Competition Dates

 

WWGC Practice, Club, & Sports Nationals 2018

31st December 2018 to 11th January 2019 

World Championships

 01-03 January 2020: Official Practice Days
03 Jan January 2020: 19:00 hrs Official opening
04-17 January 2020: Competition Days - 14 in total
18 January 2020: 10:00 hrs Official closing ceremony.

If club accommodation is full or unavailable there's a lot of accommodation in the surrounding region.

For all enquiries about accommodation, please contact the Accommodation director via email.

The closest accommodation is at the State Park which you can reach by bicycle but for anything else you need a car since it's all at least 3km from the airfield.

One thing to keep in mind is country music… both kinds.  

Australia's version of Nashville is nearby Tamworth, the country music capital. Country Music Week is at the end of January and attracts over 50,000 C&W fans to Tamworth who overflow out into the adjoining towns including Manilla and Gunnedah. The festival has been voted by someone, as one of the worlds top ten music festivals and number 8 in the coolest music festivals… (you probably have to be a country music lover to believe this). 

The point of all this is that all these 50,000 people have to stay somewhere so accommodation towards the end of January can get booked up early.

 

Lake Keepit State Park.

The gliding club is located inside the Lake Keepit State Park. The Park has a very well appointed accommodation with air conditioned cabins and cottages, as well as caravans and powered camping sites. All accommodation is close to the water with beautiful views across the lake. With many facilities and lots of well watered grass, the rest of the family can enjoy the Park while the pilots in the family indulge themselves. There is also a mini-mart and take-away shop. See the  Lake Keepit State Park  website for further information.   

Lake Keepit State Park

Tel. 02 6769 7605  
Fax. 02 6769 7547  

2 Bedroom Chalet

A new 2 bedroom chalet, is also available in the state park. Normally, this is not available since a club member normally stays there all summer. The chalet is fully self contained with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom/laundry. The chalet has an outstanding view of the lake. It's quite isolated and ideal for families or couples who want a bit of isolation hopefully for romantic reasons. All linen is provided. Contact the state park for details.

Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre

Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre website 

Tel: 02 6769 7603 or 1800 644 105 
Fax: 02 6769 7585 

Located 12 km from the airstrip and within ten minutes drive there is the Sport and Recreation Centre where further sleeping accommodation and cooking facilities exist. Rooms with 2 beds with toilet and shower next to each room. Fully equipped kitchen and lounge area which is almost exclusively used by gliding people. BYO linen and food.  

Also available is a 3 bedroom house which is ideal for large groups.   

Nearby Towns; Manilla, Gunnedah, Tamworth

Nearby are the towns of Manilla (35km NE), Gunnedah (40km W) and Tamworth (50km E). In recent years Manilla has become a very popular centre for hang gliding and paragliding from the nearby Mt. Bora. The site has hosted international competitions and is one of the best known in Australia.

An LKSC club member, Allan Barnes, runs the Ambleside B&B on the Keepit side of Manilla, about a 20 minute drive away. If would be hard to find anywhere better or closer. 

Gunnedah, once the Home of the Koala, is increasingly the Home of Coal. Each day sees a succession of  trains carrying mountains of coal leaving Gunnedah, destined to add to the world's atmospheric pollution. Consider visiting a koala before it is too late.

If you are looking for low-cost accommodation with a bush flavour, consider the Royal Hotel in Manilla. Known to hang and paraglider pilots the world over as the "Home of the Gnome" or the "Ian Duncan Home for Bewildered Single Men", the Royal gives a warm welcome to flyers of all persuasions.

The following is a list of accommodation possibilities. Further information can be obtained from  Manilla Tourism (02)6785 1113 or  Gunnedah Visitors Information Centre  (02)6740 2230. All prices in Manilla and Gunnedah are negotiable especially on a weekly rate. The following table is for reference purposes is probably slightly out of date.

