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2017 Welcome Week Event Calendar / RSVP

  • Please scroll down to view a detailed event calendar
  • PLEASE NOTE : RSVP is required for SOME of the events.
  • Events that require an RSVP have a RSVP form next to the event description below. Please complete and submit an RSVP for EACH EVENT that requires an RSVP

Monday 6th November

  • Yoga 4 Yachties

8:00am - 9:00am - Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow. All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s. FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.
 
  • Rally Meet & Greet

11:00am - 1:00pm - Cruisers Cove Bundaberg Port Marina

  • Receive your Welcome Bags containing your Grotty Yachty T-shirts and lots of other goodies. 
 
  • Welcome Down Under Cocktail Party

rsvp required

6:00pm- 10:00pm- Baltimore Restaurant Bundaberg Port Marina.

FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. 

Crew members and all others are welcome to attend ticket price is $30.00 per person and can be paid at the door.

Please complete the form below and click submit.
  • Free welcome cocktail on Arrival
  • Aboriginal Cultural Show 6.30pm
  • Live music  7.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Complimentary Canapes served throughout the evening 
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize

 


Tuesday 7th November

  •  VHF & Weather Down Under Presentation

RSVP REQUIRED

3:00pm - 5:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE to attend for all. FREE return shuttle bus service.

To ensure we have enough seating for all who wish to attend please complete the form below and click submit
  • Surviving Down Under: A light hearted presentation about the Aussie culture & way of life to help you understand us Aussies & make your time Down Under more enjoyable

  • VHF Channels & Weather Down Under: What VHF Channel to monitor and use. Understanding the forecast areas - how, where and when to get forecasts. East Coast weather - what to watch out for!

  • East Coast Cruising Intro: A brief introduction to cruising the East Coast of Australia

  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize
 
  • Lighthouse Meal Deal - Two for One Tuesday

5:00pm - 8:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Sundowners at the Lighthouse Bar. Have a drink or two with other rally participants and maybe meet a few of the local characters.
  • 6.00pm - 8:00pm Two for One Meal deal at the Lighthouse Bistro. Buy one meal and get one free *conditions apply
  • Drinks and meals at are at your own expense.

Wednesday 8th November

  • Yoga 4 Yachties

8:00am - 9:00am - Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow. All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s. FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.
 
  • East Coast Cruising - Presentation 1

Bundaberg to Southport

RSVP REQUIRED

11:00am - 1:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE to attend for all - Free return Shuttle Bus service.

  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Bundaberg to Southport .
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize
To ensure we have enough seating for all those who wish to attend please complete and submit the form below
 
  • Pot Luck Dinner - Hootenanny / Jam session

5:00pm - 9:00pm Cruisers Cove - Bundaberg Port Marina

FREE to attend for all

  • 5:00 - 7:00. A typical cruiser style get together. - Have a sundowner or two and bring along something to BBQ and maybe a salad or dessert to share . (BYO everything)
  • 7:00 - 9:00 or when ever . Bring your instruments and your vocal chords and join in for a jam session with your fellow cruisers and maybe a few of the locals as well. 

Thursday 9th November

  • East Coast Cruising - Presentation 2

Tweed Heads to Sydney - Sydney to Tasmania

RSVP REQUIRED

3:00pm - 5:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE to attend for all. FREE return shuttle bus service.

To ensure we have enough seating for all who wish to attend please complete the form below and click submit
  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Tweed Heads to Sydney and then Sydney to Tasmania .

  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize
 
 
  • Steak & Toppers Night

 5:00pm - 8:00pm Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Sundowners at the Lighthouse Bar. Have a drink or two with other rally participants and maybe meet a few of the local characters.
  • 6.00pm - 8:00 pm Order a special steak with a selection of toppers from the Lighthouse Bistro
  • Drinks and meals at are at your own expense.

Friday 10th November

  • Yoga 4 Yachties

8:00am - 9:00am - Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow. All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s. FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.
 
