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Paint and Sip Experience

Paint and Sip Experience

Friday, 23rd July 2021 - Sunday, 23rd July 2023
Paint and Sip Studios is Australia's #1 Paint and Sip Experience. Paint and Sip Studios combines the fun and relaxation of a party with step-by-step group painting and art experiences. Events are generally around 2-4hrs and are aimed at the non-artist with focus on the occasion and experience with the option of BYO Food and drinks. Paint and Sip Studios specialise in occasion based and themed experiences for a night of fun and laughter.
The Hunter

The Hunter

Saturday, 13th November 2021 - Saturday, 12th November 2022
Racing NSW introduced the AUD1 million The Hunter over 1300m as an extension of the Sydney Spring Carnival – it is run on a stand-alone Saturday program at Newcastle. This year The Hunter Raceday will be held on Saturday, 13 November 2021 and with Metropolitan status, boasts a minimum of AUD125,000 prizemoney per race. The Hunter race meeting was introduced to grow the footprint of racing beyond the city limits to Newcastle. Racing NSW is confident The Hunter race meeting provides an excellent opportunity to attract new racegoers in and around the city of Newcastle.
Windsurfing/Sailboarding Lessons

Windsurfing/Sailboarding Lessons

Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Friday, 6th January 2023
Despite the name, Kite and SUP, the owners come from a windsurfing background which triggered their love for being out on the water. Windsurfing is a great sport and with the pristine waters of Lake Macquarie in your backyard - why wouldn’t you want to give it a go? Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of learning to windsurf in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. All windsurfing lessons are private bookings and as they have a number of instructors they aim to get you out on a day and time that suits…
Kiteboarding Lesson

Kiteboarding Lesson

Thursday, 7th January 2021 - Friday, 6th January 2023
New structure and format for the Summer Season to ensure you, the customer, gets a better quality of lesson and they get through the lesson faster and get you out on the water quicker, safer, and easier. They have taught students from six years old to 65 years old. Various locations for different abilities and depending where you're coming from. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All you need to bring is whatever you want to wear on the day. It is a good idea also to bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.…
Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Class

Stand-Up-Paddleboarding Class

Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Friday, 6th January 2023
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast-growing water sport which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. The sport is straightforward to get into and allows participants to progress at their own level. Kite and Sup have structured lessons that: Cater for all levels, Are in pristine locations, use quality equipment, allow you to enjoy yourself! Instructors are fully qualified, experienced and excited to take you through the process of getting up stand up paddleboarding, correcting stroke technique, doing basic turns and then into some more advanced drills. All the equipment you need to get on the water is supplied! All…
Living Smart Festival

Living Smart Festival

Friday, 24th September 2021 - Sunday, 25th September 2022
Living Smart Festival is one of the largest environmentally focused community events in Australia, raising awareness of environmental issues, fostering a love of the outdoors and inspiring people to live more sustainably. For the first time ever, the festival will be spread across three exciting days, feature a family-friendly Sunday program of live music, entertainment and other activities. Living Smart's ongoing success was recognised at the 2018 Australian Event Awards, with the 2017 instalment named Australia’s Best Community Event of the past 12 months.
Journeys Creative Connections

Journeys Creative Connections

Sunday, 14th November 2021 - Sunday, 18th December 2022
Journeys Creative Connections is a monthly workshop that welcomes people with a lived mental health experience to connect with art and community. The workshops are supported by our community partners Flourish and Stride and feature guest artists from the exhibition program and Collection. All materials provided Bookings essential. For bookings contact, Flourish Australia.
A Taste of Maitland walking tour

