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Page 1: Far South Coast - July

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Explore National Parks

Far South Coast Region

www.monthlyimag.com.au

Inside:

Art Trail

What To See & Do

What's On

Live Music Guide

Monthly Markets

Regional Map

IMAG

MONTHLY CELEBRATES

WIN BIG PRIZES!

20thBirthday Giveaways!

July 2012

Photographic Exhibition at Eden Killer Whale Museum Page 6

Greed, envy, lust & gluttony - Bay Theatre Players Page 31

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Monthly iMag’s Big Birthday Bash

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MONTHLY CELEBRATES

WIN BIG PRIZES!

20thBirthday Giveaways!

IT’S EASY! Log on to our website and enter into our monthly draw. A different prize will be won each month - so get online!PLUS! All entrants are automatically entered into our Grand Prize Draw in December to WIN a fantastic holiday for four in the Hunter Valley courtesy of Adina Vineyard & Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association

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For a full list of prizes see www.monthlyimag.com.au

WHALE WATCHING

The South Coast’s quickest whale

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For more info check our website: whalewatching.merimbulamarina.com

Merimbula Marina

BOOK DIRECT on 6495 1686

It’s hard to believe but Monthly iMag has been serving local communities and visitors across NSW for 20 years now and in that time we have grown to be one of the most recognised brands in the tourism industry in NSW. Each month we are proud to bring you news, events and the very best of what to see, where to go and what to do in your area. Whether you are a local or visiting on a short break or family holiday – your Monthly iMag is always handy to have and easy to use.We have come a long way over the past two decades, now printing and distributing almost 1 million magazines each year in 7 iMag areas throughout the state and beyond. So there is always a Monthly iMag available wherever you

are. Now in our 20th year we are keeping up with the times – expanding our reach into the digital age with a new website, online versions of the magazines and more on the way. We couldn’t have done it without you – our loyal readers and so to celebrate our 20th birthday we are running a huge prize giveaway competition over the next 7 months. There are heaps of amazing must-have prizes to be won. The total prize pool is worth around $9000! All you need to do is log on, tell us how you read your copy of the iMag and you will be automatically entered into the prize draw. How easy is that?We have a fantastic prize to giveaway each month from now until the New

Year PLUS! each entrant will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw on December 31st to win a luxury holiday for four in the Hunter Valley courtesy of Adina Vineyard and Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association. See the website for our Terms and Conditions.So celebrate with us and grab your chance to win with Monthly iMag!!If you just can’t wait to see if you have won and you want to sample the delights on offer from these companies, you can find a full list of prizes on our website www.monthlyimag.com.au/prizegiveaway or find us on Facebook. You can also follow the action on Twitter @monthlyimag

JUNE’S PRIZE: Whale Watching Family Pass for two adults and two children from Merimbula Marina. Check it out at whalewatching.merimbulamarina.com

JULY’S PRIZE: A 2 night stay for 2 adults and 2 children at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains, including breakfast at the famous Jamisons Restaurant. www.fairmont.com.au

AUGUST’S PRIZE: A case of Southern Highlands, Sallys Corner Wines.

SEPTEMBER’S PRIZE: BBQ Boat for the day for up to 10 people from Anderson’s Boat Hire. (Note: Food and drink are not included)

www.andersonsmarina.com.au.

OCTOBER’S PRIZE: A fabulous Taste of the South Coast Package including: • Selection of South CoastProvidores products: www.southcoastprovidores.com.au• Tea gift hamper:www.theberryteashop.com.au• Mixed 6-pack of HopDogBeerWorks Beer, copy of ‘TheUltimate Beer Guide’ :www.hopdog.com.au• Selection of KangarooValley Olives Products www.kangaroovalleyolives.com.au• 2 bottles of Wine from Cupitt's

Winery. www.cupittwines.com.au

NOVEMBER’S PRIZE: A skydive on the Mid North Coast with Coffs Sky Divers. www.coffsskydivers.com.au

DECEMBER’S PRIZE: Hamper of chocolates from Hunter Valley Chocolate Company. www.hvcc.com.au

Go to www.monthlyimag.com.au/prizegiveaway for details about the GRAND PRIZE!

Monthly iMag’s 20th Birthday Monthly Prize List

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From the Editor www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

Sunset near Bega © Paul Callaghan

Some photos courtesy of NSW TourismCover Photo: Central Coast Tourism

Material in this publication is copyright and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the publishers. Circulation, an average of 10,000 copies distributed monthly throughout the Region as well as major tourism information centres in Sydney, Canberra and country NSW.Information supplied by others for this magazine is published in good faith.Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of this information, the Publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein.Printed by Spotpress, 24-26 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW© Imag Publications Pty Ltd 2012Subscription to magazine $30 per year.

Independently owned franchisePublished by Imag PublicationsPublishers/Editors: Paul Callaghan & Melinda DownsPhone: (02) 6494 2185 Fax: (02) 6494 2671 Email: [email protected] Box No 9002, Wyndham, 2550

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Thanks for coming to spend time on the beautiful Far South Coast - it's a special place to be no matter what time of the year you're here.

It might be cold but there are plenty of things going on this July.

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is still on at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery and it's worth taking the time to visit this exhibition. I went last week and was amazed. This celebration of realistic portraiture attracts many of Australia’s most significant portrait painters, and it's a real treat for locals to be able to appreciate such wonderful artworks without having to travel to a capital city.

On July 15th, the Bay Theatre Players are presenting Season's Greetings, a play about your average family Christmas with an extramarital relationship, turkey dinners and a couple of stray gunshots in the hall. Season's Greetings, written by

contemporary comedy playwright Alan Ayckbourn is sure to put a smile on your face! Details are on page 31.

If you'd like to step back in time, head to the Kameruka Bush Dance on Saturday July 7th at the Kameruka Hall. It's a great night out for the family, with wonderful music provided by the Kameruka Bush Orchestra. Bush dancing is also a fantastically fun way to burn off extra winter calories!

Don't forget to enter our 20th Birthday Prize Giveaway Competition. Details on how to win are on page 2 or go to www.monthlyimag.com.au/prizegiveaway to check out the great prizes you can win.

We hope you have a truly memorable July wherever you are on the Far South Coast - don't forget to watch out for the wildlife at night.

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Monthly iMag’s Big Birthday Bash

BushwalkingArt GalleriesCoast MapWhat's OnMarketsGardeningNurseries/GardensLive Music

TownsEdenPambulaMerimbulaTathraBegaCobargo & BermaguiTilbaMogoBatemans Bay

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your monthly iMagMid North Coast • The Hunter & Beyond

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Yallumbo Cove, Eden © Paul Callaghan

Eden www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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What to See & Do Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum

Go whale & dolphin watching

Check out the fishing trawlers at Eden Wharf

Wander through the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

Hire a fishing charter, take a cruise or try sea kayaking on Twofold Bay

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREMitchell Street, Eden Ph: 02 6496 1953

...will take you there!

superb venues provide a smorgasbord of activities, entertainment and fantastic dining!

Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club Eden Gardens Country ClubPrinces Hwy Eden . Phone: 6496 1126 www.edenfishermens.com.au

217 Imlay Street Eden . Phone: 6496 1577 www.edenfishermens.com.au

● Club Keno ● Club TAB ● Raffles ● Free child-minding ● Sky and Austar ● Bingo ● Regular entertainment

● Lunch and dinner 7 days a week

● 18 hole championship golf course ● Fully stocked pro shop ● Lawn bowls ● No crowds, no stress

● Restaurant - Chinese and Australian menu 7 days lunch and dinner

Dining with this view!

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Check Entertainment Page for details

George Bass and Matthew Flinders were the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests.

Local Aboriginal people had a strong connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small whales and fish that killer whales herded into the shallows.

A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century.

For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can also visit Davidson Whaling Station, the longest operating shore-based whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Historic Boydtown is also worth a visit - make sure you drop in to the beautifully restored Seahorse Inn.

l100’s of plants at wholesale prices lOver 700 named plants in private collection to viewlOpen most days - other times by appointment

47 Government Rd Eden. 02 6496 1906

Eden’s Simply Succulents

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Part I of the exhibition reproduces images associated with working and school life of the district and include images associated with the workings of the bustling port of Eden. Part II (on show from 8 October) captures life in the main street of Eden - a time where cars and horses use the same untarred roads. Without television, celebrations and sports were a way to pass time, and Hall captured many of them, from dignitary receptions at the Hotel Australasia to sporting matches and milestones associated with sports such as tennis and football. The large and heavy dresses and hats that ladies once wore to play sport are a stark contrast to the tight body hugging uniforms of today.Hall’s passion for photography has provided a lasting and important legacy for Eden and the district, and because of the generosity of his family, today’s viewers are able to be a part of the life that was during the early to mid 20th century.

