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Melbourne to Sydney Touring


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Pelicans at Metung


Wilsons Promontory lookout


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There are echoes from history too at Walhalla, once a busy gold-mining centre and today an historic Gippsland township where properties like the Star Hotel make a great base; or a stop in Croajingolong National Park, for coastal hiking, before the Sydney skyline comes into sight.


HISTORIC HITS By contrast, the Heritage Drive cuts through historic gold rush towns such as Bendigo, only one hour from Melbourne, once bigger than the state capital itself. A place still redolent with heritage buildings and old world charm, here your clients can take a 60-metre elevator trip beneath the town to the still-operating Central Deborah Gold Mine on a one- hour tour that follows a 400-metre underground circuit. Then they should catch the Bendigo Heritage Tram from outside the mine for a guided tour of Bendigo’s major sights. The Heritage Drive also famously takes in the mighty Murray River and an hour from Bendigo is Echuca-Moama – the paddle steamer capital of Australia. Visitors can relax in one of Echuca- Moama's B&Bs or cruise the calm waters of the


river in a houseboat or aboard the Emmy Lou paddlesteamer. They can enjoy quality local produce and wine at fi rst-class restaurants, and explore the nearby Barmah Wetlands. The route continues downstream to one of


Australia’s oldest wine regions, Rutherglen, with its award-winning wineries and top notch golf courses. Stop at the Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre to sample the region's famous fortifi eds, tokays and muscats. The drive leaves Victoria and the Murray River


region at Albury Wodonga and can venture on to Sydney via Australia’s capital city Canberra. Whether it’s the coastal drive or a cultural journey through Victoria’s heart, a Melbourne to Sydney journey off ers a truly quintessential Australian experience. Fantastic itineraries and resources can be found at visitmelbourne.com.


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Small group tours: Good value Bunyip Tours follow these routes; Boat trips: On Gippsland Lakes or aboard the Murray's Emmy Lou paddlesteamer; Great escape breaks: At Wilsons Promontory Wilderness Retreat, Walhalla’s Star Hotel or The Moorings, Metung


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