This trip is only for the beach loving adventurer! Could this be you?
We are going to sneak off for a mixed bag weekend. We’ll have a bit of local stuff, a bit arty culture, and large chunk of beach!
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends in a small group environment. This short break is about making connections; connections with the local area, to the local people and businesses, to the stunning natural landscapes, to your fellow adventurers and maybe even to yourself as you take on new challenges and experiences.
Don’t worry, it isn’t all go-go-go, there will be downtime to relax and get to know your fellow travellers.
Our trips are about filling your life with experiences. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab the bull by the horns and join in today, you know you want to!
From her starting position as tea lady, a job she took way too seriously (trust us, tea is something of an obsession with her), she wins the gold star for giving everything a go.
As a former police officer, Suzanne joined the ICON team with not only a can-do attitude but also a bloody-well-will-do attitude too. If she’s in charge of a tour or helping to organise independent travel for you, you can be rest-assured it will be like her tea, done to the highest and most meticulous standard.
Meet in Toowoomba mid-morning and let the fun begin! Hop on board the private transport, sit back and relax as we head to the coast.
One of our favourite places to visit is The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.
The Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) celebrates the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley, Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors. MOAC combines exhibitions, interactives and the permanent re-creation of areas of Olley’s famous home studio. Above is the final painting Olley didn’t get to finish before her death in 2008.
There is a delightful cafe on-site with stunning views over the countryside. A great place to have lunch (own expense).
From here we’ll carry on to Lennox Heads, after checking in it’s time for Friday afternoon sundowners and dinner in a local eatery.
O/N Lennox Beach Resort (or similar)
After breakfast, those that feel like a hike can join in on a casual 20km hike along the coast. Be sure to bring your binoculars as this is whale watching season.
Today is not about time frames and clock watching, this is about getting back to nature, enjoying the natural surroundings, stopping to smell the roses (or fresh sea air). There’ll be time enough to stop at a cafe along the way for lunch. There may even be some paddling over freshwater creeks if it’s safe to do so.
Let’s just chill, get to know your fellow adventures and be in awe of Mother Nature.
If hiking is not for you, feel free to wander around the pretty little town of Lennox Heads, or sit on the beach, or wander down to Lake Ainsworth.
On return to the accommodation after a freshen up it’s time to hit the town. We could do cocktails at Shorty’s then pizza at Quattro followed by dessert at Shelter, just as a suggestion (all own expense)
O/N Lennox Beach Resort (or similar)
Yesterday was a bit go-go-go, so we’ll enjoy a more leisurely pace today.
Have you ever given SUP a go? If you have you’ll know how much fun this is, if you haven’t, you’ll soon learn!
After breakfast we’ll pack up and head to the water where the SUP’s will be waiting. Depending on the tides and weather we’ll choose a nice calm spot for this adventure. Either Lake Ainsworth or Brunswick River.
We’ll finish with a lovely lunch nearby.
The tour ends at 2pm, those returning that require it will have transport back to Toowoomba in our private vehicle.
We will be back by 6.00pm