Man from Snowy River Festival tour packages - Photo
Tours to The Man From Snowy River Festival 2025 - Photo
Guided trips to The Man From Snowy River Festival 2025 - Photo
Guided trips to The Man From Snowy River Festival 2025 - Photo


DAY 1. Flights to Melbourne, Albury (L,D)

Fly Carbon Neutral to Melbourne and join your friendly Fun Over 50Holidays crew. Board our luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach, and travel responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We hit the road and travel our way north through the vineyards and grazing plains, arriving at Seymour in time for lunch. Our afternoon takes us onto Glenrowan – the gatekeeper of “Ned Kelly – the bushranger” history. It is the site of the final siege and capture of the Kelly Gang in 1880. Be transported back in time through live special effects and witness the Kelly’s take on the famous gunfight! We then take a short journey finishing our day at Albury. 1 Night: Albury Manor House

DAY 2. Albury to Corryong & Tumbarumba (B)

After a leisurely start this morning, we board the coach and head to Corryong, home to ‘The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival’. A unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, rodeo and various horse events. We arrive in time to witness the re-enactment of Banjo Patterson’s famous poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’. We then make our way to the festival and experience fabulous live entertainment, demonstrations and much more. With plenty of food and beverage stalls to choose from, you will easily settle your appetite as we join in the festivities. See all the action portrayed in the legendary poem, witness the thrills of the unique heritage and hear the iconic poem as it unfolds before our eyes. Mid-afternoon we travel to Tumbarumba and check in to our motel. After we settle in, the coach will return to the festival for the night events. *Lunch & dinner is at own expense. *Please note: Due to the remote region, accommodation is 55 minutes drive from the festival. Coach will make a run for those wanting to attend night events and will return each evening by 10pm. 2 Nights: Tumbarumba Motel

DAY 3. The Man from Snowy River Festival (B)

The Man from Snowy River Challenge is the showcase event of the Festival, which endeavours to find the modern day Man from Snowy River. When it comes to the test of good all round horsemanship, the Man from Snowy River Challenge is second to none. The festival has something for everyone and the next two days and nights are yours to do as you please. There’s the Entertainment Marquee with the Bush Poetry Comedy Show; the Working Cattle Dog Championships – a highly competitive event that brings out the best in owners and their dogs, the ute muster, arts & crafts markets, ‘Aussie Bush Idol’ talent quest, busking competition and the ‘Foz’ dog jump just to name a few. Witness the outstanding horsemanship and skill of today’s Australian Stockmen and women in exciting events such as Paterson’s Brumby Catch and the Kosciusko Stock Saddle Buckjump. Sunday we depart the festival and make our way into Kosciuszko National Park to admire its rugged alpine landscape and limestone gorges, arriving in Thredbo. *Lunch & dinner is at your own expense

DAY 4. The Man from Snowy River Festival, Thredbo (B,D)

Later today we depart the festival and make our way into Kosciuszko National Park to admire its rugged alpine landscape and limestone gorges, arriving in Thredbo. *Lunch at the festival is at your own expense. 2 Nights: Thredbo Alpine Hotel

DAY 5. Thredbo (B,LD)

This morning is at your leisure giving time to do some self-guided walks. Later we re-group and take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to Eagles Nest Restaurant for lunch which affords panoramic views of Mount Kosciuszko and Thredbo village below. After lunch, we join the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to return to Thredbo before we take a thrilling luge ride. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, twist and turn down a 700m track through the Thredbo wilderness.

DAY 6. Cooma, Canberra (B,L,D)

Today we depart the Alpine region and make our way to Cooma, stopping for a visit to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. Learn about this incredible engineering feat via a self-guided tour which will allow you to view the extensive photographic collection, models, displays and hands on exhibits; learn how the hydroelectricity scheme was constructed and powers peakload power for the ACT, NSW and Victoria. Back on the road, we journey to Canberra arriving in time for lunch in the Capital City before taking a guided tour at the Australian War Memorial and gathering for the Last Post Ceremony. 2 Night Stay: Crowne Plaza, Canberra

DAY 7. Canberra (B,L,D)

Today we tour icons of Canberra with our first experience being a guided tour of the Royal Australian Mint. Hear interesting stories about the history of coins in Australia and look out over the factory while you learn how coins are made. Next we take a guided tour of Parliament House walking through the historic halls discovering highlights such as the towering flagpole to the Great Hall tapestry, the architecture, art and craft, history and events. We move on to The National Arboretum, a mosaic of living forests, where break for lunch followed by guided coach tour.

DAY 8. Canberra – Newcastle (B,L,D)

Departing Canberra we hit the highway taking a cuppa break at the small village of Pheasants Nest. We continue to the Central Coast breaking here for lunch before arriving at Newcastle where we take an on-board guided tour of the town. 1 Night Stay: Rydges Hotel, Newcastle

DAY 9. Newcastle – Grafton (B,L,D)

Departing Newcastle, we are back on the road taking a cuppa break at Bulahdelah. Next we make our way to the iconic Slim Dusty Centre for lunch and a visit. This afternoon, we continue on to the coastal town of Grafton where we spend our final night together.. 1 Night Stay: Bent Street Motor Inn, Grafton

DAY 10. Grafton to Brisbane (B,L)

We start our journey home this morning, on route visiting Tropical Fruit World to enjoy a plantation tractor tour, fruit tasting and lunch. From here we make our way to the Brisbane Transit Centre, arriving at approximately 4.30pm.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2025
$5650 $6830 3 April
  • EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $200 per couple or $100 single if booked by 30 April 2024
  • Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking $600pp
  • N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for coach and air component.
  • FITNESS LEVEL – A RATING OF 2 (MODERATE) Passengers must be able to:-
    • 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

Highlights & inclusions

  • One-way economy class Carbon Neutral flight to Melbourne ex Brisbane, Sydney or Adelaide
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • Ned Kelly country, Glenrowan
  • 1 night Albury; 2 nights Tumbarumba
  • 3 days at The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival including poetry and bush music, rodeo action, entertainment and comedy, horse and dog events, street activities and busking **Program subject to change. Advertised event based on 2024 program (2025 program yet to be determined)
  • Thredbo village, return express Chairlift ride
  • Luge ride; 2 nights Thredbo
  • Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre visit
  • 2 nights Canberra
  • Australian War Memorial guided tour and Last Post Ceremony
  • Guided tour of Royal Australian Mint, Parliament House and National Arboretum
  • 1 night Newcastle; On-coach town tour
  • Slim Dusty Centre
  • 1 night Grafton
  • Tropical Fruit World Plantation tour & tasting
  • 23 meals

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