South Coast Escapes – March Newsletter

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.

Meet Me in the South Coast – 13 March

Meet Me in the South Coast is a festival with a twist! The event combines Music, Fitness and Food into a day of community spirit, created to regenerate the tourism industry affected by the floods and bushfires in 2019 and 2020. Pick a fitness journey – Cycle, Run or Swim – and end up at Mollymook Beach where there will be live music (featuring The Beautiful Girls, Bob Evans and Sons of the East), local markets and loads of fun to be had, or go straight to the festival if you just want to relax!

Bottomless Brunch at Huskisson Hotel – 26 March

Enjoy lunch on the water at Huskisson Hotel, well known as the “Husky Pub”, a South Coast institution sitting on the white sand shores of Jervis Bay. Grab your friends and book in for their monthly Bottomless Brunch – in March it’s a delicious pairing of Paella and Peach Sangria for two whole hours.

The Rivoli Dance Show – 23 + 27 March

From the 1930s-60s, the Rivoli Dance Palace was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall, until it was demolished in 1973. Now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there. Featuring a stellar live band, Dance Makers Collective’s The Rivoli is an immersive dance hall meets dance theatre performance. A hit at Sydney Festival, this joyous production invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into a mesmerising exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection. On at Ulladaulla Civic Centre on 23 March, and Kangaroo Valley Hall on 27 March.

Sculpture in the Valley – 26 March – 3 April

Over the last weekend in March and the first in April, the grounds of Graystone Grange on Kangaroo Valley Rd will be open to visitors as both outdoor and indoor exhibits from the best contemporary sculptors will be on display at Sculpture in the Valley 2022. Enjoy a wander around the valley and the art, then head off to enjoy some local markets in Berry, Marriott Park, Jervis Bay, Milton Village, and Culburra Beach.

Whether you’re planning a friend group getaway or a family holiday, there will be something waiting for you down in the Shoalhaven to give you the perfect time away.