Sharing exceptional Travel & Musical Experiences

Our Travel Story

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

Three Tenors Port Douglas Tour

30 July - 6 August 2017
Join us for a feast of specially themed events from the Three Tenors and Sue against a backdrop of great beach location by forest and the Coral Sea.

Winter Wonderland

16 - 23 August 2017
We journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, the ruggest West Coast and the glaciers.

Eastern USA and Canada in the Fall

17 September - 14 October 2017
Picture the beauty of Canada and the Eastern USA in the autumn with all the colours of fall; oranges, reds, and yellows.

Be WOW'ed in Wellington

21 - 25 September 2017
Be wowed in Wellington as we invite you to the famous Brancott Estate World of Wearable Art show, complete with dazzling show.

Eastern USA and Canada in the Fall 2nd departure

24 September - 21 October 2017
Picture the beauty of Canada and the Eastern USA in the autumn with all the colours of fall; oranges, reds, and yellows.

Southern Lakes & Fiords

20 - 24 October 2017
The classical Sounds of Silence greet us on our exclusive music charter in the magnificent Doubtful Sound, plus two nights in Queenstown.

Norfolk Island Music Festival

28 October - 4 November 2017
Enjoy a week of tours and fun as well as stunning musical events with fabulous artists: Sue, John, Bonnie, Karl, Reg on piano and Jess on violin

South Island, Delve into the Deep South

19 - 26 February 2018
We invite you on a historic and scenic odyssey to the bottom of New Zealand, to the hidden treasures that many New Zealanders have never seen or experienced.

Frolicking In the Far North

12 - 19 March 2018
Discover the magic and mystique of the Far North as we explore this magnificent region and see some cultural highlights of Auckland. Steeped in history, the Bay of Islands is one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of New Zealand.

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 on our five star tour of St Petersburg, Moscow and a luxury cruise of the Volga River. We provide you with incredible musical events including performances at the famous Bolshoi Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre.

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.

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 Polynesian 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.

Italy Opera Tour

18 July - 16 August 2018
Italy is the home of opera, great food, incredible cultural and historical landmarks, wine, sunflowers, art, gardens & architecture.

Discover the Northern Territory & Ghan

10 - 19 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 - 13 September 2018
The ‘jewel in the crown’, The Adriatic Sea beckons us for a truly remarkable, escorted tour of Croatia and Slovenia.

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.

Musical Gems of Europe at Christmas

24 November - 14 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, Waitemata & Waiheke Island

Dear All

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, marvellous trips to wineries and historic homes, coupled with the marvellous attention from Lynette, Karl and Alex, made for a magical experience.

Thank you all so much. Such fun to dress up each day!

Kind regards

Jackie Shields

~ Jackie Shields

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: travel@operatunity.co.nz

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

Media/Newsflash

In his dancing shoes, Rutene Spooner
In his dancing shoes, Rutene Spooner
A Law Unto Himself
A Law Unto Himself
Yasawa High School in Fiji
Yasawa High School in Fiji
Guinness World Record holder joins for Musical Extravaganza!
Guinness World Record holder joins for Musical Extravaganza!

Sign up to our Mailing List

Receive up to the minute news about our current and upcoming productions and trips.

Let us know what you would like to receive from us