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Women's Adventure Summit
Thu., 31/08/2017, 12:00 pm – Sun., 03/09/2017, 12:00 pm AEST
Explore Your Outdoor Passions & Discover A Love For New Ones
Connect, Unleash, Equip and Surprise Yourself at the Travel Play Live Womens Adventure Summit a ‘build your own adventure’ three day mammoth weekend.
Unpack your sense of adventure, release the kid at heart and find your wild side.
Challenge your comfort zone with our clinics, coaching sessions, workshops and off site activities eg mountain biking, white water kayaking, abseiling, hiking, bodyboarding, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and more.
Open your mind with newly learnt skills, adventure opportunities and inspiring speakers and sessions
Refuel your spirit by connecting to nature, meeting new friends and chilling out each evening around the fire in a relaxed and casual camp vibe.
It’s the perfect event to inspire you to expand your ‘Can Do’ list, ignite your inner adventurer and Travel - Play - Live
How do I get to the Summit Location – Camp Elim?
- Located in the stunning Great Lakes region on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Camp Elim is an easy 3.5 hr drive north of Sydney with access on the Pacific Highway. Use either of the 2 ‘Lakesway’ exits, one just north of Bulladelah or Nabiac. Camp Elim is located mid way between Pacific Palms and Forster on the Lakesway. https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Camp+Elim/@-32.2687114,152.4557305,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b7439743dbf9185:0xa6bd2cd52b6e494!8m2!3d-32.2687114!4d152.5257737?hl=en )
- Newcastle Airport is the closest airport with arrivals and departures available from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra. Car hire is available from the airport.
- A limited train / bus service operates from Central Station in Sydney to Tiona via Newcastle. (pick up can be arranged from Tiona stop)
- Travel to the Summit Location is the responsibility of each delegate.
- There will be a TPL shuttle bus available from Newcastle Airport for an additional fee.
- Join the our Facebook group to find other participants and self-organize carpools or other means of transportation.
Is there a payment plan available?
- A payment plan will be available for Peak Pass tickets only. Payment plans incur a $50 administration fee.
- Details will be available on ticket launch.
What other costs can I expect?
- Travel to and from the event – there will be a bus available to book to & from Newcastle Airport available for delegates.
- Optional food or beverages for sale from on site cafe
- Optional Summit merchandise & Keynote speaker resources
- Whilst we have included personal accident insurance for all delegates in the cost of the event, we highly recommend that you also take out your own travel insurance / event cancellation insurance, this kind of insurance covers you for trip cancellation, travel delay, loss of baggage etc. See link on our site regarding our recommendation for this insurance.
What meals are included in the weekend?
- Thursday night dinner
- Friday & Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee station
- Sunday: breakfast, snacks, coffee station
What is the accommodation like?
- Please note all ‘beds’ will be allocated on a first in first served basis.
- Bunk style sleeping (Think well equipped school camp. Each unit contains 4 to 10 beds with some units containing kitchenette & lounge area.)
- All rooms have a bathroom, there are also additional shared shower & toilet facilities within the complex.
- Any queen beds within the various units will be allocated on a first in first served basis.
- Sheets, pillow & pillow case are included. You will need to bring a warm sleeping bag.
- We will endeavour to keep all group bookings accommodated together.
When should I arrive?
- Check-in is open from 12 – 5 pm on Thursday.
- Opening Welcome Starts 6pm
When should I depart?
- Sunday activities wrap up by 12noon.
Is there parking at the Summit Location if I drive or rent a car?
- Yes, there is parking available. Please try and carpool if you can.
When will I be able to create my weekend schedule of activities?
- The scheduling tool will be available around June. We will notify all registrants when it is available.
How to sign up for my activities
- Please check back here for additional information on scheduling once the scheduling tool is live on the site in June. There will be lots and lots of amazing options to choose from, everything from stand-up paddle boarding, abseiling, navigation skills, inspiring speakers, practical skills workshops and so much more!
Do I need to have experience doing the activities before I come to the Summit?
- No prior experience is necessary! Various skill levels will be catered for at all electives.
- We’ll make it easy and fun for you to try new things.
- We’ll provide all the gear, guidance and instruction needed to learn a new activity.
Who will guide the activities?
- All activities will be led by professional guides, coaches and instructors.
Will equipment such as mountain bikes and abseiling gear be provided?
- Yes, all safety gear and equipment needed for the various activities will be provided whether it’s for mountain biking, abseiling, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfboards etc.
Do I have to participate in all the activities?
- No, you can choose your own pace.
- Each participant gets to choose 4 Key electives over the weekend, leaving plenty of room to access all other onsite workshops, activities, presentations and more.
- We encourage people to make time for lounging in a hammock and chill throughout the day.
How can I meet and talk with other participants before I arrive?
- Join the Travel Play Live Facebook Group!
Is the food vegetarian and/or vegan-friendly?
- Yes, there will be vegetarian and vegan options at all included meals. However, as is the case with large group menus, selections of vegan options may vary in terms of number and variety. When you complete the registration process, you are asked whether you have any dietary restrictions or preferences at which point you would be able to indicate your dietary needs.
Will there be mobile coverage and/or Wi-Fi at the Summit locations?
- Mobile coverage is limited within the areas where the offsite activities are held due to some being in remote locations.
- Mobile coverage on the site varies depending on your carrier.
- Wi-Fi access is not available on site.
What do I need to bring?
- A sense of adventure and good humour, with a willingness to get involved
- Clothing that will keep you warm and cool in a variety of temperatures.
- Whilst it is winter, temperatures in the region can vary from 8 °C – 22°C with sea temperatures averaging 20.1°
Below is basic list of items to bring:
- Photo ID
- Bath & Beach Towel
- Day Pack
- Prescription Medications
- Flashlight or Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
- Hiking pants, shorts or Leggings (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
- Your preferred shoes & socks suitable for your elective choice
- Thermal top
- Polar fleece jacket / top
- Raincoat (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
- Sleeping Bag
- Yoga pants or gym pants
- Water Bottles or Hydration System
- Beanie or a buff
- Sun hat
- Dry bags
- Personal Toiletries & sunscreen and insect repellent
Please be aware of your own personal needs when it comes to being outside, sleeping in bunks and enduring physical activity. Bring what is going to make your summit the best experience.
Optional items to bring:
- Camera and Accessories
- Ear Plugs
- Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
- Reading and Writing Materials
- Small Binoculars
- Water Shoes
- Trekking Poles
- Journal and writing utensils
- Extra bag to take home goodie bag items