Lakeside Long Lunch


Prepare yourselves for the cultural event of the year.
The Lakeside Long Lunch promises the best Australian wine regions – in one convenient location.

We all know how idyllic touring regions such as the Yarra, the Hunter, the Barossa, the Central West of NSW and Margaret River can be. But why should we have to choose only one at any one time?

In addition to spectacular wine, the Lakeside Long Lunch boasts the best local produce matched with all-day long entertainment.

We want you to experience it all at the Lakeside Long Lunch this September!


We’re providing a few options for ticket holders. We want to reward early adopters for choosing Lakeside.

All tickets include:

– Entry onto the lakeside Long Lunch Island
– 5 tasting tokens for use at any of our Wine Regions
– 1 meal at the Lakeside Pavilion
– Your very own Lakeside Long Lunch stemless wine glass
– Lakeside Long Lunch event guide
– Free entertainment all day

Getting There

Nestled at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains – The Lakeside Long Lunch calls the picturesque Sydney International Regatta Centre home.

Located under an hour west of the Sydney CBD, Lakeside isn’t far from home.

your options

  • Shuttle Bus
  • Ride Sharing
  • On-Site Parking
  • Taxi
We’re pretty stoked to be partnering with Busways to give you a safe and completely FREE way of getting here to Lakeside. We’ll be running buses from 10am from the Northern side of Penrith Station, next to Thornton Estate. Look for signage and pick-ups as buses arrive every 15 minutes.
Remember to respect the driver and our transport provider. Terms and Conditions apply, with our zero tolerance policy in play from the moment you mount our bus transport.

Our favourite way to get away with having a few wines! For the first time every the Sydney International Regatta Centre has co-ordinated a dedicated ride share stop. Search for the Beacon on Uber or Ola. Search ’Sydney International Regatta Centre' to be safe.

We’ve got LOADS of parking for our designated drivers. Parking can be purchased at for $10 + bf, or purchased here on the day at arrival for $20 via Gate C. 
We do encourage safe driving so if in doubt - leave her parked. Gates open at 6am on the 29th of September so you won’t be without!

Same situation as our Ride share location. Dedicated taxi ranks will be situated at Gate C, with local cab companies on high alert for passengers once Lakeside Kicks off. Call Premier Cabs on 13 10 17 for assistance.


No, Lakeside Long Lunch is a fully licensed event. We’re confident you’ll find something hand selected for you on site.

Our team has been busy curating the finest in local and international cuisines. Let’s leave the food prep to the experts!

Lakeside Long Lunch is an all weather event – rain, hail or shine the show must go on. We’ve co-ordinated a strong all weather plan to ensure all safety issues are mitigated pre-event.

Unfortunately this is an 18+, human only festival. As much as we’d love to have your Rugrats and Pups, this is a fully licenced event. We want to ensure everyone at Lakeside has the best time possible.

Yourself, your ticket and a can do attitude. We advise you bring adequate protection from the sun (we’re known to have some stinkers our west) and potentially something to sit on. Everything else is covered here at Lakeside.

The Lakeside Long Lunch will be held on the island at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. See the proposed site map below for layout of the festival. 

Lakeside Long Lunch runs from 10am – 6pm on the 28th September. Bars will begin closing at 5pm with the final bar closing at 5.30pm. No entry permitted after 5pm.

We do not provide refunds for any tickets you may have purchased. You can review our full T’s and C’s here.

Lakeside provides compete disabled access to all areas of the site.

Buses will be running from Penrith station, and Panthers Penrith from 9.30am-7pm on 15 minute intervals. Keep an eye out closer to the event date for our transport plan.

As people of the people, we do not discriminate. Beer, wine, cider and spirits will be available throughout the day. Oh and if you’re off the sauce there will be plenty of water and soft drink to purchase.

Sign Up to our newsletter

For updates, special offers and news about Lakeside Long Lunch, simply sign up below!