Reflections is open from 22nd May until 10th December

at the Best Western Coachman’s Rest Motor Inn

• Specialising in fresh local seafood• Local succulent steaks• Children catered for• Book your function NOW

Ph 6496 1900Opposite Eden Golf Club

81 Princes Hwy Eden

Lamplighter Restaurant

Davy Jones’ Treasures Gift & Souvenir Shop open 7 days· Extensive range of historical books · Disabled Access · Bus Parking

184 Imlay St, EDEN opp Police Station ph 02 6496 2094 fax 02 6496 2024www.killerwhalemuseum.com.au email: [email protected]

Current ExhibitionsAn Important Enterprise -

Whaling & Twofold BayReplica Lighthouse-

this gallery gives an insightinto lighthouses

Davidson Gallery Whaling Exhibition

Visit Old Tom’s Skeleton -themost famous of Killer Whales

EDEN Killer WhaleMuseum

Now ShowingHMAS ONSLOWAdoption of an Oberon

178 Imlay St, Eden NSW 2551 Ph 02 6496 1657

[email protected] www.heritagehouseunits.com

• New Complex • Centre of Town • Motel & SC Units • Now with Wireless Broadband • Fantastic views of Twofold Bay

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William Hall's passion for photography has produced one of the best pictorial legacies of the region. Reflections takes a selective look at the working and recreational life of the region in the early part of the 20th century. William Thomas Hall was born in Bega in 1880. He grew up in Tanja, then moved to Rocky Hall with his new wife, finally settling in Eden, where his seven children were born.Hall’s occupations included farmer, newspaper correspondent, auctioneer and agent, and at one time conducted a coach mail and passenger service between Eden and Towamba and the

Reflections - A passion for photography leaves legacyYambulla gold mines. Secretary of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows and the Eden Exhibition Society, he and his family were regularly involved in community activities and celebrations – more often than not he was also master of ceremonies. His favourite pastime however was photography. From shipwrecks and whale chases to local school events, Hall’s collection of photographs document the lives of the district’s residents of the first half of the 20th century.For this exhibition, analogue and digital technologies merge. Digital technology has enabled Hall’s photographs to be reproduced larger than actual size, allowing viewers to wonder at the minute details that analogue photography captured close to a century ago. Costume, facial expressions, tools and all other such details of life caught at the time in a single photograph are now larger than life and more easily examined. Viewers have the chance to be drawn into the image as if they were standing alongside the photographer.

Above: Eden Public School fancy dress Above: Seaplanes at Snug Cove

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What to See & Do Enjoy the beautiful historic

buildings of Pambula Village

Visit the ‘Oaklands’ complex

Take a walk around Panboola

Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach

Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

Discover some treasures at artessence Gallery

The Pambula River floodplain was for thousands of years a source of food and materials for the Thaua people of the Yuin nation.Europeans first explored the region during George Bass's southern voyage of 1797. Seeking shelter from a gale, Bass travelled up the Pambula River, noting its beauty in his diary. A marker has been erected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on this historic site.European settlement began in the 1830's, with the original township built on the southern banks of the Pambula River. Severe flooding in the 1860s meant the town had to be re-located to its present site on higher ground.In 1888, gold was discovered on the banks of the Yowaka River, and by 1891 there were eleven mining companies in operation at the Mount Gahan site.Pambula’s historic past is very much in evidence today, with beautifully restored and maintained historic

buildings and farmhouses. Pambula today has an eclectic mix of businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and pubs. It's a great place to shop for something a bit different.At the southern end of the town is Panboola, a fantastic community conservation and heritage project that has transformed this part of Pambula over the past 10 years. Covering former farmland, areas of saltmarsh, billabongs and the former Pambula Racecourse, the area has been extensively re-planted and has great walking and cycling tracks. The old race track is a great spot for the kids to cycle around, with the centre of the track often inhabited by kangaroos.Just 5 minutes east of the village is Pambula Beach, set between the ocean, the mouth of Pambula River and Ben Boyd National Park. Pambula Beach has an excellent

swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, a dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth is great for families.Heading south toward Eden turn off the Highway to Pambula Lake, where there’s a boat ramp for launching vessels. Several oyster growers sell fresh Pambula Lake oysters here too, including Broadwater Oysters.

6495 6154www.merimbulagolf.com.au

ARTHUR KAINE DVE MERIMBULA

premier golf experience for all abilitiesspectacular function venue

friendly and relaxeddining at its best

health and fitnessring for our shuttle bus

...an experience above the rest

PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB

Caption for photograph © Photographer

Pambula www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

Pambula Lake © Paul Callaghan

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4/13 Toalla St Pambula. Ph: 6495 6335

PAMBULA PAMBULA LIQUORSTOP ISMORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO

BUY A CASE OF BEER, IT’S YOUR ONE STOP PREMIUM

LIQUOR SHOP WITH:

• No parking or traffic hassles• An extensive range of premium wines & spirits• Weekly specials• Friendly & knowledgeable customer service• A delivery service till late is available

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No parking or traffic hassles•An extensive range of premium wines & spirits•Weekly specials•Friendly & knowledgeable customer service•A delivery service till late is available•

DRIVE RIGHT UP, WALK RIGHT IN!

4/13 Toalla St Pambula Ph 6495 6335

Your local liquor specialist

OPENED UNOPENED BOTTLED

Sit by the lake and enjoy freshly opened oysters

Shed 1- 52 Landing Road Pambula Lake

02 6495 6704 0414 524 064

[email protected]

Hand-moulded Organic SourdoughsCakes & Pastries

Wild Variety of PiesThe Finest Australian Grown Coffee

Open Mon - Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm Sat 6.30am - 2.00pm

Extended opening hours during School Holidays

Diverse Range of Gluten-free products

26 Quondola St Pambula 6495 6649

CAFÉ STYLE EATING

A unique & refreshing selection of paintings, ceramics,

jewellery, glassware, sculpture and clothing

[email protected]

47 Toalla Street Pambula 6495 7286

McKells Picture Framing

Open Mon-Fri 9.30 to 4.30pm Sat 10 to 2pm

♦ Photos ♦ Original Artwork ♦ Mirrors ♦ Needlework ♦ Prints ♦ Just about anything

We can frame your:

♦ Trail & Pony Rides Ph 0428 957 257♦ Animal Nursery♦ Farm & Garden Supplies, Nursery Ph 6495 7257♦ Oaklands Café - Breakfast, snacks, coffee, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. Functions & Dinner by arrangement. Open 9am - 4pm 7 days Ph Café 6495 7373

Next to the Pambula Bridge 6495 7257

Oaklands Pambula

OPEN 7 DAYS

Treasures to find at artessenceHoused in one of Pambula Village's beautiful historic buildings, artessence is a treasure trove of eclectic pieces of artwork.For the past six years, artessence has been owned by Terry and her daughter Amanda McIntyre, both of whom are practicing artists.Their love of art and appreciation of quality is reflected in the pieces found in their gallery. artessence's range includes exquisite jewellery, functional wood pieces, beautiful ceramics, handmade glassware and gorgeous sculptures.Amanda and Terry are great supporters of local artists, and have a range of contemporary and traditional paintings from well-known names around the district.The perfect place to do some serious shopping, artessence has both special affordable items and precious pieces of art.The McIntyres also own McKells Picture Framing, located in the same building as artessence. McKells has an extensive range of mouldings available to complete all types of framing jobs - another great option for that special gift.artessence is open on Monday - Saturday from 10am - 4.30pm.

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Bushwalking in National ParksSpend an hour, a day or more walking in the National Parks and reserves of the Region. The walks featured here are some of the more popular ones, but there are many short and medium distance walks available at almost all destinations within National Parks in the region. Ask at a NPWS office or local tourist information centre about others.Please note that for all these walks, strong footwear should be worn, carry food and water, and take clothing suitable for changing weather conditions.

