1 Seats Left! OUTBACK TOWNS & PRECIOUS STONE (LIGHTNING RIDGE)

1st October, 2021 to 6th October, 2021 (6 days)   Cost: $1590pp/ts SS: $250 extra   5 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


Lightning Ridge, in outback NSW, is on the world's richest deposit of black opal. It’s a place that abounds with colourful characters, barrels of dreams, opportunities and experiences! One of the quirkiest places in Australia. Uncover the mullock dotted moonscape of Lightning Ridge.

Marvel at wonderous gems in opal showrooms, relax in artesian bore baths and meet the intriguing locals - discovering why so many visitors have long been attracted to this colourful town. Its sure to be enlightening and very different to other tours. This one will deinitely be full of surprises Book now!

INCLUDED

5 Cooked breakfasts

6 Lunches

5 Dinners

Tour at Chambers of the Black Hand

Visit John Murray Art Gallery

Half day guided tour

Armigos Castle

Cactus Farm

Astronomy presentation and more


STAY PUT! OBERON STAYPUT including MAYFIELD GARDENS

25th October, 2021 to 28th October, 2021 (4 days)   Cost: $1060pp/ts SS: $200 extra   3 BREAKFAST 3 LUNCHES 3 DINNERS


This is an opportune time to visit one of the worlds largest privately owned cool climate gardens. Experience the whole 65 hectares of stunning gardens icluding amazing water features, Hawkins family private garden, English inspired maze, the chapel and chook Hilton. This tour also includes a historic guided tour of the Oberon District. The Hawkins family have a presence in our Hill End day as well so our local guide will tell us all the significant details about the area. We visit Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens overlooking the greater Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park.3 nights motel accommodation at The Big Trout Motor Inn, Oberon

Tour Includes

3 Cooked breakfasts

3 Dinners

3 Lunches

Locally guided tour of Oberon

Group entry to Spring Festival at Mayfield Gardens

Guided tour at Mayfield Gardens

Entry to Gairloch Garden

Town tour at Hill End

Guided walking tour at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

Shuttle bus tour available at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens


0 O'REILLY'S & LAMINGTON PLATEAU

30th October, 2021 to 5th November, 2021 (7 days)   Cost: $2250pp/ts SS: $510 extra    6 BREAKFASTS 4 LUNCHES 6 DINNERS


A tour of diversity and spectacular scenery on the east coast returning inland.

Join Aldinga as we visit the World Heritage Lamington National Park (declared 1903). Covering 21,000 hect within the Caldera of the Tweed Crater. Recognised having the most complete and vast array of Flora & Fauna found anywhere on the East Coast of Australia. (This is a living time capsule connecting us to Gondwana).

Tour Includes:

6 nights accommodation

6 cooked breakfasts

6 motel dinners

4 lunches

Visit the Honey Place, Urunga

Entry and meet and greet at Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

Nature Walks and activities provided at O’Reilly’s

Entry to Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

Entry to The Big Golden Guitar Centre


ITS CHERRY TIME! YOUNG AT CHERRY TIME

3rd December, 2021 to 5th December, 2021 (3 days)   Cost: $600pp/ts SS: $150 extra   2 BREAKFASTS 3 LUNCHES 2 DINNERS


A complete tour of the premier attractions surrounding the Cherry Capital of Australia. Visiting the beautiful Rose Gardens of Cowra and the unique Hologram presentation of the Cowra breakout at the Visitor Centre. Included in your tour Poppas Fudge Factory, pick your own cherries, Lunch at the Historic Clifton House (1889) and private Garden, walk amongst the spectacular gardens and water features within the Chinese Tribute Gardens and so much more.

Book Early and don't miss a fantastic tour.


Great Value! GOURMET DELIGHTS AND SOUTHERN SIGHTS

6th December, 2021 to 11th December, 2021 (6 days)   Cost: $1580pp/ts SS: $440 extra   5 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


A food lovers indulgence escape. As we temp our taste buds and senses throughout the Gourmet region of Southern New South Wales and Victoria.

Sharing all of this with friends, food and lots of fun.

