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  • Join award winning author, Marisa Parker, and learn the essentials of creative writing at this practical workshop for beginners and writers wanting to hone their skills and practise their craft.

    Gain insight into good writing habits, cultivating and enhancing ideas, an emotional arc (storyline), submission and formatting guidelines.

    This friendly, casual, interactive Creative Writing Workshop is designed to instruct, support and inspire writers in any genre. You will discover and develop your own unique skills and style.

    Suitable for both beginners and intermediate writers, this is a great introduction to, or refresher to creative writing.
    button pdf download icon red whiteClick to View or Print the Creative Writing Workshop Program Booklet

    Once you have mastered the essentials of creative writing, why not take the next step and learn how to capture your memoirs with our Life/ Family Story Workshop.

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Creative Writing Workshop Experience is 8 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 15.

    Available Dates...
    📆 24th - 27th Feb 2019

    About Your Instructor
    Melisa Parker Author

    Marisa Parker

    Ciao! My name is Marisa Parker. I decided to write my family’s story, I did so as a legacy for my kinfolk. It all started with my mother reminiscing and me jotting down her experiences. That was in 2012, and after four years of writing, I realised I wanted it to be more than that..

  • Booking info...

    Our inclusive experiences are very popular, but have limited capacity, so can book out very quickly!

    Don’t miss securing your spot. Click the big RED ‘BOOK THIS PACKAGE’ button below, complete the form, and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss your booking and options further.

    Registrations for bookings close one week prior to each experience date, or unless sold out.

    Deposit & Final Payment

    To secure your reservation, we require 50% of the total fee payable as a deposit. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is received.

    Final payment will be due 1 month prior to the arrival date.

    Payment of the total experience will be required at the time of booking for all reservations made within 1 month of arrival. We reserve the right to decline any booking request.


    Your deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

    No refund of the deposit if the booking is cancelled with less than 30 days’ notice.

  • What to bring...

    💡 Smart phone, Pad or Tablet (charger)
    💡 Note pad and pen
    💡 Fun and engaging attitude!

    ** This is a self-drive experience, so your own transportation is required.

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ Accommodation...

    3 nights in either a 4 star Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishment OR upgrade to a Private Cottage OR Holiday House with additional supplement cost.

    ☑ 2 Day Workshop Programme


    The Creative Writing Workshop Experience is inclusive of accommodation, which we allocate from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

    For groups with 3 or 4 couples travelling together, we will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

    For those booking independently and wanting to share, we will try to pair you with another solo participant wanting to share a room. If we are unable to confirm this, an additional single supplement of $270 will be payable.

    A daily breakfast is inclusive with all accommodation.

    The total cost for the Creative Writing Workshop Experience including Bed & Breakfast or Holiday House is:

    $652 per person twin share
    $922 per person including the single supplement

    Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Retreat or Witches Falls Cottages.

    The total cost, including the Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop Experience and the private cottage upgrade is:

    $827 per person twin share
    $1272 per person including the single supplement

    Amore BandB Exterior
    -- If you are looking for exceptional accommodation situated close to the heart of everything – then look no further than Amore. Offering elegant traditional B&B accommodation and the quality, charm and intuitive service you deserve Amore is the perfect place to relax.

    Eaglemount Lodge B&B Tamborine Mountain
    -- Charming & picturesque, the ideal getaway. Retreat to the cool of Tamborine Mountain and relax in the privacy of our luxurious Eaglemount Lodge estate, while still being close to all the restaurants, shops and activities of the Mountain.

    Tamborine Mountain B&B Exterior at Twilight
    -- Uniquely Australian Bed & Breakfast accommodation located atop beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Be captivated by the absolutely spectacular breathtaking views from your guest deck. Your home away from home - eat well, sleep well – relax, unwind, slow down.

    OR Choose a Shared Holiday House:
    Available at

    Bank House Lounge Room Into Kitchen
    Bank House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Exterior SKY House
    Sky House Tamborine Mountain, must be booked as a group of three couples.

    Your Accommodation UPGRADE options:

    You may upgrade your accommodation..
    to one of our cottage destinations, either Seaview Farm Cottage or Witches Falls Cottages The total cost, including the Creative Writing Workshop Experience and upgrade is then:

    $827 per person twin share
    $1,272 per person including the single supplement

    View Exterior Witches Falls Cottages
    Witches Falls Cottages Tamborine Mountain.

    Seaview Cottage Exterior
    Seaview Farm Cottage Tamborine Mountain.

  • DAY 1

    Check in is any time from 2pm.