1. The Big Hole/Marble Arch Deua National Park 4km return Approx. 1.5 hours Big Hole 13km return Approx. 5.5 hours Marble ArchThe north-western section of Deua National Park is a karst or limestone layer containing 400 million year old cave systems. The Big Hole and Marble Arch are two fascinating features which can be seen without going underground. Please note that permission is required to enter some caves. The walk starts from Berlang Camping Area, 45 minutes drive south of Braidwood along the Krawarree Road. After fording the knee-deep Shoalhaven River, an easy walk leads to a viewing platform from where the remarkable Big Hole, a chasm some 96 metres deep and 50 metres wide, can be safely viewed. The resident lyrebird may appear in the early morning or late afternoon when it comes out to feed. The track to Marble Arch continues from below the viewing platform. From the base of the hill the track is gently undulating until the very steep 150 metre descent into the Marble Arch. Wide bands of marble can be seen in the walls of the canyon and cavern roof and beautiful ferns cling to the lower sides of the canyon.Please note: The Shoalhaven River may become impassable after heavy rain. Do not enter the Marble Arch if Reedy Creek has risen or there are storms in the area.

2. Cascades Walk Wadbilliga National Park 3km return Approx. 2 hours

This easy walk begins from the Cascades Camping Area off Badja Forest Road near Countegany, east of Cooma. Follow the track through granite outcrops and forest rich with arboreal mammals to a viewing platform overlooking Tuross Falls and the spectacular gorge.

3. Kangarutha Walking Track Bournda National Park 9km one way Approx. 5 hoursStart this walk from Kianinny Bay via Tathra in the north or from Turingal Head via Wallagoot Lake Boat Club in the south. Rugged coastline, sandy and pebbly beaches and spectacular cliffs are features of this walk. The coastal heathland, dominated by dwarf oaks, Allocasuarina paludosa, is a haven in winter and spring for nectar-feeding birds like the eastern spinebill. At Boulder Bay, a fragile and uncommon remnant rainforest lies unusually close to the sea. Camping is available at Hobart Beach on the southern side of Wallagoot Lake. Park use fees apply.

4. Light to Light Walk Ben Boyd National Park 31km one way Approx. 3 days

This newly constructed walk connects Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lightstation, about 40km by road south of Eden. This magnificent coastal walk can be done over a couple of days or in easy half day sections. Spectacular ocean views, red rock platforms, long sandy beaches and a surprising array of different coastal landscapes, plant communities and animal habitats are found on this walk. Humpback whales and perhaps southern right whales may be seen on their southern migration during the spring months. A detailed walk brochure is available at the NPWS office in Merimbula. Camping is available along the way or stay in comfort in the renovated Green Cape Lightkeepers Cottages. Park use fees apply.

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Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Sapphire Coast with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, great shopping and a vast array of attractions and accommodation choices.

The Old School Museum on Main St has information and displays about the town’s early European history.

Other things you can do around Merimbula include snorkelling, surfing, cycling, enjoying a scenic flights, ten-pin bowling, experiencing family fun parks or experiencing native animals or marine creatures up close.

Merimbula is a great place to go shopping, with specialty shops and nationally-known outlets tucked away in arcades and courtyards. There are also plenty of cafes with great coffee.

Foodies are spoilt for choice, with a wide range of restaurants, clubs and the Hotel offering a host of different dining experiences, but with fresh local seafood a common theme.

For a musical night out, there are lots of venues in Merimbula that offer live music; with everything from local performers to international acts.

Merimbula Lake, Merimbula © Paul Callaghan

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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREBeach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

...will take you there!

What to See & Do Get out on the water with hire boats

or fishing charters Take a scenic flight Have some thrills at Magic Mountain

Fun Park, Top Fun & Mandeni Family Fun Park

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Merimbula Marina

Hire Boats

2 HOUR SCENIC CRUISE - regularly sighting Dolphins, Seals,Penguins, Seabirds$30 Adult$27 Senior/Student$20 Child (5-15yrs) $10 Child under 5yrs$85 per family (2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs)$10 per additional child from same family

Dolphin Cruises

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6495 1686

Opposite Lakeview Hotel www.merimbulamarina.com [email protected]

3 HOUR FAMILY FISHING$50 Adults$40 Child under 16 years

COOKED BREAKFAST served on board 5hr Charters!

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ph 6495 1557

PIZZA, PASTA RIBS, PIZZA DEALS & BAKED POTATOES EAT - IN, TAKEAWAY HOME DELIVERY Next Door To TOP FUN Budget Pizzas

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1 Market St. Merimbula Ph (02) 6495 1202www.merimbulalakeview.com.au

BAR GRILL GARDEN∙ Accommodation ∙ Bar & Grill

∙ Bottleshop ∙ Functions ∙ Regular Entertainment

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Merimbula Lakeview Hotel

Choose from our casual lunch menu (11.30am - 2.30pm)

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30

Showcasing the Marine Life of our coast plus Great Food with spectacular views

Lake Street Merimbula Phone (02) 6495 4446

• Gelati• Yoghurt• Sundaes

• Hot Dogs• Nachos

• Milkshakes• Coffee

HYLANDS CORNER PLAZA(opposite Merimbula PO Ph 6495 2311)

Merimbula Ice Creamery

50+ FLAVOURS OF ICE CREAM

www.merimbulaicecream.com.au

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Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pmSat 9 to 12 noon

Classes AvailableAll needlecraft & patchwork supplies

489 Sapphire Coast Dr, Merimbula (1.6km north of the Tura Beach turn-off)

(02) 6495 [email protected]

www.mandeni.com.au/needlecraft

● Ten Pin Bowling● Zone 3 Laser Game● Mini Golf● Video Games● Kiosk● Birthday PartiesEFTPOS, City Link & Mobile Recharge available www.topfun.com.au

99 Main Street Merimbula

02 6495 3091

Neil Diamond Show plays at RSLRemember songs like 'Sweet Caroline', 'Cherry, Cherry', 'Cracklin' Rosie', 'Kentucky Woman', 'Crunchy Granola Suite' and 'I Am I Said'?Multi-award winning performer Steve Cummins is bringing his 'Neil Diamond Super Hits Show' to the Merimbula RSL on July 20th to share the enduring popularity of the man and his music.Steve is the only tribute artist in the world to have featured on the same program as Neil Diamond himself. He has been described by the President of the Neil Diamond fan club in Australia as the only performer to have mastered the feel of the superstar's music,who performs a brilliant tribute to the man and his songs that have embraced the world.The Neil Diamond Super Hits show has toured to packed houses in Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the past 7 years, so don't miss your chance to see this great show in Merimbula. Tickets go on sale on June 12th at the Club.

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Camping suppliesBBQ

equipmentOutdoor

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sleeping mats & swags

6 Alice St, Merimbula Ph 6495 2571 Fax 6495 2798

Check out our current specials

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HEADLANDFISHING ADVENTURES

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The best fishing boat in town offeringREEF, DEEP SEA and GAME FISHING - WHALE WATCHING

No fishing licence required • On-board Toilet PHONE: 6495 1134

Towamba School turns 150 years oldHistoric Towamba School lies nestled in the heart of the beautiful Towamba Valley, 30 km inland from the coastal town of Eden. On August 4th it celebrates its 150th anniversary, making it one of NSW's oldest schools.The school opened its doors in 1862 with 43 enrolments, a number which has fluctuated over the years in conjunction with external factors. Droughts, floods and the rise and decline of local industry affected student attendance in the early years of the school. Today 29 students attend the school and it continues to provide an invaluable service to the local community.The school has retained many of its original features and these can be viewed on the day along with historical and present day educational displays (from chalk boards to interactive white boards!), old-fashioned memorabilia, and school photos, which will appeal to old and young alike. The official opening will commence at 11.00 with a 'Welcome to Country' ceremony accompanied by local Aboriginal dancers, followed by the Towamba School Choir. Entertainment throughout the day will include bush-craft displays, merry musicians, dancers, children's games, and market stalls selling locally- produced goods.Hearty, home-cooked fare will also be available to further guarantee visitors a memorable experience. The gates open at 10.00 and all are welcome to come and visit the school and enjoy a day spent in the past, present and future.For further information visit: www.towamba-p.schools.nsw.edu.au or phone 6496 7159.

