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Toowoomba Carvival of Flowers

19 - 24 September 2019

*** BOOKED OUT *** Travel by coach to Queensland for the 70th annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. See the Grand Central Floral Parade, Prize-Winning Gardens, Spring Bluff Station, Brindabella Gardens, Black Forest Cuckoos, Cobb+Co Museum plus sights of Nobby, Tenterfield, Warwick and more. Spend 3 nights in Toowoomba and 2 nights in Glen Innes. ALL INCLUSIVE.

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6 Days for only
$1399 pp t/s
Single Suppliment $400 

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Day 1 – Thursday 19th September 2019 (LD)

We depart Sydney this morning and travel north. Our journey takes us along The Buckets Way through the Barrington Tops where we have lunch in Gloucester. We continue on through Walcha, Uralla, Armidale and Guyra before arriving in Glen Innes where we spend our first night.

Motel: New England Motor Lodge, Glen Innes NSW  (4 star rated)

Day 2 – Friday 20th September 2019 (BLD)

This morning we travel to the delightful town of Tenterfield, one of the country’s most significant historical areas and known as the ‘Birthplace of our Nation’. On a guided town tour we see a number of preserved landmark buildings including the Tenterfield School of Arts where Sir Henry Parkes made his famous Federation Speech in 1889. See the giant Cork Tree, believed to be the largest in Australia and the Tenterfield Saddler which has been in operation since 1870 and was made famous by the Peter Allen song of the same name. Crossing the border into Queensland, we continue north stopping for lunch at historic Rudd’s Pub in Nobby, the home of Dad and Dave.  This afternoon we arrive in Toowoomba where we have a brief stop off at Picnic Point Lookout before settling in to our motel, our base for the next 3 nights.

Motel: [3 nights] Applegum Inn, Toowoomba QLD  (3 star rated)

Day 3 – Saturday 21st September 2019 (BLD)

Celebrating its 70th year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has been growing bigger, brighter and more colourful each year. It is the longest running floral event of its kind in Australia as the
premiere celebration of flowers, food, wine, culture, entertainment and all things spring! We start our exploration of the festival with a special guided tour of some of the completion and exhibition gardens. Next we visit the world-class Cobb+Co Museum where we learn about the National Carriage Collection and enjoy some lunch. Explore Queens Park with time to wander the beautiful floral displays and have some free time in town before witnessing the Grand Central Floral Parade, a highlight in the festival calendar. See exceptional flowery floats, colourful characters, incredible inflatables and more from our group’s special reserved seats.

Day 4 – Sunday 22nd September 2019 (BLD)

This morning we beat the crowds and head just north of Toowoomba for a visit to the delightful Spring Bluff Railway Station. The heritage listed site is located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba and is home to some beautiful landscaped gardens. Next we visit Brindabella Country Gardens, a 4 acre English Style garden with a magical display of fragrant roses, cottage perennials and rare plant specimens. After lunch we step inside the fascinating Black Forest Hill Cuckoo Centre boasting the largest display of German Grandfather and Cuckoo Clocks in Australia. On our way back to Toowoomba we stop in at the Danish Flower Art Complex to see some arts and crafts with a difference.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITY: The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine is on Saturday until 10pm and Sunday until 9pm. It is located in Queens Park, just a 10 minute walk from the motel. Entry to the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine is an optional at own expense activity.

Day 5 – Monday 23rd September 2019 (BLD)

Before departing Toowoomba, we take a tour of the Japanese Garden ‘Ju Raku En’ (roughly translated to mean ‘to enjoy peace and longevity in a public place’) which was opened 1989. The site is jointly owned by University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba Regional Council and spans over 3 hectares. We bid farewell to the garden city and travel back over the border to New South Wales stopping for lunch at the incredible Abbey of the Roses in Warwick. This stunning heritage-listed Country House Manor was built in 1891. We continue back along the New England Highway to Glen Innes where we settle in for our last night of the tour.

Motel: New England Motor Lodge, Glen Innes NSW  (4 star rated)

Day 6 – Tuesday 24th September 2019 (BL)

Our journey home today takes us through Tamworth, with a lunch stop in Muswellbrook and an afternoon stop around Wyong before arriving back in Sydney around 6:30pm depending on traffic.

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Travel by Luxury Coach from Sydney
  • Quality Accommodation with private facilities
  • All Meals as stated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Tours & Attractions as per the 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 $400. 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.