New Year’s Eve – Portland Victoria

4 Days – Monday 30th December 2024 to Thursday 2nd January 2025

Accommodation: Richmond Henty Hotel Complex

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Enjoy morning tea in the park at Tailem Bend.  After morning tea view the Üneek Animals” in the cream shed near the park.  They are a creation by the Tailem Bend Lions Club of more than forty tin animals.
  • «Travel through the pretty Coonawarra area of the Southeast, noting the lush green grape vines, wineries and historic old buildings in Penola.
  • «Marvel at the stunning colour of Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake.
  • «Arrive at The Richmond Henty Hotel Complex at Portland and settle in for the next three nights. Look across the lawns and admire the ocean.
  • «Board the coach and take the short drive to the Portland Cable Trams Depot Museum where you can look at local artefacts, a model railway display and gift shop before boarding the wonderfully restored 1886 tram salon car.  Travel along Portland’s spectacular foreshore taking in sights of the WWII Memorial Lookout and Portland Botanic Gardens.
  • «Visit the Maritime Discovery Centre where you can sit inside the ribcage of a giant sperm whale skeleton, come face to face with a replica Great White Shark or look at the beautiful harbour views from the café.
  • « Return to Portland after a busy day and enjoy another two course dinner before watching the 10.00pm and 12.00am New Years Eve fireworks at the Portland Foreshore on the street lawns, across the road from the hotel.       
  •     HAPPY NEW YEAR,   HAPPY NEW YEAR,   HAPPY NEW YEAR                                   
  • «Explore west of Portland on the Cape Nelson scenic drive.  At the end of the drive stands the spectacular Cape Nelson Lighthouse. Dating back to 1883 it stands 32 metres high. Hear the why, the how, the technical advances and the significance of this still operating lighthouse, which looks out over the Southern Ocean.
  • «Travel further west to Nelson, a quiet little town located on the majestic Glenelg River near the Lower Glenelg National Park. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Glenelg River breathing in the fresh air and taking in the natural bushland on the riverbanks.
  • «Visit beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater on the way back to Portland. The windswept bay covers four kilometres of wide sandy beaches.  Just a little further along the coast see the Petrified Forest and the Blowholes, a short 100 metre walk from the car park.  The Petrified Forest is a group of hollow limestone tubes that stand upright to resemble tree trunks.
  • « Visit Heywood, only a short drive from Portland and see the beautifully painted water tower which honours the local indigenous servicemen and women who were in Australia’s armed forces.
  • «Stop at Dartmoor to admire the Dartmoor Memorial Atlantic Cedar Tree Carvings which reflect the experiences and images of local war veterans.
  • «Enjoy the Australian Kelpie Centre at Casteron, known as the birthplace of the Australian Kelpie.  Unfortunately, there are no kelpies at the centre.
  • «Return to SA and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch at Bordertown before travelling via Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Tailem Bend back to Adelaide.
  • «Enjoy sleeping in your own bed tonight, dreaming of what 2025 holds for you and where you would like to travel to on your next bus tour.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Fully cooked or continental breakfast on Day 2, 3 and 4
  • « Lunch provided on Day 1 and 4
  • « Enjoy two course dinner on Day 1, 2 and 3
  • « Entrance to attractions/ Museums listed.
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host.
  • « Deluxe coach travel


Twin/Double Share: $1,595 per person
Single Supplement: $265 for 3 nights