Duration
10 Day
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
02 Apr 2020
Destination
Australia
In the spirit of Banjo Paterson, don your akubras on a 10 Day Man From Snowy River Festival tour from Melbourne to Brisbane. Spend three days at the Man from Snowy River Festival in Corryong, with rodeo events, horsemanship displays, working dog competitions, poetry performances and the famous re-enactment of the poem. En route, immerse in settler history at old mining town Tallangatta and at Glenrowan, where infamous bushranger Ned Kelly was captured.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bring on the bush ballads with three days at Man from Snowy River Festival
  • Enjoy a range of events such as bush poetry, horsemanship displays, rodeo and Man from Snowy River reenactment
  • Stop at intriguing locations en route such as Snowy Hydro and Canberra drive tour

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
One way economy class flight to Melbourne ex Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel
Ned Kelly country, Glenrowan
1 night Albury, 3 nights Khancoban, 1 night Bowral, 2 nights Newcastle, 1 night Grafton
3 days at The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
Enjoy a rich display of events including poetry and bush music, rodeo action, entertainment and comedy, horse and dog events, street activities and busking **Please note: Program subject to change. Advertised events based on 2019 program (2020 program yet to be determined)
Return Kosciuszko Express Chairlift ride
Thredbo village; luge ride
Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre visit
Canberra drive by tour
Newcastle memorial pedestrian bridge
22 meals

TRAVEL DATE
  • 02 Apr 2020

ITINERARY – MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER FESTIVAL TOUR
  • Day 1: Flights to Melbourne / Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Albury – Khancoban / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Khancoban / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Khancoban / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5: Khancoban – Snowy Mountains/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Snowy Mountains – Bowral / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Bowral – Newcastle / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Newcastle / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9: Newcastle – Grafton / Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Grafton – Brisbane / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Albury: Hovell Tree Inn
  • Khancoban: Alpine Inn
  • Snowy Mountains: Rydges Horizons
  • Bowral: Gibraltar Hotel
  • Newcastle: Rydges
  • Grafton: Quality Hotel

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FINE PRINT 
  • Departure Date: 02 Apr 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
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  • Excludes: travel insurance, Items of a personal nature, Meals not mentioned

To book your The Man From Snowy River Festival Tour 2020, buy online at WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or call us on 1300 404 606
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Flights to Melbourne

Flights will be arranged to arrive at Tullamarine Airport where we join our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach and make our way north through the vineyards and grazing plains, arriving at the Euroa Golf Club to break for lunch. Our afternoon takes us on to Glenrowan, the gatekeeper of Ned Kelly history. It is the site of the final siege and capture of the Kelly Gang in 1880. We then take a short journey finishing our day at Albury on the northern side of the Murray River. Meals: Lunch, Dinner
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Albury - Khancoban

After a leisurely start this morning, we board the coach and make our way onto the Murray Valley Highway skirting the famous Hume Weir passing through the new township of Tallangatta. The old mining township of Tallangatta was moved to make way for the increased capacity of the Hume Weir. We continue along the Murray Valley Highway to Corryong for our first taste of ‘The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival’. A unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, rodeo action and various horse events. We arrive in time to witness the re-enactment of Banjo Patterson’s famous poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’. After the event, we travel the short distance to Khancoban to check-in to our motel located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Meals: Breakfast
3-4

Khancoban

The Man from Snowy River Challenge is the showcase event of the festival, which endeavors to find the modern day Man from Snowy River. When it comes to the test of good all round horsemanship, the Man from Snowy River Challenge is second to none. The festival has something for everyone and the next two days and nights are yours to do as you please. There’s the Entertainment Marquee with the Bush Poetry Comedy Show, the Working Cattle Dog Championships – a highly competitive event that brings out the best in owners and their dogs, the Ute muster, ‘Ol Foz’ dog jump, ‘Aussie Bush Idol’ talent quest, busking competition and street markets, just to name a few. Witness the outstanding horsemanship and skill of today’s Australian stockmen and women. All their skills will be on display as they compete in the six gruelling preliminary events set to challenge the most skilled and professional rider and horse teams. The top ten scoring riders move forward from the preliminary events to take centre stage on Sunday and earn their place in the two final events, Paterson’s Brumby Catch and the Kosciusko Stock Saddle Buckjump. **Saturday lunch and dinner, & Sunday lunch is at own expense. Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
5

Khancoban - Snowy Mountains

Today we travel along Alpine Way into Kosciuszko National Park to admire its rugged alpine landscape and limestone gorges, arriving in Thredbo. We take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the Express Terminal where we lunch at the Eagles Nest Restaurant. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kosciuszko and Thredbo village below. After lunch, we join the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to return to Thredbo before we take a thrilling luge ride. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, twist and turn down a 700m track through the Thredbo wilderness. This afternoon, we arrive in Jindabyne, located at the foot of the Kosciuszko National Park and check-in to our accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Snowy Mountains - Bowral

Today we depart the Alpine region and make our way to Cooma, stopping for a visit to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. Learn about this incredible engineering feat via a self-guided tour which will allow you to view the extensive photographic collection, models, displays and hands on exhibits; learn how the hydroelectricity scheme was constructed and powers peak-load power for the ACT, NSW and Victoria. Back on the road, we journey to Canberra, stopping for lunch and then taking a drive by tour of some of Canberra’s major landmarks. Departing Canberra, we travel to Bowral, where we bed down for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Bowral - Newcastle

Departing the Southern Highlands, we skirt Gosford and make our way to the harbour city of Newcastle. We break for lunch on Newcastle’s harbourside before taking one of the most spectacular coastal walks in Australia. The Newcastle memorial pedestrian bridge is constructed over a clifftop overlooking Merewether and Bar Beach with historical references to commemorate the First World War. We check-in to our accommodation and take time this afternoon to relax by the pool or go for a walk on the Honeysuckle harbourfront where the hotel is situated. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Newcastle

Enjoy a free day today to get to know Newcastle. You may like to take a tram ride around the city, or visit Fort Scratchley, a former coastal defence installation which is now a museum. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps wandering the shops of downtown Newcastle. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Newcastle - Grafton

Departing Newcastle, we are back on the road taking a cuppa break at Bulahdelah before continuing on to Port Macquarie for a sneak peek and lunch. Our afternoon takes us on to Grafton via a short leg stretch and comfort stop at Coffs Harbour. Tonight, we bed down for the night in Grafton. Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
10

Grafton - Brisbane

Today we head for home, breaking for lunch and returning to Brisbane Transit Centre at approximately 4:30pm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Flights
  • Flights included to Melbourne
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