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With school holidays, Easter and Mother’s Day coming up, ‘tis the season for family fun! Feed the kangaroos at Symbio (p6), pick apples at Glenbernie Orchard (p8), go swimming (p25), bushwalking (p27) or rock pooling (p29). The South Coaster is a seasonal tourist supplement to the Illawarra’s 2508 & 2515 Coast News and it’s packed with local knowledge, including a guide to snorkelling or diving at Shellharbour’s Gravel Loader (p30).

LARA McCABE is a freelance photographer who lives in Coledale with her three children and husband. Lara is the artist behind the South Coaster’s hand-drawn and painted watercolour maps. Her latest assignment was a guide to Berry. See page 26.

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John Vander and two of his popular works: On The Way Home (top right) and By The Seashore.

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Details of works by: (left) Judith Dalozzo, (below) David Brayshaw.

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 Boyd, (below) Robert Dickerson.

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Autumn Calendar Festivals Thirroul Seaside & Arts Festival April 5-7: Austinmer/Thirroul Lions Club hosts its annual celebration of coastal life, kicking off on Friday night with an art exhibition opening. With market stalls, family fun, great food and a ‘Meet the Artists’ showcase on the Sunday. www. thirroulfestival.com

Wings Over Illawarra May 4 & 5: The aviation extravaganza at Illawarra Regional Airport in Albion Park promises jaw-dropping aerobatics, plus displays of classic war birds and vintage aircraft, such as the Super Constellation, record-breaking Qantas 747 and restored World War II fighters. www.

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See historic planes Visit the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. On the second weekend of each month, see vintage planes fly again at special Tarmac Days, Pick your own apples Book a fruit-picking tour at historic Glenbernie Orchard – see page 10. Catch a fish Kids aged 8 to 14 can learn

Coledale Markets  4th Sunday of month, 9am-3pm, Coledale Public School, 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale. Foragers Market Bulli  9am2pm, Bulli Showground. Now switching to monthly events. Back on April 14, then 2nd Sunday of each month. Friday Foragers  9am-2pm, Crown St Mall Wollongong.

to fish safely and responsibly, thanks to Department of Primary Industries workshops at Lake Illawarra, Greenwell Point and Batemans Bay. $40, phone (02) 4220 8484. Go to the zoo Hand-feed the kangaroos at Symbio! More info page 7. Learn to surf Call Illawarra Surf Academy (0409 111 665) or Essential Surf School (0407 283 117). Jump for joy On wet days, kids can burn off energy indoors at Wollongong’s Hangtime Trampoline Park, Flip Out, Inflatable World or Hangdog indoor rock climbing gym.

Addison Street, Shellharbour. The Farms Market  1st Sunday of month 10am-3pm, Killalea Drive, Killalea State Park. Jamberoo Village Markets  Last Sun of month, 8am-3pm, Reid Park, cnr Allowrie and Churchill Streets, Jamberoo. Kangaroo Valley Farmers Markets   2nd Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm, 159 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley.

Eat Street  Thursdays, 5-9pm. Kiama Farmers’ Market  Crown St Mall Wollongong. Every Wednesday, winter 2-5pm, summer 3-6pm, Puckeys Night Market 4-9pm, last Wed of the month. Coronation Park, Surf Beach. UOW Innovation Campus. Gerringong Village Markets   The Bulli Pickers Bazaar 3rd Saturday of the month, Thursdays 8am-1pm at Bulli 8.30am-1.30pm, Gerringong Showground. Town Hall, Fern St. Shellharbour Village Harbourside Markets  4th Sun of month, Little Park,

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Symbio Wildlife Park now has one of the Illawarra’s coolest attractions – a new splash park with water fountains, squirters, a giant dump bucket and a snake tunnel. Over the past five years, the Helensburgh attraction, owned by the Radnidge family, has transformed from a small park to an innovative zoo, famous for “getting you closer”. It has won plenty of accolades, including, the Excellence in Sustainability prize at the 2018 Illawarra Business Awards. Behind the scenes, Symbio is also working on two important conservation projects, involving green and golden bell frogs and Bellinger River snapping turtles. The past two years have been particularly exciting as Symbio has opened its Farmyard Zone and welcomed a host of babies, including emu chicks, dingo pups and its first-ever Tasmanian Devil joeys. Symbio has also been busy building a playground, with flying foxes, swings, spinners and a castle with climbing walls. The Splash Park is the icing on the cake, the biggest project in the park’s 45-year history! Symbio’s general manager, Matt Radnidge, kindly took time to answer our questions.

