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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Surf Getaways Surfing not only connects you to the outside elements, it also connects your mind, body and soul. It makes you leave everything behind and just be in the moment. If you start thinking about any stress or issues in your life, the ocean will immediately put you back in your place. “Movement is a way to show respect and a loving connection to our physical bodies. Surfing helps my mental state, brings me a sense of gratitude and keeps me mindful of how I talk to myself. Most importantly it gives me an overwhelming amount of joy,” says Senior Surf Coach, Sarah Pawley. Start a journey to greater movement, health and joy with Surf Getaways at one of their local Surf Clinics or luxury Surf Experiences.

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The Macadamia Castle is an interactive animal park and has some seriously adorable bunnies, waiting to be cuddled! They also have putt putt, waterplay, playgrounds, pancakes and over 150 animals! A whole day of fun for the whole family. Also check out their full-day school holiday workshops! Become a ‘Wildlife Guardian’ for children 7–11 years, with training on animal caring and conservation for our native wildlife. Or for older kids, 12 years and up, become a ‘Keeper for a Day’ and go behind the scenes to learn all about zookeeping from a Senior Keeper! Book now at or phone 6687 8432 419 Hinterland Way, Knockrow

Byron Bay Youth Academy The Byron Bay Youth Academy School Holiday Program provides a full day of activity for children aged 5 to 12 during school holidays. Each day of the program will offer a combination of sports skills sessions, strength and conditioning sessions for children, interspersed with lots of fun and games. They’ll provide ample opportunity for the children to ‘get their energy out’ as well as some nice restful time with resilience-building reflection and activities. This is predominantly a sport-based program, so all children attending should be dressed and ready for action! Tory: 0412221389

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