Best of the Riverina Region
20 - 25 October 2019
Stay 5 nights in beautiful Griffith. Take guided tours of Griffith & Leeton, visit Catania Fruit Salad Farm, Rice Farm, Southern Cotton Gin, Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Codemo Smallgoods, Pioneer Park Museum & Italian Museum, Bradman’s Birthplace, explore delightful gardens, enjoy wine tastings, see the Citrus Sculptures & more. ALL INCLUSIVE
6 Days for only
$1199 pp t/s
Single Suppliment $280
Day 1: Sunday 20 October 2019
Our tour starts as we depart Sydney and travel south, pausing for morning tea in the Southern Highlands and lunch in Yass. From here we join the Burley Griffin Way which takes us through delightful towns like Harden and Temora before arriving in the beautiful Riverina town of Griffith, our based for the next 5 nights. Enjoy a 2 course dinner in the comfort of the motel’s restaurant.
Day 2: Monday 21 October 2019
After our delicious fully cooked breakfast we wander across the road from the motel to see the Citrus Sculptures. The display which is held for only 2 weeks in October features more than 60 larger than life three dimensional sculptures made from citrus. At the Griffith Information & Interpretive Centre, watch a short film on the area and see the stained glass window display. After some morning tea we are joined on the coach by a local guide who will introduce us to Griffith. Visit Codemo Smallgoods in Little Italy and sample some delicious local produce before explore the Pioneer Park Museum and Italian Museum. Enjoy a light lunch and a train ride around the grounds which feature over 40 historical buildings as well as information on local agriculture and irrigation plus the history of Italian migration, settlement and horticulture in Griffith. Our last stop this afternoon is to Calabria Family Wines where we taste some quality award winning Riverina Region wines at the Tuscan-style cellar door.
Day 3: Tuesday 22 October 2019
This morning we visit a local Rice Farm and hear from the farmer about the local industry and irrigation practices. Then enjoy a pleasant stroll through not one but two of Griffith’s delightful gardens that are open to view during the Spring Festival. Lunch today will be at one of the open gardens. At the Catania Fruit Salad Farm, our passionate hosts Sharon and Joe take us on a wonderful tour of the farm providing us with a brief history of irrigation to the region along with growing and harvesting facts about the 60 different fruit trees including tasty samples along the way. For a change of scenery, tonight we will head out to enjoy dinner at a local club in Griffith.
Day 4: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Today we travel to the Riverina town of Leeton where we take a guided tour of the historic Roxy Theatre, one of the oldest cinemas in Australia which has been screening movies since the 1930s. At the Visitor Information Centre we experience the ’Tastes of Leeton’ where we sample locally grown products and learn how they are produced and packaged for sale all around the world. Next, we are joined by a local guide who will show us around Leeton. After lunch we visit the Southern Cotton Gin for an informative and engaging tour to educate us on the local cotton industry before returning to Griffith.
Day 5: Thursday 24 October 2019
This morning we travel to the town of Ardlethan, birthplace of the Australian Kelpie where we pause for a quick photo before continuing on to the 1920’s heritage village of Ariah Park for morning tea. Next we visit Cootamundra where we see the Captains Walk in Jubilee Park which features 43 bronze sculptures of Australian Test Cricket Captains. Then visit Sir Donald Bradman’s Birthplace, now a museum honouring the Australian cricketer followed by lunch at the Cootamundra RSL Club. We travel to Junee where we are taken on a guided tour of the famous Licorice & Chocolate Factory. Hear of the buildings history and the establishment of Green Grove Organics and learn about the licorice and chocolate manufacturing process followed by samples and time to shop before returning to Griffith.
Day 6: Friday 25 October 2019
After breakfast, we farewell Griffith and travel to Narrandera to see the Tiger Moth Memorial and Big Guitar. Lunch today will be at the Gundagai District Services Club. Following an afternoon tea stop around Goulburn, our journey comes to an end as we return to Sydney, arriving back at around 6:30pm
- Travel by Luxury Coach from Sydney
- 5 nights stay at the EconoLodge Griffith Motor Inn (3½ star rated)
- All Meals: 5 x Cooked Breakfast, 6 x Lunches, 5 x 2 Course Dinners
- Tour is Hostess escorted
PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary has been put together to take in the best of the region and its attractions. Details are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed due to availability and other circumstances. Any exclusions from the standard itinerary are stated in the brochure. The tour price is based on per person twin share. Single supplement for this tour is $280. Tour price does not include Travel Insurance [Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all travellers]; personal expenses for drinks, laundry and personal requirements; optional extra touring; meals other than specified; tips or gratuities. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.