Steaming To The Range

Steaming To The Range

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.

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.

 

All Coach

4 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• All aboard the Southern Downs Steam Railway, from Wallangarra to Warwick

• Step back in time at Timbertown

• Take a look behind bars at Trial Bay Gaol

• Learn about the essential work at the Emergency Services Dog Training Centre

• Indulge in the fresh produce of the region

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• 10 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Sydney – South West Rocks
Departing the Hunter, our journey heads north, stopping for morning tea at Bulahdelah. Continue on to Timbertown where we will take a ride on board the steam locomotive, see the steam driven sawmill and period venues, and enjoy an old fashioned lunch served in the tea rooms. This afternoon we’ll travel to South West Rocks for a visit to Trial Bay Gaol, another example of the early days in the area. Here a local guide will take us on a tour of this old penitentiary before we check into our motel.

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Day 2

South West Rocks – Stanthorpe
Today we travel away from the coast via Woolgoolga and on to Grafton, where Jacarandas line the streets. After lunch in Casino, we travel the Bruxner Highway to Tenterfield where we visit the School of Arts Museum to hear about Sir Henry Parkes’ famous speech calling for federation of the colonies. Arrive in Stanthorpe and unpack for the next two nights.

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Day 3

Southern Downs Steam Train
After breakfast, our local guide joins the coach for a tour of the area. Later we visit the Emergency Services Dog Training Centre, one of the few operating which are able to hone the skills of these amazing animals, from drug detection, to gas leaks and search and rescue. Enjoy lunch at the local juice factory with the opportunity to purchase some local Granite Belt produce. This afternoon, we travel to Wallangarra to board our C17 Steam Locomotive. Travel from the Granite Belt’s wine region, passing through The Summit - the highest Queensland Rail station before descending the Silverwood Range into Warwick. Re-bard our coach for the short journey back to Stanthorpe for dinner at our accommodation.

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Day 4

Stanthorpe – Sydney
This morning we cross the border into Tenterfield and follow the New England Highway to Glen Innes. Enjoy a late lunch in Walcha before returning to the Hunter late afternoon.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $1,307 per person

Single Supplement available @ $256 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
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
New Lambton Wests N Bus Stop on Hobart Rd approaching Tauranga Rd
near Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
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