Bring your stubbies – Darwin beer can regatta July 15

Pic: beercanregatta.org.au

Ever had too many beer cans and didn’t know what to do with them?

Well the people of Darwin have faced such a problem but they overcame it by building boats from the cans and racing them down the river.

They’ve been doing it ever since and it’s now become an annual festival known as the Darwin Beer Can Regatta.

The 2012 date is fast approaching on July 15. Check it out!

Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Mindil Beach, Darwin
Entry: By gold coin donation
Food and drinks available on the day

Tours and fun

And if you’d like to see some of the Territory while you’re up here, here are some of the amazing tours and packages we can throw your way if you’re a VIP member.

Adventure Tours – Litchfield and Jumping Crocs – Day Tour
See massive Saltwater Crocodiles leap from the natural waterway of the Adelaide River, cool off with a swim at a Wangi Falls, and explore the lush monsoonal rainforest of Litchfield National Park. Don’t forget your bathers! FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 11 Day Kimberley Safari Southbound
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Australia’s North West is one of the last remaining wilderness regions and during this 11 Day Safari we’ll take you on a journey into the heart of this spectacular country – from the magnificent coastal villages with rich red soil to rock formations that must be seen to be believed. With most meals included, unique camping locations and accommodation already sorted, expert guides and plenty of outdoor adventure – this is the perfect travel option that will help you explore the very unique land, people and spirit of Western Australia.

Address: Check Availability Please Ask@connections.travel

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 2 Day Kakadu Camping Safari
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Camping, Crocs and Culture!

What more could you want in your Top End experience when you’re visiting for a good time not a long time??

What’s New for 2009-2010 · This tour will operate in a new purpose-built Isuzu all-terrain vehicle · Connections travel pillow and towel to use on tour and yours to take for future travels · Wine provided with dinner

Address: Check Availability Please Ask@connections.travel

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 20 Day Great Western Safari Southbound
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Australia’s West is one of the last remaining wilderness regions and during this 20 Day Safari we’ll take you on a journey into the heart of this spectacular country. From the magnificent coastal villages with reefs on their doorstep to gorges, waterways and rock formations that must be seen to be believed. With most meals included, unique camping locations and accommodation already sorted, expert guides and plenty of outdoor adventure – this is the perfect travel option that will help you explore the very unique land, people and spirit of Western Australia.

Address: Check Availability Ask@connections.travel

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 3 Day Kakadu and Katherine Safari
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Kakadu, Kakadu, Kakadu – but wait, there’s more!

National Parks, world heritage listed areas, cruisin’ for crocs, aboriginal culture and termites. Andthis is only the first day!

What’s Included:

· This tour will operate in a new purpose-built Isuzu all-terrain vehicle · Intrepid Connections travel pillow to use on tour and yours to take for future travels · Wind up light, towel, travel pillow and wine with dinner provided

Address: Check Availability Please Ask@connections.travel

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield
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Two of the Top End’s favourite national parks combined!

This three day all inclusive camping safari allows you to explore both Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. For those with Katherine already on the itinerary, there is the perfect Top End option.

Address: Check Availability Please Ask@connections.travel

INTREPID CONNECTIONS 4 Day Total Top End
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World Heritage Wonderland

An awesome all inclusive camping option exploring three spectacular regions of the Top End!

Address: Check Availability Please Ask@connections.travel

Darwin Tour – Tour Tub
Visit Darwin`s local attractions on board the unique open air bus the “Tour Tub”. Savour the tropical atmosphere of Darwin and enjoy our relaxed lifestyle. This tour is a relaxed tour, hop on and off the bus visiting fish feeding, museum, botanical gardens, World War II Oil Storage Tunnels, Indo Pacific Marine, Australian Pearling Exhibition, East Point Military Museuam, Fannie Bay Gaol and MGM Grand Casino. Each stop is usually for one hour but if you need more time take another hour, no rush. Your driver is well educated and versed in Darwin`s colourful history and local information. Your ticket entitles you to free entry to World War II Oil Storage Tunnels and discounts in Darwin at all attractions visited.Address: 5 Pandanus Street Nightcliff 0810

Fish Hook Pass – Darwin to Sydney
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Start in Darwin, head through Katherine to Alice Springs, explore amazing Uluru and the Olgas. Head to Adelaide through Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges. Take in the sites on the Adelaide and Melbourne route, before heading to Sydney. FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING.

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Fish Hook Pass – Darwin to Melbourne
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Start in Darwin, head through Katherine to Alice Springs, explore amazing Uluru and the Olgas. Head south to Adelaide through Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges. Take in the sites on the Adelaide and Melbourne route. FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING.

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Want to learn more about the Territory? See www.travelnt.com

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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There will be a blog every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact Jo at viplounge@vipbackpackers.com


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2 thoughts on “Bring your stubbies – Darwin beer can regatta July 15

  1. Did anyone get to the Beer Can Regatta yesterday? We’d love to hear from you!! We’ll be posting photos of the madness shortly so stay tuned…

  2. Pingback: 10 images of the Beer Can Regatta « Vipbackpackers's Blog

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