2017 Festival planning underway

Planning is now underway for the 13th annual Noosa Festival of Water, which is set to take place on Sunday 25th June 2017 at the Noosa Botanic Gardens on the shores of Lake Macdonald in Cooroy.  With a diverse program of entertainment, activities and displays, the Festival offers Noosa residents and visitors to the area opportunities to learn about and appreciate our natural world and some of the unique features of our region.  

Sponsorship and support from the Noosa Council, Unity Water and the Bendigo Community Bank in Cooroy will contribute to staging the event, with the support of around 100 volunteers from a wide range of community organisations including the Noosa Cooroy SES, Tewantin Noosa Lions, Landcare, Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, Friends of the Botanical Gardens and a host of others.

A program of entertainment is being prepared for the Amphitheatre including the Gubbi Gubbi Dance troupe and Martin Fingland and his menagerie of native wildlife!

Kids will again be able to learn to fish with the experts from the Lake Borumba Fish Stocking Group and also dabble in the arts in the Creative Kids marquee, have their face painted and have a go on the jumping castle.

Kids and adults will have an opportunity to experience kayaking and standup paddleboarding on Lake Macdonald, hear and see Alan Burnett’s very popular snake and reptile show, meet the Dingoes from the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary and learn more about our region through an array of displays and information stalls.

The Gerry Cook Hatchery at Mary River Cod Park will be open on the day to showcase the breeding program for the endangered Mary River cod. Boat transport across the Lake is currently being confirmed!

The success of the Noosa Festival of Water is primarily due to the massive in-kind contribution of so many volunteers who help to stage the Festival every year. Like the Noosa Festival of Water on Facebook to stay up to date with plans for the 13th annual Noosa Festival of Water, Sunday 25th June 2017.

For more information, please call the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee on 07 5482 4766 or email admin@mrccc.org.au

 

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