Australian Masters Games : Games Social Offerings

Highlights of the Festival of Events in Tasmania's North West this October


Unlike in past Games there is no central hub. This year the entire region is getting involved with multiple social offerings every night. 

Below are some of the highlights of events happening in the region during the Games from Thursday, 19 October - Sunday 29 October. 

For the full list of offerings download the What's On In app and search under Australian Masters Games. 

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Events throughout the Games week and October


Table Cape Tulip Farm – Tiptoe through the Tulips, Wynyard


363 Table Cape Road, Wynyard, TAS Saturday 23 September – Sunday 22 October 2017, 9am-4.30pm

Table Cape Tulip Farm operates all year around, but spring is when it comes alive with colour. Walk in the hectares of tulips that flower for one month every spring. Table Cape itself is an extinct volcano vent, and the Tulip Farm is perched on top, up 180m cliffs overlooking Bass Straight. 

Masters on the Wharf

Wharf Precinct, Ulverstone
Thursday, 19 and Friday, 20 October 

On Thursday 19, October and Friday, 20 October, the wharf precinct on the banks of the Leven River, 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 and stay around to enjoy the scenery with a cold drink while enjoying the music and ambiance.  


Fanny Lumsden & Claire-Anne Taylor

The Wharf Hotel Wynyard, 10 Goldie St
Friday, 20 October

Participants, volunteers and accredited supporters can show their accreditation pass at the door for free entry to see ARIA nominated country singer Fanny Lumsden and local artist Claire-Anne Taylor perform at the Wharf Hotel in Wynard.This is a great way to start the week-long festival of sport and fun.   


Feed Your Senses Pop Up Festival

Main Street, Sheffield
Wednesday 25th October

The town of Sheffield will come alive on the evening of Wednesday 25 October as we welcome participants from the Games with a “Pop Up’ festival of Tasmanian food, wine, art and music. We welcome everybody to feed your senses. Taste great Tasmanian produce including some of the world’s best cool climate wines and let your soul be warmed with a Tasmanian whisky or gin. Smell the aromas the “Chefs of Sheffield” cook up. Hear some of the best musicians in Tasmania and let your spirits soar with live music in all the cafes and restaurants. See and experience a visual overload of art, view the mountain “up close” and find out for yourself why Sheffield is called “The Town of Murals”.

Each participating venue will offer one or two tasting size dishes of delicious Tasmanian fare and will feature a great line-up of musicians. Taste your way around the main street of Sheffield and experience the delights of each venue. Don’t settle… Keep exploring …Feed your senses!


Hundred Bears pop-up restaurant at Ghost Rock, Port Sorell

1055 Port Sorell Road, Northdown, TAS 7307 
Friday 20 October – Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm-10.30pm

A collaboration between Hundred Acres at Ghost Rock Vineyard, and Brown Bear Eatery, Hundred Bears pop-up restaurant will be offering a unique food & wine experience for one week only. This event will showcase the very best of Northern Tasmania’s premium produce over a three-course dinner, paired with Ghost Rock wines. 


Evenings at the Distillery, Hellyers Road, Burnie

Hellyers Road Distillery
153 Old Surry Road, Burnie, TAS 7320

Dine in the distillery with friends for hot toddies, warm hospitalitry and hearty meals, featuring fresh local produce. For two weeks in October Hellyers Road Distillery cafe will be open for evenings as well as during the day. Guests can take advantage of the superb Hellyers Road Cafe from 5.30pm each evening between 19 and 28 October, inclusive.

Currently ranked Number One in the region by Trip Advisor, Hellyers Road cafe offers a delightful menu selection compiled predominantly from locally sourced produce. All meals are very reasonably priced and of course guests can also sample the distillery's range of award-winning whiskies.

During this period the Visitor Centre will also offer two for the price of one Whisky Walks (Guided Tours) of the distillery. Tours take place four times daily and bookings are essential. It is also highly recommended that you make a booking for lunch or dinner. 

Devonport Food and Wine Festival

Best Street, Devonport TAS 7310
Sunday 1 October – Tuesday 31 October 2017, 10am-9pm

A month-long celebration of local food & wine in and around Devonport. To coincide with the 16th Australian Masters Games, the festival has been moved to the month of October. 

Burnie Shines

Burnie, Tasmania
Saturday 1 October - Tuesday 31 October

Burnie Shines links together many small to medium events to create an annual Burnie-made spring celebration. This festival is a unique mix of exhibitions, shows, events, performances and parties presented collectively, to produce a multifaceted program with something for everyone. 

Everything starts with a dream. Seventeen years ago the council had a dream of transforming the way this community feels about itself by building a collection of events and presenting it back to them; to entertain, engage, inspire, teach, trigger memories, to stimulate off-season business and bring us together to celebrate our interests and talents.

Highfield House Garden Spectacular, Stanley

Highfield Historic Site, Green Hills Road, Stanley Tasmania 7331
Saturday 21 October 2017, 9am-5pm

A showcase of various lifestyle pursuits, specialist food, wine and wonderful products made on the North West Coast. The event will take place amongst the stunning vistas of historic Highfield House in Stanley. 

Cherry Blossom Celebration, Burnie

Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens, 
55 Breffny Road, Romaine, TAS 7320
Saturday 21 October 2017, 10am-3pm

One of Australia’s major rhododendron gardens, with over 22,000 rhododendrons and other plants set in a natural amphitheatre. Come along to view the Japanese inspired display, with a variety of food and beverages available.


The Flavours of Coffee – Infuse Coffee Roasters

46 Strahan Street, South Burnie TAS 7320
Saturday 21 October – 9am – 12pm

Something is brewing at Infuse Coffee Roasters this Burnie Shines. Come and experience our coffee brewing sessions where you will enjoy different ways of brewing coffee with our alternative brewing devices.




Burnie Farmers’ Market

Market operating 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month, mornings 8am till 12noon at the Wivenhoe Showgrounds 1-7 Pearl Street, Burnie TAS 7320

The original farmers market established in Tasmania, the Burnie Farmers’ Market offers fresh, cheap local produce from the farmers who grow it. 

Railton Market

Railton Hotel grounds, Foster Street, Railton
Open 8am-2pm Every Saturday

Weekly community mixed market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems, also fresh fruit, veg & flowers.


Cradle Coast Farmers Markets

The Wharf, Ulverstone, North West TAS
Every Sunday Morning 8.30-12.30pm

Come buy direct from the farmers in the paddocks, the cooks in the kitchens – the food artisans of Tasmania. 


Latrobe Village Market

169-171 Gilbert Street, Latrobe TAS 7307
Every Sunday 7am-2pm

A delight for treasure trove enthusiasts, antique collectors, food & vegetable buffs. 

Axeman’s Makers Market

Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe TAS 7307
Every Sunday & Thursday 9am-3pm

Featuring locally made products, leather goods, timber, hand-made jewellery, clothing, cakes, relishes & fresh farm produce. There is also a licensed Café, entertainment & local artists. 

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