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Published by Langley's Coaches, 2018-11-15 20:42:51

Langley's 2019 Brochure

Have a read of all the tours we have on offer in 2019.

WELCOME TO

AUSTRALIAN COACH TOURS

Welcome to yet another Brochure. Bigger and better than ever!

It has been an exciting year in the Langley household and will continue to be into 2019. Michael’s twin boys
Thomas and Aiden started Kindergarten this year, and are loving every moment of it.They have also commenced
part time work in the Office with Molly, each claiming one of the offices as their own and even charging entrance
fee’s! It can get quite expensive going in getting information! Some more exciting news we received this year, is
that Sarah and her husband Mike are expecting their first little baby! Due in February, we are very excited to
add another member to our family.This does mean that Sarah will be going on maternity leave at the end of
2018. Samantha will be taking over her role as Office Manager, and we have welcomed Rosanna to our Langley’s
Coaches family as well, along with Sharon who will be continuing on.

We know the drought is playing a big part in people’s finances over the last year, and will probably continue into
the coming year. Our numbers have been down quite a bit over the last year, which meant the cancellation of a
few tours, however hopefully the rain will come soon and things will start to pick up for everyone.
In the meantime we have put together our new brochure for the coming year.We have brought back a few of the
old favourites, as well as a number of new tours that we hope you will love, both domestic and international. But
don’t forget, we don’t just provide the tours we organise, we are able to sell onto international cruises, tours and
a huge range of different providers tours. Just ask and we can let you know. If you have a group that wants to do
something together, we can arrange that too!

We like to keep these messages short, however we do really look forward to travelling with you over the next
year. Even if you are unable to travel for a number of different reasons, we still love to have you visit and have a
coffee and a chat with you. You are always welcome.

News Flash - Did you see our coaches involved in the Official Royal tour? We were chosen to have 5 vehicles
involved with the official tour, including travelling in the motorcade, carrying royal staff and world media.What an
incredibly proud day for our company. Read more about it on our blog (www.langleyscoaches.com.au) and see
the pictures on page 53.

Phil & Fiona Langley

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2019 TOURS

JANUARY AUGUST

Elvis Festival Page 5 The Great Australian Loop Page 29
(Alice Springs to Darwin) Page 31
FEBRUARY Page 6 The Great Australian Loop Page 34
(Darwin to Broome) Page 39
Daniel O’Donnell Page 7 The Great Australian Loop
Page 8 (Broome to Perth) Page 37
MARCH Page 9 Norfolk Island Page 41
Page 11 Page 42
Mardi Gras SEPTEMBER Page 43
Engelburt Humperdinck Page 13 Page 45
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Page 15 The Great Australian Loop Page 47
19 Day New Zealand Highlights Page 17 (Perth to Dubbo)
Page 18 Trundle Bush Tucker Day Page 49
APRIL Page 19 Broken Heel Festival Page 50
Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Hunter Valley Steamfest Page 21 Grand Pacific Drive Page 51
17 Day New Zealand Ultimate Explorer Page 22 Tasmania Page 52
Man From Ironbark Festival
Ironfest Page 23 OCTOBER Page 10
Gold Coast Page 24
Page 25 Hydro Majestic 2
MAY Page 27 Mayfield Gardens

Bright Autumn Leaves NOVEMBER
Trundle Abba Festival
Riverboat Postman
JULY Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

Muriels Wedding (The Musical) Langleys Day Trips & Mystery Tours
Carrington Hotel
Proud Mary & Adelaide
The Great Australian Loop
(Dubbo to Alice Springs)

MEAL ABBREVIATIONS

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
SD = Specialty Dinner


MEET OUR TEAM
Langleys. A family owned and run business based in Dubbo NSW.

Molly

Phil & Fiona Langley Michael Langley

Founders & Managing Directors Fleet Manager

Sarah Hansen Samantha Ledsham Sharon Balmer

Office Ma(Lnaanggleeyr) Office Administration / Office Manager Office Administration

Sally McGrath Rosanna Foggon Tim Nolan

Accounts Officer Office Administration Senior Coach Captain

Adam Millington Les Jones
3 Senior Coach Captain Senior Coach Captain


PLATINU&MFACCLAILSITSIEVSEHICLES


ELVIS FESTIVAL JAN 12TH

SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Parkes & Return $60 Per Person

(COACH ONLY)
Full payment due on booking

7:30 am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)

8:10am Pick up at Tomingley (Trainlink Stop)

8:30am Pick up Peak Hill (Ex Services Club)

9:15am Arrive at Parkes

Spend the day joining in on the many festival activities– watch the Rock‘n’Roll Dancing Competition,
attend the SDA Elvis Gospel Service, or have a browse around the Cars of the Era display.

5:30pm Depart Parkes

6:10pm Drop off at Peak Hill (Opposite Ex Services Club)

6:30pm Drop off at Tomingley (Train Link Stop)

7:15pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

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DANIEL O’DONNELL & MARY DUFF FEB 21ST - 22ND

GOLD PACKAGE

THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2019 $400 Per Person Twin Share
$485 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Newcastle
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Monday 21st January 2019

8:30am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot SILVER PACKAGE
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)

9:30am Pick up at Dunedoo Bus Stop $390 Per Person Twin Share
Comfort Stop at Merriwa (own expense) $475 Single Traveller
2:00pm Check in at Apollo International Hotel
Free Time Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Monday 21st January 2019

4:00pm Dinner at Accommodation Tickets of each package are limited. To be able

5:00pm Depart Accommodation to have your prefered ticket category, please
6:00pm book early. However we cannot guarantee that
Daniel O’Donnell at Newcastle Entertainment Centre this allocation will still be available.

At the end of the show, return to Hotel Deposit is Non Refundable as it is required
to purchase your show tickets. A small
FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019 administration fee will be charged if booking
is cancelled.

Newcastle - Dubbo

7:30am Breakfast at Accommodation
9:00am Depart for Morpeth
9:45am Free time in Morpeth (lunch at own expense)
12:00pm Depart for Dubbo
Comfort stop at Merriwa (own expense)
3:30pm Drop off at Dunedoo Bus Stop
5:00pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast on a twin/double share basis at Best Western Apollo International
Daniel O’Donnell Gold OR Silver Ticket

* Itinerary via Mudgee is also available. 6

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Photographer:Jeffrey Feng

MARDI GRAS MARCH 2ND - 3RD

SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Sydney $350 Per Person Twin Share
$450 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Friday 1st February 2019

8:00am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot

(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)

10:00am Pick up at Orange Railway Station

11:00am Comfort stop at Bathurst

11:30am Depart Bathurst

3:00pm Arrive at North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

This afternoon and tonight are free for you to do as you please, before making your own way into the city for the Mardi

Gras Parade. (The easiest way would be to catch the train from North Sydney.The North Sydney Station is directly

underneath your accommodation). Make sure you get a good spot nice and early so you don’t miss anything.

7:00pm Mardi Gras Parade commences

(Make your own way back to the accommodation)

SUNDAY 3RD MARCH 2019

Sydney - Dubbo

Breakfast at accommodation included. Served between 6:30am - 10:00am

11:00am Depart Accommodation
2:00pm Comfort stop at Bathurst
2:30pm Depart Bathurst
3:30pm Drop at Orange Railway Station
5:30pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
Accommodation and breakfast at North Sydney Harbourview

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ENGELBURT HUMPERDINCK MARCH 8TH - 9TH
GOLD PACKAGE
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019
$530 Per Person Twin Share
Dubbo - Sydney $630 Single Traveller

7:30am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot Deposit: $140 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Wednesday 6th February 2019
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)
Deposit is Non Refundable as it is required
8:15am Pick up at Wellington BP Service Station to purchase your show tickets. A small

9:30am Pick up at Orange Railway Station administration fee will be charged if booking
is cancelled.
10:15am Pick up at Sweet Caramel, Bathurst

2:30pm Book into Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney

Free Time
4:00pm Depart for dinner cruise at King Street Wharf

5:00pm Sunset dinner cruise departs

6:30pm Transfer to State Theatre, Sydney

7:30pm “Engelburt Humperdinck” commences

Return to North Sydney Harbourview Hotel after the concert



SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2019
Sydney - Dubbo

7:30am Full Buffet Breakfast at Accommodation
9:00am Depart Accommodation
12:15pm Drop off and lunch stop at Sweet Caramel, Bathurst (own expense)
1:15pm Depart Bathurst
2:00pm Drop off at Orange Railway Station
3:15pm Drop off at Wellington BP Service Station
4:00pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot


Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.

Bed and full buffet breakfast at North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

Gold Ticket to Engelburt Humperdinck, State Theatre Sydney
Sunset Dinner Cruise
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CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY MARCH 23RD - 24TH

SATURDAY 23RD MARCH 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Sydney $500 Per Person Twin Share
$600 Single Traveller
8:00am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot
Deposit: $150 per person required on booking
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo) Final Payment: Wednesday 20th February

10:00am Pick up at Orange Railway Station Deposit is Non Refundable as it is required
to purchase your show tickets. A small
10:45am Comfort stop at Bathurst Information Centre
administration fee will be charged if booking
is cancelled.

3:00pm Book into Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney

5:00pm Dinner at Accommodation

6:30pm Transfer to Capitol Theatre

7:30pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory commences

10:30pm Return to Accommodation after the show

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH 2019

Sydney - Dubbo

7:30am Full Buffet Breakfast at Accommodation
9:00am Depart Accommodation, Explore Sydney
Lunch (own expense)
2:30pm Comfort stop at Bathurst Information Centre
4:15pm Drop off at Orange Railway Station
6:00pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:
All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
“Premium” ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Capitol Theatre
Dinner, bed and full buffet breakfast at North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

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Langley's D&aMlyyustneTr+rcy Thiopeursss
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
GET IN TOUCH TODAY TO FIND OUT MORE!

Day Trips

IANDRA CASTLE ABERCROMBIE HOUSE

Saturday 9th March 2019 Saturday 15th June 2019
$180 $180

SUNDAY LUNCHES

AUTUMN MUDGEE CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Saturday 17th March 2019 Sunday 21st July 2019
$80 $110

Spring - warrumbungles christmas

Sunday 29th Sep 2019 Sunday 8th Dec 2019
$80 $110

+ MORE TRIPS TO COME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 10

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19 DAY NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1 - Sunday 24th March D DAY 6 - Friday 29th March BD

Dubbo - Sydney Dunedin - Te Anau

This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach

This morning we depart Dubbo and travel to Sydney for your Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history
overnight accommodation at the North Sydney Harbourview on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of
Hotel.We enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel. International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea.
Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te
DAY 2 - Monday 25th March D Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay.Tonight you
may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
Sydney - Christchurch
DAY 7 - Saturday 30th March BL
This morning, we depart our hotel bright and early for

the International Airport. Here, you will have a chance to Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
grab some breakfast before boarding our flight. On Arrival
into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where
representative and transferred to your hotel. you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord.
See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as
DAY 3 - Tuesday 26th March BD you enjoy a picnic lunch.This afternoon travel to Queenstown,
overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at
Christchurch - Free Day

Today is a free day to explore Christchurch at leisure. this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and
attractions.This evening is free and you may choose to dine at
You may like to take advantage of the discount one of the many fine restaurants.

coupons in your Optional Tours Directory. BD DAY 8 - Sunday 31st March B SD

DAY 4 - Wednesday 27th March Queenstown (Free Day)
Christchurch - Omarama
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure.
After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and Your Coach Captain & Tour Guide are available to assist with the
travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat
See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a
Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the Kiwi bird.This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw
spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back,
highest peak.The opportunity is available (time and weather relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will
permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner
Alps before travelling to Omarama. enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing
along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.
DAY 5 - Thursday 28th March B SD
DAY 9 - Monday 1st April BD
Omarama - Dunedin

Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Queenstown - Arrowtown - Franz Josef
Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue
south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum.
free time.Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area
of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern
Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier.Time is available

(weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional)

over the spectacular glaciers.

11 NEW NEW ZEALAND TOUR COMING OCT 2019 & MARCH 2020


TOUR PRICE

MARCH 24TH - APRIL 11TH $6150 Per Person Twin Share
$7770 Single Traveller

Deposit: $500 per person required on booking
Final Payment: 70 days prior to departure

DAY 10 - Tuesday 2nd April BD Enjoy some free time this afternoon.This evening experience an

Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue DAY 15 - Sunday 7th April BD
into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands
as one of the great train journeys of the world.View rivers
and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland.
massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the
Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the
your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of
DAY 11 - Wednesday 3rd April BD
Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori
Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
tribes and the British. B

DAY 16 - Monday 8th April
Bay of Islands
Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura.
This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on
Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through
board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole
Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue
in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common
to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your
dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free
journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook
afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you
Straight to Wellington
B may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the
DAY 12 - Thursday 4th April
Wellington waterfront.This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, relaxing dinner cruise (optional). B SD

New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace DAY 17 - Tuesday 9th April
Bay of Islands - Auckland
both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an
Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei
extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on
and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk
show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free
at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city
to choose your own dining arrangements.
BD sights tour.This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new
DAY 13 - Friday 5th April
Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua found friends. B

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt DAY 18 - Wednesday 10th April
Auckland
Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo.Visit the
Today is a free day to explore Auckland at leisure.You may like
spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer
to take advantage of the discount coupons in your Optional
Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.
DAY 14 - Saturday 6th April B SD Tours Directory.
Rotorua B
DAY 19 - Thursday 11th April
Auckland - Dubbo
Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline
Rotorua.There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is This morning after breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the
Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment land of the long white cloud.You will be transferred to the
and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.Visit Te airport for your flight home, before hopping on board Langley’s
Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Luxury Coach for your journey home.

