High Tea at Lilianfels - North Side Suburbs - 11th November, 2021

  It's teatime in the Blue Mountains and the famous Lilianfels High Tea awaits you served in The Lounge.  Enjoy this most English of grand traditions of afternoon high tea in the Blue Mountains whilst surrounded by plush Victorian armchairs, lounges, two fireplaces and charming artworks, in the understated elegance an...

Category: Day Tours
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Thursday 11th November 2021
Venue: New South wales
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
North Side Pick Up Area: 

 



 

 

Tour Program: 

7:30am - 8:30am Home pick up service

8:30am - Depart Kariong

9:30 - 10:15am - Morning Tea - provided by Connect Coaches

12:00 - 2:30pm High Tea at Lilianfels

5:00pm - Arrive back at Kariong

5:00 - 6:00pm Home drop off service


 

Includes: 

Home pick up & drop off service within our advertised pick up/drop off area

Return transfer to Katoomba

Morning Tea

High Tea at venue

 


 

Price: 

$120 per person - please contact us as we only have limited seats available for this tour on this date.


 

Morning Tea: 

Connect Coaches will provide tea, coffee, water & store-bought &/or homemade slices/mini muffins 


 

Terms & Conditions: 

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Bookings: This tour was postponed from earlier this year & has sold out.


Sunday on the Hawkesbury - NORTH SIDE - 14th November, 2021

            Relax during a 3 hour cruise of the spectacular Hawkesbury River. Enjoy morning tea and a delicious local fish'n'chip lunch on board as you sit back and see the grand old Hawkesbury at its best. This cruise follows part of the itinerary of the company's popular 'Seven Islands of t...

Category: Day Tours
Start Time: 9:15 AM
Date: Sunday 14th November 2021
Venue: Brooklyn
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Home Pick Up Area map: 

 


 

Itinerary: 

9:15am - 10:15am Home pick up service (North side suburbs only)

10:15am - Depart Kariong

10:45am - Arrive at wharf (Brooklyn)

11:00am - 2:00pm -  Lunch cruise

2:30pm - Arrive back at Kariong & commence home drop off service

 

 

Includes: 

Home pick up & drop off service (within our advertised pick up area for this date)

Return transfer to Brooklyn

Morning tea

Lunch - fish & chips

3 hour cruise with commentary


Please note; drinks can be purchased onboard from the licensed bar.

Price: 

Seniors - $100 

Adults - $110

Children (school aged) - $60


 

Terms & Conditions: 

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Bookings: This tour was postponed from earlier this year & has sold out.


Georges River Christmas Lunch Cruise - North side suburbs

                 Join Connect Coaches as we travel down to Sans Souci for a relaxing 3 hour Christmas lunch cruise with Bass & Flinders Cruises. This cruise will follow the path of the original explorers, George Bass and Matthew Flinders. Passengers will learn about the history of the beau...

Category: Day Tours
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Thursday 18th November 2021
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Sans Souci Wharf
Phone Enquiries: 0243254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Home Pick Up Service: 

7:30am - 8:30am Home pick up service - North side suburbs only 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Includes: 
  • Home pick up & drop off service - selected northside suburbs only
  • Return transport
  • Morning Tea 
  • Christmas Lunch & 3 hour cruise

 

Menu: Main:

CARVED GLAZED LEG HAM, ROASTED TURKEY BREAST with CRANBERRY SAUCE, TEMPURA FISH PIECES, CRISPY CHIPS, FRESH GARDEN SALAD, FRESHLY BAKED DINNER ROLL

Dessert (alternate drop):

PLUM PUDDING with BRANDY CUSTARD, PAVLOVA WITH FRESH FRUIT, CREAM AND PASSIONFRUIT COULIS, TEA & COFFEE

Price: $115 
Covid-19 Safety Plan: 

As part of our committment & responsibility to keep our drivers & passengers safe, we have a Covid-19 Safety Plan:

  • All passengers must check-in upon boarding our vehicle, either by recording their contact details (full name & contact number) on the form provided or by using our QR code, both provided by Service NSW.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the day.
  • High touch points (handrails, seatbelts etc.) will be wiped down with disinfectant before passengers board the vehicle for the return journey.

 

Bookings: 

We will be travelling with limited numbers for this event. Please contact us on 4325 4053 to be placed on our Reserve List.



Hawkesbury Spring Escape - Tuesday 23rd-Wednesday 24th November, 2021

  Join us as we travel to Windsor for a bit of indulgence at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley. You will be treated to an elegant high tea on Day 1 followed by wine & cheese tasting in the Hunter Valley on Day 2. Chase those Covid blues away by treating yourself to a bit of pampering & relaxation! ...

Category: Short Breaks Tour
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Windsor
Phone Enquiries: 0243254053
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Day One - Central Coast - Crowne Plaza, Windsor: 

7:30am - 8:30am Home pick up service in the Central Coast area (Please click here for pick up area map)

8:30am - Depart Kariong for Wisemans Ferry via St Albans

10:00am - Morning Tea at St Albans or Wisemans Ferry - Homemade slices, Tea & Coffee provided by Connect Coaches

10:30am - 1:00pm - Wisemans Ferry - We follow the river throught the towns of Lower Portland, Sacksville & Ebenezer to Windsor

1:00pm - 2:30pm - High Tea in the Gazebo Courtyard of the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley 

2:30 - 6:00pm - Free time to enjoy the facilities - have a workout at the gym, play a game of tennis, go for a dip in their indoor pool and explore the garden. If you prefer, Liam can drop you in the town of Windsor to have a wander around the local shops.

