Forster Accommodation, Forster Visitor Centre, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Myall Lakes, Pacific Palms, Great Lakes New South Wales, Great Events, Family Holiday, Adventure - Major Events http://www.greatlakes.org.au Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:50:47 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb HIF NSW Surfmasters titles http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77873-hif-nsw-surfmasters-titles http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77873-hif-nsw-surfmasters-titles Location: Boomerang Beach, Pacific Palms - Pacific Palms
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 15 Jun 17 20:00 - 18 Jun 17 22:00
Description:

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED...

The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat will once again be 4 days of competition at Boomerang Beach. Hoping to replicate the waves we have scored over the last two years Surfing NSW is stoked to be able to run the event in the Mid-North location of Boomerang Beach & Forster once again for 2017.

The event will crown not only the best NSW surfmasters aged 35 years and over but also combine to announce the open single fin champion for 2016. This event has risen from strength to strength over the last two years and Surfing NSW are proud host the event with the amazing talent pool of surfmasters we have in NSW. This event will yet again determine the "NSW Surfmasters Team" for 2017.

The team will travel to Coffs Harbour for 2017 and compete for the State at the Australian Surf Festival in August.

Entry Process

All competitors must be a current Surfing NSW Member. Entries will open on Monday 18th April at 5:00pm online. Event entries are based on first entered gaining the allocated positions. If your division is full please email Surfing NSW to be put on the reserve list info@surfingnsw.com.au

Event Dates & Running Schedule

The event will run across four days of competition. Thursday 15th June - Sunday 18th June 2017 with the event presentation hosted at Moby's Beachside Retreat on Sunday afternoon from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the Event Hotline at 6:45am. The Event Hotline number is 0458 247 212 which will leave a voice recorded message each morning of the event.

 

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MID COAST COUNCIL

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Major Events,Sport Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:41:12 +1000
Stroud International Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing Contest http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/4940-stroud-international-brick-a-rolling-pin-throwing-contest http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/4940-stroud-international-brick-a-rolling-pin-throwing-contest Location: Stroud Showground, Cowper Street - Stroud
Category: Major Events,Family & Community
Date: 08 Jul 17 09:00 - 08 Jul 17 09:00
Description:

The Stroud International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Contest is the quirkiest event you can attend but it is a must. 

The contest is shared between four Stroud locations including Gloucestershire, England; Oklahoma, USA; Ontario, Canada, and lastly here in New South Wales.

Wood chop, Log splitting, Kids entertainment, Novelty events, Quilt Exhibition.

Be there to witness it all with bricks and rolling pins flying through the air.

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Major Events,Family & Community Sun, 09 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1000
Jeff Wilcox Memorial Bodyboarding Comp http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77137-jeff-wilcox-memorial-bodyboarding-comp http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77137-jeff-wilcox-memorial-bodyboarding-comp Location: Forster -
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 13 Jul 17 05:00 - 16 Jul 17 07:00
Description:

The Jeff Wilcox Memorial returns again this year - run in honour of Jeff and his legacy. It’s time to celebrate his life, his legacy and the revival of what was one of the longest running independent Bodyboarding events in Australia.

It doesn’t matter where the youth live, they quite often become distracted and fall by the way side. This event is built around a young man's legacy with pride and passion for youth involved in sport and the community.

The Jeff Wilcox Memorial which started as a simple bodyboarding competition, has quickly evolved into one of the most respected and prestigious competitions held in the sport of bodyboarding. From day one this memorial set out to showcase the life and enthusiasm for the water and friendly competition that Jeff had and it succeeded in abundance.

 

EVENT DIVISIONS
Juniors Open Men
Open Women Drop
Knee Masters

There will also be a coaching clinic with Da Boogie Man, Brenden Newton, Jase Finlay,Ewan Donnachie and Matthew Mcarthur.

 

EVENT LOCATION

Tuncurry Beach, One Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Tiona, Boomerang Beach, Blueys Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Number One Beach, Lighthouse Beach- COMP LOCATION DETERMINED ON THE DAY.

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Major Events,Sport Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:14:38 +1000
Forster Running Festival http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/67066-forster-running-festival http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/67066-forster-running-festival Location: Main Beach, Forster - Forster
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 10 Sep 17 09:00 - 10 Sep 17 09:00
Description:

Come and celebrate the 8th Brooks Forster Running Festival. The success from previous years has seen numbers grow to over a thousand competitors since the inaugural event in 2011.

Not a runner? Team up with your friends and family and enjoy the beautiful 4km walk and talk. All competitors throughout the day receive finishing medals, fresh fruit and ice cream for their recovery.

The event will be staged from Forster main beach area. Enjoy a family day out of fun and fitness where competitors can choose from the kids 4km or 2km fun run, the 4km walk and talk, 5km fun run, 10km run or a 21.1km half marathon.

There will also be a jumping castle, bbq and plenty of random prize draws.

 

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MIDCOAST COUNCIL

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Major Events,Sport Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1000
PaddleNSW Myall Classic Ultramarathon http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/76118-myall-classic-paddlensw http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/76118-myall-classic-paddlensw Location: Myall River, Tea Gardens - Tea Gardens
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 16 Sep 17 05:00 - 16 Sep 17 07:00
Description:

The PaddleNSW Myall Classic Ultramarathon – kayak and canoe race has established itself as an iconic event on the Australian marathon racing calendar. It is one of the ‘Big Three’ flatwater marathon races in Australia.  

Racing starts at 8am from Marine Drive reserve, Tea Gardens.  Don't miss it!

