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MACKAY 2020 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

MACKAY 2020 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY GUIDE

WAKE HOUSE

Get on your board, strap in and get ready to wakeboard. Learn how to utilise your balance to glide on the water and soar over exhilarating ramps at Mackay Wake House.

Casual Pass – Purchase an hour pass for $35 or a day pass for $55 and get ready for a great time out on the water.

Grom Squad – Discover the world of kneeboarding and wakeboarding. Grom Squad is a beginner clinic suitable for children aged six to 12.

Beginner Clinic – New to kneeboarding and wakeboarding? The beginner clinic is sure to get you going. $35 per clinic, suitable for teens and adults.

1-on-1 Lesson – Skip the queue and have a private coaching session to advance your skills. Pricing on application. Suitable for teens and adults.

Can’t get enough? You can also purchase a weekly pass for $120, three months for $450 or annual for $1495. Passes and clinics include rental kneeboard and wakeboard with footstraps, as well as a life vest and helmet.

Be sure to purchase a wristband at reception, as this serves as your key to the cableway system.

A Michigan Way, Mackay
P 1300 500 261
Fb WakeHouse Cable Park – Mackay
www.wakehouse.com.au


SIDE TRAX

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Discover the thrill of indoor go-karting at Side Trax. Zoom around the track, make new friends and race them to the finish line – what’s not to love?

First ride – $35 for 10 minutes, includes a valid license for 12 months.

All other rides – $30 for 10 minutes. Every sixth ride is free!

This ride is very intense, 10 minutes is a really long time! You will be knackered.

Please note you must be seven years old and at least 120cm tall to drive by yourself. A double seater kart is available for children aged four to 10 or with special needs (driver must be at least 18 years of age).

Please wear closed in shoes, long pants, shorts or tights and avoid loose clothing and jewellery.

A 275 Nebo Rd, West Mackay
P 4829 4707
Fb Sidetrax
www.sidetrax.com.au


RUGBYTOTS

Rugbytots is the world’s favourite rugby play programme for children aged two to seven.

Their fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination. With energetic and engaging coaches supporting them every step of the way, they’ll learn how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play in a team.

Age 3 ½ – 5: Your tot will be part of a dynamic session developing their social and physical skills in a positive environment. They’ll learn how to look after the ball, find space, score try’s, run with the ball and improve general agility. Classes run for 45 minutes.

Age 5 – 7: In the older age group, classes follow the same structure but with more advanced team games. The program for this age range focuses on enhancing self-esteem and confidence all while having fun.

Classes run at Eimeo Road State School Oval, PCYC Mackay and Marian State School Oval.

www.rugbytots.com.au


MACKAY AQUATIC RECREATION COMPLEX (ARC)

Mackay ARC is proud to offer the exciting GOSWIM program – a new, fun way to learn to swim and be safe in and around the water.

GOSWIM caters to babies and their parents, preschoolers, primary school aged children, Optus Junior Dolphins and adults too. You’ll be accessing weekly lessons, easy and affordable pricing, ongoing enrolment and year-round unrestricted access to aquatic areas. You can also track your child’s progress through the Splash App, and your family will score four weeks of free swim access over the summer, plus a one-week holiday swim program.

Join for just $17 per week.

A 193 Boundary Rd, Ooralea
P 4847 5400
Fb Mackay Aquatic Recreation Complex
www.mackayarc.com.au


PIONEER SWIM CENTRE

Learn to swim in a safe, supportive and fun environment. There is an active program of aqua classes, squad sessions for all ages and a buzzing learn to swim program. Pioneer Swim Centre nurtures a peaceful atmosphere and includes amenities such as a 50 metre
Olympic outdoor pool, 15 metre toddler pool with interactive play equipment and easy access chairlift.

There is also an undercover grandstand and large shaded areas with tables in case you’d like to stick around for your child’s swimming session.

Swimming is a skill for life. Take the plunge in 2020 and sign up for swimming lessons.

A Malcomson St, North Mackay
P 4952 5244
Fb Pioneer Swim Centre
www.mackay.qld.gov.au


MEMORIAL SWIM CENTRE

Want to learn how to swim? Memorial Swim Centre is the way to go.

