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Victorian Alpin High Country – ‘AUTUMN IN BRIGHT ’
Bright is a must-go place in Autumn. Go on a 5-day scenic holiday in the Alpine Area of Bright country to see the magnificent avenue of trees, which are flaming red, golden and copper in autumn and visit attractions and wineries of rich-legacy towns of Beechworth, Milawa, Chiltern, Yackandandah, Wandiligong, and Gapsted.
|DURATION||5 days / 4 nights|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7:00 AM|
|BROCHURES||Download – 5 day Autumn in Bright tour brochure|
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If you have no time for 5 days away or look for a more affordable option, check out our 4-day Autum in Bright tour.
Day 1. Melbourne to Myrtleford
Departing Melbourne at 7.00AM, we commence our spectacular 5-day scenic holiday in the Alpine Area of Bright country town renowned for its magnificent avenue of trees which are flaming red, golden and copper in autumn and is also the gateway to Victoria’s Snowfields.
We shall stop for morning tea (included) at Euroa, followed by a stop at Milawa Brown Brothers for a Wine Tasting Tour around 12.00 pm including lunch (a seasonal 2-course meal with matching wines) at the restaurant Patricia’s Table.
After lunch, we drive along the snow road and through the Ovens Valley. We stop to look at the Phoenix Tree, which was carved out of the trunk and roots of a huge River Red Gum.
We then check into our motel and take some time to relax and explore the many facilities that are on offer and freshen up for a light dinner at a local restaurant.
(Including Morning Tea, Wine Tasting, 2-course Lunch with wine & Dinner)
Day 2. Mt Buffalo/Bright/Milawa
After a hearty breakfast, we head off towards one of the Alpine Regions, Mt Buffalo. As we wind our way up the mountain and take it in the beautiful surroundings and its history. Once on top of the mountain, we will visit the “Grand Old Lady” – the Buffalo Chalet where we have our morning tea break.
We then head towards Bright as we drive through the area and viewing those spectacular autumn leaves just before our lunch stop with enough time to explore the township of Bright.
After lunch, we head towards the Red Stag Deer & Emu Farm, then Milawa Cheese, Milawa Mustards, and Milawa Olives with a talk & taste, by then it’s time to head back towards Beechworth to freshen up for dinner after a great day touring.
(Including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3. Beechworth/Chiltern/Yackandandah
Today we visit Beechworth and its famous bakery for lunch. Beechworth is reminiscent of the flamboyant gold rush era. Wide tree-lined streets and dignified buildings are a beautiful backdrop to the four seasons. The sweetly perfumed spring gardens and sparkling summer days contrast the rich colours of changing leaves in autumn and frosty winter mornings. Beechworth is regarded as Victoria’s best-preserved historic gold mining town, preserving a rich legacy from our 19th century. It is home to 32 buildings listed by the National Trust including the Powder Magazine and Beechworth Cemetery and The Beechworth Court House, where the infamous Ned Kelly stood trial. We also visit the famous Beechworth Honey Shop to purchase the goods.
Finally, we head towards Yackandandah for dinner at Star Hotel Yackandandah, noted for its house-smoked meats, local produce and home of Two Pot Brewery.
(Including Breakfast & Dinner. Lunch at own cost)
Day 4. Bright/Wandiligong/Gapsted
Today is the day we explore Bright and all it has to offer. We first visit the famous Avenue of Honour for taking photos of the autumn leaves and trees. It’s a living memorial dedicated to the memory of all who served in the fight against terror in Afghanistan and to those brave and selfless Australians who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of freedom and liberty. With each tree symbolising a person, the Avenue symbolises the final journey home of the fallen, and preserves forever the gratitude and respect the nation bestows on all those to whom we owe a debt… that can never be repaid.
We head to Wandiligong for a visit to the largest apple orchard in the Southern Hemisphere, Nightingale Bros. We then head to Gapsted Wines, for a chef-inspired 3-course late lunch with matching wines celebrating the tastes of the season and the opportunity to purchase from the cellar door.
Finally, we head back to our motel for a BBQ dinner for our last night in the King Valley.
(Including Breakfast, 3-course lunch and wines included and BBQ dinner)
Day 5. Returning to Melbourne
After breakfast, we depart Beechworth to commence our journey home having a brief stop at Sam Miranda King Valley for morning tea & wine tasting and then onto Glenrowan for an extensive display of Ned Kelly memorabilia.
We continue to make our way home via Benalla to see the Benalla Street Art & Murals and Botanic Gardens before arriving Melbourne by 18.00
(Including Breakfast, Morning Tea & Wine Tasting. Lunch at own expense)
*You’re most welcome should you wish to make suggestions or changes to our itinerary (conditions apply)
- Luxury Coach Travel and Touring
- Morning Tea/Coffee & Biscuits
- 1 x 300ml bottled water each day
- 4 Dinners & 4 Cooked Breakfast
- 2 Lunches
- 4 Nights’ accommodation Twin Share (Single Supplement $120 per night)
- Wine Tastings
- Entrance Fees