• Pricing From $5,595pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Wagga Wagga
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Max Group Size 12
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 8 Nov 2020
  • Returns 14 Nov 2020

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 Riverina region of New South Wales this apt title. Discover why Bill Peach Journeys are leaders in luxury tours in Australia as you taste acclaimed wines, savour 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, Narrandera, Lockhart and Griffith. Discovering the history of the region and its early settlers, we visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox, the fascinating Temora 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, Narrandera, Lockhart and Griffith
  • Stay in stylish accommodation throughout
  • Sample from NSW’s largest wine producing region and try natural and crafted delights including award-winning cheeses and organic chocolate and liquorice
  • 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 a farewell 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 Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code SR2000*
Departs 8 Nov 2020
Returns 14 Nov 2020
Price From $5,595 pp
Single Supplement FREE
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 hosted by your Journey Director is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 2: Wagga Wagga

We begin with a heritage tour of Wagga Wagga, the state’s largest inland city and an important agricultural hub of Australia. The city straddles the Murrumbidgee River, one of the great rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin. We visit Coolamon Cheese Factory which produces the only Australian Brie to win a medal at the recent World Cheese Awards. In a beautiful country setting, we tour the private garden of “Tambea” and enjoy a light lunch before transferring to Junee. We tour this picturesque country town, noted for it’s heritage streetscapes before uncovering the delights of the Junee Liquorice and Chocolate Factory. A pleasure for all the senses, we will learn about the production of these organic treats in the rustic surrounds of the old flour mill.

Overnight: Townhouse Hotel

Day 3: Wagga Wagga - Gundagai - Jugiong

After breakfast we visit the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox monument at Gundagai which commemorates the European pioneers who settled in the area. Tour this picturesque country town including its historic bridges. Explore the Architectural Walk, a 2km walk visiting the town’s historic points of interest as we learn about its rich architectural, colonial and indigenous history. We transfer to Jugiong for lunch then to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure.

Overnight: Sir George Hotel

Day 4: Jugiong - Cootamundra - Temora - Griffith

Leaving Jugiong, 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. Having a rich and noteworthy aviation history Temora was home to the No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School set up by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in May 1941. At its peak the unit contained a total of 97 de Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft. Today we will view the amazing collection of aircraft. Fine dining at acclaimed Limone this evening.

Overnight: Quest Apartments

Day 5: Griffith

Today we begin by touring the Catania Fruit Farm and gain an understanding of how a wide variety of horticulture and viticulture crops are grown in Australia’s largest irrigation area, the Murrumbidgee. As a nod to the Italian settlers of the region, we enjoy traditional cannoli from an Italian patisserie before our visit to the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum rich in the region’s unique history. After lunch at a local winery, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Quest Apartments

Day 6: Griffith - Wagga Wagga

We drive to Narrandera today and tour the Glendale Citrus and Hazelnut Orchard before arriving in Lockhart, the birthplace of Bill Peach. Here we visit the Greens Gunyah Museum with 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 Food I Am this evening prepared by your private chef.

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.