Short breaks away for the over 50's
This holiday takes you to the western “gateway” of Bass Strait where you will find sheer bliss. The island is a beautiful unspoiled place with a wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches including a penguin rookery where penguins return all year round. King Island is famous for fresh seafood, steaks, cheeses and other dairy products, which is why the area is so well known for its gourmet food. The scenery, the history, the hospitality and the fun is just waiting for you.
Get set for four days of planes, trains and automobiles across the beautiful Lake Illawarra region. Spend two days at the Wings Over Illawarra Festival, displaying both old and new, military and civilian aircraft. Witness manouevers from vintage aircraft to F18 Hornets. Switch transport modes at the Illawarra Light Rail Museum and take a trip down memory lane at the ACT and South Coast Vintage Car display.
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.
Step back in time and experience the magic of the picturesque Granite Belt as we journey onboard the historic Southern Downs Steam Railway. Our tour, rich in history, takes in the steam locomotive at Timbertown, Trial Bay Gaol, Casino and Tenterfield, where Sir Henry Parkes called for the federation of the colonies.
Experience a trip down memory lane on this short historical tour travelling from Warwick to Wallangarra on the lovingly restored Heritage C17 Steam Locomotive. This unique heritage railway trip enables you to sit back and enjoy the sheer beauty of the Darling Downs and Granite belt.
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 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.
Each year, eight gardens around Berry and the surrounding New South Wales South Coast region are selected for their design, plant varieties and creativity. From vast rural landscapes to small cottage gardens in the town, you will enjoy these award winning gardens.
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.
Young, known as the Cherry Capital of Australia, is the place to find the ultimate cherry pie, cherry jam, cherries and ice cream during the National Cherry Festival. Staying in nearby Cootamundra for three nights, pick and buy your own choice cherries, enjoy the annual parade, fudge factory, visit Bradman's Cottage and the Japanese and Chinese Gardens.