Christmas in Coffs Harbour

Christmas in Coffs Harbour

Take Time To Relax & Enjoy

6 Days

23 – 28 December 2020

From $2,430*

Revel in the stunning scenery along the Central NSW Coast

6 days
Twin/Double $2430 p/p
Single $2990 p/p
Deposit $250

Itinerary

Day 1: Coolum Beach to Coffs Harbour - Wednesday 23 December

With the beautiful Opal Cove Resort awaiting us, there is no time like the present to be on our way! We will travel today from Coolum to Coffs Harbour via the Pacific Motorway coastal highway, stopping along the way for morning tea and lunch. We will arrive at our stunning beachfront resort destination in the mid-afternoon, giving plenty of time to check-in and freshen up before dinner.

5 nights | Opal Cove Resort
Lunch / dinner at hotel

Day 2: Exploring the Macleay Valley Coast - Thursday 24 December

After breakfast, we are going to take a leisurely coastal drive south to Nambucca Heads via Urunga and enjoy spectacular coastal vistas before crossing the Nambucca River and heading inland to Macksville. From here, we’ll travel west along the Taylors Arm river tributary until we arrive in the township of Taylors Arm for a visit to The Pub with No Beer. The subject of Slim Dusty’s 1962 hit song, ‘The Pub with No Beer’, this hotel is etched in history, and as well as enjoying morning tea here, we will have time to peruse the walls filled with memorabilia. From here, we will wind 65km through the rolling hills dotted with farms and grazing land, along the Taylors Arm Scenic Drive, through the historic town of Willawarrin to Kempsey where we will stop at the Slim Dusty Centre. Here we will enjoy lunch at Dusty’s Dinner Camp Café and explore the centre with a guided tour. After this, we will wind our way along the stunning Macleay Coast tourist drive from Crescent Head to South West Rocks and drive inland along the Macleay River to Clybucca. From here, we will drive north through the stunning Macleay Valley then back to Coffs Harbour and the Opal Cove Resort.

Breakfast and dinner at Opal Cove Resort | lunch at The Slim Dusty Centre

Day 3: Christmas in Coffs Harbour - Christmas day - Friday 25 December

Whether you enjoy nature walks, lazing by the pool or a spot of golf, there is something for everyone to enjoy while we spend a slow-paced Christmas Day, relaxing at the Opal Cove Resort. Our festive celebrations will include an indulgent Christmas Lunch including freshly baked breads, seafood, charcuterie, roast meats, salads and vegetables, all the trimmings, and a huge selection of decadent desserts. There will also be light entertainment and a visit from Santa, of course! After the celebrations, the afternoon is yours to enjoy, before we have a light dinner to round out the day.

Breakfast | Christmas lunch |dinner at Opal Cove Resort

Day 4: Exploring the Waterfall Way - Boxing day - Saturday 26 December

We will start our day travelling south along the beautiful Waterfall Way through the Bellinger Valley to the charming tree-change town of Bellingen. Here we will visit The Old Butter Factory craft and tourist village on the banks of the Bellinger River. After a bite to eat, we will continue along Waterfall Way to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Here we will venture out to the breathtaking Dorrigo Skywalk – a 21-metre high boardwalk which takes us 70 metres out over the treetops of the Dorrigo National Park. This park is part of the lush, World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforests, and the Skywalk offers majestic views across the valleys and gorges of this stunning sub-tropical rainforest to the coast. After this, we will travel through the nearby rural village of Dorrigo to visit the picturesque Dangar Falls – a 30-metre cascade waterfall on the Bielsdown River with a viewing platform providing the perfect spot to capture the stunning vista. Then we return to Dorrigo for a hearty lunch at the Dorrigo Hotel and shopping at the renowned local art, craft and heritage shops. When we are all shopped out, we’ll travel back to Coffs Harbour. Again, we will journey along Waterfall Way to marvel at the many natural wonders along one of the world’s most scenic drives.

Breakfast and dinner at Opal Cove Resort | lunch at Dorrigo Hotel

Day 5: Port Macquarie - Sunday 27 December

Today we will enjoy a later start to our travels with a direct drive from Coffs Harbour, south along the coastal highway with its sweeping beach views, past Kempsey and through the Macleay Valley, to Port Macquarie. After arriving in this idyllic coastal holiday town, we will make our way to the Town Wharf where will board the MV Port AdVenture for a 2-hour lunch cruise along the lovely Hastings River with Cruise Port Macquarie. Lunch aboard the cruise includes a Hot and Cold Buffet and Dessert while we take in the river sights from the beautiful sun deck atop this spacious vessel. After our cruise, we will soak up the coastal sights as we travel north, back to the Opal Cove Resort.

Breakfast and dinner at Opal Cove Resort | lunch at Cruise Port Macquarie

Day 6: Heading Home - Monday 28 December

After four glorious days enjoying the Opal Cove Resort and the NSW mid-north coast region, we will start our day with breakfast, load the coach, and then travel home via the Pacific Highway. We will stop along the way for morning tea and lunch, arriving back in Coolum in the late afternoon.

Breakfast at Opal Cove Resort| lunch

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days of some attractions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 night’s motel accommodation
  • 5 cooked motel breakfasts
  • 5 motel dinners
  • 6 included lunches:
    • Taylors Arm | Pub with No Beer |  M/tea
    • Kempsey | The The Slim Dusty Centre | Lunch / Tour
    • Christmas Day |indulgent Christmas Lunch including freshly baked breads, seafood, charcuterie, roast meats, salads and vegetables, all the trimmings, and a huge selection of decadent desserts.
    • Bellingen | Old Butter Factory Craft Village
    • Dorrigo National Park | Dorrigo Skywalk
    • Dorrigo| Danga Falls
    • Dorrigo | Dorrigo Hotel | Lunch
    • Port Macquarie | River Cruise inc Lunch

    Accommodation

    • Coffs Harbour | Opal Cove Resort (5 nights)

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