Summer has arrived on the South Coast ...
Summer on the South Coast means many different thing. Bare feet by the water. A bush hike. Water sports. Lazy evening barbecues. Lively festivals. And much more too. The South Coast has it all, from pristine beaches to stunning state parks. We’re excited to showcase the cities, towns and villages along the coast, giving you the information you need to make your stay here as exciting as you want it to be. The beaches along the coast are among the most popular, not to mention free to enjoy, attractions during summer months. Many of the busier spots are patrolled by surf life savers and are safe and fun for families.
If indoors is more your thing, the coast is home to a plethora of arts and crafts shops, often featuring the work of local artists. Otherwise the boutique shops, department stores and cafes and restaurants are varied enough to suit all tastes. There are also live stage shows, cinemas, museums and exhibitions all up and down the coast.
We hope you enjoy your holiday and festive season here.
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Meander along the coast and discover galleries and exhibitions from Stanwell Park to
Mogo and beyond.See how the beauty of the natural environment has influenced the local artists.
You can make the adventure a day trip or take it at your leisure to appreciate the paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and the abundance of local handmade quality craft. Indulge in all there is to offer and you may find yourself inspired to take an art class and produce your own masterpiece, even better splurge on a worthwhile art investment to remind you of your journey for years to come.
Visit: Articles Fine Art Gallery at Stanwell Park, Wollongong Gallery, Bundanon Arthur Boyd Studio near Nowra, Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Millhouse Courtyard Gallery and summer Exhibition at Milton and Ulladulla and an exhibition by long time South Coast artist David Benson plus the Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts Socitey exhibition at Batemans Bay...just to name a few!
Artwork pictured: Stanwell Park by John Vander at Articles Fine Art Gallery www.johnvander.com.au
Lots of fun at Jamberoo - movies and more!
Jamberoo Action Park is located 20 minutes south of Wollongong. It is an aquatic playground set amongst 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parkland.
There are plenty of rides and attractions to entertain, like the high intensity water thrill, The Taipan, and Outback Bay - one of the largest wave pools in NSW. Billabong Beach is designed for younger children, who can play in heated shallow pools and mini water slides.
Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry across 135 days with a season pass, as well as other bonuses like free films at the DiveIn Movies. DiveIn Movies are screened at Jamberoo on Saturday nights throughout the Christmas school holidays from 6pm until 7.30pm. They are free with park entry. Jamberoo Action Park has a free mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play app stores, which contains useful information to help guests plan their visit to the park.
Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry across 135 days with a season pass, as well as other bonuses like free films at the DiveIn Movies. DiveIn Movies are screened at Jamberoo on Saturday nights throughout the Christmas school holidays from 6pm until 7.30pm. They are free with park entry.
Jamberoo Action Park has a free mobile app, available on iTunes and Google Play app stores, which contains useful information to help guests plan their visit to the park.
For more details visit www.jamberoo.net
Special Family Tours & activities @ Historic Meroogal Nowra
From Thurs to Saturday during school holidays, you can explore historic Meroogal - an enchanting house museum in Nowra and the 1920's garden. Open 10 - 4pm - special family tours are available. The house is then open on Saturdays 10-4pm (non-holiday period)
For more details visit sydneylivingmuseums.com.au
Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival
Three grooving night and two full days with 60 gigs at Kiama - all free! Some of the best names in Jazz & Blues music.
Over 40 bands including Hot Potato, Michael Fix, Blue Eyes Cry, Wards Express, The Jacky Howellers, Tommy M, Pearl Noire ..... and many more
School Holiday Fun....
There's never been a better time to enjoy nature on the South Coast.
Book into a National Parks Discovery programe and enjoy walks, talks and tours.
Contact 4423 4244 for more information.
Contact 4454 2042 for more information.
Ph 4406 2022.
Bookings are essential so check out www.treatfactory.com.au
Keep up to date with the South Coast Leisure Times
If you're planning a day out with friends, a short break or a family holiday, the information in the South Coast Leisure Times print and online magazine allows you to get the most out of your adventure.
You will be kept up to date with just about everything that is happening along the Grand Pacific Drive, from Helensburgh to Narooma and beyond and everything in between ... around 500 kilometres of some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
It's easy for you to keep in touch with what's going on from festivals, events and activities to the best places to stay, shop and dine. Pick up your latest copy from one of our 2000 distribution points along the coast, try your nearest Information Centre or become a free subscriber and register to receive an email notification when each new issue comes online.
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