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Brigadoon at Bundanoon Festival

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

We fly into Sydney for an exclusive harbour cruise, then transfer to the Briars Country Lodge & Inn for 3 nights. The annual Gathering of the Clans at Bundanoon promises everything Scottish with a wee bit of Aussie flavour; massed pipe bands, highland games, Celtic dancing and more. Travel on to Mudgee and Goondiwindi with highlight visits to The Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Gulgong.

Departure location:
Sydney Airport
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

3 April 2025

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Coach classes:
Gold
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Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

15 Meals Included 1 Eco Experience 5 Cultural/Heritage & Indigenous Experiences

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Brigadoon at Bundanoon Festival

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3460
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
4295
pp
Deposit:
$800pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 7 DAY TOUR)

• One way economy class flight ex Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide

• 1 additional night room only post-tour at Meriton Suites Brisbane

• One way Airtrain ticket ex Roma Street Station to Brisbane Domestic Terminal

Plus $520pp Twin Share

Plus $615 Sole Use

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

Deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

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

Tour inclusions

  • One-way economy class Carbon Neutral flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
  • 3 nights Bowral
  • Red Cow Farm Garden; Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Fitzroy Falls
  • Highland Gathering of the Clans Festival at Bundanoon
  • Massed pipe bands; highland games; market stalls; Celtic dancers
  • Three Sisters lookout at Katoomba
  • Hydro Majestic high tea and tour
  • Bathurst and Mount Panorama
  • 1 night Mudgee
  • Gulgong Pioneers Museum
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Goondiwindi town tour
  • Toowoomba
  • 15 meals

Additional information

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
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

2 - Moderate
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 experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach
Cruise
Cruise
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Itinerary

Departs
Sydney Airport
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Bowral

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Cruise
Cruise
Coach
Coach

We fly Carbon Neutral into Sydney where we are met and transferred by a local coach to King Street Wharf. Here we board our harbour cruise for an afternoon gliding past waterside landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Back on land we board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We make our way to the Southern Highlands.

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Briars Country Lodge & Inn, Bowral
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Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Bowral

Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Heritage
Heritage
GGP
GGP

Today’s itinerary begins with a visit to Red Cow Farm Garden, where you’ll be treated to a stunning display of tulips and a wide variety of other vibrant springtime bulbs. Following this, time at the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. After a leisurely lunch, our journey will lead us to Fitzroy Falls, a picturesque spot located at the top of the escarpment overlooking the serene Kangaroo Valley. From here we return to Briars Lodge.

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Briars Country Lodge & Inn, Bowral
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Morning Tea
Lunch
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Dinner

Day

3

Bowral - Bundanoon

Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
GGP
GGP

Experience the magic of the annual Highland Gathering Festival in Bundanoon, where the town transforms into Brigadoon for a day. This event stands as Australia’s premier Scottish Highland Gathering, infused with a touch of Aussie flair. The festivities include a captivating street parade featuring marching pipe bands, clan societies, and creatively decorated floats, not to mention the awe-inspiring Tartan Warriors. Additionally, you’ll discover a vibrant marketplace with specialty craft, souvenir, and food stalls. As you soak in the vibrant atmosphere, enjoy the sounds of massed pipes and drums, and watch the highland and Scottish country dancing. The day is packed with a range of traditional and unconventional highland games, from the hay toss, shot put, caber toss, kilted dash, egg throwing and water toss.
**Lunch is at your own expense today.

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Afternoon Tea
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Day

4

Mudgee

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Today we travel up into the Blue Mountains taking time at the Three Sisters lookout for a photo opportunity. We then make our way to the iconic Hydro Majestic historic hotel where we enjoy the grand tradition of a high tea surrounded by elegance and charm whilst enjoying spectacular views of the Megalong Valley. Later we take a guided tour of the Casino Lobby, Majestic Ballroom and Pavilion. Our afternoon takes us to Bathurst where we take a lap of Mount Panorama Circuit (subject to no motor racing events being held) before finishing our day at Mudgee.

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Parklands Resort & Conference Centre, Mudgee
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Day

5

Goondiwindi

Heritage
Heritage
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience

Discover Gulgong Pioneers Museum, housing a comprehensive array of domestic tools and utensils, farm and mining equipment, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs, Aboriginal and geological artefacts, periodic clothing and buildings dating from Gulgong’s heyday during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1870s. From here our afternoon takes us to Coonabarabran for lunch before we continue on via Narrabri and Moree, finishing our day at Goondiwindi.

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Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi
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Day

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Goondiwindi - Brisbane

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

This morning enjoy a Goondiwindi town tour, learning about the fascinating cotton industry. We then depart for lunch in Toowoomba before finishing our journey back in Brisbane.

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