The Mid North Coast over 50’s Getaway - Slim Dusty Tour


Sydney to Macksville


Welcome to your Mid North Coast over 50″s Getaway Slim Dusty tour departing Sydney on the North Coast XPT in your preferred seats sit back, relaxing and enjoying the scenery as you are whisked away up the north coast of NSW to Macksville. On arrival you will be met by your host from the Mid Coast Motel and transferred to your accommodation for the next six nights.


Bellinger Valley & Waterfall Way

(B, L, D)

A lovely tour day commences with travelling through the Bellinger Valley and up the wonderful Dorrigo Mountain. Witness the many historic features of Bellingen which create an enjoyable antiquity for a browse. Whilst driving up the mountains pass the Newell Falls before pushing on to Dorrigo for a morning tea. Then onto Dangar Falls and finally end up at the Rainforest Centre, where you go out onto the Scenic Skywalk which extends high above the National Parks tree canopy.


Port Macquarie

(B, L, D)

Today its southward bound and off to Port Macquarie River Cruises, once aboard morning tea is served whilst cruising on the Hastings River. At the end of our leisurely cruise we travel through the city of Port Macquarie to your lunch destination, afterwards you have time to peruse the garden nursery next door before heading off to the fudge factory.


Nambucca Valley & Pub with No Beer

(B, L, D)

Today a highlight of your over 50’s Slim Dusty getaway begining with a leisurely drive through the townships of Stuart’s Point, Grassy Heads and Scotts Head, then morning tea at the Buffalo farm. We then move onto the Macnuts Macadamia nut processing factory, free samples are given as well as being able to buy their products. Lunch at Macksville RSL, then onto the famous Pub with no Beer for a glimpse of Australian heritage. After our pub visit we travel to the famous Bowraville Museum where we are able to view all the artefacts of this museum.


Grafton Day Out

(B, L, D)

After breakfast, board the coach and head to Grafton for the day. One of our stops is the magnificent Schaeffer House, home of the Clarence River Historical Society. After your visit to this historical house, weather permitting you will have a quick tour of a working dairy and packaging farm. After your dairy tour drive out to Lanbrunk Gundyah. Plonked atop of a hill, overlooking the Clarence River, it is a veritable treasure trove of tools, household goods and toys from eras past. On the way home drive past some of the highlights Grafton has to offer.


South West Rocks & Slim Dusty Centre

(B, L, D)

Southbound again, and today we head towards South West Rocks for a drive around to the historical ruins of Trial Bay Gaol, the driver will try to stop for a chance to take some pictures of the surrounding scenery. After morning tea we have a quick stop in South West Rocks township before heading over to Kempsey. Once in Kempsey we visit the Kempsey Museum which houses a small theatrette showcasing the makings of an Akubra Hat, as well as the local history of Kempsey. After our tour of the museum we move onto the Slim Dusty Museum itself. Inside, there is another small theatrette showcasing Slims life as well as plenty of memorabilia of the life history of Slim himself, including one of his cars and a caravan.


Heading Home


After breakfast your Mid North Coast over 50’s Getaway is coming to an end as  you are transferred to Macksville Railway Station in time to catch the 7.21am train to Sydney. Sit back and relax watching the ever changing scenery reminiscing the wonderful memories of your over 50’s Getaway before arriving Sydney at 3.39pm.

Departs: 2018. Current departures                         Book Here 

11, 18 February | 8 April

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If you require accommodation in Sydney before or after the tour, ask us about our special accommodations.

Price Person twin shareFirst Class FromEconomy Class From
Adult**(Seasonal rail Fare Quoted)$ 1,065$ 1,010
Senior & Pensioner$ 1,010$ 975
NSW Pensioner Travel Voucher$ 955$ 885

Special deals for single travellers please enquire


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