Townsville 2011


Dear Friends,

The board proudly presents a great Running- and Travelling-Experience on the occasion of the Great Barrier Reef Marathon. Take the unique opportunity to go on a very interesting and adventurous Australia Round Trip together with the Rotarian runners and accompanied by the President. The program is made directly by our Australian friends and is rarefied for IMFR and their friends.


The Official IMFR Run 2011 – Program for the Great Barrier Reef Marathon in Townsville, Queensland,

Australia July 30, 2011 to August 20, 2011 and Highlights of Australia Tour



Flights with Qantas in Economy Class:


QF006    30.07.2011     Frankfurt - Singapore              23:55 – 18:00 (31.07.)

QF052    31.07.2011     Singapore – Brisbane               21:25 – 06:50 (01.08.)

QF976    04.08.2011     Brisbane – Towensville             16.55 - 18.55

QF1859  12.08.2011     Cairns – Ayers Rock                 10.35 - 12.55

QF791    15.08.2011     Alice Springs – Sydney            13.30 - 16.45

QF005    19.08.2011     Sydney – Frankfurt                 15.50 - 06.00 (20.08.)








30.07.2011  Frankfurt/M. — Brisbane

Flight from Frankfurt/Main via Singapore to Brisbane.


01.08.2011  Brisbane — Caloundra

Arrival in Brisbane in the morning.

Discover the capital of the most popular state Queensland and let the Australian metropolis impact on you. Later on you will start your short journey to Caloundra.


Hotel: Rydges Oasis Resort Caloundra 4* 



02.08.2011  Caloundra — Fraser Island

Start your day with an Early-Morning Run at the Beach for 45 minutes before
we will hop on the bus to Hervey Bay. Feel the fresh breeze on the ferry to Fraser Island and make plans for your day at the largest sand island in the world.


Hotel: King Fisher Bay Hotels 4*


03.08.2011  Fraser Island

Since there are no sealed roads on Fraser Island, the only way to see the Island is in a 4WD. Spend your whole day in a 4WD and explore a place of exceptional beauty. Includes lunch and entry fees.


Hotel: King Fisher Bay Hotels 4*



04.08.2011  Fraser Island — Brisbane — Townsville

Take the ferry back to Hervey Bay. Transfer to Brisbane Airport. Flight from Brisbane to Townsville.


Hotel: Aquarius on the Beach 3*


05.08.2011  Townsville

Full day at leisure.

Additional:Breakfast at Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Magnetic Island Day tour - return ferry transfers, guided bus tour, lunch and tour of Koala Sanctuary with lunch. BBQ dinner with local Rotary Club (TBC)


Hotel: Aquarius on the Beach 3*


06.08.2011  Townsville

Full day at leisure.

Additional: Breakfast at Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Townsville Heritage and Highlights City tour: Strand, Castle Hill, Wetlands, Local attractions then Aquarium and lunch

Afternoon: Register for Marathon & relax / prepare for run.

Pasta Party at Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club (Drinks at bar prices)


Hotel: Aquarius on the Beach 3*


07.08.2011  Townsville


Afternoon: relax & recover on beach or at hotel

Additional: Celebration Dinner at Townsville Yacht Club: BBQ on the deck including bus transfers. Drinks at the bar (not included).


Hotel: Aquarius on the Beach 3*


08.08.2011  Townsville

Additional :Breakfast at Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Transfer by Bus from Townsville to Cairns Let the tropical dream continue and enter Paronella Park Mena Creek.


Hotel: Holiday Inn Cairns 4*


The additional program in Townsville costs $A 550 and can only be booked as a package. It is not possible to separate the programs from each other.


09.08.2011  Cairns

Explore one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts with a glassbottom boat and snorkel thru breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral Reef, The Great Barrier Reef. Buffet lunch included.


Hotel: Holiday Inn Cairns 4*




10.08.2011  Cairns

We will take the Scenic Train to Kuranda. After gleaning the city, we will float with the Skyrail right above the rain forest. Our tour ends at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.


Hotel: Holiday Inn Cairns 4*


11.08.2011  Cairns

Daintree Nationalpark is our goal today. Learn more about the rainforest from an aboriginal guide, relax from your walk on the Daintree river cruise, achieve new energy during your lunch at Silky Oaks, and visit a fruit farm.


Hotel: Holiday Inn Cairns 4*


12.08.2011  Cairns — Ayers Rock

Flight from Cairns to Ayers Rock in the morning. Participate at the Uluru base walk before you will watch the colourful sunset of Ayers rock. Finish off your day with an Australian dinner at the bush camp.


Overnight: Bush Camp



13.08.2011  Ayers Rock — Kings Canyon

Uluru and Olgas Sunrise Olgas – valley of the winds walk.

Drive from Ayers Rock to Kings Creek Station along our bush track. This is an amazing experience, to travel this track and guests will go between Curtain Springs Station and Kings Creek Station – lots of wildlife and no one else for miles. This is rough 4Wheel driving.


Overnight: Kings Creek Station private camp – just spectacular – no one around for miles.


14.08.2011  Kings Canyon — Oak Valley

Kings Canyon Rim run as after Marathon run in the morning. Travel Kings Canyon to Oak Valley Aboriginal Community. Craig will come and talk to the guests around the fire that evening and perhaps cook them a Kangaroo tail if they wish!


Overnight at Oak Valley at the camp


15.08.2011  Oak Valley — Alice Springs - Sydney

Morning Station tour of Oak Valley – expect to see rock art, learn about bush tucker, art and see fossil fields. Return to Alice Springs for flight to Sydney. Meet and Greet in Sydney. Transfer Domestic Airport to City.


Hotel: The Menzies Hotel Sydney 4*


16.08.2011  Sydney

After you have seen more about Sydney on the guided Sydney Harbour tour you will get to know the Opera House from the inside.Get to know Sydney from the waterview on a harbour cruise and enjoy lunch on board.


Hotel: The Menzies Hotel Sydney 4*



17.08.2011 Sydney

Full day at leisure. Optional: Blue Mountains.


Hotel: The Menzies Hotel Sydney 4*


18.08.2011 Sydney

Full day at leisure.

Later at night you will have a fantastic 3 course farewellmeal at the
Waterfront Restaurant. (Drinks not included).


Hotel: The Menzies Hotel Sydney 4*


19.08.2011  Sydney — Frankfurt/M.


20.08.2011  Frankfurt/M.

Arrival Frankfurt early morning. End of service