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National Cherry Festival at Young

National Cherry Festival at Young

Summertime means an abundance of cherries and other delicious stone fruits. Join in the fun and festivities of the ever popular National Cherry Festival in the bustling and picturesque town of Young, ideally located in ‘The Hilltops’ food and wine region. Other highlights include the traditional Japanese Garden at Cowra, the Western Plains Zoo and the Old Dubbo Gaol in Dubbo. Travel through diverse landscapes and small country towns as you explore this glorious countryside.

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8 days



  • See the festival parade and the colours and flavours of the National Cherry Festival in Young

  • Stroll through the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre

  • Say hello to the wildlife at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch as you marvel at the Sawn Rock National Park

  • Guided tour of Abbey Bouitque Hotel


  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

  • 21 quality meals

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee*

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

  • Homemade Morning Tea



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Day 1

Brisbane – Armidale
Depart Brisbane, travelling via Cunninghams Gap to Warwick. Enjoy morning tea before continuing on to Tenterfield for lunch. This afternoon travel via Glen Innes to Armidale for our vernight stay.

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Day 2

Armidale - Mudgee
Following breakfast, journey through Uralla and Moonbi to Tamworth. Visit the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame and following lunch arrive in the historic town of Mudgee, renowned for its heritage streetscapes, charming old public buildings and grand old homes.

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Day 3

Mudgee - Cootamundra
The countryside offers scenic views of vineyards and hillsides as our journey takes us into one of Australia’s most famous gold mining areas. Travel toward Sofala and on to Australia’s ldest inland settlement, Bathurst, for lunch and a town tour. Continue on to Cootamundra, for the next two nights, just a short distance past Young.

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Day 4

Just south of Cootamundra is the town of Junee, one of the most important centres for NSW Railways where we’ll visit the Roundhouse Museum. Following morning tea we travel to Young for lunch before the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the activities of the National Cherry Festival. With Home Treasure Markets, Street Parade and a range of gourmet and fresh food outlets, you will have plenty of choice when purchasing your own dinner.

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Day 5

Cootamundra - Dubbo
Return to Young this morning and spend some time at a local orchard picking your own cherries to take home. Visit the festival stalls and the Lambing Flat Museum before departing Young mid morning and travelling to Cowra for lunch. This afternoon travel north via Canowindra through Molong and Wellington before arriving in Dubbo.

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Day 6

Dubbo Zoo and Dubbo Gaol
Following breakfast visit the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. See hundreds of animals from around the world as we drive along the circuit which meanders through the natural bushland and around the large open style exhibits. Next, visit the Old Dubbo Gaol and learn about the barbaric prison life and see the displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era.

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Day 7

Dubbo - Glen Innes
Valley. A visit to the unique, organ pipe cliff face of Sawn Rocks will leave you awestruck and is a great place for our picnic lunch. This afternoon’s touring takes you through Inverell before arriving into Glen Innes for our overnight stay.

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Day 8

Tenterfield - Brisbane
Today we travel across the Granite Belt for a visit to Abbey Boutique Hotel for morning tea and a guided tour. Formerly a convent, this unique 1891 sandstone building has been lovingly restored and is now a magnificent country manor house. After stopping for lunch in Warwick we will make our way back to Brisbane where your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner



Single Supplement available @ $695.00 extra



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