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Q: How far is the Summit from Melbourne?
A: Just 90 minutes drive from the CBD.
Q: Can we use the activities on our own?
A: We offer free time activities of swimming, canoeing, cricket, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, football and fishing (own equipment required), or small children's playground, plus Giant Inflatables can be self-run for an hourly fee. The remainder of our activities (over 100) MUST be facilitated by our experienced team.
Q: Is The Summit all abilities accessible?
A: The Summit has accommodation and activities designed to meet the needs of our guests who have physical and or intellectual disabilities. Depending on the disability we will recommend the best options available to you. Please free to contact our office so we can customise a stay or an adventure that delivers you an awesome experience.
Q: What are your staff’s qualifications?
A: Our amazing team requires a variety of training and qualifications depending on the departments they work in. All staff have a Working with Children’s Checks and Victoria Police Check. Our Facilitating team also has a Certificate II in First Aid and have completed our extensive training program, online testing and mandatory logged hours of practical activity experience.
Q: What can we do that doesn’t require Summit Staff?
A: Swimming, canoeing, fishing (catch and release and you need to bring your own equipment ), bush-walking, night walk activity, volley ball, cricket, basketball, football, table tennis, trivia night and Minute to Win It, and a small children's playground. We only have one activity in the park that we hire out at an hourly rate. The Giant Inflatables require you to go through an Induction and sign a waiver.
Q: How many people sleep in each cabin?
A: There are a total of 112 beds over 9 cabins. The number of beds vary per cabin; from 4 to 21 in each (see Floor Plan for Cabins on our website Resources Page).
Q: What are the cabins like?
A: Our log cabins are nestled into the hillside landscape and all have bathroom facilities, heating and cooling. Some cabins have private rooms and self-contained kitchens.
Q: What is 5 Star Tent Village?
A: This is far from your average camping experience. Our tents are designed with many of the comforts you will find in our cabins. Our permanent tents are constructed on their own timber decking with bunks, lighting, heating & power. Tent Village also has its own common room, The Blue Room, with Projector and Sound System and commercial kitchen facilities. There are 2 amenities blocks with 16 showers and 12 toilets.
Q: Is there any heating in the tents?
A: Yes, heating is available during the colder months only, April - October. We also provide an extra blanket per guest.
Q: How many people sleep in each tent?
A: 8 people; there are four sets of bunk beds in each tent. There are also 2 designated Teacher/Leaders tents which sleep 5 people in 3 single beds and 1 set of single bunk beds.
Q: What’s provided in the cabin and tent kitchens?
A: Cutlery, plates, cups, bowls, cooking utensils, pots, pans, saucepans, frypans, oven, toaster, microwave and fridge. The Tent Village Commercial kitchen has additional fridges, freezers, baine marie, a combi oven and an industrial dishwasher. There are kitchen inventory list available in the resources page on our website.
Q: Do we need to bring our own bedding?
A: Yes, either a doona, sheets and pillow OR sleeping bag and pillow...and a towel.
Q: Can we bring alcohol?
A: You are welcome to bring alcohol but we are not licenced to supply it. We ask that you consume alcohol responsibility. Alcohol is NOT to be consumed prior to participating in ANY activities.
Q: Does The Summit have BBQ’s to use?
A: Yes we have several undercover BBQ areas which are available for guests to use FREE of charge. Simply ask our staff to allocate one for your groups private use.
Q: Does The Summit organise transportation?
A: No we don’t.
Q: Is there any air-conditioning or heating?
A: All facilities and cabin accommodation have heating and evaporative cooling. Our tents have a heater for the cooler months. All common facilities, dining areas and conference rooms also have heating and cooling (with the exceptions of the 3 large blue marquees).
Q: Is The Summit accredited and does it carry the appropriate insurances?
A: The Summit is an accredited organisation with the National Accommodation Recreation Tourism Accreditation (NARTA) and is also a member of the Australian Camps Association. We carry all the appropriate insurances which can be viewed on our website Resource Page - click here.