A change of plans

Today we packed a picnic lunch and headed to Jamberoo Action Park. Unfortunately by the time we arrive just after 10.30am the carpark was already very full and we knew it would be very crowded in the park. So much to Christy’s horror we drove back out of the carpark. We had passes to use so we will be back – actually we’ll be back twice before the close of season at the end of April (we have two family passes).

Without really knowing where to go – only that since we were all wearing our swimsuits it needed to involve a swim – we headed to Kiama, then Shellharbour and eventually ended up at Killalea State Park.  Both the girls had been here on school excursions but I had no idea how beautiful the area was and that it included two surf beachs.


As you can see it is a popular place on a very hot Sunday during the school holidays.


After applying suncream we set off to the beach. We weren’t too pleased when we saw this sign :-(. So the girls were given strict instruction not to go beyond waist height in water.



We had a brief swim – the water was freezing and we were a bit paranoid about a potential rip, then had our picnic lunch on the beach.





We only ended up spending about an hour here as it was midday and the sun was very strong. We decided to go and the girls a snorkel set that they can use when we go on holidays tomorrow and also in the pool. So after that we headed home and had a swim in our pool – which was ridiculously warm – and they played with their new gear. Then it was time to think about packing for our annual Summer holiday to Port Stephens with Nan & Pop.

So while today didn’t quite turn out as planned it was a good one :-).


  1. vanessa says:

    That picnic on the beach looks awesome. And yes, we’ve been to Jamaberoo when it’s packed and it’s awful. You probably had a much better day by not going.
    Regarding coming to Wollongong, Rhianna and I might come down in Feb or March as my son has to unexpectantly go into hospital and I’ll need to be around to care for him when he gets out. have a great time at Nelsons bay.

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