This tour takes in some of the most varied and spectacular scenery as you travel from Melbourne to Sydney. Enjoy the diversity of the coastal environment of Wilson's Promontory and Lakes Entrance before turning inland across the Snowy River alpine country. Walk to "The Roof Of Australia"! Stay at Thredbo Alpine Village and visit Canberra before arriving into Sydney.
Day 1: Melbourne to Gippsland (via Wilsons Promontory National Park)
Leaving from this great city, we'll navigate the roads with the famous Melbourne trams and head for the most southerly point of the Australian mainland; Wilson's Promontory. Here we take in a National Park of great natural beauty where kangaroos and emus live amongst the verdant green bushland, with the crashing waves not far away. We'll take a hike up along the granite walkway to a nearby lookout, and take in the numerous scenic points. Our afternoon journey tracks us out to the edge of the Tasman Sea and to our overnight break on the Edge of the coastal Lakes. (D)
Day 2: Gippsland Lakes to Snowy Mountains
Our morning drive northbound heads up through the magnificent Snowy River region; get a taste for a mountain lifestyle before we cross borders into New South Wales. Our evening destination is placed right in the heart of the Australia's Snowy Mountains. We may be high up already, but later today we're going even higher – Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak at 2,228 metres above sea level. Don't be put off: it's a relatively moderate hike from the top of the Crackenback Express chairlift, or you can take the shorter walk to the lookout point. If our visit falls in winter (June – September) we'll stop at the ski resort of Perisher for a little snow-related fun, snowball fight!! (BD)
Day 3: Snowy Mountains to Sydney
After a hearty breakfast, we'll travel across the Monaro plains and learn a little about Australia's biggest ever engineering project, the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Then we are bound straight for the Nation's Capital, Canberra. Architecturally designed from the ground up by Walter Burley Griffin, it's awash with cool green spaces and grand boulevards. We'll tour the iconic Parliament House set atop a slight incline, as well as the Australian War Memorial, even pass by a number of Foreign Embassies. Destined for the largest city in Australia we are welcomed by the busy city streets of Sydney where our city to city trip comes to an end. (B)
NOTE: From the 1st April 2013 this tour will only available to passengers aged 18-39.
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NOTE: The 2014 - 2015 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015. The 2015 - 2016 season rates commence on the 1st April 2015.