Fundraising

Planning yourRocks Ghost Tour fundraising event is hard work. Our objective is to make your event as successful as possible, in terms of funds raised and the smooth operation for the co-ordinators.

paddle wheelerComing up with fresh ideas, avoiding conflicting dates with public & school holidays, major events, etc to get the best response. Booking tickets, accommodation, coaches, etc far enough in advance. Meal options. Having the time to co-ordinate the event, take bookings & payments, place bookings & send payments to suppliers, then double checking everything & being alert at the function to everyones needs.

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Not anymore.

Organised Occasions provides all of this plus more, saving you time & money:

  • Newsletters providing you with ideas
  • Flexible dates to suit your group. Would most staff attend on a Friday Afternoon or evening? Or would Sunday suit your group best?
  • We attend launches of theatre productions & book tickets there & then
  • Having contacts in the industry is time efficient.
  • We use different sized coaches to cater to small & larger groups
  • A variety of transportation & venues to keep it interesting. Coach, train, boat, plane or ship.
  • Your group will be given a code word to book on our website & receive a group booking discount.
  • We pay all suppliers
  • Every detail is confirmed prior to the function.
  • We are on hand at the function to ensure it is a success.
  • Warehouse Shopping Tours
  • Themed Events
  • Social Outings
  • Sporting Events
  • Winery Tours
  • Beer Tasting Tours
  • Farm Gate Tours
  • Bar & Band Nights
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Dog Walk
  • Fashion show with market stalls

985708-saturday-plannerIf meeting minimum numbers is a problem for you let us know as you may be able to join another group.

We do run no minimum numbers required FUNraising outings throughout the year. Ideal if you are just starting out or are a small group looking to expand.

We hope to elevate the worries of your volunteers by providing social outing packages for you. Let us do all the phoning and people group happy with colored bagsrunning around, ensuring a smooth and proficient event, freeing up valuable time expended by your volunteers, that could be better utilised.

You, our customer, are our primary focus. If you’re successful, then we’re successful.
We are here to help, from the easy set-up of the event through to their successful completion.

 

 

Fundraising Event

Pie Time in the Southern PieLands

Tractorless Vineyards' winemaking philosophy to create a sustainable & diverse food & wine experience from locally sourced, foraged, grown & produced foods. Pop across to the Cellar Door to experience our selection of award-winning wines, ciders & beers & browse through the farm shop.

The Southern Highlands gets saucy with Pie Time this winter!

Choose your Southern PieLands experience.

 

Pies & Pinot – A Match Made In Heaven

The Southern Highlands’ signature cool climate Pinot wines have been married up with the region’s signature Pies

Four Handcrafted Pies & Pinots

The pies are created by our chef from Black Sheep Smoked Meats & matched by our wine maker with four of our sustainably grown Pinots:

Pinot Grigio – Classic fish pie with a creamy sauce

Pinot Gris – Pulled pork with Pale Ale BBQ sauce

Pinot Noir – Braised beef & juniper berry

Noble Pinot Gris – Pecan & Pumpkin Pie

Sweety Pie & Bubbles

Not All Pies Are Meat Pies!

You’ll discover a whole world of pies you would never have expected. This is one for the ladies and those gentlemen who love a glass of fizz!

Be guided through the production methods of Traditional Champagne, learn about the different styles (Zero Dose, Pet Nat, Method ancestral), techniques (riddling, disgorging, dosage) & terms with tasting samples & a selection of Pie Time sweet treats.

 

 

Pie On a Plate

It’s All About the Pie!

Smoked Brisket & Blue Cheese Pie

Enjoy our house made smoked brisket &blue cheese pie created by our smoked meats chef. We start by selecting premium beef from our local farmers before rubbing with our house made brisket rub to sit overnight & infuse the flavours. We then transfer the brisket into the smoker for 10-12 hours before slow cooking for another 10-12 hours. And that’s just the start…to finish the pie is served with slaw & a pickle.

Everyone loves a High Tea, well this June we’re showcasing Pie Tea!

These teas offer all the delicious components of your traditional High Tea with a twist – you guessed it: pies, both sweet & savoury.

The Old Bank Boutique Hotel is hosting High Tea in the Old Bank, circa 1890, & it’s something special.

Teas are served in front of crackling log fires in winter. A tiered cake stand holds delicately fresh cut sandwiches, little hot savoury pies, dainty cakes, macaroons & tarts, scones, home made jam & whipped cream.  Together with a selection of loose leaf teas or expresso coffee or as an extra treat why not indulge in a bottle of sparkling bubbly?

Join us for the day travelling by coach, enjoying your chosen Southern PieLands experience.

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Price: A$64.00

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

Music in the Morning Cole Porter & Friends

Sway along to the timeless melodies of Cole Porter. The show is built from Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer’s recent album The Music Of Cole Porter Without Words which was released in 2020, and is a celebration of the great American song book and influences upon it. Hear your favourite melodies from not only Porter, but Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and more! Along with cheeky stories of old Hollywood and the celebrities involved in the making of these classic tunes. Sway along to timeless melodies as can only be performed by Vov on Violin and Glenn on Piano.

Join us for the day travelling by coach.

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Price: A$79.00

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

Morning Melodies The Vallies

An all singing, all dancing tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Vallies are an all singing, all dancing tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons! Bringing to you hits like Oh What A Night, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and many more. This all Australian cast will take you back to the 60s, celebrating those boys from Jersey. Along with the music of the Four Seasons, the show also pays tribute to boy bands of the 1950s and 60s including The Drifters, The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers, as well as the hits of Motown and even the Bee Gees!

