• Pricing From $6,795 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Gold Coast
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 15
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 11 Jul 2022
  • Returns 17 Jul 2022

Nestled on the far North Coast of NSW, the Tweed Coast and Valley is one of Australia’s hidden gems, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and world class national parks. Discover the local art scene at M-Arts Precinct and venture into the serene World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park as we visit Mount Warning. Join us on a Sojourn which celebrates the spectacular Tweed Coast from the seaside-village charm of Kingscliff to the verdant hinterland treasure of Tamborine Mountain. Indulge in the finest of organic and sustainable produce at Farm & Co and Buck’s Farm and discover why this region has become a haven for food lovers.
Stay four nights at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa boasting first class facilities in a sub-tropical setting and two nights at Hazelwood Estate, a luxury country retreat neighbouring World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. Touring also of Byron Bay, Nimbin, Uki and Murwillumbah Incredible scenery, exceptional cuisine and luxury accommodation – the perfect Sojourn!

Highlights

  • Visit Mount Warning in World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, the jewel of the Tweed
  • Touring of Byron Bay, Nimbin, Uki, Murwillumbah and Mount Tamborine
  • Spot local flora and fauna on an eco river cruise
  • Ride the world’s first solar train to Byron Bay and visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Indulge in bush tucker and exotic fruits at Buck’s Farm and organic paddock to plate fare at Farm & Co
  • Visit M-Arts Precinct to view local artwork
  • Lunch at Mavis’, formerly a dairy farm, now an organic and chemical-free foodie’s destination
  • Spend 4 nights at the luxurious Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff and 2 nights at Hazelwood Estate, a luxury retreat nestled next to Lamington National Park
  • Includes return economy flights to the Gold Coast from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code TC2201*
Departs 11 Jul 2022
Returns 17 Jul 2022
Price From $6,795 pp
Single Supplement FREE*
Day 1: Arrive Gold Coast

Transfer from Gold Coast Airport to the Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, a luxurious beachside resort situated on Kingscliff ’s stunning beach. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight at the award-winning Paper Daisy featuring an Australian coastal themed menu.

Overnight: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa or similar

Day 2: Byron Bay & Nimbin

This morning we take the world’s first solar train to Byron Bay, Australia’s easternmost destination. We will visit the renowned Cape Byron Lighthouse built in 1901, which offers visitors an insight into what life was like in the days of the lighthouse keepers. Head to Nimbin, where we enjoy a walking tour of this colourful alternative lifestyle centre in the Northern Rivers region.

Overnight: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa or similar

Day 3: Uki & Mount Warning

Begin the day with a visit to the tiny town of Uki where we have a coffee roasting experience in the post office turned gallery and cafe. Enjoy lunch at Mavis’, a 25-acre former dairy farm nestled at the base of the majestic Wollumbin-Mt Warning. Surrounded by World Heritage rain forest and the fertile farmland of the lush Tweed Valley, the produce here is sourced locally and harvested seasonally.

Tour M-Arts Precinct this afternoon in Murwillumbah, a vibrant place where local artists display their artworks. The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre showcase a dedicated gallery where artworks from the collection are staged.

Later we drive to Mount Warning in World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park, part of the Tweed Range in the Northern Rivers region which was formed from a volcanic plug of the now-gone Tweed Volcano which erupted around 23 million years ago. Dinner tonight is at Fins Kingscliff.

Overnight: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa or similar

Day 4: Tweed Coast & Valley

Enjoy an eco river cruise along Stott’s Island to a riverside village – Tumbulgum or Chinderah (tide dependent). Follow the path of the pioneers and hear the region’s history while viewing many tree species and an abundance of bird life including watching birds of prey being fed. Located in the beautiful rainforest bushland of the Tweed Valley is Buck’s Farm, producer of bush tucker and exotic fruits which we tour this afternoon. Visit Husk Distillery and sample their specialty gin before our Italian dinner this evening.

Overnight: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa or similar

Day 5: Tweed - Lamington National Park

Experience organic paddock to plate farming at its best at Farm & Co today as we enjoy produce grown directly on the property utilising the best of both traditional agriculture and modern techniques. Transfer to Hazelwood Estate, a luxury country retreat nestled next to World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.

Overnight: Hazelwood Estate or similar

Day 6: Tamborine Mountain

Following an optional bushwalk, we head to the lush Gold Coast Hinterland and Tamborine Mountain, which enjoys a subtropical highland climate. Visit Albert River Wines to tour the homestead and enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. Wander Mt Tamborine village which celebrates the wares of local artisans before returning to Hazelwood Estate for our farewell dinner this evening.

Overnight: Hazelwood Estate or similar

Day 7: Depart Gold Coast

After breakfast, we transfer to Gold Coast Airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of an enchanting summer Sojourn on the Tweed Coast.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Return flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane are included to the Gold Coast. Please advise us of your preferred departure location so we can book these in for you.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre 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.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.