Two Great New South Wales Small Group Adventures with a Maximum of 8 Travellers

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6 Day Lake Mungo Adventure
Departing Sydney

6 Day Lake Mungo Adventure
Departing Sydney
27 March 2022 (Very limited seats)
24 April 2022
22 May 2022
Retail Price is $4990 pp Share Twin

 Single Supplement is $895.

6 Day Lake Mungo and Outback New South Wales Adventure
Get set for some adventure on this epic road trip through Outback New South Wales. Travel in a small group of maximum 8 like minded guests, visit the legendary Lake Mungo National and experience the Walls of China, home of the 40000 year old Mungo Man. Enjoy amazing country hospitality and incredible Outback Pubs on this 6 day iconic tour departing Sydney.
Inclusions: Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, breakfast, lunch and dinner each night, (excluding breakfast on day one and dinner on day 6) all entry fees including a 30 minute scenic joy flight over Lake Mungo, all touring, pick up and drop off from Sydney location, comprehensive commentary.

Sydney to Hay
Lunch, Dinner
Depart Sydney early this morning crossing the Blue Mountains and heading North West towards the township of Bathurst, Australia’s oldest inland town. We will stop along the way for some morning tea. Continue west now to the town of Cowra. We make a stop to admire the stunning Japanese Peace Gardens and find out the history behind them. You will have time to stroll through the seasonal displays and enjoy the surroundings. Afterwards we have lunch at the Cafe overlooking the gardens before re-boarding the vehicle.
We continue along the Mid Western highway towards the township of Hay, passing through Grenfell, West Wyalong and Rankin Springs. Welcome to Hay, a prosperous country town located in the Northern Riverina, the town is well known for its agricultural activities as well as its friendliness. We check into the Saltbush Motel for your overnight stay. After some time to settle in, meet with your guide who will accompany you to dinner.
Travel Distance
700 kms

Note: Day 1 is designed to maximise our distance so that we can spend the most amount of time exploring the outback. We make regular stops and you are travelling in a comfortable vehicle.

Hay to Lake Mungo National Park
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your guide will meet you after breakfast this morning for a tour of Hay. One of the highlights will be a tour of the historic Hay Gaol as well as Shear, The Australian Shearers Hall of Fame. This amazing display takes visitors through the incredible history of shearing in Australia and the significance of the wool industry, and how it shaped Australia’s future economy. We take some time also to learn about the rich history of Hay and admire the classic 19th Century Architecture.
Re boarding the vehicle we now head along the Sturt Highway toward the small town of Balranald, located in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Valley. We stop for some lunch at a local café and enjoy exploring the town. From hear we now head North West towards the famed Lake Mungo National Park. Lake Mungo is one of the oldest places outside of Africa to have been occupied by modern humans since ancient times. Scientists have discovered artifacts of this ancient culture dating back over 50000 years across the expanse of the Ice Age.
Over the next couple of days you will have the opportunity to explore this area with the assistance of a local guide.
Your accommodation tonight is at the well known Mungo Lodge in a King Deluxe Cabin. After settling in, meet at the restaurant onsite for dinner.
Travel Distance
270 kms

Today will be spent exploring the world renowned Mungo National Park. Start the day with a spectacular 30 minute scenic flight over the National Park, experiencing the amazing landscape from the air. Take off from the local air strip and discover what one of the most ancient landscapes looks like. View the famed Walls of China as the outback slowly comes to life in the morning light.
Back on the ground you will meet your guide and continue discovering the park. Wander through the ancient sands of the dry lake bed. Access the restricted area of the incredible Walls of China, see the footsteps of the Mungo Man and Mungo Lady, each dating back 42000 years as well as ancient fire places.
Discover the Mungo Woolshed built in 1869 and learn about the amazing history and engineering of this building. Climb to the lookout and stroll the Mallee Walk. It is an amazing experience.
Lunch will be at the lodge today and you will have some free time in the afternoon to explore by yourself or simply relax at the bar. Later just before sunset, meet with your group again and head out to get some iconic photos of the Great Wall of China just as the sun is setting over them. A uniquely Australian Outback Experience.
Afterwards return to the lodge for dinner.
Travel Distance
0 kms

Lake Mungo to Bindara Station, Menindee

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast this morning we our way to the tiny village of Pooncarie which has a population of 166. Enjoy a light lunch at the Old Wharf Cafe situated on the Darling River before making our way to the historic Bindara Station. Bindara Station was many things in the past; an operational farm with sheep, beef cattle, horses and irrigated hay. More recently the farm has been opened up to share a little of their “oasis” on the Darling with visitors.

An important part of the station experience is to observe the day to day running of the property and gain a taste of the real outback. Enjoy a two course dinner prepared from local & homestead produce and cooked at the central campfire adjacent to our indoor/outdoor dining room. Enjoy a great evening around the fire pit with new found friends while gazing at the millions of outback stars.

