EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $200 per couple or $100 Sole for June 2021 tours. Booked by 28 Feb 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
Embark on a journey of discovery whilst following Australia's two grandest rivers through diverse regions and contrasting scenery. See outback New South Wales travelling beyond Bourke to Broken Hill, then discover old world charm aboard the PS Emmylou paddle steamer in Echuca. The New England Tablelands bring even more history and scenic allure on the return to Brisbane.
17th June 2021 - Diamond
PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (TOTAL 15 DAY TOUR)
• Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
• 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
• Return Airtrain ticket ex -Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station
Plus $860pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
$1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.
N.B. Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.
N.B. 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.
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.
Departing on our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach from the Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street, we cross the Great Dividing Range and make our way to Warwick to visit the Abbey of the Roses for a tour followed by lunch. We continue west, arriving at Goondiwindi where we stop in at Goondiwindi Cotton, a fashion house icon.
Departing Goondiwindi, we traverse the open plains of the Gwydir Highway through Collarenebri and on to Walgett, situated at the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers, and once a bustling river port feeding the Murray Darling River system. After lunch we continue our journey through Brewarrina, making our way to the historic outback town of Bourke. Our afternoon visit to the Back O’ Bourke Information Centre unveils legends of the back country and this region’s importance in Australian history.
This morning we join a local guide for an in-depth insight on the town’s history, its isolation, the people who live here and the region’s current status. After lunch we travel to the outskirts of town to board the PV Jandra paddleboat for a leisurely cruise along the mighty Darling River, learning more about the region’s rich river boat history.
We bid Bourke farewell and travel south along the Kidman Way to the town of Cobar for morning tea. We then make our way west along the Barrier Highway to Wilcannia, where we again meet the Darling River. After lunch we travel our last leg to the isolated mining town of Broken Hill. After check-in, there’s time to relax before we make a visit to the Living Desert Sculptures for sunset drinks and beautiful outback views.
**Please note: Hotel at Broken Hill has stair access only.
Enjoy a gossip tour of Broken Hill, viewing heritage-listed architecture and discovering the famous art galleries the Big Picture and the Line of Lode. Next we head to Silverton, almost a ghost town, and the setting for many famous movies. We return to Broken Hill via the vast Mundi Mundi Plains to visit the Pro Hart Gallery, then enjoy some free time downtown. Tonight, we dine out at the famous Palace Hotel, which was used as a stop-over for the characters in the iconic Australian movie ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’.
**Please note: Hotel at Broken Hill has stair access only.
Depart Broken Hill and travel south along the Silver City Highway, making our way to the New South Wales/Victorian border city of Wentworth, the junction of the Darling and the Murray. Our afternoon takes us to Old Wentworth Gaol before travelling across the Murray River and on to the Victorian town of Mildura.
We follow the Murray River upstream through the town of Robinvale and on to our morning tea break on the banks of the river at Tooleybuc. Back on the road, we travel to Swan Hill, visiting the Pioneer Settlement for a guided tour and lunch. We then continue through Lake Boga and Kerang, arriving in the twin cities of Echuca and Moama the paddle steamer capital of Australia.
After breakfast we join a local guide for a coach tour that takes us around the district of Echuca, showing us the history of the Murray River and its paddle steamers. Next we board the iconic Pride of the Murray, a lovingly maintained paddlesteamer that will take us meandering between the red gum lined banks of the mighty Murray as we enjoy lunch on the deck. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the town further.
We start our day with an intriguing tour of the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum, the only one of its kind in Australia. We then continue our way along the Murray River to Yarrawonga situated on Lake Mulwala, where we stop for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to Glenrowan for a visit to the Ned Kelly Museum where we witness ‘Ned Kelly’s Last Stand’, a light and sound show that is a re-enactment of the events that led up to the capture and hanging of Ned Kelly. Our day finishes as we arrive in the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga.
This morning we travel to Gundagai, making a stop at the iconic ‘Dog onthe Tuckerbox’. Our next leg takes us to Cowra’s Japanese Gardens for lunch and time to wander through the tranquil and inspiring displays. We finish our day at Bathurst.
This morning we discover Bathurst, a vibrant country city with a rich cultural heritage. We collect a local guide for a city sights tour including a guided tour of Ben Chifley House. We then offer you time downtown for some retail therapy. Tonight we don our glad rags for a night of elegance of the Georgian era, dining at historic Abercrombie House.
**Lunch is at own expense today.
We hit the road today travelling through Mudgee and Coola to Gunnedah for lunch. We then continue on to Tamworth for a break at the Big Golden Guitar before ascending the Moonbi Range to pass through Uralla and arrive in Armidale.
Heading for home today, we break at the Standing Stones in ‘Celtic’ Glen Innes, then travel to Stanthorpe for lunch at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism before our return to the Brisbane Coach Terminal.
Get in touch with us to request a booking for this tour. Our team will get in touch with you soon to confirm your details and reserve your place.
Our Gold Class coach tours let you experience the beauty of the Australian landscape in comfort and style. From the coach itself to the accommodation and meals, every detail is considered.
For the next level in luxury, our Diamond Class coach tours give you the business class experience every step of the way. We only book the very best options available
A Springtime must-do! Join us in Diamond Class to witness springtime glory across southern Queensland and NSW. Begin with the opening night gala dinner in Laurel Bank Park and VIP parade seating at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Later discover the Hunter Valley Gardens in full bloom then finish with Australia's largest floral celebration, Canberra's Floriade, where more than one million flowers create a sea of colour to be marveled at.
Bush Fire Relief and Rejuvenation Tour. Take a very special guided visit to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to meet some of the patients and their amazing caregivers, before we set to work planting trees to aid in the recovery of the koala population. In addition to our hospital visit we’ll be taking in some fabulous sites in and around Port Macquarie, and there’ll be time to shop local and support the economic recovery of this beautiful region.
EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $200 per couple or $100 Sole for September 2021 tours.
Terms and conditions apply. See beautiful NSW in springtime bloom as we travel from Brisbane through Port Macquarie to Bowral then on to Canberra returning via the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Armidale. Visit Corbett Gardens, Tulip Top Gardens, Cockington Green, Cowra's Japanese Garden, Darley Stud, the Glen Innes Standing Stones and Australia's largest flower festival showcasing a million flowers in bloom, Canberra Floriade.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.