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Paddling Adventure Pumicestone Passage
Arrive at beautiful Golden Beach on The Pumicestone Passage, just a 5-10 minute paddle across from the seclusion & adventure of Bribie Island NP. This is one of SE QLD's best kept secrets, as the beach one visits to get away from the crowds & feel like you are in your own personal paradise. After a safety briefing & orientation on the map, you are free to explore the Passage & Island at your leisure, spotting wildlife and stepping into the beautiful natural surrounds. If you aren’t confident with your paddling skills, the team at Golden Beach Hire are very keen to teach you all the skills you need to paddle confidently on the Passage, whether it be just a casual paddle close to shore, or a challenging fitness excursion on the water and surrounding islands. Grab a dry bag to take a phone, and be sure to take lots of pics, so you can tell everyone about your adventure on the water. Have a swim in the crystal clear waters if you wish and/or stroll around the many islands and bars choosing your own paths and adventures. Feel the seclusion & privacy only the northern tip of Bribie Island & the Pumicestone Passage can provide with no roads or 4WD vehicles permitted for miles. When you are done, you will be wondering how you missed this beautiful piece of paradise and why you haven’t done it sooner. Activities Weather Permitting, closed in 15 knot winds & above. 130 kg max weight.
Best surf school in Coolangatta
We meet at our surfing trailer at Rainbow bay beach,we offer wetsuits and rash vests,and our clients put their belongings in the back of our trailer where its all locked up safely .Our learn to surf introduction is 10 to 15 minutes long,the lesson is 2 hours in duration.Once we have people surfing[we push our clients into the waves first, to practice the two different stand up techniques]We then teach them to catch waves by themselves. Other things to note We have three group lessons daily,some lessons are of better quality regarding the tides,we operate on Q.L.D time.9AM,11AM and2PM.We also provide board hire .
Palm Cove Private Yoga Meditation
This is your opportunity to enjoy the transformational experience of a private yoga meditation session developed specifically to meet your needs. Whether you are a beginner or an advananced yogi, a special program will be developed to develop your yoga and meditation practice. You can book a session on your own, or come with a group of friends. We will meet at my home, (which is 5 minutes from the beach) to commence the session. Before we begin we will complete a yoga, meditation and health questionnaire that allows you to identify your specific issues and needs. We will then commence your private yoga meditation session and enjoy 1.5 hours of: • Pranayama ( breath work) • Asanas (poses) • Shavasana (relaxation) • Meditation (guided). Other things to note Your practice will be specifically designed for you. Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced yogi and meditator, your class will be designed to meet your needs.
Noosa Everglades Kayak, an award-winning nature tour
-2022 Winner of Australia's Most Magical Experience- Easily accessible: Just minutes from Noosa Junction and conducted in calm shallow waters. Stingrays: The Southern Everglades provide a serene sanctuary for stingrays, keep an eye out and you should spot numerous juvenile rays darting through the water. Stunning & Tranquil: Take in the tranquility of hidden waterways and the stunning vistas of Lake Weyba as you explore the unparalleled beauty of Noosa's enchanting UNESCO World Heritage protected Southern Everglades. Swim in the Pristine Everglades: Take an optional swim (weather dependent) Diverse Wildlife: The Noosa Everglades are celebrated for their biodiversity, encompassing a multitude of bird species, fish, and diverse flora. This unique ecosystem also serves as a crucial habitat for numerous vulnerable and endangered species. Interactive Games and Quizzes: Be attentive, there is a test! Engage in lighthearted games and quizzes while earning points to conquer "Stevie's Quiz." Picnic on Secluded Shores: Experience something truly unique by enjoying a leisurely bite to eat on exposed sandbars or tranquil, hidden shores. It's the perfect opportunity for a relaxing You'll have a lovely time but expect to get wet and be in the sun for a few hours. We recommend wearing your beach attire (sun safe & water safe)
Surf with Mark Occhilupo!
Are you ready for the surf sesh of a lifetime? Meet me at the Iconic Kirra Surf Store, Kirra QLD, grab your board, and we'll choose the best surf spot for the day and your experience level. (Kirra, Snapper, Rainbow Bay, Dbah) These are the spots I grew up surfing and competing, so I'll introduce you to some friends and we'll share waves and surf knowledge for the day! Don't worry about your level of surf experience. If you're just learning, I can teach you how. And if you're an intermediate or expert, I'll get you to the next level. We'll always start with the basics and make sure you're building on solid fundamentals. Let's get you some fun waves! **If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly and we get the surfer's information. * for an extra $200AUD have you entire experience with me filmed and sent to you. Note: this must be paid in cash on the day of your session and 7 days advanced notice is required. Other things to note If you do not have surfboards, guests can hire equipment at the meeting location. **If you are buying this experience as a gift, message us first so that you can book it properly with surfer's info.