 

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MIDCOAST COUNCIL

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Major Events,Sport Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:35:28 +1000
Bulahdelah Hill Climb http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77509-bulahdelah-hill-climb http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77509-bulahdelah-hill-climb Location: Wootton Way (old Pacific Highway) - Bulahdelah
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 24 Sep 17 04:00 - 24 Sep 17 06:00
Description:

The famous Bulahdelah Hill climb claims the fastest public road hill climb in the country. Opening the doors to the general Motorsport community.

Free Entry for all spectators, Great viewing areas and over 50 cars lined up ready to roll.

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Major Events,Sport Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:50:03 +1000
Lakeside Festival http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77005-lakeside-festival http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77005-lakeside-festival Location: John Wright Park, Tuncurry - Tuncurry
Category: Major Events,Family & Community,Art & Music,Food Lovers
Date: 03 Nov 17 04:00 - 05 Nov 17 06:00
Description:
Saturday 4 November 10.30am - 6pm
Music Art Market Food Wine

Saturday brings a feast for all your senses. Relax with great music while enjoying delicious food and wine. Whet your appetite watching cooking demonstrations which will showcase our local produce. Indulge in some retail therapy at the art market, bursting with local handmade unique pieces. Add a gorgeous view and entertainment for the kids and this is a date for your diary and one not to miss. “Lakeside” continues to offer a full day of awesome live music. The 2016 line up is a closely guarded secret for now, but will be announced soon. Our new addition is a second stage for up and coming local talent. Expect to be amazed by the musical skills of our buskers. The carnival atmosphere continues with a live outdoor broadcast by MAX FM radio during intermissions. This is a licenced event, so under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Admission $10 - Under 16 free in direct supervision of parent

Friday 3 November Gates open 5.30pm
Lakeside Moonlight Movie- 

On Friday 4 November the Lakeside Moonlight Movie will again be a major drawcard for families at the end of a hard working week. An outdoor big screen movie for all the family right by the lake. There's no need to cook......our delicious gourmet food and wine stalls will be open. Bring a chair or blanket and come put your feet up. Pre movie fun and entertainment till the movie starts when the stars come out ( approx 8pm) This is a licenced event, so under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Admission $5 - Under 16 free in direct supervision of parent

3, 4, 5 November
Art Exhibition

The inaugural Lakeside Open Art Prize will be held at the historic Tuncurry Memorial Hall just across the street from the main festival site. The exhibition will run from Friday 4 through till Sunday 6 with a stunning display of local artworks. This is a great opportunity for our talented artists to exhibit and be in the running for one of three prize categories. Admission by gold coin donation.

Contact:
Katerina Dobbie Event Coordinator
Mobile: 0409 320 620
Find us on: facebook
 
THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MIDCOAST COUNCIL
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Major Events,Family & Community,Art & Music,Food Lovers Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:27:52 +1000
New Years Eve Celebrations- Forster/Tuncurry http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77696-new-years-eve-celebrations-forster-tuncurry http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77696-new-years-eve-celebrations-forster-tuncurry Location: John Wright Park, Tuncurry - Tuncurry
Category: Major Events,Family & Community
Date: 31 Dec 17 07:00 - 31 Dec 17 22:00
Description:

BELOW DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED!!!

Celebrate New Years Eve Great Lakes Style!

From 6:45pm John Wright Park, Tuncurry will be filled with music and entertainment for the entire family.

Featuring character meet and greets with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, face painting, balloon animals, glow sticks, food stalls and much more! The celebrations lead into one of the largest fireworks displays on the North Coast, which kick off at 9.00pm on the dot!

Bring along your picnic rug and join in the fun. This is a family friendly event not to be missed!

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Major Events,Family & Community Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:22:51 +1000
Opera by the lake http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77520-opera-by-the-lake http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/77520-opera-by-the-lake Location: John Wright Park, Tuncurry - Tuncurry
Category: Major Events,Art & Music
Date: 03 Mar 18 04:00 - 03 Mar 18 06:00
Description:

THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FROM A PAST EVENT!

DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018!

The Rotary Club of Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Creative Network have come together to bring you an afternoon full of culture by the beautiful Wallis Lake - an Opera Gala to remember with arias and ensembles from the world's most adored operas.

For 2017 we have an amazing ensemble from Voci Stupende performing and String Musicians Australia will provide the pre show entertainment.

In the beautiful setting of Tuncurry's John Wright Park, this operatic celebration is presented on the open air stage in the park & fully seated - this will be one not to miss, with wine & food also on offer.Join us in the glamour and gorgeousness of Opera in the great outdoors!

 PLEASE NOTE THE ONLINE TICKETING SERVICE HAS NOW CLOSED.  HOWEVER THERE WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY - FOR CASH PURCHASE ONLY.

ALSO AS A REMINDER THIS IS AN ALL WEATHER EVENT - NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.  NO UMBRELLAS.

The 2017 event program details are:

Gates open 1.30pm

String Musicians Australia 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Voci Stupende 4.00pm to 6.00pm with a 30 minute interval

 

Please note there will be no ticket refunds as this is a charity event.

www.operabythelake.com or find us on facebook

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MIDCOAST COUNCIL

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Major Events,Art & Music Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:49:54 +1000
Great Lakes Viking Soccer Challenge http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/76455-great-lakes-viking-soccer-challenge http://www.greatlakes.org.au/events/major-events/event/76455-great-lakes-viking-soccer-challenge Location: Tuncurry Sporting Complex -
Category: Major Events,Sport
Date: 10 Mar 18 04:00 - 11 Mar 18 07:00
Description:

This annual six-a-side soccer competition attracts over 100 teams (both men and women) competing for winners honours.  Regarded as one of the best tournaments of its type in NSW, games are quick, exciting and very competitive. 

Free entertainment provided on the Saturday night.

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Major Events,Sport Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:14:06 +1000