Off-Water Events

The Battle of the Paddles off-water social schedule offers something for all paddlers, non-paddlers and families attending the event.  Hamilton Island has a great range of bars and restaurants, but during the event paddlers are specifically catered for with additional food and beverage options and nightly entertainment. 

Other highlights include a Fun Zone for the kids, a range of viewing facilities during the day for non-paddlers, nightly food stalls by the marina offering a range of easy and tasty dinner options, live entertainment each evening, and a Carb-up Dinner the night before the big Hamilton Cup 42km Marathon. Finally, the closing ceremony on the last night of the event is a party not to be missed.

In addition to the above, each night on a big screen will show all the highlights from the day’s racing action.

Event Schedule

Thursday 11th June

  • 6.00am - 11.00am: Breakfast Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00am: Expo Opens – Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am-3.00pm: Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am-3.00pm: Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm: Food Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm: Medal Presentations
    Opening Ceremony incl. Welcome, Blessing, Speeches, Food Stalls, Cash Bar, Surf & Ocean Skis Dash for Cash Brief - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00pm - 10.00pm Live Entertainment - Bougainvillea Marquee

Friday 12th June

  • 6.00am - 11.00am: Breakfast Stalls Open -  Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00am: Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm: Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm: Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm: Food Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm: Medal Presentations - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00pm - 10.00pm: Live Entertainment - Bougainvillea Marquee

Saturday 13th June

  • 7.00am - 11.00am: Breakfast Stalls Open -  Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00am: Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm: Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm: Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 12.30pm: Kamoa’s Training Clinic – Coaching & Training Techniques; steering, tips for marathon racing, race preparation for various race conditions - Bougainvillea Pool
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm: Food Stalls Open – Carb Loading Dinner - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm: Medal Presentations, Carbs on the Couch - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.30pm - 10.00pm: Live Entertainment - Bougainvillea Marquee

Sunday 14th June

  • 6.30am - 11.00am: Breakfast Stalls Open -  Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 7.00am: Expo Opens - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm: Kids Fun Zone - Bougainvillea Pool Area
  • 11.00am - 3.00pm: Lunch Stalls Open - Bougainvillea Marquee
  • 6.00pm - 8.30pm: Food Stalls Open - Front Street
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm: Live Entertainment - Front Street
  • 7.00pm:  Medal Presentations – 42km Marathon OC6
    Closing Ceremony + Fireworks - Front Street
  • 8.00pm - 1.00am: Live Entertainment – ‘One Sound’ - Front Street