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"Galah" Blue Gum Country Ballroom Opening

MEDIA RELEASE – 17TH January 2005

A “Galah” opening of Bearded Dragon Blue Gum Country Ballroom

Beaudesert Shire welcomes arrival of Bearded Dragon
new Wedding & Conference facility to Tamborine.

Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel set to make a huge impact on Tourism in Beaudesert Shire

The all new Blue Gum Country Ballroom at Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel, Tamborine, officially opens on February 10th 2005. The magnificent new venue will be opened by Taryn Onofaro from Channel Seven, Great South East, heralding a new era for tourism and events in the Beaudesert Shire.

To commemorate the opening invited guests will enjoy a “Galah” evening hosted by interactive theatre roving characters “Cath & Kym” in charming Australian Country Style.
Guests will indulge in Beaudesert Shires local wines, cheese and sample the hospitality specialists selection of bushtucker canapés and gourmet cuisine. The event is proudly sponsored by Coopers Brewery and celebrations will include live entertainment, non-stop cocktails and full throttle fun.

Commenting on the new venue, Bearded Dragon’s Marketing and Events Specialist, Monique Gregory, said : “We are so pleased to move to the new phase of our business and offer a first class facility that will be the largest sit down venue in the shire. The Ballroom is fully air-conditioned with magnificent polished floorboards and has been built specifically to multi-purpose to the needs of our clients. Events will vary from weddings and small parties to seminars, product launches, exhibitions and corporate events. The venue will seat over 200 persons and is a much needed facility for residents whilst boosting tourism business within our beautiful shire”

“We have just celebrated our 8th Birthday on January 15th and are living proof that small business is alive and well. We still cater successfully to our core 30 minute drive market, have
expanded to accommodation and now have replaced our silk lined marquee with a beautiful Queenslander Style Ballroom. One day at a time, always keeping our eye on the ball, that being the needs of our customers.” says Mark Gregory , Entertainment Manager (AKA Toadman).

Head Office/ Lot 2 Tamborine Mtn Rd

Contact Name & Position Monique & Mark Gregory –Management Team

+61 7 55 436888
0411 220 151

+61 7 55 436800



Product Description
A gem of good old fashioned Australian Hospitality set on 110 acres of native farm & bushland set in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain. Conveniently located 45 mins from Gold Coast or Brisbane offering Luxury Boutique Hotel Accommodation (most rooms with spa), Restaurant packed full of interesting old world antiques and Australiana Memorabillia, Bar with 13 beers on tap including Guinness, Kilkenny and Scrumpy Jack Cider. Canetoad Racing & Live Entertainment every week-end. Seating for over 300. Weddings, Murder Mystery, Faulty Towers and other themed nights and corporate activities. Alpacas and farm animals. Small and large weddings.

Special Features
Food served all day every day with extensive menu choices.
Extensive wine list showcasing local wineries . Grog n Grape Escape Tour includes winery and boutique beer tasting. Reversal Cycle Air conditioning & restaurant fireplace.

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