Holidays for the over 50s
This stretch of coastline north of Perth is home to some of the most remarkable flora and fauna in the country. Combine this with unique landscapes, edged by the clear aqua waters of the Indian Ocean, and you have an unspoilt and uncrowded region, rich in history.
Join us on this fantastic 5 day retreat to Fraser Island, staying in the newly refurbished eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Lying just off the coast of Hervey Bay this world heritage-listed island is home to a number of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and is the largest sand island in the world. Famous for its many freshwater lakes, ancient rainforests, coloured sands, 75 mile beach highway, dingoes and the renowned Maheno shipwreck.
Tour one of Australia’s most isolated regions and uncover some of the wonders that have been billions of years in the making—ancient landscapes with deep rocky canyons leading to peaceful plunge pools. Visit remarkable National Parks, massive open-cut mines, areas renowned for gold fever of the late 1800s and townships imbued with the area’s secrets.
Travel to Far North Queensland for a Cape York adventure in a purpose built 4WD tour vehicle. See waterfalls, coral coves and enjoy campfire dinners. Dip your toe in the sea at the tip of Australia, enjoy the remote wilderness, visit old World War II airfields, early gold settlements, huge beef stations and the mine at Weipa.
Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula, is situated on the shore of Boston Bay which opens eastward into Spencer Gulf and claims to be the “Seafood Capital of Australia”. With visits to Streaky Bay, Cowell, Tumby Bay and more, this tour is sure to please.
Experience the wilderness of Kangaroo Island, with two nights on the island and time to explore the pristine beaches, fresh produce and incredible wildlife abundant on KI. Walk with New Zealand Fur Seals, explore Flinders Chase National Park, conquer the Remarkables, learn about the Australian Whale industry and tour the Eucalyptus Distillery.
Experience Australia’s southern states in full bloom, from the Hunter Valley Gardens, the spectacular Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bowral Tulips, Quindalup Gardens and Red Cow Farm. The renowned Canberra Floriade and the Tulip Top Gardens are the magnificent peak of this colourful tour, with other highlights including the Centennial Vineyard, Fitzroy Falls and the historic village of Berrima.
Since 1950, Toowoomba has greeted Spring with an infusion of colour and creativity not only in private gardens but also the town’s magnificent parks and gardens. Come and delight your senses in the Garden City as there is no better "blooming place"!
It’s time for a country camping experience – embrace the atmosphere of the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival, with a damper throwing competition, billy boiling competition, horses being shod, sheep shearing and country music. Along the way, admire the industry, produce and folklore of the country on this enjoyable eight day coach tour.
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.
From the picturesque Manning River to the crystal clear waters of Forster Tuncurry, you will be recharged by the opportunity to relax and visit the local attractions, including the National Motorcycle Museum, Mondrook Gardens, Bago Winery and the impressive Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey.
Every year thousands of people head to Griffith to view and admire the more than 50 larger than life citrus sculptures, created using more than 100,000 oranges, a dedicated project manager and an army of volunteers! At the same time, the Griffith Spring Fest shows off horticulture on varying scales and will provide inspiration to all gardeners.
Experience some of nature’s best on this tour of Phillip Island and Mornington Peninsula, with spectacular scenery, pelican feeding on Phillip Island, march of the penguins and an abundance of wildlife and scenery. Walk the path of champions at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre, discover Port Nepean National Park at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula and explore the historic precincts and homes in the region.
A world of discovery awaits as you travel to Coonabarabran, the closest gateway to the majestic Warrumbungles National Park and also known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia. With clean crisp country air, delight in visits to Goondiwindi, Pilliga Pottery, Crystal Kingdom and Siding Springs Observatory.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Victorian Alps displaying a spectacular array of colour. Based in beautiful Bright, venture each day in a new direction, discovering the remarkable, unforgettable world of spring scenery and panoramic views at Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Kiewa Valley and the scenic Mt Buffalo area.
