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 with its characterful owner, Neil (I guess you would have to be a character to create a famous beer shed!). 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 Beechworth (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 at the historic Bootmaker’s Café. 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: Rutherglen (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 the Rutherglen cellar door of DeBortoli  Wines for a scrumptious two course lunch, wine tastings and art gallery visit. We then head 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 including the gorge drive, Woolshed Falls, Beechworth cemetery and Bilson’s Brewery. Dinner is at the Hibernian Hotel.

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

tour guide with two guests outside historic stone courthouse

The court house in Beechworth

 

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:
29 March 2022 (2 seats left)

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
Private guided town tour of Echuca
2 hr Murray River lunch cruise
Private guided town tour of Benalla
Private guided silo art tour
Private wine tastings at DeBortoli
Entry to DeBortoli art gallery
Private guided town tour of Beechworth
Beechworth Museum entry
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:
$2870 per person double or twin share
Single supp = $445

*N.B. The showers at Beechworth On Bridge are over a bath with a 1ft high sidewall. Non-slip rubber mats are available.

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