Upcoming Events

Literary Lunch with Carolinda Witt

Literary Lunch with Carolinda Witt discussing her discovery that her mysterious grandfather was actually Walter Dicketts, a WW2 MI5 double agent 'Celery.'

Join author Carolinda Witt as she discusses her biographical release Double Agent Celery: MI5's Crooked Hero.

You never know what you will find when you researching your ancestry but imagine Carolinda Witt’s surprise when she discovered that her mysterious grandfather was actually Walter Dicketts, MI5's double agent 'Celery.'

Walter Dicketts, an ex RNAS officer and confidence trickster with twenty-three fake names, volunteered to infiltrate the German Secret Service to bring back crucial secrets about Nazi invasion plans for Britain during WW2.

A recent guest on Richard Fidler's ABC Conversations, discover Carolinda's seven year investigation to uncover her grandfather's fascinating life.

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Price: A$39.00

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Australian Museum of Magical Arts Tour

Museum Guided Tour by a magician.

As you walk through secret spaces of a magician, you enter a secret world. The museum not only holds unrevealed plans of illusions, magic tricks and magic shows, films, drawings, patents, letters, literature on magic, inventions by magicians, programs, posters, costumes, but you are allowed access into the magicians back stage and led by a magician into his world of magic.

The experience tapestries man and woman’s remarkable powers of imagination and high levels of mindset through the centuries. You shall discover how magic and magicians have influenced the movie industry, Hollywood, famous actors, wars, science, medicine, cultures and prepare for magic shows. You may even be asked to jump into a trap door or an illusion.

The Australian Museum of the Magical Arts offers a fascinating opportunity to expose oneself to new experiences and explore new things in a rich, creative, educational and inspirational environment. Through the interactive exhibits and hands-on museum, adults and children have the joy of exploring new and untold curiosities.

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Price: A$89.00

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Challenging The Deep

James Cameron – Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible vessel he designed that was built in Sydney.

 Visitors will experience how Cameron’s drive and passion for understanding and exploring our oceans has shone a light on the spectacular phenomena and mysteries of the least known place on earth and enabled maritime archaeologists to document and understand the shipwrecks of RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck.

The exhibition immerses visitors into an underwater environment using cinema scale projections, artefacts and specimens from his expeditions; displays of artefacts from the design and construction of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER; underwater recording, lighting, communication and diving technologies pioneered by Cameron; and props and costume from the feature films The Abyss and Titanic made possible by his drive to understand and expertise in meeting the challenges of the deep.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

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Australia’s most extraordinary art event

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2018 judge is Angela Tiatia.

An hour of highlights from the exhibition

Join one of our guides for a one-hour introduction to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018 exhibition, focusing on highlights in the Archibald plus selected key works in the Wynne and Sulman.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Sydney Tea Festival

Five years, 155 stallholders and 25,000 tea lovers later, the Sydney Tea Festival is back at Carriageworks in August.

The festival brings together Australia’s best specialty loose-leaf tea purveyors for a one-day celebration of all things tea. Both tea novices and connoisseurs will have plenty to explore through a marketplace of more than 70 stallholders, showcasing teas, tisanes, teawares and an array of sweet and savoury foods.

Festivalgoers can learn about tea through interactive experiences and a program of workshops, talks, and tastings, hosted by leading tea specialists. For something hands-on, tea lovers create even their own bespoke brew.

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Price: A$59.00

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Lunchtime Lecture Series: Australians Shaping The Nation

Hear from six distinguished Australians who are shaping the nation across science, sport and the arts. Australia has been shaped by the remarkable work of many individuals whose achievements have resonated beyond our shores. In the inaugural Australian Museum Lunchtime Lecture Series drawing on the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery, distinguished Australians share insights into the inspiration behind their groundbreaking contributions, which have helped define the nation across science, sport and the arts.

Ita Buttrose AO OBE
From copy girl to editor at the age of 23, Ita Buttrose’s boundary-pushing career at The TelegraphCleoThe Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sunday Telegraph won her status as a feminist icon. The legendary media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author and 2013 Australian of the Year continues her active leadership role as a committed community and welfare contributor.

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Price: A$159.00

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Simon & Garfunkel Story

Following sold out seasons on London’s West End and various cities across the globe, Phil Bathols and Tim Woods announce the UK production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story will be touring Australia in August 2018.

