Brigadoon at Bundanoon

Including a lunch cruise on the Shoalhaven River

  • 5-6 April 2019
  • For as little as   $310.00 Twin Share     $420.00Single
  • Early bookings are recommended as limited seats
  • $150 Deposit at time of booking. Non-refundable.
  • Bookings and full payment by 28 February 2019

After anearly start we will be stopping for a cruise on the magnificent Shoalhaven River including a fish and chip lunch before heading to our overnight at Bomaderry Motor Inn with dinner available at the Bomaderry RSL. A continental breakfast in room will ensure an early start to the day to enable us front row seats as we watch the Parade, finish with dinner – Buffet at the Braidwood Services Club and conclude the trip at Batemans Bay at approximately 9.00pm.

Bundanoon has over the past 40 years gained the envious reputation throughout Australia as the premier location for hosting the traditional Scottish Highland Games. Every year in April between 12-16,000 Australians, many not necessarily of Scottish descent make an annual pilgrimage to this outstanding event to enjoyand participate in the gathering known, as Bundanoon is Brigadoon.

Brigadoon in 2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon.

Brigadoon begins with the sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village fromfirst light in preparation for a day of celebration. The Street Parade starts at 9.30am and features some 20 Pipe Bands from all over the State accompaniedby a large variety of decorated floats and marching Clan Societies.

Everyone is made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the Traditional and not so traditional games. The committee recognises this as a The Ideal Family Day Outing and encourages mass participation by spectators and especially the children. Spectators can try their luck at Tossing the Caber, Shot Putt, Haggis Hurling, Kilted Races, Egg Throwing and Water Toss. There is also a Bonny Bairns highland dress competition for all the proud parents.

Throughout the day you can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations, and for those who like to try something new you are cordially invited to join in. There are 30 Scottish Clans and Societies tents and they have their own area where many people make their way to enquire about their Scottish heritage andancestry.

This year we will have a marquis for sun shelter where you can sit on your chairs and watch the world go by.

More info is here: http://brigadoon.org.au/

Terms and conditions apply, see T&Cs page.

Travel Insurance recommended.

For Bookings contact: 02 44744243

Charlie Pride: American country music legend

  • Thursday 11 April 2019 7.30pm show.
  • A trip to the Illawarra Leagues Club.
  • Overnight at the Sage Hotel.
  • Pick up from your door, delivered back to your door.
  • B-Reserve seating, 2 x Morning tea.
  • and overnight accommodation included.
  • Twin Share $325.00  Single $405.00.

Charley Pride iscoming back to WIN Entertainment Centre for the second time in his career. Heis celebrating 50 golden years of pride! Do not miss out seeing Pride at his only NSW show.

Pride has enjoyed oneof the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break colour barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits.

A three-time GRAMMY® award winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped him to land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972.

Some of Charley’s unforgettable hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s include “All I Have To Offer You Is Me”, “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone”, “Amazing Love”, “Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town”, “Burgers And Fries”, “Roll On Mississippi” and “Mountain Of Love.”

A proud member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years.

Dinner of your choice at Illawarra Leagues Club then stay overnight at the Sage Hotel and arrive home nice and fresh.

  • Bookings and full payment by 15 February 2019
  • Terms & Conditions apply, please see the T&Cs page.

For Bookings call 02 4474 4243

Lightning Ridge

8 day, 7nights, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners and entry into all experiences.

  • Adult T/S $1,395
  • Adult Single $1,695
  • 10% Non Refundable Deposit at time of booking.
  • Bookings close and full payment due by 1 January 2019.
  • Terms & Conditions apply. Travel Insurance is recommended.
  • Early Bookings Recommended Limited Seats

Day1– Sees us greeting the early morning with gusto and enthusiasm for the adventure ahead. We head to our overnight accommodation in Dubbo via the picturesque valleys of Boorowa, where we stop for a light lunch (own cost) and Canowindra. Dinner and rest after our days travel. DA

Day2 – We will visit the Taronga WesternPlains Zoo for a few hours including lunch, conversing with the animals and theZoo staff. We then head to the historic gaol for an insight as to how the prisoners lived without modern amenities of today. Back to the motel for alovely dinner and maybe a drink or two. (Drinks your cost) BDLA

