Mon 9th September to Frid 20th September 2019 Page 2
Sat. 14th Inland Gardens to Lake Mungo (B.L.D)
This morning we visit the Australian Inland Botanic garden. A quick bite for lunch before an afternoon drive in the Australian country. This drive could be the most interesting portion of our trip. Tonight our accommodation is split between the comfort of the “Lake Mungo Cabins” and the less salubrious but restored “Shearer's Quarters”.
Accomm, Lake Mungo Lodge or Shearers Quarters
Sun 15th Through the Vast Nothingness (B.L.D)
This morning with a local guide we view the “Walls of China,” and learn about life here 40,000 years ago. Back to the Lake Mungo Lodge for lunch before we depart on another “cross country” experience as we make our way north to Broken Hill via the river port of Pooncarie then Menindee and finally the “Silver City” (the name given to the city) for a four night stay.
Accomm, Comfort Inn Crystal, Broken Hill, (4 nights)
Mon 16th Silverton (B.L.D)
This morning we continue further west and deeper into the outback, We start with a tour of Day Dream mine before venturing into Silverton, not quiet the ‘aussie” version of Hollywood but certainly the region where some of our more well known movies have been shot, Mad Max and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, both come to mind. A country lunch today at the Silverton Hotel before time to explore the dry dusty region. Later in the day we view the Living Desert Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. Bring your camera for a fantastic (hopefully) sunset photo.
Tues 17th Exploring Broken Hill (B.D)
After a morning tour of the sights of the “hill” with a local guide. We have some free time during the afternoon to visit places of special interest, be it some of the local art galleries, the Palace Hotel or Bells Milk Bar, another iconic establishment in Broken Hill.
Wed 18th Another day in the “HILL” (B.D)
Still more to see in this outback city. On our list today are The Royal Flying Doctor Base, always an interesting spot, and the regional School of the Air. The old Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum Complex is another of those venues in the “Hill” we will visit.
Thurs 19th The Homeward Journey Begins (B.D)
They say “All good things must come to an end” and so it is with our adventurous trip through the western portion of our state. Sadly this morning we start making our way toward the coast. Heading east along the Barrier Highway to another old “river port” town, Wilcannia, where on the banks of the Darling River we pause for a cuppa before continuing to the mining town of Cobar, for our lunch stop. After lunch we follow the railway line (still heading east) which is now used to transport copper to the port of Newcastle. We spend our last night of this trip in Nyngan.
Accomm, Country Manor Inn, Nyngan
Fri 20th Across the Mountains (B)
Leaving Nyngan we travel south along the Mitchell Highway into the regional city of Dubbo. After a quick cuppa we head eastward for a short while before another “cross country” drive through some magnificent farm country on our way to Gulgong then Mudgee.
We stop for lunch in Mudgee before the final leg of our holiday when we cross the Blue Mountains to finally arrive back in Campbelltown.
Costs: 30 @ $2200.00
40 @ $2100.00
Single use Mungo Lodge cabins $590.00
Single use Mungo Shearers Qtrs $520.00
This tour includes, All entries, cruise and meals as listed, (11 x Breakfasts, 4 x Lunches, 11 x Dinners) and travel in Air-conditioned Coach.