Lakes and Valleys

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Day 1

Pick up at Albury Railway Station and transport to Tallangatta Motor Inn to enjoy a home-cooked dinner.

Day 2

Today we journey towards Bright after a stop for morning tea on the way. We enjoy a walk around the town of Bright before lunch down by the picturesque Ovens River that flows through the town. We then head to Tawonga Gap lookout for a view onto Victoria’s highest peak, Mt Bogong. We then head back to Tallangatta but not before afternoon tea in the Kiewa valley. After our refreshment stop we head back for dinner at the Tallangatta Motor Inn.

Day 3

We travel through Albury and head east towards the riverside town of Howlong for morning tea. Next, we tour to a Rutherglen winery for wine tasting before enjoying a relaxing lunch on the banks of the Murray River in Corowa. We cap off a busy day by heading straight into a Club in Albury for dinner.

Day 4

We tour in a north-easterly direction through the Shelley Pine Plantations on our way to Corryong, where the township claims historic resident stockman Jack Riley (1841–1914) was the inspiration for Banjo Patterson’s famous Australian bush poem, The Man from Snowy River. Next, we travel to the township of Khancoban, nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, for a short tour of the area. We then tour the Murray 2 Power Station, an impressive hydroelectric and irrigative system in the Snowy Mountains and enjoy lunch before heading back to Corryong for afternoon tea at the Corryong Museum. We finish for the day at Tallangatta Motor Inn for dinner.

Day 5

We travel to Lake Sambell, site of the Old Rocky Mountain Gold Mine, for morning tea. We then take a tour of the historic gold-mining town of Beechworth and visit the Murray Breweries (built in 1865 on the site of a natural spring) and the famous Beechworth Carriage Museum, which features 20 horse-drawn vehicles and harnesses from the 19th and early 20th centuries. After lunch at the famous Beechworth Bakery, we explore this historic town to admire its unique architecture and boutique shops. We then make our way to the historic gold-mining town of Yackandandah before heading back to Tallangatta for dinner.

Day 6

We travel through the picturesque dairy region of the Mitta Valley before arriving at Dartmouth Dam – the largest dam by capacity in Victoria and the highest structure of its kind in Australia. Depending on the season, we may witness the formidable cascades from the dam before returning to the Dartmouth township for lunch.  Dartmouth is a beautiful village with a population of approximately 45 people. After lunch, we travel the full length of the Mitta Valley before arriving back in Tallangatta for afternoon tea, and an optional wander around Tallangatta followed by a hearty dinner.

Day 7

After breakfast at the Tallangatta Motor Inn we say our farewell’s. 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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