Aust-wide - Coach Tours, Sightseeing & Day Tours
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Port Macquarie  
Departs:  Thursday, 25 May 2017    
Duration:  13  Days Tour Number: 2544    
Travel Club ($3282)
Single Supplement $850
 Deposit $350 on Booking,  Balance Due 1-5-17   
   Some Tour Highlights: Golden Guitar Tamworth, Australia Zoo, Sea World, Canal Cruise, Australian Outback Spectacular, Byron Bay, The Big Banana Port MacQuarie Cruise

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Tour Includes:
12 Nights Motel Accommodation
11 Evening Meals
12 Cooked Breakfasts
All Entrance fees as per Itineray

Day 1 : Adelaide - Mildura - Hay
Your chauffered car will pick you up from home and drop you at Our Aust-wide tours Depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7.00am departure. We travel through Elizabeth and Gawler, then along the Sturt Highway to Waikerie, where we make a comfort stop, with time for a cuppa. Moving along through Renmark we make our way to Mildura for lunch (own cost). After lunch we carry on along the Sturt Highway through Euston, Balranald, and Hay for our overnight stop, with time to freshen up before dinner. (D)
Hay Bishop Lodge Motor Inn

Day 2 : Hay - West Wyalong - Forbes - Parkes - Dubbo
After a cooked breakfast we follow the Mid Western Highway through the Murrumbidgee Irrigation areas, across the Kidman Way to West Wyalong and join the Newell Highway to the town of Forbes beside the Lachlan River. Bushranger Ben Hall was shot by police just outside this former gold mining town and today within the town is a Bushranger Hall of Fame. Continue north to Parkes – named after Sir Henry Parkes, who was a major player in the lead-up to Australian Federation. Today the town is the commercial centre for the surrounding important agricultural area. Just a few kilometres north is the famous giant CSIRO Radio Telescope. Marvel at the 64m steel paraboloid, location of the movie ‘The Dish’. At Peak Hill there is a working gold mine with a lookout offering views of the mine. Continue to Dubbo and accommodation for the night (B, D)
Dubbo ~ Matilda Motor Inn

Day 3 : Dubbo - Coonabarabran - Tamworth
After breaky we depart Dubbo and travel on the Newell Highway through Gilgandra and Coonabarabran to Tamworth where we have time in the heart of the city for lunch. Boarding the coach we make our way to Golden Guitar. The Golden Guitar Is a replica of the famous golden guitar used for Australia’s annual Country Music Awards. And we will view the unique gallery of stars wax museum and the collectors museum featuring Sir Donald Bradman. Time to make our way to the motel, with time to freshen up before dinner (B, D)
Ibis Styles - Tamworth

Day 4 : Tamworth - Glen Innes - Brisbane
Travel on the New England Highway through Glen Innes and view the Standing Stones, a tribute to the Celtic heritage of Australia, continuing on to Tenterfield, Warwick and Brisbane which is home for the night. (B D)
Royal on The PARK

Day 5 : Brisbane - Australia Zoo - Gold Coast
Today we travel north of Brisbane to The Australia Zoo at Beerwah. The Australia Zoo is owned by Terri Irwin, the widow of Steve Irwin, whose wildlife documentary series The Crocodile Hunter made the zoo a popular tourist destination. A team of passionate conservationists work round-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed the Asian Elephants, walk with a Sumatran Tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the water’s edge. Following our visit to the zoo we make our way to the Gold Coast, our home for the next 3 nights (B D)

Day 6 : Gold Coast - Cruise - Outback Spectacular
Time for some sightseeing on the Gold Coast then we stop at SeaWorld where you can get up close to some of the parks marine animals. Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park. Later on this afternoon we take a waterway cruise and view the expensive homes. Tonight is the show that we have all been waiting for the Australian Outback Spectacular presented by R.M. Williams where we see Showmen performing on Horseback, featuring Tribute to Heroes of the Light Horse enjoy a great meal, drinks & good entertainment (B D)

Day 7 : Gold Coast - Free Day
Today is a completely free day to recharge the batteries and soak up the sun, or you may wish to take an optional tour to Movie World or do some shopping. Tonight evening meal is at your leisure with the local restaurants within easy walking distance of the Motel (B)

Day 8 : Gold Coast - Byron Bay - Coffs Harbour
Departing the Gold Coast we travel through Tweed Heads to Byron Bay. We will have time for lunch in Byron Bay. After lunch we will follow the coast to Ballina and travel on the pacific highway to Tucabia and visit the Squatters Rest Museum. We can experience this unique establishment. Surrounded by vintage tractors, engines and farm machinery there are 16 old style buildings, including a replica 1880's cook house. Time to move along to Coffs Harbour for our overnights accommodation (B, D)
Coffs Harbour ~ Country Comfort

Day 9 : Coffs Harbour - Big Banana - Port Macquarie
This morning there is opportunity to explore the Big Banana – first of the ‘Bigs’ in Australia! Some of the activities available within the complex include The Candymaker with demonstrations, fresh bananas, nuts, jams & other produce in season, gifts and banana themed souvenirs. Weather Permitting Coffs Coast lookout, Lunch time is in the major shopping centre before we make our way to the Butterfly house, then time to follow the Pacific Highway through Nambucca Heads where the river meets the sea, Kempsey and the Macleay Valley through to beautiful Port Macquarie. (B D)
El Paso Motor Inn- Port Maquarie

Day 10 : Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie
The day starts with a drive to Wauchope where we visit Timbertown Heritage Park, Timbertown is more than a heritage village! With many retailers located within the park, Timbertown is the place for shopping… With unique wares and gifts - Timbertown has something for everyone! Returning to Port Macquarie we have time for lunch, after lunch we have a cruise on the River Princess with an Informative commentary on the local area and eco system and fascinating photo history aboard. (B, D)

Day 11 : Port Macquarie - Singleton - Dubbo
Departing Port Macquarie this morning we make our way South on the Pacific Highway to Singleton for our lunch stop before traveling through the Great Dividing Range to Dubbo for our overnight stop. (B D)
Dubbo ~ Matilda Motor Inn

Day 12 : Dubbo - West Wyalong - Hay - Balranald
It’s all system go and don’t spare the horses, journeying through the rich agricultural areas of Parkes and Forbes on the way to the old mining town of West Wyalong. Follow the original bullock track of the “crooked mile” along what is now the main street where it used to weave its way around gold diggings and old tree stumps. Balranald beckons, but we must make “Hay” first crossing the Murrumbidgee enroute to our overnight stop. (B, D)
Balranald Motor Inn

Day 13 : Balranald - Adelaide - Home
After another cooked breakfast we pack the coach and make our way through Mildura to Renmark for our lunch stop (own cost). We continue along through Waikerie and Truro to Adelaide (approx 5pm) where we say goodbye until we see each other on another tour. Your cars will be waiting to take you home. Today ends our journey of over 9000 kilometres highlighting the vastness of Australia. From the remoteness of the areas of the Gulf Country and Cooktown to the vibrant cities of the East Coast - This is Australia. (B)