Rotorua is famous for. 12

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HUNTER VALLEY STEAM FEST

DAY 1 - Friday 12th April D

Dubbo - Denman - Maitland - Morpeth

Your tour to the Hunter Valley Steamfest starts today as you
board the Langley’s coach and travel east on the Golden
Highway passing through Dunedoo, Merriwa, Denman, Maitland
and stopping at Morpeth. On the banks of the beautiful Hunter
River, Morpeth is home to National Trust-listed colonial buildings
and a fascinating heritage walk that includes the famous
bakehouse where the Arnott’s family biscuit dynasty began.
Spend time exploring this historic inland river port before
travelling back to Maitland to check into your accommodation
for the next three nights. Dinner tonight is at your motel.

DAY 2 - Saturday 13th April BD DAY 3 - Sunday 14th April BD

Hunter Valley Steamfest Hunter Valley Steamfest - Great Train Race - Maitland Gaol

After a leisurely breakfast, travel to the 2019 Hunter Valley This morning travel back to the Hunter Valley Steamfest to join
Steamfest. See how things were done in days gone by at the highlight of the Hunter Valley Steamfest program, the Great
the interactive Rally Ground display, featuring a vast array of Train Race.Your journey will start in Maitland for the relaxed trip
antique machinery from all over Australia including traction into Broadmeadow before you race against the Tiger Moth back
and portable engines. Enjoy live music, roving performances, to Maitland. (The Great Train Race is dependent on availability)
historic heritage walks, over 100 market stalls, gourmet food Maitland Park comes to life today with a display of over 400
stalls and more. Explore the Rally Ground which is a steam cars for the annual Show ‘n’ Shine.Travel to the Maitland Gaol
enthusiast dream with specialty steam and food stalls, traction to immerse yourself in its history and discover stories about all
and portable engine displays, sheep shearing and blacksmithing sorts of heroes and villains. On this guided tour you will delve
demonstrations, Museum of Applied Science and Maitland into all parts of the site and learn of the changes that have
Railway Museum displays. Return to your accommodation for occurred in prisoner treatment throughout history. From the
some free time before dinner at your motel. English Pentonville Model of the original cell blocks to the modern
maximum security 5 Wing and the many ancillary buildings
scattered throughout the site. Return to your accommodation to
rest up before dinner.

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APRIL 12TH - 15TH TOUR PRICE

$1110 Per Person Twin Share
$1275 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Tuesday 12th March 2019

DAY 4 - Monday 15th April B

Maitland - Sandy Hollow - Dubbo - Home

After breakfast board the Langley’s Coach for your return trip
back to Dubbo and home.Travel west along the Golden Highway
remembering all the sights, sounds and tastes of the 2019 Hunter
Valley Steamfest.

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17 DAY NEW ZEALAND ULTIMATE EXPLORER

DAY 1 - Sunday 14th April D Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland and your overnight
stay.Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
Dubbo - Sydney (optional).

Depart Dubbo this morning and travel to Sydney for our DAY 6 - Friday 19th April BL
overnight stay at North Sydney Harbourview Hotel. Enjoy
dinner at our hotel this evening. In the morning we will transfer Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown
you to the airport. Breakfast will be dependant on flight times.
Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where
DAY 2 - Monday 15th April D
you board your launch for a nature cruise onthis magnificent
Arrive Christchurch
fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak

as you enjoy a picnic lunch.This afternoon travel to Queenstown,

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at

Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and

your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner attractions.This evening is free and you may choose to dine at

drink. BD one of the many fine 20th April BSD

DAY 3 - Tuesday 16th April DAY 7 - Saturday
Queenstown (Free Day)
Christchurch - Mt Cook
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure.
After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and
travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. There are many sightseeing options available including the thrill
See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good
Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up
spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s
highest peak.The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight close to a Kiwi bird.This evening board the vintage steamship TSS
(optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.
Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station.
DAY 4 - Wednesday 17th April BD
Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the
Mt Cook - Dunedin
chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead.

After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS

Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to

Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Queenstown. restaurants. BD
Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue
south to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour followed DAY 8 - Sunday 21st April
by some free time to explore at leisure.You might be interested Queenstown - Fox Glacier
in a tour of the Speight’s Brewery (optional) or to see Albatross
in their natural habitat (optional). Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village and visit the

DAY 5 - Thursday 18th April BD Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West

Dunedin - Te Anau Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks

of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of

Fox Glacier.Time is available (weather permitting) to experience

a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where arriving at your hotel. BD
you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided
tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International DAY 9 - Monday 22nd April
Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea in the Grand Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch
Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to
15 Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of
the great train journeys of the world.


APRIL 14TH - 30TH TOUR PRICE

$7839 Per Person Twin Share
$10,039 Single Traveller

Deposit: $500 per person required on booking
Final Payment: 70 days prior to departure
*prices may vary depending on return flight
times

View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri DAY 14 - Saturday 27th April BD

Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands

farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of

Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to

transfer you to your hotel. BD the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri

DAY 10 - Tuesday 23rd April Tree. Continue through Whangarei to the Bay of Islands.This
Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds,

Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori
Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through
Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue tribes and the B

to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your DAY 15 - Sunday 28th April
Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands
journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook
This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on
Strait to Wellington. B board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole
in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common
DAY 11 - Wednesday 24th April dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free
Wellington
afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may
A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa,
choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the
New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace
waterfront.This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a
both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for a city
relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
tour. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free BSD
DAY 16 - Monday 29th April
to choose your own dining arrangements. BD Bay of Islands - Auckland

DAY 12 - Thursday 25th April
Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua
Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk

Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo.Visit the at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a

spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer city sights tour.This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including

Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. BSD selected beverages with your new found friends. B

DAY 13 - Friday 26th April DAY 17 - Tuesday 30th April
Auckland - Sydney - Dubbo
Rotorua
Time to say goodbye.You will be transferred to the airport for
Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua for your flight to Sydney after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
breakfast, with spectacular views and time for a thrilling luge Once you have arrived in Sydney, Langley’s Coaches will pick
ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed hour you up and transfer you home.
of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything

you’ve seen before. Continue to Rainbow Springs, spanning

22 acres of native trees. A highlight will be the Kiwi Encounter

experience which offers a unique behind-the-scenes tour of a

working Kiwi nursery and hatchery. Some free time is available

before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and

awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for.This evening

experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

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MAN FROM IRONBARK FESTIVAL APRIL 20TH

SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Stuart Town & Return $60 Per Person

Full payment due on booking

9:00 am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)

9:45am Pick up at Wellington BP

10:15am Arrive at Stuart Town

11:00am Parade Starts
Time at the Festival
(Lunch at own expense)

3:00pm Depart Stuart Town to return to Dubbo

3:30pm Drop off at Wellington BP

4:15pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
Entry to Man From Ironbark Festival.

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IRON FEST APRIL 27TH - 28TH

SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Lithgow $490 Per Person Twin Share
$530 Single Traveller

Deposit: $50 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Wednesday 27th March 2019

7:00 am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot
(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo)
7:45am Pick up at Wellington, Corner of Goolma Road
9:30am Comfort Stop at Bathurst (own expense)
11:00am Arrive at IronFest at Lithgow Showground
Step back in time to explore an enchanted steampunk fantasy world
(lunch at own expense)
6:30pm Depart IronFest to travel to accommodation
7:00pm Check into Black Gold Motel
7:30pm Dinner at Motel

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2019

Lithgow - Mount Piper - Gooree Park - Dubbo

7:30 am Breakfast at our accommodation
9:00am Depart Motel
9:30am Mount Piper Power Station Tour
12:00pm Arrive at Gooree Park for Stud Tour and Lunch (included)
3:00pm Depart Gooree Park to return to Dubbo
4:00pm Drop off at Wellington, Corner of Goolma Road
4:45pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
Day entry to IronFest Festival, Lithgow Showground

Dinner, bed and breakfast at Black Gold Motel,Wallerawang

Stud Tour with Lunch at Gooree 18
Entry into Mount Piper Power Station

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GOLD COAST & O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST

DAY 1 - Monday 29th April D stretches from Brisbane in the north to Byron Bay in the south.
You may wish to experience the Skypoint Climb which allows you
Dubbo - Coffs Harbour to go outside the glass and experience an open-air adventure atop
the building 270 metres above sea level (own expense). After
The Gold Coast has something for everyone, from dedicated you’ve had an adventure- filled day, you will be attending one of
the most popular evenings of entertainment on the Gold Coast-
surfers to easy-going families and sophisticated foodies. Just the Australian Outback Spectacular! This must-see Gold Coast
dinner show features an amazing cast of characters, magnificent
30 minutes from the beach you’ll find a subtropical hinterland animals (with an emphasis on iconic Australian stock horses),
stunning special effects and a delicious three-course dinner.
dotted with tumbling waterfalls, bushwalking trails and quaint
DAY 4 - Thursday 2nd May BD
villages. However, before arriving at the Gold Coast you will be
Gold Coast
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Coffs Harbour - Gold Coast Today is yours to spend as you wish. You may decide to visit a
Gold Coast Theme Park; the theme parks on the Gold Coast are
Heading north we stop at Tropical Fruit World, Australia’s renowned throughout Australia as highly entertaining destinations
largest plantation orchard farm. We then leave New South (own expense). Choose from Dreamworld, Sea World,
Wales behind and head into Queensland, so get ready to Movieworld,Wet ‘n’Wild and Whitewater World. Whether you
experience the vibrant energy of the Gold Coast, where there choose to go to one or all of the Gold Coast theme parks, you’ll
are beaches, rainforests, restaurants and theme parks. Sea end up having plenty to do that will fill your day. (please contact
World Resort is the heart of fun and adventure on the Gold us if you would like to book any of the above attractions to
Coast and it is also where you will be staying for the next 3 enhance your tour)
nights. Please note: We will transport you to and from the theme parks.

DAY 3 - Wednesday 1st May BLD DAY 5 - Friday 3rd May BLD

Gold Coast Gold Coast - Mt Tamborine - O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Sea World Resort gives those that are staying the opportunity Immerse yourself in the wonder and natural beauty of 27
to visit Dolphin Beach at Sea World where they will have a hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal
behind the scenes sneak peak of a dolphin training session. enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way at
The Gold Coast is famous for its waterways- both extensive Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
canal system and clean, glittering oceans are a major drawcard.
A cruise from the heart of Surfers Paradise will let you view The Hinze Dam has a catchment area of 207 square kilometres
the many highlights in the area, the beautiful broad water, the and includes the Numinbah Valley and Springbrook Plateau, which
waterfront mansions and many more features all while relaxing pools into a 3700 acre reservoir called Advancetown Lake. This
in style and comfort. Sit back and enjoy your buffet lunch, lake provides recreational users with walking and horse riding
perhaps with a drink from the fully-licenced bar on board, and trails and is a popular stop off for cyclists passing the Gold Coast
soak in both the sunshine from the spacious deck as well as the Hinterland.
informative commentary. You’ll be taken past iconic locations
such as Sea World Theme Park, Marina Mirage Shopping At every turn at Mt Tamborine you will encounter breathtaking
Centre, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel and much more scenery and views, abundant wildlife and clean mountain air.
for a great sightseeing experience. The Q1 towers over
Surfers Paradise as the world’s tallest residential building, and its
Skypoint Observation Desk is the best place on the Gold Coast
from which to gain spectacular views of the scenery that

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APRIL 29TH - MAY 7TH TOUR PRICE

$2660 Per Person Twin Share
$3330 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Friday 29th March 2019

The Gold Coast’s hinterland offers an impressive array of DAY 8 - Monday 6th May BD
rolling hills, lush mountains and spectacular views. Providing a
refreshing, natural break from the glitz and glamour of the Gold Tenterfield - Armidale
Coast’s centre, the hinterland is one of the region’s best-kept
secrets. Travel through historic Canungra Valley and Lamington Tenterfield is one of the country’s most significant historical
National Park and on to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, where areas; known as the ‘Birthplace of our Nation.’ Sir Henry Parkes
you will stay for the next two nights. This afternoon hear about delivered his famous Federation Speech in Tenterfield School
the fascinating history of the area and guesthouse and the of Arts in 1889, which ultimately led to the Federation of all
heroic journey of Bernard O’Reilly in finding and rescuing the Australian states in 1901. We visit Sir Henry Parkes School
only 2 survivors of the 1937 Stinton plane crash. of Arts as it offers a fresh and exciting approach to Australian
history, culture and environment, with a focus on Federation.
DAY 6 - Saturday 4th May BLD The Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes pays tribute to
the Celtic heritage of the early European settlers to the district.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Your home for the night is Armidale. The Armidale region
boasts spectacular waterfalls, gorges, world heritage national
The morning starts with an early morning bird walk; meet the parks and a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage.
‘locals’ with a stroll around the property to see the magnificent
birds of O’Reilly’s. After breakfast, you may wish to explore DAY 9 - Tuesday 7th May B
O’Reilly’s famous Tree Top walk which provides a bird’s eye
view of the rainforest canopy as you walk along a series of Armidale - Nundle - Dubbo
suspension bridges. For the more adventurous, climb a ladder
heading up a Strangler Fig, which leads to two viewing platforms Today is our last day. Take your time to say goodbye to all
almost 30 metres above the ground! Enjoy lunch before your new friends and travel companions. A guided tour of
venturing through several different types of forest on the way the Nundle Woollen Mill is a great way to get a thorough
to stunning views towards natural escarpments and mountain understanding of the processes undertaken. Although the
ranges. Kerry lookout boasts stunning views west toward the machines are old, the process is not that much different to
Macpherson Ranges and north towards Brisbane. a modern-day textile mill.You will be fascinated to see the
number of steps required to transform the raw material into a
DAY 7 - Sunday 5th May BD ball of yarn ready for knitting. This afternoon we arrive back in
Dubbo.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat - Tenterfield

We say goodbye to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. As we begin
our travel home, we discover Cunningham’s Gap which is a pass
over the Great Dividing Range between the Darling Downs and
the Fassifern Valley in Queensland.

The Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre is solely dedicated to
the spirit of rodeo and the cowboy. We stop here to follow the
history and relive the glory of the Australian Professional Rodeo
Association’s greatest champions and rodeo history.

Along the way enjoy a strawberry ice cream, one of the many
delicious strawberry dishes or browse the strawberry themed
shelves at Ashbern Strawberry Farm.

