Duration
5 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
2 Apr 2020
Destination
Victoria
Discover the new creativity sweeping Australia’s country towns and witness how small towns have flourished and become iconic new tourist destinations. This tour travels through country Victoria following the Silo Art Trail, the largest outdoor gallery in Australia stretching over 200 kilometres and extending across six small towns.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Follow the Silo Art Trail marveling at the large scale artworks through country Victoria
  • Explore Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and experience the Murray Laser Lights Show
  • Explore Victoria’s small towns enchanting history
  • Take a cruise on the Mighty Murray on board the paddle steamer Pyap
  • Visit the Spanner Man to see more than 25 larger than life sculptures made entirely of spanners in Boort and much more
  • Learn of the Chinese experience of Australia’s Gold Rush at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat
  • See the restored Catalana A24-30 flying boat and secret repair bunker at the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Ensuite accommodation – twin share and single basis
Taxi home pickup and return within Greater Brisbane, Newcastle and Central Coast areas
Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney
Nominated flights from Brisbane and Sydney
12 quality meals
Passenger Refund Guarantee
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury touring coach
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess
Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

TRAVEL DATE
  • 02 Apr 20

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1:  Home – Melbourne – Ballarat/  Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2:  Ballarat – Ararat – Horsham/  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3:  Horsham – Silo Art Trail – Swan Hill/  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4:  Swan Hill – Lake Boga – Swan Hill / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5:  Swan Hill – Melbourne – Home  / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 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.
  • Taxi Home Pickup and Return*A door to door service is offered on holiday tours where a passenger lives (or is joining the tour) in our Brisbane, Newcastle or Central Coast pickup zones and ‘Taxi Home Pickup and Return*’ is listed under the inclusions on the individual itinerary. An additional charge may apply to passengers with pickup/drop off addresses in zones two and three; our consultants will advise at the time of booking. A door to door service may be available to passengers outside of our pickup zones; please ask our consultants at the time of booking.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes meals not mentioned, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.

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1

Home – Melbourne – Ballarat

After your flight into Melbourne, enjoy lunch before travelling to the Daylesford Botanic Gardens. This afternoon, continue on to Ballarat for an overnight stay. MEALS: Lunch, Dinner
2

Ballarat – Ararat – Horsham

Travel to the gold rush Victorian town of Ararat for a visit to the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre. After lunch, continue on to Horsham, and stop at the Regional Art Gallery. After a guided town tour of Horsham, settle into your overnight accommodation. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3

Horsham – Silo Art Trail – Swan Hill

Today, prepare to see Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, as the old, decommissioned silos from six country towns are brought to life through unique artworks painted on the curved concrete canvas of the silos. Stretching over 200km between Rupanyup and Lascelles, Australian and international artists have painstakingly painted people and scenes that have been attracting visitors to the area since 2015. Be impressed by the scale of these artworks as they reach to the sky. Continue on to Swan Hill for the next two nights.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4

Swan Hill – Lake Boga – Swan Hill

Between Swan Hill and Kerang on the shores of Lake Boga is the Flying Boat Museum, featuring a restored Catalina A24–30 flying boats commemorating those who served at the Repair Depot during World War II. Following a Devonshire morning tea, travel to the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, a restored 19th-century settlement. Purchase your own lunch from the working bakery, and enjoy a one hour cruise along the mighty Murray River on the historic paddle steamer Pyap. After dinner at our motel, we return to the Pioneer Settlement to experience the ‘Heartbeat of the Murray’ Laser Light Show.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Swan Hill – Melbourne – Home

Travel to Boort, north west of Bendigo. Here we visit ‘The Spanner Man’, viewing more than 25 life-size sculptures made entirely of antique and modern spanners welded together to create unique sculptures. The tallest sculpture, ‘The Marlin’ is over 7m tall, weighs 1,200kg and is made from 3,500 spanners. Arrive back in Melbourne for your afternoon flight home, where your transfers will be arranged. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
DESTINATION On this wonderful tour travels through country Victoria, following the Silo Art Trail, the largest outdoor gallery in Australia, which stretches over 200km and links six small country towns
FLIGHT
  • Nominated flights to Melbourne are included in the deal!
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TRANSFER
  • Transfers are included in the deal!

WEATHER
  • Australia has four main seasons with the warmest time of the year being December to March.
  • The average temperature in summer is between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter averages between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Regardless of when you visit Australia, the weather can change dramatically without a moments notice make sure to bring clothing for all seasons.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal?   Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
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What type of clothes should I bring? It is also important to consider the region you will be visiting and the season you will be travelling, however, AAT Kings recommend casual, drip-dry lightweight clothes. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however, you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner, but above all you want to be comfortable.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
Taxi Home Pickup and Return* A door to door service is offered on holiday tours where a passenger lives (or is joining the tour) in our Brisbane, Newcastle or Central Coast pickup zones and ‘Taxi Home Pickup and Return*’ is listed under the inclusions on the individual itinerary. An additional charge may apply to passengers with pickup/drop off addresses in zones two and three; our consultants will advise at the time of booking. A door to door service may be available to passengers outside of our pickup zones; please ask our consultants at the time of booking.