A Taste of Maitland walking tour

Saturday, 15th January 2022 - Saturday, 3rd December 2022
A Taste of Maitland is Maitland’s first coffee, and culture walking tour, designed as a fully immersive experience for visitors and locals alike to discover the rich history of Maitland, meet passionate, creative businesses and sample unique coffee and sensory experiences. Walking up to 1.8 kilometres on the flat, accessible ground, the itinerary has been expertly curated and designed to offer a 'taste' of what makes Maitland a unique regional city to visit. A Taste of Maitland is a public 3 hour walking tour for a minimum of two and a maximum of 12 participants held on a Saturday morning…
A Moving Feast progressive dinner

A Moving Feast progressive dinner

Saturday, 13th February 2021 - Saturday, 17th December 2022
Maitland's first progressive dinner - some say like a pub crawl but with more class and food! A Moving Feast is a hosted 3 hour walking tour showcasing Maitland's developing food and small bespoke bar scene. All venues offer something unique to the palate, from the finest Hunter Valley wine, craft beer or bespoke cocktails to delicious cultural and iconic food. During the course of the evening, you will enjoy a beverage and/or food at each venue, a delicious cheese platter at Coquun while you get to know your fellow diners, entrée with your chosen beverage at The Pourhouse and…
Clarence Town Fresh Market

Clarence Town Fresh Market

Saturday, 10th July 2021 - Saturday, 12th November 2022
Come along to the friendly village of Clarence Town where they hold their Fresh Market and see the range on offer! Buy freshly picked seasonal garden produce, citrus, tomatoes, local honey, relish, pickles, jams and eggs. Artisan stalls. Fresh herbs and much more at the Clarence Town Farmers Market. New vendors are welcome.
Clarence Town Markets

Clarence Town Markets

Saturday, 28th November 2020 - Saturday, 26th November 2022
The markets are located on the grounds of the Clarence Town Bowling Sport and Recreation Club in a charming little country town on the Williams River, and they love seeing people come to visit. There is an average of 20 stalls per month, with a huge variety of stallholders. Open from 8 am to 12 noon with vintage, candles, second-hand goods, bric a brac, goat soap, cakes, plants and books and much more. Stallholders are welcomed.
Living Strong Nature Journaling and Bushfood Walks

Living Strong Nature Journaling and Bushfood Walks

Friday, 9th April 2021 - Saturday, 31st December 2022
Join them for a stroll through the bush to gain knowledge of local plant and animal species, local bush foods and medicines, learn to slow down, observe and listen to the land. Create your very own nature journal page to help you connect and remember your experiences. Local artist and proud Arrernte man Scott will be your guide. Scott would like to share one of his favourite pastimes with you all – walking country, connecting with the plants and animals and looking and listening to the lessons they teach. Head across to Living Strong Nature Journaling on Facebook to view…
Trail Run Australia | Tomaree

Trail Run Australia | Tomaree

Sunday, 19th September 2021 - Sunday, 18th September 2022
The Tomaree Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family. Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities. Based in Fingal Bay the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai…
Wupa@Wanaruah Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Trail

Wupa@Wanaruah Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Trail

Wednesday, 10th November 2021 - Saturday, 31st December 2022
Wupa@Wanaruah is a free Aboriginal art and culture exhibition that is annually facilitated by Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation, in conjunction with venues located throughout the Hunter Valley Wine and surrounding region. The collaboration between Ungooroo and the venues allows WUPA to become more than just an exhibition of Aboriginal art, but an inclusive experience of all that the Hunter offers. The trail is a self-guided, free tour that allows visitors to experience the Aboriginal history and culture of the Hunter Region, as expressed in the art work of local WUPA artists at their own leisure. The trail includes the following venues.…
End2End Festival

End2End Festival

Saturday, 18th September 2021 - Saturday, 17th September 2022
The End2End Festival will delight the senses and tickle the tastebuds. Featuring multiple venues, over 20 of Hunter Valley Wine Country’s famous wineries, local gourmet food, live music, celebrity chefs, beef and big reds, Semillon and seafood, and boutique brews. Hop on and off the End2End shuttle bus at any of the four venues through the day, relax with a glass of wine while listening to some tunes and indulge in decadent gourmet delights.
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