Orange
Coach, 6 Days Fully Inclusive

2024 – $1,450 per person twin share / single supplement add $465

Inclusions:

  • Luxurious return coach travel & five nights gorgeous accomodation at The Ambassador
  • Hearty breakfasts & delicious evening meals in the Hotel’s Restaurant & lunches every day on the tour.
  • Fascinating day tours and entry to all attractions as per itinerary below

TOUR DATES

Thursday, 17th October, 2024 – Waitlist

TOUR DESCRIPTION & ITINERARY

Day One: Journey to Orange
Orange is a very easy journey today. Enjoy first class comfort & safety with Australia Wide Coaches as you embark on your holiday today. Morning tea in the Blue Mountains along with time to enjoy the stunning views before lunch provided further along the way. After lunch continue on through Bathurst to Orange. This afternoon you will be welcomed to The Ambassador. Your contact number in Orange will be (02) 6393 7500

Day Two: Explore Orange
This morning, subject to suitable weather conditions, your coach will drive to the top of majestic Mount Canobolas, an ancient volcano, which stands 1395 metres above sea level and is often capped with snow in winter.  A stunning 360 degree view from the summit encompasses the City of Orange, the rolling countryside and the Blue Mountains in the distance. On occasions the road is closed at various times of the year due to frosty or misty conditions. On return this morning enjoy a brief town tour of Orange. Orange is a City full of life, with elegant streetscapes and buildings & beautiful parks & gardens. Orange is known as Australia’s Colour City and with its four distinct seasons, it is easy to see why. These colours are showcased through the towns magical Cook and Robertson Parks.  Lunch will be provided just 15 minutes east of Orange in the quaint village of Lucknow at the “2 Fat Ladies” fascinating café & clothing store with time to explore the couple of unique stores in this Village before a visit to one of the regions leading Wineries, Borrodell, subject to availability on the day. On a magnificent site, high above Orange & overlooking lush countryside, is Borrodell Vineyard.Located on the way up to Mount Canobolas on the slopes of the Towac Valley. It is an 84 acre vineyard, cherry, plum and heritage apple orchard. The rich volcanic soils and 1000-metre elevation ensures the best of cool climate wines and produce. This afternoon you will have the option to explore some of the town centre & attractions of your choice at your own pace. Orange has a comprehensive & impressive range of country stores & cafes within an easy stroll of the Motel.

Day Three: The Canowindra region
Canowindra
is home to the world renowned Age of Fishes Museum with its 360 million year old fossil collection. The especially constructed Museum is very impressive & first stop today. After the Museum continue onto the nearby Rosnay Organic Farming community for a farm tour with a wine & local produce tasting with your lunch. Rosnay was created by the Statham family in 1997, and produces certified organic wines, olives, and figs.
Certified organic since 1998, the vines and orchards have never been sprayed with harmful chemicals, a family commitment that began with Richard’s father Clive Statham. The family’s wine growing heritage begins on the other side of the family, with Florence Statham’s French grandfather, Alberic Dulong de Rosnay, after whom the farm is named. The family’s commitment to organics culminated in the winning of the inaugural Organic Pioneers Award in 2012, through the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Its commitment to making good wine has led to the winning of the Greg Johnson Trophy for Best Local Red Wine at the Cowra National Wine Show, in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the NASAA Wine Estate Organic Wine of the Year in 2016. Drive back into  Canowindra with time to explore the fascinating & historic range of stores in the main street.

Day Four: Molong & Manildra
Manildra lies on the banks of the Mandagery Creek, north-west of Orange & is home to Australia’s oldest operating picture theatre, The Amusu. Allan Tom started the business in 1923 as a travelling picture show, which settled in its current position in 1936.The theatre in Manildra is now operated by a dedicated committee, including Allan Tom’s daughter Lyn. The AMUSU Theatre still boasts the original seating including the “love seat”, original flooring and curtains. Original old movie posters of yesteryear decorate the walls. A special screening has been organised for you today with some memorable shorts & news that are sure to bring back some fond memories of the way things used to be at the “pictures”.  It is only a short drive to Molong, with its many poplar trees and lovely, rolling countryside. The main street is classified by the National Trust with many historic buildings scattered throughout the town. See the Bi-Centennial Screen depicting 200 years of Molong’s history in the Cobb & Co Coach House, next door to the Molong Yarn market Cottage & craft store. Lunch will be provided before some free time in the Yarn market & for a stroll down the quaint main street of Molong.

Day Five: Bathurst
Mount Panorama
. The name alone invokes a quickening of the heart and memories of some of Australia’s most fought racing battles. It’s where legends are made. Experience a slow (unfortunately 60 km/h speed limit) lap around our most famous racetrack ending at the National Motor Museum for Morning tea and a guided tour. Drive through to collect your tour guide who will give you an informative insight into the history and buildings of this Macquarie town. Visit historic Abercrombie House for lunch and tour. Abercrombie House is a heritage treasure of the Bathurst Region and celebrated 50 years of tourism in 2019.​ Built in the 1870s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family, since 1969 it has been the home of the Morgan family who have spent the last 50 years restoring and maintaining the magnificent house and its outbuildings and grounds and sharing it with the community.

Day Six: Journey Home
Depart Orange with a morning tea break along the way before lunch at a convenient location. This afternoon as you travel home we hope you are taking with you many happy memories of your time in Orange. We look forward to you joining our other coach tours in the future. Thank you for choosing this holiday.

Expression of Interest
Please fill in your details below to book this Tour, we require a deposit of $100 per person which can be paid by credit card, direct deposit or cheque. For groups of 3 or more, please contact us.