Past Meetup

The Belated Australia Day 2013

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Price: A$7.00 /per person

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Australia Day Cruise for 2013. We meet at 11.00 am for an 11.30 am. departure. This is a Prawn and Salad Australia Day cruise. A leisurely cruise down to the picturesque Gold Coast Broadwater to find a suitable place with a nice view somewhere around Wave Break Island or Bums Bay to drop anchor and enjoy a very Australian Prawn and Salad lunch prepared by our own MasterChef Brian. Cask wine, tea and coffee are complimentary as usual and you are welcome to BYO.

This part of the Broadwater is the area that will be completely changed again if the Gold Coast International Cruise terminal is approved and built. Wave Break Island is man made as is the Marine Stadium (better known as Bums Bay). They were both created in a massive project to stabilise the Gold Coast Seaway and to stop the progressive movement North of the mouth of the Nerang River. The project included the creation of Wave Break Island to protect the inner beaches. Several sand pumps were installed on the sand pumping jetty on the Ocean side of the spit, to stop the sand from clogging up the seaway. The sand is pumped under the seaway to the southern end of South Stradbroke Island.

After lunch there will be time for a dip if anyone would like to swim and maybe a short walk across to the beach on the ocean side of the spit, before we head back up the Broadwater with a few traditional Australian songs to sing along with, just because it's Australia Day. We will get back at around 3.30 pm.

We leave from Marina Quays International Hotel. The trip requires a $7.00 part payment fee with your booking..

The full fare is $32.00 with a remaining $25.00 which can be paid on the day.

BYO and swimmers if you choose and a spirit of adventure.

We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities. As such, it is up to each individual to make sure they are capable of attempting the event.