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Bendigo Echuca The Mighty Murray

Explore country Victoria and visit Bendigo for an underground mine tour then head to the mighty Murray for a relaxing cruise aboard a paddle steamer.

Cost: $180.00

 

1 day

Suitable for all ages

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit 2 country towns
  • Self guided above ground mine tour
  • Guided underground tour of mine
  • Travel aboard the talking tram of Bendigo
  • Explore the historic village of Echuca
  • Relax aboard a paddle steamer on the Murray river

Tour Includes:

  • Free pick ups from most City hotels/hostels
  • Free chilled water  (remember to bring your own water bottle)
  • Entry to the talking tram
  • Entry to the underground gold mine tour
  • Entry to the paddle steamer

The Day

  • Depart Melbourne at 6.30 am
  • Note: Pickup starts 45 minutes prior to departure time
  •  We travel directly north to the river town of Echuca
  •  You will have chance to explore the historical village
  • Here you will experience a fantastic cruise onboard a historic paddle steamer along the mighty Murray River (included)
  •  After the paddle steamer it is time for lunch (own expense)
  •  We then continue south west to Bendigo where you will embark on a 1 hour underground gold mine tour
  •  After a coffee break (own expense) you will board a talking tram for a tour on the history of Bendigo
  • The Tram will stop to allow you to explore the old tram yards where various trams are on display
  • Finally we then return directly back to Melbourne
  • Arrive in Melbourne at approx 6.30 pm
  • Note this tour sometime operates in the reverse order  (Bendigo first, then Echuca) due to availability of paddle steamer

What To Bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Warm clothes (just in case)
  • Camera (spare battery and memory card – you will need it)
  • Phone charger and cable
  • Comfortable walking shoes

The Murray River is Australia’s longest river, at 2,508 kilometres. It stretches from the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in north-eastern Victoria to near Adelaide in South Australia. The Murray is continuously navigable for 1986 kilometres from Goolwa to Yarrawonga. The Murray river is the third longest navigable river on the planet, with only the Amazon and Nile Rivers ahead of it.

Cost: $180.00

Reviews

Review of: Bendigo, Echuca & The Mighty Murray
Excellent trip, enjoy the view of the countryside out of Melbourne. Lucky enough to see a Kangaroo! The visit to the beautiful Murray river on a paddle boat is lovely as is Echuca. Also the trip on a vintage tram is a treat. There is also a very interesting and informative tour of the Deborah gold mine, All this done by a professional, friendly and informative guide. Would highly recommend, everyone so friendly, would love to come back!

Date of experience: February 2020 keithsK511AP East Kilbride, United Kingdom

 

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