New winter special showcasing river and rail experiences
Visitors and locals have the opportunity to experience three iconic Port Douglas attractions in one easy day.
Bally Hooley Rail Tours has launched a new Winter Special that gives patrons access to a river cruise, lunch at the marina and a ride on the historic train.
On a single ticket, patrons will board the Choo Choo Explorer custom catamaran at 10:45am for a leisurely cruise along Dickson’s Inlet starting at 11am.
See crocodiles in their natural habitat, learn about the history of the Port Douglas region, and take in the stunning tropical landscape.
Choo Choo Explorer skipper, Rod Sherlock, said the cruise and the train ride is a perfect combination to see some of the best parts of the area.
“We aim to give people as much of an experience as we can while accounting for the low tides during the winter months,” he said.
“I think it's great, I'm semi-retired so doing this gets me out and gives me the chance to meet lots of lovely people and give them a really cruisy day on the inlet."
Upon disembarking from the boat at the award-winning Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, patrons will be treated to a free lunch at the gorgeous café Choo Choos at the Marina.
Including a free drink of choice, lunch will run from 12.30pm to 1.45pm, giving attendees a chance to stroll the marina, or pop up the road and see more of Port Douglas.
After lunch comes boarding the historic Bally Hooley train for a jaunt through the hidden parts of the town.
The train has a few locomotives, but the Nelson is a restored steam engine originally built in the 1930s.
The tour then arrives at Choo Choos at St Crispins where patrons can overlook the lake and perfectly manicured grounds of the Mirage Country Club golf course.
It’s then back on the train to return to the marina where the tour concludes and amazing new memories are kept forever.
Bally Hooley Rail Tours is now operating five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. The special is reasonably priced at $75 per adult, $37.50 per Child (4-12yrs), Infants (0-3yrs) free.
The Winter Special runs on select days and this week it will run from 26 to 30 June and as with all tours, it can be booked directly online where you can see the live availability for your preferred travel dates or call 0403 068 505.
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