Tour Includes

5 nights accommodation

5 cooked breakfasts

5 dinners

5 lunches

Talk and make your own freckle activity at Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory

Tour at Byramine Homestead and Brewery

Beer tasting included for anyone who wants it

Entry to Cactus Country including morning tea

Entry and presentation at Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

Tastings at Rich Glen Olives

cruise on MV Paradise Queen

Visit and Devonshire afternoon tea at The Big Strawberry

Guided tour in Chiltern

Entry and tour at Submarine Museum, Holbrook


5 DAY STAY PUT! SNOWY MOUNTAINS EXPLORER

14th February, 2022 to 18th February, 2022 (5 days)   Cost: $1400pp/ts SS: $300 extra   4 BREAKFASTS 5 LUNCHES 4 DINNERS


Although the Snowy Mountains are traditionally visited in winter we have chosen Summer for a totally different perspective ie: An outstanding array of Alpine Wild Flowers, colourful Snow Gums, fresh moountain streams and the cool chrip air of this Alpine Region combined with less crowds and spectacular scenery.

Our tour includes a professional local guide.

Tour Inclusions

• 4 nights motel accommodation

• 4 cooked breakfasts

• 4 motel dinners

• 5 included lunches

• tasting at Eling Forest Winery

• Visit to Snowy Region Visitor Centre

• Entry to Kosciuszko National Park

• Thredbo Chairlift ride

• Tour of Cooma Gaol

• Visit Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

• Guided walk at Iona Cottage and garden

• Tasting at Wildbrumby Schnapps

• Tour at Gaden Trout Hatchery


BOOK NOW! BEGONIA FESTIVAL

11th March, 2022 to 16th March, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1695pp/ts SS: $380 extra   5 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


Join us as we visit Ballarat where it will showcase their finest annual exhibition being the "Begonia Festival". Which is held on the foreshore of Lake Weendouree and its Botanical Gardens.

During our visit to Ballarat we will capture the history of gold and the impact to the many men and women who risk their lives to fight for their social rights.

Tour Inclusions

• 5 nights motel accommodation

• 5 breakfasts

• 5 dinners

• 4 included lunches

• tour at Fletchers Ark Farmyard, Goulburn

• Entry and tour at Submarine Museum, Holbrook

• 1 hour cruise on Lake Wendouree

• 1 hour guided tour of Ballarat

• Entry to the Eureka Centre

• Entry to Sovereign Hill including the gold museum

• AURA sound and light show at Sovereign Hill

• Tour with an ice cream at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream


OP SHOP & SILO HOP TOUR

21st March, 2022 to 25th March, 2022 (5 days)   Cost: $1200pp/ts SS: $340 extra   4 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 4 DINNERS


Welcome to the thrill of bargain hunting on our Op Shop Silo Hop Tour! This is not your average touring program as we focus on craft and opportunity shops which present a multitude of surprises as well as some massive works of art using silos as the canvas throughout the next five days

This tour we have a great time restyling our home or wardrobe as we hop from one op shop to another! Enjoy a change of scenery, discovering new towns and the rich history within. Uncover wonderful local produce, hand-crafted items and so much more, making this the must-not-miss shopping holiday!Tour Inclusions

4 nights motel accommodation

4 cooked breakfasts

4 motel dinners

5 included lunches

Visit Merriwa Silo Art

Visit Dunedoo Silo Art

Visit Vinnies, Young

Visit Salvation Army store, Young

Visit Poppas fudge and jam factory

Visit CWA Cottage club

Entry to lambing flat folk museum

Visit Murrumburrrah Silo Art

Visit Vinnies, Cootamundra

Visit Quality Junk Antiques and collectables

Visit Chinamans Dam

Visit Grenfell Silo Art

Entry and guided tour at Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre

Visit Vinnies, Cowra

Entry and guided tour at Cowra Japanese Garden

Visit Portland Silo Art

Tour at Ken Duncan Gallery


UNPACK ONCE! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS INCLUDING THE ENLIGHTEN FESTIVAL

4th April, 2022 to 7th April, 2022 (4 days)   Cost: $1120pp/ts SS: $260 extra   3 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 2 DINNERS


An exclusive tour with luxury appointments including 3 nights and 4 days at the Mecure Gouldburn. Joadja ghost town tour, where 1400 people lived and worked some 120 years ago (Australias largest and richest industrial enterprise). Explore the beauty and delicacy of Wombeyan Caves. Visit Riversdale Homestead, an evening visit to the parliamentary Triangle in Canberra and its spectacular Enlighten Festival. Guided tour of St Saviours Cathedral and its note worthy stained glass windows

