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Grapes, Gems and Gold Safari 2022

Dates    20 April - 7 May 2022

Length 16 days

Cost     Couple $2545 Solo $2045

Highlights include:

  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Lightning Ridge opal tour
  • Farm Stay
  • Dinner x two
  • Lunch x one
  • Winery stay
  • Guided tour of Wellington Caves
  • Guided visit to Gorree park - winery and stud tour
  • Historic Hill End and History Hill

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Mudgee Riverside Park where we will stay 2 nights. Gather for meet and greet happy hour around 4:00 pm and dinner together (dinner to be provided).

Day 2 Collected by coach and experience wine tasting in the Hunter Valley followed by lunch at Gorree Park, wine tasting and a tour of their thoroughbred horse stud.

Day 3 Travel to history Hill End and explore the historic buildings and the gold rush history, staying at the Village Campground (TBC) 2 nights.

Day 4 Enjoy a walking guided tour of Hill End, free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure, camp fire later in the day (if permitted).

Day 5 Travel to Dubbo where we will stay at Red Earth Estate Winery (TBC) 2 nights. That afternoon we will enjoy wine tasting with cheese platters and their speciality of dumplings (TBC)

Day 6 Anzac Day - Free day.

Day 7  Travel to Wellington where we will stay 2 nights (accommodation tbc) DAY 8    Enjoy a tour of the caves at Wellington (tour to be included).

Day 8 Travel to Carinda, the town made famous by David Bowie recording “Lets Dance” in the town. Stay at the showgrounds, why not enjoy a dinner at the pub in the afternoon.(camp fire later in the day if permitted).

Day 9 Travel to Lightning Ridge and stay at Lightning Ridge Holiday Park 2 nights, happy hour in the afternoon.

Day 10 Collected by bus to visit the Chamber of the Black Hand, free time in the afternoon to explore the local area. 

Day 11 Travel to Thallon (accommodation TBA) stop at bore baths at Goodooga on the way, dinner at the pub at night (included).

Day 12 Travel to St George where we will stay 2 nights. 

Day 13  Enjoy a guided cotton farm and winery tour (including lunch).

Day 14 Travel day to be advised, stay at a bush camp at night.

Day 15  Travel to our last night at Marchioness Farm Stay at Mount Perry, final happy hour together (included) and dinner (included).

Day 16 Today we farewell our new friends and depart on our independent travels.


Please note:

Distance travelled is approximately 1,550 kilometres

Maximum 20 vehicles

Dogs not permitted


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