House of Travel explores the Capricorn Coast and Southern Great Barrier Reef prior to ATE24

One of the ‘big four’ wholesalers selling Australia to their New Zealand clients, House of Travel, spent time across the entire Southern Great Barrier Reef in May prior to attending the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE24).

Due to join us on a famil back in 2020 before COVID shut down international borders, House of Travel’s Queensland Product Manager Sarah Radtke was pleased to finally seize the opportunity to explore the Southern Great Barrier Reef before heading to Australia’s biggest tourism networking event in Melbourne.

Sarah kicked off her adventure in Bundaberg, before heading to 1770/Agness Water.

Met by Eloise in Rockhampton, Sarah’s began her final leg of the trip on top of the world at the Nurim Lookout atop Mount Archer National Park, before taking a quick tour of our destination’s iconic Capricorn Caves.

Perfect weather made for a perfect transfer via Keppel Konnections from Keppel Bay Marina to Great Keppel Island, where Sarah enjoyed sunset dinner/drinks and a comfortable stay at Great Keppel Island Hideaway, before spending the following day on Keppel Bay’s waters with Freedom Fast Cats Glass Bottom Boat Tour and Coral Lunch Cruise which included snorkelling and boom netting.

After a glorious two days on the Island, Sarah and Eloise returned to the mainland where they fueled up with breakfast at The Waterline Restaurant before checking out Emu Park’s Centenary of ANZAC MemorialKoorana Crocodile FarmCooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary and Byfield National Park, ending the day at Castle Rock Farm.

Sarah’s final day in region started with a guided buggy ride with Castle Rock Farm’s John Auriac, and after enjoying lunch at Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant, checked into her accommodation at Oshen Yeppoon before visiting Wreck Point lookout on the way to see Ross’s farm and new accommodation at High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm.

Sarah and Eloise enjoyed dinner at Beaches Restaurant, reminiscing about the wonderful week that was over local farm-to-fork dishes.

House of Travel is the largest, privately owned travel company in New Zealand. Their teams create inspirational itineraries, tailor making memorable holidays that are exceptional and authentic.

We look forward to seeing the Southern Great Barrier Reef featured as part of their Australian itineraries, and we can’t wait to welcome House of Travel guests from New Zealand soon! 

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