Day3 – Today we head off to our destination of Lightning Ridge travelling via Coonamble for lunch (own cost).We have a free afternoon once we arrive with plenty of time to explore the town or you can coerce the driver to take you around to the Hot Springs. These springsare hot all year round being feed by artesian waters. BDA

Day4 – We pick up a local guide – Herman Krellar and spend the day exploring this interesting area. We finish our tour with a visit to the guides shop – the Opal Cave.  BDA

Day5 – We will be exploring two (2) opal mines today. The first is the Chambers of the Black Hand – here you will se emagnificent sculptures deep underground. If you are claustrophobic be assured the LED lighting will calm your nerves. (I can speak from first hand experience). Our second mine is the Lost Treasure Opal Mine, again a visit underground and a talk from the owner.    BDA

Day6 – We leave Lightning Ridge todayand head south to our overnight accommodation in Mudgee. Along the way we will pass through the towns of Coonamble for morning tea (own cost) andCoonabarabran for a picnic lunch. We will be visiting the Honey Haven factory for all things honey and a delightful Devonshire afternoon tea.  BLDA

Day7 – We explore the town of Gulgong today, visiting the Red Hill Gold Mining Precinct with a chance to try ourhands at gold panning and then explore the town itself. Dinner will be back inMudgee.  BDA  

Day8 – Our adventure is coming to an end but not before we do a trip around the famous Mount Panorama race track at Bathurst. Lunch (own cost) at historic Crookwell and then it’s down themountain to home. B

For bookings call us on 02 4474 4243

Bright Floral Festival

Including Wangaratta and surrounding areas

We will be based in Wangaratta and venture forth from there to explore the surrounding areas of Bright – including the Autumn Festival, Beechworth – Drive Back In Time classic and vintage cars, Milawa andBenalla

Day 2 – The Bright Autumn Festival is a celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and seasonalproduce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country. Gala Day is the high point of Bright Autumn Festival, falling this year on Saturday 4th May 2019. This includes the Markets and a parade. The market has loads of stalls, food vendors and live music and has a wonderful atmosphere as hundreds of visitors come to town for the market and the ensuing parade. The parade kicks off after the markets and is a fantastic celebration from the many groups that make up the vibrant community of Bright.

Day 3 – The Beechworth Old Cranks Motor Club has been running the Drive Back In Time for 20 years. Up to 250 rare, classic andvintage cars and motorcycles will converge on the historic streets of Beechworth. The event has grown to become one of the region’s most popular carshow and cruise events with participants coming from around Victoria as well as interstate. The day kicks off with a Tractor Run and a barbecue is available at midday at the Old Railway Goods Shed in Beechworth.

A visit to The Brown Brothers Winery is a must do in the Milawa region. Learn therich history of wine making, hear the stories behind the wines and conclude at the cellar door with a food and wine matching flavour association experience.

Day 4 – Aguided tour of the Wangaratta area starts our day then we head off to discover Benalla. There will be a walking ‘Ned Kelly Touring Route’. The Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla takes in the major Kelly gang sights in and around Benalla. Serious students of bushranger history will want to spend a leisurely day in the Benalla district taking time to absorb the history as well as sample the great local produce. Those on atighter schedule will be able to satisfy their adventurous spirit in a morning or afternoon trip following a clearly marked trail. For Ned Kelly aficionados avisit to Benalla and district is a must. Benalla was the epicentre of Kelly’s bushranging days with a wealth of legendary historic sites and a fascinating collection of authentic Kelly artefacts. It was in Benalla that Ned Kelly had his first encounters with the law, hiding from police in the Old Boot makers shop in Arundel Street and having his fate sealed at the Old Courthouse across the road. To begin your tour of Ned Kelly history and heritage, start your experience at the Benalla Visitor Information Centre.

For as little as $1,145 Twin Share     $1,270 Single

  • Enjoy 5-Days and 4-Nights Coach Travel. E&OE
  • Early Bookings are recommended as limited seats. 10% Deposit at time of booking. Non-refundable.
  • Bookings Close and Balance of tour payable by the 27 February 2019.   
  • Terms and conditions apply. See T&C page. Travel Insurance recommended.

