The best of Australia for the over 50's
Join us as we celebrate Christmas in July with a magical journey filled with scenic delights, natural wonders, sumptuous food and amiable companions. Spend 3 nights in the town of Inverell, renowned for its proud pioneering history, its beautiful restored buildings and the production of many fine gemstones from which Inverell has earned the name of ‘Sapphire City’.
This 3 day short break away gives you the opportunity to experience a small part of a quirky winter festival that is held each year in Warwick. The Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival began in 2004 and is an art and jazz musical festival that embraces the winter season by transforming the CBD into a living gallery with artwork installed on the bare winter trees and musicians performing Dixieland, Swing and mainstream Jazz.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Tours 2017