Emmaville Sheep Races

Emmaville Sheep Races

The small village of Emmaville, north of Glen Innes, may be better known for its agricultural and mining history, but it is the home of an annual event that must not be missed - The Emmaville Sheep Races!

The Emmaville Sheep Races displays the good-natured humour you would expect from a country town. In previous years the locals have cheered on thoroughbred racers such as “Lamb Chop”, “Woolley Jumper”, “Suzie Ewe”, “Barry Baa Baa” and “Sunday Roast”. Enjoy markets, stalls, raffles and of course, the must have element of any good race meet – Fashions on the Field. With refreshments available from the drinks baa and meals from the baa baa que, you will surely feel sheepish if you miss out on this fantastic short break away.


All Coach

3 days


Ultimate Experiences

• Tour the elegant Abbey of the Roses Country House Manor dating back to 1891

• Attend Emmaville’s unique sheep races and enjoy frivolous fun and fashions on the fields

• View the majestic Queen Mary Falls located in the Main Range National Park



• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• 6 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess


*As per conditions


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Day 1

Brisbane – Tenterfield
Your ‘tour to the races’ begins as we journey via the Southern Downs area displaying rich fertile farmlands and the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range. Arrive into Warwick, for a visit to Abbey of the Roses for lunch and a guided tour. Continue south, stopping at Summit Estate Wines for a guided tour before arriving into Tenterfield.

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Day 2

A Day At The Races
Today we travel to Emmaville for the Emmaville Sheep Races – a good old fashioned country fun day! Approximately 100 sheep are entered into the one kilometre race, each wearing a coat with a number
and a teddy bear as their jockey, and the sheep charge down the street chased by sheep dogs. Once through the gates, we will be shown to our Corporate Tents where morning tea will be served. Throughout the day there will be opportunity to watch the working sheep dog demonstrations, fashions on the field and of course, the main event. Wander through the market stalls and art and craft displays,
taking time to purchase your own lunch from the Lions Van or BBQ food stall (or perhaps something sweet from the Strawberry van).

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Day 3

Tenterfield – Brisbane
This morning we farewell Tenterfield and travel to Queen Mary Falls, situated in the Main Range National Park. Take time to soak up the beauty of the area and perhaps do a bushwalk or view the falls, plunging 40m over basalt rocks to the gorge below. Travel to nearby Killarney for lunch before continuing our journey, crossing the border into New South Wales. At Legume join the Mt Lindesay
Highway and as we travel via Woodenbong, we will be surrounded by the Border Ranges with Mt Barney on our left. We then cross over the border again and travel into Queensland via Rathdowney
and Beaudesert. On arrival into Brisbane, your Coach Captain and Hostess will have your transfers arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Single Supplement available @ $144 extra



Booking Conditions

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
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
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