Located in a convenient location fringing Mackay’s CBD, Memorial Swim Centre offers a number of aqua classes, squad sessions for all ages and learn to swim programs and activities. The swim centre offers a 50m outdoor heated pool, toddler splash pool, easy access chairlift
and extensive grounds ideal for family picnics.

Home to the Mackay Cyclones Swimming Club – dedicated to supporting and encouraging swimmers of all ages and abilities.

A Milton St, Mackay
P 4944 1576
Fb Memorial Swim Centre
www.mackay.qld.gov.au


ADRENALIN CHEER & DANCE

Have you got a little aspiring dancer in the family? Adrenalin Cheer & Dance offers specialist classes with mini squads starting from four years old right up until professional competitive squads. Classes offered include gymnastics, hip hop, cheer, and skill building.

Students will learn elements of gymnastics, tricks, choreography, stunts, and much more.

A 8 McCulloch St, North Mackay
P 0417 750 532
Fb Adrenalin Cheer & Dance
www.adrenalincheer.com


MACKAY INDOOR SPORTS

Offering a fun way to exercise and get fit, Mackay Indoor Sports makes it easy to join a team sport, whether it be with your friends or on your own. Choose from a variety of indoor sports such as netball, soccer, cricket, beach volleyball and allsports. There’s a range of competitions to suit skill levels. It’s always time to play, rain or shine. The friendly and helpful staff will help you find a suitable team to join.

There is no membership, insurance or joining fees, and the cost is $8 per player, per game.

A 225 Harbour Rd, Mackay Harbour
P 4957 2672
Fb Mackay Indoor Sports Arena
www.isamackay.com.au

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN TOWNSVILLE

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN TOWNSVILLE

It’s January mums and dads. And we all know what that means – it’s time to get out and get active in Townsville.

Well, we have some great news for you. We’ve uncovered plenty of activities in Townsville that you’ll actually WANT to keep doing, even after the initial “New Year New You” mantra has worn off.

Best of all? These activities are all for YOU. After all, we parents deserve to enjoy a bit of fun in our downtime too. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily kids’ activities that we forget to do anything for ourselves. It shouldn’t be like this – make it a New Year’s resolution to try something just for yourself this year (and stick to this one!). Trust us, it will make a huge impact to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

So push the pile of washing to the corner of the lounge, enjoy a bit of me time and let’s get active! Step out of your comfort zone (and your cosy pjs) and work up a bit of a sweat. From cardio programs to core-strengthening activities, these energetic programs are sure to get the endorphins a-flowing.


PCYC

Head on down to your local PCYC and discover all there is to do for mums and dads looking to get active.

Offering programs in gymnastics, fitness and Free-G (an exciting fusion of gymnastics, martial arts, and acrobatic tricks), there’s something to suit everyone, whether you’re looking to get active, make friends, or just try out something new.

P 4781 9100
www.pcyc.org.au


UNITED MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS ACADEMY

Always wanted to give Martial Arts a try? Take the chance this year with United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy, offering a range of classes for adults.

Wing Chun Kung Fu – Learn the martial art Bruce Lee trained in. Learn martial art principles as well as how to utilise focus and awareness.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – A martial art, combat sport system focusing on grappling and ground fighting all while promoting physical fitness.

Jet Kickboxing – Lean and fit kickboxing workouts offering training in endurance, quick recovery, timing, balance and much more.

Free women’s self-defence – Train to be a strong opponent with the right kind of training.

Street Edge Krav Maga – A real world self-protection training focusing on self-defence rather than combat sport.

THUMP Boxing – Open to all levels of fitness, THUMP boxing classes offer a range of health and fitness benefits as well as making you part of a unique team culture.

P 0427 537 771
www.umfacademy.com.au


KIRWAN AQUATICS

Rather than sitting in the aircon, cool off a different way and head on down for a refreshing swim at Kirwan Aquatics.

The 25m outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimmers, with plenty of lanes and space to take it at your own pace. Whether you’re looking to swim competitively or as a relaxed outdoor activity, Kirwan Aquatics has got you covered.
Why not invite some friends or family along and try to race each other in laps down the pool?