  • East Coast Cruising- Presentation 3

Bundaberg to Cairns and beyond

RSVP REQUIRED

11:00am - 1:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads . FREE to attend

FREE to attend for all - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

 

  • Join us for an informative and in detail presentation on sailing route options and stopovers for the passage from Bundaberg to far north Queensland
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAY EVENT All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize
To ensure we have enough seating for all who wish to attend please complete the form below and click submit
 
  • Land Cruising Down Under Presentation

RSVP REQUIRED

2.00pm - 3:00pm Lighthouse Hotel - Burnett heads

FREE to attend for all - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

  • If you are planning to do some"Land Cruising" during your time in Australia you will find this presentation of interest.
  • We take a look at each of the states & territories , the different attractions they have to offer and what time of year is best to travel there.
  • Because Australia is such a big place we also discuss the different travel options such as self drive , train travel and flights  
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize 
To ensure we have enough seating for all who wish to attend please complete and submit the form below
 
  • Pot Luck Dinner - Hootenanny / Jam session

5:00 pm - 9:00pm Cruisers Cove - Bundaberg Port Marina

FREE to attend for all

  • 5:00 - 7:00. A typical cruiser style get together. - Have a sundowner or two and bring along something to BBQ and maybe a salad or dessert to share . (BYO everything)
  • 7:00 - 9:00 or when ever . Bring your instruments and your vocal chords and join in for a jam session with your fellow cruisers and maybe a few of the locals as well. 

Saturday 11th November

Ocean Pacific Seafoods

  • "Bundy Muddy Derby" - Mud Crab Races

3.00pm- 5.00pm Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

Free for all to attend

  • Meet at cruiser's cove and then head over to Ocean Pacific seafoods to view the selection of live pedigree racing crabs.
  • If you like you can buy one of the crabs for just $20.00 and then enter it in the "Bundy Muddy Darby." which takes place immediately afterwards.
  • The first crab home wins its owner a $100.00 Seafood Voucher from Ocean Pacific Seafood.
  • After the darby Ocean Pacific Seafoods will cook it to perfection for you to enjoy the following day.
 
  • Down Under Rally Beer & Prawn / Pot Luck

rSVP REQUIRED

5.00pm - 7.00pm Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. 

Crew members and all others are welcome to attend ticket price is $25.00 per person and can be paid at the event.

To ensure we have enough beer and prawns for all who are attening please complete the form below and click submit
  • A couple of Great Northern Lagers & a tub of fresh cooked Ocean Pacific Seafoods prawns will be waiting for the Captain and First Mate of each boat that registered for the rally who comes along compliments of the Down Under Rally , Great Northern Breweries and Bundaberg Port Marina.  
  • Why not make a meal of it and bring along a salad, side dish or dessert ! 
 

Outdoor Movie Night - "The Castle"

7:00pm - 9:00pm Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

Free for all to attend

  • The Castle is up there with "Crocodile Dundee" as one of the all time favourite Aussie movies.
  • When you are cruising sooner or later someone will ask if you have seen "Captain Ron" ? Well when you are in Australia sooner or later someone will ask have you seen "The Castle" 
  • BYO Comfy chair , popcorn and beverages.

Sunday 12th December

  • Yoga 4 Yachties

8:00am - 9:00am - Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Join Leanne for a Blissology Inspired Vinyasa Flow. All Welcome - Beginners through to Experienced Yogi’s. FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. $10.00 pp for everyone else.
 
  • Charity Swap Meet

 If you would like to volunteer to help organise this event that would be appreciated.

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Bundaberg Port Marina - Cruisers Cove

  • Bring all the boat bits that you no longer want aboard the boat and display it for others to see and perhaps offer to swap you something for it. At 3:00pm you can either take what you have not been able to swap or sell back to the boat or you can donate it to the VRM who will auction it off at a future fund raising event. Clothing and other items can also be displayed and donated
 
  • Down Under Rally - "Done & Dusted" Party

rSVP REQUIRED

6:00pm - Late - Lighthouse Hotel - FREE return Shuttle Bus service.

FREE to attend for the captain and first mate of each vessel that is registered rally participant. 

Crew members and all others are welcome to attend ticket price is $30.00 per person and can be paid at the door.

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm :  Complimentary welcome drink (tap beer or house wine) and Canapes
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : Bistro open for those who wish to purchase meals.
  • 8:00 pm - Late pm :  Party on & Dance the night away with the Live band.
  • MAJOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. All rally participants who attend this presentation will go in the draw to win a major prize
For catering purposes please complete the form below and click submit


Buses to Bundaberg City

FREE COURTESY BUS - MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY

  • Compliments of Bundaberg Port Marina
  • Departs Bundaberg Port Marina for Bundaberg City twice daily: 9.30am and 11.30 daily
  • Return service from Bundaberg City to the Marina : 12.00 noon. Cost is FREE.
  • Those catching the 11.30 bus from the marina will need to make their own arrangements in regard to the return trip to the marina. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT- MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

Bus stop is at the marina and services run frequently.

SUNDAY MARKET BUS.

Departs marina @ 8.30am returning at 10.30am

Departs marina @ 10am and returns at 11.30am