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Ulysses Club Inc. AGM Event 2015 Tours Guide

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Local Secrets Tour

With a unique mix of military and local heritage, art and culture, Albury-Wodonga has many secrets to share. This tour helps you discover the places the locals love to visit.

• Return passenger coach tour from event site
• Tour of Gateway Village arts precinct
• Hume Weir wall and Kurrajong Gap lookout
• Lunch at Kinross Woolshed Hotel included (drinks at own expense)
• Guided tour of the Bonegilla Migrant Experience – Wodonga’s celebrated national heritage-listed site
• Entry to the Bandiana Army Museum
• Tour around Albury and Wodonga’s points of interest

Full-day tour departs event site at 8.30am, returns 5pm
$95 per passenger


Sausages and Smokehouses - Sharing the Masters’ Table

If you enjoy hunting, fishing, baking or just preparing food using the time-honoured methods of the old masters, then this is the tour for you. Knowledge like this is often talked about but rarely shared by the masters. You will learn the old techniques of food preparation and then what you’ve prepared will be eaten at the shared table.

• Return passenger coach tour from event site
• Sausage making and meat smoking hands-on workshop at Bonegilla Migrant Experience
• A shared table lunch (drinks at own expense)
• Complimentary wine glass or stubby holder
• Take home Sausage and Smoking recipe cards full of hints and tips

Half-day tour departs event site at 10am, returns 2.30pm
$95 per passenger includes lunch, tea & coffee (alcohol and soft drinks at own expense)


Rutherglen Wine and Chocolate Tour

Rutherglen is home to more than 20 wineries, spanning from 150–year-old household names to newcomers to the region, beginning to forge their own history. Get acquainted with the signature wines on offer from muscats, tokays and rich reds – shiraz, durif and cabernet. Meet the fourth and fifth-generation winemakers who draw on the family traditions while harnessing modern techniques to keep Rutherglen on the map.

Visit the Couverture Room at Renaissance Chocolates, view the handmade process and experience the aroma and taste of unique, quality artisan chocolates. You can then individually select a gift for friends or yourself from the wide range of handmade pralines and Rutherglen Wine Truffles.

In the afternoon visit The Wicked Virgin Olive Grove for afternoon tea (at own expense) with time for tasting and sales of extra virgin olive oils, table olives and preserves. This full-day bus tour features many of Rutherglen’s famous wineries and food producers, including:

• Return passenger coach tour from event site to Rutherglen wine region;
• Lunch at Tuileries Restaurant included (drinks at own expense); and,
• Full-day tour of Rutherglen region wine and food producers visiting

All Saints Winery (wine and cheese tastings), Morris Wines, Campbell’s Winery, Pfeiffer Wines, Renaissance Chocolates & Couverture Room (morning tea included), The Wicked Virgin & Olive Grove (afternoon tea at own expense).

Full-day tour departs event site at 8.30am, returns 5pm
$115 per passenger


Beechworth Ghost Tour 

As night falls you will be taken to Beechworth and led through the cold and deserted buildings of the former Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum. Your guide will share stories, tales and myths of the paranormal as we lead you through the heart of the asylum, the wards, cells and surgical areas. This tour is more than just a “ghost tour”, but then again, will you see something more during your tour?
Return passenger coach tour including a ghost tour at the former Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum site

Evening tour departs event site at 7pm, returns 10.30pm 
$60 per passenger


Festival of Small Halls 

Festival of Small Halls is a tour dedicated to taking world class music through rural and regional areas of Australia and into intimate and beloved spaces like the traditional town hall. Hosted at Bonegilla Migrant Experience there will be some very special performers coming along for the ride. The internationally acclaimed Gordie Mackeeman and His Rhythm Boys from Canada will have you stomping your feet and dancing in the isles, supported by an emerging Australian contemporary folk root act. 
Return passenger coach tour from event site to Bonegilla Migrant Experience. 
Food, beer, wine and refreshments available for purchase.

Evening tour departs event site at 5.45pm, returns 10.30pm
$29 per passenger


Boutique Beer Tour

Visit some of our craft breweries on the High Country Brewery Trail and taste the difference in our local artisan beers, made with passion, the best

 ingredients, and the pristine waters of Victoria’s High Country.

• Return passenger coach tour from event site
• Lunch at Bright Brewery included (drinks at own expense)
• Drive around Bright taking in the beautiful Bright autumn sights
• Tour of the High Country’s Microbreweries visiting Sweetwater Brewing Company, Bright Brewery and Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewery.
• Tasting at Bright Brewery

Full-day tour departs event site at 8.30am, returns 5pm
$115 per passenger


Alpine Vistas Tour

Follow the Kiewa Valley to Mt Beauty with views to Mt Bogong (Victoria’s highest mountain), stop at Sullivans Lookout for views over Mt Beauty while taking time at the Gap Lookout with views back down the Kiewa Valley. On to Bright with a stopover for lunch at the Bright Brewery and the beautiful sights of Bright in autumn. Then on to Beechworth for a short stay and visit to Mt Pilot Lookout with views towards Chiltern.

