26 May 2016
What if all weekends could last for three or even four days? What would you do? Pack up the kids and head to the coast for a seaside retreat? Explore Australia’s great hinterland, lakes or highland regions? Make the vacation into an active weekend away to recharge your batteries? Or DISCOVER some of the unique and great events that make regional Australia the best place in the world to visit!
This June Long Weekend, Discovery Parks is celebrating some of the local events that make our regional destinations so popular - and always different!
The Ord River Marathon is a 55km marathon paddle down the mighty Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra and is the annual highlight of the Kununurra Dragon Boat Club's calendar. Held on 12th June, the event is designed for both competitive and social teams and kicks off with a breakfast at Lake Argyle. Imagine paddling the length of the mighty Ord – that would have to be a bucket list tick!
The Bega Valley Rally, 11th June, is one of the most iconic and loved events on the east coast of Australia, with a long history dating back to the 1960s when it was known as the “Southern Mountains Trial”. After a two-year hiatus, the newly formed Sapphire Coast Sporting Car Club Inc. is proud to be bringing the event back to the rallying calendar.
The “Steam Rally Echuca Moama", is a major community event organised annually by Echuca Moama Rotary as their fundraising project for the year. As one of the region's longest running major events – now in its 53rd year, Steam Rally Echuca Moama showcases more than 700 exhibits of working yesteryear steam driven vehicles. This family or enthusiast event is a weekend of entertainment to cover all ages and interests and runs over 11th and 12th June.
Something more relaxing in mind? Then the amazing Tania Kernaghan is headlining the 2016 Ballina Country Music Festival - 30 great acts over 6 venues across town – all free! Featuring country and music names such as Pete Denahy, Christian Power Lonesome Train, Round Mountain Girls and more. Plus there will be line dancing workshops and demonstrations, street buskers and markets and the 23rd year of the running of the Great Duck Race!
Book your Discovery Park site or cabin now and get into the spirit of regional Australia to celebrate this June long weekend!