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Meet in Australia
Many secrets can be revealed during a
New Zealand delegates’ visit to the Gold
Coast. Whether organisers are looking for
comprehensive team building opportunities,
incentive packages or pre and post touring
options, they will find diversity unmatched
by many other destinations.
The Gold Coast is shaped by 70kms of
coastline and 100,000 hectares of World
Heritage-listed rainforest. It’s an experience
which places the Kiwi corporate traveller as
an active participant within the landscape.
Delegates are encouraged to set their
compass in search of adventure, confident
that the protected natural waterways,
plus land based experiences in national
parks and rainforests will leave them more
than satisfied.
The warmth of the ocean and sensation
of having sand between your toes is
complemented by luxurious dining,
entertainment and other recreational pursuits
which are all easily accessible during a
planned conference or incentive activity.
Beaches and waterways
No business trip on the Gold Coast would be
complete without venturing onto the famous,
sun-drenched beaches. Travel website, announced earlier this year
its top 10 beaches in Australia, with Burleigh
Heads securing the number one spot plus
three other Gold Coats beaches; Coolangatta,
Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, all ranked
within the top 10.
A walk along the coastline is an experience
in itself, but for those with a penchant for
more active, water-based enjoyment, a
learn-to-surf programme guided by former
world champions will prove just the ticket.
The Gold Coast’s many iconic surfing breaks
ensure an exciting, action packed programme
of activities.
Kayaking adventures and stand-up paddle
boarding also provide enjoyment of one of the
Gold Coast’s greatest assets. For conference
organisers looking to package as much as
possible into a day of team building, it may be
worth indulging in an island getaway. There
are options available that can couple the
most active and indulgent activities into the
one programme.
Tall Ship Island Adventures allows an
exploration of local waterways during a
calm-water cruise that whets the appetite
towards an adventure-laden outing. At
McLaren’s Landing on South Stradbroke
Island, participants can prepare for an event
in paradise. Not only can breakfast, lunch
and dinner be catered for in buffet style,
this all-weather venue is also perfect for
beach-side gala functions at day or night,
plus a host of team building and watersports
activities for up to 2500 guests. Fun in the
sun is guaranteed with parasailing, jet-ski
adventures, kayaking, and paddle boating
sure to get the blood pumping.
Similarly, nearby Tangalooma Island Resort
provides a perfect environment for relaxing
conferences and team building opportunities.
Luxurious onsite accommodation and four,
purpose-built conference facilities are an
added bonus and delegates will find a
selection of more than 80 land and ocean-
based activities.
Back on the mainland, the Gold Coast
Oceanway is a series of interconnecting
scenic pathway walks that stretch from the
Seaway at the Spit all the way south to
Point Danger Lighthouse in Coolangatta.
Within this 36kms network there are
pockets of enjoyment to be had taking in a
leisurely stroll or bike ride along the many
designated routes. Delegates can access a
range of environments including spectacular
coastal vistas, headlands, dunes and
littoral rainforest.
Hinterland experiences
Inland, three of Australia’s most
picturesque national parks significantly
contribute to more than 100,000 hectares of
prehistoric forests and breathtaking scenery.
The 54kms Gold Coast Hinterland Great
Walk is an excellent way to experience
local national parks. Broken down into a
network of shorter walks, it commences at
Lamington National Park and finishes at
Active on the
Gold Coast
The wonders of Australia’s
Gold Coast are waiting to be
discovered. More interactive,
personalised programmes and
activities allow corporate
groups to create treasured,
long lasting memories, while
maintaining an active enjoyment
of the natural surrounds.
Just dropping in… tandem
skydiving over the Gold Coast
Hinterland experience at O’Reilly’s
october] 2012