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Bellingen Valley Beauty

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

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Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Your tour begins with a fruit adventure at Tropical Fruit World, then arrive and settle into Dorrigo for 3 nights and prepare for the exciting days ahead. Visit Trial Bay Goal to discover stories before continuing to Coffs Harbour to see the enchanting Butterfly House amidst lush tropical gardens and blooming flowers. Afterwards enjoy a guided tour of a local banana plantation. Explore the wonders of Dorrigo National Park with a rainforest walk and views from the Skywalk, followed by a guided tour of Dutton Trout Hatchery. Depart for Armidale for our 2 night stay, with a local taking us on a guided town tour. We end our tour with a visit to Bestbrook Mountain Farm Stay enroute back to Brisbane!

Departure location:
Brisbane - Roma St
Return location:
Brisbane - Roma St
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
1 - Easy
Departure dates:

27 June 2024

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Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

3 Eco Experiences 2 Culture & Heritage Experiences

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Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
2730
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
3350
pp
Deposit:
$400pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Select the GGP option to help reduce pressures on our natural environment and get a reduced price off your tour. Save $20per person Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $400per person required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced tour host and coach captain
  • Morning tea and plantation tractor tour at Tropical Fruit World
  • Visit New Italy for lunch
  • Spend 3 nights in the magical Bellingen Valley with mountain vistas
  • Morning tea and visit to Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage & Museum full of relics
  • Guided tour and hear tales at Trial Bay Gaol
  • Enjoy lunch at the famous ‘Pub with No Beer’
  • Taste the nectar and see the bees work at the Honey Place
  • Take a guided marine biologist tour at the Solitary Islands Aquarium
  • Visit Coffs Harbour Butterfly House; plantation tour at Big Banana
  • Take an easy guided walking tour in World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park rainforest
  • Visit the Skywalk at Dorrigo
  • Take a guided tour of the ponds at Duttons Trout Hatchery
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Armidale with locally guided town tour
  • New England Regional Art Museum
  • Petersons Armidale Winery
  • Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay lunch
  • 16 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

Additional information

2 additional days (TOTAL 8 DAY TOUR)

• Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 2 additional nights room only (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Meriton Suites Brisbane

• Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Roma Street Station

Plus $999pp Twin Share

Plus $1230 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

Physical rating

1 - Easy
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

1 - Easy
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Eco
Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane - Roma St
Returns
Brisbane - Roma St

Day

1

Brisbane - Dorrigo

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide

We depart Brisbane aboard our opulent 'Diamond Class’ Coach, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We journey through the picturesque Tweed Valley and enjoy a refreshing stop at Tropical Fruit World for morning tea and an informative farm tractor tour. We then continue along the coast, pausing at New Italy for a delectable lunch. As we make our way past Coffs Harbour, our final destination, the beautiful and tranquil Lookout Mountain Retreat, beckons with its seven hectares of landscaped gardens and breathtaking mountain views.

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Lookout Mountain Retreat, Dorrigo
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2

South West Rocks, Dorrigo

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
GGP
GGP

Our day begins at the historic Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage, where you’ll find yourself sipping on morning tea surrounded by the aura of yester years, you’ll be enthralled by a captivating collection of 20th-century antiques. Next, we head to South West Rocks to explore the haunting ruins of Trial Bay Gaol. Here, the past whispers through the wind-swept ruins, merging the tales of bygone eras with the breath taking coastal scenery. As you wander amidst the remnants of this historical prison, you’ll be transported to a time when convicts roamed these very grounds, their stories etched into the very stones beneath your feet. Next we venture to Taylors Arm, home to the quirky ‘Pub with no Beer’ for a nostalgic BBQ experience with warm hospitality. Finally, we visit the Honey Place in Urunga to savour honey and watch busy bees in action.

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Lookout Mountain Retreat, Dorrigo
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Coffs Harbour

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
GGP
GGP

This morning our journey to Coffs Harbour takes us through winding mountain roads, offering picturesque rainforest vistas and a change in scenery as you descend from the Dorrigo Plateau to the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. Upon arrival, visit the Solitary Islands Aquarium for an interesting, guided tour with a marine biologist. Afterward, explore the Butterfly House which is located amidst lush tropical gardens and blooming flowers. Wander through the winding pathways, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colours as thousands of butterflies of various species gracefully dance in the air. From here we take a short trip to visit the iconic Big Banana and indulge in banana-themed treats before taking a guided Banana Plantation Tour to learn about the banana-growing process and discover how bananas are cultivated, harvested, and packed for distribution.

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Dorrigo - Armidale

Eco
Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide

Today we explore majestic waterfalls and visit the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre, enjoying a guided rainforest walk with a birdwatching opportunity. The renowned Skywalk at Dorrigo offers panoramic rainforest views. In the afternoon, we visit the Dutton Trout Hatchery on a serene 10-acre property along the Serpentine River, with a guided tour of the fish breeding procedures. Our journey ends with a scenic trip to Armidale, making the most of the beautiful landscape.

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Cotsworld Gardens, Armidale
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Armidale

Heritage
Heritage
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Local guide
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Food & Wine experience

This morning a knowledgeable local guide will join our coach to take us on a tour through Armidale’s picturesque streets. We then embark on a cultural journey at New England Regional Art Museum. Be immersed in a world of creativity and expression, as the museum showcases a diverse collection of regional and contemporary artworks. After indulging our artistic senses, we venture to Petersons Armidale Winery for lunch. Savour the flavours of locally crafted wines while taking in the serene surroundings of the picturesque countryside.

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Armidale - Brisbane

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We hit the road and say farewell to Armidale and travel via Warwick to Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay for lunch, enjoying old fashioned hospitality and magnificent mountain views before returning to Brisbane late afternoon.

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

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Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
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What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

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