What better way to bring in the New Year at Eaglehawk Neck.
Get your dinner booking in now.... accommodation all but booked out, but stay nearby.
Firework will be released in the proximity of 380 Pirates Bay Drive:
First firing at10pm
Welcome in the New Year Fireworks from midnight
Merv Graham and Tim Partridge are the Billy Warner Duo, bringing an energetic, exciting, and soulful blues infusion that is not to be missed. The perfect duo to kiss 2017 goodbye and bring in the New Year.
It's gunna be big!!
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Family friendly event sponsored by Lufra Hotel and Apartments
Lufra's Whoopee Blues Weekend at Eaglehawk Neck features music and magic from "Street of Dreams" and "Lord of Strings" live from 6pm on 28th October & classic 70' and 80's Blues from the brilliant "Great Anticipaters" live on stage from 3pm Saturday 29th October.Our Whoopee Blues Weekend has a weekend cover charge of $25.00 allowing entry each night. Tickets include a $10 off meal credit or why not stay for a night or two with entry included!Call us on 03 6250 3262 for further details on our Whoopee Blues Weekend deals.
Make a weekend of it and enjoy dinner with a view before settling in for the magic and sounds of "Street of Dreams" and "Lord of Strings" kicking off at 6pm in the Restaurant.
Follow this up with an early morning visit to Pirates Bay, Tessellated Pavements, and the Blow Hole to Waterfall Bay area for stunning nature experiences on Saturday.
Then join us for our Saturday afternoon from 3pm and take in live music from the "Great Anticipaters". Dinner on from 6pm.Finish off your weekend and join us for Seafood Sunday Lunch (make sure you book). The perfect way to end a great weekend get away!Keep up to date with us on Facebook on this and other Lufra Hotel and Apartment events.
Lufra’s Saturday Live on 24th September at Eaglehawk Neck will feature Yesterday’s Gentlemen. The ‘gents’ will perfom a colourful collation of alley tales of misadventure, love and loss, in a gumbo of swinging jump jive and Texas Roadhouse blues. They are making a return perfomance in response to public demand.
The event starts at 4pm and is staged in the Pavement Restaurant at the Lufra Hotel playing through till 6pm, then resuming afdter dinner.
In a setting overlooking the picturesque Pirates Bay, Eaglehawk Neck at the gateway to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula, the combination of music and food is sure to satisfy.
Call us on 03 6250 3262 for further details or our Saturday Live accommodation package. Make a weekend of it with an early morning visit of Pirates Bay, Tessellated Pavements, and the Blow Hole to Waterfall Bay area for stunning nature experiences on Sunday, then join us for our Sunday Seafood Feast before departing for home refreshed, entertained, refueled and ready to hit your week ahead.
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This HillClimb is infested with motor enthusiasts who will traverse the challenging Pirates Bay Drive out of Eaglehawk in Classics, Sports, Italian, Electric (maybe even a stealth Tesla) as well as vintage cars.
Spectator points at both star line and finish are the must be places to be.
With MC's Mossa and Hooch at the start to egg the climbers on, food and beverages available in the Start Line Cafe at Lufra and snacks and drinks at the finish from the Rotary Food Van.
Join us from 9am, 20th August for a great display of motoring prowess, car displays, and followed by the afterparty in the Starting Line Cafe beginning at 4pm.
FREE Coach service from start to finish to spectator points all day, thank you to co-organiser Roger Self!
And a massive thank you to our sponsors and motor event organiser Club Motori Italia. Follow the link for entry details.
January 26, 2016
It’s on again on the 30th January, a weekend that will be busy with Surfing Competitions, wining, dining, entertainment and lots of rest and relaxation.
This month, Loukis and Woodward join us as RESET, a dynamic and versatile vocal/guitar duo, playing a range of Jazz, Soul and Rock.
RESET will be playing at Lufra’s regular Saturday Live, where guests can enjoy an afternoon snacking menu along with the musical mix. Entry is free with the performance beginning at 1pm through till 4pm.
Enjoy an afternoon with Stacey Loukis & Grant Woodward listening to smooth soulful tunes and upbeat acoustic rock songs. Join us for a very special ‘Eat to the Beat’.
