Social Events

Bus transport will be provided for the social events. Buses will pick up and drop off at the SCU campus and the Mantra, Kirra Surf, and Outrigger accommodation.

Welcome to Campus BBQ

Monday 5.00-7.00pm
With spectacular views of Kirra Beach and the Gold Coast Airport, the School of Tourism and Hospitality's fifth floor foyer is the venue for introductions and welcome to the conference followed by a BBQ and drinks in the Marquee.

CAUTHE Opening Drinks & Nibbles at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Tuesday 5.30-7.30pm
Featuring: Burleigh Brewing beers on tap, local wines, and Wandering Wildlife (with handlers - koalas and pythons).

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctury Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of Australian Native Wildlife and it is through hosting event groups is able to reinvest in ongoing initiatives in conservation-based research, caring for sick and injured wildlife and public education.

The sanctuary was established in 1947 by beekeeper and flower grower Alex Griffiths, who began feeding the region's wild lorikeets to prevent them from ravaging his prized blooms. The feeding of the colorful lorikeets soon developed from a local curiosity to a popular tourist attraction.

While the lorikeets remain a hallmark attraction, visitors can now see many of Australia's most amazing wildlife species. With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bush land and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to see and experience native wildlife. The sanctuary has attracted millions of visitors throughout its history and continues to provide opportunities to see and interact with Australian wildlife.

CAUTHE Great Debate, Conference Handover

Thursday 2.45-4.00pm

Great Debate

Moderator - Prof. Larry Dwyer: Topic - Australian Tourism: Adaptive and Innovative.

CAUTHE Awards, Dinner & Dancing

Thursday 6.30-10.30pm
Currumbin RSL Club
With picturesque waterfront views, and relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, the Currumbin RSL is a multi- award winning Gold Coast function venue. The Club has a commitment to sustainable practices, and has challenged itself to become the most environmentally friendly Club in the world. It was recently awarded 'Best Environmental Practices QLD' and 'Best Community Club QLD'.

Currumbin RSL Club The CAUTHE event will be held in the Waterside Event Room which features include a large function room with dance floor, a private bar and an outdoor balcony with spectacular water views over the upper reaches of the Currumbin Estuary.

The Conference dinner will be contemporary award winning dining created by talented chefs sourcing produce from the local region. It will include items from the club's own veggie garden, quality fresh, local produce transformed into sumptuous meals that can cater to varying dietary requirements. The superb meals will be complemented by Bay of Stones wines and friendly, professional service from an award winning team.

Book Launches

Tuesday Afternoon refreshments Foyer level 6
CABi - Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific - CABI Series in Tourism Management Research. Edited by B Ritchie, K Campiranon, N Scott, E Laws.

Morning refreshments 10.30 Wednesday - Foyer level 6
Channelview - Tour Guiding Research: Insights, Issues and Implications.Authors - Betty Weiler and Rosemary Black.
Earthscan. Rainforest Tourism: Issues, Trends and Opportunities, Bruce Prideaux.

Dine around

The 'Dine Around' is a choice from ten restaurants offering special deals to Conference attendees on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. An attendee or a group of attendees make a selection, the conference organising team will make the booking.

Surf Club Dine Around
- The Surf Club Coolangatta
- Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club
- Deck 49 North Kirra Beach Surf Club

Coolangatta Dine Around
- Cazzy at the Top
- Bellakai
- Fisherman's Cove

Kirra Dine Around
- Tupe Aloha Bar and Grill
- Beaches on Kirra
- Greenhouse Factory
- Kirra Beach Hotel