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Cross Country Tours Pty Ltd
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                                                HOLIDAY TOURS
                                                INTERNATIONAL TOURS




 Specialising In Over 50’s Touring
             Issue #25
             May 2009
www.crosscountrytours.com.au
        Ph: (07) 3869 7444
       ABN 82 010 745 561 ACN 010 745 561
                 TAG LIC No 767
                                                                               seating requirements for medical reasons will still be taken into
                        THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT                           consideration with the presentation of a medical certificate.
                            OUR DAY TOUR PROGRAM                               Please mention this at the time of booking. All current medical
                                                                               certificates are required to be updated from October 1 each
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            BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Our travel consultants will                year.
            be happy to discuss the closest pickup point for you and
            departure time will be confirmed at time of booking. Traffic       ITINERARIES are printed as a guide and although correct
            congestion may cause delays but for the convenience of other       when published, they are subject to change without notice.
            travellers, please arrive for your tour no later than 10 minutes   Cross Country Tours accepts no responsibility for alterations
            prior to the given time.                                           to itineraries caused by bad weather conditions or other
                                                                               factors outside our control, including change of ownership or
            LIMITED PICK-UPS: In some instances due to tour content            management of venues.
            and/or distance(s) to be travelled, it is necessary to adopt
            limited pick-ups. These tours are designated accordingly and       MEALS AND ADMISSION CHARGES are included as
            are generally limited to centralised pick-ups.                     specified in individual tour descriptions. If you have medical
                                                                               dietary needs, please advise us when booking and we will
                                                                               endeavour to have those needs met, however, this cannot
            RETURN TIMES to the central pickup listed will be
                                                                               be guaranteed. For the comfort and safety of all passengers,
            approximately 5.00pm - 5.30pm and every effort and care will
                                                                               smoking, eating or drinking is NOT permitted on our coaches.
            be taken to return as close as possible to the scheduled times.
                                                                               TAXIS are provided on day tours where an evening arrival
            CLOCK TIMES:  Clock indicates tours where the return to
            the city is expected to be later than 5.30pm.                      home is scheduled. We provide this service to a limited area
                                                                               along our pickup routes. To find out if we cover your address
            BOOKINGS are as simple as telephoning the Cross Country            please phone our office.
            Tours Office on 3869 7444 Monday to Friday 8.30am
            - 5.00pm Saturday 8.00am - 12.00noon or completing a                            IMPORTANT MESSAGE
            callback request on our website. Some tours are more popular
            than others and early bookings are encouraged to avoid                   DAY TOUR PICKUP RUNS ARE COLOUR CODED
            disappointment.                                                      Brisbane City pickups (Route 1) in BLUE.
                                                                                 Time listed is for Palace Backpackers in Ann
            FARES are to be paid to the hostess on tour.                         Street opposite the Mincom Building.
            Exceptions are:
            a) Tours booked through your local Travel Agent where                Redcliffe pickups (Route 2) in RED.
            payment is required in full to the Agent.                            Time listed is for the Redcliffe Jetty.
            b) Tours marked “PREPAYMENT” where payment is required
            by Cross Country Tours Pty Ltd one month prior to departure.         Pine Rivers pickups (Route 3) in GREEN.
                                                                                 Time listed is for the Westfield Strathpine bus
            Fares can also be paid by credit card up until 2 working days        interchange.
            before departure. Child’s fare applies to children aged 4 to 15         Cross Country Tours have numerous pickup points for
            years. Child fares available for all tours by telephoning 3869                 Day Tours throughout the areas listed.
            7444.                                                                  Please telephone our office for details of the closest
                                                                                                  boarding point for you.
            CANCELLATIONS: For the convenience of wait-listed
            passengers it is essential to notify us by phone on                       “Clock” indicates tours where the return to the advertised
                                                                                            pickup is expected to be 5.30pm or later.
            3869 7444 as soon as a necessity arises to cancel a booking.
            Emergency After Hours Mobile 0408 158 739.
                                                                               COVER PHOTO - ELM TREES SOUTH OF ARMIDALE, NSW.
            SEATING: Our luxury custom built coaches offer air
            suspension providing the most comfortable ride on the road...      Why not see the area for yourself in person on the
            no matter where you sit! Our computer will automatically           “Splendour In The Hunter” tour for 7 days? The tour
            allocate your seat number on a first booked basis. Special         departs September 25, 2009. Read more on page 48.

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            Mary Valley Rattler                                              pause at Highfield’s Jacaranda Manor travelling along the
            Limited Pickups                                                   Great Dividing Range country returning via scenic Murphy’s
            May 24 (Sun)                                                      Creek to complete this day. Fare includes morning tea,
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            7.00am City/Ann St                                                entries and lunch.
            Back by popular demand, this steam train journey takes                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $56.00 each
            you through the scenic Mary Valley from Gympie to Imbil.                               Adult $58.00 each
            It’s an absolutely fabulous journey taking in the villages of                      Group of 5 @ $54.00 each
            Dagan, Amamoor and Kandanga, followed by lunch at Imbil.
            Morning tea, lunch and train ride are included.                   Join Us For A Concert With The Golden Age Senior
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                          Citizens At Bribie!
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $76.00 each                      May 27 (Wed)
                               Adult $78.00 each                              7.15am City/Ann St
                           Group of 5 @ $74.00 each                           Bribie Island Golden Age Senior Citizens Association invites
                                                                              you to experience their island. After morning tea we will be
            Rudd’s Pub                                                        taken on a tour of the island followed by a satisfying lunch
            May 25 (Mon)                                                      and entertaining concert. Lucky door prizes will be on offer
            8.00am Redcliffe Jetty                                            before returning to Brisbane in air-conditioned comfort.
            Situated 38 kilometres south of Toowoomba, in the heart           Morning tea, tour, lunch and concert all included in the fare.
            of the Darling Downs, is Rudd’s Pub, an historic, relaxing                    Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $41.00 each
            hotel in the small village of Nobby. The hotel is famous for                           Adult $43.00 each
            Steele Rudd’s “Dad & Dave’s On Our Selection”. Author                              Group of 5 @ $39.00 each
            Steele Rudd used to sit in the pub to pen his stories and
            the locals have carried on the tradition with story telling and   Ikea
            bush poetry. The walls of the pub itself are lined with much      May 28 (Thu)
            pubabilia and photographs. Come and experience some               9.30am City/Ann St
            real country hospitality and the lovely countryside as we         The huge new IKEA complex at Slacks Creek can definitely
            return home via Cunningham’s Gap. Morning tea and lunch           claim to be a one stop shop for the home. Bedding,
            are included today.                                               furniture, storage ideas, bathroom accessories or even a
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $62.00 each                    brand new kitchen are all available under the one roof. Make
                                 Adult $64.00 each                            sure you wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot to see.
                             Group of 5 @ $60.00 each                         Passengers will be able to buy their own lunch today at the
                                                                              IKEA café - if you can drag yourself away from the shopping!
            Crows Nest Country                                                Just leave yourself enough energy for some indulgence at
            May 26 (Tue)                                                      the Darrell-Lea factory outlet on the way home. Morning tea
            8.00am City/Ann St                                                is included in the price today.
            Mountain views, majestic forests and the best lunch on the                    Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $28.00 each
            Range await you today. Travel Brisbane River Valley to Esk                             Adult $30.00 each
            and beyond to Ravensbourne National Park, taking in the                            Group of 5 @ $26.00 each
            view from Gus Beutel’s Lookout. Crows Nest is justly proud
            of its tidy town awards and close country community. Enjoy
            a tasty lunch at Crows Nest Caravan Park. Continuing, we




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            Dingo Creek Vineyard                                             a later than usual arrival home, a taxi will be organised to get
            May 28 (Thu)                                                     you home safely (limited area). Fare includes entry, show,
            7.30am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange                      dinner and taxi home (limited area).
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            Our hosts, David and Marg Gillespie, invite you to see why
                                                                                   PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
            Dingo Creek has been called one of the prettiest wineries
                                                                                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $124.00 each
            on the Sunshine Coast. Located at Traveston in the Noosa
                                                                                               Adult $136.00 each
            Hinterland, Dingo Creek Vineyard will provide us with a BBQ
            lunch made from fresh produce from the area, plus wine
                                                                             Gemstones And Goodna
            tasting and an informative talk on the history of the vineyard
                                                                             May 30 (Sat)
            and the wine industry. Morning tea, lunch and wine tasting
                                                                             8.15am City/Ann St
            are all included in the fare.
                                                                             So what do you know about faceting, cabochoning and
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $67.00 each                   metal smithing? Not much? Then this is the tour for you
                                 Adult $69.00 each                           as we visit the Gunyah Lapidary Club display at Mt Coot-
                             Group of 5 @ $65.00 each                        tha Botanical Gardens. Those who travelled with us last
                                                                             year had a great, informative morning on gemstones
            Dingo Creek Vineyard                                             before heading to Goodna RSL for a catered lunch. In the
            Limited Pickups                                                  afternoon we have the opportunity for some retail therapy at
            May 29 (Fri)                                                     DFO Jindalee, so make sure you have a long shopping list
            7.00am City/Ann St                                               as you are sure to find a bargain. Morning tea, lunch and
            Our hosts, David and Marg Gillespie, invite you to see why       entrance to the display all included in the price.
            Dingo Creek has been called one of the prettiest wineries
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $42.00 each
            on the Sunshine Coast. Located at Traveston in the Noosa
                                                                                                  Adult $44.00 each
            Hinterland, Dingo Creek Vineyard will provide us with a BBQ
                                                                                              Group of 5 @ $40.00 each
            lunch made from fresh produce from the area, plus wine
            tasting and an informative talk on the history of the vineyard
                                                                             Qld Institute Of Medical Research
            and the wine industry. Morning tea, lunch and wine tasting
                                                                             June 2 (Tue)
            are all included in the fare.
                                                                             8.30am City/Ann St
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $67.00 each                   The Qld Institute of Medical Research seems like an unlikely
                                 Adult $69.00 each                           place to run tours, but we have been reliably informed by
                             Group of 5 @ $65.00 each                        our drivers that it is one of the most interesting destinations
                                                                             that they have visited. A guided tour is given around the
            Australian Outback Spectacular                                   facilities at the Institute with morning tea provided. Come
            May 30 (Sat)                                                     along and see what ground breaking research is currently
            4.30pm City/Ann St                                               being performed in Queensland. This afternoon you will have
            This very successful attraction in South East Queensland         a chance to indulge your sweet tooth, which will round off a
            has been experienced by many of our passengers already.          very enjoyable and informative day. Morning tea, tour and
            The giant arena thunders with the hooves of the Australian       lunch included in the fare.
            stock horses as the action packed performance unfolds.
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $39.00 each
            Come along and see why this show has been so popular and
                                                                                                  Adult $41.00 each
            be part of the electric atmosphere steeped in the courage
                                                                                              Group of 5 @ $37.00 each
            and daring spirit of the outback. Enjoy a 3 course evening
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            Preston Peak Wines                                               Jondaryan Woolshed Draught Horse Expo
            June 3 (Wed)                                                     Limited Pickups
            7.30am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange                      June 7 (Sun)
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            Be organised for next Christmas. Don’t leave things till the     7.30am City/Ann St
            last minute. Sample and select the wines for the next festive    Come out to the country and experience horses working,
            season. Today we visit Preston Peak Wines where we can           demonstrating and competing in an authentic historic
            sample a selection of what is on offer. Fantastic views of the   setting. The working Draught Horse Expo is held at the
            countryside can be seen from the cellar door. A venue new        Jondaryan Woolshed with over 100 working horses testing
            to Cross Country Tours will provide lunch. Morning tea and       their skills and the ability of their handlers. There is much
            travel are also included in today’s fare.                        more to offer than horses - arts and crafts stalls, raffles and
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each                   the normal activities such as blacksmithing, sheepdogs, and
                                 Adult $60.00 each                           good country cooking. Purchase your lunch today at one
                             Group of 5 @ $56.00 each                        of the many outlets within the venue. It is a big day but one
                                                                             well worth the early start. Catered morning tea and entry are
            Triple Treat Cruise                                              included today.
            June 4 (Thu)                                                                 Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $61.00 each
            8.00am City/Ann St                                                                    Adult $63.00 each
            Come along and enjoy this cruise along the Coomera River                          Group of 5 @ $59.00 each
            to the Gold Coast Marine precinct, then travel past the
            luxury of Sanctuary Cove, Santa Barbara and Hope Island          Preston Peak Wines
            while enjoying morning tea onboard. There will be time           June 10 (Wed)
            ashore at Sanctuary Cove to explore the boutique shops           8.00am City/Ann St
            and tavern. After cruising back to Hope Harbour, enjoy           Be organised for next Christmas. Don’t leave things till the
            lunch overlooking the Marina. Morning tea, lunch and cruise      last minute. Sample and select the wines for the next festive
            included today.                                                  season. Today we visit Preston Peak Wines where we can
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                         sample a selection of what is on offer. Fantastic views of the
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $72.00 each                     countryside can be seen from the cellar door. A venue new
                               Adult $74.00 each                             to Cross Country Tours will provide lunch. Morning tea and
                                                                             travel are also included in today’s fare.
            Birds Bay Oyster Farm                                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each
            June 6 (Sat)                                                                          Adult $60.00 each
            9.00am City/Ann St                                                                Group of 5 @ $56.00 each
            This two hour eco cruise to the Birds Bay oyster lease
            will travel past mangroves and estuaries of the Tweed            Taromeo For The Stew
            River system. Birds Bay wetlands are a breeding area for         June 13 (Sat)
            many forms of bird and marine life and we will receive an        7.45am City/Ann St
            informative talk on the area as we cruise. As a bonus there      This venue is known to many and has proved popular over
            will be the opportunity to purchase pearls, souvenirs and        the years. What better time of year is there than the winter
            even freshly harvested oysters prepared by the farm chef at      to taste test the stew from Taromeo. Travel the countryside
            the oyster bar. The price includes morning tea, buffet lunch     that we do not visit often to work up a hearty appetite. With
            and cruise.                                                      morning tea, travel and lunch included, this is an enjoyable
                                                                             and relaxing day.
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $80.00 each                                 Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $57.00 each
                               Adult $82.00 each                                                  Adult $59.00 each
                                                                                              Group of 5 @ $55.00 each


