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Small Group tours Outback New South Wales

Odyssey is a tour company that offers easy, convenient and relaxed escorted small group tours for seniors to NSW outback. Our New South Wales holiday packages for older travellers for the smaller group includes important authentic Aboriginal sites, historic colonial towns, World Heritage National Parks, large multi-cultural cities and spectacular scenery. A destination waiting to be explored on one of Odyssey’s NSW tour packages with a well-organized outback NSW itinerary designed for the senior traveller, led by like minded people who enjoy a guided a small group experience.

New South Wales Tours

Crafted Tours for Mature World Travellers

Town Hall Glenn Innes

16 days

Nov, Mar, May, Jul, Sep +2

Escorted small group tour North East New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Small group tour exploring the the North East region of New South Wales for mature and senior travellers. Travel, learn and explore about New England's history, the coast, National parks and regional towns in a time capsule surrounding Mudgee.

From A$10,400 AUD

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Mungo National Park

14 days

Oct, Nov, Mar, May, Jun +3

Escorted small group tour of Western New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Discover the the Brewarrina fish traps, Aboriginal art at Mt Grenfell and visit the opal fields of White Cliffs. This small group also visits the World Heritage Site of Mungo man and lady stopping in Mungo National Park and other significant locations such as Broken Hill.

From A$8,750 AUD

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Motorcycle Tours of Australia

14 days

Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep +1

Guided small group Motorcycle tours of Western New South Wales

Visiting New South Wales

Motorcycle tours of Western New South Wales. Discover the the Brewarrina fish traps, Aboriginal art at Mt Garrett, learn about the opals of White Cliffs. This small group also visits the World Heritage Site of Mungo man and lady stopping in Mungo National Park and other significant locations such as Broken Hill.

From A$7,550 AUD

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Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

7 days

Jan

Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney attending this summer school course exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Birdsville Track

65 days

Mar, Jun, Aug

Long tour of Australia for a small group

Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory

Small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers touring Australia. Travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Marree and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

From A$38,910 AUD

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Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Coober Pedy

13 days

Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +3

Small group Motorcycle tours; Broken Hill and back

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

Small group tour of New South Wales, Queensland & South Australia deserts, from Broken Hill. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Birdsville, Marree. Explore the outback by motorbike limited to 8 riders.

From A$7,350 AUD

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Cowra Japanese Garden

7 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Small group tour to Southern Highlands and Canberra

Visiting Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales

Explore and learn on an escorted small group tour of key places to visit in NSW including the Southern Highlands and Canberra. Program for mature and senior travellers limited to 12 people for couples and solo travellers.

From A$3,750 AUD

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Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, Coober Pedy

13 days

Feb, Apr, Sep, Oct

Small group tour; Broken Hill and back

Visiting New South Wales, Queensland

Small group tour of New South Wales, Queensland & South Australia deserts, from Broken Hill. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Birdsville, Maree.

From A$9,995 AUD

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The Darling River Run small group tour

14 days

Oct, Mar, Apr, May, Jul +3

The Darling River Run small group tour

Visiting New South Wales, Victoria

Small group tour for the mature and senior traveller of the Darling River. Learn about the history, culture and landscapes of the Darling, a key part of the Australian river system including Aboriginal trading routes and aquaculture. Suitable for mature and senior couples or solo travellers.

From A$8,750 AUD

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Autumnal small group tour of the Blue Mountains

7 days

Apr

Autumnal small group tour of the Blue Mountains

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens during the Autumn.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

7 days

Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug

Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Explore the Hawkesbury river region with a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers . Learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art. as you travel up and down and beside the Hawkesbury river.

From A$4,500 AUD

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Small group tour of Eastern and Central Australia

30 days

Mar, Jun

Small group tour of Eastern and Central Australia

Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory

Small group tour for couples and solo travelers touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit Bourke, Normantown, Charters Towers far north Kakadu, returning back along the Stuart Highway to Adelaide and cross country to Sydney through the Blue Mountains.

From A$19,995 AUD

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Escorted small group tour of Australia's megafauna

14 days

Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr, May +2

Escorted small group tour of Australia's megafauna

Visiting New South Wales

Discover the unique Megafauna of Australia travelling in a small group tour. A journey of learning around New South Wales. Visit key sites including the Brewarrina fish traps. For senior and mature couples or solo travellers with an interest in aboriginal history.

From A$8,750 AUD

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Armidale town hall building

12 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Small group exploring New England's history and landscapes

Visiting New South Wales

Small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers based in Armidale, New England. Exploring Armidale and the surrounding area for New South Wales.

