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Armidale's Autumn Tints and the New England Heritage Trail

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $100 per couple or $50 Sole for May 2021 tours. Booked by 28th Feb 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

Unpack once for a 5 night stay discovering the golden hues and turning leaves of Armidale in autumn. Delve into heritage with local guides, historic buildings and legends of yesteryear. Visit neighbouring Tamworth and unearth country music, taste local wines and discover the talents of regional artists, all whilst travelling in ‘Diamond Class’.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
1 - Easy
Departure dates:

11th May 2021 - Diamond

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
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Armidale's Autumn Tints and the New England Heritage Trail

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
2300
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
2875
pp
Deposit:
$500 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $40 Per Person Twin Share or $80 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

DEPOSIT

$500 pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Warwick
  • Tenterfield guided town tour
  • Glen Innes; New England Tableland
  • 5 nights Armidale
  • Armidale guided town tour
  • Saumarez House
  • Wollomombi Falls; Waterfall Way; New England National Park
  • Petersons Armidale Winery lunch and tasting session
  • New England Regional Art Museum
  • Tamworth town tour
  • Big Golden Guitar
  • Australian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Open Air Sculptures; Walcha Art Gallery
  • Uralla; McCrossin’s Mill Museum
  • The Life & Legend of Thunderbolt exhibit
  • Dangar Falls
  • Visit to Thunderbolt’s grave in Uralla’s Pioneer Cemetery
  • Abbey of the Roses ex-convent guided tour and lunch
  • 16 meals

Additional information

Our Diamond Class tours have a seat rotation policy for all guests. Read more for details.

‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited).

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

1 - Easy
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

1 - Easy
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Luxury
Luxury
Unpack once
Unpack once

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Armidale

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Coach
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Heritage
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Unpack once

Depart Brisbane travelling through Cunninghams Gap to Warwick for morning tea before we continue on to Tenterfield. We enjoy lunch before departing for a guided town tour following in the footsteps of great Australians; Sir Henry Parkes, Banjo Paterson and Dame Nellie Melba. This afternoon we continue on through Glen Innes into the heart of the New England Tableland to Armidale, where we check-in for a 5 night stay.

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Cotswold Gardens, Armidale
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Day

2

Armidale

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Discover Armidale with a local guide this morning to see the tree lined streets ablaze in auburn and gold tones. Later we head to Saumarez House, an historical pastoral property comprising an elegant Edwardian homestead set in extensive English-style gardens, and a complex of twelve farm buildings. After lunch we tour the property and gardens.

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Armidale

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Today we travel to Wollomombi Falls, on the Waterfall Way in the New England National Park. For lunch we make our way to Petersons Armidale Winery, located on the historic Palmerston property. The Cellar Door has unique surroundings in which we enjoy tasting some of the cool climate wines and a relaxed lunch. This afternoon head back to Armidale, with time to explore the New England Regional Art Museum.

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Armidale

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Heritage

Our destination today is toe-tapping Tamworth. We take a quick tour of the city centre, seeing the King George V Avenue of English Oaks, Tamworth’s first residence Calala Cottage, the Botanical Gardens, the railway station and the War Memorial Hall. We take time for a photo and discover the Big Golden Guitar before we enjoy lunch at The Longyard Hotel. After lunch we visit the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, an interactive, chronological display of Australia’s country music heritage. This afternoon, we make our way back to Armidale.

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Armidale

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Today we tour to Walcha, the southern gateway to the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Werrikimbe National Park. The town is known for its ‘Open Air Sculptures’ and Walcha Art Gallery, which you will have time to discover before heading to Uralla. We enjoy lunch in the garden and a tour at McCrossin’s Mill Museum which houses the ‘The Life and Legend of Thunderbolt’ exhibit. Later see the Dangar Falls then continue onto Gostwyk Chapel. Visit Thunderbolt’s Grave located in Uralla’s Pioneer Cemetery.

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Armidale

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Heritage
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We leave Armidale behind and cross the Granite Belt, this time stopping in Warwick for lunch and a tour at the Abbey of the Roses before arriving in Brisbane late afternoon.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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