Hayman & Hamilton Island Music Festival

Hayman & Hamilton Island Music Festival

7 - 14 August 2019

Welcome to two iconic luxury resorts in the Whitsundays, where the sand is white, the seas turquoise, where there are stunning private beaches, and where we combine all these natural wonders with a variety of captivating musical events. Join Sue, Karl, Paul, Suzanne Lynch and Derek Hill on this music extravaganza!

$7,730 NZD Hayman Island - Garden Lagoon View
per person
twin share
Single Room Supplement
- ADD $2,450 NZD
$7,905 NZD Hayman Island - Partial Ocean View
per person
twin share
Single Room Supplement
- ADD $2,625 NZD
$8,060 NZD Hayman Island - Full Ocean View
per person
twin share
Single Room Supplement
- ADD $2,780 NZD
Initial Deposit On Booking
$900 NZD
Second Deposit Due 28 February 2019
$1,500 NZD
Final Balance Due 19 April 2019

Hayman & Hamilton Island Music Festival

  • Experience the Exceptional

    An exclusive music tour to world famous resorts: Hayman Island and Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays Region of Queensland.

    With the backdrop of this stunning region, we present themed concerts: Dinner Blanc in an enchanted rainforest, Love Songs Under the Stars on the beachfront, Island in the Sun on a sunset dinner cruise, Mystical Melodies in a historic chapel and Flappers to Flippers by the lagoon.

    Cruises to Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach where the climate is fantastic and hurrah, we escape the winter! Balmy days dissolve into tropical evenings with velvet starry skies.

    Join Sue and Karl with NZ national treasure Suzanne Lynch, operatic tenor Derek Hill and wonderful accompanist Paul Carnegie-Jones.

  • Hamilton Island - Reef View Hotel, Ocean View Rooms (4 nights)

    • Welcome dinner and entertainment by our artists: Love Songs Under the Stars at the Outrigger Marquee, situated on the western end of Catseye Beach.
    • Remember we have escaped the winter - pinch yourself and see if this is really real!

  • • Shuttle tour around this small enchanting island, with lunch and magnificent views.
    • The afternoon is free until this evening when we present a candlelit concert in the magical chapel entitled Mystical Melodies.

  • • Full day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, with crystal clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life.
    • A chance to snorkel off the beach with fabulous turtles and coral as well as a tropical lunch!
    • This evening we enjoy supper and the sing-along movie of Mamma Mia, so pop on your ABBA gear and join us!

  • • Free day for the beach, swimming pool or hire one of the many golf buggies on the island and go exploring.
    • A sunset dinner cruise with some more popular, fun songs entitled Island in the Sun.
    Party with Suzy and Karl as they bring their own dance party to life for us on board.

  • Hayman Island - Hayman Island Resort (3 nights)

    • Private cruise to Whitehaven Beach, the most beautiful beach in the world, with white sands, clear waters, snorkelling on a deserted beach and a picnic lunch here: a great escape from life!
    • Then transfer to one of the most amazing resorts in the world, Hayman Island.
    • Free evening to settle in and explore our amazing resort.

  • Free time today to enjoy our resort before our evening fancy dress event: Flappers to Flippers with 20’s and 30’s inspired music and a seafood buffet on the beach.

  • • A full free day to enjoy this amazing place.
    • Finale: Dinner Blanc with mystical and magical songs, in this magnificent setting amongst the trees of the enchanted rainforest.
    • Feel free to dress in white and immerse yourself in our magical evening, complete with music, opulent surroundings and sumptuous cuisine.

  • Cruise back to Hamilton Island before flying home filled with wonderful memories, music and new friends.

This trip includes

  • Air New Zealand airfares Auckland - Brisbane - Hamilton Island // Hamilton Island - Sydney - Auckland including all taxes. Airfare exact route will be confirmed when flight schedule is announced.

  • Numerous musical events including Dinner Blanc in an enchanted rainforest, Love Songs Under the Stars on the beachfront, Island in the Sun on a sunset dinner cruise, Mystical Melodies in a historic chapel and Flappers to Flippers on the beach.