Below: Towamba School 1925 - 1932

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Open to the public 7 DAYS 9.30am - 5pmPh 0403 706 692 www.mandeni.com.au/Mandenicentre

Just 5 minutes north of Merimbula on Sapphire Coast Drive

Golf•Cycle BBQ•Relax

New Activities . Archery. Paddle Boats. Giant Jumping Pillow. Bike trails & Hire. 9 hole golf course. 9 hole pitch & putt. 18 hole mini-golf. Water Golf. Croquet, bocce & orienteering

M A N D E N IFA M I LY F U N PA R K & G O L F C E N T R E

Enquire about our family day pass

Ph: 02 6494 9225 Fax: 02 6494 9559 Office: 02 6494 9053 Email: [email protected]

www.potoroopalace.com

NATIVE ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL SANCTUARY• Open 10am-4pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)• Educational talks at 11 am and 2 pm each day• Individual Animal Encoun- ters by arrangement • Function room available for hire for meetings, work shops, conferences and exhibitions

• Blue Wren Cafe now licensed, enjoy Breakfast, Lunch & Devonshire Tea• BBQ also available• Evening meals (with talks & walk optional) for groups by arrangement

9km north of Merimbula on the Princes Hwy

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Home of Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club119 Main Street, Merimbula NSW 2548 Phone 6495 1306

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BINGO Mon, wed & Fri - RAFFLES wed, Thu, Fri & SaT - POKER ThuSday

• ROCKPOOL CAFÉ & BEER GARDEN • PACIFIC BISTRO• INDOOR/OUTDOOR SPORTS BAR• GYMNASIUM• FREE COURTESY SHUTTLE BUS• FREE CHILDMINDING (excl. Sunday)• FREE INTERNET ACCESS

• ENTERTAINMENT AUDITORIUM WITH GIANT SCREEN• CLUB KENO, SKY CHANNEL, AUSTAR• SAPPHIRE ROOM FOR FUNCTIONS• 4 MAGNIFICENT BOWLING GREENS

Australia has voted; Club Sapphire Merimbula has been deemed the best registered club in the nation at an industry gala night held in Sydney and attended by Premier Barry O’Farrell.The local club was crowned The People’s Choice Award winner at the annual ClubsNSW 2012 Awards for Excellence at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.Club Sapphire Merimbula received the most votes in the competition run by ClubsNSW where members of the public voted for the best club throughout April.More than 14,000 votes were lodged by mail and online. Approximately 37 per cent (5,240) came via online and the remaining 63 percent (9,247) came via printed entry.Club Sapphire Merimbula will receive a $10,000 cash prize, with the club and a charity of their choice sharing the prize money. Speaking to the Merimbula News Weekly, Club CEO Damien Foley said "It is an honour for the Club to win this award and we thank all those members and patrons who voted for Club Sapphire Merimbula. To win this award is particularly pleasing because it gives due recognition to the great team of staff who really are the heart and soul of Club Sapphire."

Club Sapphire voted Australia's best club

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1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 7 days. Mixed exhibition featuring local artists working with textiles, print, pastel, paint and more. All work for sale. Visit www.eurobodalla.com.au for more information.

2. Artfull Gallery Shop 3, Clocktower Arcade, Mogo. Ph 4474 5588. Open 10.30am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Representing a stylistically-varied selection of local art by established and emerging artists, with a leaning toward the contemporary and modern, but with smatterings of old-world and traditional works; original and unique Australian Art at affordable prices.

3. To Di For Designer Accessories Shop 1, 64 Vulcan Street, Moruya. Ph 4474 2422. Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm. Martina Penning exhibits her colourful art with a twist.

4. Gumnut Hideaway Gallery ‘Couria Creek’ 9065 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba. Ph 4473 7211 wwwgumnuthideawaygallery.com.au Open most days – please ring first. Rustic timber gallery exhibiting images on canvas by local nature and landscape photographer Lindy Quin. Also photo books showcasing the Far South Coast.

5. Bermagui Mudworks 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661. Pottery studio & Cafe, with original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Closed from 1st June until 28th September. Open for business as usual on 29th September for the October long weekend

6. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 www.ivyhill.com.au. Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Monthly exhibitions featuring the work of the finest contemporary artists in the region. A Winter Exhibition after June 11 is by appointment only.

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7. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/Community/Art_Gallery/Art_Gallery.htm Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 12 noon. 13th July – 18th August "proppaNow" - An exhibition of works by the contemporary indigenous Brisbane based urban/activist collective, proppaNow: Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Megan Cope, Richard Bell, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey, Laurie Nilsen. The guest speaker for the opening will be David Broker, Director of the Canberra Contemporary Art Space

8. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 www.spiralgallery.org.au Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm. Represents regional, emerging and established artists. In Gallery 1: A PLETHORA OF POSTCARDS - postcard competition with great prizes (29 June - 25 July). WILD GARDEN - sculpture, ceramics, paintings, furniture, textiles, plants and whimsy. (27 July - 22 August). In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists (1 - 31 July).

9. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka ph 6493 0491 http://www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au Open October - June Friday to Monday 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Australian pottery made in the last half century, in a contemporay house and gallery setting with mountain views. This season's exhibition - 'Body | Surface | Form' - contrasts the effect of flame on wood-fired works with the delicacy of porcelain and the bling of lustres and crystalline glazes.

10. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place, Merimbula. Phone 6495 4608 www.boardwalkart.com.au Open September - May, Wednesday and Sunday only from 11am - 3pm. Extended times during Christmas and Easter school holidays. Other times open by appointment only. Exhibition of paintings by Tracey Creighton. Gallery fronts Merimbula Lake accessible from the boardwalk. Art Lessons and Creative Workshops available throughout the year.

11. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Open Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm. Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics and Clothing by local and interstate artists.

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Middle Lagoon, Mimosa Rocks National Park © Paul Callaghan

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What to See & Do Check out the view and spot whales

from the Headland lookout Enjoy the walk from Tathra to the

mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka Explore the Bega River by boat Pedal around the 40km of mountain

bike track

Tathra Bowlo - Barefoot BowlsJust the place to relax & put your feet up with family & friendsBarefoot Bowls Deal commences 27 Dec to 26 Jan - Daily from 3.30pm - Bowls/Beer & BBQ for $7• 3 Bowling Greens • Free Entertainment • Meat/ Seafood Raffles & Members Draw Tuesday & Friday Nights • Meals • Club Keno • TAB • Bingo Mondays & Fridays Courtesy Bus available from 5pm

Cnr Andy Poole Drv & Dilkera Rd Tathra Ph 6494 1280 www.tathrabeach.com

JJ’s by the GreenOpen 7 days a weekAll day meals from midday to late Sensational food in sumptuous surroundings, great variety of meals with fresh local produce.

To book phone 6494 4925

BOWLING CLUB LTD.

With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples.

Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. Built in 1862, the wharf was built from funds donated by farmers and the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company and operated until 1952.

A safe swimming beach patrolled by Tathra Surf Life Saving Club may also provide the added bonus of a dolphin sighting, and passing whales, heading south on their migration, are

frequently seen from September to November.

Bushwalking, kayaking, mountain-biking, snorkeling and surfing are all popular around Tathra.

There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and a great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club.

An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well.

Direct access to the ocean is available at Kianinny Bay (also good for

swimming), and the boat ramp at Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary.

Tathra also has great places to eat, ranging from gourmet delis to cafés and restaurants.

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www.tathrabeachhouse.com.au [email protected]

Ph: 02 6499990057 Andy Poole Drive Tathra

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds featuring ponds and waterfalls.

Resort style quality apartments, villa houses and motel units. 2 swimming pools,

2 spa pools & a hydrotherapy swim spa.

Located directly opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach

AAA

Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

(Chinese/Australian Food)Dinner Wed-Sun, Lunch Wed-Sun

Ph 6494 5222

Is Gambling a Problem For You? Call G-Line (NSW). A confidential anonymous free counselling service. FREE CALL 1800 633 635

For the information of members and their guests

Tathra Beach Country Club

Andy Poole Drive Tathra

Visit National Parks• Coast & forest campsites, walks and drives• Accommodation and tours at Green Cape Lightstation• Summer & Easter Discovery Program• Award winning Montague Island Tours

For information and advice contact NPWS Merimbula 6495 5000 or Narooma 4476 0800

1st June to 7th July - Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award - Bega

22nd May to 10th December - "Reflections" Exhibition at Eden Killer Whale Museum

7th July - Kameruka Bush Dance, Kameruka Hall Candelo

W h a t ' s O n - J u l y22nd May - 10th December - Reflections, Eden Killer Whale Museum, EdenWilliam Hall's passion for photography has produced one of the best pictorial legacies of the region. Reflections takes a selective look at the working and recreational life of the region in the early part of the 20th century. Check page 5 for more information, phone 6496 2094 or go towww.killerwhalemuseum.com.au

June 1 – July 7: The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. A biennial fixture on the Bega Valley Regional Gallery calendar. Boasting a first prize of $50,000, the exhibition attracts many of Australia’s prominent portrait painters and competition is fierce.

