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National Parks Discovery Program

Thursday 3rd January, 2019 - Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

Nature experiences is what we do best!

This Summer holidays, our National Parks Rangers have come up with a variety of unique activities in and around the Sapphire Coast.   Here’s just a selection of what’s on offer.  You can join our Aboriginal Discovery Rangers as they conduct a search for bush tucker and bush medicine on our Finding Food in the Forest day on January 16th at Hobart Beach campground.  Or how about guided snorkelling at the Bruce Steer Pool at Bermagui on January 10th, a netted saltwater pool tucked into Bermagui Harbour where you can look for salty sea creatures and learn how to use your fins, mask and snorkel.  Or join the canoeing adventures at Bournda Lagoon on January 7th, 16th & 23rd where you’ll get to spot kingfishers, water dragons and much more as you cruise this beautiful waterway.   Other fascinating NPWS activities include investigating the mangroves of Merimbula at low tide and a chance to become a Shorebird Ranger for the day, as you search for nesting colonies and learn all about the local bird life.

To make a booking for the discovery program or to find out more, contact the Merimbula National Parks and Wildlife Office on 6495 5000

Follow the link to National Parks here for information on all their fantastic, family friendly experiences this Summer.

 

Type:

Marine Science & Education

Where:

Corner Merimbula & Sapphire Coast Drives, Merimbula NSW

Phone:

02 6495 5000

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Merimbula Kids Fishing Workshop

Thursday 17th January, 2019

This January, NSW Fisheries are running a four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.

NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe location.

The cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box and a show bag.   There is a maximum of 30 participants and bookings are essential.
NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

For more information follow the link to Dept of Primary Industries here

Tathra Wharf to Waves

Saturday 19th January, 2019 - Sunday 20th January, 2019

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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The Candelo Show

Sunday 20th January, 2019

The Candelo Agricultural, Horticultural and Dairy Farmers Association Inc. invite you to attend the 132nd Annual Candelo Show.

With the first Candelo Show held in 1883, the Candelo Agricultural, Horticultural & Dairy Farmers Association has a rich history of providing a great affordable fun day out for the whole family.

Candelo show

Activities and exhibits at this years Candelo Show include:
Exhibition of Dairy Cattle, Commercial Cattle, Dairy Goats, Poultry, Pavilion exhibits including local produce, arts, crafts and much more.

Ring events including show jumping competitions are conduced throughout the day.
The amazing wood chop and dog jump competitions are a must see, the animal nursery gives children a real hands-on experience of farm animals and the ‘Kids Castle’ and other children’s attractions make the Candelo Show an entertaining day for everyone.

 

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Phone:

02 6493 2990

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Blue Water Classic

Saturday 26th January, 2019 - Monday 28th January, 2019

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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Bega Cup Race Carnival Weekend

Saturday 2nd February, 2019 - Sunday 3rd February, 2019

Bega Cup Weekend is a full weekend of racing action at Sapphire Coast Turf Club with free buses to and from the track each day.

Bega Cup Carnival Day 1, 2nd February 2019, is Superhero Saturday with free jumping castle all day, free entry for under 18’s, Superhero Fashions on the Field and heaps of prizes.

Bega Cup Carnival, Day 2 Sunday 3rd February 2019 will be a huge day of racing with quality horses and trainers from the local area and interstate. Don’t miss our biggest Fashions on the Field competition of the year with spectacular prizes. For the kid’s we will have a free jumping castle, games and prizes.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.

 

 

Cobargo Show

Saturday 9th February, 2019 - Sunday 10th February, 2019

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Cobargo Show is a traditional country show with exhibitors in Beef Cattle, Holstein and Jersey Cattle, Poultry, Hack, Heavy Horse, Show Jumping and a variety of exhibitors in our pavilion including spectacular jams, cakes, quilts, art work, handcrafted objects, flowers, children’s craft work, photography, agricultural produce and a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.

The show is run over 2 days, opening daily at 8.30am and is held at the Cobargo Show Ground at the corner of Avernus Street and Cobargo-Bermagui Road, Cobargo. There are camp facilities, public toilets and showers available.

 

Type:

Exhibition, Festival

Where:

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo, NSW

Phone:

0407 105 767

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Bega Show

Friday 15th February, 2019 - Sunday 17th February, 2019

Our biggest show – held over 3 days!

Entertainment is outstanding with Street Theatre (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more.

Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily.

In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and trotters and on the grounds you can see street theatre, a pet show, oyster shucking, shearing, wood chop and much more. There are also rides for the kids, show bags and market stalls.

