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The very popular AHG Bus Tours are back for 2018!

In 2017, we had 3 tours which sold out in lightning speed so we’ve upped it to 4 unique itineraries for 2018 with the addition of a Gold Coast tour!

Visit some of Brisbane’s newest, inspiring and award winning clubs, pubs and bars as part of the AHG Bus Tours. You may choose 1 of the 4 tours, all of which include private venue tours, lunch and refreshments along the way. It’s a great day out, with an invaluable opportunity to meet new people in the industry and be inspired by the best venues in the region.

DATE: Monday 5 March 2018

COST: $90 per person

DEPARTURE DETAIL: All Tours will depart from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition (BCEC) at the indicated time, and return to The Charming Squire (within the BCEC precinct) at approximately 5pm.

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Tour 1: GOLD COAST

Departs: 9:45am

Concludes: approx 5pm

Destinations:

  • SOUTHPORT SHARKS–Hosting one million visitors annually, Southport Sharks is one of the largest clubs in Queensland and one of the Gold Coast’s leading clubs with over 55,000 members. Enjoy a coffee while you are taken on a tour of this impressive club which boasts such a diversity of offerings.
  • SOUTHPORT YACTH CLUB- With three facilities at Main Beach, Hollywell and Dux Anchorage on South Stradbroke Island, Southport Yacht Club is known worldwide for its exceptional sailing and power boat activities producing many world and Olympic champions. Enjoy a delicious lunch, a drink and check out their endless facilities!
  • KURRAWA SURF CLUB. Arrive at the newly developed iconic Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving Club and see this exciting development project for yourself. With 230 degree views of the stunning Kurrawa Beach from the new dining lounge, we know you will be impressed, so a drink it is while you take it all in.
  • THE STAR GOLD COAST – With award-winning restaurants, lively bars, star-studded entertainment, a world-class 24-hour casino, a luxury 5-star hotel plus an impressive convention, exhibition and event gala space for up to 2,300, there’s something thrilling on every level.
  • THE CHARMING SQUIRE – Finish the day with a cleansing ale at the sort of bar James Squire himself would have loved to drink in.
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Tour 2: BRISBANE NORTH SOLD OUT

Departs: 10:45AM

Concludes: approx 5pm

Destinations:

  • ASPLEY HORNETS – Arrive at Aspley Hornets and be taken on a tour of the newly renovated club, home to the highest amount of junior AFL membership Australia wide!  Enjoy a beverage as you check out their new dining and gaming spaces.
  • NORTH LAKES SPORTS CLUB – Arrive at North Lakes Sports Club for a venue tour of this fantastic first greenfield site in over 20 years along with a refreshing beverage and lunch.  Since opening in May 2017, they processed 10,000 members in the first 60 days of trade.
  • NORTHS LEAGUES & SERVICES CLUB – Arrive at Norths Leagues & Services Club to explore the intricacies of their recent multi-million dollar renovation along with a beverage of choice.
  • EATONS HILL HOTEL – Eatons Hill definitely sets the benchmark for accommodation outside Brisbane’s CBD, featuring 90 rooms, including multi-level sky penthouses providing two bedrooms, a spacious living area, two bathrooms and a deep soaking bath. Find out the reason behind their diversification into a village.
  • THE CHARMING SQUIRE – Finish the day with a cleansing ale at the sort of bar James Squire himself would have loved to drink in.
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Tour 3: BRISBANE SOUTH

Departs: 12:00pm

Concludes: approx 5pm

Destinations:

  • CARINA LEAGUES CLUB – Arrive at Carina Leagues Club to meet General Manager, Doug Wakefield, who led the club to win Club of the Year in the Keno & Clubs Qld Awards for Excellence this year. We will settle in for a delicious lunch and a cold beverage with the bar available for further purchases.
  • SOUTHSIDE SPORT & COMMUNITY CLUB –The club is in its sixth stage of being transformed from a tin shed with no road presence that could only seat 180 guests, to a very unique and dominant façade that will house up to 400 guests in four very distinct pavilions that all are all linked to a central Hub with its own individual design. You’ll be able to get a sneak peak of this new development, which will be just 2 weeks shy of completion!
  • THE LION RICHLANDS – Located just 16kms southwest of Brisbane’s CBD, The Lion Richlands is a truly inspiring venue. The voluminous new foyer, café and restaurant illicit impressions of a grand hotel. The bold lighting and designer furnishings of Danish influence certainly achieves a comfortable but elegant interior. And to top it off, the Lion Richlands has a luxurious sports bar, gaming lounge and full table service. This place will take your breath away!
  • THE CHARMING SQUIRE – Finish the day with a cleansing ale at the sort of bar James Squire himself would have loved to drink in.
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Tour 3: BRISBANE CENTRAL

We’ll be checking out some funky new bars in the buzzing precinct of West End!

Departs: 11:20AM

Concludes: approx 5pm

Destinations:

  • CATCHMENT BREWING CO. – 
  • FRITZENBERGER – Stop for lunch with a mouthwatering burger. Fritzenberger frites and burger brew pub do frites and burgers. They also brew their own craft beer. Picture classic burgers rebuilt with locally sourced ingredients for maximum taste washed down with a fresh session-able FrtizenBeer that packs a flavourful punch! 
  • COVENT GARDEN 
  • ARCHIVE BEER BOUTIQUE – With their mission to bring you the very best in both domestic and imported craft beers (and ciders) all year round, Archive Beer Boutique have 2 constantly rotating draught beers on tap and a wide range of bottled beers (domestic and imported) in their bar fridges.
  • THE CHARMING SQUIRE – Finish the day with a cleansing ale at the sort of bar James Squire himself would have loved to drink in.

Destinations to be confirmed.

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Please note: destinations are subject to change without notice.

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