7th July - Kameruka Bush Dance, Kameruka HallThe Kameruka Bush Orchestra host a bushdance from 7pm to 10pm. Come along and kick your heels up at the Kameruka Hall. Cost is $5 or $10 for a family. For more information visit Candelo Art Society website www.cas.org.au or phone 6493 2764

15th July - 4th August, - Season's Greetings, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay.Celebrate Christmas in July with this hilarious play by Britain's master of contemporary comedy, Alan

Ayckbourn. See page 31 for details of where to buy tickets. For more information, go to www.baytheatreplayers.org.au/index.html

27th July - Exhibition Opening - Wild Garden, Spiral Gallery, BegaSculpture, ceramics, paintings, furniture textiles, plants and whimsy. Exhibition opens at 5pm - all welcome. www.spiralgallery.org.au

28th July - 10th Nethercote Seasonal Market, Nethercote Hall, NethcoteFrom 8am to 12 noon, celebrate a bonanza of locally grown products including beef and lamb, Eden smoked fish, delicious home baking, olives, eggs, chutneys, pickles, jams, plants and trees and Rocky Hall wines. BBQ breakfast, live jazz plus cooking demonstrations.

4th August - Towamba Public School's 150th Anniversary CelebrationsOne of New South Wales' oldest schools celebrates 150 years of continuous education of local students. The official opening is at 11am with a Welcome to Country, the Towamba School Choir, children's games and memorabilia. Towamba's 29 current students look forward to welcoming all.For further information phone 6496 7159 or visit www.towamba-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

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Mumbulla Mountain, Bega © Paul Callaghan

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Free admission Gourmet range of fudge Cheese tasting & sales

Ice creams, milk shakes & light meals The History of Dairying Museum

Picnic area Local products, Arts & CraftsOpen 9am - 5pm, 7 days

(closed Christmas Day & Good Friday)Ph 02 6491 7762

Lagoon St, North Bega www.begacheese.com.au

BEGA CHEESE HERITAGE CENTRE

Now incorporating the Bega Visitor Information Centre Ph 02 6491 7645 Fax 02 6491 7646 [email protected]

Regional Bus Ticketingavailable for Countrylink & Premier bus services

Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley. It is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment.

The dairy industry has always played

a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must for all visitors

to the region. The Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900's, and provides an insight into how early farmers lived, worked and transported their products.

Bega Secrets

Award winning range of food, Pizza deals and more. Open 10am-9.30pm Mon to Fri, 4.30pm-9.30pm Sat & Sun. At 98 Carp St Bega next to Coles with plenty of parking.

Phone ahead for prompt service: 6492 6000

• Fantastic range of instruments & accessories • Print music, CD’s & DVD’s • The best in Hi-Fi & Home Theatre • Magpie School of Music - teaching all instruments125 Auckland St Bega 6492 3533 www.magpiemusic.com.au

MAGPIE MUSIC Keith & Liz BroomfieldTHE BEST LITTLE MUSIC SHOP IN THE MILKY WAY

• Fantastic range of instruments & accessories• Print music, CD’s & DVD’s• The best in Hi-Fi & Home Theatre• School of Music - teaching all instruments

Ph 6492 3533125 Auckland St Bega

www.magpiemusic.com.au

THE BEST LITTLE MUSIC SHOP IN THE MILKY WAY

Large range of stock frames, fast and friendly service. Selection of local photography by Tony & Robert Lockerbie. Think outside the picture.

115 Carp St Bega 6492 6500 [email protected]

Bega Garden NurseryHardy plants for coastal, frost & dry conditions. Seedlings and herbs are our speciality. OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY “The little nursery down the lane”

Rear of 32-34 Church St Bega 6492 6628

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• Hardy plants for coastal, frost and drought conditions• Special interest books and gift cards• Seedlings and herbs are our specialtyCome, relax and be inspired by the ambience of our nursery

Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm32-34 Church Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 6628Behind Candelo Bulk Wholefoods and next to the Gipps St carpark

the little nursery down the lane

Discover the delights of our Bed and Breakfast in a gracious 1870’s home in the heart of Bega. 3 individual ensuite rooms, one with spa bath.

62 Carp Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 1393www.thepickledpear.com.au

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Watkin’s 3D Paint and ColourLongest established paint specialists in the area for over 25 years. For all your painting solutions, tools & advice. 95 Carp St Bega 6492 3162

Thornleigh On Newtown Licenced Cafe

Morning & Afternoon Tea & Lunch served from Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Morning Tea & Lunch on Saturdays 10am-2pm

The cafe is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy our coffee with great company & our friendly service.

Everyone is welcomeBookings preferred but not essential Our menu is Dine-in only, please call 6492 4359 to secure your table.

Off street parking, Eftpos, Disabled facilities available.187-189 Newtown Rd Bega www.thornleighonnewtown.com.au

Approved Retailer

Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisan-made furniture & decor • investment art

Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

8 Canning St Bega 02 6492 4441

ArtizAntiqueThe funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south!

Bega’s premier venue...is now open!

6492 105582 Gipps Street Bega

Savour the menu or relax with a coffee in Grace’s Café open 7 days for lunch and dinner+ Regular entertainment Raffles and Draws+ Sports Bar and Lounge with big screen TV’s+TAB, Keno and Sports Channels+ Courtesy Bus Wednesday to Saturday

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREAt Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Lagoon Street, Bega Ph: 02 6491 7645

...will take you there!

What to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage

Centre

Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River

Take in the view from the Bega lookout, 5km north of Bega

Visit the Art Galleries

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Bega Secrets

Award winning range of food, Pizza deals and more. Open 10am-9.30pm Mon to Fri, 4.30pm-9.30pm Sat & Sun. At 98 Carp St Bega next to Coles with plenty of parking.

Phone ahead for prompt service: 6492 6000

• Fantastic range of instruments & accessories • Print music, CD’s & DVD’s • The best in Hi-Fi & Home Theatre • Magpie School of Music - teaching all instruments125 Auckland St Bega 6492 3533 www.magpiemusic.com.au

MAGPIE MUSIC Keith & Liz BroomfieldTHE BEST LITTLE MUSIC SHOP IN THE MILKY WAY

• Fantastic range of instruments & accessories• Print music, CD’s & DVD’s• The best in Hi-Fi & Home Theatre• School of Music - teaching all instruments

Ph 6492 3533125 Auckland St Bega

www.magpiemusic.com.au

THE BEST LITTLE MUSIC SHOP IN THE MILKY WAY

Large range of stock frames, fast and friendly service. Selection of local photography by Tony & Robert Lockerbie. Think outside the picture.

115 Carp St Bega 6492 6500 [email protected]

Bega Garden NurseryHardy plants for coastal, frost & dry conditions. Seedlings and herbs are our speciality. OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY “The little nursery down the lane”

Rear of 32-34 Church St Bega 6492 6628

The new magazine for our sustainable communities brought to you by

The Australian Community Website Network www.australiancommunities.org.au

Clean Energy for Eternity www.cleanenergyforeternity.net.au

Sapphire Coast Producers’ Association www.sapphirecoastproducers.com.au

Free from Newsagents and Health Food Shops in the south coast region and online

www.sustain.org.au

• Hardy plants for coastal, frost and drought conditions• Special interest books and gift cards• Seedlings and herbs are our specialtyCome, relax and be inspired by the ambience of our nursery

Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm32-34 Church Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 6628Behind Candelo Bulk Wholefoods and next to the Gipps St carpark

the little nursery down the lane

Discover the delights of our Bed and Breakfast in a gracious 1870’s home in the heart of Bega. 3 individual ensuite rooms, one with spa bath.

62 Carp Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 1393www.thepickledpear.com.au

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Watkin’s 3D Paint and ColourLongest established paint specialists in the area for over 25 years. For all your painting solutions, tools & advice. 95 Carp St Bega 6492 3162

Thornleigh On Newtown Licenced Cafe

Morning & Afternoon Tea & Lunch served from Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Morning Tea & Lunch on Saturdays 10am-2pm

The cafe is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy our coffee with great company & our friendly service.

Everyone is welcomeBookings preferred but not essential Our menu is Dine-in only, please call 6492 4359 to secure your table.

Off street parking, Eftpos, Disabled facilities available.187-189 Newtown Rd Bega www.thornleighonnewtown.com.au

Approved Retailer

Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisan-made furniture & decor • investment art

Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

8 Canning St Bega 02 6492 4441

ArtizAntiqueThe funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south!

