- Luxurious return coach travel & five nights accommodation at the Best Western All Settlers Motor Inn
- 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
Sunday, 22nd September, 2024
TOUR DESCRIPTION & ITINERARY
Day 1- Sydney to Tamworth
Board your luxurious Australia Wide Coach at your designated departure location this morning. A morning tea break at the M1 Service centre with time to purchase a coffee & a snack followed by lunch provided in the Muswellbrook area. It is an easy journey today with an afternoon comfort stop mid-way to Tamworth. This afternoon you will be warmly welcomed at your very comfotable accommodation for the next five nights.
Day 2 – Gunnedah
It is about an hour to Gunnedah this morning. With a population of approx. 12,826, the Shire is in the heart of the Liverpool Plains region of the Upper Namoi River Valley. Agriculture and coal mining are the two largest industries in the Gunnedah area. The Gunnedah sale yards are one of the top four in NSW, consistently yarding over 120,000 prime beef cattle per year. Stop at the information centre for a break before a local guide boards the coach for a town tour including the Water Tower Mural & the lookout. Lunch will be provided at the Services & Bowling Club before a visit to the Rural Museum. The Gunnedah Rural Museum is one of Australia’s largest collections of early agriculture, industrial history, and transport memorabilia. The museum houses tractors, steam engines, antique farm machinery, horse drawn and motorized vehicles, household items, Antique Firearms, Blacksmithing, Toys, McDonagh Model Railway, Shearing display, Craft and Gift shop. Subject to the time available the driver will offer a drop-off & pick up in Tamworth’s main street. Tamworth has an attractive, tree lined main Street with a huge variety of country stores.
Day 3-Tamworth & Uralla
Start the day with a morning Tamworth town tour taking in the history of Country Music, highlights of Tamworth, Cahors Cottage, a drive through the amazing Equine Centre complex. Travel north to Uralla for lunch provided at McCrossins Mill. Built in 1870, McCrossin’s Mill is a restored flour mill which now houses a multi-award-winning museum & gallery. Occupying the ground floor, a series of nine paintings by artist Phillip Pomeroy depict the fatal events of 25th May 1870, when Constable Alexander Walker brought an end to the reign of gentleman bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt. Next today is a visit to Sunhill dairy goats farm just 15 minutes on the eastern side of Uralla. A family operated farm where you will see the white goats, taste their cheese & see their range of goat’s milk skin care products before returning to Tamworth.
Day 4- Wallabadah, Quirindi & Werris Creek
Morning tea at the First & Second Fleet memorial Gardens at Wallabadah on the way to Quirindi. It is a short drive to Quirindi & the incredible Bobs Shed packed with an amazing range of Collectibles. Take a stroll down memory lane at the Old Time General Store, the Railway Hotel & the local Mechanics Garage. See the classic cars on display & visit Peter Brock World including a replica of Peter Brocks 1985 Holden dealer team racing Commodore & the most amazing range of Peter Brock memorabilia anywhere in the country. The entire “Shed” is immaculate, not a speck of dust to be seen anywhere. You will enjoy a home style BBQ lunch prepared by Bob & his wife. This afternoon, as you return a stop will be included at Werris Creek Railway Station. Still operating as a station, the Museum tells the story of how the railways shaped the nation with an interpretive display in the Former Refreshment Room. Once again it is an impressive display.
Day 5-Historic Nundle
Its only 60 kilometers to Nundle, a picturesque & historic gold-mining village. The Nundle Woollen Mill is one of the last spinning Mills still operating in Australia with machinery dating back to 1890. Take in the charm of the main streets range of stores housed in the revitalized historic buildings. Be sure to visit Odgers & McClelland’s Exchange Store, dating back to the 1890’s, for an incredible range of hard-to-find traditional house wares. Enjoy lunch at the Mount Misery Gold Mine Café & take a stroll through the adjoining section of the old Mine. The Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum features a 150-metre underground mine tunnel and is packed with mining and gold rush memorabilia. The Museum gives you an authentic taste of the life and trials of the pioneers. It includes historic gold panning and mining equipment plus newspaper extracts from the gold rush era, which allow you to learn more about the local characters and events occurring in Nundle during that time. On return to Tamworth the driver will offer a drop off at the famous Golden Guitar complex which stands 12 metres high & was unveiled by Slim Dusty in 1988. There is a gift shop, music shop, Country Music Roll of honour & memorabilia of the Golden Guitar winners since 1973.
Day 6-Tamworth to Sydney
Depart Tamworth this morning with a morning tea break along the way before lunch provided in the Hunter Valley region at Cessnock Leagues Club. An afternoon comfort stop will be provided at the M1 Service Centre between Newcastle & Sydney this afternoon. We trust that the warmth and friendship shared on this trip will last forever. Thank you for choosing this tour. We look forward to you joining our other coach tours in the future & we would welcome your call for further information.