Cowra 2016 - Long Tan 50th Anniversary Memorial Concert & Tour package
20th & 21st August 2016 (details coming soon)
Tamworth 2016 - Country Music Festival 4 day package (last days for bookings)
Annual Shopping Trip - November 12, 2016
Annual Mildura Country Music Festival
September - October 2016
Departing last weekend in September and returning first weekend in October 2015; join Pick of the Crop Coach Tours on a trip to Mildura which includes six days of music, camaraderie and fun.
This beautiful destination on the banks of the legendary Murray River hosts The Annual Mildura Country Music Festival - an entertainment festival of non-stop country music. It boasts an incredible line up, in previous years featuring the voice talents of Owen Blundell, Allan Caswell, Peter Coad & the Coad Sisters, Dwayne Elix, Terry Gordon, Amber Lawrence, Dianne Lindsay, Tom Maxwell, Chad Morgan, Laurie Muggleton, Slim Newton, Reg Poole, Rodney Vincent; and an unending cast of highly talented independent Australian Country Music Artists.
Daytime musical entertainment is free, and the majority of the shows are multi-artist concerts. Wander in and out of 28 different venues. Enjoy country hospitality - as every taste is catered for with Line Dancing, Country Rock, Bluegrass, Bush Ballads and daily Walk Ups for those not on the program.
Evening entertainment is by pre-booking and includes dinner. Pick of the Crop will put together an itinerary for the week of evening venues, showcasing a variety of performers.
Includes: Return coach travel
6 nights Accommodation & breakfast
Daytime river cruise
6 Evening shows with dinner
(Additional meals at own cost)
Just a few of the highlights of our safari trip in 2011
inducted into the
Hall of Fame
at Alice Springs
Born in Melbourne a ‘dinky-di’ Aussie, and grew up in Victoria, as the second eldest of five children. Jeff was nine years old when he began observing the workers making roads and footpaths in the local area and would go for rides with the truck drivers to tip the loads of soil. As a young teenager, one of his first jobs was delivering milk with a horse and cart.
After leaving school he began working around circuses and carnivals, and before too long was driving the trucks from town to town. He first visited the Northern Territory when he was fifteen years old, and fell in love with this country and the idea of travelling through it. From this he developed an interest in all heavy transport and at the age of eighteen after obtaining his car drivers license applied to the Police Commissioner for a special dispensation to get a Heavy Articulated Vehicle License (which were not usually awarded to drivers until they were aged 19 or 20).
Driving Jobs for various companies followed, local, long distance and interstate. Jeff became an owner driver at just 22 years of age. His first truck was a Bedford and then he bought a Ford F8000 prime mover, towing company trailers interstate. He spent twenty odd years driving for different companies in different vehicles, everything from livestock to bloodstock, to general freight and oversized loads.
While still driving, Jeff became involved as a country music promoter and it seemed a logical step to purchase his own coach with a view to transporting artists to shows he organised around the country. He began operating safari tours in 2001 to the red centre and Birdsville. Jeff now owns three Denning coaches and a Mercedes Benz bus and runs a successful coach charter company in Sydney. He still operates a Kenworth SAR specialising in oversize and overmass loads, Australia-wide.