Discover Mapleton

SUNSHINE COAST

300 BEDS

6 MEETING HALLS

35 ACRES

ABOUT US

HISTORY

 

Opened in 1983 QCCC Mapleton is one of the premiere Outdoor Education facilities on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  Thousands of schools, churches, craft groups, and families have enjoyed their Mapleton camping experience in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and the venue continues to provide high quality accommodation, catering, and outdoor education activities to school camps, church and community groups and large conferences.

LOCATION

 

Nestled in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QCCC Mapleton is a short ride from Brisbane.  Part of the Blackall Range, Mapleton is surrounded by National Parks and the world-class Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.  The breathtaking rainforest setting, combined with the comfortable accommodation and friendly staff make Mapleton an ideal location for your camp, retreat or conference. The village of Mapleton is a tourist favourite attracting thousands of day-trippers from Brisbane every weekend. The shops and cafes of Mapleton, Montville and Maleny are easily accessed from the site and the spectacular setting makes QCCC Mapleton one of Queensland’s finest Outdoor Education classrooms.

ACCOMMODATION

MERRIN LODGE

 

Accommodates up to 130
16 Rooms with 2 Toilet & Shower Blocks
2 En-suited Leaders’ Rooms

HARRISON LODGE

 

Accommodates up to 100
14 Rooms with 4 Toilet & Shower Blocks
2 En-suited Leaders’ Rooms

ACACIA COMPLEX

 

Accommodates up to 62
Acacia Dorm: Large Room with Bunks and Toilets & Shower Blocks plus en-suited leaders’ room for 4 guests
Acacia Cabins: 3 en-suited cabins that sleep up to 10 guests per cabin

LETHAM LODGE

 

Accommodates up to 8 guests
Contains 2 En-suited Leaders’ Units

MEETING ROOMS

QCCC Mapleton has several large meeting spaces available for groups depending on their size and program requirements. This Sunshine Coast venue flexibly caters for many formats of camps and conferences:

  • Large Conferences (up to 450 participants)
  • Major sporting events (eg Base of Operations for the Blackall 100)
  • Spiritual Retreats
  • Music Camps
  • Youth Camps
  • Church Conventions

Please contact the Mapleton Office prior to your stay to discuss the arrangements and availability of all equipment required by your group.

Click on the photo for a gallery of meeting rooms.

Capacity Wifi White Board TV DVD Player Projector Projector Screen Microphone Stage  Folding Tables
Kirkwood Hall 400+
Harrison Lodge – C6 Meeting Room 80

Harrison Lodge – C16 Meeting Room

55

Merrin Lodge Meeting Room

80
Acacia Seminar Room 2 80
Letham Lodge Seminar 1 30

CATERING

MEALS

All groups at QCCC Mapleton will be fully catered for during their stay including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper. Our trained catering team serves up wholesome, nutritious meals in order to keep our guests going throughout their busy day at the centre. All guests eat together in our dining hall where food is served by experienced front-of-house staff.

SPECIAL DIETS

Our chefs can cater for a wide variety of special diets and allergies. Group leaders must notify the Office of their group’s special dietary requirements TWO WEEKS prior to arrival. Due to the complexity of some guests’ special catering requirements, guests may be required to provide their own food, which can be stored and prepared using the fridge and microwaves in the Dining Hall.

PLEASE NOTE: QCCC Mapleton is a NUT FREE CENTRE so please do not bring any nut products on site.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION

The reputation of QCCC Mapleton is staked on its Outdoor Education program. With highly qualified instructors and numerous activities to choose from, your group will be challenged in a safe, yet encouraging environment. We can customize a program suitable for schools, corporate retreats, family camps, or a variety of other groups that is suitable to your desired outcomes.

Some of our activities include:

  • Archery
  • Abseiling
  • Orienteering
  • Canoeing
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Low Ropes Course
  • 2 Flying Fox (up to 17 metres)
  • Leap of Faith
  • 2 Giant Swings
  • Bush Skills
  • Raft Building
  • Team Initiatives
  • Glider Possum

Additional curriculum-based activities include:

  • Indigenous Cultural Experience (delivered by Kabbi Kabbi elders)
  • Aborginal Art Workshops
  • Environmental studies
  • Eureka!
  • Van Diemen’s Land (the Convict System)
  • Legends and Larrikins (pioneering focus)

Additional charges apply for these activities and they must be booked through the Outdoor Education office.

Click on the photo for a gallery of activities.