Contact: 02 4474 4243       

Melbourne International Flower Show Tour

  • Adult T/S $1350
  • Adult Single Sup $1595
  • 10% Non Refundable Deposit at time of booking.
  • Bookings close and full payment due by
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019.
  • Terms & Conditions apply.
  • Travel Insurance is recommended.

Early Bookings Recommended Limited Seats

Phone 02 4474 4243 to book

TRIP ITINERARY

 Pick up at your door – time TBA

Day 1 – Monday 25 March

Today you are picked up from home.

We sit back & relax on our deluxe Touring  Coach travelling to the Ibis Motel Sale for our welcome dinner.

M/ TDA (Lunch at your own cost Cann River)

Day 2 – Tuesday 26 March

Today we travel to Phillip Island for lunch at the Churchill Island Cafe. After lunch we will be visiting the Heritage Farm where a possible wagon ride is only one of the highlights.  We then venture over to the Koala Conservation area for a while before boarding the coach and head to Cowes for a quick dinner. We then return to Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade. We will be spending the night at the Comfort Resort Kaloha  Motel  BLDA

Day 3 – Wednesday 27 March

A very special treat today is the Royal  Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. This is a 363ha property that has many different themed and impressive gardens within. This includes a delicious lunch at the Boon Wurrung Cafe and a guided tour on the Garden Explorer.  We stay the night at the Frankston International Motel including dinner. BLDA

Day 4 – Thursday 28 March

After an early breakfast we head for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden show for a very exciting day. Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building a masterpiece in its own right. This year we incorporate High Tea for our lunch break.

 We venture north to Seymour, staying the night at New Crossing Place and having dinner at the Seymour Club. BLDA+Entry to the Flower Show & High Tea for lunch

Day 5 – Friday 29 March

We can compare our photos and gardening tips on the return journey home today.

B (lunch at own cost)

Remember we are here for a good time, not a long time…………..

NB: The Tour operators reserve the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary to facilitate a safe & comfortable tour. In the knowledge the information provided was correct at the time of printing. E&OE

Legend of items included in cost: B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, L= Lunch, M/T = Morning Tea,

 A = Accommodation.

Inclusions:

1 – Morning tea, 3 – Lunch, 4 – Dinner, 1 – High Tea

Admission to Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Koala Conservation area, Penguin parade, Melbourne International Flower Show, Cranbourne Botanic Gardens

Cruising the Great Murray River

9 Day Coach Tour including 4 Night Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4 night cruise along the outback river highway. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands.

Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the 350 bird species that inhabit the riverlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.

While on board, you’ll enjoy…

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views.
  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel.
  • Buffet breakfasts each morning.
  • Delicious buffet and a la carte lunches.
  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers.
  • The Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

Not included – drinks, optional tours & services

Day1 – Takes us through Bungendore and stopping for one of Carol’s famous morning teas, then through to Jugiong for a delicious lunch (own cost) and a quick glance at the magic the locals havewoven into this town. Narrandera is our next quick stop before travelling on to Hay, staying overnight at the Cobb Inlander Motel Hay. M/TDA

Day2 – We are up early for breakfast then into the coach again. Visiting the towns of Balranald for morning tea and on to have lunch in Mildura. Lunch will be at the Varapodro Olive Grove Estate (own cost), afternoon tea (if you wish to purchase it) will be at the Trentham Vineyard where we have orgainsed a little wine tasting (paid) before booking into our motel for dinner and a comfortable bed – Mildura Inlander Resort. This motel is close to the centre of town if you wish to go for a wander to the shops. BM/TDA

Day3 – Finds us doing some sightseeing through the towns of Lake Cullulleraine, Yamba, Pike river and Swan Reach where we stop for lunch (own cost) before heading to Mannum to board the Murray Princess paddle steamer for the next 4 nights – description is above. BDA

Day4 – 6 – On board the Murray Princess Paddle Steamer. BLDA

Day7 – We are back at Mannum ready to continue our journey. We board the coach and head to Lameroo for morning teaand on to Ouyen for lunch (own cost). We are able to take in the scenery along the way to Swan Hill before dinner and an overnight stay at the comfort Inn Campbell Motel. BM/TDA

Day8 – Sees us up having a later start to the day and a leisurely breakfast. We head to Echuca for lunch and time to explore this quaint country town. Mid afternoon finds us in Albury with time to suss out the shops and local architecture before dinner and our last night accommodation at the Siesta Quality Motel. BDA