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BRIGHT AUTUMN LEAVES FESTIVAL MAY 2ND - 6TH

TOUR PRICE

DAY 1 - Thursday 2nd May D $1655 Per Person Twin Share
$1875 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Wagga Wagga - Albury - Beechworth
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Your tour to join the celebration of the wonderful autumn Final Payment: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
colours and seasonal produce of the Bright Autumn Festival

starts this morning as you board.Travel south through Parkes, DAY 4 - Sunday 5th May BD
Forbes,West Wyalong and Wagga Wagga, crossing into Victoria
at Albury and on to the Victorian Alpine High Country and your Beechworth

accommodation for the next four nights in Beechworth. After breakfast experience a local guide who will board the
coach for an informative city sights tour of Beechworth before
DAY 2 - Friday 3rd May BLD
Beechworth - Glenrowan - Greta - Milawa - Beechworth visiting the Drive Back in Time show and shine car show, which
is a static display of cars and engines or motors that are more
Today travel to Glenrowan to step into another era to an than 25 years old. Stroll around and explore the Historic and
authentic replica of the Kelly Homestead. See the stark reality Cultural Precinct. A collection of nationally significant buildings
of the hardships that our forefathers had to endure as this which tells the local story of how Australia grew and prospered.
colony was being settled.The walls and roof were lined with Wander through the Court House,Telegraph Station, Burke
newspaper, hessian and calico.The floor was earth, usually Museum, Kelly Vault, Powder Magazine and join one or both
consolidated with bullock’s blood and the bark roof always of two guided walking tours. During the day, you may wish to
leaked. Conditions were rough and life harsh with little or enjoy lunch at the iconic Beechworth Bakery (own expense).
nothing to spare. Continue to Milawa and the famous Brown Return to your accommodation for a chance to freshen up
Brothers winery to enjoy a one-hour private wine tasting before dinner.
before exploring the estate on a guided historic building tour.
Sit down to a five-course degustation lunch with matched DAY 5 - Monday 6th May B
Beechworth - Albury - Holbrook - Dubbo
wines before returning to Beechworth for some free time

before dinner at a local hotel. BD Leaving Beechworth behind this morning, travel back into New
South Wales and on to Holbrook, home of the Oberon Class
DAY 3 - Saturday 4th May submarine interned in the park for a refreshing morning tea.
Beechworth - Bright - Gala Day - Beechworth Continue on through Wagga Wagga, Junee and West Wyalong
as you head for Dubbo and home.
This morning travel through Myrtleford and into the home of
the annual Autumn Festival, Bright which is renowned for its

beauty in every season.Today is Gala Day and the main streets

are closed for all the fun of the festival. Brass and highland

bands fill the air as you wander past the street stalls and craft

displays.Witness the highlight of the festival, the Autumn Festival

street parade before travelling to Beechworth to watch the

Cruis’n Back in Time car parade along the main street. Enjoy

dinner at a local hotel before heading back to your room.

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TRUNDLE ABBA FESTIVAL MAY 4TH

SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2019 PROGRAMME

Dubbo - Trundle & Return SATURDAY 4TH MAY

8:30 am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot 11:00am Gates + markets open

(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo) 11:00am Parkes Shire Concert Band

9:00am Pick up at Narromine Railway Station 11.30am I do, I do, I do, I do, I do!
10:30am Arrive at Trundle, all events at Berryman Oval
(afternoon free to explore the ABBA Festival) Wedding vow renewal

12:00pm Fashions of the Festival

5:30pm Bjorn Again - First Act & Second Act Catwalk Competition*

7:30pm Concert finishes and gates close 12:45pm Singing Competition*

8:00pm Depart Trundle 1:30pm Alana Patience + Tristan McManus

8:30pm Drop off at Narromine Railway Station Professional dance exhibition &
10:00pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot
disco dance competition

Price Includes the following: 2:15pm Tom + Holly Orr

2:45pm Amitie

All coach travel and transfers 3.30pm WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
Ticket into ABBA Festival
Most number of people dancing

TOUR PRICE to Dancing Queen!

4:00pm Kotahi Groove - counting down

$150 Per Person the biggest hits of 1976

Full payment due on booking 5:00pm Condobolin Pipe Band

5:20pm Welcome with Parkes Shire

Mayor; Ken ‘Benny’ Keith

5:30pm Bjorn Again - first act

6:20pm HALF TIME - DRINKS BREAK

6:40pm Bjorn Again - second act

7:30pm Gates Close

* Entrants MUST pre-register for singing and fashion

competitions, positions are strictly limited.

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MURIELS WEDDING - THE MUSICAL JULY 6TH - 7TH

TOUR PRICE

SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 $500 Per Person Twin Share
$600 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Sydney
Deposit: $150 per person required on booking
8:00am Depart Langleys Coaches Depot Final Payment: Tuesday 6th June 2019

(4 Jannali Road, Dubbo) Deposit is Non Refundable as it is required to purchase
your show tickets. A small administration fee will be
8:45am Pick up at Wellington BP Service Station charged if booking is cancelled.

9:30am Pick up at Molong Railway Station

10:00pm Pick up at Orange Railway Station

10:45pm Pick up / comfort stop at Sweet Caramel, Bathurst

11:45pm Depart Bathurst

3:00pm Book into Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney

6:00pm Dinner at Hotel

7:00pm Transfer to Sydney Lyric Theatre

8:00pm “Muriel’s Wedding” commences

11:00pm Return to Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney

SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019
Sydney - Dubbo

7:30am Breakfast at Harbourview Hotel, North Sydney - Full Buffet
9:30am Depart Hotel
12:45pm Drop off / lunch stop at Sweet Caramel, Bathurst (own expense)
1:45pm Depart Bathurst
2:30pm Drop off at Orange Railway Station
3:00pm Drop off at Molong Railway Station
3:45pm Drop off at Wellington BP Service Station
4:30pm Approximate arrival at Langleys Coaches Depot
Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, DVD and restroom equipped coach.
Dinner, Bed and Full Buffet Breakfast at North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
“A reserve” ticket to Muriel’s Wedding - The Musical at Sydney Lyric Theatre

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CARRINGTON HOTEL CHRISTMAS IN JULY JULY 10TH - 12TH

TOUR PRICE

DAY 1 - Wednesday 10th July LD $890 Per Person Twin Share
$1175 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Blue Mountains
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
It’s a magical winter time in the Blue Mountains. While cold Final Payment: Tuesday 11th June 2019
winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm
‘Mountains’ hospitality, log fires, Christmas fare, singalongs and DAY 2 - Thursday 11th July BD
perhaps even Santa.The Blue Mountains is truly a ‘Winter
Wonderland’. We take a relaxing drive to Bathurst where we Blue Mountains
stop at Abercrombie House for lunch. We continue on through
Lithgow and into the beautiful Blue Mountains.The Carrington This morning after breakfast we travel to the Leuralla Toy and
Hotel has a long and rich history since its establishment by Railway Museum which is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest
Sydney hotelier Harry Rowell more than one hundred and collection of toys, trains and associated memorabilia. The
thirty years ago. This is where you will be staying for the next displays are housed in a historic early 20th century mansion, set
two nights. Carrington Cellars has the most exciting bottleshop in a lush, 5 hectare award- winning garden filled with interactive
and deli experience in the Blue Mountains. Located in the old displays and picturesque scenes.
Katoomba power station, the interior is industrial revolution Afterwards, we see why a trip to the Blue Mountains isn’t
meets Grand Designs. Explore the imported deli items, rows complete without a visit the Scenic World. Glide between cliff
of boutique, local and foreign wines or admire the carefully tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor
restored power station building.Tonight immerse yourself in the of the Scenic Skyway!(own expense) The 720 metre journey
festivities that promise to deliver all the Christmas cheer, divine provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters,
food, lavish desserts and sumptuous wine. Sit back, relax and and Jamison Valley stretching to the horizon.This afternoon
be surrounded with laughter, friends and moments that create we enjoy a delightful Grand High Tea at the Carrington Hotel,
cherished memories. before tonight enjoying dinner also at our accommodation.

DAY 3 - Friday 12th July B

Blue Mountains - Dubbo

We depart after breakfast this morning and journey to Mayfield
Gardens.These gardens are one of the world’s largest privately
owned cool climate gardens.They extend across more than
160 acres (64 hectares) and sit within a 5,000 acre working
farm. The meticulously crafted Garden Centre, stunning Water
Garden and breathtaking obelisk all provide an unrivalled
experience. After lunch (own expense), we depart Mayfield
Gardens and head for home, arriving late afternoon.

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PROUD MARY AND ADELAIDE

DAY 1 - Friday 26th July D You will be welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew.

Dubbo - Balranald Enjoy a buffet supper at approximately 8:30pm as you cruise this

evening and the Proud Mary’s powerful floodlights illuminate the

This morning we board our Langley’s Coach and depart Dubbo. shore. It is a perfect opportunity to view the nocturnal animals of

Travelling via the Newell, Midwestern and Sturt Highways, we Australia in their natural habitat. Later the Proud Mary ties up for

make a stop along the way for some free time for lunch before the night at Sunnyside. BLD

arriving in Balranald late afternoon. Dinner tonight will be next DAY 4 - Monday 29th July
Sunnyside - Mannum - Walkers Flat
door to our accommodation.
BD Your cruise continues upstream as you breakfast on a delicious
DAY 2 - Saturday 27th July buffet before a mid-morning Proud Mary arrival in picturesque
Balranald - Murray Bridge Mannum, the birthplace of the river boat trade. Here you may board
the waiting coach for an interesting tour of Historic Mannum.Your
This morning we enjoy breakfast at our accommodation, before guide will provide you with information. Lunch will be served aboard
the Proud Mary as you cruise upstream to Walkers Flat.This evening
making our way onto the Mallee Highway.We visit the Mallee is “Australiana Night” featuring typically Australian dishes. Followed
by a guided Nocturnal Discover Tour, an insight into abundant
Tourist and Heritage Centre in Pinaroo which has a variety of wildlife including the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat.

displays that provide an educational and historical picture of DAY 5 - Tuesday 30th July BLD

life in a rural community. Continuing on, we venture to Murray Walkers Flat - Swan Reach - Moorundie Creek

Bridge, the “crown” of the Murray, the town was established

when a road bridge over the Murray River (which is how the

city got its name) was completed in 1879. It was followed in

1886 by the Adelaide-Melbourne railway line which guaranteed

the city’s importance as a vital link across the river. Dinner After breakfast the Proud Mary cruises further upstream. In the
afternoon arrive Swan Reach and board your waiting coach for
tonight will be at you accommodation. BD a tour to visit Murray Aquaculture, one of the most ambitious
Aquaculture projects undertaken in Australia.The fresh water
DAY 3 - Sunday 28th July crustacean is uniquely Australian and is only one of many species of
Murray Bridge - Hahndorf - Proud Mary - Sunnyside crayfish found in Australia.With a local guide passengers are taken
through the complex covering 10,000 sq metres of ponds.Your
After breakfast this morning, we head off for a visit to the cruise this evening takes you to Moorundie Creek, named after the
German-Style town of Hahndorf. Settled by 19th century Aboriginal tribe that lived there.The Proud Mary moors overnight
Lutheran migrants, Hahndorf is known for its German-Style
architecture and artisanal food. Hahndorf Academy is home oDnAaYb6ea-utiWful ebedanchesamdoanygs3t 1tsowt eJurinlyg River R ed GumBs.LD
to the German Migration Museum, tracing local history. After
some time in Hahndorf to wander the streets, we head to the Moorundie Creek
National Motor Museum in Birdwood. Here, discover how
motor vehicles have opened up our country, linking some of You will wake this morning in one of the most unspoilt and
the most isolated communities to the world. From the stately picturesque areas of the River Murray.You will be taken on an
to the absurd, from the hand-built to the mass-produced, see environmental discovery walk of Moorundie Creek, even today you
the vehicles people loved and loathed, thrashed and pampered will see evidence of an ancient Aboriginal civilisation - a huge canoe
at this international centre for the collection, research, tree still stands. A highlight of your cruise is a guided cruise lead
preservation, education and display of the Australian road by an ecologist aboard a small boat through the lagoons and inlets
transport history.We have a late lunch today before making our of Big Bend.This evening there is a traditional Australian barbecue
way back to Murray Bridge, where you will have some free time on shore followed by live Aussie entertainment around a blazing
before your five night cruise departs. campfire.

