Short breaks away for over 50s
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.
Superb views, the vast array of birdlife, waterfalls and rugged escarpments all attract visitors to this first class venue right on our own door step. A short walk with a rainforest guide, a 4-wheel drive morning tea adventure, spotlighting at night for nocturnal animals and lashings of food are all part of your visit to the guesthouse – surrounded by World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.
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.