STAY PUT! OBERON STAYPUT including MAYFIELD GARDENS

6th November, 2021 to 9th November, 2021 (4 days)   Cost: $1060pp/ts SS: $200 extra   3 BREAKFAST 3 LUNCHES 3 DINNERS


This is an opportune time to visit one of the worlds largest privately owned cool climate gardens. Experience the whole 65 hectares of stunning gardens icluding amazing water features, Hawkins family private garden, English inspired maze, the chapel and chook Hilton. This tour also includes a historic guided tour of the Oberon District. The Hawkins family have a presence in our Hill End day as well so our local guide will tell us all the significant details about the area. We visit Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens overlooking the greater Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park.3 nights motel accommodation at The Big Trout Motor Inn, Oberon

Tour Includes

3 Cooked breakfasts

3 Dinners

3 Lunches

Locally guided tour of Oberon

Group entry to Spring Festival at Mayfield Gardens

Guided tour at Mayfield Gardens

Entry to Gairloch Garden

Town tour at Hill End

Guided walking tour at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens

Shuttle bus tour available at Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens


10 Seats Left! ITS CHERRY TIME! YOUNG AT CHERRY TIME

3rd December, 2021 to 5th December, 2021 (3 days)   Cost: $600pp/ts SS: $150 extra   2 BREAKFASTS 3 LUNCHES 2 DINNERS


A complete tour of the premier attractions surrounding the Cherry Capital of Australia. Visiting the beautiful Rose Gardens of Cowra and the unique Hologram presentation of the Cowra breakout at the Visitor Centre. Included in your tour Poppas Fudge Factory, pick your own cherries, Lunch at the Historic Clifton House (1889) and private Garden, walk amongst the spectacular gardens and water features within the Chinese Tribute Gardens and so much more.

Book Early and don't miss a fantastic tour.


Great Value! GOURMET DELIGHTS AND SOUTHERN SIGHTS

6th December, 2021 to 11th December, 2021 (6 days)   Cost: $1580pp/ts SS: $440 extra   5 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


A food lovers indulgence escape. As we temp our taste buds and senses throughout the Gourmet region of Southern New South Wales and Victoria.

Sharing all of this with friends, food and lots of fun.

Tour Includes

5 nights accommodation

5 cooked breakfasts

5 dinners

5 lunches

Talk and make your own freckle activity at Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory

Tour at Byramine Homestead and Brewery

Beer tasting included for anyone who wants it

Entry to Cactus Country including morning tea

Entry and presentation at Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum

Tastings at Rich Glen Olives

cruise on MV Paradise Queen

Visit and Devonshire afternoon tea at The Big Strawberry

Guided tour in Chiltern

Entry and tour at Submarine Museum, Holbrook


5 DAY STAY PUT! SNOWY MOUNTAINS EXPLORER

14th February, 2022 to 18th February, 2022 (5 days)   Cost: $1400pp/ts SS: $300 extra   4 BREAKFASTS 5 LUNCHES 4 DINNERS


Although the Snowy Mountains are traditionally visited in winter we have chosen Summer for a totally different perspective ie: An outstanding array of Alpine Wild Flowers, colourful Snow Gums, fresh mountain streams and the cool chrisp air of this Alpine Region combined with less crowds and spectacular scenery.

Our tour includes a professional local guide.

Tour Inclusions

4 nights motel accommodation

4 cooked breakfasts

4 motel dinners

5 included lunches

tasting at Eling Forest Winery

Visit to Snowy Region Visitor Centre

Entry to Kosciuszko National Park

Thredbo Chairlift ride

Tour of Cooma Gaol

Visit Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

Guided walk at Iona Cottage and garden

Tasting at Wildbrumby Schnapps

Tour at Gaden Trout Hatchery


0 O'REILLY'S & LAMINGTON PLATEAU

26th February, 2022 to 3rd March, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $2020pp/ts SS: $450 extra   5 BREAKFASTS 6 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse is located in World Heritage Lamington National Park about one and a half hours inland from the Gold Coast by road, Lamington National Park is home to a vast array of unique flora and fauna. Pademelons, gliders and possums, frogs and the amazing array of bird life makes O'Reilly's a nature lovers paradise! The guesthouse enjoys cool mountain air and spectacular views. It will be our base for 2 nights as we enjoy the famous O’Reilly's hospitality.

