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Your adventure starts here Welcome to the Summer 2016/17 issue of the South Coaster, the ultimate explorers’ guide to the beautiful region south of Sydney. Our third edition uncovers the best beaches for surfing and stand-up paddling, takes you inside an award-winning zoo, and reveals the coast’s best cafes, markets, ocean pools, golf courses – and so much more! Sign up for monthly events updates at thesouthcoaster.com.au. Happy reading! Genevieve and Marcus, the Editors

Read all about it 04 Stanwell Park The first seaside village on NSW’s South Coast 06 Thirroul Town abuzz with coffee culture 12 Cover feature Local experts reveal red-hot surfing and SUP spots 18 Animal kingdom Symbio zoo and its myriad attractions 20 Summer fruits Peaches and nectarines at Glenbernie Orchard 22 Experience Hang gliding from Bald Hill 24 Map Top 21 places to visit when you do the Loop 26 Inspired Meet the coast’s creatives 30 Eat treat A food writer reveals her favourite fresh food markets 34 Dip in Discover 14 stunning rock pools 40 Hindu temple Helensburgh’s big attraction 42 Summer calendar Learn to surf, enjoy cultural festivals and more!

Cover: Courtesy of Surfing Australia / SurfGroms / Learn to Surf.

Meet Our Contributors CATH HILL reviews cafes on page 8. Cath lives in the beautiful Illawarra with her family. She works for the Communications and Media Law Association and was previously the Editor’s Assistant at Good Weekend magazine and The Bulletin. PHILIP COMANS is a dog behaviour therapist and trainer with Bark Busters, the Illawarra-born and now the world’s largest international dog training organisation. Turn to page 10 for his pet-friendly cafe recommendations. MARCUS CRAFT and his wife Genevieve, the team responsible for this mag and others, are both experienced journalists who have lived and worked in Sydney, London and Cape Town. They reckon life on the South Coast wins hands-down.

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ARTIST JOHN VANDER OF STANWELL PARK www.johnvander.com.au

John Vander and two of his popular works. Picnic by the River (top right) and View from the Hill.

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Fine Art Gallery

111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive (on the way to the Sea Cliff Bridge) Stanwell Park 2508 P: 02 4294 2491 E: articlesgallery@optusnet.com.au

Possibly one of the most popular artists in NSW today, his work has been reproduced extensively in prints for many years and has attracted a large following among art collectors. Over the past 40 years, John has become a household name throughout Australia. Don’t miss the chance to view and buy one of his original paintings. Over the past 36 years, countless visitors to his gallery – Articles Fine Art Gallery – have had the great experience of meeting the artist himself.

The FINEST Gallery in the South OPEN 10am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays Situated on the lovely beach of Stanwell Park, the Gallery is a pleasant 30-minute drive from Wollongong and 60 minutes from Sydney. Artist John Vander and his wife Frances own “Articles”. The gallery features the works of well established and emerging artists as well as ceramics and sculptures, glass and homewares.

Details of works by: (left) David Brayshaw, (below) Gail Rutland Gillard.

Details of works by: (left) Ramon Ward Thompson, (below) James Hough.

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Stanwell Park Stanwell Park is the first seaside village on the NSW South Coast. It is famous as the home of 19th-century aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave, whose experiments with box kites on Stanwell Park Beach were instrumental in the development of human flight. It’s still a popular recreational flight spot – paragliders and hang gliders take off from Bald Hill to enjoy panoramic views along the coast before swooping down to land at the beach. In the colonial era, Stanwell Park was the abode of a gang of bush rangers, led by arch villain ‘Wolloo Jack’. Today the village is a more peaceful spot, home to a creative community including artists, filmmakers and authors. It gets busy on weekends when families, surfers, dog walkers and fishermen come out to play. Stanwell Park has no supermarket, petrol station or pharmacy. It does have a basic general store, a parkside kiosk, three cafes and one Mexican eatery where you may also find gelato. Accommodation is in beautiful boutique guesthouses, such as Ocean Blue B&B and Fernleigh Cottage. The Beachside Reserve has a marvellous children’s playground, with climbing frames, scooter track and sea views. It also has barbecue areas and vast lawns for picnicking or impromptu soccer. Swimmers should take care as the beach is known for its shore dumps, drop-offs and dangerous currents. In a sunny courtyard with escarpment views, the Palms Cafe is a superb spot for brunch or lunch, and coffee with a kick. Afterwards, enjoy a browse at Articles Fine Art Gallery, Boho Chic Boutique and Vertu gift shop.

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1. Fly: Take off at Bald Hill, land on Stanwell Park beach. 2. Shop: Visit Articles Fine Art Gallery, Vertu, Boho Chic and the Palms Cafe. 3. Picnic: Enjoy the playground, barbecues and lawn at Stanwell Park Beach Reserve 4. Beach: Go fishing, surfing or walk the dog. Swim only between the flags. 5. Scenic bush walk: Join the circular 6.5km Wodi Wodi Track at the station and hike uphill for terrific sea views.

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OCEAN BLUE B&B, STANWELL PARK, NSW LUXURY ACCOMMODATION FOR DISCERNING ADULTS. Set in a beautiful parkland that ambles down to the beach, Ocean Blue B&B is an ideal relaxing getaway location. Just 50 minutes south of Sydney CBD and 35 minutes north of Wollongong. The famous Royal National Park is just a few minutes away. Accommodation in either the Sandpiper or Beachcomber suites includes queen/king size beds with ensuite spa bathrooms. Private deck areas. Tea and coffee making facilities. TV / DVD / WiFi. All bedding and towels, including beach towels, are provided. Full breakfast.

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Top Spot Coffee Coast

Thirroul There’s a buzz about the seaside village of Thirroul. Possibly because its residents are fuelled by caffeine. Thirroul’s coffee obsession has resulted in about a dozen flourishing cafes in a town home to only about 5600 people. Good coffee is one reason to stop here on your tour of the Grand Pacific Drive. But there are many others, including Thirroul’s Egg & Dart art gallery, eclectic homewares stores, such as Cocoon, and unique boutiques, selling everything from surf wear to women’s clothing at the likes of the stylish Saltt Collective. For vintage treasure hunters, there are a four options along Lawrence Hargrave Drive: Thirroul Antique Centre, Now and Then Collectables, the funky Mission Australia second-hand shop and the famous Retro Wombat, where collectors may spend many happy hours browsing through furniture, toys and memorabilia ranging from rustic to rusted. The historic town takes its name from the “Thurrural” Aboriginal people who lived here. Translated, it means “the place or valley of the cabbage tree palms” – not many of this onceplentiful and prized tree remain, although you may spot some beside Bulli Pass. Thirroul’s iconic building is on a corner of the main street, the old Kings Theatre, now Anita’s Theatre, with Federation Free-Style elements.

Built in 1912 by the postmaster of the time, it was once an open-air theatre with a canvas roof and now hosts regular live music, comedy and movie nights (there’s a lull over Christmas, but The Divine Miss Bette, “the hilariously outrageous, naughty, camp, whirlwind of a stage show” is billed for January 27). You’ll see signs for the “Coal Coast” in Thirroul. Do not be alarmed – coal mining is a thing of the past, at least in this Illawarra suburb. Mining from 1895 to 1962 did somewhat scotch the town’s reputation as a family holiday destination, driving visitors north to unspoilt Austinmer. But Thirroul has once again become popular with young families, with many Sydneysiders swapping the city for its relaxed village vibe on a permanent basis. This is reflected in rising house prices, the average now topping $1 million. Young children will love Thirroul’s big beachside playground (especially the climbing ropes, scooter track and flying fox). There is also a free saltwater pool nearby on Bath Street, beside the beach, open daily 6am-7pm. Thirroul Beach is a long, stunning stretch of sand. Patrolled daily in summer, it’s heaps of fun for swimmers, surfers and bodyboarders. And, of course, you can enjoy a fine coffee! Try the recently refurbished Thirroul Beach Pavilion, where outdoor tables overlook the ocean.

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For authentic primitive pieces, original artwork, furniture, rugs, lighting, gifts, games and much more

Shop 2, 357 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul 2515 Monday to Friday 9.30 – 5.30 Saturday 9.30 – 4.30 Sunday 10.00 – 4.00

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CRUST PIZZA MAKES EVERYDAY MOMENTS MORE DELIGHTFUL, WE COOK ALL OUR CHICKEN AND LAMB FRESH ONSITE AND ALSO HAVE VEGETARIAN, VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE PIZZA’S OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 5PM WEEKDAYS AND FROM 12PM FOR LUNCH ON WEEKENDS. SHOP 3, 271 LAWRENCE HARGRAVE DRIVE THIRROUL PH: 4267 1700 (NEXT TO IGA)

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BALD HILL The Flying High Cafe Now you can enjoy great coffee and a great view! The Flying High Cafe has pride of place in a new amenities block, part of a $5.3 million revamp of the Bald Hill Lookout Reserve. This new hole-in-the-wall cafe is the permanent partner of the famous Bald Hill Ice Cream van, which has been delighting visitors with hot dogs and ice-creams for 30 years. The Flying High Cafe serves sandwiches (freshly made daily), fish and chips, buffalo wings, pulled pork and beef ‘Gliders’ and the scrumptious Flying High Burger. The baristas whip up a mean King Carlos coffee, which you can then enjoy at a table in the sun, overlooking one of the finest views in the world – along the Sea Cliff Coast, to where the Illawarra Escarpment meets the Pacific Ocean. STANWELL PARK The Palms Cafe In the fickle world of cafes, the Palms has stood the test of time. And it’s easy to see why. A mug of flat white here is just the kickstarter your day needs. “Delicious food, great coffee and good service are a top priority every day,” says Jo Draper, who runs the cafe with her husband, Ian. The couple brought their experience of working at a Napa Valley vineyard in California to bear at the Palms, which is now 13 years old, and remains a popular brunch and lunch venue for faithful locals and visitors. Tall palm trees line the grassy verge, its sunny courtyard has views of the escarpment and you can combine

a cuppa with a browse through eclectic giftshop Vertu, Articles Fine Art Gallery and Boho Chic and Boho Emporium, all in the same complex. A changing specials board allows the chefs to get creative with fresh seasonal produce. “On the menu, our honey mustard beef brisket roll and Japanese noodle pancakes are firm favourites,” Jo says. We love the delicious healthy breakfast bowl, with coconut-infused wild rice and oat muesli, greek-style natural yoghurt, chia seeds, pistachios and fresh fruit. Other enticing bunch options are the mushroom tortilla wrap (with quinoa, haloumi, kale and red chilli yoghurt swirl), french crepes (with strawberry and vanilla compote, plus freshly whipped cream) and thyme roasted roma tomatoes with crispy smokehouse bacon. 111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, open breakfast and lunch, Thurs-Mon 9am-4pm, (02) 4294 3371 THIRROUL Thirroul Beach Pavilion The historic Thirroul Beach Pavilion has enjoyed a makeover, complete with new cafe. It is a perfect spot to watch the rolling surf and passing parade over coffee and a bite to eat. The menu is well pitched, with many choices to suit all. We enjoyed the pan-fried Atlantic salmon with beetroot puree, watercress, shaved fennel and orange salad, quinoa and salsa verde. Destined to be a summer hit for locals and visitors alike. Thirroul Beach, 7am-5pm daily, 0401 193 591

