The Italian Festival – Mildura to Griffith | August 2022

14 Days
Category:
  • Piccolo Family Farm opera event in Griffith
  • Murray River houseboat
  • Brekkie cooked over an open fire at Bindara Station
  • Echidna visitor at Bindara
  • Bindara Homestead on the Darling River
  • Bindara campfire
  • Walls of China’s eerie moonscape at sunset, Mungo National Park
  • The Walls of China is a unique natural feature on the southeastern edge of the Lake Mungo lunette
  • Lovely grounds at Burraburoon
  • Burraburoon from the Lake
  • Corrynia accommodation
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  • Dinner cooked over the camp fire at Bindara Station
  • Griffith-main-street
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  • Piccolo-Family-Farm-Cottage, near griffith
  • Piccolo Family Farm opera event
  • Co-Opera ensemble
  • Piccolo-Family-Farm-in-Griffith
  • De Bortoli Winemakers cellar door Griffith
  • Burraburoon-bathroom
  • Kitted up for a day out on the field
  • Our vehicle and trailer

Welcome to our Italian Festival tour of regional Western NSW and the Riverina Murray, with visits to farms, orchards, historic homesteads, heritage sites and award-winning gardens, all the while enjoying the hospitality of local hosts.

This meticulously hand-crafted tour incorporates prized entry spots at The Italian Festival in Griffith, an annual special event showcasing the food and music of the Riverina. You’ll be invited to join locals at the communal table, as they celebrate and acknowledge the passion and dedication of the Riverina’s growers and producers.

Along the way, you will visit a UNESCO World Heritage area, guided by Aboriginal guides where possible. You’ll encounter Australian wildlife almost daily, including kangaroos, emus, echidnas and a colourful range of spectacular birds. You will get a unique insight into daily life on a working property with guided tours of private farms, and afterwards enjoy a few sundowners, and a home-cooked meal. There will be opportunities to taste award-winning food and wine direct from the producers, with time to relax, unwind and meet the locals.

This tour will be limited to a maximum of 10 guests. You will be in excellent hands with our experienced tour host and driver Bill who will be accompanied by a second vehicle and driver from the Blue Dot team.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. A signature invitation only Opera performance and dinner at Piccolo Family Farm in Griffith
  2. Staying at Bindara, Burraburoon and Corrynia stations, enjoying authentic country hospitality
  3. Tour of a Murray cod sustainable aquaculture farm
  4. Scenic river ride along the red gum lined Murray River on a houseboat
  5. Visits to Mungo National Park and the Willandra Lakes World Heritage site
  6. A private tour of the beautiful Emeri’s Garden at De Bortoli’s Winery
  7. Griffith’s Fiesta Long Lunch in the lovely gardens at Pioneer Park
DEPARTURE DATE
16 August 2022
DURATION 14 days
TOUR COST $6,950
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,200 Additional
INCLUDED
A mix of hotels and farm stay accommodation
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced local tour guides

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 10 travellers in the group
  • Tour cost excludes domestic flights and train travel
  • To book and reserve your place on tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
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