Holly in the Hunter

Holly in the Hunter

Spend Christmas with friends in the world’s friendliest city. Once a major industrial city, Newcastle is now one of the fastest growing seaside cities. Spend a week opposite the main beach with day trips each day into the Hunter region.

Spend Christmas with friends in the world’s friendliest city. Once a major industrial city, Newcastle is now one of the fastest growing seaside cities. Spend a week opposite the main beach with day trips each day into the Hunter region.

 

All Coach

6 days

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy Christmas on the water’s edge of Newcastle, including Christmas lunch with all the trimmings

  • Be dazzled by over 1 million Christmas lights at Hunter Valley Gardens

  • Cruise both Port Stephens and Newcastle Harbour

  • Anzac Memorial Walk

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INCLUSIONS

  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Transfers from the Hunter, the Central Coast, Sydney and Brisbane

  • Taxi home pickup and return*

  • Luxury coach travel with professional Coach Captain and Tour Director

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

  • Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Teas

  • 15 quality meals (BLD)

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Day 1

Home - Newcastle
Travel to Newcastle, Australia’s sixth largest city situated on the mouth of the Hunter River. Originally known as a heavy industrial port it is now numbered one of Australia’s top destinations. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Blackbutt Reserve, then early afternoon check into our accommodation for the week at Noah’s On the Beach, directly across from Newcastle Beach and the ice creamery.

L, D

Day 2

Newcastle Headland, Fort Scratchley
Our day starts with a short walk along the Anzac Memorial, high above the Newcastle Headland, offering superb views right along the coastline. Christ Church Cathedral, located high above the city is one of the most impressive cathedrals in the state with construction dating back to 1817. The historical tour of the city continues at the Newcastle Museum. After a picnic lunch on the foreshore, we take in breathtaking views from Fort Scratchley and hear the stories of how the fort retaliated when the mini subs tried to enter the harbour.

B, L, D

Day 3

Maitland - Morpeth - Hunter Valley Garden Lights
Visit the heritage town of Maitland, home of New South Wales’ largest markets. On arrival in Morpeth the Town Cryer will come on board and welcome you to this river town; visit heritage buildings and try some old fashioned ginger beer, fudge and sourdough. Enjoy an early dinner at the Billabong buffet. As darkness falls, be dazzled at The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas lights extravaganza, set on over 60 acres of manicured gardens and lit by over a million bulbs.

B, D

Day 4

Merry Christmas!
Enjoy a sleep in or celebrate a morning church service, then come together for Robert’s Famous Homemade Christmas Morning Tea with all your favourite goodies. Indulge in a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Relax after lunch before an informal light dinner this evening.

B, L, D

Day 5

Nelson Bay - Port Stephens Harbour
Today we head north from Newcastle towards the sand dunes of Nelson Bay. Our first stop is Fighter World located on the edge of Williamtown RAAF base, home to the Number 2 Squadron, the oldest in the world. Today we will cruise along the glorious beaches of the Port Stephens Harbour, saying hello to the pods of bottlenose dolphins as they play.

B, L, D

Day 6

Newcastle Harbour Cruise - Home
Relax with a leisurely start to our day before boarding NOVA cruises for one last cruise of Newcastle Harbour before commencing our journey home. On the cruise you will learn of the importance of this port to exporting coal and grain as well as becoming a vibrant destination for cruise ships.

B, L

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,945 per person

TOUR FARE DEPARTING HUNTER: $2,545 per person

Single Supplement available @ $700 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
Belmont Shops N Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Northbound) near
The Reject Shop, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave N Bus stop outside Ambulance Station (Northbound)
On Pacific Hwy opposite Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests N Bus Stop on Hobart Rd approaching Tauranga Rd
near Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Strathfield Rail Station Strathfield Railway Station - 43 Everton Rd
(Country Buses near bottom roundabout),Strathfield
Swansea Coles N Tourist Bus stop outside Coles
on Pacific Hwy (Northbound), Swansea
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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