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The Inaugural Merimbula Billfish Tournament

Friday 22nd March, 2019 - Sunday 24th March, 2019

The Inaugural Merimbula Billfish Tournament – 22nd to 24th March 2019

Anglers are invited to to undertake the challenge of fishing for one of the ocean’s greatest icons, the Billfish. This inaugural Merimbula tournament, hosted by Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club will offer prizes in excess of $6,000 over various categories, including the Highest Point Score Marlin over 150kg.

Prizes: Highest Point Score Marlin over 150kg, plus 8 Other Prizes, with a total in excess of $6,000. Also there is a participation Prize Draw

The event will run over three days with trophies and prize presentations awarded on Sunday 24th March 2019. There will be plenty of opportunity to socialise over the day’s catch with a BBQ on Saturday night and the Clubhouse bar open each evening.

Visit the official site here for more information or to enter online. Tournament will be fished under the rules & tackle regulations of GFAA & NSWGFA.

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Where:

Spencer Park, Merimbula NSW 2548

Phone:

0411 873 880

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Ephemeral: a beautiful festival at Panboola

Saturday 13th April, 2019

Art and creativity will be at the heart of Panboola wetlands Saturday 13 April 2019. The Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project, in collaboration with the Lonely Arts Club Pambula, have organised Ephemeral – a one day festival – to celebrate the landscape of Panboola and the creativity it inspires.

The community is invited to come between 9am-2pm and wander the grounds of the wetlands and enjoy in-situ temporary sculptures, installations of art, craft demonstrations, acoustic music and stalls. Book into workshops and try woodcarving, textile art and screenprinting.

A series of workshops on the day will complement the festival.   These include an Art Masterclass with Shona Wilson (9.30am-3.30pm). a Youth Writers Workshop with Gabbie Stroud (9.30am-2.00pm), a wood carving workship with Spoonsmith where you can make a spoon or carve a bird and so much more.  Visit the Panboola website for a full list of all the workshops and to book your place.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Panboola wetlands, Pambula

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Four Winds Easter Festival

Wednesday 17th April, 2019 - Sunday 21st April, 2019

Four Winds Festival: Nature's Concert Hall, Murrah.

Four Winds Festival: Nature’s Concert Hall, Murrah.

At the beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends who shared interests in fine music and the wonderful local scenery around Bermagui were brought together by the idea of arranging concerts in the open air.

Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay on the majestic south coast of NSW, the Four Winds Festival brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the majesty of nature.

More information will be announced soon on their website.

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW 2546.

Phone:

02 6493 3414

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Candelo Village Festival

Friday 26th April, 2019 - Sunday 28th April, 2019

The village of Candelo is set to host its biennial festival from the 26th to the 28th of April 2019.  Known for its thriving arts scene and farming community the bustling little village is putting on a weekend celebrating all things little that happen in a rural community.

On Friday be inspired by nationally renowned local performers in a showcase evening at the Candelo Town Hall, featuring the likes of Pete Wild, Kate Burke, Mike Martin, Melanie Horsnell, Robyn Martin, Anactoria, Steve Wilson and Michael Menager.  The Figmentz will rock the later part of the evening away with a selection of songs celebrating 50 years since Woodstock and some of their sensational soul.

Saturday April 27 the Candelo Park comes alive with a special field day event. Workshops on everything from fermentation to soil and water management can be explored. Discussion on local and national topics related to rural living, featuring local farmers and retired ABC presenter Alex Nicol in conversation. All this  alongside displays of old world industry and skills.

There is full line up of musicians, street performers, authors and artisans, including:-

National Artists – Benny Walker, Mustered Courage, Kerryn Fields, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, This Way North, La Busca, and the String Contingent.

Local Artists – Chelsy Atkins, Nikai Stewart, Uncle Ossie Cruse, Mojo, Red Heart Blue, Brianna Shaw, Wrack and Ruin and The New Graces.

Authors – Kate Liston-Mills, Ailsa Wild, Gabbie Stroud, Alex Nicol.

