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Warrumbungles And Dubbo Zoo

Warrumbungles And Dubbo Zoo

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.

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7 days



  • Guided tour of Goondiwindi

  • See the amazing formations of Sawn Rocks

  • Watch the potters at work at Pilliga Pottery

  • Site tour & Talk Siding Spring Observatory

  • Crystal Kingdom

  • Visit the majestic Warrumbungles National Park

  • Tour Dubbo's oldest building Dundullimal Homestead

  • Get up close to the animals at Western Plains Zoo


  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

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

  • 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 – Goondiwindi
Sit back and relax as our journey takes us via Cunninghams Gap into the Southern Downs region. Pass through rolling fertile hills, high altitude granite rock country and wide open plains. Stop for lunch at Inglewood before continuing to Goondiwindi where we will hear the history of the area and experience the region through the eyes of a local tour guide who will delight you with tantalising tales of life in the area. Stay overnight in Goondiwindi.


Day 2

Goondiwindi - Warialda - Coonabarabran
Today we travel through the area known as Fossickers Way; encompassing an ever-changing landscape that is both picturesque and productive. Journey via North Star, an agricultural centre with an emphasis on grain growing and arrive in Warialda for morning tea. A visit to Sawn Rocks will leave an unforgettable impression and is a great place for our picnic lunch. With an easy walk beside a shady creek bed, you will see one of the most spectacular features of the park. These amazing rocks are one of Australia's best examples of rock formation known as 'organ piping', as they look like a wall of giant organ pipes. You'll also see remnants of the rainforest that once covered much of this area. This afternoon, settle in for the next 2 nights in Coonabarabran.

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Day 3

Just 25km north of Coonabarabran is Pilliga Pottery. The family owned business uses a unique and stunning "lead-light" effect in their traditional and Australian pottery designs; all handmade on site from locally sourced clay by their artistic team. You can watch the potters at work before sitting back to enjoy morning tea. Continue our journey onto Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), set on the edge of the Warrumbungle National Park. SSO is Australia's largest optical astronomy research facility and home to Australia's largest optical telescope. We'll enjoy a site tour and talk after lunch.

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Day 4

Coonabarrabran - Dubbo
Departing Coonabarabran our journey takes us through the pretty riverside township of Gilgandra, situated on the Castlereagh River. Continue to Dubbo, where there is so much to see and do. Begin with a guided historical town tour and learn about the history behind this town. Next, we will step into rural life in the early colony with a lunchtime visit to Dubbo's oldest building - the National Trust property, Dundullimal Homestead. Hear its story of amazing endeavour and vision during a guided tour. Our final visit of the day is to the Old Dubbo Goal. At 105 years old, the gaol has been completely restored and is home to large displays of animatronics and holographic displays which provide an insight into a bygone era of barbaric prison life. Settle in for the next 2 nights in Dubbo.

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Day 5

Enjoy a leisurely start today with a morning visit to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Be captivated by giraffes and bison as they roam the plains, perhaps see a hippo rise from the waterhole and be entertained by the monkeys. Whether you get up close to a big cat or are enchanted by antics of the Meerkats you are sure to have a truly special experience on our guided tour. After lunch we will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base Education Centre. Learn about the development and operation of the Dubbo base and see RFDS history and memorabilia.

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Day 6

Dubbo - Armidale
After breakfast, travel the Newell and Oxley Highways through Gunnedah, where the views across the black soil plains of the upper Namoi River Valley and surrounding mountains is said to have inspired the writings of Dorothea Mackellar (author of "My Country"). Continue on to Tamworth for lunch before our touring takes us to the Northern tablelands of New South Wales. Stay overnight in the picturesque, historic town of Armidale, giving you a cosmopolitan feel amid old world charm.

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Day 7

Armidale - Brisbane
Farewell Armidale as you continue northward along the New England Highway. Travel through Guyra, the highest town in the region, over Ben Lomond, continuing through Glen Innes and 'Town of the Willows' - Tenterfield. Enjoy lunch before returning back to Brisbane where your transfers will be arranged.

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