Our team are at the heart of everything we do and we love to get away at least once or twice a year to celebrate with the crew and give a little back for all the hard work and passion they put in…and what better way than a couple of days kicking back with toes in the sand and beers in hand on beautiful Moreton Island.
We kicked off at the crack of dawn, with the team meeting up at the BrewPub to load up into a few fourbys for the trip down to the ferry, with the usual group camping trip banter about who’d forgotten what and taking the piss out of that one mate that packed the kitchen sink and hair dryer. Despite a few bleary eyes from the early start, you could feel the excitement and anticipation, even more so after a shot of cold-brew or two from our mates at Kai Coffee.
Boarding the ferry, the weather wasn’t exactly looking like what you’d call perfect camping weather, and as we cruised across the bay grey skies and white caps had us thinking of what wet weather antics we could get up to. As we rock and rolled across the bay, many of a fond Moreton-memory was thrown around, as well as a few bets on who’d be the first to crack a tinnie.
Due to a booking error and the size of our frothy group, we had to walk on and off the ferry, which was a bloody classic to watch as our motley crew tried to wrestle all their camping gear, especially old mate “kitchen sink”. Luckily the sales team volunteered the keg-trailer over the day before, so we were well sorted on the “essential liquids” front.
We then got stuck into a beer-fuelled strategy session, followed by a beer-fuelled team Cornhole challenge (which if you’ve never played it, can get surprisingly competitive) gloriously won by the up-and-coming Team Macca (goooooo Macca!) in a true come from behind effort. The rest of the arvo was spent kicking back around camp, with a bit of a fish and a surf for the more energetic, followed up with a cracking night enjoying a few cold ones around the bush TV and many a story from the non-winners as to why their team was robbed in the cornhole challenge.
Our second was spent enjoying all the bloody awesome sights and experiences Moreton has to offer - snorkeling the wrecks, getting the adrenaline flowing with some sandboarding, soaking away the sand in Blue Lake, hiking up to the lighthouse and Champagne pools, followed by a wicked arvo of beach games…which may or may not have been beer-fuelled…and another night of fun by the flickering light of the campfire.
Moreton, we luv ya and had an absolutely fantastic weekend, and as we headed back to normality the next morning, we were reminded how special our backyard really is by a pod of dolphins surfing along next to us in the bow waves of the ferry.
Can’t wait to do it all again!