Five Reasons to visit the South Coast in June25 May 2019 – posted in: Uncategorized
The locals have known it all along. But now the secret’s out – June is one of the best times to be on the South Coast. With gorgeous blue skies and pleasantly cool temperatures, winter on the South Coast offers a delightful smorgasbord of activities, indoors and out.
From arts and cultural festivals and paddock to plate dining to surfing the greatest beaches, there’s plenty to see, smell, hear and taste on the South Coast.
Discover our top things to do in the Shoalhaven Region this Winter.
1) MOLLYMOOK BEACH WINTER ESCAPE
Nestled between Narrawallee and Mollymook Beach is Bannisters by the Sea and around the corner on Tallwood Ave is Bannisters Pavillion. Both hotels are beautifully designed with great service, food and drinks. Check out the Winter Warmer package and be sure to use the Shuttle Service to visit Cupitt’s for a meal or wine tasting. Cupitt’s is open seven days a week so there is plenty of reasons to visit Mollymook mid week.
Pro Tip: The South Coast is known for some of the best surf breaks and Winter has the best swell. Check out this video to get you pumped or visit- www.shoalhaven.com/surf
We made some vids with Surfing World Magazine and Coastalwatch, here's the first one, tag a mate who can relate!This is Tom, and he’s freaking out: Tom’s girlfriend Jessie will be home from work any second, it’s her birthday, and Tom hasn’t been able to come up with any good plans for the weekend. Until he does… a weekend away to Shoalhaven, South Coast!Find out more – www.shoalhaven.com/surf
Posted by Visit Shoalhaven on Thursday, 23 May 2019
2) PARTY AT CUPITT’S OVER THE JUNE LONG WEEKEND
7-9 June 2019
Every long weekend Cupitt’s plays host to an incredible range of music but the June Queens Birthday weekend this year is particularly special. We will be fundraising for the goat farmer that we have been sourcing milk from the last three years.
The Winemakers Dinner takes place on Friday 7 June – enjoy a delicious three course menu with paired wine, a cocktail on arrival and live music with Corner Pocket for $120. Tickets can be purchased here.
Tickets to enjoy Sunday’s activities on the grass, a festival wine tumbler or beer glass is also included in the ticket with wine and cheese tasting on offer. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Guests dining in the restaurant are asked to contribute $5 per person to the charity.
Saturday there will be live music with Dave Newman, no tickets required. A festival glass is for sale with proceeds going towards the Graham Family.
Hot Tip: Cupitt’s celebrate their 12th Birthday with a Winemaker’s Table Dinner on Friday 7th June – Find out more
3) STORYFEST – Celebrating the Art of Storytelling
The program for the inaugural Storyfest, running on the NSW South Coast from 21-23 June, has been announced. The festival’s gala dinner, featuring a conversation with Maggie Beer at Cupitt’s Winery, will be held on the evening of 22 June (sold out).
Twenty-four writers are coming from across this continent to tell their stories. authors to appear at the festival include Michael Robotham, Candice Fox, Christian White, Leigh Hobbs, David Hunt, Jane Caro, Natasha Lester, Amal Awad, Joanna Nell, Robert Hollingworth, Karen Viggers, Jaclyn Moriarty and Meg Keneally.
The festival includes events on crime writing, ‘accidental feminists’, ‘becoming a bestseller’, aging, disease and death, landscape in storytelling, and ‘weaving history through stories’, among others.
A series of workshops will also run as part of the festival, including ‘fiction fundamentals’ with Emily Maguire, illustration with Julie Sydenham, ‘writing for tweens and teens’ with Jaclyn Moriarty, and podcasting fundamentals with Kel Butler.
View the Full Program.
Tickets are selling fast, so don’t delay!
4) CHECK OUT LOCAL CRAFT BEER AT THE BREWERS PLATE & SEE CHANGE FESTIVAL
Head to Huskisson, Jervis Bay for the Brewer’s Plate 2 June 1pm – 5pm. The Brewers Plate is a 5 course communal feast with paired local Beers from Jervis Bay Brewing Co. + Stoic Brewing + Cupitt Craft Brewers. Tickets are just $65
To BOOK click HERE
5) SUPPORT PRODUCERS AT THE SLOW FOOD FUNDRAISING EVENT
Slow Food South Coast fundraising each year for the $5000 local Producers Grant. The idea behind the $5000 Annual Grant is to help small-scale producers achieve their goals of growing their business, and is one of many activities that Slow Food South Coast undertakes to support accessible and responsible local food supply and production, and the protection of biodiversity.
The matching fund is allocated annually responding to specific capital acquisition requests made by applications. A select panel of Slow Food members reviews applications, with selection criteria reflecting Slow Food’s primary philosophy of Good, Clean and Fair Food production. Last year’s lucky recipients included Leander and Matt from Kraken Sourdough in St. Georges Basin who received $4000 towards the purchase of a prover/retarder machine for their breads and fermented pastry, and Tim Saffery of Queen Street Growers Moruya who received $1000 towards the purchase of drip line irrigation and fittings to further drought-proof his business.
“Since its start, we have been able to give over $20,000 back to our community, and there will be another $5000 Grant Pool available this year” says Rosie Cupitt, Leader of Slow Food South Coast. “All that money comes from our membership donations and fundraising activities and is used to the benefit of our small scale producers that are working so hard to feed our local food community. It makes me very proud”
On Saturday 15th June 2pm – 6pm for a Spanish-themed menu by Matt Upson (Chef/Owner of Tallwood Eatery) at the Old Church, Milton. Live entertainment, silent auction, great raffle/lucky door prizes. Net proceeds go to 2019 Producers Grant. Enjoy a fun afternoon with great food and entertainment whilst supporting our local growers and producers.
Limited Tickets – don’t miss out! Book NOW via this Link
Tickets $55 members, $65 non-members – BYO drinks. Dietary preferences catered for – bookings close 12th June.
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