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Sunset SUP or Kayak at Lake Tinaroo
Our pick up starts at 2.30 pm I will pick you up from your accommodation then the adventure begins! We head up the beautiful Kuranda range which a world heritage rainforest so the chance to see a cassowary or two is a possibility. As we drive the range you will feel the temperature drop a fraction as its high in the mountains and thick forest so take it in. 10 min out of the rainforest its turns to bush you may see huge termite mounds, kangaroos and bird or prey flying high in the sky. It takes about 1.5 hrs to get to the Lake Tinaroo but the drive is stunning with rolling hills and amazing history which I will tell you about on the drive. We soon arrive at Lake Tinaroo around 4.45 pm we get ready to have all our briefs and hit the water for an amazing SUP experience and take in the colours of the sunset. The wild life is amazing up there, Platypus spotting, pelicans, turtles and the bird life is spectacular. When we hit the water I show you skills, rescues and much more then the tour begins with a paddle around the lake spotting as much wildlife as we can, then the sun starts setting and we start snapping our cameras and lap up the colours of the sky and relax and enjoy ourselves. The tour finishes around 7.30 pm with hot homemade pumpkin soup by the lake and yummy local bread, as you eat and relax I pack up all the equipment and join you for soup, then its back to Cairns. Other things to note So just a wee reminder BYO: extra clothes, a towel to dry yourself off, water and any snacks you may need. I do dinner and I pick you up from your accommodation or meet me at Cairns central shopping center for 2.30 pm.
Night Walk Cairns Botanic Gardens - Lets Go Buggin
The magic of the rainforest comes to life after dark and welcomes you with a chorus of frog croaks and the sparkling of a million eyeshines. A walking tour especially for nature enthusiasts and photographers in the heart of Cairns. Every Night Walk is different. Being in nature offers an exciting and unpredictable experience full of surprises. The tour will introduce you to the much-loved White-lipped tree frogs, Northern Stony Creek frogs, and many other species of amphibians. For those who like spiders, there are many that can be seen on the tour such as Net-casting spiders, Mirror-ball Spiders, huge Orb-weavers, and Huntsmans. People not fond of spiders will be relieved to know that they are usually happily weaving their webs or sitting on tree trunks. We see an abundance of nocturnal insects like moths, crickets, beetles, and stick insects. Most of these animals only come out at night and therefore are unseen by most people. Other animals that can be seen on a Let’s Go Buggin Night Walk include Micro-bats, Papuan Frogmouths, Striped Possums, Speckled Flying Foxes, Pythons, Bandicoots, Pademelons and Echidnas. The tours offer a great opportunity for photographers who would love to just ‘go to’ that spot to capture amazing photographs of some nocturnal critters.
Rainforest and Wildlife Night Tour
Your Night Time adventure starts with pickup from your Airbnb accommodation and takes you off on an adventure to find wildlife in it’s natural habitat. Most of it doesn’t come out until after sunset so we stay out after dark to see it! We start around 1:30pm so you can have a relaxed morning and you will be back around 9:30-10:00pm. Afternoon tea and dinner will be provided so no need to worry about food. We get to see some very rare animals, like Platypus and Tree Kangaroos, and the region we visit on the Atherton Tablelands is a beautiful place. It is close to Cairns so drive times are short. We visit several areas too so you get to see different places. We do spend a few hours in the afternoon to see the Rainforest but it really comes to life when the sun goes down. Being in the forest at night is an experience you will never forget. It is magical to hear and feel and see what it is like to be in there after dark. I use special lights so we can all see what’s around us and provide you with binoculars so you can get a really good view of the animals. You will come away from this with a whole new understanding of Australia’s special environments and it’s wonderful wildlife. Other things to note Bugs and mosquitos are not usually a problem. If the weather is wet I provide umbrellas. We are light hiking so comfortable shoes not sandals are required.
