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Southern Highlands And Floriade

Southern Highlands And Floriade

Experience Australia’s southern states in full bloom, from the Hunter Valley Gardens, the spectacular Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bowral Tulips, Quindalup Gardens and Red Cow Farm. The renowned Canberra Floriade and the Tulip Top Gardens are the magnificent peak of this colourful tour, with other highlights including the Centennial Vineyard, Fitzroy Falls and the historic village of Berrima.

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8 days



  • Experience the splendour of Tulip Top Gardens’ stunning display of spring flowers

  • See Hunter Valley Gardens in its spring glory

  • Visit Bradman Museum and International Cricketers Hall of Fame

  • Immerse yourself in the celebration of Spring at Canberra's Floriade Festival

  • Admire the details of Cockington Green miniature village

  • Take in amazing views over our nation’s capital from Telstra Black Mountain Tower


  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

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

  • 19 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 and journey through the Granite Belt to Tenterfield, a well renowned country town with many historic buildings dating back to the mid-19th century. After lunch, continue via Glen Innes and Guyra before arriving in Armidale.

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Day 2

Armidale - Hunter Valley
Continuing south, we descend the Moonbi Ranges and travel to Tamworth. Traverse the Upper Hunter Valley via Murrurundi and Muswellbrook where we will stop for lunch. Next we will travel via Singleton before stopping for our first garden visit on this tour, at the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. Be amazed by the sensational sights, colours and fragrances of the
ten stunning feature gardens spanning over 60 acres.

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Day 3

Hunter Valley - Blue Mountains
Although the Blue Mountains is magical at any time of year, the blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts many visitors. Enjoy a lunch that will have you reflecting back to a bygone era in the town of Leura before spending the afternoon at the iconic Scenic World, exploring the Jamison Valley and the Blue Mountains Escarpment. See the valley and Katoomba Falls from a unique perspective - perhaps ride the world first Skyway. Continue on to Blackheath for our overnight stay.

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Day 4

Blue Mountains - Corbett Gardens - Mittagong
Our journey today takes us via Penrith, Mulgoa and Silverdale to Mittagong for lunch. This afternoon, we will continue on to Bowral, nestled at the base of Mount Gibraltar in the Southern
Highlands, and famous for its country gardens. Visit Corbett Park, the site of the annual Bowral Tulip Festival, to view the stunning tulip displays. Centennial Vineyard is about cool climate grape growing and winemaking and there will be opportunity to taste some of their speciality wines this afternoon.

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Day 5

Fitzroy Falls - Berrima - Mittagong
Today we visit Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park where a short walk along the boardwalk to the lookout offers spectacular views of the falls and valley. Next stop at Quindalup Gardens, a woodland garden of five acres, surrounded by beautiful grazing country. Continue on to Berrima and take time to purchase your own lunch as you explore this historic township. Afterwards wander through the unique cool climate gardens at The Red Cow Farm before returning to our motel.

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Day 6

Mittagong - Canberra
This morning visit the esteemed Bradman Museum and the International Cricket Hall of Fame. Continue on to Goulburn for lunch before resuming our journey to Canberra. Venture into Cockington Green Gardens, a delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens.

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Day 7

Tulip Top Gardens - Canberra Floriade
We start our day at Tulip Top Gardens where the tulips and other spring flowers create a spectacular display with hundreds of blossom trees nestled between the flowers, providing a magic pathway for a stroll through their beautiful grounds. Following morning tea at the gardens, we will continue to Commonwealth Park for Canberra’s Floriade which showcases one million flowers in bloom; the perfect place to experience the beauty of spring. Purchase your own lunch before an afternoon visit to the Canberra Glassworks. You will be amazed by the glass artworks on display and inspired by the various items these artisans can produce. Our journey then takes us to Black Mountain for a visit to Telstra Tower where you can see spectacular
360 degree views of Canberra’s region from their viewing platforms. Return to your motel for dinner.

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Day 8

Canberra - Brisbane
After breakfast, take a drive around the Embassy and High Commissions Circuit, before transferring to the airport for your flight home. On arrival in Brisbane, your transfers will be arranged.


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Single Supplement available @ $810.00 extra



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