Party all weekend for the Flying Docs 

For an action packed 1940s-inspired weekend for a good cause, head to Merredin in the WA wheatbelt from April 11-12. “Opera with Wings” is a fun-filled weekend with all proceedings going to the Royal Flying Doctor and Merredin emergency services.

The weekend kicks of on Friday night with dinner and a movie in the heritage-listed Cummins Theatre, showing a film about the life in the 1940s. After an eventful Saturday-day with breakfast in the garden of Country Nostalgia Art Gallery, a Reconnaissance Car Rally and a sausage sizzle, dinner will be hosted in a wartime aircraft hanger.

The Opera with Wings concert, staring Dale Burridge and Danielle Everett, has a 1940s Glam or Defence Force theme. It’ll start around 7.30pm and will be followed by a concert by The Hit Factory, who’ll play ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s party songs until the early hours the next morning. To recover from this fantastic night there’ll be a cooked breakfast on offer and after that the day will be yours to explore Merredin.

There are plenty of options of where to stay including comfy motels, B&Bs and campgrounds. For the lazy, there’s even the option of booking a two man tent at “Tent City”, which come erected and ready to go with a foldabed, stool and an air mattress. All you have to bring is linen and your torch. Can camping in Australia’s wonderful outback get any easier?

Merredin is located 257km from Perth and 334km from Kalgoorlie. You can get there either by train or car, or you can book a transport package that runs from Perth to Merredin and back with all events included. Too easy.

For more information or to make a booking call (08) 9041 1666 or visit


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