Coming Events

Family fun at Newport Beach
for pirates of all ages!

Registration from 09:30AM and the fun continues until 3.00PM.

We are delighted to announce the second annual Big Dig Treasure Hunt, an exciting day of pirate-themed family fun. With something for all ages, kids dressed up as pirates find treasures hidden in the sand.

Tokens will be hidden in the sand at Newport Beach and, for an entry fee, kids can "dig for treasure" and trade the tokens they find for prizes.

There will be something for adults as well, with the opportunity for grown-up pirates to win a prize with a "Message in a Bottle".

Other attractions will be set up around Newport's Bert Payne Park next to the beach - games, crafts and food, with more prizes to be won. The event will also feature a sand sculpture workshop and competition conducted by noted sand artist Newton Bishop. Families are encouraged to wear their best pirate gear and there'll be prizes for the Best Dressed Pirate.

Entry to the site is free.

Prices to participate:

$10 for children for the Big Dig (everyone gets a prize)

$25 for "Message in a Bottle" (chance for adults to win big prizes)

$25 per team for the sand sculpture competition.

Buy your tickets on-site on the day, or

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE (search events for "Big Dig")

A tasty BBQ breakfast and lunch will be available during the event.

Presented with the support of the Newport Surf Lifesaving Club, Rotary's Big Dig is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches, helping the club to support a variety of local organisations in aid of mental health, including

  • Be Centre
  • Lifeline Northern Beaches
  • Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches

Queries: contact Liz on 0412 007 068 or

Bring the whole family, me hearties, and join in the pirate fun at the beach!

What a day!

Sunday 25 August 2019

Take a look at this year's classic Pub2Pub FunRun from the viewpoint of Rotary Upper Northern Beaches.

We organised the 6km start point at Warriewood and brought our BBQ trailer to the Finish Festival at Newport Beach.