Optional activities – Unique Brisbane experiences

Optional activities are open to delegates, their partner and/or family. Spaces are limited. To secure your booking please purchase your tickets at the time of registration.

Please note the tour cancellation policy:
• All bookings attract a cancellation fee of 20 per cent.
• Bookings cancelled two weeks prior to the ASM attract a 50 per cent cancellation fee.
• Bookings cancelled within five days of the ASM will receive no refund.
• All activities are subject to cancellation unless minimum numbers are met.
• No shows will receive no refund.
• All prices include GST.

OA01: Barista training

Friday May 12, 2017

Minimum participants: 10
Maximum: 20
Venue: Australian Barista School (Ground Floor Suite 3, Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill).
Transport: Bus will depart 8.30am from BCEC and return coach from Australian Barista School will arrive at BCEC at approximately 1pm.

Come and experience life as a barista in a course developed by brothers Matthew and David Gee. The Gees have owned a coffee roasting facility, four espresso bars and consulted for some of the largest coffee companies in Australia. They wrote Australia’s first textbook on making coffee from a commercial espresso machine. During this three hour barista experience, you will start from the basics and finish up with two hours of non-stop coffee-making, learning all the barista’s tricks in coffee art and free-pouring. You will leave the course inspired to try these techniques at home.

OA02: Mountain bike riding

Friday May 12, 2017

Minimum participants: 20
Maximum: 30
Transport: Bus will depart 1.30pm from BCEC and return coach from Mt Coot-tha trails will arrive at BCEC at approximately 6pm.

Join us on Friday afternoon as local riders guide us through the Mt Coot-tha/Gap Creek single track network. Either hire a high-end demo bike from the fleet at ForTheRiders, or bring your own (there is single track 9km from the conference facility). A complete package including transportation from the central business district, guiding and refreshments will be provided, with optional dinner and drinks in the evening. Bring your own helmet, baggies, shoes and bike or pedals. We encourage experienced cyclists only. Also, visit www.bicyclenetwork.com.au to ensure you are covered with appropriate insurance all year round.

OA03: Newstead Brewery – beer and food matching

Sunday May 14, 2017

Minimum participants: 30
Maximum: 100
Venue: Newstead Brewery (85 Doggett St, Newstead) Transport: Please make your own arrangements.

The Newstead Brewing Company lives in a 1940s steel warehouse that was built by the Skennars coach company. A combination of bus trappings and artistic flair gives the site a wonderfully tranquil, comfortable vibe with lashings of industrial robustness. Newstead is the confluence of energy and ideas from three brewing perspectives. Mark Howes comes from a research background with a PhD in molecular bioscience. Jarrett Bravo’s perspective is refreshingly holistic, bringing a love of the UK style and traditional methods, with a bent on herbal nuances. Gavin Croft draws from home brewing and small business experience, with a focus on innovation and precision. Guests will be offered a pot of Session Ale on arrival and bar staff will progress guests through the range of Newstead beers on tap during the course of the evening. There are no rules regarding drinking order; the bar staff will make suggestions, but if guests prefer to drink the same beer or would prefer sparkling, white or red wine, cider or soft drinks, all will be available.

OA04: Fun run

Monday May 15, 2017

Meeting point: The meeting point will be at the BCEC.

Come join us on a fun run in the sun! GaleForce Running Squad will showcase some of Brisbane’s major attractions such as the Story Bridge, City Botanic Gardens and the Go Between Bridge. There will be a number of running options to choose from including a 10km and 5km loop. For those that would prefer to walk, there will be a 5km walking option.

OA05: Golf

Monday May 15, 2017
$A180 (includes lunch, transport, and green fee)

Club fee: $A55
Cart hire: $A50
Venue: The Brisbane Golf Club
Transport: Bus will depart 10am from BCEC and return coach from The Brisbane Golf Club will arrive at BCEC at approximately 5pm.
Note: Please indicate requirement for club hire and transportation when registering.

Join your fellow delegates in a day of golf at the prestigious Brisbane Golf Club. Established in 1896, The Brisbane Golf Club is a premier golfing destination thanks to the vision of their founding members. The heritage-listed clubhouse stands proud and members adore the 18-hole championship golf course, ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Australia according to Golf Australia and Golf Digest Australia. The Brisbane Golf Club is also the only golf course in Australia to have champion greens, a putting surface installed on over 700 golf courses in the United States.

OA07: The Shank Bros: well sourced introduction to Low and Slow BBQ

Friday May 12, 2017

Venue: Wandering Cooks, Cordelia St & Fish Ln, South Brisbane

The Shank Brothers are one of Australia’s foremost competition BBQ teams, and exponents of Low & Slow.
As part of your dining experience, you will get a one on one introduction to Low and Slow smoking, with your hosts, Mikey and Kris. The boys will smoke up a big ‘ol bunch of chicken wings with a variety of rubs for you to try, from mild to wild!!
Enjoy a beer or three whilst learning tricks, tips and techniques from the lads, get to pick their brains and have a laugh!
And for the main event, we will present you with a whole hog, cooked in our La Caja China pit to a traditional Cuban recipe, complete with crackling so good you won’t believe your tastebuds!!!

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