Introducing the Location for the 2023 Conference

Discover Mona Vale: The Perfect Setting for a Martial Arts Journey

Welcome to Mona Vale, a gem nestled in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and the proud host of our upcoming AWCF 2023 conference at Dragon Tao Kung Fu, one of the premier kung fu schools in Sydney.

Mona Vale is not just a place for training; it’s a destination that perfectly blends the discipline of martial arts with the tranquility of a beach town. The venue itself, Dragon Tao Kung Fu, is a testament to this, offering a unique setting that combines the focus of martial arts with the serene backdrop of the surrounding coastal town.

Just a stone’s throw away from the venue, you’ll find some of Sydney’s most stunning beaches. Whether you’re an early bird who loves a sunrise swim or someone who enjoys a leisurely stroll along the beach after a day of rigorous training, Mona Vale has you covered. Notable locations such as Manly and Palm Beach offer breathtaking views and a chance to unwind and soak up the Australian sun.

Man;y Beach
Manly Beach

But the allure of Mona Vale extends beyond its sandy shores. It’s a place steeped in history and culture. The Northern Beaches were originally inhabited by the Guringai people, and the region is dotted with sites featuring Aboriginal rock engravings and art. Did you know that Freshwater Beach, a short distance away, was the site of the first recorded surf in Australia? It was here in 1915 that Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer, introduced the sport to the country. This fascinating piece of history adds to the charm of this coastal paradise.

Duke Kahanamoku
Statue of Duke Kahanamoku at Freshwater Beach

In Palm Beach, you’ll find the heritage-listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Built in 1881, this lighthouse offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is a popular spot for tourists.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach

When it comes to dining, Mona Vale boasts an array of excellent restaurants. Toro Nero and Paddock & Vine come highly recommended, offering a variety of dishes that cater to all tastes. After a day of training, these eateries provide the perfect setting to relax and refuel over good food.

Getting around is a breeze with the B Line bus service and readily available Uber rides. Whether you’re heading to the training venue or exploring the local sights, you’ll find the transportation options convenient and efficient.

In Mona Vale, you’ll find more than just a training venue. You’ll discover a vibrant community, stunning landscapes, and rich history. Did you know that Mona Vale is home to the beautiful Mona Vale Headland Reserve? This park offers breathtaking views of the ocean and is a popular spot for whale watching during migration season. It’s just one of the many features that make Mona Vale a unique and memorable place. We look forward to welcoming you to our event and to this beautiful part of Sydney.

Mona Vale Headland
Mona Vale Headland

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