On this short break, travel to the Granite Belt region and discover the local wines and liqueurs, learn about the bottling process and enjoy a guided barrel room tour. Encounter with camels and follow in the footsteps and hear the local stories of Banjo Patterson in Tenterfield or take the opportunity to shop at the Granite Belt Christmas Farm.
16 May 2022
PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION
2 additional days (TOTAL 6 DAY TOUR)
• Return economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
• 2 additional night room only (1 night pre & 1 night post-tour) at Meriton Suites Brisbane
• Return Airtrain ticket ex-Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Roma Street Station
Plus $880pp Twin Share Plus $1090 Sole Use
**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**
$300pp 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.
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.
Travelling on-board our signature ‘Gold Class’ coach, we depart Brisbane and travel to Summer Land Camels. Enjoy morning tea before Summer Land Camels’ professional cameleers guide you on a behind the scenes tour through the world’s largest wild camel training centre and dairy operation. From here we travel through Cunningham’s Gap, passing through Warwick, stopping at Stanthorpe for a lunch paired with wine experience at Heritage Estate Wines. We then make our way to our accommodation for check-in. Tonight, we dine out at historic O’Mara’s Hotel, built in 1910 on the site of the original single story hotel. The hotel still has the olde world charm that made O’Mara’s a big part of Stanthorpe life. There is even a resident ghost that still makes an appearance now and again.
Today we set out to travel to Tenterfield, made famous by a song by Peter Allen. Here we collect a local guide for a tour of famous landmarks such as the Tenterfield Saddler. Tenterfield has been home to many famous faces, including politicians, war heroes, and well known celebrities such as Peter Allen and Banjo Patterson. From here we travel via the Pyramid enroute to Ballandean Estate Wines for tour and wine tasting experience. Next we take a short journey to Washpool Skin Wellness, a Farm Soaperie and is the home of ethical, authentic and nourishing giftware and everyday home, bath and body care. Enjoy lunch at Blue Pot Pantry, a former vineyard with magic views over Stanthorpe. Our afternoon takes us to Kents Saddlery for a behind the scenes guided tour for an insight to a handcrafted leather workshop, talk with Saddlers and hear the history of Saddlery. Tonight, we dine out at Anna’s Italian Restaurant.
This morning takes us on a history tour at Amiens Legacy Centre. The centre is the site of a memorial to the Pikedale Soldier Settlers from WW1. Built by volunteers on the site of the original rail terminus at Amiens. Join a guided tour and see the rail carriage has been restored in a manner “fit for a prince” and contains stories and artifacts of the settlement and information about the original soldiers and their families, where they took up their blocks, and how life was in those times. Next, step back in time at Stanthorpe Heritage Museum, housing two collections of national significance and one of state significance. Subjects include pastoral, tin mining, orcharding, military, Aboriginal, Italian, Red Cross, medical, ‘Make-do’ and social history. Next enjoy a wee bit of early Christmas spirit, with a visit to the Granite Belt Christmas Farm. Step through the doors and capture the magic of Christmas in the Mistletoe Boutique Christmas Store. We break for lunch here, explore and feed Santa’s animals, including Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and see the farm of 11,000 real Christmas trees. Afterwards taste local wines and liquors at Castle Glen Vineyard & Liqueurs, the only Whiskey manufacturer in Queensland offering all natural world class liqueurs, red wine, white wine, sparkling wine and fortified wines.
We farewell our lovely hosts at Stanthorpe and travel via Warwick to Bestbrook Mountain Resort for morning te You will enjoy the old fashioned hospitality and magnificent mountain views. Wander around the property, check out the collection of old machinery and all the treasures from yesteryear hidden throughout the Coach House. Back on the road we take a scenic country drive via Boonah to Beaudesert where we enjoy a long lunch at The Overflow Estate 1895. The Estate is truly a special haven of mystic reverence and unsurpassed rural beauty and this long lunch will be a grand finale to our wine country capers.
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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
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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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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.