Itinerary – 7 Day Sapphire Coast Tour 2022
B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided
Welcome to our new tour up our South East Coast from Melbourne to the Hunter Valley. We have included all the must-dos along our journey and have ensured a free day in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup! We are excited to present the following itinerary to you.
Day 1 Monday 31st October 2022 D
Home – Melbourne
Today is the first day of our holiday along Australia’s Beautiful Southeast, Sapphire Coast. We begin with flights to Melbourne. Our accommodation for the next 2 nights is at Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel (Ph: 03 9347 7922)
Day 2 Tuesday 1st November 2022 B
Free Day – Melbourne Cup Day
Today is a free day for you to explore Victoria’s Capital City. We have especially planned our tour so our free day falls on the Melbourne Cup day -The race that stops the nation! You can feel the city buzzing as we absorb the atmosphere of this gala occasion. Our coach will be making a transfer to Flemington for those who wish to attend or you may also like explore the many other attractions this city offers, take a tram ride, visit a museum or art gallery or maybe some retail therapy.
Day 3 Wednesday 2nd November 2022 BD
Melbourne – Gippsland – Lakes Entrance
Today we begin travelling throughout the beautiful Gippsland region which stretches from the outer suburbs of Melbourne to the NSW border. After a quick stopover in Glengarry we make our way into the beautiful Lakes Entrance for our overnight stopover. Accom: Bellevue on the Lakes (Ph: 03 5155 3055)
Day 4 Thursday 3rd November 2022 BD
Lakes Entrance – Eden – Merimbula
Travelling further up the Southeast Coast we cross back over the VIC/NSW border into our state’s most Southern town, Eden. With a lunchtime arrival we will enjoy a visit into the killer whale museum and visit ‘Tom’ and the various life size displays within the museum. Our afternoon adventure sees us visiting a national name synonymous with the highest quality oysters as we enjoy a leisurely oyster farm tour at Wheelers! Meet the farmers, explore their state of the art factory and taste the prize picked Sydney rock oysters before they even hit the table. Only half an hour up the road we are in Merimbula, affectionately known as the heart of the Sapphire Coast, this is our stopover for tonight,. Accom: Comfort Inn Merimbula (Ph: 02 6495 3077)
Day 5 Friday 4th November 2022 BD
Merimbula – Bega – Batemans Bay
Departing Merimbula this morning only a stone’s throw away finds us amongst lush green pastures in the township of Bega, home of Bega cheese. Of course, we make a visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage centre! Learn about the history of dairying and sample some of the award winning cheese and relax overlooking the Bega River. Our lunch opportunity today is at the picturesque township amongst the clear blue waters of Narooma. After which we continue north into Batemans Bay, our accommodation for the next 2 nights. Accom: Mariners Inn (Ph: 02 4472 6222)
Day 6 Saturday 5th November 2022 BLD
Batemans Bay and Surrounds
Today Batemans Bay is at your fingertips to enjoy, after a relaxing start we find ourselves heading for the Innes Boatshed for our lunch cruise aboard the Merinda along the scenic Clyde River. The Clyde is titled Australia’s 6th most Scenic waterway. Batemans Bay is the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast, you may wish to take the afternoon to taste the succulent Clyde River oysters or relax and enjoy the local shops.
Day 7 Sunday 6th November 2022 B
Batemans Bay – Home
Today is the last day of the tour. After our hearty breakfast this morning we make our way back up through Sydney and back to your home or designated drop-off area.