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HELENSBURGH Lime Leaf Cafe Nestled in Sunrise Nursery, Lime Leaf Cafe is a lovely spot to enjoy great food and relax among beautiful plants. Some of the ingredients for the fresh salads come straight from the nursery’s vegetable garden. There are fun options too,

such as iced chocolates with Persian fairy floss. Lime Leaf is family-friendly, with a kid’s platter including a sandwich, fruit, vegie sticks and a biscuit for $6. There are toys, rows of plants to explore and the nursery’s chickens to meet. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Sunrise Nursery, 193 Princes Highway, Helensburgh, Tue-Fri 8.30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

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Buck Hamblin Cafe owner Luke Barrett has lovingly reimagined the old Buck Hamblin shoe store as “a new space to gather, eat and be merry”. The interior cleverly features the original shelving, typography and pastel palette. We tried the “Buck Bowl” with poached eggs, pearl couscous, kale, roast cauliflower, pickled fennel and sourdough. Buck’s is licensed and open until 7pm on Thursday through to Saturday for a cheeky wine. 260 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul; Sun-Wed 7am-4pm; Thu-Sat 7am-7pm

Oat and Honey Gift and homewares store Oat and Honey recently launched their first cafe/shop in Helensburgh. The espresso bar serves White Horse coffee and an impressive selection of sweet and savoury treats. Owner Anita Trabjerg-Hill has created a calm, beautiful space in which you can browse all things elegant, from clothing to candles, from the comfort of your cafe chair. You’ll also find a branch of Oat and Honey in Thirroul. 35 Walker Street, Helensburgh, 02 4294 4244. Open daily: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm, Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-3pm

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iendly Dog-fr cafes Honest Dons, 20 McCauley St, Thirroul Penny and her team love dogs! Along with really delicious food (like smashed avocado and feta on sourdough with poached eggs and roasted mushrooms) and truly terrific coffee, our doggie friends can enjoy their very own Puppycino with yummy liver treats and frothed milk. $1 from each of these goes to Wollongong Animal Rescue Network. A sunny and friendly spot.

Puppycino, anyone? Bark Busters dog trainer Philip Comans picks his favourite pet-friendly cafes. Fireworks Café, 40 Moore St, Austinmer Scotty has been wowing us for more than 10 years and his cakes are legendary (often baked by his wife Jill). His rich chocolate cake is always on the menu and made from Valrhona chocolate! His bestselling main is a super fresh salad wrap with hummus and peanuts, so healthy it hurts.

Bread & Espresso, 190 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul Norby and Sandy’s amazing cafe offers smooth Allpress coffee and stupendous fresh breads (sourdoughs, fruit loafs etc) baked daily and locally. Savoury fare includes pork and fennel or lamb and rosemary sausage rolls (made by Sandy’s mum), and fabulous beef and potato, beef and Guinness or chicken and leek pies with the butteriest, flakiest pastry.

Club Fare Reviews by Cath Hill.

From left: stone-grilled steak, chicken schnitzel, prawn pad Thai.

Illawarra Master Builders Club “The Builders” 61 Church St, Wollongong (02) 4229 6466, www.thebuilders.com.au We visited the club’s Stonegrill Steakhouse, where you cook your own protein on hot ancient volcanic stone. My partner turned into a barbecue expert. A stand-out was the delicious St Jack’s scallops entrée. Entertainment at the Builders includes gigs, comedy nights and free jazz on Sundays.

Tradies Helensburgh 24 Boomerang St, Helensburgh (02) 4294 1122, www.tradies.com.au Eating out with children can be difficult. Tradies makes it easy for families, with a gated outdoor playground and ‘Max’s World’, a supervised indoor play area. The Flame Tree Grill is a great casual dining restaurant with views over sports fields to bushland. Tradies has live music on weekends.

The Black Duck at the Bowlo Scarborough-Wombarra Bowling Club, 578 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Wombarra (02) 4267 2139, bowlo.com.au Locals love ‘The Bowlo’. The views of the ocean and escarpment are amazing and the largely untouched club – refreshing in a renovated world – has a relaxed and authentic charm. President Marton Fox reckons the Black Duck restaurant is the “best Oz and Thai bistro on the coast”. We agree.

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STONEGRILL @ THE BUILDERS Check out the mouthwatering menu at thebuilders.com.au/dining

61 Church St, Wollongong

Best Thai/Oz on the South Coast Amazing ocean views Barefoot Bowls for fun & family Bistro open Thurs 5-10pm, Fri 12.00-2.30pm & 5-10pm, Sat & Sun all day from midday-10pm

4267 2139

Scarborough-Wombarra Bowling Club, 578 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Wombarra

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Salt Water Wonderland We asked two local experts for their favourite surfing spots on the South Coast.

MICK'S TOP 3 SURF SPOTS ON THE SOUTH COAST

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He started surfing when he was about six years old, shaped his first board while he was a high school student and now runs his own successful business, Surefire Boards, based in Helensburgh. Mick has travelled and worked around Australia and the world, but reckons he’s always been drawn to the beach and the ocean. “I get just as much enjoyment watching an empty wave peel down the reef as I do from riding one.” He knows surf and surfing inside and out, so we asked Mick for his top three South Coast surf spots and his top three South Coast SUP (standup paddling spots) – in no particular order.

Headlands (off the Brickyard Point boat ramp, just north of Austinmer): By far my favourite wave of all time. I have been surfing Headlands for more than 25 years. Can’t get enough of it.

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Sandon Point: Big, heavy, fast, full of sections and full of crowds. Gotta love it!

Stanwell Park/Coledale: This is a tie. Stanwell Park is less than five minutes from my factory door [in Helensburgh] so I can always squeeze in a quick surf and it can have amazing banks. But Coledale has given me some unbelievable waves too. Really, on its day, the entire coast is amazing. It’s hard to choose from so many coves, reefs beaches and different set-ups we have on our doorstep.

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MICK'S TOP 3 SUP SPOTS ON THE SOUTH COAST

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Coalcliff to Seacliff Bridge: When there is no swell, the reefs and coves are an amazing place to explore from a stand up paddle board. You can see so much more standing on your board. I have paddled with seals, dolphins and whales along this stretch.

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The Bombie (Sandon Lefts): The Bombie is a fun wave on a SUP. It can get pretty sucky on the take-off and then fattens out as it wraps through to the inside. It can get crowded.

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Anywhere uncrowded: Whenever I want to stand up paddle surf, I will look for somewhere that is a fun, easy wave that has no one out. SUP surfing is so much fun, but crowds can make it dangerous. I would much prefer to find some waves away from the crowds.

Surefire Boards, 4/21 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh, NSW 2508 / Call 0490 182 707 / Email mick@ surefireboards.com / Visit surefireboards.com

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Thirroul resident Jim Hughes is Sport Development Manager for Surfing Australia. He has been actively involved in all levels of the industry for many years – from coaching and establishing successful surf centres to managing high-profile surfing events and competitions. Jim has more than 10 years' experience in the development, planning and implementation of surf programs, courses and events around the world. He knows NSW's great surf spots well. JIM'S TOP 3 SURF SPOTS ON THE SOUTH COAST

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Black Rock: One of the main reasons to hang around Jervis Bay and Booderee National Park as a surfer is to surf the all-time classic South Coast reef break – Black Rock (aka Aussie Pipe, Wreck Bay or Summercloud Bay). It is one of the hollowest and most photogenic lefts in Australia, breaking intensely over a shallow cunjevoi- and urchin-infested bottom.

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Sandon Point: Only 15 minutes north of Wollongong, at Bulli is Sandon Point, one of the South Coast’s most well-known breaks. A long, often fast point break that holds swells up to 8-10ft. A good right for intermediate to experienced surfers that can produce really long rides if you chance it on the right day. This is a really wave-rich area as well, with great beach breaks and reefs all the way along the coast north to the Royal National Park. JIM'S TOP 3 LEARN-TO-SURF SPOTS ON THE SOUTH COAST

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Bulli Beach: Probably one of the best learn-to-surf options on the South Coast of NSW. Bulli Beach offers the perfect options for beginners almost 365 days a year. From the sheltered rolling waves of the south-end, perfect for youngsters and the more cautious beginner, to the bigger breakers on the north end for the

Photos here courtesy of Surfing Australia

Green Island: A long walk and a long paddle (over the Shark Pit) to the SW tip of Green Island when a moderate to big NE to S

swell hits is often rewarded with long; sectioney, bending, walled-up lefts, great for long-boarders and short-boarders. These super fun slow-peelers are also one of the rare offshore options during those summer NE winds … but this often means a crowd!

/ SurfGroms / www.learntosurf.com

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Bendalong Beach: All levels of surfers will find something at Bendalong, where sometimes busy, but highly consistent peaks can offer anything from barrels on NE to SE swells to perfectly gentle learning waves through all tides. There are great shories and a bunch of other spots around this area too for all abilities, from Washerwoman’s to Manyana.

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Broulee Beach: North Broulee is the closest beach to Canberra, and considered one of the best learn-to-surf breaks on the South Coast due to its sheltered position and flat sand bottom. Most days of the year Broulee offers safe waves, perfect for the beginner surfer. Around the corner at South Broulee there is a more challenging beach break suited to intermediate to advanced level surfers. This is a stunning playground well worth a visit!

For more, visit www.learntosurf.com and www.surfingaustralia.com

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Dr Rip’s Science of the Surf Your annual rip current survival guide, by Dr Rob Brander. It’s Summer and time for my annual Rip Current Survival Guide. Rips are the biggest hazard on Australian beaches causing more fatalities each year on average than bushfires, cyclones, floods and sharks combined and this year won’t be any different. There will be far too many unnecessary rip current drownings and tens of thousands of people getting rescued in them. There are 17,000 rips on Australian beaches at any given time and there are many unpatrolled beaches. Do you know how to spot a rip? If the answer is ‘No’ and you swim outside of the flags, then you must read this article. What are rips? Rips are rivers of the sea that carry water brought towards the beach by breaking waves back offshore. They start close to the shoreline and flow at different angles offshore, often in deeper channels between sand bars. Most rips are about 5-20 metres wide and occur every 100-200 metres along the beach. Rips flow at speeds faster than most people can swim and can suddenly pulse (after wave sets break) for 30 seconds or so at Olympic swimmer speeds. They always flow faster a few hours before and after low tide. Rips will flow offshore to the limit of breaking waves where they may either re-circulate back towards the beach, or head offshore another 20-50 metres. Their flow behaviour is very unpredictable. What do rips look like? Most beach rips are fixed in place by channels

and bars and can stay in the same spot for days or weeks. As they are in deeper water, the water looks darker with less waves breaking. Always spend five minutes looking for dark gaps, almost like paths, heading offshore between areas of whitewater. When it comes to rips, “white is nice, green is mean”. Also look along the beach for large bowls, or embayments, carved into the sandy shoreline by rips. There are almost always persistent rips against reefs and headlands. The water surface in rips also looks a bit bumpy, rippled and disturbed and there’s often clouds of sand heading offshore of the breakers. What should you do if you get caught in one? Don’t panic – rips won’t pull you under, take you to New Zealand or into shark-infested waters; they just take you for a ride. Stay afloat, relax and signal for help from the lifeguards or surfers. If you are a good swimmer, swim towards lots of whitewater where it’s shallower, you may be able to stand up and the breaking waves will help bring you back to the beach. Whatever you do, keep reassessing the situation, conserve energy if you feel tired and don’t swim directly back to the beach against the rip. For YouTube videos and pictures of rips, please explore www. scienceofthesurf.com Have a question for Dr Rip? Email rbrander@unsw.edu.au or head to www.scienceofthesurf.com to buy Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book.