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TOUR PRICE

JULY 26TH - AUG 7TH $4700 Per Person Twin Share
$5900 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Wednesday 26th June 2019

DAY 7 - Thursday 1st Aug BLD restaurant, have fish and chips on the wharf, or just have a light

Moorundie Creek - Ngaut Ngaut - Mannum 1se1e-enMjooynadmaoyvie5.TthheAnuigght is yours so spend it as you wish.
snack
This morning there will be time for further exploration of the BD
DAY
tranquil Australian bush.The Proud Mary continues downstream Adelaide - Renmark
through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire River
Murray system.We arrive at Ngaut Ngaut - a historical Aboriginal This morning, we have breakfast at our accommodation, before
site. Here with your Aboriginal tour guide you will discover starting our journey through the Barossa Valley.We make a stop at
carvings and paintings on cliff faces made 3,000 to 20,000 years the Pheasant Farm, owned by Maggie Beer, and best known as the
ago. Late afternoon arrive in Mannum for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres home of Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. But beyond that is a working
and a formal Captain’s Dinner. farm, with olive groves, quince orchard and vineyards.We enjoy a
tour here, and then have some free time for you to taste, see and
DAY 8 - Friday 2nd Aug BLD buy all the goodies you wish for. Continuing on we visit the famous
Moorundie Creek - Reedy Creek - Murrary Bridge - Adelaide
Penfolds Wine, built in 1911, this site became the focal point of

Following breakfast the Proud Mary departs once more. Mid Penfolds winemaking in the 1970’s as more fruit was sourced from

morning arrive Woodlane and board the waiting coach for a the Barossa Valley and its surrounds, here you will discover the

tour to the Reedy Creek Environment Centre.You will be joined philosophy and spirit behind Australia’s greatest wines.You have the
chance to have a wine tasting, before continuing on to Renmark and
by your guide for a tour of this fascinating area. Discover this
to our accommodation for the evening. Dinner tonight will be at
permanent watercourse from waterfalls, through swamps and
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wetlands. Reedy Creek and the waterfalls played a significant part BD
in the lives of the ancient Nganguruku and Ngaralta Aboriginal Renmark - Hay
Tribes.Today, lunch is a superb buffet prepared with fresh local

produce.This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery After breakfast this morning, we hit the road again heading through
before the vessel ties up once more in Murray Bridge, the Captain Mildura and back into Balranald. Here you have some free time for
and crew bid farewell to guests and new-found friends before lunch before we continue on to Shear Outback, the Shearer’s Hall of
disembarkation. After reboarding Langley’s Coach, we travel along Fame in Hay, where shearers whose skill, character and contribution
the Princes Highway and on into Adelaide where we will stay for to the shearing industry has been exceptional, are honoured.The
the next 3 nights. Dinner tonight will be at your accommodation. concept of the Australian Shearer’s Hall of Fame was conceived in
1997 by a committed group of individuals from Hay, who believed
DAY 9 - Saturday 3rd Aug BD
Adelaide that the contribution of Australia’s Shearing Industry to the country’s

Enjoy breakfast this morning before venturing off to famous folklore, culture and economy should be recognised. This evening’s
Haigh’s Chocolate, where you will be greeted with the delicious
sights and smells, and where your sweet tooth will be in for a aDcAcoYm1m3o-daWtioen disnineHsadya, wyh7ertehwAeuwgil l also e njoy dinnBer.
treat.We then embark on a city sights tour of Adelaide the “City
Hay - Dubbo
of Churches”, seeing sights such as the Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s This morning after our last breakfast together, we depart Hay and
Cathedral, Henley Beach and so much more. Dinner tonight will travel via Weethalle where we will view one of the silo’s that is a
part of the Silo Art Trail.The Trail is Australia’s largest outdoor gallery
again be at ySouurnadccaoymm4tohdaAtioung. B which stretches over 200 km’s. The project which was conceived
in 2016 saw a team of renowned artists from Australia and across
DAY 10 - the world visit the region, meet the locals and transform each grain
Adelaide (Free Day)
Today after breakfast, the day is yours to do as you please, with a silo into an epic work of art; each one telling a unique story about
free day to explore Adelaide.We hope you enjoy your day! We the host town. After some time for lunch, we continue on towards
have also left dinner out tonight, so you can find a nice
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THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN LOOP

SECTOR 1 - DUBBO to ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 - Sunday 28th July D It is operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a
division of the Australian Defence Force.The complex includes
Dubbo - Broken Hill both the land area, and the airspace that is restricted and
controlled by the RAAF for safety and security reasons.The
An early start is a good start! This morning as we head off WRC is a highly specialised ADF test and evaluation capability
on our adventure of Australia.Travelling along the Mitchell operated by the RAAF for the purpose of testing war material.
and Barrier Highways, we see the vast and diverse outback Here you will have time to visit the museum and do a spot of
landscape.We travel through the iconic town of Cobar and its shopping if you wish – get some souvenirs for the grandkids!
mining centre, then on through the MacCullochs Ranges, to the Next up, we move on to Coober Pedy, South Australia’s Opal
one time large inland port on the Darling River,Wilcannia, and Centre. Coober Pedy was originally known as the Stuart Range
then onto Broken Hill for our overnight accommodation. Opal Field, named after John McDouall Stuart who, in 1858
was the first European explorer to visit the area. In 1920, a new
DAY 2 - Monday 29th July BD name was needed so a post office could be established, Stuart
Range being unsuitable owing to the similarity to Stewart Range
Broken Hill - Port Augusta in Western Australia. At a Progress Committee meeting, the
opal miners chose Coober Pedy, an Aboriginal term meaning
After breakfast, we take a brief drive around Broken Hill, on ‘white man in a hole’.Tonight we venture underground for our
our way to the South Australian Border. Continuing on through accommodation. (Please let us know if you would prefer a
the little villages of Cockburn, Mingary, Olary, Manna Hill and room above ground at time of booking- rooms may be limited)
through Yunta to Peterborough.Today’s lunch stop is a little
different, at a converted country cinema, which now houses DAY 4 - Wednesday 31st July BD
a small museum, filled with local historic treasures (lunch own
expense) before visiting the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre. Coober Pedy - Erldunda
We continue on through Orroroo, which has fantastic steel
sculptures in the main street.We head further west through We are Northern Territory bound today, but first we make
Horrocks Pass and into Port Augusta at the top of Spencer Gulf a stop to the Catacomb Church in Coober Pedy. Originally
where our accommodation will be for the night. built in 1977, this unique church is cut out of the sandstone
in the shape of a cross, and is adorned in a simple and natural
DAY 3 - Tuesday 30th July BD way, which is befitting to the outback opal fields.The Cross,
lectern and communion table are all fashioned from local mulga
Port Augusta - Coober Pedy wood and an old miner’s winch. Leaving Coober Pedy, we pass
through Cadney Homestead and Marla. Marla is where the
After breakfast this morning, we head towards Australia’s Heart, Oodnadatta Track meets up with the Stuart Highway, and also
travelling north along the Stuart Highway, passing a number has the famous Ghan Train pass through twice a week. Crossing
of dry salt lakes, some of which have been used to set land over the South Australian/Northern Territory border, we pass
speed records, and on to the locality of Pimba, where we turn Kulgera Road House and onto Erldunda for our overnight stop.
off to the old Woomera Rocket range. Now known as the
Woomera Range Complex, this ground space is known as DAY 5 - Thursday 1st Aug BD
the Woomera Prohibited Area and measures 122,188 square
km’s, and was first declared a prohibited area in 1947.This area Erldunda - Yulara
includes the Nurrungar Test Area and is described by the RAAF
as the largest land-based test range in the western world.This Today we join the Lasseter Highway travelling through Mt
complex is a major Australian military and civil aerospace facility Ebenezer and Curtin Springs. Keep a look out for Mt Conner, or
located in South Australia. as the locals sometimes call it ‘Fool-uru’ as tourists often mistake
it for Uluru.

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$4990 Single Traveller

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Mt Conner stands 300 meters high, and is a distinctive flat- and Adelaide is preserved in the vintage buildings and
topped sandstone capped sand and rock mountain.This
horseshoe-shaped inselberg is one of the most distinctive equipment at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical
formations in the region.We arrive in Yulara for an early lunch.
This afternoon, why not take the opportunity to enjoy an Reserve.We arrive late afternoon for some free time before
optional (own expense) scenic flight over Uluru, where you can
get a sense of its enormity and see the fissures and crevices dinner at tonight’s accommodation. BD
worn into its ancient surface. An incredible sight to see from any
angle, but Uluru from the air is unforgettable. DAY 9 - Monday 5th Aug
Alice Springs
DAY 6 - Friday 2nd Aug BD
This morning we visit a few of the local attractions Alice Springs
Yulara/Uluru has to offer. First up we head to the Alice Springs Telegraph
Station Historical Reserve, which marks the original site of the
This morning is an extra early morning for us. Get ready to tick first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to
some major things off the bucket list. Begin the day by sitting relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and also linking
back while we travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.You with an underwater cable network to London. Consequently
will then be amazed when we reach Talingguru Nyakunytjaku- creating the first real communication between Australia and
which is the Uluru sunrise viewing area.The platform offers England. Next we are off to the Royal Flying Doctor Service
an incredible view through the dunes and stunning desert Tourist Facility. In the early 1970’s, the tourist facility was built
landscape, watch as the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and opened in order to tell the history of John Flynn, the RFDS
alight.We then head to Walpa Gorge, a lush haven for plants and the experience of the early outback pioneers to visitors.
and animals.We are led on a walk through the gorge hearing This structure was located behind the original communications
lots of stories of local flora and fauna, and the geology of this and residential building.The vision for the original Tourist Facility
amazing formation.This afternoon, we join a tour around the was to raise awareness and education of the public regarding
base of Uluru visiting sacred sites.We enjoy the stunning sunset the services of the RFDS and to raise much needed funds to
at Uluru before joining the Aussie BBQ under the stars for maintain the important aero-medical service in the remote
dinner. regions of outback Australia.This afternoon, we visit the Alice
Springs Desert Park. As distinctive as the Australian desert itself,
DAY 7 - Satuday 3rd Aug BD this truly unique experience will captivate, educate and astonish
you by the life and beauty you discover while here. Opened in
Yulara - Kings Canyon 1997, the park covers 1,300 hectares of land, with a core area
of 54 hectares.The park presents and interprets the Australian
Departing Yulara, we head back through Curtin Springs, and desert environment and its inhabitants while contributing to the
conservation of Australia’s desert flora and fauna.This afternoon
on into Kings Canyon, the walls of which are over 100 metres you also have a few optional extras (own expense) you might
like to partake in, including the Road Transport Hall of Fame
high, with Kings Creek at the bottom.The canyon abounds with and – for the adventurous few - a wonderful opportunity
to go on a Camel Ride.Tonight, dinner will be served at our
waterholes and casts a sheltering shadow over dense palm accommodation.

forests and native animals from the harsh desert surround

lending to an interesting array of flora and fauna.Tonight our

accommodation is at Kings CAaungyo n. BD

DAY 8 - Sunday 4th
Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

After breakfast this morning we head to Alice Springs, which sits 28
halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, both 1,500km away. It’s
a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre. Its 1872 origin
as part of the Overland Telegraph Line, linking Darwin

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DAY 10/1 - Tuesday 6th Aug BD you visit Mataranka you’ll Never Never leave. (But don’t worry,
we won’t leave you behind!) After our time here, we continue
Alice Springs - Free Day on to Katherine, and to our accommodation for the evening.

Today is yours to do as you please.You may wish to head along DAY 13/4 - Friday 9th Aug BD

on a Palm Valley Day tour (own expense).This can be organised Katherine - Darwin

for you.We hope you enjoy the day and we will see you tonight After breakfast this morning, we will embark on a Nit Nit
dreaming cruise.Whilst on the cruise, you will discover the
for dinner at our accommodation. Aug BD cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional
landowners - the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery
DAY 11/2 - Wednesday 7th through the magnificent Nitmiluk George. After some time
Alice Springs - Tennant Creek in Katherine for lunch (own expense) we start our journey
towards Darwin.We pause along the way at the Adelaide
This morning we say goodbye to Alice Springs and travel North River War Cemetery. During the Second World War, Adelaide
River was the headquarters of a large base.The war cemetery
towards Tennant Creek, passing through Ti Tree and Barrow was created specifically for the burial of serviceman who
died in this part of Australia. After the war, the Army Graves
Creek. Once we arrive in Tennant Creek, we visit the Battery Services moved other graves into the site from isolated sites,
temporary military burial grounds and various civil cemeteries
Hill Mining Centre where you can wander around and learn in the area. Adelaide River War Cemetery now contains 435
Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.Within the
about the history and information of the mine.The Battery Cemetery you will find the Northern Territory Memorial, which
commemorates members of the Australian Army, the Royal
Hill Mining Centre overlooks the town and the surrounding Australian Air Force, the Australian Merchant Navy and the
Services Reconnaissance Department who lost their lives in the
countryside, and is the site of the historic No. 3 Government operations in the Timor and Northern Australian regions and in

Gold Stamp Battery, where it all started with the 1930’s DAY 14/5 - Saturday 10th Aug BD

outback gold rush.Tonight, our accommodation is in Tennant Darwin

Creek, where oTuhr duinrsnedrawyill8btehalAsou. g BD

DAY 12/3 -
Tennant Creek - Katherine

Departing Tennant Creek this morning, we continue along the This morning we orientate ourselves with Darwin on a
Stuart Highway. Passing through Daly Waters, we stop at the
Daly Waters pub for a bite to eat.The pub was built in 1930, town tour and you will have the afternoon free to do as you
and has witnessed so much, including murders, shoot outs, cattle
stampeding through town and the odd drunken brawl. Station please, maybe to revisit some sites you saw on our tour, or
owners of the time threatened to burn the place down or
buy it and bulldoze it to stop the local ringers from riding into places you have always wanted to go.Tonight dinner is at our
town, hence the old bath tub and rail to hitch your horse onto.
After lunch, we continue on to Mataranka, and the Mataranka accommodation. 11th Aug BD
Homestead. Mataranka is known as the ‘Capital of the Never
Never’.This area was home to Aeneas and Jeannie Gunn. DAY 15/6 - Sunday
Jeannie wrote the famous book about Elsey Stations titled ‘We Darwin
of the Never Never’ which is now part of Australia’s folklore,
(Fun Fact, Phil Langley’s uncle was the manager of Elsey Station Today is a full on city sights tour with commentary, visiting the
at one time.) A visit to the station cemetery and the homestead best that Darwin has to offer.There is nothing better than local
replica helps capture the sense of isolation and hardship knowledge!
confronting these early settlers. It is claimed that once

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$2500 Per Person Twin Share
$2990 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
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DAY 16/1 - Monday 12th Aug BD We visit the Katherine Museum, situated in the historical

Darwin - Free Day building that was the passenger terminal and radio building for

the Katherine Aerodrome and was used for 30 years until the

Today after breakfast is a day at your leisure. If you are Aerodrome officially closed.This evening you are in for a treat

departing the tour here and returning home, we do hope you as you enjoy the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise. Sit

have enjoyed your tour. If you are joining us on the next leg of back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into

our tour, or are just joining us now, welcome! We look forward a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the

to spending the next little while with you. (Optional Extra– stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent

Kakadu Day tour) backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing colour with the

DAY 17/2 - Tuesday 13th Aug setting sun.Tour includes a three course candle light dinner,