Direct from sell out tours of the USA, UK & Europe The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns to Australia this August!

Performing to great acclaim around the world, The Simon & Garfunkel Story tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Starting from their humble beginnings as 50’s Rock n Roll duo Tom & Jerry, The Simon & Garfunkel Story takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.

Featuring 1960s photographs and film footage accompanied by a full band performing all their hits including Mrs Robinson’, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, The Sound Of Silence and many more, this is a show not to be missed by any fan of the music and era.

“Simply incredible” - BBC Scotland

“Spine tingling harmonies” - The Daily Record

“The standing ovation at the end of this impressive show was a given as soon as the final note faded from the very first song” - Burnley Express

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a must see for anyone who is a fan of the musical masters” - Salisbury Journal

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Price: A$109.00

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Salute To Andrew Lloyd Webber

An array of memorable songs from many famous musicals including Cats, Les Miserables, Evita, Phantom of The Opera, Love Never Dies, Sunset Boulevard, Jekyll and Hyde, Josephand The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and Aspects of Love will be performed by a variety of artists including classically trained baritone vocalist Stephen Fisher-King, classically trained soprano vocalist Emily Garth, international virtuoso violinist Vov Dylan, versatile comedian Jacques Renay and The Dianne Donovan Dancers.

The song list will include Music of the Night, Phantom of the Opera, Bring Him Home, Memory, Don’t Cry for me Argentina, Love Never Dies, This is the Moment, As if we never said Goodbye, On this Night of 1000 Stars, Pie Jesu, Any Dream Will Do and Love changes Everything – a duet with Emily Garth and Stephen Fisher-King.

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Price: A$69.00

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Cash Live - The Concert Experience

Award winning and highly acclaimed Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning, Telecaster picking, Australian country music legend Stuie French, along with their powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express are excited to bring you CASH Live The Concert Experience and their brand new show CASH Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.

The show will not only feature the Folsom Prison album in it’s entirety from cover to cover, it will also feature a set of The Man in Black’s greatest hits from throughout his entire career.

CASH Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive one of The Man In Black’s greatest ever albums performed by Australia’s own CASH Live The Concert Experience

Transportation available at an additional cost.

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Price: A$55.00

Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

The Loch Tasting Room

Every Sunday Brigid Kennedy, chef and owner of The Loch opens the doors of the Tasting Room where you can indulge in the ultimate paddock to plate experience.

The irresistible menu changes fortnightly to take advantage of seasonal produce picked directly from the farm.

After touring the stunning gardens and enjoying a delicious meal, guests can stock up for the week from the farm stall selling fresh produce, condiments and fresh baked treats.

If you’re after something for the house then there are beautiful bouquets of a wide range of blooms when in season and Kevin’s farm restored antiques fill the architecturally restored stables.

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Price: A$149.00

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia's premier international art fair, returns from 13-16 September 2018 with the country's largest and most diverse gathering of local and international galleries. Staged at Carriageworks, Sydney's striking multi-disciplinary arts precinct, Sydney Contemporary showcases work by emerging and established artists from leading galleries from around the globe, alongside a dynamic program that highlights the very best in visual art.

Billed as one of the most celebrated events on Australia's cultural calendar, Sydney Contemporary has established itself as a must-attend art event and the perfect place to discover and collect modern and contemporary art.

With entry to the fair, see the work of emerging and established artists, with talks, performance, video and installations throughout the fair. Visual art of the 20th and 21st century, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints and performances. Sydney Contemporary offers a choice of dining options that highlights a selection of some of Sydney's best restaurants.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

The Women Of River Country

This exhibition showcases the stories of 19 unique women from the mid-1800s to present day all of whom have connections to the magnificent riverscape of the Murray Darling Basin home to Australia’s three longest rivers, the Murray, the Darling and the Murrumbidgee.

From significant Aboriginal beginnings, paddle steamer trade routes, to a place, which has developed its own culture, the Murray Darling Basin is now a myriad of natural destinations like no other.

The Women of the River Country exhibition was developed by the volunteers and staff of the Mannum Dock Museum in South Australia.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Opera In The Vineyards

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This a truly memorable experience and a wonderful inspiration for a weekend away in the gorgeous Hunter Valley region.

Self drive package including accommodation, breakfast, transfers, entry tickets & an experience of a lifetime!

