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  • Don't leave it too late to capture the amazing experiences of your family's story. Whether you want to write this as a family legacy or for broad publication, this workshop can provide you with guidelines on how to tell true life stories and some of the traps that should be avoided.

    We all have a story to share. Join award winning author, Marisa Parker, and learn how to tell yours.

    This workshop is perfect for those who want to write about their lives but aren’t sure where to begin.

    Not quite ready to dive in and write your memoirs? Then our Creative Writing Workshop might just be for you!

    Suitable for both beginners and intermediate writers, the Creative Writing Workshop is a great introduction to, or refresher to creative writing, perfect for commencing your personal journey.

    The Your Life Story Workshop experience is inclusive of accommodation from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts (see accommodation TAB for full details). If you are a group of 3 or 4 couples, you can opt for one of our amazing Holiday Houses.

    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.

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

    Available Dates...
    📆 10th - 13th Mar 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 Your Life Story 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 Your Life Story 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 Your Life Story 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 Your Life Story 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.

    Should you choose to arrive earlier, there are many things to enjoy, such as the Rainforest Sky Walk or the spectacular views from almost anywhere on the mountain.

    If you choose to check out one of our many restaurants for lunch, make sure you leave some room for dinner!

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

    At 6.30pm, shared Indian cuisine will await you at Masala Shanti on the corner of Long and Eagle Heights Road.

    Destinations: Masala Shanti
    Meal inclusions: Dinner

    DAY 2

    Morning (9.00am – 5.00pm)

    Your morning starts with a delightful breakfast at your accommodation.

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

    This full-day covers the key steps for producing a quality family history narrative from outline to finished product, ways to use “storyboarding” to plot your project, and how to build your writing skills, as well as your confidence as a writer.

    Within the relaxed atmosphere, there will be plenty of time to brainstorm new ideas, participate in discussion, and most importantly, write. Marisa will be hands on and provide one-on-one feedback as needed.

    A light lunch will be provided.

    The evening is at your leisure.

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

    DAY 3

    Morning (9.00am – 3.00pm)

    After a hearty breakfast, make your way back to the writer’s venue.

    Marisa will continue to guide you through the steps on how to bring your story to life and share your own experiences in a compelling way.

    A light lunch will be provided during the day.


    At the conclusion of the day, make your way to Witches Falls Winery, where we gather over a glass of wine with cheese and crackers, and casually share our writer’s journey.

    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: Wine & Cheese at Witches Falls Winery

    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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+61 7 5545 4411

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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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