3 sites containing a total of 800 beds – Brookfield in Brisbane (150 beds), Mapleton on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (300 beds) and Tamborine Mountain on the Gold Coast Hinterland (350 beds).
- Growing offsite expeditions offered in Queensland and Northern NSW.
- Largest single provider of Outdoor Education Programs in Queensland.
- Catering to 50,000 guests annually (1000 per week on average).
- More than 300,000 meals served annually.
- Partnering with over 400 school groups annually.
- Capable of offering a differentiated sequential program for schools – on provider with different sites capable of constructing a varied program all the way from Grade 2 to Grade 12. Continue reading
It’s been a huge year across QCCC. Mapleton alone has hosted nearly 300 different groups of guests through the course of the year. Brookfield has had its busiest year ever and Tamborine has also hosted hundreds of groups and played a part in some major events on Tamborine Mountain.
As the schools head into their Summer holidays the whole of QCCC gets just a few weeks of hiatus. Australia’s camping industry is the opposite to the American model, where the prime-time for their camping programs is over the northern hemisphere summer. In Australia the summer period leading into Christmas is the quietest time of year. On Boxing Day Mapleton kicks off its Summer Holiday Family Program and shortly after QCCC Tamborine’s accommodation gets used for the Tamborine Summer Convention. Brookfield has several church, youth group and craft camps in January.
The Hinterland Times is a monthly publication covering the Blackall Range (home of QCCC Mapleton) and the areas immediately inland from the Sunshine Coast (eg the small towns around the Glasshouse Mountains like Beerwah and Landsborough).
Each month the Times has a column called “Tree Changers” featuring people who have recently re-located to the Hinterland from further away, asking them why they have relocated and what they like about living in their new location.
Anyone who has visited QCCC Mapleton would need no convincing that moving to the Blackall Range is not a tough ask. The rain-forest beauty of the mountains in such close proximity to the large population areas of South East Queensland is exactly what makes Mapleton one of Queensland’s most sought after destinations for camping and conferencing.
The November edition of the Hinterland Times featured our very own Director of Camping, Andrew Grant and wife Anne, talking about their relocation from Dubbo to Mapleton to assume the position.
It can be found online here: http://www.hinterlandtimes.com.au/2010/11/04/andrew-anne-grant/
We have a team of highly qualified, full-time, outdoor educators whose sole purpose is to provide programs of excellence that build into the lives and programs of our guests. Because of this QCCC Mapleton cannot always match the monetary price of the other options but we will always back our safety record and the quality of our product and experience.
Mapleton Centre’s programmed activities are perfect for school, corporate, youth and family groups whose goals are to have fun while challenging themselves by stepping out of their everyday environment.