Unique experience
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.

Other useful information

From $2,965 per person twin share

** 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.

Experiences to be offered

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.

Light Lunch on arrival
Champagne Masterclass
Welcome soiree from 5pm
5 course dinner held under the spotlights on the stage
Nightcap by the fire

A la carte breakfast
Free time before lunch
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 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