S A T U R D A Y 1 0 t h.
Welcome to those of you who braved the trans New South Wales/Queensland airspace. Check in to the 5 star Phoenician Resort Apartments, ideally located in the heart of café society and only a few minutes walk to the beach. Choose from either a one or two bedroom/two bathroom suite. As your reward, enjoy some ReWaSi - Relaxing at one of the very impressive pools at the Phoenician, Walking along the pristine 44 km beach or Sipping coffee (or a glass of wine) at The Coffee Club, our official casual meeting place downstairs. Dinner at Mario’s.  Relaxed al fresco dining under the stars at this multi-award winning Italian restaurant.

S U N D A Y 1 1 t h.
Wake up late (sounds good so far, doesn’t it?) and saunter to the pristine beach at the Kurrawa Surf and Life Saving Club for a long and relaxed breakfast on their beach balcony. We’ll hang around, ogling at the semi nude sun worshippers, counting the waves and snickering at those who foolishly decided to drive here and miss all this! Bring your swimmers and a towel. At some point we’ll think of something else to do that’s not quite as hectic as we have to preserve our strength for tonight's BBQ. It’s all go on the Gold Coast.
BBQ at the Pool. Wander downstairs in your swimmers to the spectacular, Grecian inspired pool to catch the sunset and enjoy a drink or three before the Aussie barbie with the rest of the crowd that drove here.

M O N D A Y 1 2 t h.
The Ultimate Water & Mountain Gold Coast Tour. This wonderful and relaxing day of discovery starts off with a canal cruise on an Aquabus, viewing the waterfront mansions and natural attractions. Then our coach takes us through the Hinterland and rainforests up the mountains to fabled O’Reilly’s, worthy winner of many eco awards, for lunch with beautiful views whilst cheeky birds try to steal your food! Experience Australia’s longest tree top walk. Tour the highlights of the Gold Coast on the way back. A delightful intro to the Gold Coast. Dinner at the Sheraton Mirage, arguably Australia’s finest seafood buffet in very impressive resort surroundings.

T U E S D A Y 1 3 t h.
The Perfect Day Tour. The award winning Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is not to be missed with kangaroos that you can walk amongst and stroke, koalas you can hold and the incredible and colourful bird feeding frenzy. Then off to The Mermaid Café for a very relaxed cosmopolitan lunch, with absolutely stunning views along the beach. Relax, order another drink, go for a swim or watch the surfies. Life’s such a beach!

W E D N E S D A Y 1 4 t h.
Byron Bay Tour. A fascinating drive through the beautiful green Numinbah Valley and the sugar cane fields to Byron Bay, the town where time stopped in the heydays of the 60’s flower power. Explore this fascinating village and discover a vegetarian, seafood or organic restaurant - no fast food chains here - for lunch at your own cost. Afterwards we’ll visit the lighthouse on the edge of Australia and admire the nimble mountain goats before heading back. A ‘Magical Night of Nostalgia’ featuring the classic ‘Love is a Many Splendid Thing’ movie shot in 1955 in Hong Kong; see how many locations you recognise after all those years. Dinner on the beachfront balcony of the Northcliffe Surf and Lifesaving Club

T H U R S D A Y 1 5 t h.
Delightful cruise to the eco resort, Couran Cove. Wander around this impressive resort, then take their ‘train’ for a delightful and relaxed lunch at their Surfside restaurant. We’ll catch the ferry back at 3pm.
Free to do your own thing tonight. Fancy a movie? Some late night shopping? Fancy noodles, sushi, pasta, curry, sweet and sour, burritos, seafood, mee goring, bagels or simply stay in and watch the TV?

F R I D A Y 1 6 t h.
Versace Hotel morning tea, followed by a choice of leisurely walks or perhaps some shopping? The Ultimate KGV Gala Rock ‘n Roll Shindig! The Mother of all Last Night Parties with plenty of Chantilly rock ’n Kangaroo roll! Fabulous typical Queensland location at The Paradise Springs Golf Club, ‘groovy’ 50’s/60’s disco plus professional rock ’n roll dancers. Elvis lives! Wear your dancing shoes for a night you’ll never forget (or hopefully can’t remember!).

   Email addresses of Committee members who are on-line :
   Nick Vargassoff (Chairman)
   Frank Rodrigues (Secretary)
   Les Baker (Treasurer)
   Jose & Susie Barros
   Vivien (Roach) Morley
   Maunie (Bones) Kwok
   Rui & Caroline Barros
   Philippa & Mitch Meredith
    Christopher Crook
   Claire (Marchetti) Cox
   Phil Rosenberg (Qld)
   Anne (Reynolds) Pike (WA)
   Hilary (Bradley) Sayers  (Vic)

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