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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREBunga Street, Bermagui Ph: 02 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

...will take you there!

What to See & Do Enjoy a coffee at one of the many

cafes around town

Take a stroll along Horseshoe Bay

Discover local history at the Bermagui Museum

Enjoy a game of golf at the Country Club

Try a bike ride through forests full of spotted gums and burrawangs.

Visit the Montreal Goldfield

Caption for photograph © PhotographerHorseshoe Bay, Bermagui © Paul Callaghan

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Cobargo is located half an hour north of Bega, in the midst of lush, green pastures rolling away to forested mountains.

Today, Cobargo is a wonderful example of a working village of local artisans, with many of buildings over 100 years old, reflecting the charm of

the art & craft housed within them.

Bermagui offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go.

Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkelling, boating and canoeing. Book a fishing charter on one of the many local boats or throw in a line from the beach, rocks or along the Bermagui River.

Try out the 18-hole golf course, hit a ball around the tennis courts or play bowls at the Bermagui Country Club. The Terrace Cafe at the Club is open every day for lunch and dinner; you can pore over the menu online so you can order as soon as you arrive.

Visit the Fishermen's Co-op complex with restaurants, a wine bar and gift shops to wander through, or sit and watch the boats unloading their daily catch of fresh fish.

57a Princess Hwy, Cobargo 6493 6206

Ello’s CafeDecked out like a carriage, with comfortable booth seating and outdoor eating area, Ello’s Cafe serves all day breakfast, light meals and take-aways.

Bangles GalleryA comprehensive range of all Australian made pottery

Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6421

South Coast Leather, built in 1913, occupies what was originally one of Cobargo's butcher shops and still utilises the original chopping block as one of its display items. An interesting array of ancient battered hats sit overhead from an Akubra Hat competition. The winning hat was 46 years old. The previous owners still visit their old hats, affectionately known as "the Rogue's gallery".South Coast Leather are stockists of quality leathergoods from keyrings to luggage and everything in between in a variety of leathers, textures and colours. Legendary gear from R.M. Williams, Akubra and Drizabone compliment the leathergoods and Australian Made is proudly promoted in the shop. Fashion hats, scarves, shoes and bags can be found in the extensive range and all just a little bit fabulous. Classic leather belts are hand-made on the premises.

You can also pick up a brochure for the Cobargo Historic Village Walk, another reason to visit. South Coast Leather looks forward to welcoming you soon.

Princes Highway, Cobargo, NSW. Phone: 6493 6655Email: [email protected] www.southcoastleather.com.au

South Coast Leather Rogue's Gallery

South CoaSt Leather

Step Inside and experience that Genuine Leather Smell!

SOUTH COAST LEATHER

Step Inside and Experience That Genuine Leather Smell!

Quality leather goods including:• R.M. Williams, Akubra, Drizabone

• Belts made on-site• Promoting Australian Made

• Best value on the South Coast

68 Princes Highway, Cobargo 2550Phone 6493 6655

OPEN

7 DAYS

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Bermagui Country Club

Live Entertainment every Friday night from

8.30pmIndoor & Outdoor

Entertainment Facilities.What’s On during the week:

Bingo - Monday 11am Trivia - Wednesday 8pm

Pool Comp - Wednesday 7.30pm

- Friday 7.30pm - Saturday 7.30pm

Try out the Club’s new Kids Play Area - now

open in the Terrace CafeTable Service is now

available at the TerraceRaffles

Every Wednesday and Friday night!

First draw 7.30pm

The TerraceOpening Hours:

Lunch 12pm - 2pm Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm

Open 7 days For bookings phone

64934177Courtesy Bus available Friday & Wednesday

evenings - bookings can be made by phoning the club

on 64934340, or bus mobile 0427233639

In 1880 Canadian Henry Williams discovered alluvial gold in shingle on the beach seven kilometres north of Bermagui. The Montreal Gold Rush was on, and within 3 weeks, 2000 miners were on the field. Today the Montreal Goldfield is a virtually intact remnant of this gold rush of the early 1880s, and is the only goldfield in Australia located beside the sea.A section of the original goldfield has been preserved, but for safety reasons, you can only enter the Goldfield as part of a tour. This, however, provides a wonderful

Groups - Bookings essential 1800 645 808 6493 3054

“A unique experience”Admittance by guided tour only

Tours daily at 2pm - $5pp - 1¼ hrs

Montreal Goldfield at Bermagui

Visit Australia's only seaside Goldfield

2845 Bermagui/Tathra Rd, Murrah 14km › Bermagui 28km ›TathraPhone 6494 0164

Cellar Door ● Open Thursday to Sunday 11am - 4pm

Restaurant ● Open Thursday to Sunday 12 - 2.30pm

opportunity to hear the full Montreal story; a story of an unsolved mystery, history and fascinating anecdotes.Compacted paths and boardwalks allow visitors to wander through the beautiful forest and tree ferns. The track itself is approximately 200m long and most is wheel chair accessible, and there are plenty of strategically located benches along the track.Tours of the Goldfield are held daily at 2pm and take around 1 ¼ hours, and toilet facilities are available. If you have a group of more than 12, contact the

Bermagui Visitors Centre 6493 3054 and choose a time that suits you.Make sure to wander through the newly opened Heritage Centre displaying historical documents and artefacts. Information packs on History, Geology, Mining Processes, the Bermagui Mystery and environment are available from the Heritage Centre.Admission to the Goldfield is $5pp or $20 for a family. Montreal Goldfield is located 7km north of Bermagui on the Wallaga Lake Road, and is open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Above: Billy Tea and Damper at the Goldfield

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What to See & Do Enjoy the spectacular Foxglove

Spires gardens in Tilba Tilba

Hike to the top of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) - start at Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba.

Step back in time wandering through the National Heritage listed village of Central Tilba

Taste the famous Tilba Club Cheese at the ABC Cheese Factory

Take a trip to nearby Mystery Bay

Caption for photograph © PhotographerLittle Gulaga Mountain, Central Tilba © Paul Callaghan

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Gulaga became the site of much activity when gold was discovered in the 1860s.

Many of Tilba’ s buildings were constructed in the late 1880s when the gold boom was at its peak. By the time

The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba lie on the slopes of Gulaga, a place of great spiritual significance to people from the Yuin nation.

Named Mt. Dromedary by Captain Cook in 1770, the lower slopes of

mining ceased, the dairy industry was firmly established as the main source of income for the area.

The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by he National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance.

Central Tilba maintains its village atmosphere, and has become a centre for crafts people and artisans, as well as ‘old-fashioned’ stores like the general store, lolly shop and toy shop.

Shops with leather work, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques and gift ware, as well as the pub, art studios, and the famous cheese factory are all located on Central Tilba’s main street.

The village of Tilba Tilba, just two kilometers down the road from Central Tilba, is also protected by a National Heritage listing.

Tilba Tilba is home to the magnificent Foxglove Spires, featuring one of Australia’s finest open gardens covering 3.5 acres. There is also a cafe, gift ware and a nursery on site. Tilba Tilba also has a general store, (Pam's Store) and is the base for the walk up Gulaga.

Affordable Holiday to the South Coast near Bermagui.Sleeps 6 people, self contained, linen available, pets welcome.

“The Lure of the Lake”

Imagine being lulled to sleep by the distant sound of the rolling waves of the sea, waking up to the sounds of the native birds welcoming a new day.

$660 per week during off-season

email - [email protected]

Contact Kevin or Pam on 02 4473 7322

T I L B A W A T E R F R O N T C O T T A G E S

Situated on the shores of tranquil Wallaga Lake, Tilba Waterfront Cottages are a destination in their own right, with fantastic scenery, abundant native fauna, and a boat ramp almost at the front door. There are 4 fully self-contained cottages that sleep up to six people. Each cottage comes fully supplied with everything you need, including colour TV and video, fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, bath room with hip bath and shower, right down to washing powder and clothes pegs. Set on 200 acres, there are plenty of farm trails and rainforest walks for bush-walking. The delightful historic villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba are a short drive away, and have lots of fabulous shops and cafes.