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            Beaudesert Country And Horse Festival                           St Helena By Day
            June 14 (Sun)                                                   June 17 (Wed)
            8.00am City/Ann St                                              7.30am City/Ann St
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            The Beaudesert Country and Horse Festival is a unique and       Be transported across the bay and back in time… see this
            diverse festival with events to cover all tastes. Held in the   19th Century colonial outpost brought to life by St Helena
            beautiful Scenic Rim region you can experience the thrill       Theatre Troupe’s multi-skilled performers. Be entertained
            of the Rodeo, the artistry of the Art shows and the “Parade     with interesting and humorous stories from the island’s
            of a Thousand Hooves” which takes place. Purchase your          past using comedy, drama and song. Flat walking shoes
            own lunch as you enjoy the entertainment on offer. Your fare    are essential as the full tour involves considerable walking
            today includes morning tea and entry.                           (nearly all on level ground) with plenty of stops. Come and
                                                                            enjoy this fascinating day from Australia’s colonial past. Fare
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $39.00 each
                                                                            includes morning tea, cruise & basket lunch.
                                 Adult $41.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $37.00 each                             PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $77.00 each
            Christmas Cheer Mid Year                                                           Adult $79.00 each
            June 15 (Mon)
            7.45am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange                     Christmas Cheer Mid Year
            Imagine the fresh, cool, mountain air on a winter’s day, the    June 18 (Thu)
            warmth of an open fire, wonderful company and a delicious       7.45am Redcliffe Jetty
            Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Cross Country Tours     Imagine the fresh, cool, mountain air on a winter’s day, the
            invite you, our special guest to “Christmas Cheer Mid Year”,    warmth of an open fire, wonderful company and a delicious
            a winter’s Christmas celebration on Springbrook Mountain.       Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Cross Country Tours
            On the way we’ll stop for morning tea and a visit to the        invite you, our special guest to “Christmas Cheer Mid Year”,
            observatory. Morning tea, entry and lunch included.             a winter’s Christmas celebration on Springbrook Mountain.
                                                                            On the way we’ll stop for morning tea and a visit to the
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                            observatory. Morning tea, entry and lunch included.
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $80.00 each
                               Adult $82.00 each                                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                           Group of 5 @ $78.00 each                                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $80.00 each
                                                                                               Adult $82.00 each
            Christmas Cheer Mid Year                                                       Group of 5 @ $78.00 each
            June 16 (Tue)
            8.00am City/Ann St                                              Crystal Creek Miniatures
            Imagine the fresh, cool, mountain air on a winter’s day, the    June 19 (Fri)
            warmth of an open fire, wonderful company and a delicious       8.00am City/Ann St
            Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Cross Country Tours     ‘It’s a horse of course’ so small! Yet these little animals and
            invite you, our special guest to “Christmas Cheer Mid Year”,    tiny foals are specially bred by Palmdale Stud along with the
            a winter’s Christmas celebration on Springbrook Mountain.       miniature cows and donkeys. These adorable small animals
            On the way we’ll stop for morning tea and a visit to the        fascinate all who see them. Crystal Creek Miniatures will
            observatory. Morning tea, entry and lunch included.             take you on an informative tour around the stud before
                                                                            enjoying a delicious lunch in their café. The coach tour
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                            through the Tweed Valley adds to a great day, which includes
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $80.00 each
                                                                            tour, morning tea, and lunch.
                               Adult $82.00 each
                           Group of 5 @ $78.00 each                                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $56.00 each
                                                                                                 Adult $58.00 each
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            Meander And Munch At Montville                                   technology. The growth of Brisbane’s port is testimony to the
            June 20 (Sat)                                                    forward thinking of the Port Authority. Morning tea, lunch
            8.00am City/Ann St                                               and guided tour are included.
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            Meandering is a magnificent pastime, especially when you
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $42.00 each
            get to visit picturesque places like Montville. And the best
                                                                                                  Adult $44.00 each
            thing about today is that touring through the Sunshine
                                                                                              Group of 5 @ $40.00 each
            Coast Hinterland is just as pretty as the destination. After
            a relaxing drive north, the morning is yours to explore
                                                                             Back To The Tivoli At Twin Towns
            Montville. Maybe you are interested in the Cuckoo Clock
                                                                             June 24 (Wed)
            Centre, perhaps pottery and handcrafts are more your thing,
                                                                             8.00am City/Ann St
            or maybe you find it hard to resist the fudge shop or the
                                                                             Back to the Tivoli at Twin Towns is inviting all interested
            chocolate shop or the candy shop – so much to choose
                                                                             parties to share a morning of entertainment, fun and
            from. Lunch at the new Montville Cafe, Bar and Grill is sure
                                                                             enjoyment. Come along and join Morning Melodies at this
            to satisfy. Morning tea and lunch are included.
                                                                             world class venue as they perform and sing and entertain.
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                         With a light morning tea, show and lunch at ‘The Four
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each                     Seasons Grill’, this day will be sure to please.
                               Adult $60.00 each
                                                                                   PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                           Group of 5 @ $56.00 each
                                                                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $61.00 each
                                                                                                Adult $63.00 each
            Sunday At The Bull And Barley Inn
                                                                                            Group of 5 @ $59.00 each
            June 21 (Sun)
            8.00am City/Ann St
                                                                             Spirit Of The Eagle: A Tribute To John Denver
            June is a wonderful time to go for a country drive in South
                                                                             June 26 (Fri)
            East Queensland. Cambooya is in the heart of Steele Rudd
                                                                             7.45am Redcliffe Jetty
            Country. Here you will find country hospitality and old-
                                                                             7.45am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
            fashioned charm in the tranquil setting of fields of golden
                                                                             John Denver - a name all of us know. Come one and
            grain. The Bull and Barley Inn has recently been restored to
                                                                             all to the Boonah Cultural Centre where we enjoy the
            its former grandeur, boasting an authentic 1900s old world
                                                                             dynamic voice of Trevor Knight as he presents ‘A Tribute to
            atmosphere with displays of interesting historic pieces and
                                                                             John Denver’. Close your eyes and listen and you would
            photographs. Experience the colonial charm today of a
                                                                             swear that John was actually performing himself. This
            truly unique Australian hotel as you enjoy a hearty meal in
                                                                             exceptionally high performance concert is one not to be
            the dining room and sit by the open fires. Your fare today
                                                                             missed. A local hotel meal for lunch, morning tea and show
            includes morning tea, lunch and travelling.
                                                                             are included in today’s fare.
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
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                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $66.00 each
                                                                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $62.00 each
                               Adult $68.00 each
                                                                                                Adult $64.00 each
                           Group of 5 @ $64.00 each
                                                                                            Group of 5 @ $60.00 each
            Port Of Brisbane
            June 23 (Tue)
            7.45am City/Ann St
            Cross Country Tours has not been able to meet the demand
            for this tour so fortunately we are able to again present this
            very interesting day. Our guide will explain the intricacies
            of this important facility with its world best practices and



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            The Handmade Expo                                                different varieties can be purchased from the factory. Closed
            June 27 (Sat)                                                    in shoes must be worn today. Morning tea, tour and lunch
            7.45am City/Ann St                                               combined with beautiful scenery are all included in the fare.
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            7.30am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $55.00 each
            7.30am Redcliffe Jetty
                                                                                                  Adult $57.00 each
            Are you into hand crafts? Do you make things from wood?
                                                                                              Group of 5 @ $53.00 each
            Would you like new ideas for gifts or crafts to make yourself.
            This venue is for you. With over ninety stalls of lovingly
                                                                             Northside Singers Celebrate 150th Birthday Of
            handmade and crafted products for sale from food to
                                                                             Queensland “Look At Us Now”
            clothing, accessories to timber wares, jewellery to toys…..
                                                                             July 5 (Sun)
            you name it, you will pretty much find it. The Handmade          8:30am City/Ann St
            Expo is a new market in Ipswich and the organisers want to       Who would have thought you could look and sound this
            share their passion for all things handmade within the region.   good when you turn 150? Queensland officially celebrates
            The huge range of products will surely cater for all tastes,     its 150th birthday this year and the Northside Singers have
            young and old, trendy and traditional, male and female.          put together a wonderful singing tribute to our great state.
            The list is really endless. Come and share this day with us.     After an enjoyable lunch at the Arana Leagues Club bistro we
            Included in today’s price is morning tea, entry and catered      head to north Brisbane for a tableau of story and song tracing
            lunch.                                                           Queensland’s history from the earliest days up to the present.
                                                                             Morning tea, lunch and show included in the fare.
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $42.00 each
                                 Adult $44.00 each                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $42.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $40.00 each                                             Adult $44.00 each

            Come Cruise On The Kookaburra Queen                              Cruise The Brisbane River To The Bremer River
            June 30 (Tue)                                                    July 7 (Tue)
            9.30am City/Ann St                                               7:45am City/Ann St
            Come aboard the Kookaburra Queen, cruise the scenic              8:00am Redcliffe Jetty
            Brisbane River and see the city from another angle. Notice       With the tides suitable, we can’t miss the opportunity to again
            the changing skyline and the expensive homes along               present this excellent cruise. Board the stylish Lady Brisbane
            the river bank as the boat cruises by. Enjoy a delightful        to witness the change in land use along the river. Pass the
            smorgasbord lunch during the cruise. Relax and take in the       city skyline, Southbank, the flying fox colony at Indooroopilly
            cool air from the outside deck. With morning tea, lunch and      Island, Lone Pine, the newer suburbs of Westlake and Riverhills
            cruise included in the price, this day is one that should not    and the Moggill car ferry. Remember Brisbane exists because
            be missed.                                                       of our river! Enjoy this winters day cruising the river in both
                                                                             directions. No sharp heels, please ladies. Tour includes
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                         morning tea and BBQ lunch aboard.
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $57.00 each
                               Adult $59.00 each                                   PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $84.00 each
            Madura The Australian Tea Company-Excellence In Tea                                 Adult $86.00 each
            July 3 (Fri)
            8:00am City/Ann St
            Who enjoys a good hot cuppa? Especially premium quality
            tea. Come with us to learn about the history of tea, including
            a one hour walk and tour of the factory. The Madura Tea
            Company offers a range of tea products and herbal teas for
            you to purchase. The price is the same as the supermarket but



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            Luncheon For Breast Cancer At Bigriggen                              be given to shop for all things ginger before heading home.
            July 11 (Sat)                                                        Morning tea, tours and lunch included today.
            7:45am City/Ann St
                                                                                              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $67.00 each
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            The Beaudesert Breast Cancer Support Group are holding
                                                                                                       Adult $69.00 each
            their annual fundraising luncheon and have invited us to be
                                                                                                   Group of 5 @ $65.00 each
            a part of the day. Please come along to support this worthy
            cause. Enjoy the scenery on the way to Rathdowney before
            arriving to a hearty billy tea and damper morning tea. Work up
                                                                                 Come And See The Pat Rafter Arena!!
            an appetite for a roast lunch while browsing the stalls selling      July 17 (Fri)
            homemade items and listening to the jazz band and poet. If           8:30am City/Ann St
            you are able, please wear pink to get into the spirit of the day.    The newly constructed Queensland State Tennis Centre, known
            Morning tea and lunch are included in the price.                     as Pat Rafter Arena, has twenty-three courts representing all
                                                                                 playing surfaces (hardcourt, clay and grass). The main stadium
                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $57.00 each                      at this massive complex at Tennyson will have a capacity of
                                  Adult $59.00 each                              5500 people (with an extra temporary seating option of 1500
                              Group of 5 @ $55.00 each                           seats). Travel with us today to get a behind the scenes look
                                                                                 at this impressive new complex as well as a guided tour of the
            Queensland Home Garden Expo                                          Queensland State Archives nearby. Both tours, morning tea
            July 12 (Sun)                                                        and lunch are all included today.
            7:30am City/Ann St
                                                                                              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $42.00 each
            Come along and enjoy one of the state’s largest horticultural
                                                                                                       Adult $44.00 each
            events. The Queensland Home Garden Expo is celebrating 25
                                                                                                   Group of 5 @ $40.00 each
            years of gardening magic. From flowers to fences, mowers to
            mulchers; there is lots to see and do. The expo features more
            than 360 exhibitors offering the latest in garden tools, pots,       Menopause The Musical
            books, accessories, garden art and more. A variety of choices        July 18 (Sat)
            are available for you to purchase your own lunch today. There        8:30am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
            will be lots of “Innovation”, “Inspiration” and “Information” with   9:00am City/Ann St
            new displays and demonstrations abounding and many of the            This hilarious celebration of women and “The Change” has
            usual notorieties in the gardening field attending. Morning tea      been drawing full capacity audiences in Australia for the last
            and entry are included today.                                        three years. Many in the audiences have reported that they are
                                                                                 seeing it for the second or third time as they just had to bring
                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $44.00 each
                                                                                 their friends along or see it again for themselves – and they still
                                  Adult $48.00 each
                                                                                 love it! Come with us to the Empire Theatre and see what all
                                                                                 the laughter is about. Lunch, show and taxi home (limited area)
            Gingertown
                                                                                 are all included. Enjoy!
            July 15 (Wed)
            7:30am City/Ann St                                                          PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
            Usually we use Gingertown as a scrumptious lunch venue, but                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $97.00 each
            there is a whole lot more to the Ginger Factory than just food.                          Adult $99.00 each
            Today we will have the opportunity to experience the “Tastes                         Group of 5 @ $95.00 each
            of Ginger Tour”; a fully escorted tour that follows the journey
            that ginger takes from farming to processing with a bird’s eye
            view of the world’s largest ginger factory. Also enjoy the most
            recent addition to the property at Yandina - the “Overboard
            Tour”; a light-hearted global adventure in a lifeboat. Time will




