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Day 1. Friday – Stanthorpe (MT,L,D)

Departing on our luxury ‘Diamond Class’ coach from Brisbane Transit Centre, we travel through the fertile Lockyer Valley to climb the Great Dividing Range and arrive at Darling Downs Zoo. Take in the ranger talks as we discover the geographical areas of Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. The zoo features the only pride of African lions in Queensland, baboons, marmosets, the endangered Sumatran tiger, tropical birds, crocodiles, tortoises and many more! We then continue on to The Summit at Stanthorpe to get our first taste of the local wines and liquors at Castle Glen Vineyard. The Castle Glen Distillery is the only whiskey manufacturer in Queensland offering all natural world class Liqueurs, Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wines, Boutique Beer, Ciders and specialty items such as jams and fudge! We then make our way to our accommodation to check-in. 3 Night Stay: The Vines Motel & Cottages, Stanthorpe

Day 2. Saturday – Tenterfield (B,L,D)

Today we journey south via Willsons Downfall and Boonoo Boonoo to Tenterfield in New England. Joining a local guide, we take a town tour enjoying sights such as the Tenterfield Saddler and historic Cork Tree before arriving at Stannum House. This local landmark is a fully restored Victorian-era Italianate villa packed with antiques and a history stretching back 300 years. After a tour of the beautifully restored rooms we enjoy lunch then return to Stanthorpe. Tonight we dine at the award winning Varias Restaurant at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. GGP

Day 3. Sunday – Ballandean Estate Winery (B,L,D)

This morning we allow time for you to dress in your fineries, ready for a magical day of ‘Opera in the Vineyard’ at the beautiful Ballandean Estate Winery. This black tie event features world class performers, award winning wines and spectacular scenery. Our afternoon of VIP treatment begins as we settle into our premium front row seating. The decadence continues as we take in lunch at this premier cultural event considered the jewel of the Granite Belt’s social calendar. Today is set to deliver an intoxicating mix of music, wine, food and great company in a sublime setting. GGP

Day 4. Monday – Warwick to Brisbane (B,MT,L)

A later start this morning after our night out. We begin our day at Lawdogs Australia, Australia’s first privately owned breeding and training kennel open to the public. Be captivated as you see the dogs training for future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent, working around agility equipment, developing their bite skills, and barking on command. It’s an hour of entertainment you will never forget! Leaving the Granite Belt behind we continue north through Warwick to Bestbrook Mountain Resort. Here we take in the country air aboard an authentic wagon ride then enjoy lunch whilst savouring the mountain views. Later we return to Brisbane Transit Centre at approximately 4:30pm.

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

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2019
$1840 $2090 May 3
  • Non-refundable deposit of $500pp required to secure your reservation.
  • Select the GREEN GUEST OPTION (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
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.
  • FITNESS LEVELEASY – Passengers must be able to:
    • Leisurely walking with time to rest at least every 5 minutes
    • Walking on mostly level ground
    • An occasional flight of stairs or incline
    • Occasional need to stand
    • Getting on and off transportation multiple times
    • Managing your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Elite ‘Diamond Class’ coach ex Brisbane
  • Darling Downs Zoo
  • The Summit
  • Castle Glen Vineyard
  • 3 nights Stanthorpe
  • Guided tour of Tenterfield
  • Stannum House tour and lunch
  • ‘Opera in the Vineyard’ at Ballandean Estate Winery black tie event including lunch and premium front row seating
  • Lawdogs Australia
  • Bestbrook Mountain Resort
  • 10 meals

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION – 2 additional days (TOTAL 6 DAY TOUR)

  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
  • Plus $850pp Twin Share
  • Plus $1019 Sole Use
  • Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice*

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