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Can you spot the rips in these three photos? All taken by Dr Rip at Stanwell Park Beach.

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New arrivals at Symbio

Photos courtesy of Kevin Fallon / Symbio Wildlife Park

Visitors love to get up close and personal with native animals, including koalas, at Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh. Now they'll be able to enjoy all the fun of farmyard animals too. Set to open for the Christmas school holidays, the Symbio Farmyard will be home to the cutest little lambs, goats, chickens, alpacas and more. And there will be heaps of feeding and interaction opportunities. There will also be many examples of sustainable living, such as vegetable gardens and permaculture and rainwater harvesting. Educational shows throughout the day will feature everyone’s favourite, “Happy Snap” animal-encounter photos. In its heyday, the Symbio Farmyard was the most popular attraction at the Radnidge familyowned and -operated zoo. But it was closed due to a lack of appropriate facilities. In the meantime, the Radnidge family has concentrated on turning the zoo into a world-class attraction, a sanctuary for critically endangered animals. Today Symbio provides a home for rare Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas, as well as native Australian favourites. Once this conservation dream had been realised, it was time to resurrect the farmyard and build one of the largest precincts in the Australasian region.

With two large barns covering 700 square metres, a chicken coop the size of a three-car garage, and expansive grounds where people can interact with the animals, it is set to become one of the most popular family attractions. Because Symbio is more than a zoo; it’s also an educational powerhouse giving visitors upclose-and-personal wildlife experiences. In 2016 Symbio was awarded Excellence in Sustainability at the Illawarra Business Awards and also won a national Content Marketing Award and the park's real-world achievements speak for themselves: Symbio is boosting the region, saving animals and wowing visitors. General manager Matt Radnidge reckons what sets Symbio apart from other zoos is that it offers visitors an immersive experience. “We get consistent feedback about the interactive side of Symbio; how close you feel and how close you can get to a lot of the animals – really close, intimate encounters.” Matt says the park’s interactive, educational farmyard is “a really good, hands-on project”. He says the farmyard will be a multi-faceted educational experience, “more than a petting zoo environment”.

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The variety of animals – native and exotic – makes Symbio a must-visit.

“It’s going to move into permaculture, it’s going to show people how to grow their own produce, how to compost at home, how to have worm farms, how to keep chickens at home, keeping bees; like a whole sort of sustainable living example, but it’ll be a lot of fun as well. “We’d also like to create a conservation foundation, so a not-for-profit arm of the business.” Future Symbio attractions will include a nature trail and more. Watch this space.

Monkeys home safe Symbio made international headlines in late November when thieves broke into the zoo and stole three pygmy marmosets, including a four-week-old baby. All three little primates – natives of the Amazon jungle – were found safe and well!

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If you’re looking to get up close and personal with all your favourite Australiana and exotic animals, head on out to Symbio Wildlife Park. Feed kangaroos, cuddle up next to a koala, come face-to-face with tigers and cheetahs, or fall in love with our adorable red pandas, ring-tailed lemurs, monkeys and more.

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vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. They are full of anti-oxidants. They contain about 1.7 grams of fibre and 184 kJ per 100g. To put this into context for those of us who are not used to counting kilojoules, you need to walk for 12 minutes to burn 191 kilojoules. 3. Peaches and nectarines will continue to ripen after picking if you leave them sitting on the bench. Stored this way they will stay juicy but will get soft. For longer term storage and for those of us who like them with a bit of ‘crunch’, they need to be kept under 2°C. This is difficult for most of us as our fridges operate at about 4 to 8°C.

Fruits of summer Nectarines and peaches are ripe for the picking at Glenbernie Orchard, the fourth-generation family farm in Darkes Forest. Glenbernie’s Jo Fahey shares a few fun facts and recipes. Nectarines and peaches are in season right now through summer. Here are three summer time fun facts about stone fruit. 1. Nectarines are just smoothskinned peaches. They are not a cross between plums and peaches, they are just a type of peach! By chance they began because every once in a while a tree mutates. The gene responsible for fuzz turns off and out comes a smooth-skinned peach! 2. Nutritionally peaches and nectarines are powerhouses. They are a good source of

3 WAYS WITH STONE FRUIT In the microwave You can cook nectarines or peaches in the microwave very easily. Start by chopping them up, throw away the seeds, toss them into a microwave-safe container with a lid and zap on high until soft and then add honey for sweetening to taste. As a guide a 4-litre container full would take about 20 mins on high setting. Serve with yoghurt, ice cream, muesli. This is a great breakfast cereal topper or dessert. (You can also cook them on the stove in a pot but you will need to put a little water in the bottom to stop them sticking, use low heat at first and you may need to stir them.) In the oven Slice the nectarines or peaches. Throw away the seeds. Lay them on a tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with honey and bake at 180°C until golden caramelised. Serve with a dollop of double cream or ice-cream. Easy sorbet When peaches are soft they are perfect for making a sorbet. Slice the fruit coarsely, throw away the seed. Toss the sliced fruit into a blender with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and, if you want, a teaspoon of honey. Blend until no big chunks remain. Pour into individual serving cups and freeze. YUM! BOOK A ‘PICK YOUR OWN’ TOUR Teach children where fruit comes from, taste stone fruit fresh from the tree and experience life on a working farm at Glenbernie Orchard in Darkes Forest. Stone fruit picking tours are fun for the whole family and will run on weekends through summer. Apple picking starts from Glenbernie Orchard. about late January.

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Darkes Magic The Faheys have transformed their historic family farm into a major tourist attraction. Glenbernie Orchard is a beautiful, fourthgeneration fruit farm, covering about 65 hectares in Darkes Forest, just 10 minutes’ drive south of Helensburgh. “We have an interesting micro climate,” Jo Fahey says. “With apples, like grapes, the fruit will taste different according to your terroir – so your soil, your combination of climatic factors. Our Pink Ladies have a beautiful tang, and our Granny Smiths are sweeter.” Faheys have farmed this land for four generations, since Edward Charles Fahey (Ted Snr), grandson of an Irish free settler, began the farm in 1939. Originally, they grew potatoes, raised chickens and sold firewood. The first commercial apple crop was planted in 1952. Today Ted Snr’s son, Ted Jnr, is 82. His son Glenn runs the farms with his wife, Jo, and their children, Brandon and Casey. The brother and sister came up with the brilliant idea of expanding to make apple cider. The result is Darkes Cider, a range made from 100 percent fresh crushed apples that includes Howler (alcoholic) and Little Blue (nonalcoholic). Billed as sweet, but with “a bit of a bite”, both drinks are named in honour of the farm’s dogs (Australian stumpy tail cattle dogs, pictured on the label). Darkes Cider has been such a success the goal is to export it to China. For the Faheys, survival in this challenging time for Australian farmers means diversifying. “So we are making apple juice,” Jo says. “Now apple cider. The apple cider project has led to apple cider vinegar. And that has also led to us looking at our fresh honey production and utilising our own honeys to make honey wine, in particular honey mead.” SHOP Cut the journey from tree to table – buy fruit, cider and other produce direct from the AppleShack farm store (10am-4.30pm daily).

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Up, up and away An interview with Chris Boyce, of Sydney Hang Gliding Centre. What’s the appeal of hang gliding? The word that comes to mind is FREEDOM – plus what a great way to see the world from a completely different perspective. Yep, it’s literally a bird’s eye view. What is a typical session like for a Sydney Hang Gliding Centre client? The hang gliding flight commences with the completion of some paper work, participation in the assembly of the hang glider and a ground lesson where we prepare you for your involvement in the flight. This helps with any apprehension that you may naturally have and it’s a great learning

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experience at the same time. We fly from world-famous Bald Hill at Stanwell Park. We are airborne for 25 to 30 minutes, soaring along the spectacular Illawarra escarpment and land on the beach at Stanwell Park. As you are flying with an experienced instructor, this is ideal for someone who has not been hang gliding before.   What would you say to someone who has always wanted to do it, but may be a bit apprehensive about safety or the height? If you have always wanted to hang glide but thought that it was either too difficult, or too dangerous, well, things have changed. The modern glider design is much easier and safer to

The iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel, is one of the Grand Pacific Drive’s true highlights. This towering, 665-metre-long structure opened in December 2005 and gives visitors the

fly and is now built to aircraft standards. Plus, you are in the safe hands of an experienced instructor. Any restrictions? Do people have to be fit, or get a medical clearance? The minimum age is 14 years and maximum weight restriction is 95kg. Fitness is not important unless you are learning to fly. Any special deals or events coming up? Yes, we have special online packages available for Christmas and birthday gifts. (See below for contact and website details.) For more details, call/text 0400 258 258, call 02 4294 4294, or visit the Sydney Hang Gliding Centre website at www.hanggliding.com.au

opportunity to take plenty of photos of the amazing scenery and to walk, ride or drive the bridge. It also makes a fantastic viewing platform for whale watchers during the migration season from May to

November. Park at either end, at Coalcliff or Clifton. Buses also travel the route. Or book a Harley tour at JustCruisinTours.com. au. More info: www. grandpacificdrive. com.au

