Albury/Yarrawonga 5 Day Tour

24TH-28TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Depart Warrnambool Depot at 7.45am, Flagstaff Hill at 8am with pickups at Terang, Camperdown and Colac.

MONDAY

Departing from the depot at 7.45am and Flagstaff Hill at 8am we will  stop at Werribee for lunch and Eurora for afternoon tea before we arrive at our 4.5 star accommodation Albury Manor House Inn.

TUESDAY

We start our day with a personalized guided informative tour of Albury. Next we head out of town to the Jindera  Pioneer Settlement which was opened in 1968 – with a extensive collection of furniture, household goods, machines and original buildings. We then board the coach to Holbrook via Culcairn for lunch at the RSL Club (own cost).

After lunch we visit the Holbrook Submarine Museum – find out how the HMAS Otway came to rest in Holbrook, view an amazing display of photos and submarine memorabilia including authentic submarine escape suits, a torpedo and a Jolly Roger flag.

We then board for the quick drive to the National Museum of Australian Pottery – dedicated to 19th and  early 20th century Australian pottery. With a display close to 1900 pieces of domestic pottery, and displays of over 100 original photographs concluding with a homemade afternoon tea.

We end the day with a trip down memory lane to the Ettamogah Pub – which was a cartoon pub featured in the now  defunct Australia Post magazine by cartoonist Ken Maynard.

WEDNESDAY

Yarrawonga and Corowa are on our map today.  We take a journey back in time with a visit to Max’s Motor Museum. With vintage to modern cars, as well as oil engines and free standing V-12 motors. This private collection is a must see with cars belonging to local enthusiasts who house their cars at the museum.

Boarding the coach to travel to the beautiful Yarrawonga Weir to view the power station before climbing aboard the PS Cumberoona Paddlesteamer for a 1 1/2hr cruise and Captains Grill luncheon.

Still tantalizing our taste buds, we travel to the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate factory for tastings! Set in a 1920’s old flour mill we will be treated to a tour. You can try their own whisky and organic Belgium style chocolate (at your own cost).

A few minutes down the road we stop at the Wicked Virgin Olives and Boutique Winery.

A small family vineyard and olive grove established in 1999 they converted an old  shearing shed into a rustic and welcoming mud brick cellar door and tasting area for their Calico Town Wines and Wicked Virgin Olive products.

Keeping with today’s theme of tempting your taste buds, our last stop for the day is the Rutherglen Estate Winery for a tour, taste and talk..  On the site of one of the original 1850’s Rutherglen Estate vineyards, the winery was completed in 2001.

THURSDAY

Today we tour Albury starting with the MAMA Art Gallery guided tour followed by morning tea and guided tour at the beautiful botanic gardens.

We then make our way to the Army Museum Bandiana – the largest and most diversified military museum in Australia. There are guns, tanks, vehicles, motor cycles, uniforms, medals and much more.

With some free time in Wodonga to enjoy lunch at your leisure we then visit the Bonegilla Migrant experience, more than 300,000 migrants passed through the doors between 1947 and 1971 – the experience brings to life stories and experiences of the people who travelled through the centre.

We then tour and take in the local tourist sites of the huge Hume Dam and Weir and Monument Hill.

 FRIDAY

Departing Albury this morning we head to Shepparton to the SPC Factory Sales shop for some bargains and free time.

Stopping at Wallan, Werribee and Colac we anticipate to be back to Warrnambool by approx. 7pm.

Tour Cost:

  •    $999 per person twin share    $1249 per person single room

Payment:

$200 deposit due at time of booking

Balance due 24th July 2018

Please note payment made on card with credit will incur a 1.5% fee

Cost includes:

  • Luxury coach with climate control, DVD player and seat belts
  • Experienced Coach Captain
  • Fully cooked breakfast and dinner every day
  • Entry to all attractions and tours

Cancellation:

  • From 45 to 7 days prior to tour date, we will refund all recoverable monies from stake holders
  •  Less than 7 days prior to tour date, NO refund given

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend that passengers consider taking out travel insurance.

Itinerary

  •  We reserve the right to change or alter the itinerary should circumstance make it necessary.

For all bookings and enquiries phone Belinda on 5562 1866