Melbourne to Bendigo
From the city of Melbourne make your way to Bendigo past Mount Macedon and the apple growing region of Harcourt Valley. Arrive in the Goldfields town of Bendigo and witness the elegant Victorian architecture in the city's art galleries, gardens and buildings. Explore Victoria’s golden heritage on a mine experience tour, 61m underground through the tunnels where gold once thrived. Stay 2 nights.
Two Nights Accommodation: Comfort Inn Julie Anna
Today you will be visiting at least 4 of the wineries of central Victoria, with plenty of time for you to soak up the atmosphere and explore the beautiful gardens. This day tour includes lunch and wine tastings, as well as the opportunity of purchase at cellar door prices. The Goldfields region is most famous for its production of Shiraz and red wines, however it also produces a delicious collection of chardonnay and riesling.
Bendigo to Echuca-Moama to Albury
Make your way from Bendigo to the home of paddlesteamers – Echuca-Moama. Hop aboard a steamer and experience the rich history of the region while cruising down the Murray river. This old river town offers you an opportunity to learn about the local history and what the bustling riverine trade was like in the 1800s. Once you are back on the land, explore the wharf area and the original buildings that remain. Drive to the modern city of Albury and stay for 2 nights.
Two Nights Accommodation: Quality Hotel on Olive
Today will be filled with adventure as you challenge yourself on a whitewater sports raft down the lower Mitta Mitta River (Dec to May). This one/two-person sports raft brings you closer to the water, pits you against the rapids and provides the maximum adrenalin rush, whilst under the supervision of our experienced guides. Afterwards, take a well deserved rest in the relaxing pools amongst stunning scenery.
Albury to Canberra
Leave Albury and admire the colorful wildflowers and surrounding forests along the way. Arrive in the nation’s capital city of Canberra. Canberra is thriving with galleries, museums, restaurants and a range of events. Spend the day exploring the world class museums and attractions which showcase Australia on the international stage. If you’re feeling adventurous, scale Black Mountain Tower for panoramic views of the Canberra. Stay 2 nights.
Two Nights Accommodation: Aria Hotel Canberra
Snowy Mountains day tour
Travel up to the Snowy Mountains through historic Cooma to learn about the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme. Continue on over the Snowy River, which forms Lake Jindabyne, seven times the size of Sydney Harbour. Take a short train ride through the Mountains to Perisher Valley Ski Resort, to absorb the amazing atmosphere of the Australian Alps, with Mt. Kosciuszko as a backdrop. Get in and amongst the snow & have lunch at the highest Ski Resort in Australia, Mt Blue Cow.
Canberra to Sydney
Spend the morning exploring the wineries which surround Canberra, before heading north to Sydney where you are free to explore! Sydney has so much to offer from kayaking in the harbour, to touring the great landmark of the Sydney Opera House. Take a walk around the Harbour, go shopping at the markets or relax on the beach at Bondi. The choice is yours!
Note: This self drive tour can be completed in reverse order, the tour cost remains the same. To view tour prices or to make an enquiry, please click on the Enquire Now tab at the top of this itinerary.
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