DAY 1 – Brisbane to Goondiwindi (L,D)
Board our ‘Gold Class’ coach at Brisbane Transit Centre where we make our way to Warwick visiting the Abbey of the Roses for guided tour and lunch. Our afternoon takes us to Goondiwindi to visit Goondiwindi Cotton, a fashion house icon. We arrive at our hotel in time to take a refreshing dip in the pool before meeting for dinner. 1 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi
DAY 2 – Coonabarabran, Dubbo (B,MT,L,D)
This morning we venture though Moree and Narrabri to Coonabarabran for lunch. We then visit Crystal Kingdom to learn about crystals, mineral and fossil specimens and have the opportunity to purchase quality jewellery and crystals. 1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel, Dubbo
DAY 3 – Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Cowra (B,L,D)
We start our day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo experiencing a guided wildlife zoofari where we get an up-close look at some of the zoo’s most famous residents. After lunch we travel on to Cowra. 2 Night Stay: Country Gardens Motor Inn OR Cowra Services Club Motel
DAY 4 – Cherry Festival (B,D)
Today the Cherry Festival in Young presents a fabulous full day including farmers markets, car show, busking competitions and dog trials. We visit Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory followed by wine tasting and cherry picking (forpurchase) at Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door. Our day concludes after the Cherry Festival Street Parade, one of the largest in regional Australia.
DAY 5 – Bathurst, Hunter Valley (B,L,D)
We begin our day heading to Bathurst to take our coach on a spin of the Mt Panorama Circuit (events depending), then travel into the Goulburn River National Park and on to the Hunter Valley. 2 Night Stay: Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley
DAY 6 – Newcastle,Christmas Lights Spectacular (B,L,D)
Travelling to Newcastle we board the famous tram for a 1-hour tour detailing the city, beaches and historical sites before visiting Fort Scratchley Historic Site to learn the fascinating history of this national treasure. Returning to the Hunter Valley, we take in the Hunter Valley Gardens by day. Tonight we return to the gardens for annual Christmas Lights Spectacular when the gardens are transformed with over 2 million lights on display. Our evening includes a sumptuous Christmas dinner on the Garden Terrace.
DAY 7 – Port Macquarie, South West Rocks (B,L,D)
Today we pass the Great Lakes region then take in the stunning scenery of the Mid North Coast as we travel via Laurieton to Port Macquarie before arriving in South West Rocks. 1 Night Stay: Rockpool Motor Inn, South West Rocks
DAY 8 – Coffs Harbour, New Italy, Brisbane (B,L)
Heading for home today, we travel through picturesque Coffs Harbour, enjoy lunch in New Italy before our return to Brisbane Transit Centre.
B = Hot & Continental Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L=Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- Non-refundable deposit of $500pp required to secure your reservation.
- N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
- FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 1 (EASY) Passengers must be able to:
• Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
• Walking on mostly level ground
• Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
• Occasional need to stand for up to 10 minutes
• Getting on and off transportation unaided
• Manage your own luggage