On Sunday April 28 the park turns from an education marketplace into a family fun space with a village fair for families. Expect the FUNHOUSE play zone, firewood stacking competitions, juggling workshops, youth performers, Art On The Street and generally fun filled organised activities for the entire family.
Sunday afternoon will feature the soulful Benji and the Saltwater Sound System followed by Brisbane songstress power house Jackie Marshall and the band at the end of the world. The Village festival will come to an end with a closing party hosted by the Candelo Blues Club featuring Charlie Bedford of Melbourne some of Australia’s most respected blues and roots musicians.

Presented by the Candelo Arts Society, tickets are available now so get in quick as venues will sell out fast. Buy online at  www.candelovillagefestival.org, at Magpie Music in Bega and at the Candelo General Store and Cafe.

 

Type:

Dance, Festival, Music

Where:

Candelo, NSW

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Malibu Surfing Competition

Saturday 4th May, 2019

Malibu Surfing CompetitionThe Malibu Surfing Competition is an annual surfing event held in Merimbula. It is a one-day Malibu surf spectacular with surfers surfing through a virtual gauntlet to reach the finals and great honours.

The Malibu event is an open, double elimination event with trophies and prizes for the six finalists and for each of the categories of women’s, juniors, local, men’s, masters, veterans, legends and of course the dead set-legends!

For more information visit the website.

Type:

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Where:

Merimbula

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The 10th Annual Marine Science Forum 2019

Saturday 25th May, 2019

The Underwater & Marine themed Photographic and Film Festival

The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre are excited to be welcoming award-winning, talented and passionate underwater and marine-themed photographers to share  their passion of the oceans, seas and water-ways through their stunning visuals and personal, inspirational and heart-warming stories.  The forum and festival will showcase passionate and award winning photographers and film makers featuring their amazing work and sharing it with us. Come listen, look and learn all about our beautiful underwater and marine world via incredibly stunning images and film witin this incredible event.

The line up of presenters is second to none and will make for a truly unique and inspiring event.  They include:-

Sheree Marris: one of Australia’s most passionate and dynamic science communicators and sometime TV star

Richard Wylie: award winning National Geographic photographer and lecturer at Monash University

PT Hirschfield: award winning underwater photographer and self proclaimed mermaid

Peter Hannan: home grown photographer and passionate ocean conservation advocate

Davey Rogers: Sapphire Coast local and self described “over enthusiastic landscape photographer”, who took out the #8 most viral image last year on Australia.com

Louise Kelly:  local Eden marine underwater photographer, ocean lover and mum

David Rowland, Ian and Keiran Holmes: the undeseaROV team who have spent lots of time in region, shine a light on the urchin barren problem in our area

Join the team at Club Sapphire, Merimbula for an inspirational and exhilarating day of stunning visuals, heart-warming and adventurous stories and all followed up by an informal and fabulous dinner at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant.

For more information or to book tickets follow the link here.

Type:

Festival

Phone:

6496 1699

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The Underwater & Marine themed Photographic and Film Festival

Saturday 25th May, 2019

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is proud to present:

10th ANNUAL MARINE SCIENCE FORUM 2019 Underwater & Marine-themed Photographic and Film Festival:

When? 25th MAY 2019 9am – 5pm @ Club Sapphire, Merimbula.

Come along to an award-winning, talented and passionate underwater and marine-themed photographers, sharing their passion of the oceans, seas and water-ways.  Stunning visuals and personal, inspirational and heart-warming stories abound.

The forum and festival will showcase passionate and award winning photographers and film makers featuring their amazing work and sharing it with us. Come and listen, look and learn all about our beautiful underwater and marine world…

The line up of presenters is second to none and will make for a truly unique and inspiring event.  They include:-

  • Sheree Marris: one of Australia’s most passionate and dynamic science communicators and sometime TV star
  • Richard Wylie: award winning National Geographic photographer and lecturer at Monash University
  • PT Hirschfield: award winning underwater photographer and self proclaimed mermaid
  • Peter Hannan: home grown photographer and passionate ocean conservation advocate
  • Davey Rogers: Sapphire Coast local and self described “over enthusiastic landscape photographer”, who took out the #8 most viral image last year on Australia.com
  • Louise Kelly:  local Eden marine underwater photographer, ocean lover and mum
  • David Rowland, Ian and Keiran Holmes: the undeseaROV team who have spent lots of time in region, shine a light on the urchin barren problem in our area

Join the team at Club Sapphire, Merimbula for an inspirational and exhilarating day of stunning visuals, heart-warming and adventurous stories and all followed up by an informal and fabulous dinner at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant.

