What's on while you are here

Jan
1
to Apr 29

War at Sea - The Navy in WW1 Featuring Japan in World War One - The Ibuki

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Location:National Anzac Centre, Princess Royal Fortress, 67 Forts Road, Mt Clarence

Contact Name:National Anzac Centre

Contact Email:info@nationalanzaccentre.com.au

Url:http://nationalanzaccentre.com.au/Waratsea

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) played a significant role in WW1. It served in all theatres of war from the Pacific and Indian Oceans through to the Mediterranean and North Seas. The story of the RAN is told through the experiences of sailors – from the drudgery of patrolling and blockading to the intense battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden, as well as the incredible voyage of the submarine AE2 through the Dardanelles Strait.

The histories and stories of the RAN and its sailors, less widely known than those of the soldiers at Gallipoli and the Western Front, are told through first-hand accounts from diaries and journals, as well as through objects, film and interactives from the National Maritime Collection, the National Film and Sound Archives and the Australian War Memorial.

‘War at Sea – the Navy in WW1’ highlights the contribution the RAN made in the ‘war to end all wars’ and will be shown in the Princess Royal Fortress Barrack Gallery from January until the end of April 2018.

We are also excited to be combining War at Sea with another exhibition “Japan in World War One – The Ibuki” - an exhibition on special loan from the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. Japan’s role on the side of the allies in World War One is often forgotten, but the Ibuki exhibition brings to light the history of the battle cruiser Ibuki’s involvement. It includes photographic images of the Ibuki, her crew and other convoy escorts on that historic journey. The display text is in both English and Japanese.

Proudly presented by Australian National Maritime Museum and sponsored by RSL Queensland with support from the National Anzac Centre and Princess Royal Fortress.

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Feb
8
to Apr 28

Albany Arts Festival Season 2018

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Location:Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330

Contact Name:Albany Entertainment Centre

Contact Email:aec@ptt.wa.gov.au

Url:https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/albany-entertainment-centre/whats-on/albany-arts-festival-season-2018/

How to book:

Head to the Albany Entertainment Centre website to book tickets.

Albany and the region have been the recipient of 15 years of continual international arts events garnered from the Perth International Arts Festival. Now, co-curators Drew Dymond and Rod Vervest aim to continue where PIAF left off and expand the festival with even more music, performing arts, visual arts and much more.

Follow the link to download the program and book your tickets through Albany Entertainment Centre to support this new, exciting arts and culture festival. 

 

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

The World's Tiniest Zine Fair II - FAR Festival 2018

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Part of FAR Festival 2018 - Fringe Arts Regional in association withDenmark ArtsTone ListCreative Albany Inc and the Albany Arts Festival season! (https://tinyurl.com/yd7z9aex)

A touring fair of tiny the smallest zines in the world! 

Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in magazines) are small and unique and imaginative booklets that have been made in someone's home by someone’s hands. You can hold in your hand the most private and personable thoughts about someone else’s experience of the world. 

Run by PAZTA NIGHTS, a group of zinemakers based in Perth, Western Australia. 

View the full Far Festival 2018 program here: http://bit.ly/2nmVi1M

This event occurs on Noongar land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Minang people of Noongar nation. We pay respects to any elders past, present, and emerging. And we recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, which continue to be important to Noongar people living today.

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Feb
27
to Mar 1

Colour Dash

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The Albany Colour Dash is an awesome way to celebrate the end of the summer! Grab a bunch of mates and tackle the obstacle course and see who is the most 'colourful' at the end of the track!

Challenge yourself to complete the obstacle course and be covered in as much colour as possible. Building on last year's event, this event promises to be bigger and better! More obstacles, greater distance, DJ, amusements, lots of food vendors and much more!

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

Dustfall: A New Novel by Michelle Johnston

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Join us at the Vancouver Arts Centre for a visit from Michelle Johnston, discussing her debut novel Dustfall.

Dustfall is a tale of the reverberating pain of medical error, and of a dark chapter in Western Australia's recent history during the asbestos mining era. Dustfall was inspired in part by an experience early in Michelle Johnston's medical career, when an error she made as a junior doctor changed the course of her professional life.

This event will be moderated by Katie McAllister, Saturday Breakfast presenter for the ABC Great Southern.

RSVP to the Albany Public Library at library@albany.wa.gov.au or (08) 6820 3600.

