Adventure Blog

Educational Travel Courses for 2017.

We have scheduled a great range of Educational Travel Courses for 2017. The historic wonders of Scotland, the landscape and a journey through the American Revolution. We also have a fascinating walking tour of Colonial Sydney. All the courses are designed to be interactive and we learn about culture and history as well.

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Armchair Travel Sessions at Anglicare's ARV sites.

We have a range of Armchair Travel sessions at a number of Anglicare's ARV sites. These sessions are a popular addition to the Live and Learn Lifestyle activities at the villages. We travel the world and see how others live, and learn about culture and history.

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Macquarie's Grand Tour of Van Diemen's Land - a success in 2015!

In partnership with the National Trust (NSW) we are scheduling a fascinating 10 day journey following in the footsteps of the Macquarie's during their two tours of van Diemen's land in 1811 and 1821. This tour gives you a fascinating insight into the lives and aspirations of Tasmania's colonial peoples. Includes four fascinating National trust properties. Travelling through the landscape shows us the challenges and the rewards faced by both convicts and settlers. Tasmania has one of the largest groupings of Georgian era buildings outside of England. The walking tours add to your appreciation of contemporary and colonial life in Tasmania.

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Climbing Mt. Snowdon

This is a marvelous traditional climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain. If you enjoy walking, and you find yourself in Wales, do it! This is one of those climbs where you can see your goal (on a clear day). There is also a railway which you can take to the summit from the town of Llanberis. We climb the Rhyd Ddu path to the summit. This path up Snowdon is the quietest of the six main routes to the summit, offering the most striking mountain scenery.

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Offa's Dyke e-Book

Offa's Dyke Path is an amazing path along the Anglo-Welsh border. Wales is the Celtic land of mystery, myth and magic. It has been host to mighty wizards and legendary kings. Poet, painter and walker alike have appreciated Wales’ dramatic landscapes and her moody vistas. Her borderland with England has been the arena for much turmoil over the past two thousand years since the Roman invasion. Our new e-Book is a companion guide for those intending on walking the 307 km long path following the Anglo-Welsh border. The walking tours add to your appreciation of contemporary and colonial life in Tasmania.

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NYC - Walking Manhattan

If you dream of waking up in 'the city that never sleeps' but have not yet found the time to get there, Almis Simans’ Classic Journeys: New York – Walking Manhattan is like a fast-track exploration through the history, culture and landscape of New York City and the closest you can get to the beating heart of Broadway without leaving home. From the parks and subways to the food, fashion and festivals, you’ll walk your way through one of the most loved cities on earth – and it will all happen in one magical day! - - - Sydney University's CCE February 21, 2014

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Macquarie's Grand Tour

In partnership with the National Trust (NSW) we are scheduling a fascinating 10 day journey following in the footsteps of the Macquarie's during their two tours of van Diemen's land in 1811 and 1821. This tour gives you a fascinating insight into the lives and aspirations of Tasmania's colonial peoples. Includes four fascinating National trust properties. Travelling through the landscape shows us the challenges and the rewards faced by both convicts and settlers. Tasmania has one of the largest groupings of Georgian era buildings outside of England. The walking tours add to your appreciation of contemporary and colonial life in Tasmania.

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Blue Mountains Tour

In partnership with the National Trust (NSW) we are scheduling a second fascinating 3 day journey over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and back. In 1813, Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth found a way across the mountains. Later that year George Evans surveyed their route and continued to the west to find a suitable site for the western military depot. In 1814 William Cox cut a road from Emu Plains to the site of Bathurst (161 km) in 6 months. In 1815 Governor Macquarie travelled to the western military depot of Bathurst. In this tour we retrace his and Mrs. Macquarie's journey.

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Armchair Traveller's Club

A greying population is upon us. But we still love to travel. So this is what we can do. Create a comfortable club for those of us who want to travel, but are unable to due to all sorts of circumstances. We take this Club to Retirement Villages and Nursing Homes.

We become global and local travellers, enjoying culture, history and the legacies of marvellous civilizations from the comfort of our chairs.

