Wudinna to host Game On Eyre Peninsula over March long weekend

GAME ON: The Game On Eyre Peninsula event will take place at Wudinna over the March long weekend. Photo: Supplied
GAME ON: The Game On Eyre Peninsula event will take place at Wudinna over the March long weekend. Photo: Supplied

The competitive juices will be flowing as Wudinna hosts 'Game On Eyre Peninsula' over the March long weekend.

The free event will involve a variety of fun competitions and activities from Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 7.

Included among the list of activities are a hole in one golf competition, motor mower racing, stargazing, a walk to the top of Mount Wudinna, darts, cricket under lights, a colour run, lawn bowls, triathlon and pump track trials, while there will also be dinner on Friday night, a camp oven cook off on Saturday, and breakfast and market stalls on Sunday.

Wudinna District Council's economic and community development manager Craig Midgley said the weekend was a chance for people to get together and have some fun.

He said it was a newly conceived event that came about last year as part of the state government's 'Connecting Drought Communities' program.

"We have thrown it out for people looking for something to do on the long weekend," he said.

"Come for the weekend, which a lot of people are doing, and see family and friends, or come to Wudinna for the day.

"It will be two nights and two days of activities, with a range of fun things happening."

The weekend's events will all be based in Wudinna, but clubs from across the district are involved.

Mr Midgley said organisers had looked to spread events out across the council district, but the logistics proved too difficult.

He said people from across Eyre Peninsula, and beyond, were invited to come to Wudinna to enjoy the fun and games.

"People can just rock up and enjoy the activities on offer," Mr Midgley said.

"They can book into a particular event they are interested in, but it's really a case of being something for people to do on the long weekend.

"It would be great for people from other towns to hook up the caravan or come across for the day, or people travelling through to stop and enjoy."

There are accommodation and camping options available throughout the town.

For more information about the weekend, or to register for the mailing list, contact the Wudinna and Districts Telecentre on 8680 2969 or email admin@wudinnatelecentre.com.au. You can also visit the event's Facebook page.