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Victoria's Heartland including Silo Art Tour

Discover the new creativity sweeping Australia’s country towns and witness how small towns have flourished and become iconic new tourist destinations. This tour travels through country Victoria, following the Silo Art Trail, the largest outdoor gallery in Australia, which stretches over 200km and links six small country towns. Since 2015, old silos have been brought to life through the murals that stretch to the sky, celebrating sport, farming and Indigenous life in the country. In Boort, visit ‘The Spanner Man’ and his life-size sculptures made entirely of spanners. Be amazed by the state of the art ‘Heartbeat of the Murray’ lights show, set on the banks of the mighty Murray River.




5 days



  • Follow the Silo Art Trail, marvelling at the large scale artworks through country Victoria

  • Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and Heartbeat of the Murray Laser Lights Show

  • Take a cruise on the Mighty Murray on board the paddle steamer Pyap

  • Visit the Spanner Man to see more than 25 larger than life sculptures made entirely of spanners in Boort

  • Learn of the Chinese experience of Australia’s Gold Rush at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat

  • See the restored Catalana A24–30 flying boat and secret repair bunker at the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum


  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

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

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

  • Flights

  • 12 quality meals

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee*

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

  • Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea



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Victoria's Heartland including Silo Art Tour

Day 1 L, D

Home – Melbourne – Ballarat
After your flight into Melbourne, enjoy lunch before travelling to the Daylesford Botanic Gardens. This afternoon, continue on to Ballarat for our overnight stay.
Bell Tower Inn Ballarat

Day 2 B, L, D

Ballarat – Ararat – Horsham
Travel to the gold rush Victorian town of Ararat for a visit to the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre. After lunch, continue on to Horsham, and stop at the Regional Art Gallery. After a guided
town tour of Horsham, settle into our overnight accommodation.
Best Westlander Motor Inn

Day 3 B, L, D

Horsham – Silo Art Trail – Swan Hill
Today, prepare to see Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, as the old, decommissioned silos from six country towns are brought to life through unique artworks painted on the curved concrete canvas of the silos. Stretching over 200km between Rupanyup and Lascelles, Australian and international artists have painstakingly painted people and scenes that have been attracting visitors to the area since 2015. Be impressed by the scale of these artworks as they reach to the sky. Continue on to Swan Hill for the next two nights.
2 Nights Comfort Inn Campbell

Day 4 B, D

Day 4 » Swan Hill – Lake Boga – Swan Hill
Between Swan Hill and Kerang on the shores of Lake Boga is the Flying Boat Museum, featuring a restored Catalina A24–30 flying boat commemorating those who served at the Repair
Depot during World War II. Following a Devonshire morning tea, travel to the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, a restored 19th century settlement. Purchase your own lunch from the working
bakery, and enjoy a one hour cruise along the mighty Murray River on the historic paddlesteamer Pyap. After dinner at our motel, we return to the Pioneer Settlement to experience the 'Heartbeat of the Murray' Laser Light Show.

Day 5 B, L

Swan Hill – Melbourne – Home
Travel to Boort, north west of Bendigo. Here we visit ‘The Spanner Man’, viewing more than 25 life size sculptures made entirely of antique and modern spanners welded together to create
unique sculptures. The tallest sculpture, ‘The Marlin’ is over 7m tall, weighs 1,200kg and is made from 3,500 spanners. Arrive back in Melbourne for your afternoon flight home, where
your transfers will be arranged.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thompsons Corner Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $2,399 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $2,489 per person

Single Supplement available @ $269 extra


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