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Mice Net : August 2009
gold coast LEFT: Couran Cove Island Resort. BELOW: Plan your next event under the newly constructed undercover walkway at Warner Bros. Movie World. Sea World Sea World and Sea World Resort is part of the Warner Village Theme Park Group and offers an all in one destination. With a myriad of activities and attractions as well as meeting space and accommodation, Sea World is a one-stop-shop for events. An ideal location for events that are family friendly, the hardest part will be getting everyone to leave once the day is over. The property is constantly bettering itself and has recently refurbished some of its space as well as adding new attractions to the park. And for large-scale events, organisers are spoilt for choice, with a range of unique venues within the park that can incorporate a selection of attractions. Events can be set up anywhere within the park to include some of the resident polar bears, sharks, dolphins and seals. Sea World is considered Australia’s leading marine park and is an ideal venue for corporate family days, where guests of all ages can interact with a range of wildlife. Guests can make the most of interactive programs where they are provided first-hand experience with marine creatures. For more information visit www.seaworld.myfun.com.au. Movie World Ever wanted to feel like a movie star? Well Warner Bros. Movie World is the place where Hollywood comes alive. From classic stars such as Marilyn Monroe to cartoon heroes like Shrek, Movie World offers an experience like no other for events. Groups can start the day with a blockbuster breakfast with movie stars, spend the day trying out all of the attractions and finish with dinner at Spooky Island Adventure with Scooby-Doo. Or if your group is into super heroes then join Batman and Robin for a day of crime fighting and then step back in time to Bohemian Paris for a night at the Moulin Rouge. And with a newly completed undercover walkway, there’s another dazzling all-weather option for large group events. Let your imagination run wild and let Movie World transport your group to a different place and perhaps a different time. 94 mice.net For more information visit www.movieworld.myfun.com.au. outback Spectacular Recently celebrating its 1000th show, The Outback Spectacular will take your group on an authentic Australian adventure. After years in the planning and $23 million of construction to build and stage, The Outback Spectacular is something that’s bound to captivate. The giant arena can seat 1000, and offers an all-in-one package that incorporates a three-course dinner and the show. During the experience guests can don an RM Williams Akubra and barrack for two teams of horsemen who compete in theatrical style in the arena. Groups can book out the venue exclusively to enjoy the larger than life performances and spectacular scenes of stampeding cattle and wild horses. The show also includes a mustering helicopter that flies high above the arena to round up a runaway herd. For corporate events, company logos can be included on the hat bands as a unique memento. So why not let your group experience the sound and fury of an Australian outback spectacular. For more information go to www.outbackspectacular.myfun.com.au. Couran Cove Island Resort There’s nothing like some fresh sea air to put the colour back in the faces of your team, and a quick boat ride to Couran Cove Island Resort and Spa is just the ticket. Located 40 minutes by ferry from the Gold Coast, Couran Cove offers a tranquil natural escape to meet, conference and relax. With award-winning accommodation, a luxurious day spa and divine dining, Couran Cove is the ideal destination to take your group to brainstorm or reward. There’s a range of sporting and adventure activities on offer including nature walks, a range of watersports, and a challenging ropes course. There’s also an island challenge package on offer which will have your group exploring the resort to hunt down clues to decipher a company message. For more information go to www.couran.com.