Extended Tours

HURRY LAST DAYS! WILDFLOWERS EAST TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA

9th September, 2018 to 24th September, 2018 (16 days)   Cost: $5210pp/ts SS: $960 extra


In September 2018 Paul Burgess of 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 (iNullabor is Latin Null and Arbor which means No Trees) 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 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.


HURRY LAST DAYS! 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, Wave Rock, 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.


FILLING FAST!! 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 LIMITED SPOTS! 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.


SOUTH COAST CHRISTMAS TOUR

23rd December, 2018 to 27th December, 2018 (5 days)   Cost: $1830pp/ts SS: $460 extra


Another leisurely yet exciting Christmas escape to Batemans Bay with warm hospitality, great places to visit includes 3 hour lucheon cruise Eurabadalla Botanical Gardens riverboat port of Nellingen Mogo Zoo historic Coolangatta and an adventure ride on bigfoot to the apex of Mt Coolangatta and enjoy a convict lunch (not bread and water) not to mention our wonderful Christmas feast.

Book & pay a $200.00 deposit before 10th October 2018.


ORANGE AT EASTER

18th April, 2019 to 22nd April, 2019 (5 days)   Cost: $1350pp/ts SS: $275 extra


What an amazing location for Autumn?beautiful days and splendid colour around the district as the trees adjust to the cooler temperatures. We take in spectacular views from Mount Canobolas and visit Abercrombie House for its Scotland the Brave dinner. We find what the towns of Cowra, Manildra and Canowindra have to offer with many more highlights throughout the tour.

Contact the office for further details!


ALWAYS POPULAR BRIGHT FALLING OF THE LEAVES

2nd May, 2019 to 7th May, 2019 (6 days)   Cost: $1310pp/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 Hut tucked away amongst the snow gums. This has been one of our most popular Autumn Tours over the past 26 years, so book early to secure your seat.


SUNSHINE COAST WINTER GETAWAY

17th June, 2019 to 23rd June, 2019 (7 days)   Cost: $1830pp/ts SS: $460 extra


Say goodbye to the winter blues and warm up your holiday spirit to explore the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast, where the winter temperatures are around 25?. An exciting tour including, Slim Dusty Centre, High Tea on the Gold Coast, world class Eumundi markets, ride the Mary Valley Rattler, explore the hinterland including Maleny and Montville.

Cruise on the Noosa River and so much more.


OUTBACK QUEENSLAND AND CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

9th July, 2019 to 28th July, 2019 (20 days)   Cost: $6590pp/ts SS: $1720 extra


Join us on our extensive final outback tour through Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales where we experience a diverse range of scenery and outback characters whilst guaranteeing you lots of fun around every corner.

We cross the paths of many of our early explorers and cattlemen like Leichardt, Burke and Wills, Sturt, John McDouall Stuart, Kidman and many more. A spectacular journey leaving no stone unturned.

By the time we get home we can sing this song:

?Moree, Mitchell, Longreach, Winton, Mount Isa, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Yulara, Uluru, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Broken Hill, Cobar, Gilgandra ?.I?ve almost been everywhere man!"


4 TRAINS 3 CITIES 3 STATES

7th August, 2019 to 14th August, 2019 (8 days)   Cost: $2950pp/ts SS: $520 extra


Between Sydney and Melbourne we travel First Class on the high speed XPT train. Between Melbourne and Adelaide the daylight service is on the Overland (Premium Seats) a comfortable way to soak up a range of landscapes. Finally we travel on the Indian Pacific between Adelaide and Sydney in Gold Kangaroo comfort with overnight, ensuite accommodation and all meals.

Then the Puffing Billy makes 4 train experiences. In each city we have quality accommodation and local touring to create a sensational tour ? 4 trains, 3 cities and 3 States.


FRASER ISLAND

23rd August, 2019 to 1st September, 2019 (10 days)   Cost: $1745pp/ts SS: $395 extra


Join us and visit World Heritage Fraser Island. A place of exceptional beauty and extreme diversity. Spend five nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort as we travel the length and breadth of this magnificent island paradise.

Cruise the Hervey Bay Marine Park in search of the migrating humpback whale. See if you can spot one of the purest breeds of dingo in the country or maybe one of the 300 resident bird species. There is so much to do on Fraser Island.

Also included is Bundaberg and its distillery, Bert Hinkler Aviation Museum and Botanic Gardens. Cross the Great Divide, visit the Koala Hospital and finish with a cruise on the Hastings River.


TOOWOOMBA AT SPRING TIME FESTIVAL

15th September, 2019 to 20th September, 2019 (6 days)   Cost: $1525pp/ts SS: $285 extra


The festival is not just about flowers, it has progressed to cover a myriad of interests. There is a state heritage listed railway precinct that has over 150 years of history to showcase. There are hidden laneways that are waiting to be discovered along with fantastic food and beverage outlets.

There is plenty of entertainment in the parklands and local arts and crafts to appreciate. It would really be a shame to miss this week of colour, so book fast!


NARRANDERA & GRIFFITH FLOWER FESTIVAL

8th October, 2019 to 13th October, 2019 (6 days)   Cost: $TBA


Narrandera is often referred to as an ?oasis? blessed with abundant water hugging the banks of Lake Talbot and the Murrumbidgee. This is an ideal base to explore MIA, Temora, Junee, Griffith and Wagga Wagga. Features of this 5 night stayput tour include Altina Wildlife Park, and Monte Cristo homestead just to mention a couple.


UNPACK ONCE COFFS HARBOUR WITH JACARANDA FESTIVAL

31st October, 2019 to 4th November, 2019 (5 days)   Cost: $TBA


A luxury holiday escape staying at the wonderful Opal Cove Resort for four nights. This comprehensive tour takes us to Grafton, a picturesque rural town best recognised for its beautiful civic landscaping with the Jacarandas? purple Springtime blossom everywhere.

Don?t miss this one, it has many new attractions to experience.

Cost: TO BE ADVISED