Tour Inclusions

3 nights motel accommodation

3 cooked breakfasts

2 motel dinners

4 included lunches

Heritage tour in Joadja including tastings at distillery

Sightseeing tour with local guide in Goulburn

Entry, tour at Riversdale and gardens National Trust home

Guided tour of St. Saviours Cathedral

Entry to Wombeyan Caves

Enlighten Festival

Visit Big Merino


EASTER ESCAPE! EASTER FESTIVAL AT BENDIGO

14th April, 2022 to 19th April, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1695pp/ts SS: $390 extra   5 BREAKFASTS 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


The Bendigo Easter Fair is not to be missed. Over the four-day Easter long weekend, Bendigo's beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with entertainment. Live stage shows, hands-on activities, carnival rides, live music, roving performers and more! As the sun sets on Easter Sunday, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city.

Tour Inclusions

5 nights motel accommodation

5 cooked breakfasts

5 motel dinners

4 included lunches

1 hour cruise in Echuca

Entry and tour of grounds at Buda Historic Home, Castlemaine

Entry to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Visit Bendigo Art Gallery

Attend the torchlight lantern procession and fireworks at festival

Ride on Bendigo's Talking Tram

Guided tour of Central Deborah Gold Mine

Watch the Easter Gala Parade in main street

Tour at Joss House Temple

Visit Wonga Wetlands, Albury


QUALITY TOUR! STAY PUT SECRETS OF THE SHOALHAVEN

23rd April, 2022 to 26th April, 2022 (4 days)   Cost: $1290pp/ts SS: $275 extra   3 BREAKFASTS 2 LUNCHES 3 DINNERS


We spend the next four days in an area that has had a lot to deal with in recent years. In 2019 and 2020 the area was ravaged by fires and then devastated by floods and when they thought recovery could be a real possibility they came face to face with the pandemic that was Covid 19, which sent the whole country into lockdown, before more damaging floods. Normally it is hard to come to terms with any one of these events let alone the succession of them all in a reasonably short space of time. We can do a small part in helping these communities feel normal again by visiting the area and showing we care by supporting the businesses that are hanging on to tourism as a viable option for their income.

Tour Inclusions

3 nights luxury motel accommodation at Springs Shoalhaven

3 cooked breakfasts

3 dinners

2 lunches

Coolangatta Estate wine tasting

Entry to Shoalhaven Zoo

Entry and tour at Fleet Air Arm Museum

Dolphin watch cruise Jervis Bay

Entry and tour at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Guided tour of Meroogal Homestead

Morning tea at The Treat Factory Berry

Visit Kiama blowhole


SPECTACULAR COLOUR! BRIGHT & BEECHWORTH AUTUMN FESTIVAL

28th April, 2022 to 3rd May, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $TBA   5 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


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 30 years. So book early to secure your seat.


TO APRIL2022 TRANSFERRED TOUR IS NORFOLK ISLAND

Date To Be Advised   Cost: $TBA   Return flights ex Australia including all taxes


We start this tour on a relaxing note arriving at the Stamford Plaza Airport Hotel mid afternoon on day 1 to avoid an very early hours of the morning start hence we arrive into Norfolk Island quite refreshed.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

Return flights ex: Australia including all taxes

Overnight 5 star accommodation at The Stamford Sydney Airport Hotel & Transfers to the Sydney International Airport

7 nights accommodation at the South Pacific Resort

Full touring itinerary with highlights including:

- Half day Island Tour

- Trial of Fifteen

- Island Culture Tour

- Progressive Dinner

- Norfolk Indulgence Tour

- Island Fish Fry

- Sound & Light Show

- Christian’s Glass Bottom Boat

- Cyclorama

- Night as a Convict

- Colleen McCulloughs Home Tour

- Christian Brothers Cheese Tour

- Wonderland by Night

- Convict Settlement Tour

Full breakfast daily and dinner each night incl. Breakfast Bush Walk

Morning or afternoon tea on most touring days

Not Included

Lunches are at own cost

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Itinerary may be subject to change.