Including Wangaratta and surrounding areas
3rd to the 7th May 2019
We will be based in Wangaratta and venture forth from there to explore the surrounding areas of Bright – including the Autumn Festival, Beechworth – Drive Back In Time classic and vintage cars, Milawa andBenalla
Day 2 – The Bright Autumn Festival is a celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and seasonalproduce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country. Gala Day is the high point of Bright Autumn Festival, falling this year on Saturday 4th May 2019. This includes the Markets and a parade. The market has loads of stalls, food vendors and live music and has a wonderful atmosphere as hundreds of visitors come to town for the market and the ensuing parade. The parade kicks off after the markets and is a fantastic celebration from the many groups that make up the vibrant community of Bright.
Day 3 – The Beechworth Old Cranks Motor Club has been running the Drive Back In Time for 20 years. Up to 250 rare, classic andvintage cars and motorcycles will converge on the historic streets of Beechworth. The event has grown to become one of the region’s most popular carshow and cruise events with participants coming from around Victoria as well as interstate. The day kicks off with a Tractor Run and a barbecue is available at midday at the Old Railway Goods Shed in Beechworth.
A visit to The Brown Brothers Winery is a must do in the Milawa region. Learn therich history of wine making, hear the stories behind the wines and conclude at the cellar door with a food and wine matching flavour association experience.
Day 4 – Aguided tour of the Wangaratta area starts our day then we head off to discover Benalla. There will be a walking ‘Ned Kelly Touring Route’. The Ned Kelly Touring Route – Benalla takes in the major Kelly gang sights in and around Benalla. Serious students of bushranger history will want to spend a leisurely day in the Benalla district taking time to absorb the history as well as sample the great local produce. Those on atighter schedule will be able to satisfy their adventurous spirit in a morning or afternoon trip following a clearly marked trail. For Ned Kelly aficionados avisit to Benalla and district is a must. Benalla was the epicentre of Kelly’s bushranging days with a wealth of legendary historic sites and a fascinating collection of authentic Kelly artefacts. It was in Benalla that Ned Kelly had his first encounters with the law, hiding from police in the Old Boot makers shop in Arundel Street and having his fate sealed at the Old Courthouse across the road. To begin your tour of Ned Kelly history and heritage, start your experience at the Benalla Visitor Information Centre.
For as little as $1,145 Twin Share $1,270 Single
- Enjoy 5-Days and 4-Nights Coach Travel. E&OE
- Early Bookings are recommended as limited seats. 10% Deposit at time of booking. Non-refundable.
- Bookings Close and Balance of tour payable by the 27 February 2019.
- Terms and conditions apply. See T&C page. Travel Insurance recommended.
Contact: 02 4474 4243