 

B&B

   
Name  Address Phone
Ambleside B&B 52 Rushes Creek Rd, Manilla 0455-268-80
Andy's Guesthouse 98 Queen Street, Barraba 02 6782 1916
Birches B&B at Nundle Cnr Oakenville & Gill Street, Nundle 02 6769 3227
Plumes on the Green 25 The Ringers Road, Tamworth 02 6762 1140
Studio 367 367 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth   0400 364 430 
Tamworth Exclusive B&B  2 Poolya Avenue, Tamworth 0438 155 585
The Boardroom Boutique Accommodation 102 Brisbane Street, Tamworth  
The Playhouse Hotel 123 Queen Street, Barraba 02 6782 1109
The Retreat at Froogmoore 78 Bligh Street, Tamworth 02 6766 3353
Sheffield Horse & Driver Accommodation 272 Whitehouse Lane, Tamworth 0428 485 344
Little Kickerbell 2729 Bundella Road, Quirindi 02 6747 4830
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Caravan Park

   
 Tamworth Region    
 Name  Address  Phone
Austin Top Tourist Park Cabins 581 Armidale Rd, Tamworth 02 6766 2380
Bendemeer Tourist Park 99 Havannah Street, Bendemeer 02 6769 6604
City Lights Caravan Park 612 - 128 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 7664
Kootingal Kourt Caravan Park 3 Churchill Drive, Kootingal 02 6760 3103
Paradise Tourist Park 575 Peel Street, Tamworth 02 6766 3120
Tamworth North Holiday Park New England Highway Nemingha  02 6760 9356 
 Murrurundi Caravan Park  11 Bernard Street, Murrurundi NSW 2338 02 6546 6288
     
 Barraba     
 Name  Address  Phone
 Barraba Caravan Park  10-22 Bridge Street, Barraba  02 67821818
     
 Manilla    
 Name  Address  Phone
 Manilla Paragliding, Cabins & Camping  The Mountain, Manilla  02 6785 6545
 Manilla River Gums Caravan Park  86 Strafford Street, Manilla  02 6785 1166
 Manilla Ski Gardens Caravan Park  Rushes Creek Road, Manilla  02 6785 1686
 Lake Keepit State Park 234 Keepit Dam Road, Lake Keepit  02 6769 7602 
     
 Nundle    
 Name  Address  Phone
Fossickers Tourist Park  1-33 Jenkins Street, Nundle  02 67693355
     
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Farmstay/Guest house/Cottage

   
Name Address Phone
Eliza's Cottage   Gill St, Nundle  02 67693297
Hillside Farm Stay 245 Nundle Road, Nemingha 0402 797 196
Leconfield Jackaroo & Jillaroo School "Bimboola", Kootingal 02 6769 4328
Oakhampton Homestead 1254 Oakhampton Road, Manilla 02 6785 6517
Ranjen Farm Stay 658 Marsden Park Rd, Tamworth 02 6769 1620
The Dag Sheep Station Crawney Road, Nundle 02 6769 3486
Goonoo Goonoo Station 13304 New England Highway, Timbumburi 0429 384 297 
Rose and Willow Cottage 53 Jenkins Street, Nundle 02 6765 7433 
Gold Mine Guest House 80 Gill Street, Nundle 0428 401 127
Riverside Stay  912 Watsons Creek Rd, Bendemeer 0427 138 357
0411 026 537
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Hotel

   
Name Address Phone
Bendemeer Hotel 112-130 Caroline Street, Bendemeer 02 6769 6550
CH on Peel Boutique Hotel  Corner of Peel and Brisbane Streets, Tamworth  02 6766 7260
Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale Road, Tamworth  02 6766 7000
Commercial Hotel 136 Queen Street, Barraba 02 6782 1023
Court House Hotel  240 Peel Street, Tamworth  02 6766 1279
Imperial Hotel 226 Manilla Street, Manilla 02 6785 1018
Kootingal Hotel 20 Gate Street, Kootingal 02 6760 3203
Peel Inn Hotel 89 Jenkins Street, Nundle 02 6769 3377
Royal Hotel 155 Manilla Street, Manilla 02 6785 1017
Tamworth Hotel 147 Marius Street, Tamworth 02 6766 2923
Tudor Hotel 327 Peel Street, Tamworth 02 6766 2930
Victoria Hotel 82 Queen Street, Barraba 02 6782 1004
     