P 4723 3447
www.kirwanaquaticcentre.com.au


TOWNSVILLE COUNCIL

There are a variety of options available that allow you to get active right here in our beautiful city.
Live Life Get Active – In partnership with Townsville City Council, Live Life Get Active inspires a fitter, healthier and happier community. Programs offered include boxing, X training and yoga, in a fun, motivating and friendly environment. Everyone can join in, no matter your fitness level – whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been participating for many years.

If you’re not sure where to start, this is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

www.livelifegetactive.com
www.townsville.qld.gov.au


HEART FOUNDATION WALKING

Did you know that Townsville City Council is a host organisation for Australia’s biggest community-based walking network? Heart Foundation Walking makes physical activity enjoyable and easy, and it’s free!

There’s a total of five walking groups in Annandale Aitkenvale and Townsville City including PCYC. Groups come in a variety of different sizes tackling various distances and levels of difficulty, so there’s sure to be something out there to suit what you’re looking for.

You can register as a walker via the Heart Foundation website.

www.walking.heartfoundation.org.au


Explore Nature

We live in such a gorgeous part of the country, why not improve your outlook and get active outdoors? Townsville and surrounds offer many great tracks ideal for cycling, hiking or a stroll.

Castle Hill – If you’re reading this, chances are you might have walked up Castle Hill before. It’s the most popular walking trail within Townsville City with multiple tracks. Why not mix things up and go with a different track on your next visit? If you’re more into cycling, you can ride your bike to the summit, too – just make sure you share the hill with everyone.

Riverwalk – The Riverwalk overlooks the gorgeous Ross River. Can you spot local birdlife during your walk, jog or cycle?
Gabul Way – This 710m walkway is adjacent to Arcadia Road on Magnetic Island and is suitable for both walkers and cyclists, boasting unbeatable views along the way.

Booroona Trail – If you’re looking to get closer to the environment, Booroona Trail is for you. It offers the perfect opportunity for people to get closer to the environment through boardwalks and walking trails through the wetlands.

10,000 Steps – Townsville has a number of 10,000 Steps signed walkways around the region, including the Ross River Parkway Aplins Circuit, Rowes Bay to Pallarenda, Wetlands Circuit, Anderson Botanic Garden Circuit, Riverway Circuit and a number of Castle Hill tracks.

There are several friendly and welcoming groups that walk together – why not consider joining one?

www.townsville.qld.gov.au

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN CAIRNS

GET OUT AND GET ACTIVE IN CAIRNS

It’s January mums and dads! And we all know what that means – it’s time to make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions that we probably will break by February! Or March, at the latest.

Well, we have some great news for you! We’ve uncovered plenty of activities in Cairns that you’ll actually WANT to keep doing, even after the initial “New Year New You” mantra has worn off.

Best of all? These activities are all for YOU! After all, we parents deserve to enjoy a bit of fun in our downtime too. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the daily kids’ activities that we forget to do anything for ourselves. It shouldn’t be like this – make it a New Year’s resolution to try something just for yourself this year (and stick to this one!). Trust us, it will make a huge impact to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

So push the pile of washing to the corner of the lounge, enjoy a bit of me time and let’s get active!

Get Sweaty!

Step out of your comfort zone (and your cosy pjs) and work up a bit of a sweat. From cardio programs to core-strengthening activities, these energetic programs are sure to get the endorphins a-flowing.


FUSION, FIGHT AND FITNESS

Always wanted to get into martial arts? Here is your chance.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Designed to equip individuals with an effecting method against larger and stronger attackers.

Muay Thai – Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced players. Whether you’re in it to get fit or would like to fight competitively, you’ll be well looked after.

Fusion, Fight and Fitness is committed to a relaxed, family-friendly and ego-free community.
Get a free trial week if you mention PakMag!

P 0408 799 828
www.fusionfightandfitness.com.au


CAIRNS INDOOR SPORTS

Head on down to Cairns Indoor Sports for a game of cricket, netball, soccer, beach volleyball or dodgeball. The perfect way to revisit an old sport you loved or get into a new one.

Bring your friends along and form a team, or make new friends along the way.

