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Location : Australia Packages >> Australia Special Events

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is a celebration of Australian country music culture and heritage. The festival lasts for two weeks during late January with visitors from all across the country and worldwide who come to join in the festivities. The festival has many times been counted among the world's top ten music festivals. Enjoy 2 nights of headlining acts. Combine the festival with exploring Sydney and you have the perfect getaway. Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.


  • Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney (Add-on fares are available from other cities)
  • Domestic Economy flights on Qantas Airways
  • Arrival & departure small vehicle shuttle airport transfers in Sydney
  • 4 Nights at the 3* Travelodge Sydney
  • Half day Sydney city sights small group tour
  • Full day small group tour to the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains
  • Qantas flights Sydney - Tamworth
  • 3 nights Ibis Styles Hotel Tamworth
  • Tickets for Tamworth Music Festival including 2015 Country Music Awards of Australia and Tamworth Regional Entertainment Conference Centre (TRECC) Gold seat performances
  • Flight Tamworth - Sydney to connect with International departure to US
  • All airport taxes and fuel surcharges

This itinerary can be fully customized; to tailor this package to your specific requirements please call an Aspire specialist at 1-877-727-7473

16 January 2016 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

17 January 2016 - Cross International Date Line

18 January 2016 - Arrive Sydney
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. You will be transferred by small vehicle shuttle to the Travelodge Sydney. You will spend FOUR nights at this appointed hotel.

The Travelodge Sydney Hotel is located on the edge of the Sydney CBD, you will be perfectly positioned to explore the city of Sydney. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Chinatown, Entertainment Quarter; Superb restaurants; theatres and a great range of shops from designer stores to funky boutiques are within easy walking distance.

19 January 2016 - Sydney - Half Day City Sights tour
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your small group Panoramic Sydney Sights tour. Commence a morning Panoramic Sydney Sights tour. Visit the historic Rocks area (Old Town of Sydney) and hear of the early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House, see Sydney Harbour Bridge and the shopping heart of the city including the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower. Visit Sydney's trendy district, Oxford Street and elegant Paddington with its terrace houses. Arrive at the famous beaches - see Tamarama, Bronte and stop at the Bondi beachfront to stroll and enjoy a morning coffee or tea (at own expense). See surfers, famous Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's most spectacular panoramic viewpoint. Return to Sydney via Sydney Heads lookout, Watsons Bay, Kings Cross & Mrs Macquaries Point for unsurpassed views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House.

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20 January 2016 - Blue Mountains small group Day Tour including lunch
Relax and explore Sydney or speak with an Aspire consultant regarding tour options.

A Diamond Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Blue Mountains tour. Before heading west, enjoy some of the sites of the Sydney Central Business District. Once out of Sydney we’ll visit Canada Bay area before arriving in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy morning tea at the Conservation Hut at Wentworth Falls. Arrive at Scenic World and join the Blue Mountains rides - Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway (own expense). Experience the Scenic Skyway and the thrill of walking on air with a see-through glass floor showing views of the valley 200 metres below. Or dare yourself to ride the steepest railway, with an incline of 52 degrees. After enjoying a stroll through the ancient rainforest, ride the Scenic Cableway and see spectacular views of the Three Sisters and vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, then visit Echo Point for the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Travel through the quaint village of Leura on the way to Sublime Point for picturesque views of the Jamison Valley. Enjoy lunch then return to Sydney via Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can encounter Australian native animals. Cuddle up to a Koala or feed the baby Wallabies. Last stop is Cabarita (Inner West) to board the Rivercat ferry for a relaxing cruise to Circular Quay, and view the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tour concludes at approximately 5.15pm at Circular Quay.

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21 January 2016 - Sydney - at your leisure or add a tour
Relax and explore Sydney or speak with an Aspire consultant regarding tour options.

22 January 2016 - Sydney - Tamworth
This morning you will be collected for your small vehicle shuttle airport transfers to Sydney airport. Fly to Tamworth. On arrival make you way to the Ibis Tamworth. You will spend THREE nights at this appointed hotel

Ibis Styles Tamworth provides friendly service as well as exceptional value for money. The Hotel features 24HR Reception, WIFI, licensed restaurant and bar, swimming pool, laundry and Austar TV, extensive conferencing facilities, and more. When staying with us, you will be just minutes away from Peel Street where you will find shopping, theatre, cinemas and pubs. With our unbeatable location, comfort, service and facilities, why stay elsewhere. 

23 January 2016 - Tamworth Music Festival
Enjoy the 2015 festival and this evening the Country Music Awards of Australia – 7.30pm - Silver seats

24 January 2016 - Tamworth Music festival
Enjoy the 2015 festival

25 January 2016 - Depart for US
This morning make your way to Tamworth airport and your flights

Per Person (from Los Angeles) $3,099



Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.