Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Combining the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) with a tropical winter holiday is an ideal way to experience all the Festival and North Queensland has to offer. Choose from 3 exclusive packages. Each holiday package includes three nights' accommodation and three festival concerts.

Itinerary

This popular package takes in the glitz and glamour of Opening Weekend and includes three of the Festival's most popular concerts:

  • James Cook University Opening Night New Beginnings, 8:00pm Friday 29July, Townsville Civic Theatre
  • Concert Conversations 1 with Jack Liebeck, 10:00am Saturday 30 July, The Ville Resort-Casino
  • Governor's Gala A Joyful Fantasy, 8:00pm Saturday 30 July, Townsville Civic Theatre

Priced from $438 for AFCM Friends and from $461 per person twin share for non-members.

Accommodation Options

Enjoy a show-stopping weekend attending Festival Opening Night, the glamourous Governor's Gala and the first Concert Conversations of the Festival. A hugely entertaining weekend, with plenty of spare time for relaxation...or more music!

HotelRoom TypeAFCM Friend PriceAdult Price
Park Regis AnchorageStandard Hotel Room$438.00$461.00
One Bedroom Apartment$483.00$506.00
Rydges Southbank TownsvilleDeluxe Queen$464.00$487.00
Deluxe Twin$492.00$515.00
Hotel Grand Chancellor TownsvilleStandard King or Twin$483.00$506.00
Executive King$521.00$544.00
The Ville Resort - CasinoDeluxe King or Twin$510.00$533.00


Prices quoted are based on twin-share accommodation and include 3 nights' accommodation and tickets to three concerts as listed below.

Note: Airfares are not included. Concession rates and single room rates are also available. Prices include a Ticketshop transaction fee.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music musicians

The final weekend of the Festival is always a celebration that includes a rousing Festival Farewell Concert with most of the artists still standing taking part in the fun! The three concerts included in this package are:

  • Evening Series Concert The Silver Screen, 8:00pm Friday 5 August, Townsville Civic Theatre
  • Concert Conversations 6 with Jack Liebeck, 10.00am Saturday 6 August, The Ville Resort - Casino
  • Festival Farewell Fond Farewells, 8:00pm Saturday 6 August, Townsville Civic Theatre

Priced from $423 for AFCM Friends and from $444 per person twin share for non-members.

Accommodation Options

A perfect weekend getaway – this package includes 3 nights' accommodation plus a ticket to the Festival’s three final concerts including the hugely entertaining Festival Farewell.

HotelRoom TypeAFCM Friend PriceAdult Price
Park Regis AnchorageStandard Hotel Room$423.00$444.00
One Bedroom Apartment$468.00$489.00
Rydges Southbank TownsvilleDeluxe Queen$449.00$470.00
Deluxe Twin$477.00$498.00
Hotel Grand Chancellor TownsvilleStandard King or Twin$468.00$489.00
Executive King$506.00$527.00
The Ville Resort - CasinoDeluxe King or Twin$495.00$516.00

Prices quoted are based on twin-share accommodation and include 3 nights' accommodation and tickets to three concerts as listed below. Airfares are not included. Concession rates and single room rates are also available.

Note: Prices include a Ticketshop transaction fee.

This mid-week package is the perfect introduction to chamber music and includes three one hour concerts from the Ray Golding Sunset Series. It offers a glorious balance of fine music and winter relaxation. The three concerts included in this package are:

  • Sunset Series 3 - Loving Dedication, 5:00pm Wednesday 3 August, Townsville Civic Theatre
  • Sunset Series 4 - Baroque Magnifco, 5:00pm Thursday 4 August, Townsville Civic Theatre
  • Sunset Series 5 - Poems and Prayers, 5:00pm Friday 5 August, Townsville Civic Theatre

Priced from $367 for AFCM Friends and from $382 per person twin share for non-members.

Accommodation Options

This mid-week package includes 3 nights' accommodation and a ticket to three consecutive 5:00pm Ray Golding Sunset Series concerts - the perfect introduction for newcomers or those keen to relax in the tropics!

HotelRoom TypeAFCM Friend PriceAdult Price
Park Regis AnchorageStandard Hotel Room$367.00$382.00
One Bedroom Apartment$412.00$427.00
Rydges Southbank TownsvilleDeluxe Queen$393.00$408.00
Deluxe Twin$421.00$436.00
Hotel Grand Chancellor TownsvilleStandard King or Twin$412.00$427.00
Executive King$450.00$465.00
The Ville Resort - CasinoDeluxe King or Twin$439.00$454.00

Prices quoted are based on twin-share accommodation and include 3 nights' accommodation and tickets to three concerts as listed below. Airfares are not included. Concession rates and single room rates are also available.

Note: Prices include a Ticketshop transaction fee.

Magnetic Island

There are so many wonderful concerts and special events on offer throughout the 10 days of the Festival, so why not stay a little longer and treat yourself to an additional concert or two! There is an exquisite concert on Orpheus Island, one on Magnetic Island, two Sunday concerts and the hugely entertaining morning Concert Conversations.

We can offer reserved seats to these additional concerts and special events as part of your package booking. Your add-on options include:

  • Sunday Morning Concert, 11.00am Sunday 31 July, St James Cathedral - a wonderful music program in the atmospheric Cathedral on the hill. Adults $67, AFCM Friends $60.
  • Sunday Night Concert - The 22's, 6.00pm Sunday 31 July, The Ville Resort - Casino - enjoy dinner under the stars overlooking the ocean before an inspiring program spanning four centuries - 1722, 1822, 1922 and 2022. Adults $150, AFCM Friends $140.
  • Orpheus Island Concert, 1.30pm Tuesday 2 August - enjoy a stunning day that includes whale watching as you cruise to Orpheus Island, some relaxing beach time and a superb concert by visiting Festival musicians. Enjoy sumptuous food and drink whilst watching the sun set on the ferry ride home . Adults $250, AFCM Friends $235 (includes return ferry transfers, dinner, drinks and entertainment).
  • Concert Conversations 4 with Jack Liebeck, 10.00am Thursday 4 August - an entertaining morning of conversation with several visiting musicians before hearing them perform. Adults $81, AFCM Friends $73.
  • Concert Conversations 5 with Jack Liebeck, 10.00am Friday 5 August - gain an insight into the musicians lives plus enjoy a laugh or two with them before a delightful 45 minute concert. Adults $81, AFCM Friends $73.
  • AFCM After Party on Magnetic Island, 2.45pm Sunday 7 August, Peppers Blue on Blue Resort - the perfect way to round out your visit to Townsville. Head over early to experience the stunning surrounds of the island before settling onto the deck at Peppers Resort for a relaxed afternoon of music. Adults $88, AFCM Friends $79 (includes return ferry transfers).

For a custom-made experience, please request a quote below or call our friendly team on 1300 765 115 and they'll put together an itinerary to suit your interests.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at Park Regis Anchorage, or alternatives on request
  • Tickets to three different concerts (depends on package selected)

Magnetic Island

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