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Elvis Festival in Parkes 2020

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Leave your ‘Suspicious Minds’ behind as we head through New England to Armidale before checking-in for 3 nights in Orange. Enjoy two full days at the 2020 ‘Frankie & Johnny’ themed Elvis Festival with Elvis memorabilia, classic cars, parades, Elvis Gospel Church Service, tribute shows, wedding vow renewals and much more. Later we take in tours at the Wellington Caves and Siding Spring Observatory as we return to Brisbane.

 

Duration Duration:

7 days

Price From From

$2,300pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

8th January 2020

Location Departure Location:
Brisbane

Location Return Location:
Brisbane

Pricing

Twin Share
$2300pp
Sole Use
$2800pp
$500pp non-refundable

Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use

Itinerary (Brisbane - Brisbane)

Day 1    Wednesday (L,D) Brisbane - Goondiwindi

heritage

Board one of our signature ‘Gold Class’ coaches at Brisbane Transit Centre on Roma Street, to travel through Cunninghams Gap to Warwick and the Abbey of the Roses ex convent. We take in a tour of this stately manor house then enjoy lunch before continuing on through Inglewood to arrive in the home of legendary Gunsynd, Goondiwindi.

2 Night Stay: Best Western Ascot Lodge, Goondiwindi

Day 2    Thursday (B,MT,L,D) Goondiwindi - Coonabarabran

heritage

After breakfast, we board the coach to depart and travel the Newell Highway passing through Moree to break for a cuppa in Narrabri. We then climb Mount Woorat in the Warrumbungle National Park to arrive at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia’s premier optical and infrared observatory. After lunch we take a one-hour bus tour of the site then continue on to Coonabarabran to discover the town’s famous Crystal Kingdom.

1 Night Stay: Matthew Flinders Motor Inn, Coonabarabran

Day 3    Friday (B,L,D) Coonabarabran to Orange

eco walking

This morning we travel via Dunedoo to the Wellington Caves. Here we take a 1 hour tour of the Cathedral Cave, famous for its huge stalagmite known as Altar Rock which stands at a height of 15 metres. Enjoy lunch at the Cave Café before we hit the road and finish our afternoon travelling on to Orange.

**Please note: Cathedral Cave is accessed by 150 stairs.

3 Night Stay: Central Caleula Motor Lodge, Orange


Day 4    Saturday (B,D) Orange / Parkes

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More than 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley remains a rock ‘n’ roll icon and has yet to be ousted from his position as “The King”. Frankie & Johnny is the theme for this year’s festival, celebrating Elvis’ 1966 film of the same name in which he played a riverboat entertainer. The major highlight today is the Elvis Street Parade. A wonderful parade packed full of Elvis-themed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, marching bands and much more. Enjoy the free concerts at Cooke Park Main Stage, Festival Markets, Elvis Central shop, Cars of the Era Show and The King’s Castle (a unique collection of genuine Elvis memorabilia). Lunch at own expense today.

**Please note: Elvis festival program is subject to change. Lunch is at your own expense today.

Day 5    Sunday (B,D) Orange / Parkes

entertainment festival ggp

This morning is an early start to get to Parkes in time for the Elvis Gospel Church Service. This event has become a much-loved feature of the festival program and the interdenominational service on Sunday morning pays tribute to Elvis’ first love – gospel music. The rest of the day brings much more outdoor entertainment such as the Elvis winner’s concert, Rock & Roll Bands and the mass renewal of wedding vows with Elvis at the Altar. At 2pm be wowed by the 2 hour musical Elvis Feature show – the biggest Elvis concert of the Festival.

** Lunch is at own expense today. 

Day 6    Monday (B,MT,L,D) Orange - Armidale

Leaving Orange we travel on through the quaint townships of Coolah, Spring Ridge and Werris Creek to Tamworth. After a short break we continue on into New England to finish our day in Armidale.

1 Night Stay: Cotswold Gardens, Armidale

Day 7    Tuesday (B,L) Armidale - Brisbane

foodwine

Leaving Armidale we travel north through Glen Innes and cross the border to Stanthorpe for a food and wine luncheon at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. After lunch, we descend the Cunningham Range returning to Brisbane Transit Centre.

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach travel ex Brisbane
  • Abbey of the Roses ex convent
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Guided tour at Siding Spring Observatory
  • 1 night Coonabarabran; Crystal Kingdom
  • Wellington Caves Cathedral Cave tour
  • 3 nights Orange
  • 2 days at the Parkes Elvis Festival with loads of entertainment, street stalls & more
  • Elvis feature concert performed by professional artists
  • 1 night Armidale
  • Food and wine experience at Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe
  • 17 meals

Additional Information

DEPOSIT
Non-refundable deposit of $500pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach component.

 

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional days (TOTAL 9 DAY TOUR)

  • Return economy class flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Brisbane
  • 2 additional nights bed & breakfast (1 night pre & 1 night post tour) at Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Return Airtrain tickets ex Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $850pp Twin Share

Plus $1019 Sole Use

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

GREEN GUEST POLICY
Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. SAVE $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use.

INCLUDED MEALS
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Heritage
Festival/Event
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Entertainment
Green Gust Policy

Moderate

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

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