4 Seats Left! MELBOURNE FLOWER SHOW
19th March, 2018 to 24th March, 2018 (6 days) Cost: $1375pp/ts SS: $325 extra
It's that time of year once again, where we visit one of the most outstanding events on the Victorian exhibition calendar "The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show" with in excess of 300 exhibitors. Inclusive of this tour is a river garden cruise, guided tour of the Royal Botanic Garden, Benalla pioneer and costume museum.
Guaranteed to be colourful!
FULL BRIGHT FESTIVAL OF THE LEAVES
3rd May, 2018 to 8th May, 2018 (6 days) Cost: $1295pp/ts SS: $340 extra
A spectacularly colourful event held annually. Join us and be a part of the festivities and diversity within the north east corner of Victoria. Highlighted by the ornamental Autumn tones of Bright and its alpine region, complete with wineries, deer farms, olive groves, mountainous timbered regions of Victorias High Country.
See Falls Creek, Mount Beauty and visit the original Cattlemans Hutt tucked away amongst the snow gums. This has been one of our most popular Autumn Tours over the past 25 years, so book early to secure your seat.
Don't Miss This! FOLLOWING THE STORY OF THE MURRAY
14th June, 2018 to 23rd June, 2018 (10 days) Cost: $2640pp/ts SS: $550 extra
Join us and experience a most memorable journey down Australia's greatest river?the Murray?nearest to its source at Hume Weir to the sea at the Murray mouth at Goolwa. Along its 2540km length we meander through historic riverboat towns such as Echuca, Swan Hill and Mannum to name a few. We learn of the history and hardship of our early, yet colourful pioneers who experienced floods, drought and desertion for months on end.
This tour involves 6 cruises at a leisurely pace culminating in an exhilarating afternoon along the Coorong National Park (Australia's largest coastal bird habitat).
4 Seats Left! Filling Fast! OUTBACK AND BEYOND BURKE AND WILLS
9th July, 2018 to 19th July, 2018 (11 days) Cost: $2799pp/ts SS: $480 extra
The word "outback" generally defines an area beyond the comfort of civilisation. The Corner Country is an area of great diversity. It epitomizes the harshness of the Australian outback, the serenity of the bush and the spirit of exploration and adventure. Join us to relive the hardship endured by many of our forefathers like Burke and Wills, Sturt and Leichardt.
Features included are Warrumbungle National Park, Lightning Ridge, Thargomindah, Dig Tree, Cooper Creek cruise, and Tibooburra to name a few.
NORFOLK ISLAND 9 DAY GETAWAY TOUR
5th August, 2018 to 13th August, 2018 (9 days) Cost: $3100pp/ts SS: $595 extra Return flights ex Australia including all taxes
7 nights accommodation at the South Pacific Resort in a Superior Room and a full touring itinerary with highlights including:
* Return airport transfer (on Norfolk)
* Half day Island Tour
* Mutiny on the Bounty Show
* Island Culture Tour
* Progressive Dinner
* Norfolk Indulgence Tour
* Island Fish Fry
* Sound & Light Show
* Christian's Glass Bottom Boat including Lunch
* Hili's Specialty Dinner
* Colleen McCullough's Home Tour
* Christian Brothers Cheese Tour
* Wonderland by Night
* Convict Settlement Tour
* Full breakfast daily and dinner each night on Norfolk Island
* Morning or afternoon tea on touring days on Norfolk Island
* Two happy hours
Lunches are at your own cost except one and travel insurance is highly recommended.
Early Bird!! GREAT OCEAN ROAD
7th August, 2018 to 14th August, 2018 (8 days) Cost: $1895pp/ts SS: $350 extra
The most spectacular coastline Australia wide is in this tour. We see the twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum aswell as Ballarat botanical gardens, high tea at Ballarat, Tower Hill game reserve, high country stockyard show and lots more.
