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Tour departs Canberra Thursday 14 November 2024

 

Day 1: Canberra to Wagga (L) 

Cruise down the Hume for a morning tea stop in Gundagai and then on to Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory for a guided tour and lunch. We will view our first street art in Wagga – the Cadell Place murals – which can be enjoyed from the Wiradjuri Walking Track beside the Murrumbidgee River. Dinner is at the local RSL club.

old car and driver in front of large warehouse looking building

Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory

Stay at Wagga RSL Motel, 156 Kincaid St, 02 6971 8888

 

Day 2: Wagga to Echuca Moama (B,L)

Today we travel via Lockhart and Urana to view several water tower artworks and our first silo art in Picola. We arrive in Echuca in time for lunch before a private tour of the Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum (this amazing place is much, much more than just beer!) with its very characterful owner, Neil. We then check in to our accommodation and enjoy dinner at Moama Bowling Club.

several paddlesteamers moored in front of wooden wharf and buildings

Echuca historic wharf

Stay at River Country Inn, 79-81 Meninya St Moama, 03 5482 5511


Day 3: Echuca (B,L)

Today is all about the river! Learn about the history of the port of Echuca and the role it played in the development of industry along the Murray during a private walking tour with Gwen from the Echuca Historical Society. It’s then all aboard the PS (Paddle Steamer) Pride of the Murray, for a Wharf to Winery lunch cruise with commentary from the crew. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in Echuca before dinner at Rich River Golf Club.

paddle steamer in front of wharf

P.S. Pride of the Murray

Stay at River Country Inn, 79-81 Meninya St Moama, 03 5482 5511

 

Day 4: Moama to Benalla (B,L)

This morning we view magnificent painted silos in Rochester as well as the Rochester mural street art. We also stop at the impressive painted silos at Colbinabbin before heading to Benalla for lunch. After lunch, we enjoy a private guided town and street art tour with local postmaster Lindsay. We stay in Benalla tonight, and enjoy dinner at a local hotel.

several brightly painted silos

Silo art at Colbinabbin

Stay at Avondel Motel, 21 Bridge Street West, 03 5762 3677


Day 5: Benalla to Beechworth (B,L)

This morning we head to the Rose Garden to meet Lindsay who is going to take us on a guided tour of the spectacular silo art between Benalla and Yarrawonga. We then head to Rutherglen for lunch and some free time to browse the shops, then on to our accommodation in Beechworth in time for you to decide if you can fit in dinner at the historic Hotel Nicholas!

three clydesdale horses painted on a silo

Painted silo at Goorambat

Stay at Beechworth On Bridge, 38 Bridge Rd Beechworth, 03 5728 2244

 

Day 6: Beechworth (B,L)

Today is all about the gorgeous historic town of Beechworth! This morning we have a private guided tour of the historic precinct including the museum and courthouse. After some free time, we then enjoy a fabulous old time lunch with Lyn at Moments and Memories Tea Room. After lunch it’s all aboard the Gang Gang Tours’ scenic tour of Beechworth with local guide Jennifer, including the gorge drive, the old asylum, Beechworth cemetery, the powder magazine and mining race, Beechworth Gaol and Bilson’s Brewery. Dinner is at the Hibernian Hotel.

tour guide with two guests outside historic stone courthouse

The court house in Beechworth

Stay at Beechworth On Bridge, 38 Bridge Rd Beechworth, 03 5728 2244

 

Day 7: Beechworth to Canberra (B,L)

This morning we head home via the National Museum of Australian Pottery in Holbrook (morning tea included) and then Gundagai for lunch at the newly reopened and historic Niagara Cafe. It’s then on to Canberra for drop-offs and farewells.

statue of dog on a tuckerbox

The dog on the tuckerbox five miles from Gundagai…

 

Departures:
14 November 2024

Included:

All transport
All accommodation
Meals as indicated above
Morning tea on Day 7
Guided tour of Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
Guided tour of the Great Aussie Beer Shed
Private guided town tour of Echuca
2 hr Murray River lunch cruise
Private guided town tour of Benalla
Private guided silo art tour Benalla to Tungamah
Private guided walking tour of Beechworth historic precinct
Private guided tour (on the bus) of the Beechworth district
Private guided tour of the National Museum of Australian Pottery
1 fabulous driver, 1 fabulous tour guide, lots of fun and laughs, and new holiday memories…

Not included:
Coffee and/or cake at morning tea/coffee stops (excluding Day 7)
Alcohol (can be purchased along the way)
Dinners

Cost:
$3410 double/twin share
$465 single room supplement

PLEASE NOTE:
This tour requires a minimum of 8 guests to run.
This tour involves walking including guided town walking tours (sometimes over uneven surfaces) and stairs at some locations.
All accommodation is on ground level and has walk-in showers.
Booking with us is confirmation that you have read our Terms and Conditions HERE.

 

Please click HERE for a downloadable printable pdf version of the itinerary.

 

Thank you for your interest in our tours and please do not hesitate in contacting Janine or Jeff should you have any questions at all.

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