7:00pm - Dinner in the Crowne Plaza's Harvest Restaurant (2 courses)

 

 

Accommodation: 

       

Day Two - Hawkesbury - Hunter Valley: 

8:00am - 9:00am - Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury (Full breakfast included in price)

10:00am - Depart the Crowne Plaza 

Travel via the scenic Putty Road from Winsdor to Pokolbin, stopping off at the Grey Gum Cafe

11:30am - 12:15pm Grey Gum Cafe - Comfort & Lunch stop (not included in price)

12:15pm Depart Grey Gum Cafe 

1:30pm - 2:00pm Ascella Wines - Wine Tasting (included)

2:30 - 3:00pm - Binnorie Dairy - cheese tasting (included)

3:15pm - 3:30pm - Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

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

           

Terms & Conditions: Please click here to view our Terms & Conditions
Inclusions: 
  • Home pick up & drop off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area)
  • Return transfer to venues
  • 1 nights' accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley
  • 1 morning tea
  • 1 full breakfast
  • 1 high tea
  • 1 two course dinner
  • Wine & cheese tasting
Bookings: This overnight escape was postponed from earlier in 2021. Please contact us to be placed on our Reserve List.


Morpeth/Nelson Bay/Newcastle Explorer

Morpeth/Nelson Bay/Newcastle Explorer

Summary: We depart the Central Coast at about 8am, travelling up to the historical town of Morpeth, where you will have time to enjoy morning tea & then have a quick browse around the beautiful shops. From Morpeth, we will then continue up to Nelson Bay for lunch where you can purchase lunch from one of the many cafes and coffee shops...

Category: Day Tours
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Friday 26th November 2021
 Repeating On specific dates
Venue: Newcastle
Phone Enquiries: 0417281545
Email Enquiries:  admin@connectcoaches.com.au
Cost: $65
Tour Includes: Home pick up & drop off service (within our advertised area), return transfer to venues with commentary and morning tea.
Pick Up Area: 

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Lunch - Not Included: Time at Nelson Bay to purchase lunch and look at the shops
Minimum Number: This tour requires a minimum of 8 people to proceed.
Morning Tea at Morpeth: 

 Morning Tea will be provided by Connect Coaches (homemade slices, tea & coffee)

There may be a small amount of time to browse the shops at Morpeth.

 

Brief history of Morpeth:

The town of Morpeth was initially created through the private actions of Lieutenant E.C.Close, who selected a property of 1,000 hectares and developed it as a river port from 1831-1841. The lieutenant built his house, known as Closebourne, on the property. A two-storey Georgian home made of sandstone, the house became an episcopal residence from 1848-1912, which eventually became the nucleus of St John's Theological College on Morpeth Road.

The river port grew steadily throughout the 1830s; St James's Church, Tank Street, was built from 1837 to 1840. It was partly designed by John Horbury Hunt and now has a Local Government Heritage listing. A major merchant at this time was James Taylor, who built a bond store circa 1850, located near the bridge and now heritage-listed. The town continued to expand. Morpeth Court House was built circa 1861 in a Greek Revival style; the police station followed in 1879. The construction of the Great Northern Railway in 1857, bypassing Morpeth, meant that Newcastle developed as the regional port. Morpeth became less significant commercially, but still survived as a township with its own history and heritage.

The town today is a tourist destination due to its many historical buildings and river bank setting.

Lunch at Nelson Bay: 

 

Brief History of Nelson Bay:

Nelson Bay is a coastal resort town of approximately 5000 people located just inside the mouth of Port Stephens, a large natural harbour. Despite its growing popularity the town, treads a sensible line between tourism and charm. Nelson Bay, the largest town of the Port Stephens area, is 223 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway, 69 km from Newcastle by road and 18 m above sea-level.The origin of the town's name is not known. It may have derived from the boat the Lady Nelson used by Governor Macquarie in 1812 when he came to visit the Port with an eye to establishing a settlement which never eventuated.

A group of Chinese fishermen established a base here early in the 19th century. They cured their catch and sent it back to China and to Chinese merchants in Sydney and Melbourne.

The first survey of Nelson Bay was carried out in 1874. A post office and school were established in 1883. By 1886 there were about 30 residents. The villagers led a rather peaceful life based around fishing (still important to the local economy) until developers arrived in the late 1960s.

 

There will be a stop at Nelson Bay for an hour and a half, allowing time for passengers to purchase their own lunch and browse through the shops.

Afternoon Stop: 

Brief History of Newcastle:

In September 1797 Lieutenant John Shortland became the first European settler to explore the area. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized HMS Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove. While returning, Lt. Shortland entered what he later described as "a very fine river", which he named after New South Wales' Governor John Hunter. He returned with reports of the deep-water port and the area's abundant coal. Over the next two years, coal mined from the area was the New South Wales colony's first export. 

During World War II, Newcastle was an important industrial centre for the Australian war effort. In the early hours of 8 June 1942, the Japanese submarine I-21 briefly shelled Newcastle. Among the areas hit within the city were dockyards, the steel works, Parnell Place in the city's East End, the breakwall and Art Deco ocean baths. There were no casualties in the attack and damage was minimal.

The Port of Newcastle remains the economic and trade centre for the resource rich Hunter Valley and for much of the north and northwest of New South Wales. Newcastle is the world's largest coal export port and Australia's oldest and second largest tonnage throughput port, with over 3,000 shipping movements handling cargo of 95.8 Mt per annum, of which coal exports represented 90.8 Mt in 200809. The volume of coal exported, and attempts to increase coal exports, are opposed by environmental groups.

Bookings: 

We will be limiting the number of passengers for this trip.

Please contact us to be placed on our Reserve List.



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