VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The course will be facilitated from Ocean View Estates, perfectly situated in the rolling hills of Ocean View on the Mt Mee tourist drive.
We love Ocean View Estates because it’s horse friendly (Fez and Red have a sleeping pen on site), there’s plenty of space (we do all our horsemanship on the old helipad!), and it has a brand new conference centre which is ideal for the workshop component of the course. And the food and views are amazing!
Ocean View is the gateway to the mountain range of Mount Mee, about 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Dayboro, and located on top of the mountain. It is a very quiet and secluded rural suburb, covered with acreage properties, small farms, and winery estates.
Ocean View is only an hour’s drive from the centre of Brisbane, but a world away in mindset. It’s a quiet, secluded community boasting stunning valley views and charming scenery.
When the mercury rises in Brisbane, Ocean View is guaranteed to be at least four degrees cooler. The elevated altitude and strong sea breezes create a micro-climate which is perfect for fine wine production.
Filled with generous warm hearted locals, a day trip here is always a pleasure. A good place to stop first is Hay Cottage in the centre of town, which provides tourist information as well as selling arts and crafts.
Activities available in Dayboro include horse riding, four-wheel drive adventures, visiting vineyards, feeding the deer and lamas or visiting a number of highly original art galleries and craft shops.
Where To Stay *
There are many fantastic accommodation options in and around Ocean View including some options on-site.
A few minutes away there is Brockhurst Farm, which has cabins that sleep 4 to 10 people and prices start from $220 per night.
Other close options include the Retreat at Ocean View which has two accommodation options, the Homestead which sleeps up to 6 people, and the Cottage which sleeps 2 people. Prices are $400/ $180 (respectively) for the Thursday night and $450/ $220 (respectively) for Friday night.
Then there is Worldsaway Retreat which has two cabins, both can sleep up to 6 people. There is a minimum two nights stay at both cabins, and prices are $200 for the Thursday night & $250 for the Friday night.
10 minutes away is the Blue Ridge Lavender Cottage which sleeps up to 6 people (3 person minimum) and has an option to stay for just the Thursday night. Prices start at $70 per person/ per night or a group fee can be charged if you decide to stay the Friday night also.
There is also Cabins @ the View which has four cabins on-site (2 x one bedroom & 2 x two bedroom). Prices start at $195 for the one bedroom cabins and $300 for the two bedroom cabins.
*Prices as at Jan 2017, please check availability
Where To Eat
There is a fabulous restaurant located on-site at Ocean View Estate. Their a la carte menu has a slightly Japanese French Fusion of flavours and their degustation menu pairs foods with wine grown and made on the estate.
Some other dining options close by in Dayboro include Terah’s restaurant & Johnny’s Pizza Place.
How To Get There
Follow State Route 22 until you reach Dayboro. You will then take a left onto Mount Mee Road/ State Route 58 and follow this on to Ocean View.
Ocean View Estates
If you have any questions or need to know more, please contact us.
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