The best of Australia for the over 50's
This tour showcases the dramatic changes in the Australian Outback. From Broome with its extraordinary sunsets and spectacular beaches to the beehive rock formations of the Purnululu National Park and the vast Lake Argyle in Kununurra.
This tour is specifically designed to maximise time for you to explore Carnarvon Gorge; an oasis in the semi-arid heart of central Queensland. With Carnarvon creek running through towering white sandstone cliffs and vibrantly coloured steep-sided gorges this environmental experience is one of Australia’s natural wonders.
Outback towns have long carved a reputation for colourful characters and intense community spirit and this tour is sure to highlight this. Discover the stories of strength and persistence shown by the pioneers as we journey through towns such as Miles, Roma, Charleville, Quilpie, Birdsville, Bedourie and Boulia.
Join this fully escorted tour on one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through a rich diversity of Australian landscapes in the comfort of your private cabin or relaxing in the lounge. Sightsee in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy, the ultimate transcontinental experience.
Cape York is one of Australia’s last great wilderness regions boasting waterfalls, crystal clear spring fed creeks, huge termite mounds and carnivorous plants. On this tour discover the magic of this area with an experienced tour guide aboard purpose-built vehicles.
Join us on this fantastic 5 day retreat to Fraser Island, staying in the newly refurbished eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Lying just off the coast of Hervey Bay this world heritage-listed island is home to a number of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and is the largest sand island in the world. Famous for its many freshwater lakes, ancient rainforests, coloured sands, 75 mile beach highway, dingoes and the renowned Maheno shipwreck.
Join us on this old favourite, as we explore Western Australia’s coastline travelling from Broome to the beautiful city of Perth along the Great Northern Highway. With first-class views of the Indian Ocean and many stops along the way, this tour is jam packed with adventure and sightseeing.
Imagine the opportunity to travel remote areas and visit some of Australia’s iconic destinations. If you have the country areas at heart and you are full of adventure, then this tour is certainly for you. Fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs before absorbing the beauty of central Australia.
Experience magical Western Australian sunsets as you travel along the coastline between Broome and Perth. The landscape surprises as spring wildflowers carpet usually desolate horizons. Immerse yourself in the history of the pearling days as you visit Broome and Denham.
Experience a trip down memory lane on this short historical tour travelling from Warwick to Wallangarra on the lovingly restored Heritage C17 Steam Locomotive. This unique heritage railway trip enables you to sit back and enjoy the sheer beauty of the Darling Downs and Granite belt.
Setting off from Perth, our journey reveals stunning scenery across the south west of Australia including the fascinating rock formations of Wave Rock and Hippo’s Yawn in Hyden. There is nothing quite like a long straight road stretching as far as the eye can see and travelling the Nullarbor certainly offers that. View the spectacular Esperance coastline as we travel further along one of Australia’s great touring experiences.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Festival is a garden lover’s delight and we are proud to be bringing this 3 day tour back again. The festival is a celebration of flowers as well as food, wine and all things spring. Stop and smell a rose or two at the National Rose Garden, visit stunning award winning exhibition gardens, view splendid displays in the public parks and be entertained by the colourful and creative Grand Central Floral Parade.
Tasmania is an amazing place to visit because it has so much to offer within a short distance. The scenery is constantly changing and varies so much from the wild rain forest of the West Coast to the rich farmland in the North and the white sandy beaches of the East Coast.
Stay 4 nights at York on Lillydale Resort in Mt Evelyn, located on 4.5 hectares of natural bushland. One of the many highlights of this tour will be a visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival featuring over half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland and activities that reflect the farm’s Dutch heritage.
Since 1950, Toowoomba has greeted Spring with an infusion of colour and creativity not only in private gardens but also the town’s magnificent parks and gardens. Come and delight your senses in the Garden City as there is no better “blooming place”!
September is the perfect time to visit Canberra as it turns on beautiful Spring days with clear skies, and floral displays. The War Memorial is a highlight and promises a new look at Canberra’s established institutions.
There is no better time of year to travel to the southern states than in spring when we can celebrate the season with views of glorious gardens and lavish landscapes. This tour features many beautifully grown gardens with fragrant blooms, manicured grounds and colourful vistas and will be a feast for the eye and mind.
Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula, is situated on the shore of Boston Bay which opens eastward into Spencer Gulf and claims to be the “Seafood Capital of Australia”. With visits to Streaky Bay, Cowell, Tumby Bay and more, this tour is sure to please.
Travel to the Gold Coast for the exciting new Australian Outback Spectacular – Salute to the Light Horse High Country Special! Saddle up for a captivating journey to the high country where enchanted whispers and legendary yarns come alive with inspiring stories of Australian characters
A truly amazing experience awaits you on this tour of the southern regions of Western Australia and across the Nullarbor, still one of this country’s epic road journeys. There will be wildflowers blooming everywhere, contrasted with stark landscapes and enormous mines. Eat amazing food in Margaret River and store up memories of a different kind of life.