From A$7,450 AUD

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Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

7 days

Oct

Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens during the Spring.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Located on Australia’s east coast, New South Wales is Australia ‘s most populous state. Covering an area roughly 4 times the size of the U.K, or slightly larger than Texas, New South Wales has a diverse and varied landscape with mountains, vast plains, deserts, farmland and a long coast line. Places as different as Lightning Ridge and the Hunter Valley are perennial favourites, while other tourists flock to the beaches of the north and south coast in summer and to the snow fields in winter.

These are a Small group tour exploring the the North East region of New South Wales for mature and senior travellers. With an outback NSW Itinerary these NSW tour packages provide the platform for the senior traveler to Travel, learn and explore the history of New South Wales. Our small group experience explores New England’s history, places such as the Menindee lake and the Darling river, Port Macquarie on the coast. Your Outback NSW itinerary also will visit a National park and a regional outback town such as Bathurst, Dubbo, and the silver city, Broken hill.

New South Wales holidays feature stunningly beautiful beaches and metropolitan areas along the east coast, from Byron Bay in the north, down to Bateman’s Bay on the South Coast. There are also sprawling plains, lush rainforest, unique trees (think pre-historic Wollemi Pine), moon-scape deserts and bushland to be explored in outback NSW. The rugged mountain terrain in both the Blue Mountain , and Snowy Mountains regions, contrast with the plains of the inland. Culturally, Aboriginal history, overlain by colonial settlement, reflect current settlement patterns.

A charmer in Far West NSW where Priscilla queen of the desert brings Broken Hill, the mining town to life. Broken hill (AKA Silver city) is quirky, the Pro Hart gallery of the painter complete with Rolls royces is here as well as numerous other art galleries, the trades hall and monuments to the orchestra of the Titanic are present in this outback town are places to visit on a New South Wales Vacation.

New South Wales Sydney is the capital and also the largest. Central Sydney and one of the most famous cities in Australia , with its landmark attractions such as Bondi Beach, Darling harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the iconic Sydney Opera House being among the most recognizable icons of Australia as a nation around circular quay. For like minded travellers interested in New South Wales Holidays there is a collection of places to explore and learn about, such as Historic Bourke in Outback NSW with the famous Crossley engine and historic buildings.

History

Originally inhabited by a broad and diverse range of Indigenous peoples , New South Wales ‘ colonial history began with the founding, by the British, of the New South Wales colony in the year 1788. The first area of settlement was broadly around what is now called The Rocks in Sydney . Originally established as a penal colony, settlement in New South Wales rapidly expanded across much of Australia , with explorers, such as Sturt, mapping the vast expanse of Australian landmass and European settlers appropriating land once the domain of the indigenous inhabitants. Squatters established vast sheep stations west of the mountains and towns began to develop. After gold was first discovered near Bathurst in 1851, the subsequent gold rushes of the mid 19th century provided a further impetus for development, with thousands of eager miners pouring into the colonies.

As the 19th century progressed, more newly settled regions gradually separated off from New South Wales , forming their own states such as Tasmania , South Australia , Victoria , Queensland , and New Zealand . By the end of the 19th century, with the majority of states already being granted independence from Britain, momentum for a federated Australia gained tremendous support, with the country eventually unifying in the year 1901. Selection of a capital city was a contentious issue at this time, with rival cities Sydney and Melbourne both vying for the position, as a compromise, the territory surrounding the city of Canberra was ceded by New South Wales , and a new capital was built.

Outside of Sydney, towns such as Bathurst, Goulburn and Wagga Wagga became important inland centres as more and more land was taken over for grazing. Bourke, on the Darling River was another important centre for New South Wales outback history, not just Bourke but the surrounding area including Cobar, Wilcannia and across to Brewarrina and up to Cunnamulla in Queensland. The Bourke region, is important for both Aboriginal and colonial history and this appeals to tourists today with the Bourke cemetery a regular stop. Whilst Bourke was major stop on the Darling River for paddle boats after Wilcannia and the Menindee Lakes, it was also a centre where livestock passed on their way north and south . Today, Odyssey’s NSW outback tours include the Darling River run, a Silver City tour of Broken Hill , a visit to World Heritage Lake Mungo National Park on our Western NSW tour, and a tour that takes you north from Dubbo through important colonial Armidale and Tenterfield. A tour with Odyssey provides many insights into both Australian indigenous and colonial history.

Mineral wealth was key to Broken Hill and Cobar in their settlement.

