Sand Sculpting Australia and Heart of Hawkesbury present
The 3rd Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championship 2014
26 December 2013 – 26 January 2014
For the third year, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the historic town of Windsor is once again the home of the Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championships.
For four days (from the 26 December to the 29 December 2013) 12 sand sculptors from countries around the world will compete to be crowned Champion – during these four days you can watch the sand sculptors in competition as thy showcase their incredible talents creating amazing sand sculptures from 20 tonnes of sand each. The theme of the competition this year is “The Lost World” and the winner will be announced on Sunday 29th December 2013.
Then daily from 30 December to the 28 January 2014, the competition entries will be on display so you can wander through the event to view the sculptures at your leisure. During these dates, you can watch a sand sculptor at work on our 60 tonne display piece, view our daily speed carving demonstrations or take part in a sand sculpting workshop and learn the tricks of the trade.
You can also vote for your favourite sculpture with the People’s Choice winner being announced on Australia Day – 26th January 2014.
Along with the sand sculptures will be a full range of children’s activities, including sand art, sand bottles, giant sand pit plus our New activities including sand pens, the sand digger and the Lego play zone.
Light refreshments are available on site at our food vans, or enjoy afternoon served by the ladies of the CWA or take a short stroll into the Windsor Township and wander through the shops and enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants.
McQuade Park Windsor
(Corners George Street and Hawkesbury Valley Way) Windsor.
Competition – 26 – 29 December 2013
Judging & Presentation – 29 December 2013 @ 2pm
Event – 29 December 2013 – 26 January 2014
Open daily from 10am to 7pm
Included in the prices listed below are:
- Entry into sand sculpting competition area
- Children’s Activity Sheet
- Workshop with a Professional Sand Sculpture (beginner level)
- Our giant Sand Pit
- Lego Play Zone
Adults – $14.00pp
Concession – $11.00pp
Children (3-12) – $ 6.00pp
Children under 3 – Free Entry
Family (2 adults, 2 children) - $32.00
Pre-booked Group: 20+ ppl – $8.00 per person
Groups must be pre-booked and dropped off at ticket box to receive discount price. Call (03) 5986 6684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group.
Windsor is about an hour north west of Sydney CBD and is easily accessed via Metroad 2 to Baulkham Hills then following Windsor Road right into Windsor. Or you can catch a CityRail train on the Western Line toward Richmond. Check back with us closer to the event to see where you can access our “Park & Ride” bus.
Park & Ride
Authorised parking is strictly at McQuade Park (corner of Hawkesbury Valley Way and Moses Street Windsor). The Park and Ride bus will depart Windsor Train station and McQuade Park at 15 minute intervals from 9.30am to 6.45pm daily.
$4 return tickets or $2 single tickets can be purchased on the day from the bus driver or you can pre purchase family park and ride tickets for the special discounted rate of $14.00 return.
To pre book visit 111.goodazgoldtours.com.au or call (02) 4573 6181
Things to do
There are many other interesting and exciting things to do while you are in the Windsor area. From white water rafting to hot air ballooning, craft markets or a game of golf, there is something to suit everyone. For information call HHART Visitor Information Centre on (02) 8814 6909 or the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4578 0233 or visit www.heartofthehawkesbury.com.au
Please note that this event is family oriented and child friendly, therefore it is a smoke free venue and alcohol is not permitted. Likewise, dogs are not permitted within the exhibition (guide dogs, hearing guide dogs and guide dogs in training excepted). Wheelchair access is provided.