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.
Meet Craig Starr, a local sheep farmer at his property, Gold Creek Station for a taste of life on a working farm. AAT Kings were the first clients in 1980 and have been visiting the property ever since!
Explore the cultural energy of Melbourne
Visit the Australian War Memorial and hear the haunting Last Post bugle call
Join your friendly accommodation hosts for a ‘Be My Guest’ breakfast in Beechworth
Gain incredible insight in to Australia’s parliamentary system with a guide in Canberra at Parliament House
Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. On arrival in Canberra you’ll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner. Please note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 2: Canberra – Beechworth
Accommodation: Boutique Country Accommodation
Before leaving the nation’s capital this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush town. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at one of the town’s unique bed and breakfast properties.
Day 3: Beechworth – Melbourne
Accommodation: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins
Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne, Australia's sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, and perhaps later, stroll along the Yarra River for dinner at one of the many Southbank restaurants.
Day 4: Melbourne Free Time
Today Melbourne is yours to explore, so why not consider one of the following optional experiences. Away from the hustle and bustle, Melbourne’s justly famed 230 laneways penetrate into the heart of the city. It’s here that the inner city’s true nature resides, crammed into narrow lanes with world renowned restaurants, bars and street art. Or if you would like to see something famous then why not take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows.
Day 5: Farewell from Melbourne
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast.
Travel by luxury coach
Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Airport transfers (see flight information below)
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