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Deck the Halls at Dorrigo

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Christmas
Christmas
Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco

Tour summary

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Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Discover the pristine Dorrigo National Park with 4 nights at the tranquil Lookout Mountain Retreat. Visit Dolphin Marine Conservation Park and Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. Drive the breathtaking Waterfall Way and take in an ale at the famous ‘Pub With No Beer’. Then celebrate Christmas in style with newfound friends against the backdrop of the stunning mountain and valley views of the retreat.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
5
days
Physical rating:
1 - Easy
Departure dates:

23 December 2024

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Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

3 Eco Experiences 2 Heritage experiences

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Tour special offer

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Offer departure dates

23 December 2024

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Deck the Halls at Dorrigo

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2999
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
3395
pp
Deposit:
$800pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional day (TOTAL 7 DAY TOUR)

·  Return economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

·  2 additional nights room only (1 night pre & 1 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**


N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’

  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Kingscliff; Maclean
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 4 nights Dorrigo
  • The Clog Barn with clog making demonstration and miniature Dutch Village
  • Forest Sky Pier Lookout
  • Griffiths Lookout; Dorrigo National Park Skywalk
  • Christmas Day festivities including a sumptuous seafood and traditional buffet long lunch
  • Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage & Museum
  • Trial Bay Gaol
  • Lunch at the Pub with No Beer
  • Tropical Fruit World
  • 13 meals

Additional information

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
Unpack once
Unpack once
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Dorrigo

Unpack once
Unpack once

Board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We depart the Brisbane Coach Terminal and travel south through the picturesque Tweed Valley. After morning tea at Kingscliff, we continue down the coast to Maclean for lunch. We then continue on to make our way past Coffs Harbour and arrive at the beautiful and tranquil Lookout Mountain Retreat. The retreat has magnificent views of the mountains and valley and is the ideal place for our Christmas getaway.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Dorrigo

Eco
Eco
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Walking component
Heritage
Heritage

Today we make our way to Coffs Harbour, starting with a photo opportunity at the breathtaking Forest Sky Pier, a striking architectural landmark extending 21 metres above the scenic Sealy Lookout offering panoramic views of the surrounding forests, coastline and Pacific Ocean. Next, a visit to Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, a renowned marine park and rescue centre that offers the opportunity to engage with dolphins, seals and other marine life while learning about their conservation and rehabilitation efforts. We enjoy lunch here, before departing for a visit to the nearby Clog Barn. This quirky and charming attraction features a Dutch-themed village with iconic clog making demonstrations, displays and a miniature model village.

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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

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Dorrigo

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Festival & Event
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Eco
Walking component
Walking component
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Merry Christmas! This morning after breakfast together, we discover the breathtaking natural scenery along the Waterfall Way at Dorrigo. Our first stop is Griffiths Lookout, then we brave the ‘Skywalk’ in the Dorrigo National Park, before returning to the Lookout Mountain Retreat in time to don your best Christmas attire for our special 5-course long lunch that has been carefully paired with a selection of wines. This afternoon take time to relax and enjoy the picturesque mountain, valley and ocean views or join your crew to enjoy some games on the lawn.

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Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

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Dorrigo

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Our travels today take us to the historic Mary Boulton Pioneer Cottage & Museum to discover antiques and memorabilia from the turn of the century. Next, we take in South West Rocks and the ruins of the Trial Bay Gaol. This piece of Australian history combines haunting tales with visually stunning scenery. Next, we travel the Nambucca Valley to Taylors Arm and the well-known ‘Pub With No Beer’. Enjoy good old-fashioned hospitality in this quirky venue, named after the story of the time it was cut off by a flooding Kempsey River and no beer could get through. Our afternoon takes us on the scenic route back to our accommodation.

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Dinner

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Dorrigo - Brisbane

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Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide

We enjoy one last breakfast before we start our journey home today. We leave Dorrigo behind before arriving in Maclean for a cuppa and leg stretch. Next we make our way to Tropical Fruit World, a vibrant paradise where an exotic array of tropical fruits thrive. Learn about their farming practices on a guided tractor tour through the expansive orchards followed by lunch and some free time. This afternoon, we return to the Brisbane Coach Terminal, arriving late afternoon.

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Lunch
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Dinner
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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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:

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  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
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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In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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