The Bega Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society has been serving the community since 1871.

Camping is available, please see the website.

 

Type:

Exhibition, Festival, Sport

Where:

Bega Showgrounds, Upper Street, Bega NSW

Phone:

0427 921 452

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Cobargo Folk Festival

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

Image by Ben Marden.

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The three day event is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village of Cobargo to celebrate and share a love of music & performance.

Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.

 

 

 

Type:

Festival

Where:

Cobargo Showgrounds, Cobargo Bermagui Road, Cobargo NSW

Phone:

02 6493 6758

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Eden Amateur Fishing Competition 2019

Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - Saturday 9th March, 2019

 

Running annually since 1979, the Eden Amateur Fishing Club Inc. is proud to host the 2019 Eden Fishing Competition.  Keen fisherman from all across Australia travel to the area to fish this great comp and in 2019 there will be $40,000 in prizes and draws.  The competition in 2019 will run from March 2nd to March 9th.

Entries can be made before or on any day of the competition at the Eden Amateur Fishing clubhouse, Quarantine Bay between 7am and 7pm.

Fish may be weighed in 3 hours after entering the competition. In the event of an equal weight fish, the first recorded fish will win the prize. Heaviest of each species listed, uncleaned, to be awarded the winning prize.

There will be a free BBQ supplied prior to the presentations.

The competition is divided into 4 sections

OPEN – anyone may enter- entry fee $40. Major prize is a boat, trailer and motor package. 24 species are targeted with the top weight for each species receiving a $400 prize.

LADIES – only ladies may enter – entry fee $20. 16 species are targeted with the top weight in each species receiving a prize of $200.

BOYS and GIRLS SECTIONS – for children under 16 years of age – entry fee $5. 15 species targeted. All winners receive a trophy and a $50 voucher to be spent at Eden Outdoors and Marine.

 

Where:

Quarantine Bay, Eden

Phone:

6496 341

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Merimbula Cup Race Day

Friday 8th March, 2019

Sapphire Coast Turf Club3Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.

Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.

Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15

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Sculpture Bermagui

Friday 8th March, 2019 - Sunday 17th March, 2019

‘Influence’ by Jen Mallinson

Stroll amongst the unique and inspiring outdoor sculptures on Dickinson Point headland and foreshore whilst the imaginative indoor works are curated in the nearby Bermagui Community Centre, to enable their appreciation out of the elements.

Travel the Trail of Light and Sound from the indoor opening ceremony to the headland, join conversations with artists at the Artist’s Symposium at the Country Club and enjoy live music with a picnic and fire spectacle at the Closing Ceremony.  All with the spectacular Bermagui coastline as the backdrop.

All welcome.

 

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Exhibition

Where:

Bermagui

Phone:

0466 013 153

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Bemboka Show

Sunday 10th March, 2019

Bemboka ShowThe Bemboka Show is held every year at the Bemboka Showgrounds on the second Sunday in March.
Exhibiting in the historic main pavilion will be local fruit and vegetables, farm produce, country cooking, flower arrangements, plus a range of the arts and crafts including photography and quilting. In front of the main pavilion you’ll find the cheese pavilion and a range of other stalls promoting and selling local foods and crafts, plus plants and herbs. Get helpful information and tips from community groups and visiting experts on growing local produce and managing your property, no matter how small.

Cattle and poultry exhibits are also a feature of the Bemboka Show and in the main arena a broad range of show jumping and other equestrian events can be seen.

There is always plenty of entertainment, competitions such as wood chopping and dog jumping, old cars and historic farm machinery displays, plus a range of children’s games and activities.

Come along and join in the friendly atmosphere, enjoy good food and much more that all together makes a great country show in a great setting.

Type:

Exhibition, Festival

Where:

Sams Corner Rd Bemboka NSW

Phone:

02 6493 0593

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EAT Merimbula

Sunday 10th March, 2019

In the hands of Matt Crossley of Wild Rye’s Baking Co, Pambula’s famous Rock Oysters become the hero ingredient in a tasty new pie featured at Eat Merimbula 2018

March 10, 2019

10am – 2pm Fishpen

EAT Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event held on the foreshore of Fishpen Merimbula, overlooking pristine waters and working oyster leases.

The event features local chefs and restaurateurs gathering in a market style setting to create bespoke dishes featuring local produce. The dishes are presented in entrée sizes and prices capped at $8 per dish.

