Short Breaks

Feel like a short break?
This unique collection of tours is for those who need a short break, closer to home. Discover a selection of journeys combining festivals, cultural activities and special events in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Royal Ballet in Brisbane

and a sojourn on the Sunshine Coast

with Valerie Lawson

01–06 July 2017 (6 days)

Britain’s flagship ballet company is coming to Brisbane!

Verdi’s Requiem and Wagner’s Parsifal

at the Sydney Opera House

with Peter Bassett

10–13 August 2017 (4 days)

Treat yourself to a star-studded weekend of opera and music at the Sydney Opera House!

Carmen in Hobart

A weekend with Victorian Opera and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

with Louise O’Loughlin

11–13 August 2017 (3 days)

In 2017 Victorian Opera (VO) is teaming up with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) to present a star-studded one-night only concert performance of Bizet’s opera…

Wagner and Beyond

WASO at the Perth Concert Hall

with Alan Dodge

06–10 September 2017 (5 days)

In the lead up to the orchestra’s 90th birthday in 2018, in 2017 West Australian Symphony Orchestra embarks on a two-year journey of discovery of…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland©

at the Arts Centre Melbourne

with The Australian Ballet

26–28 September 2017 (3 days)

When Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography, it was…

Opera, Music and the Arts in NZ

Featuring NZ Opera, Symphony and World of WearableArt

with Christopher Lawrence

05–09 October 2017 (5 days)

Celebrated as New Zealand’s cultural capital, Wellington boasts a plethora of fine museums, is home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and hosts the New…

The Ubud Writers Festival

Thoughts, words and sights in Bali

with Robin de Crespigny

22–30 October 2017 (9 days)

**INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA**

Evandale Spring Music and Gardens

In northern Tasmania

with Christopher Lawrence, Jennifer Stackhouse & Jennie Chapman

25–29 October 2017 (5 days)

You are invited to be part of the inaugural Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, a feast of fine classical music, gourmet cuisine and historic homes and…

Food and Wine in Central Otago

A gourmet experience in and around Queenstown

with Peter Bourne

03–07 November 2017 (5 days)

Spectacular landscapes, a sophisticated gourmet food culture and some of the world’s best Pinot Noir wines – not to mention impressive, vivid whites – best…

ANAM Concerto Competition

Finals in Hobart with the TSO

with Susanne Sweetland

17–19 November 2017 (3 days)

Join Sue Sweetland and a group of ANAM supporters for the 2017 Final, featuring three outstanding ANAM musicians performing in concert with the Tasmanian Symphony…

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

08–14 April 2018 (7 days)

Three tour dates available: 08–14 April, 29 April–05 May or 25 September–01 October 2018.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

29 April – 05 May 2018 (7 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

Auckland Art Fair 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

with Ron Ramsey

22–25 May 2018 (4 days)

Travel to the dynamic biennial Auckland Art Fair, exhibiting works from across New Zealand and the broader Pacific Rim, wander through the sculptures of Gibbs…

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

25 September – 01 October 2018 (7 days)

Three tour dates available: 08–14 April, 29 April–05 May or 25 September–01 October 2018.