Tour Inclusions

5 night's motel accommodation

5 cooked Breakfasts

5 Dinners

6 Lunches

Entry to The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre

Private guided walk and 4WD tour at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Private Sunset Experience at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

One way journey onboard the Byron Bay Solar Train

Visit Cape Byron Lighthouse Precinct

Entry to Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

Guided tour at Glen Ian Ostrich & Emu Farm

Entry to The Honey Place


BOOK NOW! BEGONIA FESTIVAL BALLARAT

11th March, 2022 to 16th March, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1695pp/ts SS: $380 extra   5 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


Join us as we visit Ballarat where it will showcase their finest annual exhibition being the "Begonia Festival". Which is held on the foreshore of Lake Weendouree and its Botanical Gardens.

During our visit to Ballarat we will capture the history of gold and the impact to the many men and women who risked their lives to fight for their social rights.

Tour Inclusions

5 nights motel accommodation

5 breakfasts

5 dinners

4 included lunches

Tour at Fletchers Ark Farmyard, Goulburn

Entry and tour at Submarine Museum, Holbrook

1 hour cruise on Lake Wendouree

1 hour guided tour of Ballarat

Entry to the Eureka Centre

Entry to Sovereign Hill including the gold museum

AURA sound and light show at Sovereign Hill

Tour with an ice cream at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream


4 Seats Left! OP SHOP & SILO HOP TOUR

21st March, 2022 to 25th March, 2022 (5 days)   Cost: $1200pp/ts SS: $340 extra   4 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 4 DINNERS


Welcome to the thrill of bargain hunting on our Op Shop Silo Hop Tour! This is not your average touring program as we focus on craft and opportunity shops which present a multitude of surprises as well as some massive works of art using silos as the canvas throughout the next five days

This tour we have a great time restyling our home or wardrobe as we hop from one op shop to another! Enjoy a change of scenery, discovering new towns and the rich history within. Uncover wonderful local produce, hand-crafted items and so much more, making this the must-not-miss shopping holiday!Tour Inclusions

4 nights motel accommodation

4 cooked breakfasts

4 motel dinners

5 included lunches

Visit Merriwa Silo Art

Visit Dunedoo Silo Art

Visit Vinnies, Young

Visit Salvation Army store, Young

Visit Poppas fudge and jam factory

Visit CWA Cottage club

Entry to lambing flat folk museum

Visit Murrumburrrah Silo Art

Visit Vinnies, Cootamundra

Visit Quality Junk Antiques and collectables

Visit Chinamans Dam

Visit Grenfell Silo Art

Entry and guided tour at Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre

Visit Vinnies, Cowra

Entry and guided tour at Cowra Japanese Garden

Visit Portland Silo Art

Tour at Ken Duncan Gallery


UNPACK ONCE! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS INCLUDING THE ENLIGHTEN FESTIVAL

4th April, 2022 to 7th April, 2022 (4 days)   Cost: $1120pp/ts SS: $260 extra   3 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 2 DINNERS


An exclusive tour with luxury appointments including 3 nights and 4 days at the Mecure Gouldburn. Joadja ghost town tour, where 1400 people lived and worked some 120 years ago (Australias largest and richest industrial enterprise). Explore the beauty and delicacy of Wombeyan Caves. Visit Riversdale Homestead, an evening visit to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra and its spectacular Enlighten Festival. Guided tour of St Saviours Cathedral and its note worthy stained glass windows

Tour Inclusions

3 nights motel accommodation

3 cooked breakfasts

2 motel dinners

4 included lunches

Heritage tour in Joadja including tastings at distillery

Sightseeing tour with local guide in Goulburn

Entry, tour at Riversdale and gardens National Trust home

Guided tour of St. Saviours Cathedral

Entry to Wombeyan Caves

Enlighten Festival

Visit Big Merino


EASTER ESCAPE! EASTER FESTIVAL AT BENDIGO

14th April, 2022 to 19th April, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1695pp/ts SS: $390 extra   5 BREAKFASTS 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


The Bendigo Easter Fair is not to be missed. Over the four-day Easter long weekend, Bendigo's beautiful Rosalind Park and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant precinct bursting with entertainment. Live stage shows, hands-on activities, carnival rides, live music, roving performers and more! As the sun sets on Easter Sunday, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city.

