The Dandenong Ranges is an area rich in natural beauty. Stay five nights in the one motel and venture out each day. Visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival featuring over half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland and activities that reflect the farm’s Dutch heritage. Other highlights include a journey on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, morning tea at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, and visits to many beautiful gardens.
The Dandenong Ranges is an area rich in natural beauty. Stay five nights in the one motel and venture out each day. Visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival featuring over half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland and activities that reflect the farms Dutch heritage. Other highlights include a journey on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, morning tea at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, and visits to many beautiful gardens.
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, National Rhododendron Gardens and Warratina Lavender Farm
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
14 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 – Lilydale
Your tour begins with a flight to Melbourne, where your crew will welcome you on board. After lunch, visit Victoria’s Heide Museum of Modern Art which is a unique combination of art, architecture, social history and landscape. Including three galleries, a sculpture park and 15 acres of garden, there is something for everyone to explore. Continue on towards the stunning Dandenongs and Yarra Valley, where we will settle into our accommodation for the next five nights.
5 Nights Lilydale Motor Inn
Rayners Orchard – Tesselaar Tulip Festival
After breakfast we’ll travel to Woori Yallock, 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. Next we visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Be amazed by the beauty of over half a million tulips across 25 acres of farmland, all set in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Purchase your own lunch today as you take in all that the festival has on offer. Make sure your camera is fully charged so you can take plenty of photos as you ‘tiptoe
through the tulips’. There will also be opportunity to take a ride on the Tulip Train around the colourful fields (own expense).
This morning our first stop is in Healesville, known as a regional hub for the Yarra Valley. After morning tea, visit the Healesville Sanctuary, a distinctly Australian setting for visitors to
experience close up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife. Purchase your own lunch today while at the Sanctuary. This afternoon visit the Big Bouquet
before returning to your motel.
Puffing Billy Steam Train
Visit the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens which are the original gardens of the historic Burnham Beeches Estate. The gardens are renowned for their waterfalls, water features and ornamental lake and boathouse. Lunch will be on board the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train. Savour the first class menu while travelling between Belgrave and Emerald Lake.
Travel to Mount Dandenong Observatory which is set 633m above sea level. Take in the view from the SkyHigh Restaurant as you enjoy morning tea before continuing on to the William
Ricketts Sanctuary. This outdoor art gallery and cultural landscape features more than 90 quirky sculptures. Stop in Olinda, the highest village in the Dandenong Ranges, for lunch at the Cuckoo Restaurant. This afternoon visit the National Rhododendron Gardens before returning to our motel for dinner.
Lavender – Melbourne – Home
This morning we visit Warratina Lavender Farm where we are welcomed to take a stroll around the tranquil surroundings and breathe in the fragrances of the different species of lavender.
Enjoy morning tea in the Lavender Cottage Tea Rooms where you can also purchase products from the gift store. It’s now time to farewell the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and make our way back to Melbourne for lunch before your flight home.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,899 per person
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,829 per person
Single Supplement available @ $348 extra
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The map below shows the home pick-up areas and price bands that we service.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.
|Belmont Shops S|| Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near |
Marshall Property, Belmont
|Charlestown Smart St|| Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church |
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
|Doyalson Wentworth Ave S|| Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound) |
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
|Kariong Information Ctr|| At Kariong Information Centre car park, |
The Avenue, Kariong
|New Lambton Wests S|| Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval |
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
|Swansea Blackswan S|| Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel |
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
|Sydney Domestic Airport|| Sydney Domestic Airport |
|Thompsons Corner|| Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St |
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
|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
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Set-down Time|