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Brigadoon at Bundanoon Festival

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Festival & Event
Festivals and Events
Coach
Coach

Tour summary

Fly into Sydney for an exclusive harbour cruise, then transfer to the Southern Highlands for 3 nights. The 43rd annual Gathering of the Clans at Bundanoon promises everything Scottish with a wee bit of Aussie flavour; massed pipe bands, highland games, Celtic dancing and more. Travel on to Mudgee and Goondiwindi with highlight visits to The Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Gulgong.

Departure location:
Sydney Airport
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
7
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

15th April 2021 - Diamond

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
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Brigadoon at Bundanoon Festival

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
3650
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
4520
pp
Deposit:
$800 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20 Per Person Twin Share or $ 40 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

POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 8 DAY TOUR)

• One-way economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 1 additional night bed & breakfast post-tour at Sofitel Brisbane Central

• One-way Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $475pp Twin Share Plus $544 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

DEPOSIT

$800pp 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

  • One-way economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel
  • Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
  • 3 night 5 star Bowral
  • Highland Gathering of the Clans Festival at Bundanoon
  • Massed pipe bands; highland games; market stalls; Celtic dancers
  • Fitzroy Falls
  • Paddock to Plate talk and lunch
  • Three Sisters lookout at Katoomba
  • Hydro Majestic high tea and tour
  • Bathurst and Mount Panorama
  • 2 nights Mudgee
  • Gooree Park winery and thoroughbred stud tour
  • Gulgong Pioneers Museum
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Abbey of the Roses ex convent tour and lunch
  • 18 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

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Indigenous experience
Indigenous experience
GGP
GGP
Local guide
Local guide
Luxury
Luxury
Walking component
Walking component
Boat
Boat

Itinerary

Departs
Sydney Airport
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Sydney - Bowral

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Boat
Boat

We fly into Sydney, arriving mid- morning to board a local coach and make our way to King Street Wharf. Here we join Captain Cook Cruises for a cruise on Sydney Harbour gliding past waterside landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whilst you view Sydney’s iconic waterside landmarks, you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Back on land we board our ‘Diamond Class’ coach and make our way to the cool Southern Highlands.

**Please note: Due to permit restrictions, guests will be met by a local coach company and transferred to the Fun Over Fifty coach.

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Included meals
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2

Bowral

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
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GGP
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Local guide

Travelling on Australia’s most scenic country backroads we descend from the Highlands through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. We stop for a boardwalk at Fitzroy Falls before we travel to Robertson to visit Laurel View Farm Stay for a Paddock to Plate guided tour. On this working farm learn about grass-fed beef and lamb production. Find out why raising livestock naturally on grass is better for the animal, the environment and the taste. Take a walk across the paddocks to ‘Meet the Mob’ and see the grazing animals amidst breathtaking highland views. Learn about different breeds on the farm, how and why they are selected. Behind the scenes we are given the ‘Art of Butchery’ demonstration, where the master butcher breaks down beef, explaining each cut, what to look for when you are buying your meat and taking questions. The plate part! A sumptuous lunch of slow roasted Maugers beef or lamb rolls with homemade preserves. In Bowral we visit Dirty Janes emporium and antique market, offering the best in vintage incorporating antique furniture, lighting, architectural elements, beautiful quality preloved home furnishings, and the fabulous Recycled Rags clothing salon - it is the one stop shop for style on a budget.

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Day

3

Bowral - Bundanoon

Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
GGP
GGP

The annual Highland Gathering Festival is where Bundanoon becomes Brigadoon for a day. This is Australia’s premier Scottish Highland Gathering, with a wee bit of Aussie flavour. There’s a street parade with marching pipe bands, clan societies, decorated floats, the Tartan Warriors, and over 120 speciality craft, souvenir and food stalls. Experience massed pipes and drums, highland and Scottish country dancing, traditional and not-so-traditional highland games such as the hay toss, shot put, caber toss, kilted dash, egg throwing and water toss.

**Please note: lunch is at own expense today.

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4

Bowral - Mudgee

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Today we travel up into the Blue Mountains taking time at the Three Sisters lookout for a photo opportunity. We then make our way to the iconic Hydro Majestic historic hotel where we enjoy the grand tradition of a high tea surrounded by elegance and charm whilst enjoying spectacular views of the Megalong Valley. Later we take a guided tour of the Casino Lobby, Majestic Ballroom and Pavillion. Our afternoon takes us to Bathurst where we take a lap of Mount Panorama Circuit (subject to no motor racing events being held) before finishing our day at Mudgee.

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Mudgee

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Out and about in Mudgee today, we arrive at Gooree Park for a Thoroughbred stud tour, wine tasting Out and about in Mudgee today, we arrive at Gooree Park for a Thoroughbred stud tour, wine tasting opportunity to meet some of the past and future horse racing champions and savour a wine tasting in the cellar door courtyard. This afternoon enjoy free time for some retail therapy in downtown Mudgee before returning to Parklands Resort.

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6

Mudgee - Goondiwindi

Heritage
Heritage
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Indigenous experience

Discover Gulgong Pioneers Museum, housing a comprehensive array of domestic tools and utensils, farm and mining equipment, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs, Aboriginal and geological artefacts, periodic clothing and buildings dating from Gulgong’s heyday during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1870s. From here our afternoon takes us to Coonabarabran for lunch before we continue on via Narrabri and Moree, finishing our day at Goondiwindi.

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Goondiwindi - Brisbane

Heritage
Heritage
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Local guide
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Departing Goondiwindi, we leisurely make our way home stopping in Warwick to enjoy a tour and lunch at the beautiful ex convent Abbey of the Roses, before finishing our journey at the Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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