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Motel

   
Name Address  Phone
Abraham Lincoln Motel 343 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6766 1233
Acacia Motel 235 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6762 2277
Almond Inn Motel 389 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6766 1088
Apex Motor Inn 350 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 9258
Ashby House 83-85 Ebbsworth Street, Tamworth 02 6762 0033
Barraba Motel 17 Edward Street, Barraba 02 6782 1555
Best Western All Settlers Motor Inn 191 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6762 1566
Best Western Sanctuary Inn 293 Marius Street, Tamworth 02 6766 2903
Best Western Tamworth Motor Inn 212 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 4633
Cadman Motor Inn 103 Ebsworth Street, Tamworth 02 6765 3333
CH on Peel Boutique Hotel   Corner of Peel and Brisbane Streets, Tamworth 02 6766 7260 
City Gate Motel 300 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 8368
City Sider Motor Inn 237 Marius Street, Tamworth 02 6766 4777
Colonial Inn Tamworth 519 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6766 1866
Country Capital Motel 193 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 5966
Edward Parry Motel 261 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 9075
Golden Grain Motor Inn 228 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 3599
Golden Guitar Motor Inn 2/8 The Ringers Road, Tamworth 02 6762 2999
Golf Links Motel 260 Bridge Street, Tamworth 02 6762 0505 
Econo Lodge Tamworth 236 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 7022
Hills of Gold Motel Cnr Jenkins & Oakenville Street, Nundle 02 6769 3222
Ibis Styles Tamworth Cnr Oxley Highway & Ebsworth Street, Tamworth 02 6765 8361
Kootingal Landview Motel New England Highway, Kootingal 02 6760 3382
Manilla Motel 8 Court Street, Manilla 02 6785 1306
McNevins Tamworth Motel 999 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6760 9200
Mercure Tamworth 'Scully Park', Kent Street, Tamworth 02 6765 1200
Motabelle Motel 303 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 7274
Motel 359 359 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6762 4100
Motel Grande 117 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 4444
Oasis  Motel/Hotel 583 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6766 3391 
Roydon's Motor Inn Cnr Church St & Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth 02 6765 7355
Southgate Inn 16A Kent Street, Tamworth 02 6765 7999
Stagecoach Inn 401 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6766 6311
Stockmans Motel  2-24 Spains Lane, Kingswood  02 6765 8525 
Sundance Park Cnr Burgmans Lane & New England Highway, Tamworth 02 6765 7922
The Duck Inn Apartments 152 - 182 Gunnedah Rd, Tamworth 02 6760 7103
Town and Country Motor Inn 217 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth 02 6765 3244
Tamworth Lodge Motel 159 Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Sth Tamworth 02 6765 5585
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Self contained

   
Name Address  Phone
Goonoo Goonoo Station 13304 New England Highway, Timbumburi 0429 384 297
Aaron Cottage 28 Dean Street, Tamworth 02 6766 3353
Amberoo Apartments 5 Janison Street, Tamworth  02 6766 3231
Jenkins Street Cottage 85 Jenkins Street, Nundle 02 6769 3224
Kelly's Cottage 99 Ebsworth Street, Tamworth 02 6765 8840
Minbalup Wilderness Lodge Moonbi 2198 New England Gully Road, Moonbi 02 6766 9295
Nundle Fishing Club Chaffey Dam, near Nundle 02 6769 3357
Quest Tamworth 337 Armidale Road, Tamworth 02 6761 2366
Rex Guest House 32 White Street, Tamworth  02 6766 1030 
Roseville Apartments 2 Gipps Street, Tamworth  02 6765 3644
Stay at the Gallery 105 Marius Street, Tamworth 0403 215 916
The Bungalows on Fitzroy 84 Fitzroy Street, Tamworth 0428 775 965
 

Group Accommodation

   
 Tamworth Bunkhouse 118 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth   0414 361 924

Information for Pilots