DESTINATION NSW FIRST WORKSHOP I Monday 26th August
Register now: Inbound Strategy Workshop – Hunter ValleyThe practical Inbound Strategy Workshop is designed to provide tourism businesses, such as tours, attractions and accommodation, with the necessary steps to develop and sell export-ready tourism products to the international travel trade.Topics range from market insights and tips, and product tailoring to developing trade sales materials and presentations, polishing business processes and planning trade sales activity. This workshop will suit businesses that have been operating for at least a year and have previously viewed the NSW First Export Ready 101 webcast. For more information about the workshop click here.
LOVE SEA FOOD TASTES PORT STEPHENS – Keep up-to-date
This year Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens is bigger than ever. If you are promoting the event via your own channels please make sure you keep up-to-date as some ticketed events are sold out.
There are still tickets available for the Tasters Trail tours, Signature Series dining events, two cooking classes, as well as to see the Hot Potato Band on Saturday 31st August. All are welcome to the free Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend on 31st August and 1st September. Check the website for up-to-date information.
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR THE TASTES FESTIVAL WEEKEND – SAT 31st AUG & SUN 1st SEPT.
The finale event of the month long Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens is the food wine and jazz weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September.
We are looking for volunteers who are able to assist at Tastes Port Stephens from bump-in and bump-out of stallholders, to manning the information booths (3 hr shifts). If you would like to join the team and be involved in the event we would be very pleased to have your assistance. Contact the Event Manager Aleta on 0400 998 850.
Public exhibition of the Tomaree National Park Plan of Management Draft Amendment – Coastal Walk and Visitor Experience Improvements
Opportunity for industry to review and comment by 16 September 2019
The Tomaree National Park Plan of Management Draft Amendment has been prepared and is being exhibited in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
Tomaree National Park is located at Port Stephens and is managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of the Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment.
The draft amendment is accompanied by the Draft Tomaree Coastal Walk Strategy. People are invited to comment on both proposals.
A masterplan is also being developed for the project and will provide further detail about the walk and associated facilities. People will also have the opportunity to view and comment on the draft masterplan and the environmental impact assessment prior to development approval.
While the Coastal Walk Strategy and the masterplan may be refined after exhibition of the draft amendment, they will remain consistent with the amended Tomaree National Park Plan of Management.
Key issues in the amendment that may be of interest include:
allowing for development of the Tomaree Coastal Walk, an iconic 20-kilometre walk between Tomaree Headland and Birubi Point, with upgrades to some existing walking tracks and development of new sections of track
proposed development of support facilities to enhance the visitor experience along the walk, including upgrading of carparks, new amenities blocks, viewing platforms, signage and interpretation
updating the plan of management with regard to declaration of Birubi Point Aboriginal Place and recognition of the Worimi Conservation Lands
Public exhibition for the proposed amendment and draft strategy is from 2 August until 16 September 2019. You are invited to comment on the Tomaree National Park Plan of Management – Draft Amendment – Coastal Walk and Visitor Experience Improvements by sending a written submission during this time. For further information CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT – Membership of Destination Port Stephens was due on 14th July.
If you haven’t received an invoice and would like to renew your membership and continue to access the benefits that come with being a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 4981 2964 and we will have this issued.
If the 2019/20 membership fee is not received by 31st August 2019, membership benefits will be ceased . If you choose not to renew we would appreciate if would kindly let us know.
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER EVENTS 2019 Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens I 1st August to 1st September
This August we will celebrate our coastal cuisine with a month-long festival featuring a Port to Plate Gala Dinner, Seafood Lunch and Dinner specials at 15 participating restaurants, weekly seafood cooking classes, Signature Dining Events and the finale event of the month-long celebration, the Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019. Keep up to date with the full program which is updated regularly on the website.
Hot Potato Band I Saturday 31st August I Soldiers Point Bowling Club
If you’re in the mood for some high energy music, with a bold and brassy sound then this is the festival event for you!
Hot Potato Band is a brass band like no other. Beginning as street performers the 10 piece band from Sydney Australia are passionate about re-igniting organic performance and acoustic instrumentation, breaking down the barriers between stage and audience, and composing engaging original music that leaves lasting impressions on people around the world.
The bands unique sound is built on the backs of three drummers and a sousaphone, along with an array of horns covering catchy chorus lines and providing a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (vocalist) to float above. They are a band never to shy from a good time so secure your ticket early and join the party!
Middle Rock Coastal Rhythm and Blues I Saturday 31st August
Middle Rock Coastal Rhythm & Blues is back by popular demand! Enjoy a day of live music and entertainment. The 2019 boutique festival is set to bigger and better this year, with a fantastic line up of talented Australian musicians ready to take to the Middle Rock stage, playing an array of chilled and relaxed tunes in the grounds of our holiday park. Child friendly with kids activities. More information.
Tin City Sunrise Photography Tour I Sunday 1st September
There’s no better way to photograph Tin City than by the first rays of light from the days sunrise and 4WD Tours R Us are running a special Photography Tour on the 1st September. A tour like this gives photographers the opportunity to learn from other like-minded photographers and a great social gathering for everyone.
Departs 5am for first light at 5:43am and sunrise at 6:08am. Discover “Tin City” in the first light of the day and learn of the history surrounding the lost shacks, how it was once used for shipwrecked sailors and also used as a bombing range on our awesome 2-hour tour! More information can be found here.