Orange Autumn Spectacular
5 - 8 May 2019
Witness the simply stunning Autumn Colours of the NSW Central Tablelands. Take a guided town tour to see the spectacular autumn gardens, heritage buildings and Lake Canobolas in Orange plus visit historic Abercrombie House, Highland Heritage, Parkes, Millthorpe, Manildra, Eugowra and see Oberon’s glorious Mayfield Gardens. ALL INCLUSIVE
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Day 1: Sunday 5th May 2019
This morning we depart Sydney and travel via the Blue Mountains before arriving at historic Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the Bathurst Region. Built in the 1870’s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family, today it is the home of the Morgan family who have spent many years restoring the magnificent house, outbuildings and grounds. On arrival, we will be treated to a delicious lunch followed by a guided tour of the majestic property. Next we travel to the delightful village of Millthorpe. Established in the pioneering era, Millthorpe has a rich agricultural history, a legacy of grand buildings, heritage architecture and a streetscape that has remained largely unchanged since the early 1900’s. The entire village is classified by the National Trust and the village centre has cobbled, bluestone bordered streets. Step back in time as we explore the very interesting displays at the Golden Memories Museum before continuing on to Orange, our base for the next 3 nights.
Day 2: Monday 6th May 2019
This morning we are joined by a local guide who will take us on an exploration of Orange. Witness the glorious autumn colours everywhere you look, see historic sites, picturesque parks and gardens, admire spectacular Lake Canobolas and learn of Banjo Patterson’s Birthplace. This afternoon we enjoy a delicious lunch and tantalising tasting of some cool climate wines then return to our motel for some downtime before dinner.
Day 3: Tuesday 7th May 2019
Today we travel further afield and explore more of the NSW Central Tablelands. Located halfway between Orange and Parkes is the small town of Manildra, home to the largest Flour Mill in the Southern Hemisphere which we will pass on our way to our first stop at the Amusu Theatre. The theatre is a rare historic treasure that has been operated by the same family since it was built in 1939. Enjoy a short historic film followed by a chance to explore the memorabilia museum. Continuing on we visit the CSIRO Pakres Radio Telescope also known as ‘The Dish’ for some lunch and a chance to look around the Visitors Centre. Travelling south along the Newell Highway we arrive in Forbes, site of Australia’s biggest gold robbery. Learn of the towns connections with notorious bushrangers Ben Hall & Frank Gardiner and see delightful heritage buildings as we take a scenic drive around. Continuing on we pause to admire the incredible murals in Eugowra then travel the glorious countryside back to Orange.
Day 4: Wednesday 8th May 2019
This morning we bid farewell to Orange and travel to Oberon where we visit Mayfield Gardens, one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens. There is ample time to explore at your leisure, the specially designed gardens, set on over 36 acres. Enjoy lunch at the gardens as well as some time to peruse the retail nursery before returning to Sydney, arriving back at around 6:30pm, depending on traffic.
- Travel by Luxury Coach from Sydney
- 3 nights stay at the Quality Inn Ambassador Orange (4 star)
- All Meals: 3 x Continental Breakfast, 4 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners
- All Tours & Attractions as per itinerary
- Escorted by experienced KTG Tours Hostess
PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary has been put together to take in the best of the region and its attractions. Details are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed due to availability and other circumstances. Any exclusions from the standard itinerary are stated in the brochure. The tour price is based on per person twin share. Single supplement for this tour is $250. Tour price does not include Travel Insurance [Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all travellers]; personal expenses for drinks, laundry and personal requirements; optional extra touring; meals other than specified; tips or gratuities. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.