Australia's favorite comp is back ! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition of the 2015-16 Season. The Cup will consist of One round which will count towards a pilot's WPRS score.Expand page for more, including Payment & Cancellation info
Canungra is a famous Australian free flying area of Gold Coast region. There are several take offs for all wind directions located on 500 m high tree-covered mountain ridges. The area is about 30 km from the East coast of the continent so the sea breeze can intervene in the afternoon and produce some very buoyant conditions.Expand page for more info
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Canungra is situated about 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast
Australia's favorite comp is back ! This will be the first 8 day, FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned competition of the 2015-16 Season. The Cup will consist of One round which will count towards a pilot's WPRS score. All tasks over the 8 days will contribute to the AAA Sanction / Aussie ladder / Team Selection Ladder. The entry fee includes a full retrieve, excursions and transport system including airport transfers.
Selection and entry fee
To register for the competition please follow the link on this website.
The Competition has an early bird Entry Fee of AU$370 until the 24th September. After the 24th September the Fee increases to AU$420 The fee for CHGC members is AU$ 340 and AU$ 390 after the early bird date. No refunds will be available after the 20th of September.
The entry fee includes
• Lifts up to the hill for the 8 days of the event
• Retrieves for the 8 days of the event
• Brisbane Airport transfers (Arrival Friday and drop off Sunday)
• Please note: at this stage Brisbane Airport service only but we will endeavor to set up a Gold coast airport service also, TBA
• Excursions organised on non-flying days
• Site fees, $30 for 3 weeks.
• Pilot pack, (official comp souvenir),
• Day prizes,
• Presentation dinner
HGFA - MEMBERSHIP All pilots must be members of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for the duration of the event. Please check your membership status BEFORE leaving home. Overseas visiting pilots to Australia will need to obtain a Visiting Pilot Membership
Visiting pilots have the option of taking out either a full HGFA membership or Visiting Pilot Membership (VPM). The min. VPM is 2 months $49 HGFA Visiting Pilot Membership Form HGFA Waiver Form
Please read the following Waiver Information & General Information if you are a visiting Pilot.
All pilots must hold IPPI PARA PRO 4 rating, or the minimum of an (HGFA)Intermediate Paragliding rating with at least 50 hours of inland flying experience. Spring in SE Queensland can produce demanding flying conditions which may be unsuitable for inexperienced pilots.
Prize fund and scoring categories
Overall prizes will be awarded at the presentation dinner on the 31 October.
5pm - 9pm official registration at the Canungra Hotel
24th October, 2015
8 am - first briefing at the pub.
24th - 31st October, 2015 official competition days.
31st October, 2015
Award ceremony, official presentation and dinner at the pub.
10:30 onwards, Fly your socks off !
Late afternoon, check in and downloads.
Relax, eat , drink, laugh.
Next day, do it all again !
Accommodation and Activities
There is a variety of accommodation types available in and around Canungra. However these are not great in number and Spring is a popular time to visit the region. To be sure of getting the type of accommodation you want, book early.
Information on accommodation within Canungra is available from the Canungra Visitor Information Centre 12-14 Kidston St, Canungra, Queensland, 4275. Ph: 07 5543 5156
A short walk from town centre. Situated on beautiful Canungra creek.
Two powered areas for multiple caravan sites. Toilets and hot showers.
~$9 per night per person.
Phone (07) 5543 5904
Right in the heart of town and close to everything. High standard of service and quality accommodation. Again very popular with pilots so get in quick.
Phone (07) 5543 5155
Lovely hotel in the centre of town. Always popular so book early if this is your scene. A pilots rate is available if pilots ask for Loui or Shirley.
Phone (07) 5543 5233
Fax (07) 5543 5617
Beautiful guesthouse with spacious rooms, private verandahs, and tranquil surroundings. Pool, spa, sauna, pay TV.
12 King St Canungra 4275
Phone (07) 5543 5579
There is a lot of accommodation available on Mount Tamborine which is very convenient for the westerly launch site but is 10 minutes drive from Canungra. Information on accommodation on Mount Tamborine is available from the Tamborine Visitor Information Centre, Doughty Park, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272.
Phone: 07 5545 3200
St Bernards Hotel
Lovely hotel/motel with family style atmosphere as well as swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and spa bath. Close to golf and rainforest walks.
Phone: (07) 5545 1177
Fax: (07) 5545 2733
• Gold Coast
• Sea World
• Wet 'n' Wild Water Park
• Warner Brothers Movie World
• Outback Spectacular
• Canungra Valley Vineyards
• Lamington National Park
• Springbrook Falls
• Natural Arch
• Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
• Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails
How to get here
Canungra is a small country town nestled in a quiet valley behind the Gold Coast and surrounded by tree-covered ridges separating wide flat valleys. The location provides the environment for varied and challenging flying as well as plenty of alternative activities should the weather fail to co-operate. The town has most of the essential facilities necessary for survival of today's parapeople. There is a pub, post-office, supermarket, a few cafe's, a chemist and one ATM. The launches are 15-20 minutes drive from the town centre.
Canungra is situated about 40 minutes drive from the Gold Coast just over an hour from Brisbane in the SE corner of Queensland. There are scheduled international domestic flights into Brisbane and Coolangatta airports. If driving from the south on the coast road, stay on the Pacific Highway until you reach Nerang and then follow the signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. If coming on one of the inland routes, stay on Cunningham's Highway until you cross the Great Dividing Range and then follow the signs for Boonah, Beaudesert and finally Canungra.
The nearest airports are Brisbane (http://www.bne.com.au/) or Gold Coast (http://goldcoastairport.com.au/)
Take a bus 540 form Brisbane to Anna St at William Street then about 32 km by Taxi to Canungra.
Take a train from Brisbane to Nerang.
Then about 25 km by taxi.
Go along Pacific highway until you reach Nerang and follow signs to Beaudesert/Canungra. It takes about 40-60 min to get there from any of the nearest airports.
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