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Port Douglas Music Festival

Port Douglas Music Festival

7 - 14 May 2020

Join us for a feast of specially themed events in a great beach location, with visits to two stunning World Heritage sites: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Fabulous music in fabulous surroundings presented by Sue, Bonnie, Alex, Derek, Kelly, Rebecca, Hamish, Jess and Paul.

$5,980 NZD
Per Person
Twin Share
Single Room Supplement
- ADD $1,390 NZD
Initial Deposit On Booking
$900 NZD
Second Deposit Due 15 November 2019
$2,000 NZD
Final Balance Due 3 February 2020

Port Douglas Music Festival

  • Join us in Port Douglas for a feast of specially themed events from our nine artists against a backdrop of a great beach location surrounded by forest and the coral sea.

    Many of our favourite core artists: Sue, Bonnie, Alex, Derek, Kelly, Rebecca, Hamish, Jess and Paul present quality music with more than a little fun on this wonderful trip! Fabulous music in fabulous surroundings!

    Port Douglas is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

    The climate is fantastic, balmy days dissolve into tropical evenings with velvet starry skies. The tropics are a feast for the senses; the sights, sounds and tastes; you will never want to leave!

    Highlights include Celtic Celebration set in the iconic forest setting Flames of the Forest, events including Love Songs by the Lagoon and our gala ball: Golden Era of Musicals overlooking the lagoon, crocodile park, Daintree Forest and Great Barrier Reef expeditions.

  • Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa - A 5-star resort located on Four Mile Beach, Tropical North Queensland - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It is situated around one of the largest lagoon pools in the Southern Hemisphere.

    HIGHLIGHTS include:

    We fly direct to Cairns, stopping for lunch on arrival and a short tour of Cairns.

    This evening our dinner and entertainment takes place in the restaurant beside the lagoons of this beautiful hotel as we enjoy dinner and music: Tonight, Tonight Won’t Be Just Any Night, a perfect way to start our beautiful musical tour.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    A full day tour starting at Hartley’s Crocodile Farm, an award-winning ecotourism accredited attraction that has been carefully created on a 10-hectare World Heritage park. We tour the wetlands on a boat cruise and watch crocodiles, birds and the wildlife, plus see a crocodile show. Lunch is included but don’t worry, you do not have to be lunch!

    • Dinner and an evening of beautiful love songs entitled Love Songs By The Lagoon on the outer terrace overlooking the lagoon, an enchanted evening in this enchanting setting.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    Time for you to enjoy a free day, your own tour or simply relaxing at this beautiful hotel.

    Tonight in one of our many premium events, we enjoy dinner and our concert Celtic Celebration at the famous Flames of the Forest, encapsulating all the mystic and haunting music of this gentle concert against a background of the mystical forest.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    Drive to the famous Daintree Rain forest, one of the jewels of this region. We visit the tropical rain forest, enjoy a river cruise with a BBQ lunch and a Billy Tea afternoon tea.

    A chance to sit back after the busy day and enjoy a singalong movie night, The King and I, complete with popcorn and sweets!

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    Drive to Kuranda where we will embark on our scenic rail journey through the beautiful rainforest and the Barron Falls.

    Dinner at a local restaurant.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    Full day cruise tour to Great Barrier Reef with the crystal-clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible marine life found at the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs located on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Time for a viewing in a semi-submerged submarine, for diving and snorkelling with three spectacular reefs, as well as enjoying a delicious tropical lunch.

    Our evening is free to relax or perhaps explore the many great restaurants in Port Douglas.

  • HIGHLIGHTS include:

    A free day to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or explore Port Douglas.

    This evening we enjoy a spectacular finale event, entitled the Golden Era of Musicals with all the romance of bygone musicals and Viennese operetta. The Lagoon Terrace is transformed into a stunning ballroom. Feel free to don a mask and transport yourself to our Viennese Masked Ball, complete with music, opulent surroundings and sumptuous cuisine.

  • Today we fly home filled with wonderful memories, music and new friends.

This trip includes

  • Return airfare Auckland/Cairns/Auckland flying Air New Zealand including taxes.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa, surrounded by magnificent pools and beside Four Mile Beach.

  • Themed musical events presented by our favourite artists Sue, Bonnie, Alex, Derek, Kelly, Rebecca, Hamish, Jess and Paul.

  • Music themes are linked to our surroundings like dinner and concert overlooking the lagoons, Love Songs by the Lagoon and a Celtic Celebration, encapsulating all the mystic and haunting music of this genre against a background of the mystical forest.

  • Final night gala our Viennese masked ball entitled the Golden Era of Musicals, featuring music from bygone musicals and Viennese operetta.

  • Full day tour to the Daintree Forest, a world heritage site including a river cruise and Aussie BBQ.

  • Full day tour to the Great Barrier Reef, also a world heritage site including lunch time on pontoon, a viewing deck, a viewing on semi submerged submarine and optional snorkelling, and a singalong on the way home!

  • Numerous tours including Kuranda train ride and Hartley’s Crocodile farm includes crocodile show, cruise with live crocodiles and lunch (you are not the lunch!).

  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches, 2 morning teas, 2 afternoon teas, porterage, taxes and all Australian transfers.

  • 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.”

  • 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 $300.

    • 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.

PLACES WE STAY

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa - A 5-star resort located on Four Mile Beach, Tropical North Queensland - gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. It is situated around one of the largest lagoon pools in the Southern Hemisphere.

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome dinner and concert Tonight, Tonight Won’t Be Just Any Night

An evening of beautiful love songs entitled Love Songs By The Lagoon

Celtic Celebration at the famous Flames of the Forest, mystic and haunting music  against a background of the mystical forest.

Spectacular finale event, entitled the Golden Era of Musicals with all the romance of bygone musicals and Viennese operetta.

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 Harriet.lawrence@aon.comYou 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: travel@operatunity.co.nz

  • Phone toll free: 0508 886 489
    Email: travel@operatunity.co.nz

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