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Festival and event tours

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Festival tours for over 50s

Each year, our festival and event tours give you the chance to experience iconic festivals and events you may have never heard of. And we take you there in the comfort and style of our luxury tours. From black tie cultural events to rural music festivals, we have all the best events in our calendar.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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Take the ‘Gold Class’ route with extensive touring via Armidale, Hunter Valley, Bowral and Albury to Melbourne for 4 nights. Ride the Puffing Billy, take the Living Legends tour, visit ArtVo and experience Cup Day at Flemington as it should be done in the Home Straight Enclosure with 5-course meal, beverage package, live band, elevated track viewing platform, racebook and private betting facilities.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $200 per Couple or $100 Sole for November. Book by 30 June 2021. Terms and Conditions Apply

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.

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Physical rating:
1 - Easy
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Tour duration:
3
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Take a 3 day winter break to this quirky annual festival, now in its 17th year!! Come and discover a wide array of textile artworks, exhibitions, workshops, and pop up shops. Enjoy the good vibes of jazz musicians keeping the beat throughout the city, and prepare yourself for a healthy dose of hilarity at our famous Christmas in July dinner & show!

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
7
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Terms and conditions apply. The capital of the Sunshine State offers up a host of experiences over a 4 night stay; visit the hinterland paradise of Mount Tamborine, enjoy VIP seating and a backstage tour at the Australian Outback Spectacular, discover the Brisbane Festival, and witness the electrifying fireworks displays of Brisbane’s iconic Riverfire. 2 nights on Tangalooma brings a host of natural encounters including hand feeding the wild bottlenose dolphins.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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See beautiful NSW in springtime bloom as we travel from Brisbane through Port Macquarie to Bowral then on to Canberra returning via the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Armidale. Visit Corbett Gardens, Tulip Top Gardens, Cockington Green, Cowra's Japanese Garden, Darley Stud, the Glen Innes Standing Stones and Australia's largest flower festival showcasing a million flowers in bloom, Canberra Floriade.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
7
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Fly into Sydney for an exclusive harbour cruise, then transfer to the Southern Highlands for 3 nights. The 43rd annual Gathering of the Clans at Bundanoon promises everything Scottish with a wee bit of Aussie flavour; massed pipe bands, highland games, Celtic dancing and more. Travel on to Mudgee and Goondiwindi with highlight visits to The Blue Mountains, Bathurst and Gulgong.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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Fly into Melbourne and travel via Albury to Khancoban for 2 days at this legendary festival in the small town of Cooryong. See incredible displays of horsemanship, bush poetry, art, music and bush skills all based on Banjo Patterson's epic poem. Continue on to Brisbane through Jindabyne, Bowral, Newcastle and Grafton with plenty of sightseeing along the way.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Get ready to be dazzled by the lights of Sydney's innovative and breathtaking Vivid Festival. Join us to experience this internationally renowned extravaganza of light, music and ideas in 'Diamond Class' with touring in and around Sydney including the Riverboat Postman on the picturesque Hawkesbury River. Return to Brisbane via Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Ballina.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Unpack once for 5 nights at the centrally located Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Take a trip to visit Werribee Mansion and Open Range Zoo, spend time in the Dandenong Ranges, ride the Star Observation Wheel and lose yourself at the renowned Melbourne International Flower Show, a colourful celebration of the Australian lifestyle and great outdoors, ranked as one of the top 5 garden shows in the world.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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A Springtime must-do! Join us in Diamond Class to witness springtime glory across southern Queensland and NSW. Begin with the opening night gala dinner in Laurel Bank Park and VIP parade seating at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Later discover the Hunter Valley Gardens in full bloom then finish with Australia's largest floral celebration, Canberra's Floriade, where more than one million flowers create a sea of colour to be marveled at.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
5
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EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $100 per couple or $50 Sole for Feb 2021 tours. Booked by 28 Feb 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

This short break tour takes us into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and is combined with the Ginger Flower and Food Festival. This event features heaps of food and gardening experts, as well as live entertainment, animal experiences, market stalls and thousands of plants available for purchase.

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VIP luxury

At Fun Over Fifty, you get the VIP experience from start to finish. All transport, accommodation, and food must meet our high standards.

Choose your fitness level

We have fitness ratings for our tours, so you know which are right for you. Travel with people who want the same level of activity.

Leaders in domestic tourisnm

Our focus has always been on creating unforgettable tours all over Australia, and we take you to some of the most iconic Australian events.

All inclusive tours

With Fun Over Fifty tours, you get all event passes, accommodation, and activities included, as well as most meals.

Frequently asked questions

How do I book?

To book your festival tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We will also answer any questions and give you all the information you need.

What are the best festivals to attend?

Just like with any tour, this depends on what you're interested in. Our festival tours take you to many large and well-known events, such as the Australian International Airshow in Avalon, as well as much smaller regional events.

Whether you want to see live music or cultural events in historic towns, we have tours for you.

What do festival tours include?

At Fun Over Fifty, all our tours are all inclusive, which means all activities, accommodation, and transport are included in the tour price, as well as most meals.

When it comes to festivals and events, we typically try to book VIP or exclusive entry tickets wherever possible to ensure you get the best experience.

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A word about COVID-19

We are following all government advice and restrictions. We have policies in place to ensure the health and safety of our team, our guests, and the community.

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