Kiama the place to be this long weekend

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KLC Country Gold artists Lincoln Piper Emma Jene and Amber Lawrence with Councillor Matt Brown - web

All roads lead to Kiama this Queen’s Birthday long weekend, with a bumper range of activities fit for a Queen, King, Princess or even republican.

Chair of Destination Kiama, Clr, Matt Brown, said the long weekend action included country music, wine tasting, markets, fun runs, stingrays and sunrises.

“As we move off the beaches and into winter, Kiama is still the place to go if you want something to do on the weekend,” Clr. Brown said.

“With three days to fill this long weekend, there’s something for every member of the family, couples wanting a quick getaway, and those who enjoy the chill of the great outdoors.”

The long weekend action kicks off Friday night at 8pm with the Kiama Loves Country music festival at the Kiama Leagues Club.

The festival runs all long weekend at venues across Kiama with award-winning, up and coming and local country artists: klccountrygold.com

It’s also a festive weekend for wine-lovers with Crooked River Wines at Gerringong hosting The Winter Wine Festival with wine, craft beer, local food and live music.

There’s also wine tasting at Roselea Vineyard (Gerringong) while Mountain Ridge Wines (Coolangatta) is putting on live music as well to go with their wine tasting.

For those who enjoy their weekends a little more vigorous, Sunday’s 2018 Red Cross Fun Run is offering three different courses between Minnamurra and Kiama.

If walking (and early rising) is more your style, there’s Sunrise@ The Illawarra Fly from 6am Saturday.

And if you like nature to come to you, local ecologist Darren O’Connell is conducting his Kiama Stingray Show from 10am Sunday at the Kiama Harbour boat ramp.

While at the harbour you can also check out the Kiama Seaside Markets (Sunday) or wander up to Hindmarsh Park for yet more free music with the Pearl Essence Band.

Further details: kiama.com.au/june-long-weekend

Image: Lincoln Piper with Emma Jene, Councillor Matt Brown and Amber Lawrence