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Day 1. Tuesday – Brisbane to Armidale (MT,L,D)

Depart Brisbane travelling through Cunninghams Gap to Warwick for morning tea before we continue on to Tenterfield. We enjoy lunch at the Historic Stannum House, surrounded by Victorian grandeur before departing for a guided town tour following in the footsteps of great Australians; Sir Henry Parkes, Banjo Paterson and Dame Nellie Melba. This afternoon we continue on through Glen Innes into the heart of the New England Tableland to Armidale, where we check-in for a 5 night stay. 5 Night Stay: Cotswold Gardens OR City Centre Motel, Armidale

Day 2. Wednesday – Armidale (B,L,D)

Discover Armidale with a local guide this morning to see the tree lined streets ablaze in auburn and gold tones. Later we head to Saumarez House, an historical pastoral property comprising an elegant Edwardian homestead set in extensive English-style gardens, and a complex of twelve farm buildings. After lunch we tour the property and gardens. GGP

Day 3. Thursday – Wollomombi Falls & Armidale (B,L,D)

Today we travel to Wollomombi Falls, on the Waterfall Way in the New England National Park. For lunch we make our way to Petersons Armidale Winery, located on the historic Palmerston property. The Cellar Door has unique surroundings in which we enjoy tasting some of the cool climate wines and a relaxed lunch. This afternoon head back to Armidale, with time to explore the New England Regional Art Museum. GGP

Day 4. Friday – Armidale & Tamworth (B,L,D)

Our destination today is toe-tapping Tamworth. We take a quick tour of the city centre, seeing the King George V Avenue of English Oaks, Tamworth’s first residence Calala Cottage, the Botanical Gardens, the railway station and the War Memorial Hall. We take time for a photo and discover the Big Golden Guitar before we enjoy lunch at The Longyard Hotel. After lunch we visit the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, an interactive, chronological display of Australia’s country music heritage. This afternoon, we make our way back to Armidale. GGP

Day 5. Saturday – Armidale & Surrounds (B,L,D)

Today we tour to Walcha, the southern gateway to the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Werrikimbe National Park. The town is known for its ‘Open Air Sculptures’ and Walcha Art Gallery, which you will have time to discover before heading to Uralla. We enjoy lunch in the garden and a tour at McCrossin’s Mill Museum which houses the ‘The Life and Legend of Thunderbolt’ exhibit. Later see the Dangar Falls then continue onto Gostwyk Chapel. Visit Thunderbolt’s Grave located in Uralla’s Pioneer Cemetery. GGP

Day 6. Sunday – Return to Brisbane (B,L)

We leave Armidale behind and cross the Granite Belt, this time stopping in Warwick for lunch and a tour at the Abbey of the Roses before arriving in Brisbane late afternoon.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2020
$2250 $2760 May 12
  • 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.
  • GREEN GUEST OPTION (GGP) 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: $40PP TWIN SHARE OR $80 SOLE USE
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 1 (EASY) 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

  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Warwick; Tenterfield guided town tour
  • Historic Stannum House
  • Glen Innes; New England Tableland
  • 5 nights Armidale
  • Armidale guided town tour
  • Saumarez House
  • Wollomombi Falls; Waterfall Way; New England National Park
  • Petersons Armidale Winery lunch and tasting session
  • New England Regional Art Museum
  • Tamworth town tour
  • Big Golden Guitar
  • Australian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Open Air Sculptures; Walcha Art Gallery
  • Uralla; McCrossin’s Mill Museum
  • The Life & Legend of Thunderbolt exhibit
  • Dangar Falls
  • Visit to Thunderbolt’s grave in Uralla’s Pioneer Cemetery
  • Abbey of the Roses ex-convent guided tour and lunch
  • 16 meals ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

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