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Mar
3
to Mar 5

Motul Racewars 2018

Brought to you by The Racewars Group, this event gives car enthusiasts a unique opportunity to race head-to-head and against the clock on a 1800m airstrip in Albany, WA. The next Racewars will be on 3-5th March 2018.

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Mar
5
to Mar 6

Porongurup Wine Festival

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2018 sees the Porongurup Wine Festival enjoying it's 30th year Anniversary and we will be celebrating in style!  Local wineries will present their award winning cool climate wines for you to taste.  Enjoy a day of live music, fine wines, local food stalls and entertainment for the whole family.  Watch culinary creations in the making at the One Wok Wonder and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs.  Join one of the fun Wine Masterclasses.  Grab a friend and compete in the Grape Stomping competition for fantastic prizes.  There will be lots of childrens activities including a sand pit treasure hunt, obstacle race and face painting.  Relax amongst the beautiful trees of Karridale with a stunning backdrop of the Porongurup Ranges.

Accompanied children under age 18-free.  Entry includes complimentary wine tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.  Wine Masterclass tickets can be purchased on the day for $10 per person (numbers strictly limited to 30 places per session).  Wine and food is available to be purchased on site. 

Please bring cash to avoid disappointment, as EFTPOS may be unreliable or unavailable at festival stalls.

Pre-purchase: $22

At the Gate: $25 cash only

 

Entry & Albany Bus: $52

9:45 am departing Albany Visitors Centre

10:00 am departing BCF

10:15 am departing Bakers Junction

Arrival at festival 10:45 am

Depart festival at 4:45 pm for return trip

Entry & Denmark Bus 1: $52

10:00 am departing Denmark Visitor Centre

Departing festival at 4.30 pm for return trip

Entry & Mount Barker Bus 1: $42

10:40 am departing Mt Barker Railway Station

 

Departing festival at 4.30 pm for return trip

 

Entry & Denmark Bus 2: $52

10:30 am departing Denmark Visitor Centre

Departing festival at 4.30 pm for return trip

Entry & Mount Barker Bus 2: $42

11:10 am departing Mt Barker Railway Station

Departing festival at 4.30 pm for return trip

For more event information, please contact Porongurup Wine Festival on events@porongurup.com or 08 9853 1035

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Wish You Were Beer

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All aboard as Liberte's Amy Hamilton & Wilson's Brewing Co present for you a truly unique Taste Great Southern event! Come aboard the mighty Amity for an exclusive BBQ sundowner featuring the best seafood and ale's the Great Southern has to offer.

Unfortunately we are unable to cater to any dietary requirements for this event, food will be served as per the menu on the night only.

For more event information, please contact Liberte on info@libertealbany.com.au or 08 9847 4797

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.auor 08 9228 9166

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Justine Schofield at the Albany Farmers Market

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10 Mar 2018 Albany Farmers Market, Albany

Justine Schofield at the Albany Farmers Market

$0.00

10.00am - 11.00am

 


Join Justine Schofield as she selects local fresh produce from the Albany Farmers Markets producers to prepare something spontaneous and tasty for visitors on the day. The range and quality of food on hand will ensure it will be special. Take time to talk to Justine as shares her time with the locals and those in town for Taste Great Southern.

The Albany Farmers Market is where real farmers come and sell fresh produce they have grown or reared themselves from their farms down the road. On offer is a huge range of the very freshest seasonally available fruits, vegetables, farmed meat, dairy, cheese, fish, seafood and much more all from the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.

 

Justine's appearance is 10.00am - 11.00am, 10 March 2018

 

The Markets are open every Saturday

10 March 2018

17 March 2018

24 March 2018

 

No ticket needed for this event.

 

For more information on Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
10
to Mar 12

Roast. Cup. Sweet.

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A specialty coffee short course with a sweet finish. Go behind the scenes and experience the art and science of coffee roasting as Beck and Call Coffee's Kade Sims shares his approach to sourcing, roasting, blending and tasting specialty coffee. See a production roast in action and learn how the chemistry of the roasting process unlocks the flavours inside the humble coffee seed. You will then enjoy a cupping (tasting) session to explore the sensory qualities of coffee attributable to terroir, farming and roasting techniques. To round things off, a freshly brewed espresso paired with decadent doughnuts, hand crafted by Albany's Drip Lock. Participants will also receive a bag of coffee roasted on the day to take home.

