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Spring has sprung on the South Coast ...

The nights are lighter … with warm breezes and you can just smell that Spring has sprung on the South Coast. Festivals are blooming up and down the coast with a variety of art, music, food and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Milton Ulladulla's Escape ARTfest and HarbourFeast, Nowra's River Festival and Moruya's Granite Town just to name a few!

Take the arts trail and discover the coast’s talented artists, sip our wines, dine in our cafes and restaurants and have lots of fun at our attractions. Hit up the beaches and enjoy the warmer weather and the sand and water benneth your toes.

Caravan and Camping has always been a popular way to enjoy the coast and it’s a great way to get the family to spend some quality time together, so make sure you check out the huge NSW Caravan & Camping Expo at Batemans Bay, it will definitely entice you to take more holidays and discover your South Coast.

Don’t miss out on a single thing. It’s your South Coast ... so set off and enjoy!

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Spring Festivals

The South Coast is host to many great events this Spring.

If it's art your after the artistic creations of the 2015 Milton Ulladulla Artfest will throw all your senses into
overdrive. From September 18 to October 4 and beyond, the Milton Ulladulla region comes alive with Escape ARTfest events. The seventeen day festival focus celebrates the diverse art culture that thrives in the area and surrounding districts with more than 100 events to experience.

If it's Food your after Ulladulla will hold it's bi annual HarbourFeast ~ Food and wine festival from November 27-29. A 3 day weekend where you can taste local cuisine by local award winning chefs and savour wines from the regions best vineyards. Lot's of other entertainment and fun activities for the kids too.

Then if music is what your after Moruya will hold its Ganite Town Festival while Kangaroo Valley and Majors Creek their Folk Festivals. All events have a huge line up of fantastic musical artists as well as great food, street parades and lots of fun stuff for the little ones too.
With under 12's getting in for free at most festivals.

Check out these websites for more info:

Check out the WHAT"S ON pages of our read - online magazine - pages 4 and 5 and plan for a great time on the South Coast.

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Arts Trail

Spring is the perfect time to meander along the coast and discover galleries from Stanwell Park to
Moruya and beyond.See how the beauty of thenatural 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. Articles Fine Art Gallery, Wollongong Gallery, Bundanon Arthur Boyd Studio, Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Millhouse Courtyard Gallery just to name a few! Artwork pictured: Stanwell Park by John Vander at Articles Fine Art Gallery


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Season opens at Jamberoo

Jamberoo Action Park "where you control the action" is located only 20mins south of Wollongong and is the South Coast's very own huge aqua playground set on 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands. It's the perfect setting to relax while the kids enjoy slipping and sliding throughout the many water rides and attarctions within the park.

The season opens from September 19, so make sure you get there and enjoy all Jamberoo has to offer.

For more details see page 12 of our online magazine or visit

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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.

~ Bonza Beads at Nowra is offering fun kids classes every hour, on the hour during the school holidays.
Contact 4423 4244 for more information.
~ Learn to Cook at Susies Kitchen in Milton. A class a week running over the school holidays.
Contact 4454 2042 for more information.
~ Healthy fun for everyone @ Ulladulla Leisure Centre Ph 4444 8811or Bay & Basin Leisure Centre
Ph 4406 2022.
~ Chocolate making classes at the Treat Factory in Berry. September 22 and 30 at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm.
Bookings are essential so check out
There is so much to do, just check out the pages of our online magazine for more ideas!!
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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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