*** Special price is for early birds BEFORE 3 APRIL ***
4 Seats Left! BROKEN HILL AND SILVERTON
23rd August, 2018 to 30th August, 2018 (8 days) Cost: $1790pp/ts SS: $380 extra
This tour on the edge of the outback has us visiting the historical opal town of Whitecliffs, Royal Flying Doctors Base in Broken Hill, Silver City Mint and gallery, Whites mineral museum, ghost town of Silverton, Junction of Murray and Darling Rivers, Wentworth Gaol, Varapodio Olive Grove and the list goes on.
WILDFLOWERS EAST TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA
9th September, 2018 to 24th September, 2018 (16 days) Cost: $5210pp/ts SS: $960 extra
In September 2018 Aldinga Tours will conduct a 16 day tour to Western Australia. Travelling with Paul will be Kevin Stokes. Kevin has been involved with the Australian Plants Society and the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens for many years during which time he has developed an appreciation of the flora of Australia, particularly that of the arid areas and the South West of W.A.
Travel will be by luxury coach with motel over night accommodation. The tour will take in many scenic areas and points of interest as well as discovering and viewing the incredible wildflowers of the West and a visit to the King's Park Botanic Garden.
The travel across the remoteness of the Nullabor Plain is an adventure on its own. Far from being a lifeless desert the Nullabor is a place full of life and interesting plants. Although different perhaps to what most think of as Wildflowers they are non the less interesting in their own right.
Travelling from Lake Macquarie across the continent we will cross many botanical zones each with their own flora and beauty. The largest will be the Arid Zone where many unusual plants reside. The South West of Western Australia has many places of interest and beauty and a number are famous throughout the World. It is also a bio-diversity hot spot and contains more species of plants in one place than anywhere else in the world.
Along with the flora there are visits to the Great Australian Bight. Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, Albany, Stirling Ranges N.P. and cruises at Albany and Walpole with an opportunity to see the famous Valley of the Giants and the Gloucester Tree near Pemberton.
The trip will offer opportunities for plant identification and viewing and also many chances to participate in macro photography and perhaps an on trip photo competition. Advice will be available to those interested in trying their hand and not sure how to take good flower images.
There will be an information night held in April 2018 when those interested will be able to learn more about the trip and another night for participants to discuss the
final details and what to bring.
There are many features on this trip too numerous to mention here. Make sure you call Paul or Barbara on 02 4950 5050 for more inromation or click Request Information below.
ACROSS THE NULLARBOR
24th September, 2018 to 30th September, 2018 (7 days) Cost: $1900pp/ts SS: $360 extra
On the back of our incredible Wildflowers East to Western Australia tour our driver has to return the coach back East. The perfect opportunity to join him and see some of the wonders across the Nullarbor.
This optional return travel is seven days expressing home experiencing the sheer beauty of our magnificent country from coast to coast including the gold town of Kalgoorlie, Minnipa research centre, Pildappa rock, and the Wadlata Outback Centre. We visit Broken Hills' Palace Hotel, Wilcannia, Cobar and Nyngan. This will be a popular alternative to a flight home.
GRAND TOUR OF TASMANIA
21st October, 2018 to 4th November, 2018 (15 days) Cost: $4460pp/ts SS: $1070 extra
Tasmania is a state of extreme contrast?artistically, culturally and historically. It's time to explore its breathtaking natural beauty. Taste the local produce and feel the hardship and history around every corner. The hospitality and unhurried way of life here is the perfect ingredient for a superb holiday.
Please contact our office for your complete, ultimate grand tour itinerary.
SPECIAL EVENT SPECIAL EVENT - MURRAY PRINCESS CRUISE
30th November, 2018 to 7th December, 2018 (8 days) Cost: $3650pp/ts SS: $835 extra
This special event itinerary does not come along too often so you will need to be quick to secure a spot as we have a limited number of cabins available for our group.
We begin the journey with a flight to Adelaide where we are transferred to Loxton just in time to board the Murray Princess and experience the Loxton Christmas lights that shine bright at this time of year. Stopping at many spots along the river we end our trip in Mannum after 7 days and nights of activities, wonderful food and of course the stunning river scenery along the way.