Great News! EcoPark Fishing World is in good hands and is one of the best fishing spots midway between Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Garth and Karen Borgelt have not only transformed the old 'Closeys Fishing World' into one of the best eco friendly fishing parks in Australia, they have given it a new name: EcoPark Fishing World.
Garth has been a keen fisherman for years, and can share some great tales of catching the big Barra in the Northern Territory. But he has more talents beyond fishing. Garth has over 20 years experience in corporate and private company business growth and development, and risk mitigation, as well as ensuring sound corporate governance. Fondly, he admits that with all this experience his best investment yet was marrying his wife Karen.
Karen is a trained business management consultant, holder of an MBA and many other associated accreditations. She is widely regarded as an organization management specialist and is completing a doctorate in Business, specializing in Leadership. Karen also continues to run specialist training nationally for leaders, managers and staff.
Both Karen and Garth have experienced the pace a person keeps in the corporate world and knows how important it is to have a time and a place to relax and recharge, to de-stress and allow time for creative ideas to develop.
Together, they create the ideal team ensuring the welfare and safety of all associations and customers of the EcoPark Fishing World.
James Herbst, a local, loves nothing better than nurturing the flora and fauna at EcoPark as Park Manager. James has a passion for aquaculture and his in-depth knowledge of the industry and the local market opportunities makes your visit to the park a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
Peggy Dex, EcoPark's Director of Horticulture keeps the flora looking just right for your enjoyment.
Testimonials and comments from visitors book
My name is Jack Burling and I came to your park on Saturday as it was a present for my birthday. This is a photo that my Poppy took of the barramundi that I caught. I had a fantastic day at your park with my family and hope to come back soon. Thank you.
Jack Burling and I am 8
The children and teachers found the day at EcoPark extremely worthwhile as it was both educationally sound and enjoyable for all who attended. Special mention must be given to the park staff who really kept the children focused and motivated throughout most activities. Staff were able to answer all questions with a great degree of knowledge.
Mudgeeraba State School - Year 6
If you haven't been to EcoPark fishing world before then we would highly recommend that you pay them a visit. I recently celebrated my birthday with over 25 people including small children, teenagers and adults. We arrived to find the tables were prepared beautifully, streamers and balloons set ready to give the birthday atmosphere. With a mega size BBQ it allowed us to cook our breaky all at the same time, so everyone could eat together. Everyone had space to do their own thing - some went fishing while others just relaxed in the beautiful shady areas. Great coffee from the cafe and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely put EcoPark on your list of places to visit.
Thank you very much EcoPark.
Karen Webster - Brisbane
Thank you for being so accommodating, all was very well organized. The food we could not fault, it was wonderful, plentiful and the timing between servings was great. Overall we all had a wonderful time. Again thank you for a lovely family orientated Christmas Party, we would most certainly recommend your lovely park for functions.
Kelli – PCD Steel
A wonderful great day out. Kids enjoyed this more than the theme parks.! Speaks volumes! Thank you
The best day of my life, 5 year old Caleb and we all agree.
A fantastic and well organised venue for any social club.
Stratco Social Club
Great day, beautiful surrounds.
10 out of 10... Our family had a fantastic day! Thanks.
Best birthday ever ... 7 x 10 year olds can’t be wrong. Thanks for the excellent hospitality.
A great day again:- Great setting for a party.
Had a fantastic day. Thank you for all the extra touches that made the day even better. Wonderful experience.
96 fish on fly, Ripper!
26 kids all caught something and had a great day. Thanks very much. We’ll be back.
Browns Plains High School
Great Mothers' Day, peace and solitude. Wonderful environment.
Very relaxing fun filled day. Thank you.
Perfect fishing day out....Highly recommend.
A fabulous fishing experience; Come here and CATCH FISH...
Awesome day, great experience. Love Buddy too.
Excellent place. Great for a BBQ and a fish. The surroundings are really nice. We will be back and will recommend to others.
The best days fishing we have had, EVER. Great.
Best birthday party ever – according to the boys.
John Wright, Brisbane
Did all the theme parks and this is the best. Fish, fun and relaxation. Thank you.
Oxley Family Melbourne VIC
Finally, our kids can learn and catch good fish. Fantastic place, we will be back.
Gibson Family Jimboomba Qld
What a fantastic day, heaps of fish, relaxing - didn't want to leave.
Hudson Family Gold Coast
Terrific day - lots of good Qld fish, loved it.
John Wilcox Newcastle NSW
Fantastic day, brilliant venue and the fish were here to be caught.
Kirra Beach Fishing Club Kirra Hotel
Never fished before and my three and half year old daughter caught eleven fish.
Joan Simpson Gold Coast Qld
Our wedding was wonderful. A beautiful setting.
Troy and Rebecca Crossland - Mt Warren Park
Great day, great gardens, this place is a real asset for our area.
The Duff's Beaudesert
Great way to finish the perfect weekend.
The Frasers Bribie Island
Brilliant time with a lovely friendly welcome.
Mr & Mrs Adams - England