Tours in Australia

Small group tours throughout Australia

Armidale town hall building

12 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Small group exploring New England's history and landscapes

Visiting New South Wales

Small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers based in Armidale, New England. Exploring Armidale and the surrounding area for New South Wales.

From A$7,450 AUD

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Exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park by Motorbike

13 days

Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov, Mar +1

Exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park by Motorbike

Visiting Northern Territory

Explore on a Motorbike tour in the Outback and learn about historic Alice Springs, The MacDonnell ranges, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. This escorted small group Motorbike tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers also visits the Hermannsburg Lutheran mission plus Henbury meteorite site learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art.

From A$8,450 AUD

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Bungle Bungles.

18 days

Sep, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +1

Kimberley, Purnululu, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group tour touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.

From A$14,995 AUD

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Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

7 days

Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug

Exploring the Hawkesbury-Nepean River small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Explore the Hawkesbury river region with a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers . Learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art. as you travel up and down and beside the Hawkesbury river.

From A$4,500 AUD

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Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers

16 days

Feb, Mar, May, Aug, Oct +2

Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers

Visiting Victoria

This 16 day escorted small group tour of Victoria for the senior or mature traveller who enjoys learning whether as a couple or solo traveller explores an area of central Victoria that is rich in historic houses, gorgeous gardens and some amazing art.

From A$9,895 AUD

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Flinders Ranges.

18 days

May, Jul, Aug, Oct, Feb +2

Small group Motorcycle tour of South Australia

Visiting South Australia

Escorted small group tour for senior motorcycle riders of the Flinders range in South Australia from Adelaide. Learn about Coober Pedy, Wilpena pound and water system of Lake Eyre as we explore and learn also about the history of the people who explored the Flinders.

From A$8,950 AUD

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Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

11 days

Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul +3

Small group tour of Queensland - 11 days

Visiting Queensland

To short break in Queensland's Outback is a small group tour taking for a glimpse of the landscape and history of the state. We you to learn about the Carnavorn Gorge, and also we travel high up into North Queensland to see the Dinosaurs of Winton and incredible Aboriginal rock art at Cathedral gorge.

From A$6,995 AUD

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Central and Western Australia by Air

13 days

Oct, Mar, Apr, May, Jul +2

Central and Western Australia by Air

Visiting Northern Territory, Western Australia

Small group escorted air tour of Central and Western Australia, where the coaches have yet to reach. Outback Australia, Aboriginal art, Standing stones, Derby, Broome, Tanami desert, Kununurra explored for mature couples and single travelers.

From A$16,500 AUD

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Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

7 days

Oct

Small group tour of the Blue Mountains in the Spring

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens during the Spring.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Royal Exhibition Building

7 days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug +3

Small group tour of Melbourne

Visiting Victoria

Explore and learn about the Victorian history of Melbourne over a week. For the senior traveller, a small group tour holiday package to Melbourne city, limited to 12 travellers.

From A$4,075 AUD

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Trousers Point, Flinders Island

7 days

Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr +1

Flinders and King island and Strahan air tour for seniors

Visiting Tasmania

King island and Flinders Island are discovered on this small group air tour for seniors and mature travellers that starts and finishes in Melbourne. The group also visits Strahan on the West coast of Tasmania

From A$7,995 AUD

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Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

7 days

Jan

Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney attending this summer school course exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Our Destinations

Articles about New South Wales

Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, New South Wales

Bourke, a historic settlement on the upper reaches of the Darling river. For escorted small group tours of upto 15 people for mature and senior travellers exploring Bourke is an important part of the Aboriginal, cultural and pastoral history of outback NSW.

6 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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Broken Hill Town Hall.

Broken Hill, New South Wales

Broken Hill, is the start and finish of a 4k km exploration of the Deserts of the outback, the history, the aboriginal communities who manage them today. Broken hill small group tour for seniors is an iconic place to commence for active couples or solo travellers seeking to learn and explore.

13 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Dubbo regional landscape

Dubbo, Australia

Dubbo is explored on a small group tour to Outback Queensland. located in the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley by the majestic Macquarie River at the intersection of the Newell, Mitchell, and Golden highways.

27 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Griffith, Regional New South Wales

Griffith By Marco Stojanovik Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) located 568 km (353 mi) south-west of Sydney and 512 km (318 mi) from Melbourne in the north-western part of…

19 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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lightning ridge opal

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales

Lightning Ridge is synonymous with opal mining in Australia which we visit on this small group tour to Outback Queensland. While having a population of only 3,000, it attracts over 80,000 visitors each year to experience the fascinating town. A Glenn Murcutt designed opal museum is scheduled to open in 2021.