BD featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board.
Darwin DAY 20/5 - Friday 16th Aug
BD
Katherine - Lake Argyle
After breakfast, for those of you who have just joined us, we

will take you on a Darwin city sights tour. Of course, those who We depart Katherine and make our journey to Lake Argyle
have already been on this are more than welcome to join in along the Victoria Highway.We stop along the way for some
again.This afternoon is yours free to do as you please.We will lunch before crossing over the border into Western Australia.
see you tonight for dinner at our accommodation. Western Australia has the greatest area of all the Australian

DAY 18/3 - Wednesday 14th Aug BD States and Territories covering 2,529,875km with a border
length of 1862km and a coastline length of 20,871km.Western

Darwin - Katherine Australia borders with the Northern Territory and South

After enjoying breakfast, we say goodbye to Darwin and head Australia to the east, and accounts for 33% of the continent.
to Litchfield National Park, which is a must see when you’re WA is approximately ten times the size of New Zealand.
in the Top End. It’s home to several stunning waterfalls that We arrive into Lake Argyle this afternoon for our overnight
cascade into crystal clear pools, iconic magnetic termite mounds stay. Lake Argyle is WA’s largest and Australia’s second largest
and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City. freshwater man-made reservoir by volume, this reservoir is part
Shelter from the sun in the shady monsoon forest in the ancient of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.
gorges created over thousands of years ago. It is a haven for
hundreds of native bird species and the plateau supports a rich DAY 21/6 - Saturday 17th Aug BD

Lake Argyle

range of woodland flora.We continue along to the Adelaide This morning is at your leisure.Take the morning a bit slower
River War Cemetery. (Read about this on Day 13.) Dinner if you wish and enjoy a sleep in, or a wander near the Lake, or
tonight is at our accommodation. why not take in your last opportunity to spend some time in
the tranquil Infinity Pool.This afternoon you are in for a treat
DAY 19/4 - Thursday 15th Aug BD
Katherine before dinner, as we depart on a Sunset cruise of Lake Argyle,

This morning we enjoy some local touring of Katherine, which experiencing the true diversity of the ever-changing landscape
is the fourth largest settlement in the Northern Territory of Australia’s largest body of fresh water.This tour - with full
and is known as the place where “The outback meets the commentary - will give you the most wonderful overview of
tropics”. Beginning as an outpost established with the Australian the vastness of this lake, including the largest of more than 70
Overland Telegraph Line on the North-South transport route islands on the Lake, Hagan Island which is over 7kms long and is
between Darwin and Adelaide, Katherine has grown with the easily recognised by the landmark Mount Misery which towers
over the now submerged site of the Original Argyle Downs

31 Homestead after which Lake Argyle is named. Heading west
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“Lake Argyle” Photographer: Adam Gormley

AUG 12TH - 27TH TOUR PRICE

$7800 Per Person Twin Share
$9800 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Wednesday 10th July 2019

into the sunset, this ancient land will mesmerize you. Enjoy a The only way to transform the semi-desert cattle country to a
refreshing swim with cheese, crackers, wine, beer and more, luscious, year round agricultural area would be to develop a dam
before we return to our accommodation for dinner. on the Ord River.This would capture much of the 2500 gigalitres of
water that flowed into the ocean each day during the wet season
DAY 22/7 - Sunday 18th Aug BD storms (enough water to supply Perth for 10 years!) In 1959 a

Lake Argyle - Kununurra

Today we visit the magnificent Durack Homestead, which grant from the Commonwealth Government was finally approved,
was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle
Downs Station which is now mostly submerged by the lake. enabling the Western Australian Government to start work of the
The famous pioneering Durack family home became known
far and wide as one of the social gathering places of the East massive Ord Irrigation Scheme. Once the finishing touches were
Kimberley. Constructed of handcrafted limestone blocks with
completed, the Ord River Project was officially opened by Prime

Minister Sir Robert Menzies in July A19u6g3 . BD

DAY 24/9 - Tuesday 20th
crushed termites mounds used as mortar, it was a magnificent Kununurra

building for its time. During the early 1970’s a decision was After breakfast we will head off to the Five Rivers Lookout.
made to remove the homestead before Lake Argyle began to Situated on the top of the Bastion Range and Wyndham, you can
fill, in order to preserve this magnificent building for all time. see where five mighty Kimberley rivers meet and flow into the
The homestead was dismantled stone by stone with every ocean. Enjoy spectacular views of the Ord, Forest, King, Durack and
stone coded in such a way as to be able to be rebuilt with Pentecost Rivers where they combine and enter the Cambridge
every stone back in its original position. Enjoy some lunch Gulf, surrounding mangrove swamps and mudflats. Returning to our
(own expense) before this afternoon joining Triple J Tours for accommodation this evening we enjoy dinner together.
Australia’s longest daily river cruise. Relax aboard this shaded
and comfortable vessel as it takes you on an extraordinary DAY 25/10 - Wednesday 21st Aug BD
journey - a scenic 55km cruise back to Kununurra from the
Kununurra - Halls Creek

Ord Top Dam.View the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and This morning you have the opportunity to take to the skies!
fauna found along the way and maybe even spot a crocodile! (included) Hop on board a flight from Kununurra, over the Bungle
Enjoy afternoon tea at a riverside camp before taking in a Bungles and then to the Argyle Diamond Mine.Those who don’t
colourful East Kimberley sunset before the coach meets you in wish to fly, that is no problem at all, as the coach will depart
Kununurra, and transports you to your accommodation for the Kununurra and will drive to the Diamond Mine, before meeting
next 3 nights. back up with the flight passengers and embarking on a tour of the
Argyle Diamond Mine.The mine is owned by Rio Tinto and has
DAY 23/8 - Monday 19th Aug BD been operating since 1983. Since then, the mine has produced

Kununurra

This morning we board our coach and have an informative more than 800 million carats of rough diamonds, and is one of the

tour around the Ord River Scheme.With one of the fastest world’s largest supplier of diamonds and the world’s largest supplier

flowing rivers in Australia during the wet season and the rich of natural coloured diamonds. After our tour, we then continue on

fertile soils, the East Kimberley boasted all the dynamics for to Hall’s Creek. Halls Creek was the site of Western Australia’s first

a successful irrigation scheme.The fertile plains of the lower gold discovery in 1885, for a brief period it became prospecting

reaches of the Ord River have long lured pastoralists and grounds to more than 15,000 people from all over the world. By

farmers to the East Kimberley. Despite the extremely heavy 1954, old Halls Creek was all but abandoned as people moved to

rainfall in the ‘wet’, the ‘dry’ season reduced the Ord from a the new town site, and now stands in ruins.Today you can see the

fast flowing river to a series of waterholes.Without harnessing foundations of the old mine shaft, sections of the old post office and

the waters, there was no chance the area could sustain the the cemetery, where many Kimberley pioneers were buried. Our

cherished dream of an agricultural industry. accommodation is in Halls Creek tonight.

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SECTOR 3 - contiuned

DAY 26/11 - Thursday 22nd Aug BD 1955. Leaving Derby, on our way to Broome, we stop shortly
and visit the Boab Prison Tree, reputed to have been used in the
Halls Creek - Fitzroy Crossing 1890’s as a holding cell for prisoners being walked into Derby
for sentencing.The tree is believed to be around 1,500 years
We depart Halls Creek and travel to Fitzroy Crossing, with old and has a girth of 14.7 metres.We continue along National
some local touring along the way. Dinner tonight is at our Highway 1 towards Broome arriving late afternoon. Dinner
accommodation. tonight will be at your accommodation.

DAY 27/12 - Friday 23rd Aug BD DAY 29/14 - Sunday 25th Aug BD

Fitzroy Crossing Sale Broome

Today we spend the day at the Fitzroy Crossing Bull Sale.The We begin today with a city sights tour! You will visit all the iconic
first sale was held in 2006 and was organised to celebrate the spots that Broome has to offer, including the historic pearling
Pastoral and Grazing Association of Western Australia’s 100th industry, stock loading facilities and many other local attractions.
year.The Queenslander Cattle Breed Society has carried on
with the annual sale and helped grow the number of bulls sold DAY 30/15 - Monday 26th Aug BD
from 130 head in its first year, to preparing an estimated 260
head for auction in 2017. Keep an eye out, as you never know Broome - Free Day
who you may see....This afternoon we enjoy a cruise on Geikie
Gorge. Geikie Gorge is situated at the junction of the Oscar Today is at your leisure, as you are free to do as you please.
and Geikie Ranges.The Fitzroy River has carved a 30 metre
deep gorge into the remains of an ancient limestone barrier Why not take a half day flight tour, a boat tour, a fishing tour
reef.When the Fitzroy is in full flood during the wet season it
covers the whole national park.Those floods rise over 16 metre and maybe even end the day with a sunset camel ride along
up the gorge walls and the continuous rise and fall of the water
Cable Beach.There is so much to see and do! We will see you
DhaAs Ylef2t 8th/e13bo-ttoSmaotuf trhdeawyal2ls4btlehacAhuedgw hit e. BD
at dinner tonight. 27th Aug BD
Fitzroy Crossing - Broome
DAY 31/16 - Tuesday
We depart Fitzroy Crossing, and make our way to Derby. Derby Broome - Free Day
is located on the tidal mud flats on the edge of King Sound
and has the highest tidal range of any port in Australia.The Enjoy your free day again today, and do the extras that you may
town had its origins in the pastoral and mining industries and have missed out on yesterday, like the Horizontal Water Falls,
developed as a Port to service the pastoral properties along or enjoy a flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago. Langley’s will
the Fitzroy River after the exploration of the area in 1879, by provide tourist and tour brochures for all the things you are
Alexander Forrest. Pearl luggers collecting in the Buccaneer able to do. Or, take a moment to unwind! The choice is yours.
Archipelago also used the Port after it was established in 1883.
The town then boasted a police detachment and Government
residence and by 1884 a hotel, jetty and tramway were being
constructed - all firsts for the Kimberley. In 1886 the gold rush
at Hall’s Creek led to a boom in development. Derby is also the
main base for the Royal Flying Doctor service in the Kimberley,
and was established here in

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TOUR PRICE
DAY 32/1 - Wednesday 28th Aug D
$6130 Per Person Twin Share
Broome - Port Headland $7445 Single Traveller

Departing Broome this morning, travel to the Roebuck Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Roadhouse to join the Great Northern Highway.Turning south, Final Payment: Monday 29th July 2019
enter the Pilbara that contains some of the world’s oldest

surface rocks, including the ancient fossilised remains known

as stromatolites and rocks such as granites that are more than DAY 35/4 - Saturday 31st Aug BLD
three billion years old. In 2007, some of the oldest evidence
of life on Earth was found in 3.4 billion-year-old sandstones at Tom Price - Karratha

Strelley Pool. Continue south through “bilybara” meaning ‘dry’ Travelling west today, we head to Karratha and the Western

in the Nyamal and Banyjima languages. Pause at the Sandfire Australian coastline. Passing through the Millstream – Chichester

and Pardoo Roadhouses before travelling to our overnight National Park which is the heartland of the Yindjibarndi people

accommodation in Port Hedland. BLD and holds great significance as the home of the mythological
serpent, the ‘Warlu’. Continue to the industrial port of Dampier
DAY 33/2 - Thursday 29th Aug that derives its name from its location on Dampier Island 3 km
off the Pilbara Coast and part of the Dampier Archipelago, both
Port Headland - Tom Price

Turning east this morning, travel to Tom Price that is located named after the English navigator William Dampier. In 1963 the

at the edge of the Hamersley Range and is the highest town island became an artificial peninsula when it was connected to the

above sea level (747 metres) in Western Australia and is mainland by a causeway for a road and railway. BD
consequently dubbed “Top Town in WA”.This afternoon be
amazed by the enormity of Rio Tinto’s open cut iron ore mine, DAY 36/5 - Sunday 1st Sep
one of the world’s largest.View the Haul Truck workshop area,
visit the main pit area, see the working trucks, shovels and drills, Karratha - Exmouth
the crushing and screening plants and the train load out area all
with a local guide providing detailed commentary. Continue to After breakfast, continue south to the small resort town of
your accommodation for the next two nights for a chance to
freshen up before dinner at your motel. Exmouth on Western Australia’s North West Cape and the

DAY 34/3 - Friday 30th Aug BLD gateway to nearby Ningaloo Marine Park with its coral reefs,

Tom Price - Karihini National Park - Tom Price colourful fish and migratory whale sharks.The location where

Exmouth now resides was first used as a military base in World

War II. After the retreat from Java in March 1942, Allied naval

forces had need of a forward base for replenishing submarines,

then the sole form of offensive warfare against the Japanese. Both

After an early breakfast this morning, tour the world Darwin, Northern Territory, and Broome,Western Australia, were
famous gorge wilderness of Karijini National Park.With your too exposed to air attack, so a 500-ton unmotorized lighter was

comfortable walking footwear on, take in the spectacular views placed as a refuelling barge near the mouth of Exmouth Gulf,
from Oxers Lookout, walk through Weano Gorge and Handrail where the Allies were already maintaining a seaplane tender.

Pool. Continue on to Joffre Falls and Knox Lookouts before Code-named Potshot, the spartan base was also developed as an
enjoying lunch in a picturesque park setting. Return to Tom advanced base and rest camp for submariners using the tender

Price for some free time to explore this iconic mining town USS Pelias. An airfield (now RAAF Learmonth) was constructed to
before settling into your accommodation for some well earned provide fighter defence for the base. Z Special Unit used Potshot

rest before dinner. as a staging base for Operation Jaywick in September 1943.
Travel to the Vlaming Head Lighthouse to take in the spectacular

coastal views before returning to Exmouth to check into your

accommodation for the night. 34

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DAY 37/6 - Monday 2nd Sep BD Become enthralled by the panoramic view of the Murchison

Exmouth - Coral Bay - Carnarvon River that forms the 8km Loop section of the gorge. Discover

the ancient tracks left by the extinct giant scorpion Eurypterid.

