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Goulburn and Highlands Gardens  
Departs:  Wednesday, 23 September 2020    
Duration:  7  Days Tour Number: 3297    
Price: 
Cost $1465 p.p. twin share
Travel Club $1391p.p.
Single Supp $450 p.p.
Deposit of $280 p.p. on booking
Balance due September 1
   
 
 

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Tour Includes:
All cooked breakfasts, All evening meals Motel Accommodation with private facilities All entrance fees and sightseeing per itinerary  HOME PICK UP AND RETURN ON THIS TOUR
 
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 - Junee - Goulburn
fter our hearty, cooked breaky we pack the coach and make our way through to Narrandera for a comfort stop before we continue our travel too Junee and visit the Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory for a talk on the making of the liquorice and even some samples to tantalize the taste buds, with a chance to buy some produce before having some tome in Junee for lunch (own cost).  After lunch we travel on to Gundagai and visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox. We continue our journey and make our way to Goulburn home for the next 4 nights (B D)
Mercure Goulburn
 
Day 3 : Goulburn - Taralga - Crookwell - Goulburn
We enjoy some local sightseeing of Goulburn today before we head north to the unique heritage town of Taralga – home of the earliest pioneers of country NSW. We have a drive through town before our morning visit to Crystal Brook Lavender Farm to explore the many garden ‘rooms’, which include the medieval garden, Japanese garden and the French Quarter. It is an interesting place. Following sometime in the gardens we enjoy morning tea and the chance to take a look through the very charming gift shop. This afternoon we travel to Crookwell, a small historic town in the Southern Tablelands. It’s a picturesque spot which acts as a service and administrative centre for the rich agricultural and pastoral district that surrounds it. On arrival we visit the St Bartholomew’s Church where we will be given a history of the church and its organ. Our host will also treat us to a recital – he may even take requests! We now have some free time to purchase lunch in the township. Following our recital we visit the Lindner Sock Factory. A family owned and operated business, their fourth generation sock-maker produces a variety of sock styles on site, in both wool and cotton. We are able to see their machines in action, and browse through the huge range of colours and styles in the Sock Shop (B D)
 
 
Day 4 : Goulburn - Canberra - Goulburn
Today we celebrate the most colourful time of year, Spring! Our first visit is to the Tulip Top Gardens. Behold the glorious display of tulips nestled between the hundreds of blossom trees as you walk along the path to the cascading waterfall with classical music wafting in the background. Take the popular pathway past the rosemary field framed by the stunning trees to the high viewing platform for the perfect photo opportunity. Taking the opportunity to get a spectacular look of Canberra, we venture up Mt Ainslie lookout, where we will find the views across Lake Burley Griffin breathtaking. We discover more bright fields of colour – If it is even possible – yes it is at the magnificent Floriade Festival. Feel nature’s joy of renewal as you wander through the extensive displays of more than a million blossoming bulbs and annuals. Revel in an impressive array of inspiring flowerbeds, horticultural exhibitions and unmissable entertainment. After a magical day we make our way back to our hotel. (B D)
 
 
Day 5 : Goulburn - Bowral - Goulburn
This morning we make our way into the Southern Highlands. Our first visit is to Moidart Garden which is arguably the best garden in the region. It consists of five acres of beautifully structured gardens containing many specimen trees and areas such as The Sunken Rose Garden, The Silver Garden and the Woodland Garden. We then make the short trip across to Bowral. Nestled at the base of Mount Gibraltar, Bowral has always been a fashionable holiday destination for Sydneysiders, the stunning private gardens part of grand old estates are a delight in spring. During the Tulip Festival over 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals are planted each year to transform Corbett Gardens and other parks across the shire into stunning displays of sweeping spring colour. We spend the day enjoying the festival before visiting one last garden in Sutton Forest where we visit the Red Cow Farm Garden. This 6 acre garden is divided into different garden areas or ‘rooms’, with new vistas and surprises around every corner, Red Cow Farm is a dream come true for anyone with a green thumb! Garden lovers have such an amazing choice of gardens including a cottage garden, a walled garden, a vegetable garden, an orchard and woodland. Rhododendrons and birches line the drive leading to the bog garden and lake, where ‘Albertine’ roses ramble over the railings of a beautiful old wooden bridge leading across the dam to an island. The monastery garden is formal in structure yet informal in its look, using a simple design that can be reproduced in an ordinary-sized garden. After another colourful day full of tips and tricks for our own gardens back home we return to Goulburn full of stories and photos to share (B D)
 
 
Day 6 : Goulburn - Albury - Bendigo
Departing the Motel we join the Hume Highway and make our way to Gundagai for a morning cuppa before arriving in Albury for our lunch stop. After lunch we continue onto   Bendigo for a well earned rest before dinner. (B D)
Quality Inn Colonial,
 
Day 7 : Bendigo - Adelaide
Time to farewell Bendigo, pack the coach and travel  through St Arnaud, Horsham and on to Nhill for lunch (own cost).  Travel through Bordertown to Tailem Bend for our final break before we reach Adelaide at approx 6pm where your cars will be waiting to take you home. (B)