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Where the art is The South Coast has always been a vibrant and inspirational place for artists – and those who seek superb works of art need look no further. JOHN VANDER In his paintings, John distils the character, history and beauty of a place to capture its essence on canvas. "Before I paint a town I paint every, or nearly every, house, every shop, individually," he tells the South Coaster, at an interview at Articles Fine Art Gallery. "Also I try to meet the people in the town: who lives there, who used to live there, what is the history of the place? Then I do an overall painting, a larger painting of the whole town. By that stage I will know every nook and cranny. "You should see my library of research – when you travel in those villages, they’ve got a local historical society, right? And they released a book which only six people bought – well, I am one of the six." John is fascinated by the relatively brief history of settled Australia, compared with his native Belgium. "It’s a short history; where I come from, at the back of my grandmother’s place, there is a Roman highway … here in Australia, the [colonial] history is about 200 years old. "You travel the bush and discover all these places where a gold rush took place; 40,000 people lived in a small town and now there’s only 180 people there. I walk in these places, I can relive the past, I can see these people and I try to capture that in my paintings. “To me, a landscape or a seascape is beautiful, but I like a touch of man in the landscape, something which makes it different. This area is an example: Stanwell Park has got a lot of history, whether it is [aviation pioneer] Lawrence Hargrave, whether it is bush rangers.” John admires Australia’s Heidelberg school of artists but has only one "favourite" artist: Salvador Dali, who he once met at an exhibition in Ostend, Belgium. John recalls Dali never used the word "I", referring to himself only in the third person as "the Genius". "His paintings were fantastic, they are not just paintings of a

landscape, they are paintings of the mind." John was born in Belgium, the son of a World War II resistance fighter. He did his national service in the special forces of the Belgian Air Force. Later John became a pilot and worked in the taxation office. Then in 1969, aged 24, he travelled to Australia in search of adventure. "I wanted to become a crop-dusting pilot," he says. But after two friends died on the job, John left to work at Citicorp First National in Sydney. And he started to paint. "At one stage I used to decorate all the offices at Citicorp. I decorated all the associated businesses with my paintings." In 1976, he quit his role as Bankstown branch manager and became a full-time painter. For the past 36 years, John and his wife Frances have run Articles Fine Art Gallery – now an icon on the Grand Pacific Drive. "The first Christmas people were queueing like 20m out the door. And we said: 'Whoa, what have we done here? It looks like it's going to be successful' … " It was. The couple would travel for a month, then John would paint for a month. In the 1980s, fine art print distributors Art Nouveau picked up his work. "It went berserk and now we’ve sold about three million prints. I’ve had exhibitions all around Australia … travelled all around Australia." Locally, John is known for his community service, including as a founding member of the business chamber – and as an engaging storyteller with a wickedly dry sense of humour. Nationally, he's won many awards, including a fellowship from the Australian Institute of History and Arts, and is in Kevin Hill's prestigious Top 10 Australian Artists list. John is now working on a new series featuring the Rocks in Sydney. His advice for young artists: "Work every day." And his greatest achievement? "Living my dream, that is all."

Articles is at 111 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Park. Its 22 Days To Christmas Show opens on December 3. www.johnvander.com.au

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SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

What scenery inspires an artist to pick up a paintbrush? What views become his muse? John Vander says he loves "the wild side" of the South Coast, from its unpredictable weather to how new growth blooms after bushfires. Four of his favourite places are: 1. The iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. 2. Bald Hill: "The view from Bald Hill looking south is hard to beat." 3. Royal National Park: I’ve painted quite a lot in the Royal National Park, it's fantastic. Not only because of the seascape

but also the forest. When you drive through it, it’s like you’re in a jungle, even the temperature drops. 4. Tilba, far South Coast hinterland: "That area is fantastic, not only the natural beauty, but also the history of the area. The town is very intact, historically it’s beautiful."

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TANYA STUBBLES Thirroul resident Tanya Stubbles doesn't mess around when The South Coaster asks her to describe her work: "It’s timber and metal collage, essentially". Working out of her Thirroul studio, Tanya has a real infectious energy; she’s busy, she’s excited, she’s always ready to create. And you can’t blame Tanya for her enthusiasm because she has an amazing story to tell: she was left in a coma after a terrible fall in November 2015 but made a miraculous recovery and has returned to the art world she knows so well, and loves so much.

For more, call 0411 016 193, or visit www.tanyastubbles.com.au.

PAUL RYAN This renowned landscape artist reckons it's exciting to be a part of the South Coast's vibrant creative community. A resident of Wombarra, Paul says that his art is a form of release and of creation. “When you’ve had a good day in the studio and you’re really happy with the finished result, it’s almost an adrenalin rush. “Some of the work that I do dwells on colonisation of Australia and it feels cathartic in a way to work on artwork that covers that territory. All artists are lucky that we have the opportunity to explore deeper thoughts and emotions. It’s a meditation in a way. “I have been painting this landscape now for 30 or more years but I can still luckily, thankfully, keep finding new ways to see and paint it. “My love for this place has only grown and I’ve lived here most of my life. I love living here and it just gets better and better.”

GABY PORTER Sculptor Gaby Porter, of Wombarra Sculpture Garden, is a perfect reflection of our coastal arts community: she’s clever and insightful, but also very witty. She’s great company. Gaby has lived in the area for 18 years and says she gets her inspiration from life. “I get ideas anywhere: I might just see a shaft of light on something and I’ll think: ‘It’d be a great idea to do it big, do it in mosaic or do it in bronze or do it in sticks’ … people think that because of the sculpture garden, it must be inspiring but I can be just as inspired watching something on the side of the road. There’s stuff everywhere.” Gaby loves the South Coast, especially her little slice of it in Wombarra. “It’s unique: that amazing escarpment, the rainforest and the ocean, all within a kilometre of each other.”

The Sculpture Garden is at 57 Morrison Ave, Wombarra. Open first full weekend of the month or by appointment, (02) 4268 2695.

PAULINE DENNEY AND ROY WILSON Artists Pauline Denney and Roy Wilson run Pd Art Gallery and Roy Jewellery from their Coalcliff home studio. You can pop in and meet them. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect: “Roy has been hand-making jewellery in platinum, gold and silver, for more than 35 years, collecting awards and acclaim along the way.” “Pauline creates an assortment of paintings and small edition etchings. She paints on canvas or board, and works in oil, acrylic and encaustic. She’s also a skilled printmaker, having completed wood etchings, zinc work, acid lino projects, collagraph and solar plate work." Below is her new oil on canvas, Tension in Suspension, inspired by rocks on Tasmania's east coast.

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TERRI AYLIFFE Artist Terri has launched Coal Coast Essentials, a new range of beauty products made with natural oils and active charcoal (produced by burning coconut shells and bamboo). The products are now on show at Vertu, Terri's quirky Stanwell Park store. As well as her own paintings and photography, Terri stocks unusual gifts and home-wares, many by South Coast artisans. Vertu is famed for its hanging garden displays. Terri crafts stunning kokedamas – a kind of Japanese garden art in which a plant's roots are wrapped in moss to form a ball, creating a focal point for the plant to grow from. The moss ball can be hung on your balcony or placed on a platform, such as a pot or dish. Voilà, living art!

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ASHLEY FROST For years, Ashley has been renowned for his cityscapes and urban works, in oil on board and mixed media on paper. “I like making things. I think it’s intrinsic in humans to make stuff.” The Thirroul resident started painting the South Coast about four years ago. “When you start painting something you really do see things differently. "I always had this rule that you never paint where you live." But he first broke it in 2012 and told the South Coaster: "It’s been a really good thing; people love the work and they’re actually some of the better paintings that I’ve done for a while." And he's still upping the ante.

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To market!

Thirroul nutritionist, wellness coach and food writer Stephanie Meades picks her top three fresh food markets. Market shopping is a great family adventure. The energy and good vibes at marketplaces are so contagious, it’s hard not to get caught up in the feel-good atmosphere. The kids will love trying new and exciting ingredients enticingly laid out by stall holders and it’s also a chance to help you and your children to become more ‘conscious eaters’. Shopping at the market is simple: take a big bag, trawl the entire place, try things and talk to the stall holders about their ‘picks’ for the day. Then fill your bag. Easy!

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Foragers Market, Bulli, Sundays 9am-2pm, at Bulli Showground My top pick for fresh food markets is the Foragers Market held every Sunday. It has a huge variety of fresh produce stalls, run by locals who source their produce from local farmers in NSW and ACT. Every week, the market walls are lined with beautiful seasonal produce and the delicious smell of fresh food, spices and coffee fills the air. It is divine. Foragers is an all-weather market. My staples always include fruit and vegetables from Margin’s Mushrooms, who source all their produce locally; a kombucha tea or two from Mr Kombucha; raw treats from Raw Vibes or Raw Obsessions; and a sherbet lemonade from Juicing By Colours. It is seriously good.

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Friday Forage, Wollongong, Fridays, 9am-3pm, Crown St Mall, Wollongong Every Friday, Crown Street Mall comes alive with the vibrant energy of stall holders and locals selling and buying a range of fresh produce, arts and crafts. Lining the lower end of the mall are great fresh produce stalls where you can pick up pretty much everything you need for a feast, including punnets of the most delicious

summer berries, stone fruits, seasonal veggies and freshly baked sourdough. My favourite stall at Friday Forage is the fresh herbs and seedling stall. They are only there every second week, but the quality of the seedlings you get for your vegetable patch is amazing and the fresh herb bowls they sell make awesome edible gifts too. I also love the 74 Albert St Bakery stall, which stocks a great variety of freshly baked sourdough. Peppercreek Farm’s stall stocks the most delicious raw treats and the best green matcha energy drink. My tip is to get there early to snap up the best goodies on offer.

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Kiama Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 3-6pm at Black Beach Kiama’s fresh produce markets are held at Black Beach, on the foreshore of beautiful Kiama Harbour, and provide a wonderful selection of seasonal produce sold directly to you by the farmer or maker. Along with in-season fruit and veggies, you can also expect to find seafood, local beef, raw honey, eggs, milk straight from the dairy, gelato made from local milk, fresh cut flowers, cider, wine, sourdough bread, spices, delicious coffee, plants and seedlings, olives and olive oil, street food and ready-made meals – and lot’s more! My favourite is always Buena Vista’s stall. I love all of the seasonal fresh produce they pick from their own patch to bring to market and I love that you never really know what you are going to find. I am also a huge fan of the dairy from The Pines. As well as food shopping, you can enjoy an afternoon’s swim in the harbour or picnic on the beach – what better way to spend a summer’s day?

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• Boho Chic Boutique offers a refreshingly eclectic mix of feminine and flattering styles with a unique and colourful twist hand picked with love for you. • Featuring labels by Smash Barcelona, Lou Lou Soul, Mozaic & Orientique to name a few. • Also browse our unique range of Fair trade children's clothing and toys as well as Men's Hemp & Bamboo clothing & accessories.

