School Holiday Guide

If you are looking for a place to explore this School holidays then look no further than the South Coast. There's nothing quite as remarkable, the South Coast is synonymous with being the best' unspoilt' destination on the NSW Coast. It is a relaxing destination for just about anyone, especially families.

With its natural beauty, abundant space and an incredible array of kid-friendly activities, the region is a popular destination for parents planning a getaway for the winter school holidays.

If you're heading to this part of the world in July, sit back and enjoy the ride as you sample the fantastic ideas we've hatched for you in the 2021 South Coast winter school holidays guide.

VisitCupitt's Estate,the South Coast's ultimate family-friendly destination. Cupitt's Estate is trading seven days a week and has a range of kids meals and pizza available. Pets are welcome, too (on lead, please). If you are looking for a kid-free experience, why not hire a babysitter from South Coast Nanny agency and enjoy a lunch or dinner apart. 

Celebrate Naidoc Weekat the Ngulla Naidoc Festival at the Nowra Showground on 7th July, all are welcome! This is a free (ticket required for Covid-Safety), family fun day showcasing Aboriginal talent and activities for the whole community. Join the Smoking Ceremony and Flag-raising Ceremony, learn about traditional bush foods, music and dance, and the kids can have their faces painted and jump on some rides. There will be great food, music and demonstrations too.

If the weather is not looking great there are still fun options for the kids. Ten Pin Bowling at the Dunn Lewis Centre is always a great activity for kids. The Centre also now has a Rock climbing Wall. A visit to Ulladulla Twin CinemasUlladulla Funland or the Fossil House will keep kids happy and entertained. These venue accept the Service NSW 'Discover' Vouchers which has been extended to the end of July. 

Ten Pin Bowlingat the Dunn Lewis Centre is always a great activity for kids. The Centre also now has a Rock climbing Wall and accepts the Service NSW 'Discover' Vouchers extended to the end of July. 

The South Coast enjoys some of the country’s best beaches with impossibly glassy and clear waters and near-perfect waves. This also ties in with wonderful beach walks. Pick up a Guide to ‘Walks in Milton and Ulladulla’ and the Ulladulla library or the Dunn Lewis Centre. You can also read a great guide to local walkshere

The area is fortunate to have some beautiful playgrounds with great coffee nearby. Check out Livvi's place is the incredibleall-inclusive parkat Mollymook Beach Corner Mitchell Parade and Ocean St); completely fenced with excellent facilities and next to the Fish n Chip shop. Perfect! Narrawallee Inlet not only has a great playground and coffee shop (The Outlet). Burrill Lake is heaven for kids with a mix of nature and playgrounds and great coffee nearby with Lagom Bakery and Rosie Oats Cafe a short walk away. 

July and August are great times forWhale watchingwhen several species of whales migrate north. There is a whale viewing area at the Ulladulla lighthouse known as Warden Head, located 5 minutes. During the migration season, it's often possible to see the whales quite closely from this vantage point, so definitely bring your phone along for some incredible Instagram moments. With plenty of walking tracks close by that lead to tall headlands, the surrounding area also bursts with other fantastic viewpoints. Nearby you can also make your way to Rennies Beach and Bannisters Head, which are two other local hotspots. 

With so much to see and so many activities on your doorstep, you’ll never run out of entertainment for the kids on the South Coast. We hope to see you visiting this great region soon! Check out Visit Shoalhaven for more information on places to visit and stay in our glorious region.