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DON’T MISS THE BOAT: Tickets for the Maitland River Regatta selling fast

The Maitland River Regatta will float down the Hunter River once again this month.

Setting sail from RH Taylor Reserve in Lorn, the Regatta will see hundreds of locals jumping into inflatables, rowing down the river to Lorn Beach before joining in a raft of activities and entertainment.

There’ll be food trucks serving delicious dishes and drinks, water-based amusement rides, beach games, live music and plenty of kid’s activities.

A throwback to the Great Maitland Raft Race that long-term locals will fondly remember from the 70s and 80s, the Maitland River Regatta has become one of the cornerstones of the Make It Maitland This Summer program of events,

Maitland City Council Team Leader Events Kara Stonestreet said tickets for the 2023 event are selling fast.

“Regatta ticket sales are strong so far, so locals should get in quick to lock in their Australia Day plans,” Kara said.

“What better way to spend the day than hopping in an inflatable boat and embarking on a relaxing float down the river?”

The Maitland River Regatta is happening from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Thursday 26 January. Tickets start from $15 for an hour-long session in a one or two-person boat visit for more info.