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That’s right – we’re off to Dubbo again! Via Cowra, Canowindra, Parkes, Orange and Bathurst. Our 5 day, 4 night tour to the Central West has been such a hit, that we decided to do it for a third time!

Day 1 – Canberra to Canowindra (L,D)

Enjoy a  private guided tour of Cowra visiting the beautiful Japanese Gardens and Cultural Centre for lunch, the Prisoner of War Campsite and World Peace Bell.

aerial view of japanese gardens

The Japanese Gardens in Cowra

Experience the glamour that is dinner with the fabulous Tommy Jeff at his beautifully restored 1915 Montrose House in Canowindra.

several seniors seated at lavishly set dinner tables with chandelier and staues behind

Montrose House, Canowindra

Stay at Canowindra Riverview Motel, 3 Tilga St Canowindra,  (02) 6344 1633


Day 2 – Canowindra to Dubbo (B,L,D)

This morning we visit the Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra, before lunch at ‘The Dish’ in Parkes.

several seniors standing outside the age of fishes museum

Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra

three women outside the dish in parkes

And here it is… The Dish in Parkes

The headline act of this fabulous tour is a two night stay at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo in an Animal View Cabin at their Zoofari Lodge. That’s right – you can wake up to zebra, rhino, ostrich and giraffe not metres from the deck of your accommodation! This unique experience also includes African style canapes and banquet dinner, private evening and morning tours of the zoo, and gourmet breakfast.

Stay at Zoofari Lodge, Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, (02) 6881 1482


Day 3 – Western Plains Zoo (B,D)

This morning we explore the rest of zoo. After lunch at the Zoo Bar and Cafe, you have the afternoon to enjoy the serenity of watching the African wildlife from your deck before another banquet dinner and more private tours behind the scenes.

people sitting on an open window safari truck with zebra stripes

We’re off on safari!

woman with two giraffe behind

Social distancing please!

Stay at Zoofari Lodge, Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, (02) 6881 1482


Day 4 – Dubbo to Orange (B,D)

On our way out of Dubbo, we stop at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Experience before lunch in Molong. It’s then on to Orange for a private guided tour of the beautiful Cook Park. Dinner is at the very posh Supper Club at our accommodation – The Oriana.

fountain with little boys weeing and gazebo surrounded by large trees

Cook Park, Orange

gold platters of food on coffee table in front of lounge with vases and ornaments behind

Supper Club at The Oriana, Orange

Stay at The Oriana, 178-184 Woodward St Orange, (02) 6362 3066


Day 5 – Orange to Canberra (B,L)

Today we head home via Bathurst and have lunch at the beautiful Mayfield Garden at Oberon.

four seniors standing among trees with autumn colours

Mayfield Garden, Oberon

Departs Canberra: Monday 15 May 2023

Pick-up and drop-off from home/accommodation (within the Canberra region)
All transport and accommodation
Meals as indicated above
All activities
Intimate small tour group
Two fabulous guides and lots of fun and laughs!

Does not include:
2 lunches
Coffee/tea and/or cake at morning/afternoon tea stops
Alcohol (can be purchased en route)

$3045 per person double or twin share
Single supplement = $465


Returns to Canberra: Late afternoon 19 May

If you are interested in this tour, please get in touch soon, as there are limited seats left! We look forward to having you on board soon.

Please click HERE for a downloadable printable pdf version of the itinerary

Please do not hesitate to give Jeff or Janine a call should you have any questions at all.

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