As you traverse across 4 states, your journey through the Murray Outback is certain to bring alive this vast expanse of diverse landscapes. Travel from Adelaide through the vine-strung hills of the Barossa, the orchards through Berri and Renmark and the riverland fields around Mildura, nestled on the banks of the mighty Murray.
Enjoy three nights on King Island, calcified forests, ship wrecks, Cape Wickham Lighthouse, and King Island Dairy, then fly directly to Flinders Island for this huge National Park, rugged shores and exclusive beaches.
Experience the fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup, visit to the Eureka Skydeck, ride the famous Puffing Billy, be enthralled at Werribee Park and Zoo, dine out in the Tramcar Restaurant and cruise the Yarra River. All this combined with 6 nights staying in the one motel, ensures the creation of memories that will last a life-time.
Experience the fun and atmosphere of “the race that stops a nation” with Premium reserved elevated Lawn Stand Seating (opposite winning post). Pick a winner at the Tote or with any of the traditional bookmakers and see the Annual Parade of Champions in Federation Square.
Summertime means an abundance of cherries and other delicious stone fruits. Join in the fun and festivities of the ever popular National Cherry Festival in the bustling and picturesque town of Young, ideally located in ‘The Hilltops’ food & wine region.
Each country has its own unique traditions when it comes to Christmas. Join us on this 8 day Singapore Christmas Lights tour and discover what is uniquely Singapore. Explore this dynamic destination rich in contrast and colour, offering a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Stay 7 nights in the one hotel which will allow time to appreciate the sights and sounds of the festive season.
Spend Christmas in Melbourne and enjoy a dolphin cruise and a paddle steamer cruise. See amazing church murals in Bairnsdale, explore the Geelong waterfront with all its bollards, bag a bargain at the Queen Victoria Markets and the fashion area of Church and Chapel Street. Feast in Acland Street and re-live the glory moments of the MCG. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Melbourne.
While the Snowy Mountains is well known as a snow holiday destination, it has fast become a very popular destination for the summer. Stay in the picturesque Alpine Village of Thredbo and visit other villages including Perisher and Charlotte Pass, looking across to the majestic Mt Kosciuszko.
Christmas 2017 will be a fun week based at Coffs Harbour’s Opal Resort. Explore the region and see dolphins and porpoises, try carob chocolate and buffalo gelato, cruise the Nambucca River and return to nature in Dorrigo. Indulge in a traditional lunch with all the trimmings and take time out swimming in the resort pools or relax with a short stroll to the beach.
Celebrate Christmas this year on the mighty Murray River. Begin at Renmark and make our way through five locks on the journey towards the mouth of the river. Discover the beautiful and dramatic South Australian outback, its unique flora and fauna and the rich legacy of old riverside ports.
Indulge yourself and be thoroughly pampered this Christmas. Join in with all the fun and soak up the luxury at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Brisbane. Ideally located beside the City Botanic Gardens and right on the river, this tour has been especially designed for those who are unable to take long coach tours.
Join us on this three day Christmas getaway to the Gold Coast. Travel through the stunning Numinbah Valley, take in the magnificent 360 degree views of the Gold Coast beaches and hinterland from the Skypoint Observation Deck and relax on board a Luncheon Cruise on Christmas Day. Other highlights include Tamborine Forest Skywalk and a visit to Cedar Creek Estate Winery and Vineyard.
Some of the world’s greatest players will begin their summer campaign here at the Brisbane International with previous winners including Dimitrov, Federer, Hewitt, Murray and Roddick and from the women’s singles, notable winners included Pliskova, Azarenka, Sharpova, Williams and Clijsters.
The Blue Mountains is a magical place any time of the year and this will be no exception. Explore this iconic region staying five nights in the one motel. Highlights will include the Three Sisters, Jenolan Caves and the breathtaking views from Scenic World, plus guided tours of Bathurst and surrounding villages with a local guide.
Mon Repos, on the coast of Bundaberg, supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region.
This tour will take you to a picturesque slice of Australia, as we traverse part of the Snowy Valleys Way. Travel from Canberra, through Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains, ascend the Alpine Way from Jindabyne to Thredbo Village and visit towns such as Khancoban, Tumbarumba and Tumut. Our journey then takes us to Victoria’s 4th largest city – Bendigo, to explore its historic tramways, pottery and Chinese Museum before concluding our tour in Melbourne.
A rich mix of history, cruises and attractions are included in this tour package. Walk in the footsteps of convicts, be awed by the majestic and rugged beauty of its rivers and mountains, or stand still and embrace the peace of Tasmania’s ancient forests.
