WEA: Adult Learning

 

 

(Travel license TTA 183)

For details of these and other tours please contact the Tours Office:
Telephone: 8223 1272 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm)
Fax: 8232 3690 Email: tours@wea-sa.com.au
Interstate participants can usually fly internationally from their
capital city to join WEA tours.

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NSW Northern Rivers 2021 - FULL

18th June - 26th June 2021

Escape the winter chill to the New South Wales northern rivers, rainforests and coast and be amazed by the beauty, culture and history that awaits you. With direct flights to and from Coolangatta on the Gold Coast this tour is timed to coincide with the colourful Lismore Lantern Festival, an illuminated spectacle in celebration of the winter solstice. Explore breezy coastal towns such as Ballina and Byron Bay with their picturesque beaches, lighthouses and delicious eateries and the rich hinterlands with their mountains, rainforests, coffee, macadamia and avocado plantations and exotic flowers. Join your tour leader as together you uncover artist, historic and alternative culture in timeless river port towns, thriving communities, fine federation homes, museums and galleries; including the exhibitions of celebrated still life painter Margaret Olley. Relax, unpack and unwind as you spend eight nights in your centrally located Lismore motel whilst discovering the highlights of this inviting and intriguing slice of Australia.

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The Red Centre - FULL

12th July - 21st July 2021

Join WEA Travel on a unique cultural exploration of Australia’s remote and beautiful Red Centre. Travelling by comfortable coach allows you to visit fascinating highlights such as Coober Pedy ‘the opal capital of the world’ and the breathtaking Breakaways and to deeply appreciate the vastness, uniqueness and profound sense of place that is the outback. Explore indigenous and pioneering cultures, ancient and modern art, World Heritage Listed Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park, the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges and fabulous outback desert parks and botanical gardens. Enjoy a camel ride, the mesmerizing Field of Light acclaimed exhibition, magnificent gorges, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises and the silence of the desert. With five nights in Alice Springs to unpack, relax and discover the diversity on offer, you have lovely accommodation, a good selection of meals, opportunities to meet the locals and a great variety of sightseeing, guided tours, experiences and leisure time. An unforgettable journey.

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Broken Hill and Mildura - FULL

30th Aug - 4th Sep 2021

Join your historian tour leader on a six day tour to the outback of New South Wales and Victoria. Following the route of the 1886 Barrier narrow gauge railway line via Yunta, Mannahill and Olary, you arrive in the silver, lead and zinc mining town of Broken Hill. By 1900 it was the third largest settlement in NSW. It’s wealth endowed the city with grand public buildings and churches, many of which are now fine art galleries and museums. You travel to Burke and Wills camp near Menindee on the River Darling and to unique Kinchega National Park on Lake Menindee, with its huge woolshed. You also visit the fascinating ghost town of Silverton before heading south to Wentworth which is picturesquely situated at the confluence of the Darling and Murray Rivers and to beautiful Mildura in Victoria. In Mildura you visit two of the fine mansions of the pioneering Chaffey family and relax on a scenic River Murray cruise on the historic paddle steamer P.S. Melbourne, before returning to Adelaide. There are four nights in Broken Hill to unpack and explore at your leisure and one night in Mildura.

  • Photo : Carolyn Jones

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The Red Centre

6th - 15th September 2021

Join WEA Travel on a unique cultural exploration of Australia’s remote and beautiful Red Centre. Travelling by comfortable coach allows you to visit fascinating highlights such as Coober Pedy ‘the opal capital of the world’ and the breathtaking Breakaways and to deeply appreciate the vastness, uniqueness and profound sense of place that is the outback. Explore indigenous and pioneering cultures, ancient and modern art, World Heritage Listed Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park, the picturesque West MacDonnell Ranges and fabulous outback desert parks and botanical gardens. Enjoy a camel ride, the mesmerizing Field of Light acclaimed exhibition, magnificent gorges, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises and the silence of the desert. With five nights in Alice Springs to unpack, relax and discover the diversity on offer, you have lovely accommodation, a good selection of meals, opportunities to meet the locals and a great variety of sightseeing, guided tours, experiences and leisure time. An unforgettable journey.

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South Australia's Heartlands

19th-24th September 2021

Criss-cross the heartlands of South Australia with your historian tour leader Dr Denis Binnion, discovering the stories of so many of our European pioneers. The first group were the pastoralists with their sheep stations and you visit Hummocks Station, Bungaree Station near Clare, Hughes Park near Watervale, sumptuous Martindale Hall and Anlaby near Kapunda, on exclusive private tours. The second group of pioneers were the copper miners at Kapunda, Moonta, Wallaroo and Burra, the limestone miners of Point Klein and the gypsum miners of Inneston, the salt workers of Lochiel and Price and the smelter workers of Port Pirie who grew rich from the silver, lead and zinc from Broken Hill. You visit the Moonta Mines museum, the Farm Shed museum in Kadina, the ghost town on Inneston, the architectural heritage and diversity of Port Pirie and the mining heritage of Burra. The last group of heartlands pioneers were the wheat and grain farmers of the Yorke Peninsula and the Mid-North. You see the crops that make South Australia wealthy, in their spring colours, and the coastal splendour and little ports that were essential for the export of grain from Marion Bay to Port Broughton. This is a tour of homesteads and museums, some not open to the general public, beautiful coastlines and panoramic rolling landscapes - the very heartlands of South Australia. With three nights on the foreshore at Moonta Bay and two nights in the Clare Valley this tour is rich, diverse and wonderfully delicious as you enjoy several traditional morning and afternoon teas.

  • Photo: Shutterstock

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Tours for 2021

Exciting programme of tours by the WEA

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