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Optional Social Events

Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular Event
Australian Outback Spectacular Event

When: Tuesday evening: 3rd September, 2024 Depart Stamford 5.30pm

Where: Oxenford, City of the Gold Coast (60 kms south of Brisbane)

The Australian Outback Spectacular is a vivid and spectacular dinner show providing a taste of the Australian bush and outback. Experience a variety of entertainment in a journey to the heartland of Australia through talented riders, music by Aussie artists, stampeding cattle, deserts, stock and Australian wildlife. Enjoy a three-course dinner and drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks) served in your seats while watching the show. An experience not to be missed.

Price: AU$130 per person

Includes: Entry to the show, including dinner and drinks (this is a 20% discount on the normal entry fee) and return coach from the Stamford Plaza to the venue.

Note: Due to the need to confirm bus transport requirements and show bookings and the limited places available, ticket sales will close on 10th June 2024.

Brisbane River Cruise to Fort Lytton

Brisbane River Cruise to Fort Lytton Event

When: Saturday: 7th September 2024 (10am to 4 pm)

Where: Board Lady Brisbane at Stamford Plaza

A 6 hour return excursion from the Stamford Plaza down the Brisbane River to its mouth with a primary stop over at the Fort Lytton National Park. The outing will include a leisurely 1.5 hour cruise from the Stamford to Fort Lytton on the “Lady Brisbane”. The cruise will include a full commentary on the military and civil history and heritage associated with the Brisbane River from presettlement times to World War 2. You will learn how the Queensland Colonial government responded to the anticipated invasion by the Russians in the 1880s? You will see the site of the former American and Australian submarine base during WW2. The military significance of riverside heritage buildings such as: “Amity House”; “Shafston House”; and “Yungaba” will be explained.

The 3 hour Fort Lytton component will include an exclusive guided tour of the military precinct and a visit to the new museum of the Queensland Military Historical Society together with a series of briefings explaining the fort’s layout and structure, its architectural heritage significance and the Queensland Government’s plans for its protection through the National Park & Wildlife Service.

Price: AU$100 per person

Includes: Entry to the show, including dinner and drinks (this is a 20% discount on the normal entry fee) and return coach from the Stamford Plaza to the venue.

Note: Due to the need to confirm bus transport requirements and show bookings and the limited places available, ticket sales will close on 10th June 2024.

Brisbane River Cruise to Fort Lytton Event
Brisbane River Cruise to Fort Lytton Event

Cocktails at Sunset

St Mary’s Anglican Church Event at St Mary’s Anglican Church
Cocktails at Sunset Event at St Mary’s Anglican Church

When: Sunday: 8th September 2024 (5.00pm to 6.30pm) Robing at 3.30pm Service 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Where: St Mary’s Anglican Church, 455 Main Street, Kangaroo Point 4169

This event follows the ‘Relief of the Siege of Malta Commemoration,’ hosted by the Brisbane and Gold Coast Commanderies. The celebration of the Lifting of the Siege of Malta in on 8th September 1565 takes the form of a church service. It includes a guest speaker, Chevalier Robin Kleinschmidt OAM KCSJ, who will address the question of: ‘After the Siege’. The lifting of the Siege will be celebrated in the presence of the Honorary Consul of Malta for Southern Queensland.

Price: AU$85 per person

Includes: drinks and canapes

Note: Due to the need to confirm requirements and catering arrangements ticket sales will close on 17th August 2024.

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