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The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

Victoria

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Festival & Event
Festivals and Events

Tour summary

There is no better time to visit Corryong than during The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, where the alpine region comes to life and unveils the history of unique bush traditions. Discover the lifestyle country folk take for granted and watch as horsemen and women chase wild horses down the mountainside in pursuit of the colt that got away.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Tullamarine Airport
Tour duration:
9
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

4th April 2022

Coach classes:
Gold
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Tour accreditations:
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The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

Tour pricing

Adult Twin Share
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Gold
$
3995
pp
Sole Use
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Gold
$
4930
pp
Deposit:
$800 per person
Sole Use:
Plus $935 on Twin Share Price
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20 Per Person Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD. If Covid restricts travel, deposit is refundable or money held in credit (terms and conditions apply).

Additional information

PRE TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 10 DAY TOUR)

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

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

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

Plus $499pp Twin Share Plus $590 Sole Use

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

DEPOSIT

$800pp 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 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
  • Kingscliff; New Italy
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • Tanilba House high tea and tour
  • 1 night Bowral
  • Canberra secrets drive tour
  • 2 nights Thredbo
  • Return Kosciuszko Express chairlift ride
  • Thredbo village; luge ride
  • 3 nights Khancoban
  • 3 days at The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
  • Enjoy a rich display of events including poetry and bush music, rodeo action, entertainment and comedy, horse and dog events, street activities and busking **Please note: Program subject to change. Advertised events based on 2021 program
  • Beechworth Bakery
  • Ned Kelly country, Glenrowan
  • Ned Kelly Museum
  • 1 night 5-star Melbourne CBD
  • One way economy class flight from Melbourne to Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
  • 19 meals


Additional information

**Please note: Program subject to change. Advertised events based on 2021 program (2022 program yet to be determined).

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
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Festival & Event
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Flight included
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GGP
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Walking component

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Tullamarine Airport

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1

Departing Brisbane

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Departing Brisbane on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach we travel via the Tweed River, breaking at Kingscliff. Our onward journey takes us through the picturesque Northern Rivers, breaking at New Italy for lunch before finishing our day at Port Macquarie.

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2

Sutton Forest

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Departing Port Macquarie, we make our way to Tanilba Bay where there lies a hidden treasure. We visit Tanilba House, one of the grand homes which helps form the rich fabric of the history of Port Stephens. We enjoy high tea served in the conservatory and on the verandah, followed by a history talk and tour of this recently restored, convict built homestead. Our afternoon travels take us to the Southern Highlands.

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Canberra

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After breakfast, we journey to Canberra, stopping for a cuppa before joining a local guide to who will take us on a Secrets of Canberra drive by tour. Our afternoon venture takes us through rugged alpine landscape and limestone gorges, finish our day in Thredbo.

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Thredbo

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This morning there are a number of easy self-guided walks such as the Riverside Walk along the Thredbo River; Meadows Nature Track or Mt Kosciuszko Summit look-out walk. Later we take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the Express Terminal where we lunch at the Eagles Nest Restaurant - Australia’s highest restaurant. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kosciuszko and Thredbo village below. After lunch, we return to the village and take a thrill ride on The Luge. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, twist and turn down a 700m track through the Thredbo wilderness.

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Khancoban

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We continue along the Murray Valley Highway to Corryong for our first taste of ‘The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival’. A unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, rodeo action and various horse events. We arrive in time to witness the re-enactment of Banjo Patterson’s famous poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’. After the event, we travel the short distance to Khancoban to check-in to our motel located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

**Please note: Accommodation in this country region is very limited and basic. Rooms are with ensuite.

**Lunch & dinner is at own expense today.

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Khancoban

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The Man from Snowy River Challenge is second to none and a showcase event of the festival for it has something for everyone. The next two days and nights are yours to do as you please. There’s the Entertainment Marquee with the Bush Poetry Comedy Show, the Working Cattle Dog Championships - a highly competitive event that brings out the best in owners and their dogs, the Ute muster, ‘Ol Foz’ dog jump, ‘Aussie Bush Idol’ talent quest, busking competition and street markets, just to name a few.

**Lunch and dinner is at own expense.

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Bowral - Newcastle

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Witness the outstanding horsemanship and skill of today’s Australian stockmen and women. All their skills will be on display as they compete in the six gruelling preliminary events set to challenge the most skilled and professional rider and horse teams. The top ten scoring riders move forward from the preliminary events to take centre stage on Sunday and earn their place in the two final events, Paterson’s Brumby Catch and the Kosciusko Stock Saddle Buckjump.

**Lunch is at own expense

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Melbourne

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After a leisurely start this morning, we board the coach and make our way onto the Murray Valley Highway skirting the famous Hume Weir passing through the new township of Tallangatta. We continue on travelling via Beechworth, stopping here for morning tea at the famous Beechworth Bakery. From here its onto Glenrowan which is the site of the final siege and capture of Ned Kelly and his gang in 1880. We visit the Ned Kelly Museum which houses many original Kelly and Victorian Police artefacts. Witness through the brilliance of live special effects and animatronic figures, a show that will transport you back to June 28th 1880! Come up on the train with police, and be held captive in the Glenrowan Inn by the Kelly Gang. Witness the Kelly’s take on the Victorian Police in Australia’s most famous gunfight, through the burning hotel and into the Old Melbourne Gaol to Ned’s final moments. This afternoon we arrive in Melbourne for our last night.

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Flights back to Brisbane

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Enjoy breakfast at leisure today. Take time this morning to hop on-board the free tourist City Circle Tram to discover Melbourne, take a walk along Southbank or just relax and unwind in the hotel before departing for our respective flights home.

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Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

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Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

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