Day 1. Brisbane to Dorrigo (MT,L,D)
Departing the Brisbane Coach Terminal on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach, we travel south through the picturesque Tweed Valley. After morning tea at Kingscliff, we continue down the coast to Maclean for lunch. We then continue on to make our way past Coffs Harbour and arrive at the beautiful and tranquil Lookout Mountain Retreat. The retreat has magnificent views of the mountains and valley and is the ideal place for our Christmas getaway. 4 Night Stay: Lookout Mountain Retreat, Dorrigo
Day 2. Dorrigo (B,L,D)
Today we make our way to Coffs Harbour for a visit to the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. This marine park provides an educational, enjoyable and above all ‘hands-on’ experience, enabling you to connect with a variety of species of marine animals. You might even get the opportunity to be kissed by a seal or a dolphin! We enjoy lunch at the marine park before departing for a visit to the Clog Barn. Here we watch an interesting clog making demonstration before taking a wander through the miniature Dutch village. Our last stop of the day, takes us to the breathtaking Forest Sky Pier. This lookout that takes in the scenic views over the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. GGP
Day 3. Dorrigo (B,L,D)
Merry Christmas! This morning we discover the breathtaking natural scenery along the Waterfall Way at Dorrigo. Our first stop is Griffiths Lookout, then we brave the ‘Skywalk’ in the Dorrigo National Park, before returning to the Lookout Mountain Retreat in time to sit down to a Christmas Day buffet. Enjoy a sumptuous selection of traditional and seafood dishes and celebrate the festive day with your fellow guests and crew. This afternoon take time to relax and enjoy the picturesque mountain, valley and ocean views. Tonight, a light dinner will be served. GGP
Day 4. Dorrigo (B,MT,L,D)
Our travels today take us to the historic ‘Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage’ to discover antiques and memorabilia from the turn of the century. Next, we take in South West Rocks and the ruins of the Trial Bay Gaol. This piece of Australian history combines haunting tales with visually stunning scenery. Next, we travel the Nambucca Valley to Taylors Arm and the well-known ‘Pub With No Beer’. Enjoy good old-fashioned hospitality in this quirky venue, named after the story of the time it was cut off by a flooding Kempsey River and no beer could get through. Our afternoon takes us on the scenic route back to our accommodation. GGP
Day 5. Return to Brisbane (B,MT,L)
We enjoy one last breakfast before we start our journey home today. We leave Dorrigo behind before arriving in Maclean for a cuppa and leg stretch. Next we make our way to Byron Bay. Here we enjoy lunch followed by a ride on the world first Solar Train. Ride on the immaculately restored 1949 era two carriage heritage train, all thanks to a 4.6 billion year old power source. We split our journey on the train at the half way point to take some time in the heart of Byron Bay for a walk or shopping, before boarding for a return journey. The afternoon takes us to the Brisbane Coach Terminal, arriving late afternoon.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- EARLY BIRD DEAL! Save $200 per couple or $100 sole for December 2022. Book by 30 June 2022
- Non-refundable deposit of $800pp 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
• Get on and off transportation unaided
• Manage your own luggage