Sydney to Melbourne High Country Tour

Cathi and Dave went on a 2 day Bunyip tour from Sydney to Melbourne.  The Bunyip brochure states:

“We begin our journey to our Nations’ Capital – Canberra. Today we discover the home of the Australian Story. See national attractions and hidden gems. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation. In the evening we spend the night at an authentic Aussie farm stay property and experience true Australian hospitality amongst native (and not so native) wildlife. You will not forget this!!

Continue through Victoria’s unfamiliar territory to the historic gold mining town of Beechworth. It’s magnificently preserved heritage buildings and mouth-watering local gourmet produce makes this stop one for the senses. Learn about Australia’s fascinating bushrangers (outlaws) as you travel to Powers Lookout – what a great place for that postcard picture! Immerse yourself in a local wildlife rescue project that is sure to touch your heart. Land in Mansfield, the foothills of the Great Dividing Range before heading to Bonnie Doon, where you really can feel the serenity Drive through the Kinglake district and witness the rejuvenated scenic landscape of stunning eucalyptus forests.

Next stop – Melbourne!!”

The itinerary included:


  • Depart Sydney for the drive through to Canberra!
  • Learn about Canberra’s history at the National Capital Exhibition, Commonwealth Park
  • Parliament House – home of the Australian Prime Minister via Yarralumla Embassy District
  • Mt Ainslie Lookout for a perfect view of Canberra’s distinctive layout
  • Stop and take a moment at the Australian War Memorial
  • Overnight stay at authentic Aussie Farm Stay


  • Visit the towns of Beechworth and Milawa (freetime)
  • Powers Lookout – learn the story of the infamous Bushranger ‘Ned Kelly’
  • Tolmie – visit an Australian Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Mansfield – visit in the foothills on the ‘Great Dividing Range’ for afternoon tea
  • Take a scenic drive through Kinglake and the serenity of Bonnie Doon

Sydney to Melbourne

Cathi and Dave went on a 2 day Bunyip tour from Sydney to Melbourne. First we visited Canberra and saw the Parliament, the House Australian War Memorial and the Mt Ainslie Lookout over the city. Then we had an overnight stay at authentic Aussie farm. The next day after feeding the animals we visited Beechworth, had a picnic lunch at Powers Lookout where we also learned the story of the infamous Bushranger Ned Kelly. On the way to Melbourne we stopped at an Australian Animal Welfare Shelter.