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Creative Adventure Downunder

Friday 2 - 4 October 2020, Waipuna Highbrook Conference Centre, Highbrook, Auckland, New Zealand

Registrations open NOW!


About Creative Adventure Downunder

This three day weekend retreat is all about immersing yourself in classes hosted by premier tutors of the papercraft industry today.

*** Due to Covid-19 our scheduled tutors are unable to be with us this year however they are super keen to join us in 2021. 

But the show will go on.  With help from amazing designers we have absolutely gorgeous classes planned for you.  This year our tutors will be providing videos and/or written instructions and there will be plenty of helpers if you get stuck.  You will be totally spoilt with amazing kits, crammed packed with fabulous products and lots of techniques. It doesn't stop there, there will be goodie bags, delicious food and prizes.  ***

Each year we strive to line up a diverse selection of tutors who bring to you an array of classes that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. This retreat is a busy weekend with back to back classes. Saturday night is set aside as Crop Night should you choose to do so, lots of fun to be had at crop night. We've found that participants enjoy sitting with their friends and the tutors while they work on completing projects from the classes held during Friday and Saturday. It's a great time to kick back and get to know the tutors a little more.

If your passion is paper craft, no matter what level you think you are at you will find this weekend totally inspiring!

There’s always such excitement in the air as everyone arrives for the first class on Friday morning and that buzz of excitement continues through to the last person leaving on Sunday afternoon. It’s definitely a time for kindred spirits to gather and there are lots of hugs at the end!


2020 Tutors - Aida Domisiewicz and Zoe Pearn


What else can we expect?

The Waipuna Conference Centre is located in the Highbrook business centre, 5 mins from the Highbrook motorway offramp.   For those wishes to stay there is accommodation available at the Quest Highbrook which is right next door.

Creative Adventure Downunder is all about classes, they are built into the package with more limited cropping time available.

What are the official hours of the retreat?

  • First class commences on Friday morning at 9am, with the day ending around 5.30pm.
  • Saturday classes start at 8.30 - 9am and run through to 6pm’ish. The evening is then yours to do as you wish? You may choose to go out to dinner, meet a friend or bring something back to the crop room, then join others to crop together through to around 10pm - 11pm, leaving us just enough time to set up for the morning class.
  • Sunday morning we’re straight back into class around 9am and the event concludes approx 2pm.  Timing depends on the classes being taught.

What if we need product, tools or supplies? Do not despair! “The Shop” is on-site and opens at 8am on Friday morning and closes at 1pm on Sunday. We hold supplies of the essential items required for the weekend. We also offer extra product as used in classes where possible plus a whole lot of other up to the minute goodness! Paying is easy too, you can run a tab for the weekend, so you just pay once at the end! We accept cash or internet banking.

Event Price? $595 

What’s included in the price? All classes including class kits with our talented tutors and catering during the weekend. Accommodation is NOT included.

What Catering is included? Friday and Saturday you get Morning Teas, Lunches and Afternoon Teas. On Sunday there is Morning Tea only. Breakfast and dinners are optional and added to your accommodation bill by the hotel, and does not form part of your registration.

Creative Adventure Downunder has quickly built a good reputation. We are really pleased to see so many people chosing to return year after year, thank you! This weekend is a memorable one that leaves you on a creative high!

Why not join us for Creative Adventure Downunder 2020?