What better way to show off your creative skills, than the annual Darwin Lions Beer can Regatta! People from all over come together on Mindil Beach to build boats out of recycled cans or containers, and then race them against each other. It's part science experiment,...
All the low-down on the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta
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KIDS PROGRAM FOR 2023
There is... Kids Battle of Mindil, U16 Kayak race, Thong throwing, Kids Sandcastle Competition, Running races, & a Treasure hunt
Gather your mates, cans and plans to build a boat! – join in the fun!
What's better than a day out on the water with your friends? A day with your friends on a boat you ‘canstructed’ with your mates...out of empty containers! That's right, we're talking about the iconic Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta. This annual event is a ‘can't-miss’...
Beer Can Regatta 2023 reel
How It all Began
Popular myth says that the Beer Can Regatta started in 1975, after Cyclone Tracy, to assist in the post-cyclone clean-up of Darwin. Wrong… Yes, it was an endeavor to clean up Darwin’s empty beer can litter, but the effort started earlier, with the first regatta on the...