Travel

TRAVEL GROUP

A lot of people in our age group find their friends and family don’t have the time to travel, have other financial priorities or just don’t fancy the same destinations. So we face the prospect of solo travel and additional costs of single supplements. While that may suit some, it doesn’t suit everyone.

U3A Gympie has formed a Travel Group. The new group is intended as a way for travellers to find travelling companions and roommates. We can also contact other Queensland U3As to invite them to join any trips planned, and they may invite us to join trips they are planning. This new group will not function as a de facto travel agency, so travellers will need to participate in planning and booking their holiday.

We will meet once a term to discuss possible destinations. Those people interested in a particular destination may meet separately to actually plan the details of their holiday.

If you are interested in either of our current trips, check the February newsletter for more information. In the meantime, grab a brochure or visit a Travel Agency and start thinking about the specific things you want included in the trip.

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DESTINATIONS

TBA 2020 – Watch this space!

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TRAVELLER’S TALES

Tasmania, October 2019

In mid October we flew to Tasmania for a week. From historic Port Arthur to the modernity of MONA, from the rugged surrounds of Strahan to the harbour views of Hobart, from the hand carved stonework of Ross Bridge to the handcrafts at Salamanca Markets, Tasmania provided a plethora of delightful and intriguing things to see and do. We had a wonderful time and I, for one, will be going back for more.

Great Barrier Reef Cruise, June 2018

Those of us on the cruise found the Great Barrier Reef a delightful place to visit, especially in winter. 

Active Tours dropped us just a few paces from check-in and we boarded in time for lunch. Each day aboard we enjoyed friendly competitions, easy craft activities, relaxing with a good book, chatting to fellow cruisers and generally having a good time. Carol and Margaret even braved the onboard flying fox!

On shore days we chose from a variety of excursions, visiting markets, riding the Skyrail to Kuranda, taking a joy flight over the tropical coastline, and mingling with wildlife. Evenings brought a different stage show every night, musicians playing various genres and themed parties to enjoy. We ate delicious food, drank cool cocktails and had a thoroughly good time.