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Mallee Country Silo Art Trail

8 Day Tour
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TOUR NAME

Mallee Country Silo Art Trail

DEPARTING

Saturday 29th February 2020

COST

$2200.00pp twin share

Mallee Country Silo Art Trail

Silos have shaped the landscape of many rural towns around Australia. Now these grain towers of Victoria’s Wimmera-Mallee region provide a new aesthetic as they are transformed into giant works of art. The trail brings together internationally recognised street artists – Julia Volchkova, Guido van Helten, Fintan Magee, Matt Adnate, Kaff-eine, Smug and Rone – and takes in seven of Victoria’s smallest towns. We will find these momentous murals in Sheep Hills, Brim, Patchewollock, Lascelles, Nullawil, Rosebery and Rupanyup.
It all started in the Mallee area when Brisbane street artist Guido van Helten created his famous ‘Farmer Quartet’ on the Brim silos in 2015, it captured the imagination of the town and inspired The Silo Art Trail project. Join us for this incredible journey.

The finer details

Tour Price: $2200.00 per person twin share (Land Content Only)
Single Supplement: additional $320
Deposit: $300.00 per person within 7 days of booking.
Balance: is due and payable 30 days prior to departure.
Travel Insurance: is a condition of Travel as areas visited are remote and cancellation fees do apply.

Tour Price Includes: 

  • Home pick-up and return on the Central Coast & Newcastle
  • Purpose built 4WD travel
  • Experienced and informative driver/guide
  • Two course dinners & breakfasts each day
  • 6 x Lunches
  • All sightseeing, attractions, cruises and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Bottled water on board
  • 7 nights motel accommodation
  • Accommodation on this tour is the best available at each destination.

Tour price does not Include:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Optional sightseeing tours
  • Beverages other than specified

Luggage:  Luggage to be packed in a soft sports bag or similar (no wheels or hard-sided bags allowed) A small backpack for inside the vehicle is recommended as this is to be stored under your seat when the vehicle is moving. Luggage to weigh no more than 17 kg backpack 5 kg.

ITINERARY

DAY 1. Gosford - West Wyalong (D)

Departing the Central Coast this morning we make our way to West Wyalong for overnight. Travelling to historic Goulburn for lunch. Branching off the motorway at Yass and travel through Binalong, Harden and Temora before arriving in West Wyalong and overnight at the Club Inn.

Stay:Club Inn

DAY 2. West Wyalong - Swan Hill (BLD)

This morning we travel the Mid Western Highway to Hay, along the way at Weethalle we will view or first silo art designed and painted by Melbourne based artist Heesco Khosnaran. This afternoon we drive to Swan Hill for overnight.

Stay: Murray River Motel

DAY 3. Quyen (BLD)

Today we travel through some quaint towns such as Ultima, Long Plains and Lake Tyrell before speeding the town of Speed. We visit 2 of the newest artworks in the towns of Nullawil & Sea Lake. In the towns of Patchewollock we view the silo painted by Brisbane artist, Fintan Magee. Finton met local sheep and grain farmer, Nick “Noodle” Hulland, Magee knew he had found his muse. We then we make our way to Ouyen for overnight. Hilltop Quyen Motel Dinner at the Victoria Hotel.

Stay:Victoria Hotel

DAY 4. Warracknabeal (BLD)

Our Travels today takes us to Lascelles to view the work of Melbourne-based artist, Rone. His work depicts local farming couple Geoff and Merrilyn Horman, part of a family that has lived and farmed in the area for four generations. Visit the Drovers Hut Gallery before we travel through the town of Hopetoun, the town which serves as the major service centre for the Southern Mallee area of Victoria. Rosebery Silo has been painted by the lady artist Kaff-eine. Journey through Beulah to Brim and the silo painted by Guido van Helten’s. This iconic Brim mural was the first silo artwork to appear in Victoria, Our destination tonight is the town of Warracknabeal for a two (2) night stay.

Stay: Country Road Motor Inn

DAY 5. Warracknabeal (BLD)

The attractive Yarriambiack Creek flows through Warracknabeal, lined with river gums and populated with water birds. First stop today will be Sheep Hills Silo painted by Adnate. Adnate has used his work to tell the stories of Indigenous people and their native lands, particularly the stories of Aboriginal Australians. This afternoon we explore the surrounding area and explore the township of Warracknabeal.

Stay: Country Road Motor Inn

Day 6. Kerang (BLD)

Rupanyup’s silo art is the work of Russian mural artist, Julia Volchkova, who turned her attention to the town’s youth and their great love of team sport. The work vividly captures the spirit of community and provides an accurate insight into rural youth culture. We continue our travel through Boort for our luncheon stop at simply tomatoes. Kerang is our destination for tonight.

STAY: Loddon River Motel

DAY 7. Gundagai (BLD)

Starting our homeward journey we travel though Barham and Deniliquin. Crossing through the NSW wheat belt and making our way to Gundagai for overnight.

DAY 8. Home (B)

Travelling home today we reflect on the amazing artwork we have seen on our travels. Back on the coast you will be transferred back to your home
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