This tour takes you to the scenic Macleay Valley coastline, staying three nights in the sleepy coastal township of South West Rocks, without a highrise in site. Along with giving you a truly restful break, you will also visit Trial Bay Gaol, take in the scenery from Smoky Cape Lighthouse and cruise the calm waters of the Hastings River aboard MV Port Venture.
Travel the scenic Macleay Valley coastline, staying three nights in the sleepy coastal township of South West Rocks, without a highrise in sight. Visit Trial Bay Gaol, take in the scenery from Smoky Cape Lighthouse and cruise the calm waters of the Hastings River aboard MV Port Venture. Other highlights include the Macleay River Museum with a special exhibit dedicated to country musicians from the local area.
Visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
Guided tour of Trial Bay Gaol
Learn about the life of a musical legend at Kempseys Slim Dusty Centre
Dolphin spotting and Devonshire tea cruise of Port Macquarie
Ensuite accommodation twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*
11 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
Brisbane – Armidale
Get away from it all, travelling from Lockyer Creek through the hand-cut Ma Ma Creek Road and ascending the Great Dividing Range on the scenic Heifer Creek Road. Join the New England Highway through Warwick and travel through the Granite Belt region to Tenterfield where there will be opportunity to purchase your own lunch. This afternoon, travel via Glen Innes, Glencoe and Guyra before arriving in Armidale for our overnight stay.
Armidale – Dorrigo – South West Rocks
This morning we travel the scenic Waterfall Way heading eastward via Ebor to Dorrigo. At the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre enjoy morning tea in the Canopy Restaurant prior to taking in the bird's eye view from the canopy top platform. View Dangar Falls from the boardwalk and you will see 'fold upon fold' of mountains southward from Griffiths Lookout. Travel to the historic village of Bellingen where there will be opportunity to purchase your own lunch as you wander along the main street. Our journey then continues through Urunga and Macksville where
you can view the coast from various vantage points on your way to South West Rocks.
A day of discovery awaits as you explore in and around the Macleay Valley. In Arakoon Recreation Reserve, view ocean scenery from the headland before a guided tour of Trial Bay
Gaol. Visit Smoky Cape Lighthouse Reserve where you can choose to climb to the lighthouse base to enjoy the magnificent coastal views from ocean to Macleay hinterland. Visit the Macleay Valley Museum in the Glenn Murcutt designed Visitors Centre Complex, before heading to the Slim Dusty Centre which showcases Slim’s role in the development of Australian country music culture in Australia.
Today we explore the Hastings and Camden Haven districts. From Kew, head to North Brother Mountain Lookout for an inspiring view over Laurieton and North Haven. Follow the coast
road to Port Macquarie for some free time to browse around this popular holiday resort. After a leisurely lunch, board the MV Port Venture for a Dolphin Spotting Cruise with afternoon tea. Take in the beautiful scenery along the Hastings River and along the canal system. Return to picturepostcard Port Macquarie before returning back to South West Rocks.
South West Rocks – Brisbane
After breakfast, we travel north via Coffs Harbour en route to Woolgoolga for morning tea. Continuing along the Pacific Highway, stop in Ballina for lunch, before making our way back to Brisbane where your transfers will be arranged.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $1,899 per person
Single Supplement available @ $379 extra
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