We are open weekends from 10am – 4pm, however please call, text, inbox Facebook or email if you need to come during the week. If we are here we are happy to open for you. We are often able to open by appointment as we live on the property. During School Holidays, again we may be able to open for you if we know you’re coming J.
We encourage schools, tour coaches, seniors and service groups, and individuals, to visit the Candle Shack, where they can learn about and observe an age-old candle-making process. Seniors receive a 10% discount on all products. If you like us on Facebook, you will see posts regarding when we are making or decorating candles. We don’t do it every weekend, just as stock requires.
A fee of $6 per person is applied to groups of 12 or more.This includes an extensive demonstration about how our candles are made and decorated, as well as refreshments comprising tea, coffee, biscuits and cake. Weather permitting, this is served in our garden. We do not offer this for groups of less than 12 people in this way. However, shorter versions of the demonstration are available (see below).
For school groups we are able to tailor the demonstration and information for the age and/or topic being researched or studied. We have children as young as 6 or 7 years, and we have had High School students studying tourism, manufacturing, marketing and technology visit us to date. Students receive a small bag with information relating to their age/topic, samples of paraffin and beeswax, wick, websites and, depending on age and topic, a little other paraphernalia.
During holidays and long weekends a shorter version of our demonstration may be available. There is no charge for this, but visitors are encouraged to make a coin donation to our local Bushfire Brigade. It’s wise to call beforehand to ensure the demonstration is available on any given holiday, or check our Facebook page, as sometimes life or weather intervenes. It takes over an hour to melt the wax for the demonstration if we are not actually making candles that day. If the temperature is going to exceed 30 degrees, we are unlikely to be candle-making at all.
We are situated 5 minutes off the Princes Highway about 30 kms south of Nowra (which is 160 km south of Sydney). Leave the highway at either the St Georges Basin turnoff or the Basin View turnoff, as shown in the map in ‘Contact Us’