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Under the sun at Barooga

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Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life? Do you want to take a break and relax for just a bit? Well, a trip to Barooga might be just what you need!

Barooga is home to Australia’s largest inland beach. It’s the perfect destination for golfers, swimmers, campers, bushwalkers and anyone who loves being under the sun. Victor Tours and Travel has carefully arranged the best itinerary for outdoor lovers just like you! Keep on reading to know what’s in store for you on this incredible 7-day adventure.

A Wonderful Week Ahead

A week packed with activities is ahead of us! First stop is at the Flying Boat Museum. Our tour guide will join us and share his extensive knowledge with us on what it was like during the war when the base was set up. Next, we head on to Clancys of Conargo Winery just in time for lunch. It will be exciting for wine lovers on the trip because we will have the chance to sample some of the wines they have.

Get to Know the Locals

We get to spend a whole day getting to know the locals and enjoying the food and activities Yarrawonga has to offer. Better put on your boots because our first stop for the day is at The Stockyard where we’ll meet Wayne Hinchcliffe. Wayne is an expert in handling horses and has been a horseman for years. He will share his knowledge with us on this stop and demonstrate how to ride horses without a saddle and bridle. This is also a great chance to ask him any questions if you’re interested in being a horseman too! Up next is the Byramine Homestead which was built in 1842 by the famous explorer Hamilton Hume. Here we’ll learn about the history of the property and why it was constructed in an octagonal shape. We’ll have plenty of time to explore before having our lunch there. The last stop for the day is a trip to the Renaissance Chocolate where we’ll get to see the art of chocolate making and to cap the day off, we’ll get to sample the produce!

What Goes Well with Wine? Cheese of Course!

We’ve visited Clancys of Conargo Winery to sample their wine, the next thing to do is visit Boosey Creek Cheese where we’ll meet the cheese maker who will teach us about the process of making cheese and will provide a tasting. And if we want to take some home with us, a small farm shop is available to make purchases. Finally for dinner, we’ll meet at Lake Mulwala for our Yarrawonga Mulwala dinner cruise. It’s the perfect way to end the day.

There are plenty of places to see, wines, cheese and chocolates to taste and other things to learn about on this fantastic 7-day trip to Barooga. This might just be the holiday that you’re waiting for! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend a few days out in the sun.

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Experience The Beauty Of Nature At The Jacaranda Festival

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The Jaracanda festival is the oldest floral festival in Australia. It is the celebration of the magnificent lilac-blossomed trees that grow along Grafton’s avenue. It was inaugurated in 1934 and is the first of Australia’s folk festivals. Today, the beauty of these trees are known all over the world. Why don’t you witness it for yourself this year?

Victor Tours and Travel has created another wonderful tour this year to Grafton to appreciate the beauty and majesty the Jaracanda festival has to offer. In this 9-day trip to Grafton, you will get to cruise through the picturesque town of Uralla, stop off at Ebor Fall and enjoy a tour to Lanbruk Gunyah, just to name a few of the attractions!

A Tour through History and Nature

This 9-day trip to Grafton isn’t just about appreciating the beauty of the Jaracanda trees. During this tour, we will get to enjoy a few stops along the way. One of the places we’ll visit is Uralla. Uralla is a home to many historic buildings and residences. After that, we will get to enjoy our lunch at the Ex-Services Memorial Club in Armidale. To cap the day off, we will get to see Ebor Falls from the viewing platform.

A Local Tour of Grafton

We’re finally in Grafton! The first activity for the day is to meet up with our guide who will give us a sightseeing tour of the town. Together with our tour guide, we will visit the Squatters Rest Private museum in the small town of Tucabia. Here we will get to enjoy a tour of the old house, take a look at the rural memorabilia and see the vintage tractor engines in the area. From here, we will head to Junction Hill to visit Lanbruk’s Gunyah – a property belonging to Dorothy and Don Enders. We are going to take our time to see the farm animals, visit their gift shop and pick up a bottle of olive oil before finally enjoying a nice afternoon tea. We then go back to our hotel rooms to rest because tomorrow’s finally the day of the festival!

