South Coast Escapes
It’s been a wet hot Australian summer so far, but not even the rain can dampen our holiday spirits! Most of us are back at work, but there are still sunny days here and there, and down in the Shoalhaven, we’ll take any excuse for a beach day. Normal life is cautiously returning, and the far South Coast is enjoying the return of live events! We’ve had a look around and found the best ways to punctuate a holiday in the Shoalhaven with fun activities for groups of friends and families, so check them out below.
Open Air Cinema Roadshow – 11 February
Shoalhaven City Council in partnership with Optus is hosting a free Open Air Cinema Roadshow across the Shoalhaven this Summer and will be showing Spirit Untamed at Lyrebird Park in Nowra. Bring a few camping chairs or a picnic blanket, and enjoy a FREE outdoor cinema for the whole family!
Red Hot Summer Tour – 12 February
The Red Hot Summer Tour is back for 2021, bringing you a brand new Aussie rock line up including Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda, and Chris Cheney! This fire-hot show is coming to Berry Showground in mid-Feb for a rocking outdoor concert that goes from lunchtime into the evening. Bring a camp chair and enjoy food and drinks from the concert stalls, or pay extra for access to the Rock Bar with a private beer garden, seating, and a BBQ dinner.
Burradise Live Music – 13 February
Enjoy an afternoon on Culburra Beach outside the Surf Club for a FREE live music lineup organised by Burradise Festival to support performing artists and bands after a tough two years of event cancellations. Bring a picnic blanket and watch the fantastic tunes of Benji and the Saltwater System, The Blues Preachers, Cam Little, George Bishop, Inspektor Gadje and Swamp N Beats. Food trucks will be on site so you can stay all the way from 12pm to 7.30pm!
Kiama Brunch and Life Drawing – 20 February
Ladies, you’re going to like this one! Kiama Life Drawing class is a fun, interactive and cheeky drawing session with male fitness models, complimentary sparkling wine on arrival, and a grazing table to nibble at. Have a fun Sunday afternoon with your friends, and draw with a variety of different materials at no extra cost, all provided at the venue at Emergence Yoga Kiama.
Beekeeping Workshop and Winery Lunch – 23 February
Join a beekeeping workshop hosted by Illawarra Bees at the Mountain Ridge Wines beehives, learn all about the basics, responsibilities and management of beekeeping, and learn from experts to gain confidence before you start your own hive at home. The all-day workshop includes morning tea and coffee as well as a delicious lunch prepared by the Mountain Ridge chefs featuring produce from the Market Garden with a glass of Mountain Ridge wine.
Whether you’re a budding artist or hobbyist keen to learn new skills, or you just want a fun day out with entertainment, the Shoalhaven has got you covered. Community markets are on every weekend for a leisurely morning, and there are stunning coastlines for a picnic on the shore anytime you like. When you’re ready to book your next holiday, we’ll be ready for you with dozens of beautiful holiday homes to choose from.