10 Mar QCCC adds Campus in Noosa
Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) has added a fourth venue to its stable of industry-leading outdoor education and conference accommodation venues after finalising a lease for the Teen Missions site near Noosa. QCCC looks forward to using the site to provide innovative programs and activities at an iconic location for group bookings from schools, charities, corporate groups and churches.
The property is set on 125-acres of exquisite bushland just twenty minutes from the world-famous beaches and shopping of Noosa’s Hastings Street. It offers basic accommodation for 150 people augmented by several additional camping areas for tent camping. The campsite gives QCCC the opportunity to offer some accommodation and program options very different to its other venues in Brisbane (Brookfield), North Tamborine (Gold Coast Hinterland) and Mapleton (Sunshine Coast Hinterland).
The property has been re-branded as the Noosa Outdoor Education Centre (NOEC) and gives QCCC a unique addition to its sequential outdoor education for schools with the ability to offer two new camp concepts well suited to the property. QCCC’s partnership with Triballink will enable the development of immersive Aboriginal camp experiences. Students will be able to sleep in self-built gunya shelters and experience a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, taking responsibility for their food gathering. They will adopt the organising principles of the world’s longest surviving human culture with yarning circles and nighttime corroboree experiences from Kabi Kabi operated Triballink.
NOEC will also be used for survivor-themed camps, the ultimate team-building activity, immersing students in an experiential role-play where they will learn and exercise the fundamentals of navigation, camp fire skills and cooking whilst being challenged with a range of problem-solving activities which are both fun and memorable.
NOEC will serve as a second base of operations for QCCC’s Expeditions and journey-based programs. Nestled between the abseiling and rock climbing of Mount Tinbeerwah, the world-class bush walks and mountain biking of the Noosa Trails network and canoe and kayak options at Lake Macdonald and Lake Cooroibah. NOEC’s onsite camping options make clover-leaf expedition programs to access each of these top-shelf attractions easy.
QCCC’s Director Andrew Grant spoke of QCCC’s enthusiasm for the site saying:
“With its kangaroos roaming free throughout it’s hard to believe NOEC is just a short hop from a world-renowned tourist destination and soon-to-be international airport. Nestled amongst 125 acres with three distinct eco-systems it gives QCCC’s an exciting opportunity to offer some new and innovative camping programs to add to what we already offer”
The property has always been a popular option for self-catered camps and has a large camp kitchen and pole-barn for communal dining. QCCC will retain this aspect of operations giving church and community groups an affordable option for youth and family camps.
QCCC commenced the lease on 1st February and is working to ready the site for a bold new future.