Travel Distance

184 kms

Menindee to Callubri Station
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we depart Bindara Station and continue north to the town of Wilcannia, once a thriving river port on the edge of the Outback, transporting wheat and wool along the Darling by paddle-steamer in the 19th century. Today, its dusty streets are still lined with a remarkable collection of heritage buildings and there’s an emerging movement of local artists. We stop for lunch at a local café and have an opportunity to explore the town.
Re boarding the vehicle we now head east towards Nyngan. Stop for Afternoon tea at Cobar before continuing on through to Callubri Station where we will spend our last night. Callubri Station is one of the most unique farm stay venues in the country, fusing history and modern sophistication to create an unparalleled travel experience.
Nestled between the remote country towns of Nyngan and Tottenham in Central West NSW, the 28,000 acre property is steeped in more than 140 years of family history. Purchased in 1878, the property has a long association with Merino Wool and Lamb production. On arrival, enjoy a sunset welcome drink before checking into your accommodation for the evening.
Travel Distance
660 kms

Callubri to Sydney
Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, we make our way to Sydney. We pass through unique outback towns before arriving in Orange. Characterised by beautiful tree-lined streets, charming houses dating to the early twentieth century, and outstanding public parks it is a substantial and sophisticated rural service centre which lies at the heart of some of New South Wales’ richest and most bountiful agricultural land. The city is known for its excellent local produce, its impressive vineyards and its fine dining restaurants. We enjoy lunch here at a local café before making our way back to Sydney arriving around 6pm.
Travel Distance
548 kms

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7 Day White Cliffs, Broken Hill and Parkes Outback New South Wales Adventure

7 Day White Cliffs and Broken Hill Adventure

Departing Sydney

6 March 2022

3 April 2022

5 June 2022

4 September

Retail Price is $5490 pp Twin

 Single Supplement is $995.

7 Day White Cliffs, Broken Hill and Parkes Outback New South Wales Adventure
Get set for some adventure on this epic road trip through Outback New South Wales. Travel in a small group of maximum 8 like minded guests, visit the amazing underground homes of White Cliffs and discover the legendary Broken Hill and Silverton. Enjoy amazing country hospitality and incredible Outback Pubs including Hillstons legendary Black Stump on this 7 day iconic tour departing Sydney.
Inclusions: Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, breakfast, lunch and dinner each night, (excluding breakfast on day one and dinner on day 7) all entry fees including a 30 minute scenic joy flight over Lake Mungo, all touring, pick up and drop off from Sydney location, comprehensive commentary.

Day 1 – Sydney to Dubbo
Depart Sydney early this morning heading west towards the Blue Mountains. We travel along the Bells Line of Road making a stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the stunning views here and grab a coffee before continuing on. Pass through Lithgow before turning off onto the Castlereagh Highway towards Mudgee. Mudgee has become very well known for its local food and wines and today we make a stop at the stunning Moothie Estate to enjoy some lunch overlooking the vineyards sprawling estate.
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After lunch reboard the vehicle and continue along the Guntawang Road towards Dubbo arriving late afternoon. Check into your accommodation at the Cattleman’s Country Motor Inn. You will have some time to relax before meeting again for dinner at the nearby Castlereagh Hotel.

Day 2 – Dubbo to White Cliffs
Your guide will meet you early after breakfast this morning. Reboard the vehicle and continue west along the Mitchell Highway. The country starts to open up a bit now as you enter the outback. We pass through Naromine before making a stop for coffee at the tiny town of Trangie. Admire the 19th century architecture of this once thriving farming community. We have some time to explore the main street and enjoy a coffee.
We continue on passing by Nyngan towards Cobar where we stop for lunch. Another great outback town, Cobar is full of characters. Lunch today is at the local RSL Club just off the main street.
Enjoy lunch and meet some of great locals. Afterwards we pass through the town of Wilcannia, before continuing onto White Cliffs.
White Cliffs is well known for the first place in Australia where opal was discovered, by accident in 1872. Since then, opal has been mined continuously. Many of the locals live underground using their mining equipment to build their homes.
Tonight you will be staying at the famous White Cliffs Underground Motel, built into the side of an escarpment and keeping a perfect all year round temperature of 21 degrees.
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You will have some time to relax before meeting for dinner at iconic White Cliffs Hotel; it doesn’t get more authentic than this.
Settle in and chat to some of the friendly locals.

Day 3 – Explore White Cliffs then onto Broken Hill
Your guide will meet you after breakfast this morning for a tour of White Cliffs.
We visit the Red Earth Opal Mine and take a tour 25 meters underground to see firsthand how opals are mined. Learn all about their
fascinating shapes and different colours. Continue our tour of White Cliffs afterwards admiring the unique outback landscape. We enjoy lunch at a local café before rejoing the vehicle and heading west towards Broken Hill. Enjoy the views of the vast outback as we travel along the Barrier Highway to the last frontier, Broken Hill, arriving late afternoon.
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Broken Hill was established in the mid 19th Century after Silver was discovered. It became one of Australia’s richest towns as the mining industry boomed for many decades.
We check into our accommodation at the stylish Royal Exchange Hotel. Enjoy your opulent surrounds of yesteryear in the beautifully restored heritage hotel. You will be here for 2 nights.
Later meet for dinner at the close by Broken Hill Hotel.

