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Explore the Parkes Elvis Festival with like-minded fans (Jan 2025)

Sydney roundtrip
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    DURATION
    5 days, 4 nights
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    DURATION DAYS
    5 days
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    DURATION NIGHTS
    4 nights
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    DEPARTS
    9 January 2025
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    RETURNS
    13 January 2025
  • Escorted Sydney roundtrip
  • Includes event tickets, priority seating, transfers and more
  • Tickets to the best concerts in the festival program

Head to Parkes in January 2025 for the annual Elvis Festival, celebrating the King of Rock with a fun-filled line up of events.

Parkes Elvis Festival has been running for over 25 years with over 20,000 visitors to Parkes for the event. The festival features a jam-packed program of events, including look-a-like contests, the beloved Street Parade, displays of Elvis artefacts, an absolutely amazing Gospel Service (where you'll enjoy priority seating), vintage cars and so much more. Step back into the 50's with muscle cars, Priscilla lookalikes and an Elvis literally on every corner of the township of Parkes.

Our host has hand-picked the best of the festival program, securing tickets to the best concerts in Parkes. You'll be nothin' but a hound dog, crying all the time, if you miss out!

The theme for the 2025 Festival is Elvis' 1967 musical comedy Easy Come, Easy Go!

Call 1300 414 198 to hold your place on this fun-filled musical getaway!

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Inclusions/Exclusions

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  • 4 nights' accommodation in Cowra (multiple motels of similar standard are used)
  • Sydney and Cowra Transfers
  • Cowra and Parkes Transfers (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2​ Dinners
  • Friday Ticket to Ultimate Elvis Festival
  • Friday Dinner and Show in Cowra
  • Sunday Feature Concert series
  • Parkes Elvis Festival Programme
  • Priority Seating at Gospel Service
  • Tour Guide

Need to get to Sydney? Phone now for a quote including airfares. Our friendly Aussie team is just a quick local call away on 1300 414 198.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Thursday 9 January 2025

Depart - Pickup from the Ibis Sydney Hotel, Airport (O'Riordan Street) at 8am sharp

This is a 5 hour journey with breaks built-in for morning tea and lunch (own expense). Arrive into Cowra late afternoon.

This evening enjoy dinner and get to know your fellow Elvis travellers.

  • Overnight: Cowra
  • I​ncluded Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Friday 10 January 2025

T​his morning after breakfast transfer to Parkes for the first day of the Elvis Festival. Start the festivities with the Elvis Tribute Heats at the Leagues Club. Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents. After a morning of fun it’s time to return to Cowra. This evening enjoy dinner and a show.

  • Overnight: Cowra
  • I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday 11 January 2025

T​his morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Parkes to attend the Elvis Street parade. Enjoy Elvis-themed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and marching bands as they head from Bushman Street to Cooke Park down the length of Clarinda Street in the North Parkes Mines Street Parade.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please. Lunch is at your own expense today. There will be a variety of options from food trucks to pubs, clubs and restaurants.

T​his afternoon return to Cowra and enjoy a free evening in Cowra to explore the local cafes and restaurants - dinner is at your own expense this evening.

  • Overnight: Cowra
  • I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunday 12 January 2025

Today head back to Parkes to hear the gospel songs of Elvis sung in the 3 and 4 part ‘Southern Gospel’ harmony style of the Jordanaires and Stamps quartets. Consisting of three amazing soloists in their own right, the Southern Cross Vocal Band’s concerts offer variety by seamlessly combining the trios with solos, song introductions and even some bluegrass featuring the 5 string banjo. Lunch is at your own expense today. There will be a variety of options from food trucks to pubs, clubs and restaurants.

This afternoon feature Elvis Tribute concert. Each year the event presents powerful vocals, unique instrumentation and pure, raw talent in this show, as the best in the world honour the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Elvis Presley.

T​his evening enjoy dinner, an opportunity to reflect on the amazing acts you have seen over the last couple of days.

  • Overnight: Cowra
  • I​ncluded Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Monday 13 January 2025

T​his morning after breakfast you will be transferred back to Sydney. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as we arrive back at Ibis Sydney Airport, where your tour will end.

This itinerary and timings are subject to changes without notice - please use it as a guide. A final itinerary will be provided prior to departure.

Dates and Prices

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Travel Thursday 9 January to Monday 13 January

  • Twin / Double share from $2,150 per person
  • Solo Traveller from $2,400 per person

Call our experienced Travel Team to book your seat on this fabulous Elvis experience! Call now 1300 414 198

Accommodation

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M​ultiple motels in Cowra are used, with a 3.5 star rating and walking distance to CBD.

FAQs

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B​us pickup points and approx time of pick up on 9 January 2025 and drop off on 13 January 2025

  • I​bis Airport Sydney Motel - 9 Jan 2025 - 8am / 13 Jan 2025 - drop off 3.30pm
  • S​trathfield Train Station - 9 Jan 2025 - 8.45am / 13 Jan 2025 - drop off 2.30pm
  • P​enrith Train Station - 9 Jan 2025 - 9.45am / 13 Jan 2025 - drop off 1.30pm
  • L​ithgow Train Station - 9 Jan 2025 - 11.30am / 13 Jan 2025 - drop off 10.30am

Central West Tours and its affiliated partners will not delay start time of itinerary or guarantee meeting flights or transport arrangements.

Should I dress in costume for this event? Each year festival guests show up in droves, decked to the nines in their finest Elvis and Priscilla attire. The theme for the 2025 Festival is Elvis' 1967 musical comedy Easy Come, Easy Go!

We want you to make the most of this event, dress up, don't dress up, its up to you. Do however make sure you pack comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

C​an I bring my wheelie walker? Yes you can!

T&Cs

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

A non-refundable deposit of $350pp is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due not later than 15 November 2024.

T​he itinerary is subject to change. All timings provided are a guide only.

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