Another added bonus is THE ELVIS EXHIBITION will be on whilst we are in Bendigo!

Tour Inclusions

5 nights motel accommodation

5 cooked breakfasts

5 motel dinners

4 included lunches

1 hour cruise in Echuca

Entry and tour of grounds at Buda Historic Home, Castlemaine

Entry to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Visit Bendigo Art Gallery

Attend the torchlight lantern procession and fireworks at festival

Ride on Bendigo's Talking Tram

Guided tour of Central Deborah Gold Mine

Watch the Easter Gala Parade in main street

Tour at Joss House Temple

Visit Wonga Wetlands, Albury

Elvis Presley exhibition (own expense approx $25 seniors $30 Adults)


Step Back in Time! NORFOLK ISLAND

21st April, 2022 to 29th April, 2022 (9 days)   Cost: $3450pp/ts SS: $660 extra   Return flights ex Australia including all taxes


We start this tour on a relaxing note arriving at the Mantra Plaza Airport Hotel mid afternoon on day 1 to avoid an very early hours of the morning start hence we arrive into Norfolk Island quite refreshed.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

Return flights ex: Australia including all taxes

Overnight accommodation at The Mantra Sydney Airport Hotel & Transfers to the Sydney International Airport

7 nights accommodation at the South Pacific Resort

Full touring itinerary with highlights including:

- Half day Island Tour

- Wonderland by Night

- Cyclorama

-Convict Settlement Tour

- Christian's Glass Bottom Boat

- Progressive Dinner

-Over the Cattlestops

- Night as a Convict

- Norfolk Indulgence Tour

- Trial of Fifteen

- Colleen McCulloughs Home Tour

- Island Fish Fry

- Sound & Light Show

Full breakfast daily and dinner each night incl. Breakfast Bush Walk

Morning or afternoon tea on most touring days

Not Included

Lunches are at own cost

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Itinerary may be subject to change.


QUALITY TOUR! STAY PUT SECRETS OF THE SHOALHAVEN

23rd April, 2022 to 26th April, 2022 (4 days)   Cost: $1290pp/ts SS: $275 extra   3 BREAKFASTS 2 LUNCHES 3 DINNERS


We spend the next four days in an area that has had a lot to deal with in recent years. In 2019 and 2020 the area was ravaged by fires and then devastated by floods and when they thought recovery could be a real possibility they came face to face with the pandemic that was Covid 19, which sent the whole country into lockdown, before more damaging floods. Normally it is hard to come to terms with any one of these events let alone the succession of them all in a reasonably short space of time. We can do a small part in helping these communities feel normal again by visiting the area and showing we care by supporting the businesses that are hanging on to tourism as a viable option for their income.

Tour Inclusions

3 nights luxury motel accommodation at Springs Shoalhaven

3 cooked breakfasts

3 dinners

2 lunches

Coolangatta Estate wine tasting

Entry to Shoalhaven Zoo

Entry and tour at Fleet Air Arm Museum

Dolphin watch cruise Jervis Bay

Entry and tour at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Guided tour of Meroogal Homestead

Morning tea at The Treat Factory Berry

Visit Kiama blowhole


SPECTACULAR COLOUR! BRIGHT & BEECHWORTH AUTUMN FESTIVAL

28th April, 2022 to 3rd May, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1370pp/ts SS: $400 extra   5 BREAKFAST 5 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


A spectacularly colourful event held annually. Join us and be a part of the festivities and diversity within the north east corner of Victoria. Highlighted by the ornamental Autumn tones of Bright and its alpine region, complete with wineries, deer farms, olive groves, mountainous timbered regions of Victorias High Country.

