join us on a Holiday senior Coach tour of Inverell “Sapphire City”

7 days / 6 nights … with Mary and Brian

Tour Departs: Sunday 16 May – Saturday 22 May, 2021.

the best seniors coach tour … click here for our Inverell Sapphire City

Tour Highlights:
Inverell Pioneer Village; Highlights Tour of Inverell; Billabong Blue Sapphires & Inverell Tourist Information Centre; Inverell’s Bicentennial Memorial & Scottish Cairn; Wing Hing Long Museum; Green Valley Farm; New England Woodturning; Danthonia Community & Signs; Inverell Art
Gallery; McIllveen Park Lookout; Olives of Beaulieu; Freckles Cafe; National Transport Museum; Australian Standing Stones; Land of the Beardies – History House & Research Centre & more!

Day 1. Sun 16 May: Home – Kurri Kurri – Tamworth Lunch & Dinner
This morning we pick you up from home and begin our drive to Inverell, which is nestled in a picturesque valley beside the MacIntyre River. We travel into the Hunter Valley and stop for a light lunch at the Kurri
Kurri Bowling Club. It’s onto Tamworth, stopping via Willow Tree an afternoon comfort stop. We arrive into Tamworth this afternoon and check into our motel before dinner in the restaurant.
Overnight Tamworth: Best Western Tamworth Motor Inn

Day 2. Mon 17 May: Tamworth – Inverell Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today after breakfast we continue to Inverell where our first stop is at the Inverell Pioneer Village, an authentic recreation of historic buildings and homes in a peaceful village setting. Be sure to check out the machinery exhibit, gem museum, Pody’s Pub and Hotel and the Grove Homestead. After lunch at the Village we are joined by a local guide for a highlights tour of Inverell to learn of the history of the area. This afternoon we visit Billabong Blue Sapphires, which is located at the Tourist Information Centre in Inverell.
It offers rough and cut sapphires and quality jewellery for sale. Later we settle into our accommodation with time to freshen up before dinner.
Overnight Inverell: Inverell RSM Club & Motel

Day 3. Tue 18 May: Inverell Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This morning we visit Inverell’s Bicentennial Memorial and Scottish Cairn which are both located in Sinclair Park. The Memorial exemplifies the community spirit of the individuals and organisations who freely gave their time, technical skills, labour and much of the material to create a permanent memorial to the historical development of the Inverell district before 1988. The Scottish Cairn pays tribute to the achievements, commitments and contributions made by the districts pioneers, later generations and families whose endeavours have contributed to Inverell’s success since the 1830’s. Later this morning we travel to the Wing Hing Long and Company’s Store in Tingha which is a long way from China Town. This little store has been turned into a museum to raise awareness of the contribution of the Chinese to the rural communities of New South Wales. Established in the late nineteenth century, it was one of many stores
servicing the tin mining communities of the Tingha District, here you could purchase typical general store goods. We then make our way to Green Valley Farm – “The Bush Oasis” – a piece of God’s earth put to some
wholesome pleasure. After a look around in the museum we enjoy a light lunch. Next is Gilgai as we stop at New England Woodturning for