Bendigo Easter

Bendigo Easter

Bendigo is a lively place to visit at Easter, with its Easter Festival bringing to life the rich history and cultural diversity of the town.

Bendigo is a lively place to visit at Easter, with its Easter Festival bringing to life the rich history and cultural diversity of the town. See the magnificent Sun Loong, the world’s

longest imperial dragon, at the street parade, experience the torchlight parade and fireworks. Uncover some of the most popular attractions of Bendigo and surrounding towns, including Maldon, Castlemaine and Boort.

 

All Coach

5 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Learn about Australia’s gold rush history through the eyes of the Chinese at the Golden Dragon Museum

• See the world's longest Imperial Dragon - Sun Loong

• Interact and learn at the Discovery, Science and Technology Centre

• Explore Australia’s oldest working pottery, Bendigo Pottery

• Enjoy Bendigo’s Easter torchlight parade and fireworks display

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• 18 quality meals

• Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

• Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Melbourne – Bendigo
Your Easter tour begins with a flight to Melbourne. Enjoy lunch before travelling to Heathcote, nestled between the stunning McHarg and McIvor Ranges. Continue on to Bendigo where we will settle into our accommodation for the next six nights.
6 Nights Lakeview Motor Inn

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Day 2

Dragons and Talking Trams
Today we will hear the history of Bendigo during a ride on the famous Talking Tram. The Bendigo Easter Festival recognises the strong association the Chinese had with the area during the gold mining era and after lunch, we will visit the Golden Dragon Museum featuring the history of the Chinese in the goldfields. The museum also houses the processional regalia including the world's longest Imperial Dragon, Sun Loong. This afternoon, visit the Discovery, Science and Technology Centre which is 100% hands on fun for all ages. Return to the motel for dinner.

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Day 3

Pottery – Cathedral
This morning we visit the famous and oldest working pottery, Bendigo Pottery, known Australia wide for its beautiful, quality products. We will then head to Rosalind Park to join in the
many festivities held here for the Easter period. The Rotary Arts and Craft Markets with over 150 stalls are always a favourite. Situated in the Bull Street precinct in the centre of the city,
you'll be able to view fine colonial buildings, including Bendigo's magnificent Town Hall, with opportunity to purchase your own lunch while at the markets. This afternoon, we will visit
Sacred Heart Cathedral for a guided tour before returning to the motel.

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Day 4

Maldon – Castlemaine
Enjoy Victoria's rural beauty as you take a drive to historic Maldon. Hear the history presented by a local guide onboard your coach. Maldon, designated as ‘Australia's first notable town’, has preserved its 19th Century appearance since the gold rush days. Travel to nearby Castlemaine, enjoying a tour of this historic gold mining town followed by lunch at Buda Historic House and Gardens. This evening after dinner at the motel, you can join us for an evening trip to the town centre to view the torchlight parade which concludes with a fireworks display in Rosalind Park.

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Day 5

Easter Sunday
This morning after breakfast, for those wishing to attend an Easter Sunday church service, your crew will assist with transfers. Alternatively, the morning is yours at leisure. Later, we enjoy lunch together at a local club before taking our positions to view the Bendigo Easter Festival Street Parade which features the Chinese Dragon ‘Sun Loong’ and a wonderful presentation of floats entered by a diverse range of community groups.

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Day 6

Easter Monday
Today we will pack our picnic lunch and travel through the beautiful countryside north west of Bendigo. Travel to the small town of Boort to a man with an amazing story. The Spanner Man is a gifted sculptor with creations all made from old Spanners welded together. These life size rusty sculptures are truly astonishing and set amongst his beautiful garden. This afternoon we will return to Bendigo for more of the Easter Festival activities.

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Day 7

Bendigo – Sunbury – Home
After breakfast we head south through Harcourt to Kyneton. Continue on via Woodend and Sunbury for lunch before making our way to Melbourne Tullamarine airport for your flight home. On arrival, your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $3,189 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $3,269 per person

Single Supplement available @ $483 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport
Thompsons Corner Rest Area On Castle Hill Rd, OPP. Church St
MT Wilberforce Lookout Reserve
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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17 Apr
2019
$3,189.00

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