Today, travel to Coral Bay and Australia’s only fringing reef All lookouts provide a great opportunity to indulge in some
where in contrast to other locations, the coral starts right at the
water’s edge. Board a glass bottom boat that will take you over amateur photography, and with such magnificent scenery the
the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of
the inner reef.View the fish and coral formations accompanied results are sure to be fantastic.This afternoon visit the Rainbow
by knowledgeable crew who provide an informative talk about
the many things you’re seeing under the glass. Re-board your Jungle Bird Park to enjoy a walk on the wild side, where you
coach and continue south to Carnarvon to check into your
accommodation for the night. will find the largest parrot free flight aviary in the country, with

DAY 38/7 - Tuesday 3rd Sep BD the largest flock of Purple Crowned Lorikeets in the world and

Carnarvon - Hamelin Pool - Denham - Monkey Mia many other magnificently coloured Australian parrots. Return to

your accommodation for a chance to freshen up before dinner

at your motel. BD

DAY 41/10 - Friday 6th Sep
Kalbarri - Geraldton

After an early breakfast, travel to Hamelin Pool that boasts After breakfast, travel south through Port of Gregory and
Northampton before arriving in Geraldton.Visit the Museum of
the most diverse and abundant examples of living marine Geraldton overlooking the Indian Ocean which celebrates the
rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region.
stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’, in the world, monuments to Discover ancient landforms,Yamaji history and culture, and the
region’s unique natural landscapes and marine environment.The
life on Earth over 3500 million years ago. Check into your archaeological riches from four Dutch shipwrecks - Batavia, Gilt
Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk, are revealed in the Shipwrecks
accommodation for the night in Denham. BD Gallery.This afternoon explore Geraldton with a local guide on
a city sights tour before checking into your accommodation for
DAY 39/8 - Wednesday 4th Sep the night.
Monkey Mia - Denham - Kalbarri
DAY 42/11 - Saturday 7th Sep BD
This morning, surrounded by rusty red sand dunes, white
sandy beaches and water teeming with wildlife, experience Geraldton - Cervantes
dolphins, dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish in
the water. Beside the water you are likely to meet pelicans Today follow the Indian Ocean Drive south to Cervantes and
and emus. Leaving Monkey Mia, continue to Kalbarri and your the Nambung National Park home of the Pinnacles desert that
accommodation for the next two nights covers an area of approximately 190 hectares and contains
thousands of limestone Pinnacles, some up to 5 meters high.
DAY 40/9 - Thursday 5th Sep BD The variation in colours (due mainly to the variation in soil
types), and the stark relief of the Pinnacles against a backdrop
Kalbarri - Jungle Bird Park - Kalbarri National Park of constantly shifting sand dunes creates an eerie landscape of
ever changing moods. Return to Cervantes for a rest at your
Today, experience a guided tour of the spectacular Kalbarri motel before dinner.
National Park. Peer through Natures Window and stand above
the Z Bend Gorge as it plunges 100m to the river below.The
view is amazing, rugged red rock collides with the tranquil water
below and graceful Red River Gums provide a lush contrast to
the harsh terrain.Visit West Loop Lookout where the vastness
of the National Park is spread out before you in a spectacular
scene.

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DAY 43/12 - Sunday 8th Sep BD 36

Cervantes - Perth

Our destination today is Western Australia’s capital city, Perth.
Travel to the Western Australian Mint to learn all about gold
and the Australian gold rush during a one-hour tour of the
Perth Mint. One of Western Australia’s oldest heritage sites, the
Perth Mint features multimedia presentations, historic images
and artefacts, and a dazzling array of pure gold that includes
natural gold nuggets and a solid gold bar.This afternoon visit
Perth’s Kings Park and Botanical Garden which is one of the
world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. It is rich in
Aboriginal and European history and contemporary culture.
Kings Park is home to the spectacular Western Australian
Botanic Garden, which displays over 3,000 species of the State’s
unique flora.Two thirds of the 400-hectare park is protected
as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity.
Check into your accommodation for the next two nights for a
well-earned rest.

DAY 44/13 - Monday 9th Sep BLD

Perth - Rottnest Island - Perth

This morning board the daily ferry service and travel to
Rottnest Island which is an A-class reserve, the highest level
of protection afforded to public land and received its current
name when Willem de Vlamingh in 1696, called it ‘t Eylandt ‘t
Rottenest (“Rats’ Nest Island”) after the quokka population.
Explore the beauty and tranquillity of Rottnest from the
comfort and relaxation of an air-conditioned coach taking you
to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations. Experience
the island’s diverse flora, fauna, history and culture with insightful
commentary from the coach crew.The remainder of the day is
yours to explore and experience the beauty of this iconic island.
Return to Perth for a chance to freshen up before dinner at
your motel.

DAY 45/14 - Tuesday 10th Sep BLD

Perth - Fremantle

After breakfast, travel to the Perth Airport for your flights home
for those not continuing on the next sector.

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THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN LOOP

SECTOR 5 - PERTH to DUBBO

Experience the excitement of walking 40 metres high through

DAY 45/1 - Tuesday 10th Sep BD the canopy of the tingle forest and enjoy the majestic views to
surrounding core wilderness areas. Based on the theme of the lost
Perth - Fremantle era of Gondwana, walk through a grove of more than 400-year-old

After breakfast this morning, explore Perth on a city sights tour giants known as the Ancient Empire.The path leads visitors to one
with a local guide before travelling to Western Australia’s largest
commercial port of Fremantle. Experience a guided tour of the of the most popular of the gnarled veterans, known as Grandma
Fremantle Prison which is the largest and most intact convict built
prison in Australia and is Western Australia’s only World Heritage Tingle, or the Gatekeeper. Continue to Albany to check into your

accommodation for the next two nights. BD

DAY 48/4 - Friday 13th Sep
Listed Building. It was continuously used as a place of incarceration Albany
DAY 46/2 - Wednesday 11th Sep for almost 140 years.The prison was decommissioned as a
Today, a local guide will board the Langley’s coach to take you on
maximum-security gaol in 1991.Take a tour of the Round House an exploration of this beautiful city before travelling to the Historic
and imagine the hardships faced by convicts, prisoners and gaolers Whaling Station to explore an intact whale processing factory and
alike.The twelve-sided building was purpose-built as a gaol in 1831, whale chasing ship.The Cheynes Beach Whaling Company was the
18 months after settlement of Fremantle and was used until 1886 last whaling company to cease operations in Australia, closing in
to house locals who broke the law.The tunnel below the Round 1978. Opening in 1980 (known then as Whale World), it is now
House was built by the Fremantle Whaling Company in 1837 to home to an interactive museum on whales and whaling. Continue to
allow the company easy access between Fremantle town and the award winning National Anzac Centre which is one of Australia’s
Bathers Beach. A dropping time ball and sound signal were erected most important cultural pilgrimages. Located within Albany’s
at the Round House in 1900 and was used each day at 1 pm to heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, the centre overlooks the
signal the correct time to navigators on ships entering Fremantle actual harbour from which over 41,000 men and woman departed
Harbour. Return to Perth to settle into your accommodation for Australia for the Great War. Immerse yourself in the Anzac Legend
some well earned rest before dinner. and follow personal stories through state of the art technology,
BD multimedia and historic artefacts. Return to your accommodation
Perth - Busselton - Pemberton
for a chance to freshen up before dinner at your motel.
Leaving Perth, travel south to the coastal town of Busselton to
DAY 49/5 - Saturday 14th Sep BD
view the longest wooden jetty in the world, stretching almost 2 km Albany - Esperance
out to sea. Sit back and relax while the Jetty Train takes you on a
1.7-kilometre journey across the calm, clear waters of Geographe Continue east today on the National Highway i passing through and
Bay to visit the Underwater Observatory at the end of the Jetty. nearby the many towns in the region that end in ‘up’.The use of
Experienced guides lead you through the natural wonders that lie ‘up’ stems from the local Aboriginals language where Up means the
beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial ‘place of ’. Ongerup is place of the “Yonger” which is the Aboriginal
reef, host to an awe inspiring “forest” of vividly-coloured tropical word for the male kangaroo. Pass through Jerramungup (place of
and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Continue upstanding yate trees) and pause at Ravensthorpe to view their
to Pemberton and your accommodation for the night. silo art before continuing to your accommodation for the night at
Esperance.
DAY 47/3 - Thursday 12th Sep DAY 50/6 - Sunday 15th Sep Pemberton - Valley of the Giants - AlbanyBD
BD
After breakfast, board your luxury Langley’s coach and travel to Esperance - Norseman - Kalgoorlie

the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk located in the heart of the This morning explore Esperance with a local guide before
travelling north through Norseman and finally to Western
Valley of the Giants. Australia’s goldfields capital of Kalgoorlie to check into your

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*Airfares not included if applicable. - The Earlier you book your flights, the more you can save on your airfares.


TOUR PRICE

$5950 Per Person Twin Share
$7200 Single Traveller
SEP 8TH - 23RD
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Thursday 8th August 2019

DAY 51/7 - Monday 16th Sep BD remain within a 15km long section of coast. Continue along the

Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Today, experience a guided tour of Kalgoorlie including a view Eyre Highway through Penong and onto your accommodation for

from the top of the ‘super pit’ which is one of the most spectacular the night at Ceduna.
vistas in Australia. Over 3.5 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres
wide, the pit is currently around 400 metres deep, and it will DAY 55/11 - Friday 20th Sep BLD
Ceduna - Port Pirie
continue to expand if mining remains economically viable.Visit
the Museum of the Goldfields which highlights the rich history An earlier start this morning as you travel across the northern
of the Eastern Goldfields and the city’s mining heritage. Explore section of the Eyre Peninsula, pausing at Iron Knob for lunch.
the largest display of the State’s collection of gold bars and Continue onto the tip of Spencer Gulf at Port Augusta
nuggets, step back in time to see how prospectors searched for before travelling on past Port Germein and finally to your
this precious metal and learn about the life and hardships faced accommodation for the night at Port Pirie.
by mining families during the early 1900s.Visit Hannans North
DAY 56/12 - Saturday 21st Sep BD
Tourist Mine to experience a vibrant mix of gold rush history and Port Pirie - Mildura
modern-day mining.You can climb onto a giant 793C haul truck,
stand in the shovel of a 994F loader, listen to Paddy Hannan tell his This morning travel the Goyder Highway passing through the
tale of discovery, pan for gold and try your hand at the legendary townships of Crystal Brook, Spalding, Burra and Morgan. Pause
game of “Two-Up”. Return to your accommodation for a chance at Renmark before heading east on the Sturt Highway to your
to freshen up before dinner at your motel. destination for the day on the banks of the Murray River at
Mildura.
Tuesday 17th Sep Sunday 22nd Sep DAY 52/8 - DAY 57/13 -Kalgoorlie - Boulder - BalladoniaBD
BD
Mildura - Narrandera
After breakfast, travel back to Norseman before turning east

towards the Nullarbor Plain.Travel past Fraser Range and on to Today cross the Hay Plain, an ancient lake bed, scored by the

your overnight accommodation in Balladonia that takes its name Murrumbidgee and Lachlan rivers and is where the ancient

from the Balladonia Station and the homestead which was built in territories of the Wiradjuri and the Narri Narri people

the area after the first settlers arrived in 1879. BD intersect.The Hay plain is agriculturally rich and consequently
the town of Hay thrives on the surrounding rural industry:
DAY 53/9 - Wednesday 18th Sep some of the best merino sheep country in Australia; feed crops,
market gardens, grains, legumes and cattle. Continue east on the
Balladonia - Eucla

Continuing east this morning, cross the ’90 mile straight’ pausing Sturt Highway on to your destination for the day at Narrandera.

at Cocklebiddy before descending onto the Roe Plain at Madura. Dinner tonight is at your motel. 
Monday 23rd SepDAY 58/14 -eye out for oncoming aircraft as the section of the road is utilised

by the Royal Flying Doctor Service as a runway.Travel towards the
Travellers of this section of the Eyre Highway are asked to keep an B

Narrandera - Dubbo - Home

South Australian border to Eucla, your accommodation for the Today is the end of this journey across almost all the southern

night. continent we call home. After travelling west to east for over
DAY 54/10 - Thursday 19th Sep BD
4,600 kilometres you will have memories that will stay with you
Eucla - Ceduna for a lifetime.The vastness of the Nullarbor and Hay Plains, the
many small country towns and their people and of course the

Passing into South Australia this morning, take in the coastal friendships that comes with any Langley’s Coaches tour. Pass

views at Bunda Cliffs before travelling to the ‘Head of the Bight’ through West Wyalong, Forbes and Parkes before arriving back

where Southern Right Whales take up ‘residence’ for an entire in Dubbo.

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NORFOLK ISLAND

DAY 1 - Sunday 18th Aug D If you prefer not to rise early and bush walk you’ll be picked up
a little later and taken to join the walkers at Anson Bay as they
Dubbo - Sydney return from their walk and where you’ll all enjoy a delicious
breakfast barbecue on the cliff top.The rest of the morning is
This morning we depart Dubbo and travel to Sydney. Our at leisure and lunch today is own arrangements.This afternoon
overnight accommodation and dinner will be at Rydges Sydney you’ll visit Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama - an unforgettable
Airpor t experience.This is one of only a handful of paintings of this type
in the world and is based on an art form made popular in the
DAY 2 - Monday 19th Aug BD 1800’s.Walk inside the circular painting and be surrounded by
the immense artwork. A spectacular 3D effect is achieved in this
Sydney - Norfolk Island painting with its detailed artwork and realistic perspective and
the story that traces the history of the Bounty leaving England
This morning we have breakfast at our hotel before making our through Tahiti, Pitcairn Island and arrival at Norfolk Island in
1856.Tonight enjoy a 3-course meal progressing to different
way to Sydney International Airport for our flights to Norfolk Norfolk Island family homes a fun night and great way to meet
the local people and sample some of the Island dishes.
Island. On arrival, you will be greeted by a representative of
DAY 5 - Thursday 22nd Aug BD
Pinetree Tours and transferred to our accommodation for the
Norfolk Island
next 7 nights.The Paradise Hotel and Resort is nestled in 11
After a full buffet breakfast this morning, travel to Anson Bay to
acres of beautifully landscaped sub-tropical gardens.The hotel visit a small hobby farm. Close by see a pottery demonstration
and browse the Cottage Pottery shop. After a delicious morning
is situated in a prime location on Queen Elizabeth Avenue, tea at a scenic location, visit a beautiful private and commercial
garden that supplies our local florists.Then it’s off to a private
close to many tourist attractions and museums, and the Burnt property to see one of Norfolk’s biggest banyan trees. Lunch
today is own arrangements and the afternoon is at leisure.
Pine Shopping Centre is only a 10-minute walk away. Enjoy a For dinner we enjoy a feast of Island dishes, salads, homemade
bread & fresh fried fish, followed by Island desserts & tea or
welcome islander fruit cocktail on arrival before checking into coffee, including local entertainment, on the exclusive private
property ‘Orn Daa Cliff ’ on Norfolk’s western coastline. Tonight,
your rooms.The hotel manager invites you to welcome drinks see descendants of the Bounty mutineers bring the story of the
famed ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ and historic events to life in an
tonight before you welcome dinner. BD outdoor amphitheatre on Norfolk’s western coastline.

