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Chinchilla Melon Festival

Queensland

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Known as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia, every two years the thriving community of Chinchilla welcomes in excess of 20,000 visitors for the unique, fun-filled and crazy Chinchilla Melon Festival. Learn how to grow the tastiest melons on a farm tour, take in an authentic outback rodeo and enjoy a full day at the festival. There's melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting, melon tossing, entertainment, markets, a street parade, arts and crafts, free concerts, fireworks and loads more.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
4
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

13 February 2025

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Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

8 Meals Included 3 Cultural Experiences

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Chinchilla Melon Festival

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
1895
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
2350
pp
Deposit:
$300pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $300pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Guided tour of Empire Theatre
  • Picnic Point, Toowoomba
  • 3 nights in Chinchilla; Cactoblastis monument
  • Chinchilla Folk Museum and melon farm tour
  • Chinchilla Melon Festival day & night display
  • Entry to the Rodeo, a night of real outback rodeo entertainment
  • Kingaroy Heritage Museum
  • Peanut Van
  • Lunch at Moffatdale Ridge Winery
  • 8 meals

Additional information

PRE & POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

2 additional day (TOTAL 6 DAY TOUR)

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

• 2 additional night bed & breakfast post-tour at Meriton Suites Brisbane

• Return Airtrain tickets ex  Brisbane Domestic Terminal to Central Station

Plus $999pp Twin Share

Plus $1230 Sole Use

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

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • 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
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • 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
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide
Unpack once
Unpack once

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Brisbane - Chinchilla

Heritage
Heritage
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Unpack once

Board our luxury ‘Gold’ Class’ coach, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. Sit back and relax as we travel through the Lockyer Valley and climb the Great Dividing Range to Toowoomba. We take an interesting tour of the Empire Theatre before breaking for lunch at Picnic Point. Our afternoon travels take us via country towns such as Oakey and Dalby before arriving at Australia’s melon capital, Chinchilla.

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Morning Tea
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

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Chinchilla

Entertainment
Entertainment
Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Today take a tour of Chinchilla with a local guide, visiting the Folk Museum and a local melon farm. As Chinchilla produces 25% of Australian melons, we learn from the best how to grow the tastiest melons. We also take in the Cactoblastis monument which details the destruction of the prickly pear by the Cactoblastis moth. Tonight, the bulls and broncs are the stars as we take in a real outback rodeo. Entertainment includes bull rides, saddle bronc rides and the ever-popular barrel racing.

**Dinner is at your own expense tonight

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

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Chinchilla

Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event

Prepare for a day of good laughs and good times at the Chinchilla Melon Festival. Join with the locals for some hilarious fun and festivities as events such as melon skiing, melon iron man, melon bungee, melon bullseye, pip spitting and melon tossing get into full throw. There’s back-to-back entertainment, markets, a street parade, arts and crafts, free concerts, a triathlon and loads more. Enjoy an afternoon of country music and the grand finale being a brilliant fireworks display. Look out for our surprise exclusive Celebrity Guest as you ‘get your melon on’ at this truly unique festival.

**Lunch is at your own expense today. There are plenty of interesting food stalls for you to choose from. Event details yet to be released at time of publishing. Advertised product subject to change/availability

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Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

4

Chinchilla - Brisbane

Heritage
Heritage

This morning we make our way past the Bunya Mountains and into Kingaroy. Our first stop is the famous Peanut Van giving you time to purchase your favourite blend. From here we explore the fascinating history of Kingaroy at the Kingaroy Heritage Museum. We continue on to Moffatdale Ridge Winery for our final lunch together and great way to wind down after a fun filled getaway. We travel via Lake Wivenhoe before arriving to the Brisbane Coach Terminal at approximately 5.00pm.

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

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