Western Australia’s most glamorous sport and social event, Airnorth Cable Beach Polo, will celebrate a special milestone on Broome’s famous white sands this year.
Each year, thousands of patrons including elite polo players, celebrities and other high-profile guests flock to Broome’s magnificent Cable Beach for a star-studded weekend of polo, fashion and entertainment. The three-day carnival will be held from Friday 17 May to Sunday 19 May 2019, with an exciting calendar of events to enjoy across Broome’s key venues.
The 2019 festival is full of thrilling events to delight guests, with a jam-packed itinerary featuring two brand new events to the schedule. The carnival kicks off with the brand-new Cable Beach Polo Ladies Luncheon hosted by Kimberley Sands Resort & Spa. Guests will enjoy a spectacular meal amongst a catwalk showcase of Western Australian designers curated by stylist Peta Preston, modelled by local indigenous empowerment modelling academy, Kimberley Girl.
Airnorth Cable Beach Polo
On Friday evening, guests will gather for the official launch of Airnorth Cable Beach Polo, featuring an exclusive invitation-only cocktail party at the Paspaley Boutique followed by the official welcome reception at the historic Pinctada McAlpine House. The public open-air launch party will commence at 6:30pm at the Mangrove Hotel. Saturday morning’s festivities begin with a special gathering at the Kimberley Bookstore featuring Nine Entertainment Co. Getaway presenter Catriona Rowntree signing her book release, which includes a chapter on her cruise through the Kimberley region.
The two-day tournament will take place over Saturday and Sunday, with the VIP marquee providing the ultimate lavish experience for guests, boasting unrivalled beach views, live music, gourmet cuisine from local chef Nick Wendland of The Aarli and a selection of premium beverages including the award-winning Bunnamagoo Estate wines and Perrier-Jouët champagne. Sunday will mark day two of the exciting polo tournament, culminating in a nail-biting showdown on the sands as players compete for the Paspaley Australasian Beach Polo Cup. Spectators can choose a single day experience with the brand-new Havana Club Lounge, a marquee boasting a luxe cocktail bar experience perfect for enjoying all the fun and excitement of the tournament finals.
Dinner Under the Stars with Banksii’s Hamish Ingham
Saturday evening will see the return of the exquisite Dinner Under the Stars, a once in a lifetime experience on the stunning Cable Beach. Stepping up to the plate to host this year’s event is guest executive chef, Hamish Ingham. In a career spanning more than 25 years, chef and restaurateur Hamish has established a reputation as one of the Sydney dining scene’s strongest advocates of local ingredients, indigenous foods and sustainability. In 2019, he and his sommelier wife Rebecca opened Banksii Vermouth Bar & Bistro to rave reviews, this year earning the coveted Chef’s Hat in The Australian Good Food Guide Awards 2019.
Spectators keen to experience the full Airnorth Cable Beach Polo three-day VIP treatment can opt for the all-inclusive Pearl Passport which includes special invites to the exclusive cocktail parties, access to the VIP marquee on Saturday and Sunday, and an invitation to the Dinner Under the Stars. The Tournament, Silver, Gold and Platinum Packages represent a flexible way for guests to experience the carnival, while the Havana Club Lounge offers a single day alternative to the full VIP experience. As always, the Airnorth Cable Beach Polo tournament is free to watch from the sand.
To purchase tickets or for program information visit www.cablebeachpolo.com.au.