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DAY 1 Tuesday – Brisbane to Goondiwindi (MT,L,D)

Board one of our signature ‘Gold Class’ coaches at Roma Street, Brisbane to travel through Cunningham’s Gap to Bestbrook Mountain Resort. After morning tea, take time to discover the property and collection of old machinery. Next we travel on to Warwick and the Abbey of the Roses ex convent. After lunch, we continue on to the home of legendary Gunsynd, Goondiwindi. 2 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi

DAY 2 Wednesday – Goondiwindi (B,MT,L,D)

This morning we collect a local guide and take a gossip tour of Goondiwindi showcasing its agriculture, water and fashion. First we visit a working cotton farm to observe the cotton picking process. We move to the Natural Heritage and Water Park for a lovely damper morning tea, followed by a tour of Goondiwindi Cotton, a fashion house icon. Learn how the cotton is processed from the paddock through the supply chain to the finished product. After lunch we visit the famous Gunsynd Statue, the information centre (which has the history of Gunsynd) and the beautiful stained glass windows at the Anglican Church.

DAY 3 Thursday – Narrabri, Coonabarabran (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we board the coach to depart and travel the Newell Highway passing through Moree to break for a cuppa in Narrabri. We then climb Mount Woorat in the Warrumbungle National Park to arrive at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia’s premier optical and infrared observatory. After lunch we take a one-hour bus tour of the site then return to Coonabarabran for the night. 1 Night Stay: Matthew Flinders Motor Inn, Coonabarabran

DAY 4 Friday – Dubbo, Orange (B,L,D)

This morning we travel via Gilgandra to Dubbo and the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. We enjoy lunch surrounded by nature in all its glory then take a guided zoofari tour. We finish our afternoon travelling on to Orange. 3 Night Stay: Central Caleula Motor Lodge, Orange

DAY 5 Saturday – Elvis Festival (B,D)

Marking 50 years since Elvis’ iconic ‘68 Comeback Special, this year’s festival will pay tribute to the new look and big production that is credited with rejuvenating Presley’s career. Expect black leather and plenty of swagger! The major highlight today is the Elvis Street Parade. A wonderful parade packed full of Elvis-themed floats, Elvis and Priscillalook-a-likes, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, marching bands and much more. Enjoy the free concerts at Cooke Park Main Stage, Festival Markets, Elvis Central shop, Cars of the Era Show and The King’s Castle (a unique collection of genuine Elvis memorabilia). Lunch at own expense today. **Please note: Elvis festival program is subject to change. GGP

DAY 6 Sunday – Elvis Festival (B,D)

This morning is an early start to get to Parkes in time for the Elvis Gospel Church Service (BYO fold up chair). This event has become a much-loved feature of the festival program and the interdenominational service on Sunday morning pays tribute to Elvis’ first love – gospel music. The rest of the day brings much more outdoor entertainment such as the Elvis winner’s concert, Rock & Roll Bands and the mass renewal of wedding vows with Elvis at the Altar. At 2pm be wowed by the 2 hour musical Elvis Feature show – the biggest Elvis concert of the Festival. Lunch at own expense today. GGP

DAY 7 Monday – Tamworth, Armidale (B,MT,L,D)

Leaving Orange we travel via Wellington and on through the quaint townships of Coolah, Spring Ridge and Werris Creek to Tamworth. After a short break we continue on into New England to finish our day in Armidale. 1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Armidale

DAY 8 Tuesday – Stanthorpe, Brisbane (B,L)

Leaving Armidale we travel north through Glen Innes and cross the border to Stanthorpe for a food and wine luncheon at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. After lunch, we descend the Cunningham Range returning to Roma Street in Brisbane.

B = Full Breakfast M T = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$2190pp $2740pp 9 Jan – SOLD OUT
11 Jan*
  • *11 Jan departure operates to a slightly different itinerary but with same inclusions
  • Green Guest Policy GGP – It costs less to contribute to our environment. Select the GGP Option on this tour and save $20pp Twin Share $40 Sole Use
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $500pp
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
    • Walk on areas such as bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
    • Stand for 15 minutes, without needing to sit down
    • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Abbey of the Roses ex convent
  • 2 nights Goondiwindi
  • Working cotton farm tour
  • Goondiwindi Cotton House
  • Guided tour at Siding Spring Observatory
  • 1 night Coonabarabran
  • Guided zoofari tour at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • 3 nights Orange
  • 2 days at the Elvis Festival in Parkes with loads of entertainment, street stalls & more
  • Elvis feature concert performed by professional artists
  • 1 night Armidale
  • Food and wine experience at Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe
  • Celebrity guest appearance
  • 20 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

  • 2 additional days (TOTAL 10 DAY TOUR)
  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast in a deluxe room (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Hotel Jen on Roma Street,Brisbane
  • Plus $795pp Twin Share
  • Plus $965 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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