POSTPONED TBA SCENIC RIM & THE QUEENSLAND GARDEN EXPO 2020
July 9 - July 13$1999.00
Welcome to our 5-day escape, where we will be Discovering The Scenic Rim & the Queensland Garden Expo. With our bags packed we make our way to Sydney Airport for our mid-morning flight with Virgin Australia that will have us arriving just before mid-day. A local coach will greet us and our first stop is for lunch at the Norths Devils Club in Nundah. We commence our sightseeing at one of the best vantage points in town – The Wheel of Brisbane. This giant observation wheel offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank. We have some time to take a look around the South Bank area before checking into our hotel that overlooks the Roma Street Parklands.
Accommodation: 4 nights—Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane
DAY 2 (BLD) DISCOVERING BRISBANE: Friday 10 July 2020
Following breakfast, we join our local coach operator for a sightseeing tour around Brisbane. With a sub- tropical climate, gardens and parks and an ever-changing contemporary skyline, Brisbane is a great place to escape the Sydney winter. Arriving at Southbank we join River City Cruises for a 45 minute morning tea cruise on the Brisbane River. Sit back and relax as our captain gives an informative commentary while we cruise past Brisbane’s most iconic sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge.
Our cruise concludes at Newstead House which is located in a commanding position within Newstead Park, with sweeping views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River. We have a guided tour of the house that is one of Brisbane’s oldest surviving homes dating back to 1846. This is also our lunch venue.
Next we take a drive to the highest hill in the city – Mt Cootha Lookout. Just down the hill are the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and here we can take a self-guided walking tour and have some free time to explore the gardens. This afternoon we return to our hotel and have some time to relax or explore Brisbane.
Today we will be heading to the area about an hour south of Brisbane that is also known as the Scenic Rim. It is here that we enjoy a true farming experience at Towri Sheep Cheeses. Our morning will consist of a milking demonstration, cheese tasting, and we will have access to the cheese room to learn about the basics of cheese making. By the time we have finished we will know the differences between sheep, cow and goat cheese!
The Scenic Rim is also home to many fruit and vegetable crops and as we tour through the region we will see fields full of colourful produce such as carrots, onions, beans, corn, beetroot, potatoes and more. For lunch we stop in the quaint township of Boonah at the Dugandan Hotel and then we will be calling into one of the region’s most interesting places – Summer Land Camel Farm.
Here we will learn about the history of camels in Australia and the powerful immune proteins that are contained in camel milk. Our tour takes in the interesting farming operations and we get to meet the camels and have afternoon tea before returning to Brisbane.
For the green thumbs among us, today is for you. With the Sunshine Coast’s Queensland Garden Expo beckoning us to join in the excitement of this spectacular event. Our anticipation for a fun day builds as we near Nambour. We’ll hear Australia’s leading gardening experts share their knowledge with us, witness demonstrations, workshops and see plants, plants and more plants. With loads of nurseries and exhibitors, be inspired to start your own veggie patch and achieve the confidence to turn it into delicious gourmet meals! Having discovered plenty of tips and loads of information we head back to Brisbane later this afternoon.
DAY 5 (B) HEADING HOME: Monday 13 July 2020
Sadly our tour has come to an end and we can enjoy our final breakfast together before we complete our checkout formalities and transfer to the Brisbane airport for our flight back to Sydney. We farewell our fellow travellers and return home after another fantastic time away with Aussie Sights Tours and Travel.
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
Return flights Sydney—Brisbane
• Luxury coach travel throughout
• Expert local tour guides
• 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane
• All meals as indicated on itinerary
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner
• The Wheel of Brisbane
• Brisbane River Cruise
• Historic Newstead House
• Tour & Morning Tea at Towri Sheep Cheeses
• Tour & Afternoon Tea at Summer Land Camel Farm
• Lunch at the Dugandan Hotel
• 2020 QLD Garden Expo
• Visit to Brisbane Botanic Gardens
• Fully Escorted from Sydney
• Return Virgin Flights from Sydney
$1999.00 pp Twin Share
$ 305.00 pp Single Supplement
$ 350.00 pp Non-Refundable Deposit when booking.
- July 9
- July 13