Your friends might think that retirement is all about watching tele, and learning to crochet, but not you. You're off to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest and the North Queensland Outback. And why not.. you deserve it! But there's more to consider as you get older, isn't there?
Relax! We've found all the information you'll need to ensure that your Far North Queensland experience is the most fun you've had since the sixties!
All Queensland residents aged 60 and over are eligible for either a SENIORS CARD or a SENIORS BUSINESS DISCOUNT CARD. Australian Seniors Cards are issued free by each state and territory government and entitle holders to a wide range of discounts at thousands of business outlets throughout the country.
Being of a more senior stature isn't always a disadvantage. There are plenty of things to see and do around Far North Queensland that don't require the nimbleness of youth. In fact, your longevity will even earn you savings on many of your holiday purchases, if you play your cards right. From mechanics services to fresh bread rolls, from a relaxing massage to a scenic flight, there are thousands of businesses in Tropical North Queensland which offer substantial discounts to our greying friends!
CLICK HERE for more information about Seniors Cards and Seniors discounts.
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS
BILLY TEA BUSH SAFARIS
Phone (07) 4032 0077 / Fax (07) 4032 0055
Billy Tea Bush Safaris is a family owned company running 4WD personalised day tours to the World Heritage rainforest area of Cape Tribulation and Daintree and extended tours to Cape York Peninsula. Billy Tea Bush Safaris offers Eco Tourism and Heritage Daintree Rainforest tours of a lifetime.Their vehicles (design to take maximum 14 passengers) are custom built for the passengerīs comfort and to withstand some of the ruggedness required in the areas that they operate. Some tours may be larger due to demand.
Billy Tea Bush Safaris are the proud 2007 winners of the Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards as Tour and Transport Operator. Their guides are chosen for their ability to relish their occupation. They have a good sense of humour, are competent drivers and have extraordinary culinary skills. And they are renowned throughout the peninsula as the only operators who have people constantly happy.
Whether you're a thrill seeker or looking to experience Cairns' sublime ocean and mountain views, Southern Cross parasailing is the answer.
The luxury, purpose-built boat is specifically designed for open waters, providing a smooth and comfortable journey across the Trinity Inlet. The boat can accommodate 12 passengers and 2 crew members. Due to safe, padded seats, age is no barrier, although children must be accompanied by an adult. The unique parasailing chair seats 2 passengers side-by-side, allowing the journey to be shared, and is not like the harness system where you dangle like a tea bag. Southern Cross Parasailing follows strict industry regulations and guidelines and don't require you to where bathers as you won't get wet.
Southern Cross Parasailing operates 7 days a week (weather permitting ) from their birth at the C4 Marlin Marina from 7:00am, with the last flight at 5:30pm.
DOWN UNDER TOURS AUSTRALIA
26 Redden Street, Portsmith, Cairns
Phone (07) 4035 5566 / Fax (07) 4035 5588
Down Under Tours Australia offers the most comprehensive selection of day tours in North Queensland including Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, the Atherton Tablelands, and 4WD touring on the Clohesy River Road.
Cannonvale, Airlie Beach
Phone (07) 4946 4321 / Fax (07) 4946 6890
Mantaray Charters visit the beautiful Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach. Go diving and snorkelling at the best destinations the islands have to offer. You spend up to three hours at Whitehaven Beach and up to two hours at Mantaray Bay.