WHAT’S ON

Saturday

June 8th

From 9.00am
PUPS ON SUPS

FREE

Whilst we’re setting up for the Jetty to Jetty, a chance for you and your doggo to take to the water and show off your skills. The course is approx. 250m and finishing back at Mitchies Jetty. 

Prizes for the best outfits, best tricks and the just darned cutest pup!

Sign up details coming soon!

Please be there around 20 minutes early as times may vary based on the tide. 

 

From 10am
Ripple Racers (8-16 year olds)

FREE

This year we’ve added a winter swim for our younger swimmers. This race includes a small beach run before an approx. 150m lake swim finishing at the iconic Mitchies Jetty. 

Sign up details coming soon!

Please be there around 20 minutes early as times may vary based on the tide. 

 

From 10.30m
MITCHIES JETTY SALTY SWIM

FREE

Are you in for the WinterSun Salty Swim?!  Great prizes to be won, as well as bragging rights that you did it!  Join the bold and the brave and hit the water for the 100 metre splash n dash from the spit to iconic Mitchies Jetty.

It’s good wholesome fun. And warm up afterwards with delicious coffee and pastries from the crew at Mitchies Espresso Bar or a bbq breakfast from Merimbula’s Marine Rescue.

Sign up details coming soon. 

Please be there around 20 minutes early as the times may vary based on the tide.

 

 

From 10.50am
JETTY TO JETTY LAKE SWIM

$30 pp registration
Be a part of the third WinterSun Jetty to Jetty Lake Swim.

The Jetty to Jetty is a 1.2km competitive lake swim from Mitchies Jetty to Spencer Park Jetty and back. Swim starts at 10.50am and registrations and check ins from 8.30am.

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to 2 great local clubs, Pambula Surf Lifesaving Club and Marine Rescue Merimbula.

Sign up details coming soon. 

Please be there around 30 minutes early as the times may vary based on the tide. 

 

 

From 12.30pm-6.30pm
STREETFEST ON MARKET

Free!!

Live music from early afternoon to 6.30pm, showcasing the toast of the coast and surrounds. Groove away the afternoon with food, beverage and festive vibes as local legends, Longstocking Brewery pump out the brews alongside Breakfast Creek Vineyard, Nine Circles Distillery, North of Eden Gin and Grand Matriarch.

Food is taken care of with delicious hot fresh pizza from Sapphire Coast Eats, paella from Cranky’s, bbq delights from Southtown Smokehouse, waffles, popcorn and more.

Bands and times coming soon. 

 

Sunday
June 9th

WINTERSUN WHARF TO WHARF CHALLENGE

From 6am

$100pp
The Wharf to Wharf Walk is a journey through history, crossing the ancient lands of the Yuin people, between two historic wharves on the Sapphire Coast.

In 2024 there will again be both RUN and WALK categories. With runners departing Tathra Wharf as the sun rises at 7:09am and walkers departing soon after at 7:20. Please advise category on booking form.

The walk celebrates the incredible beauty of our coast, taking in rugged cliffs, spectacular headlands, secluded bays & long, isolated beaches. But you won’t have time to stand still in awe and contemplate all of that, as this is a challenge, not for the faint hearted. Sapphire Coast Guiding Co will set the course, provide maps, markers and (maybe) moral support but mostly, you and your buddies will be on your own as you traverse the trail. Start from historic Tathra Wharf. Complete this 27km adventure by 2.30pm and be in the running for great prizes for those that are first across the line.   

 

From 10am-12noon
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS AT TOP FUN!
We’re excited to partner with iconic Merimbula venue Top Fun, on Sunday for a series of Winter themed mini golf, bowling, laser tag and other super fun activities!! 

Call to book (02) 6495 3091
Topfun – At the Top of the Town, Merimbula

OUR PARTNERS

It takes a village to put on an event like this and we’re so thankful to the raft of generous, local businesses that truly support out town and our festival. 

We have a swag of fabulous prizes to give away during WinterSun.  Our swimmers are in the running for a dinner voucher from Wheelers Seafood restaurant, products from Dodd and Dwyer Capital Chemist hampers and vouchers from Mitchies Espresso Bar.

Our Wharf to Wharf challengers could score themselves cash prizes from Horizon Bank and will travel up to the starting line in style courtesy of Sapphire Coast Bus Lines.

Special thanks to our major sponsors Club Sapphire & Merimbula RSL that not only support our festival but provide fantastic entertainment of their own, all year round, and Splash Internet who provide the entertainment when we’re at home.

We think the rest of our sponsor list really does reads like a who’s who of a great stay on the Sapphire Coast, so here goes…

Fly into town via the revamped Merimbula Airport, pick up a hire car from Hertz, stay at Pelican Motor Inn right in the centre of town, or South Seas for the vibe, or up at Hillcrest for the views, head down to Fishpen Charters for a day on the water, pick up some cool threads from Day Trip Store on the way plus, sunscreen and a hat from Capital Chemist, grab a coffee at Mitchies Espresso Bar when you get there.  A famous pie from Wild Ryes for lunch, (in a compostable tray from McCoys packaging), tire the kids out with some epic bowling, laser tag and mini golf at Top Fun and then onto an amazing dinner at Wheelers Seafood Restaurant.

Wander up Market Street, stop at Sails Real Estate to choose which holiday house you’re going to buy (because you really want to live here now) and when you decide, hop across to Horizon Bank who can help with that and then across to InsuranceAdvisorNet to make sure that house is covered!  

And it’s not just those visible Merimbula businesses that have come on board to support us.  Big thanks to Merimbula Chamber of Commerce, Merimbula Special Events committee, Fox Airconditioning and Pambula Surf Lifesaving Club who do so much behind the scenes to make our town the beautiful place that it is !!

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