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East Coast, Hunter Valley & Blue Mountain Bliss

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Coach
Coach
Eco
Eco

Tour summary

Travel ‘Diamond Class’ to Port Macquarie for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the renown Koala Hospital. Discover the sights and tastes of the Hunter Valley then ascend to the lofty heights of the Blue Mountains. Ride the Skyway at Scenic World then take in a tour and high tea at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel before we finish up with a night in Sydney’s Circular Quay and magical dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Departure location:
Sydney Airport
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
8
days
Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
Departure dates:

6th April 2021 - Diamond

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
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East Coast, Hunter Valley & Blue Mountain Bliss

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
4320
pp
Solo Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
5395
pp
Deposit:
$1000 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

• One wayeconomy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

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

• One wayAirtrain 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

$1000pp 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
  • 2 nights Port Macquarie
  • Koala Hospital visit; Hastings River cruise
  • Historic Tanilba House high tea and tour
  • Guided tour of Maitland Gaol
  • 2 nights 5 star Hunter Valley
  • Hunter Valley Gardens train tour
  • McGuigan’s Wines behind the scenes tour
  • Vineyard Horse Drawn Carriage tour
  • Broken Bay and Lower Hawkesbury River cruise
  • 2 nights Blue Mountains
  • Scenic World; Scenic Skyway
  • Hydro Majestic high tea and tour
  • Three Sisters
  • Tobruk Sheep Station tour
  • 1 night 5 star Sydney
  • Sydney Showboat dinner and cruise finale
  • Sydney city highlights tour
  • One way economy class flights ex Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 21 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

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

3 - Active/Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Cable car
Cable car
Coach
Coach
Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Luxury
Luxury
Walking component
Walking component
Boat
Boat

Itinerary

Departs
Sydney Airport
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Port Macquarie

Heritage
Heritage

Departing Brisbane on our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach we travel via the Tweed River, breaking at Kingscliff. Our onward journey takes us through the picturesque Northern Rivers, breaking at New Italy for lunch before finishing our day at Port Macquarie where we check-in to our waterfront resort.

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Sails Resort, Port Macquarie
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Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Port Macquarie

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component
Boat
Boat

This morning we visit the Koala Hospital in the grounds of the Macquarie Nature Reserve for a ‘Feed, Walk & Talk’ tour. This hospital was inundated with injured koalas after the recent bushfires that affected the nature reserve. Late morning it is “all aboard” on a cruise discovering the Hastings River. Relax and unwind as we explore the tranquil waters in Port Macquarie, often seeing dolphins, turtles, osprey, and sea eagles. This afternoon, take time to discover Port Macquarie itself with time to browse the various shops, grab a coffee or sundowner drink.

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Sails Resort, Port Macquarie
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3

Port Macquarie - Hunter Valley

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

Leaving Port Macquarie, we take the scenic coastal route to Tanilba Bay where lies a hidden treasure. We visit Tanilba House, one of the grand homes which helps form the rich fabric of the history of Port Stephens. We enjoy high tea served in the conservatory and on the verandah, followed by a history talk and tour of this recently restored, convict built homestead. From where we continue on to Maitland where we take a guided tour of heritage listed Maitland Gaol. Once housing some of Australia’s most hardened and notorious criminals, today the Gaol has unlocked the gates for us to explore the site. We then take a short journey into the Hunter Valley.

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Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley
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Day

4

Hunter Valley

Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Local guide
Local guide
Rail journey
Rail journey

Wake in your private villa to views of The Vintage fairways and Hunter Valley, seen through the generous glass doors that lead to your balcony or terrace. This morning takes in the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens for a guided train tour through parts of the 25 hectares of International garden. From here we visit McGuigan’s Wines for a behind the scenes wine making tour. Our afternoon takes us on a Vineyard Horse-Drawn Carriage tour, clip clopping in the open air through local back roads and vineyards. See sights that you would not normally get to see aboard the comfortable horse-drawn carriage. Feel the fresh air in your face as our team of heavy horses takes you amongst the vines and bushland.

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Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley
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Day

5

Hunter Valley - Leura

Eco experience
Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Boat
Boat

Departing the Hunter Valley, we make our way to the Central Coast where we join local historian for a Broken Bay and Lower Hawkesbury River Cruise. We cruise and pause at various historic sites along these wondrous waterways, listen to the live commentary and view the fascinating AV presentation of graphics, site and historic photos, animations, videos of operating models and other works by awarded historian, Peter A. Rea. Most of these sites are very difficult if not impossible to access other than by water. Enjoy a waterfront lunch before we are back on the road heading up into the Blue Mountains.

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Fairmont Resort, Leura
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6

Leura

Cable car
Cable car
Eco experience
Eco experience
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

This morning discovers Scenic World where our Ultimate Pass takes us riding the Scenic Skyway, with its 360° views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and the Jamison Valley. We will take the Cableway into the valley then ride the railway and discover the tranquillity of ancient rainforest as we are guided through the Rainforest Walkway. At the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel, we enjoy the grand tradition of a high tea surrounded by elegance and charm with spectacular views of the Megalong Valley. Later we take a guided tour of the Casino Lobby, Majestic Ballroom and Pavillion. We finish off our afternoon visiting the iconic Three Sisters at Echo Point Look-out.

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Fairmont Resort, Leura
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7

Leura - Sydney

Eco experience
Eco experience
Entertainment
Entertainment
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

This morning we encounter an authentic outback experience at Tobruk Sheep Station. Set on a high plateau above the Hawkesbury River, Tobruk is surrounded by state forests and bushland with amazing views to the Blue Mountains. On arriving in Sydney, we make our way to Circular Quay to check-in. Tonight, we board the Sydney Showboat for a magical 3-course dinner cruise and cabaret show featuring dancers, singers and magicians. Breathe in the fresh open air and take a stroll on the spacious deck for fantastic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

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Sir Stamford Hotel, Sydney
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Sydney

Flight included
Flight included
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Arrival flag

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before boarding a local operator’s coach where the coach captain will give an interesting gossip tour of some Sydney’s iconic area’s such as Kings Cross; Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge; visit the famous Bondi Beach; stroll around The Rocks; and take in the views from Mrs Macquarie’s Point. We are then transferred to the airport for our respective flights home.

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Frequently asked questions

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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