• 7-11 November 2016
  • 5 days/4 nights

Over 1.5 million lights!

Hunter Valley wine tasting, Christmas Dinner and Light Show at the Hunter Valley Gardens, daytime visit and train ride at the Gardens, historic Morpeth, Australian Army Infantry Museum and much more.

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Day 1 – Monday 7 November 2016

Lismore – Forster


Welcome aboard your Simes Bros luxury coach for five fabulous days visiting the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular. Today we travel south to our overnight stop at Forster.

Accommodation: Island Palms Motor Inn

Day 2 – Tuesday 8 November 2016

Forster-Hunter Valley


After a delicious breakfast, we’ll continue south, stopping at Hawks Nest for morning tea by the ocean. Then it’s on to Cessnock with a picnic lunch on the way. If time, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting at one of the cellar doors in the Hunter Valley. Can you believe there are over 100 cellar doors?!

We’ll book into our accommodation mid-afternoon to prepare ourselves for a sumptuous Christmas dinner and the Christmas Lights Spectacular at the Hunter Valley Gardens. There will be millions of Christmas lights on display.

Accommodation: Harrigans Irish Pub (2 nights)

Day 3 – Wednesday 9 November 2016

Hunter Valley


This morning after breakfast, we return to the Hunter Valley Gardens to view the eleven different gardens, including the Storybook Garden, the Lakes Walk and the Rose Garden, in their day time splendour. Ride the Hunter Valley Gardens Train on a 35 minute tour. Hear the commentary to learn more about the history and development of the Gardens from the friendly Train Driver.

This afternoon we’ll enjoy another wine tasting of a premium wine label, a must while you’re in the Hunter Valley.

Tonight we’ll dine at Harrigans Irish Pub.

Day 4 – Thursday 10 November 2016

Hunter Valley-Tamworth


After departing the Hunter Valley, we’ll travel to the historic town of Morpeth, a premier boutique shopping and dining precinct nestled on the Hunter River. A visit to Morpeth is a journey through narrow laneways, sandstone curb sides and into heritage buildings where you’ll discover unique shopping, artisan treasures and delightful treats.

Then it’s on to Singleton, a coal-mining town which is the largest town in the Upper Hunter. Here we’ll visit the Australian Army Infantry Museum which has a collection ranging from the Australia’s pre federation state colonial armies and their first deployments overseas in the nineteenth century through to today’s twenty first century diggers.

Then on to our overnight stop in Tamworth.

Accommodation: McNevins Tamworth

Day 5 – Friday 11 November

Tamworth-Northern Rivers


Homeward bound today after a wonderful, colourful journey to the Hunter Valley. We’ll enjoy a tasty lunch in Tenterfield before the last leg of our journey home.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular


  • 7-11 November 2016


  • 5 days/4 nights


  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Harrigans Irish Pub
  • 2 single night stopovers at Forster & Tamworth
  • Wine Tasting
  • Christmas dinner & Lights at Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Day visit to Hunter Valley Gardens
  • Historic Morpeth
  • Australian Army Infantry Museum
  • 12 meals


  • $1,165.00 per person twin share
  • $315.00 extra per person for sole use of room

Payment Terms

  • A deposit of $200.00 per person is required within 7 days of booking.
  • Final payment due 3 October 2016.

If booking as a single, single supplement will be charged.

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