Discover the Scenic Rim: A Three-Day Adventure | 13-15 August 2024 

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    Embark on a breathtaking journey through the Scenic Rim, a thriving rural paradise where rolling hills meet dramatic cliffs. Join us and immerse yourself in the serenity of this region.

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    Prices From

    $1,180

    Adult Twin

    $1,340

    Single
    With a maximum of 15 guests, secure your spot today and let us be your guide to adventure and camaraderie. Embark on an adventure tailored for the mature traveler, where every moment is filled with wonder.

    Hightlights

    • Tour of Pohlmans Nursery

      Explore the largest wholesale nursery on the eastern seaboard aboard the Garden Valley Express train. Learn about cutting-edge technology and industry best practices used in plant production.
    • Visit to Towri Sheep Cheese

      Enjoy a sheep-milking demonstration and a gourmet cheese-tasting spread in a rustic setting with friendly hosts.
    • Summer Land Camel Farm

      Learn about the history of camels in Australia and have the chance to meet the camels. Participate in an informative talk about camel farming.
    • RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

      Discover Australia's largest operating airbase and its aviation heritage. Explore historic hangars and learn about the history of aviation in the region.

    Accommodation

    Welcome to our tour to the Scenic Rim. Sit back and relax as we travel into the picturesque Lockyer Valley to our first stop of the tour, Pohlmans Nursery. We jump aboard the Garden Valley Express train and explore the largest wholesale nursery on the eastern seaboard. Find out how they use cutting-edge technology and industry best-practice to bring the consistently high-quality plants.

    We enjoy a brief talk with time to browse the retail section. We continue into Gatton for lunch and a wander through the Queensland Transport Museum. The museum is home to a magnificent display of transport vehicles with display cabinets brimming with models, and even a fire engine and crop dusting plane. This afternoon we arrive in Ipswich to check in to our motel for our two night stay.

    Our touring today takes us into the Scenic Rim, set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks. Our first stop is Towri Sheep Cheese, a delightfully rustic setting with engaging hosts and friendly country charm. We will be entertained with a sheep-milking demonstration, including morning tea and a gourmet cheese tasting spread. 

    Leaving here we travel to the historic hotel Dugandan Hotel for lunch. The hotel has been restored to its former glory and provides a charming backdrop for a relaxing lunch. After lunch we continue on to Summer Land Camel Farm. Here we will enjoy an informative talk learning about the history of camels in Australia and the chance to meet the camels!

    After our final breakfast together we are off to the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, housed in hangars at RAAF base Amberley, Australia’s largest operating airbase. We then head to the Workshops Rail Museum.

    Steeped in history – it was once the workplace of over 3000 employees and offers a historic and interactive journey to the birthplace of Queensland’s Railways. After lunch we begin our travel home after a fantastic tour.

    Tours Details

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    Tour Inclusions

    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 2 cooked breakfasts
    • 2 two-course dinners
    • 3 included lunches – see below
    • Train tour of Pohlmans Garden Nursery
    • Lunch at Colonial Cafe
    • Visit to Queensland Transport Museum
    • Tour, tastings, and morning tea at Summer Land Camel Farm
    • Lunch at Dugandan Hotel
    • Talk, tastings, and demo at Towri Sheep Cheese
    • Visit to RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

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    Accommodation

    Country Motel Ipswich

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    What to Bring

    • Water bottle
    • Warm layers in cooler months
    • Camera
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

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    Dining

    • 2 motel-cooked breakfasts
    • 2 motel two-course dinners
    • 3 included lunches
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    Fitness Requirements

    Fitness Level: Relaxed

    Discover the Art of Relaxation

    Welcome to “Serenity Journeys,” where serenity is the name of the game. Our tours offer a chance to unwind, with minimal physical demands. Unpack only once, and relax as we take care of the rest.

    Although most of our journey involves cozy coach travel, some day tours may involve light physical activity, such as embarking and disembarking vessels or vehicles with stairs, which you’ll handle independently.