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Gala Deluxe

Gala Deluxe

Gala Deluxe

Gala Deluxe

VALID Between 22 July - 27 July | Ticketed event: 24 july

Package inclusions:

  • Double pass to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music Governor’s Gala concert, held at 8pm on 24th July at the Townsville Civic Theatre.
  • 3-nights' accommodation at City Oasis Inn.
  • Sunset sailing experience with Big Mama including complimentary sparkling wine or non- alcoholic beverages on arrival and antipasto platters.
  • Scenic Townsville Helicopter transfer to Magnetic Island (with return SeaLink Queensland passenger ferry transfer back to Townsville).

About the Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Governor’s Gala concert

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Escape the winter blues and attend the 30th annual internationally-acclaimed Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, North Queensland. This year the Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest international and Australian musicians in a wonderfully unique and innovative ten day program of 30 concerts.

Governor’s Gala: Ever wondered what would happen if 25 celebrated Australian composers all wrote miniature variations on Beethoven’s iconic theme Ode to Joy? Come and discover for yourself – this will be unique and not to be missed.

Sextet in C major Op.37
Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin), Imants Larsens (viola), Blair Harris (cello),
Nicolas Fleury (horn), Lloyd Van’t Hoff (clarinet), Kristian Chong (piano)

Wiring (Australian Premiere)
Michael Duke (soprano saxophone), Timothy Young (piano)

Fêtes galantes: 
1. En sourdine. 2. Fantoches. 3. Clair de lune
Jacqueline Porter (soprano), Piers Lane (piano)

Goldner Variations on ‘Ode to Joy’ (World Premiere)
Goldner String Quartet 

Twenty-five short variations by Australian composers specially chosen by the Goldner Quartet and commissioned by AFCM in celebration of the Quartet’s 25th Anniversary. Ode to Joy, the theme of the Variations, was composed by Beethoven in his 9th Symphony.

Matthew Hindson, Andrew Schulz, Joe Chindamo, Mark Isaacs, Harry Sdraulig, Robert Davidson, Jakub Jankowski, Paul Stanhope, Brett Dean, Elena Kats-Chernin, Clare Strong (formerlyJohnston),Paul Dean, Nigel Westlake, Ross Edwards, Liza Lim, Carl Vine, Andrew Ford , Maria Grenfell, Natalie Williams, Paul Grabowsky, Nicole Murphy, Elizabeth Younan, John Peterson, Iain Grandage, Holly Harrison

About the package:

Sailing adventures, tropical island escapes – spoil that someone special with this classical romantic weekend getaway. Escape to Townsville North Queensland and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Governor’s Gala Concert and stay to relax and spoil yourselves with some of Townsville’s signature experiences.

24th July - Governor’s Gala, 8pm, Townsville Civic Theatre.

This Saturday evening concert is packed to the rafters! Ever wondered what would happen if 25 celebrated Australian composers all wrote miniature variations on Beethoven’s iconic theme Ode to Joy? Come and discover for yourself – this will be unique and not to be missed.

Start your romantic getaway with a day trip that starts from up above. Catch a helicopter from Townsville to Magnetic Island with Townsville Helicopters. Take in the best views of Townsville city and Magnetic Island as you make landfall on this tropical island paradise. With 23 bays and beaches, Magnetic Island is ideal to find a little piece of paradise all to yourself!

A romantic getaway would not be complete without a sailing escape, jump on board Townsville’s Big Mama Sailing and relax into an evening sunset sail. With a glass in hand, a sunset in view and the memories of a spectacular holiday, there is no better way to wind down after this tropical getaway.

Stay at the City Oasis Inn Townsville in the heart of the central business and entertainment district and enjoy all that Townsville has to offer. A short stroll from your accommodation you will find award winning restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and major tourist attractions.

How To Book:

1. Select your check-in date
2. Select two adults (*this package is available for two adults only)
3. Tick which date you wish to do each activity/tour/experience (this package is only available 22-27 July)
4. Once you are happy with your selection click the 'BOOK NOW' button
5. Enjoy your iconic holiday in our backyard or call our friendly Visitor Information Centre staff on (07) 4721 3660 for more packages, tours and attractions you can book today!
**By purchasing this package, you agree to all operator Terms and Conditions, and Cancellation Policies.

On sale and travel between 22 - 27 July*
Subject to availability. Operator terms and conditions apply.

Ticketed event: 24 July: Governor’s Gala, 8pm, Townsville Civic Theatre.

Cancellation Policies

General terms and conditions

Cancellations of confirmed bookings will be processed using the following conditions in addition to the cancellation fee of the Service Provider/Operator. More than 14 Days’ Notice: 15% of the total Booking value or $35 AUD, whichever is the lowest. Less than 14 Days’ Notice: 15% of the Total Booking value Please view the Operator’s Cancellation and Indemnity Policy prior to making payment for your booking. The $2.75 online booking fee in non-refundable. We reserve the right to offer alternative accommodation/tour of a similar standard in the case of an overbooking by the accommodation/tour operator, or for any reason beyond our control. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all bookings to provide adequate protection against unforeseen cancellation of travel.

VIEW: COVID flexible booking policy

City Oasis Inn

Cancellation required by 12noon the day prior to check in to avoid penalty of 1 night's accommodation. Cancellation policy will differ for non refundable rates and special events.

Townsville Helicopters

No charge if cancellation occurs up to 48 hours before the agreed departure time. 50% of the total charter fee will be charged if the charter is cancelled between 24 and 48 hours before the scheduled departure time. 100% of the charter fee is payable if the charter is cancelled less than 24 hours before the planned departure time. 

SeaLink Queensland

Applicable to SeaLink Queensland ferry tours accommodation and packages. Cancellation of a booking of part thereof will incur the following fees:
More than 30 days before departure – 10% of total cost
Between 7 and 30 days before departure - 50% of total cost
Less than 7 days before departure - 80% of total cost
Within 24 hours of departure - 100% of total cost
If a scheduled ferry service in cancelled by SeaLink Queensland due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances a transfer to another service or full refund will be offered. A ‘no show’ will incur 100% penalty. No refunds are given on unused ferry tickets.
No refunds will be made for services not availed once travel has commenced. All refund claims must be made in writing. Please note operators (other than SeaLink Queensland) reserve the right to charge cancellation fees in addition to the above.

Big Mama Sailing

Cancellation Policy:
More than 7 days full refund;
1-7 days 50% refund;
Less than 24 hours No Refund;

Big Mama Sailing need to reach minimum guest numbers to sail & all sailing tours are weather dependent. COVID 19- Please abide by the physical distancing requirements good hygiene & if you are unwell stay at home.

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