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            Australian Narrow Gauge                                            Christmas In July
            July 19 (Sun)                                                      July 24 (Fri)
            7:30am City/Ann St                                                 9:00am Redcliffe Jetty
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            Today we will visit the Durundur Railway which operates steam      Those who are regular travellers with Cross Country Tours will
            train rides from Woodford Station to Storey Brook Cottage          know that our Christmas in July day tours are full with food and
            and back. This train is completely operated and maintained         fun. Did we mention the food? A roast Christmas in July lunch
            by volunteers from the Australian Narrow Gauge Railway             with all the trimmings follows a morning of country touring.
            Museum Society. After morning tea we will catch one of the         A gentle drive home again allows for that other traditional
            morning runs before heading to the Woodford Golf Club for          Christmas activity - the after lunch snooze! Morning tea, lunch
            a roast meal. A scenic route home via Dayboro will give us         and country driving included in the fare.
            the opportunity to experience magnificent views from the
                                                                                     PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
            Glasshouse Mountains to Brisbane City. Steam train, morning
            tea and lunch are included.
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
                                                                                                  Adult $54.00 each
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $54.00 each                                    Group of 5 @ $50.00 each
                                 Adult $56.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $52.00 each                          Christmas In July
                                                                               July 25 (Sat)
            Brunswick Heads                                                    9:30am City/Ann St
            July 20 (Mon)                                                      Those who are regular travellers with Cross Country Tours will
            8:00am City/Ann St                                                 know that our Christmas in July day tours are full with food and
            Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Rock Pools, Mt Tomewin,                fun. Did we mention the food? A roast Christmas in July lunch
            Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Ocean               with all the trimmings follows a morning of country touring.
            Shores. WOW! If you haven’t taken this tour with beautiful         A gentle drive home again allows for that other traditional
            valleys, majestic mountains, interesting towns and the ocean       Christmas activity - the after lunch snooze! Morning tea, lunch
            then you are missing out on some of the southern QLD and           and country driving included in the fare.
            northern NSW border districts most scenic areas. Morning tea,
            lunch and some of the best touring is all part of today.
                                                                                     PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each                                        Adult $54.00 each
                                 Adult $60.00 each                                            Group of 5 @ $50.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $56.00 each
                                                                               Cabarlah Markets
            Christmas In July                                                  July 26 (Sun)
            July 23 (Thu)                                                      7:45am City/Ann St
            9:00am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange                        7:45am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
            Those who are regular travellers with Cross Country Tours will     Now here’s a way to enjoy a Sunday! Travel up the Range
            know that our Christmas in July day tours are full with food and   to Toowoomba and along the New England Highway north
            fun. Did we mention the food? A roast Christmas in July lunch      to the tiny hamlet of Cabarlah. Discover the delights of the
            with all the trimmings follows a morning of country touring.       country market, music and stalls, where you will be able to
            A gentle drive home again allows for that other traditional        purchase a little nibbly or two for morning tea before enjoying
            Christmas activity - the after lunch snooze! Morning tea, lunch    a scrumptious lunch at a local tavern. Lunch and touring are
            and country driving included in the fare.                          included today.
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $51.00 each
                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each                                            Adult $53.00 each
                               Adult $54.00 each                                                Group of 5 @ $49.00 each
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            Horsing Around                                                       salads, dessert and tea or coffee make this day complete.
            July 28 (Tue)                                                        Morning tea, cruise and lunch included today.
            7:30am City/Ann St
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            We want you to meet some very special characters. There’s
                                                                                           Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $67.00 each
            Misty and Bonnie and Long Legs and Chieftain, Shadow and
                                                                                                    Adult $69.00 each
            Chrissy and her baby Jewell. Oh! and Prince who doesn’t
            quite measure up to size. These are the gentle giants of
            Strathgorden Clydesdales. Relax in easy access comfort as
                                                                                 Brunswick Heads
            you experience these wonderful animals. Learn about the              August 1 (Sat)
            heavy horse and you can even pitch a horseshoe (if you can           7:30am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
            lift it). We’ll enjoy morning tea at the venue and tour through      7:45am Redcliffe Jetty
            the Glasshouse area to our lunch stop. Entry, morning tea and        Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Rock Pools, Mt Tomewin,
            lunch are included in today’s fare.                                  Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Ocean
                                                                                 Shores. WOW! If you haven’t taken this tour with beautiful
                         Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $54.00 each                      valleys, majestic mountains, interesting towns and the ocean
                                  Adult $56.00 each                              then you are missing out on some of the southern QLD and
                              Group of 5 @ $52.00 each                           northern NSW border districts most scenic areas. Morning tea,
                                                                                 lunch and touring is all part of today.
            Mary Valley Rattler                                                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each
            Limited Pickups                                                                           Adult $60.00 each
            July 29 (Wed)                                                                         Group of 5 @ $56.00 each
            7:00am City/Ann St
            Back by popular demand, this steam train journey takes you           River City Cruises
            through the scenic Mary Valley from Gympie to Imbil. It’s an         August 4 (Tue)
            absolutely fabulous journey taking in the villages of Dagan,         8:00am City/Ann St
            Amamoor and Kandanga. Parts of the area will radically               This morning our tour is all about sitting back and relaxing as
            change if the dam is built, so take this opportunity to enjoy this   we cruise the beautiful Brisbane River aboard the MV Neptune.
            wonderful experience. Morning tea, lunch and train ride are          Enjoy the commentary on Brisbane’s history as we cruise past
            included.                                                            riverside parks and buildings before disembarking at Newstead
                   PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                            House. Enjoy time wandering the gardens at this historic
                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $77.00 each                        location before meeting the coach to take us to our delicious
                                                                                 buffet lunch at a local club. River cruise, morning tea and
                                Adult $79.00 each
                                                                                 lunch are included.
                            Group of 5 @ $75.00 each
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            Island Explorer                                                                Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $53.00 each
            July 31 (Fri)                                                                           Adult $55.00 each
            8:15am City/Ann St
            In this busy world, we all need time to relax. Here is a great
            opportunity to do just that. Enjoy a cruise on the “Island
            Explorer”. Learn a little of the nature of the Coomera River
            and the history of South Stradbroke Island. Time spent at the
            resort on South Straddie helps make this day a relaxing one.
            Commune with the local wildlife or simply sit and enjoy the
            view - the choice is yours. A smorgasbord lunch of cold meats,




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            Strawberry Fields                                                   enough to enjoy morning tea before returning to Gympie for a
            August 5 (Wed)                                                      roast lunch at the Gympie RSL. Morning tea, rail trip and lunch
            7:45am City/Ann St                                                  are included in the fare today.
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            Strawberry season runs from June to November making
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            August an excellent time of the year to enjoy the delights of
                                                                                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $80.00 each
            Strawberry Fields at Palmview on the Sunshine Coast. A
                                                                                                   Adult $82.00 each
            tour of the farm will give the opportunity to pick our own
            strawberries that can be enjoyed at lunch time with fresh
                                                                                               Group of 5 @ $78.00 each
            cream and ice-cream or saved and taken home for enjoyment
            later. An alternate route home will highlight more of the natural   Bay Of Islands Cruise
            scenery north of Brisbane. Morning tea, tour and lunch              August 9 (Sun)
            included today.                                                     7:00am Redcliffe Jetty
                                                                                8:00am City/Ann St
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $58.00 each                      This tour has been introduced by popular demand. We will
                                 Adult $60.00 each                              spend a wonderful day island hopping in Moreton Bay. There
                             Group of 5 @ $56.00 each                           will be a chance to stretch your legs and explore Karragarra
                                                                                Island. Bring your togs if you want a swim or just plan to relax
            Australian Motorcycle Museum                                        on a sandy beach. The sun and fresh air will be uplifting as we
            August 6 (Thu)                                                      explore the beauty right on Brisbane’s doorstep. Morning tea,
            8:15am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange                         lunch and afternoon tea are included in the fare.
            Our tour today heads to the Australian Motorcycle Museum
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            at Haigslea. This purpose built building houses a massive
                                                                                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $74.00 each
            collection of 180 motorcycles, ranging from 1922 through
            to the present and covering a wide selection of models and                             Adult $76.00 each
            brands from around the world. Owners, Allen & Lorraine
            Smith, have risen to the challenge of travelling in search of new   Tamborine Mountain Skywalk
            items for the collection and are always extending the display.      August 14 (Fri)
            Whatever your taste in motorcycles, you are sure to find it here.   8:00am City/Ann St
            Morning tea, entry to the museum and lunch at a local hotel is      The Tamborine Forest Skywalk is a recently opened venue with
            all included.                                                       a difference. It is the first in South East Queensland. This self
                                                                                guided tour, which takes 40-60 minutes, gives a bird’s eye view
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $59.00 each                      of the beautiful and pristine environment. The walk protects
                                 Adult $61.00 each                              and enhances the rainforest and has the least possible impact
                             Group of 5 @ $57.00 each                           on the flora and fauna within it. Walking is involved and closed
                                                                                in shoes must be worn. A visit to the Nardoo Lavender Shop in
            Red Rocket Express                                                  the afternoon completes the day. Morning tea, entry and picnic
            Limited Pickups                                                     lunch are included.
            August 8 (Sat)
                                                                                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $60.00 each
            7:00am City/Ann St
                                                                                                     Adult $62.00 each
            This shorter tour on the Red Railmotor No 76 is run by the
                                                                                                 Group of 5 @ $58.00 each
            same association that has given us the Mary Valley Rattler
            trip for the last 10 years. Our tour commences at the historic
            Gympie Station and wends its way out through the beautiful
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            Carrara Markets                                                      Australian Motorcycle Museum
            August 15 (Sat)                                                      August 20 (Thu)
            7:45am City/Ann St                                                   8:15am City/Ann St
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            The variety of stalls seems endless at the fabulous Carrara          Our tour today heads to the Australian Motorcycle Museum
            Markets. Today is an opportunity to shop or browse through           at Haigslea. This purpose built building houses a massive
            the myriad of goods available. With over 500 stalls and 5            collection of 180 motorcycles, ranging from 1922 through
            acres to explore, you’re sure to find that special item you’re       to the present and covering a wide selection of models and
            seeking. Don’t forget to have a rest from the bargain-hunting to     brands from around the world. Owners, Allen & Lorraine
            purchase your morning tea. We’ll help you recover with a tasty       Smith, have risen to the challenge of travelling in search of new
            lunch included in the fare.                                          items for the collection and are always extending the display.
                                                                                 Whatever your taste in motorcycles, you are sure to find it here.
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $47.00 each
                                                                                 Morning tea, entry to the museum and lunch at a local hotel is
                                 Adult $49.00 each                               all included.
                             Group of 5 @ $45.00 each
                                                                                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $59.00 each
            Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway                                                          Adult $61.00 each
            August 16 (Sun)                                                                       Group of 5 @ $57.00 each
            8:00am City/Ann St
            Calling all train enthusiasts. Turn back the clock and come          Healthy Benefits Of Olive Oil
            with us for a ride on a Vintage Steam Train between Bundamba         August 21 (Fri)
            Racecourse Station and Swanbank Station. After morning               8:00am City/Ann St
            tea en route it is all aboard the heritage carriages which have      Olives, olive oil, olives in cooking - do you know and
            been lovingly restored by volunteers after their purchase from       understand all the uses and benefits of olives? At Rathlogan
            Queensland Rail. A club lunch, morning tea and steam train           Grove, situated in the foothills of Mt Barney and Mt Maroon,
            ride are included today.                                             we will learn about the many uses of olives, how they are
                                                                                 grown and harvested and more importantly, we will taste-test
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $46.00 each
                                                                                 this medicinal product. Morning tea and lunch included today.
                                 Adult $48.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $44.00 each                                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $46.00 each
                                                                                                      Adult $48.00 each
            Patrick’s Irish Steak House                                                           Group of 5 @ $44.00 each
            August 19 (Wed)
            8:00am City/Ann St                                                   Whale Watching On The Bay
            In the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland lies the little town   August 22 (Sat)
            of Maleny – “approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane          7:30am City/Ann St
            and thousands of kilometres from hassles”. The Glasshouse            Every year these magnificent Southern Humpback Whales
            Mountains verdant green hills and sub-tropical climate help          migrate to and from Antarctica. These leviathans of the deep
            make this an area that attracts tourists from all over the world.    make their way through our warmer waters, feeding, mating
            We will be taking our time touring today with a chance to            and playing in our backyard; the clean, clear blue waters of
            wander the streets for some shopping at Maleny before lunch          Moreton Bay. Enjoy the exceptional onboard commentary
            at Patricks Irish Steak House. Morning tea, touring and lunch        by the Captain and the full walk around the decks (for
            included in the fare.                                                unobstructed viewing) on the luxury 35 metre vessel designed
                                                                                 for safety, comfort and maximum stability. A whale of a day!
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
                                                                                 Fare includes morning tea, whale watching cruise and lunch.
                                 Adult $54.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $50.00 each                                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
                                                                                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $138.00 each
                                                                                                   Adult $140.00 each



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            Eumundi Markets                                                    Tangalooma For A Day
            Limited Pickups                                                    September 3 (Thu)
            August 26 (Wed)                                                    8:00am Westfield Strathpine Bus Interchange
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            7:30am City/Ann St                                                 Walk the white sands after cruising across beautiful Moreton
            An earlier pickup time today will give you the maximum amount      Bay aboard the Tangalooma Flyer. This island paradise is
            of time possible to take in these popular and visually splendid    right on our doorstep and you simply step into another world.
            markets. Purchase your own morning tea from one of the             Discover the natural beauty of this magnificent sand island.
            many stalls available. Eumundi Markets offer plenty of choice,     There’s coffee shops and cafes or take your own picnic lunch.
            activity and bargains. Enjoy a catered lunch at Tewantin           You’ll be cruising from pickup to setdown in comfort and
            included in the fare.                                              luxury. Morning tea and cruise included.
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $45.00 each                                 Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $60.00 each
                                 Adult $47.00 each                                                  Adult $62.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $43.00 each                                           Group of 5 @ $58.00 each

