Bright Autumn Festival

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Bright Autumn Festival

Lindenwarrah at Milawa, our home for four nights, is a boutique country house set amongst the vineyards of the Milawa Wine Region.  Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows leading to a balcony or terrace with lovely views.  Relax in the courtyard, in one of the lounges or stroll through the gardens.

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) BRIGHT AUTUMN FESTIVAL
We spend our day in the beautiful township of Bright, renowned for its tree lined streets and striking leafy outlook. Each year the region celebrates the spectacular autumn colours and local produce at the Bright Autumn Festival. There is time to explore the many quaint shops and galleries or stroll along Morse’s Creek. During the day we visit several festival highlights including the Annual Art Exhibition and an Open Garden visit.
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
This morning 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 then 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 autumn getaway.