Melbourne and Surrounds incl. The Melbourne Cup

Melbourne and Surrounds incl. The Melbourne Cup

Experience the excitement of Melbourne cup, visit the Eureka Skydeck, ride the famous Puffing Billy, dine out in the Tramcar Restaurant, explore the seaside suburb of St Kilda and cruise the Yarra. All this and more, including five nights in the one motel, ensures the creation of memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience the excitement of Melbourne cup, visit the Eureka Skydeck, ride the famous Puffing Billy, dine out in the Tramcar Restaurant, explore the seaside suburb of St Kilda and cruise the Yarra. All this and more, including five nights in the one motel, ensures the creation of memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

6 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Enjoy the Melbourne Cup from your reserved seating in the Open Lawn Stand

• Ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train

• Dine onboard in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

• Cruise the Yarra River

• View Melbourne and surrounds from the Eureka Skydeck

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 14 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Living Legends – Melbourne
Following your morning flight to Melbourne you will be met by your crew who will transfer you to the Sunbury Bowling Club for lunch. Afterwards tour the Living Legends, Woodlands Homestead established in 1843. After meeting some of the retired champion racehorses spelled on this property, transfer to your motel for the next five nights.

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Day 2

Melbourne – Melbourne Gaol – Tramcar
Today begins with a visit and guided tour of Old Melbourne Gaol, where most of Australia's infamous characters, including the iconic bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time. Head to the Queen Victoria Markets where you may purchase lunch. This afternoon relax on the Yarra River, cruising past the CBD towards the Victoria Docks. Enjoy a snapshot of Victoria’s rich maritime heritage before returning to your motel. This evening enjoy a meal on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, sure to be another highlight on your visit to Melbourne and surrounds.

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Day 3

Puffing Billy and the Dandenongs
Today we escape the city and travel to the Dandenong Ranges for a ride on the famous Puffing Billy steam train. Following lunch at the Bavarian style Cuckoo Restaurant enjoy a visit to Rochford Wines, a boutique third generation orchard and gourmet wonderland, located in the Yarra Valley.

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Day 4

MCG Tour – Yarra River Cruise
Enjoy an unforgettable experience today as you tour the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Visit the National Sports Museum, home to the finest collection of sporting paraphernalia. Next we travel to the beautiful seaside suburb of St Kilda. Take time to purchase your own lunch before re-boarding your coach for a leisurely drive along the Esplanade, seeing the renowned coloured bathing huts near Brighton.

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Day 5

Cup Day
Today is the day for ‘the race that stops a nation’! Travel to Flemington Racecourse, feel the excitement of the crowd and soak up the party atmosphere that embraces the Melbourne Cup. For your convenience, a boxed lunch will be provided to you in the reserved seating of the open lawn stands opposite the winning post. This is an opportunity for you to dress up, view the horses in the stables and the ‘Fashions on the Field’, have a flutter and perhaps catch sight of a celebrity creating an experience to remember.

B, L, D

Day 6

Melbourne – Sky Deck – Home
After packing your bags, appreciate the awe inspiring views of Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck 88, which boasts the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Before
farewelling this beautiful city, enjoy the international buffet at the Watergardens hotel.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,067 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,024 per person

Single Supplement available @ $458 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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