Saturday June 22 marks the date of the Winter solstice when the Earth’s tilt away from the Sun is at its maximum and the Sun’s maximum elevation is at its lowest. June 22 also marks the peak period for sightings of the northerly whale migration along the coast, a time of enormous significance to indigenous communities.
It is also the date of the 14th annual 5Lands Walk, the much loved community event featuring a 10km coastal walk from MacMaster’s Beach to Terrigal, art exhibitions, cultural insights & performances by the community for the community.
Traditionally attracting over 22,000 participants of all ages, the 5LandsWalk mantra is to connect people with people and place, to provide the opportunity for locals and visitors to refresh and reflect on the amazing beauty and diversity the Central Coast offers.
For some, the 5LandsWalk provides an annual opportunity to exercise against the most stunning of backgrounds, for others the opportunity to share a fabulous weekend with family and friends enjoying the rich and culturally diverse beauty of the region.
“Designed to appeal to all ages, this unique, totally inclusive, free event also offers complimentary transport between Terrigal, MacMasters Beach and Avoca for participants challenged by the journey on foot. Participants travelling from the Northern Beaches have the added convenience of buses meeting Palm Beach Ferries, linking Ettalong with MacMaster’s Beach.
Evolving over the year to become a highlight of the Central Coast calendar, this truly memorable community event is made possible by the generous contributions of over 700 volunteers and sponsors. So I encourage you to mark it in your diary and invite your friends to make a weekend visit to participate in what is one of the Central Coast’s most impressive highlights” said Con Ryan President 5 Lands Walk For details and registration, visit www.5landswalk.com.au.