Holiday Tours showcasing New South Wales
The outback beckons as you commence a tour full of adventure. After arriving in Adelaide, begin your tour exploring the outback of three states – South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Major towns visited include Murray Bridge, Mildura, Hay, Bourke, Lightning Ridge and St George. Imagine the diversity you will experience from the mighty Murray River through to the desert landscapes that surround the opal fields of Lightning Ridge and the highlights in between.
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.
Experience the rugged mountain ranges of the Warrumbungle National Park, the unique opal mining town of Lightning Ridge, home to the elusive Black Opal and the wildlife of Taronga Western Plains Zoo. This six day tour touches on the amazing highlights and beauty of outback New South Wales.
Travel to Cameron Corner where three states meet – Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. Follow the lead of great explorers as you travel this outback area. See the Dog Fence, Sturt's campsite outside Tibooburra, the famous Burke and Wills ‘Dig Tree’, and visit Thargomindah, Cunnamulla and St George.
It’s time for a country camping experience – embrace the atmosphere of the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival, with a damper throwing competition, billy boiling competition, horses being shod, sheep shearing and country music. Along the way, admire the industry, produce and folklore of the country on this enjoyable eight day coach tour.
From the picturesque Manning River to the crystal clear waters of Forster Tuncurry, you will be recharged by the opportunity to relax and visit the local attractions, including the National Motorcycle Museum, Mondrook Gardens, Bago Winery and the impressive Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey.
Every year thousands of people head to Griffith to view and admire the more than 50 larger than life citrus sculptures, created using more than 100,000 oranges, a dedicated project manager and an army of volunteers! At the same time, the Griffith Spring Fest shows off horticulture on varying scales and will provide inspiration to all gardeners.
A world of discovery awaits as you travel to Coonabarabran, the closest gateway to the majestic Warrumbungles National Park and also known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia. With clean crisp country air, delight in visits to Goondiwindi, Pilliga Pottery, Crystal Kingdom and Siding Springs Observatory.
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 world-renowned Jacaranda Festival is the oldest folk festival in Australia. Held at Grafton in the beautiful Northern Rivers it celebrates the Jacaranda which was first introduced to the city by Henry Volkers. Explore the rich cedar and agriculture country of Lismore and Northern Rivers, including Casino, Ballina and Port Macquarie.
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.
Escape to Batemans Bay for six days of touring through scenic New South Wales countryside which takes in highlights such as the Kangaroo Valley and Shoalhaven River and visit the famous Kiama Blowhole. Highlights include Birdland Animal Park, cruise on the Clyde River, Foxglove Spires Gardens and the ABC Cheese factory just to name a few.
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.