What to expect
The format for the weekend is a combination of keynote speakers, and workshops.
The weekend kicks off with a Cocktail party on the Friday night. On Saturday morning, after your choice of a variety of fitness activities, we come together for Breakfast and a keynote, before breaking off into workshops. We come together again for lunch, before breaking into workshops for the entire afternoon.
Outside of these workshops you have the opportunity to be indulged with a beauty treatment or massage. These will incur an additional cost to be paid directly to the provider. You are welcome to also browse the stalls over the weekend, which feature a market type atmosphere.
All workshops, guest speakers and gourmet catering are included in your registration, however you may like to bring some additional cash for the beauty treatments, the bar operating in the evening, and also to purchase goodies from the stalls.
Quilpie’s Bulloo Park, where the event is being held, has bathrooms including shower facilities. You are welcome to bring your own camping gear, or alternatively, you are welcome to enjoy our tented accommodation which includes a stretcher, mattress, lined sleeping bag and pillow, and an LED lantern. These will be set up for your arrival on the Friday afternoon. You can purchase this accommodation when you book your ticket online.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When will I be able to access a complete programme of events?
Information on guest speakers, workshop presenters and artists are available here on our website. We also post details of the program offering on our Facebook page. In the weeks leading up to the event, we will post the full program of events, and their scheduled times. This will allow you to pursue the workshop options and decide what you will be selecting when you come to the event. You will also receive a booklet with the printed program on your arrival.
What happens at registration?
Registrations will be open on Friday afternoon from 4pm – 6pm. This will allow you to settle in, and make your bookings for your health services and beauty appointments – if you haven’t booked them prior (which we recommend). It will also allow you time to find your tented accommodation and or set your camp up, before a complimentary champagne, and the evening’s entertainment commences, from 6pm.
What sort of accommodation is available at Quilpie?
We have tented accommodation available on site. For those who have booked the tented accommodation, a camping bed, sleeping bag and pillow are provided, along with a LED light. Simply bring a towel.
For all of you camping in our tented accommodation, there are toilets and showers for your convenience. For those camping independently, there is a big flat on which you can camp. Please do not expect a powered site – we have had problems in the past with this overloading the generator. Please bring your own generator if you need power.
Please do remember to bring a torch to ensure you can see your way to the amenities after dark!
What is the catering like on the weekend?
The weekend will be entirely catered for by our gourmet caterers from Etiquette 24/7, from Toowoomba. This is the sixth year Richard and his team have catered for us, and they are back by popular demand. The experience begins with canapés on Friday night and concludes with an early lunch on Sunday. Please be sure to advise us of your dietary requirements on registration, so to allow our caterers to consider any additional needs or limitations.
What is the dress code for the weekend?
Wear whatever you feel gorgeous in! We will be in a marquee at a caravan park, amongst the red dust, so whites may not be so preferable. October is always starting to get hotter, especially late October.
What is the theme for this year’s evening events?
The theme for this year’s cocktail party on Friday night is ‘50’s Rock n Roll’! The cocktail party will kick off at 6pm on Friday night. It is always popular, and features many creative outfits! You will be wined and dined with an array of cocktails to choose from at the bar, and beautiful canapés throughout the evening. We will dance into the night with Musician Mick Lindsay belting out your favourites until late.
On Saturday evening you will enjoy a ‘Glitter Gala Dinner’ styled event, because we all love a bit of sparkle. Glam up, or glam down, the choice is absolutely yours. Musician Mick Lindsay will be back to bring it home for the weekend, so bring your dancing shoes!
What eftpos or ATM facilities are there in Quilpie?
At Quilpie we will have a limited eftpos facilities. While all catering and guest speakers are included in your registration, if you are interested to join in with an arts workshop, bid on one of the items in the auction, or enjoy a pamper appointment, a massage or beauty treatment, you will need to bring cash. The bar will also be operating, and you will be able to indulge in a bit of shopping from the amazing line up of stalls. It’s always better to head home with spare cash in your purse, than to run short.
How can I book a pamper or beauty service?
A suite of service providers who are encouraging our ladies to spend some time on themselves will be in attendance. If you are one of the many of us looking to indulge in a massage treatment, beauty or hair appointment, you will have the opportunity to make an appointment with the provider of your choice on Friday afternoon following Registrations, between 4pm – 6pm.
As the treatments vary in length, the committee has asked contributors to take their own bookings to avoid mix-ups. All expenses are a direct exchange between yourself and the provider.
What if I missed out on a ticket?
You can join our waitlist for tickets. If you are interested in a ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Where can I get fuel?
Quilpie has Diesel and Unleaded Fuel available. Please ensure you are adequately prepared, and have checked the distances you need to travel.