The Destiny tour is an interest packed six (6) day and five (5) night package costing $845 per person.
The price includes luxury coach travel from Sydney to Nambucca Heads and return, accommodation, daily touring, and three (3) meals each day and admission charges to all associated attractions. Lunches on the way to Destiny and on the way home at are your own cost.
The Destiny Motor Inn is an award-winning Motel of 3 ½ Star NRMA AAA rating with exceptional facilities and attractive landscaped gardens.
Nambucca Heads has long been a popular holiday destination and is located on the NSW Holiday Coast, which extends between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. It is also the beginning of Banana Country. Nambucca Heads remains quiet with un-spoilt beaches and river access.
Destiny Motor Inn is a family owned and operated. It is the leading motel in the beautiful Nambucca Valley and is renowned for the fine food and hospitality. The Destiny Tour offers you certainty about the quality of the accommodation, travel, food and level of hospitality. We take care of every detail and guarantee your stay with us will be memorable.
The information on this page including pricing, travel dates, pick up loadings and booking form can be downloaded in PDF format;
The V-WALL, NAMBUCCA HEADS
Join our luxury coach at your designated pick-up for the relaxing, air-conditioned journey north, stopping for lunch on the way (at your own cost). Soon you will turn in through the palm gardens, to a warm, wonderful Destiny welcome. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, (or juice if you prefer), meet your host Eve the Manager, and be briefed on the Destiny facilities. Then time to unpack until dinner.
Come on down to the cocktail lounge at 6pm for a drink before your dinner is served.
Day Trip 1– The Local Area. River Cruise, Nambucca Macnuts, lookout and scenic day
Today you will enjoy a morning tea cruise on the Nambucca River. Leaving from the jetty just opposite the Destiny Motor Inn, next door to the Information centre. Once leaving the Bellwood channel pasing energy spit, little manly, Wirrabirrabee on our way to the Gumma wetlands and Goat Island. Hopefully you will see dolphins, turtles and over 40 species of local birds, all while enjoying a lovely Devonshire Morning Tea. This is a 2 hour cruise from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Please take a jumper incase the weather is cold.
Rob & Robyn will welcome you aboard and will give you a full history on the river.
After the cruise its onto Macksville to visit Macnuts where they will give you a display of the process of the Macadamia Nuts and also you will be able to purchase goods from there shop. The mid coast region of NSW in Australia is world renowned for the quality of its produce. The local nuts are no exception. Nambucca Macnuts is privileged to be a key player in the Australian Industry and processes the production of over 90 macadamia orchards from here in the Nambucca Valley district and elsewhere. The local climate is extremely gentle and even, thus allowing the nuts to fill with oil over a longer period and with minimum stress. This helps to result in a high grade premium product.
Individual members of the Board and Management are intimately involved at every level of the growing, processing and distribution process, they are able to maintain the highest quality standards at every stage of the farm to consumer chain. Furthermore, there Directors, Management and Shareholders are highly experienced “hands on” industry people who have played important key roles in the development of the Australian Macadamia Nut Industry. They really do know their nuts. Lunch at the RSL and after this you will be taken around the local town to do some shopping.
Day Trip 2– Bellingen & Dorrigo, Waterfall Way, Dangar Falls & The Honey Place. A picturesque day with stunning views. Take your camera!
The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Skywalk has easy access to an amazing above-the-trees rainforest walk. The boardwalk is 70m up and provides spectacular views. You can also meander along the rainforest floor to waterfalls cascading over an escarpment. As Natalie Gruzlewski found, it’s the place to learn secrets of the ancient world, the rainforest and threatened species. It’s home to more than 250 species of native plants, many native birds — including lyrebirds, bowerbirds and pitas — and other wildlife. Dorrigo National Park was included on the World Heritage list in 1986 and is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. It is a place of ancient buttressed figs, giant tallow woods and Australian cedars of natural beauty and significant habitats.
The area was originally inhabited by the Gumbaynggir Aboriginal people, who travelled between the plateau and the coast. In the 20th century it was settled extensively by dairy farms, and today Dorrigo is a service centre for surrounding farmers and graziers.
Morning Tea will at the Rainforest area then onto Dangar Falls (pictured above). Then you will get to view one of the largest collection of steam trains in the southern hemisphere. Lunch will be at the Dorrigo RSL, then before heading off to Bellingen for a shop around this lovely village we will visit Griffith Mountain Top Lookout for one of the best panoramic views in the area.
If there is time our coach driver will stop in at The Honey Place before returning to the Destiny Motor Inn.
Day Trip 3 – The Buffalo Farm, Crescent Head & South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol)
Today you will visit the Buffalo farm enjoy a morning tea and meet the Buffalo’s. Eungai Creek Buffalo Farm implements bio-dynamic farming practices to ensure the quality of their products remains completely within our hands. After then you will travel to Crescent Head & South West Rocks.
