Sydney Melbourne Heritage Drive

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
AU-TC3N-SYD-MEL
FROM AUD 508 PER PAX

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Highlights

  • National Capital Exhibition
  • Murray River
  • Rutherglen
  • Port of Echuca
  • Bendigo Heritage Tram

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days car rental (24hr = 1 day rental) with auto transmission unlimited mileage and zero excess, pick-up ex-downtown and FREE GPS
  • Admission and/or sightseeing as per itinerary

Itinerary

A leisure drive through Southern Highlands and check out the quaint towns of Bowral and Berrima for antiques, homeware, arts & craft and delightful English Gardens. Continue south to Canberra – Australia’s Capital. Perhaps start visit with the National Capital Exhibition which tells the story of how Canberra became the capital. Others may interest: Australia Institute of Sport, National Museum of Australia, Australia War Memorial and Cockington Green Gardens - display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Canberra in spring, make sure you join the month-long floral extravaganza, Floriade!

Start your travel via the heritage trail to historic town of Yass and then the Hume Highway to Albury-Wodonga, once a busy trade route for paddle steamers. Featuring a mix of stately heritage buildings, parks and treelined streets, the famous Murray River flows between the twin cities and through a magnificent unspoiled landscape of rolling valleys, hills and lush farmlands.

Travel along the Murray Valley Highway through dairying country and the green fields irrigated from the waters of the Murray River. Rutherglen is home to some of the best fortified wines such as Port, Muscat and Tokay but also produces some superb table wines. Rutherglen flourished during the gold rush and some of the fine old buildings still remain. Visit the Port of Echuca to discover the early history of the region when Echuca – Moama was bustling riverport. Paddle-steamer cruises are available on a number of riverboats which depart from here.

Bendigo – with impressive Victorian buildings, stands as reminder of the rich history built from one of the worlds’s most exciting gold rushes. Take a 60-metre elevator trip beneath the heart of Bendigo to experience the operating Central Deborah Gold Mine on a one-hour tour that follows a 400-metre underground circuit. Then catch the Bendigo Heritage Tram from the front door of the mine for a travelling commentary of Bendigo's major sights. From Bendigo continue passing through interesting small towns on your way to Melbourne.

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