            Jondaryan Woolshed Heritage Festival                              Tangalooma For A Day
            Limited Pickups                                                    September 4 (Fri)
            August 28 (Fri)                                                    8:00am City/Ann St
            7:30am City/Ann St                                                 Walk the white sands after cruising across beautiful Moreton
            Each year the Jondaryan Woolshed promotes the Australian           Bay aboard the Tangalooma Flyer. This island paradise is
            Heritage Festival. People come from across the country to          right on our doorstep and you simply step into another world.
            demonstrate their machinery and skills from Australia’s rural      Discover the natural beauty of this magnificent sand island.
            past. This is a great opportunity to experience the history of     There’s coffee shops and cafes or take your own picnic lunch.
            days past. We’ll have morning tea at Gatton on the journey         You’ll be cruising from pickup to setdown in comfort and
            to Jondaryan and vouchers will be provided for billy tea and       luxury. Morning tea and cruise included.
            damper at the festival. Entry is also included. You can bring or
            buy your own lunch. It’s a big day well worth the early start.                 Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $60.00 each
                                                                                                    Adult $62.00 each
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $64.00 each                                      Group of 5 @ $58.00 each
                                 Adult $66.00 each
                             Group of 5 @ $62.00 each                          Cork And Fork
                                                                               September 5 (Sat)
            Jondaryan Woolshed Heritage Festival                              8:30am City/Ann St
            Limited Pickups                                                    “Bread and cheese is medicine for the well”. Without a doubt,
            August 29 (Sat)                                                    today is one for the gourmet lovers amongst us. Travel through
            7:00am Redcliffe Jetty                                             the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland to the ever popular
            Each year the Jondaryan Woolshed promotes the Australian           Mount Tamborine. Sumptuous cheeses and award winning
            Heritage Festival. People come from across the country to          wines will be on offer but make sure you leave room for lunch
            demonstrate their machinery and skills from Australia’s rural      at a local hotel. Rely on the magnificent views of the Gold
            past. This is a great opportunity to experience the history of     Coast and the mountain air to enhance your appetite. The
            days past. We’ll have morning tea at Gatton on the journey         fare today includes morning tea, wine and cheese tasting and
            to Jondaryan and vouchers will be provided for billy tea and       lunch.
            damper at the festival. Entry is also included. You can bring or               Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $56.00 each
            buy your own lunch. It’s a big day well worth the early start.                          Adult $58.00 each
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $64.00 each                                      Group of 5 @ $54.00 each
                                 Adult $66.00 each
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            North Lakes Farmers Markets                                       throughout the day. For the men folk, displays of restored cars,
            September 6 (Sun)                                                 trucks, tractors and engines can be found within the grounds.
            7:30am City/Ann St                                                The Laidley Garden Club will share sales proceeds with the
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            On the first Sunday of every month, North Lakes Town Park         Red Cross. Entry, morning tea and lunch are included today.
            hosts a farmers market as part of the push to link people
                                                                                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
            directly to the source of their food and avoid the transport
                                                                                                   Adult $54.00 each
            and storage costs associated with the large supermarket
                                                                                               Group of 5 @ $50.00 each
            supplied produce. Less food miles is better. The open air
            event promises high quality, fresh and affordable produce.
            During the morning passengers will have the chance to peruse
                                                                              Wood, Wine And Art At Kilcoy
            the markets, purchase their own morning tea if desired before     September 12 (Sat)
            heading further up the coast for lunch. If planning to purchase   7:30am City/Ann St
            please bring something to carry your produce home in. Lunch       Held every year, the Kilcoy Wood, Wine & Art Festival
            and touring included in the fare.                                 showcases the best in local woodwork, wine, art, crafts and
                                                                              entertainment. Event co-ordinators are very proud of the
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each                    diversity of local produce that will be available and the variety
                                 Adult $54.00 each                            of displays on the day are just too numerous to mention. After
                             Group of 5 @ $50.00 each                         a pleasant morning of touring, you will have plenty of time to
                                                                              wander around the festival and deliberate over the many lunch
                                                                              options available. Morning tea and entrance to the festival
            Straddie                                                         included today.
            September 10 (Thu)
            7:00am Redcliffe Jetty                                                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $39.00 each
            Imagine! A spring day, crossing magnificent Moreton Bay                                Adult $41.00 each
            from Cleveland to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, a tasty                      Group of 5 @ $37.00 each
            lunch at Seashells Café and all the favourites - Point Lookout,
            Captain Cook Memorial, North Gorge walking track and
            beautiful Brown Lake surrounded with banksias and melaleuca.
                                                                              Riverfire!
            Good old Straddie touring, ferry, morning tea and catered lunch   September 12 (Sat)
            are included today.                                               2:45pm City/Ann St
                                                                              Tonight the dazzling fireworks display known as Riverfire
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $61.00 each                    will ignite our river city as the traditional opening event
                                 Adult $63.00 each                            for Riverfestival. Enjoy Riverfire from the comfort of the
                             Group of 5 @ $59.00 each                         Kookaburra River Queen anchored in the Brisbane River where
                                                                              you will have a clear view of all the fireworks and entertainment.
            Laidley Festivity Week                                            This glitz and glamour tour is one of extravaganza and the
            September 11 (Fri)                                                memory of it will remain with you forever. Included is a
            7:45am City/Ann St                                                complimentary drink on arrival, a seafood buffet dinner, dessert
            Laidley Festivity Week - here is something to interest everyone   and DJ entertainer. A taxi home is also provided (limited area)
            with the Garden Festival and the Quilt and Craft Expo all in      making this tour one that cannot be missed.
            one. The Laidley Garden Club, with the help of the Queensland
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            Floral Garden Club, presents its 2009 Garden Festival.
                                                                                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $195.00 each
            Beautiful floral arrangements provide a quality show. The Quilt
                                                                                                Adult $197.00 each
            and Craft Expo, which had almost 100 exhibitors last year,
            promises to be a wonderful display of crafts, quilts and fine
            arts. Demonstrations of some of the crafts will take place




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            Australian Outback Spectacular                                    give you the ideas that you need to refurbish your own garden
            September 16 (Wed)                                                 at home. Entry, morning tea and lunch are all included in the
            4:00pm Redcliffe Jetty                                             fare.
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            4:30pm City/Ann St                                                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
            This very successful attraction in South East Queensland has                            Adult $54.00 each
            been experienced by many of our passengers already. The                             Group of 5 @ $50.00 each
            giant arena thunders with the hooves of the Australian stock
            horses as the action packed performance unfolds. Come              Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers Parade And Picnic Lunch
            along and see why this show has been so popular and be part        September 19 (Sat)
            of the electric atmosphere steeped in the courage and daring       8:00am City/Ann St
            spirit of the outback. Enjoy a 3 course evening meal, receive a    Spring today is hailed by the Carnival of Flowers and the
            stockman’s hat and see the show. As this is a later than usual     opportunity to see the parade that Toowoomba is noted for.
            arrival home, a taxi will be organised to get you home safely      The vivid colours of the parks’ gardens and the display gardens
            (limited area). Fare includes entry, show, dinner and taxi home.   are spectacular to see. After a scrumptious morning tea, we’ll
                  PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS                           continue up the range to view the parade before you have time
                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $120.00 each                       to wander through the gardens in the city’s parks. Morning tea
                              Adult $131.00 each                               and picnic lunch are included today.
                                                                                           Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $41.00 each
            Carnival Of Flowers In Toowoomba                                                        Adult $43.00 each
            September 18 (Fri)                                                                  Group of 5 @ $39.00 each
            8:00am City/Ann St
            Spring has sprung - especially in Toowoomba, as the well           Carnival Of Flowers In Toowoomba
            known Carnival of Flowers springs into life. Toowoomba is keen     September 20 (Sun)
            to show off its spectacular gardens and prove that tight water     7:00am Redcliffe Jetty
            restrictions won’t hold them back. This tour today will enable     Spring has sprung - especially in Toowoomba, as the well
            us to see some of the displays and competition gardens and         known Carnival of Flowers springs into life. Toowoomba is keen
            to stop and smell the roses and other highly perfumed plants       to show off its spectacular gardens and prove that tight water
            that are growing in some of the many parks. Before lunch, we       restrictions won’t hold them back. This tour today will enable
            visit the Clivia Show where we see a display of these beautiful    us to see some of the displays and competition gardens and
            flowers. A delicious morning tea and catered lunch make up         to stop and smell the roses and other highly perfumed plants
            this day.                                                          that are growing in some of the many parks. Before lunch, we
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each                     visit the Clivia Show where we see a display of these beautiful
                                 Adult $54.00 each                             flowers. A delicious morning tea and catered lunch make up
                             Group of 5 @ $50.00 each                          this day.
                                                                                           Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $52.00 each
            Celebrate 60 Years Of Flowers In Toowoomba                                              Adult $54.00 each
            September 19 (Sat)                                                                  Group of 5 @ $50.00 each
            8:00am City/Ann St
            The Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba is back again bigger
            and better. Today we visit a display put on by the Geranium
            Society at the Southern Cross Hall (with a chance to purchase
            plants also). The remainder of the day will be spent seeing
            several of the prize winning gardens and the spectacular
            displays of flowers in the well known parks. This tour might




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            O’Reillys                                                                                   birds. The Ferryman cruise has been operating in this area for
            September 22 (Tue)                                                                          many years now and they know the best inlets and pockets to
            7:45am City/Ann St                                                                          find the wildlife. A buffet lunch will top off a spectacular day on
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            From lush green Canungra, ascend to O’Reilly’s on the                                       the water. Cruise and lunch are included in the fare.
            Lamington Plateau through pockets of rainforest interspersed
                                                                                                               PREPAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR, THANKS
            with wonderful valley panoramas in many different directions.
                                                                                                                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $67.00 each
            Lunch in O’Reilly’s Mountain Cafe, make friends with abundant
                                                                                                                            Adult $69.00 each
            birdlife, walk to the Botanic Gardens or, if you prefer, sway
            among the trees on the famous Canopy Walk. Fare includes                                    Straddie
            morning tea and lunch.                                                                      September 30 (Wed)
                                                                                                        7:30am City/Ann St
                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $57.00 each
                                                                                                        Imagine! A spring day, crossing magnificent Moreton Bay
                                 Adult $59.00 each
                                                                                                        from Cleveland to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, a tasty
                             Group of 5 @ $55.00 each
                                                                                                        lunch at Seashells Café and all the favourites - Point Lookout,
                                                                                                        Captain Cook Memorial, North Gorge walking track and
            Cruising The Pumicestone                                                                    beautiful Brown Lake surrounded with banksias and melaleuca.
            September 26 (Sat)                                                                          Good old Straddie touring, ferry, morning tea and catered lunch
            7:00am City/Ann St                                                                          are included today.
            Cruising the Pumicestone Passage is sure to be one of those
            amazing experiences that should not be missed. The waterway                                              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $61.00 each
            is home to dugongs, dolphins, turtles and up to 360 species of                                                    Adult $63.00 each
                                                                                                                          Group of 5 @ $59.00 each

                                                           •       KALLANGUR
                                                                                                                          Cross Country tours
                                                               •       PETRIE                                             2008/2009 piCkup routes
                                                                                                                          2007/2008
                                                                   •       LAWNTON
                                                                       •       BRAY PARK
                                                                           •       STRATHPINE
                                                                               •       ALBANY CREEK
                                                                                   •    TAIGUM


                                                                                       SANDGATE/BRIGHTON              •       CLONTARF
                                                                                                                          •       MARGATE
                                                                           •       DEAGON                                     •       REDCLIFFE
                                                                       •       BOONDALL                                           •       SCARBOROUGH
                                                                   •       TAIGUM                                                     •       KIPPA-RING
                                                               •       CARSELDINE                                                         •       ROTHWELL
                                                           •       ASPLEY                                                                     •       DECEPTION BAY
                                                       •       CHERMSIDE                                                                          •    NORTH LAKES
                                                   •       KEDRON
                                               •       LUTWYCHE
                                           •       WINDSOR                                            Cross Country Tours have numerous pickup points
                                       •       BRISBANE CITY                                               for Day Tours throughout the areas listed.
                                                                                                       Please telephone our office on (07) 3869 7444
                                   •       STONES CORNER
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                                                                                            Celebrate The Discovery Of Queensland
                time of printing. However, developments within the Australian travel
                                                                                             Island Hopping Down The Coast
                industry are constantly being monitored. Qantas Airlines, Virgin             10 days August 27 - September 5, 2009
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                carry no responsibility relating to the content of tours shown in            5 days August 28 - September 1, 2009
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                them against any claim, action, loss or damage arising therefrom.           Cameron Corner
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                14 days of your booking. A progress payment is required where
                                                                                             3 days September 4 - 6, 2009
                indicated on the itinerary. Your final balance is payable as indicated
                on the itinerary. Fares may alter if changes occur beyond Cross             Cape York & Thursday Island
                Country Tours’ control. “Wait-listed” travellers may be accepted if          9 days September 8 - 16, 2009
                tentative bookings are not finalised.
                Itineraries are printed as a guide and although correct when                Port Lincoln - A Breath Of Fresh Eyre
                published, could alter due to unforeseen circumstances,                      8 days September 8 - 15, 2009
                adverse weather or road conditions necessitating change.                    Clare Valley
                Cross Country Tours will not be liable for personal expense,                 6 days September 18 - 23, 2009
                delay, injury, damage or loss incurred due to circumstances
                beyond our control. Unless booked with your holiday tour,                   Floral Bonanza In Spring
                availability of own cost options offered are unable to be                    13 days September 18 - 30, 2009
                guaranteed.                                                                 Splendour In The Hunter
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    Southern Extravaganza... Flinders Ranges,        Bellinger Valley And Dorrigo Christmas
     Kangaroo Island And Barossa Valley                5 days December 23 - 27, 2009
     14 days September 26 - October 9, 2009           Rydges Christmas
    Gundy - A Little Taste Of The Outback             4 days December 23 - 26, 2009
     3 days October 2 - 4, 2009                       Coffs Harbour New Year
    Bright In Spring                                  4 days December 30, 2009 - January 2, 2010
     6 days October 3 - 8, 2009                       Hervey Bay New Year
    Discover The Great South East                     3 days December 30, 2009 - January 1, 2010
     8 days October 5 - 12, 2009                      Post Christmas Cruising On Sydney Harbour
    Bright In Spring                                  3 days January 15 - 17, 2010
     6 days October 10 - 15, 2009                     Stanthorpe Long Weekend
    Tasmania                                          4 days January 23 - 26, 2010
     11 days October 10 - 20, 2009                    Australia Day Kingaroy Country
    Terrigal                                          4 days January 23 - 26, 2010
     7 days October 16 - 22, 2009                     Tasmania
    Romance Of The Riverina                           12 days February 3 - 14, 2010
     7 days October 18 - 24, 2009                     Terrigal
    Mundubbera                                        7 days February 5 - 11, 2010
     4 days October 18 - 21, 2009                     Summer Sea Change Batemans Bay
    Holiday By The Sea - Port Stephens                9 days February 8 - 16, 2010
     7 days October 25 - 31, 2009                     Murray River Princess Cruise
    Tin Can Bay                                       8 days February 12 - 19, 2010
     3 days October 26 - 28, 2009                     King Island
    Spring Sea Change - Batemans Bay                  4 days February 17 - 20, 2010
     9 days October 31 - November 8, 2009             Blue Mountains And Jenolan Caves
    King Island                                       8 days February 17 - 24, 2010
     4 days November 4 - 7, 2009                      O’Reillys
    Red Poppies, Wine And Berries                     3 days February 23 - 25, 2010
     2 days November 4 - 5, 2009                      Flinders Island
    Grafton Jacaranda Festival                        5 days February 23 - 27, 2010
     4 days November 5 - 8, 2009                      Mundubbera
    Port Macquarie                                    4 days March 4 - 6, 2010
     5 days November 6 - 10, 2009                     Apple And Grape Festival
    Adaminaby Christmas                               4 days March 5 - 8, 2010
     14 days December 20, 2009 - January 2, 2010      Lord Howe Island
    Nambucca Heads Christmas                          8 days March 13 - 20, 2010
     6 days December 22 - 27, 2009                    Bunya Mountains And Kingaroy
    Ballina Christmas                                 2 days March 23 - 24, 2010
     4 days December 23 - 26, 2009