 

For more event information, please contact Beck and Call on info@beckandcallcoffee.com.au or 0429 324 760

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Barker + Bordeaux

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Mt Barker's Cab Sav and their famous Bordeaux cousins battle it out to see who you'd rather be drinking.

Climatically speaking, Mt. Barker and Bordeaux share very similar characteristics in terms of sunshine hours and rainfall. Cab Sauv is the King in both regions and we will showcase some very expensive Cab Sauv dominant wines from Bordeaux from good vintages, against the much less expensive cousins from Mount Barker from several of the regions wineries. A rare opportunity to see where our wonderful sits against the wines much higher in price from the most famous Cab Sauv region in the world! 

 

For more event information, please contact Plantagenet Wines on alexj@plantagenetwines.com or 08 9851 3133

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
11
12:30 AM00:30

A Sense of Place

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**A food and wine journey through the five subregions of the Great Southern**

Join us for an informal afternoon roaming around the ‘Great Southern’ at Singlefile Wines cellar door to experience five wine varietals with canapes to match from Sally Francis of Runes. We invite you to follow our winemaker’s route or create your own journey as you visit each wine and food station at your leisure. Want dessert first? Go for it! 
Select one of three start times and allow yourself 2 hours to complete the journey., When you have reached your final destination, you will have met wine and produce heroes from each sub region.

Singlefile Wines

90 Walter Rd, Denmark, Western Australia 6333

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Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Cooking by the Lake with Justine Schofield

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Details

A not to be missed cooking skills session with the popular Justine Schofield - Master Chef All Star, television host of 'Everyday Gourmet' and author of two cookbooks 'Dinner with Justine' and 'Simple Every Day'.
Justine's TV show 'Everyday Gourmet' on Network 10 has notched up over 600 episodes and is entering its seventh season, and her regular column in taste.com.au magazine has attracted a loyal following. Eight years on from her MasterChef success, Justine is also a presenter at Australia's major food events and a successful cookbook author. She's an ambassador for major international brands and tourism destinations and has a popular social media presence. Her mantra for life? “Great ingredients, an appetite to learn, friends and family around to share the spoils, and always, always lick the bowl"!
Come and join us at the picturesque and idyllic setting of The Lake House Denmark and be inspired by the food Justine loves to cook and eat everyday, with family and friends. Let Justine give you some tips and tricks to help you create quick and easy recipes at home. Ticket includes glass of Lake House wine, recipes, tastings of recipes.
Book both of Justine's events at The Lake House Denmark - Cooking Masterclass and Sundowner and receive a Lake House Gift Basket filled with wine and Vinofood condiments valued at $100.
www.lakehousedenmark.com.au

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Mar
12
to Mar 13

Bird Festival - Threatened Birds Field Trip

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BirdLife has teamed up with Parks and Wildlife for a field trip about the threatened birds of our region. Learn more about Noisy Scrub-birds, Australasian Bittern and the Western Ground Parrot which used to occur in the national park. Sturdy footwear recommended. Also bring water and something to snack on. The event is free, but you need to book as places are limited: albanybirds@hotmail.com

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Mar
16
6:30 AM06:30

Long Table Whisky Dinner

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Sip and savour the flavours of the Great Southern with Cameron Syme, our Master Distiller at Limeburners and Chef Stuart Laws at the Long Table Whisky Dinner at the Great Southern Distilling's cellar door. 

Cameron and Stuart have worked to create some incredible dishes featuring local produce from the Great Southern region and have paired these dishes with selected Limeburners whiskies, carefully selected by Cameron especially for this event.

Enjoy amazing food and amazing whiskies from WA's most awarded distillery.

Only 30 seats available, book now so you aren't disappointed!

For more event information, please contact Great Southern Distilling Co on phoebe@distillery.com.au or 0432 929 249

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
17
to Mar 18

Albany Wine & Food Festival

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Join us at the festival with special guest Marco Pierre White while he soaks up the festival atmosphere and discovers the amazing local wine and produce. You can also find him on the cooking demonstration stage with three of our local chefs as they put together a demonstration of three courses for visitors to enjoy. 

You can also indulge in the live local music or taste and learn from the wine seminar sessions. It's a great day out with friends and family where you can enjoy the best line-up of Great Southern wine, local food, craft beers, spirits, tourism product, produce, local crafts and more.

The event celebrates the Great Southern region and everything it has to offer.

Entry includes a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings, free access to cooking demonstrations and wine seminars along with live music. Wine and food can be purchased on site. Take home sales are available.

