- Jenolan Caves guided visit Discover the history of Lucas Cave and the World Heritage Area as you climb 910 stairs while admiring the beautiful rock formations spread over 860 metres. Students have the opportunity to experience rare wildlife, unchanged and contrasting ecosystems, and geological formations wilder than the imagination.
- Gold Tour During the 2-hour original Gold Tour, you'll be taken through the ‘hands on’ indoor museum and shown the importance of gold mining, the gold mining process, and the impact of gold on the history of Australia. The tour then takes you through various outdoor working exhibits to witness the progress of gold mining, from man to horse to steam power! Listen for ‘the whistle’ in the steam shed, be an apprentice in the blacksmiths shop and see the importance of the Chinese in the gold-rush era.
- Gold Panning Discover the difference between fool’s gold and alluvial gold, as well as various methods of mining
- Life in the Goldfields The life in the Goldfields tour will help you to experience what it was like to live in the gold-rush era, what clothes were worn and what roles males and females played. Discover the ruggedness of life in the Goldfields! Make and build with mud bricks, play bush games, enjoy bush cooking (taste test your efforts), set up your own tent and much more.
- Royal Flying Doctors visit See state-of-the-art equipment and step into the action with Virtual Reality (VR). Watch and engage in the Control Centre as live Flying Doctor missions unfold in real time, and see and hear the real human stories: of courage, hope and service.
- Taronga Western Plains Zoo visit The Taronga Western Plains Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. Whether you fancy getting up close to a big cat, dropping in on the meerkats at mealtime or learning why Hippos are such good swimmers, the Zoo keeps talks and animal encounters offer you a truly special experience with the amazing animals
- Taronga Western Plains Zoo overnight experience ZooSnooz is the ultimate overnight experience that will be remembered for years to come. Fall asleep to the sounds of nocturnal marsupials and wake to the morning roars that can only be heard from inside the Zoo.
- Merriwa Tourist Centre visit Run by volunteers, the Centre has been open for 10 years and is a must-visit venue for all travellers on the golden highway. Located in the Centre of town near local eateries, this is a great place to stop for lunch before continuing onto Nelson Bay.
- Toboggan Hill Park visit Enjoy a day at Toboggan Hill Park. Activities include rock climbing, synthetic ice skating, tobogganing or have a go at the Giant Maze or mini-golf.
- Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse visit This unusual lighthouse is located northeast of the town of Nelson Bay on the southern shore of Port Stephens. The light is no longer active but in the past it guided ships into the port. The light was shown through the window of the lantern room and later mounted outside. Today it is a museum open for visitors to explore and discover its history through photographs and maps and see the working coastal patrol radio base, staffed by volunteers. .
- Tomaree Headland Lookout Walk to the top of Tomaree Headland Lookout to enjoy panoramic views of Port Stephens and the offshore islands. It will take you about half an hour or so to reach the top but it is well worth the effort!
- Pelican Feeding Wander down to the pelican pavilion on the foreshore and experience why the Entrance is known as ‘The Pelican Capital of Australia’. The pelican feeding attracts tens of thousands of people to the Entrance where they get an entertaining and educated commentary about the pelicans, bird and marine life and general information about the area.
Your tour duration may vary depending on your departure location. Talk to our team for travel times from your departing state.
If you have a set duration we can tailor a tour to meet your needs and time-frame.