White Cliffs and Opal Fields

White Cliffs and Opal Fields

The desert landscape of White Cliffs disguises the value that lies hidden underground, one of the richest opal fields on earth. The locals also live underground and your two night stay in the Underground Dugout Motel will be a memorable experience.

The desert landscape of White Cliffs disguises the value that lies hidden underground, one of the richest opal fields on earth. The locals also live underground and your two night stay in the Underground Dugout Motel will be a memorable experience. On your journey, travel through the silver city of Broken Hill, overlook Cobar’s first gold mine and visit Coonabarabran’s Crystal Kingdom Museum, making for a rich touring experience.

 

Fly/Coach departing Brisbane

Fly/Coach/Fly departing The Hunter

6 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

  • Follow the route of the early explorers from Adelaide to Broken Hill

  • Visit the galleries of Pro Hart and Jack Absalom

  • Enjoy two nights in the White Cliffs Underground Motel

  • A local guide comes onboard to share their life and passion for chasing the elusive opal

  • Travel through cotton country to Moree with an opportunity for a dip in the hot artesian waters

 

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

  • 16 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 – Peterborough
Begin with a flight into Adelaide before travelling through Gawler and the scenic Clare Valley. Arrive into Peterborough for our overnight stay.
Roundhouse Motel

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Day 2

Peterborough – White Cliffs
Depart Peterborough travelling the main north highway through Yunta to the oasis town of Broken Hill. Created to serve miners in the rich silver, lead and zinc mines of the Barrier Range, it was also once home to the famous ‘Brushmen of the Bush’ - Pro Hart and Jack Absalom. Enjoy lunch in Broken Hill before a visit to the Pro Hart Gallery bursting with Pro’s own paintings as well as many of his favourite artists’ works. Next travel west on the Barrier Highway to Wilcannia which was once a key inland port in the days of paddlesteamers. Continue on to the remote rural community of White Cliffs. Please note: This hotel is very comfortable but has shared amenities.
2 Nights White Cliffs Underground Motel

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Day 3

White Cliffs
Spend today with a local guide exploring this fascinating area. White Cliffs is an opal mining town in which residents mainly live underground to escape the heat, and the resulting bizarre
landscape comprises of thousands of hillocks of earth dug and discarded in the quest for opals. Visit the Opal Fields and hear stories of miners striking it rich. Also visit the Solar Power Station —an iconic engineering feat. Today there will be opportunity to wander through some of the many opal showrooms and perhaps purchase a unique souvenir or piece of jewellery to remember your experience.

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Day 4

White Cliffs – Cobar
Return to Wilcannia for a brief town tour before leaving this outback area behind. Stop for morning tea at the quirky Emmdale Roadhouse before continuing our journey through this very arid country. Arrive into Cobar for lunch prior to visiting the Heritage Centre to view the outstanding collection of exhibits which date from the early 1870s to the present day. Enjoy a town tour and views from the Fort Bourke Hill Lookout overlooking the open cut mine, Cobar’s first gold mine.
Cobar Town and Country Motor Inn

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Day 5

Cobar – Moree
Traverse the Barrier and Mitchell Highways through sheep, wool and wheat country through Nyngan, to Nevertire and Warren, on the Macquarie River. Popular crops will be revealed as we travel via Gilgandra, Coonabarabran and Narrabri. Browse the exhibits, including some of the world’s rarest and most colourful zeolite crystals, at Coonabarabran’s Crystal Kingdom Museum before continuing on to Moree for our overnight stay.
Burke & Wills Motor Inn

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Day 6

Moree – Brisbane – Home
Travel the Newell Highway north to Goondiwindi and cross the border into Queensland. Stop for lunch in Pittsworth before arriving into Brisbane, where our New South Wales passengers will board their flight home and transfers will be arranged for Queensland passengers.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,599 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,998 per person

Single Supplement available @ $348 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

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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
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
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2019
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