Just 19kms south east of Kempsey and 440 kms north of Sydney, you’ll find the seaside village of Crescent Head. Crescent Head offers magnificent water views, as the village fronts Killick Creek and the ocean, and is surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Hat Head National Park.
Our coach captain will take you through the township for a tour, then onto the Crescent Head Country Club.
Lunch will be at the Crescent Head Country club where you can enjoy a drink or two.
South West Rocks
A tour of South West Rocks and the town is next.
Step back in time at the Trial Bay Gaol, soaking up the history and the amazing coastal views that surround it. The coach driver will drive you there to have a look but please note that entry fees are not included.
The gaol opened in 1886, after 13 years of construction. It must have been a strange feeling building a prison which is in such a beautiful setting.
The prison labourers were there to construct a breakwater to make Trial Bay a safe harbour between Sydney and Brisbane. Unfortunately the scheme failed, however you’ll still be able to see the remains of the breakwater from the guard tower lookout. During World War I, the gaol became an internment camp for people of German descent who were feared to be enemy sympathisers.
Today, this picturesque historic ruin stands as a testament to those who lived and died here, with a museum and memorial for visitors to get a better idea of life in those days.
Horseshoe Bay is adjacent the South West Rocks village centre where you’ll find a very diverse range of restaurants, take-aways, relaxed cafe’s and great pubs and clubs. There are excellent shopping facilities catering to all your needs. Stretch your legs here and purchase an ice cream if you so desire.
After this long day you will then return to the Destiny to freshen up for dinner.
Day Trip 4 – Coffs Harbour & Coffs Jetty, Sealy Lookout, Solitary Island Aquarium, Carobana Chocolate & The Clog Barn
Morning Tea will be at the Coffs Jetty.
Then back on board to the Sealy Lookout which lies within Bruxner Park Flora Reserve. The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout offers visitors an amazing 180 degree view over the Coffs Harbour Coastline. The Forest Sky Pier extends 21 metres out from the Lookout and stands 15 metres above the forest floor.
Then Onto The Solitary Islands Aquarium
A window into the unique marine environment of the Solitary Islands awaits you at the Solitary Islands Aquarium. Discover what makes the Solitary Islands Marine Park so special through our series of aquariums, guided tours and visual displays.
Dive in without getting wet and see animals that call the Solitary Islands home, including colourful clownfish darting amongst the waving tentacles of sea anemone, crayfish and sea urchins slowly cruising over rocks and ledges, the beautiful, but poisonous lionfish gracefully looking for its next meal, and brilliantly coloured angelfish, tangs and butterfly fish gliding over iridescent coral.
Then back on board to the Hoey Moey for lunch, then onto The Carob Chocolate Factory.
Carobana Chocolate Factory
You will be shown through the factory and have a photo video presentation showing and live talk, through the kitchen and carob coating line. Carobana chocolate specializes in making honeycomb, brittles, creams, clusters and fudges. Top up and purchase some of their great products… YUM.
After Carobana, it’s off to The Clog Barn!
The Clog Barn is one of the major tourist attractions in Coffs Harbour. A model Dutch Village, with working windmills & railways surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens. Visit the delightful gift shop with the largest collection of collectable spoons.
Watch them making clogs, a great demonstration not to miss.
Sadly, today is home day. Please bring your luggage to the reception area before breakfast as the Coach driver will have them all loaded and ready to go. The coach driver will stop for morning tea and any comfort stops along the way. The coach driver will also stop along the route back home for Lunch (at your own cost). I’m sure you will enjoy our Destiny Tour.
NOTE: TOUR VENUES, DINNER, BREAKFAST AND COACH DEPARTURE AND PICKUP TIMES MAY ALTER FROM TIME TO TIME.
Pricing and Booking Information
Phone: (02) 6568 8044
Toll Free: 1800 806 340
Fax: (02) 6568 6083
$845 per person twin share ($36 per night single supplement) GST included. Ex Sydney or Central Coast.
Please note that Destiny Tours is a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 48 passengers for group bookings.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 per person is required within 7 days of your reservation to secure your booking. The balance is payable no later than 21 days prior to your departure date.
If you cancel, the following fees apply:
- Between 7-21 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price
- Less than 7 days prior to departure: 100% of tour price
If cancellation is due to illness, a refund will be considered upon receipt of a medical certificate. No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour after departure date.
DATES FOR 2017
Monday 27th Feb
Sunday 5th March
Thursday 16th March (Now full)
Sunday 2nd April (Now full)
Thursday 18th May
Monday 19th June
Monday 24th July
Monday 28th August
Monday 4th September
Monday 9th October
Sunday 15th October
Monday 20th November
Thursday 2nd February
Monday 27th March (FULL)
Sunday 7th May
Monday 29th May
Sunday 4th June
Monday 3rd July
Thursday 17th August
Thursday 14th September
Monday 23rd October
Monday 13th November
Don’t forget if you come by train you can choose any dates and we will pick you up from Nambucca Heads Station.
Driving yourself is another option.