Victorian Goldfields and Great Ocean Road 2021

Strike it lucky with a delightful CFT holiday set in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields. Enjoy historic towns full of grand buildings, a rich legacy from the gold mining days, as well as the stunning scenery of rural Victoria, the Mount Macedon Ranges and the iconic Great Ocean Road. Take time to connect with other Christians on an “Unpack Once” holiday full of faith, fun and fellowship.

Duration
7 Days
Departs
9 March 2021
From
$2,490
Brochure

TOUR INCLUDES

Christian Tour Leader throughout your holiday

Return economy airfares to Melbourne

Quality accommodation with private facilities

6 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
6 Dinners

Sightseeing as outlined and entry fees included

Professional local guides

Luggage assistance at hotels

TESTIMONIAL
“Thank you CFT once again for a great trip and many friendships formed”

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Home - Melbourne - Victorian Goldfields (Creswick)

Join CFT as we explore Victoria’s historic Goldfields region in early Autumn; enjoy the beauty of the introduced deciduous trees as they bring colour to the streets of the grand old towns such as Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine. Our home for the next 6 nights is the luxurious Goldfields Resort in Creswick. From Melbourne’s airport we take the scenic route across the Mount Macedon ranges and through the pretty spa town of Daylesford to Creswick. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome
dinner where we can get to know the other members of our group.

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 2
Wednesday 10 March 2021
Goldfields Railway - Historic Maldon

A relaxed morning before we travel to Castlemaine. Step back in time when we join the Goldfields Railway traveling as “gentry” in the First-Class carriages – why not treat yourself to a drink as you watch the countryside roll by. Upon arrival in the historic township of Maldon we will be met by our coach for the short transfer into town to enjoy lunch. In 1966 the National Trust designated Maldon as Australia’s first “Notable Town” due to its intact 19th Century streetscapes. Take some time to wander through this original goldfield’s village centre before we return to Creswick.

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 3
Thursday 11 March 2021
The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is not only one of Australia’s most beautiful driving routes but also the world’s largest war memorial; the 243km road winds its way from Torquay to Allansord, built by WWI returned soldiers it is dedicated to their fallen comrades. We travel today through rural Victoria to reach the rugged southern coastline and this iconic road that hugs the cliffs between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. We will stop at scenic features including the view of the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge. It is a long day’s drive but hey, you don’t have to drive! We return overland through Cobden and Derrinallum to our home base in
Creswick.

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 4
Friday 12 March 2021
Ballarat - Sovereign Hill

Enjoy a morning at leisure before we travel the short distance into Ballarat. This grand regional city reflects the wealth and grandeur conferred by the gold rush but the early days on the goldfields were a lot less comfortable. Today we visit Sovereign Hill, a recreated gold mining village depicting the way of life of the 1860s; tour the rough mining village, gold panning, a mine tour, see a gold pour, take a Cobb & Co
ride or shop in the many old fashioned stores. We’ll enjoy dinner in the village followed by the wonderful new Aura Sound and Light show - an immersive multi-sensory experience; set across 64 acres and involves hundreds of projections it tells the story of gold and includes the dramatic recreation Goldfields life and the Eureka Rebellion.
(Production - weather permitting)

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 5
Saturday 13 March 2021
Bendigo - Talking Tram - Golden Dragon Museum

Today we visit Bendigo, another famous “gold town”, to take the “Talking Tram” tour through the city. Chinese miners greatly influenced the culture of Bendigo and the Golden Dragon Museum is a living history of the local Chinese people from the Goldrush era to the present day. After lunch take some time to look around the art gallery in the centre of town before we enjoy the afternoon drive back to Creswick through the undulating countryside.

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 6
† Sunday 14 March 2021
Worship - Begonias & Lake Wendouree

This morning we travel into Ballarat for worship at a local church and to join in fellowship with the community (and maybe even catch up with some past CFT passengers). A wonderful start to a Sunday followed by lunch on the shores of Lake Wendouree. Ballarat is famous for its Begonia Festival so be prepared for a feast of colour as we take the short drive to the Botanic Gardens where the Begonia Hothouse will leave you breathless with its beautiful array of colourful Begonia. Take you time to view the Statuary, an amazing imported collection of marble statues.

We return to Creswick early in the afternoon so you can relax and enjoy some time together before our final dinner.

Accommodation: RACV Goldfields Resort Creswick

DAY 7
Monday 15 March 2021
Return Home

We return home today after a great holiday, our memories full of wonderful experiences and our hearts full with the many like-minded people we have shared this time with.

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Daily devotions and organised Sunday service.
Fully escorted from Australia.
Victorian Goldfields and Great Ocean Road 2021 Pricing
All Inclusive Fares
Description
Melbourne Domestic Airport
Twin PP
$2,490
Single
$2,790
Description
Sydney Domestic Airport
Twin PP
$2,790
Single
$3,090
Description
Brisbane Domestic Airport
Twin PP
$2,790
Single
$3,090
Tour code:
VIC2131CFT
Departing:
Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Departs:

Tuesday
9 March 2021

Returns:

Monday
15 March 2021

DEPARTURES FROM OTHER CITIES AND REGIONAL TOWNS PRICE ON APPLICATION

Category
Description
Twin PP
Single
FROM MELBOURNE
Melbourne Domestic Airport
$2,490
$2,790
FROM SYDNEY
Sydney Domestic Airport
$2,790
$3,090
FROM BRISBANE
Brisbane Domestic Airport
$2,790
$3,090
Tour code:
VIC2131CFT
Departing:
Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

DEPARTURES FROM OTHER CITIES AND REGIONAL TOWNS PRICE ON APPLICATION

Departs:

Tuesday
9 March 2021

Returns:

Monday
15 March 2021

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