Pre departure administration, meet ‘n greet and tour briefings in Brisbane or Sydney as guest arrivals determine.
You’ll travel from Brisbane to the popular seaside village and holiday retreat of Noosa. Walking in the Glass House Mountains National Park with its landscape of volcanic plugs. A beach side lunch and Wallum heath-land walk then a sunset walk over the headland of Noosa National Park to Hell’s Gate and various scenic coves.
Accommodation: Resort style apartments Noosa 2 nights
You join a full day, unique 4WD beach safari, to the world’s largest sand island adorned with towering forests, perched lakes and multi-coloured sands.
You leave the Pacific coast and travel from Noosa to the regional garden city of Toowoomba, to join the Great Dividing Range. Lunch at a boutique winery and then a delightful walk in the palm filled rainforest of Ravensbourne National Park. Time permitting some free roaming through the local parks and gardens to end the day.
Accommodation : Toowoomba Motel
Today you’ll travel from Toowoomba to Girraween National Park through the home country of three Australian bush legends who, by their deeds, shaped the perception and character of Australia. Walking in Queen Mary Falls National Park with panoramas of the Main Range and Scenic Rim, then on to Bald Rock National Park including a summit walk of the giant monolith, itself.
Accommodation: Girraween Environmental Lodge, 2 nights
A day of delightful walking awaits you in Girraween National Park amidst clusters of granite boulders, tors and monoliths, abundant wildlife and seasonal wildflowers. Or you can choose a half day retreat to relax and enjoy the Kangaroos grazing about your bush lodge.
You’ll travel from Girraween National Park to Armidale visiting historic Tenterfield, the birthplace of our nation, a quiet country town famous for a number of internationally renowned sons. An afternoon stroll in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park – Gara Gorge or visit the National Trust property of a wealthy pastoral dynasty.
Accommodation: Armidale Motel 2 nights
Today you visit New England National Park and the nearby Waterfall Way.
Walking in the world heritage New England National Park is a “must do” with its outstanding range of habitats and distant views to the Pacific Ocean, ancient Antarctic Beech trees of the Gondwana era, precipitous escarpment and exposed plateau.
Enjoy a leisurely walk in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park – Wollomombi Falls / Chandler Falls for outstanding cliff top views into tortuous gorges and perhaps overhead, the flights of our largest Eagle cruising the thermals on high.
You travel from Armidale to Gloucester via the townships of Uralla and Walcha, through the bushranger, Thunderbolt’s territory and in more recent times prosperous sheep and cattle grazing country.
Take a short stroll in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park – Dangers Falls and Apsley Falls and late afternoon enjoy a remote forest drive and scenic descent to the village of Gloucester.
Accommodation: Gloucester Motor-inn, 2 nights
A village rest day or choose a half day visit to the Gloucester Tops / Barrington Tops National Park enjoying pristine forest scenery, waterfalls and picnic lunch, wildlife and Superb Lyrebirds.
Today you’ll travel Gloucester to Blackheath through the Hunter Valley wineries and manicured horse studs, one of Australia’s most productive and wealthy regions. Time out also to explore the convict built village of Stroud.
Accommodation: Blackheath resort motor inn, 3 nights
We commence our Blue Mountains tours with an exceptional day of walking in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park including an historic cliff face pass and finally a toast to the wilderness from atop a lofty sandstone pulpit.
Shorter walks today in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park including the Grand Canyon and time to visit the National Park Heritage Centre, some inspirational lookouts, famous galleries and villages in this historic destination.
You’ll depart early for a guided walk in the underground wonderland of historic Jenolan Caves, followed by a walk in the Kanangra Walls wilderness and lunch looking into The Deep of Kanangra Boyd National Park. In the afternoon you travel through high country back to the Blue Mountains for a refreshment and then the descent into Sydney and sadly, your journeys end
Reverse itinerary applies – Sydney to Brisbane program