Sale-A-Bration Craft Retreat | 17-19 January 2020

Come relax and enjoy a weekend of crafting in the Gold Coast hinterland at Bornhoffen PCYC near Natural Bridge.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get away and spend a weekend crafting with a wonderful group of like-minded ladies.

Key details
  • Sale-A-Bration Craft Retreat
  • 3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Road, Natural Bridge QLD 4211
  • Starts 4pm Friday 17 January and ends 12.30pm Sunday 19 January 2020
What you'll receive
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and morning and afternoon teas)
  • $90 goodie bag with bonus Sale­-A-Bration gift of your choice
  • 'Shoe box' style self-guided projects to make
  • Pillow gifts

Cost: $250

There will be plenty of laughs, free time for you to work on your own projects as well as time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds with friends.

Our Accommodation - Hobwee

We will have dormitory-style accommodation and each cabin has two rooms with eight beds in each (4 x double bunks) – except room 4 in Ipswich cabin which has ten beds (5 x double bunks). Each room has an ensuite toilet and shower – all rooms have 1 x double power point.

There are 33 lower bunks available in total and priority will be given to those who need them. Total capacity is 70 people.

The cabins are joined by central decks and bridges which have great views and create shared space – all cabins have their own private deck.

The dining room has an open fireplace and there is a staff meeting/lounge area for teachers or leaders. Gold Coast and Fortitude Valley cabins have wheelchair accessible toilet/showers.

How to get there
What to bring
  • BYO bedding (blanket or doona), pillow and pillow case as cabins are basic bunk beds
  • BYO personal toiletries and towel
  • BYO craft supplies and projects to make
  • BYO alcohol if desired
  • Bring some warm clothes as it can get chilly even in the summer time in the hinterland
  • BYO power board for charging your devices
  • Torch
Deposit, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

$70 non-refundable deposit to be paid at time of booking to secure your place by Monday 2nd September 2019 whether you choose the payment plan or not.

Option 1: Payment Plan

1st payment $70 due 2 September 2019 (non- refundable deposit)

2nd payment $60 due 2 October 2019

3rd payment $60 due 2 November 2019

Final 4th payment $60 due 2 December 2019

OPTION 2: No Payment Plan

1st payment $70 due 2 September 2019 (non- refundable deposit)

Final 2nd payment $180 due 2 December 2019

**Please see Registration Form for details on how to make payment

Special Dietary Requirements

Bornhoffen caters for special dietary needs on a daily basis. The Bornhoffen team takes pride in providing for the needs of client’s special diets, so, whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose/dairy free or have allergies to nuts, soy, etc., they will ensure your needs are met.

Please note that soy milk is provided for lactose/dairy free.

They cater for allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices. They are nut and food allergy aware and use their best efforts to avoid cross-contamination of foods. They cannot guarantee food or facilities free of any allergen.

The venue has a strict ‘NO NUTS or no nut products’ policy so please don’t bring any with you.

Please indicate the level of risk involved in the dietary requirement:
  • LEVEL 1 RISK – life threatening allergic reaction / anaphylaxis
  • LEVEL 2 RISK – medical condition e.g. coeliac, mild to moderate allergic reaction to foods
  • LEVEL 3 RISK – intolerance / discomfort such as stomach ache after consuming certain foods or drinks
  • LEVEL 4 RISK – lifestyle or religious choices
Where a person has a LEVEL 1 RISK they should:
  • Bring at least two Epipens (because of our remote location)
  • Bring an ASCIA ANAPHYLAXIS ACTION PLAN which has been completed by a Medical Practitioner
  • Consider the option of bringing their own pre-cooked/pre-prepared food in sealed plastic containers which can be refrigerated and prepared on-site

If you are concerned about dietary needs, please make sure you discuss this with me prior to the Retreat commencing.


Now it’s time for you to book, pay your deposit and secure you place!

A $70 non- refundable deposit is required by 2nd September 2019.  Payment details are in the REGISTRATION FORM clicking on the button below.

PLEASE NOTE: The Registration Form must be completed and returned to Angela McFarlane either by email or in person.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions by clicking on the ‘+’ next to the headings below.

aMac has responsibility for supervision and duty of care for group members at all times

Alcohol Policy – alcohol is permitted for consumption by adults (over 18 years) in moderation at Bornhoffen provided the adults have no duty of care for young people. The Group Leader remains responsible for the behaviour of all group members.

Behaviour – the Group Leader is responsible for the conduct of their group members during their stay at Bornhoffen.

Breakages / Damages – please report any breakages or damage to the Bornhoffen staff member on duty immediately. It is our policy to charge your group for all breakages or damages.

Furniture – beds and other furniture should not be moved around the rooms. Mattresses are not to be put on floors or taken out of rooms. Please do not drag tables and chairs across the dining hall. For safety, if any tables or furniture is damaged or broken, please report this immediately to Bornhoffen staff.

Land for Wildlife – Bornhoffen is a conservation area – all plants and wildlife are protected – activities must have a minimal impact on the natural environment – e.g.. breaking branches off trees to make improvised shelters would not be permitted.

Noise – in consideration of our neighbours and others users, we request that noise (especially amplified music) be kept to a minimum before 7.00am and after 10.30pm at night.

Smoking Area – smoking is only permitted in the designated outdoor smoking area which is located next to the internal bitumen road between Wagawn and Hobwee near the letterbox. Please take extreme care and ensure cigarette butts are completely extinguished and disposed of in the tin provided.

BYO bedding, pillow and towel as cabins are basic bunk beds.

BYO toiletries

BYO craft supplies and projects to make

BYO alcohol if desired

Bring some warm clothes as it can get chilly even in the summer time in the hinterland.

BYO power board for charging your devices

While all care is taken to ensure the safekeeping of your property, all of your belongings left in the Craft room are done so at your own risk. aMac takes no responsibility for any items left in the Craft room should theft or damage occur.

If any lost items are found, every effort will be made to return it to the rightful owner.

Every effort is made to ensure attendees are provided with a safe, peaceful and relaxing crafting event.

The promotion and selling of goods by other businesses and crafters is not permitted

Cabins must be vacated and floors swept and bins emptied by 10am on day of departure.

Departure is by 12.30 pm on Sunday 19 January as there is a late departure fee of $100/hr

The venue has a strict ‘NO NUTS or no nut products’ policy so please don’t bring any with you.

BYO alcohol is permitted, consumed in moderation.

Please advise me of any food allergy/dietary requirements as per Registration Form

While every effort will be made to notify you of any changes to Terms and Conditions these are subject to change without notice.

Fundraiser: Buy a Bale for Qld farmers

During our craft retreat, I thought it would be nice to raise some much needed funds for our struggling  Queensland farmers. Please come prepared to buy some raffle tickets and be in the draw to potentially win some amazing Stampin’ Up! prizes.

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