Southern capitals: city meets bush

Visit historic Berrima and meet a grazier on his sheep station, then tour Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the nation’s capital.

Members from: $1,529 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $1,560 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Meet a local sheep farming family at Gold Creek Station – an AAT Kings specialty experience for 40 years!

  • Take in historical Parliament House followed by a moving visit to the Australian War Memorial, led by your specialist guide

  • Lose yourself in the labyrinth of laneways in the heart of Melbourne

  • Well-preserved Beechworth has reinvented itself as a popular historical town and tourist destination

  • Quality accommodation

  • Travel by luxury coach

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)


Day 1: Sydney – Canberra

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.

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

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, two 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

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Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for five or more adults are available. Rail prices are subject to change from time to time. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations.