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Jacaranda Festival in Grafton

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

This Australian folk festival is based upon the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees which grow in Grafton’s broad tree lined avenues.

Departure location:
Brisbane
Return location:
Brisbane
Tour duration:
5
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

1 November 2024

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Coach classes:
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Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

12 Meals Included 2 Cultural & Heritage Experiences

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Jacaranda Festival in Grafton

Tour pricing

Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
3150
pp
Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2495
pp
Deposit:
$500pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $500pp 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 luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by an experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host
  • Morning tea at Kingsclif
  • Scenic coastal tour of Yamba including the lighthouse
  • 2 nights Angourie
  • Locally guided tour of Grafton through the colourful tree lined streets
  • Full day at Festival with float parade, stalls and entertainment
  • Raspberry Lookout
  • Land of the Beardies History House & Museum; Glen Innes
  • Tenterfield Railway Museum
  • 2 nights Stanthorpe
  • Granite Belt Christmas Farm
  • Kents Saddlery tour
  • Historic O’Mara’s Hotel
  • Ballandean Estate Vineyard
  • Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre
  • Melbourne Cup Race Day lunch
  • 12 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
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Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane
Returns
Brisbane

Day

1

Angourie

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We depart Brisbane Coach Terminal on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. Heading south through the green Tweed Valley breaking at Kingscliff for morning tea, we continue on, arriving at the pretty seaside town of Yamba where we enjoy lunch before taking a scenic drive tour, breaking for a photo opportunity at the historic lighthouse. From here we take a short drive to Angourie where we settle into our accommodation.

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Morning Tea
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Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Grafton

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Local guide
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Festival & Event

This morning we join a local guide for an on coach town tour. Grafton at this time of year is a canopy of colour with over 5000 Jacaranda trees in full bloom. Enjoy an array of events that Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival has to offer. The longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopies of purple blossoms and concludes with the spectacular Grand Float Parade.

**Lunch is at own expense today at the festival. Festival program is a guide only and is subject to change.

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Day

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Stanthorpe

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This morning we visit Raspberry Lookout enroute to Glen Innes where we visit the Land of the Beardies History House and Museum, where local artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the early settlers of Glen Innes are on display. After lunch, we make a short stop at the Standing Stones before continuing on to the Tenterfield Railway Museum for a guided tour. We settle into our accommodation late afternoon in Stanthorpe.

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Stanthorpe

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We start our day with a visit to the Granite Belt Christmas Farm. Explore and feed Santa’s animals, including Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and see the farm of 11,000 real Christmas trees. Enjoy an extensive range of Belgian Chocolates at the Mistletoe Boutique Christmas Store. Next we visit Kent’s Saddlery for a behind the scenes guided tour. We enjoy lunch at O’Mara’s Hotel, built in 1910 on the site of the original single story hotel. Next we are off to enjoy a wine tasting session at Ballandean Vineyard Estate, well known for its vintage red wines. Hear about the history of Ballandean Estate along with a talk about vinification.

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Afternoon Tea
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Stanthorpe - Brisbane

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We farewell Stanthorpe and travel via Warwick to Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre. Enjoy a tour of this grand heritage-listed homestead built in 1864. We then head to Toowoomba to watch the race that stops the nation - Melbourne Cup! Have a punt, wear a fascinator and enjoy the anticipation of the big race. Our afternoon concludes with the last leg back to Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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Afternoon Tea
Dinner
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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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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