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Regional Victoria Art Trail

7 Day Tour
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Regional Victoria Art Trail

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$1925.00pp (twin share)

Regional Victoria Art Trail

Tour Price: $1925pp (twin share)
Single Supplement: $320.00
Deposit: $300 per person within 7 days of booking
Balance: Due and payable 30 days prior to departure

Tour price includes:

– Home pick-up and return for Central Coast & Newcastle customers
– Purpose built 4WD travel
– Experienced and informative driver/guide
– Two-course dinners & breakfasts each day
– All sightseeing, attractions, cruises and entry fees as per itinerary
– Bottled water on board
– 6 nights ensuite 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 15 kg backpack 5 kg.

What to Pack:

– Comfortable casual clothing, cotton is best (no need to dress for dinner)
– Comfortable walking shoes
– Insect repellent
– Sun hat and sunscreen
– Torch
– Swimming costume and a small towel
– Medication if required and your prescription in a separate section
– Camera and charge, and plenty of memory card.

REGIONAL VICTORIA ART TRAIL – ITINERARY

DAY 1. Gosford - Wagga Wagga (D)

Travelling south this morning, joining the Hume Freeway to Goulburn for lunch (own expense). Branch off to explore Yass before continuing to Gundagai. From here we make our way to Wagga Wagga for overnight. hotel.

DAY 2. Echuca (BD)

Leaving Wagga Wagga, we travel along the Sturt Highway to Cullingullie where we branch of to visit the town of Lockhart. View the steel cutouts of bush life and view the water tower mural that highlights Australian animals. The Lockhart Water Tower is the work of two Blue Mountains mural artists, Scott Nagy and Janne Birkner (Krimsone). Next town is Jerilderie, the town Ned Kelly held up for 3 days. Then into Finlay, which survives with the use of irriga-tion. We cross the Murray River at Tocumwal and area rich in stone fruit and citrus. We follow the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca for a two-night stay

STAY: Philadelphia Motor Inn

DAY 3. Local Touring (BLD)

Travel to the town of Rochester this morning the view the towns grain silo art. Artist Jimmy D’Vate spent a month going up and down the sides of the two silos while working on the murals of a squirrel glider and an azure kingfisher.

Visit the towns of Rushworth, Kyabram, and Tongala, crossing over grain properties and irrigation, this is contrasting countryside!

DAY 4. Benalla (BLD)

Departing Echuca, we travel east and visit the Mural city of Shepparton. Murals in Shepparton’s CBD celebrate and recognise local Aboriginal history and culture. Well known artist Matt Adnate’s works in Fryers St depict the late William Cooper and the late Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls KCVO OBE, MBE, Aunty Margaret Tucker(MBE) and Nanny Nora Charles. Cam Scales’ mural in Welsford St recognises all local Aboriginal people who represented Australia in war, and pictures Private Daniel Cooper, a Yorta Yorta man who was killed in action during world war 1. View the big Campbells soup can before we continue to Euroa, where there were 3 Victorian Cross recipients.
We take time to visit the memorial dedicated to them. We then join the Hume Freeway once again and make our way to Benalla for our two nights.

STAY: Top of the Town Motel

DAY 5. Mural Trail (BLD)

Make sure your cameras are charged today as we take in the many murals in the area. We start with a walk around the rural city of Benalla, home to regional Victoria’s stunning street art and the annual Wall to Wall FestivalFrom Artists, Guido van Helten, Adnate, Rone, D’Vate, Sirum, Kaff-eine and many more you’ll be left with a lasting impression of these truly significant ‘works of art’. We then make our way to St James to view the silo painted by Timothy Bowtell. Next stop is the town of Goorambat to view the work of D’Vate on the grain silo · and Adnate’s work at the uniting church.

We continue our art trail to Devenish and the work of artist Cam Scale. The artwork is of both a First World War nurse and a modern day combat medic. Fifty young men and women from the Devenish community enlisted in military service for the First World War. This year the Light Horseman was added to the last silo in Devenish.

DAY 6. Gundagai (BLD)

Gundagai is our destination for today, passing through Wangaratta and Albury. Divert a little from the highway to view the submarine at Holbrook and the Truckies memorial at Tarcutta before arriving in Gundagai for our last night.

STAY: Sovereign Inn

DAY 7. Home (B)

Homeward bound today retracing our steps along the Hume Freeway. Once on the Central Coast you will be transferred home.

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