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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 was such a hit, that we decided to do it again!

Day 1 – Canberra to Canowindra

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

japanese garden and waterfall viewed through a window

How’s the serenity?!

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

Stay at The Blue Jacket, 4 Bridge Rd Canowindra, (02) 6344 1002

several people seated at a lavishly set dining table

The lavishly glamorous dining room at Montrose House

Day 2 – Canowindra to Dubbo

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

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

people sitting on an open window safari truck with zebra stripes

We’re off on safari!

woman with two giraffe behind

Social distancing please!

Day 3 – Western Plains Zoo

This morning we explore the rest of zoo. After a ‘high tea’ lunch, 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.

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

Day 4 – Dubbo to Orange

On the way to Orange, we stop at the Royal Flying Doctor Service before lunch with Alf and Sharon at the Banjo Paterson Museum in Yeoval. It’s then on to Orange for a guided tour of the beautiful Cook Park. Dinner is at the very posh Peacock Room at our accommodation – The Oriana.

people at tables in a garden with trees overhanging

The gardens at The Oriana in Orange

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

Day 5 – Orange to Canberra

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

three people walking on path in lush garden with small bridge behind

The beautiful Mayfield Garden

Departs Canberra: Sunday 1 May 2022, Monday 1 May 2023

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

Does not include:
Coffee/tea and/or cake at morning tea stops

Cost 2022: $2745 per person double or twin share
Cost 2023: To be advised

Single supplement = $265 (2022)

Returns to Canberra: Late afternoon 5 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.

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