It's back by popular demand! After such a good time was had by all in 2011 and 2012, Barry Baker is organising another fun Tangalooma Weekend Getaway for March 22-25, 2013.
Accommodation - $130 per person (approximately) for 3 nights
We have booked four waterfront villas adjacent to Tangalooma Resort - all fully self-contained with each villa accommodating six people. Features include open plan living with a deck to view those spectacular sunsets over Moreton Bay. For more information and photos go to www.moretonislandrealestate.com/tangalooma-resort-accommodation.php.
The agents are charging us $600 per villa for the three nights which we have averaged out to approximately $130 per person, including a small food kitty which we hope will cover dinner out on the first night, plus a little left over for miscellaneous items. Please note that this price may change depending on numbers but it won't be by much.
Transport to island via Tangalooma Flier - $80 return
Transfers to the island are provided by the Tangalooma Flier which departs from the wharf at Pinkenba. You will need to book and pay (by credit card) for your own ticket direct with the Tangalooma Flier operators. Phone[masked] 6333. Barry will advise a booking number when he gets it from the operators so don't make your booking until you hear from him.
Getting There - Our suggested Meetup time of 9am on the Friday is based on us catching the 10am ferry. Please note that there is also a 5pm ferry on Friday afternoon or several options on Saturday (7.30am, 10am, 12.30pm or 5pm) if you are not able to get Friday off work.
Getting Home - The main group will probably opt for the 2pm return ferry on Monday afternoon but, again, you are welcome to return on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning if you have work commitments. Ferries depart from Tangalooma at 9am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm both days.
Important Note - Everyone will need to pay the full three nights' accommodation, even if you only stay one or two nights, as we obviously have to make sure you have a bed!
Car Pooling - $15 each way
Barry will coordinate carpooling from a central Gold Coast location to Pinkenba Wharf. Please contact him if you are interested - [masked]. The cost of $15 each way is to cover petrol and parking at the wharf.
Activities - own expense
There's plenty to see and do on the island ... or you can relax and do nothing at all! For more information on what's available, go to www.tangalooma.com.
Full payment for the accommodation ($130) will need to be made by January 31, 2013. Please contact Karen Ransome ([masked]) or Barry Baker ([masked]) for transfer details. As mentioned above, you'll need to book and pay your ferry transfers direct with the ferry company and carpooling contributions can be made on the day.
Refund Policy -
Due to the fact that our final booking and cost per person will be based on the number of RSVPs, we cannot offer refunds once final monies have been paid.
If you have any further questions, Barry will be more than happy to answer them for you. You can email him at [masked].
PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY:
The Gold Coast Hiking Meetup Group is not a registered association or official club - it's really just a group of people walking together. As such, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen at or occur as a result of our events. We also cannot provide any guidance on fitness levels required. I always try to include the description from the NPWS websites but basically, it's up to individual members to decide whether they are hale and hearty enough to undertake the walk. We like to call this our 'PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY' philosophy!