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Price: A$229.00

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.  Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation.

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Includes transportation, subject to a minimum combined group booking of 10 people

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Price: A$199.00

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Evita

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical EVITA will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.

EVITA charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.
Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

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Price: A$169.00

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 20

Get Your Groove On 2018

After years of running festivals and concerts in the Hunter Valley, the team behind Get Your Groove On decieded it was time to bring a little Hunter Valley cool to Sydney.

Get Your Groove On is all about indulgence in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Think Hunter Valley Wine, Boutique Beers, amazing foods, cheese, massage stations, lights in the trees, dancing on the grass, tarot readers, funky stalls and lots lots more. We are handpicking Hunter Valley Wineries and Boutique Beer companies to ensure we get the best mix and quality everyone deserves.

It's time to escape the everyday and be transported to someplace special.

Bella Vista Farm boasts a string of past owners and farm uses that contributed significantly to the development of Australian agriculture, including the first Merino Sheep Farm in Australia and the foundation of the Australian citrus fruit industry.

The site is an intact farm including homestead and out-buildings dating from the original grant to Joseph Foveaux in 1799. The Farm is one of the best surviving examples of a hilltop farm in the metropolitan area. Come and discover the history of the Farm and how its history was rediscovered thus ensuring its survival.

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Price: A$139.00

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

In The Mood

IN THE MOOD brings you back to the bold, beautiful days of the 30s and 40s when the joint was jumping to the hot sounds and jiving rhythms of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters and many more unforgettable, indelible swing artists. Against the contrast of war, great melodies and lyrics energized by the big bands featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm sections, gave everyone faith in their hearts and a reminder of what they were fighting for.

For over 2 hours, this big retro event will hold audiences enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the era, choreographed dance routines and shear theatrical pizzazz! IN THE MOOD introduces a new generation to the swing, rhythm and jazzy sentimental and patriotic music of a pivotal time in American history, when everyone listened to and danced to the same music.

More than fifty unforgettable hits to the stage including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B), In The Mood, Sing, Sing, Sing, On The Sunny Side of the Street and so much more!

Whether it's your first time or your fourth, this show will do more than just get you IN THE MOOD, it will reaffirm your spirit!

Hit U.S. Big Band Swing Celebration Returns for its Silver Jubilee

"Seeing IN THE MOOD isn't an option, it's a MUST!" - BroadwayWorld.com

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Price: A$149.00

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Evita

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical EVITA will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.

EVITA charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the 'spiritual leader of the nation' by the Argentine people.
Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don't Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

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Price: A$269.90

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 20

False Pretences

When confidence trickster Victor Blake descends on his long suffering sister and brother-in-law after a spell in prison he finds that they have a guest - an attractive and wealthy widow. He sees this as a solution to his financial problems and deploys his charm and trickery to ensnare her. But one scheme founders after another until Victor finds himself in more trouble than he can handle. A fabulous farce from the ever reliable Eric Chappell.

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Price: A$69.00

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Nepean Belle Christmas Lunch Cruise

Cruising the Wilderness areas of the Blue Mountains National Park and the Nepean Gorge you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience for all those on board.  Sunlit by day, the sandstone peaks of the Nepean Gorge towering up to 150 metres above the water are a striking backdrop to your cruise and provide great photo opportunities.

During the day sunlight cascades over the stunning ascending rock formations, carved out by the spectacular Nepean River - one of Australia's beautiful and largely unknown, natural archaeological splendours. Host to international ambassadors, national dignitaries, Archbishops, politicians and wise water-lovers, the Nepean Belle is a premier regional attraction, and that's no small feat in a city which is visited by over one million people annually!

Dining aboard the Nepean Belle is unlike any other dining experience in a Penrith restaurant  - your views change constantly and you have the tranquility of the Nepean Gorge and Blue Mountains National Park to accompany your meal.

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Price: A$99.00

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Available Spaces: 43

Rootstock 2018

Rootstock is Australia’s premier food and wine event celebrating the raw, natural and Indigenous. Presenting over 200 natural wines from around the world, Rootstock provides a unique opportunity to talk with growers and winemakers while experiencing masterclasses and the very best artisan produce prepared by Australia’s most innovative chefs. Conceived by Mike Bennie, James Hird, Giorgio de Maria and Linda and Matt Young, Rootstock has been central to sparking a conversation around sustainable food and wine practices in Australia.

