Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

5 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Melbourne

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Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

5 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Melbourne

Southern Capitals: City Meets Bush

5 Day Guided Vacation | Sydney to Melbourne | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Southern Capitals: City Meets Bush

5 Day Guided Vacation

Sydney to Melbourne

Visit historic Berrima and meet a grazier on his sheep station, then tour Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the nation’s capital. Travel on through Ned Kelly country on the way to thoroughly modern Melbourne, where you can explore the laneways and arcades that house cafés, boutique shops and cutting-edge street art.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • Explore Parliament House and the impressive Australian War Memorial
  • Travel to historic Glenrowan and through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne
  • Discover Melbournes unique laneways and cityscape

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Local Connection

Meet a local sheep farming family at Gold Creek Station – an AAT Kings specialty experience for 40 years!

Cultural Immersion

Lose yourself in the labyrinth of laneways in the heart of Melbourne.

Insider Knowledge

Take in historical Parliament House followed by a moving visit to the Australian War Memorial, led by your specialist guide.

Sustainable Footprints

Well-preserved Beechworth has reinvented itself as a popular historical town and tourist destination.

Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima before arriving to Gold Creek Station.  Meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr and get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie BBQ Be My Guest lunch. Your final destination is the country's capital where you'll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a local guide. Later visit the Australian War Memorial and stay to hear the evocative Last Post. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Included Meals: Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with Wine

This morning, you’ll drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie for panoramic views of Canberra and surrounds. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush town. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with tree-covered ranges, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some storytelling over a “cuppa” with a local. Enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Tonight, you’ll stay in the cathedral town of Wangaratta.

Hotel: Quality Hotel Wangaratta

Included Meals: Breakfast

Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, then take some time to explore independently.

Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. You could start your morning with an up-close tour of Melbourne’s laneways and spend your afternoon at Philip Island witnessing the Penguin Parade. If wine and lush scenery is more your style, check out the Puffing Billy Steam Train journey through the Dandenong Ranges followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Speak to your Tour Director, the many choices are yours.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your holiday comes to an end after breakfast when you’ll bid farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

At Crowne Plaza Canberra you’ll find a warm welcome with friendly staff, spacious and comfortable Canberra accommodation, and everything you need to make your trip a success. Crowne Plaza Canberra offers seamless service, premium facilities and well-appointed guestrooms with a central city location adjacent to tranquil parklands. The hotel is close to restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Broadband Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • Electronic security key system
  • Security peephole
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Bathrobe
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Quality Hotel™ Wangaratta Gateway offers modern and relaxing accommodation in the heart of Wangaratta with convenient access to the CBD and local attractions. The hotel is located less than 15 minutes from Wangaratta airport and conveniently close to the Wangaratta Base Hospital, Performing Arts & Convention Centre and the Court House.

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, located in the heart of the Melbourne’s CBD, is less than a minute’s walk to Southern Cross Station. The Hotel, built in 1928, maintains its reputation as one of Melbourne’s most sophisticated yet modern hotels with convenient amenities for its local and international visitors.

    Features

  • In-room safe
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Air-conditioning
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • USB charging ports
  • Walk in shower
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  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest Lunch
  • 1 Dinner with wine

Flight Information

  • Day prior – flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Day 5 – flights to depart anytime from Melbourne Airport

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