News and updates | 23 July 2021

Waves of Discovery - COVID Safe Activities

As restrictions return and we are again faced with tighter lockdown rules, keeping positive and making the most of what we CAN do, rather than what we can’t, can make all the difference.

To help kick-start and keep spirits high, we’ve compiled a list of some of the things you can do, despite the lockdown!

  • Blackbutt Rainforest – Immerse yourself in nature and explore the tracks, trails and watering holes that call the Forest home. It’s a great way to keep active, enjoy all the benefits nature has to offer and tire out the kids!


    • Work up a sweat! There are a couple of climbs throughout the forest that are perfect for pushing even the fittest individual.
    • To find the Bioluminescent ghost fungi.
    • Take the kids on a scavenger hunt and see what they can find – bats, rocks, sticks, trees and birds.

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  • Bass Point – Another natural playground suitable for all ages. Walk, learn, explore and experience – from above and below. Keep up your steps, grab a bike and explore the best of Bass Point. Or if you’re not afraid of the cooler waters, throw on a wetsuit and immerse yourself in the water – fish aren’t required to social distance, surround yourself with them!


    • Take in the beautiful coastal views and read a series of interpretative signs that provide information about the Indigenous occupation of Bass Point and Shellharbour City. 
    • Watch out for whales and Dolphins from the rocks.
    • Build a rock tower at Bushrangers Bay!
    • Explore the intertidal rock pools.

  • Enjoy the Ocean Pool – it’s cold, fresh and fantastic for your health if you’re prepared to dip your toes in. Make the most of the cold-water therapy and the chance to swim laps in the 50m Olympic Pool.


    • Wear a wetsuit!

  • Coast Walk – Ride or roll. Head from Shell Cove and make the most of the coast with a path that heads from Shell Cove, grab a coffee-to-go from the Village and make your way along the coast. Load the kids onto bikes, scooters or in a pram, and enjoy a morning out for all ages and abilities.


    • Get the kids to draw or paint the landscape when you get home – water, rocks and grass.
    • Count the trees, the cars, how many trucks can you count. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a whale!

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