4 DAY TOUR Spring 2024 Discover the delights of the Western Plains including the wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol and the Wellington Caves



DAY 1: TAREE/FORSTER TO DUBBO                          

Monday 16th September

Welcome to our 4 day getaway to the Golden West of NSW. Sit back and meet
your fellow travellers as we depart home. Travelling via Raymond Terrace we
reach the Hunter Valley mid-morning where we discover the sensational sights,
colours and fragrances of the stunning Hunter Valley Gardens. We enjoy a
delicious morning tea in the Tea House before exploring over 25 hectares of
spectacular flowers, trees and shrubs. Take in the views from the lookout, rest
above the waterfalls in the Sunken Garden or step back in time with your
favourite characters in the Storybook Garden. We’ll finish our morning here
with a stroll through the Shopping Village. We reach Denman where the
friendly folk at the Denman Hotel will be waiting to greet us for lunch. Back on
board we head for Dubbo, arriving late afternoon. We are here for the next
three nights so now is the time to find our rooms and settle in.

Lunch at the Denman Hotel | Dinner at Hotel



Tuesday 17th September

We begin our touring at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo – home to more than
1100 animals from around the world, many of them endangered species. The
zoo is in the unique position to allow many of the animals to roam freely and to
be viewed without the visual barriers of fences, bars or glass, instead using a
system of dry and water filled moats. A zoo keeper will step onboard our
coach and explain the open range layout and some of the behind-the-scenes
operations of the Zoo. Leaving the park, we discover Dundullimal Homestead.
We’ll be led through the historic homestead where the slab house and stone
stables that remain, bear testimony to the hardships and conditions of colonial
life. After an early dinner this evening, we’re off to the Dubbo Observatory for
a night sky and telescope tour. On a clear evening we listen to an astronomy
presentation where stars, planets and constellations are unveiled. Through a
telescope, witness the wonders of the skies and the galaxies that are out of our
reach. What a fantastic way to end our day!

Breakfast & dinner at the Hotel | Lunch own arrangements at Zoo


Wednesday 18th September

Exploring local sights today, we set off for nearby Narromine. Situated on the
Macquarie River, this place is home to Glenn McGrath. Visiting the Narromine
Aviation Museum we’ll discover a captivating exhibition of artefacts,
documents and photographs which tell the story of aviation as it unfolded on
one of Australia’s most historic aerodromes. Lunch has been arranged for us at
the quirky and unique Soul Food Depot & Gallery housed in Narromine’s iconic
packing shed. Back in Dubbo, we make our way to the Old Dubbo Gaol for a
self-guided tour. Originally a courthouse lockup, it closed operations as a
penal institution in 1966. Now a tourist attraction, it has been fully restored and
home to a large display of animatronic models and holographic displays
which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era of barbaric
prison life. Our final visit today, is to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor
Experience. We’ll spend the remainder of our afternoon being entertained by
stories of heroic doctors, nurses and pilots of their challenges performing
lifesaving medical care across remote areas of Australia.

Breakfast and Dinner at hotel | Lunch at Soul Food Depot & Gallery


Thursday 19th September

Sadly, our tour must come to an end today. Farewelling our hosts, we make
our way south arriving to the Wellington Caves. Our guided tour will unearth a
hidden and ancient landscape. The natural beauty of the caves will be long
talked about on our drive through to Merriwa. We view the artistic talent of the
Merriwa Art Silos depicting a flock of sheep wearing red socks in a canola
field, why the red socks? The artist pays homage to the town’s beloved annual
Festival of the Fleeces. We stay on for lunch at the Merriwa RSL Club before we
express home with comfort stops along the way.

Breakfast in the Hotel | Lunch at Merriwa RSL Club

Tour Inclusions:

• Travel on board our Modern, Luxury Touring Coach
• Complimentary bottled water will be made available during the 4 days of
• 3 Nights Motel Accommodation – Quality Inn Dubbo International
• 3 Motel Cooked Breakfasts
• 3 Motel 2 course Dinners
• 3 included lunches
• 30 min History Talk of Hunter Valley Gardens
• Morning Tea at Hunter Valley Gardens in the Garden Terrace Restaurant
• Lunch at the Denman Hotel day 1
• Entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo
• 2.5 Hour guided tour of Taronga Western Plains Zoo
• Entry and guided tour at Dundullimal Homestead
• Entry at Dubbo Observatory and Night Sky Telescope viewing
• Entry, Morning Tea and Self-guided tour at Narromine Aviation Museum
• Lunch at Soul Food Design Depot and Gallery, day 3
• Entry and Self-guided tour at Old Dubbo Gaol
• Entry and guided tour at the Royal Flying Doctor Service
• Guided Tour and Morning Tea at Wellington Caves
• Lunch at Merriwa RSL Club, day 4

Cost $1270.00 per person twin share
 $1560.00 per person single

Terms, Conditions and Refund Policies:

All Tours require a minimum of 50% deposit 90 days prior to
departure to secure all bookings.

Cancellation fees will be levied relative to the amount of notice given:
90-61 days – full refund*
60-45 days -loss of deposit (equivalent to 50% of the respective fare)
44 – 30 days – loss of 25% of fare plus deposit.
29 days or less before and the day of departure: loss of complete fare (100% of fare).

• Where by a tour does not proceed due to government travel restrictions
being set in place a full refund of the ticket price will be issued within 14
days after the date the tour was due to depart.
• Full refunds may also be given at the discretion of Tinonee Bus Company
management upon application.
• In the case of concert or sporting tours, where admission tickets are purchased in advance, a minimum cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of
admission tickets+ fees will apply.
• Some accommodations require prepayment and refunds will be subject to
their own conditions.
• All itineraries are subject to change, Tinonee Bus Company cannot be held
responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc as well
as due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions,
e.g., churches, wineries etc.
• All tours require a minimum number of passengers to proceed. Where by
the minimum number has not been met a full refund will be issued to the
passenger within 14 days from the date Tinonee Bus Company has made
the decision not to proceed with the tour.
• Tinonee Bus Company strongly recommends that all passengers have travel
insurance and accepts no responsibility for any lost or damaged personal
• All Tinonee Bus Company Touring Buses and Coaches are fully seat belted
and passengers are advised that they must be worn at all times whilst
• Smoking and Vaping is prohibited onboard all Tinonee Bus Company
Vehicles at all times and other fees and charges may be incurred.

Payment Terms:

• 50% of fare is required 90 days prior to departure – this will secure numbers and
refunds will be given as per the “Terms, Conditions and Refund Policies” above.

• Full Payment is required to be completed within 60 days of the departure date of all tours*

• Payment arrangements may be made on application with Tinonee Bus Company Management.

By purchasing a ticket on any Tinonee Bus Company tour the passenger fully
understands and accepts the above mentioned
Terms, Conditions, Refund Policies and Payment Terms.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.


*payment arrangements maybe made on application with Tinonee Bus Company

Additional information

Room Type

Twin Share, Single


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