Terranova Tours is based along Australia’s central coast in New South Wales. In business since 1987, this family owned and operated tour company specializes in group holidays for senior citizens and families from the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. Various multiday tour packages are available through Terranova Tours, with some that are holiday themed for Christmas and Easter, as well as vacations that include theater shows or golfing.
Specialty and Extended Tours
Terranova’s Christmas Tour lasts nine days and eight nights and visits Hunter Valley for its annual Christmas-lights celebration, with a show of more than one million lights. On Christmas Day, you’ll feast on an exclusive Terranova Christmas dinner at Magenta Shores Resort, which consists of seafood, roasts, pastas, salads, desserts and more. The day after Christmas, embark on the traditional Boxing Day cruise event in Sydney Harbor aboard the MV Jerry Bailey from Sydney’s Princess Cruises. The 13-day, 12-night Tasmania Tour visits several attractions, including the Port Arthur Historic Site and the replicated Swiss village of Grindelwald. You’ll also walk across the Tahune Airwalk, a treetop walkway that sits high above the Picton and Huon rivers.
Terranova’s standard tours include the Terranova Explorer and the That’s Gold tour, which both last for seven days and six nights. With the Terranova Explorer, tours guests visit the Sydney Opera House, the Loftus Tram Museum and Hunter Valley Gardens. A three-hour cruise on the River Postman along the Hawkesbury River is included, along with visits to the orange sands of Terrigal Beach and Avoca Beach, which overlooks the Tasmanian Sea. That’s Gold starts at the Blackbutt Reserve for an encounter with native koala, then embarks on a scenic, Sydney harbor cruise to Cockatoo Island. On the last days, you’ll visit the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary, which features more than 125 species of native bird and about 200 species of rain-forest flora.
Theater Show Tours
Terranova theater show tours are seven-day, six-night getaways, and each features a different musical show, including hits such as “Dirty Dancing,” “Shen Yun,” “Les Miserables” and “Anything Goes.” Theater tours visit various locations around the New South Wales area, including the scenic coastal beaches and the Blue Mountains, and cruises aboard the Lady Kendall II yacht or the River Postman. Historic locations visited on these tours may include the Norah Head Lighthouse, the Convent of Mercy Singleton and the Australian Army Infantry Museum.
Terranova has three six-day, five-night golf packages. The Terranova golf holiday includes lodging at the Terranova Motel plus rounds of golf at the Shelly Beach Golf Course, the Springs Golf Club and the Gosford Golf Club. You’ll also cruise New South Wales coastal waters on the Lady Kendall II. The Kooindah Waters Golf Tour features accommodations at its golf and spa resort and a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course. You’ll also play an 18-hole golf round at Shelley Beach and the Vintage Golf Club before embarking on a cruise of Sydney’s harbor aboard a private vessel. The Vintage Hunter Valley Golf Holiday features lodging at its five-star resort, which has one of the best Greg Norman-designed golf courses in Australia. Tour guests play a round of golf at the Vintage, the Cypress Lakes Resort and Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club. Lastly, you’ll embark on a Moonshadow cruise of Nelson’s Bay, which is home to numerous dolphin pods.