2018 Caribbean Music Cruise, 20 Sep. - 10 Oct. 2018 - View this cruise/tour
Outback Music Tour, August 23 to September 6, 2018 - View this tour
2018 Hawaiian Music Cruise, 7 November to 19 November 2018 - View this cruise/tour
2019 Sydney to Kangroo Island Music Cruise, 4 -14 Jan 2019 - View this cruise/tour
2019 Highway 61 Blues Music Tour of America, 24 May - 12 June, 2019 - View this tour
2019 Central Australia Music Tour, 2 - 13 May , 2019 - View this tour

2018/19 Music Tours and Cruises

2018 Australian Outback Music Tour, incl. the Birdsville Races

Join us for an experience you will never forget. This is a fabulous tour, visiting many of the most remote and beautiful places in outback Australia, including a 3 night stay in Birdsville, for the famous Birdsville Races. Also, enjoy a feast of great Aussie music and bush poetry! Travel through this unique and wonderful part of Australia and be entertained by excellent musicians.

Tour dates: August 23 to September 6, 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Australian OUTBACK Music Tour... (PDF 2.0MB)

Click here to download booking form (187KB PDF)

The Birdsville Races is the most iconic ‘bush’ race meeting in Australia. The first race meeting took place in 1882, and with the exception of a period during WW11, has only been cancelled once (2007, due to an outbreak of equine influenza in Qld & NSW). During the races Birdsville’s population explodes from 100 to 6000 and there’s a wonderful festival atmosphere in town. The two-day race meeting is famous for its colourful ‘fashions’, lots of good-natured revelry, and the running of the legendary Birdsville Cup.

Outstanding features:

  • Transport by luxury coach
  • Hotel & Motel accommodation throughout, except for Birdsville, where we are staying in the Kangaroo Bus Lines Tent City (good quality pre-erected tents, with sturdy, comfortable stretchers)
  • Lots of musical highlights


  • 3 nights in Birdsville, for the legendary Birdsville Races
  • Fantastic Outback Scenery
  • Visit: Melbourne, Mildura, Broken Hill, White Cliffs, Tibooburra, Innamincka,
    Birdsville, Marree, Flinders Ranges, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, Melbourne
  • Near Innamincka, visit the famous Burke & Wills ‘Dig Tree’
  • Stay in the Flinders Ranges at Wilpena Pound Resort
  • A feast of great music and bush poetry
  • John Howie & Gill Delaney entertaining with sing-a-longs

Tour dates: August 23 to September 6, 2018

Click here to download the 2018 Australian OUTBACK Music Tour (PDF 1.3MB)

Click here to download booking form (187KB PDF)

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