Aust-wide - Coach Tours, Sightseeing & Day Tours
Dandenong Ranges  
Departs:  Wednesday, 19 September 2018    
Duration:  6  Days Tour Number: 2855    
Cost $1520p.p. twin share
Travel Club $1444p.p.
Single Supp $340 p.p.
Deposit of $380 p.p. on booking
Balance due September 2
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Tour Includes:
All cooked breakfasts, All evening meals Motel Accommodation with private facilities All entrance fees and sightseeing per itinerary
Day 1 : Adelaide - Horsham -  Bendigo
Your chauffered car will pick you up from home and drop you at Aust-wide tours depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7.30am departure.  We twill travel along the South Eastern Freeway to Coonalypyn for morning tea, and continuing onto Nhill for lunch stop. After lunch we travel through, Horsham, St Arnaud and finally Bendigo for our overnights accommodation. ()
Quality Inn Colonial,
Day 2 : Bendigo - Marysville - Dandenong
Packing the coach we make our way to Maysville via Seymour and Alexandra. On arrival in Marysville, we visit Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden. One of my favourite attractions is Bruno's Sculpture Garden! It's a fantasy world set in the edge of a beautiful rainforest! Follow the ferny paths to discover Bruno's life size nature spirits, wizards and other mystical beings! Some are hidden in the surrounding trees and shrubs... so be sure to keep a look out! (Apparently there's over 280 sculptures!)  Lunch is at Marysville (own cost). Departing Marysville we drive through the magnificent tall timber of the Black Spur on our way to the Big Bouquet at Healesville, and learn all about production of gerberas. The flowers are currently being sent to all states of Australia either by air or road, depending on customer preferences. Time to make our way to Dandenong and our accommodation for the next 3 nights. (B D)
Atura Dandenong
Day 3 : Dandenong - Belgrave - Silvan - Dandenong
This morning we visit the Dandenongs.  Boarding the coach we make our way to Belgrave and join Puffing Billy for our train ride to Emerald. Australia's century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges.  Lunch will be own cost in Emerald. This afternoon we visit the Tesselaar’s Tulip Farm. They first settled in Ferntree Gully, then in 1945 moved to Silvan, which is located in Victoria's beautiful Dandenong Ranges. They purchased a small, six hectare farm and planted their first crop of Tulips and Gladioli. Check out the thousands of tulips and other flowers at the Festival. Watch some of the entertainment or perhaps even join in. We travel back to Lilydale with time to freshen up before dinner. (B D)
Day 4 : Dandenong - Mornington Peninsula- Dandenong
Boarding the coach we make our war to Pure Peninsula Honey. Over the course of 25 years, Pure Peninsula Honey has worked assiduously to develop products to suit everybody's needs, tastes and desires. Today, there are close to 30 different honey, wax, honeycomb and cosmetic products that you can purchase. We travel to Arthur’s Seat Eagle, Arthurs Seat Eagle is the one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best attractions. We jump aboard a state of the art gondola and enjoy the panoramic Peninsula views as we ride up to the top and back down. Time to travel to Sorrento for lunch break. After lunch we then travel to The Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens, We have time for a Lavender farm & gardens tour, See the range of Lavender varieties grown at Ashcombe Maze and time to wander through the Hedge maze or Rose maze, then  time upon us to make our way back to Dandenong and the motel (B D)
Day 5 : Dandenong - Mt Dandenong - Ballarat
This Morning we head to Olinda and the National Rhododendron Gardens. There we will see a garden of international repute. Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) is host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. Then we travel through to Melbourne and visit the Queen Victoria Markets. Melbourne’s favourite shopping destination where you can wander the heritage sheds for an authentic local experience. Uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs, before reaching Ballarat for our last night stop at the Bell Tower Inn  Dinner tonight will be at the motel. (B D)
Ballarat ~ Bell Tower  Inn
Day 6 : Ballarat - Adelaide
After our final cooked breakfast we farewell our hosts at the motel and return home with fond memories of touring and fun with places and friends, new and old.  On the way home we return through Horsham for and ont Bordetown for lunch (own cost). Continuing our homeward journey with comfort stops along the way, arriving in Adelaide approximately 6.00pm. (B)