Take a hike with Dad and explore Sydney Harbour
Enjoy a FREE Marine Festival at the Harbour Hike Finish Line on Father’s Day
Sydney, NSW — After taking the spectacular foreshore paths of the lower north shore this Father’s Day, Sunday 2 September, on an 11km walk to raise vital funds for Sydney Harbour marine research, hikers and anyone who would like to join them can relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at a fun-filled free marine festival at Clifton Gardens Reserve, home of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and event finish line.
Kim McKay AO, Harbour Hike’s event director and SIMS Foundation board member said hikers very much enjoyed walking the Harbour foreshore paths and the bush track through Sydney Harbour National Park around Bradley’s Head in the event’s inaugural year last year.
“The weather was perfect, the walk was spectacular and there was a wonderful atmosphere at the finish line’s marine-themed festival featuring a sustainable seafood barbeque.
“Due to the success of Harbour Hike last year, and the popularity of the festival, we’ve made the festival bigger and better, and arranged more free ferries to transport hikers back to the start line after the festival,” Ms McKay said.
This year’s festival, with free access for hikers and the general public, takes place from 10.00am-4.00pm at Clifton Gardens Reserve, Mosman and includes:
Tom Kime’s Fish & Co sustainable seafood BBQ
Pony Dining’s sumptuous steak sandwiches and organic burgers
Detlef Haupt’s Fine Food Store gourmet sausage sizzle
Veggie Patch Van’s veggie burgers, polenta chips or
Pre-Ordered Gourmet Picnic Hamper for two (place orders at www.harbourhike.com)
Nick Saxon – singer-songwriter & Host of World Traveller on Nat Geo Adventure
Monks of Mellonwah – Awarded Best International Act at 2012 LA Music Awards
Breakaway – Emerging Sydney Indie Pop Band
Lindford Gilmour Jazz Band – Mosman High School’s superstar jazz ensemble
Sydney North Ukulele Gang (SNUG) – changing lives one strum at a time!
Philharmonix – folk/jazz quintet
Meet some of Australia’s top marine scientists and get to know our most intriguing Sydney Harbour sea creatures up-close and personal. Hosted by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science.
FUN ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE
Free sea kayaking and sea rafting sessions hosted by NSW outdoor education provider, Land’s Edge
Free indigenous tours in Sydney Harbour National Park hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Face Painting hosted by Artrageous (gold coin donation)
Free Taronga ZooMobile: meet, learn about and interact with our native animals
Register for the SIMS Harbour Hike at www.harbourhike.com.