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5D Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

Cherish the contrasts that make Australia truly unique on this fabulous holiday. Visit historic Berrima and meet farmer Craig Starr at his sheep station, tour through Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial, enjoy a night out at a historic Aussie pub, then travel through Ned Kelly country on the way to thoroughly modern Melbourne.

Sydney → Canberra → Beechworth → Melbourne

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Sydney – Canberra

Welcome to your holiday! This morning, begin your scenic journey to Canberra via the Southern Highlands. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit Gold Creek Station and meet local sheep farmer, Craig Starr. Get a taste of life on the farm before you join Craig and his family for a good Aussie BBQ lunch. Your destination is the country’s capital where you’ll enjoy a tour through Parliament House with a passionate local guide. Later visit the Australian War Memorial and stay for the evocative Last Post. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight and get to know each other over a delicious meal.

Hotel: Novotel, Canberra
Meals: Highlight lunch and dinner with wine

Canberra – Beechworth

Before leaving Canberra this morning, you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie to take in views of the city and surrounding ranges from the lookout. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town. Your unique overnight stay is in one of the town’s quaint Bed and Breakfast properties. The region offers plenty of great photo opportunities, with towering winter snow-capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands.Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and enjoy some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Why not grab a coffee and delicious treat from the legendary Beechworth Bakery! Tonight, if you’re feeling up to it, head down to Hotel Nicholas for a great pub meal. The hotel was built in 1857 during the heady gold rush and houses a great collection of local memorabilia.

Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth
Meal: Breakfast

Beechworth – Melbourne

This morning, join your B&B host for a Be My Guest breakfast. Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a sightseeing tour. This evening, perhaps take a relaxing walk along the Yarra River and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 2 nights
Meal: Be My Guest breakfast

Melbourne 

Today, Melbourne is all yours to explore! Choose from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit Eureka Skydeck for fantastic views of Melbourne. With 360 degree floor to ceiling views, it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Maybe join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour of Queen Victoria Market to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the market’s seemingly endless food stalls. Or you may choose to discover the city’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour. These hidden laneways also house some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Treat yourself to dinner tonight.

Meal: Breakfast

Farewell from Melbourne

This morning, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday concludes after breakfast

Meal: Breakfast

 

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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit historic Berrima in the Southern Highlands
  • Experience farm life at Gold Creek Sheep Station
  • Enjoy a guided tour through impressive Parliament House
  • Explore the Australian War Memorial
  • Enjoy views over Canberra from Mt Ainslie
  • Discover the charm of historic Beechworth
  • Stay in a Bed and Breakfast property in country Victoria
  • Visit Ned Kelly Country
  • Discover Melbourne’s colourful hidden laneways on a revealing walking tour
  • Included Choice experiences
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

(1) Flight information
Day prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
Day 5 – Flights to depart anytime from Melbourne Airport

*Airfares are not included in the price

(2) As this Guided Holiday departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

(3) Itinerary, departure dates & prices may change

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