Short Trips

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
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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)





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
  • 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.

Christmas at The Carrington - 13th-14th December, 2021

                  Join Connect Coaches as they celebrate Christmas at The Carrington in the Blue Mountains. Return to an era of grace, elegance and charm as you enjoy a 4 course dinner at the Carrington Hotel before retiring for the night in one of their beautifully restored rooms.  ...

Category: Short Breaks Tour
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Monday 13th December 2021
Venue: Blue Mountains
Phone Enquiries: 02 4325 4053
Email Enquiries:

The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba in a single, double or twin share room


Day 1

8:00-9:00am - Home pick up service (click here to view our pick up area on the Central Coast)

9:00am - Depart Kariong

Morning Tea - Cumberland State Forest (provided by Connect Coaches)

Following morning tea, we travel up to Springwood where you will have some free time to explore the diverse range of shops.

Our next stop will be Leura, where you can purchase lunch from one of the local cafes & have a wander down the main street, before we make our way to our accommodation for the night, The Carrington Hotel, in Katoomba.

Dinner at The Carrington will consist of a four course Christmas-themed menu with all the trimmings, starting with a complimentary glass of wine.

Day 2

7:30-8:30am    Continental breakfast at The Carrington

Witness the magnificent views from Hargraves Lookout before heading down to Megalong Valley for a delicious Devonshire Tea at the Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

Lunch will be spent in Blackheath (not included in price), before heading along the Bells Line of Road to the Bilpin Fruit Bowl for afternoon tea.

Depart Bilpin for the Central Coast

6-6:30pm  Arrive at Kariong & commence home drop off service

Price per person: 

$532 - Single

$437 - Double/Twin Share

Price Includes: 
  • Home pick up & drop off service (click here to view our pick up/drop off area map)
  • Return transfer to venues
  • Accommodation at The Carrington Hotel (1 night)
  • 2 x Morning teas
  • 1 x Dinner 
  • 1 x Breakfast
  • 1 x Afternoon tea 

This event was postponed from earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

Please contact us on 4325 4053 to be placed on our Reserve List.

Booking Terms & Conditions: Important: The terms, conditions and limitation of liability under which the tour operates are detailed hereunder and the payment of the tour deposit or tour price represents acceptance by the purchaser of the following:-

1. The tours in this brochure are organised and operated by Connect Coaches.

2. To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $100 is required within 14 days of your booking. The balance will then be due at least 30 days prior to the departure date. Reservations will only be held after these dates if a prior arrangement has been made with Liam & Alison. Connect Coaches reserves the right to accept waitlist passengers in place of passengers failing to finalise payment 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. 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 are required to operate a tour and also to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, the Company reserves the right to cancel a scheduled departure date or tour.

5. Any special passenger requirements must be notified to the Company at the time 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 the Company, 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 . The Company will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from complet ing the tour for any such reason .

6. Where a tour is cancelled prior to the departure date, we shall endeavor 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. The company 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. The company reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payments have not been received by the company 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 - The follwing rates only apply to the coach travel component of the tour. Any motel or additional travel cancellation costs may be applicable as per their individual cancellation policies:

                                  60 days+ notice - 100% refund of coach component

                                  30-59 days notice - 75% refund of coach component

                                  14 - 29 days notice - 50% refund of coach component

                                  less than 14 days notice - 0% refund

Dubbo Zoo Safari 2022

Category: Short Breaks Tour
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Date: Sunday 13th March 2022
Venue: Dubbo Zoo Safari
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:
Day One - Central Coast to Orange: 

7:00am - 8:00am Home pick up service

8:30am - Depart Kariong

9:15am - 9:30am

Comfort Stop Thornleigh McDonalds

Morning Tea stop at Glenbrook - provided by Connect Coaches

11:00am - 12:30pm Lunch Stop - Leura Village (Lunch Not Included)

2:30pm  - 3:00pm Blayney (Town Visit)

3:15pm Carcoar Dam - Wind Farms

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Milthorpe

5:30pm - Arrive at accommodation - Orange Best Western

6:30pm - 3 Course Dinner at motel (Dinner Included)

Day Two - Orange - Wellington Caves - Dubbo Zoo: 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast at the motel - Hot & Continental Breakfast  (Included)

9:00am - 10:30am Orange Town Centre, Cook Park -  Free time to explore the town centre

11:30am - 1:00pm Afternoon tour - Wellington Cave (Included)

1:30pm Depart Wellington Caves for Dubbo Zoo

2:30pm Arrive at Dubbo Zoo

Check in between 2 & 3pm

Afternoon tour at 4pm

Dinner about 6.30pm in Zoo Guest House (Included)