Also within 10 minutes drive is Cobargo and Bermagui, making the Cottages the perfect place to base yourself for a relaxing retreat. For more information, Phone: 4473 7322, Mobile: 0409 397 086, email [email protected] or visit the website at tilbawaterfrontcottages.com

Relax at Tilba Waterfront Cottages

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Dromedary Hotel(02) 4473 7223

Tilba Valley Wines(02) 4473 7308

Tilba Leather(02) 4473 7360

Pam’s Store(02) 4473 7311

Central Tilba Farm Cabins(02) 4473 7353

Gulaga Gallery(02) 4473 7233Gulaga Gallery(02) 4473 7233

ABC Cheese Factory(02) 4473 7387

Tilba Treasures(02) 4473 7799

ABC Cheese FactoryThe ABC Cheese Factory is located in the heart of historical Central Tilba and is the home of the famous Tilba Club Cheese. The ABC Cheese factory was established in 1891 and was the first Cheese Co-op in NSW.Today Tilba Club Cheese is still waxed by hand and is sold exclusively through the shop in 250 and 500 gram portions. All the traditional varieties of Tilba Club Cheese are sold as well as some that are only available here.Cheese tastings are available at all times, as are tastings and sales of a large range of local South Coast Honeys.As well as cheese and honey the ABC Cheese Factory also features a wide range of jams and preserves, local produce, regional guides and books, souvenirs, gifts, ice-cream and other refreshments – including freshly ground and brewed Byron Bay Coffee. The ABC Cheese Factory is open every day from 9am to 5pm except Christmas Day.ABC Cheese Factory, 37 Bate St Central Tilba. Ph (02) 4473 7387

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EdenEden Market 1st Saturday of month from 8am - 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St.Eden local produce market 3rd Saturday of the month. Eden Community Garden, Uniting Church, Chandos Street. 8.30-12 noon

Pambula Pambula Rotary Market 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds.Pambula Craft Market 2nd Sunday of mth from 8am - 1pm. Cnr. Monaro & Toalla Sts.Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market 2nd Sunday of month from 8am - 1pm. Pambula Town Hall.

MerimbulaMerimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month from 8.30 - 12.30 Ford Oval.

Merimbula RFS Market Thursday 12th, Friday 13th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall.

Nethercote

SEASONAL PRODUCE MARKETS Saturday 28th, 8am – Noon. Nethercote Hall Cnr. Nethercote & Back Creek Roads.

CandeloCandelo Markets 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall.

BegaSCPA Markets in Bega 6th & 22nd from 8am - 1pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega.

WyndhamWyndham All Weather Market 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am - 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (OPEN IN ALL WEATHER).

Tathra Tathra Markets4th Sunday of mth from 10am - 2pm at Tathra Hotel, Bega Rd, Tathra. Stall fees go to Starlight Childrens Foundation.

M o n t h l y M a r k e t s G u i d eTanjaTanja Market 16th June 8.30am - 2.30pm. Homemade Homegrown & Recycled at Tanja Public School & Community Hall.

BermaguiBermagui Hand & Homemade Market last Sunday of mth, 8.30 - 12.30, Dickinson Park.

Cobargo Cobargo Laneway Markets every Saturday from 9am till 1pm.

TilbaTilba Market Home grown - hand made, every Saturday 8am till 12noonTilba Hall, contact 4473 7231

Narooma

Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of mth NATA Oval, Princes Hwy.

MoruyaMoruya Country Market Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St 8am - 1pm every Saturday morning.

Malua Bay Quota Seaside Market 1st Saturday August, October & December. Malua Bay Beach Reserve, Malua Bay.

Batemans BayBatemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market 1st Sun of mth, Corrigans Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm.

Batemans Bay High School 3rd Sunday of month.

Local manufacturers and growers of herbal creams and ointments.

Incorporating Certified organic and Chemical-free local ingredients.

For all your facial and skin care needs, visit our website or come and see us at the

markets for specials.Try our Aloe vera face cream range

Made with fresh Aloe vera gel, honey, chamomile and calendula.

Blended with high quality oils of Jojoba, Vitamin E, macadamia nut and olive oil.

You can find us at:Candelo markets in the hall.

Wyndham markets in the hall. Twyford Hall markets. Nethercote market.

SAARINEN ORGANICSwww.saarinenorganics.com

N u r s e r i e s & G a rd e n sSimply Succulents 47 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 1906 Open Saturday - Tuesday

Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Monday - Saturday

The Spires Nursery Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7196 Open 7 days

Foxglove Spires Open Garden Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7375 Open 7 days

Bodalla Nursery 195 Princes Hwy Bodalla Ph 4473 5166 Open 7 days Large range of fruit & deciduous trees.

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M o n t h l y G a r d e n Ad v i c e

Keith MundyThe Spires NurseryTilba Tilbawww.thespiresnursery.com.au

Fresh fruit - what other choice is thereHere we are, well and truly into Winter and there is so much to do during this time of the year, it's hard to decide where to start.Winter is the perfect time to select and plant open or bare rooted plants that are generally only available at this time of the year. Most nurseries will have a good selection of fruit or ornamental trees or vegetable garden plants like Asparagus, Strawberries, Jerusalem Artichokes and Rhubarb to name a few.Many of these plants are also available throughout other times of the year in pots or containers, but will probably cost more, due to potting and transport costs (potted plants take up more space in trucks than open rooted ones).When making your selection of plant it's most important to take particular notice of the bark of the plant, the condition of the roots (not dry) or the firmness of the bulb or corm. If the stem or roots appear to be dry or shrivelled then the plant has been allowed to dry out, which could spell disaster for the plant's ability to recover after planting. Plants that have been stored in larger indoor shops generally have been starved of light and moisture for some time, and it is advisable to check the roots for drying out before making your purchase.It is very important to keep the roots covered by some means on your trip

home so they cannot dry out. If your planting hole is not ready at home then temporarily “heal” the plants in with some soil to cover the roots. The planting process involves a number of important factors to ensure optimum growing conditions for your selected plant. Probably the most important factor is sunlight. Unless the plant you have selected has a requirement for shade, then you must select a site that has plenty of light to enable the plant to successfully function. Fruiting plants need good sunlight to produce good sweet fruit; if they suffer from too much shade, then they will produce smaller, less-tasty fruit and a smaller crop.Another important factor is soil preparation. Dig wide holes sufficient to allow the roots to be spaced evenly

across the hole and slightly deeper than the depth of the “stain” on the trunk (where the plant has been buried to prior to being dug up for sale). Mix some manure into your soil to improve the texture and structure of the soil that surrounds the roots. Place this around the roots of the new plant and slightly tamper down. Stake for a short time if necessary and water in. Fertiliser should not be applied now but early in spring, when the plant starts to shoot.Talk to your local nurseryman to expand on these details, as space here doesn't permit me elaborate further.

A magical place to visit. Adjacent to Foxglove Spires Open Garden. Rare & interesting perennials, trees, shrubs & roses. Gardeners Shop with an eclectic range of gardeners gifts. Ph 4473 7196 www.thespiresnursery.com.au

THE F O X G L O V E SPIRES G A R D E N @ T I L B A T I L B A P H 4 4 7 3 7 3 7 5 W W W . F O X G L O V E S P I R E S . C O M . A U

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Clocktower Arcade, Mogo

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14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

Mogo Orchid & Fern NurseryGreenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for re-potting & mounting. Wall Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

Clocktower ArcadeSix fabulous shops to keep you occupied.46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288

Clocktower Arcade

Mogo BookstoreWe offer a wide variety of quality second hand books at affordable prices. Drop in for a relaxed browse when you visit Mogo. Enquiries are welcome.

Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 2141

Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524

The Old Dairy Country Crafts♦ Shabby Chic ♦ Dolls and Bears ♦ Home Embellishments ♦ Gifts

♦ Cow Ceramics

The township of Mogo was born when gold was discovered in the early 1850s at Cabbage Tree Creek. Estimates of the number of diggers who converged on the town range from a conservative 200 to an unlikely 20,000.

To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is a must.

Located in a natural Australian bush setting on 4.5ha, the Original Gold Rush Colony, formerly known as Old Mogo Town, is a great place to step back in time.

After taking out the award for Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the South Coast Regional Tourism Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, in 2011 the Original Gold Rush Colony won the Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Hall of Fame award.

Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings.

There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual and interesting items. Mogo is the perfect place to spend time browsing for something a little bit different.

Also in Mogo is the internationally recognised Mogo Zoo. Providing world standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 39 rare and exotic species, Mogo Zoo is committed to the survival of endangered species, including the rare white lions of ‘Timbavati’.Mogo Zoo also won their category at the 2011 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards; they won the award for the best Tourist Attraction.

Make sure Mogo is on your must-see list; whether you're a visitor or a local, there's award-winning places to enjoy.

