• Pricing From $5,595pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Wagga Wagga
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 12
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 10 Oct 2021
  • Returns 16 Oct 2021

Join Bill Peach Journeys as we embark on delicious adventures through the heart of ‘Australia’s Food Bowl’. Fertile soils have long supported an extraordinary variety of crops, earning the region this apt title. In the exhilarating Riverina region we will discover acclaimed wines, taste gorgeous fresh produce and explore spectacular natural scenery throughout. The Riverina is home to the Murrumbidgee River and its waterways, which winds its way through an amazing array of food trails, natural wonders and picturesque towns.

We will explore the charming country towns of Wagga Wagga, Gundagai, Jugiong, Cootamundra, Temora, Lockhart and Griffith. Discovering the history of the region and its early settlers, we visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox, a fascinating aviation museum and the birthplaces of Don Bradman and Bill Peach. The Riverina is one of the world’s most abundant pastoral regions and we will enjoy much of its natural and artisan delights including fine dining at Limone in Griffith and a memorable dinner at famed Food I Am prepared by a private chef. A feast for the senses, join us as we uncover the Riverina’s breathtaking natural beauty.

Highlights

  • Tour the picturesque country towns of Wagga Wagga, Gundagai, Jugiong, Cootamundra, Temora, Lockhart and Griffith
  • Stay in stylish accommodation throughout
  • Sample from NSW’s largest wine producing region and try natural and crafted local delights
  • Uncover the region’s history at Temora’s Aviation Museum, Greens Gunyah Museum and the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
  • Visit the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox and birthplaces of Don Bradman and Bill Peach
  • Exceptional cuisine throughout including fine dining at Limone in Griffith and welcome dinner at Food I Am prepared by a private chef
  • Includes return economy flights to Wagga Wagga from Sydney
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code SR2100*
Departs 10 Oct 2021
Returns 16 Oct 2021
Price From $5,595 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Wagga Wagga

Fly from Sydney to Wagga Wagga and transfer to the hotel. A welcome dinner tonight at the incredible Food I Am prepared by your private chef. Tonight’s dinner is hosted by your Journey Director, the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 2: Gundagai - Jugiong

After breakfast we drive to Gundagai and visit the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox monument. Tour this picturesque country town including its heritage bridges. Explore the town’s historic points of interest as we learn about its rich architectural, colonial and indigenous history. After lunch we explore Jugiong including a visit to the Quirky Crow Art Gallery, a vibrant and welcoming space, brimming with quality and original works of art. We return to Wagga Wagga and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 3: Wagga Wagga

We begin with a heritage tour of Wagga Wagga, the state’s largest inland city andan important agricultural hub of Australia. The city straddles the Murrumbidgee River, one of the great rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin. In a beautiful country setting, we tour the private garden of Tambea and enjoy lunch before visiting the award-winning Wollundry Olive Grove.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 4: Cootamundra - Temora - Griffith

Leaving Wagga Wagga, we drive north west to Cootamundra. An important agricultural hub, it is renowned for being the birthplace of famous cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman. Moving on to Temora, we visit the Aviation Museum. Rich in aviation history, Temora was home to the No.10 Elementary Flying Training School set up by the Royal Australian Air Force in May 1941. At its peak, the unit contained a total of 97 de Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft. Today we will view this amazing collection.

After lunch we visit the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum to learn about the region’s unique history. Fine dining at acclaimed Limone this evening.

Overnight: Quest Apartments

Day 5: Griffith

Today we tour Griffith and its agricultural industries and gain an understanding of how a wide variety of horticulture and viticulture crops are grown in Australia’s largest irrigation area, the Murrumbidgee. We will also sample some of the region’s wines during a tasting at a local winery followed by lunch. Dinner this evening is at La Scala, a 40 year old Griffith institution offering delicious Italian cuisine.

Overnight: Quest Apartments

Day 6: Griffith - Wagga Wagga

As a nod to the Italian settlers of the region, we enjoy traditional cannoli from an Italian patisserie for morning tea today before driving to Lockhart, the birthplace of Bill Peach. Here we visit Bill’s house and the Greens Gunyah Museum which has an extensive range of historical artifacts, photography and machinery on display. Next we see the Sculpture and Heritage Trail and Water Tower Murals before transferring to Wagga Wagga.

A memorable farewell dinner at Magpie’s Nest this evening. Celebrating the best of local produce, Magpies Nest is set in a stunning stone stable that dates back to the 1860’s, with sweeping views over the vineyard and olive groves.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 7: Depart Wagga Wagga

Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight to Sydney. 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 Sydney / Wagga Wagga are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Sydney / Wagga Wagga, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Sydney / Wagga Wagga, 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)

* Free Single Supplement Offer – Conditions apply, please contact Bill Peach Journeys for details.

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.