Day9 – We board the coach for the final part of our journey back to normality. Another late breakfast and then it’s onthe road again to Jugiong for an early lunch (own cost). A comfort stop at Bungendore and finally we are heading down the mountain to Batemans Bay and home.    B

$3,910 Twin Share     $5,545 Single

  • All cabins on the Steamer have twin beds only regardless of twinshare or single booking.
  • Enjoy a 9-day coach experience including 4 nights on the Murray Princess Paddle Steamer.
  • Early Bookings are recommended as limited seats.
  • 10% Deposit at time of booking. Non-refundable.
  • Bookings and full payment by 1 June 2019
  • Terms and conditions apply, available on this site.
  • Travel Insurance recommended. E&OE

We take bookings over the phone. Contact: 02 4474 4243 or via the site     


Norfolk Island Christmas in July Tour 10 Days

The Fantastic Norfolk Island Tour

For as little as $3670.00

 Enjoy 10 Days & 9 nights.

Includes:   Entry to attractions and places of interest as listed, Flights, Coach Transfers & all accommodation, tours and most meals.

Early Bookings Recommended

Limited Seats

Phone 4474 4243

INCLUDES:

  • Return International Airfares
  • Sydney/Norfolk/Sydney
  • 2 Days of Coach Travel
  • 2 Nights Accommodation Quality Sydney
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in Norfolk Island
  • 7 Dinners and 9 full Breakfasts ,
  • 1 M/T
  • Xmas dinner with all the trimmings, Horse & cart ride, 4WD Island discovery tour, Night as aConvict, Glass Bottom Boat Trip
  • & entry to more attractions.
  • Other meals at traveller’s own expense.

TRIP ITINERARY – Pick-up from your door – times TBA.

Day 1 – Thurs 27 June

Today we travel to the Quality Sydney Airport Hotel for the evening, stopping for morning tea and lunch on the way. The Hotel has a restaurant where evening meals can be purchased at your cost.  M/TA

Day 2 – Friday 28 June

Up early for a 7.15 transfer to  the Sydney International Airport and Air New Zealand check in for our flight to Norfolk Island. Upon arrival we transfer to our accommodation for the next 7 nights. In the afternoon we are greeted with a welcome drink and a sweet treat at our hotel as our hosts let us know about the resort.  The start of a wonderful week of Norfolk Hospitality enjoying dinner every night and a full hot cooked breakfast every day on the Island.

Tonight is dinner & the ‘Night as a Convict’ show   This show is a theatre-restaurant style evening. Lots of singing, dancing and merry making. A three course carvery meal is served with a glass of white wine and orange juice upon arrival. If anyone would like anything else to drink there is a full bar facility available to purchase other drinks. Convict outfits are provided and are to be worn on the night (desirable but not compulsory if anyone has strong objections to wearing them). These outfits are like a pair of pyjamas with pants with an elastic waist, and a button up short-style top. They are made of cotton and not see-through, so are designed to be your clothes for the evening, not worn over your clothes (the room gets very warm and you will get too hot if you wear more than you have to underneath your outfit). If anyone would like to purchase an outfit they are $30 for a second-hand one and $35 for a new one.    BDA

Day 3 – Saturday 29 June

We start the day with a half day bus tour of this fascinating Island. You will visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge & much more. Our guide will explain about the famous convict buildings, beautiful beaches & golf course, the renowned Melanesian Chapel, our Government, our laws & lifestyle. Enjoy views from scenic spots. Rest for a delicious morning tea in the garden of an historic island home built by Fletcher Quintal – descendant of ‘Bounty’ mutineers Fletcher Christian & Matthew Quintal. 9 guests will have the joy of a horse & cart ride around the island, the rest of the guests will have a free afternoon. BA/TD

Day 4– Sunday 30 June

You all have a free morning to explore as you will then after lunch (own cost) join us on an ‘In Depth’ tour of the historic Georgian convict  settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery & hear the history of interesting convict & colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill. Convict settlement tour before settling in for a bbq dinner at the resort. Afternoon tea included.    BDA

