The National Cherry Festival is on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years. Travel in style on our Luxury 'Gold Class' coach, discover the town and its harvest, delicious fruit, wine, food and festival! Will the longest Pip Spit record be broken again this year? Who will be the 2023 Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Come with Fun Over Fifty and visit this lovely rural community and have FUN! Following the festival we make our way to the Hunter Valley for the famous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular!
28 November 2023
21 Meals Included 3 Eco Experiences 3 Cultural & Heritage Experiences
PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (TOTAL 10 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 $899pp Twin Share
Plus $1110 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
Deposit of $600pp required within 14 days ofmaking booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details
Depart on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from the Brisbane CBD and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel south stopping for lunch on the way. Our afternoon takes us through Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie where we stay overnight.
Today we take in the stunning scenery of the mid north coast travelling through Laurieton, passing the Great lakes region. After a Hunter Valley lunch we enjoy a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour at McGuigans Wines.
This morning we visit Tocal Homestead for a guided tour of this beautiful heritage site. Hear stories of the characters and activities at Tocal over the past 200 years. See the famous barn the colonial architect designed, hear about a lad who went on to become Captain Thunderbolt. Our afternoon is spent in Maitland where we take a guided tour of heritage listed Maitland Gaol. Once housing some of Australia’s most hardened and notorious criminals, today the Gaol has unlocked the gates for us to explore the site. Our evening takes us to the Hunter Valley Gardens for the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular where over 2 million lights are on display and our evening includes a sumptuous Christmas dinner on the Garden Terrace.
Today we travel through the Goulburn River National Park to arrive in Bathurst. We take our coach on a spin of theMt Panorama Circuit (events depending) then continue on to Cowra.
Today the Cherry Festival in Young presents a fabulous full day of quirky and colourful festivities including farmers markets, a car show, busking competitions and dog trials. We also visit Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory then finish up our day at the Cherry Festival Street Parade, one of the largest in regional Australia.
**Lunch is at own expense today.
Leaving Cowra we make our way to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo for lunch and a guided wildlife zoofari. The zoo is an open-range design, with walls and fences replaced by concealed moats which divide the animals from the visitors, creating the breathtaking impression of actually being with the animals in the wild.
Today we head north through Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Moree to arrive in the cotton capital of Goondiwindi, nestled on the banks of the Macintyre River. After checking-in there’s time to take a refreshing dip in the pool before meeting for dinner.
This morning we take a tour of Goondiwindi, learning about the local cotton industry. We then travel to Toowoomba, breaking for lunch with a view at Picnic Point. We arrive back into Brisbane at approximately 4.30pm.
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