For more information or to book tickets follow the link here.

Merimbula Jazz Festival 2019

Friday 7th June, 2019 - Monday 10th June, 2019

Merimbula Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers adore this seaside festival, celebrating music across 3 days with hundreds of musicians and performers and in 2019 it will see in it’s 39th year!!

The festival was born in 1980, during an impromptu Sunday afternoon gig at Merimbula’s Fishpen, the next year it began in earnest and now includes all styles of jazz from traditional, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern and funk.

Features of the weekend are the Jazz Street Parade and Concert, Saturday night Jazz Quest and the late night jam session which has the town rocking until well into the wee hours.  This year the ‘Jazz Hatters’ free concert will be held on Monday 10th June with the venue to be confirmed closer to the time.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Merimbula

Phone:

0419 445 011

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Merimbula Lantern Walk

Saturday 8th June, 2019

The inaugural Merimbula Lakeside Lantern Walk will be held on Saturday June 8th.  This is an event for the whole community and as part of the 39th Merimbula Jazz Festival on the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

It is a family-friendly event where kids, parents and grandparents, individuals and community groups carry a lantern and walk beside the picturesque Merimbula Lake, accompanied by street musicians. Entire families are encouraged to be part of the event, with kids and adults alike carrying their own lanterns.

This is a free event with the only expense being the nominal cost of creating a lantern.

Come and be part of this inaugural event and transform a winter’s night into a spectacle of light and music. Assemble at 5 pm at Spencer Park, Merimbula.  The walk begins at 5:30 pm and makes its way into Beach Street, ending near Twyford Hall.

Type:

Festival, Music

Where:

Spencer Park, Merimbula

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Tathra MTB Enduro

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - Monday 10th June, 2019

Tathra EnduroThe Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains.

The Tathra MTB Enduro has gained a cult following for its super flowing seaside single track and its enthusiastic community spirit.

The event encourages participation of all levels of mountain bike rider. It’s a mountain biking odyssey that captures the best of the beaches, forests and mountains with a rare opportunity to race along the coastline on a mix of forest roads, double track and secret stashes of single track deep in the heart of the coastal wilderness.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 9th June, 2019

Jazz Festival Race Day is on at Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Sunday 9th June 2019

Bring your mates, grab the free buses to and from the track for a fabulous day out! There will be entertainment, free jumping castle for the kids and Fashions on the Field with Great Prizes!

The theme for the day is Masquerade Ball!

#LetsGoRacing

Proudly sponsored by Eve O’Brien Properties, Pambula & Bega Carpet Court, Sapphire Coast Buslines and Schute Bell Badgery Lumby

Type:

Sport

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1899

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Ace of Clubs

Sunday 16th June, 2019 - Friday 21st June, 2019

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The 6-day Ace of Clubs tournament is played at four of the finest clubs on the Sapphire Coast: Tura Beach, Eden, Bega & Pambula-Merimbula Golf Clubs.

From June 16th to June 21st inclusive, the 19th annual Classic will host around 400 players from across Australia.

Played on a typical tournament basis, daily prizes and a King and Queen of Clubs are crowned after four days of enjoyable, yet competitive golf.

$20,000 worth of prizes will be awarded as well as a full social calendar including a Dinner Dance, Final Presentation and a Farewell Party held across the weekend.

Type:

Sport

Where:

173 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula

Phone:

02 6495 6280

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Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

Saturday 5th October, 2019 - Sunday 6th October, 2019

A weekend to run, refresh, relax and renew in beautiful Bermagui this spring.

For locals and visitors, ReBoot in Bermagui is two days of active participation in a variety of activities in Bermagui’s beautiful coastal environment.

