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Festival and event tours

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Festival tours

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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2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
10
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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.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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We fly into Sydney for an exclusive harbour cruise, then transfer to the Briars Country Lodge & Inn for 3 nights. The 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:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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The Bright Autumn Festival is a celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
7
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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.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
5
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Embark on the 'Cooly Rocks on the Gold Coast' tour, a nostalgic journey featuring a visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a 4-night stay in ocean-view rooms on the Gold Coast, and a Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk adventure. Immerse yourself in the charm of Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery, complemented by a Glow Worm Tour, and explore the Gallery Walk in Mt Tamborine. Highlighting the experience is the vibrant Cooly Rocks on Festival, where rock and roll bands, classic cars, dance, and vintage market stalls create an energetic atmosphere. Discover the creative side at the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery & markets, and relish a buffet dinner at the Horizon Sky Dining Revolving Restaurant. Indulge in a total of 9 delicious meals throughout this dynamic Gold Coast journey.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
5
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Indulge in a lavish Melbourne experience with a 4-night stay in 5-star luxury accommodation. Unpack once and explore Living Legends with a delightful Devonshire tea. Immerse yourself in the glamour of the Melbourne Cup with an all-inclusive Flemington package, featuring stylish table seating, gourmet food and premium beverage package, and private betting facilities with unparalleled racetrack views. Discover the elegance of Werribee Park Mansion and its Rose Garden, indulge in winery tastings paired with a gourmet lunch, and embark on an off-road safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Queen Victoria Market, and savour a total of 10 delicious meals throughout this opulent Melbourne escape.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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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.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
5
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Enjoy a spectacular New Years Eve celebration - Fun Over 50 Holidays style! With a 4 night stay at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, we visit Madame Tussauds, make our way to the Blue Mountains where we enjoy views from Katoomba Falls, visit Shellar Door to learn about the Australian Pearl Farm before making our way onboard the exquisite Gold Dining New Year Eve Harbour crew experiences for a front row view of the spectacular fireworks display.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Melbourne is an ever changing, vibrant city with café lined laneways, eclectic art displays and cultural experiences at every turn. Discover the hidden treasures, iconic structures, heritage, history and past stories as we travel in and around Melbourne.

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Physical rating:
1 - Easy
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Tour duration:
8
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The National Cherry Festival is on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years. Travel in style on our Luxury 'Gold Class' coach, discover the town and its harvest, delicious fruit, wine, food and festival! Will the longest Pip Spit record be broken again this year? Who will be the 2024 Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Come with Fun Over Fifty and visit this lovely rural community and have FUN! Following the festival we make our way to the Hunter Valley for the famous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular!

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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:
4
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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.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, with this unique style of music being the main focus of the town year round. Here, the information centre is guitar-shaped, the town’s entrance is marked by a 36ft guitar and country music stars are represented in a waxwork hall of fame. Get geared up for a country escape and enjoy the toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ hype in January, when Tamworth plays host to one of the biggest and best country music festivals in the world.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Get ready to for the Vivid Sydney annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology which transforms Sydney over 23 days and nights. Touring both Diamond and Gold departures we visit the Sydney Towers where we enjoy lunch at SkyFeast, visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship, experience 360 degree views of Katooma Falls before boarding a premium upper deck food and wine cruise on Sydney's Harbour. Making our way back through Port Macquarie with a visit to the Dolphin Marine Park overnighting in Coffs Harbour before heading back to Brisbane.

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1 - Easy
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2
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Take a 2 day winter break to this quirky annual festival, now in its 20th 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.

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2 - Moderate
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5
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This Australian folk festival is based upon the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees which grow in Grafton’s broad tree lined avenues.

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3 - Active/Moderate
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10
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Celebrate Christmas in Kiwi style on our 10-day New Zealand tour. Glide through Christchurch's Avon River, soak in Hanmer Springs' thermal pools, and cruise the stunning Akaroa Harbour. Indulge in fine wines at Seifried Estate Winery and enjoy a festive feast in Blenheim. With 26 included meals and carbon-neutral travel, this immersive experience promises a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. Join us on this unforgettable journey through New Zealand's scenic wonders.

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Physical rating:
1 - Easy
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Tour duration:
2
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Experience the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival, a delightful adventure that includes a Devonshire morning tea at Bestbrook Mountain Resort. Immerse yourself in a full day of live demonstrations, exhibitions, and entertainment at the festival. Enjoy quality overnight accommodation in Toowoomba, visit Emu Heaven Farm, and culminate the journey with a sumptuous 3-course long lunch at Albert River Wines. Indulge in a total of 4 delicious meals throughout this charming celebration of Millmerran.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
11
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Embark on a Nautical New Year adventure along the Murray River and Kangaroo Island. Enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Proud Mary with daily excursions, including celebrations and live entertainment for New Year's Eve. Explore historic towns, witness river red gums, and savour a Ngaut Ngaut tour with an indigenous guide. Conclude the cruise with 1 night in Adelaide. Extend your adventure with 2 nights on Kangaroo Island, exploring landmarks like the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay Conservation Park, and Remarkable Rocks. Travel comfortably with locally operated comfort-plus coach travel and relish a total of 29 delicious meals throughout this memorable journey.

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VIP luxury

At Fun Over 50, 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 50 Holidays, 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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