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Holiday recipes So you’ve been to market, picked up fresh eggs, herbs and fruit? Here’s some inspiration for cooks on vacation. MANGO LASSI Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Meades of Thirroul’s of Life Wellness Co. Fresh mangoes are at their best at this time of year which makes them tastier, juicier and cheaper for us to enjoy. One of my family's favourite mango creations to whip up on a hot, summer weekend is a super delicious and nutritious mango lassi, which we love to share for a mid-morning or afternoon snack after a trip to the beach. This recipe couldn't be simpler. All you need is a ripe mango, Greek or natural yoghurt, a dash of milk and some ice and you have yourself a mango lassi. The taste of summer. Ingredients: • 1 ripe mango, roughly diced • 1 cup yoghurt, plain or Greek • 1 cup milk • 2 cups ice Method: Blitz together in a high-powered food processor or blender, until thick and creamy. Top with some extra mango cubes and a sprinkle of coconut for extra delight. Makes 2. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DAILY DRINK TONIC Recipe courtesy of Jo Fahey at Glenbernie Orchard in Darkes Forest Many people ask us what you do with apple cider vinegar. Here’s a tonic “pick me up” recipe we think is great. Ingredients: • Knob of fresh ginger about 2.5cm, grated (or teaspoon of crushed ginger) • Cayenne pepper (½ teaspoon, or a few squirts of your favourite chipotle chilli type sauce)

• Turmeric (three shakes or about ½ teaspoon) • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (Darkes Brewing’s Apple Cider Vinegar, of course!) • Juice of I full lemon • Add 750ml cold water Method: Combine all ingredients. Shake and drink! STONEGRILL SOUFFLE Recipe courtesy of Paolo De Luca, at The Builders Club in Wollongong TWICE-COOKED CHEESE SOUFFLE Ingredients: • 100g butter + butter to grease 6 ramekins • 90g plain flour • 2 cups warm milk • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 tsp chopped thyme • 200g grated Mersey Valley cheese • 4 eggs, separated • ¾ cup of cream Method: Grease 6 ramekins with butter. Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and cook until resembles sand. Add warm milk, mustard, thyme and cheese. Whisk until cheese is melted (on low heat). Cool slightly. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add yolks to cooked mix, then fold through whites. Divide mix into 6 ramekins, bake in a bain-marie for 12-15 min. Turn out onto an oven tray, pour cream over soufflés. Place back in oven for about 7 min. Serve hot.

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True Romance

At Sunrise Nursery, Helenburgh Healthy fresh food straight from the garden...

Want to get married in the great outdoors? Award-winning photographer Anna Blackman picks three beautiful wedding locations.

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The Beach Anna says: Tuckerman Reserve at Little Austinmer is a lovely place to get married. The grass is right next to the beach. You can go down to the rock platform, it’s fantastic for photos, even at high tide you can still get to it and it’s safe. The details: Call Wollongong City Council (02 4227 7111) to book Tuckerman Park.

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Friendly and tranquil hide away café

• Homemade cakes every day • Delicious different drinks both hot and cold, that will quench any thirst • Great coffee every time

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The Garden Anna says: The Rhododendron Gardens are a little Wollongong secret. It’s up Mt Ousley, hidden away. It’s got a duck pond with a little pergola, Japanese style, it’s like a mini Botanic Gardens. Just beautiful. The details: Illawarra Rhododendron Gardens (Parrish Avenue, Mt Pleasant) are open weekends and public holidays, 9am to 6pm in summer, 5pm in winter. It is $200 to book a ceremony spot, $100 to reserve the shelter shed and $50 for photos only. Phone Vi Worth on (02) 4284 8041.

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Joy of Rock Pools There are 14 stunning tidal rock pools along the Grand Pacific Drive between Coalcliff and Gerringong. Nine of these ocean baths are in the Illawarra, one in Shellharbour and another four around Kiama, including the magnificent Blowhole Point Rock Pool. Historians struggle to put an exact date on the creation of the pools; some are said to have been cut from the rock shelf by communityminded coal miners armed with explosives and pick axes. At best guess, for example, Austinmer’s famous twin pools were built in the 1920s and late 1930s or early 1940s. For many locals, early-morning lap swims in their local pool are a daily ritual. Pools are also a safer option for young children, a refuge from rough surf. Just be careful you don’t get swept over the wall at high tide! The South Coast’s ocean baths are not only important for fitness and fun. They play a pivotal role in coastal society, providing a meeting place for everyone from retirees to mums’ groups. Children love to paddle about exploring the

pools, enchanted by little fish, crabs and the occasional octopus. Swim club members carry a sense of camaraderie through a lifetime. The men’s only Austinmer Otters Winter Swimming Club, for example, has been going since 1963, its results book peppered with colourful nicknames: Seagull, Rambo, Son of Rambo, D Day. The Otters is a very social club (members head from the pool to the pub after their weekly swim) and has famously raised thousands for local charities. The South Coast rock pools are very beautiful. Refreshed daily by the tides, with rolling ocean on one side and the grandeur of the escarpment on the other, the pools have inspired countless artists and photographers over the past century. Although the pools might look like natural attractions, local councils spend hundreds of thousands every year to clean and maintain them. So should you arrive when seaweed rules stagnant waters, simply come back in a few days and the pool will likely be sparkling anew.

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The South Coast rock pools are beautiful. Refreshed daily by the tides, with rolling ocean on one side and the grandeur of the escarpment on the other ...

Coalcliff Rock Pool: Walk south along Coalcliff Beach, or park on Paterson Rd, off Lawrence Hargrave Drive, and take the path down through a playground. Wombarra Rock Pool: Long pool and children’s paddling pool, Reef Road. Coledale Rock Pool: Park on Northcote Street or Coledale Avenue, off Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Austinmer Twin Pools: At Austinmer Beach, on Lawrence Hargrave Drive. Bulli Rock Pool: Farrell Road, parking at the Surf Club. Woonona Rock Pool: Collins Point, Kurraba Road. Bellambi Rock Pool: Morgan Place, Bellambi. Towradgi Rock Pool: Towradgi Point, Towradgi Road North Wollongong Rock Pool: (aka the Men’s Baths) on Cliff Road, accessed via a track to the north of the saltwater Continental Baths. Shellharbour Ocean Pool: Addison Street, Shellharbour Kiama’s Continental Pool: At the north end of Black Beach Reserve, with parking in Shoalhaven Street. Blowhole Point Rock Pool: On the north side of Blowhole Point, with access from the harbour road, Kiama. Ourie Pool: At the south end of Werri Beach with access via Pacific Avenue or Geering Street. Boat Harbour Pool: Around the headland north of Gerringong’s Boat Harbour, access via a 50m walkway starting at the Boat Harbour Reserve.

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Gerringong Falls Pool This is a spectacular place to swim. It’s a lovely pool, unbelievably just metres from where the falls plummet 180m, down, down, down into Kangaroo valley below. Perching on the edge, the view is awe-inspiring. And there are no safety barriers, warning signs or even other photosnapping visitors to spoil the moment! Surrounded by the low heathland of Budderoo National Park, flush with black cockatoos, echidnas and wallabies, the pool is hemmed by partially submerged rock ledges. Just 20m before the epic drop-off, it suddenly loses depth and tadpoles gather in wet grooves in the rock. It’s a stunning place to spend a day, drinking in the view and tranquillity as you watch butterflies drift up from below the falls and hover over you as you swim. The journey here is both blessing and beast. At more than 8km one way, it’s a long slog – although easy work for those with mountain bikes. However, the remoteness increases your chances of having this amazing spot to yourself, and Gerringong counts as one of the

least visited of all the waterfalls of the Illawarra. Caution must be taken near the head of the falls. The dangerous location makes it unsuitable for children. Seclusion: Secluded Descent: 110m Walk-in: 135 mins, 8.6km, easy From Jamberoo Mountain Rd, 11km S of Robertson / 12km W of Jamberoo, turn onto Budderoo Plateau Fire Trail and drive for 400m to car park. Proceed on foot through the locked gate. The trail winds its way gently through a mosaic of heathland and mature bush. After 5.8km turn R through another locked gate onto Hersey Fire Trail. After 8.2km the trail ends at a turning circle; continue straight on the narrower track. This brings you, after a few hundred metres, to a creek. Turn L, downstream, initially on the creek bed, before picking up a faint path on the bank. There is a decent, long, narrow pool that cuts across the creek. Soon after, you arrive at the main pool with the falls on your L. Cross over the creek to reach an exposed area of rock near the cliff top. -34.6612,150.6530

Find full directions to all pools in Wild Swimming Sydney Australia: 250 Best Rock Pools, Beaches, Rivers and Waterholes, by Sally Tertini and Steve Pollard ($32.99, www.wildthingspublishing.com).

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Jump Rock, Macquarie Pass National Park Fittingly named, people come here to catapult themselves into an impossibly deep pool. And if testing your daring isn’t your thing, it also happens to be a gorgeous setting for a swim! Seclusion: Busy-average Ascent: 90m Walk-in: 45 mins, 1.77km, moderate

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Bushrangers Bay, Bass Point Reserve Cut out of rocky coastline, the evocatively named Bushrangers Bay is near Shellharbour Village. It is in an aquatic reserve and grey nurse shark habitat. Don’t worry, these jagged-toothed creatures aren’t the bitey kind! Seclusion: Average Walk-in: Easy

Blowhole Point Rock Pool, Kiama Constructed in 1888, with walls only built where necessary, its natural appearance and feeling make it special. A steady stream of locals head here for their daily swim, but there’s not a strong lap culture, instead revellers come and enjoy the watery wildness. Facilities: Toilets, change-rooms, shower Seclusion: Busy Walk-in: 1 min, 50m, easy

Stone Bridge Pool, Barren Grounds A natural bridge spans the creek above this lovely pool in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, creating a charming sun-drenched spot to spend a lazy day. Seclusion: Average Descent: 50m Walk-in: 35 mins, 2.1km, easy.

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Steve Melchior with the Sea Cliff Bridge behind him.

Tunnel vision Grab your gumboots, pack a torch and follow the railway line into Helensburgh’s abandoned ‘Glow Worm’ train tunnel. Helensburgh is shifting from being a coalmining to a commuter town. So perhaps it’s appropriate that a big attraction is a train tunnel. The ‘Burgh is home to several historic tunnels, including two abandoned when the railway line was duplicated in 1915. The best known is the Metropolitan rail tunnel, home to a stunning colony of glow worms that light up the roof like the Milky Way. This tunnel was lost for years, but in 1995 members of Helensburgh Landcare and Helensburgh and District Historical Society drove excavations to uncover the entrance and original platform. Railway line has since been laid and the old Helensburgh station sign (dating from 1889) restored. The tunnel is

Little legs Top 3 bush walks for kids

1. Forest Path, Royal National Park: A 4.4km loop through lush rainforest. Stop for a paddle in the creek, look out for luminous fungi, giant eucalypts and Gymea lilies. 2. Maddens Falls, Dharawal National Park, Darkes Forest. Short, easy walk to falls lookout that

popular with everyone from kids armed with torches to professional photographers. After heavy rains, the area floods and locals have been known to paddle canoes in to explore. The tunnel has been used as a location for weddings, photo shoots and ghost tours (despite a lack of any deaths recorded). “Visitors come to the tunnel in great numbers… because of its history, setting and atmosphere,” the Historical Society’s Merilyn House said. “The combination of a historical subject and natural beauty makes for some wonderful photos. People try to capture the magic of the glow worms’ lights of a night.” The tunnel is at the corner of Vera Street and Tunnel Road, near Helensburgh Station. Visit www.historichelensburgh.org.au toddlers can attempt, pausing along the boardwalk to listen for frogs. It starts opposite Glenbernie’s AppleShack farm store – stock up on fresh fruit, apple juice and honey lollipops before setting off. 3. Sublime Point Track: With a series of ladders and steep

stairs, this iconic hike from Austinmer up the Illawarra escarpment is a challenging one. For parents, that is. Six-yearolds will skip up it. At the top, stunning views of the coastline. Look out for the Illawarra’s legendary black panther (a sighting was reported just last year in the local paper). 1.4km return.