In 2018, local offerings included tempters like steamed pork boa buns, a Balmain Bug Brioche, slow cooked brisket, craft beer, oyster harvested only metres away, Eden Mussel pies, local stone fruit crepes, 12 hr fermented artisan donuts and much much more…

The event will enter it’s seventh year in 2019, with growing demand from visitors seeing more and more vendors participating each year. A road closure will be in place this year providing a refreshed layout and more elbow-room for guests.

The event is free to enter.

Download 2018 map and menu here.

Follow us on Facebook and watch our videos here. #eatmerimbula

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Festival

Where:

Fishpen, Merimbula NSW

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The Inaugural Merimbula Billfish Tournament

Thursday 21st March, 2019 - Sunday 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.

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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Four Winds Easter Festival

Thursday 18th April, 2019 - Sunday 21st April, 2019

At the heart of the Four Winds Festival are two full days of music presented on the venue’s main stage, its iconic 2,000-person capacity Sound Shell amphitheatre. Unique within Australia, this state-of-the art facility, conceived by architect Philip Cox, is surrounded by nature, amidst 30 acres of carefully maintained natural bushland.

Over the Festival’s four days, a series of more intimate concerts will also take place at Four Winds’ Windsong Pavilion, a stunning purpose-built 200-seat indoor performance space, designed by architect Clinton Murray, which has been described as having one of the finest acoustics in Australia.

Imagine sitting in the beauty of nature on the far South Coast of NSW, surrounded by family and friends experiencing the thrilling sound of a full orchestra playing the mighty works of Beethoven, one of the world’s greatest and most performed composers.  Read on for more details.

Sound Shell Sunday | Beethoven in the Bush | Sunday 21 April | 1pm – 4pm.  Featuring: Coco’s Lunch, Enigma Quartet, Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Stefan Vladar (piano) and Festival Orchestra.

Discover where Beethoven meets the Australian Bush! This Gala Concert showcases artists from different traditions in a performance the scale of which has never been seen at Four Winds.

Beginning with a journey through the elements with Enigma Quartet and Riley Lee, the performance takes us into the extraordinary vocal world of Coco’s Lunch before culminating in the performance of two great masterpieces by Beethoven. Beethoven ‘Coriolan Overture’ and Piano Concerto No.3 performed by Stefan Vladar and the Festival Orchestra will bring this gala concert and the four days of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival to an extraordinary climax.

Free community performances, music installations to be discovered around the Four Winds site, and a special program for aspiring young musicians, all ensure a diverse range of opportunities for the entire community to engage with the Festival’s artists and their music.

Tickets: $0 – $250

Info and  bookings www.fourwinds.com.au/easter-festival

#FourWindsAU #FourWindsFestival

 

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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

Candelo Village Festival celebrates art, culture and music.

Candelo Village Festival celebrates art, culture and music.

The Candelo Village Festival is a biennial celebration of the village culture and the Arts in Candelo.

In 2017 the festival took a new shape with considerable changes to the format of the years gone by.

Music, Theatre, Local Forums and Literary events will be held in the town hall over the entire weekend of 26-28 April.

The Community Hall will play its role as a vibrant cultural hub and be the primary venue for the festival audience this year.

Fine food will be available throughout the park and village all weekend.

Camping will be available onsite this year and proceeds will go to supporting and maintaining the community park.

Plenty more announcements through March and April so be sure to stay posted on the website.

 

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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.

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Merimbula

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Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Clubs Day

Sunday 5th May, 2019

 

Its Clubs Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club!

Time to get together, have a great time with mates and have a wonderful day the races…

Theme: Colourful!

 

Free jumping castle for the kids, free entry for those under 18 and free buses to and from the track – see our website for times and locations of pickups.

www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au

#LetsGoRacing

Proudly sponsored by Merimbula RSL, Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Tathra Beach Country Club, Bermagui Country Club, Club Sapphire and Club Bega

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 5555

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Saturday 18th May, 2019

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to the Civic Centre. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation.

For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. We’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone! Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Ticket website: https://www.trybooking.com/ZWSW

‘The Sapphires’ comes to Bega

Thursday 30th May, 2019

The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is coming to the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre stage for the first time.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Briggs’ mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.

Ticket website: https://www.trybooking.com/ZWQQ

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

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0419 445 011

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Tathra Beach & Bike 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.

From Tathra Beach, Ford’s Farm and Thompson’s Estate to the Kangarutha Wilderness and Boulder Bay, the event offers a rare opportunity to race along the coastline, tracking through reclaimed farmland and the stunning Mimosa Rocks National Park.

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 Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 9th June, 2019

Jazz Festival Race Day is on at the 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!

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

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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.

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Sport

Where:

173 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula

Phone:

02 6495 6280

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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