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Victorian Autumn Delights

3 Day

$1194 Per Person

Single Supplement $90

Wednesday 26th March 2025

Explore Victoria’s Autumn beauty with a scenic tour through Seymour and Yarra Valley. Indulge in hand-crafted chocolates, discover pioneer farm life at Gulf Station, and encounter Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary. Relax amidst magical lotus flowers at Blue Lotus Water Garden. Unwind and dine in comfort at Sanctuary House.


DAY 1 – Wed 26th March ‘25 Chocolaterie - Healesville

Welcome aboard for a beautiful Autumn tour of Victoria. Today we travel south through Seymour for morning tea stop and then on the Yarra Valley. We stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery for a delicious lunch. There is a large viewing window to watch talented European chocolatiers at work and a showcase of over 300 different varieties of hand-crafted chocolates will tempt you. Indulge! This afternoon we visit the Gulf Station in Yarra Glen. Gulf Station tells an exciting story about the daily life on a pioneer farm. Learn what life was like for a family living - and making a living - on the land in nineteenth century Australia. We journey on to Healesville where we spend the next two nights at Sanctuary House.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2 – Thu 27th March ’25 Sanctuary – Blue Lotus

Time for breakfast before embarking on the last day of our journey. This morning we visit the Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, which is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals. Explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. Then it’s on to Blue Lotus Water Garden for lunch. Visitors can experience a magnificent display of magical lotus flowers and many other exotic blooms and plants. Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley. The tropical-themed water gardens span over 50,000 square metres with dozens of ponds and two lakes, amazing fountains and wonderful walks where you will see thousands of flowering plants. Featured attractions include: Giant Amazon Waterlilies, Kakadu Lagoon Native Waterlily display, Tropical World complex, Claude Monet Waterlily display, Monet's Lake Bridge Walk, Lotus Lake, Lotus Wetlands, Golden Lotus display, Little Yarra River Trail, Flower Fairy Garden and much more. It's then time to return to our accommodation for a rest before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 – Fri 28th March ‘25 Heritage Train Ride

Time for breakfast before embarking on the last day of our journey. This morning we take a ride on the Heritage Train. You will be travelling on the fully restored 22RM Walker Railmotor. This type of railmotor was built for the Victorian Railway 1948-1955. 22 RM was painstakingly restored to operational status by the Volunteers of the Yarra Valley Railway, on site in the Healesville Sation Mechanical Workshop. The restoration was of such high quality, the Yarra Valley Railway received a national restoration award in 2009. We enjoy lunch in Avenel before making our way home.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $150.00 per person is required on              booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is by 12th February ‘25.  Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges:-  Will have your Preferred First Name displayed.

Accommodation Preferred:-   Twin / Double / Single / Triple / Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers. *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveler of the same gender. If we are unable to find someone for you to share with then SINGLE SUPPLEMENT will apply. In the event that either passenger finds they are not compatible they will each have to pay for a single room option, if available.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE:   For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas). For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Notice given before the balance due date. Refund of monies paid less $25. Notice given on or after the balance due date NO REFUND.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons.

Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY:  No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES:   Itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGEDue to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $3.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment.  Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGESA seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGEOne medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:  We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask our friendly staff at Cardwell’s Coach Travel or your Travel Agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle a damages claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues.


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