There's always something happening in the Kiama area, which includes Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo and Minnamurra..
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Our Events Calendar is full of family-friendly festivals, art exhibits, concerts, expos, community events and so much more! If you would like to let us know of a upcoming event, or simply to obtain more information, contact us.
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Visit NSW's favourite water theme park, Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays. then stay on for a lazy afternoon either floating about in a tube or lying on a sun lounge at Outback Bay, home of DIVE-IN Movies at Jamberoo shown on the big screen Enjoy Dive in Movies every Saturday night throughout the summer Holidays. Tonight's movie is the "Early Man (PG)" - Screening from 6pm and will finish around 7.30pm so plenty of time to get the kids home bathes and into bed. COST - Free with park admissionLearn More
Your perspective is the way you see something. Perspective has a Latin root meaning “look through” or perceive” and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking. This body of work has found me trying to interpret my perspective of the world around me. A Sydney born artist, Kerry Candarakis resides in the Sutherland Shire. Her paintings salute patterns, shapes, contours, the coast and landforms. The Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas have been a major influence in this body of work and she is delighted that it be shown at the Little Blowhole Art Bar. www.KerryCandarakis.com Please note: The Art Bar is CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays. Please check their website for trading hours.Learn More
Head to the Early Start Discovery Space these holidays and you’ll find loads of summertime fun. During the four weeks of January they have free exhibitions, amazing shows and a series of hands-on workshops. All this on top of a huge range of daily activities. DinosaursExplore the world of dinosaurs and fossils with the Australian Museum’s Fascinating Fossils exhibition. Hear incredible facts about Australian dinosaurs and take part in dinosaur games. FairiesThe team from Shellharbour City Library will be here to help you get creative and messy as you create your own tiny gardens for some fairy friends. Superheroes Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s you! Join in Superhero Me! and make your own superhero costume to take home. Sea creaturesGet up close and personal with an exciting range of live sea animals with Rangers on the Run and their large touch pool! Talk to the experts about animals and learn how to reduce our impact on the marine environment. Floaty BoatsSee who can make the biggest floating boat. First you get to build your own boat out of household materials and see how well it floats. Then remake it, so it’s bigger and better. Amazing scienceJoin the team from Science Space to witness a truly ‘cool’ and sometimes explosive liquid nitrogen show. Circus playHonora, the circus artist extraordinaire, is visiting to teach us basic circus skills and make our circus space come alive. Puppet showsEnjoy the Letter Island and Quest to Save Teddy Bear Garden Puppet Shows. WildlifeTake a guided adventure through the beautiful University of Wollongong campus searching for colourful birds, big and small! Visit their events page to find out more about these activities and to book a workshop. Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 9am – 4pm Closed Mondays and Public HolidaysLearn More
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Daily departures (Closed Xmas Day & Boxing Day) with extra trips scheduled throughout the day as required (subject to weather & track conditions). Bring the family and experience the spectacular & thrilling climb up Mt Coolangatta with amazing views performed with ease by our unique vehicles and experienced drivers. Intriguing and interesting commentary on the Coolangatta Estate and the surrounding district. 1 hour ride departs from the car park area at Coolangatta Estate (near Shoalhaven Heads)Seat belt equipped with comfortable seating and suitable for all agesPayment prior to departure at the ticket office (adjacent to Coolangatta Estate’s wine cellar) opens 30 minutes prior to departure. BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED Phone: 0428 244 229 (9:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days a week) Adults: $25.00pp Child U/14yrs: $15.00pp Family pass: (2A + 2C) $60.00Learn More
This summer, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures will be transformed into a magical fairy wonderland and children from all across the land will be able to help our little fairy and elf friends find their treetop homes. The Men’s Shed in Colac, Victoria has been working hard to create our little magical houses which will be scattered throughout the rainforest floor. Some with verandas, some up to 80cm tall, and all made from recycled materials and fallen branches! It is YOUR mission to help the fairies and elves living at Illawarra Fly to find their very own fairy home. Upon entry all children will receive a magical fairy card to help them to discover all ten fairy and elf homes and unjumble the magic word! Feel the sprinklings of magical fairy dust along the trail, where you will find a colouring station and the exquisite homes before receiving your reward – an enchanted sticker – at the end of your journey.Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures – 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill, 2577 When: Summer Holidays: December the 15th until January the 31st 2019 Cost: Treetop Walk: Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50 Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36 Facilities: Cafe 106 is open daily Book now to ensure you don’t miss out – www.illawarrafly.comLearn More
