Bright In Autumn Tour

Tour Length

8 Days / 7 Nights 

Dates

13th – 20th May 2020

Transport

Luxury Coach

Price

From $1616*

About the Bright In Autumn Tour

Take in the picturesque scenery of Victoria’s High Country and see Bright’s famous colourful avenues of huge deciduous trees – oaks, elms, poplars and Japanese maples. Visit the historical town of Beechworth, feed deers, emus and ostriches, experience the incredible natural beauty of Mt Buffalo National Park, indulge in delicious cheese, chutneys and wine in the Milawa gourmet region or try your hand at catching a fish at Mountain Fresh Trout Farm.

Tour Inclusions
  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • 7 nights Quality Accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts (B)
  • 5 Morning Teas (MT)
  • 4 Lunches (L)
  • 7 Dinners (D)
Tour Highlights
  • Green Grove organics Licorice and Chocolate Factory
  • Bright Museum
  • Mt Buffalo National Park
  • Guided tour of Beechworth
  • Nightingales Apple Orchard
  • Red Stag Deer Farm
  • Mountain Fresh Trout Farm
  • Milawa Cheese Factory
  • Gapsted Winery
  • Australian Pumpkin Seed Company
  • Lavender Hue

Day 1: Wednesday 13 May 2020 (MT, D)
We will travel south today with a stop for morning tea and lunch (at own expense) along the way. Travelling the Hume Highway we will arrive early afternoon in the classic Australian country town of Gundagai.
Accommodation: Comfort Inn Sovereign, Gundagai

Day 2: Thursday 14 May 2020 (B, MT, L, D)
After a warming breakfast this morning we travel to Junee and visit the Licorice and Chocolate Factory for a guided tour showing the production of licorice & chocolates.  After morning tea here and perhaps a little shopping we continue via the beautiful town of Albury for a lovely lunch on the banks of the Murray River at Riverdeck Café located within the picturesque Noreuil park.

Our afternoon drive is incredibly scenic as we make our way through the mountains and colorful avenues of huge deciduous trees to the picturesque village of Bright.
Accommodation: Ovens Valley Motor Inn, Bright

Day 3: Friday 15 May 2020 (B, D)
We visit the Bright Museum for an informative presentation and tour. We then enjoy a town tour of Bright before continuing to the historic village of Wandiligong and visit to Nightingales Apple Orchard. Its then back to Bright for free time where you have the chance to purchase lunch at one of the many excellent cafes, enjoy the lovely shops or a stroll in the park. This afternoon we visit Mt Buffalo National Park, where alpine tourism was born in 1910. As we make our way up the scenic mountain we drive past waterfalls, lyre birds, wallabies and amazing rock formations nestled among mountain ash and snow gums. Wander the gardens of the historic Mt Buffalo Chalet, take a bush walk or relax. From the look out, on a clear day you can see to Mt Kosciusko. Dinner tonight is served in the motel restaurant.
Accommodation: Ovens Valley Motor Inn, Bright

Day 4: Saturday 16 May 2020 (B, D)
After breakfast we travel through the hills to Beechworth for a town tour before being set free to enjoy the other experiences in town. You may choose to visit the Bourke Museum or the entire Beechworth Historic Precinct incorporating the Court House, Telegraph Station, Chinese Cultural Centre & a 20 minutes film about Beechworth shown at the Visitors Centre every half hour.

It is then time to explore the gorgeous shops and cafes. You may like to eat lunch at the famous Beechworth Bakery. After lunch we visit the Beechworth Honey Experience before making our way to Yackandandah, a quaint town with gorgeous galleries. Dinner tonight is served in the motel restaurant.
Accommodation: Ovens Valley Motor Inn, Bright

Day 5: Sunday 17 May 2020 (B, L, D)
This morning we visit the Australian Pumpkin Seed Company to sample the products and learn about these speciality seeds. Next we enjoy free time in Myrtleford, a chance for a coffee, shopping or a river walk. We then head to the Red Stag Deer Farm for lunch and a talk. Take the opportunity to walk around the farm and have a chat to the animals. This afternoon we visit the Milawa gourmet region, where we stop at Milawa Cheese Factory to enjoy a talk & tasting of their award winning products. We pop into Milawa Mustard and the olive shop. On our way home we visit Gapsted Winery for a tasting while enjoying the most spectacular views of the valley. Dinner tonight is served in the motel restaurant.
Accommodation: Ovens Valley Motor Inn, Bright

