Brisbane to Sydney or in reverse

13 day journey, Brisbane to Sydney (Sydney to Brisbane or in reverse) –  $5,066
7 day section, Brisbane to Armidale (Armidale to Brisbane or in reverse) – $2,827
6 day section, Armidale to Sydney (Sydney to Armidale or in reverse) -  $2,410

DEPARTURES: March, May, August, September, Novemberview of canyonr

Please contact us for dates and availability.

FEATURES

  • Choice of the ultimate or part journey.
  • Ultimate journey covers eleven or more National Parks revealing a diverse range of experiences.
  • Enjoy the scenic wonders of Australia’s most influential landform, the Great Divide.
  • Share daily encounters with Australia’s unique wildlife far from invasive crowds.
  • Breakfast on your lodge deck or in the village sidewalk café.
  • Dine in, at a family boutique winery

Brisbane – Armidale Section

  • Immerse yourself in the life and times of legendary bush people who forged our Aussie character and reputation, internationally.
  • Walk in the tranquility of a sub-tropical rainforest and wonder at the dependent relationship between creatures of the wild.
  • Wander amidst delicate wildflowers and orchids, grand granite monoliths, tors and balancing boulders.
  • Try staring down a Cunningham Skink or its striped Coppertail neighbor.
  • Stand on the summit of Bald Rock, The Pyramid, Castle or Cathedral Rocks.
  • Step into a wilderness preserve of world heritage forests filled with delicate ferns, ancient Antarctic Beech and snow gums.
  • Stand in awe, on the edge of tortuous gorges carved by wild rivers.
  • Wonder at the thermal flight of a wedge-tailed eagle on-high
  • Explore the rocky hideouts of legendary and strangely revered bush rangers.
  • Stand in the very room which gave rise to the birth of our nation.
  • Rendezvous by night, up close, with endangered and threatened nocturnal animals.
  • Visit the rural homestead of a wealthy pastoral dynasty, pride of The National Trust.
  • Seasonal inclusion – join a partnering operator 4WD beach safari to the world heritage Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island adorned with pristine forests and lakes and colored sands.bolders

Armidale - Blue Mountains (Sydney)

  • Browse around a convict built village.
  • Walk the cliff face trails, escarpments and canyons of the iconic Blue Mountains
  • Visit some of Australia’s most historic and picturesque waterfalls
  • Drop in on remote country village life and the evergreen characters who call it home.
  • Catch the raucous flights of our colorful and charismatic bird life
  • Trace the mimicry and spot a Superb Lyrebird or Rufous Scrub Bird in the misty heights of Gloucester / Barrington Tops.
  • Revitalize with an abundance of space and invigorating mountain air.
  • Walk in the wilderness, along the Kanangra Walls
  • Step deep into the wondrous limestone world of the Jenolan Caves

TRANSPORT

Journey in a luxury air-conditioned 4WD Landcruiser or purpose built coach with forward facing recliner seats, seat belts and panoramic windows. Vehicles are equipped with remote area travel safety and communications facilities.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Tour staff includes a professional tour guide and driver/assistant guide.
Typical guide to guest ratio is 1:7

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation selected from facilities close to National Parks and trail heads, invariably in character settings. Includes motor-inns, environmental and wilderness lodges, resort units and hotels. Twin share with private facilities mixed with occasional triple share and quality shared facilities. kangaru

DINING

  • Full dining inclusions with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Morning and afternoon teas.
  • Wine with dinner if you wish
  • Completion of ultimate tour celebration dinner
  • We vary dining settings to take in local delicacies and spontaneous interaction with local people.

SPECIAL INCLUSIONS

  • Tour transport and guides
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Pre-tour briefing and ultimate tour meet ‘n greet function
  • Local guides and guests, as available.
  • Saumarez Homestead National Trust tour
  • Ranger presentations as available
  • Tenterfield Historic precinct entry
  • Jenolan Caves tour
  • Informative travel reference kitbeach

PLUS

  • Access to our on-tour field library.
  • Provision of field binoculars
  • “Wish you were here” digital images capturing your adventures down under, emailed to friends and family selectively during the journey.
  • Spontaneous travel treats and a tour memento.
  • Pre-tour planning advice to maximize your enjoyment of the experience
  • Advice and assistance with any pre and post tour travel requirements.
  • Satisfaction, knowing we operate under a responsible travel ethic.
  • Enjoyment of a small group environment – typically, 10 to 15 participating guests.

WHAT TO COVER

You will only need to cover your free time and personal costs, pre and post travel arrangements relating to the start / conclusion of the tours, all flights and your personal travel insurance.

GUIDED WALKS

Participation in all walks is optional, enticing and rewarding, requiring a moderate degree of fitness. Make this a “wellness” holiday, relaxed or as active as you wish.

ITINERARY:
13 DAY GREAT DIVIDE TOUR – BRISBANE TO SYDNEY.

 

Pre departure administration, tour briefing and Meet ‘n Greet.
Convened in Brisbane 6.30pm the evening before tour departure

Day 1

We travel from Brisbane to the seaside village and holiday retreat of Noosa. Walking in the Glass House Mountains NP 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

Day 2

We join a full day, unique 4WD beach safari, to the world heritage Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island adorned with pristine forests and lakes and colored sands.

Day 3

We 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 NP. Time permitting some free roaming through the Toowoomba parks and gardens to end the day.
Accommodation : Toowoomba Motel

Day 4

We travel from Toowoomba to Girraween NP 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 NP with panoramas of the Main Range and Scenic Rim, then on to Bald Rock NP including a summit walk of the giant monolith, itself.
Accommodation : Girraween Environmental Lodge, 2 nights

Day 5

A full day of delightful walking in Girraween NP amidst clusters of granite boulders, tors and monoliths, abundant wildlife and seasonal wildflowers.

Day 6

We travel from Girraween NP to historic Armidale visiting historic Tenterfield, the birthplace of our nation, a quiet country town with a number of internationally renowned sons. Walking in Oxley Wild Rivers NP – Gara Gorge or visiting the National Trust property of a wealthy pastoral dynasty, the Saumarez Homestead.
Accommodation: Armidale Motel 2 nights

Day 7

Today we visit New England NP and the nearby Waterfall Way.
Walking in the world heritage New England NP 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..
Walking in Oxley Wild Rivers NP – Wollomombi Gorge and Falls / Chandler Falls for outstanding cliff top views down into tortuous gorges and perhaps overhead, the flights of our largest Eagle cruising the thermals on high . 

 

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Day 8

We 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.
Walks in Oxley Wild Rivers NP – Dangers Falls and Apsley Falls and late afternoon we enjoy a remote forest drive and scenic descent to Gloucester.
Accommodation: Gloucester Motor-inn, 2 nights

Day 9

Day walk in the Gloucester Tops / Barrington Tops NP enjoying pristine forest scenery, waterfalls and picnic lunch, wildlife and Superb Lyrebirds.

Day 10

We 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

Day 11

A full day of walking in the Greater Blue Mountains NP including an historic cliff face staircase and pass and finally a toast to the wilderness from atop a lofty rock.

Day 12

Shorter walks today in the Greater Blue Mountains NP including the Grand Canyon and time to visit the National Park Heritage Center, some inspirational lookouts, famous galleries and villages in this historic destination.

Day 13

We 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 at Kanangra Boyd NP. In the afternoon we travel through high country back to the Blue Mountains for a refreshment and then descend into Sydney and our journeys end

Travel days offer a broad variety of special features reflecting the location at the time.

Please contact us for dates and availability.

 

 
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