Microsoft Surface – Anything but ordinary experiences

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Microsoft Surface has a new competition titled Anything but Ordinary that could see a few lucky, plucky Australian’s experience the extraordinary. All on Microsoft’s account of course.

A series of Anything but Ordinary, one-off experiences created by Microsoft Surface, will entice intrepid Australians and New Zealanders who want to stand out from the crowd and have something truly unique to shout about.

Anything But Ordinary destinations

The ‘Anything But Ordinary’ series offers spectacular locations with custom-built, inspiring activities that drive creativity, productivity and learning; complete with the latest Surface products to test in real-time.

Fox Glacier, New Zealand: 30th November – 4th December 2018

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An impenetrable frozen wonderland of blue ice-caves, steep vertical rock walls and dramatic overhangs is the first iteration of the Anything But Ordinary series. Leaving from Queenstown, guests will traverse through the dramatic countryside via helicopter, ice-climbing and snow trekking, venturing across the stunning ice with a journey as striking as the destination. A content-creators dream, at the apex, intrepid guests will find Chancellor Hut – a traditional alpine hut transformed into a tech hideout to kick back and review what they’ve captured, with a cooked dinner.

Wolfe Creek Meteor Crater: 6th – 11th December 2018

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Experience sleeping on the edge of the unknown as we create a camping experience like no other. An epic, scenic journey across parts of Australia unseen by many, before reaching The Wolfe Creek Crater – one of the world’s most recognised meteor craters located in the remote Western Australian outback and only discovered from space in the late 1940s. Climb up onto the edge of the crater and peer into the unknown. If you dare.

Lake Gairdner Salt Lake: Feb / March 2019 (flexible)

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Expansive white salt sheets juxtaposed against red sands and rocky outcrops, Lake Gairdner north of the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia is an Anything But Ordinary scene for a glamping stay. The isolated and open vistas will challenge guests and make for a journey like no other. Bring your best Instagram game to capture the most jaw-dropping backdrops and enviable ‘staycation’ snaps.

The locations selected are the result of scouring Australia and New Zealand for the most unexpected, exciting and spectacular destinations imaginable, providing the backdrop to intimately encounter new Microsoft devices, including Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2.

Also, the Surface GO will soon be available with 4G LTE connectivity to keep users online in more places while on the go, with all devices designed to stand out from the ordinary, and allow you to chase your ambitions through design, functionality and style.

How to apply

Those bold enough to do something different can apply through,(from 20 November) with places available in a strictly limited supply.

Anything But Ordinary is open to everyone of good health and fitness, with all accommodation and transfer costs covered by Microsoft Australia. Spaces are extremely limited, so getting in early is strongly encouraged. Experiences commence from 30th November 2018, with spots available based on a creative entry submission of why entrants think they are anything but ordinary.

Karen Paterson, Surface Category Lead, Microsoft, said:

“Like the Surface products, we’ve designed the Anything But Ordinary Series to give guests an unexpected and stunning experience that stands out from the crowd.

We know our customers choose Surface devices because they want something different; whether through functionality, combining the benefits of two devices into a single product, or personalising through colour. It’s the desire from our customers to be unique that led to us creating the sleek black versions of Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2. And it’s the same desire that has led us to create a series of life experiences that also satisfy our customers’ appetite for travel, adventure and the unexpected – encouraging them to seek reward in pursuing the extraordinary.”

Details on the opening three Anything But Ordinary experiences:

To pursue your difference and be in the running to experience a once in a lifetime journey, head to and tell us how you are Anything But Ordinary or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #AnythingButOrdinary.