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Fri, 21 Apr



Women Embrace Walk & Archibald Prize MAC

Join us for a stroll along the lakeside to Lake Macquarie's own Museum of Art and Culture yapang for a guided tour of the acclaimed Archibald Prize Exhibit! We'll enjoy a coffee and a browse of the excellent gift shop before heading back for a picnic lunch lakeside!

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Women Embrace Walk & Archibald Prize MAC
Women Embrace Walk & Archibald Prize MAC

Time & Location

21 Apr 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Booragul, First St, Booragul NSW 2284, Australia

About The Adventure


We're excited to get a bit of culture on and visit the regional expedition of the Archibald Prize at the beautiful MAC yapang Lake Macquarie. How good that it's coming right to our backyard?!  

We'll meet at Marmong Point and walk along the lakefront to MAC, about 2 km total, and join a guided tour of the exhibit. After a browse around the gift shop, we'll have a coffee and check out the artworks on the grounds. Once back at Marmong Point, we'll share a picnic lunch on the waterfront. Sounds like a fantastic Friday to us!


Date: Friday, April 21, 2023

Meeting Time: 9:45 am for 10 am start 

Meeting Point: We will meet at the end of Nanda Street, Marmong Point (the exact meeting spot will be sent once booked)

Fitness Level: For all fitness levels, the walk is on paved and unpaved, uneven ground with some hills and stairs.

Experience: No experience necessary

About the Archibald Prize:

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921 it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.

The open competition has been awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in arts, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. Entries to the Archibald Prize must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting.

The Archibald Prize 2022 regional tour is an opportunity to see finalist works at the Museum of Art and Culture, yapang (MAC yapang)

Facilities: There are toilets at the start, middle and finish of the walk.

Parking: There is a car park at the beginning of the walk.  

Cost: $55


  • Entry to MAC Archibald Prize and Guided Tour
  • Eco Pass, Parks Licencing Fees, Full Insurance 
  • Wilderness First Aid qualified leader
  • Morning tea and lite lunch (We cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know of any needs when booking) 
  • Photos of your adventure will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save


What do I need to bring/wear?

  • small day pack  (to carry your personal belongings)
  • sturdy joggers or trail runners
  • comfortable, sun-protective clothing
  • hat
  • sunscreen 
  • bug spray
  • any personal medications you may need (asthma puffer/epi-pen etc)
  • waterproof jacket (in case of cold/ wet weather)
  • an extra warm layer in case of cold/windy weather
  • water bottle


I'll be coming on my own, is that ok?  

Not a problem at all!  Lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Your Women Embrace Adventure host will make sure everyone is introduced before we set off on this beautiful hike. We always have lots of fun, there is no pressure, no judgment, and lots of encouragement from everyone.  By the end of the hike, you may have just found some new adventure friends!

How many will be on our Hike?  We keep our adventures quite personal. On this adventure, there will be no more than 9 women plus your WEA guides.

Stay Safe Procedures: 

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*Terms and Conditions apply

By making a booking you agree to, understand and accept our terms and conditions Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy and the Waiver of Liability.

Your booking is final once your payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you. 

No refunds will be given but you can pay it forward to another lady over the age of 18. Please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a credit or full refund will be provided.

This is a women's only adventure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person. Prices are correct as of 13 March 2023 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency.

All current government safety and health guidelines at the time of booking and departure must be adhered to, including all Covid-19 requirements. Any additional costs related to but not limited to government travel restrictions are the responsibility of the individual traveller and not Women Embrace Adventure. If this trip is undersubscribed or in circumstances where external events affect the viability or safety of this trip to go ahead, Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and to exclude/remove any participants from this trip.


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