Spend Christmas surrounded by magnificent rivers, waterfalls, mountains and forest scenery. Based for four nights in a tranquil setting amongst seven hectares of landscaped gardens in the beautiful timber adorned Bellingen Valley Lodge Motel.Book Now
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Day 1 L, D
Brisbane – Bellingen
Travel via the scenic Northern Rivers to Ballina on the Richmond River. Continue on via Grafton before arriving into the township of Bellingen. Our fellow travellers from NSW will board the Countrylink Explorer train heading up to Coffs Harbour (rail ticket not included, you may be able to use your free rail pass). A warm welcome awaits at Bellingen Valley Lodge, a beautiful retreat set on 16 acres. The motel restaurant features a log fire in the double sided fireplace made entirely of rocks from the Bellinger River. The magnificent ceiling beams of mahogany and red cedar are from the Dorrigo Plateau and Bellinger Valley and hand carved cedar scrolls, panelling, doors and sandstone bricks are from the old Parramatta Court House. Settle in for the next four nights before enjoying dinner together.
Day 2 B, L, D
Dorrigo – Bonville
Today enjoy a beautiful drive as we make our way to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Enjoy the bird's eye view from the canopy top platform before continuing on to Bonville. This afternoon, ensure that you are wearing your bright colours to attract the butterflies at The Butterfly House where you will enjoy lunch and have the opportunity to be 'kissed' by these radiant creatures.
Day 3 B, L, D
Following breakfast enjoy some free time to call loved ones, take a stroll or simply relax by the pool. Alternatively, for those wishing to attend a Christmas Day church service, your crew will assist with transfers. After a delicious Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, take a tour along the Waterfall Way, stopping at Dangar and Ebor Falls before enjoying a light dinner back at the motel.
Day 4 B, L, D
Bowraville – Macksville
This morning travel to Taylors Arm for a visit to Perry's Lemon Myrtle Plantation. Continue on to Macksville for a visit to Mary Boulton's Pioneer Cottage before lunch at a local hotel. This afternoon visit the Bowraville Folk Museum and the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum before returning to the motel.
Day 5 B, L
Bellingen – Brisbane
After farewelling our hosts travel via Coffs Harbour where our New South Wales passengers board the Countrylink Explorer train for their return journey to Maitland or Sydney. Sit back and admire the passing countryside as we traverse the Summerland Way through the Richmond Valley countryside. From Casino, travel to Lismore for lunch before continuing on to Brisbane where your crew will have your transfers arranged.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,445 per person
TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,399 per person^
Single Supplement available @ $332 extra
^Price does not include the cost for NSW passengers to travel by Countrylink train to Coffs Harbour. Use your rail pass and save!
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