New Years will see a Bay Strings dinner performance with a grand finale display of fireworks this New Year’s Eve.
Bay Strings will perform a combination of Folk, Country and Rock by Julianne Bushby and Hamish Pike, delivering carefully interwoven instrumentals with the soulful power of Julianne’s voice.
Normal Dinner menu till 8pm, then Cheese plates and snacking with sweets till midnight. Join us for a bit of ‘old years night’ at Lufra!
With booming interest for stays around the opening of the Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula, Lufra Hotel and Apartments has teamed up with a chauffeur pick up and return service.
The Lonely Planet endorsed cliff-hugging wildness walk is in Tasmania’s far south-east. It opened in December and departs from the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre.
Visitors using the chauffeur service can check in to the Lufra Hotel at Eaglehawk Neck, and link into our unique transfer service from Lufra to Port Arthur daily and return.
Coach transfers around the Tasman Peninsula daily with our transport partner Self’s Peninsula coaches.
If you require a chauffeur transfer from Hobart Airport to Lufra Hotel and Apartments, or back again, just call Lufra on 03 6250 3262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will organise the rest.
Lufra is an ideal place to stay leading up to the walk, or after completing the walk, with a range of accommodation options from 4-star Spa Apartments through to 3.5-star waterview hotel rooms taking in the spectacular outlook over Pirates Bay.
Great restaurant and magnificent coastal views overlooking Pirates Bay at Eaglehawk Neck, with its own cliff top and forest walks, fishing, diving and surfing pursuits.
This year’s 2015 Taz JazzFest being held at Eaglehawk Neck and Lufra Hotel and Apartments will see a line-up of some 20 Tasmanian jazz performers and more still to be revealed, over a full and exciting three days from Friday the 2nd to the 4th October.
It is the fifth annual JazzFest held by the Hobart Jazz Club and Lufra where the public can join in performances, enjoy food and hospitality and even participate as performers. It is the celebration of the year of ‘Taz Jazz’, however because of the nature of the beast, a few mainlanders are sure to blow in.
The Friday program starts with an early dinner and a program of Jazz running into the evening. Then Saturday starts at 10am with ‘Jazz Unplugged’ and morning tea at the Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall through till 12 noon. Saturday afternoon will see a ‘Tappa’s and Jazz’ style afternoon of tasting plates with a full program of improv jazz through to an evening performance into the late hours. Hot Buffet meals will be available from 6pm as well as full bar facilities for the duration of performance times at the Lufra Hotel.
For those that want a bit of a break from the music on Sunday morning, there will be a Mini Book Fair (great prices, fantasy, crime, thrillers and more genres) at the ‘Neck’ Community Hall, running from 10am and then morphing into a poetry reading in aid of Diabetes Tasmania, ‘Life of a Child’, fundraiser. Sunday’s afternoon program starts again at 12noon at the Lufra in accompaniment to the traditional Sunday Seafood Buffet in the main dining room.
The finale commences over dinner with full a la carte menu Sunday evening for all and sundry through till exhaustion sets in for the Jazz players and followers who have stayed for the whole weekend.
It will be an exciting weekend where music, the local scenery and views of Pirates Bay, as well as food and hospitality combine for Jazz and Food lovers alike.
For further details contact Lufra on 03 6250 3262, or Hobart Jazz Club President Kaye Payne on 04 1282 5967.
The ever popular Saturday Live returns with our 26th September Eat to the Beat from 1pm to 4pm, with the revisit of the Sufrajettes.
Wendy Moles and Kaye Payne have been friends for a long long time. Both vocalists in the jazz field and over the years have been in numerous bands playing many styles of music. They formed “Suffrajettes” to bring together their favourite music in the now popular acoustic style... almost unplugged.
So while the Sufrajettes provide the Beat, it’s up to the team at Lufra to provide the Eat which they will do with a selection of taster plates along with the every loved Eat to the Beat combo platter, Taste of Lufra Platter or the easy nibbling Tassie Cheese Board. Food and beverages are served throughout the performance.
The Beat will provide a repertoire including songs from artists like Sheryl Crow, Bruno Mars, Steve Miller, Doobie Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Eurhythmics, Carol King, Fleetwood Mac, Crowded House and more.
