Australian Festival of Chamber Music 


26 July - 04 August 2019

Enjoy a unique combination of exquisite music and tropical winter warmth at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.  Explore the natural beauty of Townsville with its stunning coastline, beaches and lush rainforests. Take a dip in the ocean before immersing yourself in some of the world's finest chamber music.  Experience an internationally acclaimed Festival program with more than 30 musicians visiting from around the world.

Australian Holiday Centre are proud to be the booking agent for this year's fabulous Festival. Our Festival holiday packages include three nights accommodation and tickets to three Festival concerts.  It delivers the perfect combination of music and relaxation, with everything booked for you.  Choose from three exclusive packages with the option to add extra nights and additional concerts.

View of Townsville from Castle Hill

View of Townsville from Castle Hill


This popular package includes the glitz of Opening Weekend with three of the most popular concerts of the Festival, and three nights accommodation.

FRIDAY 26 JULY - 7.30pm:     James Cook University Open Night - Creations

SATURDAY 27 JULY - 10.00am:     Concert Conversations 1 with Kathryn Stott

SATURDAY 27 JULY - 7.30pm:     Governor's Gala - Traces and Transformations

Priced from $452 per person twin share or $430 for AFCM Friends



The final weekend of the Festival is always exhilarating with a hugely entertaining Farewell Concert, with most of the artists still standing taking part in the fun! Package includes three concerts and three nights accommodation.

FRIDAY 02 AUGUST - 7.30pm:     Evening Series - Homelands

SATURDAY 03 AUGUST - 9.30am:     Concert Conversations 6 with Kathryn Stott

SATURDAY 03 AUGUST - 7.30pm:     Festival Farewell - Full Circle

Priced from $436 per person twin share or $416 for AFCM Friends

Townsville City at sunset

Townsville City at sunset


This mid-week package is the perfect introduction to chamber music and includes three one-hour sunset concerts over consecutive days, and three nights accommodation. It’s a glorious balance of fine music and winter relaxation.

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY - 5.00pm:     Ray Golding Sunset Series - New Connections

THURSDAY 01 AUGUST - 5.00pm:  Ray Golding Sunset Series - Baroque Around the

FRIDAY 02 AUGUST - 5.00pm:     Ray Golding Sunset Series - Klezmer Connections

Priced from $377 per person twin share or $362 for AFCM Friends


To book, contact our friendly team on (08) 8202 8683 or 1300 799 342, or email

We're open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm ACST time.

For more information on this fabulous festival, download the Australian Festival of Chamber Music Brochure (8MB).