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DAY 1. Monday – Depart Brisbane to St George (MT,L,D)

Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from Roma Street Transit Centre, Brisbane, we travel through the rich fertile area of the Lockyer Valley, breaking at Picnic Point in Toowoomba for a cuppa. Next we continue on through Dalby finishing our day at St George. 1 Night Stay: Riverland Motor Inn

DAY 2. Tuesday – St George to Lightning Ridge (B,L,D)

This morning we are joined by a local cotton farmer to showcase the towns irrigated agriculture and wine growing industry. On tour you will learn about cotton planting, growing, irrigation, harvesting and marketing. We then take a tour of Riversands Vineyards and learn about table and wine grape growing. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting before we leave St George making our way to Lightning Ridge. 2 Night Stay: Wallangulla Motel, Lightning Ridge

DAY 3. Wednesday – Lightning Ridge (B,MT, L,D)

With our local guide in tow we discover the many hidden gems of this fascinating town. We visit Fred Bodel’s hut, the oldest miner’s camp in the area and the Historic Three Mile Flat, the site of the early miners’ settlement. We travel back to town for morning tea and an opal cutting demonstration. Later we learn about the historic opal mining techniques at Lunatic Hill Open Cut. Next we see the Astronomers’ Monument , the hand built Amigo’s Castle and Bevan’s cactus gardens. After lunch we visit ‘Chambers of the Black Hand’ a national treasure in the making in a 100 year old mine shaft. You will see images carved and painted in the sandstone walls and pillars. After a day of sightseeing we take a therapeutic soak in the naturally heated thermal baths.

DAY 4. Thursday – Lightning Ridge to Dubbo (B,L,D)

Leaving Lightning Ridge and its colourful characters behind us, our travels today take us through Walgett a regional hub for the wool, wheat and cotton industries. We break at Coonamble before making our way to Dubbo, visiting the Taronga Western Plains Zoo for lunch followed by a guided wildlife zoofari. 1 Night Stay: Dubbo RSL Motel

DAY 5. Friday – Dubbo to Cobar (B,L,D)

Leaving Dubbo we head to the prosperous cattle and sheep farming region of Nyngan on the Bogan River. We then traverse the Barrier Highway to the copper mining town of Cobar, arriving in time for lunch. We pay a visit to the Great Cobar Heritage Centre, built to commemorate those who lost their lives in the town’s mines. 1 Night Stay: Town & Country Motor Inn, Cobar

DAY 6. Saturday – Cobar to Broken Hill (B,L,D)

On the highway for the first part of our day today, we break at Wilcannia for an early lunch before continuing on to Broken Hill. We arrive into Broken Hill early afternoon, giving you time to mix with the locals and enjoy some souvenir shopping before transferring to our accommodation. 2 Night Stay: Royal Exchange Hotel, Broken Hill *Please note: Only stair access to rooms available at this hotel

DAY 7. Sunday – Broken Hill (B,L,D)

Enjoy a gossip tour of Broken Hill, viewing heritage-listed architecture and discovering the famous art galleries. Next we head to Silverton, almost a ghost town, and the setting for many famous movies. We head back to Broken Hill via the vast Mundi Mundi plains to visit the Pro Hart Gallery before visiting the Living Desert Flora & Fauna Sanctuary, taking a 2.2km walking trail. We then wait for sunset to witness the ‘Living Desert Sculptures’ nestled amongst the Barrier Ranges. This outlook takes in the magnificent colours of the desert at sunset, along with views of the distant horizon.

DAY 8. Monday – Broken Hill to Mildura (B,L,D)

We depart Broken Hill and travel south along the Silver City Highway, making our way to the New South Wales/ Victorian border city of Wentworth, the junction of the two mighty rivers; the Darling and the Murray. Our afternoon takes in historic Old Wentworth Gaol before travelling across the Murray River and on to the Victorian town of Mildura. 1 Night Stay: Mercure Hotel, Mildura

DAY 9. Tuesday – Mildura to Moama (B,MT,L,D)

We follow the Murray River upstream through the town of Robinvale and on to our morning tea break on the banks of the Murray River at Tooleybuc. Back on the road, we travel to Swan Hill, visiting the Pioneer Settlement for a guided tour and lunch. We then continue through Lake Boga Echuca, finishing our day at Moama paddle steamer capital of Australia. 1 Night Stay: Caddell On The Murray Motel Resort, Moama

DAY 10. Wednesday – Echuca to Melbourne (B,MTL,D)

After breakfast we join a local guide for a coach tour that takes us around the district of Echuca, showing the history of the Murray River and its paddle steamers. Next we board the iconic PS Canberra, a lovingly maintained paddlesteamer that will take us meandering between the red gum lined banks of the mighty Murray as we enjoy morning tea on the deck. Then we make our way to Melbourne for our last night together. 1 Night Stay: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

DAY 11. Thursday – Flights home (B)

Please enjoy a free morning for retail therapy. Please meet back at the hotel where a local tour operator will provide transfers to the airport.

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

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2022
$TBA $TBA Register your interest
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $800pp
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and air component
  • Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
  • 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
  • 1 night st George
  • 2 nights Lightning Ridge; Australian Opal Centre; Fred Bodel’s hut
  • Locally guided tour of Lightning Ridge
  • Amigo’s Castle; Cactus Gardens
  • ‘Chambers of the Black Hand’; thermal baths
  • Guided wildlife zoofari tour at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • 1 night Dubbo; 1 night Cobar
  • Great Cobar Heritage Centre
  • 2 nights Broken Hill
  • Line of Lode; Silverton
  • Pro Hart Gallery
  • ‘Living Desert Sculptures’
  • Old Wentworth Gaol
  • 1 night Mildura
  • Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
  • 1 night Moama, Paddle steamer cruise
  • 1 night Melbourne CBD
  • One way economy class flight ex Melbourne to Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
  • 30 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION – 1 additional day (TOTAL 12 DAY TOUR)

  • One way economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 1 additional night bed & breakfast posttour at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • One way Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $475pp Twin Share Plus $544 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice

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