 

Pre- purchase: $16

At the Gate: $20

 

For more event information, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
17
to Mar 18

Long Table dinner at Middleton Beach, Fervor in collaboration with Three Anchors

Fervor harnesses locally sourced and native ingredients which are presented in a unique long table degustation held in a secret location. Diners will be treated to ingredients such as marron, green ants, crab, youlk, wattleseed, seaweed, wallaby, muntrie berries and many other exciting uniquely Australian ingredients. This is a highly interactive evening and we encourage guests

to get up and view the cooking and plating throughout the night, which is done in front of the dining table. This special dinner not to be missed, and we look forward to having you as part of our ever-expanding Fervor family.

The dinner will include matched drinks, snacks, 5 courses, and petit fours.

We recommend bringing warm clothing and comfortable footwear.

For more event information, please contact Fervor on bookings@fervor.com.au or 0429 033 326

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
18
12:00 AM00:00

Singlefile Wines and Sally Francis of Runes Long Table Lunch

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Join us for a five-course long table degustation with five varietals from Singlefile Wines and regionally focused food to match from Chef Sally Francis of Runes. We will take you on a journey to experience food and wine heroes of the Great Southern. Delight your taste buds in good company and take in the glorious view over Albany's Shoal Bay.

Venue:  Princess Royal Sailing Club, Albany

For more event information, please contact Singlefile Wines on theteam@singlefilewines.com or 08 9840 9749

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
18
2:30 AM02:30

Moscow Ballet La Classique's - The Nutcracker

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Presented by Moscow Ballet La Classeique

“Is the dream for real   . . . Or is it just a fairy-tale”

The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. Following a 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to Australia to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular masterpiece the Nutcracker

Founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, La classique is renowned for its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets. The Nutcracker will take us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gas lit world of Clara, her beloved nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer.

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “dance of the sugar plum fairy” and “the waltz of the flowers.”                                                       

With this delightful production of the much loved Nutcracker, La classique captures the imagination, the passion, the humour and magic of the ballet.

Warnings: Haze effects

‘As sweet as a nut, it doesn’t get much better than this’ – Jersey Evening Post

Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for’ – Manawatu Standard

you do not have to be a ballerina to love this lavish performance and lush music which magically brings to life one of our most loved tales’ – Bop Times

‘The Moscow Ballet La Classique's ‘the nutcracker’ with its stunning sets, costumes and dancers was truly magical to watch’ -  Waikato Times

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Secret Affair

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Be taken on a short journey on the Amazing South Coast and discover some fantastic regional produce prepared Asian fusion style by our guest, Indonesia’s Chef Chandra Yudasswara. The Secret Affair is one of the must attend dinners where you will enjoy local produce made with Asian flavours and matched with the wines of the Great Southern in an outdoor venue you will only find out about on the night!
Chef Chandra is one of Jakarta’s top chefs, who heads the kitchens of Bacco, Portable, Domicile Surabaya, Play and Metro Coffee. He also appears on the popular NET, hosting his own cooking show! Joined by Western Australia’s Chef Vincent Lim, they will present their interpretation of the foods of the region in a feast to remember.
The dinner will include welcoming sparkling wine and canapes, with a sit-down banquet matched with fine wine and good company. Tickets will include return coach travel from central Albany.

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

Local Heroes Feast

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Butterfactory Gallery and Mrs Jones Cafe, Denmark

Immerse yourself into the essence of Denmark's fabulous local food, wine and music scene. Denmark's Local Heroes Feast will showcase some of Denmark's finest foodies, wineries, breweries and cideries, alongside local food producers as they come together to create a night of merriment and celebration. Come join us...and be sure to wear your dancing shoes!

 

Starring...

Foodies: 

Ali Osborne - Mrs Jones Caf�, 

Anna Gare - TV cook/presenter & BWEB Ambassador  

Cath Pegrum and Jen Barter - Wheels & Peg Catering

Jason Jujnovich - Boston Brewing Co

Silas Masih - Pepper and Salt Restaurant

 

Food Producers:

Denmark Grass Fed Lamb

Denmark Berry Farm

Dellendale Creamery

Peaceful Bay Seafood

Nabawarra Pastoral Co

Scotsdale Valley Beef

Plantagenet Pork

Mount Barker Chicken

Touchwood Mushrooms

Paw Print Chocolates

Nannygoat Junction

Dark Side Chocolates

Denmark Chocolate Company 

 

 

Local Wineries, Breweries & Cideries:

Artisan Brewing

Boston Brewing Co. 

