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Tamworth Country Music Festival

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Festival & Event
Festivals and Events
Indigenous experience
Cultural

Tour summary

Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, with this unique style of music being the main focus of the town year round. Here, the information centre is guitar-shaped, the town’s entrance is marked by a 36ft guitar and country music stars are represented in a waxwork hall of fame. Get geared up for a country escape and enjoy the toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ hype in January, when Tamworth plays host to one of the biggest and best country music festivals in the world.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

13 January 2022 20 January 2022

Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Request a booking
Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tour pricing

Adult Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
3199
pp
Adult Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
2399
pp
Deposit:
$500.pp. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).
Sole Use:
Plus $800 on Twin Share Price
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

2 additional days (TOTAL 10 DAY TOUR)

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

• 2 additional night bed & breakfast post-tour at Sofitel Brisbane Central

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

Plus $860 pp Twin Share Plus $1025 Sole Use

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

DEPOSIT

$500pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

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 touring ex Brisbane
  • 1 night South West Rocks
  • Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey
  • 3 nights Tamworth
  • 2 ½ days Tamworth Country Music Festival
  • 2 surprise shows included at the MusicFestival
  • Souvenir Music Festival Official Program
  • Lunch and country music gig at DAGSheep Station
  • 1 night Armidale
  • Tenterfield tour with local historian guide
  • Lunch at the Abbey Boutique Hotel exconvent, Warwick
  • 11 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.

Included meals:

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

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
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment
Local guide
Local guide

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

South West Rocks

Coach
Coach

Departing Brisbane Coach Terminal on Roma Street, we make our way south across the border to break for lunch in Maclean before continuing on through Coffs Harbour to our overnight stay in South West Rocks.

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Rockpool Motor Inn, South West Rocks
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Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
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Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Tamworth

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment
Heritage
Heritage

This morning we begin our country music experience in earnest with a stop at the Slim Dusty Centre in Kempsey, where we pay homage to one of the greats of Australian music. From here we make tracks to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Australia’s largest music festival with over 4000 different performances or gigs, and over 600 buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment day and night. If you wish to book and pre-purchase tickets for a special concert, you can phone the Tamworth Information Centre (Ph: 02 6767 5300) to arrange your tickets. We arrive and check-in to our hotel for three nights. Tonight we attend the opening night concert at Bicentennial Park.

**Please note: Dinner is at own expense.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

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Tamworth

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment

Enjoy two days of the talents, sights and sounds of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, including free concerts, talented buskers, bush poets, line dancing and the Coca-Cola concerts in the park which run daily from 11am to 4pm. On both days Fun Over Fifty has included a FREE evening show.

**Please note: These free shows are value added by us and cannot be refunded if you do not wish to attend.

**Please note: Lunch and dinner are at own expense over the festival days.

**Please note: Show program not available until December 2021.

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Morning Tea
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Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
Breakfast
Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

Tamworth

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment

Enjoy two days of the talents, sights and sounds of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, including free concerts, talented buskers, bush poets, line dancing and the Coca-Cola concerts in the park which run daily from 11am to 4pm. On both days Fun Over Fifty has included a FREE evening show.

**Please note: These free shows are value added by us and cannot be refunded if you do not wish to attend.

**Please note: Lunch and dinner are at own expense over the festival days.

**Please note: Show program not available until December 2021.

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Lunch
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Dinner

Day

5

Armidale

Entertainment
Entertainment
Heritage
Heritage

Leaving Tamworth, we make our way to the DAG Sheep Station in Nundle. Over lunch we enjoy our final toe-tapping country gig, then head north to Armidale, where we finish our day.

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Cotswold Gardens, Armidale
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Day

6

Brisbane

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

This morning we make our way to Tenterfield, where we collect our local historian guide for a town tour, taking in the Cork Tree and famous Tenterfield Saddler. We continue on to Warwick, stopping at the Abbey Boutique Hotel ex convent for lunch, before returning to the Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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Included meals
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner
Included meals
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

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