11 October 2017
In just 10 days time the 16th Australian Masters Games will take over Tasmania's North West and kick off the week-long festival of sport. Now is the time to get Games ready and make sure you're prepared for the action packed week.
Start finalising plans and get ready for a devil of a time in Tassie.
On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October, the wharf precinct, home of the accreditation centre, will be putting on a 'Masters on the Wharf' event which will showcase live music, entertainment and drinks in a pre-Games party.
Make plans to grab your accreditation early (click here for details) and stay around to enjoy the scenery on the banks of the Leven River with a cold drink while enjoying the music and ambiance.
Participants and locals of Tasmania’s North West will open the 16th Australian Masters Games with a food and wine festival at Devonport’s Roundhouse Park on Saturday, 21 October as a part of the month-long Devonport Food and Wine Festival.
At 4pm participants and volunteers will meet outside the Elimatta Hotel (15 Victoria Parade, Devonport TAS) for pre-drinks and the official opening of the Games before the athlete’s march at 5:45pm down Victoria Parade to the heart of the food and wine festival at Roundhouse Park.
Gates will open to the public for the food and wine festival at 5pm and supporters and locals are encouraged to come down and celebrate with the athletes.
We've partnered with the app What's On In to help participants find out about everything happening across Tasmania's North West during the Games.
Create a log in, search for Tasmania and tap the Australian Masters Games logo. There you will find listings of all the social offerings throughout the region, including, Evenings at Hellyers Road Distillery, which will open every night during the Games for a special whisky tasting and dinner, a host of live music including ARIA nominated singer, Fanny Lumsden, live at the Wharf Hotel on Friday 20 October, drink specials at pubs throughout the week, and much more.
Download the app now from iTunes and Google Play and start making plans for the festival of events happening all over Tasmania's North West this October.
CLICK HERE to download the app.
Need ideas on what to do during your days off?
Check out Tasmania's North West blog, which has write ups and highlights a few of the attractions throughout the region.
CLICK HERE to read the blog.
We have partnered with the University of Tasmania, Sydney University and Griffith University on a number of Australian Masters Games related research projects being undertaken with opportunities for both athletes and volunteers to participate.
CLICK HERE to participate and find out more about the opportunities.
Take the stress out of figuring out lunch, or dinner for your team while in Tassie and order Subway ahead of time. With a variety of options on the menu there is something for everyone.
CLICK HERE to download a Subway order form, or call 0448 106 375 to place your order.
*Delivery is subject to availability and one-hour notice is needed.
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