2 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Snowy mountains hut

The Australian Alps Walking Track

Escorted small group tours for seniors and mature couples or solo travellers seeking to learn and participate in journeys to learn and see the history, culture and landscapes of Australia.

23 Jul 20 · 5 mins read
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Cooper Creek

Understanding the Channel Country, Australia

Unique geography and a fascinating history as a pre-historic sea, and subsequently precious land to Aboriginal people and European pastoralists is explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers into the Outback.

17 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Appreciating Australian River Systems

Appreciating Australian River Systems

Appreciating the linking of the river network into the Australian, history, culture and landscape on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers of couples or solo travellers is an integral part of understanding the continent of Australia and Aboriginal settlement.

18 Nov 20 · 9 mins read
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Pilbara wildflowers WA

The Australian Outback: A Definitive Guide

Explore learn and consider what is the outback in this article. For mature and senior travelers considering joining a small group package tours into the outback to see, learn and explore about this unique place, not only the landscape but the Aboriginal approach to living. On each of the tours for couples and the single traveler you learn something different but fascinating, from Outback Queensland, the Flinders, Broken Hill and the Kimberley and the wildflowers all contribute to this question, what is the outback?

18 Jun 20 · 15 mins read
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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.

6 Nov 20 · 15 mins read
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Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Fire Management

Small group tours for mature and senior travellers in the Australian outback to learn and appreciate land management techniques for couples and solo travellers reflecting Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Tasmania, Arnhem land and the Kimberley.

5 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal Kinship systems

Aboriginal Kinship systems

Article about Aboriginal kinship to assist small group tours in Australia understanding Ancient aboriginal society and the contemporary view. Kinship influences the relationships including aboriginal trading routes.

30 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Sand storm in remote Australian agricultural farm field. Climate change or global warming concept for drought as a natural disaster.

Aboriginal land use in the Mallee

Learning about the Mallee for a escorted small group tour of South Australia and Western Australia for mature and senior travellers. Understand the Mallee & Wildflowers relationship and the indigenous community land use.

9 Jun 20 · 17 mins read
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Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal Songlines

Songlines trace the journeys of ancestral spirits who created the land and all natural phenomena. The creation stories as well as practical knowledge needed for survival in outback Australia. We experience this knowledge on our small group tours into Outback Australia.

4 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Australian Outback Cattle King

Australian Outback Cattle King

These mature and senior programs for couples and senior travellers explore the outback Sidney Kidman sought to tame in the Channel country to the Birdsville track, Marree and Farina. Our escorted small group tours of the Australian interior explore history, cultures and landscapes that we experience as we travel from the previous time to the contemporary.

11 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Echuca paddle-steamer

Echuca and Murray-Darling Trade, Victoria

The wool trade along the Murray was vital to British-Australia. Echuca was a major port for paddle steers. Learn and explore more on a Odyssey Traveller small group package tour of Victoria and the goldfields for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles with a curiosity. Understand the relationship of the Murray river to Echuca to Adelaide and Mildura.

21 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Hunter Valley
8 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush'

Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush'

A group of self-taught artists from Broken Hill, Pro Hart and the 'Brushmen of the Bush' took the world by storm in the 1960s and 1970s. Escorted small group tours for active seniors who are couples or solo travellers. Explore and consider a range of tours in Australia and some of the best tours in New Zealand.

14 May 20 · 5 mins read
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The Rocks, Sydney

The Rocks, Sydney

Article about Sydney's historic Rocks area. An integral part of an escorted small group tour of Sydney for mature and senior travellers seeking as a couple or solo traveller to learn more about Sydney, New South Wales and Australia deep Aboriginal and recent colonial history.

16 Jan 21 · 11 mins read
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White Cliffs, New South Wales

White Cliffs, New South Wales

White Cliffs, an anomaly? Explore and learn about one of the 3 opal sites in the outback of Australia. Several of Odyssey Travellers small group tours take the mature and senior and traveller either as a couple or solo travellers to White cliffs.

10 Nov 20 · 5 mins read
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The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

Tracing Aboriginal history via an outback small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers provides an intriguing learning platform about Australia, rock art, trading and culture that traces a history possibly some 120,000 years ago.

