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Operatunity Travel provides exceptional musical travel experiences with like-minded seniors to fabulous destinations, both nationally and internationally.

Sydney Spectacular Opera & Shows

22 - 29 March 2018
Sit back and be enthralled with the wonderful music of Puccini’s most famous, tragic opera La bohème performed on a spectacular multimillion dollar floating stage.

Music on the Murray

13 - 20 April 2018
We combine the best of the classics with the best that the mighty Murray has to offer on this exclusive charter of the Murray Princess.

Russia- Waterways of the Tsars

7 - 29 May 2018
Join us in St Petersburg, Moscow and on a luxury Volga River cruise. Now confirmed Sleeping Beauty at Mariinsky Theatre, Swan Lake, Russian Army Choir, folklore concert and Moscow circus.

Melbourne Shows & Sights

9 - 16 May 2018
Join us in arty Melbourne to see La Traviata, Tosca and The Wizard of Oz, staying at the luxurious Langham Hotel for seven nights! Escorted by Bonnie and Jess.

Show Boat on the Mississippi with New York

11 - 30 May 2018
Remember Scarlett O’ Hara, complete with crinoline, sweeping down a Southern Mansion staircase in Gone with the Wind? And do you remember Show Boat and the chorus singing Ol’ Man River, well that river was the great Mississippi.

A European Romance

13 June - 11 July 2018
Join Sue & John in Europe for this fully escorted tour which includes Andre Rieu Live in Maastricht 2018, and Andrea Bocelli World Tour arena concert in Cologne along with 6 other operas.

New Caledonia Music Festival

9 - 16 July 2018
We invite you to experience New Caledonia at the height of celebrations for Bastille Day, to a country where the Melanesian culture of warmth and hospitality meets the sophistication of France!

Canada & Alaska

17 July - 7 August 2018
We invite you to join Karl and Lynette on an absolutely five star tour of Canada and Alaska, which includes Gold Leaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer train and a 7 night cruise.

Italy Opera Tour

18 July - 16 August 2018
On our Italy Opera Tour, tickets are confirmed for Carmen and Aida at Verona Arena, La Boheme at the Puccini Festival, Teatro del Silenzio 2018 with Andrea Bocelli, and a three tenors concert in Florence.

Discover the Northern Territory & Ghan

10 - 20 August 2018
Come and join us on a journey of discovery to the colourful Northern Territory of Australia and travel on the luxurious Ghan, one of the greatest train journeys in the world between Alice Springs and Darwin.

Croatia & Slovenia - Cruising the Adriatic

20 August - 14 September 2018
The ‘jewel in the crown’, The Adriatic Sea beckons us for a truly remarkable, escorted tour of Croatia and Slovenia.

Sydney & Canberra Shows & Opera

7 - 14 September 2018
Join Alex and Lynette on our Sydney & Canberra trip, and experience three incredible shows: Evita and Madame Butterfly presented by Opera Australia, and the stunning show Jersey Boys in Sydney!

Samoa Festival of Music

22 - 29 September 2018
Enjoy a week of stunning musical events against the backdrop of Samoa, a tropical island, where natural beauty combines with the friendliest, most musical people in the world!

Southern Lakes and Fiords

16 - 20 October 2018
The Sounds of Silence greet us on our exclusive music charter in the magnificent Doubtful Sound, plus we enjoy 2 nights of luxury with themed concerts in Queenstown.

Tasmania, National Parks and History

22 October - 2 November 2018
We bring you Tasmania, a place of wild and beautiful contrasting landscapes, forests, native animals, waterfalls, rugged coastlines and still lakes.

Taranaki Garden Spectacular & Chateau

28 October - 4 November 2018
Celebrate the beauty of the North Island’s west coast with the Taranaki Garden Spectacular Festival and the magnificent Tongariro National Park, staying at the beautiful Chateau.

Agatha Christie's Egypt

3 - 27 November 2018
We travel through Agatha Christie’s Egypt with sights beyond imagination and history encapsulated at every turn, all done with the beauty, leisure and the glory of a bygone era.

Musical Gems of Europe at Christmas

24 November - 16 December 2018
Join us on a journey to four of Europe’s most magnificent cities, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Salzburg, whose beautiful surroundings have inspired some of the world’s greatest composers, artists, architects and musicians.

