QUEST East Coast Trip! (ECT)

QUEST East Coast Trip! (ECT)
Event Ended
22 Sep 18:00 - 02 Oct 15:00

QUEST Society, University of Queensland

Event Ended

Attention all Questies seeking a road trip, backpacker style, coastline loving adventures and loose times....


It’s time to start planning your mid-semester holidays! And boy, do we have a trip for you! Think 10 days. A bunch of your best Questie mates. Driving up the beautiful Queensland east coast - stopping at 1770, Airlie Beach (think the Whitsunday Islands), Emu Park and Cairns (Great Barrier Reef)!!

Sounds like a sweet adventure right? Correct you are, my friend. But this is not for the weak of heart or high maintenance barbie princesses*! There will be long days, forgettable nights and a few bus slumber parties. But if you’ve got a good attitude and want to explore some of Australia's most beautiful locations with quality mates, this trip will be incredible. We're sure to look after you - just ask last semester's ECT crew for a review of our trip, or trust in the fact that out of the thousands of events run by clubs and societies on campus, we've won event of the year every year since we've started this trip.

QUEST will provide:
1. all transport (think party bus)
2. all accommodation
3. all breakfasts
4. a pub crawl night
5. a surfing lesson
6. a rainforest day trip to Mossman Gorge or Crystal Cascades (we'll ask local opinion as to what's best based on the weather, etc) to chill in the river
7. The chance to experience the heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays
8. Dinner a couple of times
9. and, of course, bulk entertainment by our exec, who go all out. This semester in particular is looking a little bit crazy, you may want to bring a helmet.

We have also bargained long and hard to get you the best deals on a variety of activities including island cruising, sky diving, surfing, river boarding (like white water rafting but more extreme) and SCUBA diving!

Cost: $680 (alternative = Contiki, only 7 days and more than twice the price: - trust us, you'd actually spend more money organising this yourselves)

Ticket Sales: 8am Friday the 11th of August on the grassy patch in front of the UQ Art Museum

**Payment Details**
Cash is prefered :) If you are paying by card, there will be a $18 surcharge.

As usual, you must be a QUEST member to attend this event, however given that this event is particularly competitive we will not be selling membership on this day. A maximum of two tickets per person is strictly enforced.

The important stuff:

- Departing Brisbane on the night of the 22nd of September (after classes finish)
- Returning to Brisbane Monday 2nd of October (it’s a holiday, you won’t miss class!)
- No refunds! You are welcome to sell your ticket to another member of QUEST but we cannot refund your ticket ourselves. Please let us know if you do re-sell your ticket at
- Just remember QUEST doesn’t support scalping – selling the ticket for more money will not be tolerated and the ticket will be cancelled.
- No discount is offered if you are unable to take (or miss) the bus both ways.
- This is an 18+ event. Sorry kids. Many tears.
- Typically we also do two boat trips out to the whitsundays one day and to the Great Barrier Reef the other. They should cost ~$200 each, but we get deals and then further subsidise down to about $100 each. Apart from this you don't really need to spend much to have an epic time (Sam spends about $150-200 on top of this for the ten days on booze and food).

Your bus-sleeping, island-cruising, nemo-selfieing,
QUEST exec'

*please no

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