See you 26 September, bring a friend or two and even stay for the night. We do a fantastic Sunday Seafood Buffet for lunch on the next day.
Book your table and quote Sufrajette’s Weekend and we will waiver your $10 cover charge and stay on for the night and we’ll give you 10% off our accommodation rates. Call us on 03 6250 3262.
The success of Club Motori Italia’s Lufra to Lookout Hillclimb – the first of its kind in Tasmania – has led the organisers to set next year’s date less than a week after the event. With some 35 competitors and a good showing of motorsport enthusiasts, the event got off to a great start and organisers have set a date of August 20 for next year.
Eaglehawk Neck hosted the event for only the second time in 15 years, but this time with a difference: competitors had to nominate a time for the hill and stick to it all day, losing points for being faster or slower. The win was shared by two unlikely cars: Adrian ‘Mozza’ Morrisby’s brand-new Subaru ‘shopping trolley’ (borrowed from his wife), and Bruce Heron’s 40-year-old Triumph Dolomite Sprint. In equal third place were another strange collection: Jamie Lonergan – Nissan Pulsar, Nic Fabrizio – Peugeot GTi6, Peter Bailey – Lancer GSR, Scott Wyman – Proton Satria and Graham Mitchell – Fiat 128 Coupe. Driver of the Day was first-timer William Ong in his standard Honda Civic, and Best Italian car was Phil Blake’s Fiat Abarth OT 1600.
The Club was particularly happy to have the Lufra Hotel in the mix, giving families and partners a good reason to participate and stay over for the event. 'It doesn’t happen too often that we can share our passion for motorsport in such a civilised way,' said CMI President Peter Lowe.
Lufra GM and co-organiser, Peter Derkley, said the event was a great success, filling the hotel at this traditionally low time of year. ‘We were pretty well full for the whole weekend, and more than happy to refer those we could not accommodate to nearby accommodation,’ explained Peter. ‘It was a pleasure to work with Club Motori Italia and bring together local volunteers and the fire brigade to carry off the day.’
The day’s activities finished off with an after-party in the hotel overlooking the start line with entertainment from Billy Whitton and Jamie Taylor.
The major sponsor space is already taken with TDT committing to its second year as TV Media sponsor and discussions under way to bring in other support for the fledgling event. Events Tasmania have also given the event a tick of approval with their sponsorship of a new interstate element.
Photos supplied by Angryman Photography. For further information contact Peter Derkley 04 8844 1534. For other photos contact Angryman Photography 04 3910 1904
The Lufra to Lookout motor Hillclimb starts at 10am at Lufra Hotel and Apartments, with heats running all day through to 4pm. Once the Heats are over winners will be announced at the AfterParty being held at the Lufra from 4pm.
Now for those that are still guessing, the Hillclimb is a motorsports event where competitors nominate their best time to complete the challenging course presented by Pirates Bay Drive. Any sort of vehicle can compete, but drivers must be licensed to enter. We expect a mix of vetran, street and modified for Hillclimb vehicles competing.
For each hillclimb run on which the competitor records an elapsed time less than his/her nominated time, a penalty of two points per second of the difference between the recorded time and the nominated time shall apply, and for each run greater than the nominated time a penalty of one point per second shall apply for the difference between the recorded time and the nominated time. The winner is the competitor who has completed the required number of hillclimb runs and has accrued the least penalty points. Individual scores will be relayed to posting screens at the Hotel throughourt the heats.
This event is a joint project between Club Motori Itatlia, Lufra Hotel and our Foundation Sponsor TDT and other partners in this event.
There will be two official viewing spots: Lufra startline at 380 Pirates Bay Drive, Eaglehawk Neck and the Finish Line only accessible via the startline via the free bus transfer running on the 1/2 hour or so from the Hotel.
Pirates Bay Drive will be closed between the Lufra Hotel and the Pirates Bay Lookout. Only competitors and authorised traffic (including the coach) will be able to access the Hillclimb course and will ONLY be able to travel uphill. Any cars that access Pirates Bay Drive from the top will only be able to go as far as the Lookout, where they will see the incredible view as well as Competitor Cars as they leave the course.
