11th July – 17th July
Enjoy four nights at the four star Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort in Monkerai. Set in the remote foothills of the Barrington Tops National Park, this secluded resort, is hidden in a valley, surrounded by rainforest on the beautiful Karuah River where platypus play. Spend some time getting acquainted with Gloucester on a guided tour before an afternoon at Barrington Tops NP. Visit Hillview Herb Farm, Camelot Llama & Lavender Farm and Tocal Homestead. See nature at her creative best as we branch out each day to explore the delights of this wonderful area. Spend a free day at the resort enjoying your own activities, perhaps take a walk to the Platypus Pool or Rock Pool or simply soak up the ambience with the sound of the many birds and the beautiful mountain stream before a delicious Christmas in July dinner. Come with us on a magical journey filled with scenic delights and natural wonders and experience all the wonders the area has to offer.
DAY 1 HERVEY BAY – ARMIDALE D
Tuesday, 11th July: All aboard for a delightful holiday that will refresh your senses and leave you with a feeling of tranquillity and peace. An early start for passengers joining between Hervey Bay and Caloundra. Brisbane and Gold Coast passengers join at Roma Street Transit Centre. Continue on to Warwick for lunch, then make our way along the New England Highway to Armidale. Stay All Seasons Motel Armidale.
DAY 2 ARMIDALE – MONKERAI BLD
Wednesday, 12th July: Travel the spectacular Thunderbolts Way to Gloucester for morning tea, then on to Hillview Herb Farm for a delicious BBQ lunch. After lunch continue on to Riverwood Downs Mountain Resort. Hidden in a valley on a beautiful mountain river where platypus play, Riverwood Downs is a magnificent, multi award winning 750 acre property in the foothills of the Barrington Tops National Park. On arrival, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea overlooking the beautiful gardens followed by a guided tour of the gardens and resort. Four night stay Riverwood Downs Mountain Resort.
DAY 3 BARRINGTON TOPS NP BLD
Thursday, 13th July: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before retracing our steps to Gloucester for a guided town tour and a visit to the Gloucester Museum. Continue on to Barrington Tops NP for a delicious picnic lunch followed by free time before returning to our accommodation.
DAY 4 FREE DAY & CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Friday, 14th July: A free day today to enjoy the delights of our resort. Activities available include bushwalking, canoeing, tennis and games room and horse riding. Take a walk to the Platypus Pool or Rock Pool or simply spend quality time together, with the sounds of the many local birds and the beautiful mountain stream. Tonight enjoy a special Christmas in July Celebration. Meet Santa (he’s a real character) in the bar for complimentary Christmas Nibbles followed by a traditional Christmas dinner.
DAY 5 KARUAH VALLEY EXPLORING BLD
Saturday, 15th July: Get ready for a delightful day of sightseeing today as we make our way through the town of Dungog with its historic buildings to Camelot Lavender and Llama Farm for a delicious Devonshire morning tea followed by a tour of the llamas and rare breed farm animals and coming back down through the Heritage Garden with its lovely lavender, roses and heritage fruit trees and vegetables. Continue our day with a visit to Tocal Homestead for lunch and a tour of the Homestead. Tocal has one of Australia’s finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830’s. Return to Monkerai via Stroud.
DAY 6 MONKERAI – GRAFTON BD
Sunday, 16th July: Farewelling our hosts, retrace our steps to Gloucester, then make our way via Krambach to Wingham for morning tea and a stroll through the Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Join the Pacific Highway through Coffs Harbour to Grafton. Stay Jacaranda Motor Lodge.
DAY 7 GRAFTON – HOME BL
Monday, 17th July: Departing Grafton travel north to Ballina where we pause for morning tea, then on to Tropical Fruit World at Duranbah for lunch and a fruit tasting. After lunch continue on to arrive in Brisbane mid-afternoon and the Wide Bay early evening.
Adult: $2298 pp
Pensioner: $2284 pp
Past Passenger: $2277 pp
Single Supplement: $544 pp
Final Payment Due: 27th May 2017
Bookings Close on Friday July 8th, 2016