Castelli Estate Wines

Elephants Rock Cider Co

Estate 807 Wines

Harewood Estate

The Lake House

Moombaki Wines

Rising Star Wines

Rockcliffe Wines

Singlefile Wines

Yilgarnia Wines

Willoughby wines

Proudly Supported by Liquor Barons and Buy West Eat Best (BWEB),

Denmark Chamber of Commerce, IGA Taste Great Southern, Amazing South Coast, Shire of Denmark

For more event information, please contact Denmark Chamber of Commerce on info@denmarkchamber.com.au or 08 9848 2065

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Carpark Party

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We've finally managed to drag renowed chef Joel Valvasori out of his kitchen and into the country to join the Liberte crew. plus other exciting guests in celebrating the Great Southern with an Italian feast you wont want to miss. Were celebrating friends, family & fun in an Italian carpark party feast featuring the best food and booze the Great Southern has to offer.

Unfortunatety we are unable to cater to any dietary requirements for this event, food will be served as per the menu on the night only.

Venue  Liberte at the London, Albany

 

For more event information, please contact CMS Events on info@libertealbany.com.au or 08 9847 4797

 

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Irina Vasilieva and the Albany Chamber Orchestra

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Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre as part of the Albany Arts Festival Season 

As an Internationally acclaimed recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Irina Vasilieva has performed and participated in various festivals, international master classes and chamber music projects.

Together with Albany's first & only semi-professional chamber orchestra this promise to be a moving night of chamber music brilliance.

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Burger, Bubbles & Passion

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25 Mar 2018 Elephant Rock Cider, William Bay

Burger, Bubbles & Passion

$75.00

5.30pm - 8.30pm

 

Gourmet burgers, local marron, funky ciders, gooey toffee and of course a bit on the side. Live music. Arrive early at 4.30pm for optional game of soccer golf.

 

For more event information, please contact The Toffee Factory on jjs_caterers@bigpond.com or 08 9840 9900

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

Albany Kite Fiesta

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SunSmart Albany Kite Fiesta 2018

Join Michael and Jan Alvares of Kite Kinetics and Green Skills for kite making and kite flying fun. Bring along your family and watch the skies for the giant kites. 

Kite making kits are available for $6. 

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Apr
7
8:30 AM08:30

NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALBANY WILL BE PART OF THE NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2018 🎼🎶🎻

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Modeled on the Championship in Cooma, NSW, The Albany Regional Final of the Australian National Busking Championships is set for Saturday, 7 April 2018.

It will also be an opportunity for musicians all over the country and for local performers to show Albany musicians to showcase their talents and for musicians from all over the country to be part of a WA first.

Organiser Ian Rayson says the Rotary initiative brings together a huge range of artists and genres, rotating at half-hour intervals before the evening's finals.

"In one day in Cooma… there were 70 busking groups of 170-180 musicians and they played around 30 venues in the town," he said.

He says he hopes the event will be as popular as Blues at Bridgetown.

"Hopefully as big if not bigger… Busking is all sorts of genres and acts and things like that so hopefully it’s got a much more eclectic crowd and attracts more people, and attracts people from within the region as well as outside."

Interested musicians can email albanybusking2018@gmail.com

📷 Photo by Molly Schmidt from Albany Band Little Whiskey

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May
10
to May 11

The 2 of Us - David Hobson and Marina Prior

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DON’T MISS THIS RARE EVENT!

Australia's leading stars of Opera and Musical Theatre, David Hobson and Marina Prior join together in their own show 'The 2 Of Us' in an 'up close and personal' mode. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Boheme, Carousel, plus songs from their award-winning albums and some Carols favourites.

Respectively they have sung for the Queen, featured at AFL Grand Finals, Carols by Candlelight, Dancing With the Stars, It Takes Two, ABC TV series 'Divorce', Spicks and Specks and in 2006 Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia's 100 Entertainers of the Century.

Hear the classics with a hint of their personal humour and chemistry!

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Sep
15
to Sep 30

Southern Art & Craft Trail

ArtsouthWA Inc is the only art organisation with members across the Great Southern and beyond

This iconic event showcases the best of our artists, venues and landscapes. The Art Trail is an initiative of ArtsouthWA Inc., an organisation formed to promote and market the fi ne art and craft created by artists living and working in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. ArtsouthWA conducts projects including this Trail, workshops, exhibitions and the management and maintenance of an online database of its member artists, galleries and community groups www.artsouthwa.com.au.

