“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener” – Henry David Thoreau

Summer is here with a vengeance on the east coast of Australia. With all fires and drought declared areas, all we want for Christmas is RAIN! As we approach the festive season, we want to thank you, our clients and readers for your support. Thank you to all who joined us on the tracks in 2019 and hats off to our wonderful tour leaders and office staff for creating tours that received great feedback again this year.

If you are considering a walking holiday with us in 2020, we urge you to book before the Christmas break (see our bonus) or early in the New Year. For European tours in particular, many hotels want us to finalise rooms faster than ever before. So the earlier you book, the earlier we can guarantee a room on your tour!

We look forward to your company in 2020, our 45th year of walking holidays! See below for an update on new Short Breaks, read about  travelling with grand-children and our IPT office staff favourite Christmas recipes.

Happy travels!
Lisa & the interNATIONAL PARKtours team

Paddle Lawn Hill Gorge on one of our 2020 tours

Christmas Bonus expires Friday 20/12/19 - save $250

Don’t forget our special Christmas gift to you - a $250 discount off the regular price of our walking holidays departing before 30 June 2020. This offer is only valid for bookings from now until 4pm Friday 20 December 2020. Please visit  https://www.parktours.com.au/save250  for full details

Office Holiday Hours & Christmas Cards

Our interNATIONAL PARKtours office will be closed over the Christmas/New Year break from 4pm on Friday 20 December, and we will reopen at 9am on Monday 6 January 2020.  You can still book tours online plus feel free to email info@parktours.com.au or leave messages on 1300 197 201

Instead of sending cards by post, interNATIONAL PARKtours is once again donating an equivalent sum to a charity. This time, we are supporting our local Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. With the recent fires threatening populations of koalas, wallabies and other smaller species, their work is more important than ever. The hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting over 11,000 animals a year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community.
Donate to the Currumbin Wildlife hospital

Short Break Update

With 2020 being our 45th year of travel, we are celebrating with some Short Breaks which focus on Southern Queensland national parks. We may still add more local journeys early next year but for now, choose from three short breaks in March and August with Tony & Lisa Groom:

Girraween Short Break:  28 – 30 March 2020
Stay three nights in the wonderful Girraween Environmental Lodge and walk amongst the granite formations of Girraween National Park.

Tamborine Short Break:  7 – 10 August 2020
Visit the green behind the Gold Coast, and Queensland's oldest national parks with a short break in Tamborine Mountain at one of our favourite times of the year.

Lamington Short Break:  28 – 31 August 2020
Visit iconic Lamington & Springbrook national parks based near Binna Burra with home cooking each day.
Sunset drinks on the Tamborine Short Break

Travelling with the Grandkids

As technology has started to dominate the lives of many, especially the younger generations, people are recognizing the need to showcase the ‘real world’ to their children and grandchildren. Read more about the latest upturn in this new travel trend....

Christmas Day Favourite Recipes

To help with your Christmas Day menu planning, here are some favourite Christmas recipes from IPT office staff. Bon appetit!
Melissa - Avocado, Mango & Walnut Salad
Lisa - Creamy Potato Salad with Herbs
Suzanne - Lime & Macadamia Glazed Ham
Adi - Sherry Trifle
Rachel -  Brandy Snaps
Pip - Spiced Pfeffernuesse

Social connection / brochure downloads

If you haven’t done so already, you can join our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram or download a PDF of our 2020 Walking Holidays. You can also encourage a friend to receive our brochure by post / email!  

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28 Timbarra Drive, Beechmont, Qld 4211 Australia

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