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Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Greater Union Shellharbour - Disney Classics Festival!

24 February - 18 March

Refer website for session times

Ages: All
Cost: Disney Classic Tickets $8 (online booking fee applies)
Venue: Greater Union Shellharbour
All Tickets $8 for the perfect film festival for your little one!
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FREE Come & Try Hockey Registrations Dates

2 & 9 March

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Ages: 6 - 15 years
Cost: FREE
Venue: Uni of Wollongong Hockey Field
No cost, no obligation, just for fun! Join a group of amazing kids learning team skills, hand/eye coordination and leadership - while getting fit!
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Kids Run - Community Kids Fitness Event! Raising funds for YOUR local primary school

Sun 4 March 18

8am start (before Nippers)

Ages: 4yrs - adult
Cost: From $21 (plus booking fee) with $5 donated back to your school
Venue: Bulli Beach
Kids Run is a community fitness event that is being staged to raise funds for local primary schools, through the participation of their students. For every student that enters - $5 will be donated back to their school and every child will go into the draw to win $500 for their school. This year we again have Kids Run Medals and all new timing chips this year.
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Kids' Fishing Workshops - Illawarra & South Coast!

April School Holidays & October Long Weekend

10am - 2pm

Ages: 8 - 14 years of age
Cost: $40 per child
Venue: Lake Illawarra, Greenwell Point, Batemans Bay, Tuross Head & Merimbula
Is your child keen to develop their fishing skills, while also having lots of fun, making new friends and learning about fishing sustainability? Kids' Fishing Workshops are proving to be a popular school holiday activity and it's no surprise why!
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Choppers for Charity

9am  to 5pm   Fri 23 February 18 to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Sussex Inlet RSL Club
Address: 200 Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Illawarra Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show 2017

9am - 5pm Friday & Saturday 9am - 4pm Sunday

 to    Fri 23 February 18 to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Illawarra Turf Club, Kembla Grange
Address: Princes Highway Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $15, Kids up to 16 years FREE

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Bottom of the Harbour Event

9am  to 12pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: The Waterfront, Shellharbour
Address: Harbour Boulevard Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Bunnings Bellambi - Kids' Game Makers Workshops

12pm  to 1pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Bunnings Bellambi
Address: Cnr Bellambi Lane & Watts Lane Bellambi NSW 2518
Ages: Kids
Cost: FREE

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Bunnings Warrawong - Kids Game Makers Workshops

12pm  to 1pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Bunnings Warrawong
Address: Bayview Centre, Northcliffe Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: Kids
Cost: FREE

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Go4Fun - Healthy Kids Program (UOW Sports Hubl)

Every Saturday during school term

9am  to 11am    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: UOW Sports Hub
Address: Building 9, University of Wollongong Gwynneville NSW 2500
Ages: 7-13 years
Cost: FREE

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Inflatable Fun at Oak Flats Pool

1pm  to 3pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Oak Flats Swimming Pool
Address: Hope & Kingston Streets Oak Flats NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Pool entry fees apply

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Kiama Sevens

Commencing at 8:30 am.

 to     to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: 1 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Nowra Makers Market

Every fourth Saturday of the month

8am  to 2pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Jelly Bean Park
Address: Egan's Lane Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Shoalhaven Heads Seafood and Fresh Produce Fair

Every Saturday

8am  to 1pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Heads Hotel
Address: River Road Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Tongarra Crossing Day @ Illawarra Light Railway Museum

10am  to 3pm    to  Sat 24 February 18

Venue: Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Address: 48A Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Entry fees apply. 

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2018 Illawarra Disability Sport Family Day

10am  to 5pm    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Beaton Park Leisure Centre
Address: Foley Street Gwynneville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Barefoot Yoga @ The Farm

6pm  to 7pm    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Kiosk - Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea State Park, Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation (charity event)

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Coledale Market

4th Sunday of the Month (except for March when they are on March 29th)

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc “Rock & Mineral Fair”

Rock Scramble: 12noon

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Marine Rescue Wharf Markets Ulladulla

Every second Sunday of the month

8.00am  to 2.00pm    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Ulladulla Harbour
Address: Ulladulla Wharf Ulladulla NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Splash and Dash Festival Illawarra

Refer website for schedule.

 to     to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: North Wollongong Beach Fore-Dune
Address: Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Kids distance events available.
Cost: Refer website.