Fitzroy Island Paddle boarding or Kayak experience
A day on a tropical Island paddle boarding, snorkeling, relaxing under a coconut tree and lots of swimming. Our day starts with a 45 min boat ride to a tropical island just off Cairns. We use a company called Fitzroy island ferries, the price includes the ferry ride. I will meet you at the marina outside a café called Marlin Café for morning hello's then again on the island under the trees. When you arrive we get ready for your SUP adventure starts around 9.30am where you will briefed on safety and skills for the water. We have a land demonstration first and they we do this again in the water and learn the ropes before we paddle. We paddle and snorkel along the way looking for turtles and taking in the breathe taking views of the tropical island. We are on the water for about 1.5 hrs paddling over coral reef on crystal clear waters. After out paddle we have some snacks and take a walk to nudie beach for swimming. After our tour you have the afternoon to snorkel and use a kayak for 1/2 or chill out at the bar. There is a summit walk also which you can choose to do which takes about 2 hrs to the top of the island. Boat departs the island at 5pm to be back in Cairns for 6pm
Mushroom Photography Tour Lets Go Shroomin - Botanic Gardens
Discover the fantastic world of Fungi! Join renowned macro photographer Bridgette Gower for a Mushroom Photography Tour in the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Tropical North Queensland has a huge number of fungi species and Bridgette has spent hundreds of hours in the gardens learning the many locations and cycles of the fungi kingdom. Her huge collection of photographs is a testament to the vast amount of fungi on offer for you to capture some photographs of your own. We are fortunate to have consistent mushrooms such as stinkhorns (Phallus species), polypores, fans, boletes, ascomycetes (zombies), corals, birdnest fungi and slime moulds all just waiting to be seen and photographed. This is the only specialised mushroom and fungi photography walking tour in Australia. Camera Hire Available (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced), or BYO Camera. As part of the tour, Bridgette can help you with your camera settings and composition ideas, techniques and suggestions for capturing amazing images of the mushrooms that we encounter.
Modern achievable art on a canvas
In relaxed surroundings with a maximum of four people you will begin your artistic experience by choosing your colour theme and several simple designs from my original paintings. The coloured themes will include whites, cool blues, greens or warm oranges and reds with pops of mixed colours. With my artistic and calm ability I will show you an easy step by step method to mix these pops of colour and loosely sketch your simple chosen design. We will use good quality non student paints , medium, tape, brushes to obtain a vibrant and original painting . This will reflect an achievable and easy piece of modern original art for you even if you are new to painting to take home and hang or gift to someone special.
Sip and Clay pottery Experience
Wesley Taylor Art Studios present the new ‘Clay and Wine’ sessions. These are two-hour art lessons with all art materials supplied. What’s more? You get to take your self-made masterpiece home! Brisbane City byo studio sessions Clay and Sip Pottery Class Sip and create hand built pottery art with pottery clay Monday 6:30pm Brisbane City Studio Saturday 11am-12:30pm Brisbane City Studio Friday Night 6:30pm Brisbane City Studio Sunday 1:30pm Brisbane City Studio This session is in the Myer Centre studio which is byo drinks and food. Go to level 1 of Myer centre, All good for lifts 6 and 7 until 6.45pm latest entry due to the centre closes MINIMUM NUMBERS Required to run session of 7 people Note the Fortitude Valley sessions have changed to Brisbane City byo studio Wesley Taylor Art Studios present the new ‘Clay and Wine’ sessions. These are two-hour art lessons with all art materials supplied. What’s more? You get to take your self-made masterpiece home! Looking for fun pottery classes in Brisbane? This clay and sip class is the perfect way to enjoy a night of sculpting, pinch potting, hand building and sipping with a qualified instructor to help! You will take home two to three small pieces, nice and easy to carry home. During this beginner-friendly workshop and art class, you’ll learn basic skills like hatching, sticking together and shaping forms and will scul
The Woolstores of Teneriffe
The tour will give guests a special opportunity to take a look at some of the oldest surviving woolstores in Teneriffe. Guests will hear about the special place that wool occupied in the history of Queensland, and the living legacy that the woolstores have stamped on Teneriffe. Learn about the features that made the woolstores special buildings, designed for a particular purpose and a particular location. You will also learn about the associated industries that occupied Teneriffe right up until the 1970s. Hear how changes in the wool markets lead to the abandonment of the woolstores and the decline of Teneriffe as a suburb. And learn how the area was included in the Building Better Cities Program, from which Teneriffe has emerged as a renewed suburb. Other things to note The tour does not require guests to bring any specific equipment. General photography of the building is permitted, but no photography of, or access to individual private residences is permitted.
Body Work with Yoga & Meditation a form of Breath Work
No previous experience is necessary. This will be a unique 90 minute personal experience, where you will learn to meditate with breathing exercises or visualisations and explore your body. Then you will be guided through an easy yoga practice, at a level suitable for you, that will cater specifically to your body needs. I will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Learn to breath more deeply, and let go of what no longer serves you in your life. Become centred and relaxed releasing anxiety, depression and stored up emotions, and welcome in more bliss. We will finish with a sound healing using a Tone Therapy System from N.O.W. This experience will leave you feeling connected to your body and feeling the peace within. IMPORTANT: If these time schedules do not work for you, you can let me know what time you would prefer! Other things to note Please wear appropriate comfortable stretch clothes, tights, shorts, singlet or T-shirt. Try and avoid eating a heavy meal before yoga.
