[Central Coast] With the date set for Saturday, June 23, arrangements are well in hand to make this year
13th annual 5 Lands Walk the most successful ever.
The 2017, 10km coastal trek from MacMasters Beach to Terrigal attracted over 22,000
participants, a number organisers expect to well exceed this year due to improved transport
arrangements, programme bonuses and more coastal residents inviting friends and family from
outside the region to be part of what is now one of the Coast’s premier family events.
Designed for the enjoyment of all ages, the day is provided free of charge by the community
for the community. Entertainment, art installations, indigenous insights, whale sightings and
local transport between each of the 5 Lands, MacMasters Beach, Copacabana, Avoca,
North Avoca and Terrigal are all on offer.
Central Coast Mayor Jane Smith added “ This wonderfully inclusive
community event has stood the test of time..”
“Each year we add a new dimension to the programme for the day, helping ensure the many
thousands of returning participants experience something different. Highlights from this
year’s programme showcases the cultural diversity of the coastal community and include:
The Celebration of the 5 Lands on Friday 22nd June from 5:30 pm at Avoca Beach
The Opening Ceremony at MacMasters Beach including “A Welcome to Country”.
Move to the Latino Rhythm Carnival at Copacabana
Dancing with Zorba hosted by the Greek Community, at Avoca Beach
Immerse yourself showcase by the Aboriginal Community, at North Avoca
The Finale of the 5 Lands Walk hosted by the Filipino Community, at Terrigal
Timed to correspond with the peak whale migration to the North, this amazing event just
keeps improving and expanding, attracting more participants, involving more volunteers and
with the support of an ever-increasing number of community-minded sponsors without
whose assistance, the staging of this exceptional community event would not be possible”
enthused 5 Lands Walk Organising Committee President, Con Ryan
5 Lands Walk Patron, Central Coast Mayor Jane Smith added “ This wonderfully inclusive
community event has stood the test of time, continuing to deliver great value to all
community members and providing a wonderful showcase of our coastal beauty, heritage
and attractions. I highly recommend you invite friends to diarise the date, come, participate
and enjoy a taste of what we locals enjoy so much about coastal living”.
Source: David Fellows, Words & Deeds for 5 Lands Walk Organising Committee, May 24, 2018.
Our previous Stories on our site about the 5 Lands Walk