TAS Technical & Social Weekend November 2021

Tasmania Branch
Join us for an informative and entertaining 'Technical & Social Weekend'.


Technical and Social Weekend

Save the Date and Book Accommodation

Friday 26th Nov – Sunday 28th Nov 2021

The event is subject to Covid group rules

Get in early and book your accommodation for what will be a great Technical & Social Weekend.
Tentative accommodation bookings have been made - secure your accommodation directly with the venue before 30 October 2021.


Friday 26th Nov

Check in at the Park
Dinner Own responsibility in your van or cabin or at the park kitchen - Please note the park has no nearby pub!

Saturday 27th Nov

Self cater

Saturday Tour
We will have Two mini buses and do a lap of Bruny Island - including visits to the food places such as Bruny Oysters/Cheese, Fudge and chocolate tasting, Hounds tooth Whiskey and more Lunch at Alonnah Pub, visit to the coal seam and tour of Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Programme for the day still in “build”

Saturday night
7:00pm Group dinner @ Bruny Bowls and Community Club | 730 Adventure Bay Rd, Adventure Bay.
Please advise any dietary requirements, $40/head plus drinks from the bar. 
Barefoot bowls on offer if weather permits

Sunday 28th Nov
Extra Activities of your own choice and make own arrangements. Plenty of walks on the island
Highly recommend Pennicott Tours https://www.brunycruises.com.au/



Bus sponsorship thanks to Forze & Stopford Drilling


The venue will hold accommodation on our behalf until 30 Oct 2021.  After this date, all penciled in rooms or caravan berths will be released. Avoid disappointment BOOK EARLY, BOOK NOW! 

If for some reason Covid prevents this weekend going ahead, the venue has agreed accommodation will be refunded.

Accommodation available at the one venue: Choice of

  • 4 Self Contained 4 bedroom villas - Sleep 2
  • Choice of 5 of Self Contained 2 bedroom cabins - sleeps up to 7
  • Powered Sites suit Caravan / Motor Home

Early booking recommended.  Mention Institute of Quarrying (IQA) to get the group rates below less than 10%!   
Please email John your attendance and numbers at email: [email protected]


Captain Cook Holiday Park
768 Adventure Bay Rd, Adventure Bay
Bruny Island | TAS
Ph: 03 62931128 |  [email protected] | website

The following accommodation options are available:


  • 4 x 1 bedroom villas available - sleep only 2 | $160pn
  • 5 x 2 bedroom cabins - sleep up to 7 | $150pn for up to 2 people with an additional $20 for extra guests over 4 years of age
  • Powered Sites multiple powered sites available.  Bring your own van or camper and use the onsite facilities - Camp Kitchen, BBQ Areas, Amenities, Children’s Playground Sites are $35pn with an additional fee of $10 per adult and $7 per child

IQA members will get 10% discount on rates offered above.  Talk to the venue to tailor your booking to suit your family size. 
Please quote “Institute of Quarrying-IQA” reservation when booking to receive the Group rate. 
All accommodation and associated costs are to be paid directly to the venue.  
We will lose any Cabins on hold if not confirmed by Oct– any late bookings will be pure chance if cabins are still available, and the rate offered may not be available.  

 Secure your accommodation directly with the venue before
30 October 2021. 

Alternative Accommodation at Adventure Bay:

NB: No bookings made with these providers

Additional Information
click here for more details

Getting there:

From interstate fly into Hobart (closest airport) Then its 83km (40 mins from Hobart) via B68 to Kettering Please be careful around Kettering.  The speed limit is 40Kmh and the “boys and girls in blue” monitor this regularly. You need to catch the Sealink Ferry 15-20min crossing time. Passengers travel FOC.  20 mins drive to Adventure Bay.

SeaLink Ferry:

Currently SeaLink Bruny Island does not operate via a booking system they operate via a queueing system at the dock. 
Check website for any updates to the booking system
Check Timetable for departure and arrival times

  • First ferry departs Kettering to Bruny Daily at 6.30am
  • Last ferry Kettering to Bruny departs Kettering 7pm daily
  • First ferry departing Bruny to Kettering 6.30am
  • Last ferry Bruny to Kettering 7.15pm

Purchase tickets on line or at the booth.  Depending on Length of vehicle combo, typical price is as follows:

  • Driver and vehicle less than 6 metres $38
  • Driver and Vehicle 6m up to 10m $65
  • When towing a separate fare applies to the towed unit
  • Contact Sealink to determine costs 1300 127 869 |  8.30am to 4.30pm

The IQA Tas Branch has rented two Mini Buses for the weekend. We will need to cap seating on the buses so get in early.

We have the option for people to park their cars at a private location in Kettering and travel on the rented Mini Bus to Adventure Bay:  Departing around 5pm Friday arvo - Means no cost to get over!   

If you are interested in the mini bus option, please make the selections in the registration process, numbers are limited - let us know so we can work this option.

What to Bring

  • Sturdy footwear, Jacket, warm weather clothing, etc. and sun protection for variable weather

Code of Conduct:  We ask that you adhere to the IQA Competition and Consumer Protection Protocols, and Code of Conduct. The IQA takes no responsibility for Non IQA events or actions beyond our control.

We look forward to having an enjoyable weekend together.

Please RSVP with required information by answering questions in the registration process.  Please also advise John Stanton ([email protected]) of booked accommodation so numbers can be tracked.

26/11/2021 6:00 PM - 28/11/2021 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Captain Cook Holiday Park 768 Adventure Bay Road Adventure Bay | Bruny Island, TAS 7150 AUSTRALIA
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