Vic Nth East

Victoria

Victoria's North East

Day 1 (L,D) MELBOURNE, MANSFIELD, KING VALLEY, MILAWA
This morning we travel through the scenic Yarra Valley to Yea, our morning tea location. We continue towards the High Country township of Mansfield and then Tolmie, taking in the views over the King Valley at Powers Lookout. Travelling through this emerging gourmet food and wine region we arrive at the charming town of Milawa. Time to settle in to our home for the next four nights, Lindenwarrah at Milawa.
Day 2 (B,L,D) MYRTLEFORD, MOUNT BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK, BRIGHT
This morning we travel to Myrtleford where we view a huge sculpture by Hans Knorr entitled the Phoenix Tree. On to Mt Buffalo National Park, an imposing plateau with striking granite boulders and rock formations. Enjoy stunning views of the Australian Alps from the Gorge Lookout whilst enjoying morning tea. We descend into the Ovens Valley to the beautiful township of Bright, once a hub of the gold rush era. Enjoy lunch here and time to browse the large variety of shops, the Information Centre, or perhaps take a walk along the river. Afternoon tea here before returning to Milawa.
Day 3 (B,L,D) MILAWA GOURMET REGION, ELDORADO
A leisurely morning as we take the short, scenic drive via Tarrawingee to the former gold rush township of Eldorado, visiting the interesting museum and viewing the imposing former gold dredge. Following lunch we visit three of Milawa’s most well-known produce stores, Milawa Cheese Factory, Milawa Mustards and The Olive Shop with ample time to browse and enjoy some tastings.
Day 4 (B,L,D) BEECHWORTH
Today we travel to the pretty township of Yackandandah, prior to arriving in Beechworth, scene of much gold rush created wealth, as evident in the many fine colonial buildings. Some time to explore the Historic Precinct, browse the quaint shops and enjoy lunch. This afternoon a local guide joins our coach for a historic tour of the township. We return to our hotel for a relaxing afternoon at leisure.
Day 5 (B,L) BENALLA, KILMORE, MELBOURNE
Following breakfast we journey to Benalla where we enjoy morning tea on the shores of Lake Benalla. We also view the excellent Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum displaying memorabilia of the area. We continue to the historic town of Kilmore for our farewell lunch before returning to Melbourne, completing our enjoyable spring getaway.