Bright Autumn Festival

Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 7th May 2024 – 6 Days

Accommodation: Bendigo, Myrtleford, Swan Hill

Highlights of the tour:

  • «Relax and enjoy the beautiful Autumn leaves as you make your way through the pretty Adelaide Hills and then through to country Victoria.
  • «Visit the Talking Trams station in Bendigo. Alight the tram and take an interesting and “rattly” tour past Bendigo’s impressive city buildings, landmarks and monuments. Learn about the early gold mining era in Bendigo and how it shaped the rich heritage of the town.
  • «Travel through country Victoria to Glenrowan. This is in the heart of Ned Kelly country home of Australia’s notorious bushranger .
  • «Visit the Ned Kelly Museum and see one of Ned Kelly’s suits of armour. Step back in time as you enter Kate’s Cottage and see a replica of the Kelly Homestead and old Blacksmith Shed.
  • «Enjoy a scenic drive around Bright and along the banks of the Ovens River to see the beautiful Autumn leaves before you stop to enjoy the Bright Autumn Festival Gala Day. The main street area in Bright is closed to traffic today so the rest of the day is yours to explore the streets, the many market stalls and purchase your own morning  tea and lunch.
  • «Travel to the historic town of Beechworth which is one of Victoria’s best preserved former gold mining towns and explore the Beechworth Historic Precinct, including the old courthouse, old gaol and the Burke Museum, which was named after Robert O’Hara Burke, the Beechworth Police Superintendent. Walk the 19th century streetscape recreation – “Street of Shops”.
  • «See the impressive Hume Dam (formerly the Hume Weir), one of the major dam across the Murray River in the NSW Riverina region.  Walk across the dam wall for spectacular views east to Lake Hume and west to the Murray River.  Lake Hume holds six times more water than Sydney Harbour.
  • «Visit the town of Benalla with elegant Victorian-era buildings, museums and gardens.  It is close to the infamous Ned Kelly gang shootout at Stringybark Creek.
  • «Enjoy free time in Echuca on the River Murray on the return journey.


  • « Morning tea provided on Day 1
  • « Cooked or Continental breakfast on Days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • « Lunch on Days 1 and 6
  • « Two course Dinner on Days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • « Entrance to attractions/Museums listed
  • « Fully escorted with a tour host
  • « Deluxe coach travel


Twin/Double Share: $2,280 per person
Single Supplement: $365 for 5 nights