Tesselaar Tulips And Dandenong Ranges

Tesselaar Tulips And Dandenong Ranges

Stay 4 nights at York on Lillydale Resort in Mt Evelyn, located on 4.5 hectares of natural bushland. One of the many highlights of this tour will be a visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival featuring over half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland and activities that reflect the farm’s Dutch heritage.

The Dandenong Ranges, located approximately 40km east of Melbourne, is an area rich in natural beauty. Stay four nights at York on Lillydale Resort in Mt Evelyn, located on 4.5 hectares of natural bushland. Visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival enjoying activities reflecting the farm’s Dutch heritage. Explore many gardens in the district, morning tea at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and a ride on the famous Puffing Billy steam train.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

6 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, featuring half a million tulips on 25 acres

• Lunch on board the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train

• Morning tea at the SkyHigh Restaurant at the Mount Dandenong Observatory

• Explore naturally beautiful gardens including Williams Ricketts Sanctuary, Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, National Rhododendron Gardens and Warratina Lavender Farm

 

INCLUSIONS

• 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

• Flights

• 15 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Albury
After your flight arriving into Canberra, board your coach ready to explore the spring delights of southern New South Wales and Victoria's diverse landscapes. Travel south via Gundagai,
the town made famous by The Dog on the Tuckerbox, before arriving in Albury, situated on the New South Wales side of the mighty Murray River.

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Day 2

Albury – Mt Evelyn
After breakfast, we cross the border into some very scenic areas of Victoria. Travel through Benalla, a picturesque regional town before continuing via the lower alpine region offering
wonderful views of the rural landscape. Visit Lake Eildon with its 600 kilometres of shoreline and 800 permanently located houseboats. After lunch, continue into the Yarra Ranges arriving this afternoon in Mount Evelyn nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Settle in for the next four nights at York on Lilydale Resort.

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Day 3

Dandenong Ranges
Visit the Mount Dandenong Observatory which is set 633 metres above sea-level, offering spectacular views across to Melbourne on a clear day. Enjoy morning tea Sky High Restaurant before continuing on to the William Ricketts Sanctuary, featuring more than 90 quirky sculptures that were the life work of artist and environmentalist, William Ricketts. Spend some free time in Olinda before lunch at the Cuckoo Restaurant. Olinda boasts a busy shopping strip with fascinating stores to explore. This afternoon visit the National Rhododendron Gardens

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Day 4

Tesselaar Tulip Festival
After breakfast we’ll travel to Woori Yallock, part of Victoria’s Fruit Bowl, for a visit to Rayner’s Orchard. This boutique fruit orchard grows fruit all year round and there will be opportunity for a sample or two during a tractor fruit tasting tour before morning tea with some of their home grown products. Next we visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Be amazed by the beauty of over
half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland. Purchase your own lunch as you wander around the market and food stalls. There will also be an opportunity to take a ride on the Tulip Train around the colourful fields (own expense).

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Day 5

Dandenong Ranges – Puffing Billy
We start the day with a quiet stroll along the many tracks at the RJ Hamer Arboretum before travelling on to visit the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, renowned for their picturesque
waterfalls, water features and iconic ornamental lake and boathouse. Lunch today will be onboard the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, whilst sharing the grandeur and charm of a
steam train journey between Belgrave and Emerald Lake.

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Day 6

Mt Evelyn – Home
This morning we visit Warratina Lavender Farm; take a stroll around the tranquil surroundings and enjoy morning tea in the Lavender Cottage Tea Rooms. As we farewell the beautiful
Dandenong Ranges, travel through the foothills enroute to Melbourne Airport, stopping for lunch along the way.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,575 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,525 per person

Single Supplement available @ $420 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
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
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
03 Oct
2018
$2,525.00

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