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Harvest and History Tour

Do you have a bucket list? Is cherry picking on it?

Well, here's a chance to tick something off that list!





Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 December 2024  Visit Carcoar, Cowra and Young

$480 twin share

$565 single room

Monthly payments, to help with budgetting, can be paid from February 2024



Day 1

Stopping in Carcoar, we enjoy lunch before a visit to the Toy Museum, housing over 2,000 toys. The collection spans the era from the First World War right through to modern times – from Betty Boop, Dan Dare and Sad Sack to the Simpsons and Japanese Anime. Continuing to Cowra, we arrive at the Visitor Centre, where we can view the award-winning hologram in the P.O.W Theatre, a nine-minute presentation that tells the story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944. We then visit the Japanese Gardens. The garden’s designer, Ken Nakajima, created the Kaiyushiki (strolling) Garden to symbolise the Japanese landscape. The rocky hillside, manicured hedges, waterfalls and streams, and the two lakes provide a serene environment for a myriad of birdlife. The unique relationship of Cowra and Japan originated on a cold night in August 1944, when more than a thousand Japanese prisoners of war broke out of the prison camp. The 231 Japanese soldiers who died in the escape were buried nearby. The Culture Centre, also located here displays Japanese art history and crafts and has become known as the centre of Japanese Culture in Australia. After time at to wander at leisure, we continue to Young where we check in before dinner in the motel restaurant.

Day 2:                                                                                                                                                             

After breakfast, our first stop is Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory. For the sweet toothed, there is a huge range of delicate chocolates and tempting lollies as well as their well-known freshly made fudge. Heading out of town, we visit the Allambie Orchard and Café where we take a wander through the orchard and hear from the growers themselves – we also have the chance to pick our own cherries. Morning tea has been arranged here for us and no doubt we’ll indulge in their famous cherry pie. After an interesting morning, we begin our journey back to Sydney, stopping in Goulburn for lunch before arriving home late afternoon from a wonderful overnight tour.

To secure your place, a deposit of $50 needs to have been paid by the July general meeting. All monies need to be paid by the September general meeting.


If you are interested, add your name to the Harvest and History Tour Expression of Interest sheet which will be available from our February meeting 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Terrie.

Click here to see to see a video of what we hope to see on our tour!