Queensland Ballet at Spicers Peak Lodge

The Nutcracker

The spectacular mountain top setting of Spicers Peak Lodge, a breathtaking experience in its own right, will take on a new light when the Artists of Queensland Ballet bring their beautiful artform to the retreat. Ballet at Spicers Peak Lodge gives guests a unique opportunity to experience Queensland Ballet dancers perform some exquisite excerpts from the Company’s extensive repertoire, together with exclusive behind-the-scenes preparations and rehearsals, guided by Artistic Director Li Cunxin.

Join us for a weekend of decadence, embracing the festive magic with the Nutcracker, a Christmas ballet alongside award-winning gourmet dining at One Chef Hat Restaurant, The Peak, while experiencing the relaxed luxury that Spicers Retreats is known for.

The Platinum Package is a two-night experience with only 24 Guests, offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Queensland Ballet. Commencing with a coaching masterclass led by, husband and wife duo, Artistic Director Li Cunxin and Ballet Mistress Mary Li. Guests will see the dancers craft their movement in preparation for a dinner performance.

Li Cunxin will guide the dancers through their warm-up and rehearsal; an essential component of their daily preparation. Enjoy a delicious five-course degustation dinner served throughout the evening, while the dancers take to the stage with a series of stunning Pas de Deux’s from the Company’s Christmas production, The Nutcracker.


Package overview

Exclusive weekend experience with all gourmet meals & premium beverages, luxury accommodation, intimate ballet experiences and first-hand interaction with Li Cunxin and Mary Li from Queensland Ballet.

Itinerary – Day One – Friday

Light Lunch on arrival from 12 Noon
Perrier Jouet Champagne Masterclass
Welcome soiree with retreat General Manager from 5pm
5 course dinner held under the spotlights on the stage
Nightcap by the fire

Day Two – Saturday

A la carte breakfast
Free time before lunch (view activity choices)
A la carte or picnic lunch prior to rehearsals
Observe Li Cunxin guide the dancers in their warm up class prior to performance
Li will share insights & commentary throughout the warm up
Champagne and canapes with Li Cunxin
Dinner performance from 5.30pm including a 5-course tasting menu with matching wines interspersed with three Pas de Deux performances
Intimate Q&A experience with Li, Mary and dancers over dessert

Day Three – Sunday

A la carte breakfast
Farewell by retreat General Manager

Guests can choose to add on a third night.

From $2,965 per person twin share

To purchase tickets call Spicers Retreats on 13 77 42 (during business hours)

** Add on activity choices for Spicers Peak Lodge**
Spa treatment at Spa Anise | Complimentary market garden tour | Bush walking & mountain bike riding


Terms & Conditions: Event will go on sale to the public on the 28th of March 2018, a pre-sale waitlist is available for interested parties to register. Pricing will vary depending on room type chosen and/or available. Prices are twin share and quad share villas are available. Package must be paid in full at time of booking. Packages are non-refundable and can be transferred to another person for the same event. The event will proceed regardless of weather. The performance and itinerary sequence is subject to change.

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