Introducing the PLAY NOW program where you don’t have to wait to find a team – Cairns Indoor Sports will do the leg work for you. Game on!

P 4032 2844
Facebook: Cairns Indoor Sports
www.cairnsindoorsports.com.au


TOBRUK MEMORIAL POOL

Whether you’re wanting to spend more time in the water or looking for a place to do fitness, Tobruk Memorial Pool is the place to be. Facilities include a 25m accessible pool, multi-use warm water pool, and the Tobruk Functional Training Zone.

Programs offered include adult squad swimming, SUP yoga and pilates, mums n bubs, bootcamp, 1 on 1 personal training and group fitness classes.

P 4051 2604
www.tobrukmemorialpool.com.au


PCYC

PCYC is a not-for-profit organisation supporting local communities and offering a wide range of facilities. There’s something to suit various skills and abilities.

The gym is open from 6.00am-9.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.00am-5.00pm Saturday and 1.00pm-5.00pm Sunday.
The basketball court is available for hire – contact your PCYC club for booking enquiries.

P 4053 1532 Cairns
P 4069 5890 Cooktown
P 4061 3442 Innisfail
www.pcyc.org.au


NUKZU MUAY THAI

This small family-run gym teaches both Muay Thai and Jump Fit classes.

Thai Fit – Suitable for all fitness levels and ages, the Thai Fit classes partner you up with someone of a similar ability and size and you take turns learning different combinations.

Thai Fight – classes for intermediate to advanced Muay Thai practitioners. In this class participants will learn more advanced skills and push themselves to their limits.

Jump Fit – These mini trampoline classes are a mixture of dancing, jumping, fun, and laughter. Jump on mini trampolines to different tempos and songs.

P 0415 331 262
www.nukzu.com


EMPOWER YOGA

Empower your life with Empower Yoga. Take some time to focus on yourself – you deserve it! Jana offers one on one sessions as well as classes and workshops. Sessions are ideal for those who suffer from PTSD, anxiety or depression.

Sessions can be held at the studio or at your own place for convenience.

P 0450 228 922
www.empower-yoga.com


CHOI KWANG DO

At Choi Kwang Do you’ll learn how to maximise your body’s force-producing capabilities, but more importantly you’ll learn how to enhance your health.
The environment is not designed for competition, but for individuals who want to learn real life, practical self defence skills.

P 0414 782 189
www.ckdcairns.com.au


FNQ DANCE ACADEMY

Whether you are 2 or 72, a beginner or looking to embark on a professional career, FNQ Dance Academy has something to offer everyone.
Discover a way to get moving in a fun, friendly environment with classes being taught in a number of different dance styles.

P 4051 4888
www.fnqdanceacademy.com.au


Get Social

CAIRNS BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUB

Join together and celebrate women in business in Cairns. The club seeks to support, educate, and bring together women all over Cairns sharing common goals through monthly luncheons. Over the years, the club has evolved into a professional body of like-minded women sharing business experiences.

Facebook: Cairns Business Women’s Club
www.cbwc.org.au


Get Pampered

HEALTHY ME

Put your body in good hands. After a long day of parenting, you deserve to pamper yourself. Healthy Me offers massage, reflexology and reiki at your convenience. The service is flexible, offering appointments 7 days a week from 9.00am-9.00pm on weekdays and 11.00am-7.00pm on weekends.
Can’t find a babysitter? No problem – Healthy Me is completely mobile and will come to you!

P 0432 451 413
www.healthymemassage.com.au

DOROTHY DIETITIAN'S TASTE OF PARADISE PIZZA

DOROTHY’S TASTE OF PARADISE PIZZA

This little pizza is nutritious and super easy for little ones to make.

RECIPE Dorothy Richmond, Dorothy Dietitian

(serves 4 or 8 depending on the age of the child)

Ingredients

4 halved English muffins
¼ cup tomato pasta sauce
225g chopped pineapple (or 1 can drained pineapple pieces, in natural juice)
½ medium red capsicum, seeded and chopped
½ medium green capsicum, seeded and chopped
100g mushrooms, sliced
150g grated Mozzarella (or tasty) cheese
1 tbs chopped herbs (parsley, oregano or basil) or a pinch of dried mixed herbs

Method

Get your little friends to help at every step.

