DAY 1 (D) NARACOORTE TO SYDNEY: Saturday 18 May 2024

What a tour we have ahead of us! This morning we transfer from the South East to Adelaide Airport for our non-stop flight to Sydney. (Virgin Australia Flight VA425 Departs Adelaide at 2.30pm/Arrives Sydney at 4.55pm). Our Naracoorte Touring Coach will be at the airport to meet us and for the transfer to our city based hotel. (Meal inclusions: Welcome dinner)
Novotel Sydney Olympic Park (2 nights): 02 8762 7559

DAY 2 (BD) EXPLORING SYDNEY: Sunday 19 May 2024

After breakfast we have planned a tour of the city with the help of a local! We make our way to the harbour foreshore and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The chair was carved out of the sandstone by convicts for Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s wife in order for her to watch the activity on the harbour and await the arrival of Ships from England. The point provides us with wonderful views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison. Our tour also includes “The Rocks”. Saying farewell to our guide, we can purchase lunch in Darling Harbour. This afternoon we visit one of Sydney’s latest attractions Madame Tussauds. Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of the original Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 250 years ago and now it is Sydney’s turn. Travel on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so we can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them. Don’t forget your camera so you can be photographed with your famous idol! We then return to our hotel where we have some time to relax and freshen up for our evening out. We head to King Street Wharf to join Captain Cook Cruises for our Dinner Cruise. The views are stunning as we cruise, dine and enjoy the stunning views of Sydney Harbour at night. (Breakfast in the hotel/Lunch own cost/Dinner Cruise included)

DAY 3 (BLD) SYDNEY TO WOLLONGONG: Monday 20 May 2024

We head south this morning to Wollongong. At nearby Port Kembla we have an appointment at Australia's Industry World Visitor's Centre where we will be provided with a unique 'close-up' and personal view of the major industries located around this deep water port. We have arranged a tour of the Port including Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Grain Terminal, Steelworks, Port Kembla Harbour, Gabriella Memorial, and the Breakwater Battery Precinct. We enjoy lunch at the Illawarra Leagues Club before heading to the Nan Tien Temple for our guided tour. Nan Tien Temple, literally means 'paradise of the south' in English. It's the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the hotel/Club lunch)
Sage Hotel, Wollongong: 02 4271 1122 – 1 night


Today we head south with a stop at the pretty seaside township of Kiama visiting the famous Blowhole which can spurt up to 60 metres high, a perfect spot for a group photo. Lunch today is in Worrigee, a suburb of Nowra, at the Shoalhaven Ex Servicemans Club - Sports Club which has a lovely view overlooking the golf greens. From here we visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum (the HMAS Albatross Naval Aviation Museum) which has one of the finest collections of historic military aircraft in Australia and a superb collection of engines, aviation equipment, models uniforms and memorabilia. Leaving here we head via Ulladulla to Batemans Bay. On arrival we settle in as this will be home for the next two nights. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Club lunch)
Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemans Bay (2 nights): 02 4478 9200

DAY 5 (BLD) BATEMANS BAY: Wednesday 22 May 2024

We meet a local this morning for a town tour of the area. We then join the MV Merinda for a cruise on the picturesque Clyde River. See historical sites, remnants of early settlers’ activity, bird life and natures wonderful artwork. There is a stop-over at the historical village of Nelligen with time for a stroll on the dock or to sit on the banks of the river and enjoy the views, just beautiful! Enjoy a fish and chips lunch on board including tea and coffee. Beer, wine and soft drink are available for purchase also. Some of the areas worst affected by the January 2020 bushfires are on - and around - the South Coast of New South Wales. Who will forget the images of Mogo – small villages decimated by the fires. We visit the Mogo Zoo which closed for several months after the fires. Here there are lions, giraffes, tigers, jaguars, snow leopards (the only breeding pair in the country), a variety of monkeys, red pandas, small clawed otters to mention just some of the animals we will meet today. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Lunch cruise)

DAY 6 (BLD) BATEMANS BAY TO EDEN: Thursday 23 May 2024

This morning we head south via Narooma to take a look Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba. Both towns are protected by the National Trust due to their unique historical nature. Many of the original timber buildings have been retained and restored, while any new buildings have been built in the character and style of the era. Mount Dromedary, named by Captain Cook because of its unusual shape, overshadows the town. The area is marked by many granite rock outcrops, and the houses sit in amongst these. We enjoy our morning break here with time to wander and explore the townships. From here we head inland through Cobargo, the township itself was one of the largest affected towns by the bushfires, luckily the wonderful Cobargo Farm was saved. We are here for a tour and lunch. This unique open garden farm is on 16 acres on the outskirts of Cobargo’s historical working village. It produces fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as ferns, plants, flowers and seedlings. There are also farm animals to see too. We enjoy the hospitality of the farm owners before travelling through to Eden. On the way we stop briefly at the Tathra Wharf which is the only remaining coastal steamer wharf in NSW. Originally built in 1862 and used until 1952, the wharf was restored by the National Trust and is listed on the register of the National Estate. It has changed roles in recent years but is still a focal point in Tathra and is a popular spot for the locals for a day’s fishing. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Light lunch)
Coachmans Eden: 02 6496 1900 —1 night


