2017 Trips and Tours

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Perth to the Northern Rivers

Perth to the Northern Rivers

8 – 27 September 2017 (20 days / 19 nights)

An amazing trip from Perth to the Northern Rivers including a guided tour of Perth & Fremantle, cruise from Fremantle to Perth, Margaret River Wine District, the magnificent scenery of the south-west coast, the Valley of the Giants Tree-Top Walk, cruise the sheltered waters of Oyster Bay, Wave Rock & Stirling Ranges National Park, Cape Le Grande & Lucky Bay, the Nullarbor Plain, head of the Bight Whale Watching Platform, Point Labatt Seal Colony, Whyalla Maritime Museum and a Murray River Cruise!

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Whale of a Tail Tour – Hervey Bay

11-13 October 2017 (4 days / 3 nights)

A fantastic trip travelling to the magnificent Fraser Coast. Stop at Wild Horse Mountain lookout for lunch and a 360 view of the Pumicestone Passage, Bribie and Moreton Islands, and the Glasshouse Mountains. See the beauty of Fraser Island, 75 Mile Beach, the coloured sand cliffs and rainforests growing on sand dunes. Experience whale watching on board the Tasman Venture and spend the afternoon relaxing at the resort, or exploring Hervey Bay.

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Lismore Garden Club – Forster Area & Hunter Valley Gardens

8 – 12 November 2017 (5 days/4nights)

Start your five day trip with a visit to the heritage listed Stannum House with its beautiful old world charm. On to Tenterfield, Glencoe then Tamworth in time to browse the shops before dinner. Visit Wallabadah and the First and Second Fleet memorial Garden, the..

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2018 Trips and Tours

Murray Meander (10 Days) – March 2018

8-17 March 2018 (10 days / 9 nights)

Fly to Adelaide before taking a leisurely cruise down the Murray River, visiting Goolwa, and Monarto Zoo and then to Mannum to board the PS Murray Princess, an authentic paddlewheeler and cruise  through spectacular riverlands. Murray Bridge, Mildura, Sunraysia Cellar Door, Swan Hill and Echuca are all on the itinerary. Visit the National Holden Museum! Lunch on the PS Emmylou, then Barmah, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen and Wagga then head home via Sawn Rocks, Bingara (the ‘Gem of the Gwydir’) and Glen Innes.

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Murray Meander (15 Days) – March 2018

3-17 March 2018 (15 days / 14 nights)

Coonabarabran, Cobar, Broken Hill before heading to Adelaide. Take a leisurely cruise down the Murray River, visiting Goolwa, and Monarto Zoo and then to Mannum to board the PS Murray Princess, an authentic paddlewheeler and cruise through spectacular riverlands. Murray Bridge, Mildura, Sunraysia Cellar Door, Swan Hill and Echuca are all on the itinerary. Visit the National Holden Museum! Lunch on the PS Emmylou, then Barmah, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen and Wagga then head home via Sawn Rocks, Bingara (the ‘Gem of the Gwydir’) and Glen Innes.

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Earlier Trips and Tours

The Bodyguard – The Musical

Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
Saturday 5 August 2017, Matinee

Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), with a book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), this extraordinary production is currently dazzling audiences in London’s West-End, Germany and Utrecht. THE BODYGUARD has just completed a sell-out tour throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and later this year productions will open in Korea, Italy and the US.

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Northern Rivers to Darwin through Central Queensland

13-24 August 2017 (12 days / 11 nights)

Travelling in a luxury air-conditioned coach, travel to Brisbane, take an amazing trip through Central Queensland through to Darwin … enjoy a packed itinerary including a Charters Towers Guided Tour, Kronosaurus Corner, the Rainbow Springs Thermal Pool, cruise the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge, see the amazing bird & animal life on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise in Kakadu National Park, the stunning, tranquil landscape of Litchfield National Park, enjoy a beautiful sunset on a Darwin Harbour Cruise and marvel at the the Defence of Darwin Experience before flying to Brisbane on your way home.

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Discover Australia: The Tour of a Lifetime!

13 August – 27 September 2017 (46 days / 45 nights)

An amazing trip … including Kronosaurus Corner, Rainbow Springs Thermal Pool, Nitmiluk Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, a Darwin Harbour Cruise, The Defence of Darwin Experience, Lake Argyle & Ord River Cruise, Argyle Diamond Mine and the famous El Questro. Chamberlain Gorge, Geikie Gorge, King Sound, Karijini National Park, the coral gardens of Ningaloo Reef, meet the dolphins at Monkey Mia, Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Margaret River Wine District …

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Melbourne Flower Show & the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

28 March – 5 April 2017 (9 days / 8 nights)

So many things to see and do! A highlight is the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show – the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. And then there’s The Royal Botanic Gardens, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Brown Brothers Winery at Milawa, then Albury for The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, Kincross Woolshed, Adaminaby, Bowral and the International Cricketers Hall of Fame and Bradman Museum. Head home through Forster and Nambucca Heads.

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Daniel O’Donnell at Twin Towns

*** Sold Out ***

Twin Towns – Thursday 16 March 2017 at 7pm

Ireland’s most popular “easy listening” entertainer returns to Australia in March 2017. Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for a number of years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.