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The Figure 8 Pools.

More info: there’s a Visitor Centre and restaurant at Audley, www.nationalparks.nsw. gov.au; (02) 9542 0648 . KIAMA COAST WALK Think Australia is all red deserts and tropical coastline? This dreamy trail across solitary green headlands treads all over the clichés. The Kiama Coast Walk covers 22km of sand, grassy tracks and sealed pathways, with scenic highlights including wild beaches and blowholes, and striking rock formations, The walk begins at the mouth of the Minnamurra River and winds south until Kiama town centre. Here you can join the throng to see Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole Point, where the sea explodes in a flurry of spray and rainbows. Push on for a wild walk along deserted clifftops, watching for whales (MayNovember) and birds (including sea eagles). Your journey ends at Werri Beach, Gerringong. The walk can be split into three sections, or done in one big push of about seven hours. More info: Visit kiama.com.au to download a Coast Walk map.

Photo: Mel Whiteside.

THE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK COAST TRACK Base yourself in seaside Stanwell Park or the rainforest village of Otford to explore Australia’s oldest national park. It’s home to the lovely Figure 8 Pools, Wattamolla picnic spot and surfing hotspot Garie Beach. The epic 26km Coast Track goes from Otford Lookout north to Bundeena via clifftop paths and rugged, wild beaches. Carry a tent and stop overnight at North Era campground or, if you’re marathon fit, blast through all the way. Families might like to tackle the walk one section at a time – for example, do a day walk from Wattamolla to Garie Beach, stopping for ice-cream at the kiosk (open weekends) before legging it back to the car. The park’s Figure 8 Pools have shot to fame on Instagram. However, to visit these deep natural waterholes in the rockshelf is a 6km return walk from the nearest car park at Garrawarra Farm. Illprepared hordes have hotfooted it to the pools for selfies and hundreds have been knocked over by large waves, many cut and bruised, some airlifted to hospital. Take care: go at low tide and check for hazardous surf conditions.

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water and near an ocean, and so on. And the temple met all the five objectives and so what happens is, people get attracted to it naturally.

Hindu Temple

Photos by Anthony Warry Photography

It’s a world-famous landmark for people of many faiths, not only Hinduism. Everyone in Helensburgh knows it. How could you not? The massive white structure, topped with towering minarets, is an eye-catching architectural wonder in Temple Road. Sri Venkateswara Temple is one of the most famous and popular Hindu temples in the southern hemisphere. Building work started in 1978 at this site, chosen according to Vedic principles (Agama Sastras) with five requirements: the site should be a virgin land, a forest, ideally on an island, with fresh water, and on a coastline. Today it is one of the region’s most popular attractions. Ramachandran Natarajan ‘Nat’ Iyer, Vice President of the Sri Venkateswara Temple Association, kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions. Why is the SVT Temple is so popular? The interesting thing about Helensburgh is that in Australia that is probably the first traditional temple to be built according to our Hindu scriptures, in fact, somebody said it is the first traditional temple to be built in the southern hemisphere, but I can stand corrected. This one was built on Agama Sastras [ancient principles of Hindu temple construction] including near a forest, near a source of fresh

What is the appeal of Hinduism? It seems like a peace-loving approach to life. It is a very peace-loving approach because of one thing; the nice thing about our faith is: it allows us to have any object as an object that you wish to pray to, it doesn’t matter what it is. The interesting thing is that there are people from other faiths who are interested in this [Hinduism], so if you come on a weekend, you will see quite a few Sikh gentlemen, that’s a different religion but they come here; there are visitors from Nepal, they are Hindus; there are people from Bhutan, they’re Buddhists but they come to our temple; similarly there are lots of visitors from Vietnam, that’s a Buddhist country but it was originally Hindu. Ours is not an organised religion like Christianity or Islam, where you have the Imam, and there is a place and so on and so forth; with us they say god is within you and then you take an object and you start worshipping that object. And then, of course, there are people who visit the temple, who are not a believer of any gods, but they just love the sheer architecture of the place, the statues, the minarets at the entrance. Getting there By car: Helensburgh is about an hour’s drive south of Sydney. Take the freeway (M1) to Wollongong and turn off at the Helensburgh exit. The temple has a large car park. By train: Take the train from Sydney’s Central Station south towards Wollongong and get off at Helensburgh Railway Station. From there it is a walk of more than 5km to the temple, along Parkes Street, then Walker Street (the town’s main street) and up the hill before turning right into Temple Road. Buses leave from Helensburgh Station every hour, from 9am-4pm. Opening hours 8am-noon and 4pm-7pm (Mon-Fri); and 8am7pm (Sat/Sun and Public Holidays). Contact 1300 626 663, www.svtsydney.org.

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You deserve a golfing break. John Towns, of Tradies Helensburgh Social Golf Club, picks four quality courses – listed here in no particular order of preference – waiting to be played:

For most golfers the game is not about a swing like Adam Scott or a putting game like Rory McIlroy. However, when the mind does wander back to the time when that six iron shot on a tough par three landed inches from the hole, even if it was back in ’86, you feel like a ‘pro’ and it proves the memory is still working OK. It’s about the camaraderie and the mates you have developed over many years of hacking your way out of that impossible bunker, or the shot out of the trees where the ball always ends up behind the biggest pine tree. Unlike some other sports for which you need to be built like a Greek god or be able to run the 100m in 9.76 seconds, this is a sport you can learn in school, develop throughout your life and well into retirement. Your style will evolve from that of a hard-hitting young player to that of a mature sportsman with finesse and cunning, allowing you to enjoy the sport and lifelong friendships born of the greatest game on earth. As a golfer you develop a liking for a range of golf courses for many different reasons. My favourite courses include:

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Boomerang Golf Course

The home course for our Tradies Sports and Social Golf Club where we battle it out for the chance to collect the bragging rights for the month. With a slope rating of a respectable 112, and a lightly undulating course, this is perfect for mature exponents of the ancient art. The outof-bounds areas are usually well protected by the resident black snake and it always pays to donate a ball to the golfing gods usually residing in the dam on the short par3 on the 7th.

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A course I play on a weekly basis in their regular championships. A shorter course with a slope rating of 93 and treacherous greens which allows you to putt on and off the greens with very little control over the result. However all is not lost, while waiting for your turn to tee-off the view over the northern

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suburbs and out to sea will allow your nerves to settle before the next shot. An amazing team of social members guarantees that a piece of homemade cake or slice is available to the players on the 19th. This is one of the best-run clubs I have had the pleasure to be a member of.

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Calderwood Golf Course

I play here several times a year with Vets and Probus groups. A public course with a relaxed atmosphere and open fairways that allow the average golfer with a natural slice to be able to recover without too much damage to the score. The breathtaking surrounds feature the rugged Illawarra escarpment as a backdrop. The soft, easy flowing greens allow the players to attack the pin and keep the score under control.

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Kangaroo Valley

An excellent course for our yearly weekend away excursion. Originally designed by Jack Newton, the course is challenging with its diverse terrain and water hazards. The overnight accommodation with spectacular views of the course is excellent with dinner and breakfast included in the package if required, or dinner at the local pub is always a great night. With a slope rating of 135, carts are essential for a two-day event. This also allows players the extra glass of port to clear the system on the second day. Please note: There are many other golf courses I would love to play, from Stonecutters Ridge, the venue for the Australian open, the sand belt in Victoria to those public courses in small country towns, each one with their own challenges and unique beauty. I’m always looking forward to the tee shot that lands next to the hole, or that long putt that seems destined to drop into the cup and the feeling that keeps bringing you back to that next game.

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SurfGroms! Sun, surf and safety for the kids! The 2016/17 season of Weet-Bix Surf Groms – a learn-to-surf program for 5-12-year-old children, which also teaches them oceanawareness skills – will run throughout summer.

Go to www.surfgroms.com, enter your postcode in the Program Finder, and your nearest Surf Groms program – along with contact details for the surf school involved – will be displayed.

Weekends

Pick Your Own Fruit! Teach your children where peaches, nectarines and apples come from, taste fruit fresh from the tree and experience life on a working farm at Glenbernie Orchard in Darkes Forest. Picking tours are fun for the whole family. Stone fruit tours will run on weekends through summer. Apple picking season starts from about late January.

Glenbernie Orchard, 259 Darkes Forest Rd, Darkes Forest. Book a tour via www.darkes.com.au.

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Sunset Cinema One of summer’s delights is spreading out a picnic blanket and sitting back to enjoy outdoor movies at Wollongong Botanic Garden. Watch Office Christmas Party (starring Jennifer Aniston) on Christmas Eve, the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (pictured, Dec 30), and Back to the Future on New Year’s Eve. Kids’ flicks include: Pete’s Dragon (Dec 23), Storks (Dec 29) Trolls (Jan 21) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Jan 28). Gates open 7pm, movies start on dark (about 8.30pm).

www.sunsetcinema.com.au/ wollongong

Early Start Discovery Space, Wollongong Young children will love crawling through an inflatable intestine (pictured), following the path of food through the body, from entry to exit. They can also grab a torch to search for evidence of giant wombats in a dark cave; play sailors on a tall ship or splash about in a creek – all within the safe and supervised confines of Australia’s only dedicated ‘children’s museum’. The Early Start Discovery Space is a hands-on creative learning venue run by the University of Wollongong and located on its Wollongong campus. In addition to the usual fun, school holidays also feature an exciting program of workshops – check the website below for details.

Tues-Sun 9am-4pm, closed Mondays and public holidays. $15, under 12 months free, (02) 4221 3777, earlystartdiscoveryspace. edu.au

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Buddhism. Visitors can take tour the temple and gardens, do courses in Buddhism or Tai Chi, or watch a tea ceremony. The Nan Tien temple will stage its Cultural Festivals from December 24 to 27, then on December 31 and January 1. The festivals are free, open to all ages and include cultural performances, a vegetarian food fair, arts and craft stalls and more.

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Nan Tien is a special place, writes meditation teacher Louise CharmanJames. Driving south of Wollongong on the Princes Highway, you’ll see this elegant Buddhist temple high on the hill. ‘Nan Tien’ means ‘paradise of the south’ in Chinese, and the temple complex, with its serene gardens and quiet halls, is a welcome respite from city life. It is one of the branches of Taiwan’s Fo Guang Shen temple and was built in 1995 to promote the faith and teachings of Humanistic

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular Sydney isn’t the only harbour city to welcome in the new year with a bang! Head to Black Beach, Kiama for a familyfriendly celebration, starting at 4pm with carnival rides, food stalls, plus live entertainment in Hindmarsh Park. The fireworks will start at 9pm – with organisers promising a stunning display of colour and light over Kiama Harbour. Don’t forget your picnic blanket.

