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GONDWANA RAINFOREST & RURAL CHARM OF BARRINGTON TOPS

4 Days / 3 Nights

This 4 day discovery has us exploring the lush farming district of Gloucester and surrounds, as well as the pristine wilderness that is the ancient and magnificent world heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest region of Barrington Tops.

We journey through quaint country towns, meandering rivers, fresh mountain air and farm gates will delight you in this little-visited part of New South Wales.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 days of personalised exploration of the beautiful Barrington Tops National Park and Upper Hunter Valley
  • Morning Tea at Hunter Regions outstanding Botanic Gardens
  • Exploring the environs of Gloucester, the charming town at the foot of the Barrington Tops National Park
  • Farm gate visit and fine food from local restaurants
  • Guided tour of ‘Aussie Ark’ – a conservation project to assist the rehabilitation of Tasmanian Devils and other endangered cool-temperate species
  • A journey through the Upper Hunter Valley Wine Region including tastings and a delicious lunch

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – SYDNEY – GLOUCESTER (LD)

Departing Sydney at approximately 9.00am we move towards Gloucester with a morning tea stop at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens at Heatherbrae. Continuing north towards the Bucketts Way, we reach the charming town of Stroud by early afternoon to enjoy lunch at a local venue. After lunch our adventure continues to Gloucester, where you can enjoy one of the short walks in the town, seeing the oldest remaining ‘Homestead’. You will then have a chance to stroll in the town centre at your own leisure and settle in to your accommodation. The day is finished with dinner at a relaxed local restaurant.

Overnight – Gloucester – The Great Escape Lofts


DAY 2 – GLOUCESTER (BLD)

Today we further explore the environs of Gloucester. After breakfast we travel to the Hidden Treasure Track. An easy 2-hour return walk to see a piece of modern history, the Copeland Historic Goldfield. After lunch at a local venue we visit the Hill View Herb Farm. A farm gate property offering a wide range of fresh culinary and medicinal herbs to smell, taste and touch. We then journey back to Gloucester enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight – Gloucester – The Great Escape Lofts

DAY 3 – GLOUCESTER – BARRINGTON TOPS – MUSWELLBROOK (BLD)

Take a deep relaxing breath of fresh air, as we journey into the Barrington Tops to enjoy the atmosphere of this section of the heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests. We travel from Gloucester over the Copeland Tops and up to the Barrington Tops with lookout stops and short walks to be immersed in the ancient Antarctic Beech forest. Making a welcome detour to the Aussie Ark conservation property, to meet Tasmanian Devils being bred on the mainland to eradicate facial tumours that have become prevalent among the species on Tasmania. Our tour then takes us west off the tops, through the scenic Upper Hunter Valley, with rest stops and short walks along the way. Arriving into our overnight destination Muswellbrook late afternoon.

Overnight – Muswellbrook – The Remington


DAY 4 – MUSWELLBROOK – SYDNEY (BL)

Departing, we travel through the scenic Upper Hunter Valley to the Hunter Valley Wine region. Our guests enjoy a visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens to discover this most stunning 14 hectare garden complex. We then head to a boutique winery followed by a delightful lunch and visits to local boutique chocolate and cheese shops. Our return to Sydney will be approximately 5:00PM

Price From:

$2,080.00 per person twin share

( Single Supplement $381.50 )

Price is based on minimum of 8 Guests

DEPARTURES Tours are currently based on Private Exclusive Charter. Group sizes can currently range from 2 – 10 guests, with a maximum of 16 guests as restrictions further ease. The Pricing quoted is currently based on a minimum of 8 guests and is an indicative cost. Please contact our office to discuss your preferred dates of travel and group size and we will tailor accordingly.
DURATION 4 days
FITNESS REQUIRED Whilst this tour is not physically demanding it does include nature walks in National Parks. There will be times where you will be required to navigate uneven tracks, inclines/descents on walks and all participants are required to be able to walk unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Expert Driver Guide Escort
Twin-share accommodation, all rooms with ensuite based on Boutique Premium Hotel
Meals as advised (B= Breakfast / L = Lunch/ D=Dinner)
Admissions & Sustainable Water bottles on board.
Travel in bespoke 14 or 17 passenger Seat tour Vehicle with reclining leather coach seats & air conditioning
NOT INCLUDED
Beverages with meals unless otherwise specified
Travel Insurance

Image Credits: Destination NSW, Destination Barrington Coast


MAKE A BOOKING ENQUIRY
  • 4 days of personalised exploration of the beautiful Barrington Tops and Upper Hunter Valley
  • Morning Tea at Hunter region’s outstanding Botanic Gardens
  • Exploring the environs of Gloucester, the charming town at the foot of the Barrington Tops and the beautiful wilderness of the Barrington Tops National Park
  • Farm gate visit and fine food from local restaurants
  • Guided tour of ‘Aussie Ark’ – a conservation project to assist rehabilitation of Tasmanian Devils and other endangered cool-temperate species
  • A journey through the Upper Hunter Valley with a delicious lunch
Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast
Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast
Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast
Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast
River crossing Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast
Tassie Devil Aussie Ark
Devil Cuddles Aussie Ark
Barrinton Tops Mist Image Credit: Destination Barrington Coast