South Coast & Country – Harvest Journeys Catholic Pilgrimages

South Coast & Country

From stunning coastlines to lush valleys and spectacular mountain heights, this Southern adventure will not disappoint. Encounter faith communities, captivating stories and moments of sublime prayer in places of wonder and beauty.

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Highlights

Bowral • Berrima • Fitzroy Falls • Sutton Forest (2) • Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy – Penrose Park (Feast of Divine Mercy) • Jamberoo Abbey – Community Mass • Berry • Ulladulla • Batemans Bay (1) • Mogo Wildlife Park • Central Tilba – Historic town • Bega Valley • Eden (1) • Mary Mackillop Museum • Mallacoota • Lakes Entrance (1) • Victorian Alps • Bright – Autumn Shades Festival (2) • Beechworth • Glenrowan – Ned Kelly • Clonakilla Winery • St Clement’s Retreat Galong (2) • Jugiong • Young • Cowra • Perthville – St Joseph’s Convent • Katoomba – Carrington Hotel (2) • Leura

  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • 23 April - 04 May 2022 with Bishop Peter Ingham
  • Also departs on 22 October 2022
  • Sydney to Sydney
  • Daily Mass

Itinerary

Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

Day 1Depart Sydney for Sutton Forest

Theme: New Beginnings

  • Visit Bowral, Berrima and Fitzroy Falls in the Southern Highlands

Sutton Forest Overnight (D)
Feature Stay: Peppers Manor Sutton Forest

Day 2Penrose Park Sunday Pilgrimage

Theme: Abundance of Blessings
Proposed Mass: Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy

  • Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy – Penrose Park (Divine Mercy Feast Day)

Sutton Forest Overnight (BD)

Day 3Sutton Forest to Batemans Bay

Theme: Healing & Restoration
Proposed Mass: Jamberoo Abbey

  • Anzac Day Service (April Departure)
  • Visit Jamberoo Abbey (Mass with the Benedictine Sisters)
  • Visit Berry. Maybe have a leisurely lunch or do a bit of shopping
  • Travel via Milton & Mollymook on the way to Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay Overnight (BD)
Feature Stay: Lincoln Downs Resort

Day 4Batemans Bay to Eden

Theme: Food for the Journey
Proposed Mass: Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church

  • Mass at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church, Batemans Bay
  • Visit Mogo Wildlife Park
  • Central Tilba – Historic Town exploration
  • Discover Narooma
  • Via Bega Valley – visit Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

Eden Overnight (BD)

Day 5Eden to Lakes Entrance

Theme: Spirit of the Pioneers
Proposed Mass: Our Lady Star of the Sea

  • Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Eden
  • See the adjacent Mary MacKillop Museum
  • Explore Eden Killer Whale Museum
  • Travel via Mallacoota township

Lakes Entrance Overnight (BD)

Day 6Lakes Entrance to Bright

Theme: Wonder of Creation
Proposed Mass: St Brendan’s Catholic Church

  • Mass at St Brendan’s Catholic Church, Lakes Entrance
  • Travel northbound via the Omeo Highway – one of the most scenic drives in Australia
  • Cross over the Victorian Alps & Mt Hotham

Bright Overnight (BD)

Day 7Bright Festival

Theme: Awe & Gratitude
Proposed Mass: Our Lady of the Snows

  • Day of soaking in the atmosphere, gardens and beauty of this charming town at the foothills of the Victorian Alps. This is the most wonderful season to be here!
  • Autumn Shades Festival (April Departure)
  • Spring Festival (October Departure)

Bright Overnight (BD)

Day 8Via Beechworth & Glenrowan to Galong

Theme: Hope & Inspiration
Proposed Mass: Saint Joseph’s Church

  • Mass at Saint Joseph’s Church, Beechworth
  • Visit Glenrowan, the town of Ned Kelly (see the Big Ned Kelly statue and museum)
  • Travel via Gundagai
  • Visit Clonakilla Winery (Murrumbateman) – It has been a remarkable journey for Clonakilla. When Irishman John Kirk planted the first vines in 1971 he had no idea that his vineyard would one day be celebrated as one of the best in the country. Meet his son Tim Kirk, a prominent Catholic and world celebrated Winemaker who will share the Clonakilla story with us and maybe sing us a song or two on one of his precious guitars!

St Clement’s Galong Overnight (BD)
Feature Stay: St Clement’s Retreat Centre

Day 9Retreat Morning - St Clement's Retreat Centre

Theme: Peace & Reconciliation
Proposed Mass: St Clement’s

  • Rest & Retreat pilgrimage Morning (including Morning Mass)
  • Mid afternoon visit to the historic town of Jugiong:
  • See the ‘Quirky Crow’ Gallery and Shop.
  • Celebrate a country meal at the famous Sir George Hotel where old meets new.

