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Trundle Abba Festival

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

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Embark on the vibrant Trundle ABBA Festival tour, including a waterfront lunch in Ballina, a visit to the Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, and a guided tour of Newcastle with a night's stay. Indulge in a high tea lunch at the iconic Avalon Theatre Restaurant in Newcastle. Continue the journey with a visit to Parkes Observatory, two nights in Parkes, and entry into the lively Trundle ABBA Festival. Explore Sydney's city sights and conclude the adventure with one-way carbon-neutral economy class flight from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, or Adelaide. Enjoy a total of 14 delicious meals throughout this entertaining experience.

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

16 October 2024

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Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

2 Eco Experiences 2 Cultural & Heritage Experiences

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16 October 2024

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Trundle Abba Festival

Tour pricing

Twin Share
$
2999
pp
Sole Use
$
3599
pp
Deposit:
$600pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

Deposit of $600pp 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
  • Hosted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Waterfront lunch at Ballina
  • 1 night Coffs Harbour
  • Visit Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lunch at Rainforest Café (Sea Acres Rainforest)
  • On-coach guided tour of Newcastle
  • 1 night Newcastle
  • High Tea lunch at iconic Avalon Theatre Restaurant
  • Visit Parkes Observatory
  • 2 nights Parkes
  • Entry into Trundle ABBA Festival
  • Sydney city sights tour
  • One-way Carbon Neutral economy class flights from Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 14 meals

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
Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Entertainment
Entertainment

Itinerary

Departs
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Returns
Sydney Airport

Day

1

Coffs Harbour

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Depart on our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach from the Brisbane CBD and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We travel south, breaking at Kingscliff. We embark on a scenic road trip, stopping past the iconic Big Prawn for a quirky snapshot before breaking in Ballina for a delightful waterfront lunch. After lunch we head towards Coffs Harbour for an overnight stay.

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Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour
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Dinner

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Newcastle

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This morning we make our way to Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for native Australian wildlife where we enjoy a guided tour, whilst learning about the conservation efforts of this picturesque sanctuary. We then head down the coast and break for lunch in the Sea Acres Rainforest, surrounded by the lush beauty of the coastal rainforest. As we continue southward, we arrive in Newcastle, where we then embark on a guided town tour to discover the city, iconic beaches, and historical sites before checking into our hotel.

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Rydges, Newcastle
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Day

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Parkes

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Entertainment
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Eco experience
Heritage
Heritage

As we bid farewell to Newcastle, we embark on a journey towards Parkes. We pause for a unique lunch experience at the iconic Avalon Theatre Restaurant, where culinary delights meet entertainment in a vintage setting. We continue on to Parkes Observatory, where we stop for a quick photo opportunity. We conclude the day by checking in for our two-night stay.

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Dinner

Day

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Parkes

Entertainment
Entertainment
Festival & Event
Festival & Event

Today we dive into the joyous celebration of all things ABBA at the Trundle ABBA Festival. This lively event transforms the heart of Parkes into a dazzling tribute to the iconic Swedish pop sensation. Enthusiastic crowds don retro costumes and dance to the infectious beats of ABBA’s greatest hits. The festival pulsates with live performances, vibrant parades, and a kaleidoscope of glittering lights, promising a day of joy and nostalgia in this charming Australian locale.

**Event details yet to be released at time of publishing. Advertised product subject to change/availability. As it is festival day, lunch is at your own expense.

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Sydney

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Heritage

This morning as we head towards Sydney we make a delectable pit stop to enjoy a gourmet Australian delicacy for lunch. Upon arrival, we indulge in a scenic sightseeing tour, exploring historic landscapes like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge before unwinding for an overnight stay.

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Sydney

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Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before we board a local coach transfer to the airport for our respective Carbon Neutral flights home.

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