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Price: A$0.00

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

A Day On The Green - John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Marx, Russell Morris & Bachelor Girl.

In news that will thrill fans across the country, JOHN FARNHAM will perform songs from Whispering Jack for a special series of a day on the green concerts. John and his amazing band will play the much-loved 1986 album, plus a selection of other greatest hits.

JOHN FARNHAM's iconic Whispering Jack may be one of the most successful Australian albums of all time, but it's so much more than that. It's a record that is indelibly marked in Australia's collective consciousness, an album that means so much to so many people.

Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests - DARYL BRAITHWAITE, US singer/songwriter RICHARD MARX, RUSSELL MORRIS and BACHELOR GIRL.

Self drive package including accommodation, breakfast, transfers, entry tickets & an experience of a lifetime!

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Price: A$269.00

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 16

Jersey Boys

The international blockbuster musical JERSEY BOYS will open its Australian tour in September 2018 at the Capitol Theatre. The 2010 Sydney season of JERSEY BOYS played for 15 months, making it one of the longest running musicals in Sydney history, attracting audiences both domestically and internationally.

JERSEY BOYS tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can't Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry, which all feature in the musical.

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Price: A$159.00

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 50

Parkes Elvis Festival 2019

Parkes-Elvis-FestivalThe Parkes Elvis Festival is held every January in Parkes, Central New South Wales. The event is held on the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday every year- this year celebrating 26 years!

Festival events are held over our 3 day trip.  Each year the program extends and now there are approximately 150 individual events. These include the headline Feature Concerts Series, the Elvis Gospel Service, the Northparkes Mines Street Parade, nonstop free entertainment in Cooke Park, the popular Renewal of Vows, the Miss Priscilla Dinner, Poets’ Breakfast, busking, dancing, cake decorating and much more!

Enjoy Parkes newest attraction, the impressive Henry Parkes Centre, which is a first class tourism complex and during the festival includes four unique collections- The Kings Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes Museum & Antique Machinery collection.

The Kings Castle Elvis Exhibit  is home to the largest collection of items formerly owned by Elvis Presley in the Southern Hemisphere. Greg Page’s famous collection includes jewellery, movie, stage and personal clothing, books, documents and furniture owned by Elvis or directly connected to his life.

The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, star of the movie ‘The Dish’ (2000), is one of Australia’s most prominent landmarks and a must-see attraction on every holiday through inland NSW. Enjoy entry to the Discovery Centre where you will find the award winning Dish Cafe, 3D Movie Theatre and plenty of interactive learning exhibits.

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Price: A$50.00

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Blue Mountains Lady Luck Day Trip

The annual festival ocurrs in January each year at the historic Carrington Hotel in the Blue Mountains.

The Lady Luck Festival was formed in 2009, created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, showcasing 'customs and culture' from the fabulous 1950's.

Think fun, fashion, food and entertainment for the whole family with bands, stalls, hot rod and vintage car show, swing dancing, public dance lesson and a jumping castle and face painting for the kids

There will be a events located in a massive marquee on the hotel grounds. This will be a great excuse for anyone with a love of Kustom Kulture and anything Old Skool – this includes rockabillies and car lovers alike - a great excuse to bring the car out of the garage!
12pm-6pm Music performances

There will be loads of tunes to get you jiving on the floating dance floor.

Performances include; The Two Timin Playboys, The Twilight Rhythm Boys, Danny & The Cosmic Tremors, Pat Capocci, Miss Death and MC Jay Katz.

12:30pm Burlesque dance workshop

Reserve your spot now in the ‘Kelly Ann Doll’ burlesque workshop.

“Show N Shine”

Hot rods, rat rods and classic cars will be on display in Katoomba Street.

3:00pm Sydney Swing Katz show and dance lessons

The Sydney Swing Katz will be performing a live show and providing a dance lesson.

A mobile bar will keep the adults refreshed and kids jumping castle, face painting are also planned for the day to keep everyone of all ages entertained.

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Price: A$49.00

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 45

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019

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Home to the largest  Country Music Festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Tamworth is well known as the Australian Country Music Capital- this is only one of the noteworthy reasons proclaiming visitors to sing its praises as a destination.