Day 4 – Broken Hill and Silverton
Meet your guide after breakfast this morning for a tour of Broken Hill and the surrounding areas. Our first stop is the amazing Living Desert Sanctuary. In the cool of the morning, your guide will walk you through the stunning desert park where there are 12 unique and hand carved sculptures.
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Their uniqueness against the back drop of the desert makes for a stunning image. Relax and take in your incredible surrounds.
Rejoining the vehicle we now head back into town for a visit to the miners museum located atop of the original mullock heap in the middle of the town. Admire the views of Broken Hill and surrounding countryside as well as the beautiful memorial to the local miners. We also have an option to visit the legendary Pro Hart museum. As we travel through the town, admire the beautiful 19th Century Architecture, many of the buildings have been fully restored.
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From here we travel to the nearby town of Silverton. The town has been used in many movies and commercials but is most famous for Mad Max movie franchise. Visit the legendary Silverton Hotel and admire the eclectic collection of memorabilia on the walls and roof of the pub. We enjoy lunch here before exploring the town. Discover local galleries, museums and the tiny stores that make up one of Australia’s most iconic towns.
Later head back to Broken Hill before enjoying dinner at the legendary Palace Hotel, well known as the pub where the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert was filmed.

Day 5 – Broken Hill to Hillston
Meet your guide after breakfast this morning as we continue our journey travelling South East to Hillston. We travel along the Menindee Road towards the stunning Lake Menindee, our first stop of the day.
Menindee is the oldest European settlement in Western New South Wales and was the first town established on the Darling River. The explorers Burke and Wills also stopped here on their expedition to Northern Australia. We have some time to explore the town as well as see the Maidens Arms Hotel, the pub where Burke and Wills visited. Rejoining the vehicle, we continue along the Menindee Road towards Ivanhoe, a small town with a population of just 200 people. Lunch today is at the tiny Ivanhoe Hotel. Relax with a beer and some great outback hospitality.
On the road again we now head towards Hillston, another charming outback town lying on the banks of the Lachlan River and teaming with history. Check into your accommodation at the Hillston Motor Inn. You will have some time to relax before dinner tonight at the legendary Black Stump Hotel. Reputed to have the tallest Bar in Australia, with Barstools to match, the Black Stump Hotels walls are adorned with interesting history and different paraphernalia. It really is an iconic Australian experience. Enjoy an amazing dinner in the dining room where you can also chat with some locals.

Day 6 – Hillston to Bathurst via Parkes
After breakfast this morning we have some time to discover Hillston. Hillston is located on the banks of the Lachlan River and is well known for its beautiful parks and long streets. We take a walk down the main street and observe the stunning 19th Century Architecture. Take a walk across the swing bridge to see the river up close. We also visit the Willandra Homestead, a beautifully restored pastoral homestead. Take a look into the past with this fine example of colonial history.
Back on the road again we now head towards the township of Parkes. Pass by Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin before arriving in Parkes. Here we have arranged a private tour of the well known Radio Telescope, also known as The Dish. Go behind the scenes and find out about the remarkable history of The Dish and how Australia assisted the US during the 1960’s space race.
Enjoy lunch at The Dish café on site.
Rejoining the vehicle we now continue along The Henry Parkes Way towards Bathurst, our overnight destination. Check into the Bathurst Heritage Motor Inn.
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Dinner tonight is at the Parkview Hotel. Located on Bathurst’s main street, it will be your last country meal before returning to Sydney. Relax and enjoy the great country hospitality.

Day 7 – Bathurst to Sydney
After breakfast this morning your guide will meet you for a quick tour of Bathurst. Admire the stunning 19th Century homes and charming main streets of Australia’s oldest inland town. We head around the famed Mount Panorama race track. Enjoy the views of Bathurst and the surrounding countryside.
Continue along the Great Western Highway towards Lithgow and the Blue Mountains.
Lunch today is at the High Hopes Road House. Built in a disused Petrol Station, the road house oozes charm and a great home style menu. Relax and observe as day trippers from Sydney stop and enjoy this part of the
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Blue Mountains. Departing Bilpin continue along the Bells Line of Road towards Sydney, arriving around 5pm after an epic Outback Road trip.

Inclusions
Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide
Travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
Breakfast, lunch and dinner each night, (excluding breakfast on day one and dinner on day 6)
Comprehensive commentary

7am – Harrington Street entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.
All entry fees including a 30 minute scenic joy flight over Lake Mungo
All touring
Pick up and drop off from Sydney location

Exclusions
Alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages Travel insurance (highly recommended)
Snacks

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