Season 2024

Opera Ball

Sunday 19 May


Come in your riding boots and ballgown and be ready for a gala like no other.

An evening of fine dining, sublime singing and dancing set among the coolibah tree-lined Thomson River at Smithy’s Camp. This relaxed, yet stylish, gathering embodies the spirit and iconography of the Outback with its casual approach then adds just enough glitz to ensure the evening is a memorable one.

Atmospheric lighting sets the mood as Australia’s finest soloists deliver a series of opera favourites throughout the 3-course meal, each perfectly paired to the culinary offering. For dessert, the dancefloor opens with an upbeat DJ set and you’re invited to continue the celebrations well into the night as our bar will remain open for business while you dance away.

Looking for something extra special? Start the evening with an optional Sunset River Cruise to make the most of your Festival of Outback Opera experience in Longreach.

Ticket includes 3 course meal plus drinks package and transfers to/from the venue.

Smithy’s Sunset Cruise is available at an extra charge and must be reserved separately. Details here (

Opera Queensland’s Festival of Outback Opera is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association and Haymans Electrical.

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