Cultural Activities

1. GET WET

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Can you imagine yourself riding a wave on the beautiful Gold Coast?  How about a two-hour beginner surfing lessons that are designed to give you a taste of the thrill of surfing!

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 5th May 2019, 12:30 – 15:00 hrs.
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 12:30 – 15:00 hrs.

Departure Location:   The Star, HQ hotel

Duration:   2.5 hours (including travelling time to and from The Star Hotel)

Details:

Get Wet Surf School

We get you down to the beach; price includes exclusive return bus transfer from the HQ Hotel, The Star.  On the beach, we will run through some basic steps that will have you standing up on your board in the safest and easiest way possible and some basic safety instructions and we get you out in the water as soon as we can.

Surfing instructors are there to make it fun, safe and easy for people of all age groups and levels of fitness.  If your only have time for one activity and want an awesome photo of you riding a wave, you might be wanting to tick it off your bucket list or you just want to see why it’s one of Australia’s greatest pass times we encourage you to give it a go.  For the safety of our participants and for best results our group lessons run with a 6 participant to 1 instructor ratio (this is a lower ratio than recommended by leading Surfing bodies).

Children surf lesson:

Children over the age of 12.  Proof of Children’s ages must be given at the time of booking.  Children must be accompanied by an adult who will provide assistance during the lesson for their own safety.

Tour departure information:

12:15 hrs.            Meet at Hospitality Desk located in the lobby of The Star Hotel

12.30 hrs.            Group departs The Star

13:00 hrs.            Lesson commences

14:20 hrs.            Lesson ends

15:00 hrs.            Group returns to The Star

Minimum Participants:   15

Dress code:   Swimwear

Type of Activity:   Moderate.  This program requires swimming skills.

Included:

  • A quintessential sausage sizzle after the lesson
  • All equipment is provided, including wet suits
  • Return transfers to and from HQ Hotel
  • Credit card fees
  • Local 10% GST

Not Included in the tour:

  • Swimwear and towels

Cost:      103.00 CHF per person

 

 

2. GET BACK TO NATURE

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Join our legendary guides for a relaxing tour to a breathtaking lookout point where they will prepare Billy Tea and Damper over the fire, sharing their enthusiasm and stories from the early years on the mountain.  This unique adventure is fun for the whole family and is simply one not to be missed!

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 5th May 2019, 09:00 – 16:00 hrs.
  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 09:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Departure Location:   The Star, HQ hotel

Duration:   7 hours (including travelling time to and from The Star Hotel)

Details:

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

The O’Reilly family pioneered ecotourism in Australia when they began hosting visitors in Lamington National Park in 1915 and later charging for this service in 1926.  In these days, the former O’Reilly’s “Guest House” and slab huts took nature lovers two days via car, train and horseback.  The journey to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is almost as memorable as the destination.  Your journey will take you through the village of Canungra and as you pass through the Canungra Valley.  As you begin your drive up the to the Lamington Plateau, tell you driver to take it slow on the winding mountain road and enjoy the vistas towards to mountains in the West, you’ll understand why it is called “The Scenic Rim”.

What better way to see the wonders surrounding this plateau?  Take a tour through rainforest and various eco-systems to incredible places located within World Heritage listed Lamington National Park.  You get to visit a lookout to take in the views, or even a waterfall, being inspired and educated along the way.

Tour departure information:

08:45 hrs.            Meet at Hospitality Desk located in the lobby of The Star Hotel

09:00 hrs.            Group departs The Star

10:30 hrs.            Estimate arrival time at O’Reilly

14:30 hrs.            Group departs O’Reilly

16:00 hrs.            Estimate arrival time at The Star

Note:    Location is approximately 70 kms west through the beautiful scenic hinterlands of the Gold Coast

Minimum Participants:   15

Dress code:        Casual.  Comfortable closed walking shoes

Type of Activity:   Moderate

Included:

  • Billy Tea and Best of O’Reilly’s tours
  • Tree top walk or feeding the birds
  • Light lunch
  • Return transfers to and from HQ Hotel
  • Credit card fees
  • Local 10% GST

Cost:      114.00 CHF per person