Join us for the day travelling by coach or meet us there.

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Price: A$59.00

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

World Heritage Wonders

Explore Parramatta's World Heritage sites & the fascinating mosaic of stories, architecture, and monuments in Parramatta Park. This comprehensive walking tour of an extensive World Heritage site includes entry & guided tours of both elegant Old Government House & the historically significant Dairy Cottage, lunch & a guided tour of Parramatta Park. Located safely away from the coast, Parramatta was the Centre of governance in colonial times. Old Government House & its domains, are so universally significant that they have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their cultural values. You can take part in this comprehensive & exclusive tour of this cultural icon. The tour will include elegant Old Government House, the home of our first ten governors; the little-known Dairy Cottage Precinct, including the third oldest building on the mainland & the monuments & heritage remains scattered throughout the park. A light lunch in heritage surrounds is included.

Join us for the day travelling by coach or meet us there.

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Price: A$59.00

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

Liverpool To London

A Decade of 60s UK Hits from the Mersey to the Thames Encompassing the music of the Era that took the world by storm. Songs from cities & Towns that featured some of the most iconic stars of their day; “The Searchers” “Gerry & the Pacemakers” “The Kinks” “Herman’s Hermits” ” Manfred Mann” “The Beatles” “Helen Shapiro “ “Petula Clark” “Cilla Black” “The Troggs” & featuring songs like; Needles & Pins, Ferry Cross The Mersey, I Like it, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Walking Back To Happiness, A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Wild Thing, You’re My World, Concrete & Clay & many many more. In the 50s virtually all music in the UK was by American artists Then a music explosion took place that echoed around the world in the early sixties. It came from a host of local talent from the city of Liverpool & almost instantly there were dozens of bands flooding the pop charts with great music, which then suddenly spread to other bands from all corners of the UK with their different styles, looks & sounds that went on to become icons in music. This show delivers some of that great music of the time brought to you by a host of multi award winning talented musicians Featuring vocals by Jacques Renay, Linda Knight & Kylie Reid Come along with us on this musical merrygo- round & share the times when music was real.

Join us for the day travelling by coach or meet us there.

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Price: A$54.00

Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

Bastille Market

Celebrate Bastille Day in the Southern Highlands : over 60 pop up shops of Authentic french food and unique artisans.

Experience a large selection of authentic french food: crepes, saucisson, french cheese, french bakers, patés, baguette sandwiches, french mustards, croque monsieurs, and lots of savoury as eclairs, croissants etc....and a wine bar with french wine and mulled wine 🙂
We also have amazing french artisans with french linen, fabulous hats, french jewellery, fashion, accessories, tours in France.
Put your beret on and come and celebrate anything french with us !

Enjoy your french food on our terrace while listening to live french music.

Join us for the day travelling by coach.

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Price: A$49.00

Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

Christmas In July

Beat the Winter blues with some hearty Christmas Fare!
Travelling by coach through Stanwell Park, a picturesque coastal village & northern suburb of Wollongong, then the Royal National Park & along the spectacular Illawarra route, offering sublime coastal scenery before ascending the Illawarra Escarpment. The Sea Cliff Bridge, together with the adjoining Lawrence Hargrave Drive Bridge, are two road bridges that carry the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive across the rockface on the Illawarra escarpment. The balanced cantilever & incremental launching girder bridges link the coastal villages of Coalcliff & Clifton, along the Grand Pacific Drive. A one hundred & forty kilometre scenic coastal drive with meandering bends which reveal vistas of amazing ocean & cliff views. The Sea Cliff Bridge is one of only seven off-shore parallel-to-coast bridges in the world.
The Robertson Hotel invites you to celebrate Christmas in July in the warmth of their grand historic hotel. Over a glass of their house made mulled wine & by the roaring open fire, celebrate the renowned traditional Christmas festivities with family & friends. Built in 1924, the Robertson Hotel originally offered 100 rooms, a country club with a golf course, horse riding, tennis, croquet, lawn bowls, fishing & hunting & of course, a venue for lavish balls, parties & events.
Impeccably maintained, the gardens & grounds of the Robertson Hotel sprawl across 14 acres, & are filled with age-old trees & magical surprises, such as the Grotto, which was built by the Franciscan Friars during their tenure here in the 1940s.

Join us for the day travelling by coach, enjoying Yulefest lunch & surrounds..

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Price: A$84.00

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021

Available Spaces: 50

End2End Festival

The End 2 End Festival showcases the Pokolbin area & all of its attractions. Incorporating food, wine, music & more. The progressive event is spread around 4 venues throughout Pokolbin, involving more than 20 wineries. We have our own private bus, so no waiting around for shuttle busses for you!

Who doesn't love a food, wine, & music festival? Especially when it's in the Hunter Valley?

Featuring gourmet food, live music, celebrity chefs, bush tucker, Semillon & seafood, boutique Beer & so much more, the End2End Festival will delight the senses & tickle the taste buds.

 Relax with a glass of wine while listening to some tunes & indulging in fantastic food.

Early bird package sold out!

Join us for the day travelling by coach, enjoying entertainment & experiences through the day, & taking home a festival glass.

Sample video Click here for a video preview!

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Price: A$119.00

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Available Spaces: 50