Great Getaways Queensland

Great Getaways Queensland

Great Getaways Queensland

Outdoor programs for over 55’s

What is Great Getaways Queensland

Active, Fun Overnight Stays and Outdoor Activity Days 


Great Getaways Queensland is about active, fun overnight stays and outdoor activity days for people over 55 years of age. Participants can try new activities and socialise with like-minded people in various locations across Queensland.

A Great Getaways adventure is extremely well prepared to ensure that participants have a safe and enjoyable time during their stay.

Activities
Activities will vary depending on what is available at each site, and may include rock climbing, yoga, canoeing, bushwalking, high ropes courses and mountain biking. Activities will be facilitated by trained outdoor professionals to ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of fitness levels or previous experience. Participation in all activities is optional (we are firm believers of ‘Challenge by Choice’) however you will be encouraged to participate where possible.

Accommodation
Accommodation at Great Getaways is in shared rooms. You may wish to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag/doona and pillow). Bedrooms and bathrooms are under one roof. Participants share rooms with people of the same gender unless requested to stay as a couple or with friends. Accommodation options and numbers per room vary dependent on site.

Transport
The Great Getaway price does not include transport. If you do not drive, we may be able to assist with arrangements for you. Some options may include public transport, transfers or car pools with other participants (extra fees may apply).

Outcomes

  • Meet new people
  • See new places
  • Try new things
  • Get active
  • Have fun!

Make a booking!

Great Getaway Weekend Adventure, Warrawee, March 25-27

Great Getaway Weekend Adventure

Camp Warrawee
81 Byrnes Road North, Joyner QLD 4500
Find on Google Maps

Arrive: 2 pm, Friday March 25
Depart: 2 pm, Sunday March 27

Come along for a weekend of fun and exciting outdoor activities – paddle a canoe on the beautiful North Pine River, test your balance on the low ropes course, learn to abseil or explore the local bush environment.

Cost
Only $440.00 inc GST

Look what’s included:

  • Lazy nights, active days and healthy meals (excluding lunch on first day)
  • Fun outdoor activities
  • Any specialised equipment required,
  • Lots of  laughs

What’s not included:

  • Transport to and from the camp
  • Lunch on first day
  • BYO

Click to complete the Registration Form or call 0480 289 572 to sign up over the phone. Please note all participants must complete a Medical Declaration Form

BOOKINGS CLOSED Great Getaway Weekend Adventure, Currimundi, November 5-7

BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED

Great Getaways Weekend Adventure

Queensland Recreation Centre
80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi Qld 4551
Find on Google Maps

Date: November 5-7
Time: 1 pm Friday – 2 pm Sunday
Cost: $440.00 inc GST

Join us for a weekend of fun and exciting outdoor activities – paddle a canoe on beautiful Currimundi Lake, test your balance on the low ropes course, learn to bodyboard or challenge yourself on the Giant Swing

Click to complete the Registration Form or call 0480 289 572 to sign up over the phone. Please note all participants must complete a Medical Declaration Form

Look what’s included:

  • Lazy nights, active days and healthy meals (excluding lunch on first day)
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation
  • Fun outdoor activities
  • Any specialised equipment required,
  • Lots of  laughs

What’s not included:

  • Transport to and from the camp
  • Lunch on first day

Basic Program

Forms

Medical Declaration

Every Great Getaways participant needs to complete a Medical Declaration Form.

The information on the form will only be shared with activity staff at the venue so they are well prepared and can react appropriately in the event of an accident or emergency.

Please note that at each Great Getaways venue has risk management policies and practices in place, staff are trained in first aid and first aid supplies inc defibrillators are available.

Fill out the form HERE

Activity Day Gear List

Activity Day Gear List

What you need to bring on your Great Getaway Activity Day

Note:

  • It is advisable not to bring any valuable items that may get damaged or go missing.
  • It is recommended people with special dietary requirements bring additional snacks with them.
  • DOWNLOAD the Gear List – so you can check the items off!

Clothing

The usual things you’d need for a day outdoors considering:

  • A change at the end of the day – warm, dry
  • Comfortable clothes you can be active in – they might get wet and dirty too!

For being outdoors

  • Sun hat (full brim)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat / parka
  • Closed-in shoes (eg. joggers)
  • Extra pair of shoes for water activities – old joggers or water shoes are ideal, something that covers heel and toes – NO THONGS OR SANDALS)
  • Swimmers and swimming towel
  • Plastic bag for wet and dirty clothes

Miscellaneous

  • Water bottle
  • Medication

Optional

  • Day pack
  • Walking poles
  • Camera
Weekend Gear List

Weekend Gear List

What you need to bring on your Great Getaway weekend adventure.

Note:

  • It is advisable not to bring any valuable items that may get damaged or go missing.
  • It is recommended people with special dietary requirements bring additional snacks with them to camp as a back-up.
  • DOWNLOAD the Gear List – so you can check the items off!

Clothing

The usual things you’d need for a weekend away considering:

  • A change for the evenings – warm, dry
  • Comfortable clothes you can be active in – they might get wet and dirty too!

For being outdoors

  • Sun hat (full brim)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat / parka
  • Closed-in shoes (eg. joggers)
  • Extra pair of shoes for water activities – old joggers or water shoes are ideal, something that covers heel and toes – NO THONGS OR SANDALS)
  • Swimmers and swimming towel
  • Plastic bag for wet and dirty clothes

Miscellaneous

  • Torch / spare batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Medication

Optional

  • Bedding (we supply the basics tho’ you may want …)
    • Your own pillow / pillowcase
    • Doona, blankets (or sleeping bag)
    • Mattress topper (single bed) – for extra comfort
  • Ear plugs
  • Camp chair
  • Day pack
  • Walking poles
  • Camera
  • Book
  • Musical instrument
  • A bottle of wine for the campfire (depending on site/conditions)
  • Wine glass or tumbler (not glass or disposable please)
  • A good story!
The Basic Program

A Great Getaways Queensland program will vary from location to location and depend on things like the weather, the time of year, and the activities available at a given location The basic structure will be relatively consistent from weekend to weekend.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please do not attend a Great Getaways Queensland program if you are unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in a COVID-19 hotspot or overseas in the last 14 days, or have been in close contact with a known active case of COVID-19.

While on a Great Getaways Queensland program please follow the usual precautions to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19:

  • Use the Check In QLD app
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Maintain physical distance (except when doing activities)
  • Wear a face mask, when asked or required

In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak and tougher restrictions, Outdoors Queensland guarantees to fully refund registration fees or, at the discretion of the participant, transfer a registration to a future Great Getaways event.

Learn More

Want to be the first to hear about future Great Getaways? Click Here to add your contact details to our Mailing List.

For more information or simplify to have a chat contact, Great Getaways on 0480 289 572, email greatgetaways@outdoorsqueensland.com.au or fill out the Questions or Comments Form below.

Questions or comments?

Great Getaways Queensland is originally an initiative by the Australian Camps Association based in Victoria, where it has been running very successfully for several years.


Great Getaways Queensland is funded by the Queensland Government’s #ActiveKIT program, designed to support the active recreation and fitness sector as well as start-ups or small to medium businesses to trial and implement new and innovative products or services.

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