Departing Saturday, 20th Jan 2018 to Monday, 29th January 2018
Whoever said life was all about the journey must have been travelling the Waterfall Way. Driving this stunning route is like touring through a giant pop-up book – turn one corner and an enormous mountain range jumps out of a green valley, turn another and a waterfall leaps out at the road before your eyes. Spend time in the Dorrigo National Park where ‘the mountains reach the sky’ then it’s off to discover the delights of the Hunter Valley.
Travel along the Illawarra Highway with its magnificent scenery through Macquarie Pass to Robertson. Visit the Hunter Valley Gardens and experience the spectacular Christmas Lights Spectacular; enjoy some wine and cheese tasting and finish off with a little chocolate at the Tweny-3-Twenty Chocolate and Fudge Factory. Travel the Alpine Way through Kosciusko NP to Bright for a delicious tasting at the Bright Berry Farm. Spend three nights in Melbourne before boarding your flight to Brisbane. This delightful tour is sure to tick all the boxes for a relaxing tour of discovery and scenic splendour.
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – COFFS HARBOUR D
Saturday, 20th January: Pick up passengers from Hervey Bay to Roma Street Transit Centre Brisbane. Continue through Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour. Stay Opal Cove Resort.
DAY 2 COFFS HARBOUR – ARMIDALE BLD
Sunday, 21st January: Depart Coffs Harbour, travel to Dorrigo via Bellingen. Stop at Bellingen for a walk around then on to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre & Skywalk for lunch. After lunch stop at Dangar Falls Lookout for photos then continue along the Waterfall Way stopping at Ebor Falls for a short 30 minute walk along the three viewing platforms, then on to Wollomombi Falls Lookout before making our way to Armidale. Stay All Seasons Motel Armidale.
DAY 3 ARMIDALE – POKOLBIN BLD
Monday, 22nd January: Make our way to our morning tea stop at the First Fleet Gardens at Wallabadah then continue to the Golden Grape Estate in Pokolbin for lunch and a wine tasting. After lunch visit Twenty-3-Twenty Chocolate & Fudge Factory and the Hunter Valley Cheese Company before settling in to our accommodation. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens for the dazzling Christmas Lights Spectacular. Stay Mecure Resort Hunter Valley.
DAY 4 POKOLBIN – WOLLONGONG BLD
Tuesday, 23rd January: Enjoy a free morning this morning to visit the Hunter Valley Gardens or an activity of your choice before making our way to Gosford for lunch at the RSL. After lunch, make our way to Wollongong via the magnificent Seacliff Bridge. Stay Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.
DAY 5 WOLLONGONG – COOMA BLD
Wednesday, 24th January: Leaving Wollongong, travel along the Illawarra Highway with its magnificent views through Macquarie Pass to Robertson where we pause for morning tea at the famous Robertson Pie Shop. After lunch, make our way to Bungendore for lunch with some free time to explore this quaint little village. Our next stop is the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma followed by some free time to explore town before settling into our motel. Stay Kosciuszko Motor Inn.
DAY 6 COOMA – BEECHWORTH BLD
Thursday, 25th January: Farewell to Cooma and off the Jindabyne travel the Alpine Way through the beautiful Kosciusko National Park. Travel through the Murray Valley via Corryong and Tallangatta to arrive at the Bright Berry Farm in Eurobin for a delicious taste of some of North East Victoria’s finest berries then, on to Beechworth for a short visit to the Beechworth Historic Precinct. Stay Carriage Motor Inn.
DAY 7 BEECHWORTH – MELBOURNE BLD
Friday, 26th January: This morning we make our way to Olinda via Alexandra and Healesville. Enjoy lunch at the Cuckoo Bavarian Restaurant followed by a visit to the National Rhododendron Gardens then make our way to St Kilda to our accommodation. Three night stay Crest on Barkly.
DAY 8 CAPE SCHANCK, QUEENSCLIFF & GEELONG BD
Saturday, 27th January: Get ready for a great day of exploring today. Make our way down the Mornington Peninsula to Cape Schanck Lighthouse. Enjoy time to explore the area and walk along the boardwalk taking in the magnificent view of the cliffs overlooking the Bass Strait. On to Sorrento for lunch before we catch the Searoad Ferry. Sit back and relax as we cross Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff where we visit Fort Queenscliff for a guided tour. Leaving Queenscliff we return to St Kilda via Geelong.
DAY 9 MELBOURNE FREE DAY BD
Sunday, 28th January: A free day today to explore at your leisure.
DAY 10 FREE DAY OR FLIGHT HOME
Monday, 29th January: Transfer to Melbourne airport to join your return flight to home port for passengers choosing the 10 day option.
Adult: $3579 pp
Pensioner: $3559 pp
Past Passenger: $3549 pp
Single Supplement: $951 pp
Please note: Prices do not include airfares.
FLY $99 DISCOUNTED AIRFARE is available for this tour. Please enquire when booking.
Final Payment Due: 6th December 2017
Bookings Close on Saturday January 20th, 2018