• Return passenger coach tour from event site
• Lunch at Bright Brewery included (drinks at own expense)
• Drive around Bright taking in the beautiful Bright autumn sights
• Spend some time taking in the breathtaking views of Victoria’s High Country

Full-day tour departs event site at 8.30am, returns 5pm
$95 per passenger


Beechworth Gaol Night-Time Tour

Built in 1854, Beechworth Gaol use to house Ned Kelly and his gang and thousands of other prisoners including Harry Power right up to Carl Williams from 1856 to 2004. Experience first-hand the eerie silence, the isolation and the extremely harsh conditions that inmates had to endure.

• Return passenger coach from event site
• Dinner at Bridge Road Brewery included (drinks at own expense)
• Join the gaol’s in-character tour guide and visit cells protected by the spirit of lost souls, encounter ghostly shadows, solitary confinement cells, the gallows which saw the demise of eight men and autopsy tent as well as other well hidden parts of the gaol
• Hear stories of the four executioners who plied their trade there as you help the gaoler lock down the gaol for the night
• Gain access to areas not seen on other tours of the gaol

Evening tour departs event site at 5.30pm, returns 10.30pm
$110 per passenger


Milawa Gourmet Region Tour

Nestled in the heart of North East Victoria is the veritable food bowl that is the Milawa Gourmet Region. A forerunner leading the way in regional produce and world-class wines, explore the numerous  providores amid the scenic backdrop of Mt Buffalo.

• Return passenger coach tour from event site
• Lunch at Milawa Cheese Factory (own expense)
• Cheese tastings at Milawa Cheese Factory
• Wine tastings at the world-famous Brown Brothers Winery
• Tastings at Milawa Mustards

Mid-length day tour departs event site at 8.30am, returns 2pm
$50 per passenger


Lake Hume Fishing Tour

Fishing is a popular recreational activity in the North East with our waterways fed from the nearby snowfields. Lake Hume is hard to miss, being six times bigger than Sydney Harbour. Let Rob Yeo, owner of Lake Hume Fishing, help you catch the BIG one! Rob has fished this lake for many years and is a certified coxswain. Try your luck at catching golden perch, Murray cod, rainbow trout, brown trout or redfin.

• Return transport from event site to Lake Hume.
• 5 hours fishing time
• All fishing equipment supplied (rods, bait etc)
• Lunch including drinks supplied.

Departs event site at 7am, returns 2pm
$105 per person


Twin City and Weir Scenic: Forest Air Helicopters

Take a ride around the vast Lake Hume and the two cities, Albury and Wodonga, on the border that together make up the largest rural city in Australia. This flight will give you views of the beautiful rolling hills that surround and make up Albury-Wodonga, the Murray River, the Snowy Mountains and the spectacular Lake Hume with its famous Weir. 
Even if you have lived in the area for years, you will be amazed at how different and beautiful it looks from a birds eye view. (approx 20 mins) 
Price - $210 p/p (Min numbers apply) 


All Saints Estate Forest Air Helicopters

Greeted at the helicopter with sparkling wine, a private wine tasting with a decadent cheese platter and a private tour followed by a 3 course gourmet lunch with matching wines. This is what you can expect when you take a flight from Wodonga to All Saints Estate with Forest Air Helicopters. Fly along the Murray River and spend three hours in and around the magnificent historic buildings and cellars. All Saints has one of the best reputations around for its wine and fine cuisine. Whilst at the Estate you will be free to enjoy the food and wine without having to worry about driving home. 
All inclusive package:    
$640 per person (Min 2 people)
Have a group of 5 or more - Give us a call for a quote 

Helicopter flight only price - available on request 

Please book directly through Forest Air Helicopters: 
  
Rigel Butler 
  
Forest Air Helicopters 
Ph: 1300 731 450 
www.forestair.com.au 

Ulysses Day Tours:


ESCORTED RIDES

The Wodonga AGM Ride Committee would like to invite all our visiting Ulysses Club family to come and enjoy our area and what it has to offer.
Our ride leaders are looking forward to taking you on one or more of our organised rides that you can choose from the list below.
We are limited to 30 riders each ride. We are now taking advance bookings by email, please include details such as Name, mobile number, and which ride you would like to do, and on which day (Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th March)
On each ride we will be using standard corner marking system, and be riding within the scope of the local road rules.
We also have many suggestions and maps for self-guided rides, these will be available on request at Ride Headquarters situated next to the Grandstand at the AGM site.
Our ride assembly point will be at The St Ives Hotel located on the Lincoln Causeway. Which is the main road between Wodonga and Albury, look for the signs. Coffee and breakfast is available at St Ives.
Should you be unfortunate enough to suffer a breakdown we have arranged for the local RACV towing service to recover your vehicle should you need it. Their contact number is 0260241155 which will be printed on your handout maps.

