Five Lands Walk Community Festival - Avoca Beach
Saturday 22 June 2024
The Five Lands Walk Community Festival combines a 10km walk along the beaches and headlands from MacMasters Beach to Terrigal passing through Copacabana, Avoca Beach and North Avoca with community festivals being held in conjunction with the walk at all of these beachside villages.
The event is conducted at the time of the winter solstice each year. This is the time of the northern whale migration. It is a free event and no-one is excluded. Free bus transport is also provided between each land. The aim of the event is to connect people to people and people to place and everyone is encouraged to participate in some or all of the activities with their families, friends and wider community.
The music and culture of the local indigenous community are highlighted at each land, especially at their North Avoca base. The Message Stick an important symbol in the traditions of the Aboriginal people and the reading of the Message are at the heart of the festival. The Message Stick travels through the five lands with the Messenger forming an important cultural connection.
Multi-cultural communities are highlighted at the other four lands with their music and culture being prominent. Entertainment includes art and sculpture exhibitions, bands and other performing artists, whale talks, an Opening Ceremony as well as kite making and flying.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.