Gold Rush

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Please note that a fitness level of medium to high is required for this tour.

Day 1

Pick up at Albury Railway station and transported to the Tallangatta Motor Inn to enjoy a home cooked meal

Day 2

Today we travel to the spectacular Woolshed falls for morning tea. Here we will take on a guide to show us the rich gold fields of the woolshed valley, with links to bushrangers and long forgotten towns. We will end up in the quaint little town of Eldorado. Here we will view the Eldorado gold dredge a huge metal monster abandoned in the 1940s by gold miners. We will then have lunch before heading off to see the working Rutherglen government gold battery run by the historical society. Then its afternoon tea in the park and a tour of Rutherglen before heading back home to Tallangatta.

Day 3

This morning we will travel to the historic gold mining town of Yackandandah and Sir Isaac Isaacs Park for morning tea. One group will head off to see the amazing Karr’s reef underground gold mine, which still has many original pieces of machinery and tools on display. The guided high street walk will be for the others to enjoy to hear stories about the classified national trust buildings of the 1800’s gold days. We will be stopping half way through activities to have lunch. The historic gorge walk with views of cascading waterfalls and magnificent native bush land on the way to the gorge blasted through solid granite as a tail race to sluice gravel during the gold mining period. After all the activities are complete it will be back to the Tallangatta Motor inn for afternoon tea and dinner.

Day 4

Today we travel through the picturesque Tallangatta valley crossing over to the eastern side of the Mitta Mitta River with stunning views of rich farm land and rugged mountains. We will travel up the valley to the historic township of Mitta having morning tea by the pristine snowy creek. From here we pick up a local historian to tell us about the heritage of this rich gold mining area. We will take a short drive to Granite flat then return to the old Laurel hotel for lunch. From here it’s off to explore the old Pioneer gold mine. The largest open cut gold mine of its time. Next, it’s back down the western side of the Mitta river valley to the Tallangatta Motor inn for afternoon tea and a chance to wander and have a look at Tallangatta.

Day 5

Today we travel to beautiful Beechworth having morning tea beside the tranquil Lake Sambell. From here we pick up a guide to show us the old gold mining township. After this it on to the Robert O’Hara Burke museum a short talk about the museum then time to view the artefacts including the death mask of bushranger Ned Kelly. Next its lunch at the famous Beechworth bakery. From here it’s on to Mt. Pilot and the Yeddonda aboriginal art site. On the way, we will be told about the indigenous people that lived in this area. After that afternoon tea then back to the Tallangatta motor inn.

Day 6

Today we will travel along the northern side of the Mitta arm of Lake Hume to the picturesque Bethanga (another old mining town) here we will have morning tea at the lookout before heading to Albury and some free time to have a look at the shops. From here it’s off to the original Ettamogah Pub for lunch. Next, it’s on to the Murray arm of Lake Hume crossing the lake on the little known Wymah ferry. After crossing the Lake it’s onto the Granya pioneer museum for afternoon tea before returning to Tallangatta.

Day 7

After breakfast at the Tallangatta Motor Inn we say our farewells. The bus then takes you for a visit to the famous Peard’s Nursery Café before dropping you at the train station for your journey home!

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