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Australian International Airshow Avalon

Victoria

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Tour summary

Celebrating the centenary of the RAAF 1921-2021 in reserved seating. Take in the Southern Highlands, stunning Alpine Region and breath-taking Kosciuszko National Park as we head for Melbourne. Then get your adrenaline pumping at the Avalon Airshow with both night and day access featuring dazzling displays of acrobatic, sports, historic and military aircraft. Be thrilled by aerial manoeuvres and high-speed flybys from gold class runway-side reserved seating.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Melbourne Airport
Tour duration:
8
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

28th November 2021 - Gold

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
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Australian International Airshow Avalon

Tour pricing

Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3775
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
4675
pp
Deposit:
$ 1000 per person
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

• One way economy class flight ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane

• 1 x additional night bed & breakfast, pre-tour at Sofitel Brisbane Central

• One way Airtrain ticket ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $475pp Twin Share Plus $544 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

DEPOSIT

$1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Full payment is required  60 days prior to departure.

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Tour inclusions

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Morning tea at Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
  • New Italy
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • 1 night Bowral
  • Driving highlights tour of Canberra
  • Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
  • 2 nights Jindabyne
  • Luge ride through Thredbo wilderness
  • Return chairlift from Thredbo Village to Eagles Nest Restaurant
  • 1 night Wangaratta
  • 2 nights Melbourne 5 star
  • Australian International Airshow gold pass entry tickets for both the Friday and Saturday sessions, reserved grandstand seating along the runway, souvenir program and keepsake
  • Artvo Immersive Gallery
  • Economy class flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
  • 19 meals

Additional information

This package is subject to an additional levy for coach/air/rail component that may be imposed and is out of Fun Over Fifty’s control. Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
Learn more about our fitness levels
Eco experience
Eco experience
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Flight included
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Food & Wine experience
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Heritage
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Festival & Event

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Melbourne Airport

Day

1

Brisbane - Port Macquarie

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Heritage

Departing on our luxury ‘Gold Class’coach from Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street, we travel south down the coast to New Italy for lunch. Our afternoon takes us through Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie where we stay the evening.

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2

Port Macquarie - Bowral

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This morning we leave Port Macquarie, take a break at Bulahdelah, then continue on, arriving at Gosford for lunch. Travelling through Sydney’s western suburbs we head up in to the Southern Highlands.

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Bowral - Jindabyne

Heritage
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Departing the Southern Highlands, we travel to the nation’s capital, Canberra. Here we take a driving tour of the International Embassies and HighCommissions, as well as passing by Parliament House before enjoying a tour of the National Arboretum, followed by a picnic lunch. Continuing our journey to the Alpine region, we stop at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma. Enjoy a self-guided tour where we learn about how the hydro-electricity scheme was constructed. A short drive will see us arrive in Jindabyne for the next two nights.

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4

Jindabyne

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Chair lift
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience

Today we venture into the Kosciuszko National Park to admire the rugged alpine landscape and limestone gorges, arriving at Thredbo Village. Here we take a thrilling luge ride, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as you twist and turn down a 700m track through the Thredbo wilderness. We then take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the Express Terminal where we lunch at the Eagles Nest Restaurant. Enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Kosciuszko before returning via the chairlift to spend some time in the village, then return to our hotel for the evening.

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Jindabyne - Wangaratta

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Departing Jindabyne, we farewell the Kosciuszko National Park and travel the Alpine Way, stopping for a cuppa in the small country town of Corryong before skirting around the Murray River, arriving in Albury for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to Wangaratta to enjoy time wandering the town and discover its great café culture, burgeoning river restaurants or laneways that are buzzing with local retailers before checking-in to our accommodation.

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6

Wangaratta - Melbourne

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Festival & Event

Making tracks to Melbourne today, we break for morning tea at Seymour before arriving in Melbourne and enjoying lunch. We have time to check in and freshen up before making our way to the highlight of the tour, the Friday night session of the Australian International Airshow, Avalon. Gold pass entry tickets ensure you are centred in the action between the ground and aerial displays.

**Dinner this evening is at your own expense at the Airshow.

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Melbourne

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Today we return for a full day at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon, with another gold pass entry providing premium allocated grandstand seating along the runway, private gold pass enclosure and facilities, exclusive food and beverage outlets, a souvenir program and a keepsake souvenir. Experience the full attack arsenal of the defence force as jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans join attack helicopters to perform precision manoeuvres that will light up the sky. An impressive collection of World War II aircraft will soar skyward in an historic display from the classic aviation years. The world’s leading innovators will display their latest and most exciting aerospace, aviation and defence products.

**Lunch today is at your own expense at the Airshow.

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8

Melbourne

Authentic
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Enjoy breakfast at your leisure this morning. Check out mid-morning and make our way to Artvo Immersive Gallery. This ‘trick art’ gallery is the first of its kind in Australia, where you are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing yourself in them. You can become part of over 100 3D artworks, placing you in the midst of scenes, locations and famous paintings. After our time here, we make our way to the airport for our respective flights home.

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