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      Norfolk Island Bounty
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       8 days June 3 - 10, 2009                                                                    All Cross Country Tours holidays depart from and return to
      Fiji - Paradise In The Pacific                                                              Brisbane. Assistance is offered for regional or interstate travellers
       8 days June 21 - 28, 2009                                                                   with booking flights or accommodation to join or conclude Cross
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      Britian And Ireland Including Edinburgh Tattoo                                              interested in joining or leaving a tour at suitable points en route
       27 days July 30 - August 25, 2009                                                           please phone (07) 3869 7444 or 1800 802 963 to discuss your
                                                                                                   individual requirements.
      Highlights Of Spain And Portugal
       17 days September 26 - October 12, 2009                                                     Luggage And Clothing
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      New Zealand                                                                                 only. Please refer to your tour itinerary for luggage size and weight
       19 days September 30 - October 18, 2009                                                     requirements as these may vary from tour to tour. Couples travelling
                                                                                                   together are requested to use individual suitcases. Although Cross
      Norfolk In Springtime                                                                       Country Tours staff may handle your luggage, your suitcase should
       8 days October 21 - 28, 2009                                                                be of a size and weight you yourself could manage.
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                Professional On-Road Team                                               Birdsville And Winton
                We choose special people. Our on-road teams are fully trained and       All Coach
                totally professional. Your safety and comfort is our highest concern.   12 days July 6 - 17, 2009
                We choose special people because we believe you are special.            Outback towns have long carved a reputation for colourful
                Seat Rotation                                                           characters and intense community spirit - Birdsville is no
                A daily seat rotation system as organised by your Coach Crew            exception. This tour has been designed so that as many
                ensures all passengers have opportunity to enjoy the front area and     developmental roads are travelled as possible. Charleville,
                window seats. Special seating requirements for medical reasons          Quilpie, Birdsville, Bedourie, Boulia, Hughenden, Charters
                will be taken into consideration with the presentation of a medical     Towers, Clermont, Emerald, Rolleston and Injune are just a
                certificate. Please mention this at the time of booking. All medical    few of the towns that make this comprehensive tour a real
                certificates are required to be updated from October 1st, each year.    beaut. Reading the itinerary will outline all that is included. Why
                You are reminded that food and drinks are not to be consumed
                                                                                        not take the journey and experience what the real west is all
                aboard the coach. Travellers are encouraged to bring an
                                                                                        about?
                unbreakable screw top water bottle for carrying their own supply of
                boiled drinking water.
                                                                                                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,254.00 each
                Sightseeing                                                                                 Adult $3,297.00 each
                Entries and/or cruises as detailed in itineraries are included. All
                tours are thoroughly planned and researched by our experienced
                team, allowing the appropriate balance of sightseeing and leisure       Darwin To Broome
                time. Nothing is rushed, we plan to ensure you enjoy your holiday.      Fly/Coach/Fly
                                                                                        10 days July 16 - 25, 2009
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                We take the worry out of travel. Each Cross Country Tours
                                                                                        The north west corner of Australia is full of spectacular scenery
                Australian holiday tour automatically includes a sickness               which can be experienced by travelling from Darwin in the
                cancellation and curtailment guarantee on coach and land content        tropics to the beautiful town of Broome. Many places and
                thus ensuring you can book with confidence, knowing that if you         attractions will leave you in awe and the highlights include
                need to cancel, once we receive your medical certificate, you will      a Darwin town tour, The Museum and Art Gallery of the
                receive a full refund.                                                  Northern Territory, sunset dinner cruise, Adelaide River Inn,
                                                                                        Timber Creek, cruise from Lake Argyle to Kununurra, flight
                                                                                        over the Bungle Bungles and Argyle Diamond Mine, Hidden
                            SUMMARY ONLY -                                              Valley, Zebra Rock Gallery, tour of Argyle Diamond Mine, Halls
                   TELEPHONE OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR                                   Creek, cruise on Geikie Gorge, Derby - where the highest tide
                          DETAILED ITINERARIES                                          fluctuations in Australia occur, a town tour of Broome and
                                                                                        sunset over Cable Beach. Optional tours (own cost) include
                Coffs Harbour Yuletide                                                  Thousand Island flight, Cape Leveque 4WD tour, Willie Creek
                All Coach                                                               Pearl Farm and Sunset Camel rides.
                4 days June 4 - 7, 2009
                If you have always wanted to experience mid-year Yuletide                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $4,699.00 each
                hospitality, then this is certainly a great way to do that. Come                            Adult $4,765.00 each
                to the popular coastal holiday spot of Coffs Harbour and relax
                for 3 beautiful nights in the Comfort Inn Big Windmill Motor
                Lodge. It is the only place in Australia where the Great Dividing
                Range meets the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding region
                is dominated by hills and mountains as well as the beautiful
                coastline. Visit the the Clog Barn and the world’s largest
                banana – The Big Banana. Other highlights include the Pet
                Porpoise Pool, Butterfly House and Maze, Carob Confectionery
                House, the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens and of
                course there will be the Festive Yuletide Dinner.

                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $931.00 each
                                      Adult $973.00 each
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                Broome To Darwin                                                    Queensland Outback Adventure
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                       All Coach
                10 days July 26 - August 4, 2009                                    9 days August 7 - 15, 2009
                The north west corner of Australia is full of spectacular scenery   There is no doubt that you will have the ultimate outback
                which can be experienced by travelling from the beautiful           experience when you travel on this 9 day tour taking time
                town of Broome to Darwin in the tropics. Many places and            to see the things that are often overlooked when travelling
                attractions will leave you in awe and the highlights include        through many of the outback shires. Travel through some
                a town tour of Broome, sunset over Cable Beach, cruise on           of Queensland’s most remote and untouched landscape to
                Geikie Gorge, Derby - where the highest tide fluctuations in        Longreach. Explore the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, QANTAS
                Australia occur, Halls Creek, tour of Argyle Diamond Mine,          Founder’s Museum and cruise the Thomson River at sunset.
                Zebra Rock Gallery, Hidden Valley, flight over the Bungle           Visit Longreach Pastoral College, the Matilda Centre and Lark
                Bungles and Argyle Diamond Mine, cruise from Lake Argyle to         Quarry in Winton and as you venture home, overnight stops in
                Kununurra, Timber Creek, Adelaide River Inn, a Darwin town          Blackall and Roma will allow you the opportunity to continue to
                tour, sunset dinner cruise and The Museum and Art Gallery           discover just what makes outback Queensland tick.
                of the Northern Territory. Optional tours (own cost) include
                Sunset Camel ride, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Cape Leveque                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,319.00 each
                4WD tour and Thousand Island flight.                                                   Adult $2,357.00 each

                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $4,811.00 each                   Roma And Carnarvon Gorge
                                     Adult $4,877.00 each                           All Coach
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                                                                                    6 days August 16 - 21, 2009
                Across The Top                                                      This tour is a great country escape travelling off the beaten
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                       track west of the Range. See “Queen City of the West” - Roma
                19 days August 7 - 25, 2009                                         with its popular attraction “The Big Rig” (Australia’s living
                Explore the tropical town of Darwin before heading off to           history of oil and gas exploration) plus a relaxed 2 night stay
                experience Kakadu National Park where crocodiles can                based at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge. This allows time
                be seen on the Yellow Water Cruise. Travel the Stuart and           to fully appreciate Carnarvon Gorge, one of Australia’s most
                Barkly Highways to Tennant Creek and across the border              remarkable wonders. This timeless valley between towering
                into Queensland. The terrain again changes dramatically as          cliffs is a geologically unique landmark, home to an incredible
                you reach the Gulf Savannah, affectionately known as “The           array of plants including moss and ferns, animals and birds.
                Outback by the Sea”. See significant geological features and        Rock art is a tangible reminder of countless generations of
                formations not seen anywhere else. There are many highlights        Aboriginals who visited here long, long ago. A contrasting
                in this tour which include the awesome scenery of Cobbold           alternate route via the Central Queensland gem fields adds
                Gorge, the Undara Lava Tubes, Chillagoe Caves, riding the           variety - it’s nature’s breathtaking diversity at its best!
                Kuranda Scenic Rail and Gulflander historic trains, Atherton
                Tableland and the Daintree. Experience the unique outback                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,667.00 each
                style and character of towns such as Mt Surprise, Forsayth,                            Adult $1,698.00 each
                Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown and
                Mt Isa. There is so much to see, that reading the itinerary is a
                must to appreciate the various inclusions in this special tour
                Across the Top from Darwin to Cairns. This tour also has the
                added advantage of 5 x 2 night stays.

                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $6,470.00 each
                                     Adult $6,530.00 each




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                Whale Watching And Mary Valley Rattler                                  cotton property at St George, be surprised at how rockmelons
                All Coach                                                               grow prolifically around St George, visit Riversands winery,
                3 days August 23 - 25, 2009                                             learn the history of Cobb & Co at Surat and how the discovery
                A “whale of a time” awaits in Hervey Bay. This fabulous 3 day           of oil at Roma has had a huge impact on the area, marvel at
                short break tour combines a number of Cooloola and Fraser               what has been done at Possum Park, visit one of the most
                Coast highlights. Look forward with great anticipation to one of        comprehensive Historical Villages in the state at Miles and by
                the most amazing events in nature, with the annual migration of         reading the full itinerary you will discover there is so much more
                the mighty Humpback Whales to warmer tropical waters. The               to see and do.
                cruise is timed in prime season when these gentle giants of
                the ocean divert inside Fraser Island to Platypus Bay for some                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,226.00 each
                well earned “R & R”. 2 nights at the waterfront located Hervey                              Adult $1,251.00 each
                Bay Green Motel, scenic Cooloola country touring and the ever
                popular “Mary Valley Rattler” Heritage Steam Train are added            Cameron Corner
                highlights, making this a value packed tour not to be missed.           Coach/Fly
                When you take this tour you are sure to have a “whale of a              9 days August 30 - September 7, 2009
                time”.                                                                  One of Cross Country Tours very popular tours is to Cameron
                                                                                        Corner where the States of Queensland, New South Wales and
                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $764.00 each                        South Australia meet. This Outback Corner Country Adventure
                                      Adult $793.00 each                                tour has been revamped to include the original route through
                                                                                        Cunnamulla, Eulo, Thargomindah, Innamincka to Cameron
                Celebrate The Discovery Of Queensland
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                                                                                        Corner. Travel the Silver City Highway through Tibooburra
                Island Hopping Down The Coast                                           to Broken Hill into Adelaide. Take time to stroll Rundle Mall
                Fly/Coach                                                               before flying back to Brisbane. This tour can be combined with
                10 days August 27 - September 5, 2009                                   another very popular tour, Port Lincoln - both itineraries are
                ‘Life is great in the Sunshine State, every Queensland heart            well worth reading.
                sings a song’…. These words ring out loud and clear for those
                of us who can remember the 100th anniversary and we want                           Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,493.00 each
                to celebrate 150 years of State rule with you. Queensland is                                Adult $2,587.00 each
                famous the world over for the heritage listed Great Barrier
                Reef. Follow the coastline home from Cairns with opportunity            South Burnett Special
                to visit destinations on the mainland but also visit Green              All Coach
                Island off Cairns, Magnetic Island out from Townsville and              3 days September 4 - 6, 2009
                Daydream Island off the coast of Airlie Beach. Cane, coal and           Take this relaxing bush holiday west of the Great Divide
                coastline beauty will dominate the tour and rekindle interesting        travelling through to Kingaroy, visiting some of the icons of
                conversation on ‘what used to be’.                                      the area including the Bunya Mountains, Kingaroy’s award-
                                                                                        winning Cheese Factory, Belvedere Farm, Bell Tower Café
                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,932.00 each                      and the artwork so passionately created at the Bell Catholic
                                      Adult $2,997.00 each                              Church and visit a property producing naturally coloured cotton
                                                                                        with garments for sale. Country hospitality, impressive scenic
                Western Downs Escape                                                    touring and unique “on farm” experiences plus great company
                All Coach                                                               are all ingredients for this bush adventure. Please enjoy.. it’s
                5 days August 28 - September 1, 2009                                    bound to be a memorable short break away.
                It is time to revisit ‘the bush’ and this tour is a great opportunity
                for those of you who have the land at heart to see the modern                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $681.00 each
                farming techniques used by our farmers today. Experience the                                 Adult $697.00 each
                country hospitality over a Camp Oven dinner on a property
                outside Goondiwindi, be in awe at the technology used on a



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                Cape York & Thursday Island                                           Clare Valley
                9 days September 8 - 16, 2009                                         Fly/Coach/Fly
                A relaxed and exciting holiday combination. An overland               6 days September 18 - 23, 2009
                wilderness expedition, with the additional perspective of a           Spend 5 wonderful nights in Adelaide so that you can radiate
                spectacular flight, and the comfort and amenity of overnight          out to explore in depth what South Australia has to offer. Learn
                accommodation. Your flight from Horn Island (Thursday                 the history of the city as you cruise the river Torrens, drive
                Islands airport) to Cairns will provide a unique aerial overview of   through apple orchard country, the Barossa Valley wineries, the
                this vast wilderness tract, its huge rivers, remote communities       very picturesque Clare Valley and home to C J Dennis, lunch
                and deserted coastline. Appreciate and experience the rich            in an 1851 pub and travel to some of the sights where ‘Picnic
                geology, the unique flora and fauna as you travel overland from       from Hanging Rock’ was filmed. The ever-popular German
                Cairns to Cape York. Our overnight stays quite often reflect the      settlement of Hahndorf and a stroll through the National Motor
                unique nature of the sparsely inhabited regions in which we           Museum are also certain to be amongst the highlights, and
                travel. Forest shrouded resorts and lodges; hotels and motels.        for the diet conscious traveller a visit to the Melba Chocolate
                “No Frills” cattle station cabins and cabin tent accommodation        Factory is a must. Read the full itinerary to see just how much
                along the track where no alternatives exist. All are clean and        is included.
                comfortable, the hospitality genuine, open and friendly, and
                the cuisine generous and appetising. Highlights include: Flight                 Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,103.00 each
                Horn Island to Cairns; Thursday Island; Torres Straits; Punsand                          Adult $2,187.00 each
                Bay; Cape York - “The Tip”; Weipa; Lakefield National Park;
                Cooktown; The Bloomfield Track and the World Heritage                 Floral Bonanza In Spring
                Daintree National Park.
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                                                                                      Coach/Fly
                                                                                      13 days September 18 - 30, 2009
                               Special Fare incl GST: $4,185.00                       There’s no better time to travel than Springtime when our
                                                                                      Southern States are at their splendid best! This fabulous tour
                Port Lincoln - A Breath Of Fresh Eyre                                 combines five hardy annuals, Hunter Valley Gardens, Oberon
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                         Daffodils, renowned Canberra Floriade, Tulip Top Gardens and
                8 days September 8 - 15, 2009                                         Tesselaar Tulips making this feast of blooms a real bonus for
                Port Lincoln, at the very tip of the Eyre Peninsula, is a unique      lovers of colours and fragrance. Other highlights include visits
                holiday destination. From Adelaide, become acquainted with            to the Angora Farm, JD Jam Factory, driving the Mt Panorama
                Moonta’s heritage including Cornish Pasties. See historic Port        Circuit, Cockington Green, Federation Square, War Memorial,
                Pirie and on the Peninsula there’s Whyalla, Cowell (Jade) and         night lights from Mt Ainslie, Telstra Tower, Embassy and High
                Tumby Bay. Settle for a 3 night stay in Port Lincoln. This very       Commission Drive, Questacon, High Court, National Gallery,
                popular tour reveals the magnificence of Whalers Way, explores        New Parliament House, world famous Healesville Sanctuary,
                Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay, tours the western peninsula towns        Steavenson Falls (Victoria’s highest), The Big Bouquet Gerbera
                of Elliston, Venus Bay and Port Kenny. En route to Streaky Bay        Farm, Bruno’s Sculpture Garden and Gallery, De Bortoli Winery
                visit the “Eye of the Needle” and “haystacks” rock formations         and a tour of the Dandenong Ranges aboard the Puffing Billy
                which will leave you in awe. Wing your way home with a swag           train. Fly home from Melbourne allowing maximum time to
                of new South Australian holiday mementoes.                            enjoy this tour.