Join us for a short four day refresher on the beautiful Sapphire Coast. Cruise around Montague Island looking for dolphins, enjoy fish and chips from the Big Game fishing port of Bermagui. See the White Lion of Kimba at the Mogo Zoo and find treasure at Central Tilba, amongst the lovely Foxglove Gardens.
Join All Australian Journeys as we travel to our nation’s capital for the Hyper Real Exhibition. This year the exhibition showcases more than 50 years of hyper realist practice. Presented by more than 30 artists you will be surprised by the vivid and lifelike representations of the human figure. Combined with a visit to the National Museum of Australia this short tour should not be missed.
Kangaroo Island (or KI as the locals call it) is home to stunning wildlife, pristine beaches, fresh produce and spectacular and diverse coastlines. Come with us as we explore this special island with one of the locals.
Commence this beautiful coast and nature spectacular, linking Sydney to Melbourne. The mood is set with so much to see and do as we drive through Nowra, Ulladulla, Mogo, Merimbula, Mallacoota, Lakes Entrance, Foster, Port Albert, Wilsons Promontory and Phillip Island before arriving into Melbourne.
Explore the beautiful and pristine area of the Bass Coast, including Wilsons Promontory. See the little penguins come ashore as the sun sets on Philip Island. Learn more of Korumburra coal mining days with three nights based in this small country town and then travel through the Victorian High Country to Albury.
This tour is designed to give you a chance to indulge your senses in Tasmania. With two nights staying at the beautiful Freycinet Lodge, dinner at the Wrest Point Casino revolving restaurant and an exclusive gourmet BBQ dinner at the Bonorong Wildlife Park, it is the chance to explore Tasmania at a more leisurely, indulgent pace.
The outback beckons as you commence a tour full of adventure. After arriving in Adelaide, begin your tour exploring the outback of three states – South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Major towns visited include Murray Bridge, Mildura, Hay, Bourke, Lightning Ridge and St George. Imagine the diversity you will experience from the mighty Murray River through to the desert landscapes that surround the opal fields of Lightning Ridge and the highlights in between.
Travel from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road and marvel at the sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean. Wind your way through seaside villages and stop at scenic lookouts to see prominent landmarks the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the fallen London Bridge.
Sri Lanka’s history dates back more than 2,500 years to create a culture featuring the hallmarks of the ancient monarchy, Buddhist influences, British and Dutch rule and modern day independence. Famous for its tea and coffee plantations, spices, rubber and sugar exports, you will also appreciate firsthand the workmanship and vibrant colour of textiles produced in Sri Lanka. Taste, touch and see the amazing beauty and heritage of colourful Sri Lanka.
No amount of words can describe this inhospitable desert landscape which is still one of the richest opal fields on earth. Residents mainly live underground to escape the heat and your two night stay in the Underground Dugout Motel will be an experience like no other.
This tour effortlessly combines beautiful gardens, breathtaking scenery and the amazing floral displays at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, with a taste of Australian history at several museums. Enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle with ample free time in Melbourne and enjoy many great shopping opportunities along the way.
Cruise the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Great Barrier Reef on board a purpose built reef expedition vessel. Be guided by an expert expedition team of marine biologists and dive instructors, providing you with up close and personal access to the finest locations on the reef, including glass bottom boat cruises, ‘touch tank’ displays and snorkelling or scuba diving. Or simply relax and encounter paradise.
This holiday takes you to the western “gateway” of Bass Strait where you will find sheer bliss. The island is a beautiful unspoiled place with a wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches including a penguin rookery where penguins return all year round. King Island is famous for fresh seafood, steaks, cheeses and other dairy products, which is why the area is so well known for its gourmet food. The scenery, the history, the hospitality and the fun is just waiting for you.
This holiday combines two different examples of Australia’s national gemstone, the opal. At White Cliffs you will see exquisite examples of white opal, which can be nearly clear with flashes of colour in it. At Lightning Ridge you will find the world famous black opal, the most popular colour around the world. White Cliffs, Lightning Ridge and Lake Cargelligo are the three main towns on this tour all providing a real sense of life in outback NSW.
Join us as we travel to the beautiful town of Bright, situated alongside the Ovens River in the heart of Victoria’s High Country. Spend four nights at the Ovens Valley Motor Inn, which will allow us to travel in a different direction each day. Discover the national parks, ascend Victoria’s highest mountains and be in awe of the deciduous trees which will be a blaze of colour, creating a breathtaking scene.
You will be amazed by the stunning scenery as we travel through Victoria’s High Country. The area has an abundance of European trees which line the streets and the autumn hues create a magnificent spectacle. Staying five nights in the one motel will allow the opportunity to venture out in a different direction each day, discovering the many highlights this area has to offer.
Christmas Tours 2017