We first offered the tour in 2017 and are repeating the tour in 2018, albeit with a few refinements and this time operating in the reverse direction. The tour follows along the same lines as our ever popular Great Murray River Run tour. This year, we start the tour in Sydney and then travel out to the beautiful Blue Mountains region before travelling to the nation’s capital, Canberra. Then its via the Snowy Mountains town of Cooma to coastal Merimbula and Lakes Entrance. Here, we again team up with Jock and his crew to cruise the lakes and rivers of the East Gippsland region which extends from Lakes Entrance to Sale and is the largest inland waterway system in Australia. Accommodated ashore by night and cruising by day, we are able to experience the fascinating and diverse wetland scenery and birdlife of the area from the water. At the conclusion of the cruise, we travel on to Melbourne before returning home. An easy paced close-to-home tour limited to just 26 people.
- Sydney including the “long lunch” harbour cruise
- The breath-taking Blue Mountains region for 2 nights
- Canberra for 2 nights
- Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains and coastal Merimbula
- Melbourne including the Dandenong Ranges
GIPPSLAND LAKES & RIVERS CRUISE:
We spend 4 full days cruising the lakes and rivers of this well known Victorian tourist and boating destination aboard “Spirit II”. The toilet-equipped vessel with comfortable saloon accommodation as well as outdoor viewing offers a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating and diverse wetland scenery and birdlife of the area from the water. Overnight accommodation is at comfortable motor inns.