1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

2. Lightly spread muffin bases with pasta sauce.

3. Top with cheese then pineapple, capsicum, and mushrooms with a sprinkle of herbs.

4. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted on the pizza.

5. Cool and decorate with other local vegetables in season to make a happy face on the pizza. For example grated carrot, shallots, tomatoes and cress.

Place in the lunchbox for a happy school or daycare lunch.

christmas activities to do in townsville

12 CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES TO DO IN TOWNSVILLE

Looking for fun things to do this Christmas with your family? There’s plenty of local events and things you can do at home this year, and here are our top 12!


1. Make Christmas cards.

We may live in the age of iPhones and social media, but a homemade, handwritten card still goes a long way. Break out the glitter and cardboard and get crafty!

2. Create Christmas tree ornaments.

Personalise your ornaments by adding names, dates or your child’s handprints to your home-made decorations. You could even hang your child’s school photo on the tree.

3. Create a list of your favourite Christmas songs.

Collect all those timeless, nostalgic songs onto a CD or playlist and listen to them wherever you go. Music is one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit, and if you’ve picked out the tunes together, you’ll all be bopping along together!

4. Donate to the annual Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal.

This appeal raises funds to assist older members and families in the Townsville community who may need a helping hand. Why not donate and help spread the Christmas cheer this December?

5. Write a letter to Santa.

Help your children write a letter to Santa asking for whatever it is that they would like. Photocopy the letter for a keepsake, it’ll make a great memory for them to look back on in adulthood.

6. Enjoy Christmas Theatre.

Come along to this Charles Dickens classic Christmas theatrical performance and immerse yourself in the story. At PIMPAC (Pimlico High School Performing Arts Centre), Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm to 9.30pm plus one matinee performance on Saturday 9th December at 2.00pm.

7. Visit Cotter’s Markets.

What better place to find an original present for your family and friends than at North Queensland’s largest arts and crafts market? With over 150 stalls offering unique creations, you’re bound to find a special gift! At Flinders St and Townsville Bulletin Square, every Sunday 8.30am to 1.00pm.

8. Bake Christmas cookies.

This is the perfect time for seasonal baking. Get the kids involved in the kitchen and bake some delicious gingerbread men or cinnamon-spiced cookies.

9. Christmas Carols.

Sing along to your favourite Christmas songs and enjoy a sausage sizzle, puppet show and appearance from Santa and Rudolf! At Connect Church, Saturday 9th December, 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

10. Stable on the Strand.

Step into Bethlehem to experience an interactive re-creation of the traditional Christmas story. The event also features children’s activities, live entertainment and refreshments all for free. At Strand Park, Monday 18th to Friday 22nd December, 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

11. Get your picture taken with Santa.

Head down to CastleTown, Stockland or Fairfield Central before Christmas Eve to meet Santa Claus and the elves and have your child’s picture taken!

12. Leave some snacks out for Santa.

On Christmas Eve Santa is clearly going to be having a very busy night and could probably do with some snacks! Leave out homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and reindeer food (oats mixed with glitter).


 

24 CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES TO DO IN CAIRNS

24 CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES TO DO IN CAIRNS

Looking for fun things to do this Christmas with your family? There’s plenty of Christmas activities to do in Cairns and things you can do at home this year, and here’s our guide of things to do every day until Christmas!


1st – Christmas Tree Lights Switch On.

Gather around the Christmas tree at the Esplanade Lagoon and watch the lights glow up to start off the month! At Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

2nd – PakMag’s Santa Morning Tea.

Come and have morning tea with the PakMag team and the jolly man in red himself. There will be festive games, fun and prizes galore! At Brothers Cairns, 9.30am
to 11.30am.

3rd – Put up the Christmas Tree.

That is, if you haven’t done so already! Getting the whole family involved in decorating the tree with glittery ornaments and glowing lights never gets old. (Check out our Home feature on page 55 for some decoration inspiration).

4th – Make Christmas Cards.

We may live in the age of iPhones and social media, but a homemade, handwritten card still goes a long way. Break out the glitter and cardboard and get crafty!

