Don't hibernate this winter - there's lots to do!
June, July and August see the coast come alive with a carnival of whales, seals and dolphins!
It's the perfect time to search out all those secret destinations off the beaten track.
Check out our winter accommodation specials to find places to stay. Explore an area you have not been to before, you will be amazed at what you find!
The new Milton Ulladulla Comedy Festival, Ulladullirious, August 22-24 promises to be a blast. Another great family day out is the Kangaroo Valley Celtic Festival.
Travel the coast through our pages to find galleries, festivals, school holiday activities, concerts, theatre shows, shopping destinations, alfresco eateries and award winning restaurants, national parks, walks and more… all to enjoy in a wonderful South Coast environment.
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the ‘Winery Weekend Away’ competition on page 18.
What's on at Bundanon
Looking for a special outing during the Wintr months? Explore Bundanon Homestead, Arthur Boyd's Studio and historic grounds and gardens located just north of Nowra by the Shoalhaven River. Bundanon is open to the public every Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm.
Upcoming events at the Boyd Education Centre,
Riversdale:Sunday, July 20 Ironwood - an Australian-based ensemble, committed to exploring music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods.
Sunday August 24 Acclaimed Australian musician William Barton will launch his new album ‘Dust Storm’
For further information and bookings contact 02 4422 2100. Visit Bundanon’s website: www.bundanon.com.au
Follow Arts Trail ...
Autumn is the perfect time to visit galleries and exhibitions all along the coast.
Articles Fine Art Gallery at Stanwell Park is excited to present the works of artist Robert Dickerson AO in celebration of his 90th birthday.
Enjoy art, food and views as you take in the changing exhibitions at the Matthew Gillett Gallery at The Scarborough Hotel.
Wollongong Art Gallery presents a diverse range of works during Winter.
Visitors to the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Nowra can enjoy viewing exhibitions featuring works from national and regional collections along with specifically curated shows and exhibitions by Shoalhaven artists and community.
The recently opened Stephanie Burns Fine Art gallery in Milton focuses on paintings and designer wares by Stephanie and paintings by Heidi Yardley, Tiffany Titshall and others. The Millhouse Art Society (Milton) exhibits a changing selection of artworks by society members, landscapes to contemporary this gallery features many local scenes and caters for most tastes.
It's quirky! It's fun! More importantly, it's about recycling! Created by Shoalhaven City Council Waste Services, the Samual Elyard: Shoalhaven Landscapes in Textile and Lloyd Rees in Textiles exhibition reflects an alternative way of thinking, Waste Services focusing on what can be created by recycling textiles, rather than what ends up in landfill. Works is on display at the Lady Denman Museum, Huskisson
For more information check out our online magazine and follow the arts trail!
Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
Artistt are invited to take inspiration from historic Meroogal to create work/s in any medium that respond to the home, its stories, collection and sense of place. THis year, selected Arts Prize entries will be exhibited at Meroogal, throughout the house and garden. Entries close Aug 8, 2014. Exhibition at Meroogal Nowra from Sept 20, 2014 .
Night Light Tour
As night falls on a wintry day, step inside cosy Meroogal house for a rare opportunity to explore the 1920's historic home by night. Saturday August 2 from 6pm - 7.30pm: bookings are essential
For more information please visit website.
Meroogal, Cnr Worrigee & West Sts, Nowra
Open Saturdays 10.30am - 3.30pm - visit and discover this enchanting 1920's house museum and cottage garden.
P: 02 4421 8150
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