What about the Kids???
Here are just a few of the many activities enjoyed by the children of Gove. There are heaps more, but these are the ones that I have had something to do with through my own experiences as a kid in this town and now as a parent:
Either at the town pool, at one of the many beautiful rivers or water holes, out at one of the glorious beaches or down at the local pub while Mum and Dad grab a spot of lunch on a Sunday arvo. There is also a local Swimming Club. Did you know that Olympic Swimmer, Geoff Hugill was born in Nhulunbuy??
We have a u-beaut top quality skate park right here in town! It is suitable for the littlies too, with their own little area!!! A wonderful lady in town runs SkatePark Nights with music and food on various Thursday evenings.
This is enjoyed by many children in town, there are heaps of different classes to sign up for children as young as tots!!!
Is a popular activity for many boys, girls and parents in Nhulunbuy. Their race nights are normally on a Friday night.
It is absolutely huge for primary and secondary aged children. Hindle oval comes alive with up to 10 games being played at once on a Friday afternoon. These are modified games for the littlies!!!
Rugby and AFL
My kids have participated in short term courses available during the year. Such as Auskick.
Another popular attraction for our kids. Right across the road from the town shops with a dedicated team of coaches to help our kids get the right advice!
This is a community based centre that runs many services for families. Give them a call to see what programs they offer.
This is really growing!!! They even had to move to a new venue as it is so popular!
Very active within our community. They have info on this website.
What an awesome place to go fishing!!! There are heaps of little secret spots to cast a line!!!
Parties and Sleep Overs!!!
f you have kids between the ages of 5 to teens, these are really popular!!! I know my kids are either over the neighbours each alternate weekend and I have at least 3 extras every other weekend!!! Be Prepared - have exta pillows, doonas and matresses!!!
We have some really nice parks here, great for a play on a sunny afternoon.
Mostly, kids in this town make their own fun, whether its a new jump at the big dirt pile on the neighbours front lawn to building a cubby in the tree out the backyard. Kids in this town require 3 things.....a bike, a helmet and a pair of thongs!!! They'll make their own fun from dawn till dusk!!!