For details of this and more events in Kiama, visit kiama.com.au

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Illawarra Folk Festival The massive 2017 folk fest will be held at Bulli Showground from January 12 to 15. There will be 19 international acts, 88 national acts and 71 local acts, including bands such as Bulli/Woonona’s Love in the Jungle (pictured). The four-day event, organised by the Illawarra Folk Club, will feature concerts, dances, workshops and a wide range of world music, including traditional folk, klezmer, gypsy, bluegrass, Middle Eastern, country and roots.

Visit www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

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0.13 0434 0.49 0501 0.40 0.28 0.44 0456 0.42 0507 0038 0459 0317 1.15 0402 0.37 December 0609 0344 1.44 0409 0002 1.28 0.31 1.34 1.14 0005 1.28 0041 2016 17 2 17 2 26 11 26 11 11 23 23 8 8 1028 1.61 1045 1.78 1100 1.91 1039 1.67 1112 1132 1.86 1.64 26 0716 0711 1.48 1034 0.63 1.32 1210 0.45 0630 0.65 0.67 0845 0.68 0622 0927 0.63 PORT KEMBLA – NEW SOUTH WALES S SEPTEMBER

2016

2016

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

0526 0.40 0.53 0550 1.30 0.25 0.48 0546 0.42 0026 0117 1.24 0435 0.36 0037 0443 0.23 0448 1.34Time 1.40 0053 1.38 0117 1.21 0047 Local 18 3 18 3127 27 12 12 9 0421 12 24 24 9 1151 1.83 1116 1.65 1215 0600 0.48 1.77 27 0755 1102 1.60 1149 0.54 1.55 0722 1.39 0657 1.58 0.61 0.61 1041 0.56 0747 0959 0.64 0704 16DECEMBER 1 16 1 16 1 16

0411 0554 1.19 0.18 1029 1137 0.62 1.82 MBER 1655 1756 1.46 WE 0.10 WE 2301 1.52 0.38 Time

0458 0.26 0031 1.25 0345 1118 1.81 0642 0.59 1009 1753 0.14 1232 1.44 WE TH1647 TH 2359 2250 1.41 1847

0.33 1.74 0.22 0.37 1.51 0.43 0.48 1308 0.32 1.31 1.19 1.40 1615 1.42 FR 1841 SA 1802 SU 1221 TH 1740 SU 1413 MO 1354 TH 1305 SA 0.16 TH 1745 SA 1756 FR 1644 1911 0.23 2340 1.22 1.43 1.29 1908 1912 1.55 0.49 1950 2311 0.31 2300 0.36 Time M Time M 2002 2356 Time M 1.43 m Time m Time m

0.47 1.60 TU 1433 0.40 2020 1.22 Time M

0.40 1.60 0448 1.73 1157 1.60 0.38 0.130.53 0.43 1349 0.430.101245 1403 0.21 1718 1.46 0.55 1.19 TH0.28 FR SU MO 1310 FR 1823 MO 1451 TU0.401450 FR SU0409 FR 1245 SU SA 0411 1.41 0.18 0526 0319 0257SA 0.36 1749 0435 1849 0.48 18 1835 3 1025 30.35 1.43 2331 1.34 2239 1.25 1029 1846 1.82 1151 1.83 0905 1.631940 0925 1.42 1.52 18 1102 1.29 1.60 182000 0.323 1116 0.24 2042 2047 1.431.65 1.59 30.29 1949 1.42 2005 1.56 2350 1.30

0.46 1.66 1512 0.34 WE0026 1.30 18 0600 0.48 1.24 2100

0547 0.36 0115 0.37 0434 1211 1.76 0726 1.32 1100 1854 0.20 1325 0.54 TH FR1743 FR 1936 1.43 2347

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0.40 0052 1.19 1.25 0004 0.18 0.43 0215 0233 0.261.20 0232 0038 0.48 0002 0.28 0225 0458 0.26 0047 1.28 0120 1.27 0512 0.53 1.86 19 40.60 1140 0716 1.56 190751 1118 0616 1.81 0621 0.49 0.56 0.634 0530 1.82 0855 1.64 0902 1.940.56 19 0653 0907 1.54 0630 1.64 1823 0.40 SA 1245 1.73 1753 0.14 1157 1.60 MO 1310 1.60 WE SU FR 0.15 1.55 1.46 1846 0.12 0.34 0.070.35 TH2000 1548 0.47 1255 0.34 MO TU 1401 TU 1529 WE0.241544 MO 1353 2359 1241 1.41 1940 0.32 0.37 2049 0.40 0052 1.54 2120 1.28 2143 1.411.19 2140 1.21 1851 1.42 0547 1934 0.36 0149 1.23 0215 1.25 0024 1937 1.18

0.46 1.70 0.30 1.25

0100 1.30 0159 0.36 0526 0642 0.46 0810 1.39 1151 1307 1.68 1415 0.48 FR SA1841 SA 2000 2026 1.43 0.28

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0.20 1.46 1221 1.51 SU 1341 1.61 TH 1854 0145 TU 1401 SA 1.30 1.19 0312 1.26MO 1241 0.19 0258 0.44 0324 0.291.55 0311 0053 0.25 0.47 2039 0.32 1934 0.37 2049 0.40 1911 0117 0.43 0.48 0711 0.63 0854 0.68 1.90 0929 1.67 0953 1.97 0944 0722 1.77 0755 1.60 0100 1.30 0115 1.14 0145 1.19 0254 1.22 0312 1.26 1.74 21 6 6 21 21 0642 0.46 0711 0.63 0825 0.64 0854 0.68 0639 0.64 1330 1.50 1456 1.34 0.06 1605 0.32 1637 0.06 1625 1354 0.22 1433 0.40 TU WE TU WE TH FR FR 1307 1.68 SU 1308 1.47 MO 1442 1.49 WE 1456 1.34 0.23 0.37 2137 0.45TU 1330 1.50 2200 1.27 2238 1.381.50 2219 1950 1.43 1.22 2000 2027 0.28 2027 0.37 2137 0.37 2137 0.45 2005 2020 0.45

0.46 1.72 0.28 1.25

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0211 0812 TH 1400 2018

0.23 1.39 0.37 1.69

0134 0737 FR 1330 1948

0.16 1.48 0.26 1.77

0209 0819 SA 1423 2030

0.30 1.48 0.35 1.51

0242 0855 SU 1507 2115

0.12 1.71 0.14 1.67

0330 0954 TU 1621 2219

0.41 1.61 0.33 1.32

0345 1009 WE 1647 2250

0.24 1.93 0.06 1.43

0332 1003 TH 1643 2239

0.47 1.68 0.31 1.25

0246 0849 FR 1440 2056

0.25 1.41 0.37 1.64

0215 0820 SA 1419 2034

0.11 1.56 0.20 1.77

0339 0952 SU 1600 2205

0.32 1.50 0.35 1.45

0325 0941 MO 1600 2208

0.13 1.78 0.10 1.61

0402 1028 WE 1700 2259

0.44 1.61 0.34 1.27

0434 1100 TH 1743 2347

0.31 1.91 0.09 1.35

0409 1039 FR 1722 2320

0.49 1.67 0.31 1.22

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0415 1043 FR 1729 2331

m

0.34 1.94 0.09 1.34

0507 0.40 1132 1.86 SA 1820 0.15

0.34 0332 0.47 0047 17 0001 2 0415 21.20 0635 1.28 0.53 1.272 0.25 17 0156 0.42170120 0.30 20512 0.36 0124 17 0.19 0004 0.43 1.47 0144 0518 1.31 0125 0538 1.50 0151 16 1 0742 16 19 4 19 4 28 28 13 13 13 10 0.24 25 25 10 1.93 1043 1.94 1003 1.68 0621 1140 1.56 0631 0653 0.56 1.87 28 0831 0.49 0530 0.56 1308 1.60 0813 1.36 1.45 0744 1.71 1108 0.56 1.41 0.54 1150 0.46 0821 0.06 1729 0.09 1643 0.31 SA 1519 0.39 2131 1.57

SU 1510 0.18 2123 1.72

MO 1638 0.37 2241 1.40

TU 1655 0.10 2301 1.52

TH 1740 0.37 2340 1.22

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17 14 11 5 292 26 20 17 14 11 5 29 26 20 14 5 1036

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1.68

5 1133

1.50

0527 0.48 1154 1.39 WE 1813 0.56

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1.36 0.40 1.61 0.35

0044 0624 FR 1255 1938

1.18 0.57 1.43 0.51

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20 1211

1.76

5 0552

0.59

20 0720

0.57

0206 0743 SA 1409 2108

1.22 0.55 1.59 0.34

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1.12 0.67 1.42 0.45

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29

0.60

20 0751

0.63

1.23 0.66 1.40 0.41

0243 1.22 0.65 1.45 0.36

0407 1002 TH 1555 2224

1.29 0.69 1.26 0.48

WE 1647 1.34 2318 0.43

1.28 0.63 TH 1535 1.42 2216 0.34

18 15 12 6 303 27 21 18 15 12 6 30 27 21 15

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0206 0.36 0743 1.45 1409 0.43 SA 2108 1.42

5 0616

1.297 0815 0.69WE 1429 2121 1.59 1.42 1545 1.40 1555 1.26 0344 1429 1.45 1545 0.34 1451 0.38 1450 0.13 1512 0.34 0.21 SU MO MO 1402 TU TH WE MO MO TU WE SU 1403 0136 1.12 0009 1.22 0456 1.28 0113 1.24 0319 1.18 0317 1.14 8 0712 23 2042 80.36 1940 1846 0.35 2000 0.32 0607 0.54 1045 0.65 0.63 23 0703 0.492230 0852 2121 0.61 0845 2100 0.68 232224 0.34 0.24 0.45 0.41 0.488 0927 2142 1.35 1.29 2047 1.43 1.24 2005 82104 1.56 SA 1345 1.39 2040 0.54

SU 1516 1.51 2215 0.37

TU 1507 1.41 2204 0.41

0052 1.19 0456 0215 1.25 0344 1.28 1.34 0443 0319 1.18 1.23 1.14 0225 0.35 0149 0210 0317 0.18 0.43 0239 0233 0.26 1.28 0232 0501 0.46 0229 1.17 0430 1.19 0421 1.21 0546 1.34 0102 1.14 1.09 0720 0616 0.60 0751 0.63 of Australia 2014, of0.55Meteorology 90845 24 0855 9 0812 90.63 1045 0.65 0.679 1041 0852 0.61 0.57 0.68 1.51 0831 1.82 1.64 0902 1.94 1.70 0811 1005 0927 0.62 0959 0907 0.64 241112 1149 0.61 0656 Bureau 0.60 0.67 24 1444 1.53 1626 1.46 1615 1.42 1745 1.31 1336 1.35 1446 1.37 SA 1529 MO WE SU 1401 1341 1241 1.55 1.46 1.34 1516 1.51 1.42 0.39 1458 0.12 0.34 0.07 0.30 1.20FR 1644 SUAstronomical MO TU WE FRTH1657 TUFR1507 TH MO 1.61 TU WE TH 2140 0.391647 2315 1535 0.38 2300 1548 0.36 2311 2019 0.611.41 2147 0.52 1544 est Tide 1934 0.37 2318 2049 0.40 0.43 0.49 0538 2215 0.37 0.32 0.41 2120 2216 1.41 2039 2100 2204 1.54 1.28 0351 2143 1.41 0.34 2140 2311 1.25 0346 1.16 0531 1.25 0518 1.31 0001 0.43 0208 1.09 1.09