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It’s wet and it’s wild! Helensburgh’s Symbio Wildlife Park has a really cool new feature that the kids will love. The South Coaster reports.

How big is the Splash Park? It’s about 400 square metres and all of the water features are on there, so it’s got cannons and water umbrellas and a big dumping bucket, plenty of interactive stuff too so that the kids can have a bit of a play and cool off in what are – and have been typically the last few years, especially – pretty warm summers. And even if you look at some of the days we had last July – beautiful days, 25°C – you’d be under there as well. How much has it all cost? Three-quarters of a million dollars – it’s huge. Have you given the Splash Park a test-run? Well, I’ve got a seven-month-old [baby] and I’ve got an absolute dad bod, so it’s not coming out in public. But we know [the kids] like the Splash Park. What sort of safety measures are in place? It’s in replacement of the pool. The pool was a safety concern … whereas this [the Splash Park] has zero depth of water so it eliminates any drowning risk. It’s all certified; the flooring is textured … but there’ll be some human element at play – kids running around and slips and trips – so you’ve got to make sure everyone is safe. Symbio is open daily, 9.30am-5pm, 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh. Phone (02) 4294 1244 or visit symbiozoo.com.au.

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Enjoy a photo with native critters Buy a bag of animal feed in reception and you’ll have the resident mob of kangaroos eating out of your hand before you can say “Instagram”. Symbio is also home to many other Aussie favourites, including koalas, blue tongue lizards, freshwater crocs, emus, echidnas and wombats.

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Feed the farmyard babies Symbio’s Farmyard is one of the largest in Australasia, with goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and alpacas. At certain times of the year, you may also get to bottle-feed the original ‘kids’ – aka baby goats – and lambs with fleece as white as snow, just like the nursery rhyme.

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Marvel at exotic animals Star attractions include the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, lemurs (those famous film stars from Madagascar!) and golden lion tamarins, named for their stunning ‘manes’. Symbio offers ‘Behind the Scenes’ experiences with endangered animals, such as red pandas.

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Have a picnic and a play Yes, you can stay all day, with shady picnic sites and play areas for kids – try the new Splash Park. Forgot your cossie? Buy all the kids’ sun gear, from hats to swimwear, at reception.

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Be a zoo keeper for a day! Follow in the footsteps of a Symbio keeper – you’ll get prepare meals and feed the animals! Junior Keeper Camps, for ages 7 to 12, are hugely popular in the school holidays, so book ahead.

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Cheers to the orchard Historic Glenbernie Orchard is 80 years old in 2019! Celebrations include the launch of a new cider, tractor train tours and other special events, Jo Fahey reports. These are exciting times for us. 2019 marks the property’s 128th year and our family’s 80th year of orcharding here across four generations. Three of these generations are still working on the farm. Ted, the eldest and the one whose vision it was initially to grow apples, is in his 86th year. Ted’s father moved his young family to Darkes Forest for a life away from the city. They cut and sold firewood, had a cow for milk, grew potatoes, chickens and a few backyard fruit trees. Ted worked incredibly hard all his life taking the mixed farm forward choosing to specialise in tree fruits. We feel he deserves to stick his feet up, but you can’t stop a farmer from farming. When you visit you may see him zooming around on his favourite mower or going for a trip in the orchard truck with grandson Brandon driving. He enjoys keeping abreast of everyone’s skills and overseeing some steps in the process of apple cider making. He’s really proud of his grandchildren and very satisfied recently, that granddaughter Casey has lured her new husband Callum to join the team! Casey and Callum staged their wedding on the farm mid-2018. Casey and Callum are keen to find their own special niche in the business and carve new territory. We hope to see them involved around events staged at the farm.

