Events in the Western Wilderness
January 20122012 World Water Ski Record Event in Strahan
The World Record Water Ski Team is returning to Strahan on Tasmania’s West Coast with the goal of extending the World Record they set in 2010 for the Most Water Skiers Towed Behind a Single Boat.
Date: Thursday, 26 January - Saturday 28 January
Australia Day Mt Lyell Lake Burbury Picnic
Historic family picnic day held at Lake Burbury Picnic Grounds, located on the Lyell Highway on the way to Hobart when travelling from Queenstown (20 minute drive from Queenstown). A fun day with free good old fashioned Australian activities and events for all ages of the family. These include the 3 legged races, toss the gumboot, running races and hammer the nail. Prizes trophies are given. Free fruit bags and drink for kids and free adult goodie bags. Sausage sizzle also available. All welcome.
Date: Thursday, 26 January
Location: Lake Burbury Picnic Grounds, Lyell Highway
Australia Day Mt Lyell Strahan Picnic (113th year)
Come and join in for the historic family picnic day with free activities and events for all to enjoy whilst celebrating Australia Day. There are games and entertainment for the kids, including bike races, treasure hunt, steeping the chain, nail hammering, gumboot throwing, face painting and a jumping castle.
Date: Thursday, 26 January
Location: West Strahan Beach, Strahan
Pure Tasmania Wildside MTB 2012
Four days, 140km of competition and 60km of cruising on some of the best tracks you’ll ever ride.
Date: 28-31 January
Location: The event starts at Cradle Mountain and finishes in Strahan.
Pure Tasmanian Cycle Challenge
Offering two ride options departing on the same day from different locations at different times and finish together in Strahan in the afternoon
Date: Sunday, 26 February 2012
Location: Around the West Coast
Tastings at the Top
Celebrate the 18th year of Tasmania’s premier culinary event ‘Tastings at the Top’. A gourmet extravaganza rated among the country’s best food and wine experiences; a 3-day festival celebrating the finer things in life – a chance to celebrate the very best in Tasmanian produce.
Date: 24th to 26th June
Location: Cradle Mountain Lodge
Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival
Art and craft workshops, exhibitions, live music, films, book readings, oral histories, circus entertainment, mine and heritage tours and train rides all in a 2 ½ day program combining contemporary arts with the rich cultural heritage of Queenstown.
Date: 14-16 October
The Hydro Tasmania Tullah Challenge
The Tullah Challenge is an annual event held in the lakeside village of Tullah in the rugged mountains and rainforests of Tasmania’s West Coast.
Date: TBA November 2012
2012 Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair
This is Tasmania’s main annual gem and mineral show, and includes displays of Gems, Jewellery, Minerals, Crystals, Opals, Beads, Fossils and more.
Date: 10 – 11 November 2012
Location: Held at the Zeehan Primary School, November