2 Person Giant Swing
Relying on your team mates to pull the haul rope, you and your friend will reach a height of 10 metres before swinging towards the ground at a thrilling speed. Everyone is involved in this activity. It can also be a great lesson in physics and energy as well as decision making.
If you were asked to climb on top of a pole that was 10cm’s off the ground it would be easy. Try doing it 8m off the ground and it is totally different. Explore perceived risk and its impact first hand. The buoy is there to aim for. We have avoided a bell as success is climbing up and jumping off not being able to reach and hit the bell. Those who manage it get a huge sense of achievement and personal empowerment.
In addition to the ‘real thing’ we have an artificial rock wall. With four differing degrees of difficulty it provides a challenge for everyone. Rock climbing is a bit like vertical physical chess, we love it because it gets both the left and right side of the brain working. Our instructors have a variety of tricks up their sleeves to make this fun, enjoyable and challenging for all ages.
Ever wanted to try a forward or backward somersault but never felt it was safe to try? Secured in a harness and attached to the bungy cord is the perfect time to push your limits and explore what you can do.
The emphasis with canoeing is on communication and quick decision making between the two or three paddlers. You will learn basic strokes, boat handling, and safety skills. Once paddling and manoeuvring skills have been mastered, the group will be encouraged to practice their skills through a series of games and scenarios. The objective of our canoeing activity is to teach participants how to enjoy canoeing correctly and safely while having fun. Students will also discover the consequences of good communication .
Whilst the activity will be similar to canoeing there are plenty of differences to adjust to. The paddles are double ended and require a different stroke technique and you will be paddling individually or in pairs. The kayaks are much quicker and more manoeuvrable than canoes.
We are lucky to have a wide choice of paddles depending on the weather, age and fitness of the group:
- A short trip to one of the earliest European settlements in the area and most advanced industry centres in Australia with the option of a return bush walk.
- A day paddle to the spot where one of Australia’s most famous shipwreck survivors, Eliza Fraser, was finally rescued from captivity.
- Overnight trips and expeditions into the everglades, for example Harrys Hut camping ground or further. *Required National Park permit.
Our outdoor range is set up to instruct students on the basics of archery. Qualified instructors encourage children to develop their technique and show awareness of their eye-hand coordination and ability they have to follow all safety measures. Groups can progress to advance skills and participate in point scoring to test their skill level.
This is a great way to explore remote bush and terrain whilst covering quite a distance. The briefing will cover mountain biking skills and techniques that will soon be put to the test. Not only will your instructor ensure your safety but will point out interesting facts to add to your understanding of your environment. There are a variety of tracks and trails to suit different fitness and skill levels. We can also incorporate environmental and navigational games and challenges.
Bush walking is a more personal experience and gets you up close and personal with the unique flora and fauna of the Biosphere. Learn bush skills, navigational skills, identify edible plants, learn about the local history and culture, the options are endless. We are situated on the famous Cooloola Wilderness Trail, so we can make your bush walk as simple or as challenging as you want.
Mt Tinbeerwah is the remnants of an old volcano which lies in the Tewantin National Park. Its cliff face is 265 metres above sea level and is the site used for our Abseiling Programs. Abseiling is an integral part of climbing, but in itself is a fun and exhilarating experience. Whether you’d like to include it in your school camp program or wish to learn about the whole range of abseiling techniques, we will tailor an activity to suit your needs.
Elanda Point is a natural starting point for an expedition and The Outdoor Education Consultants are your natural partners in organising this. Whether it is a simple overnight eco camp to a multi-day adventure we have the equipment and expertise to make it a trip of a lifetime. Each expedition has different objectives and goals so we will plan yours with you. We know what works and what doesn’t.
This is a really important part of many camps and one that we really enjoy. Working as part of an effective team is one of the most important skills young person can learn. We take this important lesson and make it fun, with direct consequences for good team work and not so good. Our briefs and de-briefs make sure you get the most out of the activity. We have too many activities to list here, so please talk to us about your requirements.
Initiatives and Challenges
Unless the team or individual is not pushed outside of their comfort zone then the learning’s from an initiative or challenge activity will be diminished. There is a tipping point however when an initiative or challenge can become a negative experience. Our Instructors are experienced in achieving this fine balance. We find that the reward, sense of achievement, sense of self-worth is directly proportional to the size of the challenge overcome and amount of initiative it took. Our briefs and de-briefs make sure you get the most out of the activity. We have too many activities to list here, so please talk to us about your requirements.
Wet weather alternatives
Most activities can take place in light rain and showers. With persistent hard rain we will switch to our wet weather alternatives, utilising our three under cover areas.
Bush Dance – An old favourite in our historic barn
Astronomy – Elanda’s lack of light pollution makes it ideal for this amazing experience
Spot Lighting – Discover the amazing nocturnal wildlife and activities
Karaoke – It’s sometimes the cheesiest tune that has you all in stiches or shaking your stuff
Beach Camping – Where else can you sleep under the stars on a stretcher-bed. A magical experience!