                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,583.00 each                               Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,374.00 each
                                     Adult $2,612.00 each                                                Adult $3,426.00 each




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                Splendour In The Hunter                                              - Goondiwindi style!! Goondiwindi is of course, the commercial
                All Coach                                                            hub of the vast South West agricultural and pastoral sector
                7 days September 25 - October 1, 2009                                producing cotton, wool, pork and olives for the domestic and
                Discover the wonders of the Upper Hunter.. so much, so close..       overseas markets. This tour is full of lovely surprises while
                it’s a splendid experience. The Hunter Valley is an ideal location   staying for 2 nights at Gundy’s Jolly Swagman Motel.
                and perfect destination for your next holiday. Of special interest
                will be your visits to Golden Grove Estate, Vinery Stud, Scone’s                Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $691.00 each
                state of the art Racecourse and Equine Research Centre,                                  Adult $708.00 each
                Segenhoe Inn, Glenbawn Dam, Middlebrook Sheep Station,
                Towarri National Park, Woodland’s Thoroughbred Stud, award           Bright In Spring
                winning Two Rivers Wines, Chocolate Bliss, Pukara Olive              Fly/Coach/Fly
                Grove, Bengalla Coal Mine, Morpeth Gallery, the decorated            6 days October 3 - 8, 2009
                gothic structure of St Alban’s Anglican Church and to top of the     While based 5 nights in Bright, venture every day in a new
                splendour of springtime in the Hunter Valley, world renowned         direction, discovering the remarkable scenery and panoramic
                Hunter Valley Gardens. There is no doubt that this 7 day tour        views. Experience Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Kiewa Valley,
                represents great variety and value with the opportunity to           Historic Beechworth Bakery, Milawa Mustards, Brown Bros
                spend 4 nights in the one motel.                                     Winery and the scenic Mt Buffalo area. This tour reveals the
                                                                                     Garden State’s High Country in one of the most carefree
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,851.00 each                    memorable holidays ever put together by Cross Country Tours.
                                     Adult $1,897.00 each
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                                                                                               Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,139.00 each
                Southern Extravaganza... Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo                                      Adult $2,267.00 each
                Island And Barossa Valley
                Fly/Coach                                                            Discover The Great South East
                14 days September 26 - October 9, 2009                               All Coach
                This is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate 3 beautiful           8 days October 5 - 12, 2009
                areas of Australia into one tour. Fly into Adelaide to maximise      We are repeating this tour owing to the great response we had
                your time to explore what could be described as an artist            last year. Do you live outside Brisbane and look longingly at
                and photographer’s paradise through the Flinders Ranges,             the day tours available to your city friends? Or perhaps you
                Kangaroo Island and Barossa Valley. Beauty comes in many             live closer and wish to experience a selection of our most
                forms - the spectacular scenery and flora and fauna make this        popular day tours without the hassle of getting to a bus stop
                whole tour one that is world renown. View the soft hues of the       each day. Well this tour has been developed especially with
                mountains in the Flinder’s Ranges, experience one of earth’s         you in mind. Escape life’s every day routine to enjoy Brisbane
                unspoilt refuges on Kangaroo Island and taste and see the            and surrounding areas. Top quality accommodation (with
                fruits, wines and food of the Barossa Valley plus so much more       a swimming pool set amid beautifully manicured gardens)
                as detailed in the full itinerary.                                   has been arranged on the north-side of Brisbane. Highlights
                                                                                     include a dinner show at the award winning Australian Outback
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,877.00 each                    Spectacular, an evening dinner cruise on the Brisbane River,
                                     Adult $3,952.00 each                            the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Gallery Walk at Tamborine
                                                                                     Mountain, Australia Zoo, supper at Mt Coot-tha, Hastings
                Gundy - A Little Taste Of The Outback                                Street in Noosa, the Mary Valley Rattler steam train, Somerset
                All Coach                                                            Dam, Ravensbourne National Park, Highfields and North
                3 days October 2 - 4, 2009                                           Stradbroke Island. There is no doubt this will be a very special
                Find out what makes Goondiwindi and surrounding districts            break away.
                tick by taking a tour to see behind the scenes. Despite ongoing
                drought and other adversities, country communities across                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,874.00 each
                the land are forever welcoming. Here’s your opportunity to                              Adult $1,931.00 each
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                Tasmania                                                             from Gosford, across the Hawkesbury, through leafy northern
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                        suburbs, over Sydney Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay, Manly
                11 days October 10 - 20, 2009                                        Ferry and more! A circular touring route home through the
                From magnificent mountains and lakes to breathtaking natural         Hunter Valley and New England concludes this holiday with a
                beauty, Tasmania has so much to offer. Although small in area,       difference.
                this island state of Australia is steeped in history and many of
                the historic buildings will be visited on this very special 11 day              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,679.00 each
                tour. By flying both ways, you have the opportunity to explore                           Adult $1,696.00 each
                in depth what Tasmania has on offer without being exhausted
                from mainland travel. Some of the highlights included in             Mundubbera
                the tour are:- Cataract Gorge, Seahorse World, Cradle                All Coach
                Mountain, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Gordon River                4 days October 18 - 21, 2009
                Cruise, Dove Lake, Mt Nelson, Huon Valley, Tahune Forest Air         Enjoy a short break in Mundubbera recognised as the citrus
                Walk, Cadbury’s Factory Centre, Richmond, Port Arthur and            capital of Australia. Grapes, citrus fruits, nuts, beef, dairying
                Grindelwald Resort. By reading the full itinerary you will realise   and pig rearing are important industries to the area but
                there is so much more to this tour - happy reading.                  Mundubbera also boasts a unique industry in insectory!!
                                                                                     Hear about “Bugs for Bugs” and how they produce beneficial
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,537.00 each                    predatory bugs for crops and agriculture, cutting down the
                                     Adult $3,602.00 each                            need for chemical sprays. Other highlights include visits to an
                                                                                     orchard, museum, the Siltstone Mine (which is a real geological
                Bright In Spring
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                                                                                     wonder), one of nature’s serene beauty spots called Cania
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                        Gorge and a drive through the Boolboonda Tunnel; classed
                6 days October 10 - 15, 2009                                         as the longest artificial non supported tunnel in the southern
                While based 5 nights in Bright, venture every day in a new           hemisphere.
                direction, discovering the remarkable scenery and panoramic
                views. Experience Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Kiewa Valley,                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $894.00 each
                Historic Beechworth Bakery, Milawa Mustards, Brown Bros                                   Adult $914.00 each
                Winery and the scenic Mt Buffalo area. This tour reveals the
                Garden State’s High Country in one of the most carefree              Romance Of The Riverina
                memorable holidays ever put together by Cross Country Tours.         Fly/Coach
                                                                                     7 days October 18 - 24, 2009
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,139.00 each                    The Riverina has some of the most breathtaking scenery the
                                     Adult $2,267.00 each                            nation has to offer. Wagga Wagga is the largest provincial city
                                                                                     in New South Wales and is strategically placed for you to have
                Terrigal                                                             4 nights in the one motel allowing for maximum time to explore
                All Coach                                                            in depth the Riverina with each day telling another story. It is a
                7 days October 16 - 22, 2009                                         surprise to discover that this beautiful city, built on the banks of
                This “all coach” holiday provides a refreshing break with a          the Murrumbidgee, has a beach. Some of the highlights include
                difference. Travel the scenic Pacific Coastal route to the NSW       Charles Sturt University with award winning wines and unique
                Central Coast, spending 4 comfortable nights at Terrigal. With       farmhouse cheeses, Botanic Gardens, Lavender Farm, Aviation
                spectacular coastal lookouts, waterways, National Parks and          Museum, Clydesdale Stud and magnificent Yabtree Station
                beautiful rural hinterland, it’s the ideal location for a seaside    - an early 1800’s property now listed with the National Trust.
                holiday. Touring each day in different directions, highlights        By reading the itinerary it will give you an idea of how many
                include a “Lady Kendall” Brisbane Water Cruise, Woy Woy’s            inclusions are in this tour.
                Rip Bridge and pelican feeding at The Entrance. On a
                different day, take a spectacular three train/ferry adventure                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,845.00 each
                                                                                                         Adult $1,898.00 each



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                Holiday By The Sea - Port Stephens                                     the Dorrigo Plateau. To compliment the scenery, you will have
                All Coach                                                              4 nights in the one motel at Batemans Bay and visits include
                7 days October 25 - 31, 2009                                           Lady Denman Heritage Complex, Mogo Village, Mogo Zoo,
                This tour has been a favourite for many years. A holiday at Port       Treasures from the Deep Shell Museum, ‘Fox Glove Spires’
                Stephens combines beautiful scenery, a cruise on Lake Wallis           Garden, ABC Cheese, and ‘Merinda’ River Cruise. So much
                and one on Nelson Bay amongst the dolphins, flora and fauna,           more will be revealed by reading the full itinerary.
                relaxation and so much more as you travel each day. Stroll
                through the Hunter Valley Gardens where the well groomed                          Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,157.00 each
                lawns and gardens are fast getting a reputation for one of the                             Adult $2,212.00 each
                best in the Southern Hemisphere. Also marvel at the beauty
                of Australia expressed through Ken Duncan’s photographic               King Island
                gallery, sample the wares at Golden Grape Estate and enjoy an          Fly/Mini Bus/Fly
                absorbing visit to the world of the RAAF. All in all, you are in for   4 days November 4 - 7, 2009
                a beautiful time on this holiday by the sea.                           King Island is a very exciting place to visit. This Fly/Mini-
                                                                                       Bus/Fly Holiday takes you to the western “gateway” of Bass
                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,716.00 each                     Strait where you will find sheer bliss. The island is a beautiful
                                      Adult $1,762.00 each                             unspoiled place, with wild, rocky coastline and wonderful
                                                                                       beaches including a Penguin Rookery where fairy penguins
                Tin Can Bay                                                            return all year round and where Rainfarms collect pure “Cloud
                All Coach                                                              Juice” popular in overseas countries. King Island is famous for
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                3 days October 26 - 28, 2009                                           fresh seafood, steaks, cheeses and other dairy products, which
                Cooloola Coast has many spectacular views and this tour                is why the area is so well known for its gourmet food. The
                will allow you to discover this beautiful area. Lunch at the           scenery, the history, the hospitality and the fun is just waiting
                ever popular Apollonian Hotel, stroll down the environmental           for you....
                boardwalk to take in some bird watching and be in awe as you
                witness the dolphins frolicking during feeding in their natural                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,792.00 each
                surrounds. Take a tour to the famous Coloured Sands in a 4WD                               Adult $1,845.00 each
                vehicle specifically suited to beach travel and have fun with
                fellow travellers as you turn your clock back to yesteryear for        Red Poppies, Wine And Berries
                the steamtrain ride on the ‘Mary Valley Rattler’ from Gympie           All Coach
                to Imbil. All in all, this tour is another winner in the short tour    2 days November 4 - 5, 2009
                category.                                                              N O V E M B E R .. Mark the MONTH in RED for a Southern
                                                                                       Downs Country ESCAPE!
                             Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $741.00 each                       RED with Remembrance Poppies...
                                      Adult $768.00 each                               RED with Granite Belt Red Wines...
                                                                                       RED with sweet Berries...
                Spring Sea Change - Batemans Bay                                       See Helwig’s “Remembrance Field” of red Flanders poppies,
                All Coach                                                              blue cornflowers and wheat, representing fields of France prior
                9 days October 31 - November 8, 2009                                   to battles of World War I and Helwig’s Garden & Farm. Nearby
                Take a ‘Spring Sea Change Holiday’ to see change this spring           lies the gorgeous Granite Gardens open under the Australian
                as this is a great time to visit the southern coast of New             Open Garden Scheme and a unique farm tour “from seed to
                South Wales around Batemans Bay. You will travel through               salad” will leave you in awe. A berry icecream at the Bramble
                scenic countryside which takes in highlights such as Fitzroy           Patch Berry Gardens and tasting Granite Belt wines are very
                Falls, Kangaroo Valley, historic Hampden Bridge, Moruya                special treats on this short break away.
                River, the lush pastures of Eurodalla Shire, Mt Dromedary,
                Corrigan’s Beach, Wollondilly River, the central coastal rivers                    Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $491.00 each
                of Hastings and Macleay and the picture-postcard setting of                                 Adult $523.00 each