We explore ancient Rome, the Vikings and Roman England, as well as visiting the Australian Outback. Ideally suited to those folks in Nursing Homes and Retirement Villages.

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2013 Lecture Series

In partnership with the National Trust (Old Government House) we are scheduling a fascinating lecture about Macquarie's great colonial undertaking - his road to Bathurst. This lecture is an adjunct to the recent tour over the Blue Mountains in the footsteps of the governor who requistioned William Cox to proceed with the governor's plan. Cox cut a road from Emu Plains to the site of Bathurst (161 km) in 6 months. In 1815 Macquarie travelled to the western military depot of Bathurst.

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Blue Mountains Tour

In partnership with the National Trust (NSW) we are scheduling a fascinating 3 day journey over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and back. In 1813, Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth found a way across the mountains. Later that year George Evans surveyed their route and continued to the west to find a suitable site for the western military depot. In 1814 William Cox cut a road from Emu Plains to the site of Bathurst (161 km) in 6 months. In 1815 Governor Macquarie travelled to the western military depot of Bathurst. In this tour we retrace his and Mrs. Macquarie's journey.

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Hurtigruten Cruise

If you want to live like a modern day Viking, eat, drink and explore, then the Hurtigruten cruise may be just the thing. On the 7 day cruise we enjoy all the luxuries of the cruising life and get to travel along fjords noting the small settlements and huge cliffs. Thousands of small islands break up the coastal waters. Visits and excursions to Bergen, Tromso, Alesund and Trondheim give us a good sense of Viking and Norwegian life.

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Caribbean Cruise

The whole essence of cruising the Caribbean is the laidback lifestyle - if only for 7 days. Food, drink, music, dancing, movies and relaxing on board. There are also casinos, stores, special restaurants and art auctions. Onshore - plenty of excursions to places that might take you years to get to during your normal scheduled vacations.

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Longreach or Bust!

If you want to get out for a few days or a few weeks and explore new South Wales or Queensland, this type of self-drive holiday will shake out the cobwebs of your normal routine. Although the distances are more than many of us are used to, the roads are in good condition, traffic is fairly light and the locals are usually friendly. Some basic camping kit - a tent, folding table and chairs, picnic gear and sleeping bags - and you're set to get out on the road.

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Rhine River Cruise

This river journey gives you a really comfortable view of some of Europe's culture and history, as well as taking on the superb challenge of appreciating fine wines and dining. River journeys are an increasingly attractive and popular way of travelling the world. Participate in as many excursions as possible and keep up the walking tours, to fully appreciate the food you will be sampling on your cruise and in the riverside villages.

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Thredbo Walks

If you are staying at Thredbo or visiting the Kosciuszko National Park for a few days or a week, these walks give you a feel for the snowy mountains - like the Man from Snowy River (but without the horse)! Remember to take your camera as there are surprising vistas and local wildlife everywhere. Don't be surprised by quick weather changes and check the weather report the night before your intended walk.

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Top Deck Adventures

This was one of the great overland journeys for under 35s - travelling in converted regional English double deckker buses. A "once in a lifetime adventure. We travelled in 1985 in a convoy of two buses - Snot and Boogie. In those early days you could travel with Top Deck all the way from Sydney to London. Times change, and now the longest trip is London to Istanbul, still a mighty endeavour. The spirit of travel lives on!

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West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is one of the best known walks in Scotand. This walk takes you along the shoreline of Loch Lomond, over Rannoch Moor, along Glencoe Valley and over the ranges to Loch Linnhe and Fort William.

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South Downs Way

is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It runs for about 160 km between Winchester and Eastbourne following the rolling chalk downs of Sussex and Hampshire. The route follows prehistoric droveways that have been in use for at least 6,000 years, and numerous Bronze Age round barrows decorate the trail.

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Hadrian's Wall

We walk along 135 km of the Wall, or what remains of it to get a sense of what the Romans were doing here in Northern England. We visit Roman Forts and cross ancient bridges, as well as visiting medieval cities such as Carlisle.

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