Australian Festival of Chamber Music releases travel packages and invites holiday-makers to journey to Townsville- Gurambilbarra this July


Wintersun and music in perfect harmony

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music has announced travel packages for 2024 and invites holiday-makers to join them this July in Townsville- Gurambilbarra

Here’s how you can hear the harmony and feel the Wintersun – three exclusive HOLIDAY PACKAGES have been released for the 2024 Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) in Townsville-Gurambilbarra.

With a program that features a stunning lineup of international artists, music, conversations and deep dive discussions that take chamber music well beyond concert halls, this year’s AFCM from 26 July to 4 August stars more than 35 artists including 10 international artists, 20 Australian artists and five ensembles. Fourteen artists will make their AFCM debut and the program includes two world premieres and one Australian premiere.

The best way to experience the unique combination of superb music and holiday relaxation is with a Festival holiday package. Each package includes tickets to three of AFCM’s most popular concerts, with patrons enjoying reserved seating, discounted tickets, and exclusive accommodation rates. Choose from:

  1. Opening Weekend Package: Experience the excitement of Opening Weekend with three captivating concerts, including AFCM Opening Night, Concert Conversations, and the Governor’s Gala. Priced from $529 per person twin share or $506 for AFCM Friends.
  1. Closing Weekend Package: Revel in the exhilarating final weekend with a series of enchanting concerts, culminating in the Festival Farewell. Priced from $499 per person twin share, $479 for AFCM Members.
  1. Sunset Spectacular Package: Enjoy three consecutive days of sunset concerts with the Sunset Series, offering a magical mid-week retreat. Priced from $429 per person twin share, $416 for AFCM Members.

AFCM has also announced the three partner hotels including:

  • The Ville Resort-Casino: Set against the picturesque Townsville Breakwater, The Ville Resort-Casino offers resort-style accommodation with luxurious amenities including an infinity pool, day spa, casino, and delectable dining options.
  • Grand Chancellor Townsville: Experience breathtaking views of the city, Castle Hill, and Magnetic Island from the contemporary guest rooms and rooftop pool of the tallest building in town, conveniently located near award-winning restaurants, nightlife, and key attractions.
  • Rydges Southbank Townsville: Nestled in the vibrant Palmer Street precinct, Rydges Southbank provides the perfect blend of luxury and affordability, featuring signature Rydges dream beds, modern amenities, and a resort-style pool.

Booking your AFCM Holiday Package is made easy and stress-free with Festival travel partner Gallivanter Travel Townsville as they can book everything including airfares, day tours and of course your preferred Festival holiday package. To book, visit or call Gallivanter Travel on 07 4722 5050.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

26 July to 4 August 2024 in Townsville-Gurambilbarra, North Queensland

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Options for full Festival passes include Gold and Gold Plus subscriptions, or pick and choose concerts with a Silver or Silver Plus subscription. Three-night holiday packages are also available now.

AFCM principal partners include Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Arts Queensland, and Townsville City Council. The Australian Festival of Chamber Music is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland. The Queensland Government supports the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) through Arts Queensland.

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