Day Three - Dubbo Zoo - Mudgee: 7am - 8:20am Early Morning Tour of Zoo (Included)

8:30am Breakfast at the Zoo (Included)

10:00am - Zoo accommodation Check Out 

10:30am - 2:30pm Free Time at Zoo (Included)

2:30pm Depart Zoo for Mudgee

5:00pm Arrive at Mudgee Parklands Resort 

Dinner at Parklands Resort - 3 Course Dinner (Included)
Day 4 Mudgee - Denman - Central Coast: 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast at Parklands Estate - Hot & Continental (Included)

9:00am - 10:30am Free time to explore Mudgee

10:15am - 11:00am Visit Mudgee's Honey Haven

11:00am Depart Mudgee 

1:00pm - 2:00pm  Denman - Lunch stop (Passengers to purchase)

3:00pm - 3:30pm  Pokolbin Village - comfort stop

5:00pm - Approx. arrival time back on the Coast & commence home drop off service
Price per Person: 

Animal View Room - SINGLE - $1480

Bush View Room - TWIN SHARE/DOUBLE - $1097

Animal View Room - SINGLE - $1422

Bush View Room - TWIN SHARE / DOUBLE - $1042

Price Includes: Includes home pick up & drop off service (within our advertised pick up/drop off area), return transfer to venues, 3 nights' accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 morning tea, 1 lunch, entry fees + tours 

This tour was postponed in 2021 due to Covid-19.

Although we have sold out for this rescheduled date, please contact us on 4325 4053 to be placed on the reserve list. We will contact you if a cancellation occurs or when we schedule this trip in for a second date.

Jenolan Caves & Mayfield Garden Autumn Getaway

Tuesday 5th - Thursday 7th April, 2022

Jenolan Caves

Category: Short Breaks Tour
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Tuesday 5th April 2022
Venue: Jenolan Caves
Phone Enquiries: 43254053
Email Enquiries:
Price per person: 

Single - $970

Double /Twin Share - $730

Day One: 


Day One Proposed Itinerary - Central Coast to Jenolan Caves Notes
7:00am - 8:00am - Morning pick ups  
8:00am Depart Kariong Comfort stop at Thornleigh Macdonalds
9:30 - 10:30am Morning Tea - Glenbrook

Homemade slices/mini muffins & tea/coffee provided by Connect Coaches & time to look at the shops

11:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch - Leura Village Passengers to purchase their own lunch at one of the cafes plus have time to have a wander around the village
1:30 - 2:00pm  Hargraves Lookout Dirt road, so dependent upon road conditions/weather
2:30 - 3:00pm The Lolly Bug Passengers to purchase their own sweets
4:00pm - Arrive at Caves House, Jenolan Caves Accommodation included in price



Day Two: 
Day Two Information - Mayfield Gardens  Notes 
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast - Caves House Included in price 
9:00am Depart Caves House for Mayfield Gardens Transfer included
10:00am Arrive at Mayfield Gardens Entance fee to Garden included in price
12:00pm Lunch at Mayfield Gardens Passengers to purchase their own lunch at Mayfield Gardens Cafe
1:00 - 2:30pm Mayfield Gardens  
4:00pm Arrive back at Caves House Accommodation included in price
6:00pm Dinner at Caves House Included in price



Day Three: 
Day One Information - Jenolan Caves to The Central Coast Notes & Onformation 
8:00am Breakfast Caves House Breakfast included
10:30 - 11:30am Caves visit - Jenolan Caves Cave entrance fee included in price
11:30am - 12:00pm Depart Jenolan Caves Morning tea prior to departure
1:00pm - 2:00pm Blackheath  Lunch to be purchased at one of the cafes at passengers' expense
2:15pm - Depart Blackheath for the Central Coast Driver will return via the Bells Line of Road or the Great Western Hwy, depending on traffic 




Mayfield Gardens Day Two: 

Mayfield GardensMayfield Garden

Mayfield is made up of two main garden areas, Mayfield Garden and the Hawkins' Family Garden together they make up the spectacular, world-class 65-hectare cool climate garden. A labour of love by all who have worked at Mayfield over the years, Mayfield shows high standards of gardening.





Day Three: 

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Jenolan's amazing caves are the largest and most spectacular in Australia.  They are situated on the western edge of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.  Their caves are the world's oldest - 340 million years. They have fascinating guided tours of several fantastic caves, plus Adventure Caving, and they are open every day of the year. 







This tour was postponed in 2021 due to Covid-19.

Please contact us to go on the reserve list for our April, 2022 trip.


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