DAY 1. Brisbane to Armidale (L,D)
Board one of our signature ‘Gold Class’ coaches at Brisbane Coach Terminal on Roma Street and enjoy the scenery as we travel through Cunninghams Gap to Stanthorpe. Here we stop at Heritage Estate Wines for lunch served with paired wine. After lunch we travel on to enjoy a celtic moment at the standing stones of Glen Innes. Our afternoon then takes us on to Armidale. 1 Night Stay: Cotswold Gardens, Armidale
DAY 2. Armidale to Orange (B,MT,L,D)
Leaving Armidale we travel via Tamworth, making our way to Werris Creek for a cuppa. We continue on to the quaint township of Dunedoo for lunch before continuing on through Wellington to finish our day at Orange. 3 Night Stay: The Remington Hotel, Orange
DAY 3/4. Parkes Elvis Festival (B,D)
Join us at the Parkes Elvis Festival, now in its 29th year. The theme from Elvis’ 1968 musical film Speedway is sure to get fans revved up. A special highlight on Sunday is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute show, to which we have secured tickets. International Elvis Tribute Artist Chamption Taylor Rodriguez is headlining the show. Featuring a dazzling array of more than 200 Elvis themed events, including the much anticipated Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest™, where the winner will travel to Memphis for the world championships in August 2022. Other program highlights include more than fifty artists performing on the Cooke Park main stage. Other popular shows are the Adam Harvey Elvis Country Show, the crowning of Miss Priscilla and the Elvis Gospel Service. Find hidden treasures at the markets, soak up the atmosphere listening to buskers along Festival Boulevard, watch an Australian rock ‘n’ roll icon be honoured on the Elvis Wall of Fame, meander your way through the cars of the era and heritage car shows and learn how to rock ‘n’ roll dance. With more than 70% of events free to attend, you will be spoilt for choice. A fabulous festival theme – expect to see garage and racing track themed venues, overalls, go-go dancing girls, checkered flags, racing suits, racing, classic and vintage cars. Lunch is own expense on Saturday/Sunday. *Please note: Elvis Festival program is subject to change, and some events are at own expense.
DAY 5. Orange to Coonabarabran (B,L,D)
Departing Orange, we leave the festival behind us and make our way to the Wellington Caves. Here we take a 1-hour guided tour of the Cathedral Cave, famous for its huge stalagmite known as Altar Rock which stands at a height of 15 metres. We’ll also see the Thunder Cave, Headache Rock and The Well before returning to the surface to enjoy lunch in the Cave Cafe. Back on the road we make our way through Dubbo and Gilgandra to arrive in Coonabarabran. **Please note: Cathedral Cave is accessed by 150 stairs. 1 Night Stay: Acacia Motor Lodge, Coonabarabran
DAY 6. Coonabarabran to Goondiwindi (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we board the coach and travel to the Siding Spring Observatory, situated in the Warrumbungle National Park on Mount Woorat, Australia’s premier optical and infrared observatory. We take a tour of this world-leading facility which is responsible for discovering exoplanets, supernovae and galaxies. After our tour we break for lunch in the cafe. Our afternoon sees us travelling the Newell Highway through Narrabri, Moree and on to Goondiwindi. 1 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi
h2.DAY 7. Goondiwindi to Brisbane (B,L)
On our return journey home today, we travel the Cunningham Highway through Inglewood and on to Warwick for a tour and lunch at the historic ex convent, Abbey Boutique Hotel. After lunch, we descend the Cunningham Range back to Brisbane Coach Terminal.
B = Full Breakfast M T = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
dates & pricing
- Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $500pp
- N.B. 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:-
• Walk 10 min without stopping
• Ascend stairs without stopping
• Stand for 30 min without sitting
• Walk over uneven ground
• Embark/debark transport unaided
•Manage their own luggage