Short breaks away for over 50s
September is the perfect time to visit Canberra as it turns on beautiful spring days with clear skies and floral displays. Floral highlights include Corbett Gardens for the Bowral Tulip Time Festival, tulips at Moss Vale, the vast Tulip Top Gardens and of course the flowers and markets of Floriade. The Australian War Memorial is another highlight, along with a bird’s eye view of the city from Mt Ainslie.
The Lions Road is unique as a privately built road that traverses the State Border through picturesque Richmond Gap. View the engineering marvel of the Border Loop, visit the car boot markets in Lismore, Summerland House Farm in Alstonville, Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ballina Manor.
Fly return from Brisbane to Sydney for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, including Gold seating at ANZ Stadium and delicious seafood buffet meal before the evening performance of the Military Tattoo.
See the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney, travelling via coach to Sydney and flying home, or alternatively flying to Sydney and travelling via coach home. The tour offers the best of both worlds to see the spectacle of 1,200 Australian and international performers in Sydney.
Travel in comfort from the Hunter Valley to Sydney, enjoying an extravagent seafood buffet before witnessing more than 1,200 Australian and international performers in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Superb views, the vast array of birdlife, waterfalls and rugged escarpments all attract visitors to this first class venue right on our own door step. A short walk with a rainforest guide, a 4-wheel drive morning tea adventure, spotlighting at night for nocturnal animals and lashings of food are all part of your visit to the guesthouse – surrounded by World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.
Treat yourself to this short break away to seek out that perfect gift at the markets. From the vibrant Eumundi Markets, a collaboration of many talented people selling their wares, to the heritage city of Maryborough and the city centre’s colourful transformation during the markets.
Embrace the country way of life, letting your hair down for Warwick’s annual New Year’s Eve Rodeo. Spend three days exploring the rich heritage and hospitality of Warwick and surrounds, with highlights including Bestbrook Mountain Resort, Glengallan Homestead, the Warwick Railway Precinct and Abbey of the Roses.
Buckle up for an adventure into North Western NSW, visit a unique museum in Quirindi before crossing to Gunnedah for a two night stay. Have a guided tour of the Roxy Theatre with seating for over 600 – half the town!! Detour on the way home to visit Sawn Rocks and the Wallabadah First Fleet Memorial Park.
This holiday takes you to the western “gateway” of Bass Strait where you will find sheer bliss. The island is a beautiful unspoiled place with a wild rocky coastline and wonderful beaches including a penguin rookery where penguins return all year round.
Focusing on the popular Clarence River countryside, this Yamba and Maclean holiday gives you a lovely short break staying in the one motel and heading out each day to explore the surrounding areas. Angourie Rainforest Resort is nestled beside 600 hectares of open forest and prides itself on its eco-friendliness.
A classic event every Easter is the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. See Gladstone come alive with the arrival of the yachts and the excitement of the Gladstone Harbour Festival. Experience some of the race fever during your 3 night stay and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Easter in Gladstone.
Release the break for a weekend of heritage steam, including a seat in the Great Train Race. Tour the tunnels at Fort Scratchley and see the displays at Fighter World. Wander along ANZAC Walk, high above the Newcastle headland and travel on the new cordless light rail.
Escape to the Gold Coast Hinterland and discover the beauty and tranquillity of the Tamborine Mountain Plateau. This tour has so much to offer, from the crisp mountain air, superb views, unique experiences and culinary delights, it is sure to be a perfect short break away.
The changing of the Autumn colours are best seen in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the amazing grounds of Everglades with spectacular Jamison Valley views, admire the three sisters from Echo Point, tour the private gardens of Windy Ridge, and explore the country’s highest botanic gardens at Mount Tomah, continuing along the Bells Line of Rd to Richmond for a buffet lunch.
Travel to the Gold Coast for the exciting new Australian Outback Spectacular - Heartland! Join Reg, Marge and the local community on an ambitious task of mustering their cattle off the farm in an effort to save the stock from the harsh realities of the outback.
For a limited season, you can walk among the spectacular Field of Light art installation, created from more than 50,000 stems of light, with the shadow of Uluru as your backdrop. Seemingly reflecting the stars in the night sky, the explosion of colour will take your breath away.
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