Mapleton has numerous onsite activities that your group can enjoy:

  • Waterslide pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Diving pool
  • Wading pool
  • Full size tennis court
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bonfires in the “Skyfire Arena”
  • Starlight Cinema – Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Canoeing
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Table tennis
  • Rainforest walks
  • Nature display
  • Coin operated sauna
  • Playing fields
  • Waterfall

Click on the photo for a gallery of facilities

GUEST INFORMATION

GROUP LEADERS

 

POLICIES

Cancellations – A minimum charge of 85% of the quoted price is applied to all bookings cancelled less than 120 days prior to arrival.

Alcohol and Drugs – No alcohol or non-prescription drugs are to be brought or consumed on the property.

Smoking – All buildings and courtyards are designated as smoke free.

Linen – All guests must bring their own linen, including a bottom, sheet unless a linen package is purchased.

Pets – In order to protect the natural environment, no animals or pets are permitted on the property except for guide and assist dogs, in which case the office must be notified.

Fire & Safety Procedures:

– No fire or BBQ may be lit on the property without the consent of QCCC Staff.

– It is illegal to tamper with the Fire Alarm system in anyway.

– Mattresses must not be removed from beds.

– Number of guests in rooms must not exceed the number of beds.

– Access to doorways must not be blocked by bags / furniture.

Noise – All sites operate under a noise curfew between 10pm and 7am.

Departure Duties – All groups are required to perform the following:

-Restack mattresses

-Vacate cabins before 8:30am on departure day

– Put all tables and chairs back in meeting hall prior to departure

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE
ROOM LAYOUTS & SITE MAP
SOUND & AV EQUIPMENT HIRE

There is no additional charge for the sound equipment provided in each of the meeting rooms. Please contact the office for more details.

EXTRA CHARGES

Linen packages are available starting at $32pp and require advanced notification from the group.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Please contact the QCCC Mapleton Outdoor Education Office for the most up to date Risk Management information.

SITE VISITS

Site visits are available Monday to Friday, and bookings are essential as we might be hosting other camps. Please contact the office at 07 5456 3600 to make an appointment.

ATTENDEE/PARENT INFORMATION

 

WEATHER

For the most up to date weather at QCCC Mapleton please go to www.bom.gov.au (postcode 4560).

WHAT TO PACK

QCCC Mapleton Suggested Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag / blanket
  • Pillow
  • Single sheet (s)
  • Towel x 2
  • Toiletries
  • Sneakers
  • Jumper / Rain Jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Torch
  • Swimmers / Togs
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Camera (optional)

QCCC Mapleton Outdoor Education Activities REQUIRED Packing List:

  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket – all activities continue in the rain (ponchos not recommended)
  • 2 pairs of enclosed shoes (thongs & sandals NOT permitted in any activity or in the dining room)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Clothes that are able to get dirty (preferably no skirts, short shorts, or midriff tops)
  • Hair ties (long hair must be tied up)

 

*Please contact your group leader for a comprehensive packing list based on your group’s activities*

LOST & FOUND

Please contact the office at 07 5456 3600 if you have misplaced a personal item at camp.

SPECIAL DIETS

Our chefs can accommodate for a variety of special diets. If you have an allergy, medical condition, or special dietary requirement, please notify your group leader at least two weeks prior to your arrival.

Please note: lifestyle choice diets (i.e. paleo, sports diets, etc) may not necessarily be catered for at QCCC facilities

ADDITIONAL GUEST FACILITIES

QCCC Mapleton has laundry facilities and vending machines that are available for guest use.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

SUNSHINE COAST THEME PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS

 

  • Australia Zoo
  • Aqua Fun Park Coolum
  • Under Water World
  • Aussie World
  • Big Kart Track
  • The Ginger Factory
  • Aqua Fun Park
  • Bellingham Maze
  • The Big Pineapple
  • Queensland Zoo
  • Bli Bli Aqua Park
SUNSHINE COAST NATIONAL PARKS AND BEACHES

 

  • Amamoor State Forest
  • Caloundra Coastal Walk
  • Kings Beach
  • Conondale Great Walk
  • Mary Cairncross Reserve
  • Baroon Pocket Dam
  • Conondale National Park
  • Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park
  • Kondalilla Falls
  • Glass House Mountains National Park
  • Mapleton Falls National Park
  • Mount Ngungun Summit Walking Track
  • Golden Beach
  • Alexandra Headlands
  • Maleny Botanical Gardens

CONNECT

OR CALL

(07) 5456 3600

CONTACT QCCC MAPLETON