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Q&A WITH JO FAHEY What’s happening at the orchard now? We’ve been picking nectarines and peaches since mid-November and February is the beginning of apple picking. It’s a great time of year. Kids are off to school and apples are perfect in lunch boxes. I do recall picking a huge apple and giving it to my children’s teacher… but these days it’s all about picking healthy snacks for the kids! Help kids develop a love of fresh food, connect with the farm and discover our world of fruit, cider and honey. Has the hot weather affected your fruit? The sunny days are great because it gives added sweetness and taste to fruit. The tricky bit for us is keeping up the watering when the trees are thirsty. Rainfall has been less than usual but we are coping. Our netting helps to protect our apples from sunburn just like a big umbrella. We hear that birds like your fruit as much as we do! Lorikeets and fruit bats love our fruit (who wouldn’t?). As habitat is lost or affected by the current dry weather we have seen increased activity within the orchard. We have been progressively netting our farm for about 30 years.


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interpretive ride or transport you to the best fruit to pick in picking season. Photography: Last year we were featured on The Bachelor and people raved about the beauty in the farm. We have an amazing backdrop. We have teamed with local Sasha Faint Photography to offer opportunities to document special days with your family at the farm. Sasha captures the essence of a day spent with us beautifully. She just “gets it”. Sasha can be booked for a private photography session where she joins your fruit-picking adventure and weaves wonder with her lens. Orchard Event Days and Weekends: In our 80th year, we are planning a series of events and weekend activities. We have had a lot of success with our Apple Pie Day but are keen to add other special days, such as a winter Wassailing fest. What a great place Darkes Forest is for that. Traditionally it’s a time to wake the fruit trees up for spring. Farm developments: We are planting more cider apple trees and planning further diversification in the orchard. We know people have fun and enjoy relaxing at the farm so we are going to provide spaces for exactly that! 2019 here we come!

What can we look forward to this year? We have so much to celebrate in our 80th year! Cider: We have a new Dry Cider (6% ABV) and a sparkling mead (6% ABV) called ‘B-Sting ‘ with new formulations. Last year we started trialling small batches. They are now available in four-pack wraps and their own carton design. We have an imminent release of our newest cider – a ‘Methode Traditionelle’ that has been under wraps for the last three years as we waited for ageing in oak barrel and then secondary fermentation and aging on lees in the bottle. It’s made the same way as traditional champagne. Orchard Tours: We launched our new Orchard Explorer Tractor Train the first weekend in February! The tractor train allows us to take everyone on a ride around the farm, get up close and personal with what is happening, no matter what age or ability! This place is big and we just can’t walk around it in a short time-frame, so this is really a revolution for us. It’s a pretty big step to take due to the cost involved but we are confident this is what visitors want. It allows more access than we have been able to achieve previously. It can simply take you for an Above: Casey and Callum Burns toast to the Fahey family farm. Below: An apple picking tour. Right: Jo and Glenn Fahey, with their daughter Casey and son-inlaw Callum, and farm dog Archie.

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A GUIDE TO APPLES GALA: Gala apples are the first we pick in January to mid-February. They are sweet, fine textured and aromatic. Can be added to salads and sensational in strudel! The Gala tree was the result of a seedling crossed from Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red in New Zealand in the 1930s by orchardist J.H. Kidd. FUJI: A sweet treat and definitely a dessert apple. Thin skinned, with a good, strong, firm crunch. Some say they have a spicy sweet flavour. Beautiful highlights set off the deep red colour giving the Fuji its own unique look. Picked here in late February and March. JULIE: Our newest apple is from a chance seedling found by our mate Bill Shields on his orchard more than 20 years ago. Bill named

