What's on at MacMasters Beach?
the MacMasters Beach registration desk will open at 7.15am, and service of our famous free breakfast starts around 7.30am - limited to the first 550.
At 8.00am, the Beginning Ceremony will start on the Surf Club grounds.
You'll be Welcomed to
Begin your journey through the Portal of New Beginnings. Set your intention for the day
to connect to our beautiful lands and the wonderful and diverse community of people around you.
Set your intention for the future, your best wishes and thoughts for things we can improve upon, every day of our lives and to create a bright future for our People and our Lands.
Darkinjung Country and be entertained by the talented children from Kincumber Public School and the pre-schoolers from
Imagine@MacMasters. Enjoy local performers who will be busking around the surf club. Cleanse your spirit in the Aboriginal Smoking ceremony
as you start your journey on the beach. Be sure to take some photos at the various art installations and meander through The
Beginning of MacMasters Beach historic photo exhibition on the sand.
• At the intersection of Gerda Road & Marine Parade
• Inside the MacMasters Beach Surf Club
About MacMasters Beach
Macs Beach, as the locals call it, is a small community surrounded by the ocean, Cockrone lagoon and Bouddi National Park.
There’s a strong sense of community here so we are pleased to
host the start of the 5 Lands Walk,
offer a free breakfast
and hold the Beginning Ceremony.
The MacMasters Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is the hub for the community, with our many community groups using the club as their meeting place. The club is located on land that was an important occupation site and meeting place for the Darkinjung people, so it’s appropriate that it’s the location of the Beginning Ceremony and "welcome to country".
The first Europeans to settle here were the Campbells from Scotland, in 1824, but the locality is named after the MacMaster family, also from Scotland, who settled and farmed here in 1855.
Many of the children who live in Macs Beach attend Imagine Pre-school, Kincumber Public School and Kincumber High School, and we are pleased to highlight the talents of the pupils of these schools. They'll present song and dance.