Join us to relive history at the ‘Ned Kelly Sound & Light’ show in Glenrown, and Man from Snowy River Museum in Corryong. Marvel at the beauty of the High Country and visit the oldest hut still standing on the Bogong High Plains. Breathe in the fresh alpine air of the Kosciuszko National Park and the Snowy Mountains. And that’s just a start….there’s still Canberra, Bowral, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour and more to come!
9th November 2019
Flight arranged for a morning arrival into Tullamarine Airport where we join our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and make our way north. We break at Euroa, then continue on to Glenrowan, the gatekeeper of Ned Kelly history. After lunch here, we witness ‘Ned Kelly’s Last Stand’, a light and sound show that is a re-enactment of the events that led up to the capture and hanging of Ned Kelly. Departing Glenrowan, we make our way to Albury.
2 Night Stay: Hovell Tree Inn, Albury
Today we discover the High Country, travelling through the Kiewa Valley to Mount Beauty and learn about the Hydro Electric Scheme. We slowly climb the mountain, through Bogong and onto the High Plains at Falls Creek visiting the historic Wallace’s Hut – the oldest hut still standing in the Bogong High Plains. We descend making our way to the Red Stag Deer Farm where we enjoy lunch before feeding, touching and learning about these majestic animals.
Travelling via stunning mountain scenery and streams we arrive at Corryong situated in the upper reaches of the Murray River. The township is steeped in history and we break here for morning tea and explore the Man from Snowy River Museum. We then make our way to Tumbarumba to witness the Boggy Creek Show, a horsemanship show styled on the legend of The Man from Snowy River. The 2 hour performance portrays the spirit of our Australian heritage and showcases all the skills of the mountain cattlemen. We then make our way to our accommodation to bed down for the night.
1 Night Stay: Tumbarumba Motel
This morning we travel to Tumut, breaking for a morning cuppa, then travel along a magnificent stretch of the Snowy Mountains Highway, passing Blowering Dam and Talbingo. We arrive at Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park, where we take a guided tour of Jillabenan Cave, one of the most beautiful limestone karst systems in Australia. Our tour takes us through the oldest show cave getting us up close to impressive displays of delicate straws and shawls, cave coral, stalactites and helictites. From here we head to Jindabyne, our final destination for today.
2 Night Stay: Rydges Horizons, Snowy Mountains
**Please note: This hotel has stair access only and does not offer daily room servicing. We have arranged porterage service.
Exploring more of the Snowy Mountains region, we traverse up to Thredbo, where we catch the Snow Gums chairlft to Thredbo to see spectacular views. Spend some time taking photos then back down on the chairlift, and off to enjoy lunch at Cascades Restaurant in the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, followed by a luge ride. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, twist and turn down a 700m track through the Thredbo wilderness, then return to our hotel.
Today we depart the Alpine region where our journey takes us to Canberra, stopping for lunch and then taking a drive by tour of some of Canberra’s major landmarks. Departing Canberra, we travel to Bowral, where we bed down for the night.
2 Night Stay: Gibraltar Hotel, Bowral
We descend from the Highlands through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country, breaking for a boardwalk to Fitzroy Falls, before continuing on to Berry. Enjoy some free time in this quaint town before taking our taste buds to Silo’s Restaurant nestled amongst vineyards. Our afternoon takes us via the Kiama coast then on to Robertson stopping at the Big Potato. Back in Bowral we visit Dirty Janes emporium and antique market, offering the best in vintage – it is the one stop shop for style on a budget.
Departing the Southern Highlands, we skirt Gosford and make our way to the harbour city of Newcastle where we break for lunch before taking a spectacular coastal walk at Newcastle’s memorial pedestrian bridge. We check-in to our accommodation and take time this afternoon to relax by the pool or go for a walk on the Honeysuckle harbourfront where the hotel is situated.
2 Night Stay: Rydges, Newcastle
Enjoy a free day today to get to know Newcastle. You may like to take a tram ride around the city, or visit Fort Scratchley, a former coastal defence installation which is now a museum. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps wandering the shops of downtown Newcastle.
**Lunch is at own expense today
Departing Newcastle, we are back on the road taking a cuppa break at Bulahdelah before continuing on towards Port Macquarie. We break at Lake Cathie visiting Long Point Vineyard, a charming take on the traditional vineyard, offering wine tastings, local art and delicious products from the Hastings hinterland. Enjoy an orientation tour of famous landmarks of Port Macquarie before finishing our day at Coffs Harbour for our final night together.
1 Night Stay: Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour
Today we head for home, scheduled to arrive back to the Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street at approximately 4:30pm
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