RED DELICIOUS: Was discovered in the USA at the end of the 19th century, is a bright-red sweet apple. Stores well but can have a relatively tough and tannic skin. We find it pretty good in cider making. We pick these beginning of March. GRANNY SMITH: The only well-known chance seedling founded in the Sydney region, originating from Ryde in 1868. We pick these in late March/early April. Our climate produces a sweeter taste. Great in all salads, sauces and pies. PINK LADY: Picked throughout April. Ours are sweet and have a lovely acidic tang in the background. The flavour we achieve here is developed from our specific climatic factors and soil structure. In the grape industry you would say it’s our ‘terroir’ that makes all the difference!

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Visit the Darkes farm shop, The Apple Shack, open daily, 10am-4.30pm, at Glenbernie Orchard, 259 Darkes Forest Road, Darkes Forest, www.darkes.com.au, (02) 4294 3421

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Map Key 1 Train station 2 Historic tunnel 3 Tradies club 4 Pool 5 H'burgh Hotel

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6 Post Office 7 Pharmacy 8 Surefire Boards 9 Essential Surf

10 Alcara cafe & Raya Thai 11 Coal Coast Emporium 12 La Belle

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road biking. Helensburgh Off Road Cycle Club's track behind Rex Jackson Oval is good fun for kids and the whole family will enjoy the scenic ride from Audley south along Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park. Two popular Helensburgh attractions are Symbio Wildlife Park (see 'Splash Out! on page 6) and Sri Venkateswara Temple (SVT), a famous Hindu site on the aptly named Temple Road. Building started in 1978 at this site, chosen according to Vedic principles (Agama Sastras) with five requirements: the site should be on 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, with many thousands of visitors each year. About 20 major festivals are held annually, with the temple exploding into a vibrant whirl of colour, music and fragrance as statues are paraded around, accompanied by musicians, priests and chanting crowds. The Ganesh festival in September is a highlight, finishing at Stanwell Park beach, where clay idols of the elephantheaded god are thrown into the ocean. The temple's canteen serves tasty vegetarian food, open 10am-4pm (Sat/Sun and public holidays). For more information, call 1300 626 663 or visit www.svtsydney.org.

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Map Key 1 Bald Hill 2 Off-leash area 3 CWA Hall, home to local Arts Theatre

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4 Beach Reserve 5 Live Life Health & bottle shop 6 The Stanny & Loaf cafe

7 Uluwatu Blue 8 Surf Club 9 Hargrave Cafe 10 Articles Fine Art Gallery

11 Boho Chic & Boho Emporium 12 Palms Cafe 13 Train station 14 Wodi Wodi

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Stanwell Park is the first seaside village on the NSW South Coast. And the start of the Grand Pacific Walk, with a newly built concrete path hugging the coast south to Coalcliff. Stanwell Park is famous as the home of 19th-century aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave, whose experiments with box kites 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.

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(Book a flight with Sydney Hanggliding Centre or Hangglide Oz, see page 17.) 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. It gets busy on weekends when families, surfers, dog walkers and fishermen come out to play. Stop for a coffee at Hargrave’s and Loaf cafe (with a playground out back and cocktails on Fridays nights). At Uluwatu Blue, stock up bikinis, beachwear and tasty Mexican food. Next to an avenue of palm trees, in a sunny courtyard with escarpment views, the Palms Cafe is a superb spot for a leisurely brunch or lunch. Afterwards, enjoy a browse at Articles Fine Art Gallery, owned by painter John Vander and his wife, Frances. The Beachside Reserve has a big playground with swings, climbing frames and a scooter track. There are barbecue areas and lawns for picnicking or impromptu soccer. And the new kiosk is finally open, with a lovely shady veranda. Bush walkers may take on the Wodi Wodi track or head up Mt Mitchell for the 11km Forest Walk to Sublime Point. Wrap up the day with a yoga class at Stanwell Park Surf Club, overlooking the sea. Call Karen, 0403 789 617.