For public access to the beginning of the Hillclimb, enter Pirates Bay Drive just above the ‘Neck’ or at the southern end of Pirates Bay Drive bringing you to the Lufra Start Line. We ask that you take the direction of traffic marshals who will assist with parking your vehicle, allowing you to go to the Hotel area and see the cars rallying around the hotel. To see some of the cars already entered go to Lufra’s facebook album.
At the Hotel you will be able to mingle with competitors, grab a coffee, snack a beverage or bubbly at the cafe where you will be able to overlook the display of competitors and special display cars on the Hotel lawns. From there you will be able to board the coach leaving the hotel on the 1/2 hour or so taking passengers through the course and to the Finish Line official viewing point. At that point the local Rotarians will be serving coffee and snacks.
The coach will pick up again bringing passengers back to the Lufra or parking areas. Thank you Roger Self for supporting this event with your FREE coach service.
The AfterParty starts at 4pm in the Lufra Cafe area overlooking the Start Line. We have engaged Billy Whitton and Jamie Taylor to provide Live Music from 4pm at the Cafe. Between 4pm and 6pm we reckon we will get through the presentations for King of the Climbers and other Award getters.
For any further enquiries contact the Hotel via email@example.com or call us on 03 6250 3262. Looking forward to a great turnout. Couple of rooms left for last minute bookings. Ring Now.
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The Lufra to Lookout motor Hillclimb is being conducted by Club Motori Italia (CMI) over the weekend of the 22nd August. It will comprise of a ‘Regularity’ Hillclimb event and a presentation dinner for winners, participants and supporters that evening.
The choice of the course has been dominated by the appreciation that Pirates Bay Drive, at Eaglehawk Neck is one of the best hillclimb roads in the state, climbing from the bay to lookout through a challenging and scenic course.
Registration of Competitors
Promotion to potential competitors is being undertaken via links to the Motorsports community through CMI and the Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMs) with entry forms and registration via the CMI website.
Lufra has developed an accommodation package exclusive to participants and supporters of this event. To make a booking, contact Lufra Hotel and Apartments direct on 03 6250 3262 quoting ‘Hillclimb’ with rates offered for booking enquiries through till the 7th August and subject to availability. After 7th August rooms will only be available at normal rates. We will honor these rates at any time in August.
We expect this to be a busy time at the Lufra for accommodation, so if we can’t help you we will refer you to other accommodation options in the immediate area.
Event Sponsors and Partners
Tasmanian Digital Television (TDT) is the foundation sponsor of this newly established event. TDT will be promoting the event to the car enthusiast public through a comprehensive advertising program.
Other valued partners are:
Look forward to seeing you at Eaglehawk soon.
Now the third year in the making, the 2015 Tassie-SUP Winter Classic will be held this weekend based at Eaglehawk Neck and following the best surf conditions in the area.
For the uninitiated, SUP is stand-up paddleboarding taking on the challenge of surfing by a wide variety of skill levels in the surf. The competition is organised by TassieSUP based in the Southern Beaches area taking up classic surf spots like Carlton Beach, Marion Bay, the legendary Stoogies, as well as surf anywhere in the tradition of surfing.
With a good grouping of seasoned and peep competitors, and forecasted excellent surf conditions, the program will kick off at 8.30am Saturday the 20th June with competitive elements finalising at the Classic’s presentation dinner that evening at Lufra Hotel, Eaglehawk Neck. The dinner is open to the public, with slideshow on competition highlights, awards made, and entertainment from ‘The Hows’ and ‘Steve Miller’ compilation in suitable SUP surfing style.
This year organisers and sponsors have rallied to share the joy of SUP with not only competitors, but anyone that gets involved. Lufra and JAY Surf have combined their sponsor efforts offering up to a $2500 paddleboard package to be won by one attendee of the presentation dinner. This brings the prize pool for the weekend to over $5000 in prizes to be won and given away.
Some of the competitors this weekend are Kyron Rathbone defending his 2014 title, as well as Womens Open title holder Melissa Daly and veterans Tony Leitch and Dave Smith.
The weekend competition will finalise on Sunday morning with early morning paddle from Lufra Cove taking on the chill and exhilaration of an early paddle on the winter solstice day.
For further information or comment contact Tony Leitch 04 2760 0333, or Lufra Hotel for accommodation and dinner bookings on 03 6250 3262.