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Weekly Kiama Stingray Show

10am  to 10.20am    to  Sun 25 February 18

Venue: Kiama Harbour
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Reading for Children - Shellharbour City Library

12.30pm  to 1.30pm    to  Mon 26 February 18

Venue: Shellharbour City Library
Address: 76 Cygnet Ave Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Sensory Storytime - Wollongong Library

Every Tuesday during school term

10am  to 11am    to  Tue 27 February 18

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 - 5 years. Designed for children who identify as being on the autism spectrum or who have other special needs who will be starting kindergarten in 2019 and their carers.
Cost: FREE

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Go4Fun - Healthy Kids Program (Nowra Acquatic Centre)

Every Wednesday afternoon during school term

4pm  to 6pm    to  Wed 28 February 18

Venue: Nowra Aquatic Centre
Address: Scenic Drive Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 7 - 13 years
Cost: FREE

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Kids’ Disco | Wollongong Hellenic Club

Held on the first Friday of every month

7pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 2 March 18

Venue: Wollongong Hellenic Club
Address: 57 Princes Highway West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5 - 15 years
Cost: $10 - includes a glo item and plaster plate to smash.

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Milton Show

8am  to 6pm   Fri 2 March 18 to  Sat 3 March 18

Venue: Croobyar Road, Milton
Address: Croobyar Road Milton NSW 2538
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Sixers Social Women's Cricket

6pm  to 7.15pm    to  Fri 2 March 18

Venue: Keith Gray Oval
Address: Terry Street Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: 16 years +
Cost: $60 pp

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Wollongong Twilight Markets

The markets will be held on the First Friday of each month from October 2017 to March 2018.

5.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 2 March 18

Venue: Flagstaff Hill
Address: Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Healthy Living Festival

Refer website for event shedule

 to    Sat 3 March 18 to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Shoalhaven Street (Kiama Harbour) Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: From $30 for a Single Day Ticket. U15 FREE

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Inflatable Fun at Warilla Pool

1pm  to 3pm    to  Sat 3 March 18

Venue: Warilla Swimming Pool
Address: Benaud Crescent Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: Normal Poool Entry

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Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport

Refer website for event schedule.

 to    Sat 3 March 18 to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Cove Boulevarde, Shell Cove
Address: Cove Boulevarde Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Refer website for registration cost.

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Wollongong Roller Derby Double Header

Game 1 will kick off at 12pm. Game two kicking off at 1:30pm

11.30am  to 3pm    to  Sat 3 March 18

Venue: Sports HUB, University of Wollongong
Address: Building 9, University of Wollongong Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2522
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5.65

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Clean Up Australia Day

9am  to 11am    to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: At Shellharbour North Beach NSW
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Kids' Run Wollongong - Soul Fit

8am start  to     to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Bulli Beach
Address: Bulli Beach NSW
Ages: 4 - 14 years
Cost: $21 - $26

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Music in the Park

First Sunday of Every Month

From 1pm  to     to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Hindmarsh Park
Address: Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Rock 'n Vintage Roll Festival

10am  to 7pm (markets close at 4pm)    to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Ryan's Hotel, Thirroul
Address: 138 Phillip Street Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Entry $5. Kids FREE

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The Farm’s Market

Usually First Sunday of the Month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 4 March 18

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Entry

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International Women’s Day 2018 Walk

5.15pm  to     to  Thu 8 March 18

Venue: Reddall Parade
Address: Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - Tarmac Open Day

9.30am  to 3.30pm   Fri 9 March 18 to  Sun 11 March 18

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Rd Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15.00 per adult $5.00 per child or $35 per family

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Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2018

All day event

 to    Fri 9 March 18 to  Sun 11 March 18

Venue: Multiple Venues, Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Albion Park Pool Open Day

1pm  to 3pm    to  Sat 10 March 18

Venue: Albion Park Swimming Pool
Address: Russell Street Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Art on the Grass

Second Saturday of every month (except January & November)

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 10 March 18

Venue: Red Point Artists Studio
Address: 96-106 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Bermagui Seaside Fair

8am  to 5pm    to  Sat 10 March 18

Venue: Lamont Street, Bermagui
Address: Lamont Street Bermagui NSW 2546
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Kangaroo Valley Farmers Market

Second Saturday of the Month

8.30am  to 1pm    to  Sat 10 March 18

Venue:
Address: 165 Moss Vale Rd Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Kidzwish Annual Brick Spectacular 2018

Saturday 10 March: 10am – 5pm & Sunday 11 March: 10am – 4pm

 to    Sat 10 March 18 to  Sun 11 March 18

Venue: Kembla Grange Racecourse
Address: Princes Highway Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5

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NSW Wavesailing Competition

All day event

 to    Sat 10 March 18 to  Sun 11 March 18

Venue: Seven Mile Beach
Address: Crooked River Road Gerroa NSW 2534
Ages: All ages - spectators
Cost: FREE for spectators

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Sunrise at the Illawarra Fly

Second Saturday of every month

6am  to 9am    to  Sat 10 March 18

Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $65, Child (13-16 years) $50, Child (5-12 years) $30, Child (2-4 years) $15.

