Tallship Island Adventures & McLarens Landing
When the Iceberg Events team received an invitation to McLarens Landing's 13th Birthday, hosted by Tallship Island Adventures, we couldn't resist the opportunity to check out the promise of "'Famous for Fun' Party"! We wanted to see how a corporate/conference group would enjoy this kind of off-shore activity.
It was Stephanie, Kara and I's first time to experience Tallship Island Adventures. We were very excited to imagine your own exclusive use tropical island for an entire evening! Dress was Cocktail - 'but prepare for sand between your toes'. Love it.
We arrived at the Tallship office in Mariners Cove, Main Beach on the Gold Coast on the late afternoon of Friday 20 January and were greeted by friendly staff and beverages on arrival.
It didn't take us long to find a seat with a view and relax with Friday afternoon drinks. There were canapes served during the trip to to McLarens Landing. It wasn't substantial food but we found out later why!
No, we didn't stay downstairs for the whole trip! We did make our way to the upstairs deck! What a spectacle in front of our eyes on the shore (and in the water!) of McLarens Landing. McLarens Landing is like a 'hidden tropical paradise', situated in South Stradbroke Island.
As we got off the vessel and walked through the Island, it was such a feast for the eyes. There were performers everywhere and the Island's tiki torches lit created a wonderful island paradise atmosphere.
We made our way to the cocktail reception area, a beautiful private beach. Guests enjoyed a coconut cocktail as the sun set over the ocean. There was a stage set up on the sand for the official welcome speeches, and the island band Geed Up did a couple of numbers. The finale of the official welcome was a spectacular display of fireworks! What a way to wow the crowd!
We then moved over to the dining areas and food stations. The food selection was amazing, we walked through the area and chose from seafood, Asian, Indian and roasts. The seating was plentiful, great for large groups!
We soon realised we got prime seats to be entertained by Geed Up again. The island band was AMAZING. I'm not normally into dancing at functions and they even got me up on my feet!
The party continued on when we had to board the vessel back to Main Beach, Gold Coast.
To view a video summary of the evening's festivities, please view Blask Photography's video below. It includes footage of the spectacular fireworks display:
To view the photos from the evening, courtesy of Blask Photography, click here.
Many thanks to the team at Tallship Island Adventures, and the Nicholls family.
More about Tallship Island Adventures
Imagine your own exclusive use tropical island for an entire day or evening on the Gold Coast.
Set sail for Australia’s most desirable, diverse & exclusive destination for offsite events! Select from one of our many magnificent vessels & experience the magic at our hidden tropical island paradise on South Stradbroke Island.
Your own day or evening can be designed with team building activities, watersports or private whale watching experiences. Vessels depart from Mariners Cove Marina, only minutes from Surfers Paradise or they can pick up from other jetty locations.
McLarens Landing is an all-weather venue in a beautiful natural bushland setting overlooking its own calm water private beach and is ideal for any type of event, day or night. They can cater for groups of all sizes from small, exclusive incentives to large conventions of 1000 guests. The homestead and covered pavilions cater for a range of functions and events including:
- Spectacular Offsite Gala Lunches or Dinners
- Product Launches & Award Evenings
- Special Events
- Breakfast Meetings Onboard our Vessels or at our
- Tropical Island Paradise
- Themed Events (beach parties, pirate nights, Gilligan’s Island, Survivor)
- Team Building & Watersports off our Private Beach
- Private Whale Watching Charters
Contact Iceberg Events if you are interested in having a Tallship Island Adventure as part of your conference or meeting.
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