Join us for our 2020 Melbourne Pasifika Festival and Charity Walk. Enjoy Polynesian culture through traditional food stalls, arts and crafts, children's activities, traditional dancers, live music and lots of fun!
ALL funds raised during this event will be used for our Humanitarian Projects in the Pacific Islands, which aim at empowering local women by providing them with opportunities to gain formal education and employment, and skills necessary to support their families financially.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 years old can enter the Walk and Festival for FREE
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10am: Check in and registration
10:30am: Walk start
Children's: 1km, suitable for children. Duration: 45min
Beginners': 5.5km, circuit around Lysterfield Lake. Duration: 1h 30min
Advanced: 7km, circuit around Lysterfield lake, extends deeper into the park. Duration: 2h
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Enter the park gates from Horswood Rd, take the first exit at the roundabout, park at “Visitor centre Carpark”, or at "Spotted gum Carpark". Overflow carpark: take the third exit at the roundabout, park at "Mahogany Carpark".
You will see signs to guide you to the festival area in the park. You will not miss us!
Unfortunately, it is not possible to access the park by public transport, so we are suggesting an alternative route that will bring you the closest to the park with public transport.
• From Narre Warren train station:
Take bus 895 towards Fountain Gate shopping centre. At the stop for Fountain gate shopping centre change bus and take bus 842 towards Endeavour Hills shopping centre. Stop at Reservoir Rd. Walk along Reservoir Rd and enter the park. This route will take you about 40min with approximately 15min of walking.
• From Belgrave train station:
The park is not accessible by public transport from Belgrave Train Station.
• CHILDREN UNDER 12 years old can enter the Walk and Festival for FREE
• We take card payments
• Toilets have disabled access and baby change facilities
• Dogs are not allowed in the park
• Optional: bring your own picnic blanket or chair
• Pacific Islands Scholarship Fund: provides young adults in Solomon Islands with the opportunity to undertake a university degree and access empowering educational programs to complete their qualifications.
We are sponsoring two young women to go to the Solomon Islands National University – Janet (to become a kindergarten teacher), Selina (to become a primary school teacher).
• Books for the Islands: shipment of 71 boxes of secondary and primary age books to the 'Itu o Tane College' and to 'Samauga Primary School', both schools on Savai’i Island, Samoa; and 6 sewing machines, to expand the WFWP Samoa Women’s Sewing Centre in Apia, Samoa;
• Women’s Sewing Centre (Solomon Islands): which has now officially opened for business. This has been established in 2017 and is spearheaded by two young women entrepreneurs, Catharine and Nelly, who have trained in sewing and are now professional tailors.
The sewing centre is in need of renovation and expansion. We would like to support these costs.
We are proud to announce that this event is being delivered in partnership with the Victoria Samoan Advisory Council (VicSAC), United Pasifika Council of Victoria (UPCOV) and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.