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EARLY BIRD OFFER! 5-day Southern Highlands & Bushranger Country Tour (Sydney to Melbourne)

Early Bird Offer-SAVE up to 10%!

Visit historic Berrima & meet a sheep station grazier, then tour Parliament House & the Australian War Memorial. Travel on through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne, where you can explore the laneways & arcades that house cafés, boutique shops & street art.

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About this holiday

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Relax on this 5-day guided holiday from Sydney to Melbourne. Explore the Southern Highlands and Canberra and learn more about the history of Ned Kelly in Bushranger Country.

Tour Highlights:

  • Local Connection - Meet a local sheep farming family at Gold Creek Station – an AAT Kings specialty experience for 40 years!
  • Insider Knowledge -Take in historical Parliament House followed by a moving visit to the Australian War Memorial, led by your specialist guide.
  • Cultural Immersion - Lose yourself in the labyrinth of laneways in the heart of Melbourne.
  • Sustainable Footprints - Well-preserved Beechworth has reinvented itself as a popular historical town and tourist destination.



Your tour includes:

  • Quality accommodation
  •  Travel by luxury coach
  •  Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  •  Airport transfers (see FAQ below)
  • 4 Full buffet breakfasts
  •  1 Be My Guest Lunch
  •  1 Dinner with wine


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Crowne Plaza Melbourne Standard King Room

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • Boutique Country Accommodation
  • The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Travel dates


Early Bird Offer - book and pay in full by 31 Jan 2020 and SAVE UP TO 10% PER PERSON! *

Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

Twin share - from $1508 per person / Solo - from $2052 per person

  • 14-18 Apr 2020
  • 01-05 Sep 2020
  • 22-26 Sep 2020
  • 13-17 Oct 2020
  • 03-07 Nov 2020
  • 24-28 Nov 2020
  • 08-12 Dec 2020
  • 05-09 Jan 2021
  • 12-16 Jan 2021
  • 26-30 Jan 2021
  • 09-13 Feb 2021
  • 23-27 Feb 2021
  • 09-13 Mar 2021
  • 23-27 Mar 2021

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Day 1 - Sydney – Canberra

Please note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. On arrival in Canberra you’ll join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, then visit the impressive Australian War Memorial. Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight over dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra

Included Meals: Be My Guest Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 2 - Canberra – Beechworth

Before leaving the nation’s capital this morning, drive to the summit of Mt. Ainslie to experience panoramic views of the city and surrounds. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best-preserved gold-rush town. Take an orientation tour of the town before enjoying some free time to explore the antique shops, galleries, museum and historic hotel. Your accommodation tonight is at one of the town’s unique bed and breakfast properties.

Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Beechworth – Melbourne

Travel to historic Glenrowan and on through Ned Kelly country to Melbourne, Australia's sporting and cultural capital. Gain some interesting insights on an orientation tour of the city, and perhaps later, stroll along the Yarra River for dinner at one of the many Southbank restaurants. 

Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Melbourne Free Time

Today Melbourne is yours to explore, so why not consider one of the following optional experiences. Away from the hustle and bustle, Melbourne’s justly famed 230 laneways penetrate into the heart of the city. It’s here that the inner city’s true nature resides, crammed into narrow lanes with world renowned restaurants, bars and street art. Or if you would like to see something famous then why not take a tour to Summerland Beach on Phillip Island to witness the Penguin Parade, the nightly ritual where the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their dune burrows.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Farewell from Melbourne

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast



Flight Information

  •  Day prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  •  Day 5 – Flights to depart anytime from Melbourne Airport

What to Bring

  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  •  Water bottle
  •  Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required
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Fine print


Travel at 60 booking conditions apply. Please enquire for more information.

Early Bird Offer -Terms and Conditions

Guests receive a 10% discount on a AAT Kings operated First Choice Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand when booked and paid in full by 31 January 2020. First Choice from price includes a 10% discount. Discount applicable to tour portion only. Single travellers must pay single supplement fee. Valid for sale from 26 August 2019 till 31 January 2020. Valid for travel from 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021. Blackout departure dates may apply. For new bookings only. Subject to availability and seasonal surcharge. Offer combinable with applicable discounts only - Kings Club Past Guest Discount of up to 5% available for guests who have previously travelled with Inspiring Journeys, AAT Kings or our family of brands. Further conditions apply. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.