Mission 3 – Croydon and Etheridge

What to expect on the mission

Prepare to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and embark on our ‘expedition into the extraordinary' that’ll push your comfort zone in more ways than one and help you discover reserves of resilience and leadership you never knew you had.

Following on from our previous ResilientQ missions in the Torres Strait and Bundaberg, we’re heading to the beautiful regions of Croydon and Etheridge, located in Far North Queensland. Spanning a vast distance there is a wide variety of landscapes, locations and adventures on offer from winding mountain bike trails, fossicking, hot springs, stunning waterways, magnificent gorges, huge cattle stations and unique train journeys through the wilderness.

The mission at the ‘Nape of the Cape’ will be packed full of activities to test your limits, redefine what’s possible, take your leadership skills to the next level and help you create lifelong connections with your fellow adventurers and the local community.

In partnership with the Croydon Shire Council and Etheridge Shire Council you’ll have the opportunity to explore new ways for the community to start and grow more businesses and improve their access to essential services and become known as the adventure capital for mountain biking in Australia!


When: 10 - 14 June 2024

Group size: between 12-16

Cost: $5,000 per person


  • All flights, accommodation and meals upon mission commencement in Cairns.
  • All costs associated with mission and community activities.
  • An incredibly jam packed itinerary full of adventurous, exciting and community based adventures that’ll excite, engage and embrace all the region has to offer.
  • Travel insurance.


  • Travel to Cairns (starting point).

Who should come on the mission
We are looking for innovators to join the mission who:

  • are based in Queensland, have a base of operations in Queensland, or are currently moving/expanding their business into Queensland
  • are from one or more of the following stakeholder groups from the innovation ecosystem:
    • Founders
    • Investors
    • Ecosystem builders
    • Corporate leadership, management and innovators
    • Researcher or university innovators
    • Government innovators
  • will share their learnings back with the innovation ecosystem
  • are aligned with the objectives of the mission.

A couple of things to keep in mind when considering the mission:

  • You will be experiencing a range of accommodation from motel to camping.
  • There will be a range of physical and cultural activities and engagement with the local community.
  • Due to the nature of the mission, there will be limited access to food to satisfy specific dietary requirements, however we will do our best to accommodate wherever possible.
  • A full equipment/clothing list of what is needed to bring with you will be supplied following registration.
  • Photos and videos will be taken during the mission and will be used publicly.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about the mission, register for the information session on 1 May 2024 from 12pm - 1pm online..

Ready to sign up

We are seeking expressions of interest to come on the mission as places are limited. Get in now so you don’t miss your opportunity.

Apply Now

Registrations close on 9 May 2024

Successful applicants will be advised on 10 May 2024 and invited to purchase their ticket by 15 May 2024.