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                Grafton Jacaranda Festival                                           This is one tour you won’t want to miss, as it won’t take long
                All Coach                                                            for you to be consumed by the splendour of the area - an
                4 days November 5 - 8, 2009                                          area that produces countryside not experienced anywhere
                Imagine the opportunity to maximise your time away exploring         else in Australia. Weather conditions in the mountains can be
                the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. Follow the              changeable so please be prepared and take warm clothing.
                scenic rim through Tamrookum, Rathdowney and Palen Creek             This tour journeys through to another cooler area, the Bellinger
                as you travel the Mt Lindesay Highway over the Macpherson            Valley, where you will be able to welcome in 2010 and the start
                Range through Woodenbong, Grevillia, Wiangaree and Kyogle.           of another decade.
                Join the Summerland Way to Grafton where the Jacaranda
                Festival is in full swing. The vibrant Jacaranda blooms are                     Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,536.00 each
                something to behold and need to be seen to be believed. Join                             Adult $3,613.00 each
                in the activities during festival time which include the grand
                float procession, fireworks and floral displays. This is certainly   Nambucca Heads Christmas
                a tour of colour and contrasts as you travel home via the coast.     All Coach
                You are bound to have a blooming good time.                          6 days December 22 - 27, 2009
                                                                                     Enjoy cruising, entries & all meals on this wonderful holiday
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $878.00 each                      escape. With one night in Armidale and 4 exceptional nights
                                     Adult $907.00 each                              staying in picturesque Nambucca Heads, you’ll enjoy the
                                                                                     included highlights blending to balance activity and relaxation.
                Port Macquarie                                                       Features include a calm water dolphin watching cruise on the
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                All Coach                                                            Hastings River aboard the popular ‘Port Venture’ and visiting
                5 days November 6 - 10, 2009                                         South West Rocks. Revel in the drive from plateau granite
                This tour allows you to visit popular coastal holiday spots          outcrops to hinterland and riverland scenery.
                including Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Sawtell, Port
                Macquarie, Evans Head, Iluka, Yamba and Wooli with visits                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,692.00 each
                to the Clog Barn and the Dutch Village, Trial Bay Goal, North                            Adult $1,717.00 each
                Coast Regional Botanic Garden, Timbertown and a dolphin
                cruise. See the major artwork at Arrawarra Headland and              Ballina Christmas
                get a taste of festival time in Grafton. There is so much more       All Coach
                included which is evident when reading the full itinerary.           4 days December 23 - 26, 2009
                                                                                     Looking for a relaxed Christmas holiday in the heart of the
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,158.00 each                    Northern Rivers of NSW? Well look no further! Ballina, on the
                                     Adult $1,197.00 each                            banks of the mighty Richmond River, is a “holiday mecca”
                                                                                     and the ideal seaside location to welcome Christmas. Spend
                Adaminaby Christmas                                                  3 comfortable nights at the centrally located Comfort Inn All
                All Coach                                                            Seasons Motor Inn Ballina with the highlight being a sunset
                14 days December 20, 2009 - January 2, 2010                          dinner cruise aboard the ‘MV Richmond Princess’ on the
                While Adaminaby is well known as a snow holiday destination,         Richmond River. Just sit back, relax and let the world pass by.
                it has fast become a very popular destination for the summer.
                This holiday break is for folk wanting to escape the heat and                    Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $975.00 each
                enjoy an unpolluted environment staying in the picturesque                               Adult $1,018.00 each
                Alpine Region. Visit other Alpine Villages including Perisher and
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                Bellinger Valley And Dorrigo Christmas                               Take in the fresh air during your visit to the fishing village of Tin
                All Coach                                                            Can Bay and the golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast. This
                5 days December 23 - 27, 2009                                        whole tour makes for a very special break away from home.
                Feel special as you set out on this delightful Christmas tour
                set on the eastern side of the Dorrigo plateau surrounded                        Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $681.00 each
                by magnificent rivers, mountains and forest scenery. This                                 Adult $697.00 each
                very important timber region comes to the fore when you
                explore the motel building and the beautiful timbers used in its     Coffs Harbour New Year
                construction and discover that the area was also an important        All Coach
                ship building centre in years gone by. Another highlight will        4 days December 30, 2009 - January 2, 2010
                be the screening of a short film at the magnificently restored       If you have always wanted to experience New Year with a
                Bowraville Theatre and enjoy morning tea in their café.              group of Cross Country Tours friends, then this is certainly a
                Experience good old-fashioned country hospitality whilst based       great way to do that. Come to the popular coastal holiday spot
                for 4 nights in the one motel. There is no doubt this tour will be   of Coffs Harbour and relax for 3 beautiful nights in the Comfort
                a popular choice.                                                    Inn Big Windmill Motor Lodge. It is the only place in Australia
                                                                                     where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean and
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,369.00 each                    the surrounding region is dominated by hills and mountains
                                     Adult $1,419.00 each                            as well as the beautiful coastline. Visit the Clog Barn and the
                                                                                     world’s largest banana – The Big Banana. Other highlights
                Rydges Christmas                                                     include the Pet Porpoise Pool, Butterfly House and Maze,
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                4 days December 23 - 26, 2009                                        Carob Confectionery House, the North Coast Regional Botanic
                Indulge yourself and be thoroughly pampered over Christmas.          Gardens and of course there will be the Festive New Year
                Join in a fun time in luxury at Rydges South Bank. This tour has     Dinner when you can say goodbye to 2009 and welcome in a
                been especially designed for folk who are unable to take long        brand new decade.
                coach tours or endure a lot of walking. The tour includes home
                pickup and return as per the Cross Country Tours schedule,                       Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $969.00 each
                3 nights luxury accommodation, superb breakfasts and other                                Adult $998.00 each
                meals as per the itinerary (including a Christmas Seafood
                Buffet Lunch with all the trimmings), City Cat ride, Christmas       Post Christmas Cruising On Sydney Harbour
                lights tour including Christmas carols and more! Why stay            Fly/Cruise/Fly
                home alone this Christmas? Come and enjoy all the fuss and           3 days January 15 - 17, 2010
                attention you deserve.                                               Experience Sydney from an extraordinary perspective aboard
                                                                                     the MV Captain Cook’s Explorer. This ship takes you off the
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $885.00 each                      beaten track to places only the locals know and up close to
                                     Adult $947.00 each                              some of the most beautiful and famous aspects of Sydney
                                                                                     Harbour. Regular shore visits include beachside Watsons Bay,
                Hervey Bay New Year                                                  beautiful gardens and street markets. The views are worth
                All Coach                                                            the journey alone - a breathtaking sunset over the sails of
                3 days December 30, 2009 - January 1, 2010                           the Sydney Opera House to a sparkling dawn on the cliffs of
                This fabulous short break to welcome in 2010 combines                the north shore. Evenings onboard are a blend of top class
                touring through the South Burnett with a number of Cooloola          food and wine, spectacular harbour sights and enjoying great
                and Fraser Coast highlights. Stay at the Hervey Bay Green            entertainment. The cruise takes in the harbour and the upper
                Resort, located on the waterfront at Hervey Bay allowing easy        reaches of Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers. Come and
                access to the venues you will be visiting. Drive through the         explore the secrets that this tour will unfold. Please note that
                fertile agricultural countryside of the South Burnett, including     you will be required to access a number of steps each day.
                the towns of Nanango, Goomeri, Brooweena and Aramara.
                                                                                                Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,091.00 each
                                                                                                         Adult $1,158.00 each


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                Stanthorpe Long Weekend                                              River Cruise, Dove Lake, Mt Nelson, Huon Valley, Tahune
                All Coach                                                            Forest Air Walk, Cadbury’s Factory Centre, Richmond, Port
                4 days January 23 - 26, 2010                                         Arthur and Grindelwald Resort. By reading the full itinerary you
                If you would like to escape the summer heat this Australia Day       will realise there is so much more to this tour.
                long weekend, then this tour is meant just for you. Stanthorpe
                is nestled in the heart of the Granite Belt and surrounded                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $3,635.00 each
                by unspoilt national parks like the picturesque Girraween                                Adult $3,688.00 each
                National Park and Main Range National Park. Be educated and
                entertained on the ‘Shed Bus’, visit Ballandean Winery Estate        Terrigal
                and the spectacular Granite Gardens; see Queen Mary Falls            All Coach
                and Cherrabah Homestead Resort. Stay 3 relaxing nights at the        7 days February 5 - 11, 2010
                Vines Motel as you explore in and around this beautiful part of      This “all coach” holiday provides a refreshing break with a
                Queensland.                                                          difference. Travel the scenic Pacific Coastal route to the NSW
                                                                                     Central Coast, spending 4 comfortable nights at Terrigal. With
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $958.00 each                      spectacular coastal lookouts, waterways, National Parks and
                                     Adult $993.00 each                              beautiful rural hinterland, it’s the ideal location for a seaside
                                                                                     holiday. Touring each day in different directions, highlights
                Australia Day Kingaroy Country                                       include a “Lady Kendall” Brisbane Water Cruise, Woy Woy’s
                All Coach                                                            Rip Bridge, Wonganella Wines and pelican feeding at The
                4 days January 23 - 26, 2010                                         Entrance. On a different day, take a spectacular three train/
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                This Australia Day tour offers a diverse range of experiences in     ferry adventure from Gosford, across the Hawkesbury, through
                a quiet, relaxed atmosphere based for 3 nights in the friendly       leafy northern suburbs, over Sydney Harbour Bridge to Circular
                South Burnett town of Kingaroy. Surrounded by a tapestry             Quay, Manly Ferry and more! A circular touring route home
                of volcanic red soils and paddocks of crops, Kingaroy is             through the Hunter Valley and New England concludes this
                world famous for its peanuts although many other industries          holiday with a difference.
                including cheese, chocolate fudge and premium vineyards
                contribute significantly to the economy of the area. Visit Clovely              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,736.00 each
                Estate, Queensland’s largest vineyard and producer of quality                            Adult $1,769.00 each
                wines, the beautiful Bunya Mountains and breathe in the fresh
                air while feeling ‘on top of the world’, and lunch at Vintner’s      Summer Sea Change Batemans Bay
                Café at Tipperary Estate where you can experience stunning           All Coach
                views of the Barambah Valley.                                        9 days February 8 - 16, 2010
                                                                                     Take a ‘Summer Sea Change Holiday’ to see change this
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $963.00 each                      summer as this is a great time to visit the southern coast of
                                     Adult $991.00 each                              New South Wales around Batemans Bay. You will travel through
                                                                                     scenic countryside which takes in highlights such as Fitzroy
                Tasmania                                                             Falls, Kangaroo Valley, historic Hampden Bridge, Moruya
                Fly/Coach/Fly                                                        River, the lush pastures of Eurodalla Shire, Mt Dromedary,
                12 days February 3 - 14, 2010                                        Corrigan’s Beach, Wollondilly River, the central coastal rivers
                From magnificent mountains and lakes to breathtaking natural         of Hastings and Macleay and the picture-postcard setting of
                beauty, Tasmania has so much to offer. Although small in area,       the Dorrigo Plateau. To compliment the scenery, you will have
                this island state of Australia is steeped in history and many of     4 nights in the one motel at Batemans Bay and visits include
                the historic buildings will be visited on this very special 12 day   Lady Denman Heritage Complex, Mogo Village, Mogo Zoo,
                tour. An extra day has been allowed so that it won’t be such an      Treasures from the Deep Shell Museum, ‘Fox Glove Spires’
                early start and by flying both ways, you have the opportunity        Garden, ABC Cheese, and ‘Merinda’ River Cruise. So much
                to explore in depth what Tasmania has on offer without being         more will be revealed by reading the full itinerary.
                exhausted from mainland travel. Some of the highlights
                included in the tour are:- Cataract Gorge, Seahorse World,                      Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,251.00 each
                Cradle Mountain, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Gordon                                   Adult $2,293.00 each

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                Murray River Princess Cruise
                Fly/Cruise/Fly                                                      O’Reillys
                8 days February 12 - 19, 2010                                       All Coach
                Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the heart of the great Murray      3 days February 23 - 25, 2010
                River, between the Blanchetown area and Murray Bridge and           Superb views and a special brand of country hospitality ensure
                the breath-taking riverlands of South Australia. On the grand       that this short break away from the hustle and bustle of city
                paddlewheeler vessel, PS Murray Princess, you will experience       life is a unique experience. The vast array of birdlife, waterfalls
                the great variety of sights and sounds of river life, the majesty   and rugged escarpment attract visitors from all over the world
                of its ever-changing landscape, visit historic places and           and we have this first class venue right on our own door step.
                indigenous sites, enjoy a woolshed and station experience and       A short walk with a rainforest guide, a 4 wheel drive morning
                follow the region’s food and wine trail, including a visit to the   tea adventure, spotlighting at night for nocturnal animals, a
                famed Barossa Valley and wineries.                                  slide evening and lashings of food are all part of your visit to
                                                                                    the guesthouse surrounded by world heritage listed Lamington
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $2,806.00 each                   National Park. Be equipped for the experience... evenings in
                                     Adult $2,896.00 each                           the mountains can be cool, so pack a warm jacket and slacks;
                                                                                    sturdy walking shoes are a must; a torch for night walks will
                King Island                                                         be handy and of course, camera and binoculars help make the
                Fly/Mini Bus/Fly                                                    most of these special days.
                4 days February 17 - 20, 2010
                King Island is a very exciting place to visit. This fly/mini-                   Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $857.00 each
                                                                                                         Adult $912.00 each
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                bus/fly holiday takes you to the western “gateway” of Bass
                Strait where you will find sheer bliss. The island is a beautiful
                unspoiled place with wild, rocky coastline and wonderful            Flinders Island
                beaches including a Penguin Rookery where fairy penguins            Fly / Mini Bus / Fly
                return all year round and where Rainfarms collect pure “Cloud       5 days February 23 - 27, 2010
                Juice” popular in overseas countries. King Island is famous for     Cross Country Tours is pleased to be offering their very first
                fresh seafood, steaks, cheeses and other dairy products, which      tour to Flinders Island. The largest island in the Furneaux
                is why the area is so well known for its gourmet food. The          Group, Flinders is a sight to behold with its rugged headlands,
                scenery, the history, the hospitality and the fun is just waiting   white beaches, green farms, heath, forests, hills, lagoons and
                for you….                                                           in the south, the magnificent Strzelecki Peaks. This peaceful
                                                                                    destination allows you to soak up the majestic splendour as
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,792.00 each                   you travel and admire the abundant wildflowers, hear the song
                                     Adult $1,845.00 each                           birds and watch the boats unloading their harvest of the seas.
                                                                                    This total packaged tour has been specially designed for the
                Blue Mountains And Jenolan Caves                                    more adventurous and a great deal of agility is required. Weight
                All Coach                                                           limits also apply and are specified on the full itinerary which is
                8 days February 17 - 24, 2010                                       available by calling our office today.
                The Blue Mountain area is quite an Australian icon and we are                      Itinerary to be released soon.
                delighted to produce such a superb tour for your enjoyment.                      Call today to register your interest!
                4 nights in the one motel allows you to be able to explore
                indepth and also to visit the breathtaking Jenolan Caves. If
                you are keen, there is also the opportunity to take a dip in the
                Moree Spa Baths. Acres of crops will be seen as you travel
                through a great deal of land producing cotton, canola and
                wheat. This tour is packed with highlights which will unfold as
                you read the full itinerary.

