We were so happy to enjoy some free time in two very diverse Australian locations!

The botanic garden, Manly beach, the fish market, Hyde Park, the Opera House: our Sydney walking tour kept us fit – well at least that’s how the sporty part of the group put it! If truth be told, in the evening we all felt as exhausted as after a long rehearsal day…

Our excursion to sunny Straddie (that’s how Brisbane people call Stradbroke Island) with friends from Kupka’s Piano as our expert guides, was amazing: we walked through endless white sand beaches, lush vegetation, parfumes of tropic flowers, we admired kangaroos lying in the sun a few meters away from us, spotted dolphins playing in the water, and went swimming in the wild and chilly waves of the Pacific.