RAC Busselton Holiday Park
JAZZ BY THE BAY
Held 2-5 June 2017, over 40 performances at spectacular venues, immerse yourself in exciting International acts and the cream of Australian jazz talent
SOUTH WEST MUDFEST
The South West Mudfest is just around the corner. When you’re well limbered up and have your camp clothes on, you can head down to Bootleg Brewery where the fun begins. There will be two mucky courses: the 5km Mud Mayhem and 12km Dirty Dozen, with the tracks of both littered with distinctly South West obstacles.
Your chance to rub shoulders with the stars. CinefestOZ, held 23 August, is Australia’s premier destination film festival. It attracts filmmakers, stars and visitors to Australia’s South West, with a massive program of film related events and film industry forums in the Western Australian centres of Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River and surrounds.
The beautiful surrounds of Caves Rd, Wilyabrup plays host to the Duckstein Brewery. On display in the restaurant is a 1000L brewery which produces a range of German-style beers. Oktoberfest is the annual festival of traditional German food and beer with entertainment through the day. Dress up and have some fun!
CAPE TO CAPE MTB
The Cape to Cape MTB is a four-day mountain bike stage race through the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The event is a challenge for riders of all levels, either recreational or competitive. The course is set to an iconic backdrop of world-famous surf beaches, private farmland and national parks.
TOUR OF MARGARET RIVER
Australia’s largest Pro Am road cycling tour. A stage race for both amateur and professional riders around the beautiful Margaret River Region of Western Australia
Taking place 17-19 November, is the event on every foodie’s wish list. Over 50 culinary superstars, hosting 45 once in a lifetime dining experiences that span stunning locations within the Margaret River region – this is one epicurean dream you don’t want to miss.
Megafauna Funshops are back for the holidays! The Funshops are suitable for children of virtually any age. Kids get to dig for real animal bones like a palaeontologist, they see an excellent Megafauna presentation on the big screen, and there is also a colouring-in table for the really young kids.
Then they get a full Megafauna tour of where all the incredible bones were found in Mammoth Cave. Adults get just as much out of these sessions as kids!
Discover the world of exciting elite iron men and women in a world class sporting event on 3rd December 2017.
Specialty growers and producers are part of a food movement that is taking over the region… It is easy to enjoy the produce as most of the restaurants feature it on their menus. But to experience the ‘movement’ in full swing, taste your way around the Margaret River Farmers’ Market – on every Saturday morning 8.00am to 12 noon at the Margaret River Education Campus
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park
WA wildflowers bloom on Australia’s Coral Coast all year round, but between July and November you’ll see some of the most stunning displays in the State, when blankets of brilliant wildflowers colour the outback landscape. Made up of 17,000 hectares of coastal heathland, the Nambung National Park is home to a variety of native plants and animals.
Wildflowers commonly found in the Nambung National Park during late winter and spring include wattles, quandong, yellow tail flower, think-leaved fan flower, white clematis, cockies tongues, parrotbush and banksia species.
JURIEN BAY LIONS MARKETS
The Jurien Bay Lions Markets run on the Sunday of every long weekend, plus a few extra weekends, at Jurien Bay’s Pioneer Park from 8am to 1pm. We welcome stallholders and Market Lovers from the Dandaragan Shire and surrounds to our Jurien Bay Lions Club Sunday Markets.
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JURIEN BAYS INDIAN OCEAN FESTIVAL
Family festival featuring Blessing of the Fleet, rope coiling championships, market stalls, live music with headline act, amusements, cultural events, displays, licensed bar and fireworks at 8;15pm.
RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
SHARK BAY WINTER FESTIVAL
The Shark Bay Winter Festival is held on the middle weekend of the Western Australian July school holidays. This is a three day event starting on Friday with a street parade, Saturday is the Shark Bay Farwestern Speedway Championship (this is the biggest one day speedway meet in Australia) followed by entertainment and fireworks, and Sunday hosts the Winter Markets with side show, stalls and more entertainment.
ART ON THE MOVE Touring Exhibition Botanica is a collection of fine art photography by John E. Maloney, which brings to life the beautiful flowers first collected in the late 18th and early 19th centuries around the Australian coast. Botanica has been exhibited in the USA, Italy and Sydney and now has returned to Western Australia for a statewide tour.
Kindy Gym, held at the Shark Bay Recreation Centre on Francis Street – provides an opportunity for children to enhance their skills and socialise in a fun setting. Parents are encouraged to join in as the children participate in planned activities. For more information on Kindy Gym please call the Community Resource Centre on 0899481787.
STAR GAZERS NIGHT
The Star Gazers night is held at the Peron Homestead in the month of September (depending on the moon). This informative evening is hosted by the Geraldton Astronomy Group who come to Shark Bay with all of their equipment and give the locals and visitor an insight into the world of astronomy.
RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park / Ningaloo Reef Resort
EXMOUTH COMMUNITY MARKETS
Community Market Live Music & Entertainment Monthly in Federation Park in the middle of town.
Food & Coffee, Art, Crafts & a wide variety of stalls
Every Sunday 8am – 1pm
WHALE SHARK SEASON
Every year from April to July, the world’s biggest fish congregate along the Ningaloo Reef. These are the whale sharks! The chance to snorkel with these gentle giants is the opportunity of a lifetime and visitors from all over the world head to the Ningaloo Reef during whale shark season to do just this.
The North West Cape nutures an unusually large variety of flora and more than 630 species have been recorded here to date. The Cape Range Trail extends from Minilya up the Minilya – Exmouth Rd to Yardie creek in the Cape Range National park. Throughout this trail Sturt Desert Peas, Mulla Mulla, Green Birdflowers, Rock growing Ficus and other species may be seen. The general time wildflowers can be found in this area is July – October (depending on the rains).