Day 5 – Monday 1 July

10 more lucky guests have the advantage of having a horse & cart ride around the island and a little later 14 guests will head out on a 4wd tour. After lunch (own cost) another 15 guests will be able to take advantage of the 4wd tour whilst everyone else has a free afternoon before  heading to the dining room for a 2 course dinner and entertainment at the resort.  BDA

Day 6 – Tuesday 2 July

Enjoy a free morning before heading off on the Tin-a-aii tour. This next tour is a photographers’ special and will take you too many of the pretty, scenic areas of the island. Our driver/guide may also be able to include chocolate/lolly making shops and/or the local liquor distillery. There is usually some walking involved. Cameras are a must. In the afternoon we will be aboard Christians Glass bottom Boat to see what the underwater world looks like. Then back to the resort for an early 2 course dinnerprior to venturing out for the evenings Light & Sound tour, where you will stay on the bus for the total duration – so there is no need to get to rugged up against the weather. You will be taken down to Kingston where you will drive amongst the ruins watching the scenes being re-enacted outside the bus. An audiotape will be playing in the bus so you can follow the story line. Cameras are welcome. This show lasts for 1 hour.  2 course dinner followed by the sound & Light show.

Day 7 – Wednesday 3 July

Breakfast Bushwalk 7am (walkers) 8.15am (non-walkers) – 10.30am
For those people keen for a walk before breakfast the guide will pick them up at 7am. There are two walks to choose from; the first is a “short” walk, and depending takes you out to Palm Glen – a lovely bushland area. The walk is approx 1.5km and there is a hill to walk down and of course come up the other side – the last 50 metres is quite steep. The other walk is what we call the “long” walk. It takes you from the Red Road area along a 3.5km track, which eventually ends up at Captain Cook Monument. This is a beautiful walk with spectacular coastal scenery. It starts off with a long uphill of about 900 metres and the remainder of the walk is undulating. If these walks sound too strenuous a guide will pick you up at 8.15am and take you straight to breakfast. You do not need to make up your mind which walk you want to do until the morning, as all walkers will be picked up at the same time. Cameras are a must and water bottles should be carried, especially for people doing the longer walks. Short walk suits people with no respiratory trouble. Long walk suits people who regularly exercise.   The afternoon sees the last 10 guests board the horse & cart for their tour of the island with all other guests having another free afternoon to explore or just relax. Dinner tonight is again at the resort and is an Island style dinner with entertainment to please everyone. BDA

Day 8 – Thursday 4 July

A free morning before exploring the gardens on the island. This Green fingers tour will appeal to the gardeners on your tour as you visit a number of private gardens and also the local nursery, so you will be on and off the bus a number of times. Morning tea is included. The late afternoon sees us attending the Island Fish Fry but make sure you leave room for the Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is ready for consumption and carols to sing the night away. BDAA

Day 9 – Friday 5 July

Sadly time has come to pack our bags and head to the main land and reality. Our last leisurely breakfast and free morning in Norfolk Island. Just before lunch we are transferred to the airport where we check in for our flight into Sydney. On arrival we return to the Quality Sydney Airport Hotel where once again evening meals can be purchased at the Hotel at your cost.  BL

Day 10 – Saturday 6 July

After breakfast we board our tour bus Maggie for our return to Batemans Bay. Say a fond farewell to your fellow travellers. B

NB1: There other activities available for you to book in your free time.

NB2:  The Tour Operators reserve the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary to facilitate a safe and comfortabletour.  To the best of our knowledge the informationprovided was correct at the time of printing. E&OE

Legend of items included in cost:  B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, L=Lunch, M/T= Morning Tea, A = Accommodation.

PASSPORTS are not essential but we highly recommend them.

Travel to Norfolk Island from mainland Australia is classed as domestic travel however a valid passport continues tobe the preferred method of identification. Photographic identification may beacceptable for Australian Citizens. Anyone travelling without a valid passport will experience delays in passenger processing. Travelling without a passport will affect passengers’ ability to be immigration cleared if; in the unlikelyevent the flight is diverted to another country. If you have access to the internet you can Google travel info Norfolk Island and see Govt leaflet. We can supply this information. Please call if interested.

10% deposit at time of booking – non-refundable

Bookings Close & full payment due 1st February 2019

Adult T/S $3670.00

Adult Single $4500.00

Terms and Conditions apply.

Travel Insurance recommended.

Contact: Office PH: 02 4474 4243