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 water tower art in Wagga, as well as the Cadell Place murals, which can be enjoyed from the Wiradjuri Walking Track beside the Murrumbidgee. Enjoy a brew at the Thirsty Crow Brewery before dinner at the local RSL.

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 at the Great Aussie Beer Shed and a  tour with the characterful owner, Neil (I guess you would have to be a character to create a famous beer shed!). We then visit the Holden Museum before checking in to our accommodation and enjoying dinner in town (choice of club or restaurant).

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 private two hour lunch charter cruise, with commentary from the crew. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in Echuca before dinner in town (choice of club or restaurant).

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 Beechworth (B,L)

This morning we view magnificent painted silos in Rochester and Colbinabbin as well as the Rochester and Benalla street art. Lunch is at the historic Bootmaker’s Café in Benalla, followed by a private town tour with Lindsay. We arrive in Beechworth for some free time to browse the main street before dinner in town (choice of pub or restaurant).

several brightly painted silos

Silo art at Colbinabbin

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


Day 5: Rutherglen (B,L)

This morning we head back to Benalla 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 the Rutherglen cellar door of DeBortoli  Wines for a scrumptious two course lunch, wine tastings and art gallery visit. We will return to our accommodation in time for you to decide if you can fit in dinner or not! (choice of pub or restaurant).

three clydesdale horses painted on a silo

Painted silo at Goorambat

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

 

Day 6: Beechworth (B,L)

Today is all about the gorgeous historic town of Beechworth! This morning we perform our own private costumed re-enactment of the Ned Kelly trial in the local courthouse, then have lunch at Moments and Memories Tea Room. After lunch you have the option of a private Gold Rush/Ned Kelly guided walking tour, or more free time to browse the shops and museum. It will be an early dinner before our private Asylum Ghost Tour with Geoff (not our Jeff!) at 7pm……. Hope you sleep well tonight!?

tour guide with two guests outside historic stone courthouse

The court house in Beechworth

Stay at Beechworth On Bridge, 38 Bridge Rd, 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 before our farewells.

statue of dog on a tuckerbox

The dog on the tuckerbox five miles from Gundagai…

 

Departures:
26 November 2021 (Full), March 2022

Included:

All transport
All accommodation
All breakfasts and lunches
Morning tea on Day 7
Guided tour of Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
Guided tour of the Great Aussie Beer Shed
Holden Museum entry Echuca
Private guided town tour of Echuca
Private 2 hr Murray River cruise
Private guided town tour of Benalla
Private guided silo art tour
Private wine tastings at DeBortoli
Entry to DeBortoli art gallery
Private Ned Kelly courthouse re-enactment Beechworth
Private guided town tour of Beechworth
Beechworth Museum entry
Private guided Asylum Ghost Tour Beechworth
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:
$1970 per person double or twin share (based on 20 guests) – 26 November 2021
$2870 per person double or twin share (based on 10 guests) – March 2022
Single supp = $445

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