A ma­rina event not to be missed

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

ONE thing is for sure – it’s all hap­pen­ing at Abell Point Ma­rina in June.

It won’t be long be­fore sail­ing sea­son be­gins and keen boat­ies will make their way from all around Aus­tralia to the Whit­sun­days.

And to en­cour­age an early ar­rival, Abell Point Ma­rina will put on a spe­cial week­end for vis­i­tors old and new – the Cruis­ing Sea­son Launch Party.

Mar­ket­ing and Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Josce­lyn O’Keefe said over the past few years a trend had de­vel­oped where the ma­rina would be­come busy from mid to late June.

“We thought if we put an event on at the be­gin­ning of June then we could drive vis­i­tors to the re­gion ear­lier and ex­tend their pe­riod of stay,” she said.

The party, which will run from Fri­day, June 2 un­til Sun­day, June 4 will see a num­ber of dif­fer­ent events for not just ma­rina guests, but the gen­eral pub­lic too.

Kick­ing off the ac­tion packed week­end are beginner yoga ses­sions at Lure, Abell Point Ma­rina, hosted by Proser­pine Yoga Stu­dio.

There’s no need to bring your own yoga mat, just a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to en­cour­age a re­laxed mind.

To fin­ish off a re­fresh­ing af­ter­noon, the ma­rina wel­comes ma­rina guests to canapes and drinks at Lure, Abell Point Ma­rina, where you can en­joy look­ing out onto the ma­rina.

With stun­ning views and a charm­ing at­mos­phere, the evening is sure to be a hit.

For all the food en­thu­si­asts out there, Satur­day will see the Food Junkie, Re­becca Clark, host­ing one of her le­gendary master classes.

You’ll learn how to select in­gre­di­ents, tech­nique, cook­ing and even bet­ter, you’ll get a taste of what has been whipped up.

Then on Satur­day evening, en­joy live mu­sic, raf­fles and plenty of min­gle time at the ma­rina’s fore­shore party.

Head down to the South Ma­rina Vil­lage to en­joy a night of laughs and bub­bles.

End­ing a stel­lar week­end is a long lunch to cel­e­brate the launch of the new­est ma­rina restau­rant, Hem­ming­way’s.

Over a few hours, a five course set menu lunch will be served, sure to ex­cite your taste buds.

Ms O’Keefe said it was a great way to bring peo­ple to the ma­rina.

“It’s great if they haven’t spent a lot of time down here just to re­lax in the sur­round­ings, ex­pe­ri­ence the new restau­rant, have a drink at Sor­rento or ex­pe­ri­ence Lure,” she said.

Tick­ets and book­ings are es­sen­tial for these events. Visit www.abell­point­ma­rina. com.au to book and for more in­for­ma­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PARTY ON: It’s set to be a great night at the ma­rina fore­shore party.

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