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19. Boomerang Public Golf Course.

18. Turn-off to Sublime Point Lookout & Cafe.

17. Southern Gateway Centre, Bulli Tops.

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14. Austinmer Beach, with twin rock pools.

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Map Key 1 Coledale Hospital 2 Mike Dwyer Reserve 3 Coledale Camping Reserve

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4 Coledale Surf Life Saving Club 5 Coledale Public School 6 Planet Childcare Centre 7 Rock Pool

8 Coledale Fine Wines 9 Mr & Mrs Smith cafe 10 Coledale R.S.L. Club

11 Earth Walker & Co. General Store & Cafe 12 The Salon 13 MDK Hair 14 Sharkys Fish & Chips

15 55 Parrots 16 Coledale Train Station 17 St James Park and Playground 18 Sharkeys (off-leash) Beach


Our family starts the morning with a tasty breakfast at the new Mr & Mrs Smith cafe. We then take a leisurely walk, following the Lawrence Hargrave Drive footpath north to the beautiful Comradeship sculpture, in honour of community activist Mike Dwyer. This reserve has one of the best views in Coledale and is perfect for a picnic. We head back down south and at Coledale Beach take to the sand to walk along the foreshore. At low tide, you can stroll along the rock shelf in front of Coledale Surf Club and south to the ocean pool.

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Lara McCabe shares her dream day in the seaside village.

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We debate whether it's warm enough for a swim and the kids win the argument, preferring to keep walking south to Sharkeys Beach, popular with dog walkers and surfers. Leaving the kids to build sandcastles and frolic with local dogs out for a run, I make my escape to The Salon for a little pampering then squeeze in a bit of shopping across the road at 55 Parrots homewares store, admiring their amazing furniture and decorative pieces. The family catch up and we take a turn at the oval onto Cliff Street, then up to the playground for more playtime. Tummies are rumbling, again! Lunch options include take-away fish and chips from Sharkys, the Coledale RSL bistro, a DIY barbecue courtesy of Coledale beach facilities and, of course, Earth Walker & Co can whip up the tastiest meal. You could also drive two minutes north to a beloved local haunt, the Scarborough Bowlo, for fabulous Thai/Oz food and fun on the green. We spend the afternoon at the beach, looking for creatures in rock pools. There's talk of one day trying fishing or snorkelling, and I am yet to do a yoga class at the Surf Club or Community Centre. So much to do! Want to stay longer? Pitch a tent at Coledale Camping Reserve and wake up to sunrise over the sea.

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Map Key 1 Playground 2 Tennis court 3 Headlands 4 Little Austi 5 Glastonbury Gardens

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6 Bells Point 7 Playground 8 Surf Club 9 Amenities 10 Rock pools 11 Sublime Point

Track starts 12 Ibah Spa 13 Train station 14 Vet 15 Mala Beads 16 Church

17 Petrol station 18 Shell’s Diner 19 Austi Beach Cafe 20 Newsagency & post office

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“Austinmer...I’m glad I’m here. there’s nowhere else I’d rather be” sing local band, the Glamma Rays. It’s a breezy, gorgeous tune which truly gets this charming beachside village between the escarpment and the sea. Here are some suggestions to make the most of your visit: Start with a morning bushwalk up to Sublime Point. It is a steep climb up the stairs and ladders but the view from the top is worth it. The track from the bottom starts near Foothills Road and Buttenshaw Drive (1.4 kilometres return). If you need relaxation and a foot scrub after

