If you know where to look, you’ll find exciting events to enjoy even in the dead of winter. From sports to music and the arts, here are just some of the exciting events happening in New South Wales in winter.

Battle on the Border

6 – 8 August 2021

If you like watching the Tour de France, why not swap nights in front of the television for days experiencing the real thing and head up to northern NSW for the Battle of the Border. With two road races, a criterium and a time trial there’s something for everyone at this cycling event. Watch as others weave through country lanes in the beautiful Tweed Valley, tackle tough climbs and rapid descents, or sign up and take part yourself!

Where to stay: Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff

Volkswagen Spectacular

Last week in July

If you’re a passionate VW fan, hop in your Beetle or Kombi and head to Macksville and Nambucca Heads for this week-long annual event. This car show attracts VW owners from around Australia with a jam-packed itinerary of events, including convoy drives, swap meets, lap dashes, show & shine and so much more. The daily program offers fun for all the family and even if you don’t leave with a trophy, you’ll have plenty of memories to make you smile.

Where to stay: Ingenia Holidays White Albatross

Snow Time in the Garden

Mid-June to Mid-July

Each year, the Hunter Valley Gardens serves up a snowy wonderland offering wintery fun for everyone. Pop on some skates to test your skills on the giant ice-skating rink, experience the thrill of an icy toboggan ride, explore a snow cave filled with penguins and polar bears (don’t worry, they’re not real!) or build a snowman and perfect your snow angel in the Snow Play Zone.

Where to stay: Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

The Entrance Blues & Jazz Festival


Yes, you read that right, a music festival in winter. Wrap up warm and enjoy the mellow tones of Blues and Jazz at Memorial Park and the Waterfront Plaza in The Entrance. Covid lockdowns may have cancelled the 2020 event, but that only means it will be back bigger and better in the coming years. So, plan ahead for a chilled escape on the NSW Central Coast next year.

Where to stay: Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

Art Month of the Sapphire Coast


With exhibitions, art trails, workshops and galleries galore, get your creative juices flowing as you dive into the events of Art month of the Sapphire Coast. Perfect for a road trip, follow the coastal route in one direction and the hinterland route on the return journey. With Ingenia holiday parks conveniently located at either end of the trails, they make the perfect stopover points or bases for exploration.

Where to stay: Ingenia Holidays Eden Beachfront and Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake

Explore our parks

Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake Boat Ramp Hero
Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake
Calling all coastal holiday makers and fishing enthusiasts, Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake on the South Coast of New South Wales has your name written all over it. You’ll find it on the shores of New South Wales’ largest lake, Wallaga Lake, a few short minutes from the famous secluded surf beaches and breaks of the New South Wales South Coast.
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Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff
Nestled on the northern coastline of New South Wales, you’ll find Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff perched on a peninsula off the Tweed Coast, with the Tweed River in its front garden and Kingscliff Beach out the back.
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Ingenia Holidays White Albatross
Who says you can’t have a rainforest, beach and tidal lagoon all on your doorstep while on holidays? Ingenia Holidays White Albatross is positioned where the Nambucca River and South Pacific Ocean meet, our White Albatross guests can enjoy the luxury of direct access to a tidal lagoon as well as a surf beach less than two minutes’ walk away.
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BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie
There’s waterfront locations and then there’s holiday parks so close to the water that there are mere footsteps between you and the lapping water. BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie falls squarely into the latter category.
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Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley
Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley
If your idea of a good time is being surrounded by friends named Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay, pay a visit to Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley where you’ll stay smack-bang in the middle of New South Wales’ favourite wine country.
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