Western Downs Escape

Western Downs Escape

Experience country heritage and hospitality during visits to the Cobb & Co at Surat, the Historic Village at Miles and learn of modern cotton farming techniques and how discovery of oil has shaped the Roma region. Relax at Riversands Winery and visit Jimbour House and Gardens.

Experience country heritage and hospitality during visits to the Cobb & Co at Surat, the Historic Village at Miles and learn of modern cotton farming techniques and how discovery of oil has shaped the Roma region. Relax at Riversands Winery and visit Jimbour House and Gardens.

 

All Coach

4 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Learn about Cotton Growing and processing at Gundi Cotton

• See the famous Nindigully Pub

• Big Rig Oil Patch in Roma

• Explore the award winning Miles Historical Village

• Soak in the beauty of Jimbour House and gardens

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation - twin share basis

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

• 13 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Brisbane – Goondiwindi
Travelling west beyond the Main Range and Cunninghams Gap lies the vastly rich and diverse Darling Downs Region. Enjoy a tasty lunch in Texas, beside the Dumaresq River, before travelling to Goondiwindi for a tour of the local town area, the Namoi Cotton Gin and a visit to the Botanical Gardens of the Western Woodlands.

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Day 2

Goondiwindi – St George
After breakfast, join the Barwon Highway westward via the tiny settlements of Toobeah, Bungunya and Talwood to Nindigully. View the historic Gully Hotel, built in 1863, which is said to have the longest continuing licence in the State. St George supports a healthy cotton industry and after stopping for a picnic lunch on the banks of the Balonne River, enjoy a locally guided tour of the district including the cotton growing areas, the Jack Taylor Weir, E J Beardmore Dam and the Riversands Winery including a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting. A real surprise will be a visit to the Unique Egg with their World Expo accredited display of carved illuminated emu eggs.

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Day 3

St George – Roma
Head north along the Carnarvon Highway to Surat. Enjoy an eagerly anticipated “cuppa” before visiting The Cobb & Co Changing Station Complex comprising the Cobb & Co Store Museum, Window to the Balonne Aquarium and Balonne River Gallery. Just west of Roma, enjoy lunch at Mt Abundance, the heritage listed grand old homestead built in 1860. This afternoon, visit Australia’s living history of oil and gas exploration which is depicted at the “Big Rig” complex in Roma.

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Day 4

Roma – Dalby
Bidding Roma’s country hospitality farewell, travel to the tiny railway and farming community of Wallumbilla, stopping at Calico Cottage to browse the quality, locally made handicraft. Continue on via Jackson to Miles and following lunch, stroll through the award winning Miles Historical Village with its artesian bore and numerous displays including the prickly pear scourge that crippled farming and agricultural pursuits throughout vast areas of the country in the early 1900’s.

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Day 5

Dalby – Brisbane
Today we visit historic Jimbour House and Gardens. Learn how Ludwig Leichhardt commenced his famous trek from this very property. Travel to Bell to view a truly spectacular series of artworks in the Catholic Church. They depict a passion for faith and creativity by the acclaimed artist Meg Cullen who wanted to share her love with the community. Continue on to Highfields for a catered lunch and some free time to explore the town square. Continue back to Brisbane where your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $1,691 per person

Single Supplement available @ $366 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
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
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