The Southern Art & Craft Trail is in its 16th year. We would love to take this opportunity to welcome you. This year we’ve gone big. We’ve extended our reach in inviting surrounding towns of the Great Southern to be involved and to showcase the various artistic talents in their areas. We welcome the new towns of Lake Grace and Northcliffe to the Trail and encourage all visitors to the Trail to support our new venues and exhibitions.

We’ve also gone big with a bigger booklet. This has enabled the number of venues to increase and has encouraged several new businesses coming on board to support the Trail. The Trail is a fantastic opportunity to treat yourself to a weekend or even a week of Art. Enjoy exploring the many Trails throughout the region, including studios, galleries, cafes, wineries and other venues hosting the varied exhibitions that make up this Trail. The exhibitions you will see range from experienced, professional artists to those who work part-time or as a hobby, but all want to share their creativity with you. The warmth and personal atmosphere of the artist studio is the perfect place to fi nd unique art, purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, and chat with the artist. We are once again on Instagram. When you are out and about please take photos on your journey and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #arttrailwa2017 to be in the running for a prize!

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Feb
24
5:30 AM05:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

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Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Feb
22
10:15 AM10:15

Queen Baton Relay at Albany Town Square - Community Celebration

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oin us in celebrating the Queen's Baton Relay in Albany Town Square for the Community Celebration. The Community Celebration is an opportunity for the broader community to see the Baton and Batonbearers up close. More than 20 schools from around the region will be arriving in Town Square to enjoy a program of activity and performance. This celebration is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

2018 MSWA Albany Ride

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The inaugural MSWA Albany Ride is set for Saturday 17 February 2018. 

This is a unique, family friendly afternoon event including three ride distances to cater for all ages and capabilities; 80km, 40km and a 10km twilight ride. It follows some of the most beautiful scenery in the Great Southern region, starting and finishing at Emu Point. 

With a family friendly finale zone at the start/finish line, we hope you'll join us to celebrate together and help us to raise vital funds to support those with MS and all neurological conditions living in Albany and the Great Southern region. 

Put your body - and bike - on the line and join us for the cycle of the year!

www.mswaalbanyride.org.au

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Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

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Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Feb
15
to Feb 16

A Visit by Stuart Frost, Sculptor and Environmental Artist

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Stuart Frost, Artist in Residence with FORM, will be visiting the Great Southern in February. A sculptor and environmental artist, Stuart Frost explores culture, myth and history in playful, ephemeral land art interventions. During a three month residency the British artist will turn his skill for crafting natural and forgotten objects into beautiful, paradoxical artworks. 

He will provide a short presentation of his works at the Vancouver Arts Centre. Come along to learn more about environmental art from a world-class artist!

RSVP to arts@albany.wa.gov.au or (08) 6820 3740.

This event takes place on Noongar land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Minang people of Noongar nation. We pay respects to any elders past, present, and emerging. And we recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, which continue to be important to Noongar people living today.

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Feb
14
7:30 AM07:30

DRIFTWOOD by Casus circus

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Casus is recognised as a leader in contemporary circus on the international stage. Renowned for their aesthetic of delicately human circus, Casus Circus’ premier work Knee Deep is an international sensation. Performed in over fifteen countries in 2015 alone, Knee Deep won international accolades including Best Circus & Physical Theatre 2016 Adelaide Fringe and Best Circus & Physical Theatre Avignon 2015. Now Casus brings us Driftwood. In this colourful and turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, watch Casus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact. This is a circus show that does not let you forget that to feel is to be human and in a moment of danger, a grasping hold is survival. The unique acrobatic shapes signature to Casus abound in this journey of explosive encounters, hidden looks, and humorous discoveries. Brilliant for children, adults and families alike Driftwood is rich in human connection as Acrobats fill the stage with momentum and stillness, with strength and fragility, and overwhelm audiences with breathless emotion. VENUE Albany Entertainment Centre

DATE Wednesday February 14, 7:30pm

DURATION 60 min

TICKETS $19 - $36 Transaction fees may apply

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

End of Harvest 2018

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~ End of Harvest ~

Please join us, farmers, their friends and families along with industry workers in celebration of the end of harvest for 2018! This is a ticketed event so bookings are essential.

