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  • Duration:5 Days
  • Departs:Sydney
  • Ends:Sydney

Price

  • Approximately $1095 (2018 price yet to be confirmed) per person, twin share
  • Single supplement $200 (to be confirmed)
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Inclusions

  • 4 x nights motel accommodation
  • Coach travel
  • Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • All entries & attractions
  • Morning teas
  • Services of driver/guide & hostess

 

 

What our guests say

Thanks for a great holiday – we enjoyed every experience particularly the walks, accommodation, food and company. We will have life long memories of our walking tour of Northern Italy.

– Graham & Jill

Thank you Bruno & Christine for a wonderful tour. In a few word “Buonissimo” our Northern Italian walking tour was a smorgasbord of breathtaking scenery, compelling history, cultural insights, fine Italian cuisine and wines and many captivating Italian characters all superbly packaged and led by you both.

– Ellis & Bronwyn

Many thanks for a wonderful tour of Northern Italy. We certainly met the locals and felt that we were a part of this beautiful region. The tour was set at a very comfortable pace which made the distance travelled by both walking and train easy and rewarding. Once again thank you for showing us this colourful Region of Northern Italy and your great pre-tour info reading.

– Bob & Barbara

Thanks to Bruno & Christine for the wonderful experience we shared with you and 14 other intrepid adventurers which ended far too quickly. The food, the views and camaraderie of the tour group were complemented by the care and attention given to us. This adventure will remain high on our list of memorable experiences.

– Mario & Cheryl

Thanks again for an interesting and informative trip, we really appreciated how much preparation you put into the program. It’s not only all that but also the way you looked after us so well too, we will remember this for a very long time. Let us know any future trips planned and we will be there!!

– Fred & Susan

Explore rural villages and experience the rugged high country around the Barrington Tops region. Follow the Hunter River on little travelled roads and relax on a lunchtime cruise on Wallis Lake at Forster.

This tour may be offered in 2018 with prices to be confirmed (watch this spot)

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 To Gloucester via Wisemans Ferry

Lunch & dinner included

Departing Nowra 5:30am, Wollongong 7:00am, Sutherland 8:30am, Strathfield 9:30am, we then head to Wisemans Ferry for morning tea. After crossing the ferry we follow the historic convict built Great North Road through St Albans and Wollombi to Cessnock for a picnic lunch.  Continuing through Stroud to Gloucester where we check into the centrally located Bucketts Way Motel in Gloucester for the next four nights.

DAY 2 Over Barrington Tops to Moonan Flat

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Drive via back roads, at times reaching altitudes of 4000ft, we cross over Barrington Tops to the pretty rural village of Moonan Flat on the banks of the upper reaches of the Hunter River. We spend several hours enjoying lunch and some hilarious bush poetry at the historic and rustic pub before returning to Gloucester.

 

DAY 3 Nundle

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Today we follow Thunderbolts Way back up onto the high range country through Nowendoc where the Australian Agricultural Company once had an outstation. Then on to Nundle where we spend much of the day.  We visit the Mt Misery Gold Mine, the old woollen mill and enjoy lunch at the pub.

 

DAY 4 To Forster (Lake cruise)

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A slower pace today with the short drive to Forster and a leisurely lunchtime cruise on Wallis Lake. Free time in the afternoon to browse Gloucester.

 

DAY 5 Homeward bound via Dungog & Gresford

Breakfast & lunch included

We take the pretty drive through Dungog, Gresford and Paterson before joining the freeway back to Strathfield at approx 4:00pm, Sutherland 5:00pm, Wollongong 6:00pm and Nowra 7:00pm.

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Highlights

  • Cross the Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry – on the ferry
  • Travel the convict built Great North Road through St Albans
  • Pass through the villages of Wollombi, Cessnock & Stroud
  • Enjoy short walks on Barrington Tops
  • Great local bush poet entertains us over lunch at Moonan Flat
  • Explore through “Thunderbolt” country via Nowendoc to Nundle
  • Visit to old woollen mill
  • Self-guided tour of Mt Misery gold mine
  • Pub lunch at the Peel Hotel
  • Leisurely lunch time cruise on Wallace Lake
  • Return trip via Dungog, Gresford & Paterson