Murray River to Mungo Moon
9 days from Coast to Country


Follow the winding waters of The Murrumbidgee, Murray and Darling Rivers on our 9-day Journey.
Travel through spectacular scenery and amazing history, stretching from colonial to ancient times. Watch the full moon rise over sand dunes where aboriginal culture has spanned 60,000 years. Quicken the pace through the frenetic & fleeting riches of the gold rush. Be seduced by the sometimes harsh and natural beauty of the land, and inspired by the resilient people who live in our regional areas.

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Call 1300 738 168 or email enquiries@forwardtravel.com.au
to book your place

DAY 1. 20 AUG: SYDNEY TO ALBURY
Driving south from Sydney we’ll stop for morning tea in Jugiong. This hidden village is home to a superb and surprising cafe. Take a walk along the Murrumbidgee River in historic Gundagai, to see the spectacular latticework of the wooden bridges. Visit the surprising village of Holbrook to learn why there is a submarine parked here, 200km from the ocean. Arrive in Albury where we’ll get together for a welcome dinner. (You can meet us in Albury if you prefer)
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2. JERILDERIE, HAY PLAINS
Cross the Murray and explore this deliciously fertile region. Stop for tastings at an olive grove, a distillery and a chocolatier. Drive to Jerilderie, Ned Kelly’s only foray in NSW, where he tried to publish his manifest. Drive across the expansive Hay Plains, one of the three flattest places on Earth. See the sky stretch from the horizon ahead of you to the ground behind you.
Meals: BL

DAY 3. SHEARERS HALL OF FAME, OUTBACK, FULL MOON IN MUNGO NP
Immerse yourself in the shearing life of early NSW, where you can see, read and smell life in the shearing shed. Take the backroads to one of the oldest pubs around for lunch, then drive into the outback to Mungo National Park. This ancient land is a precious window to the past and where Aboriginal people have been living for over 60,000 years. We’ll set out to the sand formations to watch the sunset and the full moon rise. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and maybe relax by an open fire or venture back in the darkness later for some outback stargazing.
Meals: BLD

DAY 4. MUNGO NP, WENTWORTH, RIVERS MEETING, MILDURA
Our morning tour shares the history of the Aboriginal culture over 60,000 years. Learn about Mungo Man and Mungo Woman, and the effects of European settlement in the area. Follow The Darling River to Wentworth, once the largest river port in Australia. Walk along the river bank where the Darling and Murray rivers meet, creating the 4th largest river system in the world, then cross the river to Mildura for our 2-night stay.
Meals: BL

DAY 5. RIVER CRUISE AND WINERY
Take a morning Paddle Steamer for a cruise on The Murray. Cross through a lock to the downstream level and be raised again on the return journey. Visit the Inland Botanic Gardens, and end the afternoon at Trentham Estate, a family-owned winery.  On the banks of the Murray, it’s a perfect place for an afternoon wine tasting by the river before we return to Mildura.
Meals: BL

DAY 6. MILDURA, SEA LAKE TYRRELL
Explore the fantastic local product the region is known for this morning. Drive to Sea Lake, home to one of the most dramatic Art Silos and Lake Tyrrell, Victoria’s largest salt lake. There is often a layer of water that creates a mirror-like surface. At night the stars shine brightly and it feels as though you are standing amongst them as they reflect on the water. We’ll visit the silo and the lake today, and have the option for a return night visit to the lake if the sky is clear.
Meals: BL

DAY 7. LAKE BOGA, ECHUCA
Option for a sunrise visit to the lake before driving east to Lake Boga, a top-secret base in World War II. A leisurely drive to Echuca will allow us to call into The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum, taking you down memory lane with an unbelievable display of Aussie paraphernalia. Echuca has plenty of attractions as well, with a Holden museum, distillery and Port museum.
Meals: BL

DAY 8. GLENROWAN, BEECHWORTH
Visit the beautiful Clydesdale horses painted on the silo at Goormbat, then stop in Glenrowan, the site of the final siege and capture of The Kelly Gang.  We’ll take in the entertaining show telling the Kelly Gang story. Surrounded by fertile land we’ll have lunch sampling some of the local food and wine delights before driving to Beechworth. The town is one of our best-preserved colonial settlements as we’ll discover on our guided tour. Return to Albury for our final night.
Meals: BL

DAY 9. ALBURY TO SYDNEY
After breakfast, we’ll start our drive back to Sydney with a few stops along the way.
Meals: B

Road in Hay Plains with a beautiful set of clouds

TOUR DATES:
Friday 20th to  Sunday 29th August.

PRICES PER PERSON:
Twin-Share: $2,985
Single: $3,745

STARTS / FINISHES IN SYDNEY
You can join and end the tour in Albury if you prefer.
(pick up location/s to be advised when tour bookings are finalised)
(Approximate pick-up time is 9 am and drop off time is 6 pm)

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 travellers.
  • Travel in a spacious and comfortable 24 seater bus.
  • 7-night country hotel/motel & 1 night at the award-winning Mungo Lodge.
  • 17 meals. Breakfast & lunch daily, and welcome dinner on night 1.
  • All entry fees.
  • See the full moon rise over the incredible Mungo World Heritage site.
  • Follow the bushrangers and Gold Rush from NSW to Victoria
  • Stunning outback sunsets, sunrises and incredible stargazing.
  • Guided touring at Mungo NP,  Lake Tyrrell, Beechworth
  • Discover the amazing WWII history and secrecy of Lake Boga.
  • Forward Travel co-founder, David Smyth as your Driver and Tour Leader.

Call 1300 738 168  or email enquiries@forwardtravel.com.au to book your place.

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