tours PO Box 554,Carnegie 3163
ABN 97 93 50 830
Phone 03 9571 3974 or Mobile 0407 534 925 Email: email@example.com
Payment by cheque, cash, credit card or direct debit. A letter giving further travel information will be sent to you approximately 1 month before departure.
Full payment of trip to be made by 1st August.
Holiday: We have planned a relaxing and easy paced tour enabling you to enjoy many of the beautiful and historical sights of Tasmania. There’s time to enjoy and explore your surroundings including some free time. There will be a strong emphasis on fellowship and people will feel safe and at ease travelling with us even on their own. We are an interdenominational Christian group. All travellers are expected to adhere to a reasonable code of conduct.
Fitness Level: You must be able to go up a few steps and walk short distances. It’s important to have fun, be flexible and a happy traveller.
Assistance: We can help if you need assistance to get to and from Melbourne Airport.
Terms and Conditions: Cancellation fees before 30th June – full refund. After 1st July 50% of deposit After 15th July 80% of deposit After 1st August 25% of tour fare After 1st September no refund. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Bookings made after 15th August will incur a $50 late booking fee. Details and Conditions of Travel Funtastic Christian Tours makes all arrangements for these tours under the express condition that it shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, or delay which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle, vessel or aircraft, or through the acts of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying the passengers, or in any carrying out of tour arrangements, or otherwise in the connection therewith.
Itineraries and Accommodation It is our policy to follow what is stated in the brochure. However, we reserve the right to alter itineraries should circumstances be beyond our control make it necessary.
Insurance We recommend that suitable travel insurance be taken out to cover unforeseen circumstances such as forced cancellation prior to or during the tour, illness, accident, baggage etc. We are able to provide further information if required. While all care will be taken by us, we do not accept any responsibility for any person or luggage.
Clothing: You will find casual clothing the most suitable while touring. We suggest warm clothing, coat and walking shoes. You may like to pack something dressier for dinner.
Luggage We suggest you travel as light as possible with one piece of baggage not exceeding 20 kilos with total length, width and depth 140cm. You may bring one piece of hand luggage onto the coach.
Funtastic Christian Tours
Early Bird Special save $100 $1575 Land content only if booked before 30th June 2010
$1675 Land content only for bookings from 1st July Single Supplement $359
7 Day Tasmanian Escape Easy Paced Fully Escorted Tour
Monday 6th Sept to Sunday 12th Sept 2010
7 Day Tasmania Easy Paced Tour Monday 6th September – Sunday 12th September 2010
Early Bird Special $1575 Land content booked before 30th June Single supplement $359
Holiday Highlights This is a relaxed easy paced tour. We will be staying in 4 star accommodation and unique historical Bed & Breakfasts. Your hosts are Kevin & Judy Macleod who have hosted many interdenominational Christian conferences in Melbourne. Our coach captain is Kerry Towns from McDermott’s Coaches. Kerry was our driver on our very successful tour of Eastern Tasmania in 2009. Kerry is very experienced driver and tour guide. He will take us to some areas not often covered by other tour companies.
We will visit: Sheffield the Town of Murals Majestic Mt Roland Wilmot – the home town of the first Coles store Stanley – The Nut, the plug of an extinct volcano. Tour of Historic Highfield House. Cradle Mountain National Park and Dove Lake Historic town of Zeehan including a visit to the museum and Gaiety Theatre. Strahan – World Heritage area - home of the famous Huon Pine. World famous Gordon River Cruise Spectacular West Coast Railway Queenstown with it’s unusual and unique ‘lunar landscape’ Derwent Bridge and Lake St Clair Travel through the beautiful Lakes region. Poatina Village. Former Hydro Electric town owned by Fusion, a Christian community. The majestic Great Western Tiers of central Tasmania.
The price includes: Coach pick and return to Launceston Airport. 7 days and 6 nights touring and twin share accommodation Option of Single Room supplement 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 5 two course dinners. All Entrance fees (except optional extras) Entrance fees into National Parks, West Coast Railway tour and lunch Gordon River Cruise including premium seating and delicious smorgasbord lunch on board.
