South Coast July School Holiday Guide28 June 2019 – posted in: Uncategorized

Cupitt's School holidays

The 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 a wonderful 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 wonderful ideas we’ve hatched for you in the 2019 South Coast winter school holidays guide.


Woodfired Pizza will be available every lunchtime during the Winter School Holidays. The kids will love running around on the lawn while you enjoy a glass of wine or beer on the lawn or covered deck with your pizza and many other casual menu items. No need to book. Available 12pm – 2.30pm daily during school holidays.

Visit Cupitt’s Winery, the South Coast’s ultimate family-friendly destination. Throughout the holidays Cupitt’s will have their famous pizza menu running every day. Kids can pick up a Pure Pop and take your kids for a stroll around the kitchen garden, look at the chickens and ducks. Pets are welcome too (on lead please). Kids are welcome in the restaurant too or hire a babysitter from South Coast Nanny agency and enjoy a lunch or dinner apart. 

Kids can explore the kitchen garden and visit the chickens and ducks


Celebrate Naidoc Week at the Ngulla Naidoc Festival at the Ulladulla Civic Centre on 12th July, all are welcome! This is a free, 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.

The 64th Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival 2019 takes place from takes place from 12th – 17th July.  The entry fee is $25 per adult and $20 for children. The Entry fees allow you to fish for the full 5 days if you wish, and over $20000 in prizes up for grabs. For more information visit the website 

Ten Pin Bowling at the Dunn Lewis Centre is always a great activity for kids but why not check out the F3style Crowdfunder Event on 19 July. This is a ‘feel-good’ dinner event, completely organised and run by local young people aiming to make a difference. The F3style will host a dinner and invite four different community groups to pitch a project idea they need funding for. Patrons of the dinner vote on the ideas they like the best and all funds raised go towards the idea with the most votes. Tickets $20 presale or $25 at the door. Children under twelve $10

Dinomania, at Ulladulla Ex Servos on Tuesday 16 July, is a highly interactive dinosaur adventure with a quirky cast, a cheeky Raptor named Razor and a T Rex named Toby that carves up the dance floor with his dino-mite dance moves. There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing in store from start to finish and don’t miss the exciting opportunities for the audience to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs.

Jamberoo Music Festival is a boutique, community-driven event. Complete with top quality market stalls, street performers, busking competition and of course, Amazing local and national talent held on Saturday 20 July. All featured in 3 intimate indoor venues. Something for all the family! Visit the Cupitt stall to grab your beverages and enjoy some Blues, Roots and a little bit of Country in the quintessential South Coast Village. The festival sits on the doorstep of Kiama, only a 10 minute drive through the green rolling hills and just 90 minutes South of Sydney. Tickets – Adult – $79, Jnr & Concession – $59 and U/12 – Free!

The Nowra Chilli and Chocolate Festival is a one day festival on Sunday 28 July 2019 to embrace promote and sell chilli and chocolate products in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. Cooking demonstrations, chilli eating competition, live entertainment and lots more this a fantastic and fun Festival for all ages. The festival is located at the Archer Racecourse, less than 10 minutes drive from the heart of Nowra. Only $5 entry.  For more info visit the website 


The Ulladulla Library holds extra free children’s activities during the school holidays on Thursdays. Check out their website to find out about what is coming up on these school holidays. Livvi’s place is the incredible all-inclusive park at Mollymook Beach Corner Mitchell Parade and Ocean St); completely fenced with great facilities an next to the Fish n Chip shop. Perfect! 

Horseriding is a popular school holiday activity in our area and is conducted by Timbertops in Termeil (15   south of Ulladulla. Timbertops offers a one or two-hour trail rides and offers horses of all sizes.  Timbertops riding school caters for people with varying degrees of ability from beginners to experienced riders. Children and adults alike are welcome. Phone: Gloria (02) 4457 1008

Horse Trail Riding at Timbertops Stables, Termeil

July and August are great times for Whale watching when 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 awesome Instagram moments. With plenty of walking tracks close by that lead to tall headlands, the surrounding area is also bursting with other fantastic viewpoints. Nearby you can also make your way to Rennies Beach and Bannisters Head which are two other local hotspots. 

Whale Watching at Ulladulla – photo credit Shoalhaven Tourism