    Evening (6.30pm)
    The evening is a fantastic opportunity to meet Marisa and fellow workshop participants.

    At 6.30pm, shared platters and a cocktail will await at Hickory, located on Main Western Road.

    Destinations: Hickory
    Meal inclusions: Dinner & Cocktail

    DAY 2

    Morning (9.00am – 5.00pm)

    After breakfast, make your way to the designated writer’s venue to commence the workshop at 9.00am.

    The Creative Writing workshop commences with an introduction to writing tools and practices that will support the writing process.

    Marisa will provide you with writing tricks and warm ups you can use anytime, supported by both printed and online resources during the day.

    Throughout the day you will learn how to unlock your imagination and harness the countless ideas about where you’re writing might go next.

    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    Destinations: Writer’s Venue (tbc)
    Meal inclusions: Breakfast, Light Lunch

    DAY 3

    Morning (9.00am – 3.00pm)

    Following breakfast at your accommodation, make your way to back to the designated writer’s venue to continue on your writing journey. It’s time to put your creative flow into action!

    As we all work at different paces and focus, you will decide on the timing of a lunch break, of which a light lunch will be provided.

    Afternoon (3.00pm)

    At the conclusion of the workshop, the group will regather at the Fortitude Brewing Co, where the beer is made locally.

    Over a tasting paddle, we celebrate the end of our workshop experience. For those not partial to a beer, there will be an alternate refreshment available.

    The evening is at your leisure. Your Hosts will have great dining suggestions. Dine in or visit one of the Mountain Restaurants offering a diverse range of cuisines.

    Destinations: Writer’s Venue (tbc), Fortitude Brewing Company
    Meal inclusions: Breakfast, Light Lunch, an afternoon refreshment

    DAY 4

    Take time to enjoy your breakfast before you check out of your accommodation by 10am.

    Meal inclusions: Breakfast

Book now securely and we will contact you within 24 hours


  • Per Person Twin Share $652
  • Per Person Twin Share (upgrade) $827
  • Per Person with Single Supplement $922
  • Per Person with Single Supplement (upgrade) $1,272

Available Seats: 15

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Experience Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
Experience Tamborine Mountain
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Who We Are

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What is Experience Tamborine Mountain all about?

Experience Tamborine Mountain is an eclectic collection of like-minded businesses that share a passion for the cool, sub-tropical rainforest paradise that lies near Queensland’s capital, Brisbane and behind the Gold Coast.

Using our specialist local knowledge and connections, we’ve carefully curated a varied menu of activities and experiences that will appeal to visitors’ diversity, tastes and aspirations. And, because one size does not necessarily fit all, we recognise the importance of also crafting tailored experiences for special interest individuals or groups.

The best takeaway from travelling is the stories you’ll have and the abiding memories of simple pleasures, of unplanned serendipitous moments, encounters with locals, and even life-altering learning.  We believe in the importance of sharing the little things with our visitors as well as the big ticket moments and look forward to helping you discover them so you’ll have your own stories to tell.

Tamborine Mountain – what to do and where to stay?

Mountain destinations translate to achingly beautiful scenery and views, crisp, clean air, a plethora of local wildlife and pristine forest, and Tamborine Mountain is no exception. Against this glorious backdrop exists a diverse and colourful cottage industry with numerous local artists and craftspeople, a variety of natural and man-made attractions, award-winning wineries, a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene, soft adventure for the thrill-seekers, festivals, special events and country markets.

These are all supported by a host of accommodation options including generous country homes that suit extended family or corporate groups, warm and welcoming B & Bs and intimate couples’ cottages.

What can Experience Tamborine Mountain offer you?

To truly experience and participate in the essence of this special place can be intimate, personal, challenging, exhilarating and even life-affirming. We can show you the main spots to take the pretty pictures, but more importantly, we can help you explore our back streets where you will create a personal connection with our mountain that will continue to touch you long after you leave.

Sometimes the simplest moments during a trip away can provide the greatest memories and experiences – it could be the taste of a new dish, lovingly prepared by a passionate champion of  regional produce; an encounter with a knowledgeable, generous winemaker who loves to share a yarn ; laughing with family as you play a board game at a sprawling farmhouse dining table; the sound of birdsong as you light a fire before breakfast; or simply slowing down and being in the moment, exploring the beauty of an ancient rainforest.

Explore our ‘Experience’ packages

Get to know our mountain by connecting to our history, our culture and our people – authentic experiences, uncontrived, sometimes simple, sometimes adrenalin-inducing; something literally for everyone. We have created these experiences for you, so you can now go and live them.

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