Australian Masters Games

A Call to Action from Ricky Ponting

13 June 2017

A Call to Action from Ricky Ponting
Launceston native and former captain of the Australian cricket team, Ricky Ponting OA, is behind the 16th Australian Masters Games in Tasmania's North West and he has a message for anyone thinking about registering. 

Last chance to guarantee gold

The Gold Entry period for Bocce, BMX, Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Fly Fishing, Karate, Taekwondo and Mountain Biking closes at midnight this Thursday, 15 June. Entries for these sports opened later than the other sports, thus the extended Gold Entry period. If you enter any of these sports by Thursday you'll receive: 

  • special gold accreditation pass
  • a uniquely Tasmanian gift (not available in the merchandise range)
  • priority access to the Games accreditation centre

Trail Running entries now open


Bring your accommodation with you

Take advantage of the absolutely gorgeous landscape and beautiful coastal drives and bring a caravan down for the Games. Driving your van on and off the Spirit of Tasmania is easy plus you can save with discounted passenger fares on the special Australian Masters Games day sail on 19 October.

Don't have a caravan to bring? No worries...  there are plenty of places in Tassie to hire one, including Hertz, Tasmanian Caravan Hire and Cruisin' Motorhomes Launceston.

Here are a few caravan parks in the area with space available during the Games time:   

Launceston Ten 

The Tasmanian Running Festival is set down for Sunday 18 June 2017, and will once again cater for all age groups and abilities.

Comprising of three distances, along with Australia's richest and fastest 10k, the B&E Launceston Ten, there will be a 5k, as well as the popular Kids 2k.

For the first time, this year’s race will start and finish in Launceston’s City Park. The iconic city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live entertainment also on offer, as well as a Kids Clinic on the Saturday.

We hope to see you all there. Don't forget to register today!

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