You’ll be spoiled with stunning scenery as you join us on this amazing tour travelling through Victoria’s High Country to the Sea. Explore the High Country towns of Beechworth, Mt Beauty and Falls Creek, before arriving in the ever popular Bright. Continue on to Lakes Entrance, where the Gippsland Lakes meet the Southern Ocean, for a luncheon cruise on the sparkling Gippsland Lakes.
Experience the excitement of Melbourne cup, visit the Eureka Skydeck, ride the famous Puffing Billy, dine out in the Tramcar Restaurant, explore the seaside suburb of St Kilda and cruise the Yarra. All this and more, including five nights in the one motel, ensures the creation of memories that will last a lifetime.
Escape to Batemans Bay for six days of touring through scenic New South Wales countryside which takes in highlights such as the Kangaroo Valley and Shoalhaven River and visit the famous Kiama Blowhole. Highlights include Birdland Animal Park, cruise on the Clyde River, Foxglove Spires Gardens and the ABC Cheese factory just to name a few.
Each country has its own unique traditions when it comes to Christmas. Join us on this 8 day Singapore Christmas Lights tour and discover what is uniquely Singapore. Explore this dynamic destination rich in contrast and colour, offering a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Stay 7 nights in the one hotel which will allow time to appreciate the sights and sounds of the festive season.
Feel special as you set out on this delightful Christmas tour to Bellinger Valley situated on the eastern side of the Dorrigo Plateau surrounded by magnificent rivers, mountains and forest scenery. Based for four nights in a tranquil setting amongst seven hectares of landscaped gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore coast to country.
Don’t miss Australia’s largest music festival, the 47th Tamworth Country Music Festival. This year the highlight of our tour is sure to be the Cavalcade as we watch the parade of music stars and groups in their procession along Peel Street. The whole of Tamworth comes alive at festival time, with buskers, open air concerts and air conditioned venues cross town. So plan your trip to mark off your ‘must see’ performers or unearth someone new.
An experience never to be forgotten—all your childhood memories of summer days, crisp cold watermelons and pip spitting competitions come flooding back at the biennial Chinchilla Watermelon Festival. Learn how to grow the world’s tastiest melons on a Farm tour, enjoy the entertainment of a real outback rodeo and spend a full day at the Chinchilla Watermelon Festival. This fabulously fun tour has limited accommodation so don't miss out.
The King Island Long Table Festival is a farm to feast experience, inspired by a local lad who married his bride. The guests, unfamiliar to each other, worked together to prepare a feast to celebrate. Following in that tradition, local volunteers and visiting chefs display the best of local and Tasmanian produce. While on King Island, take the time to explore this beautiful unspoiled place with its wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches.
With such a rich history to explore, this specially planned tour travelling through New South Wales will give you ample opportunity to learn about and appreciate all things rail - the engineering marvels, the tenacity of early pioneers and the sheer romance of rail travel.
Witness the most impressive flying displays and exciting aerial acts performed anywhere in the world at the Australian International Airshow, held every second year at Avalon, south west of Melbourne. Feel the hum of the engines as you get up close and personal to some of the most comprehensive aviation displays. Other highlights of the region include the Point Cook RAAF Museum and the ongoing restoration of the only B-24 Liberator Bomber in the Southern Hemisphere.
Imagine strolling through one of Australia’s premier Botanical Gardens on the shore of Lake Wendouree as you take in Ballarat’s internationally famous Begonia Festival. Also included in this colourful tour are visits to Sovereign Hill including the spectacular show Blood on the Southern Cross, Ararat’s Old Gaol and Lunatic Asylum, Cricket Willow, the Chocolate Mill, and the Eureka Centre.
Beautifully preserved heritage buildings, gold rush and bushranger history, wines and fresh produce characterise the picturesque towns in Victoria’s north east. Spending four nights in scenic Wangaratta, each day we uncover the unique towns of the Indigo Shire that are now popular tourist destinations for a scenic and flavourful escape.
Follow in the footsteps of Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly and his gang, beginning in Melbourne at the Old Melbourne Gaol and taking an ‘Underworld’ town tour. Follow the Kelly Trail through significant Kelly sites in Victoria—Mansfield, Beechworth and Benalla, then on to Jerilderie New South Wales where Ned Kelly held up a town for three days. Take in the Aussie spirit, history and humour showcased on this tour.
