Wilderness Sydney to Melbourne Tour
A great 4X4 wilderness tour that immerses you in the stunning beauty of Australia's Man From Snowy River country
- Personalised, flexible overland 4WD wilderness tour with professional guides
- 4X4 access to remote areas
- Warm & friendly local high country people
- Magnficent mountain scenery incl. the spectacular Barry Way
- The beautiful Snowy River
Day 1 : Southern Highlands
Your journey starts as your personal guide collects you at your inner Sydney accommodation and escapes the built up city to discover the laid back towns and natural areas of the temperate Southern Highlands. You'll spend a relaxing day winding through country towns, viewing scenery from escarpments, and enjoying waterfalls and rural settings before heading up into the Tinderrry Ranges to one of Australia's top farmstays. We may spend time fossicking in antique shops, or bird-watching. We may stop at an Aussie pub for lunch or we may find a nice cafe. Your guide will be personalising your MudMaps tour constantly. By the end of the day we'll arrive at a wonderful sheep and cattle property on the edge of the Snowy Mountains and the National Capital.
Day 2 : National Capital, Canberra
After a hearty country breakfast and exploration of the farm we'll head down to the Limestone Plains and into Australia's National Capital-Canberra. Here you discover not only Australia's major national monuments and treasures, but also peak inside the factors that influenced the character of this great country. From the heritage of the National Museum and Australian War Memorial to one of the world's most magnificent parliamentary houses. As the day ends we'll make our way back to our comfortable farmstay and wonderful hosts for a bit of outback adventure.
Day 3 : Snowy Mountains & Snowy River Wilderness
Leaving early today we'll head into the wilderness deep into the Snowy Mountains. Climbing through the country towns that support the huge Snowy Hydro scheme to near Australia's highest peak (Mt. Koscisuzko) before dropping way down onto the Snowy River quietly winding its way through the huge Snowy River N.P. IN thei Man From Snowy River country you'll discover remote bush huts forgotten over time and the brumby yards for rounding up the wild bush horses on the Gelantipy Plateau. Let alone the absolutely stunning scenery of the Pinch River, Little River and twin Cobberas Mountains. All the time keeping a keen eye out for the native wildlife and birdlife that live in this remote region of Austalia. Strip off for a swim in the Snowy River or just listen to the sounds of nature we'll finish the day in modern and comfortable high country accommodation.
Day 4 : Bogong High Plains
Waking for the last time in the Australian Alps we'll start the day exploring the Dinner & Bogong High Plains with its strange alpine eucalypt forests and amazing mountain vistas. As we make our way down through the tall timber forests we'll soon rejoin bigger rural communities in the Ovens River Valley, one of the richest food production valleys in Australia famous for wonderful local food and wine. Travelling west a little we rejoin the flatter drier country and the main highway to Melbourne. Stopping in rural communities to enjoy the parks and gardens before finish our journey in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne. As your guide drops you at your city accommodation they will bid you farewell for no doubt more adventure and discovery in a wonderfully culturally diverse city.
TOUR CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
This tour is currently suspended pending the re-opening of supplier farm stays. For an alternate tour please contact us directly here
- 4 days, 3 nights
- Comfortable 4WD tour
- 4 lunches, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
- Farmstay and Resort accommodation
- Free downtown hotel pickup
- 3-6 hours per day travel
- Departs daily on demand
- Available all year
- Ages 4 and above