TICKETS > $60pp
Inc. Champagne on Arrival, an abundance of delicious Canapes throughout the night and live entertainment!

You can purchase tickets from the venue or
reserve by PHONE | (08)9841 1600 or via
EMAIL | events@threeanchors.com.au

A night not to be missed!

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Let's Go Surfing Day - February

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NEW VOLUNTEERS & PARTICIPANTS WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS!!! NO surfing experience needed…

Arrive at 7:00am if your a morning person and would like to train as a water volunteer.

Participants can register from 9am-11am. All levels of ability welcome. Wheel chair friendly matting provided with space to chill out under the shade. Change rooms and disabled toilet closeby.

Presentation and free sausage sizzle at 12pm.

You bring: Smiles, hat, sunglasses, bathers, wetsuit (if you feel the cold), sunscreen.

Other event days 17/3/18 & 21/4/18

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Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

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Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Feb
8
7:00 AM07:00

National Pancake Day

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~ National Pancake Day ~

Back in 1439 the first pancake made it's grand apperance in the homes throughout the United Kingdom...

Originally the cause of of a quick pantry clean out to rid the home of flour, eggs and dairy products on 'Shrove Tuesday' to prepare families for the fasting that 'Lent' or 'Ash Wednesday' brought. 

In more recent times Shrove Tuesday has become the perfect partner to Pancakes and has become a tradtional day to celebrate the breakfast superstar with many businesses nationaly raising much needed funds for local organisations. 

This year we will once again be donating $1 from each pancake sale to Shalom House in Albany to raise much needed awareness and funds for Albany's homeless and the men's shelter. 

Let's get flippin'!!!!
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PANCAKE SPECIALS AVAILABLE FROM 7AM UNTIL 3PM FOR BREAKFAST + LUNCH!

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Feb
8
to Feb 25

FAR Festival 2018

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Curious Happenings

Welcome to the very first FAR Festival! Founded by the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany, FAR Festival exists for regional artists throughout the Great Southern region and beyond. 

FAR (Fringe Arts Regional) Festival 2018 is part of the Vancouver Arts Centre’s commitment to supporting and encouraging the development of contemporary performance and creative practice in the Great Southern region. FAR Festival is for emerging and independent artists, as well as for exciting creative happenings in the Great Southern! 

This year’s FAR Festival will be the beginning of grand adventures. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the plunge with us so far including;Denmark ArtsCreative Albany IncTone List and the Albany Arts Festival Season - https://tinyurl.com/yd7z9aex

This year will be a taster of what is to come!

Check out the schedule!

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Extending the voice: Exploratory singing workshop with Propan

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY
Propan (Norway) + Josten Myburgh - Exploratory Music Performance

WEDNESDAY 7
Creative Exchange - FAR Thinking

Friday 9 February
Gods of the Stadium - Exhibition Opening
Bead Friends Forever (Albany Opening)

Wednesday 14 February
Driftwood - Casus Circus

Saturday 24 February
The World's Tiniest Zine Fair II - FAR Festival 2018
Far Fetched: Three Contemporary Performances
FAR OUT: Late Night Fringe Club

View the program guide here: http://bit.ly/2nmVi1M

FAR Festival meets on Noongar land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Minang people of Noongar nation. We pay respects to any elders past, present, and emerging. And we recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, which continue to be important to Noongar people living today.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

World Wetlands Day - Albany

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Join us in Town Square on Saturday, February 3 to celebrate our wetlands.

From 9am until 12noon, enjoy demonstrations, entertainment and information from BirdLife Australia, Great Southern Science Council, Young Naturalists, Meet the Macro-Invertebrates, Green Skills Inc, Albany Bushcarers Group, Friends of Yakamia Creek, South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc., Albany Photographic Society, Cleanaway, Fossicker's Tip Shop, Reptile Haven and Koffee Boost. 

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Feb
2
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

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Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Jan
26
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

sailaway.jpg

Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Australia Day Celebrations

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26 JANUARY 2018 12:00PM - 26 JANUARY 2018 20:00 PM

Location:Middleton Beach, Albany WA 6330

Contact Name:City of Albany

Contact Email:events@albany.wa.gov.au

Middleton Beach will be a hub of activity from January 22, as a week-long festival takes over its shores. The festival will include a variety of activities including a live sand sculpture build with sand workshops and activities for kids and adults, bungy trampolines, bouncy castles, a pop-up library as well as beats on the beach and outdoor cinema.

