Garden Extravaganza 2024


DAY ONE: Monday 30th September, 2024

7:00am - 8:00am:  Home pick up service within our Central Coast pick up area

8:15am:  Depart Kariong 

9:15am - 9:45am:  Comfort stop at Thornleigh McDonalds

10:30am - 11:00am: Visit Darrell Lee Chocolate Factory, Ingleburn

12:00pm - 2:00pm:  Free time to enjoy Tulip Time at Corbett Gardens, Bowral & to purchase lunch 

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Explore the historic town of Berrima 

4:30pm: Arrive at our accommodation - Mercure, Goulburn

6:30pm:  Two course dinner at accommodation


Corbett Gardens, Bowral


DAY TWO: Tuesday 1st October, 2024

7:00am - 8:00am: Buffet breakfast at accommodation

9:00am: Depart Goulburn for Canberra

10:30am - 12:00pm:  Visit Floriade, Commonwealth Park

12:30 - 2:30pm:  Enjoy lunch at Tulip Tops & spend time exploring this beautiful garden

3:30pm: Arrive back at our accommodation Mercure, Goulburn

6:30pm:  Two course dinner at accommodation

Tulip Tops


DAY THREE: Wednesday 2nd October, 2024

7:00am - 8:00am:  Buffet breakfast at accommodation

8:30am: Depart Goulburn

9:30am - 11:00am:  Morning tea & time to explore Taralga Wildlife Park

1:30pm - 3:30pm: Free time to explore Mayfield Gardens 

4:30pm: Arrive at our accommodation - Mantra Bathurst 

6:30pm: Two course dinner at our accommodation

Mayfield Gardens


DAY FOUR: Thursday 3rd October, 2024

 8:45am:  Depart Bathurst after breakfast

10:15am - 11:15am:  Visit Gory’u Japanese Gardens, Little Hartley

12:00pm - 1:00pm Visit Nooroo Garden, Mount Wilson & enjoy a picnic lunch

2:00 - 2:30pm: Comfort stop 'n shop at Bilpin Fruit Bowl

4:30pm:  Arrive back at Kariong & begin home drop off service


 Inclusions:3 x nights' accommodation; 3 x breakfasts; 1 x morning tea ; 3 x lunches;  3 x two course dinners ; entry fee into Tulip Time, Tulip Tops, Taralga Wildlife Park, Mayfield Gardens, Gory'u Japanese Gardens & Nooroo Garden. 
 Not Included:Lunch on Day 1; personal expenses for drinks, laundry & personal requirements;  travel insurance (personal travel insurance is highly recommended for all travellers). 
 Expression of Interest Form:Please Click here  to express your interest in this tour. If we have a seat available, we'll book you in & email/post you an invoice for the $300 deposit, a booking form & itinerary.  
 Price - Per Person:

Single:  $1677

Twin Share / Double:  $1358 per person

You are welcome to pay for this tour in instalments which you can discuss with us upon booking. 

 Deposit & Balance:

To secure your seat, we require a $300 deposit to be paid within 14 days of booking.

The balance for this tour must be paid 12 weeks before the departure date (unless an alternate arrangement has been made with Liam & Alison).

 Fitness & Mobility:

Due to the activities in this tour's itinerary, it is important that people have an adequate level of mobility & stamina to ensure that they are able to enjoy & manage walking around the different gardens.

Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those who use walkers as some venues will have stairs & uneven surfaces. A walking stick is an appropriate form of walking aid for this tour.

When booking accommodation venues, we always request ground floor rooms & walk-in showers. However, these requests cannot always be guaranteed by the venues. The restaurant at the Mantra, Bathurst is upstairs & there is no elevator to access it.

 Passenger Numbers:

Minimum - 8 passengers

Maximum - 14 passengers

Terms & Conditions:

Important: The terms, conditions and limitation of liability under which the tour operates are detailed below and the payment of the tour deposit &/or balance represents acceptance by the passenger of the following:-

1. This tour has been organised by and will be operated by Connect Coaches. 

2. To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $300 per person must be received within 14 days of booking. The balance must be paid 12 weeks before departure date. Reservations will only be held until this date unless a prior arrangement has been made with Liam & Alison. Connect Coaches reserves the right to accept waitlist passengers in place of applicants failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

3. Occasionally it may be necessary to alter or amend *itineraries, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements from those published. This may be due to road, weather and other operational needs prevailing at the time and is always made in the best interest of your comfort. Times listed on the *itinerary are approximations only. Any personal expenses incurred by a passenger as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of any tour, whether caused by mechanical defect, strikes or any other cause are the responsibility of the pas­senger.

4. A minimum number of bookings is required to operate a tour and also to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, Connect Coaches reserves the right to cancel or postpone a scheduled departure date or tour. When a tour is cancelled by Connect Coaches, your monies will be refunded in full. If the tour is postponed & you are unable to travel on the new date, your monies will be refunded in full.

5. Any special passenger requirements must be notified to Connect Coaches on the Booking Form provided at the point of booking. No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of any representative of Connect Coaches, such as to render themselves incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Connect Coaches will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason.

6. Where a tour is cancelled prior to the departure date, according to sections 2 or 3 above or due to an outbreak of Covid-19, Connect Coaches shall endeavour to offer the nearest possible alternative tour (subject to a refund or payment to cover any tour price difference.) or, if this is not acceptable, refund your monies in full.

7.  Connect Coaches cannot guarantee exact arrival and departure times and is not liable for any failure to make connections with any other service or guarantee the operation of any particular service.

8. Connect Coaches reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payments have not been received within the times specified. It is a condition of carriage that a passenger has paid all tour monies prior to departure of the tour.

9. Cancellation Fees – Connect Coaches’ tours require extensive planning, coordination and costs, as well as advance bookings and payments of accommodation and activities. In the event that you have to cancel your tour with us, the following rates will apply to our transport component of the tour. Any motel or additional travel cancellation costs may be applicable as per their individual cancellation policies:

·       43 - 59 days’ notice - 100% refund of coach component                                

·       28 - 42 days’ notice - 50% refund of coach component                                                                               

·       less than 28 days’ notice - 0% refund of coach component

10. Comprehensive travel insurance cover is strongly recommended for all tours to cover you against possible associated risks of travel including cover for medical expenses and costs, loss of luggage, and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions.    

11. Although your safety and comfort are our highest priority, all passengers who participate in our tours do so at their own risk and Connect Coaches cannot accept responsibility for any loss of personal belongings, accident, illness or injury incurred by you.                                                                                         

12. "Act of God" or "Force Majeure" Clause:  the occurrence of an event that is beyond Connect Coaches' reasonable control and which could not have been reasonably prevented which includes, but is not limited to: (a) pandemic events such as Covid-19; (b) natural disaster (including but not limited to flooding, fire, earthquake, landslide), adverse weather conditions, high or low water levels; (c) nuclear or other industrial accident causing environmental pollution or contamination; or (d) change in government restrictions or regulations.  Should a Force Majeure event prevent Connect Coaches from providing your tour as planned, we will change our travel arrangements as reasonably practicable to ensure your safety and invoice you for any possible additional costs if required.

Starting:9:00 AM
Monday 30th September 2024
Ending:6:00 PM
Thursday 3rd October 2024
Phone Enquiries:43254053
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Deposit - Single Room$300.00 AUD
Deposit - Twin Share / Double (per person)$300.00 AUD
Single Ticket$1,677.00 AUD
Twin Share / Double (per person)$1,358.00 AUD

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