2020 Day Tours

G’DAY FELLOW TRAVELLERS

We hope you are all fit and well and healthy during these trying times with this colossal virus outbreak. At present we are all feeling good at Holiday Coast Tours and with preventative measures introduced, we intend to stay that way. Our biggest concern is obviously what is happening in our beloved travel industry.

At the present moment we have postponed all tours up until the end of May – these include our day tours to 1) Eungai Buffalo Farm & Scott’s Head and 2) Cundletown Museum and Manning Surrounds - we will re-schedule them for future dates. Our Extended tours to Man from Snowy River and Sydney Vivid Lights have been re-scheduled to 2021 and at the moment we are creating new dates and itineraries.

Tours still scheduled depending on the status of the virus are:

  1. Spirit of the Outback
  2. Bounty Week Norfolk Island and
  3. Cape York

We feel that day tours in June & July will go ahead as scheduled – fingers crossed. We are working on projects from then on and into 2021 so its full steam ahead as far as we are concerned. Our office phone lines and email are open for contact however our office should be avoided at the present time with social distancing and limited contact. Stay at home is the advice given.

Now – what are we doing about all deposits that all you lovely people have paid. As I stated we are re-scheduling tours that have been affected to 2021 and hope that you will all still be able to travel. We are working with all our suppliers where we have pre-paid inclusions to give us credit against these postponed activities, flights, trains and accommodation. As you can imagine we will not know the full extent of these requests until this terrible situation has subsided. We are trying to protect you, our valued clients, with minimal loss of any monies paid. Of course at this point we are unable to give any refunds until we have a clear picture of what will be available to us.

From a business point of view we are suffering greatly but we are working closely with the Government Departments and Financial Institutions on packages which will give us flexibility in these times and the future.

We are being very pro-active during these quiet travel times and want to be ready to encourage you to come travelling with us again as soon as the ALL CLEAR is given. In fact, I think the tourist industry slogan “Holiday Here” produced after our horrific bushfire season has just grown stronger.

Yes, we are a small business and yes after all these years of having had your support in all forms of travel, we look forward to it again and cant wait to unleash the steering wheel and brakes to again enjoy your company on what we do best – touring!!

Please stay in touch with us as we will with you and keep happy, healthy and safe.

Fondest regards from the team at Holiday Coast Tours and all associated travel outlets – Port Travel, Camden Haven Travel, Wauchope Travel, TS Travel Wingham and Helloworld Nambucca

Henryk Wesierski,
Managing Director

Buttai Barn

Irish Day At Buttai Barn

  • Wednesday 18 March 2020 
  • Cost $80.00 per person includes air-conditioned coach travel, morning tea, lunch & entertainment.
  • Depart the Port Macquarie Coach Terminal at 7.00am

We have a comfort stop at Bulahdelah.
Arriving at Buttai Barn for our Devonshire morning tea before the shenanigan’s start with entertainer Kent Daniels.
We break for a scrumptious lunch before more singing and dancing.
Buttai Barn is fully licensed (+ Guinness!!)
We have a comfort stop on our return journey after a fantastic day celebrating the wearing of the green – St Patricks Day.

Eungai Buffalo Farm looking out from the cafe

Eungai Buffalo Farm, Scotts Head and McNuts

  • Thursday 9th April 2020 
  • Cost $65.00 per person includes air-conditioned coach travel, morning tea, lunch and visits.
  • Depart the Port Macquarie Coach Terminal at 8.30am

Heading north with our first visit being a tour and morning tea at the Eungai Buffalo farm. Enjoy the serenity of the countryside with views from the verandah. Delicious ice-creams available at own discretion.
From here we meander through the coastal villages of Stuarts Point, Grassy Heads to Scotts Head – check out the growth of this town. We have a scrumptious lunch at Club Scotts!
Mid-afternoon we meander along Sorrell Creek to visit Macksville and view the new Phillip Hughes bridge across the Nambucca River. We then have a tasting of delicious macadamia nuts with Vince at the famous Mac Nuts. A comfort stop at South Kempsey if needed before arriving home around 4.00pm.

Cundletown Historical Museum

Cundletown Museum and Exploring the Manning Surrounds

  • Thursday 7th May 2020 
  • Cost $60.00 per person includes air-conditioned coach travel, morning tea, lunch and visits.
  • Depart the Port Macquarie Coach Terminal at 9.00am

Heading south to the Manning where we visit the quaint Cundletown Historical Museum. It is fully run and funded by volunteers and is a credit to their dedication. While here we have morning tea. Now we take off to explore the islands and waterways of the lower Manning – still suffering from the effects of the devastating bushfires.
We arrive at the little village of Manning Point for lunch at the bowling club.
Mid-afternoon we return via Mitchell and Oxley Islands to view the area around Winda Woppa. We have a comfort stop at the South Taree Services before our return home.

Coffs Harbour Frog Zoo

Coffs Marine Centre and Frog Zoo

  • Wednesday 17th June 2020 
  • Cost $75.00 per person includes air-conditioned coach travel, morning tea, lunch and visits.
  • Depart the Port Macquarie Coach Terminal at 8.30am

We have a morning tea break at Nambucca Heads before we arrive at the Southern Cross University Marine study centre. Here we have an informative talk and tour of this amazing facility where we can get up-close and personal with all different types of sea life. Now our next venue is new to us and very unique. We visit the Frog Zoo at Boambee. Here there are housed in around 60 exhibition cases are frogs from all around the world living in unique environments. Our host Peter will give a detailed explanation and you can get up close and personal with them…..so hop to it!! Of course, Pete is a chef as well and we have lunch onsite. NO frogs legs!
After our visit we head for home via Toormina & Sawtell with a comfort stop at South Kempsey if required.

Crusing on the Manning Valley River

Manning Explorer - Xmas in July

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020 
  • Cost $80.00 per person includes air-conditioned coach travel, morning tea, lunch and visits.
  • Depart the Port Macquarie Coach Terminal at 8.30am

We travel to Chatham for our first stop at the ever-popular craft centre and shop – run by Elsie! Here we can purchase hand made goods and enjoy a homemade morning tea.
We are then off to meet Marie and Darren on board the MV Manning Cruiser. Marie will have the boat all dressed up in Christmas Décor. You better wear some decorations yourself. A scrumptious Christmas lunch will be served, and the boat is fully licensed. It is also completely enclosed making the day cosy & warm. We now cruise the Manning with great commentary from Darren.
Mid-afternoon we return to Port after an enjoyable Christmas in July on the Manning.

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