Spring'19 Events for Brisbane and Griffith University

Catherine Volkov Coordinator, Student Liaison

Date

November 16, 2018

Spring Events for Brisbane students and Griffith University

(Brisbane / GOLD COAST)

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

Welcome Meal

LOCAL AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAn Cuisine

 Meet Qld staff for a welcome meal to start your semester.

COFFEE CATCH UP 

LOCAL AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN CUISINE

Meet Qld staff for a coffee catch up on campus.  

STRADBROKE ISLAND FREE WEEKEND

LOCAL AUSTRALIA, ACTIVE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES, INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA

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. On this excursion you will have the opportunity to learn from the Quandamooka people, the traditional owners of the land. You will learn about “bush tucker”, the food which the Quandamooka are able to gather from the country. You will learn a traditional dance, how to throw a boomerang, and something of the culture of the Aboriginal people in this part of Australia. You will spend some time in a kayak exploring the coast and keeping an eye out for stingrays, turtles and fish which are abundant here. We’ll have some fun sand-boarding and surfing as well as going to some scenic spots.

MOUNT TAMBOURINE DAY TRIP

ACTIVE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPES

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, beautiful waterfalls, swimming in freshwater pools, beer tasting and gourmet cheeses, AND you get to see glow worms....

It really is a fabulous day out! Cost includes food, transport and all activities. Places are limited so get in quick! Some students from last year rated this as their favourite excursion while here in Oz so DON'T MISS OUT!!

TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA

LOCAL AUSTRALIA, VOLUNTEERING

Come and volunteer to help to keep up our beautiful Gold Coast Beaches clean and free from rubbish.  Plus there's always the ice cream...

FINAL FAREWELL meal

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 and who had the best travel stories.