ReActivate Program
Saturday 5th October

Camel to Club Fun Run — 7km
Tilba Road to Town Fun Run — 5.4km
Bridge to Beach Fun Run — 1km, for primary school kids only
Register online at rebootinbermagui.com.au
Sunday 6th October
Bermagui Breakfast — Bermagui Surf Club, from 8.00am
Point to Point Swim Race — Horseshoe Bay, 9.00am
Swim Run Swim — Horseshoe Bay, 9.30am
Register online at rebootinbermagui.com.au

ReEnergise Program
Something for everyone
Saturday 5th  & Sunday 6th October
Program includes Tug-o-War Challenge, boot camp, yoga, Tai Chi, pilates, boxing, tug-o-war, boxing, guided scenic walk, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), guided bike rides, guided kayak paddle, barefoot bowls, mixed golf competition, golf croquet, tennis clinic, badminton, croquet … and more. For the kids, as well as the fun run, there’s Oops! The Clown, hula hoop fun competition, skate and scoot competition, girls “Come and Try” cricket.

For further information on times, venues and to book your place, visit rebootinbermagui.com.au

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Where:

Bermagui

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Sapphire Coast Week of Golf

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - Sunday 27th October, 2019

The Week of Golf in October has been held for more than 35 years and is now an iconic amateur golfing event in Australia.

Held annually in the third week of October, the Week of Golf is widely regarded as one of the best tournaments for golfers. Visitors come from every state of Australia and several from overseas countries.

The event should be on every golfer’s calendar, with approximately 800 golfers playing a variety of competitions in a tremendously friendly, carnival atmosphere. The festivities include a 9 day tournament for both men and women, featuring the Men’s Annual Open Tournament played over 36 holes on the last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Eden Whale Festival

Friday 1st November, 2019 - Sunday 3rd November, 2019

Whale tails in Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast

Whales play on the Sapphire Coast.

It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

Celebrate the Humpback Highway with sightings from sea and shore, performances, exhibitions and music, and feast on local produce while whales play in Twofold Bay.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates with a huge party and fireworks on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

 

Type:

Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

The Merimbula Classic

Thursday 21st November, 2019 - Sunday 24th November, 2019

Image: Stan Squire

The Merimbula Classic is a SUP-Kite-Windsurf event like no other.   Its a 4 day celebration of wave sailing, SUP surfing and kite surfing in the wind and waves of The Sapphire Coast.  There’s no heats, no judging tent and certainly no coloured rashies. Just a long weekend of paddling, hanging out and having a good time.

Watch current and past world and Australian champions mix it with the locals on the beach and check out all the latest gear at Ford Oval, which lies just behind the dunes.

This year’s event will be the 39th, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.  Check out all the details by visiting the Merimbula Sailboard Club’s website here

 

 

 

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Sport

Where:

Ford Oval, Merimbula.

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Australian Bowls Championships 2019

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Australian Championships, one of the country’s premier bowling events, will again be held at Club Sapphire, Merimbula this December.  The tournament will run over four days, from December 2nd to 5th and will showcase some fabulous bowls action at this world class venue.

Why not stay on in town for a few days after the event and explore the bowling on offer, here on the Sapphire Coast.   From companionable beachside greens at Tathra to world class covered rinks at Merimbula, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  For a list of our clubs, click here.

Tathra Wharf to Waves

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - Sunday 19th January, 2020

Getting ready for swim

Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue waters from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach to celebrate Wharf to Waves.

The swim claims centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness in Tathra, which includes a 2km Beach Fun Run and a Bega to the Beach 30km Mountain Bike Ride.

The weekend culminates with volunteers, competitors, sponsors and friends sitting back on the deck while taking in the stunning vista of Tathra Beach.

There will be lots of rides and games to keep the children amused too!

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Sport

Where:

Tathra Wharf, Tathra NSW

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Blue Water Classic

Saturday 25th January, 2020 - Monday 27th January, 2020

Marlin catch_157aHead to the NSW Sapphire Coast for the annual Bermagui Blue Water Classic game fishing tournament over the long weekend in January. A NSW Game Fishing Sanctioned Tournament, competitors who sign up for the tournament will also be chasing other fish such as shark, kingfish and tuna, in the waters north or south of Bermagui.

With a number of tournament trophies and prizes on offer, there really is something for everyone. The prize list is extensive with various categories in the tag and release sections as well as the capture. Prize categories include marlin, other game fish such as yellow fin tuna and shark, junior and lady angler categories, most meritorious, as well as a small fry section and a lucky angler prize.

Type:

Sport

Where:

Bermagui Harbour, Bermagui NSW

Phone:

02 6493 5051

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