Day 6: Monday 18 May 2020 (B, MT, L, D)
On arriving in Harrietville this morning we visit Lavender Hue for beautiful Devonshire tea including a lavender scone. Our charismatic host Verona will entertain you with stories of the working farm and its beginnings. We visit the Harrietville dredge hole, once a working dredge now a tranquil lake, then enjoy a picnic in Pioneer Park. It is then on to the Mountain Fresh Trout Farm where you will learn a thing or two about fishing, you have the option to catch your own fish and we will cook it for dinner tonight.  This afternoon we enjoy free time in Bright. Visit the Bright Brewery for a beer tasting, check out the Gin Distillery, Billy Button Cellar Door with a selection of French Cheese’s or browse the delightful shops. Tonight we enjoy our farewell dinner including that delicious fresh trout we caught today.
Accommodation: Ovens Valley Motor Inn, Bright

Day 7: Tuesday 19 May 2020 (B, MT, L, D)
This morning we wave good bye to Bright and travel north stopping on route for morning tea before visiting the historic village of Bowning for lunch, home of the rustic Rollonin Café. Set in a ‘Slab Hut’ designed and built to replicate local buildings from the 1800’s, the Rollonin Cafe offers an authentic country experience. This afternoon we continue through to Goulburn, otherwise known as Australia’s first inland city. Here we enjoy a guided tour of the area, seeing the sites of Goulburn, revealing the history – or local tale behind the many landmarks throughout the city.
Accommodation: Mercure Goulburn, Goulburn

Day 8: Wednesday 20 May 2020 (B, MT)
Our last day today of our holiday will see us heading home stopping briefly for morning tea before arriving back early afternoon.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
Moderate Levels of Fitness
Terms & Conditions

Deposits: A non-refundable $200 deposit is required at time of booking to confirm your booking. No bookings can be confirmed without a deposit. Balance: The final balance is due 60 days prior to the tour departure. We will send you a reminder letter two weeks in advance to remind you. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, direct credit or credit cards (MasterCard or Visa). Cancellation Policy: Cancellation fees will be applied if you have to cancel your booking.

Notice Fee:
60 + days non-refundable deposit.
30-59 days 50% of tour price + $10 per person cancellation fee
Within 30 days 100% of tour price
In the event we are able to transfer your booking to another passenger, the cancellation fee will be $200 tour deposit.

Fares Include: Air Conditioned Luxury 5 Star Coach travel, motel accommodation, entrance fees and meals as stated in the itinerary. Alteration of Itinerary: We reserve the right to alter itineraries without notice due to availability, weather, road conditions or any other reasons we perceive to be in the best interests of our passengers. Seating and Seat Rotation: Seating is rotated in a random order at the direction of the Coach Driver/Tour Guide to ensure all passengers enjoy a variety of seating. Single Supplement: Limited single supplement is available. Single supplement gives the passenger exclusive use of a motel room and is indicated by the single supplement price on the itinerary. It does not guarantee sole seating on the coach. Smoking: Government regulations prohibit smoking on all modes of transport. Travel Insurance: We recommend you take out travel insurance to protect your investment in your holiday. Baggage: All baggage is entirely at owner’s risk.

This tour is organised by Port Stephens Buses Travel Pty Ltd and conducted by Port Stephens Coaches (Nelson Bay) Pty Ltd, a Transport for NSW accredited bus operator, Accreditation number 20052

Moderate Levels of Fitness

Passengers must be able to:
• Walk 10 minutes without having to stop or sit down and rest
• Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs, without stopping
• Stand for 30 minutes, without needing to sit down
• Walk over uneven ground with no paving
• Get in and out of transportation unassisted
• Manage your own luggage

Tour Cost

Twin/Double

$1616 p/p

Single (Limited)

$2027 p/p

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