YOUR INVITATION TO THE 2019 WHALE SEASON LAUNCH
You’re invited to the Official Launch of the the 2019 Port Stephens Whale Season on-board the Hinchinbrook Explorer with Moonshadow-TQC, Dock C, D’ALBORA Marina Nelson Bay at 9am on Friday 31st May 2019. Morning tea will be served. Click here for your invitation.
Following the Official Welcome and Launch you are welcome to join the first whale watching cruise of the day with Imagine Cruises or Moonshadow-TQC Cruises departing at 10am (bookings essential). Please RSVP by the 27th May by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SAND DUNE ADVENTURES featured in the new Aboriginal Cultural Videos
Sand Dune Adventures has been featured in new Aboriginal cultural videos produced in ten different languages receiving international exposure at Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) trade show. You can view the video by CLICKING HERE.
Venue and supplier listings on Meet in Regional NSW website – register for FREE
Destination NSW “Meet in Regional NSW” is a website to showcase the array of business event venues and destinations in regional NSW. It now has the availability to list suppliers in addition to venues. Suppliers can be tour operators, catering companies, transport operators etc. If you have a venue or are a supplier it is free to list your product and target the conference market.To list your venue, click here, or to register as a supplier, click here.
Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens 2019
The renowned Port Stephens events, Love Sea Food and Tastes of the Bay, have joined forces in 2019 to create one of the biggest events on the winter calendar in Port Stephens.Restaurants and Cafes have the opportunity to participate in the lunch and dinner specials promoted throughout the month as well as to host a Signature Event to drive business during the low season. CLICK HERE to register your interest.This year the event is being expanded and the program will be available from late May offering accommodation venues the opportunity to promote Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens to encourage bookings during August. A toolkit will be sent to industry in June for you to promote the event via your own channels.
IPART rejects Council’s rate increase application – Update from the Mayor of Port Stephens Council
Following the determination by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) rejecting Port Stephens Council’s application for a Special Rate Variation (SRV) many projects will be on hold for some time. Council will continue to deliver their planned capital works projects as well as to seek additional sources of funding to deliver critical projects for Port Stephens. You will find more information via this link.
Murray’s Brewery secures seven awards at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards
Congratulations to Murray’s Brewery for taking out two gold and five bronze awards at the 2019 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world judging both draught and packaged beer and attracted more than 2,500 entries from 402 breweries.
The award winning Murray’s beers are:
Fred IPA – Draught
Gardenia IIPA – Packaged
Angry Man Pale Ale – Draught
Murray’s XPA – Draught
262 Novocastria Brew – Draught
262 Novocastria Brew – Packaged
Gardenia IIPA – Draught
MAY / JUNE EVENTS 2019
Autumn Fair at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens – 26th May 2019
Market stalls, plant sales and fun for the whole family. Explore arts, food and flavours, antiques, age old crafts and more. Botanic Gardens website.
Port Stephens Toyota Blue Water Country Music Festival this June Long Weekend, the 7th – 10th June.
Port Stephens will be the backdrop for Country Music enthusiasts with events running all weekend kicking off with the official launch party event on Friday June 7th at Nelson Bay Bowling Club.
The launch event will feature live entertainment from Mustang, award winning singer-songwriters Lee J Collier & Wendy Wood, young country music stars Brooke & Sam Thompson. With a range of free and ticketed events across 16 venues featuring national and local entertainers, a family fun day at Horizons Golf Club plus bush poetry and line dancing. The full program can be downloaded here.
Sacred Tree Markets – June Long Weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.
Set throughout D’Albora Marina’s and Nelson Bay Foreshore from 10am – 3pm both days. Sacred Tree Markets is an ever-evolving line up of street food, cultural displays and entertainment featuring up and coming designers, artists, local creatives and producers.