Our morning appointment is at the Killer Whale Museum. Hear about ’Old Tom’, who now resides here along with a great range of memorabilia from ‘the old whaling days’. Heading south from here we cross the border into Victoria as we make our way towards the Mallacoota Inlet. We leave the Highway at Genoa and travel into this most delightful retreat on the East Gippsland Coast which is surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park. The Mallacoota Inlet was formed by the drowning of the valley of the Genoa River when the sea level rose as the ice melted at the close of the last ice age. It has been estimated that 25000 years ago the sea level was 140 metres below it’s present level. Today we take in some of the local sights. Belka and Bastion Beaches are readily accessible and offer fine coastal scenery. Captain Stevenson Point is the location of the earliest known European settlement. We also visit Operation Bunker, which is a World War II RAAF operations bunker that has been restored by the Mallacoota RSL. It is of considerable significance in the military history of Victoria. It was the headquarters of the RAAF coastal intelligence activity in the region as well as an important link in the chain of defence installations along the south east of Australia. Afterwards we enjoy a picnic lunch in this beautiful area before continuing to Lakes Entrance (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Picnic lunch)
The Esplanade Motel Lakes Entrance— 03 5155 1933 – 2 nights

DAY 8 (BLD) LAKES ENTRANCE: Saturday 25 May 2024

We will be joined today by a local guide Greg Savchuk who will tell us about the area. Mid-morning we head to the Wyanga Park Winery. On arrival, why not try some of the excellent wine this mild, maritime climate helps to produce and enjoy the eye-catching exhibition of native art that decorates the winery walls. Wyanga Park Winery is the oldest vineyard in East Gippsland. After a pleasant lunch we take a short cruise from the winery back to the centre of town. There will be some free time this afternoon, before dinner. Perhaps visit the Griffiths Sea Shell Museum just down from our motel? (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Winery Lunch)

This morning we visit a very special place - the Nyerimilang Heritage Park – a lakeside homestead that was used in the late 1800s as a base for fishing and shooting holidays. Today, the homestead is protected by the National Trust and features a display on the history of Nyerimilang and the natural resources and history of the Gippsland Lakes. The semi-formal garden and lawns, with views to the water, contain an interesting collection of exotic and native species. From here we continue to Paynesville – the “Boating Capital of East Gippsland!!” We take a look around and enjoy lunch at the Motor Cruising Club before heading into Melbourne. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast & dinner in the motel/Club lunch)
Mercure Caroline Springs: 03 8358 0555—1 night

DAY 10 (B) HEADING HOME: Monday 27 May 2024
What a trip we have had. We enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading back to the South East to complete our 10 Day Tour. (Meal inclusions: Breakfast in the motel)

Tour Cost
$3,595.00 per person twin/double share
Plus airfares $199.00 pp
$ 920.00 single supplement

Tour Inclusions
• 9 nights hotel/motel accommodation
• 9 cooked hotel/motel buffet breakfasts
• 8 hotel/motel dinners
• Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
• Madame Tussauds Sydney
• Sydney Sightseeing Tour
• Guided tour of Port Kembla/Wollongong Deep Sea Port
• Lunch at Illawarra Leagues Club
• Nan Tien Temple Visit
• Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra
• South Coast New South Wales sightseeing—Sea Cliff Bridge near Wollongong, Kiama’s Blowhole, Berry,
• Fish & Chips Cruise in Batemans Bay
• Mogo Zoo
• Cobargo Farm
• Tathra & Tilba Tilba Sightseeing
• Eden’s Killer Whale Museum
• Guided tour of Mallacoota and Operation Bunker
• Guided tour of Lakes Entrance
• Cruise at Lakes Entrance
• Lunch at Wyanga Park Winery
• Lunch in Paynesville
• Luxury coach touring with Naracoorte Charters

Deposit of $600.00 payable on booking to reserve your place.
Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation insurance is not included but strongly recommended.
Cancellation Policy: More than 30 days, loss of deposit, 29-14 days, 50% of payment, less than 14 days, 100% of payment.
All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions. Whilst every effort is made to adhere to the itinerary as provided, Naracoorte Charters reserves the right to alter the touring and attractions as dictated by circumstances and conditions outside the company’s control. Every attempt will be made to ensure alterations do not adversely affect the operation of the tour. The Company will not be held responsible for weather based cancellations or those closures made at the venue’s discretion. Naracoorte Charters arrange tours on the condition that they are not liable for injury, damage or loss which may occur due to accident, delay, irregularity or defect of any vehicle or accommodation. Naracoorte Charters reserves the right to cancel tours due to lack of numbers.

Alan and Lin Moss of Naracoorte Charters have 28 years of experience with Coach Tours. Having travelled all over Australia we cater all of our tours to include the most that Australia has to offer. All of our tours make travelling the most enjoyable for all with senior groups a speciality. We can custom make tours for large or small groups. Ask us today what we can do for you .

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