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Safaris - An Adventure through time

Euston 2 Bega "An Adventure through time"

14 Day Tour 4 - 17 December 2017

The "An Adventure Through Time" safari will take you on a relaxing tour through the NSW and Victorian countryside, experiencing some of Australia’s rich history throughout these regions. We travel along the Murray River from Euston, where we will enjoy a paddle steamer cruise, visit the Pioneer Village at Swan Hill, experience the life from the gold rush era and enjoy the river lifestyle. During our travels, we will visit towns on the Murray River, heading towards Ned Kelly country where we will stay at Jerilderie and a nice walk around town can be had. Jerilderie is famous for being the only NSW town that Ned Kelly’s gang pillaged. Then continuing along to the beautiful towns of Omeo and Beechworth, where we will learn more about the Ned Kelly gang and the Chinese gold rush. All days are less than a 200km drive, allowing time for rest, relaxation and happy hours.

Dates

When?
Starts Monday 4 December 2017
Ends Sunday 17 December 2017

Cost

Cost?
$2830 per couple
$2390 per single

Travel

Total Travel Distance
1,642km

Tour Highlights

  • A day at the pioneer village in Swan Hill, including a one hour Murray River cruise and a Laser Spectacular night show and dinner at the village (all transport, tours, shows and dinner included)
  • A historic paddle steamer cruise on the Murray River to a local winery for lunch and a glass of wine, enjoy some wine tasting (cruise and lunch included)
  • Explore the history of the Ned Kelly Gang
  • Enjoy a guided tour at Beechworth learning about the local history, guided walking tours including Ned Kelly walk and visit the Old Courthouse and Kelly Vault
  • A tour of the Chinese Goldfields at Omeo
  • Welcome Dinner (included)
  • Farewell Dinner (included)
  • Plus 1 Breakfast (included)
  • Experienced tour leader and fully equipped escort vehicle with satellite phone, UHF radio, EPIRB and comprehensive rural emergency first aid kit. Accredited Senior First Aid Certificate, CPR. We also have vehicle GPS tracking so vehicle is tracked at all times.
  • All accommodation fees are included. Day tour fees included (excluding optional extras)

Itinerary

Day 1
4 December 2017

We gather at the CMCA RV Park Euston between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Sit around the fire pit at happy hour and enjoy a meet and greet BBQ dinner, (BBQ meat, salad and bread rolls provided) to get to know each other – unpowered site, water and dump point.

Day 2
5 December 2017

Leave in the morning and head towards Swan Hill, where we will camp at Nyah Recreation Reserve on the river. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere for the rest of the day – happy hour provided (chips, dip, cheese and crackers) - unpowered site, water, toilets and dump point.

Travel Travel distance approximately 152 km
Day 3
6 December 2017

Coach pickup at 9:30am to spend the day at the pioneer village at Swan Hill, full day admission to the village, one hour Murray River cruise aboard the PS Pyap and 'Heartbeat of the Murray Laser Spectacular' night show. Enjoy a dinner at the Paragon Café (2 course dinner included) with the coach taking you back to your RV at 9:30pm.

Day 4
7 December 2017

We leave in the morning to make our way to Echuca Holiday Park. A great place to relax for the rest of the day. Maybe take a walk to the Port of Echuca at your leisure? - powered site , dump point, water, laundry toilet and showers.

Travel Travel distance approximately 165 km
Day 5
8 December 2017

At 11:00am, we make our way to the Port of Echuca to enjoy a half day cruise and winery tour. Our historic paddle steamer departs at 11:30am from the Port and pickup from the winery is at 3:00pm back to the Port. Lunch at the winery and a glass of beer/wine/soft drink is included. Enjoy some wine tasting whilst at the winery.

Day 6
9 December 2017

Head off in the morning to Jerilderie, Ned Kelly Country, where we will stay at the Jerilderie Caravan Park. Enjoy free time to explore the Ned Kelly history in town and meet again for dinner at the local club (2 course dinner included) - powered sites available, water, toilets, showers, laundry and dump point.

Travel Travel distance approximately 165 km
Day 7
10 December 2017

Today, we make our way to beautiful Beechworth, steeped in history, and staying at the Lake Sambell Caravan Park, stopping on the way at historic Eldorado - powered sites available, dump point, water, toilet, showers, and laundry.

Travel Travel distance approximately 169 km
Day 8
11 December 2017

Enjoy organised tours  of the local history surrounding the area; take in the guided walking tours and a Ned Kelly walk, and enjoy the historic buildings including the old Courthouse. Learn about the gold and Chinese history and take a look at the Kelly Vault. There is so much to see here! We will get together for happy hour in the afternoon, happy hour provided (cheese, crackers, dip and chips).

Day 9
12 December 2017

Leaving Beechworth, we travel to Omeo through the Snowy Mountains, staying the night at Omeo Caravan Park. Apart from seeing genuine German cuckoo clocks at the cuckoo shop, Omeo has a lot of interesting history surrounding The Oriental Claims diggings and gold prospecting – powered sites available, dump point, water, laundry, toilet and showers.

Travel Travel distance approximately 169 km
Day 10
13 December 2017

After a morning of relaxation, we will be collected by a luxury coach at 1:00pm (time to be confirmed) and enjoy a tour of the Chinese Goldfield and history tour through the town by the local historic society.

Day 11
14 December 2017

From Omeo, we travel a scenic route to Tostaree Cottages and Tavern. Enjoy some free time during the day to relax and enjoy the countryside.

Travel Travel distance approximately 133 km
Day 12
15 December 2017

After enjoying a cooked breakfast (meal included), we then travel to Bemm River Caravan Park and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing by the river (happy hour included – cheese, crackers, dip and chips) - Limited powered sites available, water, toilets, showers, laundry and dump point.

Travel Travel distance approximately 84 km
Day 13
16 December 2017

Last day of travel ending in Bega where we stay at the Bega Showgrounds and enjoy a farewell dinner together (2 course dinner included) - powered sites, toilets, showers, water, dump point and laundry.

Travel Travel distance approximately ??? km
Day 14
17 December 2017

In the morning, say farewell to new found safari friends and depart Bega to travel to your next independent destination. Safe travels!

Important Notes

  • Opportunity to shop, refuel and access to dump points max. 3 days apart if required
  • Actual safari route to be confirmed and issued to safari members 1 month prior to safari start date
  • Some powered sites are limited, first in-best dressed
  • All bitumen roads (with the exception of driveways and access roads to properties as required)
  • Maximum distance travelled in a day – 200 kms
  • Total distance travelled for this safari – 1,642 kms
  • Minimum number of vehicles – 10
  • Maximum number of vehicles – 25
  • Safari subject to change due to conditions at time of travel

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