Southern Capitals 5 Day Tour from Sydney to Melbourne
Travel from Sydney to Melbourne in 5 exciting days on this Southern Capitals Tour visit the Gold Creek Sheep Station, see the sights of Canberra, tour the Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the Kosciuszko National Park, explore historic Beechworth and Travel the Ned Kelly country.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Sydney - Canberra
Depart Sydney at 8.00am. Begin your journey to the nation's capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol, and a visit to a working sheep farm with an Aussie barbecue lunch. On arrival in Canberra, you'll tour through Parliament House and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Hotel: Novotel, Canberra.
Day 2: Snowy Mountains
Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme start our day, plus the option to take a ride on the Mt. Kosciuszko chairlift to experience Australia's highest point! You'll be awestruck by the stunningly picturesque Kosciuszko National Park - home to mobs of kangaroos - as you travel the Alpine Way, over the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth, Victoria's best preserved gold rush town, for our unique overnight stay in one of the Bed and Breakfast properties. Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation, Beechworth.
Day 3: Melbourne
Get to know Beechworth with a tour and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery with its fresh pastries and sweets, as well as the antique shops and galleries. Later you'll see the museum then it's on through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne. A dinner option tonight is on board the distinctive Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Please ask for details. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 2 nights.
Day 4: Melbourne 'Free Time'
Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You'll have time to discover some of the secrets of this exceptional city - a myriad of cafes, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. If you wish to explore further afield you can join a tour to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, where you'll watch the nightly ritual as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. Or take the journey along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles. Visit the Yarra Valley's wineries, the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy or Sovereign Hill's goldmine. Ask your Tour Director for details.
Day 5: Depart Melbourne
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight.
Visit historic Berrima
Gold Creek Sheep Station
See the sights of Canberra
Tour of Parliament House
The Australian War Memorial
Kosciuszko National Park
Picturesque Alpine Way
Explore historic Beechworth
Travel Ned Kelly country
Time at leisure in Melbourne
Tour Includes: Full Buffet Breakfasts (4), Lunches (1), Hotel Dinners (1), Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels, welcome drink, travel wallet and map, airport transfers (Day prior from Sydney Airport - flights anytime; Day 5 to Melbourne Airport - flights anytime) and hotel porterage.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.