• Pricing From $4,995 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Canberra
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 16
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 3 Feb 2019
  • Returns 8 Feb 2019
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Join Bill Peach Journeys for an exciting sojourn to Canberra and the Snowy Mountain region of New South Wales. This stunning sojourn starts in Canberra and makes its way through Murranbateman, Yass and Jugiong before arriving in Tumut – the gateway to the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

The journey continues to the township of Tumburumba before driving along the Alpine Way through Khancoban and Kosciusko National Park offering spectacular scenic mountain views. Spend 2 nights at the alpine village of Thredbo and spend the days exploring this beautiful area. Continue on through Jindabyne and Cooma before heading back to Canberra and viewing the Tate Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. The Love and Desire Exhibition features 50 of Tate’s most famous and best-loved works, alongside 40 loans from British and Australian collections. Including Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Proserpine, this exhibition is a stunning survey of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. This is a sojourn not to be missed.

Hightlights

  • Spend 6 days exploring Canberra and the Alpine Region by luxury coach
  • Explore the Alpine towns of Tumut, Tumbarumba, Thredbo, Cooma and Jindabyne
  • 5 nights of excellent accommodation including the Park Hyatt Canberra
  • Enjoy the Boggy Creek Show
  • Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
  • Marvel at the Pre-Raphaelite paintings from the Tate at the National Gallery of Australia
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code AW1900
Departs 3 Feb 2019
Returns 8 Feb 2019
Price From $4,995 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Canberra

Transfer from Canberra Airport to the Park Hyatt Canberra. Located near the banks of Lake Burley Griffin and moments away from Parliament House it is the perfect location to start your journey. There will be a welcome dinner tonight at the famous Boathouse Restaurant.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Canberra or similar

Day 2: Canberra - Yass - Tumut

After breakfast we travel through the Yass Valley, passing through the township of Murrumbateman before stopping off for a history tour of Yass. We follow the Murrumbidgee River as we continue on for lunch at Jugiong and visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox at Gundagai. Mid-afternoon we arrive in Tumut situated on the Tumut River at the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains, referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Enjoy a town tour before arriving at our motel. Dinner tonight will be at a local historical hotel.

Overnight: The Amaroo Motel or similar

Day 3: Tumut - Thredbo

Following breakfast we travel to Tumbarumba which is located on the periphery of the Riverina and South West Slopes regions at the western edge of the Snowy Mountains. We visit the Pioneer Women’s Hut, one of Australia’s most important and unique museums celebrating the lives of the many rural women who lived in this region. We continue on to Boggy Creek, a working farm set in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains with spectacular, uninterrupted views. We enjoy an award winning show which combines all the skill of horsemanship, mustering, whip cracking, working dogs and sheep shows.

Our journey continues along the Alpine Way as we pass through the extraordinary Kosciusko National Park to Thredbo. The area covers 6,900 square km and contains mainland Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, for which it is named. Its borders contain a mix of rugged mountains and wilderness, characterised by an alpine climate, which makes it popular with recreational skiers and bushwalkers. Arrive in Thredbo Village which is built in the valley of the Thredbo River, also known as the Crackenback River, at the foot of the Ramshead Range.

Overnight: Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Day 4: Snowy Mountains

This morning take a chair lift to Mount Kosciuszko. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is nearly two kilometres long and rises 560 vertical metres. The ride takes 15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley views as you are lifted to the closest access point to Mount Kosciuszko. For lunch we travel to Jindabyne. With a spectacular backdrop of Australia’s highest peaks, pristine waterways such as Lake Jindabyne, and giant granite boulders dotting the Monaro Plains, the region is a postcard escape any time of the year. Lunch today is at the Wild Brumby Distillery where we will learn about how schnapps is made and enjoy a tasting.

Overnight: Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Day 5: Snowy Mountains - Canberra

Depart Thredbo for Cooma and the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. This state-of-the-art visitor facility showcases the amazing history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. We return to Canberra and visit the National Gallery of Australia to see the Love and Desire Exhibition which features 50 of the Tate’s most famous and best-loved works, alongside 40 loans from British and Australian collections. These masterpieces have never been seen in Australia before, and the exhibition truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Return mid-afternoon to the Park Hyatt. There will be a farewell dinner at the hotel this evening.

Overnight: Park Hyatt Canberra or similar

Day 6: Depart Canberra

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport. Say farewell to new friends and take away memories of another delightful Bill Peach Journeys Sojourn.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Canberra are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Canberra, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Canberra, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)