Advance bookings– please email details to:-
jalabriggs@bigpond.com

We look forward to meeting you on the day with a full tank and an empty bladder.  The full day rides depart at 9 am and the 1/2 Day rides leave at 10am.  You need to be at the departure point 30 minutes before the departure time.


MOUNT HOTHAM – Full Day Ride - 394Km, Mitta, Blue Duck, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bright back to Wodonga.
BRIGHT – Full Day Ride 200 – 370 km Beechworth, Mount Beauty and Tawonga Gap to Bright Mt Buffalo.
MANSFIELD - Full Day Ride – 344Km Milawa, Whitfield, Mansfield:
LADIES RIDE – Half Day Ride - 152 Km Howlong, Corowa, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworth and Yackandandah.
DARTMOUTH DAM - Full Day Ride - 224 Km Eskdale, Dartmouth, Mitta Mitta, Tallangatta.
BOORHAMAN BREWERY - Half Day Ride - 166 Km Albury, Howlong, Rutherglen, Boorhaman and Wangaratta.
BEECHWORTH - Half Day Ride - 140 Km Beechworth, Stanley, Mudgegonga and Dederang.
LOCKHART’S GAP – Half Day Ride - 145 Km Bonegilla, Tangambalanga and Tallangatta.
CORRYONG – Full Day Ride - 281 Km Walwa, Tintaldra, Corryong, Koetong and Tallangatta.
GRANYA GAP - Half Day Ride - 140 Km Bethanga Bridge, Granya, Granya Gap and Tallangatta.
FALLS CREEK HIGH COUNTRY LOOP - Full Day Ride 301 Km Eskdale, Mitta Mitta, Falls Creek and Mount Beauty.
Lake Hume and area Highlights 
- Full Day Ride 313 Km Lake Hume, Bethanga, Ettamogah Pub, Morgan’s Lookout, Howlong, Beechworth and Stanley.

See below for detailed maps.

We look forward to meeting you on the day with a full tank and an empty bladder.

 BRIGHT – Full Day Ride 
 BRIGHT – Full Day Ride
Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Beechworth, Mount Beauty and Tawonga Gap to Bright Mt Buffalo, back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 4 –6 Hours
Distance: 200 - 370 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.

 

MOUNT HOTHAM – Full Day Ride 

 

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Mitta, Blue Duck, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bright back to Wodonga..
Estimated Time: 4 –6 Hours
Distance: Total distance is about 394Km
Route Description: not for the faint hearted.
 
MANSFIELD – Full Day Ride

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Beechworth, Milawa, Whitfield, Mansfield back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 6 –8 Hours
Distance: 344 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.
 

LADIES RIDE - Half Day Ride

Start Point: StIves Hotel Lincoln Causeway.

Route:  Howlong, Corowa, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Beechworthand Yackandandah.

Estimated Time: 2 - 4 Hours
Distance: 152km
RouteDescription: Good suburban and country roadswith the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.

 
DARTMOUTH DAM - Full Day Ride 

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Eskdale, Dartmouth, Mitta Mitta, Tallangatta.
Estimated Time: 4 - 5 Hours
Distance: 224 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.

  
 BOORHAMAN BREWERY - Half Day Ride 

 Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Albury, Howlong, Rutherglen, Boorhaman and Wangaratta.
Estimated Time: 3 - 4 Hours
Distance: 166 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.

 
 
 BEECHWORTH - Half Day Ride

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.

Route:  Beechworth, Stanley,Mudgegonga and Dederang, back to Wodonga.

Estimated Time: 2 - 3 Hours
Distance: 140 km
RouteDescription: Goodsuburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100kmh.
 
 LOCKHART’S GAP - Half Day Ride 

 
Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Tangambalanga, Lockhart’s Gap, Tallangatta back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 2 - 4 Hours
Distance: 132 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.
 
 CORRYONG – Full Day Ride

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route:  Walwa, Tintaldra, Corryong, Koetong and Tallangatta, back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 5 - 6 Hours
Distance: 281 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh. 
 
 GRANYA GAP - Half Day Ride 

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route: Bethanga Bridge, Granya, Granya Gap and Tallangatta, back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 2 - 4 Hours
Distance: 140 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh. 
 
FALLS CREEK HIGH COUNTRY LOOP – Full Day Ride

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route: Eskdale, Mitta Mitta, Blue Duck, Falls Creek and Mount Beauty, back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 4 - 6 Hours
Distance: 301 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh. 
 
LAKE HUME & AREA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR - Full Day Ride 

Start Point: St Ives Hotel Lincoln Causeway.
Route: Lake Hume, Bethanga, Ettamogah Pub, Morgan’s Lookout, Howlong, Beechworth and Stanley, back to Wodonga.
Estimated Time: 4 - 6 Hours
Distance: 313 km
Route Description: Good suburban and country roads with the majority of roads with a speed limit of 100 kmh.
 
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