We have travelled overseas on many trips with several different companies and we both felt we have never been on a better organised tour where we were so thoughtfully cared for, or on a tour where we had such a variety of fun activities

~ Pat, Murray River

What a fantastic trip to the Murray River we have just had! There are not enough words to describe how excellent everything you did for us throughout the whole trip was and as for the concerts - wow! They were world class and enormous fun! I loved every bit of this great trip which was a REAL holiday and VERY classy! THANK you all for all the hard work and effort and great care of us all by the whole team. This was trip number 5 for me and they keep getting even better each time! Huge thanks Sue and John for bringing your A team! We are very lucky!

~ Dot D, Murray River

The trip was memorable in so many ways – the people who traveled with us, the music, the hotels we stayed in, and the many wonderful places we visited. We wish to thank you so much for your meticulous planning.

~ Chris and John, England & Wales

A big thank you for another fantastic holiday, full of beautiful highlights. The concerts, scenery, the company, the enchanting places we went were all amazing, memories that will I live with for the rest of my life!

~ Glenda, Fairytale Europe

All the planning was superb, but I should particularly like you to pass on my thanks to Tessa May, Alex and Cameron for their assistance, consideration and humour – not to mention the musical entertainment. They were all great. Thank you for a lovely holiday

~ Noeline, Winter Wonderland

I have reluctantly slipped back into everyday life after such a wonderful five days on our Waitemata & Waiheke Island Trip. What a lovely time we had...great scenery, entertainment, food, plus convivial company. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Top marks for such a well organised trip, especially that memorable concert in the Poderi Crisci Vineyard! It was a night to remember - the venue, the excellent food and of course the topmost quality musical entertainment. We were so lucky to have all that in the mix of a great tour in the region.

~ Alison, Waitemata & Waiheke Island

Operatunity is champagne for the soul

~ Marjorie, Waiheke Island

We have come to expect nothing but perfection from you all and the trip to Art Deco Napier was no exception. The attention to detail, marvelous trips to wineries and historic homes, coupled with the marvelous attention from Lynette, Karl and Alex, made for a magical experience. Thank you all so much. Such fun to dress up each day!

~ Jackie S, Art Deco Napier, 2017

The warmth of your hospitality, friendship, knowledge and most of all the caring you both showed to all on this tour was amazing.

~ Gillian, France

Operatunity is the only way to travel if you love music and the theatre.

~ Lynn, USA & Canada 2017

We always enjoy our drive through to Wanganui on Operatunity days and love our wonderful time listening to all the magical music and of course the great jokes that Sue remembers. We have just been down on the Southern Lakes and Fiords tour with Sue and thoroughly loved every minute with the group.Thank them all for sharing those days with us.

~ Don & Denise, Hunterville, 2017

I always leave feeling on 'cloud 9'. I look forward to 2018 for the wonderful concerts and the two trips I am booked on later in the year.

~ June M, 2017

What a trip!! It gives me great pleasure every day to remember different places, walks we went on, guides we had and hotels we stayed in. ...This trip was like a dream - it WAS a dream-come-true! ...You are nothing short of remarkable and it's little wonder your trips are so popular!

~ Jenny W, Italy 2017

Thank you for my holiday in the Deep South. I am refreshed and revitalized, being cared for by your admirable guides who magically transformed into actors and singers at dusk; their voices enchanted us.

~ Betty, Delve into the Deep South 2018

What a beautiful country we live in, the ability to explore with great company, wonderful singers, sublime accommodation, a superb driver, care, consideration, every need catered for. What more could anyone ask for!

~ Denise, Delve into the Deep South 2018

Travel Insurance

A level of fitness and health is required for all Operatunity trips. Our trips are tailored for a senior market to ensure extraordinary experiences but we urge you to choose trips where your level of fitness is acceptable to undertake travel. We will look after you better than any other travel company but we are not there to look after one person at the expense of others on the trip. 

Travel insurance is COMPULSORY for all international trips. You may choose to organise your own travel insurance but we have found that many insurance policies are less suitable for our age group so as always read the small print!

We have negotiated a special insurance policy with AON insurance which covers all travellers for 2017 dependent on age and health criteria. For those 75 years and over or those with pre-existing conditions, travel insurance is also available. The standard policy does not include those 75 years and over or for those with pre-existing conditions. If you fall into either of these categories the standard policy does not apply to you. For age criteria, your cover may be slightly affected. For pre existing conditions you will be required to fill in a form. Please ring the office with any questions. 

These are important conditions which must be met when considering travel and taking out travel insurance.

