Post-Conference Tour | Queensland
TOUR QLD | QUEENSLAND ARABIAN HORSE TOURS & SIGHTSEEING
11-13 FEBRUARY (MONDAY-WEDNESDAY)
The Australian state of Queensland has long been the source of significant Arabian horse activity, home to many of the most influential breeding, training and performance programmes throughout the continent's 230-year horse history. The Sunshine State of Queensland, 'Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next', is also home to many of Australia's top tourist attractions, including the chic urban centre of Brisbane, - Australia's warmest, sunniest & most laid-back major metropolis, the vacation wonderlands of the Pacific on the Gold Coast & the Sunshine Coast, the tropical paradise of the Whit Sunday Islands, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree - one of the world's oldest primeval rain forests at the continent's top end, and the undeniable Australasian jewel, the Great Barrier Reef - the only natural Wonder of the World visible from space.
Scheduled to follow right after Tour HV | Hunter Valley & Australia's Horse Capital, attendees will fly into the Gold Coast (OOL) on Monday 11th February to enjoy the many local attractions of this world-famous vacation hot-spot. Just a short 80-minute flight from Sydney, Gold Coast international airport (OOL) is the gateway to the excitement, entertainment and natural splendour that are synonymous with the region. Airport transfers will be arranged to your Gold Coast accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Surfer's Paradise, in the heart of the Gold Coast, for your Monday & Tuesday overnights. The Gold Coast, the site of Australia's original WAHO Conference back in 2000, will be yours to explore all day Monday.
A special presentation of Arabian & Arabian Derivative horses from local breeders & owners, featuring barrel racing, jumping, whip cracking & costume horses, will officially welcome registered participants the next morning. Many of Queensland's best breeders & horses will be featured at this star-studded event. A relaxing lunch, including wine tasting, at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards is included in Tuesday's activities, as is Top Rail access to the Australian Outback Spectacular for an evening of entertainment, which will include both dinner & a show. The exclusive ‘Top Rail Premium Package’ ensures you not only get the best seat in the house, but you receive the VIP treatment including meet and greet on arrival, pre show beverage of your choice, complimentary souvenir program, complimentary souvenir photograph, a three-course meal and first-class beverages during the show.
The following day will include three major stud visits, via coach transport, in the historic Ipswich area, including Bacchante Arabians for morning tea & Moondarra Arabians for a relaxing BBQ lunch. Many of the leading local breeders will share in the presentation of superstar breeding horses and versatile performers, a highlight of which will include an afternoon visit to the world-famous Bremervale Stud, home to the Toft Family's incredibly successful seven decades-old breeding programme. Evening return will be provided to the Brisbane airport, just a short 45-minute ride away, for departures to New Zealand the following day for continued post-conference tour enjoyment. Your overnight stay at the Ibis Brisbane Airport is a convenient shuttle ride away to your flight departures on Thursday morning.
No matter your travel needs, the WAHO 2019 Conference Team will provide Travel Assistance for all flight arrangements to the Gold Coast & from Brisbane, as well as any additional accommodation & tourism needs outside of the scope of the tour inclusions.
QUEENSLAND Arabian Studs & Scenic Highlights
TOUR QLD | SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
The All-Inclusive Queensland Arabian Horse Studs & Sightseeing Tour price includes:
- Three (3) nights accommodation in Queensland
- the Crowne Plaza Surfer's Paradise (Monday & Tuesday overnights)
- the Ibis Melbourne Airport (Wednesday overnight)
- Coach Transport on Tuesday (12 February) & Wednesday (13th February)
- Airport Transfers on Monday (11th February) & Thursday (14th February)
- Breakfast x3 (per person) - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
- Lunch x2 (per person) - Tuesday (with wine tasting) & Wednesday
- Dinner x1 (per person) - Tuesday
- Top Rail Access to the Australian Outback Spectacular
- Access to all Arabian Horse Presentations & Stud Tours
- $1000 AUD/single
- $1400 AUD/couple | shared accommodation
- $400 AUD/person for additional family members in shared accommodation | max 4 persons/room
Flights to the Gold Coast & from Brisbane, lunch & dinner on Monday (11th February) & dinner on Wednesday (13th February) are NOT included in the all-inclusive tour price.
The Queensland Arabian Horse Presentation will feature the following breeders & programmes:
|Bremervale Arabians|||||The Toft Family|||||Facebook page|
|Moondarra Arabians|||||Debra & Ian Watson|||||website|
|Charaway Arabians|||||Wayne & Miranda Beasley|||||website|
|Bacchante Arabians|||||Diane Wright|||||website|
|Melcot Arabians|||||John Walker & Lee Edwards|||||website|
|Khalid Arabians|||||Catherine & Gary Cunningham|||||Facebook page|
|Abberlyn Park|||||Lyndell Abercrombie|||||Facebook page|
|Amarina Park|||||Katherine Hopkins||||
|DaMar Arabians|||||Nicole & Damien Henricus|||||Facebook page|
The Programme for all scheduled events and tours is subject to change. Please check the website regularly for any updates. All registered participants will be informed of any changes.
Last Update: 15 July 2018