DAY 3 - Tuesday 20th Aug DAY 6 - Friday 23rd Aug BD
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island
This morning after breakfast, you will be escorted on a Half Day
Orientation Tour. Pinetree Tours Half Day Orientation Tour is a Full buffet breakfast is served at your hotel.This morning’s tour
must for every visitor.Visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge features some of the Island’s loveliest gardens.Throughout the
and much more. See and hear about the famous convict morning you will visit a nursery owned and operated by a
buildings, beautiful beaches and golf course, the renowned young Norfolk Islander.You will also view the hydroponics. Later
Melanesian Chapel, local Government Laws and lifestyle. Enjoy visit a gorgeous private garden with a spectacular view. Morning
views from the scenic spots on this full commentary conducted tea is served in a scenic location.
tour. Morning tea is included. Lunch today is own arrangements
and the afternoon is at leisure.Tonight, we enjoy dinner at our
accommodation.

DAY 4 - Wednesday 21st Aug BD

Norfolk Island

This morning take your choice of a stroll through One Hundred
Acres Reserve or for the more energetic, a leisurely 3.5km walk
through scenic Mt Bates to Captain Cook Monument.

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AUG 18TH - 27TH TOUR PRICE

$3750 Per Person Twin Share
$4350 Single Traveller

Deposit: $500 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Monday 3rd June 2019

Lunch today is own arrangements and the afternoon is at Walk through the ruins of the new gaol; see the Pier Store, boat
leisure.Tonight, don your convict suit (supplied) and enjoy a fun
night out. Join in with the Commandant for an evening of gaiety, shed and the crank mill. Afternoon tea is included.The Banyan
feasting, singing and dancing. Great food and great fun.
Tree Island BBQ is a great opportunity to experience dining
DAY 7 - Saturday 24th Aug BD
under a spectacular Banyan Tree situated on Rooty Hill Road
Norfolk Island
boasting one of the most panoramic views of Kingston. Pre-
Full buffet breakfast is served at your hotel.The morning is
at leisure and lunch is own arrangements.This afternoon dinner drinks will be served before enjoying a 3-course dinner
experience the culture of Norfolk’s forebears. From mutineer
ancestors and their Tahitian wives came the arts of wood craft, featuring a choice of Tahitian Chicken, Island Steak,Tahitian Fish
weaving, cooking and the Norfolk language. On this tour see
a woodturning demonstration using Norfolk timber and visit with Local Salads. During the evening, you shall be entertained
Island homes where you’ll learn about local cooking. An Island
weaving demonstration and a presentation on the Norfolk by Local Duo Bhong & Kim. BD
language will follow the afternoon tea break.Tonight we enjoy
dinner at Barney Duffy’s.The setting is 10 acres of magical DAY 9 - Monday 26th Aug
Norfolk pines and bushland lit up like an enchanted forest. Norfolk Island - Sydney
Meander along (or ride in the ‘moon buggy’) a gentle winding
path whilst a descendant of one of the Bounty mutineers This morning after breakfast, we say farewell to our home
recites poetry written by local poet Archie Bigg.The Diorama’s
are lit up and the setting is magical. Afterwards enjoy a light for the last 7 nights.You have time to fit in your last minute
supper before returning to your accommodation.
duty free shopping. before being transferred to Norfolk Island
DAY 8 - Sunday 25th Aug BD
Airport for our flight back to the mainland. After arriving back
Norfolk Island
in Sydney, you will be picked up by our coach and taken to your
Full buffet breakfast is served at your hotel.The morning is at
leisure and lunch today is own arrangements.This afternoon accommodation for the night. Dinner tonight will be served at
join Pinetree Tours on an in-depth tour of the historic Georgian
Settlement of Kingston.Walk through the cemetery and hear our accommodation. B
the history of interesting convict and colonial headstones and
hear stories of the houses along Quality Row. DAY 10 - Tuesday 27th Aug
Sydney - Dubbo

This morning, we enjoy our last breakfast today as a group
before departing out hotel and returning to Dubbo.

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TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY SEP 7TH

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 TOUR PRICE

Dubbo - Trundle & Return $90 Per Adult
$70 Child (School Age)

Full payment due on booking

8:30am (D4eJpaanrntaLliaRnogaledy,sDCuobabcoh)es Depot

8:50am Pick up at Narromine Railway Station

10:00am Pick up at Tullamore Hotel

10:30am Arrive at Trundle Bush Tucker Day

Enjoy all the activities of the day, including bush games, sheep shearing, cooking demonstrations, taste
testing, market stalls, free kids activities and much more.

7:00pm Depart Trundle

7:30pm Drop off at Tullamore Hotel

8:30pm Drop off at Narromine Railway Station

9:00pm Arrive back at Langleys Coaches Depot

Price Includes the following:

All coach travel and transfers in a fully air conditioned, restroom equipped coach.
Entry into the Trundle Bush Tucker Day

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BROKEN HEEL FESTIVAL SEP 12TH - 16TH

TOUR PRICE

DAY 1 - Thursday 12th Sep MTD $1990 Per Person Twin Share
$2380 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Nyngan - Barrier Highway - Cobar - Broken Hill
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Pack your sparkle, glitter and glam rags as you head off to Final Payment: Monday 12th August 2019
experience the 2019 Broken Heel Festival that celebrates the

theatrical anniversary of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at her

spiritual home,The Palace Hotel and the township of Broken DAY 4 - Sunday 15th Sep BD
Hill. Board the Langley’s coach and travel to Nyngan where in
1990, the Bogan river experienced a once in a century flood Silverton - Broken Heel Festival - Broken Hill

resulting in $50 million damage and causing the evacuation of 2 Travel to Silverton which hosts the festivals Sunday Splendour

thousand people. Join the Barrier Highway as it crosses central programme.This iconic pub and ghost town gives festival goers

New South Wales passing through Cobar and Wilcannia and a chance to run wild with selfies in the desert, ruins, Mad Max

finally reaching your home for the next 4 nights, Broken Hill. Museum, Art Galleries and its world-famous Mundi Mundi
plains. Return to Broken Hill for a rest at your accommodation.
DAY 2 - Friday 13th Sep BD Dinner tonight is at your motel.

Broken Hill DAY 5 - Monday 16th Sep B

After a late start and a hearty breakfast, board the coach for a Broken Hill - Cobar - Nyngan - Dubbo
day of leisurely touring.Take a city sights tour as a local guide

boards the coach before visiting the iconic Jack Absalom art Travel back on the Barrier Highway, retracing our steps back

gallery. Completed in 1997 it is designed to give visitors a total through Wilcannia, Cobar, Nyngan and finally home to Dubbo.

image of the Australian outback as seen through the eyes of

Jack Absalom. It features eleven 8’ x 3’ paintings of Jack’s work

in a permanent display depicting areas of Australia which have

impressed Jack.This afternoon, visit Howard William Steer who

has lived his whole life in Broken Hill and has been painting

and winning art prizes for the past 30 years. Most of Howard’s

paintings depict the people of the outback and their fight

against the harshness of the Australian environment. Howard’s

“gossamer winged” flying doctor, features in many works. Return

to your accommodation for a chance to rest up before dinner

and then boarding the coach to join the 2019 Broken Heel

Festival launch party. BD

DAY 3 - Saturday 14th Sep
Broken Hill - Broken Heel Festival - Street Parade

Another leisurely start today. Board the Langley’s Coach and
travel into Broken Hill to spend the day taking in the sights,
sounds and entertainment of the 2019 Broken Heel Festival.
Later in the afternoon return to your accommodation for a
chance to freshen up before dinner.

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TESSELAAR TULIP FESTIVAL

DAY 1 - Thursday 19th Sep D

Dubbo - West Wyalong - Jerilderie - Tocumwal - Shepparton

Your tour to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival and some of the iconic
southern Victorian experiences starts early today as you board
the Langley’s Coach and travel south on the Newell Highway.
Travel through West Wyalong and cross into Victoria by crossing
the Murray River at Tocumwal. Continue to Shepparton that
began as a sheep station and river crossing in the mid-19th
century, before undergoing a major transformation as a railway
town. Check into your accommodation for the night with a
chance to freshen up before dinner at your motel.

DAY 2 - Friday 20th Sep BD DAY 4 - Sunday 22nd Sep BD

Shepparton - Seymour - Yea - Lilydale Lilydale - Healesville - Olinda - Lilydale

A local guide will join the coach this morning for a city sights Today travel to Healesville Sanctuary, formally known as the Sir
tour of Shepparton before continuing through Nagambie and Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary, to explore a bushland haven for
on to Seymour to visit the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Australian wildlife.Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet
Walk.Travel the Melba Highway south through Yea and finally some iconic Australian animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus,
Lilydale and your accommodation for the next four nights. Dingoes,Wombats and Emus. Healesville Sanctuary is also
home to the Australian Wildlife Centre, a hospital which treats
DAY 3 - Saturday 21st Sep BD more than 2000 sick and injured native animals every year and
is an important training centre for wildlife veterinarians. This
Lilydale - Tesselaar Tulip Festival - Lilydale afternoon travel to Olinda to visit the Dandenong Ranges
Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron
After a leisurely breakfast, travel to the 2019 Tesselaar Tulip Garden) that is host to brilliantly coloured blooms of over
Festival which began in 1954 and has since grown to become 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 3,000 camellias, 250,000
one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the daffodils and countless cherries. Return to your accommodation
breathtaking beauty of over a million spring flowers in bloom. for a chance to rest up before dinner.
The fields burst into colour each September and include over
120 different varieties of tulips alone.Tulips are the stars of the
show, but you can also enjoy live entertainment, market stalls
and culinary delights from around the globe.This afternoon
return to Lilydale and your accommodation for a chance to
freshen up before dinner at your motel.

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SEP 19TH - 25TH TOUR PRICE

DAY 5 - Monday 23rd Sep BLD $2265 Per Person Twin Share
$2720 Single Traveller
Lilydale - Belgrave - Puffing Billy - Belgrave - William Ricketts - Lilydale
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
This morning travel to Belgrave to board the Puffing Billy for Final Payment: Monday 19th August 2019
a First-Class steam journey. Share the grandeur and charm of
a three-hour steam train journey whilst savouring a delicious
lunch in the fully enclosed, heritage dining carriages. Enjoy an
all gluten-free three course menu followed by scones, jam and
cream. On your arrival to Lakeside Station, you are welcome
to disembark the train whilst it sits at the station and explore
the picturesque Emerald Lake Park, which is home to leisurely
walking trails, paddle boats and abundant bird life.The return
journey to Belgrave Station chugs through temperate rain forest
whilst you finish off with your dessert and cuppa.This afternoon
visit the iconic William Ricketts Sanctuary where there are over
90 different sculptures depicting the aboriginal people engaging
with the earth in a pure forest setting. Carved into rocks
and tree trunks that dot the paths that flow throughout the
property, the themes in his artwork reflect his philosophies of
connections with human, nature and the earth. Return to your
accommodation for a chance to rest and freshen up before
dinner.

DAY 6 - Tuesday 24th Sep BLD DAY 7 - Wednesday 25th Sep B

Lilydale - Milawa - Albury Albury - Holbrook - Dubbo - Home

Leaving southern Victoria this morning, travel to Milawa to enjoy Sadly, today is your final day as you head for Dubbo and home.
a light lunch and wine tasting and the renown Brown Brothers Along the way travel through Wagga Wagga, pausing at Junee
Estate which is one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine to visit the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, is located at the
companies, with the family making wine in Victoria for over 120 restored Junee Flour Mill. Continue north through central New
years. Founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown, it was under the South Wales to Dubbo and home.
guidance of his son, John Charles Brown, that Brown Brothers
established its reputation as a producer willing to experiment
with innovative grape varieties. Continue north to the Murray
River at Albury, your accommodation for the night.