The Grand Float Procession at the Jaracanda Festival

What an exciting day! This is the event we’re all waiting for. After touring Grafton, it’s finally time to enjoy the spectacle of the Jaracanda Festival. We will have a chance to look around and shop at the markets. Maybe even buy a small trinket to remind ourselves of this trip. There are also some local open gardens to admire before watching the Grand Float Procession down Prince Street. This is truly a day for admiring the beauty of nature!

These are just some of the things in store for you! There are certainly more activities to look forward to in this trip. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the beauty the city of Grafton has to offer. Visit today to know more about this trip!

New Direct Flights from Adelaide to Fiji

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South Australians will be able to fly direct to the beautiful island paradise of Fiji, with the national airline Fiji Airways from mid-2017. Fiji Airways have announced plans for a twice weekly direct service from Adelaide to Nadi starting from Friday, June 30.

The new route will also be a gateway for flights to the USA, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, via Nadi. The new service was also good news for SA’s sizeable Fijian community. Fiji Airways are delighted to launch the airlines fourth Australian route, after Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

The new leg will connect South Australians with other South Pacific regions including Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu, via Nadi, and comes as the airline announces its new B737 Max 8 aircraft. Fiji Airways will fly on Mondays and Fridays — departing Adelaide at 10pm, with return flights from Nadi leaving at 4.30pm.

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A night to remember under the stars at Opera in the Alps

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Have you always wanted to go to an opera show? How about a chance to visit a vineyard to taste wine at Milawa? Maybe even an opportunity to taste a range of olive oils, relishes and jams on an olive farm? Look no further because Victor Tours & Travel has planned an incredible 5-day tour to Opera in the Alps just for you!

Opera in the Alps is celebrating their 21st anniversary, and you’re invited! Spend 5 days with us visiting a museum, a family-owned olive farm, tasting wines and going on a short cruise on Lake Mulwala! We have created a 5-day tour packed with activities, so you will not only get to enjoy Opera in the Alps but you will also get to see other tourist spots as well.

A Quick Trip to the Vineyard

Our first stop for this trip is to The Brown Brothers Vineyard. The Brown Brothers have been growing grapes and making wines since 1889 at Milawa. You will have the chance to tour the area and taste some of the wines. You may even learn a thing or two about the wine that they produce. Any wine lover will surely enjoy this stop!

A Day of Leisure and Music

We’re not done yet! Get ready to taste various olive oils, salad dressings, jams and more at the Rich Glen Olive Estate. This family run business claims that all the products they sell are “passionately made on the farm”. You will get to know more about this when we take you back in time through “Pops Storage Shed” where we can see displays of old farm machinery, historic photos and antique furniture from five generations. After this, we head out to Lake Mulwala to board the MV Paradise Queen to enjoy a BBQ lunch on board while taking in the scenery. Just when you think the day’s over, we head to Beechworth to purchase our dinner then head to the Opera in the Alps!

An Unforgettable Night at the Opera

Opera in the Alps happens annually at the picturesque grounds of Baarmutha Park. Thousands of people from all over the country gather to witness this magical event. The drive might be a long one but the experience is surely worth it. You will witness great artists such as Teddy Rhodes and Alexandra Flood sing under the stars. You will not only experience the amazing music but great food and wine will be available at the venue too. You definitely shouldn’t  let this chance pass by!

One Last Stop at the Museum

Before we head back home, we will take a trip to the Golden Dragon Museum where we will learn about the history and culture of the Chinese people who immigrated to the region. We will then have our lunch and make our way to Horsham for our last overnight stop.

Victor Tours & Travel ensures that you will not only have a great time but a safe trip as well. This is your chance to finally watch the Opera in the Alps without the stress of driving and booking a hotel room. Do yourself a favour and contact us today at