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 16 March 18

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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Loot In Ya Boot @ Reddall Reserve

8am  to 12pm    to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra (near Windang Bridge)
Address: 71 Reddall Parade Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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MS 24 Hour Mega Swim Wollongong

12pm  to 12pm   Sat 17 March 18 to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Uniactive Building - UOW
Address: Building 13, University of Wollongong Wollongong NSW 2522
Ages: Open to all abilities
Cost: Adult: $45 | Junior (Under 18): $35

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The Great Illawarra Walk - Raising Funds for Saving Chloe Saxby

7am sharp  to    Sat 17 March 18 to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Shellharbour Village
Address: Addison Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages & fitness levels
Cost: $40 per Adult, $20 per Child

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Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival - Easter Festival 2018

11.30am  to 6.30pm   Sat 17 March 18 to  Sun 1 April 18

Venue: Ulladulla
Address: Crescent Street Ulladulla NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Ultimate Women's Weekend Expo Wollongong

9am  to 4pm   Sat 17 March 18 to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Illawarra Sports Stadium
Address: Hooka Creek Road Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: $12 adults | $10 concession | $8 students (aged 12-17) | Children under 12 FREE |Discounted tickets available online!

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Wollongong Triathlon Festival

6am - 4pm (Saturday) & 5am - 2pm (Sunday)

 to    Sat 17 March 18 to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 7 years (MiniMan)
Cost: Refer website for registration cost.

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Mud Muster Shoalhaven

From 8.55am  to     to  Sun 18 March 18

Venue: Nowra
Address: Albatross Road Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 10 years +
Cost: Refer website

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The Pirates of Penzance

11am  to 12.20pm    to  Mon 19 March 18

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall
Address: Cnr Crown and Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: All Tickets: $27 | Group 8+: $24

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Gerringong Public School Fete

10am  to 3pm    to  Sat 24 March 18

Venue: Gerringong Public School
Address: 6 Archibald Road Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Mountain2Sea Festival

 to     to  Sat 24 March 18

Venue: Lang Park
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Nitro Circus Live | WIN Stadium

Starts 4pm  to     to  Sat 24 March 18

Venue: WIN Stadium
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Family Yoga by the Lake Turns Purple for Epilepsy

8:30am  to 10am    to  Sun 25 March 18

Venue: Kanahooka Lake Side Park
Address: Eastern end Kanahooka Rd, Dapto (near the boat ramp) Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 2 years plus
Cost: Gold coin donation to the Epilepsy Foundation

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The Ultimate Learner Log Book Run - Day Time

10am  to 1.30pm    to  Sun 25 March 18

Venue: Wollongong, Shellharbour & Kiama
Address: Wollongong, Kiama & Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All learner drives must have 40 or more log book hours.
Cost: FREE (inc. driver reviver stop snacks & McDonald’s voucher on completion)

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The Sweetness of a Sting

7.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Tue 27 March 18

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $35 Children U13: $20 Student: $25

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Gerroa Market Morning

Held 3 times a year on the 2nd or 4th Saturday in January, Easter Saturday and the Saturday of the October long weekend.

8.30am  to 12.30pm    to  Sat 31 March 18

Venue: Gerroa Neighbourhood Centre
Address: 37 Stafford Street Gerrora NSW 2534
Ages:
Cost: FREE Entry

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Jervis Bay Lions Club White Sands Festival

9am  to 5pm    to  Sat 31 March 18

Venue: Sports Ground - Huskisson
Address: Kioloa Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Milton Village Showground Markets

Held mostly on the first Saturday of every month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sat 31 March 18

Venue: Milton Showground
Address: 107 Croobyar Road Milton NSW 2538
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim at Culburra Beach - Easter Saturday

8am  to 12pm    to  Sat 31 March 18

Venue: Culburra Beach
Address: 4 Farrant Avenue Culburra Beach NSW 2540
Ages: Minimum age - 13 years.
Cost: Entry fee - $30 online ($35 on race day)

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Shellharbour Ocean Swim

8am  to 1pm    to  Sun 8 April 18

Venue: Wollongong Street, Shellharbour Village
Address: Wollongong Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: Junior Swim - 12 years and under only.
Cost: Junior Swim Entry fee has been dropped to $15!

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