Prepare yourself for mud, laughs and plenty of dirty fun in the Australian Bog Snorkelling Championships…

Bog Snorkelling

While the festival’s Bullride draws a crowd of thousands and the triathlon features more than 400 competitors, for sheer weirdness, it is very hard to go past the bog snorkelling championships!

The rules of the famous and ancient sport of Bog Snorkelling state you can’t use your hands or conventional swimming strokes, instead you must rely on flipper power alone, and if you lose that… bad luck. It has often been likened to a game of pinball with competitors often bouncing from side to side of the trench, whilst blowing out a steady stream of mud through their snorkel. Visibility is set to zero so the fear of what lies beneath will get you snorkelling to the finish line in record time. The first to the other end of the water/mud filled trench (aka the Bog Pit) is crowned the Bog Winner! Could it be you?

In yet another lightbulb moments born over a few beers, we thought “why not?”. The Dirt n Dust Bog Snorkelling Championships has even hosted Welsh champion Julia Galvin.


2017 will see some changes to the Bog Snorkelling event. This year the Bog turns into a challenge of sorts. This is your chance to dob in the boss at work or ya best mate. You will get a chance to go up against some of the Dirt n Dust celebrities… (stay tuned to find out who these are.)

Flippers and Snorkels are available for your use.

Event Details

It goes against every instinct to put my head under water, but I do. I can’t see a thing. It’s like swimming in a giant trench of chocolate milk, except it tastes like c#@p. – Adam Head

A one-of-a-kind experience!

A truly unique experience

battling the mud and bog

with just a snorkel and flippers!

Event Extras

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