A special family package of just $45 applies to tarmac days for two adults and up to four children aged up to 15. The HARS Aviation Museum guides open aircraft for inspection including the iconic Super Constellation “Connie” plus their Boeing 747-400 jumbo, an F-111 and Neptune bombers, Caribou, Dakotas and more.Over the tarmac days visitors can book on arrival to “walk the wing” on this Boeing 747 which is still the only commercial aircraft ever to fly non-stop from London to Sydney on its inaugural 20hr 9m delivery flight for Qantas. It’s the invitation to step inside these aircraft that stands HARS Aviation Museum apart from any other Australian aircraft collection. Plus, on the Saturday and Sunday it’s planned to have engine runs for the Connie, AP-3C Orion, three-engine Drover, a Dakota and the Convair 440 … a true operational experience. The museum's acclaimed Cafe Connie is open for barista coffee plus hot and cold food at very reasonable prices. For further information please contact HARS President and Chief Pilot Bob De La Hunty.Learn More
Come along any Sunday morning at 10.00am to the Boat Ramp at Kiama Harbour. Darren from Into the Wild Nature Tours will present the Kiama Stingray Show. Enjoy the fascinating insight into these amazing creatures. Please note: On the rare occasion the show does not go ahead. For more information please contact the Kiama Visitors Centre on 02 4232 3322.Learn More
Facilitated by an early childhood teacher and animation producer, Rockshelf delivers the best in school holiday fun! Calling all 5 -12 year olds... School Holiday Animation Workshops Booking essential. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ro... Or phone 1300 930 702 Jan 7th: Legomation Jan 8th: Crazy Cooking Jan 9th: Toymation Jan 16th: Artmation Jan 17th: Claymation Jan 18th: Legomation First Child: $65, Second Child: $55 Location at The Pavilion Kiama, 2 Bong Bong Street.Learn More
Get artistic in the rainforest and make your own creative artwork inspired from the shapes and colours of Budderoo National Park. (Suitable for 3-12 year-olds) Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pmMeet: Minnamurra Rainforest CentreCost: Child $10. Accompanying adults freeLearn More
Come on a live and interactive video journey through the National Museum of Australia. Meet Trim the intrepid explorer cat, Phar Lap the legendary racehorse and many others.Suitable for ages 8—adult. Book online at Trybooking. Under 10s must be accompanied by a parent/guardianLearn More
The Kiama Farmers' Market runs every Wednesday. Please note that the times vary 3-6pm in summer (October to April) & 2-5pm in Winter (April to October). Stock up on fresh fruit and vegies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy. PLEASE NOTE: NO MARKET ON WEDNESDAY, 26 DECEMBERLearn More
Come on a coastal WilderQuest adventure exploring rockpools for their treasure. Will you be able to spot sea creatures who hide among the rockpools and sparkle like colourful jewels. Time: 10.30am to 12pmMeet: Pergola, Burke Parade (off Riverleigh Avenue) GerroaLearn More
Visit NSW's favourite water theme park, Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays. then stay on for a lazy afternoon either floating about in a tube or lying on a sun lounge at Outback Bay, home of DIVE-IN Movies at Jamberoo shown on the big screen Enjoy Dive in Movies every Saturday night throughout the summer Holidays. Tonight's movie is the "Sherlock Gnomes (PG)" - Screening from 6pm and will finish around 7.30pm so plenty of time to get the kids home bathes and into bed. COST - Free with park admissionLearn More
Bring all the kids along to our Shimano Children’s Charity Fishing Competition at Kiama Harbour, to be held on Saturday 19th January. Minnamurra Lions Club will have the Charity Barby Q. All funds donated to Peterborough Special School. Plenty of great prises and Luck Raffle Draw drawn at midday.Learn More
Rotary Club of Kiama's Annual Antique and Retro Fair will be held on January 19 -20, 2019 at the Kiama Leisure Centre in the very scenic town of Kiama, 90 mins south of Sydney. A wide selection of furniture, jewellery, silver, china, porcelain, textiles, books, toys, coins, tins, military memorabilia, antiques and many other interesting collectibles are on display and available to purchase. Collectible dealers from Illawarra and South Coast, Sydney, country and interstate will have goods on offer. Open from 9.30am to 5pm on the Saturday January 19 and 10.30am to 3pm on Sunday January 20. Light refreshments are available. Entry by donation of $10 per person, $7 for concessions. Accompanied children are free. Funds raised support Rotary's projects. The club will also sell items on commission for patrons. Please contact John Worstencroft on 0419 002 655 if you would like to offer something for sale. Don’t miss this great opportunity to browse collectibles, enjoy a quiet cuppa, spot a bargain, find a treasure, buy something for that special someone or just spoil yourself. This is the 28th Year of the Kiama Rotary Antique Fair and a very special opportunity for anyone interested in collectibles or simply a relaxing browsing experience.Learn More
Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occasional public holidays. Extra markets are usually held in April & June and again in January. Spend the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the popular seaside craft market. Inspect the array of country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama. Definitely worth a visit!Learn More