5th – Donate to the Annual Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal.

This appeal raises funds to buy hampers for older members and families in the Cairns community who may need a helping hand. Why not donate and help spread the Christmas cheer this December?

6th – Write a Letter to Santa.

Help your children write a letter to Santa asking for whatever it is that they would like. Photocopy the letter for a keepsake, it’ll make a great memory for them to look back on in adulthood.

7th – Create a List of Your Favourite Christmas Songs.

Collect all those timeless, nostalgic songs onto a CD or playlist and listen to them wherever you go. Music is one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit, and if you’ve picked out the tunes together, you’ll all be bopping along together!

8th – Get Your Picture Taken with Santa.

Head down to Cairns Central, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Stockland Earlville or Mount Sheridan Plaza to meet Santa Claus and the elves and have your child’s picture taken. Photos available daily until Christmas Eve.

9th – Redlynch Christmas Festival.

A fun-filled evening featuring amusements, kids’ activities, food stalls, and a parade! At Xavier Herbert Park, Redlynch Valley, 4.00pm to 9.00pm.

10th – Carols by Candlelight.

The biggest annual carolling event in Cairns! Bring a chair or blanket and sing along to your favourite Christmas songs. At Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade, 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

11th – Bake Christmas Cookies.

This is the perfect time for seasonal baking. Get the kids involved in the kitchen and bake some delicious gingerbread men or cinnamon-spiced cookies.

12th – Create Christmas Tree Ornaments.

Personalise your ornaments by adding names, dates or your child’s handprints to your home-made decorations. You could even hang your child’s school photo on the tree.

13th – Throw a Christmas Party.

What better way to get together with your friends (or the kids and their friends) than a Christmas party? Lots of games, hot chocolate and cookies, perhaps exchange some small gifts, too!

14th – Christmas Lights Bike Ride.

Bring along your festive cheer for a bike ride down the Cairns Esplanade and through Edge Hill to admire the warm glow of the Christmas lights in the area. At Cairns Esplanade, 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

15th – Prepare for Holloways Beach Carols by Candlelight.

Tomorrow evening enjoy the family-friendly Christmas Carol concert with Santa arriving on a motorbike! At Holloways Beach Sporting Complex, 5.30pm to 10.00pm, Saturday, 16th December

16th – T’was The Night Before Christmas…

Bring your own chairs and snacks and come view this magical theatrical performance to bring the Christmas cheer to your heart! At Munro Martin Parklands, 5.00pm to 8.30pm.

17th – Donate to a Local Animal Shelter.

Buy some doggy or kitty treats and toys and head down to the nearest animal shelter. The furry friends will appreciate your kindness.

18th – Go Thrill Seeking.

Bad Fishy is operating it’s thrilling jet boat rides daily during the December and January school holidays. With spins, slides, speed and stunts that are loads of fun and perfect for kids 1.1m tall and above. Local discounts apply! Gift vouchers available.

They have 20% off adults and kids tickets – Adults $55.20 (usually $69), Kids (under 16) $36 (usually $45) – and 10% off Family tickets at $175.50 (usually $195).

19th – Read a Christmas Story.

Your kids will love this special time with you. You can even extend this and read a different story every night before bedtime, leading up to Christmas.

20th – Watch a Christmas Movie.

Or if your family is up for it, extend it to a marathon! Snuggle up on the couch with pillows and snacks and watch some Christmas classics.

21st – Play Board Games Together.

An old-fashioned board game is a simple way to bring the family together. Scrabble, Checkers, Monopoly, whatever you can find in your house.

22nd – Have a Barbecue at the Beach.

Nothing’s better than a delicious barbecue lunch at the beach on a hot summer’s day, and you get to spend quality time with the family.

23rd – Head down to Rusty’s Markets.

Your big Christmas lunch and dinner is bound to taste amazing when you buy fresh local produce! Open every Friday and Saturday, 5.00am to 6.00pm and every Sunday, 5.00am to 3.00pm.

24th – Leave Some Snacks out for Santa.

He’s clearly going to be having a very busy night and could probably do with some snacks! Leave out homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and reindeer food (oats mixed with glitter).