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My Fair Lady

Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
Tuesday 11 April 2017, 1pm Matinee

Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews, opens at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, in March 2017.

The Cinderella story about the cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Henry Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.

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Vivid Lights Festival, Sydney

4-9 June 2017 (6 days/5nights)

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!!

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Dubbo Experience

Experience Dubbo Western Plains Zoo!
26 February – 3 March 2017 (6 days/5 nights)

Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to Dubbo, visiting Coolah, home of the “black stump”, Dundullimal Homestead, and Red Earth Estate for wine and cheese! Enjoy a city highlights tour, visit to Dubbo Gaol, and of course a visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo! You can also take an optional stay at Zoofari Animal View Lodge. Travel back via Gilgandra, stopping for a cuppa at Coonabarabran, then on to Pilliga Pottery where unique Australian pottery is hand-made by highly skilled artisans. Travel home through Narrabri to Moree, visiting Stannum House at Tenterfield on the way.

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Christmas in July at Crescent Head Resort

11-14 July 2017 (4 days / 3 nights)

Lots to see on the way to Crescent Head including Yarrahapinni Lookout which boasts one of the most spectacular views on the coast. The Pub with no Beer, the beautiful Killick Beach, Port Macquarie plus a cruise on the Hastings River, and a visit to the Cassegrain Estate winery. Dress in your Christmas finery and enjoy a fabulous Christmas dinner at the Crescent Head Resort before travelling home through South West Rocks and a visit to Trial Bay Gaol before heading home.

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Darwin to Perth via the Kimberley, Pilbara and the Coral Coast

21 August – 11 September 2017 (22 days / 21 nights)

21 days exploring the Kimberley (Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, and Broome), the Pilbara (Port Hedland, Karijini National Park and Tom Price) and the Coral Coast (Exmouth, Carnarvon and Geraldton) before flying home from Perth.

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Matilda the Musical

Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
Sunday 29 January 2017

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of over 70 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in Melbourne, London, Toronto and on Broadway after a critically acclaimed Sydney season.

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Christmas in July at Cherrabah Resort

Take a short break and enjoy Christmas in the Australian Bush!
12-14 July 2016 (3 days/2 nights)

Staying at Cherrabah Resort, sprawling across 5086 acres of a very peaceful mountain near Warwick in Queensland. Cherrabah is perched almost 3000 feet above sea level, overlooking the picturesque Elbow Valley and the Great Dividing Range. Amid the Australian bush, Cherrabah is home to an abundance of wildlife, wide open spaces, crisp clean mountain air and the most amazing sunsets.

As well as a delicious Christmas dinner, tour highlights include visiting the Granite Belt wineries, and Mt Stirling Olives and Fudge Factory … yum!!

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Enjoy Floriade in Canberra this Spring

Visit the spectacular Floriade in Canberra this Spring.
23-30 September 2016 (8 days/7 nights)

Visit Commonwealth Park, Tulip Top Gardens Sutton Forest, Australian War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport, National Museum of Australia, National Capital Exhibition, Lake Burley-Griffin Cruise, Australian Parliament House Tour, Old Parliament House and Gardens Tour, The Royal Australian Mint. National Gallery of Australia and much, much more.

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Singin’ in the Rain

Lyric Theatre in Brisbane
Saturday 1 October 2016

International sensation Adam Garcia will light up the stage in the role made famous by Gene Kelly, joined by Gretel Scarlett (Grease), Jack Chambers (Hairspray) and Erika Heynatz (The Rocky Horror Show). This stellar cast will be joined by leading lights of the Australian stage Mike Bishop, Robyn Arthur and Rodney Dobson.

This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour of one of the world’s best-loved movies. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars, behind.

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Australian Outback Spectacular

Oxenford on the Gold Coast
Sunday 30 October 2016

Saddle up and join us on a captivating journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country where enchanted whispers and legendary yarns come alive with the most inspiring stories of Australian characters.

Be dazzled like never before by the amazing animal stars. See death defying stunts and aerial performances as you hear the brave tale of the Aussie girl sold to the circus at the tender age of 7. With all the drama and action guests have come to expect from Australia’s favourite dinner show, prepare for the most breathtaking arena production ever created under the Australian Outback Spectacular roof.

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Over 1.5 million lights at the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

Five fabulous days visiting the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular.
7 – 11 November 2016 (5 days/4nights)

Travel to the Hunter Valley via Forster, Hawks Nest and Cessnock and possibly a wine tasting at one of the 100+ cellar doors in the Hunter Valley.

Then on to a sumptuous Christmas dinner and the Christmas Lights Spectacular at the Hunter Valley Gardens. Enjoy a meal at Harrigans Irish Pub, a visit to the historic town of Morpeth, then on to Tamworth and Tenterfield before heading home.

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Carrara Markets

Carrara, Gold Coast
Saturday 26 November 2016

Centrally located at Carrara on the beautiful Gold Coast, only a stone’s throw from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent weekend marketplace in Australia.

With over 400 stalls covering 10 acres it’s a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual. It’s also the original home of discount shopping when it comes to fresh produce, fashion, homewares, pots, plants, bric a brac, souvenirs, arts and crafts and just about everything else.

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