Shore Leave is a four-day celebration of the Midwest’s history, cuisine, and adventure. We are excited to announce that we are supporting the Shore Leave festival this year! In order to promote this special event, we have decided to give away two tickets to the amazing Shore Leave Festival, including seats at the incredible Abrolhos Long Table Lunch. To go in the running, all you need to do is buy any bottle of Illegal Tender rum for sale online on our website or on Dan Murphy’s website.


The festival will host one of the most unique dining experiences in Western Australia with the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch. This once in a lifetime dining experience on the Abrolhos Islands is an opportunity with limited seats, valued at $1290! 

Illegal Tender Abrohols Long Table Lunch

The breathtaking backdrop and venue for this all-inclusive luxury ticketed gourmet seafood experience will be at Turtle Bay on East Wallabi Island. The festival’s hallmark “Instagram moment” is expected to be an extremely aspirational long table meal and of course, a priceless location. Accompanied by a selection of the finest WA beverages including Illegal Tender Rum Co., this incredible lunch will be as unforgettable as the setting. Whilst on the island you’ll be entertained by live entertainment and other activities.

World-renowned Brendan Pratt has curated an exquisite menu featuring Western Australia Rum and finest seafood, highlighting specialties of the midwest region and beyond. Combined with Margaret River’s excellent local produce, the chef has made an unadulterated style emerge, with elaborate culinary techniques producing complexity and body of flavour.

The Shore Leave Festival will also feature incredible free events including:

  • The Old Geraldton Gaol And Victoria District Hospital Tour
  • Hmas Sydney II Memorial Tour
  • How To Be A Merperson Workshop
  • Flotsam And Jetsam Exhibition
  • Hidden Treasures Of Hawes
  • Guided Tour Of The Shipwreck Gallery
  • The Helm
  • Bobs Ginstronomy
  • Sea Shanty Challenge
  • Marine Discovery Tour
  • Littlewell Mingenew Stargazing Night
  • Batavia Coast Marina Night Light Show
  • Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

The Beach Price Markets at Fisherman’s Wharf will be a highlight of the festival. Geraldton’s seafood and local produce will be showcased at these markets. The name Shore Leave is a nod to the rich maritime history and the connotations of the holiday, leisure, and adventure synonymous with the region.

Visitors will be treated to a busy fish market with a wide variety of fresh seafood for sale, as well as live culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs, all while sipping a beer and sampling some delectable seafood treats.

This signature festival is the first of its kind and will take place from September 24th to 27th, and will highlight quality regional produce such as the internationally renowned Western rock lobster, as well as beautiful beaches and coastline, fascinating history, and a vibrant regional community. 

To go in the running to snag yourself this incredible prize, be sure to grab a bottle of either our Spiced, 1808 Barely Legal or Distillers Cut for your chance to win. Head to our website or Dan Murphys Online to grab a bottle today!

Prize: 2 tickets to the Thursday Long Table Lunch on the 24th of September, including fast ferry transfers on board the MV2000. Ferry from Geraldton to Turtle Bay, East Wallabi Island included. Prize valued at $1290.

The competition closes on the 6th of September and the Winner will be announced on Facebook and through email confirmations on the 7th of September. Tickets are non-transferable. Please note, this is an 18+ event and is not suitable for young children or anyone under the age of 18yrs.


We respectfully acknowledge the Yamatji Peoples, who are the Traditional Owners and First Peoples of the land on which the event will take place. The Nhanhagardi, Wilunyu, and Naaguja are all tribes of the Nhanhagardi.