The week will conclude with Australia Day with the annual HBF Fun Run, Citizenship Ceremony and Awards and Australia Day Festival.

The Australia Day & Middleton Beach Festival is proudly presented by Act-Belong-Commit and sponsored by Healthway, Lotterywest, Southern Ports, LandCorp, Triple M Albany and Albany Advertiser. 

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Australia Day Fun Run

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2018 HBF Australia Day Fun Run

Make a healthy start to your Australia Day celebrations by joining the 2018 HBF Albany Australia Day Fun Run, hosted by the Men's Resource Centre and supported by HBF.

It’s a family friendly event and all proceeds promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of men within the local and regional community.

An 8.2km Open Run starts at 9.00am, the 4.8km Fun Run and Walk starts at 9.15am.

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Jan
22
to Jan 30

Walk a Mile Shoe Exhibition

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"Walk a Mile" Shoe Exhibition

Inspired by Priscilla’s Shoe, this week-long exhibition will display famous shoes from the community and beyond to help raise money for the Albany Community Foundation who provide financial support to local residents in need. 

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Jan
22
to Jan 26

Australia Day & Middleton Beach Festival

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Middleton Beach will be a hub of activity from January 22 as a week-long festival takes over its shores. The festival will include a variety of activities including a live sand sculpture build with sand workshops and activities for kids and adults, bungy trampolines, bouncy castles, a pop-up library as well as beats on the beach and outdoor cinema.

The week will conclude with Australia Day with the annual HBF Fun Run, Citizenship Ceremony and Awards and Australia Day Festival

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Jan
20
2:00 AM02:00

Laserscape

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LASERSCAPE COMPOUND, GLEDHOW • JANUARY 20 • 2PM - 5PM Enjoy 2 hours of laser tag in bush terrain at the Laserscape compound, Gledhow. This event is open to a wide range of ages and older youth are encouraged to join the fun. Parents of participants are welcome to join in. The event is followed by a sausage sizzle. Tickets are $23 and available on eventbrite.com.au Enquiries to Lesley Yates 6820 3130 or lesely.yates@albany.wa.gov.au

 

DESCRIPTION

After the success of our last laserscape event and due to the number of people who missed out we are holding the event at the Laserscape Battlefield on old ellker Road.

We have opened the age range right up to include 12 - 25 year olds and they compete alone, with friends and family or bring a parent along to play.

The game will start at 2pm so try to arrive a few minutes beforehand to make sure you have time to get kitted up, placed in teams and get your preferred gun.

Wear enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen on the day.

Afterwards we will have a sausage sizzle at no extra charge and there will be cold water available.

Please read the edemnity form carefully as you will need to agree to the terms and conditions to be able to purchase a ticket.

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a youth event so participants would need to be 12 - 25 years unless you are a parent playing with your child.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Participants will need to make there own way to the venue, there is plenty of parking available.

What can I bring into the event?

This is an alcohol free event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Any questions can be directed to Lesley Yates - Youth Development Officer for the City of Albany

08 68203130 or 0400 419 342 or email lesley.yates@albany.wa.gov.au

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are refundable by contacting Lesley Yates preferably by phone at least 24 hours before the event. No refunds will be available after friday the 19th of January 2017 (the day before the event)

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Jan
19
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

sailaway.jpg

Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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Jan
15
to Jan 16

Tom Curtain - Territory Time Tour

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Tom Curtain - Territory Time Tour

Featuring award winning Country Music artist and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain, this 90 minute show provides guests a taste of the inner workings of an outback Australian cattle station with real horse-breaking and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live acoustic music and humorous bush tales

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Jan
12
5:30 PM17:30

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE

sailaway.jpg

Why not sail with Albany Whale Tours while you are staying with us. A perfect way to spend a Friday evening

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET CRUISE
On ‘Sail-A-Way’
Every Friday - December to March
5.30 – 7.30pm

Leaving from the new marina on the Albany Waterfront, we sail around Princess Royal Harbour and into King George Sound. 
Enjoy complimentary glass of champagne, cheese and fruit platters and hot drinks. You can also bring along your own alcoholic or soft drinks and any other food you enjoy, while you revel in the fresh, clean air and splendid natural, wilderness-coastline of Albany. Magic!
Best to Book: Ring 0422 441 484

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