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See beautiful NSW in springtime bloom as we travel from Brisbane through Port Macquarie to Bowral then on to Canberra returning via the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Armidale. Visit Corbett Gardens, Tulip Top Gardens, Cockington Green, Cowra's Japanese Garden, Darley Stud, the Glen Innes Standing Stones and Australia's largest flower festival showcasing a million flowers in bloom, Canberra Floriade.
21 September 2022 -Gold Class 28 September 2022 - Gold Class 4 October 2022 - Diamond Class
‘Diamond Class’ Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests.
$600pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
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 maybe imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control.
PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (TOTAL 12 DAY TOUR)
Plus $880pp Twin Share
Plus $1090 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
Our ‘Diamond Class’ Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests.
‘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)
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.
Departing on one of our opulent 'Diamond Class' or luxury 'Gold Class' coaches from the Brisbane CBD, we travel south for lunch. Our afternoon takes us through Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie where we stay overnight.
This morning we leave Port Macquarie, take a break at Bulahdelah, then continue to Gosford for lunch. Travelling through Sydney’s western suburbs we head up in to the Southern Highlands.
Today we visit Corbett Gardens, displaying a huge array of tulips, as well as other bright and vibrant springtime bulbs, followed by a guided tour of the Bradman Museum. Enjoy a casual lunch before our afternoon takes us to Fitzroy Falls, situated at the head of the escarpment leading down to the tranquil Kangaroo Valley.
Travelling via Goulburn, we arrive at Tulip Top Gardens, offering 10 acres of magnificent tulips and other spring flowers creating a spectacular display. Hundreds of blossom trees nestle between the flowers and provide a magic pathway to the cascading waterfall and watercourse. Our afternoon takes us to Cockington Green Gardens, showcasing a delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Before checking-in at our hotel, we take a drive up to Mount Ainslie lookout for magnificent views over Canberra.
We start our day taking a drive-by tour of Canberra's International Embassies and High Commissions en-route to Canberra's iconic event Floriade. Showcasing one million flowers in bloom throughout springtime, it is the biggest flower festival in Australia. At 2pm we visit the War Memorial, touring through the Hall of Memory, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Pool of Reflection and the Roll of Honour, finishing with a moving closing ceremony.
**Lunch is at your own expense today.
We start our day at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, taking a walk with a knowledgeable guide, to appreciate the beauty and clever adaptations of Australian plants, and the research and effort involved in creating and maintaining the gardens. Next we take a guided tour of the National Arboretum to explore the forests of endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. After breaking for lunch, our day's touring takes us to Parliament House. Here we have access to the Chambers and historic documents like Magna Carta. The unique blend of impressive architecture, a stunning art collection and beautiful landscape makes Parliament House one of Australia’s most significant and popular cultural attractions.
Departing Canberra we journey north passing through Yass to Cowra, where we break for lunch at the Cowra Japanese Gardens. After lunch you can enjoy a self-guided tour that will introduce you to the symbolic nature of the gardens. The Cowra Japanese Garden covers 5 hectares – the largest in the southern hemisphere. It was built because of Cowra’s special significance to the Japanese. The unique relationship of Cowra and Japan originated on a cold night in August 1944, when more than a thousand Japanese prisoners of war broke out of the local prison camp. Departing Cowra, pass through Bathurst and take an exhilarating lap of Mount Panorama. We continue our journey on to the Blue Mountains.
This morning, we depart the Blue Mountains for the Hunter Valley, arriving at the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens. On arrival we relax over lunch then take a guided train tour through the individually themed gardens that showcase the artistry of gardens around the world and use both native and exotic varieties of plants.
Leaving the resort after breakfast we travel through the Hunter wine region to the Darley Thoroughbred Stud near Denman, where we spend time with a local guide, Craig Benjamin, who has exclusive rights to conduct tours of some of the most prestigious racing studs in the area. Enjoy an insider’s tour of the thoroughbred racing industry and an interesting introduction to the equine industry. During spring the mares start giving birth to the foals and it truly is a sight to be seen. Later we travel on to Tamworth, to visit the Big Golden Guitar before finishing our day in Armidale.
Discover the Celtic heritage of Glen Innes, visiting the Standing Stones, a famous national monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers, and recognised by the Celtic Council of Australia as the national gathering point for Celtic descendants and clans. Next we cross the border back into Queensland and make our way past the grape growing districts of Ballandean, breaking for lunch at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, experiencing the Medley of Mains luncheon, matching food with wine. Return to the Brisbane CBD at approximately 4:30pm.
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Our Gold Class coach tours let you experience the beauty of the Australian landscape in comfort and style. From the coach itself to the accommodation and meals, every detail is considered.See Gold Class coaches
For the next level in luxury, our Diamond Class coach tours give you the business class experience every step of the way. We only book the very best options available
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Embark on a journey of discovery whilst following Australia's two grandest rivers through diverse regions and contrasting scenery. See outback New South Wales travelling beyond Bourke to Broken Hill, then discover old world charm aboard the Pride of Murray paddle steamer in Echuca. The New England Tablelands bring even more history and scenic allure on the return to Brisbane.
We celebrate Christmas in July staying 2 nights at the tranquil Lookout Mountain Retreat, a stone’s throw from Dorrigo’s World Heritage National Park. Visit Dutton Trout Farm and discover the Dorrigo National Park Rainforest Centre with a guided walk. Then celebrate Christmas in July in style with newfound friends against the backdrop of the stunning mountain and valley views of the retreat.
Take the inland route from Brisbane to Melbourne, discover quirky characters and hidden treasures along the way. Try your luck for opals in Lightning Ridge, enjoy a wildlife zoofari at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, and visit Miners Heritage Park in Cobar. See the 'Living Desert Sculptures' in Broken Hill and the Old Wentworth Gaol before enjoying a paddleboat cruise on the Murray and a finale night in Melbourne.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.