join us on a Holiday senior Coach tour of Murray Princess & Silo Art Trail

Tour Highlights:
Wagga Wagga Highlights; Hay Gaol; Olivewood Historic Homestead; Waikerie Art Silo; Historic PS Murray Princess 3 Night Cruise – guided nature walks, wildlife tours, photo opportunities; Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail – Patchewollock, Lascelles, Sea Lake; Rosebery, Brim, Sheep Hills & Rupanyup; Lake Tyrrell Sunset; Sea Lake Street Art; Skymirror Photo Gallery; Mitchelton Wines & much more!

9 days / 8 nights … with Mary and Brian

Tour Departs: Wednesday 6 October – Thursday 14 October 2021

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Day 1. Wed 06 Oct: Home Port    –    Wagga Wagga Dinner
This morning we pick you up from home and begin our trek across to South Australia. We enjoy a comfort stop for lunch before arriving into Wagga. We call into the Uneke Lounge for afternoon tea before meeting our local guide
for a highlights tour of Wagga. Later this afternoon we arrive at our  accommodation for a rest before dinner.
Overnight Wagga Wagga: Quality Hotel Rules Club

Day 2. Thu 07 Oct: Hay – Mildura Breakfast & Dinner
After breakfast we make our way across to Hay and visit the Hay Gaol. Opened in 1880, the state heritage listed Hay Gaol has an intriguing history – over the last century it has operated as a gaol, maternity hospital, a locked hospital for the insane, a prisoner of war detention centre for Japanese and Italian prisoners, an institute for girls and now a museum! After our guided tour we stop by Robertson’s Hot Bread Kitchen in Hay for a chance to purchase lunch. We continue across to Mildura, enjoying a comfort stop before arriving at our accommodation to check-in and rest before
dinner.
Overnight Mildura: Best Western Chaffey Motor Inn

Day 3. Fri 08 Oct: Mildura – Mannum – Murray Princess Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This morning after breakfast we depart Mildura and make our way across the Riverland of South Australia into Renmark. We call in at the historic Olivewood Estate situated on the outskirts of town. A grove of old olive trees and date palms planted in 1890 by Charles Chaffey. Charles was the man behind Olivewood Estate, beginning the story of Renmark’s transformation and that of the entire Riverland regions irrigation and settlements. We enjoy morning tea and a guided tour of the Estate before making our way to Blanchetown, home of Lock No.1. Travelling through
Waikerie we stop to view the unique silo art by two artists, local Garry Duncan and Melbourne artist Jimmy Dvate. Duncan’s work features various cartoonish animals on abstract backgrounds, while Dvates’ realistic art features a Cherax Destructor aka Yabby, a Murray Hardyhead fish and a beautiful Regent Parrot. We enjoy lunch at the historic Blanchetown Hotel, which has been trading on its current site for 117 years and is a gem of pioneer construction, the rafters were shaped with a broad axe! After lunch we continue into the Murray River Port of Mannum, the birthplace
of the Murray River trade and communication. Here we board the delightful PS Murray Princess and travel downriver while we enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a welcome dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundarra, we may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank as well as grey kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, Murray
long necked turtles spoon-beaked egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls amongst us!
Overnight: PS Murray Princess