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Arrival Time: 3-7pm

The FIRST SESSION STARTS AT 7pm but you are welcome to come up earlier and use the hotel gym, pools and spas that overlook the beach. Do whatever you like for dinner, head to a restaurant or sit on the beach and eat hot chippies, the choice is up to you!


Carpool, Carpool, Carpool! Parking is available but limited so we suggest jumping in a car with your mates. When you get here park on the street or in visitor parking while you check in at the EMPIRE rego desk in the conference room on the first floor. Each room has limited allocated parking which will be given to the first person to check in at the Empire desk.



BreakFree Grand Pacific Hotel Caloundra

100 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551

Retreat Session Location

Retreat locations take place in the conference room on the ground floor of the hotel.

Your Room

To get access to your room, please see the EMPIRE team at the rego desk on the ground floor. We will check you in, organise key access.

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7pm-9pm Session 1

With Guest Graham Forster and an incredible worship team. Get ready to: encounter God, be challenged about your identity and answer the question: ‘What are you wearing?’.


6:30-9:30am Breakfast

Go for a quick walk down to White Picket Fence Cafe and use your $20 voucher on whatever tasty treats your heart desires. There’s no set time, just grab some mates and head on over. Your voucher is valid for a couple of months, so use it all on brekky or just grab a coffee and lunch later in the day or save if for a later date it’s all up to you! For more info on the cafe including location and menu, scroll down to the breakfast section.

7-7:30am Beach Prayer & ANZAC Reflection (Optional)

No better way to start the day than on the beach with mates, praying for each other, our country and thanking God for those that protected and continue to protect our freedom. Head to the little beach just opposite the pools.

9:30-10am Check Out

Check out of your room by 10am and return the keys to the Empire team. Please make sure you leave it in a clean condition.

10:15 - 12pm Session 2

Pastor Blake Reynolds is bringing a life changing word on how to play the long game with your faith. Get ready to learn how to grow spiritually where you’re at.

12 - 4pm Hangs

Choose you’re own adventure: head to the beach, use the pool, go shopping or to a cafe it’s up to you. No “official” program just hang out with your old and new mates and enjoy being on holidays your way. We honestly believe there are few things better than spending time together!

6:30pm Avengers: Endgame

We’ve booked our own private cinema for Avengers! Join us back in Brisbane at Toombul Cinemas, click the link below to secure your seats.



White Picket Fence Cafe

Just a 5 minute walk down from the hotel at:

140 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551




 $30 T’s and $50 long sleeve available for purchase at retreat.

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