• The Insured is fit to travel.
• The Insured is not travelling to seek medical attention for a pre-existing medical condition.
• The Insured is not travelling against doctors’ advice.
• The Insured has not been diagnosed with a terminal condition prior to the commencement of the Journey.

For prices and more information please contact our office. 


  • Operatunity is a company specialising in music lovers tours to the senior market. Each trip has been especially planned to include music and arts experiences and has a level of friendliness and care which cannot be found anywhere else! Our trips are packed with features not found anywhere else

  • Yes we have lots of people who travel on their own. We endeavour to match you up with someone who lives close to you or is close in age to you. Often you will get a chance to meet with your matchup or ring them before you leave on your trip. You also may prefer to travel solo and pay the single supplement price. We travel as a happy band so there will be lots of chances to meet people. You will find fellow music lovers and those with other similar interests. In fact those like the nicer things of life so you will travel with like-minded people.
    It is also important to remember that our singers are our escorts so you will see at least a couple of familiar faces as you leave.

  • If you live outside of Auckland, we can arrange travel and accommodation on your way to meet up with our group. We have access and can book domestic airfares in conjunction with Air New Zealand international airfares. Plus we can book your pre and post tour accommodation if required.

  • It is compulsory for our international trips and highly recommended for our domestic tours. 

  • No as most airlines offer various special meals and any restaurants we visit are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.

  • While we will endeavour to provide the best possible experience and care, all travellers must be fit to travel and be independent. All trips are catering for a senior market but some trips will suit better than others. Some trips also carry an advisory note as they require a higher level of fitness.

  • We ask that you can walk at least 100 metres unaided and be able to get on and off buses with little or no assistance. We cater for a senior market but it is important that you do not jeopardise the enjoyment of others by requiring more care and holding up the rest of the group. Talk to our office or staff at concerts and any advisory notes for individual trips to get a better idea of your suitability for each trip.

  • We stay at 4 and 5 star character hotels, avoiding package, tourist or big hotel chains. We choose  hotels with a more personal feel often with historic content or hotels of beauty and character, centrally located or in parks, by the water, or with beautiful gardens.

  • Breakfast is included daily, and many dinners and lunches are also included as per our itinerary.

  • There are no hidden costs. Included in the trip are tips, taxes, porterage, breakfast, meals where specified, inclusions listed in the itinerary, entry fees where listed in the itinerary, concert/show tickets where listed in the itinerary, tour escorts and local specialised guides. 

  • Some of our trips sell out very quickly and we recommend you make your booking as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. 

  • We will ask you to pay an initial deposit when making your booking. We will then follow up for a second deposit and then a final balance payment prior to travel.

  • All deposits up until final payment are refundable minus any costs the company may incur.

    After final deposit refunds are unlikely and the refund becomes an insurance claim. We do not charge a cancellation fee.

  • Our numbers vary from destination to destination, please contact our office for further information.  We have a minimum number required to operate a tour. Should minimum numbers not be met, a full refund will be made. 

  • For international trips, all guests must have a valid passport that does not expire earlier than at least 6 months beyond their intended stay. 

  • Music is a key element in making our experiences special. There are special experiences and events every day, such as themed dinners, impromptu concerts, music, art tours with art experts and garden tours with garden experts.

  • Most hotels now have internet connection and all hotels have telephones in the room or at reception. If using your mobile telephone check calling and text rates, and disable data roaming before leaving New Zealand. Consider purchasing a prepaid SIM card. And you can keep in touch using social media such as Facebook. We have a copy of your next of kin details in case of emergency and we are also happy to help out with texts, phone calls and emails if you can’t get in touch with your family and need to while away. We are also happy to help out with getting your phones, ipads and cameras to work if needed while away.

  • We spend less time travelling between regions, allowing more time to enjoy experiences when you arrive. We avoid one night stops and “conveyor belt” travel, so you really can capture the local colour and vitality of the region. Our trips are planned so that there is a balance of included activities and free time for you to relax or do some exploring on your own.

  • Contact Operatunity Travel 

    Phone toll free: 0508 886 489
    Mail your booking form to PO BOX 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644
    Email: [email protected]

  • Phone toll free: 0508 886 489
    Email: [email protected]


Alex Milligan performs in Because You ASKED For It!
Alex Milligan performs in Because You ASKED For It!
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Karl's first Phantom
Karl's first Phantom
Rutene Returns to Rat Pack!
Rutene Returns to Rat Pack!

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