DAY 1 Monday 22nd January 18 GILGANDRA
Welcome aboard for the exciting Tamworth 2018 Country Music Festival. Today we journey north into New South Wales to Jerilderie for morning tea, then on through to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area of Narrandera as we make our way to West Wyalong for our lunch break. After lunch we continue through Forbes, Parkes and Peak Hill then onto Gilgandra, where we settle for our Overnight Stay at the Gilgandra Motel.
DAY 2 Tuesday 23rd GILGANDRA - TAMWORTH
This morning we travel through Gunnedah and on to Tamworth the Country Music Capital, today we enjoy an introductory tour of Tamworth seeing the highlights of the Music Festival. We visit the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre with the 12 metre replica of the Golden Guitar and Gallery with life-like wax figures of Country Music's great's, and see the Rock, Gem and Mineral Display. You will have some free time to see many buskers who line the streets. We settle into Motel 359 for the next five nights. (Includes continental breakfasts each morning.) This is a budget Style Motel in Tamworth in a great location to take advantage of all the days and nights entertainment.
DAY 3 Wednesday 24th TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
After breakfast at the motel we head off to Sam Smythes Bush Poets and Balladeers morning, (starting at 8am and concludes at 9:45am approximately). The rest of the day is free for you to explore the COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL where the hills around TAMWORTH echo with the sound of Country Music. The music, which is about the bush, mates, tales of hardship and the Australian spirit, covers a broad range of musical styles. So you will be guaranteed that your favourite style of Country will be heard whether it is traditional Australian Bush Ballads, Gospel, Western Swing Dance Music, Rockabilly or Country Comedy.
Day 4 Thursday 25th TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Today is a free day for you to enjoy. Refer to your booklet for the days activities. As you stroll through the town look for commemorative plaques such as the Winners Walkway, Hands of Fame and more. Most of the entertainment is staged indoors with air-conditioned comfort.
Day 5 Friday 26th TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
After breakfast we board the Coach and make our way to see the Grand Parade (9am) in Peel Street. Maybe spot your favourite Country Music performers, Melinda Schneider, Troy Cassar-Daley, Beccy Cole, Lee & Tania Kernaghan, Sara Storer. This afternoon is free to do as you please. This evening we attend the Country Music Awards at 7pm, recognizing excellence in Australian Country Music at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre. It features all the awards and performances by Australias leading artists, this evening is a real highlight of our tour.
Day 6 Saturday 27th TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
We enjoy a leisurely start today. This Morning we visit the Tamworth Visitors Information Centre and see The Walk A Country Mile exhibition. Your afternoon is free to explore the Festivals highlights including the free concert at Centennial Park at night.
Day 7 Sunday 28th TAMWORTH - DUNNO - PARKES
After breakfast its time to pack up and farewell Tamworth. Then we make our way to Dunedoo passing through the small towns of Tambar Springs and Coolah. Continue on to Dubbo for our lunch break at the Dubbo RSL (own expense) before making our way to Parkes, where we settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Country Comfort - Parkes.
Day 8 Monday 29th FORBES - HOME
relaxing day as we travel homeward along the Newell Highway to Narrandera. After lunch we enjoy time to reflect on the
great times together as we continue through Jerilderie to Victoria
and home, after a real feast of Country
Music in Tamworth.
Single Room Option: $550