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GRAND PACIFIC DRIVE

DAY 1 - Saturday 21st Sep D DAY 3 - Monday 23rd Sep BD

Dubbo - Penrith Wollongong - Kiama

There is an adventurer inside all of us. So if you’re ready to Wollongong is an inspiring region; full of wonderful experiences,
escape the everyday, try something different and discover memorable adventures and beautiful beaches. Our first stop
somewhere new, then this tour is for you. Tonight enjoy a for the day is the Port Kembla steelworks.Then step back in
dinner cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, cruising the time and immerse yourself in Australia’s aviation history- view
wilderness areas of the Blue Mountains National Park and the some of the most amazing historic aircraft at the Historical
Nepean Gorge you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience Aircraft Restoration Society Museum. On display is the world
for all those on board. famous ‘Connie’ Lockhead Super Constellation, the airliner
of the 1950s that conquered the world. Get up close and
DAY 2 - Sunday 22nd Sep BLD personal with two Neptune Bombers. Have your photo taken
with ‘Felix’ who proudly represents the Black Cat Catalina
Penrith - Grand Pacific Drive - Wollongong Squadron of the RAAF. The most recent addition is the Qantas
747-400 City, which made history by flying London to Sydney
Head South from Penrith and weave through the beautiful non-stop and then making the shortest flight from Sydney to
Royal National Park- the world’s second oldest. We stop at Illawarra Regional Airport. Before the day ends you visit Kiama
Stanwell Tops to visit the Laurence Hargrave Memorial of Lighthouse and, of course, the Kiama Blowhole.
Flight, which offers incredible ocean views and is internationally
renowned as a hang gliding mecca. The Grand Pacific Drive PORT KEMBLA STEELWORKS
is a 140 kilometre scenic coastal drive taking you through
rainforests, over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge and through the AIS (Australian Iron and Steel) was formed in 1928 by the
coastal cities and townships. This afternoon you will be Hoskins family to establish and operate a steelworks at
exploring the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple Port Kembla. Charles Hoskins had been the first person to
in the Southern Hemisphere. The visual delights of grandeur profitably make steel in Australia, having taken over in 1908
architecture, art and culture, combined with the spiritual and the Lithgow steel plant of William Sandford Limited which had
religious experience is unforgettable and even life changing for gone into liquidation. In the mid-1920s he decided to move
some. the steelworks Pork Kembla because of its deep water harbour,
high quality coal deposits and coke ovens the family owned
at nearby Wongawilli, and proximity to limestone deposits at
Marulan.

The Port Kembla Steelworks is still the largest of the company’s
global operations, where currently 2.6 million tonnes of raw
steel are produced each year. The company is a world leader
in metallic coating and painting technologies, supplying a wide
range of branded products. It serves its customers through a
network of distribution and manufacturing facilities throughout
Australia.

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SEP 21ST - 26TH TOUR PRICE

$1800 Per Person Twin Share
$2350 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Wednesday 21st August 2019

DAY 4 - Tuesday 24th Sep BD DAY 5 - Wednesday 25th Sep BLD

Kiama - Nowra - Bowral - Mittagong Mittagong - Richmond

The Shoalhaven River offers some breathtaking scenery The highlight of today is a visit to the Guide Dogs Centre where
along its banks including amazing rocky outcrops, spectacular you will be sure to have a pleasant experience and gain a deeper
bushland, impressive industry and beautiful farming land. You insight into the work they do to enhance the independence and
will be welcomed aboard the Shoalhaven River Cruise and safe mobility of people who are blind or vision impaired.
enjoy a leisurely 2 hour cruise including morning tea, skippers
commentary and the gorgeous scenery along the Shoalhaven DAY 6 - Thursday 26th Sep B
River. You have the chance to visit the internationally awarded
Tulip Time in Mittagong, one of Australia’s oldest and best Richmond - Dubbo
loved floral festivals. It is a celebration of stunning tulip displays,
entertainment, special events and premier private gardens, so We depart Richmond and spend morning at the Blue
essentially there’s something on offer for both young and the Mountains Botanic Garden, Mt Tomah to admire the garden that
young at heart. overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
and boasts stunning panoramic views. Your adventure comes to
an end this afternoon.

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TASMANIA

Tasmania’s oldest settlements, with more than 150 sandstone buildings

DAY 1 - Tuesday 24th Sep D it has the largest collection of any Australian town. Its intact Georgian

townscape, mostly convict-built in the early 1800s, offers a complete

Dubbo - West Wyalong - Narrandera (Pick up’s - Mudgee, Bathurst & Orange) representation of the architecture, urban design and the cultural heritage
of early European settlement in Australia. Continue south along the
Your Tasmanian adventure starts this morning when you board the Langley’s
luxury coach.Travel south on the Newell Highway passing through Parkes, Heritage Highway to the city of Hobart. Crossing the Derwent River, tour
the city including historic Battery Point, Salamanca Place and the waterfront
Forbes and West Wyalong before reaching tonight’s accommodation at
Narrandera, perched beside the Murrumbidgee River.This township is in before checking in to our centrally located Hobart accommodation for the
next five nights.
the heart of the Riverina and is an oasis of tree lined streets, shady parks BD
and gardens. DAY 5 - Saturday 28th Sep
DAY 2 - Wednesday 25th Sep BD
Salamanca Markets - Free Day

Shepparton - Melbourne - Bass Strait Cruise As it is Saturday morning, take the opportunity to explore the famous

Journey past the rural cities of Shepparton and Seymour which are Salamanca open air market with its bustle and buskers, colour and

located on the banks of the Goulburn River.Travel through the suburbs excitement.The rest of today is your opportunity to indulge your own

of Melbourne to reach Port Melbourne where we will board the Spirit of special interests and choices (own expense). BD

Tasmania for the overnight cruise across Bass Strait to Devonport. Explore DAY 6 - Sunday 29th Sep

the onboard features and enjoy a buffet dinner at the Tasmanian Market Tasman Peninsula - Port Arthur - Tasmanian Devils
Kitchen during the cruise down Port Phillip Bay. Settle into your twin ensuite Travel via Sorell and Midway point for our full day tour to the Tasman
porthole cabins for a refreshing sleep before waking up with Tasmania in Peninsula and historic Port Arthur.Take in magnificent views from the
sight
lookout above picturesque Eaglehawk Neck and Pirates Bay before
DAY 3 - Thursday 26th Sep BD continuing to the Port Arthur convict settlement.Within the 40 hectares

Sheffield Murals - Launceston - Cataract Gorge - City Park of landscaped grounds lies a rich history of Australia’s past. Included in the
entry is a guided walking tour, a short cruise across the harbour, access
After berthing in the Mersey River disembark around 6.30am to be

welcomed by your tour guide and escorted to your coach.Travel to to the Visitor Centre and Interpretation Gallery as well as more than 30

a local restaurant for a hearty breakfast before touring the hinterland, buildings, ruins and restored gardens and houses. Explore as you wish

dominated by majestic Mt. Roland, to the mural town of Sheffield to enjoy before departing the historic site to visit Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.This is the

the evocative outdoor art gallery of impressive murals.Travel to the city world’s first intentional Unzoo—a revolutionary project to create a model

of Launceston where highlights include the city centre and magnificent wildlife and nature experience of the future. Return to Hobart viewing

Cataract Gorge with its cliff side gardens, peacocks, pools, suspension Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays on the way.

foot bridge and one of the longest single span chairlifts in the world DAY 7 - Monday 30th Sep BD

(ride is optional and own expense). Stroll in City Park and the John Hart Huon Valley - Tahune Airwalk

Conservatory noted for displays of begonias, cyclamens and other hot Today we walk high above the forest canopy and share the lives of the

house blooms. Continue to overnight accommodation in the heart of forest giants at Tahune Airwalk.The walkway finishes at a cantilevered

Launceston. Friday 27th Sep BD platform, high above the riverbanks with views that extend to the

DAY 4 - mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Return to
Heritage Highway - Campbell Town - Ross - Hobart
Hobart later in the day touring past Geeveston and the apple orchards of

This morning we follow the Heritage Highway south to Hobart, passing the Huon Valley.

through former coach staging villages of the Tasmanian Midlands. Pause in

the beautiful village of Campbell Town before travelling to Ross to view the *Shorter sectors are available upon request.
historic Celtic carved Herbert Archer Bridge. Continue to Oatlands, one of Call us today to discuss 6882 8977

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SEP 24TH - OCT 9TH &$SH1S2AA0RV0EE TOUR PRICE

$5700 Per Person Twin Share
$6900 Single Traveller

Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
Final Payment: Monday 23rd August 2019

DAY 8 - Tuesday 1st Oct BD
Royal Botanical Gardens - Richmond - Free Afternoon
DAY 12 - Saturday 5th Oct BD
This morning we cross the Derwent to the historic village of Richmond,

where you can view the spire of Australia’s oldest Catholic Church Woolnorth

from beneath the arches of our oldest stone bridge. Before returning to Today learn about the fascinating history of the Van Diemen’s Land Co.
accommodation, enjoy some quiet moments in Hobart’s Royal Botanical with a visit to its original property,Woolnorth Farm, situated on the far
Gardens.The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax or explore as North West tip of Tasmania. Admire the views over the outer islands from
you wish. Cape Grim and breathe the purest air in the world! Visit the roaring 40’s
wind farm before visiting the historic village of Stanley.This charming town
DAY 9 - Wednesday 2nd Oct BD
Tarraleah Gorge - West Coast - Strahan is nestled at the foot of an ancient volcanic core known as ‘the Nut’, tour

Departing Hobart, tour the picturesque Derwent Valley through New past Highfield, historical headquarters of the early Van Diemen’s Land Co.,

Norfolk to climb the Central Plateau. Follow the Wild Way through trout then explore the quaint town with its terraces before returning to our

lakes, mountains and gorges and the Wild Rivers National Park. Pass accommodation for a chance to freshen up before dinner.
through Tarraleah Gorge, site of early hydroelectric installations and pause
at “The Wall”, a work in progress depicting the history of the region, DAY 13 - Sunday 6th Oct BD
beautifully carved in Tasmania’s unique Huon pine. Cross Lake Burbury and
descend through the ghost towns of Linda and Gormanston to the copper Stanley - Scenic Coast - Bass Strait Cruise
mining town of Queenstown and onto the picturesque harbour town of
Strahan, your accommodation for the next two nights. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the rich agricultural Table Cape with
its amazing diversity of crops and farms and continue to the coastal port
DAY 10 - Thursday 3rd Oct BLD of Burnie.Tour east along the scenic coastal route through Penguin and
Ulverstone to Devonport.Take a last look from the top of the Mersey
Bluff and view the lighthouse before heading to your dinner venue. Board

World Heritage Cruise - Macquarie Harbour the Spirit of Tasmania and settle into your twin berth ensuite porthole

Cruise the incomparable Gordon River, into the heart of Tasmania’s cabins for the overnight cruise to Melbourne.
DAY 14 - Monday 7th Oct wilderness and the edge of World Heritage. Cross vast Macquarie Harbour
BD
visit Sarah Island, worst convict settlement of all. Follow the Gordon River The Heads - Port Phillip Bay - Melbourne - Wagga Wagga
through stands of ancient Huon pine, sassafras and myrtle rainforest to step Early risers may witness the entry through The Heads into Port Phillip
ashore for a wilderness board walk at Heritage Landing.Voyage to Hell’s
Bay and watch the Melbourne city skyline come into view during the
Gates, the aptly named harbour entrance where many early ships were cruise up the bay to Station Pier. Disembark at around 6.30am. and enjoy
destroyed by ferocious ocean swells. On return to Strahan, there will be
breakfast at a local venue before travelling along the Hume Highway past
opportunity to explore the village including the Visitor Centre and Huon Wangaratta which is home to 17,000 people and surrounded by Victoria’s
Pine Saw Mill.
BLD most geographically diverse and scenic region. Cross the border to New
DAY 11 - Friday 4th Oct South Wales at Albury Wodonga and then continue to our overnight

Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake - Smithton accommodation at Wagga Wagga which is situated on the beautiful

Travel north to the mining town of Zeehan before continuing through Murrumbidgee River.
DAY 15 - Tuesday 8th Oct rainforest and mineral rich mountains, crossing the Vale of Belvoir and alpine
cattle country to reach Cradle Mountain National Park. Board the shuttle West Wyalong - Forbes - Home B
bus to Dove Lake at the foot of the crags of Cradle Mountain and visit
Waldheim, forest home of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer. Enjoy lunch and (Drop Off’s - Mudgee, Bathurst & Orange)
the visual delights of the Wilderness Gallery at the Cradle Mountain Hotel
before following the highway through mountains and button grass plains to This morning we head for home.Travel past Temora and West Wyalong
the North West Coast and our accommodation at Smithton.
before stopping at Parkes where we farewell the passengers from Orange

and Bathurst (transfer home on our mini coach) before we continue to

Dubbo arriving late afternoon.We hope you have enjoyed a memorable

tour of Tasmania.

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HYDRO MAJESTIC - A TOUCH OF DECADENCE OCT 11TH - 13TH

TOUR PRICE

DAY 1 - Friday 11th Oct D $1130 Per Person Twin Share
$1540 Single Traveller
Dubbo - Hydro Majestic
Deposit: $100 per person required on booking
This morning we escape to the iconic Hydro Majestic in the Final Payment: Tuesday 11th September 2019

Blue Mountains and discover it’s natural beauty. Located in the DAY 3 - Sunday 13th Oct B

township of Medlow Bath, the Hydro Majestic featuring art Blue Mountains - Dubbo

deco inspired accommodation is an escape to yesteryear with The gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays
of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool
a journey of discovery and grandeur all whilst experiencing climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and
bulbs.The blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts
the natural beauty of the Megalong Valley surroundings. Late visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas.We enjoy a visit
to a few of the gardens that are a part of the Leura Garden
this afternoon you have a chance to look around the complex Festival. Gardens big and small, they each have their own
distinctive character. After taking in all that the gardens have to
on the Hydro’s History tour, and enjoy the surroundings offer, we depart for home arriving late afternoon.

overlooking the spectacular Megalong Valley at sunset. This

evening, dinner will be served at the beautiful Wintergarden

Restaurant. BD

DAY 2 - Saturday 12th Oct
Blue Mountains

This morning, we enjoy a delicious breakfast in the lounge area,
before we head off on our tour of the Blue Mountains.Today
we will visit the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Gardens.The
original cottage “Maryvale” was built by Francis Foy (the brother
of Mark Foy who built the Hydro Majestic).
We will also visit the avenue of Prime Ministers, where oak
trees were planted in honour of each past Prime Minister
before we tour our way back along the Great Western Highway
to Katoomba.This afternoon treat yourself to the ultimate
sweet indulgence with a visit to the Blue Mountains Chocolate
Company. If you’re a chocoholic why not enjoy a mug of their
famous hot chocolate. Dinner tonight, will again be served at
the Wintergarden Restaurant

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