SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman left their mark on the outback in the 2008 film Australia. Now Aussie Farmstay & Bush Adventures (aussiebushadventures.com) will deliver paying guests into the hands of a farm family in the bush while introducing them to this country’s historic, cultural and mythical nuances during a whirlwind, four-day/three-night Venture West Tour.
This eco tour adventure introduces guests to genuine Australian bush characters while experiencing an authentic Australian country lifestyle. Guests eat traditional Aussie bush tucker (foods such as fresh damper, Anzac biscuits, Bar-B-Qued lamb chops and kangaroo meat) and try their hands at Australian farm and bush crafts.
The highlight is an Australian farm stay on an historic sheep farm where the rural hospitality of hosts Bill and Mary warm hearts just as much as their campfire. The bush hosts are real characters and share the intricacies of horsemanship, sheep mustering and shearing and dog handling, all skills their guests can watch and lend a hand with.
The host city is Sydney. There’s a maximum of 11 guests per departure. Travel is in a mini coach with a luggage and kitchen trailer.
The Aussie Farmstay and Bush Adventures program is $1010 per adult and $640 per child (all prices are in Australian Dollars – AUD) and include GST. This rate includes all transportation including transfers from central Sydney, all accommodation and activities (except optional horse riding), all meals and snacks (except one dinner), hot showers and full bathroom access. Guests lodge one night in a country pub in the historic town of Mudgee while sampling local wines, honey and olives; camp under the stars on a sheep farm and spend another night in mountain cottages.
In this fast-paced immersion guests will, among other activities, sing around campfires while listening to Aboriginal legends of the stars; step back millions of years at the fossil museum in the historic village of Canowindra; tour the underground at Abercrombie Caves; experience the life of miners then and artists now at Hill End; pat a koala and feed a kangaroo; walk in the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park; ride horses through the mountain bushland in the Megalong Valley and journey on the world’s steepest railway and the ultra modern scenic cable.
About Aussie Farmstay & Bush Adventures — Aussie Farmstay and Bush Adventures Pty Ltd was started in 2007 to give travelers tours out of Sydney that provide the opportunity to experience more than just the bustling city. Off the beaten tourist track guests find the authentic Australian bush character. Tours are designed to be relaxed and friendly. Hands-on involvement of guests in all activities is encouraged. For 2014 information, availability and reservations contact: Phone Toll Free 1-877-806-5747 (USA and Canada) or visit: http://www.aussiebushadventures.com/.