3 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Wentworth, New South Wales

Wentworth, New South Wales

Article for mature and senior travellers travelling on a small group tour to this historic town situated on the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers in southwestern New South Wales. Once Australia’s busiest inland river port frequented by paddle steamers. Many historic buildings remain today from its heyday including the Old Gaol, the Courthouse, the Convent and the Customs House, defining the character of this New South Wales Town.

9 Feb 21 · 8 mins read
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Australia

Why did the British settle Australia?

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers that promote aboriginal and colonial history discussion on tour. For couples and solo travellers interested in learning about Aboriginal history and the colonial explorers across the states.

5 Dec 20 · 11 mins read
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Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia, New South Wales

Wilcannia was once the third largest inland port in all of Australia. During the great river boat era of the mid-19th century, the port thrived as wheat and wool was transported along the Darling River by paddle-steamer. Article explains the town history and place in Aboriginal and the colonial period for mature and senior travellers on a small group tour of New South Wales.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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A unique small group journey into the NSW Outback

A small group tour into regional New South Wales and outback Australia is a journey between cities with less than 250 years of settlement history, and an outback , which has some of the oldest known geologic material on earth. But, more importantly, the region has one of the longest and truly fascinating known periods of human settlement which we seek to convey through this collection of small group travel programs. Indigenous Australians arrived on the continent by boat or via a land bridge from Southeast Asia possibly 85,000 years before the first Europeans from Portugal and Spain began exploration in the 17th century. For senior and mature travellers, a small group tour of Australia is a unique experience, a travel inspiration for the mature traveller interested in a small group journey.

Australia is a country the size of America, with one of the longest coastlines in the World, where some 80% of the population lives on the east coast , separated from the outback by the low mountains of the great dividing range. Australia ‘s geographic diversity, in landforms, flora, and wildlife, is part of its charm, providing the back drop for a small group adventure. Whilst the Great Barrier Reef , kangaroos and koalas are well known, the biodiversity in the native Australian wildlife to be seen on any escorted tour complete with a local guide into the outback , is amazing. This biodiversity is often missed until a good tour guide or travel expert shares their knowledge with you as you travel often on a epic journey across one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating states of Australia .

New South Wales provides, as a minimum, two fascinating pieces of Aboriginal deep history to be visited on a small group tour of New South Wales . The first is the UNESCO listed world heritage site of the Willandra lakes region and importantly the Mungo Lakes National Park , the site of the discovery of Mungo Man and Mungo Lady . Aboriginal history is an important part of Australian history. These two skeletons (and human remains) represent Australia ‘s oldest known human remains and is an amazing lucky discovery by geologist Dr Jim Bowler 40 years ago. Several small group tours of NSW for seniors visit the Willandra lakes region from Balranald to see and learn about this important discovery in Australian history, not just Aboriginal history. These human remains have been dated to 42,000 years old, the oldest human remains in Australia and some of the oldest modern humans in the world outside of Africa. They date from a time when megafauna roamed the region and groups of indigenous Australian hunted in this part of western NSW.

The second important site we visit on our tour of Western NSW is the Brewarinna fish traps site, close to Bourke on the Darling river . Both of these locations were important meeting places for Aboriginal peoples. Both are considered to be part of the trading routes established long before the Silk road. Such locations as these across Australia were reached using Songlines.

It is not just the ancient aboriginal history of indigenous Australian that shapes and influences New South Wales , colonial history runs close along the East coast and the great dividing range that Odyssey takes mature and senior travellers to visit. Places such as Morpeth, influenced by John Eales from the Hunter valley , Armidale, Glenn Innes, Bathurst, Orange all have stories to share. In the south of the state, Goulburn, Balranald, Hay, Cowra, Young, Griffith and Wentworth all feature as well as Broken Hill , Silverton and Tibooburra and the relationship with contemporary artists such as Pro Hart and the Brushman of the Bush emerge .

Odyssey Travellers collection of Outback tours seeks to take the mature and senior traveller on a escorted small group tour with like minded people to places that teach and allow you to learn from hidden aboriginal art sites, to all manager of places that have contributed to the evolution of this state including its explorers.

FAQs

What is the best way to tour New South Wales

For Odyssey Travellers who tend to be retirees and mature or senior travellers travelling as a couple or as a solo travellers, we suggest an organised group tour as being the best way to tour New South Wales as a single or multi-state touring program is joining one of our scheduled New South Wales seniors small group tours as part of your Australia vacation bucket list, that may may include a Sydney vacation package.

