Wet Weather Activities

Rainy day ideas

Wet weather wonders ...

Rainy days are like nature’s permission note for all of us to sink into cosy couches and enjoy hot drinks, good books, blankets, and binge-worthy shows. But here in the Kiama area, they offer so much more.
The sight of raindrops is a welcome relief for the many farmers and growers who make up a big part of our region. And it can also be a welcome opportunity for you to explore somewhere new, try something different or to simply see nature at its most spectacular.
So grab that umbrella, don that jacket or fog up those windows.
Here’s our silver-lined list to help you ‘rain supreme’!

MINNAMURRA RAINFOREST
The clue is in the name – and this is the time to see it come alive!

KIAMA’S BLOWHOLES
You’ll often get your best performances on days like these...

LOCAL LIBRARIES
Kiama and Gerringong Libraries have a wide range of books, magazines and games.

FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
Instead of sheltering under a tree, comprehensively search up your family’s tree here.

MASSAGE OR DAY SPA
Weather like this is great for soothing or pampering. Your body will thank you!

WET WET WET
Rain? Well, if you’re already wet anyway, hit the rockpools, go snorkelling or catch a wave.

LEISURE CENTRE
For heated swims, pool toys, spa, sauna, indoor court hire, gym, aerobics and more!

TASTE TEST
Take a tour of local wineries, a microbrewery and enjoy food to match!

SHOP TILL YOU (RAIN) DROP
It’s the ideal weather to have a cheeky browse and find that perfect purchase. (The universe wants you to have it.)

GO UNDERCOVER
Enjoy family fun at Granties, catch a movie in Shellharbour, bowling, bouncing and HARS Museum in Albion Park Rail or Discovery Space at UOW!

CAFE HOPPING
With dozens of cafes across the Kiama area, you’re never far from a cup of your favourite hot beverage, waiting out the weather one sip at a time!

ART-WARMING
Take in an exhibition at one of the galleries (see page 19) or explore a mix of art, beads and ceramics studios.

Bead Shack

Gerringong NSW

Play, Shop, Learn. Discover a wonderland of beads & accessories. See for yourself why the love of beads reside in the Shack. Bead Shack is a family owned business based in the seaside town of Gerringong. Visit our shop and discover our wonderful range. Everyone is welcome at Bead Shack! Creative Workshops from $15 per person for all ages.

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Kiama Leisure Centre

Kiama NSW

Kiama Leisure Centre is an indoor multi-purpose fitness and sports facility, owned and operated by Kiama Council. Facilities Pool Area- includes an 8 lane 25m heated pool, a heated toddlers pool and a Spa and SaunaLearn To Swim - a safe environment where individuals can learn to be confident in the waterGym and Aerobics- we offer cardio equipment, weights and aerobic classesIndoor Sports Hall- we offer a range of indoor sportsKinder Gym- we offer baby gym and kinder gym classesAqua Aerobics - we offer aqua aerobic classes in our indoor heated poolHoliday Activities- children's holiday activities can be booked at reception or by phoneParties- we offer Pool Parties and Gym Fun PartiesKiosk- offering a range of confectionery, snacks and drinksShop- we offer swim wear and accessories including goggles, caps, ear plugs, swim nappies, drink bottles, back floats, arm floaties and kick boardsEFTPOS is available at the Centre with a minimum purchase of $10 - NO CASH OUT

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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Jamberoo NSW

A rare tract of subtropical and temperate rainforests on the NSW South Coast. Part of the Budderoo National Park. Park entry fees: $12 per vehicle per day (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child. The Minnamurra Rainforest is a multi award winning attraction located in Budderoo National Park, a short fifteen minute drive west of Kiama past the village of Jamberoo (off Tourist Drive No 9)Visitors can experience the spender and beauty of this rare remnant of subtropical and warm temperate rainforests which is representative of the once extensive rainforests of the Illawarra region. Visitors regularly see first hand the fauna of the area such as the normally elusive Lyrebird, the Eastern Water Dragons, Swamp Wallabies and a host of bird species which make Minnamurra their home. Leading from the Information Centre, visitors commence their rainforest experience along a network of elevated walkways and paved tracks. Meandering through the rainforest is the Loop Walk, a 1.6km walk which is linked by suspension bridges across the Minnamurra Rivulet. The first 500m of this walk provides for assisted wheelchair access. Visitors should allow 45mins - 1 hour to complete this walk. Half way around the Loop visitors are able to deviate up the paved Falls Walk (2.6km return). This walk is a little more challenging offering the reward of spectacular views over the rainforest canopy and the gorge carved by Minnamurra Rivulet. The walk concludes with a viewing platform and rest area at the base of the Upper Falls. Total of both walks is 4.2km walk distance and visitors should allow 2 hours. Other facilities include visitor information services, a retail shop, a Cafe for light meals and refreshment, Picnic and BBQ facilities. Guided Tours are available by prior booking. No Smoking in Parks Policy As from 1st May 2016 smoking will prohibited in all national parks in New South Wales. The National Parks & Wildlife Regulations 2009 (NPW Regulation) prohibits smoking in parks, (clause 15A, effective from 1 May 2016). This Policy applies to all lands acquired or reserved under the NPWS Act 1974, including lands managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) under Part 11 of the Act. Under the new regulation, a person can be fined up to $550 for smoking where the ban applies. Minnamurra Rainforest is proudly managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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