From the natural wonders of Mother Nature to its cultural & artistic offerings, as well as top restaurants showcasing regional produce & wine- explore the  gems scattered generously across the Region, meet the characters, taste the flavours & make memories to last  a lifetime.

Each year Organised Occasions travels to Tamworth for the Country Music Festival, & each year we cannot wait to go back! The festival is an experience like no other- it is not gated so you do not need to purchase a ticket to attend.
From free shows every night in the park, to buskers, stalls, kids activities & street performers there is something for everyone! Choose from free & ticketed shows all over the town in the pubs, clubs & hotels around Tamworth. The whole of Tamworth is in full festival swing with both visitors & locals living on a high & enjoying the festival.

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Price: A$50.00

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Nick Cave - Until

Until is American artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date. Comprised of thousands of found objects which together make us feel as if we have entered a rich sensory tapestry and stepped directly inside the belly of one of Cave’s iconic Soundsuits.

Nick Cave’s first Soundsuit, made out of twigs, was a direct response to the Rodney King beating, a visual image about social justice that was both brutal and empowering. Just as the violence around the Rodney King beating was the impetus to Cave’s early work, the death of men such as Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown drives his new imagery for Until. For Cave’s Carriageworks installation, Until — a play on the phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’, or in this case ‘guilty until proven innocent’  he addresses issues of gun violence, gun control policy, race relations, and gender politics in America and its resonance across the world.

Cave has come to see himself as a messenger, endeavouring to coalesce communities and discuss important issues. ‘I view this work as an elaborate community forum, as much as a work of sculpture,’ notes Cave. As such Until at Carriageworks will become a stage for international and Australian artists who will create and present work and lead discussions in partnership with Sydney communities.

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Price: A$39.00

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Thirlmere Festival of Steam

The quaint village of Thirlmere comes alive with steam and nostalgia for the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.

Now in its 30th year, the Thirlmere Festival of Steam is a family community event marking the opening of steam season.

Steam train rides will operate from the NSW Rail Museum while all the fun of a country fair including street stalls, music, carnival rides and vintage steam machinery will take place in and around Thirlmere.

Take a 50-minute 'double-header' steam train ride along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway with historic locomotives 2705 and 3016.

There will be plenty of steam action on site at the museum with several locomotives in steam, a 1920s Aveling and Porter steam truck and road roller, a 1901 steam car, live steam model locomotives, plus full size and miniature steam traction engines and so much more!

Australia's premier steam event since 1989 runs annually, so don’t wait another year!

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Price: A$59.00

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 45

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.

Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka! Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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Join us for the day travelling by coach & enjoying dinner.

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Price: A$169.00

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

West Side Story - Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour

NEW PRODUCTION

Tonight, tonight the world is wild and bright. Going mad, shooting sparks into space!

West Side Story exploded onto Broadway in 1957 in a sensational storm of exuberant dance and wistful romance. It was a phenomenon that never faded, “an incandescent piece of work” (The New York Times).

The landmark musical combined four of the biggest talents on Broadway: Leonard Bernstein’s sensational score, Jerome Robbins’ explosive choreography, Arthur Laurent’s powerful book and newcomer Stephen Sondheim’s perfect lyrics.

In 2019, West Side Story takes the iconic stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Raise a glass as the sun sets and drink in the view as you share a meal in one of the pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Then sit back to enjoy the enthralling show, complete with live orchestra hidden beneath the dramatic stage and fireworks in the balmy night air.

Encounter the wildness of youth and ecstasy of love as this modern day Romeo and Juliet unfolds under a starlit sky.

On the mean streets of New York's West Side, two rival gangs strut their stuff. But when a Jet falls for a Shark, the stage is set for a rumble. Their wistful love story is studded with infectious songs including 'Somewhere', 'Maria', 'I Feel Pretty', 'America', 'Cool' and of course, 'Tonight'.

As the star-crossed lovers, Maria and Tony, homegrown stars Alexander Lewis and Julie Lea Goodwin reprise the sizzling chemistry of their performances together in The Merry Widow and The Phantom of the Opera.

An all-singing, all-dancing supporting cast takes on Bernstein’s brilliant score and Jerome Robbins’ original electrifying choreography.

Renowned director Francesca Zambello teams up with Brian Thomson and Jennifer Irwin to create a brand new production for the harbour-top stage.

