Jamberoo - part of the Eddy Group of Companies
With a long and colourful history in hospitality and entertainment.
Jamberoo Action Park / Steamers Bar & Grill / City Beach Function Centre / Longboard Cafe are part of the Eddy Group of Companies – which are all family-owned and operated businesses. We take pride in what we do and we aim to provide an outstanding guest experience. For more information, please see below or give us a call to find out more (02) 42360114
Jamberoo Action Park
NSW’s largest family owned and operated water theme park, offering world class rides and attractions in an impeccably maintained, natural setting between the mountains and the sea. There’s something for everyone at Jamberoo…where you control the action.
Steamers Bar & Grill
A multiple award winner of best contemporary Australian restaurant, Steamers Bar & Grill gains inspiration from world cuisine, delivering remarkable menus updated frequently by our award-winning executive Chef. Our farm-fresh produce, wood-fired grill and absolute beachfront location delivers a group or individual dining experience unlike any other in Wollongong.
City Beach Function Centre
Featuring 2 beachfront rooms with the ability to cater to events from 20 – 300+ people, City Beach Function centre offers personalised or packaged arrangements for all kinds of gatherings. Weddings, corporate events and celebrations of any kind – our dedicated event coordinators will help plan and manage your occasion, while you and your guests enjoy the moment.
The newest addition to the Eddy Group of Companies, Longboard Café delivers premium coffee right by the beach, and leverages the expertise of Executive Chef Paul Hamilton when it comes to amazing food. With a selection of café favourites and innovative new menu items with a strong plant base, Longboard Café is from the earth, for the soul.
How a dairy farm became NSW’s largest family-owned and operated water theme park
Jamberoo Action Park…where you control the action!
In 1974 the Eddy family bought a dairy farm in Jamberoo Valley.
The farm was only marginally profitable and shortly after, the Minister for Primary Industry, Mr Don Day reduced the milk quotas on the south coast. The farm as it stood became no longer commercially viable.
Various other agricultural options were investigated but proved unsuitable as 25% of the land is very steep and has only light soil cover. This limited the potential for commercial success and profit.
But the Eddy family were all keen snow skiers and their imagination was triggered by a television ski show, “Green Snow”, which featured the Italian Olympic ski team training on grass slopes during the European summer.
They contacted Rolka, the manufacturer of the Italian grass skis which were being used at the time and decided to purchase 10 pairs to trial on the grassy slopes at Jamberoo.
The skis were a great success amongst all who tried them and it was decided to continue to pursue this recreational pastime and its potential as a commercial venture.
Another 20 sets of skis were ordered, a tow rope built from steel cable and powered by a Holden car motor was set up to swiftly take skiers to the top of the mountain and a disused farm shed was used as a kiosk from which guests could hire out the equipment.