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  • Discover a world of sculptures with the ‘Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail with the added attraction of visiting the world famous Swell Sculpture Festival’ on the Gold Coast.

    This all inclusive tour will include contemporary studio visits and private open-air galleries, where you will see diverse creations by local artists.

    Each artist specialises in different mediums to create their profound and moving statements. From bronze to resin, plaster of Paris, industrial waste and clay to name a few. As we tour studios, and those hidden in private gardens, be inspired to create your own sculpture in our hands on workshop.

    September 2019 celebrates 17 years of Gold Coast’s Sculpture Festival, Swell. This particular tour includes a 1-day experience at the event, which delights 275,000 visitors annually and also inspires with master classes,, sculpture workshops and a music stage showcasing the local music scene.

    Minimum Numbers:
    All experiences need a minimum number of participants to operate at the price listed. The minimum number for the Sculpture Trail is 6 participants, but it’s a very personal experience with a maximum of 8.

    *** Transportation will be provided for Days 2 and 3 of the Experience. You will be required to self-drive on Day 4, therefore own transportation is required.

    Available Dates...
    📆 15th - 18th Sep 2019

  • 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.

    Cancellations

    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...

    💡 Camera, Smart phone, Pad or Tablet to capture your experience (with camera capabilities and charger)
    💡 Sensible walking shoes

  • Inclusions...

    ☑ Accommodation...

    The Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail Experience Including Swell Sculpture Festival is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation from one of our preferred Bed & Breakfasts. 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 $360 will be payable.

    ☑ 3 Day Guided Tour including Workshop
    ☑ Meals included each day where stated

  • ACCOMMODATION

    The Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail including Swell Sculpture Festival 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 $360 will be payable.

    A daily breakfast is inclusive with all accommodation.

    The total cost for the Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail including Swell Sculpture Festival including Bed & Breakfast or Holiday House is:

    $840 per person twin share
    $1,200 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 Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail including Swell Sculpture Festival and the private cottage upgrade is:

    $1,070 per person twin share
    $1,660 per person including the single supplement

    Accommodation will be allocated from one of the Bed and Breakfast’s below, based on availability...

    Amore BandB Exterior
    AMORE BED & BREAKFAST
    -- 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
    EAGLEMOUNT BED & BREAKFAST
    -- 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
    TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN BED & BREAKFAST
    -- 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 Scenic Rim Sculpture Trail Experience Including Swell Sculpture Festival and upgrade is then:

    $1,070 per person twin share
    $1,660 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

    Afternoon
    Arrive on Tamborine Mountain and be greeted at your accommodation. Check in is any time from 2pm.

    Relax and get used to your surroundings, maybe have a bite to eat, go for a rainforest walk or take a nap!

    Evening
    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.

    DAY 2

    After breakfast, our guide will collect you from your accommodation at 10am. Today is a full day, with a day trip to the Gold Coast’s Swell Sculptural Festival.

    On our way down to the beachside township of Currumbin, we stop by and discover the private Sculptural Garden of Jacques van der Merwe. In his art, Jacques has been exploring the ‘human condition’ for the last few years; specialising in the personal relationship between man/animals and the physical conditioning. The sculptures are in different materials; bronze, resin, plaster of paris, hydrocal and found objects.

    Once we have wandered the gardens, time to embark on the journey to the coast, to visit Queensland’s largest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Swell Sculpture Festival.

    This public exhibition is located on the beautiful beaches of Australia’s Gold Coast, stretching the full length of the foreshore between Currumbin Rock and Elephant Rock. When we reach our destination, you will be able to explore the view awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at your leisure.

    There are Info Hubs along the 1km walkway where you can obtain information and several cafes along the sculpture walk that are ideal for a lunch break.

    Mid-afternoon, we regather at a meeting point, ready for our journey back to the Mountain.

    Destinations: Jacques der Merwe - Artist & Sculptor Studio, Swell Sculpture Festival
    Meal inclusions: breakfast

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at your accommodation, be ready for our guide to collect you from your accommodation at 10am. Today we head west to one of the picturesque towns of the Scenic Rim.

    Boonah-based artist Christopher Trotter is behind some of Queensland’s most recognisable public art sculptures.

    Within the current trend of upcycling, Christopher is a past master, deconstructing and reanimating rundown trucks, old boat propellers, rusting farm equipment and other industrial debris. As an industrial sculptor, through the careful selection and amalgamation of materials, he breathes life and personality into his Dr Suess-inspired creations.

    Since 1994, he has created over 40 public works and many have been commissioned as high-impact tools for the promotion of cultural tourism. Perhaps you recognise the City Roos (aka the metal kangaroos) in George Street Brisbane?

    We visit Christopher’ scenic property, which serves as a gallery of sorts with completed works scattered around the place, each one varying in size and theme. The acreage is also filled with materials for future art pieces, waiting for the talented sculptor to work his magic.

    After our visit, it’s time to enjoy some country style cooking with lunch at Flavours Café. Located in a historic 1916 building, it was once the former office for the Boonah Butter Factory.

    Once we have re-energised, we take a short stroll to our final artist studio destination via a sculptural timepiece.

    Christopher Trotter and Boonah horologist David Bland, are behind the unique Blumbergville Town Clock which sits proudly in Boonah’s High St. The six-metre-high town clock took a year to complete and was made using old stationary engines and various rural components from the 1800s. Blumbergville was the original township name of Boonah. The clock was created to honour the spirit of resilience of the Scenic Rim community, particularly the region's primary producers.

    Our final artist studio visit in the region features works from a classic artist with deep roots in realism, ranging from large-scale public artworks to sensitive nudes and dynamic animal compositions.

    As a lifetime horse lover, Catherine Anderson was drawn to express the vitality and power of animals through sculpture capturing the grace and movement of animals and people in stunning bronze pieces, which have been featured in galleries and public spaces throughout the region. Her most recent being at the new Naval Memorial at Southbank.

    Catherine uses the traditional lost wax method of casting and personally finishes each piece. In our studio visit, we will have the opportunity to observe he work at various stages of production.

    Evening
    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: Christopher Trotter - Artist Studio, Blumbergville Clock, Catherine Anderson - Sculpture Artist Studio,
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch at Flavours

    DAY 4

    Kate French is widely revered as a teacher of portrait sculpture. She travels extensively conducting workshops and as artist in residence.

    We visit Kate’s Studio and discover hidden sculptures, watch works in progress and see samples of Kate’s lyrical paintings.

    A full day workshop with Kate French. More details to follow

    *** Self drive

    Evening
    The day concludes with a dinner at local establishment, El Burro Cantina

    Make your way down to the restaurant for 7.00pm, where shared platters and Sangria will await. Unwind over a a great atmosphere with fellow participants and share your memories from this journey.

    Destinations: Kate French - Artist & Sculptor Studio
    Meal inclusions: breakfast, light lunch, dinner

    DAY 5

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

    Meal inclusions: breakfast

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Prices

  • Per Person Twin Share $840
  • Per Person Twin Share (upgrade) $1,070
  • Per Person with Single Supplement $1,200
  • Per Person with Single Supplement (upgrade) $1,660

Available Seats: 8

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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.

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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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