Festival of the Winds

Spring isn’t just about the colourful buds and greens cropping up in our parks, the bright and colourful kites that will fly on our beaches.

By Benjamen Judd

The annual Festival of the Winds is a celebration of Spring’s return in the best possible way. With strong breezes coming in over the ocean, kite lovers from around the world will gather on the sands of Bondi Beach to launch hundreds of airborne masterpieces. 

The day will kick off at 11am when local and international kite flyers will show off their hand-made creations with aerial performances every 15 minutes. 

An additional feature will be taking place in Bondi Park where a series of wind-powered sustainability demonstrations and kite making and flying workshops will be held. If you’ve never flown a kite yourself, or thought you had the creative know-how to make one, now is the perfect opportunity to get some nifty skills under your belt.

 

In keeping with the festival atmosphere, there will be food stalls, live music sourced from around the world including Cook Islands, Thailand, Indonesia, England and Africa. 

If you dare, you can even try a spring dip in the water – there is nothing more invigorating than a swim in icy ocean. Truly. 

Our excellent front desk staff can help you find the right transport, with numerous buses and running from the city to the beach throughout the day. Or they can organise something a little more personal and private. 

The Festival of the Winds will take place on Bondi Beach, September 11. 

Festival of the Winds

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