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What to See & Do Step back in time and pan for gold

at the Gold Rush Colony

Go mountain-biking on the trails in nearby State Forests

Take a stroll around town and explore the interesting shops

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14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

Mogo Orchid & Fern NurseryGreenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for re-potting & mounting. Wall Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

Clocktower ArcadeSix fabulous shops to keep you occupied.46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288

Clocktower Arcade

Mogo BookstoreWe offer a wide variety of quality second hand books at affordable prices. Drop in for a relaxed browse when you visit Mogo. Enquiries are welcome.

Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 2141

Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524

The Old Dairy Country Crafts♦ Shabby Chic ♦ Dolls and Bears ♦ Home Embellishments ♦ Gifts

♦ Cow Ceramics

Amanda’s of Mogo Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

♦ Canvasses ♦ Art Materials ♦ Stamping ♦ Papercraft

♦ Scrapbooking ♦ Cardmaking ♦ Precious Metal Clay

Workshops for all levels in card-making, scrapbooking &

PMC (silver) jewellery.

Phone/Fax: 4474 3453

41 Princes Highway, Mogo NSW 2536

Open 7 days 9am - 5pm

The Old Dairy in Mogo - A Collector’sVisual Feast

The Old Dairy now has a great range of shabby chic home decorator embellishments including an array of vintage chic fre nch country romantic swags, beautiful velvet and silk flowers, quilts and throws. For crafty types, The Old Dairy has several different styles of fringed beading, perfect for adding that special touch to home furnishings. There is also a great range of plain and scented candles, perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere.Not everything is new to the Old Dairy though; the fantastic range of dolls and teddy bears are still there o visit. Old favourites include the highly-sought after Charlie Bears, as well as teddies from Settler, Gund and Berrington Boyd to name just a few.The Old Dairy still carries its famous range of black and white cow ceramics that are always popular as gifts for collectors.

The Old Dairy, Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. Phone 4474 3524.

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Clyde River, Batemans Bay © Paul Callaghan

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BLUEDOCK

UNIQUE WATERFRONT HOLIDAY TOWNHOUSES

100 metres to Batemans Bay town centre

Clyde River Motor Inn Bookings 4472 6444

BATEHAVEN BOOK EXCHANGE

Buy, Sell & Exchange a wide range of Books Shop 4/270 Beach Rd

BatehavenOpen Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm,

Sat 10am-1pm

Ph/Fax: 02 4472 6736 Email: [email protected] www.batehavenbookexchange.com

What to See & Do Explore the Clyde River by boat,

houseboat or kayak

Book a fishing charter for a deep-sea fishing experience

Visit the Budawang National Park to experience the spectacular escarpment or the Murramarang National Park with its coastal forests

Head into town for great shopping

Enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the cafés and restaurants on the bank of the Clyde River.

Drive south and explore Malua Bay, Mossy Point and Tomakin.

Like many coastal towns, Batemans Bay, settled by Europeans in the 1820s, relied on timber, ship building, dairying and fishing as its main source of income.

The town is accessed from the north by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia. Now a thriving regional centre and major tourist destination, people come to Batemans Bay from all over Australia for its natural beauty.

Situated on the banks of the magnificent Clyde River, water is deeply ingrained in the culture of ‘the Bay’. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and diving are all within easy reach of town. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations.

Hire a boat, kayak or a houseboat to explore the spectacular upper reaches of the Clyde River.

Batemans Bay is a great destination for families, with its array of outdoor activities and attractions such as mini-golf, a cinema, animal park, tennis and a carnival in summer.

Batemans Bay also has a fantastic 27

hole championship golf course.

There are lots of great national parks to explore within easy driving distance. Head west along the Kings Highway past historic Nelligen and up Clyde Mountain to see beautiful escarpment forests in the Budawang National Park. The beautiful township of Braidwood is also worth a visit.

there are plenty of other courses to play within easy driving distance.

The Bay is famous for its Clyde River oysters, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels offering local seafood on the menu.

Follow the coastline south to explore beautiful beaches to be found at Malua Bay, Rosedale and Broulee.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTREPrinces Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528 [email protected]

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L i v e M u s i c - J u l yEden Fishermens ClubPh 6496 1577Fri 27th Darryl Lamb from 6pm to late

Pambula Merimbula Golf ClubPh 6495 6154Sat 7th "with the jones'" from 7pm

Lakeview HotelPh 6495 1202Saturday nights DJ Mick

Merimbula RSLPh 6495 1502 Sat 7th Karaoke Dance party with DJ Grey - Free Entry Fri 20th Neil Diamond Super Hits Show Tickets on sale now . Every AFL and NRL Game live on the big screens

Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 1st Steve Clark Trio 12.30 to 3.30pm

Club Sapphire MerimbulaPh 6495 1306 Fri 6th The Steve Clark Trio-Modern, Latin & Swing Jazz, free in the Rockpool Café from 7.30pm. Table bookings essential.Sat 7th Doc Smith - Country Rock & covers, free in the Main Bar from 7.30pmFri 13th Train to Budapest - Contemporary Jazz, free in the Rockpool Café from 7.30pm. Table bookings essential.

Sat 14th Shadoogie - 50s & 60s classic Rock n Roll, free in the Auditorium from 8pmSun 15th Adam Harvey with Amber Lawrence. Country rock superstar touring nationally, matinee show from 2pm. $30 adults, $15 Kids under 15.Fri 20th Rockpool Café Piano Bar, free 6.30pmSat 21st Maurice Raphael - “Let me Sing” Free in the Main Bar from 7.30pmFri 27th The Wizard & Oz Virtuoso pianist with soulful vocals, free in the Audi from 7.30pmSat 28th Mike Waddell - Acoustic covers with didgeridoo, free in the Main Bar from 7.30pm

Tathra Beach Bowling ClubPh 6494 1280Fri 6th Doc Smith Fri 20th Rockin All Over

Club Bega Ph 6492 1055Contact Club for details

Bermagui Country ClubPh 6493 4340Fri 1st Karaoke @ 8pmFri 6th Johnny Cash Show @ 8pm Free EntrySat 7th DJ Col Thomas @ 8pm Fri 13th Darryl Lamb @ 8pmSat 14th Doghouse @ 8pmSun 15th Monster Raffle. Over $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs! Tickets on sale at 1pm. Draw starts at 3pm Fri 20th Karaoke @ 8pmSat 21st Private function - No Band or DJFri 27th Struth @ 8pm Sat 28th DJ @ 8pm - No Cover Charge

Greed, Envy, Lust and Gluttony… just your average Family Xmas

Alan Ayckbourn’s Classic Comedy

Bookings 4472 5984 Bargain Box Fabrics Orient St Batemans Bay

www.baytheatreplayers.org By special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd

July 15th ~ August 4th

Directed by Jack Helmore

Just your average Family Christmas

The Bay Theatre Players invite you to come in from the cold and celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Season’s Greetings’ by Alan Ayckbourn, Britain’s master of contemporary comedy.Join Belinda and Neville Bunker as they host the annual get together, with (mostly) invited friends and family.Christmas is about log fires, gifts, a decorated tree, excited children’s faces, the holly and the mistletoe. The Bunkers’ home has all these. It’s comfy and cosy and it swarms with children.Not the smaller, shorter variety but the older ones currently going through the ‘awkward’ age 25 to 70 - fighting over

toys, clamouring for attention, bullying, sneaking and crying, then kissing and making up and generally getting far too overexcited. Forced into relentless proximity, darker instincts emerge, and for the audience, the laughs just keep coming! All the ingredients for a traditional Christmas are here; an extramarital relationship, turkey dinners, a couple of stray gunshots in the hall.Nine diverse characters, all gift wrapped in a fabulous 1980s stage design. Give friends and family an early present…tickets now on sale from

Bargain Box Fabrics, Orient Street, Batemans Bay (cards accepted) or phone 4472 5984.

Below: Steve Cummins is bringing his 'Neil Diamond Super Hits Show' to the Merimbula RSL on July 20th

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Starting from $45 per person. For inquiries call

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6495 1074

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Morning and afternoon flights covering Merimbula, Pambula, Eden and Tathra beachesBookings essential on 6495 1074$150pp (45 min duration approx)Run in conjunction with local Surf Life Saving

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Mallacoota & Gabo Island Lighthouse Tours

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Triassic Park Walk . Toboggan Run . Toddler Town CarsRollercoaster . Grand Prix Cars

Kiddie Splash Pool . WaterslidesMagic Carpet Slide . Mini Golf

Take Away Food, BBQ & Picnic FacilitiesAnnual Passes . Half price returns.

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