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Partridge at Peppers Manor House

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Christmas
Christmas
Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco
Indigenous experience
Cultural

Tour summary

Travel with the best tour and transport operator.
Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Enjoy a luxurious Christmas getaway to the cool Southern Highlands. Unrivalled in style and class this tour takes in South West Rocks, the Hunter Valley, 3 nights in old-world grand country-house charm at Peppers Manor House in Sutton Forest, and a 5 star finish in Sydney's Circular Quay. With a Gala Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day cruise on Sydney Harbour, this will be a very Merry Christmas indeed!

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Sydney Airport
Tour duration:
8
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

20 December 2024

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Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

21 Meals Included 2 Eco Experiences 4 Cultural & Heritage Experiences

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Tour special offer

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Offer departure dates

20 December 2024

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Partridge at Peppers Manor House

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
5975
pp
Sole Use
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Gold
$
7130
pp
Deposit:
$1000pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional days (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

• One way economy class carbon neutral flights ex Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 1 additional night room only at Meriton Suites Brisbane

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

Plus $520pp Twin Share Plus $615 Sole Use

DEPOSIT

$1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. 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’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • Specialty lunch at Brokenwood Wines, Hunter Valley
  • 2 nights Hunter Valley
  • Maitland Gaol guided tour
  • Twine Restaurant luncheon, Hunter Valley
  • Christmas lights spectacular specialty dinner
  • Broken Bay Pearl Farm guided tour
  • 3 nights at Peppers Manor House, Sutton Forest
  • Illawarra Fly tree top walk
  • Centennial Vineyards; Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
  • Christmas morning Fitzroy Falls and Kangaroo Valley scenic drive
  • Gala Christmas Day lunch in the Manor House with all the trimmings
  • Spectacular lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour to witness the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race
  • 1 night Sydney CBD
  • Private guided tour of Sydney Opera House
  • One way economy class Carbon Neutral flights ex Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 21 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
Cruise
Cruise
Coach
Coach
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Sydney Airport

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1

Brisbane - Port Macquarie

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We depart Brisbane on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travelling responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel via the Tweed River, breaking at Kingscliff for morning tea, then our journey takes us through the picturesque Northern Rivers, arriving at the Scottish township of Maclean, breaking here for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to Port Macquarie where we bed down for the night.

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Hunter Valley

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Local guide

This morning we head for the Hunter Valley, breaking for a cuppa at the township of Bulahdelah. We continue on into the Hunter Valley arriving at Brokenwood Wines where we indulge in the fine food and wine that is on offer, all the while enjoying the magnificent view. Next we make our way to our resort accommodation.

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Hunter Valley

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This morning we head to Maitland to join a guided tour of the heritage listed Maitland Gaol, once housing some of Australia’s most hardened and notorious criminals. Next enjoy lunch at Twine Restaurant before returning to the resort for a leisurely afternoon. Tonight, get into the Christmas spirit with a night visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens, superbly lit up with thousands of Christmas lights.

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Sutton Forest

Boat
Boat
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Heritage
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Local guide

Departing the Hunter Valley, we make our way to Broken Bay Pearl Farm. Follow the story of the Australian pearl from its ancient Indigenous beginnings through to modern farming and grading techniques, all the way to the finished piece of unique pearl jewellery. Experience a tour of the Shellar Door, a cruise to a pearl oyster lease, and an immersive pearl grading session inside the restricted-access Pearl Room. Our afternoon takes us into the Southern Highlands finishing our day at Sutton Forest where we check into historic Peppers Manor House.

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Sutton Forest

Heritage
Heritage
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Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

This morning we head to Knights Hill to visit the award-winning Illawarra Fly. Take a walk through the treetops on the 1.5km track through beautiful warm temperate rainforest with 500 metres of steel walkway nestled in the treetop canopy some 20–30 metres above the ground. From here we venture on to have a lovely lunch at Centennial Vineyards, then onwards to spend time at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Sutton Forest

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

Merry Christmas! After a festive breakfast together, we take a morning scenic drive overlooking the tranquil Kangaroo Valley where you are free to take a short walk to explore the lush escarpment country and see the magnificent Fitzroy Falls. We return to Peppers to get ready for Christmas Day celebrations and festive feast. Enjoy a long lunch together capturing the spirit of Christmas, taking time to enjoy every moment of this special day, savouring the delights of the freshest seafood and traditional fare.

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Sydney

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Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

We make our way to Sydney Harbour to witness an iconic Australian event, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race! Feel the spirit of the Harbour as the race starts, and enjoy a special 3-hour lunch cruise. There will be radio commentary of the race and spectacular photo opportunities from the outer decks to see the maxi yachts in action. Following the cruise we re-board our coach and check in to our Sydney CBD Hotel.

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Sydney

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Heritage
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Local guide
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Flight included

This morning we board a local coach company and make our way to the Sydney Opera House for a private guided walking tour. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage listed masterpiece and discover the magic beneath the sails. After the tour, take some free time to enjoy last minute shopping and grab a bite to eat before meeting your Tour Host and making our way to the Sydney Airport for your respective Carbon Neutral flights home.

**Lunch is at your own expense today.

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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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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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