New England Armidale History Trail

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The picturesque town of Armidale is at the centre of the New England region. It is home to leafy streets that are lined with heritage buildings. It is also home to treasured grazing land with its rich in history and heritage. Join us to discover grand cathedrals, colonial buildings and well-preserved country pubs.

Itinerary

Departing on our comfortable coach today and travel along the coastal highway. We will stop in at Grafton enjoying lunch at the “The Captains Table” the worlds longest table cut from 1 piece of wood.

We then continue on to Coffs Harbour and check in to our hotel with time to freshen up for dinner this evening at the Restaurant.

(L, D) Overnight Coffs Harbour Country Comfort

Breakfast, before calling into the seaside village of Urunga for our morning tea. Then to Dorrigo to visit the Rainforest Centre and Skywalk lookout which offers superb views over the National Park.

The Skywalk lookout is a 70m boardwalk that soars over the edge of the escarpment some 21m above the rainforest. Easily accessible, everyone can enjoy the amazing  panoramic views of the Rosewood rainforest basin and the double peak of McGraths Hump. Lunch at the historical Dorrigo Hotel before we make our way to Wollomombi & Ebor Waterfalls. Both Falls offers spectacular views & scenic  lookouts. Arriving into Armidale with time to freshen up before we enjoy a hearty Dinner in the Manor Restaurant.

(B, L, D) Overnight Armidale Country Comfort

Following breakfast  we will be joined by our guide for “The Guided Heritage Tour of Armidale. You will be taken on an historical journey through Armidale’s history and taking in such places as Booloominbah & Saumarez Historical Homesteads,  St Peters & St Marys Churches and other interesting locations whilst on our town tour. Following Lunch at Saumarez, we make our way to the Armidale Folk Museum. The Museum is housed in the magnificent 1863 Armidale Literary Institute and traces the history of New England. Dinner tonight at a local hotel.

(B,L,D ) Overnight Armidale

This morning we depart to Glen Innes and visit The Australian Standing Stones”. From there we make our way to Tenterfeild  for a stop the Saddler Museum  before we arrive into Warrick and the Abby of the Roses Manor. We enjoy a wonderful lunch and informative tour telling us about the beautiful old building which is steeped in local history. It was built in 1891 for the local Nuns. In its heyday, it housed up to 23 nuns and up to 60 girls from the age of about 11 onwards. Then departing back to Brisbane arriving late afternoon. (B,  L )

Inclusions

Coach Touring fully hosted by our friendly staff

Meals & Accommodation included as per itinerary

Tour Length 4 Days

Tour Cost EX Brisbane $799.00

(Ex Brisbane)
Additional Details

*Double/Twin, Single ADD $195

Tour Dates
09/03/2021

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