See Falls Creek, Mount Beauty and visit the original Cattlemans Hut tucked away amongst the snow gums. This has been one of our most popular Autumn Tours over the past 30 years. So book early to secure your seat.

Tour includes

5 nights Accommodation

5 Breakfasts

5 Dinners

5 Lunches

Guided Tour of Beechworth

Entry & Tasting at Brown Brothers Winery

Visit Milawa Mustards

Entry & Tasting at Australian Pumpkin Seed Company

Entry & Visit Bright Art Gallery

Visit Nightingale packing shed

Visit Mt Beauty Visitors Centre

Visit Wallace's Hut

Entry to Red Stag Deer Stud and Emu Farm

1/2 day Falling of the Leaves Festival (Bright)


OUTBACK TOWNS & PRECIOUS STONE (LIGHTNING RIDGE)

5th May, 2022 to 10th May, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1640pp/ts SS: $300 extra   5 BREAKFAST 4 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


Lightning Ridge, in outback NSW, is on the world's richest deposit of black opal. It's a place that abounds with colourful characters, barrels of dreams, opportunities and experiences! One of the quirkiest places in Australia. Uncover the mullock dotted moonscape of Lightning Ridge.

Marvel at wonderous gems in opal showrooms, relax in artesian bore baths and meet the intriguing locals - discovering why so many visitors have long been attracted to this colourful town. Its sure to be enlightening and very different to other tours. This one will deinitely be full of surprises Book now!

TOUR INCLUDES

5 Cooked breakfasts

6 Lunches

5 Dinners

Tour at Chambers of the Black Hand

Visit John Murray Art Gallery

Visit Glengarry Hilton

Half day guided tour

Armigos Castle

Cactus Farm


BROKEN HILL & MENINDEE LAKES

21st July, 2022 to 28th July, 2022 (8 days)   Cost: $2095pp/ts SS: $475 extra   7 BREAKFAST 6 LUNCHES 7 DINNERS


Broken Hill is abound with early history. Discovered by Thomas Mitchell, followed by Charles Sturt, then early pastoralists proved non-viable and were bought by cattle barons like Sidney Kidman. There ore deposits discovered in the 1880's proved to be the richest and largest ore body in the world. The rest is history!

Along with this we visit White Cliffs, Menindee Lake and Kinchega National Park, Wentworth and the Sunraysia district,we travel home via the Riverina.

Tour Inclusions

7 Night's Accommodation

7 Cooked Breakfasts

7 Dinners

6 Lunches

Guided town tour of Cobar

Entry to Great Cobar Heritage Centre (subject to availability)

Guided town tour of White Cliffs

Guided mine tour and demonstration at Red Earth Opal

Guided town tour of Broken Hill

Guided tour at Royal Flying Doctor Service

Guided tour at Silver City Mint & Art Centre - incl Big Picture

Entry & Guide to Kinchega National Park

Guided tour at White's Mineral Art & Mining Musuem

Entry to Old Wentworth Gaol

Guided tour & tasting at Varapodio Estate


TEMTATION! TASTE BUD FRUITS OF THE RIVERINA

12th September, 2022 to 17th September, 2022 (6 days)   Cost: $1515pp/ts SS: $330 extra   5 BREAKFASTS 5 LUNCHES 5 DINNERS


Narrandera is often referred to as an oasis blessed with abundant water hugging the banks of Lake Talbot and the Murrumbidgee. This is an ideal base to explore MIA Temora Junee Griffith and Wagga Wagga.

Tour Inclusions

5 nights accommodation at Newell Motor Inn

5 cooked breakfasts

5 motel dinners

5 included lunches

Town tour of Narrandera with Guide

Tour at the Glendale Citrus and Hazelnut Orchard

Entry and tour at Narrandera Fisheries Centre

Town tour and talk at Griffith Information Centre

Wine tasting at De Bortoli Winery

Southern Gin Tour

Guided tour of Monte Cristo Homestead

Entry tour and tastings at Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory

Entry to Temora Aviation Museum

Guided tour and morning tea at Altina Wildlife Park

Town tour, talk and tastings in Leeton at Visitors Centre