14th April – 18th April
Create a wealth of Easter memories by joining us on this delightful Easter tour. Experience the beautiful changing colours of the New England Plateau. Enjoy a two night stay in Dubbo discovering the attractions of the area including a visit to the renowned Dubbo Gaol and the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Homeward bound more sights to see as we travel through the agriculturally rich area of Queensland’s Darling Downs. Don’t delay, book now and enjoy Easter with your new-found friends and the professional and caring Down Under Coach Tours crew.
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – ARMIDALE LD
Friday, 14th April: Join us for an Easter breakaway to enjoy the autumn colours of the New England Plateau and the delights of Dubbo. An early start for travelling companions joining between Hervey Bay and Caloundra. Brisbane and Gold Coast passengers join us at Brisbane Roma Street Station. Travel the Cunningham Highway to Warwick where we stop for lunch at the Criteron Hotel. Follow the rocky outcrops of the Granite Belt into New South Wales and enter Tenterfield through an impressive avenue of golden poplar trees. Continue on to Glen Innes for an afternoon break at the Australian Standing Stones then only a short run to Armidale to be greeted by a charming and graceful city that features leafy tree-line streets, stately churches and historic monuments. Stay All Seasons Motel Armidale.
DAY 2 ARMIDALE – DUBBO BLD
Saturday, 15th April: Through trees ablaze with colours of gold, red, rich browns and scarlet, we continue south along the New England Highway and pass through Uralla, where the bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt is buried. Travel through Gunnedah and Dunedoo to Dubbo for afternoon tea and a guided tour at historic Dundullimal Homestead. Two night stay Quality Inn Dubbo International.
DAY 3 DUBBO SIGHTSEEING BLD
Sunday, 16th April: Today enjoy a delightful day of Dubbo sightseeing. Firstly, a visit to the awesome world-renowned Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The zoo is an open-range design, with walls and fences replaced by concealed moats which divide the animals from us. After a fascinating morning of zoological sightseeing enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Bowling Club, then on to the Old Dubbo Gaol. See authentic gallows where eight men were hanged and listen to the hardships of prison life and the deeds of desperate bushrangers.
DAY 4 DUBBO – GOONDIWINDI BLD
Monday, 17th April: This morning retrace our steps to Coonabarabran where we stop for morning tea and a visit to Crystal Kingdom, home to one of the world’s most unique mineral collections, the ‘Minerals of the Warrumbungles’. Continue on the Newell Highway to Moree for lunch at the Amaroo Tavern then on to Goondiwindi. Stay The Jolly Swagman Motor Inn.
DAY 5 GOONDIWINDI – HOME B
Tuesday, 18th April: Our last day of Easter touring takes us to the agriculturally rich Darling Downs. At Millmerran pause to observe the many murals depicting the development of the area’s rural industries. At Toowoomba enjoy an autumn drive through tree-lined streets passing the many parks of this picturesque city. Free time to purchase your lunch. After five wonderful days of Easter sightseeing arrive in Brisbane mid-afternoon and in the Wide Bay early evening.
Adult: $1938 pp
Pensioner: $1928 pp
Past Passenger: $1923 pp
Single Supplement: $446 pp
Final Payment Due: 13th February 2017
Bookings Close on Monday April 11th, 2016