Group tours to National Cherry Festival at Young and Dubbo - Photo
Trips to NSW and National Cherry Festival Young 2024 - Photo
Group tours to National Cherry Festival at Young and Dubbo 2024 - Photo
Tours to Cherry Festival at Young 2024 - Photo


DAY 1 – Brisbane to Port Macquarie (L,D)

Board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel south breaking for morning tea at Kingscliff before continuing to Maclean for lunch. Our afternoon takes us through Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie where we enjoy our first evening as a group. 1 Night Stay: Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges

DAY 2 – Hunter Valley (B,L,D)

Today we take in the stunning scenery of the mid north coast, farewelling Port Macquarie and making our way to the vibrant heart of the Barrington Coast region, Forster, where we break for a cuppa. We continue, passing Pacific Palms, Seaham, and Morpeth before enjoying lunch at Beresfield. We then make a pit stop at the iconic Big Ugg for a whimsical photo opportunity before exploring the Museum at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, the birthplace of the beloved boot. As the day unfolds, we indulge in a wine and cheese-making experience at Hunter Belle Cheese Room in Pokolbin, immersing ourselves in the flavours of the region. Finally, we complete our day with a seamless check-in at Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. 2 Night Stay: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley

DAY 3 – Maitland & Hunter Valley (B,L,D)

This morning we visit Tocal Homestead for a guided tour of this beautiful heritage site. Hear stories of the characters and activities at Tocal over the past 200 years. See the famous barn the colonial architect designed, hear about a lad who went on to become Captain Thunderbolt. Our afternoon is spent in Maitland where we take a guided tour of heritage listed Maitland Gaol. Once housing some of Australia’s most hardened and notorious criminals, today the Gaol has unlocked the gates for us to explore the site. Our evening takes us to the Hunter Valley Gardens for the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular where over 2 million lights are on display and our evening includes a sumptuous Christmas dinner on the Garden Terrace.

DAY 4 – Cowra (B,L,D)

Today we travel through the Goulburn River National Park to arrive in Bathurst. We take our coach on a spin of the Mt Panorama Circuit (events depending) then continue on to Cowra. 2 Night Stay: Cowra Services Club Motel

DAY 5 – Cherry Festival (B,D)

Today the Cherry Festival in Young presents a fabulous full day of quirky and colourful festivities including farmers markets, a car show, busking competitions and dog trials. We also visit Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory then finish up our day at the Cherry Festival Street Parade, one of the largest in regional Australia.*Lunch is at own expense today.

DAY 6 – Dubbo (B,L,D)

Leaving Cowra we make our way to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo for lunch and a guided Savannah Safari tour.The zoo is an open-range design, with walls and fences replaced by concealed moats which divide the animals from the visitors, creating the breathtaking impression of actually being with the animals in the wild. 1 Night Stay: Dubbo RSL Motel

DAY 7 – Goondiwindi (B,L,D)

Today we head north through Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Moree to arrive in the cotton capital of Goondiwindi, nestled on the banks of the Macintyre River. After checking-in there’s time to take a refreshing dip in the pool before meeting for dinner. 1 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi

DAY 8 – Return to Brisbane (B,L)

This morning we take a tour of Goondiwindi, learning about the local cotton industry. We then travel to Toowoomba, breaking for lunch with a view at Picnic Point. We arrive back into Brisbane at approximately 4.30pm.

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

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2024
$3455 $4290 26 Nov
  • EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $200 per couple or $100 single if booked by 30 April 2024
  • Non-refundable deposit of $600pp 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
    • Getting on and off transportation unaided
    • Manage your own luggage

Highlights & inclusions

  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • 2 nights Hunter Valley
  • Guided tour of Tocal Homestead
  • Guided tour of Maitland Gaol
  • Hunter Valley Gardens and Christmas Lights Spectacular with dinner
  • Hunter Valley Gardens by day visit
  • Bathurst, Mt Panorama Circuit
  • 2 nights Cowra
  • National Cherry Festival at Young with markets, competitions and street parade
  • Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory
  • Savannah Safari tour at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • 1 night Dubbo
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Goondiwindi tour
  • Toowoomba
  • 21 meals

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