Noosa Festival of Water

Noosa Festival of Water – Sunday 25th June 2017, 10 am to 3 pm

The Noosa Festival of Water has been a highly successful annual event at the Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake Macdonald Amphitheatre since 2005 and it’s on again on Sunday June 25.

The initial impetus for the Festival was water quality and environmental care around Lake Macdonald, which supplies Noosa’s town water.

Today the Festival has evolved to become an annual showcase of our region’s ecological attributes with a primary aim of improving community awareness of how each of us can play a part protecting and preserving our environment in our day to day lives. The Festival provides great opportunities to connect with experts involved with land, water and wildlife management.

Kids’ activities have a Biosphere focus, are free and include a fishing clinic, water sports, wildlife exhibits, art activities and boat trips across Lake Macdonald with an opportunity to learn about the Mary River cod breeding program.

Each year local artists provide entertainment in the Amphitheatre and attendees can avail themselves of refreshments from food vendors as they walk around the stunning lakeside and Botanic Gardens setting. This year there will be a chance to win a weekend at Peppers Resort, Noosa courtesy of Noosa Tourism. A courtesy bus will be running continuously to bring people to the Festival from the parking areas around the Botanic Gardens.

For the early risers there is the Catch and Release Bass Fishing Competition hosted by the Lake Macdonald Fish Stocking group starting at 6.30 am at Mary River Cod Park. Registration forms are available from the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) and the Noosa Festival of Water websites with some fantastic prizes on offer from Hooked on Angling and Outdoors.

The Noosa Festival of Water gives a wide range of groups and agencies an opportunity to connect with locals and visitors to our region to generate the interest and commitment to environmental initiatives needed to make a genuine difference.

The MRCCC and Noosa Landcare organise the Noosa Festival of Water with a legion of community organisations and volunteers working together behind the scenes to stage the event.

The event is supported by Noosa Council through Community Partnership Alliance Signature Event funding. Seqwater, Unitywater and the Cooroy Branch of the Bendigo Community Bank also sponsor the event.

For more information and a full list of the day’s activities, visit the Noosa Festival of Water website and Facebook page or call the MRCCC on 07 5482 4766

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