Once a major industrial city, Newcastle is now one of the fastest growing seaside cities. Spend five nights in the one motel taking day trips each day.
Voted seventh best city in the world, unpack and be amazed at the transformation of Newcastle. Once a major industrial city, Newcastle is now one of the fastest growing seaside cities. Spend five nights in the one motel taking day trips each day, including the Hunter Valley Gardens, Maitland Markets and Port Stephens for a harbour cruise.
Walk along the Anzac Memorial, high above the Newcastle Headland
Learn of the industrial history of Newcastle at the Newcastle Museum
Explore over 2 million rose blooms at the Hunter Valley Gardens Rose Spectacular
Hear about the heritage of Maitland and explore the history of Morpeth
Cruise both Port Stephens and Newcastle Harbours and watch the dolphins frolic
Taste some of the Hunters renowned wines
Ensuite accommodation twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*
Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney
15 quality meals
Travellers Refund Guarantee
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury tour coach
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess
Roberts Famous Homemade Morning Tea
*As per conditions
Home - Harbour Cruise - Newcastle
After flying into Newcastle, our Brisbane travellers will join our Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter travellers for a picnic lunch at Blackbutt Nature Reserve. This afternoon, board our cruiser to view the vibrant city of Newcastle from the water and hear about the history and industry of the city. Later, unpack and relax for the next five nights just a short distance from the water.
Newcastle Headland - Fort Scratchley
Our day starts with a short walk along the Anzac Memorial, offering superb views from high above the Newcastle Headland. Christchurch Cathedral, also located high above the city, is one of the most impressive cathedrals in the state with construction dating back to 1817. The history of the city continues at the Newcastle Museum - don’t miss out on the BHP exhibition with hot steel. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the foreshore before taking in more breathtaking views from Fort Scratchley.
Maitland Gaol - Hunter Valley Gardens - Hunter Vineyards
Today our coach follows the Hunter River west to Maitland, where a local guide will entertain you with stories of the more colourful characters who occupied the Maitland Gaol prior to its closure in 1998. Next, explore the Rose Spectacular at the breathtaking Hunter Valley Gardens, with over 2 million rose blooms, 35,000 rose bushes in over 125 different varieties. After lunch in the Garden Terrace restaurant, taste some of the Hunter’s renowned wines.
Maitland Markets - Morpeth - Billabong Buffet
Our first stop is the heritage town of Maitland and home to New South Wales’ largest outdoor markets. Upon arrival in Morpeth we’ll visit the Morpeth Museum for an introductory talk and free time to wander around and purchase your own lunch. A local guide will then come on board. Immerse yourself in the heritage buildings, try some old fashioned ginger beer, fudge and
sourdough. Spend the late afternoon reflecting on some of the art installations at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Dinner tonight will be at the Billabong Buffet, offering a large array of sweets, treats and sumptuous cuisine from here and abroad.
Nelson Bay - Port Stephens Harbour - Williamtown
Heading north today, pass over Kooragang Island and the wetlands towards the sand dunes of Nelson Bay. Board our luncheon cruise past the glorious beaches of the Port Stephens
Harbour. Watch for the bottlenose dolphins which call this area home. Drop into the local brewery to taste some of the local hops on the way to Fighter World located on the edge of
Williamtown RAAF base, home to the Number 2 Squadron, the oldest in the world.
Newcastle Maritime Museum - Ash Island - Home
Our day starts near the old Australian Agriculture Office located on what was the old wharf. Learn more at the maritime museum, before visiting the boardwalk at Ash Island. This walk, perched above the tidal mangroves, makes its way around to the old radar station and farmhouse. Enjoy a hot lunch at a local club before saying goodbye to your fellow travellers, flying home to Brisbane or returning by coach to Sydney.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,649 per person
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,275 per person
Single Supplement available @ $595 extra
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.
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|Belmont Shops N|| Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Northbound) near |
The Reject Shop, Belmont
|Charlestown Smart St|| Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church |
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
|Doyalson Wentworth Ave N|| Bus stop outside Ambulance Station (Northbound) |
On Pacific Hwy opposite Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
|Home pickups|| Taxi home pickups and returns are provided. |
Contact us to see if your address is included.
|Hornsby Railway Station|| Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of |
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
|Kariong Information Ctr|| At Kariong Information Centre car park, |
The Avenue, Kariong
|New Lambton Wests N|| Bus Stop on Hobart Rd approaching Tauranga Rd |
near Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
|Strathfield Rail Station|| Strathfield Railway Station - Stand A, Everton Rd |
|Swansea Coles N|| Tourist Bus stop outside Coles |
on Pacific Hwy (Northbound), Swansea
|Thornton AAJ Depot|| All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot |
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
|Tuggerah Westfield|| Bus stop near cinemas at the back of |
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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