Aust-wide - Coach Tours, Sightseeing & Day Tours
Hunter Valley Gardens/Blue Mountains  
Departs:  Wednesday, 20 September 2017    
Duration:  8  Days Tour Number: 2626    
Cost $1860 p.p. (Travel Club Price$1767)
Single Supplement $350
Deposit $200 on booking
Balance due 1st September
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Tour Includes:
All cooked breakfasts, All evening meals Motel Accommodation with private facilities
All entrance fees and sightseeing per itinerary
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 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 - Merriwa - Maitland
Dubbo, on the banks of the Macquarie River is recognised as the regional capital of western NSW and supports many agricultural and secondary industries. It is also home to the Western Plains Zoo, Australia’s first open-range zoo with over 1000 animals from five continents and set in more than 300ha of natural grass and bushland.  We will visit the Zoo this morning and invite a Guide on board the coach to travel around the park and give us informative commentary about the animals and happenings at this special zoo, We depart Dubbo traveling along the Golden Highway through towns such as, Dunedoo, Merriwa and onto Maitland before arriving at the Motel for our next three nights’ accommodation (B D)
Maitland City Motel
Day 4 : Hunter Valley Gardens
We board the coach and take a drive around the valley before we visit the Hunter Valley Gardens. Spanning over 60 amazed by the sensational sights, colours, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature gardens. Explore each garden one-by-one and enjoy an exciting journey through the thousands of flowers, trees, and shrubs with an air of discovery at every turn. As Pokolbin's town centre, Hunter Valley Gardens Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and attractions This afternoon we will visit one of the wineries before returning to the motel. (B D)
Day 5 : Maitland - Nelson Bay - Maitland
We board the coach and make our way to Nelson Bay for our relaxing cruise around Port Stephens. Lunch will be taken during some free time in Nelson. After lunch we travel to Raymond Terrace and visit the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. The award winning Hunter Region Botanic Gardens are managed and maintained by volunteers.The beautiful gardens cater for everyone; while we are there we will have a guided tour. We return to Maitland with time to freshen up before dinner. (B D)
Day 6 : Maitland - Leura - Bathurst
After breakfast we farewell Maitland and travel on the Pacific Freeway and skirt around Sydney on the tollway to The Western Motorway and make our way to Leura. We have time to visit the Spring Garden Festival. The Leura Gardens Festival is a registered charity, the objective of which is to provide funds for medical equipment and patient care at the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital. The gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. We visit several Open Gardens. Time to move along to the 3 sisters at Katoomba then onto Bathurst for our overnights accommodation (B D)
Panorama City Hotel Motel
Day 7 : Bathurst - Cowra - Balranald
After breakfast we farewell Bathurst heading for Hay via Cowra, where we visit the Cowra Japanese Garden encompassing 5 hectares of landscaped traditional gardens the largest in the southern hemisphere! It was built here because of Cowra’s special significance to the Japanese.  Moving along to West Wyalong  for our lunch stop (own cost) before traveling via Hay to Balranald and checking into the motel. (B D)
Balranald Motor Inn
Day 8 : 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)