Short breaks away for over 50s
Escape to the Gold Coast Hinterland and discover the beauty and tranquillity of the Tamborine Mountain Plateau. This tour has so much to offer, from the crisp mountain air, superb views, unique experiences and culinary delights, it is sure to be a perfect short break away.
Join us on this beautiful tour to Queensland’s Granite Belt area staying two nights at the stunning Happy Valley Retreat, nestled amongst the hills surrounding the Queensland border town of Stanthorpe. The highlight of this tour is the premier cultural event - Opera in the Vineyard.
Since 2012, the rails have been silent, but after an extensive upgrade and restoration, the Mary Valley Rattler now steams along the rails once more. Travelling from the historic Gympie station through the scenic Mary Valley, after arriving in Amamoor the C17 class Steam Engine will then turn around on the restored turntable.
Come and enjoy this short break away in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Stay three nights at Noosaville’s 5 star RACV Noosa Resort, set on six hectares beside Weyba Creek overlooking a pristine wetlands sanctuary and visit some of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite attractions.
Explore this beautiful area by land and sea on board the unique, pink, amphibious vehicle —The ‘LARC’. This award winning day tour will take in the most amazing unspoilt coastal estuaries, steep sand hills and pristine creeks including Jenny Lind below Bustard Head with its sentinel lighthouse.
Known as the ‘Sapphire City’ and nestled beside the Macintyre River, Inverell has many gems waiting to be discovered. Inverell boasts a proud pioneering history, beautifully restored buildings, friendly locals, picturesque scenery, country cooking and so much more. Our touring also visits the town of Gilgai for wine tasting and travels through the Southern Darling Downs.
The Childers Festival of Cultures has grown from 6,000 to more than 50,000 visitors over the two days of festivities. It is the only festival in Queensland where they close the Bruce Highway for a day! Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of different cultures from around the world and enjoy the colour and excitement of the festival.
This time of year, the countryside is bright with colour as a profusion of native wildflowers and wattle put on their spectacular annual show. Visit Girraween National Park with its massive granite outcrops where the large angular boulders and precariously balanced rocks are a sight that continues to draw travellers to this beautiful part of the Granite Belt. Other highlights include visits to a berry garden, jam factory and winery – all specially chosen to tempt your taste buds.
For a limited season, you can walk among the spectacular Field of Light art installation, created from more than 50,000 stems of light, with the shadow of Uluru as your backdrop. Seemingly reflecting the stars in the night sky, the explosion of colour will take your breath away.
If you are searching for a relaxing short break away then this tour is for you. Start with a scenic drive through the ever expanding Glasshouse Mountains enjoying stunning views of the range along the way. Continue on to the 4½ star Oaks Oasis Resort at Golden Beach, Caloundra. Enjoy a visit to Parrots in Paradise, the Bulcock Street Markets and take a sunset dinner cruise on the beautiful Maroochy River.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Festival is a garden lover’s delight and we are proud to be bringing this 3 day tour back again. The festival is a celebration of flowers as well as food, wine and all things spring. Stop and smell a rose or two at the National Rose Garden, visit stunning award winning exhibition gardens, view splendid displays in the public parks and be entertained by the colourful and creative Grand Central Floral Parade.
September is the perfect time to visit Canberra as it turns on beautiful spring days with clear skies and floral displays. Floral highlights include Corbett Gardens for the Bowral Tulip Time Festival, tulips at Moss Vale, the vast Tulip Top Gardens and of course the flowers and markets of Floriade. The Australian War Memorial is another highlight, along with a bird’s eye view of the city from Mt Ainslie.
The Lions Road is unique as a privately built road that traverses the State Border through picturesque Richmond Gap. View the engineering marvel of the Border Loop, visit the car boot markets in Lismore, Summerland House Farm in Alstonville, Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ballina Manor.
Fly return from Brisbane to Sydney for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, including Gold seating at ANZ Stadium and delicious seafood buffet meal before the evening performance of the Military Tattoo.
See the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, travelling via coach to Sydney and flying home, or alternatively flying to Sydney and travelling via coach home. The tour offers the best of both worlds to see the spectacle of 1,200 Australian and international performers in Sydney.
Travel in comfort from the Hunter Valley to Sydney, enjoying an extravagent seafood buffet before witnessing more than 1,200 Australian and international performers in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Treat yourself to this short break away to seek out that perfect gift at the markets. From the vibrant Eumundi Markets, a collaboration of many talented people selling their wares, to the heritage city of Maryborough and the city centre’s colourful transformation during the markets.
Embrace the country way of life, letting your hair down for Warwick’s annual New Year’s Eve Rodeo. Spend three days exploring the rich heritage and hospitality of Warwick and surrounds, with highlights including Bestbrook Mountain Resort, Glengallan Homestead, the Warwick Railway Precinct and Abbey of the Roses.
In the heart of the Granite Belt, Stanthorpe’s cooler climate creates the ideal conditions for fresh produce. Its wineries, apples, berries, stone fruit and olives are some of the best in Australia and are celebrated at the biennial Apple and Grape Festival.
Day tours and short breaks to the Mary Valley Rattler