 

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is set in what is easily Sydney’s most spectacular spot, offering an unusual perspective on the bright lights of the city and its most famous icons. The stage is constructed out over the water, but for the audience the show’s backdrop also includes the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, city skyscrapers and the twinkling stars overhead.

You'll taste the best of Sydney in a single night out: food, fireworks, singing and spectacle under the stars.

 

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Price: A$99.00

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I've Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.

Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka! Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Click here for a video preview!

Join us for the day travelling by coach & enjoying dinner.

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Payment will not be processed until details have been submitted at a later stage.

Price: A$149.00

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Lovedale Long Lunch Hunter Valley Day Trip

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The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch where food and wine lovers are invited to discover the wonders of Lovedale. Each May, a decadent line up of the Hunter Valley’s leading chefs team up with seven of Lovedale’s finest wineries and local entertainment for a weekend of foodie fun.

Come alone, or get a group of friends together, book a day trip and enjoy a fun and relaxing day  away.

We will be visiting Emma's Cottage Vineyard, Allanndale Winery & Tatler Wines. Your Sunday Lovedale Long Lunch Package consists of 1 meal ticket (entrée sized), 1 dessert ticket and 1 voucher redeemable for your Lovedale Long Lunch polycarbonate wine glass. Return coach from Sydney, Transportation between wineries, Complimentary drinks & nibbles to Lovedale, Non compulsory trivia & music games with prizes.

Discounts for group bookings of 10+. Conditions apply

We can collect your friends on the way from Windsor, Penrith Panthers, Parramatta, Liverpool, Sutherland, Hurstville, Randwick, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, or Wyong. (Pick up locations to be confirmed and finalised closer to the date)

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Price: A$159.00

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Vivid Lights Sydney Harbour Cruise

Vivid Lights is one of Sydney’s most anticipated events. A festival of light, music & ideas, it bathes the iconic Sydney Opera House in a thrilling light show. This year, Vivid Lights is bound to be bigger and better than ever. Experience the largest light show in the Southern Hemisphere and grab front row tickets aboard a Vivid Lights Cruise.

Listen to great music, watch the lights and meet new people as you enjoy one of Sydney’s most eagerly anticipated events.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Transport Heritage Expo

The award-winning Transport Heritage Expo is back for its sixth year. Bringing Sydney's transport history to life with heritage train and bus rides, train displays, live music and so much more!

Experience the rich transport history with a ride aboard one of three vintage trains or a vintage double-decker bus. Enjoy Devonshire Tea aboard the Southern Aurora, take a walk through the historic Mortuary Station or simply enjoy the displays and live music.

Don't miss this fantastic and nostalgic long weekend event for families and transport enthusiasts alike.

Step aboard a heritage dining carriage from the golden era of rail travel for a 40-minute Devonshire Tea sitting. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the view of heritage trains arriving and departing alongside your window.

Step aboard the driver's cab of steam locomotive 3642, meet the driver and shovel some coal! See a small selection of heritage cars and locomotives or simply sit back and take in the live atmosphere as heritage trains arrive and depart Central Station throughout the long weekend.

 Whether it's steam, electric or railmotor - we have three different heritage trains offering 1-1.5 hour rides from Central through the suburbs.

Join us for the day travelling by coach & enjoying devonshire tea.

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Price: A$49.00

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Available Spaces: 50

Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival

The 2019 Hunter Valley Chocolate & Cheese festival will showcase the talents of many local and national cheese makers, bakers, chocolatiers and restaurants.

The Hunter Valley Chocolate & Cheese festival will showcase chocolate, cheese, great food, fine wine and craft beer From the Hunter Valley, NSW.

Not just a day of tasting but an experience for all to enjoy, with displays, competitions and masterclasses. We aim to bring visitors to the Hunter Valley to enjoy local vendors in a scenic environment.

Join us on the scenic Hope Estate grounds as we delight in beautiful cheeses presented by local favourites Hunter Belle, as well as decadent chocolate sponsored by internationally renowned Callebaut. Stalls, Tastings, Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Cheese, Live demonstrations by culinary experts, Beautiful chocolate displays by local students and so much more! Get your ticket today to experience everything the Cheese & Chocolate Festival has to offer!

Join us for the day travelling by coach & enjoying lunch. (Hamper or VIP Marquee Tickets only)

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 50