Venues

Words on the Waves Writers Festival will primarily be held at select venues in Umina Beach, a sun-drenched coastal village on the Central Coast, NSW.

Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club (509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach)
Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club (176 The Esplanade, Umina Beach).

Day Pass Venues

The Words on the Waves Writers Festival Day Pass events (1 and 2 June 2024) will take place at the Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club (509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach) and the Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club (176 The Esplanade, Umina Beach).

There are large free car parks adjacent to both venues. With both boasting a panoramic beach view, these festival venues are hard to beat.

There will be a courtesy bus running between these venues at the lunch break. Otherwise it is a seven minute stroll via a quiet back lane or even better, along the scenic beach!

New Venue – The Dip

In 2024, Words on the Waves debuts an exciting new space and program stream, The Dip! For the festival weekend we will take over the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (Sydney Ave, Umina Beach, adjacent to existing venues) and fill a marquee with a series of accessible, short-form author talks for curious humans. 

Other Event Venues

Select other special events will take place at other locations across the Central Coast, including:

Support our Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.

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