Not covered: Airfares to be booked separately through us. Morning teas, 4 lunches and 1 dinner. Optional extras : Chairlift ride at Stanley Entrance into play at Strahan ‘The Ship That Never Was’
Book early to avoid disappointment!!
Airfares: We have secured a limited number of discounted seats with Virgin Blue. Once sold, other seats will be sold on basis of best fare available at time of booking.
B&B Accommodation: We have booked several unique, historical 4 star B&B accommodations in Stanley and Strahan. This accommodation will be allocated in order of booking & deposits received. Once filled, alternate 4 star accommodation will be provided. This is exceptional value for the high level of accommodation and inclusions in the price.
Day 1 Monday 6th September Melbourne, Sheffield, Wilmot, Stanley We fly into Launceston and are met by our driver Kerry Towns from McDermott’s Coaches. Today we will make our way up to the North West town of Stanley. Firstly a refreshment stop at the historical town of Evandale before heading off to the fabulous Scottish Scone and Highlander shop in Sheffield. There will be time to stroll around this picturesque town known as the ‘Town of Murals’. Travelling on past majestic Mt Roland, we will continue on to the little town of Wilmot which boasts the home of the first G.J. Coles store. Further on up the road you will enjoy the unique and entertaining mail boxes which decorate the roadside. Heading north we follow the coast until we arrive in Stanley. Tonight’s accommodations are historical B&B’s. D
Day 2 Tuesday 7th September Stanley, Cradle Mountain Stanley is a totally restored Bass Strait fishing village with quaint little shops and tiny, brightly painted cottages neatly terraced on the lower slopes of an extinct volcano called The Nut. Breathe the cleanest air in the world (proved by recent scientific measurements at nearby Cape Grim). We will visit The Nut with an optional ride to the top on the chairlift before visiting historic Highfield House. Heading off from Stanley we make a stop at Dip Falls as we travel to Cradle Mountain, a World Heritage area. Overnight at the beautiful Cradle Mountain Chateau. B D
Day 3 Wednesday 8th September Cradle Mountain, Zeehan, Strahan. This morning we travel to Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake returning to the Chateau for lunch. We then head off down the West Coast with a stop at the marvellous town of Zeehan. Here you can explore the grandiose buildings of Victorian days which are being restored as they were when it was a major mining town for gold, silver, lead and tin. The Gaiety Theatre which hosted Enrico Caruso and Lola Montez is well worth a visit as is the Museum. Zeehan’s most distinguished daughter is Eileen Joyce the internationally acclaimed pianist who also performed in her home theatre. This promises to be a most enjoyable time of exploring Zeehan’s former glory days. We then head on to Strahan situated on Macquarie Harbour and known as the ‘jewel of the North West, capital of the wilderness.’ Our ac- commodation tonight are 9 historic fishermen’s cottages. These are quaint, individual, fully restored 4 star cottages situated right on the waterfront. You will need to book early to reserve a cottage. Otherwise we have additional rooms available at Waterfront Terrace next door. Dinner is at View 42 Restaurant which overlooks Strahan. Tonight you have the option of staying in or having fellowship with local Village Christians at the Anglican Church. Overnight at Strahan Village. B D
Day 4 Thursday 9th September Strahan, West Coast Railway, Strahan Today we will take one of the world’s great railway journeys. This railway was built over 100 years ago. You will marvel at the tenacity and skill of the original builders, and experience the authentically recreated trestle bridges and ‘Abt’ rack and pinion system for the steep grades. The West Coast Railway crosses the wild King River and climbs through sheer sided rain forested gorges on its 35 kilometre journey. Stories of the railway are told by local guides and lunch is provided on board. You’ll have some free time in Stanley upon our return, perhaps to browse some local shops or galleries. Maybe you’d like to see the local production of ‘The Ship That Never Was’. The play is about the escape of the last 10 convicts on Sarah Island and it is sure to bring a chuckle and thoroughly entertain. Tonight your dinner destination is you own choice. Hamer’s Hotel is highly recommended or perhaps you would prefer to sample local seafood. Overnight at St