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Parkes Elvis™ Festival Diamond Class

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

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Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Parkes will come alive to celebrate Elvis Presley and all things Rock ‘n’ Roll and our 32nd year. There’ll be hundreds of Elvis, Jailhouse Rock and Rock ‘n’ Roll themed events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.

Departure location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
7
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

8 January 2024 - Diamond Class

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Coach classes:
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

1 Eco Experience 3 Cultural & Heritage Experiences

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Parkes Elvis™ Festival Diamond Class

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
3185
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
3840
pp
Deposit:
$600pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

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 opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay
  • 1 night Goondiwindi
  • Siding Spring Observatory
  • 1 night Coonabarabran
  • Wellington Caves Cathedral Cave tour
  • 3 nights Orange spending 2 days at the Parkes Elvis™ Festival
  • Tickets to the Feature Artist Show
  • Elvis Gospel Service
  • Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth
  • 1 night Armidale; Glen Innes Standing Stones
  • Lunch at Heritage Estate Wines
  • 17 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner **(standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited)

Additional information

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
Eco experience
Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Goondiwindi

Heritage
Heritage
Local guide
Local guide

Board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach at Brisbane Coach Terminal, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We enjoy morning tea at Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay before travelling through quaint country towns finishing our day at Goondiwindi. Here we enjoy lunch followed by a locally guided town and cotton farm tour.

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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
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Morning Tea
Lunch
Afternoon Tea
Dinner

Day

2

Coonabarabran

Heritage
Heritage
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Local guide

Today we travel via Moree to break 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. We take a tour of the site then continue on to Coonabarabran for the night.

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Morning Tea
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Dinner

Day

3

Orange

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Eco experience
Walking component
Walking component
Local guide
Local guide

This morning takes us to Wellington Caves for a 1-hour guided tour of the Cathedral Cave, famous for its huge stalagmite known as Altar Rock which stands at a height of 15 metres. After lunch, it’s a leisurely drive to Orange to check-in to our accommodation.

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Day

4

Parkes

Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Entertainment
Entertainment

Days 4 & 5

Join us at the Parkes Elvis™ Festival! The highlight on Saturday is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute show, featuring a sensational International Elvis Tribute Artist. Other highlights include more than fifty artists performing on the main stage, the Adam Harvey Elvis Country Show, the crowning of Miss Priscilla and the Elvis Gospel Service. Soak up the atmosphere listening to buskers along Festival Boulevard, watch an Australian rock ‘n’ roll icon be honoured on the Elvis Wall of Fame, admire heritage cars or enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll dance. With more than 70% of events free to attend, you will be spoilt for choice.

**Lunch is at your own expense on  Saturday/Sunday.

**Elvis Festival program is subject to change, and some events are at own expense.

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Armidale

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

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Armidale

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Leaving Armidale we travel north through Glen Innes and cross the border to Stanthorpe for lunch paired with wines at Heritage Estate Winery. After lunch, we descend the Cunningham Range returning to Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

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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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What is the average size of tour groups?

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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In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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