Redcliffe Kitefest 2014
Brilliant blue skies dotted with vibrantly coloured shapes fluttering in the Spring breeze are the centre of the Redcliffe KiteFest every year. On the weekend of 6 & 7 September 2014, internationally acclaimed kite flyers from across the globe and from the corners of Australia will meet to display their kites and flying skills.
iQuad made its début appearance at KiteFest in 2013. Each of the team’s six members manoeuvred a different coloured kite known as Revolutions. These Revolutions are quad-lined kites that can fly forwards, sideways, and backwards and can also stop in midair to hover, as well as, fly at varying speeds. These iQuad members are like artists that use the sky as their canvas.
Mikio Toki is a fourth time visitor to KiteFest. Each visit he brings a new, handmade kite that takes up to one month to create. Each hand painted kite is made from washi paper over a bamboo frame. Mikio is one of Japan’s finest kite makers and painters.
Simon and Lyndell Chisnall are returning performers for this year’s festival. Previous fan favourites, the crab and blue whale, were the Chisnall’s creations from earlier years. This duo is known for creating big kites, including the Giant Stingray, the world’s biggest kite with a span of over 30 metres.
Guests will enjoy a variety of seafood and wine while strolling through the gourmet booths sampling various fare. Stay tuned for the announcement featuring a well-known Aussie chef, who will be cooking each day during Redcliffe KiteFest in the KiteFest Kitchen.
Various activities abound across the event grounds to keep the kids entertained. These include face painting, kite making, trampolines, craft workshops, and amusement rides and games.
Not only will kites dot the sky at KiteFest, but guests will enjoy the aerobatics of the Warbird Aviation group. These propeller planes swoop and soar over the crowd at up to 800 km per hour while performing death-defying stunts.
Rather than staying in an over-crowded hotel, holiday travelers should consider a holiday rental in Redcliffe or nearby communities. Rentals are private residences that feature separate sleeping quarters, fully functioning kitchens, and often offer swimming pools and fenced yards for the kids’ safety. Make the most of a Redcliffe KiteFest getaway by choosing a holiday rental.
If you haven't been to a kite festival, take the opportunity to head to Redcliffe, Queensland this May and discover the wonder and thrill of kites.
More information about the festival can be found at kitefest.com.au.
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