Travel from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road and marvel at the sheer cliffs that drop away into the ocean. Wind your way through seaside villages and stop at scenic lookouts to see prominent landmarks the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the fallen London Bridge.
Follow the path of the Mighty Murray, staying in comfortable onshore accommodation in picturesque villages, allowing you to fully capture the spirit of these Murray River towns. By day, cruise along scenic stretches of the river that sustains the region.
Escape to the picturesque Manning Valley, where coastline and countryside connect to create the ideal location for relaxation and a journey back in time to when early settlers built thriving riverside towns. Enjoy the traditional Tinonee Teahouse and the historical sites of Wingham. Unwind on board the Island Explorer for a luncheon cruise of the Manning River.
Along the south coast of New South Wales, to the border of Victoria, lies the pristine Sapphire Coast region, boasting untouched beaches, abundant natural beauty and marine wildlife. The idyllic and sheltered location of Merimbula is our setting for three nights, allowing time for relaxing and exploring the surrounding regions, from the famous dairy region of Bega to the spectacular Twofold Bay in Eden. Returning home through Victoria's scenic Gippsland Region.
The Blue Mountains region features some of Australia’s most iconic landscapes, including The Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Jamison Valley and Jenolan Caves. Explore the sights from every angle – from the tree top lookouts at Scenic World to the oldest open cave system in the world, the Jenolan Caves. The region also features beautiful historical towns, including the preserved village at Carcoar and the city now synonymous with motor racing – Bathurst.
Autumn colours of New England are on vibrant display and this tour will show you some of the highlights of beautiful Armidale and the surrounding region. From historic homesteads to the Waterfall Way, Celtic Standing Stones and the Rail Museum in Guyra, relax and enjoy the heritage of this area.
Bright! It’s always the right time of year to visit the beautiful township of Bright, and early autumn is no exception. Resplendent in autumn hues and with the natural beauty of the European trees changing colour before winter, it makes a perfect base to explore Victoria’s High Country.
Travel to Corryong, Victoria at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains for the Man From Snowy River Festival. This festival celebrates the imagery created by Banjo Patterson’s famous poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ with a unique gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of Australian High Country and pioneering spirit.
Join us as we travel to Bundanoon, where the town becomes Brigadoon for a day! This premier Scottish Gathering is a one day event which offers a day full of fun and festivities to witness or partake in distinctly Scottish performances, including some traditional and not so traditional games.
Explore the lush green beauty of Victoria’s Gippsland Region, from mountain views to the sparkling Gippsland Lakes. Spend two nights at Lakes Entrance, the idyllic coastal location on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach, where the Gippsland Lakes meet the Southern Ocean. Behold the beauty on offer, with highlights including Wilsons Promontory, Buchan Caves, pristine beaches and a sunset cruise on the Gippsland Lakes.
Discover the new creativity sweeping Australia’s country towns and witness how small towns have flourished and become iconic new tourist destinations. This tour travels through country Victoria, following the Silo Art Trail, the largest outdoor gallery in Australia, which stretches over 200km and links six small country towns.
Explore the Riverina region of New South Wales – its heritage buildings, beautiful parks and gardens, the magnificent Murrumbidgee River and the abundance of delightful food, wine and agricultural experiences on offer. Tour Wagga Wagga and become familiar with its famous icons, from sportspeople to wine, RAAF pilots to beautiful floral displays. Discover delightful Junee, including its Roundhouse Museum and Liquorice and Chocolate Factory.
Just north of Sydney, the tranquil Hawkesbury River takes a picturesque path past honeycomb coloured cliffs, historic towns, islands, inlets, bushlands and national parks including Ku-ring-gai Chase. Take the time to unwind with cruises on the waterway and tours of the surrounding region, with highlights including Tobruk Sheep Station and the Seven Islands Cruise from Brooklyn.
Celebrate Christmas on an All Australian Journeys holiday