Fall'18 Events for Brisbane

Catherine Volkov Coordinator, Student Liaison


May 31, 2018

Fall Events for the Brisbane

We have some excellent co-curricular activities planned for the Fall semester! Take a look at what's on offer within your program.

Welcome meal GRIFFITH

Local Australia

Come and swap stories of your first week or so in Australia, get to know the Arcadia group while enjoying some delicious local food.

 Welcome meal UQ/QUT

Local Australia

Enjoy a hearty meal in the surrounds of the Southbank Park lands with views across the river to the Brisbane Central Business District. Simply bring an empty stomach.

Free weekend excursion to Stradbroke Island


North Stradbroke Island, colloquially Straddie, is an island that lies within Moreton Bay, 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast of Brisbane. Straddie is the second largest sand island in the world and gives many opportunities for recreation along its coast line and on its lakes. You will learn a traditional aboriginal dance, how to throw a boomerang, will spend some time in a kayak exploring the coast and keeping an eye out for stingrays, turtles and fish, and have some fun sand-boarding and surfing as well as going to some scenic spots.

Full day Excursion to Mt Tamborine


Join in on a fun-filled day adventure road trip to Mount Tamborine, a hidden gem snookered in the Gold Coast hinterland. Think rain forest hikes, seeing beautiful waterfalls, amazing lookouts, swimming in freshwater pools, beer tasting and gourmet cheeses, AND you get to see glow worms.

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Cultural AUSTRALIA, Indigenous Australia

Read the book then see the interpretative dance! Based on the book of the same name, ‘Dark Emu’ explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories. Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its authentic storytelling, distinctive voice and moving performances. It is fabulous way to experience Indigenous storytelling through dance. ' Dark Emu' is Bangarra at its best. The company celebrates the continuation of life and culture through the power, artistry and passion of the country’s most acclaimed dancers.

Paint and Sip Gold Coast

Local Australia

Let your inner Picasso out as we enjoy a relaxed social evening at a painting studio. Take on the basic techniques of painting with acrylics on canvas. This artist-led session with step by step instruction and plenty of room for your own personalised touches, will have even the self-proclaimed ‘non creatives’ creating a masterpiece to take home. No artistic experience required (we promise!).

 Brisbane by bike

Active Australia, Local Australia

Explore Brisbane on bike! This gentle cruise will take through the Botanic Gardens, the iconic River Walk and around the streets and many sights of this hustling and bustling part of Brisbane which you will call home.

Gold Coast by bike


See the coastline on two wheels as we ride along, taking in glorious beaches, canal ways and the local sights.  It’s a fun way to see the area and get some exercise.

Farewell Meal Brisbane

Australian Cuisine, Local Australia

Celebrate with a FREE group meal. We’ll share stories from the semester, decide who ate the most Tim Tams and who spent the most time at the beach or travelling. PLEASE NOTE: this event is for Univerity QLD and QUT students only

 Farewell Meal Gold Coast

Australian Cuisine, Local Australia

Celebrate with a FREE group dinner. We’ll share stories from the semester, decide who ate the most Tim Tams and who spent the most time at the beach or travelling. PLEASE NOTE: this event is for Griffith University students only

Save our Savers (Volunteer fund raising event for Surf Lifesaving QLD)

Local Australia, Cultural Australia

Come and give back to the people who look out for you when you’re at the beach!  Queensland Lifesavers do amazing, often voluntary, work to keep beaches safe.  This important organisation relies on volunteers and fundraising to keep going.  You will help out raising funds by selling merchandise.  It’s a great way to get involved and give back to your local community.