Since its beginnings, 14 years ago, the 5 Lands Walk — timed for the Winter Solstice and the northerly whale migration — has attracted over 250,000 participants.

For some it is the enjoyment of the beach and bush walk, for others its family, friends and enjoying the scenic beauty, arts, diverse cultures and people.

Although the Walk had to be cancelled this year, the Opening Ceremony will go ahead in a slightly amended format. Avoca-based musical maestro, Yantra De Vilder, has created and orchestrated a musical celebration of the people and places of the 5 Lands, entitled Home — A Place of Belonging, featuring internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter, local Indigenous didgeridoo performer Gavi Duncan, international cultural performers, Indigenous dancers and the Ephemera Choir and Ensemble. It’s online from June 19 but you can get a taste of the full performance, below.

From 8 pm on June 19 you can watch the full Opening Ceremony at https://youtu.be/sLWMt8UMqa0

Lead Image: Kevin Morgan, Magic Light Photography.