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Victoria High Country in Autumn

1 - 6 April 2019

*** BOOKED OUT *** Explore Bright, Beechworth, Mt Beauty, Chiltern, Myrtleford, Milawa and more during this truly magical time of year. Includes guided town tours of historic Beechworth and Chiltern, enjoy local wine, cheese, honey & mustard tastings, cruise on the M.V. Paradise Queen in Yarrawonga, tour the Bonegilla Migrant Experience and more. ALL INCLUSIVE

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$1299 pp t/s
Single Suppliment $400 

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Day 1 – Monday 1st April 2019

We depart Sydney this morning and travel south, stopping for morning tea along the way before arriving at The Sir George in Jugiong for lunch. Continuing on we pause in Holbrook, then cross over the border into Victoria. This afternoon we arrive at our motel for the next 2 nights in the beautiful High Country town of Bright. Settle in and enjoy dinner at the motel’s restaurant.

Motel: Best Western High Country Motor Inn, Bright VIC (3.5 stars)

Day 2 – Tuesday 2nd April 2019

This morning we travel to Mount Beauty to visit the Alpine Discovery Centre, a state of the art interpretive centre boasting an extensive range of displays and DVD presentations on Falls Creek and the Upper Kiewa Valley. Our next stop is Nightingale Bros. Alpine Apples where you can
purchase delicious fresh fruit and local wares from the Orchard’s Farm Store. Then it is on to Red Stag Deer & Emu Farm where we enjoy some lunch and listen to an interesting talk by our lovely host before meeting some of the animals. This afternoon we return to Bright for a look around the town centre before returning to the motel.

Motel: Best Western High Country Motor Inn, Bright VIC (3.5 stars)

Day 3 – Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Today we bid farewell to our motel in Bright and travel through the glorious countryside. Along the way we stop at Myrtleford, to see the famous Phoenix Tree. If you look to the centre of its root system you will see the Phoenix Bird sculptured by Hans Knorr. This morning we are taken on an interesting guided tour of Bonegilla Migrant Centre. More than 300,000 migrants passed through its doors between 1947 and 1971 making it the largest and longest operating reception and training centre in the post-war era. Next we travel to Chiltern where after lunch, our local guide Rex Fuge will take us on an interesting town tour to see the Athenaeum Museum, The Grapevine Hotel & Star Theatre, Lakeview House and Dow’s Pharmacy. Lastly today we arrive in Wangaratta, our home for the next 3 nights.

Motel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta VIC (4.5 stars)

Day 4 – Thursday 4th April 2019

Today you are in for an amazing day as we step back in time and explore the beautiful town of Beechworth. On arrival, we are met by our expert local guide and historian Pat Doyle who will  join us on board the coach for an interesting insight into Beechworth’s past and present. Hear about the significant importance of the discovery of gold in 1852, Beechworth Cemetery &

Chinese Burning Towers, Beechworth Historic & Cultural Precinct buildings, the Old Beechworth Gaol, local legends Sir Isaac Isaacs, Robert O’Hara Burke and of course Ned Kelly. Following our tour we take a closer look at Beechworth’s Historic Courthouse, one of the few remaining living history museums in Australia. Expert historians bring to life some of the dramatic events that took place inside the Courthouse walls, including the trial that sealed Ned Kelly’s fate. Highlights include costumed trial re-enactments based on actual court transcripts with the opportunity for members of the group to play the role of the judge, juror, lawyers and even Ned Kelly himself. Lunch today is at the famous Beechworth Bakery followed by some free time to explore the town at your leisure. This afternoon we step inside the Beechworth Honey Experience and discover the amazing story of their delicious honey and you can try some for yourself. There is also a live bee display where you can see the bees up close at work as well as an extensive store to purchase some amazing products. Our day comes to an end as we arrive back at Wangaratta.

Motel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta VIC (4.5 stars)

Day 5 – Friday 5th April 2019

This morning we travel to Yarrawonga for a relaxing cruise aboard the M.V. Paradise Queen. Sit back and enjoy expert commentary as we cruise Lake Mulwala and admire the splendid scenery. Next we travel to Milawa to visit Milawa Cheese Factory for a talk and tasting and a spot of lunch. Then to Brown Brothers Winery and Cellar Door for a tantalising tasting of their quality wines. Finally today we cap off our exploration of the gourmet region with a visit to Milawa Mustards to sample some more delicious local produce before returning to the motel for our last night.

Motel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta VIC (4.5 stars)

Day 6 – Saturday 6th April 2019

This morning we bid farewell to the beautiful Victorian High Country as we start our journey home. Stop for morning tea around Holbrook, lunch near Yass and an afternoon stop around Sutton Forest. Expect to return back to Sydney at around 6:30pm, depending on traffic.

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury Coach Travel from Sydney
  • Quality Accommodation
  • All Meals (Light Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • All Tours & Attractions as per itinerary
  • 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 $400. 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.