  • 3 nights accommodation Hayman Island, 4 nights accommodation Hamilton Island.

  • Special flavours like sunset dinner cruise, lunch cruise to Whitehaven Beach, private cruise to Hayman Island with morning tea, Great Barrier Reef cruise with time to snorkel and marvel at the amazing marine life.

  • Time for leisure, swimming and partying including our own dance party on our sunset cruise and movie sing-along night of Mamma Mia complete with ABBA costumes. 

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, 2 morning teas, 1 afternoon tea, 1 supper plus all taxes, tips and transfers as listed in the itinerary.

  • Escorted by Sue, Karl, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Hill and Paul Carnegie-Jones.

  • MODERATE WALKING TOUR

    This tour requires a better level of fitness with no wheelchairs or walkers. Generally, there may be times when we can’t get the coach close. In some of our Pacific Island tours we will need you to transfer onto a tender and walk on soft sand. We also will have much longer flights and long walks through airports. 

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • All trips are subject to change but any changes will be of equal or greater value.

    • Deposits refundable until final payment date minus any costs incurred, or an administration fee of up to $150.

    • Travellers need to be independently mobile and fit to travel.

    • Travellers are required to obtain comprehensive travel insurance for all international trips.

    Please refer to terms & conditions on our booking form.

Travel Insurance

Every customer is required to take out insurance for all international travel when taking a trip with Operatunity Ltd. We have our own travel insurance broker and we invite you to ring direct for your insurance requirements.

Phone Harriet on 09 3629038 Or email [email protected]You are of course welcome to make your own insurance arrangements for travel, just be sure that your insurance policy covers you extensively especially when travelling to certain countries such as USA with its high health costs.

 

MOBILITY

Operatunity provides group senior travel and with this in mind we plan trips to suit our target market. But not every trip is created equal in terms of mobility. We want to give you the best possible experience but that will only be achieved if you are able to enjoy everything that our trips have to offer.
Most of our long haul trips require a better level of mobility. We will look after everyone as well as we possibly can, but we cannot look after one at the expense of the rest of the group. We also cannot have one person slowing the rest of group to the point where the group is not able to enjoy every experience we are able to provide.
With this in mind we have put a mobility clause into every trip. Under each explanation here I have popped a statement. Ask yourself if this is ‘you’, when booking on a trip.

None of the following mobility clauses preclude you from ordering a wheelchair at the airport if required.

1. GENTLE TOUR This tour will suit most people, even with a stick or a walker, but sorry not someone in a wheelchair. The activity level is gently paced, but you still need to be able to get on and off buses easily. There will be walking, but not a lot. “I love travelling, but at a gentle pace. I like to avoid stairs or too much activity, but I am able to get on and off buses easily.” 

2. EASY TOUR This tour will suit people with a stick, but not a walker. You will be required to walk to get from place to place and stand in museums, but it is designed to be an easy tour with lots of times to rest, travel on a coach and walk easy leisurely distances.  ”Walking is fine. I can get on and off a coach. I am happy to stand for an hour or two in museums and galleries and gently stroll through places of interest. I am happy to climb the odd set of stairs.” 

3. MODERATE WALKING TOUR This tour requires a better level of fitness with no wheelchairs or walkers. Generally, there may be times when we can’t get the coach close. In some of our Pacific Island tours we will need you to transfer onto a tender and walk on soft sand. We also will have much longer flights and long walks through airports. “I like walking at a moderate pace. I love to keep my days full and experience everything the tour has to  offer. Stairs, tender transfers and cobblestones don’t bother me.” 

4.  EXPLORING TOUR This is still a moderately paced tour, but you will be required to walk longer distances, walk on cobblestones and stand in museums. To really get the best out of this tour you need to be able to stand or walk for a couple  of hours comfortably, be it at a leisurely pace.  “I like to spend most of the day exploring. Whether walking historic neighbourhoods on cobblestones at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I want my days full. Stairs don’t bother me and I am keen to see and do as much as I can with the odd day off to recuperate.” 

  • 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]

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