This small town, near the provincial city of Mildura, is in an area commonly known as the Sunraysia District. As most locals can tell you this name is very appropriate, as the region enjoys a dry, clear climate with clear blue skies and 400 more hours of sunshine each year than the Gold Coast! Australia’s two greatest rivers, the Murray and the Darling meet at Wentworth. Recently a new 4 star motel complex was completed adjacent to the Wentworth Services Memorial Club. The Wentworth Grande Resort and the Services Memorial Club provide a stunning base for our tour.
Some tourist attractions in the area are: • Visit the Junction of The Darling and Murray Rivers – Climb the observation tower where the Darling and Murray Rivers Join • Australian Inland Botanical Gardens – • Perry Sand Hills – a unique land formation of continuously shifting Sand dunes • Harry Nanya Tours – Aboriginal guided tours of Mungo National Park • Orange World – Tours and tastings of local citrus and avocado varieties • Old Wentworth Goal – Local attraction • Tours of Trentham Estate Winery • Woodsies Gem Shop
Welcome to our 4-day tour to Wentworth in the Sunraysia District of Victoria. Sit back and enjoy the facilities and service aboard our Harlan Touring Coach as we leave Melbourne as we leave Melbourne and travel via the Calder Highway to Bendigo and onto Wentworth. On arrival we check into the Wentworth Grande Resort. What a great base for our weekend! Walk through the motel Reception and straight into the Club with its Bars, Bistro, and Gaming Room and entertainment venues. Our dinner tonight is a smorgasbord in the bistro overlooking the Darling River and tonight there will be live entertainment. Stay as long as you wish – remember your accommodation is right next door! (Lunch own arrangements/cost)
DAY 02 (DBB): MILDURA
This morning we head into Mildura for an introductory tour. First stop is the Rio Vista, the 1891 home of the city’s founder, WB Chaffey. Now the home of the Mildura Arts Centre and Historical Museum this 19th Century home features antique filled rooms of the 1890s, beautifully restored woodwork, exquisite hand painted stained glass windows and door panelling. We then board the PS Melbourne for a morning cruise on the Murray (own Expense). The PS Melbourne is Australia’s most famous paddle steamer, retaining her original engine and boiler and still fired in the old way with wood. We now head back to the resort for lunch (own expense) and free time this afternoon to spend in the Club
DAY 03 (DBB): WENTWORTH
Following a leisurely breakfast, we set off on this morning’s touring which includes a visit to the splendid century old Wentworth Goal, classified by the National Trust with an excellent prison display. From here we cross the road to the Wentworth Folk Museum where we will see Australia’s finest display of riverboat photographs as well as many other interesting displays. After our morning’s activities, we return to the resort for lunch (own expense) and free time this afternoon – maybe some time in the Club, or you can just relax and enjoy the resort facilities or perhaps a stroll on the walking track to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers.
DAY 04 (B):WENTWORTH TO MELBOURNE
After breakfast we farewell our hosts and travel back to Mildura to visit Woodsies Gem Shop, Australia’s largest gemstone cutting and jewellery manufacturing complex. From here we travel back to Melbourne to complete a fantastic break away!
5 Star Coach Travel for 48 passengers onboard facilities DVD, USB, CD Player, Toilet Equipped and Seat Belted seats