                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $1,993.00 each
                                     Adult $2,052.00 each
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                Mundubbera                                                           southern coral reef in the world and to increase protection
                All Coach                                                            of the marine environment, the area has been declared a
                4 days March 3 - 6, 2010                                             Marine National Park. All this, coupled with beautiful food,
                Enjoy a short break in Mundubbera, recognised as the                 accommodation and sightseeing on the island, makes for a
                citrus capital of Australia. Grapes, citrus fruits, nuts, beef,      very attractive and relaxed tour.
                dairying and pig rearing are important industries to the area
                but Mundubbera also boasts a unique industry in insectory!!                     Special Fare incl GST: $3,280.00 each
                Hear about “Bugs for Bugs” and how they produce beneficial
                predatory bugs for crops and agriculture, cutting down the           Bunya Mountains And Kingaroy
                need for chemical sprays. Other highlights include visits to an      2 days March 23 - 24, 2010
                orchard, museum, the Siltstone Mine (which is a real geological      This tour enables you to experience the spectacular scenery
                wonder), one of nature’s serene beauty spots called Cania            of the Bunya Mountains in comfort. Enjoy the cool mountain
                Gorge and a drive through the Boolboonda Tunnel; classed             environment of this majestic rainforest which is home to
                as the longest artificial non supported tunnel in the southern       the largest stand of bunya pines in the world. It is also your
                hemisphere.                                                          opportunity for a relaxing bush holiday west of the Great Divide
                                                                                     travelling through to Kingaroy to take in some of the other
                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $916.00 each                      icons of the area including Kingaroy’s award winning Cheese
                                     Adult $964.00 each                              Factory and Chocolate Fudge, Old Boyneside Farm, Flo Bjelke-
                                                                                     Petersen’s famous pumpkin scones at Bethany and the famous
                Apple And Grape Festival                                             Kingaroy peanuts. Country hospitality, impressive scenic
                                                                                     touring and unique “on farm” experiences plus great company
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                All Coach
                4 days March 5 - 8, 2010                                             are all ingredients for this bush adventure.
                Visit Stanthorpe when apples and grapes are crisp and
                crunchy and special activities during their biennial festival lure              Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $462.00 each
                visitors to the Southern Downs for the fruits of the summer                              Adult $481.00 each
                harvest. Superb dahlias in prize winning gardens, wonderful
                art & craft exhibition and Grape Crushing Championships will
                attract your interest. The Apple & Grape Harvest Festival is
                held over 10 days attracting up to 80,000 visitors and we’ve
                chosen this most popular time to visit. Girraween National Park
                and Tenterfield are additional attractions. Be educated and
                entertained on the ‘Shed Bus’, a winery and see the orchards.
                Your added bonus is to see the re-enactment of Sir Henry
                Parkes’ Federation call on 24 October 1889 over lunch at the
                Memorial School of Arts in Tenterfield. This is sure to be a tour
                highlight!

                            Fare incl GST: Snr/Pen $961.00 each
                                     Adult $998.00 each

                Lord Howe Island
                8 days March 13 - 20, 2010
                Lord Howe Island is a unique destination inscribed on the
                World Heritage List for its outstanding natural features. As the           Confused by where to go and what to see?
                tour unfolds you will discover the spectacular landscape with                          We’re here to help!
                Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird towering above the sea.               Just choose the tours that catch your eye, let us know
                Lord Howe is home to a number of rare or endangered bird             which ones via the tear-out form in the middle of this
                species including the woodhen, which is one of the world’s           book and we’ll send the complete itineraries to you to
                rarest birds. The reef surrounding Lord Howe is the most             help you decide!

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                                   THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT                       Insurance
                                  OUR INTERNATIONAL TOUR PROGRAM                      Travel insurance is essential and should be taken out at the
                                                                                      time of booking. Cross Country Tours are licensed to handle
                                                                                      insurance in house and can issue Covermore policies as
                      Flexible Travel Arrangements                                    required. If you choose to get travel insurance from another
                      All Cross Country Tours holidays depart from and return         provider, we will require a photocopy of the policy to confirm
                      to Brisbane. Assistance is offered for regional or interstate   insurance has been taken out.
                      travellers with booking flights or accommodation to join
                      or conclude Cross Country Tours holidays. We are totally        Information morning tea
                      flexible and should you be interested in joining or leaving a   Approximately two weeks prior to departure, Cross
                      tour at suitable points en route please phone (07) 3869 7444    Country Tours will host an information morning tea for
                      or 1800 802 963 to discuss your individual requirements.        passengers booked on international tours. At this time, final
                                                                                      documentation will be distributed and information about
                      Limousine Or Taxi Transfers                                     what to pack and what to expect when abroad will be given.
                      All Cross Country Tours holidays offer a “door to door”         It’s also a good opportunity to meet your fellow travellers
                      service if you live in or join a tour in the greater Brisbane   before embarking on your journey.
                      area, that is, anywhere from Bribie Island in the north,
                      Ipswich & surrounds in the west to Jacobs Well in the south.    Accommodation
                      Travellers living outside these areas are encouraged to         If you do not have a travelling companion, we will make
                      contact us and ask about special arrangements to                every endeavour to put you in touch with another traveller,
                      join our tours.                                                 otherwise single accommodation will be charged.
                                                                                      Confirmation of accommodation for single passengers
                      Sightseeing                                                     willing to twin share may not occur until after balance
                      All tours are thoroughly planned and researched by our          payment has been made.
                      experienced team to ensure they meet our stringent quality
                      standards. We also allow the appropriate balance of             Terms, Conditions and Inclusions
                      sightseeing and leisure time ensuring nothing is rushed. We     As these important points vary from tour to tour, the best
                      plan to ensure you enjoy your holiday. On our tours you can     way for you to completely understand what is included
                      expect to enjoy the “must see” sights but also enjoy some       in each individual tour, is to request the full itinerary for
                      unique experiences relevant to the countries and customs        the tours you are interested in. In the Itinerary, the FULL
                      you may visit.                                                  inclusions and terms and conditions (covering items such
                                                                                      as deposits, passport requirements, tipping and meals) are
                      Escorted Tours                                                  listed for that specific tour. Although our tours may be a little
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                      Subject to minimum numbers being met, Cross Country             more expensive than our competitors, we pride ourselves on
                      Tours international tours are fully escorted by a company       having NO HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS, so your holiday can be
                      representative from Brisbane to Brisbane.                       enjoyed knowing everything has been taken care of.




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                                  SUMMARY ONLY -                                          Britian And Ireland Including Edinburgh Tattoo
                                                                                          27 days July 30 - August 25, 2009
                         TELEPHONE OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR                               Discover the British Isles escorted all the way by an
                                DETAILED ITINERARIES                                      experienced tour guide. The highlights include Salisbury
                      Norfolk Island Bounty                                               Cathedral, Stonehenge, the Mayflower Steps at Plymouth,
                      8 days June 3 - 10, 2009                                            Cornwall’s St Michael’s Mount, St Ives, Glastonbury Abbey,
                      Norfolk Island is a real surprise! And it is a real “gem” of        the majestic Cathedral in Wells, the Roman Baths, Cardiff
                      the South Pacific. A two hour flight from Brisbane, it is a         Castle, have the fun of cork in Cork and see St Anne’s
                      photographer’s paradise with rugged coastal scenery and             Shandon Church, the Blarney Castle, the photographers
                      whispering Norfolk Pines at every turn. Friendly locals - some      delight - ‘Ring of Kerry’ drive, the prettiest village in Ireland
                      directly descended from the Mutiny of the Bounty - tempting         - Adare, King John’s Castle and treaty stone in Limerick, the
                      cuisine and local tax free shopping add their own uniqueness        towering Cliffs of Mohar, Galway, the Abbey at Kylemore,
                      and flavour to this truly memorable and beautiful holiday           Londonderry, the huge basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway,
                      destination. This 8 day / 7 night fully escorted tour has been      Belfast, Dublin, the English Castle at Conwy, historic Chester,
                      specially timed to coincide with Bounty Day celebrations, a         Gretna Green, Glasgow, Glencoe, Isle of Skye, Culloden Battle
                      highlight on the social calendar for local Pitcairn descendants     Site, Blair Athol, the famous Golf Course at St Andrew’s, the
                      and visitors alike. Fare includes: airport transfers, return        Edinburgh Tattoo, Jedburgh Abbey, Hadrian’s Wall, York,
                      flights, Cross Country Tours escort, travel bag, all island         Coventry and experience a little Shakespeare in Stratford-
                      transfers, ensuited twin share accommodation, all breakfasts        Upon-Avon. This is only a taste and reading the whole
                      including Brekky Bushwalk, “Bounty Bay” picnic lunch, all           itinerary will spell out how comprehensive this tour is.
                      evening dinners including Progressive Dinner in a variety of
                      venues, four evening shows including “Night as a Convict”,                    Special Fare incl GST: $10,986.00 each
                      and four fascinating ½ day tours. Ample free time is allowed
                      for shopping and /or at leisure.                                    Highlights Of Spain And Portugal
                                                                                          17 days September 26 - October 12, 2009
                                  Special Fare incl GST: $2,689.00 each                   Discover the splendour and beauty of Spain and Portugal.
                                                                                          Acquaint yourself with the elegant towns and cities of Spain
                      Fiji - Paradise In The Pacific                                      and the changing scenery of Portugal. Soak up the sun on
                      8 days June 21 - 28, 2009                                           Costa del Sol and enjoy cuisines full of flavour and colour.
                      Bula! Welcome to Fiji! There is so much to see and do in            Fabulous sightseeing includes the Jewish Synagogue, Church
                      Fiji other than sitting at a resort. Travel in an air-conditioned   of Santo Tome, a steel workshop and El Greco masterpiece
                      comfortable coach with a local coach captain and guide to           in Toledo; the Mosque of the Caliphs and the 14th century
                      explore and experience what this beautiful piece of “Pacific        synagogue in Cordoba; a visit to the Alhambra Palace,
                      Paradise” has to offer. Highlights include The Garden of the        Granada; and, the famous Rock of Gibraltar. In Seville,
                      Sleeping Giant, The Arts Cultural Village, a village school,        visit Columbus’ tomb and the cathedral, the Bell Tower
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                      wonderful cultural experiences and local bands. Travelling Viti     and weather vane of Giralda and Maria Luisa Park. Ponder
                      Levu in depth will give you a new perspective of the Island and     over the Monument to the Discoveries and Belem Tower in
                      reading the full itinerary will spell out just how much more is     Lisbon and marvel at the celebrated Shrine at Fatima. Stroll
                      included in this special tour.                                      through Salamanca’s Plaza Major and see the Church of St
                                                                                          Francis and the Ribeira quarter in Oporto. On top of all this,
                                  Special Fare incl GST: $3,190.00 each                   sightseeing in the Spanish capital, Madrid, includes the Royal
                                                                                          Palace, Cervantes Memorial, Puerta del Sol and a guided tour
                                                                                          of the famous Prado Museum.

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                      New Zealand                                                        German Fairytale Christmas & Paris New Year
                      19 days September 30 - October 18, 2009                            23 days December 18, 2009 - January 9, 2010
                      Is this a destination you are longing to see? Cross Country        IMAGINE…A Festive Christmas over 5 days near Ludwig’s
                      Tours is pleased to offer a 19 day holiday with luxury coach       ‘Fairytale Castle’ in the Bavarian Alps, the ancient cities of
                      travel throughout both islands of New Zealand. Fully escorted      Rothenburg and Bamberg, Christmas Markets in cobble-
                      from Brisbane, join us on this epic journey that has some very     stoned squares, Nurnberg, Munich, The Romantic Road,
                      special features incorporated that have previous travellers        snow-capped mountains, sleigh rides and lunch in a hunting
                      raving about both islands. At this time of the year the scenery    lodge. Finish your Christmas tour in Luzern where your New
                      is most spectacular and you will be highly surprised by all        Year tour starts, travel via Beaune to Paris to enjoy the New
                      the inclusions in our tour. Don’t delay in asking for your copy    Year celebrations. Visit Somme Battlefields, Villers Bretonneux,
                      today.                                                             Ypres and hear the Last Post at the Menin Gate Memorial.
                                                                                         We travel via the Euro Tunnel to London where our coach tour
                                  Special Fare incl GST: $5,145.00 each                  ends and the shopping begins.

                      Norfolk In Springtime                                                        Special Fare incl GST: $12,480.00 each
                      8 days October 21 - 28, 2009
                      Norfolk Island is a real surprise! And it is a ‘real gem’ of
                      the South Pacific. Just two hours from Brisbane, it is a
                      photographer’s paradise with rugged coastal scenery and
                      whispering Norfolk Pines at every turn. Friendly locals,
                      tempting cuisine and local tax-free shopping add their own
                      uniqueness and flavour to this truly memorable and beautiful
                      holiday destination. Highlights include Brekkie Bushwalk,
                      Glass Bottom Boat, Cyclorama, Convict Settlement Tour,
                      Wonderland by Night, Island Fish Fry, all evening dinners
                      including a Progressive Dinner in a variety of venues, 4
                      evening shows including ‘Night as a Convict’ and 6 fascinating
                      half day tours. This is one of our popular destinations so don’t
                      delay in having a read of the full itinerary.

                                  Special Fare incl GST: $2,609.00 each
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                      Oberammergau Passion Play 2010                                     Pricing and exact itineraries will be confirmed in August
                                                                                         2009. For those wanting to secure a seat now to avoid
                                                                                         disappointment, a deposit can be taken.
                      Package 1
                      Through Bohemia to the Danube and Oberammergau
                      Departing Brisbane May 20, 2010
                      18 stunning days – Frankfurt to Munich
                      IMAGINE…. A leisurely paced eight day coach tour combined
                      with with a superb, first class, eight day Danube River
                      cruise. Firstly, enjoy two and three night stays in medieval
                      Rothenburg, vibrant Prague and UNESCO listed Cesky
                      Krumlov, with special visits to historic Bamberg, Nurnberg and
                      fascinating Kutna Hora. Then, relax and savour the style and
                      unbeatable service of the Peter Deilmann Cruise Company
                      on board the MV Casanova, on a delightful eight day scenic
                      cruise along the length of the Danube to Vienna, Budapest and
                      Bratislava. As a finale, travel into Bavaria to Oberammergau for
                      the 2010 Passion Play. A distinctly different tour!

                      Package 2
                      Through Italy To Oberammergau
                      Departing Brisbane July 2, 2010
                      16 stunning days – Rome to Munich
                      An easily paced tour with two nights in the hills of Umbria
                      followed by a four night stay in the heart of Tuscany taking
                      in Siena, Florence, Lucca and Pisa. Following two nights in
                      Venice, enjoy two nights in enchanting Salzburg plus two more
                      nights amongst the magical castles and palaces of Bavaria.
                      Among the many included highlights will be the remarkable
                      canals and humped back bridges of Venice, a boat ride
                      along the famous Cinque Terre, crossing the Grossglockner
                      - Europe’s highest mountain pass and the medieval towns of
                      Assisi and Orte. As a finale, we visit Oberammergau for the
                      2010 Passion Play. An Italian tour with so much extra!

                      Package 3
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                      Through the Alps and Croatia to Oberammergau
                      Departing Brisbane September 11, 2010
                      16 glorious days – Munich to Munich
                      A leisurely paced tour through the Austrian Tyrol, the
                      mountains of Slovenia, glorious Salzburg and Croatia to visit
                      the delightful coastal cities on the Istrian Peninsula. Among
                      the many included highlights will be Ludwig’s Fairytale
                      Castle, Hallstatt in Austria’s Lake District, Innsbruck, Venice
                      and the islands of Murano and Burano. Additionally we visit
                      Berchtesgaden to take a ride up to Hitler’s Eagles Nest and        Neuschwanstein Castle - near Oberammergau, Germany
                      Oberammergau for the 2010 Passion Play.



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