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Grapes Gems and Gold 2022

About the Tour

17 day tourStarts 20 April 22

Cost: $2,545.00

Solo Cost: $2,045.00

If you like variety this safari is for you! 

Explore Lightning Ridge and opal mining, stay at Carinda made famous by David Bowies song "Let's Dance".  Travel to Dubbo with a winery stay and Wellington exploring the caves, explore the Mudgee region wineries and Gorree Park horse stud/winery.  Travel to beautiful historic Hill End and tour around the historic buildings, visit History Hill and see part of the largest gold specimen ever found and much more including station stays, bore baths, cotton farm tour, dinners, happy hours and more

DAY 1             Arrive at Mudgee Riverside Park where we will stay 2 nights.  Gather for meet and greet happy hour around 4:00 pm and dinner together (dinner to be provided)

DAY 2             Collected by coach and experience wine tasting in the Hunter Valley followed by lunch at Gorree Park, wine tasting and a tour of their thoroughbred horse stud

DAY 3             Travel to history Hill End and explore the historic buildings and the gold rush history, staying at the Village Campground (TBC) 2 nights.

DAY 4             Enjoy a walking guided tour of Hill End, free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure, camp fire later in the day (if permitted)

DAY 5             Travel to Dubbo where we will stay at Red Earth Estate Winery (TBC) 2 nights.  That afternoon we will enjoy wine tasting with cheese platters and their speciality of dumplings (TBC)

DAY 6             Anzac Day, free time 

DAY 7             Travel to Wellington where we will stay 2 nights (accommodation tbc)

DAY 8             Enjoy a tour of the caves at Wellington (tour to be included)

DAY 9             Travel to Carinda, the town made famous by David Bowie recording “Lets Dance” in the town.  Stay at the showgrounds, why not enjoy a dinner at the pub in the afternoon.(camp fire later in the day if permitted)

DAY 10           Travel to Lightning Ridge and stay at Lightning Ridge Holiday Park 2 nights, happy hour in the afternoon

DAY 11           Collected by bus to visit the Chamber of the Black Hand, free time in the afternoon to explore the local area                  

DAY 12           Travel to Thallon (accommodation TBA) stop at bore baths at Goodooga on the way, dinner at the pub at night (included)

DAY 13           Travel to St George where we will stay 2 nights

DAY 14           Enjoy a guided cotton farm and winery tour (including lunch)

DAY 15           Travel day to be advised, stay at a bush camp at night.

DAY 16           Travel to our last night at Marchioness Farm Stay at Mount Perry, final happy hour together (included) and dinner (included)

DAY 17          Today we farewell our new friends and depart on our independent travels.

            

 

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Days 17
Dates 20 April 22 to 07 May 22
Location New South Wales
Start Mudgee NSW
End Mt Perry, Qld
Suitable for Motorhomes, caravans. campervans
Cost $2,545.00
Solo Cost $2,045.00
Max Vehicles 20

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Highlights

Welcome and Farewell dinner

Station stay

Lightning Ridge Chambers of Black Hand Tour

Dinner x 2

Lunch x 2

Winery stay

Guided Wellington Caves tour

Guided winery tour

Guided Gorree Park, winery and horse stud tour

Historic Hill End and History Hill

Bore Baths and Silo Art


4WD Tour Tour Highlights

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Testimonials

A safe way to travel, enjoy an adventure seeing new places with a wonderful comeraderie amongst the group.
Joe & Fiona - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Another great time as usual, looking forward to the next adventure
Dick & Helen - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Our third tagalong trip and looking forward to 2 trips with Renee & Andrew in 2021. Ideal way of seeing things in towns and centres you did not know existed.
Harry & Merle - Qld Outback Wandering 2020

Well organised safaris run by Renee & Andrew - loads of fun and laughs along the way
Allan & Margaret - Qld Outback Wandering

Renee & Andrew's attention to detail is excellent, seeing that everything and everyone is look after. The happy hour with its laughter and banter that comes with it. The slow travelling to enjoy the scenery, plenty of free time for self exploring.
Bruce & Thelma - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

We recommend Xpedition Tagalongs, great time was had by our group, will certainly be going again. Andrew & Renee are great leaders and fun to be with, we were in safe hands at all times. This is our 3rd tagalong, they just get bigger and better
Allan & Lesley - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Everyone was made to feel welcome and included.
Ron & Alys - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Andrew & Renee ran the safari in a professional manner, showing consideration to all participants. Andrew went above and beyond to help with any vehicle problems. The campsites and planned events were organised in advance and therefore access was seamless. It was a stress free, fun and friendly event which, as a solo traveller, I enjoyed immensely
Jenny H - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Couldn't want for better tour guides than Andrew & Renee. Well planned, organised and lots of fun. Highly recommend Xpedition Tagalong Tours for an interesting safari.
Chris & Wendy - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

Wow! What a wonderful way to see Tasmania. Andrew & Renee have included so any "not to be missed" places to visit while travelling, with safety, in a group. We are now looking forward to our next tagalong trip. Book your next adventure now!
Brian & Liz - The Great Tasmanian Adventure 2020

A big thank you again to our hosts and leaders Andrew & Renee, they just make our journeys so much fun and enjoyable. Would never have been able to do this safari on our own even if we had all the maps money could buy. Lots of research and effort goes into all safaris and again "thank you". Hopefully we have made a few friends along the way.
Max and Gerda

This was our sixth safari, hopefully many more. The enjoyment of camping in places and travelling on routes, one may not pick if on their own. Happy hour with people who become friends with common interests. Guided by a dedicated couple, who compliment each other with vasts depth of relevant knowledge
Lauri & Mary

Andrew and Renee are the perfect Tagalong tour group leaders. Their relaxed, inclusive, friendly manner belies the constant attention to detail, competence and experience that lies beneath. Uluru and Beyond met all my expectations and then some. I can now say that I have done the Red Centre.
Viveinne Page - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

We spent 30 days with Andrew and Renee covering thousands of kilometres, beautiful scenery. Exceptional stopovers we would have never seen. They were always available to help and this helped bring everyone together.
Trevor and Vicki Picket - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

As first time safari participants, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were very impressed with how organised our expedition leaders, Andrew and Renee, Led from the front. enjoyed travelling in a convoy for the first time.
Alan and Kathy - Uluru and Beyond Safari 2018

Awesome leaders! Had a great time going to the tip and back. Felt very comfortable following behind. Will be looking out for more tips to do in the future
Jeremy Lepherd - Cape York 2017

The trip to the Cape was awesome with hosts Andrew and Renee making it an effortless adventure. Can't wait till the next one, cheers guys
Ben Oliver - Cape York 2017