Tour Highlights: * Werribee Park Mansion * Mansion Hotel & Spa * Meerkat Bistro * Werribee Zoo * Festive Lunch * *Melbourne River Cruise * Ride on Melbourne Star Wheel *
It’s all aboard as we depart for our three day tour, stopping enroute for morning tea. Today we enjoy our lunch at the Meerkat Bistro. Sit inside and watch the cheeky meerkats, or take advantage of the large sunny deck and outdoor tables, overlooking the gorilla island exhibit. Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre? Werribee Open Range Zoo is located within the Werribee Park Precinct, an amazing array of animals live on 225 hectares of wide, open Savannah. We then travel to our Accommodation for the next two nights. the luxurious Mansion Hotel and Spa, quite literally one of the grandest hotels in Australia, The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is a cosmopolitan haven of tranquillity and charm. A premier and highly sought after destination.
After breakfast we discover the Victorian era in Australia with a tour of the Werribee Mansion. The Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century and a must see attraction for the visitors. The extensive restoration allows you to explore the fascinating lifestyle of the Chirnside family and their servants. Today we enjoy a Festive Lunch at the Italian Sports Club of Werribee before returning to the Mansion. This afternoon is at your leisure – take a walk in the grounds, wander the mansion again, or maybe just relax in your room. Tonight we enjoy dinner at the Mansion.
Day 3 – Saturday 26th RIVER CRUISE – STAR WHEEL - HOME (B,L,D)
Today after breakfast we travel over to Williamstown for a look around the shops, and then we take a Melbourne River Cruise – one that will take you on a picturesque journey through familiar sights and attractions, and help you to explore the city from a unique new perspective. We enjoy lunch at South Bank (own expense) before taking a ride on Melbourne Star Wheel. The Melbourne Star experience is your visual introduction to Melbourne’s skyline and beyond on the 40-story high observation wheel. Then it’s time to board the coach and head home after a fantastic three day tour!