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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South Australia's South East - FULL

22nd February - 27th February 2021

South Australia's South East is a rich, unspoiled gem. This well paced cultural and scenic tour allows you to relax and explore the treasures of South Australia's South East in comfort with best available accommodation, all breakfast and dinners with selections, all entrance fees and spacious coach touring. Enjoy a fabulous privately chartered cruise into the heart of the Coorong and see Mount Gambier's Blue Lake at its most vivid summer blue. Take historical guided tours at National Trust heritage properties, grand homesteads and World Heritage listed caves and fossil sites. Tour museums, fine art galleries, gardens, historic farms and woolsheds, volcanic lakes and pine forests. Visit the cool climate vineyards of the pretty Coonawarra, the refreshingly beautiful Limestone Coast beachside towns and lovely Penola with its heritage precinct Petticoat lane and Mary McKillop Centre. The depth and variety is just wonderful.

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Beautiful Tasmania - FULL

9th - 18th April 2021

An idyllic round trip of Tasmania flying with Qantas to Hobart, touring and cruising the magnificent East Coast and returning via the picture postcard historic villages of central Tasmania. Enjoy spectacular landscapes, ancient forests and gorgeous coastlines, sample the freshest, most delicious Tasmanian produce including cheeses, berries, oysters, apple ciders and wines and explore the legacy of early European settlement including fine Georgian architecture and convict- built cottages, bridges and churches. Some of the plentiful highlights include cruising the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay, historic Port Arthur, the fabulous Tahune Airwalk and the beautiful Huon Valley. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of our island state on this small group niche tour.

  • Photo: Daniel Fernandes de Olivier

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NSW Gold and Ghost Towns

30th April - 8th May 2021

The Western Slopes of the Great Dividing Range are dotted with pretty towns with a history of gold mining, bushranging and tough pioneering times. The towns’ stories include anti-Chinese miners riots at Lambing Flat, Australia’s biggest gold heist at Eugowra, the ex-convict turned successful pastoralist who built Galong Castle, the birth place of poet Henry Lawson, the Dog on the Tucker Box statue at Gundagai, the most Irish of NSW towns Boorowa, the homestead of explorer Hamilton Hume at Yass and the eccentric George Greene who established his 57 room castle with its own village Greenethorpe. These picturesque townships feature exotic trees and landscaped parks, including the Don Bradman’s Cricket Captains Walk at Cootamundra, the stunning Japanese Garden at Cowra and the supposedly haunted mansion of Monte Cristo at Junee. Some like Carcoar are entirely heritage listed and Tumut at the foot of the Snowy Mountains is known for its beautiful autumn colour.

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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 taking names for new dates

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

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 - coming soon

The Red Centre coming soon. Put your name down to register interest.

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Tours for 2021

Exciting programme of tours by the WEA

We are planning a range of exciting Intrastate and Interstate tours for 2021.

See below for the updated program and register your interest to receive the brochures as they are released.

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