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ALES

2016

SU 1221 1.74 1911 0.23

29 23

30

22 0349 31 1020

1.38 0.56 1.40 0.31

0.46 1.73 1702 0.26 SA0501 1.34 23 1112 0.67 1.26 2300 FR 1657 1.20 2311 0.49

24 0550 1215

1.40 0.61 SA 1756 1.19 2356 0.49

0635 1.47 25 0924 0.57savings 25 (UTC 10 1108 0.56when 25 0631in1.41effect 10 1150 1.50 10 0757 or 10 0922 0.67 ime (UTC +10:00) time 1115 0.59 +11:00) 0.63 daylight 0.46 25 1308 0.54 1554 1.530546 1.44 1718 0311 1.46 FR0550 1245 0.55 1439 1.35 1.38 0324 SU 0258 TU 1729 0443 TH SA 1749 1.41 SU 1849 1.19 SA0421 MO 1554 0145 1.19 0254 1.22 0312 1.26 1.34 1.38 1.40 0430 1.19 1.21 0.36 0257 0.19 0.44 0.29 0.46 s New Moon Local 2245 0.37 Quarter 2350Moon 0.29 1835 1.30 2132 0.58 2250 0.47Time First Last Quarter Full 0711 0.63 0854 0.68 1041 1149 0.61 0.61 0002 0.28 1005 0.62 0.64 0.64 0929 1.56 0825 0919 0959 1.90 1.67 0459 0953 1.97 0.56 0944 1215 1.72 0453 1.21 0609 1.44 0041 0.42 0.48 0323 1.08 1.15 0005 0.37 OVEMBER DECEMBER 1330 1.50 1442 1.49 1456 1.34 111615 26 1605 11 10341.31 261756 11 0630 1.64 26 0038 1.40 1.19 1626 0.36 0.06 0.32 1637 0.06 0.28 0904 0.63 26 0622 1644 1.32 11 1030TH 0.541745 1210 1625 0.45 0711 1.48 0716 1.54 TU0.631.42 MO 1.46 WE FR SA WE TU 1552 WE TH FR

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1544 1.39 1.43 0.45 0.54 1.54 1816 1.51 1331 0.49 MO 1656 TU 1659 WE 1215 2311 2027 0.37 2137 0.49SU 1255 2315 0.38 0.37 0.36 1.39 2155 1.50 2200 1.25 TimeSU2300 m 0.52 m 2137 Time m Time m FR0.31 2219 SA2356 1851 2236 2345 0.39 2238 1822 1.38 1.43 2339 0.331.27 1920 1.29

0.41 0358 0531 1.25 0.38 1.61 0935 1115 0.59 1.59 0.33 1729 1.44 0.34 TU 1545 WE 1.32 2230 1.35

0345120518 0.24 0243 0415 0538 0.34 121.50 0349270635 0332 0001 0.47 0.43 27 1.31 0.46 27 1.22 12 0407 22 16 1.23 7 0815 22 1 25 16 1.29 25 10 10 0.66 0.65 0.69 1009 1.93 1043 1.94 31 1003 0631 1.68 1002 1.41 1308 1108 0.56 1150 0.46 1020 1.73 1.40 1647 0.06 1429 1.45 1729 0.09 1643 0.31 1555 1.26

1.47 12 0053 0722 0.54MO 1354 1950 1245 1.19 0144 1749 1.41 1702 0.26 WE 1.46 TH 0.55 TH FR FR SU 1849 TH 1718 SA SA 0151 0.42 0526 1.19 0.31 0.30 0125 0.36 0124 0.19 0.41 2121 0.36 2224 0.48 28 0024 13 0031 2250132350 1.43 2331 2239 1.25 1.30 0.29 0821 1.60 13 0813 1103 0.52 0630 1.341835 0642 1.36 28 0742 1.34 1.45 13 0744 2300 1.71 281.26 0431 1008 MO 1642 2329

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0545 1.27 1130 0.48 TU 1749 1.56

0554 1.24 1137 0.54 WE 1756 1.51

0047 0704 TH 1305 1908

0.36 1.39 0.48 1.43

TU 1732 1.56

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TH 1232 0.43 1847 1.59

FR 1349 0.43 1949 1.42

0.25 1.77 0.22 1.43

27 0117 0755

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MO 1451 0.38 2042 1.29

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29 0232 0907

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0.23 1.58 0.32 1.55

0.48 1.54 14 0233 0902 1304 0.39 1430 0.39 1154 0.44 1325 0.32 TH SA WE FR 1331 0.49 1215 1255 0.34 MO 1353 0.47WE 1544 WE 0.54 FR1936 TH1.651.51 TH FR1915SA SA FR 1816 SU 1.57 2028 1.41 1818 1.65 2143 2318 0.43 2311 0.49 2216 0.34 2320 1920 1.220159 1.27 1.43 2347 1.35 1.29 1937 1.21 0324 1822 1851 1.42 0054 0.24 0137 0.29 0.15 0230 0.36 0257 0.19 0258 0.44

23 17 11 8 2 26 23 17 11 1743 0.09 1535 1.42 1722 0.31 1657 1.20 1820 0.15 0.34 1647 1.34

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24 18 12 9 3 27 24 18 12 1841 0.16 1644 1.40 1802 0.33 1756 1.19 1221 1.74 0.37 1745 1.31

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0.22 FR 0.32 SA 0.43 SA SU 1413 SU 31MO 0921 1354 1.59 SA 1308 0.34 MO 1545 1950 1911 0.23 1.29 0.49 1.43 1912 2311 1.55 0.31 2002 2356 2142 1.35

0047 0124 1.28 0538 0004 0151 1.20 0635 0120 0144 1.27 0.42 1.47 0.19 1.50 25 25 19 0.43 10 1150 4 28 19 0.54 13 0813 13 0744 1.41 0.46 0621 0.49 0530 0821 0.56 1308 0653 0.56 1.60 1.71

0.53 0001 0125 0.36 1.56 0631 0742 1.45 0.40 1349 0.43 FR 1245 SA 1949 1835 1.42

1.18 0041 0158 0.35 0.59 0711 0816 1.51 1.51 1430 0.39 SA 1331 SU 0.43 1920 2028 1.41

TU 1433 0.40 2020 1.22

0156 0.46 0.25  Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2014, Bureau of Meteorology 0831 1.66 1.87 Datum of Predictions is Lowest Astronomical Tide 1849 1.19 0.55 1.41 are 1749 in0.21 local time +10:00) or daylight (UTC 1512 +11:00) when 1245 1.73 1157 1.60 1310 1.60savings 0.38 0.34in effect 1450 0.13time WE 1403 SU(UTC SA SUstandard MO MO 1451 TU SUTimes Phase Symbols New Moon First Quarter Full Moon 1.30 1940 Moon 0.24 1846 2042 0.35 0.32 1.29 2000 2047 2100 1.24 1.43 2005 1.56

0149 0210 1.23 0002 0052 0225 1.19 0038 0215 0233 1.25 0.18 0.28 0.43 0.48 26 20 0.42 26 11 0630 5 29 20 1.54 14 14 1.48 1.64 0720 0.57 0616 0855 0.60 0716 0751 0.63 0831 1.82 1.64 0902 0.49 1341 1.61 1241 1.55 1401 1.46 0.12 0.34 MO 1353 SU 1255 MO 0.34 TU 0.47 MO 1458 TU 1529 WE 1544 1.29 2039 2100 0.32 1851 1934 2120 0.37 1937 2049 2143 0.40 1.54 1.42 1.28 1.21 44 0145 0258 1.19 0117 1.14 0117 0254 0257 1.22 0053 0312 0324 1.26 0230 0.36 0.42 0.19 0.25 0.44 0.47 27 12 0722 27 6 30 21 1.55 21 1.60 15 15 1.77 0711 0929 0.63 0755 0.64 0747 0825 0.64 0854 0.68 0849 1.56 0919 1.90 1.67 0953 1330 1.50 1433 0.40 1.47 1413 0.43 1442 1.49 1354 0.22 1456 1.34

MO 1353 0.47 1937 1.21

0.42 1.55 0.43 1.29

0037 0657 SA 1308 1912

0117 0747 SU 1413 2002

0.34 1.42

0.47 1.60 TU 1433 0.40 2020 1.22

0.46 1.66 WE 1512 0.34 2100 1.24 0.46 1.70 TH 1548 0.30 2140 1.25

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THE SUMMER

1.32 0510 0514 1.54 0.50 0556 0044 1.43 0125 0.52 1139 1.68 1239 0625 0759 1136 0.47 0.58 PORT KEMBLA – NEW 1822 SOUTH WALES 1238 1443 1.57 0.28 1730 1.30 1819 1.13 TU MO WE SU MO LAT 34° 29ʼ 150° 55ʼ Tidal Chart WE PortLONG Kembla 1915 2038 0.35 0.36Low Waters Times and Heights2334 of High and

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Unleash the hounds

Want a holiday the whole family can enjoy? On a trip to Jervis Bay, happy mongrels Max and Molly gave the Shoalhaven region five big woofs for wide, open off-leash spaces.

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Nelsons Beach, Jervis Bay: Secluded stretch of squeaky white sand in Vincentia with beautiful bay views. Molly goes swimming with dolphins. On one side of the breakers, six fins dip up and down; on the other, a white-tipped tail wags in the surf. Sadly, Molly only has eyes for the tennis ball. Need to know: Coffee, restaurants, shops and children’s playgrounds are just a short drive away in busy little Huskisson village.

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Callala Beach, Jervis Bay: On the northern shores of Jervis Bay, this arc of stunning white sand is backed by long rows of holiday homes. Max and Molly love running, swimming and sniffing excitedly through kilograms of kelp washed ashore by a gale.

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Need to know: Callala Beach seems to exist only as a location for holiday homes. There is an RSL Country Club but for anything else, you’ll need to drive to nearby Callala Bay for Sixth Sense (aka, best coffee shop in town), supermarket, estate agencies and Post Office.

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Currarong, Beecroft Peninsula: This coastal village, famed for its fishing and prawning, is a top spot for long scenic walks. Max and Molly enjoy inspecting the haul of a 75-year-old spearfisherman who has been catching his own dinner since age 12. Need to know: The friendly beachside Zac’s Place serves bacon and egg rolls, plus decent coffee, perfect for the morning dog walker.

Offleash hours at Jervis Bay’s dog-friendly beaches: 3pm-10am May to September; 4pm8am October to April. Callala Beach is ideal for families with dogs, with plenty of pet-friendly holiday homes at reasonable prices. Visit www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au Molly

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