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National Cherry Festival with Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Coach
Coach
Festival & Event
Festivals and Events

Tour summary

EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $200 per couple or $100 Sole for November 2021 date. Booked by 30 June 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

The National Cherry Festival is on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years.  Travel in style on our  `Diamond Class’  OR 'Gold Class' coaches, discover the town and its harvest, delicious fruit, wine, food and festival! Will the longest Pip Spit record be broken again this year? Who will be the 2021 Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Come with Fun Over Fifty and visit this lovely rural community and have FUN!  Following the festival we make our way to the Hunter Valley for the famous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular!

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
8
days
Physical rating:
1 - Easy
Departure dates:

30th Nov 2021

Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Request a booking
National Cherry Festival with Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular

Tour pricing

Adult Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
3520
pp
Adult Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
2880
pp
Deposit:
$500- If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply)
Sole Use:
Plus $640 on Twin Share Price
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

2 additional days (TOTAL 10 DAY TOUR)

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

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

• Return way Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to  Central Station

Plus $860 pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use

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

DEPOSIT

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

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 ex Brisbane
  • 1 night South West Rocks
  • PortMacquarie
  • 2 nights Hunter Valley
  • Guided tour of Tocal Homestead
  • Guidedtour of Maitland Gaol
  • Hunter Valley Gardens and Christmas Lights Spectacular with dinner
  • HunterValley Gardens by day visit
  • Bathurst,Mt Panorama Circuit
  • 2 nights Cowra
  • National Cherry Festival at Young with markets, competitions and street parade
  • Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory
  • Guided Zoofari tour at Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • 1 night Dubbo
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Goondiwindi Cotton house visit
  • Guided tour and lunch at Abbey Boutique Hotel ex convent, Warwick
  • 21 meals
  • ‘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)

Additional information

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.

Included meals:

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

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

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

South West Rocks

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Coach

We board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach at Brisbane Coach Terminal to travel south for lunch in New Italy. Our afternoon then takes us through picturesque Coffs Harbour to arrive in South West Rocks.

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Day

2

Hunter Valley

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Today we take in the stunning scenery of the mid north coast travelling to Port Macquarie, then on through Laurieton. Passing the Great Lakes region we break for lunch before turning inland to the beautiful Hunter Valley.

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Hunter Valley

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Heritage
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Food & Wine experience

This morning we visit Tocal Homestead for a guided tour of this beautiful heritage site. Hear stories of the characters and activities at Tocal over the past 200 years. See the famous barn the colonial architect designed, hear about a lad who went on to become Captain Thunderbolt, and learn about a wealthy businessman’s vision to change the lives of destitute children. Our afternoon is spent in 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. Our evening takes us to the Hunter Valley Gardens for the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular where over 2 million lights are on display and our evening includes a sumptuous Christmas dinner on the Garden Terrace.

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Day

4

Cowra

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Eco

We begin our day enjoying a guided train tour through the Hunter Valley Gardens before travelling through the Goulburn River National Park to arrive in Bathurst. We take our coach on a spin of the Mt Panorama Circuit (events depending) then continue on to Cowra.

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Cowra

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Festival & Event
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Entertainment

Today the Cherry Festival in Young presents a fabulous full day of quirky and colourful festivities including farmers markets, a car show, busking competitions and dog trials. We also visit Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory then finish up our day at the Cherry Festival Street Parade, one of the largest in regional Australia.

**Lunch is at own expense today.

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Dubbo

Eco
Eco
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Local guide

Leaving Cowra we make our way to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo for lunch and a guided wildlife zoofari. The zoo is an open-range design, with walls and fences replaced by concealed moats which divide the animals from the visitors, creating the breathtaking impression of actually being with the animals in the wild.

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Dubbo RSL Club Motel, Dubbo
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7

Dubbo

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Local guide

Today we head north through Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Moree to arrive in the cotton capital of Goondiwindi, nestled on the banks of the Macintyre River. After checking-in there’s time to take a refreshing dip in the pool before meeting for dinner.

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Dubbo

Heritage
Heritage
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This morning we visit Goondiwindi Cotton, a fashion house icon which showcases the end product of the local cotton industry. We then travel to Warwick where we take a brief tour of this pretty country town before breaking at the historic Abbey Boutique Hotel ex convent. Enjoy a guided tour followed by lunch, before travelling through the fertile Lockyer Valley to return to Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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