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Swan Hill, Echuca and Benalla Art Trail

Swan Hill, Echuca and Benalla Art Trail

North of Melbourne following the might Murray, with local silo art murals, fertile agriculture country this holiday explores the salad bowl of Victoria. Relive the golden days of paddleboats in particular the "All The Rivers Run" at Echuca, learn of the secret air base at Lake Boga home to the Catalina’s during the second world war, this truly is an amazing short break get away.

North of Melbourne following the might Murray, with local silo art murals, fertile agriculture country this holiday explores the salad bowl of Victoria. Relive the golden days of paddleboats in particular the "All The Rivers Run" at Echuca, learn of the secret air base at Lake Boga home to the Catalina’s during the second world war, this truly is an amazing short break get away.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

6 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Witness the street art of Benalla and the newly painted silo murals of Northern Victoria

• Get Dinky Di in the Great Aussie Beer Shed, and visit the Holden Motor Museum

• Imagine the placid Lake Boga teeming with flying boats

• Be transformed with a sound and laser show at Swan Hill

• Look in amazement at the talented skills at Spanner Man

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane, Hunter and Central Coast area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 15 quality meals

• Travellers Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home - Melbourne - Benalla
After flying into Melbourne, stop for lunch before making our way to the rural city of Benalla. Each year this small rural community hosts the Wall to Wall Art Festival and today we will take a walking tour to see some of the stunning street art that overlooks Benalla's main street. Settle into our accommodation before dining at a local club.
Comfort Inn Benalla

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Day 2

Benalla - Echuca - Silo Art Trail
Today we will witness some truly remarkable art being created as part of Victoria's North East Silo Art Trail. From water tanks to silos, wetlands to farmlands, you will see the amazing canvas' come to life. This afternoon, visit St Anne's Winery on the Murray River before arriving into Echuca for the next two nights.
2 Nights Philadelphia Motor Inn

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Day 3

Echuca - Paddlesteamer Cruise
Today we explore Australia's Paddlesteamer Capital with its rich riverboat heritage and its towering river red gums. Enjoy a guided tour of Echuca before relaxing on board The Pevensey paddlesteamer, which is known to people all over the world as "Philadelphia" from the miniseries 'All the Rivers Run', made in Echuca in 1982-1983.

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Day 4

Echuca - Lake Boga - Swan Hill
Our day begins with a nostalgic visit to the Great Aussie Beer Shed, one of Victoria's largest assembly of memorabilia, and recently taking possession of the Carlton United Breweries Clydesdale wagon. A little faster pace is our visit to the National Holden Motor Museum with over 50 vehicles representing 70 years of Australian Motoring history. After lunch, visit the secret Catalina flying boat base which was established on Lake Boga in 1942. Continue on to Swan Hill for the next two nights.
2 Nights Comfort inn Campbell

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Day 5

Swan Hill Pioneer Village
Begin today with a guided tour and hear how this area produces the majority of Australian carrots and is the second largest almond producer in the world. Later there will be time to browse the exhibits at the Regional Art Gallery before visiting Swan Hill Pioneer Village. See the enormous steam engine, affectionately known as Black Bess, hear tunes of old can coming from the Settlement's main street as volunteers bring to life the 19th Century Pianola player piano and feel the heat as our blacksmith operates the forge. Tonight watch Heartbeat of the Murray, the award winning sound and laser show set on the banks of the Little Murray River. This 360-degree multi-media spectacular is unlike anything ever seen in Australia.

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Day 6

Swan Hill - Boort - Home
Travel to Boort, north west of Bendigo, to visit 'The Spanner Man' where there are more than 25 life size sculptures made of antique and modern spanners welded together to create unique sculptures. After lunch, make our way back to Melbourne for your flight home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $2,699.00 per person

TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER FROM: $2,779.00 per person

Single Supplement available @ $317.00 extra

 

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