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Lakes Entrance, Batemans Bay & Merimbula

6 Days

$2979 Per Person

Single Supplement 560

Monday 4th November 2024

“Embark on a scenic journey through Australia’s countryside and coastal gems with our meticulously crafted holiday itinerary. From charming towns like Gundagai to coastal delights in Batemans Bay and Lakes Entrance, immerse yourself in nature, culture, and culinary delights. Explore wildlife at Mogo Zoo, indulge in cheese tasting at Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, and unwind with creative resin art classes. Join us for an unforgettable adventure blending relaxation and exploration.”

Itinerary

Monday 4th November 2024 Bateman's Bay

All Aboard! Today we begin our relaxing holiday to Batemans Bay. Set off traveling through Gundagai where we will be having a stop for lunch. Concluding lunch, we continue on through Bungendore and Braidwood till we reach Batemans Bay. For the next two nights our accommodation will be at the Araluen Motor Lodge, Batehaven.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Tuesday 5th November 2024 Bateman's Bay- Clyde River Cruise

After and hearty Breakfast we visit Mogo Zoo, enjoy morning tea and a talk with the keepers. While roaming around viewing the many animals Lions, Rhinos, Giraffes, Monkeys and Tigers. Then we enjoy a Lunch Cruise on the Clyde River. Clyde River National Park is a secluded water sport playground near Batemans Bay, just waiting to be explored. With 9km of river frontage, steep forested hills, tree-lined foreshores with mangroves, and rare patches of saltmarsh, there are plenty of beautiful locations to discover. We then board the coach for a scenic drive stopping along the way at Mossy Point Lookout where we enjoy afternoon tea. We return to our motel to freshen up for dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wednesday 6th November 2024 Bateman's Bay - Merimbula

This experience this morning will be tranquil and peaceful as we visit the stunning Rectory Gardens, All Saints Bodella. The Rectory Garden, All Saints Bodalla, is a private garden open to the public throughout the year. There are 12 unique gardens featuring approximately 1,000 plants and trees across the three acre property, adjacent to the historic All Saints Church. We then visit the Bodalla Dairy Shed and see where they pasteurise and bottle our Living Milk and make our renowned Bodalla Bush Tucker Cheeses. Then we stop for lunch in Narooma beforeheading to The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a great place to explore the world of Bega Cheese. The Heritage Centre offers visitors the chance to try our world famous cheese and to learn about the history of dairying and Bega Cheese in the Bega Valley. The Centre was built in 1993 and is a faithful reproduction of the original ‘creamery’ building constructed in 1899. At the Centre you can sample and purchase a selection of Bega Cheese. We also sell a wide range of Australian cheese. We have a great range of souvenirs, farm-themed giftware, local jams & honey. We continue our journey to Merimbula as we visit the Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf. Our 70,000 litre Oceanarium is a stand-out feature with our 28 tanks featuring local and tropical marine life of all kinds. Tonight we stay at Sapphire Waters, Merimbula.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thursday 7th November 2024 Whale Museum- Mini Golf

We enjoy breakfast before taking a lovely Town Tour of Merimbula. We visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum. The Eden Killer Whale Museum preserves Eden's whaling, timber & fishing history - including the skeleton of 'Old Tom', a famous killer whale. We take in the beautiful scenery as we stop for morning tea. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the Alfred National Park before arriving in Lakes Entrance. We delight in a fun game of mini-golf before dinner in at our accommodation for the next Two Nights - Esplanade Resort & Spa, Lakes Entrance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Friday 8th November 2024 Resin Class- Cruise

This morning we split into two groups and take part in two different activities and then alternate. One is The Saltwater Creative Co. – RESIN CLASS. Let your creative side shine as you create a lovely resin masterpiece to take home. You don’t need any skills! A wonderful way to interact with others and try something new. We also take a voyage of Discovery as we take a great casual Lonsdale Eco Cruise though the Gippsland Lakes with an expert commentary by the Captain, onboard the historic Lonsdale.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday 9th November 2024

This morning we say goodbye to the beautiful seaside town of Lakes Entrance before making our way back home. We stop at the Bright Brewery for lunch. We continue home stopping at Nightingale Apples in Wandiligong to see what’s in their store and maybe purchase a cheeky apple cider, before returning home after an enjoyable tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour Terms and Conditions:

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from most major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas). For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cover the costs involved the following cancellation fees apply.  Notice given prior to Balance date or more $25 per person Administration Fee and monies that have been paid on your behalf will not be refunded. After Balance Date or once tour has departed No Refund will be given.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons. Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES:  Accommodation, itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment.  Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask our friendly staff at Cardwell’s Coach Travel or your Travel Agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such a delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach of entitle a damage claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues. New terms and conditions will apply.

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