The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks transforms into a Bavarian heaven for 11 days with the hotel’s sixth annual German Fest this August.
From Thursday 23 August to Sunday 2 September, the seaside watering hole celebrates all things Bavarian food, drink, and entertainment. Feast on the pub’s hearty winter dishes throughout the festival including roast pork knuckle with creamy mash, sauerkraut and Bavarian beer jus. Wash it all down with Bucket Brewery’s Märzen-Oktoberfest-style beer and 4 Pines’ German-style golden ale (Kolsch).
Don your dirndls and lederhosens and enjoy the true German experience with the festival’s dining hall events on both weekends.
For $25, receive a drink on arrival, get competitive with a nail-hammering competition and feast on delicious German fare.
Musicians entertain the crowd all weekend long. Tirolean Echoes performs on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August from 7pm; and the Polka Boys play on Saturday 1 September at 7pm, and Sunday 2 Sept (Father’s Day) from 1pm.
German Fest is held in partnership with Sculptures in the Gaol at Trial Bay Gaol. This year is the 100th anniversary of the closure of the German internment camp at the Gaol, with commemorations during both weekends. Take a glimpse into Australian/German history and art and celebrate the 10th year of Sculptures in the Gaol whilst overlooking amazing views of South West Rocks.
Seabreeze Beach Hotel offers accommodation packages for the event. Soak up the sun, enjoy great German fare and make a weekend of it.
Located in the picturesque coastal town of South West Rocks, the Seabreeze Beach Hotel is an ideal spot on the mid-north coast and a stone’s throw from the beach. The town is known for its relaxed atmosphere and pristine beaches, along with diving, fishing and camping. South West Rocks is just under an hour’s drive from Port Macquarie airport or a five-hour drive from Sydney and the Gold Coast.
Dining hall events
Friday 24 August, Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September at 7pm, Sunday 2 September at 1pm
German Fest accommodation offer
Friday 24 August – Sunday 26 August
Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September
Book one night’s accommodation in a balcony or ocean-view room twin share for $150, which includes two German Fest tickets. Stay an extra night for $100.