The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) Triennial Conference takes place in Melbourne, Australia from April 4-10, 2019. Following the conference, join FWIO and partner Collette for a 6-day tour, concluding April 16, 2019.
6 Days • 8 Meals • 5 Breakfasts • 3 Dinners
$5,699 CAD per guest, double, land and air included
Day 1: Melbourne
Get to know Melbourne on a tour that features the historic Fitzroy Gardens. Later, you may join a tour to Phillip Island, the home of the world's largest colony of Little Penguins. Protected and studied by rangers, hundreds of them waddle out of the sea and cross the beach to their burrows in the dunes. At the interpretation centre, you have a chance to learn about the lives of the Little Penguins and their significance to the area. Hotel: Rendezvous Grand Hotel
Day 2: Melbourne - Adelaide - Barossa Valley
Fly to Adelaide and explore this lovely coastal city before proceeding to the Barossa Valley, Australia's most famous wine region. Renowned among connoisseurs, the valley's award-winning winemakers attract visitors from around the world. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Hotel: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Barossa Valley
Day 3: Barossa Valley
Set out for the 19th-century Hutton Vale Farm, an 8th generation working farm and winery set on 2,000 acres of picturesque countryside. Caretakers John and Jan Angas will welcome you and share their family's story that extends back to the founding of Australia. Tour the farm's historic buildings, see their livestock and one of the many vineyards before partaking in some tea and homemade specialties. Perhaps you'll give their sweet crisp Riesling a try. Next, travel to the Seppeltsfield winery for a private tour, followed by a tasting of their world-class wines. Quench your palate with varietals ranging from fruit-forward Chardonnays to earthy Pinot Noirs. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4: Barossa Valley - Adelaide - Sydney
Today you will fly to Sydney, Australia's largest city where British settlers first dropped anchor in 1788. This evening it's Diner's Choice as you choose from a variety of local restaurants along bustling Darling Harbour. Today breakfast and dinner will be included. Hotel: Novotel Sydney Darling Square, Sydney
Day 5: Choice of the Blue Mountains or Sydney by Sea
It's your choice! Travel to the stunning Blue Mountains of New South Wales (UNESCO) and come to know its countless geological wonders - sandstone plateaus, rich valleys, river gorges and endless pristine wilderness; see the Three Sisters sandstone rock formations, the region's most notable attraction - OR - further experience Sydney at your own pace with a Sydney cruise pass; travel by high-speed boat to a variety of spots on Sydney Harbour; visit the famous beach resorts of Manly and Watson's Bay, historic Fort Denison or Taronga Zoo; hop off to explore places of interest or stay on and relax during a narrated cruise. This evening, say farewell to Sydney and take in the sights during a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Marvel at the scenic vistas of the harbour showcasing Sydney's magnificent skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Sydney - Tour Ends
You depart for home with wonderful memories of this inspiring country. Today breakfast will be included.
For bookings, call 1-800-581-8942 and reference booking number 909565.