Charters Towers, Chamber Music and Townsville
Charters Towers, Chamber Music and Townsville
8 days

Featuring 28th Australian Festival of Chamber Music


Meet the locals on your many guided experiences and learn about the local history. Your highlights continue with the largest living coral reef aquarium, a unique horse drawn canvas covered wagon ride and the golden history of Charters Tower. This wonderful holiday will also feature special musical events as Townsville hosts the 28th Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Australian Destination Queensland
International Destination
Tour Date 25 July to 01 August 2018
Number Of Days 8 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $3,955
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $620

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  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music Opening Night
  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music Events
  • Townsville City Tour
  • Reef HQ Guided Tour
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • Maritime Museum of Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Tour
  • Charters Tower Guided Coach Tour
  • The Miners Cottage, Charters Tower
  • The Venus Gold Battery Tour, Charters Tower
  • Ghosts After Dark Show, Charters Tower
  • Texas Longhorn Wagon Ride and Smoko

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

15 Meals

7 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1. Perth to Brisbane (D)
We collect you from home and transfer you to the Perth Airport for your afternoon flight to Brisbane to begin your Queensland adventure.  Overnight: Comfort Inn Northgate Airport Hotel, Brisbane
Day 2. Townsville Introduction (BD)
Today we fly on to Townsville and on arrival take a guided tour of the city.  A trip to the top of Castle Hill will provide spectacular views over the tropical city and across the Coral Sea to beautiful Magnetic Island.  You will also discover monuments and memorials, lush tropical gardens and take in fascinating military history as we discover the city that hosts Australia’s largest defence base.  Overnight:  Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 3. Great Barrier Reef and All Things Tropical (BD)
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government’s national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef.  Immerse yourself in the underwater world as you travel the viewing tunnel with spectacular views of the reef and marine life with your guide.  Nearby the award winning Museum of Tropical Queensland provides you with an insight into rainforests, shipwrecks and prehistoric times.  The Maritime Museum continues the stories of Townsville and tropical Queensland with history on the port, fishing, naval history and ship design.  Tonight we come together for the opening night of the 28th Australian Festival of Chamber Music.  Each year the festival presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative program of concerts.  The combination of music, winter warmth and tropical location creates a relaxed and special atmosphere.  Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 4. Billabong Sanctuary (BD)
This morning is free for you to enjoy Townsville at your leisure or to relax at your accommodation.  In the afternoon just south of Townsville is the Billabong Sanctuary where you will meet your favourite Australian animals in a tropical bushland setting on the shores of the billabong.  Here you will have the chance for personal experiences with the animals and a guided tour.  We return to Townsville in time to prepare for another festival concert followed by dinner at the Townsville RSL.  Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 5. Magnetic Island (BD)
Today we are drawn to the beautiful destination of Magnetic Island.  We board a passenger ferry for the short journey across to the island where we are met by our local guide and tour bus.  Travelling the island, we discover many “Kodak” moments with the grand vistas, search for locals such as koala’s, majestic raptors and the distinctive bush stone curlew, admire imposing hoop pines and enjoy the superb nature based classroom that is Magnetic Island.  This afternoon, enjoy the Queens Garden concert.  Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 6. Charters Towers (BD)
Aboard the coach we travel to Charters Towers to explore the enchanting outback town and its fascinating history.  On arrival a guide will join the coach to take us on a fascinating orientation tour passing the magnificent heritage buildings and highlighting the stories of times gone by.  After lunch at leisure we visit the Miners Cottage for a tour and gold panning demonstration.  At the Venus Gold Battery discover a real insight into an amazing real life gold rush. Tonight, at sunset the Ghosts after Dark show is presented in the great outdoors.  Overnight: Cattleman’s Rest Motor Inn, Charters Towers
Day 7. Charters Towers Countryside (BLD)
This morning we head off into the countryside to meet the largest purebred herd of Texas Longhorns in Australia.  You will hear of yarns and learn the history of this magnificent breed of cattle while enjoying the canvas covered wagon ride in the bush.  Smoko is included and watch out for the other animals including Scottish Highland cattle, American Bison and African Watusi.  On site there is also a saddle shop for you to discover on tour.  Mid-afternoon we return to Townsville for our final evening together. Overnight: Seagulls Resort, Townsville
Day 8. Townsville to Perth (B)
Your Queensland adventure comes to an end today as we begin the return journey to Perth via Brisbane.  On arrival in Perth, our courtesy small charter vehicle will be on hand to see you safely home.
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