St Clement’s Galong Overnight (BD)

Day 10Via Young & Cowra to Katoomba

Theme: Identity & Purpose
Proposed Mass: St Mary’s Catholic Church

  • Visit the old gold rush town of Young and stop by for Mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church (1876).
  • Visit the classic wool store in town or indulge at Poppa’s Fudge & Jam factory shop.
  • Continue north to Cowra (Aboriginal for ‘eagle on the rocks’) where the largest prisoner breakout occurred during WWII of nearly 400 Japanese who were held captive in barbed-wire compounds along with Koreans, Chinese and Italians.
  • While here we will visit the POW camp to pray for peace in our world.
  • Visit St Raphael’s Church (1939) once serviced by priests travelling on horseback from far and wide.
  • Onwards to Perthville and the St Joseph’s Convent visited on two occasions by Mary MacKillop and now housed within a beautiful Heritage Retreat Centre run by the Sisters of St Joseph.

Katoomba Overnight. (BD)
Feature Stay: The Carrington Hotel 

Day 11Katoomba Exploration

Theme: Joyful Summits
Proposed Mass: St Canice’s Catholic Church

  • Mass at St Canice’s Catholic Church, Katoomba
  • Scenic Skyway & Echo point (The Three Sisters)
  • Blackheath and Govetts Leap lookout
  • Feature Lunch at the historic Hydro Majestic Hotel
  • Remainder of the afternoon at leisure

Overnight Katoomba (BLD)

Day 12Katoomba to Sydney

Theme: Empowered to Shine
Proposed Mass: St Bonaventure’s Catholic Church

  • Final Mass at St Bonaventure’s Catholic Church, Leura
  • Explore Leura village
  • Visit Mt Schoenstatt Shrine in Mulgoa. Take the opportunity to visit, pray and walk the grounds of this beautiful national shrine to Our Lady, a spiritual oasis for people from all walks of life.
  • Return travel to Sydney

* All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.

Post Tour Extension

Southern Glories SG22 List

Southern Glories NZ

  • October Post-Tour Extension03 - 13 November 2022
  • Christchurch to Christchurch Roundtrip
  • 10 Nights

Chaplains

April 2022

Bishop Peter Ingham

Ordained a priest by Cardinal Gilroy on 18 July 1964, Fr Ingham served in Rosebery, Newtown, St Mary’s and Auburn South parishes and later as Monsignor of St Charles in Ryde. He was appointed a Bishop on 24th May 1993 in the Archdiocese of Sydney. He later became the much-loved fourth Bishop of the Wollongong Diocese from 2001-2018 while more recently serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Broome. Bishop Peter’s fun-loving character and deep pastoral heart will be a joy for all those blessed to join him on this Catholic Roadtrip.

And with Tour Director: Colleen Duffy

Dates & Prices

Dates
Chaplain
Tour Cost
23 Apr - 04 May 2022
Bishop Peter Ingham
AUD $4890
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CC2201
23 Apr - 04 May 2022
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Dates

23 Apr - 04 May 2022

Chaplain

Bishop Peter Ingham

Tour Cost

AUD $4890

Tour Code

CC2201

Single Room

AUD $1490 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Sydney/Sydney

Prepaid Tips

n/a

22 Oct - 02 Nov 2022
TBA
AUD $4790
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CC2202
22 Oct - 02 Nov 2022
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Dates

22 Oct - 02 Nov 2022

Chaplain

TBA

Tour Cost

AUD $4790

Tour Code

CC2202

Single Room

AUD $1390 Supplement

Air & Tour

-

Start/Finish

Sydney/Sydney

Prepaid Tips

n/a

* Prices are indicative and remain subject to possible changes in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare increases or minimum group size contingencies.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at superior standard 3 – 4 star hotels with breakfast and dinner daily
  • Lunches as per the itinerary
  • Deluxe Air-Conditioned Touring Coach • Professional Driver / Guide throughout the program
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer (as applicable)
  • Accompanied by a Harvest Tour Director
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed
  • Quality Harvest pilgrim pack including Harvest backpack, Pilgrim Journal and Travel Wallet.

Not included

  • Airfares
  • Other meals not listed
  • Items of a personal nature including phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance - ask Harvest about its preferred Travel Insurance

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  • Let us all resign ourselves into His hands, and pray that in all things He may guide us to do His Holy Will… When thoughts of this or that come I turn to Him and say: “Only what you will, my God. Use me as You will.

    St. Mary MacKillop
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