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Heritage Explorer

Heritage Explorer

Heritage Explorer

Heritage Explorer


Package Inclusions (Twin Share):

  • 3-nights’ accommodation at City Oasis, Townsville
  • Billabong Sanctuary Native Wildlife Park entry for two
  • Two tickets to the Great Historical Hotel Tour with Ravens Tours
    Includes lunch and complimentary drink (beer, wine or soft drink) at Ye Old Hotel
  • Tea and sweets at Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms valued at $30
    Tip: the Devonshire Tea and gourmet scones are their signature offering (bookings essential)

Delve into the history of our region's past with this exclusive three-night holiday package for two in Townsville. Visit historic establishments around the city and hear their stories, meet quintessential Australian native animals up close, and relax in a natural bush setting with a hot cuppa and scones in hand.

Come on a journey back in time with Raven Tours and discover the early history of Townsville and its founders.  Learn all about the historic value and the roles old hotels played in yesteryear, from your local guide, Rod. Travel in an air conditioned bus as you explore the streets and the heritage listed West End Cemetery in search of few prominent publicans and one of Townsville’s earliest pioneers and hear their history. 

Wander the paths in a tropical bushland setting around a 2-hectare billabong to meet all your favourite Aussie wildlife at Billabong Sanctuary. Billabong Sanctuary is one of Townsville's most loved nature experiences. Roam the park or enjoy the wildlife shows - with turtle feeding, free-flight bird shows and crocodile feeding - now with mainland Queensland's largest captive crocodile - Krakatoa!

Head for the hills, just a 30 minute drive along Hervey Range Road from Townsville, to the Herveys Range Heritage Tea Rooms. Enjoy the panoramic views from Piper’s Lookout on your way up. Beginning its life in 1865 as the Eureka Hotel, the Tea Rooms is a heritage listed property which holds a special place in the history of North Queensland - and is also the perfect place for a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious array of scones and sweets. A perfect getaway.

Rest your head each night in the heart of the city at the comfortable City Oasis Inn. This 4-star resort style accommodation is only minutes from the vibrant Townsville CBD, The Strand and Castle Hill. Enjoy our award winning lagoon style pool, lush tropical gardens, free BBQ facilities and free WiFi. 

How To Book:
1. Select your check-in date
2. Select two adults (*this package is available for two adults only)
3. Tick which date you wish to do each activity/tour/experience
4. Once you are happy with your selection click the 'BOOK NOW' button
5. Enjoy your iconic holiday in our backyard or call our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff on (07) 4721 3660 for more packages, tours and attractions you can book today!
**By purchasing this package, you agree to all operator Terms and Conditions, and Cancellation Policies.

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Cancellation Policies

General terms and conditions

Cancellations of confirmed bookings will be processed using the following conditions in addition to the cancellation fee of the Service Provider/Operator. More than 14 Days’ Notice: 15% of the total Booking value or $35 AUD, whichever is the lowest. Less than 14 Days’ Notice: 15% of the Total Booking value Please view the Operator’s Cancellation and Indemnity Policy prior to making payment for your booking. The $2.75 online booking fee in non-refundable. We reserve the right to offer alternative accommodation/tour of a similar standard in the case of an overbooking by the accommodation/tour operator, or for any reason beyond our control. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all bookings to provide adequate protection against unforeseen cancellation of travel.

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City Oasis

Cancellation required by 12noon the day prior to check in to avoid penalty of 1 night's accommodation.
Cancellation policy will differ for non refundable rates and special events.

Billabong Sanctuary

All tickets are non refundable within 24 hours of tour date. Tickets can be transferred to an alternative date if there is suitable availability.

Raven Tours

Cancellation Penalties are as follows:
72hrs or more notice – refund full amount less the 10% deposit*
Less than 72hrs notice - no refund
* Where bookings are made through a booking agent / third party and the conditions of that party differ from ours the most stringent condition shall apply. Where agents take an administration fee during refunds the refund amount specified in our conditions will be reduced by such a fee.
In the unfortunate event that a tour has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances that are outside our ability to control a full refund will be provided or you can be allocated to the next tour date; however Raven Tours accepts no responsibility for other costs incurred or associated costs caused by such a cancellation.

Conditions of entry:

The ticket holder agrees that whilst joining us at Raven Tours he/she shall Act only in a lawful manner;
Comply with all reasonable demands directions and requests given by Raven Tours employees servants and/or agents;
exercise all due care and control for own safety and for that of their family members under their control or supervision.
Raven Tours retains the right to deny access and/or eject visitors who are being a public nuisance acting recklessly or failing to observe directions from signage or Raven Tours staff.
Raven Tours its employees and agents shall not be liable either in contract or for negligence for any injury loss or damage whether caused by negligence or otherwise arising out of or caused by the condition of the land any building or structure within the site any natural or other hazard or by any activity on the site.
Children must be accompanied by an adult who shall be solely responsible for their care and conduct whilst on Site.
No visual or sound recording are to be made of the tour guides monologues.
Publicity and image use rights—all photos taken by the company during a tour are the company's property and may be used for marketing purposes without the customer's permission
Accuracy of information listed on the website—website material or content can be changed at any time at the company's discretion


There are always inherent risks associated with activities which may result in personal injury to participants. By booking a tour through Raven Tours or any third party agency you agree to fully accept the terms and conditions and agree to bear these risks.

To the full extent of the law I absolve release discharge and indemnify Raven Tours and its employees representatives and agents (indemnities) from any personal injury mental anguish loss and/or damage of any kind suffered by me however caused arising out of my participation in any activity including with limitation where caused by any acts of negligence by the indemnities.

I declare that I have read and understood the above and accept full responsibility for my safety each time I participate in the tour activities and waiver any claim I might have on Raven Tours as set out above I further agree to abide by the safety instructions and tour rules.

You will be asked to sign this disclaimer once you board the tour bus.

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