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  • 6 Race Program
  • Starting Line @ The Surf Club
  • Finish Line @ The Dispensary VIP Deck
  • ibis Hotel Beach Cabanas
  • Smirnoff Beach Club
  • Fashions on the Sand
  • Top Aussie & local DJs
  • Beach Concert feat. Little Steely Bros ‘Sounds of the West Coast’
  • Sunday Recovery Session


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Air Jockey Competition

Beach Club

Smirnoff Beach Club

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Starting Line at the Surf Club

Finish Line

Finish Line at The Dispensary

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Ibis Hotel Beach Cabana

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Fashions on the Sand

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Shuttle Bus

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The Event program will be available for viewing and download very soon. Once finalised, there’ll be a link on our homepage.
On Friday, gates open at 4pm for the Friday Night Beach Concert at Mackay Surf Club, which starts at 5pm). This event runs until approximately 10pm. On Saturday, gates open at 10.30am for the Main Event. This takes place across multiple venues, including the Mackay Surf Club (starting line), Dispensary VIP Deck (finish line), Beach Club, Cabanas and the parklands - all kicking off at 11am. The Main Event concludes around 5pm, with various after parties then running until approximately 10pm. On Sunday, gates open at 11am for the Sunday Recovery Session at Mackay Surf Club. This runs from approximately 11am until 5pm.
You are free to enter and exit the Event Precinct at your own discretion, provided you keep your armband on at all times. Please bear in mind that it will be necessary for you to be reprocessed by security upon re-entry.
Due to the beachfront location, no onsite parking is available. We highly recommend making use of the event shuttle buses or alternate arrangements.
For Saturday, this depends on your ticket type. If you have selected General Admission, we recommend BYO camp chairs and/or picnic rugs. If you have selected a premium or VIP option, including Beach Club, a Beach Cabana, Starting Line @ The Surf Club or The Dispensary VIP Deck, seating is provided. For the Friday Night Beach Concert and Sunday Recovery Session, we recommend BYO camp chairs and picnic rugs; however, some seating will be available.
While children are permitted to attend most parts of Mackay Beach Horse Races under the supervision of a parent, guardian or adult, this is not an Event designed for children, and as such, there are limited activities available for them. Please note the Beach Club and The Dispensary VIP Deck are designated 18+ adults only areas, while the Friday Night Beach Concert, Starting Line @ The Surf Club, Beach Cabanas, and General Admission areas (including the Friday Night Beach Concert and Sunday Recovery Session) are open to youths and children. For those who’ve purchased a Beach Cabana, please note your Beach Cabana accommodates 10 adults; however, you are more than welcome to add on youths/children (in addition to the 10 adults) - simply purchase the relevant youths/children a Youth or Child General Admission Ticket.* *(For example, a Beach Cabana is booked for ten adults who have a combined total of four children - one aged 4, one aged 5-12 and two aged 13-17. This group will purchase 1 x Beach Cabana, plus 2 x Youth General Admission, plus 1 x Child General Admission, and the 4 year old is free of charge. All 14 individuals will share the one Beach Cabana.)
General Event Precinct vendor details coming soon! *Finish Line at The Dispensary VIP Deck Package includes Craftsman's Lunch Grazing Buffet (e.g. variety of quiches, salads, deli meats, gourmet cheeses, freshly baked bread, petit-fours etc.), Roaming Canapés (e.g. chicken skewers, lamb cutlets, prosciutto-wrapped prawns, focaccia with mixed fillings, grilled fish on flatbread etc.), and two-hour premium beverage package (including premium wine, local beer, soft drink, and signature cocktail). *Beach Cabana Package w/ ibis Hotel Food Pack includes Antipasto (prosciutto cotto, Hungarian salami, parma ham and marinated pastrami), Cheese & crackers (smoked cheddar, camembert, brie, Adelaide Hills blue, lavosh, grissini sticks, wafers & water crackers), spreads (hummus, French onion, roast pepper, pickled onion, dolmades, semi-dried tomato, artichoke, gherkins & caper berries) and Dessert (lamingtons, caramel slice, mint slice), plus Starter Beverage Pack (with beer, cider, wine varieties, premixes and water). *Beach Cabana Package w/ ibis Hotel Gourmet Food Pack (upgrade/add-on) includes Antipasto (fresh cooked ocean prawns, smoked salmon, prosciutto cotto, Hungarian salami, parma ham and marinated brie, Adelaide Hills blue, lavosh, grissini sticks, wafers & water crackers, French baguette, garlic ciabatta, pita bread and plain roti), Spreads (hummus, French onion, guacamole, semi-dried tomato, artichoke, gherkins, kalamata olives, roast pepper, pickled onion, dolmades, semi-dried tomato, artichoke & caper berries) and Dessert (profiterole, mini jam donuts, petit-four, cheese eclair & lamingtons), plus Starter Beverage Pack (with beer, cider, wine varieties, premixes and water). *Starting Line at the Surf Club Package includes a variety of hot and cold share platters (e.g. skewer varieties, slider burgers, wedges, hot and cold seafood, arancini etc.) with additional meals and takeaway style food options available for separate onsite purchase.
We get wet! The Event will proceed rain or shine; however, average June temperatures are in the low to mid 20s (with overnight lows of around 15 degrees), and an average of 6 days’ rain, so the odds are favourable for pleasant conditions. Some shade and cover around the Event Precinct is available, but please note umbrellas are not permitted for safety reasons.
It is a condition of entry to the Event that searches of patrons and/or their bags/possessions may be undertaken. If you do not consent to such searches, you may be denied entry to the Event. In such circumstances, no refunds will be given. Please note: any prohibited items located during bag searches will be confiscated and not returned.
Designated smoking areas are located throughout the Event Precinct. Please refer to onsite signage.


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