Odyssey’s collection of small group NSW tour packages escorted tours seeks to be an organised senior tour that gets off the beaten track whether on a regular escorted tour or a walking tour somewhere in the Blue mountains. Odyssey’s collection of holiday packages in New South Wales are all inclusive, with the exception of some meals particularly when on an New South Wales holiday package tour of a city. The Solo Traveler does pay a single supplement for sole occupancy of a hotel room. When travelling solo, the accommodation charge is the only difference charged by us a tour operator ( tour company ) on any of our seniors tours. Our collection of NSW outback tours are not a day tour , river cruise or wine tour , but learning tours for senior travel groups, by coach, by motorbike or walking tour with a tour leader supported by a travel expert. For couples and the single traveller (solo travel) seeking a unique outback NSW itinerary and travel experience with like minded people.

These NSW tour packages are for a small group tour of 12 people (Maximum 15) allows you the freedom to enjoy the journey on one of our small group escorted tours of New South Wales whilst your tour guide looks after the logistics of the tour operation and getting you and your fellow travellers to the next place of interest.

Odyssey’s NSW tour packages are for a small group tour of 12 people (Maximum 15) allows you the freedom to enjoy the journey on one of our small group escorted tours of New South Wales whilst your tour guide looks after the logistics of the tour operation and getting you and your fellow travellers to the next place of interest on your trip.

For Odyssey Travellers who tend to be retirees and mature or senior travellers travelling as a couple or as a solo travellers, we suggest an organised group tour as being the best way to tour New South Wales as a single or multi-state touring program is joining one of our scheduled New South Wales seniors small group tours as part of your Australia vacation bucket list.

What destinations do New South Wales escorted tours visit?

An escorted New South Wales tour has a tour itinerary schedule that typically will visit all the popular destinations a traveller seeks as older Australians as a couple or solo traveller when visiting this state as part of your Australia tour. For older Australians the New South Wales Seniors small group tours, will find time to break for morning tea or lunch.

For Odyssey Travellers we seek to journey onto the road less travelled! small group escorted tours of New South Wales that explore the outback.

Our Australian vacation packages (senior holiday packages) of New South Wales are small group tours that explore and provide opportunity to learn as you travel to Broken Hill, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mungo, Bourke the Brewarrina fish traps of following the Darling river run. We seek out places where Aboriginal stories come to life, the wildlife can be seen, landscapes leave you in awe and the settlement history creates the time to pause and wonder. This is a package holiday though we ask you to arrange your domestic flights ensuring you get the best travel deals available to the start of the perfect holiday in New South Wales.

What are the best places to visit in New South Wales?

New South Wales is unique in that it is home to the Sydney Opera house. The state also occupies a part of this island continent and contains such a diversity of experiences to meet all types of interest that a traveller may have. It is recognised that for many it is seeking the icons of New South Wales, Mungo Man and Mungo lady , the Sydney Opera House, The Blue Mountains, however, there is so mush beyond 2 hours of Sydney and the coast to see and appreciate.

For Odyssey Travellers a small group tour is getting beyond the “Best” but to reach the places of interest, to satisfy the curiosity and to learn. Our portfolio of small group escorted tours of New South Wales and Tasmania , Victoria, Queensland , Northern Territory , South Australia and Western Australia . To each state Odyssey seeks to achieve this in groups of typically 6 to 12 people, with a maximum of 15, plus an experienced leader to provide a holiday package experience to be remembered whether you visit New South Wales or other parts of Australia.

How far in advance should i plan a trip to Australia?

Bookings for an upcoming small group tour with Odyssey, open upto 2 years in advance to allow you book onto your preferred New South Wales or Australia seniors small group tour .

A deposit will typically secure your place with final payments falling due between 90 to 60 days before departure.

A reputable travel company will allow you pay by credit card or direct bank transfers in the currency of your choosing.

How much does a New South Wales escorted tour cost?

For a small group tour into regional and/or Outback New South Wales of typically 12 people in this post pandemic environment you should considering an allowance of AUD$550-$600/day per person on a twin share basis. This should cover all travel, entrances, breakfast and one other meal a day, plus tipping. Yo can learn more about why you should take a small group tour with this paper.

A large group coach tour of up to 50 travellers will operate with a lower cost/ day .

How much does an average trip in New South Wales cost?

For a small group tour for seniors with Odyssey Traveller you should allow for AUD$3500 for a 8 day city tour to Adelaide for example in South Australia and AUD$12,500 for a 16 day inclusive tour of Outback New South Wales.

Location, distance, sights and duration all influence the tour price of outback tours in New South Wales and across Australia for seniors.

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