2013 – Bitumen to Bulldust Outback Music Tour

Wednesday 7 August 2013
4 nights – 5 days

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5.45 am           Meet fellow travellers at Sydney Airport

6.45am            Depart for Moree

8.15am            Arrive Moree. Gavin Hann will meet us. Coffee stop in Moree, then on the road to Lightning Ridge by 10.00am. On the way, Gavin will give us a commentary about the local area; Richard will tell us about his work with children; Joan will tell us some colourful jokes.

1.00pm            Arrive Lightning Ridge. Lunch at the Club, opposite our Motel, order and pay independently.

2.00pm            Tour of Lightning Ridge with Barbara Moritz. Barb will show us the important sites and take us to the Historical Society.

4.00pm            Check into Wallangulla Motel

4.45pm            Half the group will go with Marilyn, Richard and Jane to the Black Queen Lamp Show & Performance, others can rest or explore the Ridge.

7.30pm            Dinner at Brunoz Restaurant, 2 course set menu.

Overnight Wallangulla Motel – our host is Carol.

Thursday 8 August

Breakfast at Motel or local cafe.

8.45am            Leave Motel in coach

9.00-10.00am  Visit Lightning Ridge Central School with Marilyn and Richard. meet children and hear them sing.

10-11.00am     Morning tea.

12.00am          Visit Opal Museum. Talk by Maxine O’Brien, Manager Lightning Ridge Mining Association: ABC Interview

1.30-3.00pm    Visit the Black Hand Mine. This is a guided tour and we have a break for complimentary tea and coffee midway.

4.45pm            Second half of group attend the Black Queen Performance.

7.30pm            Dinner at Brunoz, different set menu.

Overnight Wallangulla Motel

Friday 9 August


Settle accounts: single rooms $75 per night; twin $85 per night; queen $95 per night

8.30am            Our coach leaves for Walgett. Coffee stop before going to St Michael’s School

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11.00am          Visit St Michael’s Primary School, we are invited to school assembly

12.30pm          Lunch at RSL Club. See local craft exhibitions associated with Walgett Community Festival; also Heritage Centre, opposite RSL.

2.30pm            Visit Distance Education Centre

3.30-4.00pm    Visit Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

4.30-5.00pm    Check in the Barwon Inn Motel

6.30pm            ‘Dinner Under the Stars’, a free Festival event

Overnight the Barwon Inn Motel – our host is Chris.

Saturday 10 August

Breakfast, continental style, included in room rate.

Guided walk along the river, optional.

10.00am          Festival events and workshops – ‘The Walgett Voice’, children’s singing competition.

Lunch at Festival – free BBQ.

Festival continues till 4.00pm.

Dinner at Barwon Inn.

Overnight the Barwon Inn

Sunday 11 August

Breakfast, continental style, included in room rate.

Check out Motel.

11.00am          Drive to ‘Ballandree’ Marilyn’s property, for lunch.

Lunch               Catered

After lunch      Drive to Moree

7.00pm            Flight departs

8.30pm            Arrive Sydney

For more information, contact Judith: judith@salmonplus.com or 0409 618 499