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DAY 1 – DEPART BRISBANE, PORT MACQUARIE (MT,L,D)

Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street, we travel south down the coast to Maclean for lunch. Our afternoon takes us through Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie where we stay the evening. 1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie

DAY 2 – Bulahdelah, GOSFORD, BOWRAL (B,L,D)

This morning we leave Port Macquarie, take a break at Bulahdelah, then continue on arriving at Gosford for lunch. Travelling through Sydney’s western suburbs we head up in to the Southern Highlands. 2 Night Stay: Gibraltar Hotel, Bowral

DAY 3 – CORBETT GARDENS, BRADMAN MUSEUM, FITZROY FALLS (B,L,D)

Today we visit Corbett Gardens displaying a huge array of tulips, as well as other bright and vibrant springtime bulbs, followed by a guided tour of the Bradman Museum. Enjoy a casual lunch before our afternoon takes us to Fitzroy Falls, situated at the head of the escarpment leading down to the tranquil Kangaroo Valley.

DAY 4 – TULIP TOP GARDENS, COCKINGTON GREEN GARDENS, CANBERRA (B,MT,L,D)

Travelling via Goulburn we arrive at Tulip Top Gardens offering 10 acres of magnificent tulips and other spring flowers creating a spectacular display. Hundreds of blossom trees nestle between the flowers and provide a magic pathway to the cascading waterfall and watercourse. Our afternoon takes us to Cockington Green Gardens showcasing a delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Continuing south, this afternoon we arrive at Canberra. 3 Night Stay: Crowne Plaza, Canberra

DAY 5 – CANBERRA TOURING, FLORIADE (B,D)

We start our day with a visit to Canberra’s icon event Floriade. Showcasing one million flowers in bloom throughout springtime, it is the biggest flower festival in Australia. Next we take a guided tour of the National Arboretum to explore the forests of endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. At 2pm we visit the War Memorial, touring through the Hall of Memory, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Pool of Reflection and the Roll of Honour, finishing with a moving closing ceremony. GGP

DAY 6 – PARLIAMENT HOUSE TOUR, LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN CRUISE (B,L,D)

This morning we take a drive-by tour of Canberra’s International Embassies and High Commissions. We then take a tour of Parliament House, getting a chance to be a part of democracy in action. We have access to the Chambers to watch Question Time and the ability to view historic documents like Magna Carta. The unique blend of impressive architecture, a stunning art collection and beautiful landscape makes Parliament House one Australia’s most significant and popular cultural attractions. We then board Southern Cross Cruises for a lunch cruise on Lake Burley Griffin with full commentary while cruising. This afternoon we take a drive up to Mt Ainslie lookout offering magnificent views over Canberra. GGP

DAY 7 – COWRA JAPANESE GARDENS, BATHURST, BLUE MOUNTAINS (B,MT,L,D)

Departing Canberra we journey north passing through Yass to Cowra, where we break for lunch at the Cowra Japanese Gardens. After lunch you can enjoy a self-guided tour that will introduce you to the symbolic nature of the gardens. The Cowra Japanese Garden covers 5 hectares – the largest in the southern hemisphere. It was built because of Cowra’s special significance to the Japanese. The unique relationship of Cowra and Japan originated on a cold night in August 1944, when more than a thousand Japanese prisoners of war broke out of the prison camp. Departing Cowra we make our way to Bathurst and take an exhilarating lap of Mount Panorama. We continue our journey onto the Blue Mountains where we bed down for the night. 1 Night Stay: Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

DAY 8 – Everglades Historic House and Garden, GOSFORD, HUNTER VALLEY (B,L,D)

This morning, before we farewell the Blue Mountains, we enjoy a visit to Everglades Historic House and gardens, one of Australia’s foremost heritage gardens. This beautiful treasure from the 1930’s encompasses 12.5 acres of European-style gardens mixed with native Australian bush. The gardens sit over the Jamison Valley giving amazing views of the valley below. Leaving the Blue Mountains behind, we make our way to Gosford for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to the Hunter Valley arriving at the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens for a guided train tour and commentary through parts of the 25 hectare of International Garden. Note: Steep stairs, hills and uneven ground at Everglades 1 Night Stay: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

DAY 9 – Darley Thoroughbred Stud, SCONE, TAMWORTH, ARMIDALE (B,L,D)

Leaving the resort after breakfast we travel through the Hunter wine growing region to the Darley Thoroughbred Stud near Denman where we spend time with a local guide, Craig Benjamin, who has exclusive rights to conduct tours of some of the most prestigious racing studs in the area. Enjoy an insider’s tour of the thoroughbred racing industry and enjoy a very interesting introduction to the equine industry. During spring the mares start giving birth to the foals and it truly is a sight to be seen. We make our way to Scone, breaking for lunch before travelling to Tamworth, visiting the Big Golden Guitar. Our afternoon takes us on to Armidale. 1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Armidale

DAY 10 – GLEN INNES, ARRIVE BRISBANE (B,L)

Discover the Celtic heritage of Glen Innes visiting the Standing Stones, a famous national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers, and recognised by the Celtic Council of Australia as the national gathering point for Celtic descendants and clans. Next we cross the border back into Queensland and make our way past the grape growing districts of Ballandean, breaking for lunch at the College of Wine & Tourism, experiencing the Medley of Mains luncheon, matching food with wine. Return to Brisbane Transit Centre approximately 4.30pm.

B = Hot & Continental Breakfast; MT = M/Tea; L = Lunch; AT = A/Tea; D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$3320 $4420 Sep 20
Oct 4
  • GREEN GUEST POLICY (GGP OPTION) – Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. SAVE: $20PP TWIN SHARE OR $40 SOLE USE
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $600pp
  • 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 ex Brisbane
  • Kingscliff; Maclean
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • 2 nights Bowral; Corbett Gardens; Don Bradman Museum
  • Fitzroy Falls; Kangaroo Valley
  • Tulip Top Gardens; Cockington Green Gardens
  • 3 nights Canberra, Embassy drive tour
  • National Aboretum
  • Floriade; War Memorial; Parliament House
  • Lake Burley Griffin Cruise; Mt Ainslie look-out
  • Cowra Japanese Gardens, Bathurst
  • 1 night Blue Mountains; Everglades
  • Historic House and Gardens
  • Hunter Valley Gardens Train Tour
  • 1 night Hunter Valley
  • Upper Hunter Thoroughbred Stud Tour
  • Tamworth Big Golden Guitar
  • 1 night Armidale
  • Celtic Standing Stones
  • College of Wine and Tourism speciality lunch
  • 27 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

  • 2 additional days (TOTAL 12 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 $820pp Twin Share
  • Plus $995 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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