Artwork by Holly Pinzone & Jade FisherBringing together summertime memories and local views. Wish you were here is a collection of original artworks by Gerringong based artist’s Jade Fisher and Holly Pinzone. This exhibition is a visual expression of abstract summer scenes, evoking feelings of long summer holidays by using vibrant colours and bold techniques. Each painting will take you on an individual journey creating a sense of adventure and fun. Wish you were here is your chance to escape. Mon-Fri 10am-5pmSat -Sun 10am-4pmLearn More
Discover the deadly and dangerous creatures living in Minnamurra Rainforest. Join in this exciting activity to find out all about them. (Suitable for 3-12 year-olds) Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pmMeet: Minnamurra Rainforest CentreCost: Child $10. Accompanying adults freeLearn More
Something for all, young and old. Local Community event, enjoy a chat and a bargain. Creative Crafts, Great books, Clothing, Stylish Jewellery, Preloved Items, Potted Plants, Knick Knacks and Cards. Also our famous curries, handmade pies and sausage rolls- gluten free & veggie, homemade cakes and slices, jams and face painting for kids.Learn More
Perspectives from the FieldCharles has just returned from postings in some of the world’s conflict zones – Uganda, Afghanistan and Myanmar – and is a most compassionate man whose presentation promises to be really interesting.Learn More
Taronga Zoomobile offers a unique, hands-on learning experience where you get to meet native animals up amazingly close! Spot the Spotted Python, Gabriella the Possum, Kermy the Green Tree Frog and Lynx the Echidna are just some of the stars. Learn about how they move, what they eat and how we can help them in their environments.Age: 3 and aboveCost: $10 ($5 for Summer Reading Club participants)Book: Book online at TrybookingLearn More
January is show season in Kiama and the 171st Kiama Show will be held on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 January, 2019. The Kiama Showground is located right beside Kiama's Surf Beach and is one of the most picturesque showgrounds in Australia. The Kiama Show schedule lists over 1000 classes spread over the Horse, Cattle, Woodchop, Rodeo, Pet Show and Pavilion sections. The displays in the Kiama Show Pavilion are described as the best on the coast, boasting in recent years over 2000 exhibits including: vegetables, fruit, jams, cooking, the NSW Rich Fruit Cake Competition, knitting, tapestry, crochet, sewing, patchwork, craft, art, floral displays, roses, homebrew, photography, porcelain and pottery, spinning and weaving, woodwork and the NSW Dahlia Championships. There are classes for all ages and all levels of exhibitors. Everyone is encouraged to enter and everyone is welcome to become a member of the Kiama Show Society. The 2019 Kiama Show offers Cattle and Horse Events, Showjumping and Woodchop competitions, Pet Show, over 2000 Pavilion Exhibits and Cookery & Gardening Demonstrations, as well as spectacular entertainment. Close to Kiama's main beach and Blowhole Point, the Kiama Showground offers outstanding outlooks as well as pleasant breezes to enjoy wonderful relaxing summer days and nights.Learn More
This event is a free family friendly event sponsored by Kiama Municipal Council and brought to you by the Gerringong Lions Club, Gerringong Rotary Club, Jamberoo Red Cross, Jamberoo Fire Brigade, KIama Downs SLSC, Rotary Club of Kiama and Kiama SLSC. Location: 106 Fern Street, Gerringong 7.00am - Bacon and Egg Breakfast7.30am - Jumping castle8.00am - Face painting, giant jenga & dominos10.00am - Live music10.30am - Novelty games & African drumming workshop Location: 150 North Kiama Drive 7.00am - Bacon and Egg Breakfast7.30am - Novelty games8.00am - Sand modelling competition, prize giveaways, jumping castle9.00am - Flag raising Location: 15 Manning Street 7.00am - Bacon and Egg Breakfast7.30am - Live music8.00am - Jumping castle & face painting9.00am - Beach volleyball (friendly match), prize giveaways Location: Churchill & Allowrie Streets 8.00am - Bacon and Egg Breakfast8.30am - Live music & face painting9.00am - Novelty games, Aussie sports (friendly matches), prize giveawaysLearn More
Visit NSW's favourite water theme park, Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays. then stay on for a lazy afternoon either floating about in a tube or lying on a sun lounge at Outback Bay, home of DIVE-IN Movies at Jamberoo shown on the big screen Enjoy Dive in Movies every Saturday night throughout the summer Holidays. Tonight's movie is the "TAD - Secret of King Midas (PG)" - Screening from 6pm and will finish around 7.30pm so plenty of time to get the kids home bathes and into bed. COST - Free with park admissionLearn More
Over 50 markets stalls including face painting and jumping castle for the kids. A Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft and produce plus live acoustic music. Plenty to discover each month including children's & designer adult clothing, hand-made soap and skin care, beautiful art work and fine art cards, items for your home and eco-friendly products. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, plants, eggs, spices, honey, jams, chilli sauces and olives. Enjoy lunch with us with freshly squeezed juices, hot food and coffee. Daylight savings times are 9AM – 2PM and winter months are 10AM to 3PMLearn More
Come and join us on the last Sunday of each month in Reid Park in the lovely village of Jamberoo just inland of Kiama on the South coast of New South Wales. We have craft and brica brac, new goods and used, ladies clothes and babies wear, books and jewellery, wood craft and wonderful food stalls, garden statues and veggies. Something for everybody. Join us as customer, a visitors or a participant. Contact Vivienne on 0402 101 343 for enquires on becoming part of the fun.Learn More