Woolstores and Riverwalk
We shall take an easy and relaxing walk along the Brisbane River in Teneriffe to learn about the history of the area and to understand its historical significance as a centre for the wool trade and as a former naval base during WW2. We shall also discover how the Urban Renewal programme meant Teneriffe became one of Brisbane's most livable suburbs. But don't take my word for it; come and see for yourself. Other things to note Don't forget your camera; and your inquisitive mind.
Discover old and new Newstead
An easy walk around the suburb of Newstead to discover the history of this area from the beginning of European settlement. We will see remnants of the suburb's past and piece together the events, names and characters that have shaped the area. The walk will be illustrated by old photographs of the places we shall visit and accounts of the events - old and new - that have taken place in Newstead. Guests will see the area in a new light and be on the lookout for more clues to understand better the history all around us.
Paddling Adventure Pumicestone Passage
Arrive at beautiful Golden Beach on The Pumicestone Passage, just a 5-10 minute paddle across from the seclusion & adventure of Bribie Island NP. This is one of SE QLD's best kept secrets, as the beach one visits to get away from the crowds & feel like you are in your own personal paradise. After a safety briefing & orientation on the map, you are free to explore the Passage & Island at your leisure, spotting wildlife and stepping into the beautiful natural surrounds. If you aren’t confident with your paddling skills, the team at Golden Beach Hire are very keen to teach you all the skills you need to paddle confidently on the Passage, whether it be just a casual paddle close to shore, or a challenging fitness excursion on the water and surrounding islands. Grab a dry bag to take a phone, and be sure to take lots of pics, so you can tell everyone about your adventure on the water. Have a swim in the crystal clear waters if you wish and/or stroll around the many islands and bars choosing your own paths and adventures. Feel the seclusion & privacy only the northern tip of Bribie Island & the Pumicestone Passage can provide with no roads or 4WD vehicles permitted for miles. When you are done, you will be wondering how you missed this beautiful piece of paradise and why you haven’t done it sooner. Activities Weather Permitting, closed in 15 knot winds & above. 130 kg max weight.
Best surf school in Coolangatta
We meet at our surfing trailer at Rainbow bay beach,we offer wetsuits and rash vests,and our clients put their belongings in the back of our trailer where its all locked up safely .Our learn to surf introduction is 10 to 15 minutes long,the lesson is 2 hours in duration.Once we have people surfing[we push our clients into the waves first, to practice the two different stand up techniques]We then teach them to catch waves by themselves. Other things to note We have three group lessons daily,some lessons are of better quality regarding the tides,we operate on Q.L.D time.9AM,11AM and2PM.We also provide board hire .
Maiala Rainforest Tour
After your booking, we will look for the right pick-up location. We will then drive up to Mount Glorious. The winding road to the Maiala walking track goes through the subtropical rainforest of the D’Aguilar National Park. The tour will show you the rich flora and fauna of a subtropical rainforest with its majestic trees and beautiful canopy. The characteristic calls of the Whipbird, Catbird and Woompo Dove will hopefully help you to spot them. Besides the countless little birds, you might be lucky to see skinks, Land Mullets or Lace Monitors. A smaller-sized kangaroo family member called Pademelon also lives in Maiala. They are often seen close to the walking track. The track is around 5km long and will take about 3 hours, giving you plenty of time to learn about the area or take photos of your favorite spots. We will have our lunch and refreshments at the beautiful picnic area. After lunch, we will walk on the mountain's western side with its beautiful lookouts. Note: You can book me for a guided tour without the drop-off and pick-up. This starts from the Maiala car park.
Fly with a Seaplane Pilot over the Maroochy River Estuary
River Dash Seaplane Experience with Photobook: 5 minutes of flight time. Allow 30 minutes for the whole experience. Gain a perspective of the Sunshine Coast normally only afforded to the black swans and pelicans. From a magnificent water take-off to effortlessly flying over the Maroochy estuary, panoramic views and gracefully landing back on the water – this personal and interactive seaplane adventure is both exhilarating and calming. We'll start the adventure by getting sand between your toes on the shore of the Maroochy River, where you will meet my crew and get your feet wet. After a short briefing, I'll get you settled in the aircraft. Every seat is a window seat and the aircraft was actually designed for observation, so be prepared for amazing views. We taxi and take off from the waterway, and on this particular flight which we call the River Dash, we take you to the river mouth for a brilliant perspective over the beaches before a smooth turn and return to base. The flight time for this experience is five (5) minutes. We also take photos for you and send you a beautiful hardbound photobook featuring pictures of you, the aircraft, and the area! Whether you are a flying enthusiast or someone who is even a little bit tentative, you'll come back with a huge smile, we guarantee it. This is truly an iconic and powerful experience. Note, this flight is NOT 1 hour.
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