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your walk, try Ibah Spa Austinmer or, if this is booked out, nearby sister spa, Ibah Spa Thirroul. After walking and unwinding, stretch out an Iyengar yoga class in the Moore Street Yoga Room. Wander down Moore Street and grab a coffee from Fireworks or Moore Street General. You’ll find delightful shops nearby including Haveli Living and newcomer Moore Street Collective, with beautiful bouquets and plants. Then on to the star attraction, Austinmer beach with its twin ocean pools and a big rock pool, which is perfect for young kids and their parents to loll around in and explore. Take a moment to turn your back on the water and take in the breathtaking escarpment views too. Boards outside the old dressing sheds are updated on weekdays with the water temperature and a trivia question. If the kids need a change of scene, there’s a gated playground there too. After all that virtuous exercise, tuck into some takeaway fish and chips from 50s-themed Shell’s Diner (with a new beer garden out back) or try Austi Beach Cafe with views of the waves. If you’ve forgotten anything, Austinmer Beach newsagent sells lots of useful bits and pieces. Drink in a perfect Austinmer day with a cocktail at Headlands Hotel.

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Helensburgh BMX champ Kai Sakakibara shares three great places to ride a bike. Southlake BMX Track: Southlake BMX Club in Albion Park has been home to my sister Saya and myself ever since we moved to Australia in 2007. It’s a fantastic club with a great community feeling! The track itself ranges from challenging sections to easier sections for beginners. Helensburgh trails: I recently discovered the Helensburgh Off Road Cycle Club (HORCC) trails at the back of Rex Jackson Oval in Helensburgh. I don’t own a mountain bike, but I have a whole heap of fun riding through here with my family! Also a great spot as you can duck onto the skate park nearby. Wollongong Coast + Sea Cliff Bridge: We love riding our road bikes on the coastal route, especially when the weather is nice! Cruising along the famous Sea Cliff Bridge is a treat!

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Every autumn, the town celebrates local talent and its beautiful location with the Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival, organised by Austinmer/Thirroul Lions Club. 2019’s event is on the weekend of April 5-7, with highlights including an art show at Thirroul Community Centre – head to the forecourt on the Sunday to meet the artists! Plus, there’ll be an array of market stalls, family fun and great food. Even on non-festival weekends you’ll feel the buzz in Thirroul. Possibly because this seaside village is home to about a dozen cafes, serving

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some of the finest coffee on the coast. Thirroul is also a good place to dine out – try the pizza at Ryan’s Hotel, seafood at South Sailor, sushi at Toro Sushiya or spicy delights at Shahi Aroma Indian Cuisine. Fancy a cocktail? Try Jose Jones. Or a night out? See what’s on at iconic Anita’s Theatre; built in 1912, the art deco theatre is a beautiful venue. The debut Coal Coast Film Festival premiered here in March and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase on June 1 is an upcoming highlight. Lovers of organic goodness – and anyone fighting the war on waste – should stop by the Flame Tree Food Co-op for sustainable, organic and local produce, plus household items. Other reasons to linger in Thirroul include eclectic boutiques and homewares stores such as Cocoon. Vintage treasure hunters can browse in Thirroul Antique Centre, Now and Then Collectables, Mission Australia op shop and Retro Wombat. Surfers should check out Byrne Surf and DP Boardroom – run by local board shapers, Parrish Byrne and Dylan Perese. Thirroul has a lovely beachfront, with free salt-water pool, surf club and patrolled beach, with council lifeguards on duty until the end of the April school holidays. Children will love the beachside playground, with its flying fox.

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Wollongong Lara McCabe enjoys harbour views, shops and sweet treats. After our sea change six years ago, we’ve started calling Wollongong “town” and Sydney “the city”. But don’t underestimate the Gong: “town” packs a punch and you can’t do it all in a day. We start with coffee at the institution that is Levendi, watching the kids in the public playground while enjoying views of the harbour, fishing trawlers and seagulls looking for scraps. From here, you could stroll along the Blue Mile coastal path to North Beach (patrolled year round). Or do the full path (Stuart Park south to Wollongong Golf Club) via pedal power; the Novotel offers bicycle hire. We choose a leisurely walk up Flagstaff Hill to the lighthouse and around the old cannons. Then it’s time though to move on into town proper, where our kids delight in going to Holey Moley putt-putt. For lunch, we pop next door to David Jones Food Court, which has something for everyone. For sweets, we escape to cave-like Kurtosh, the patisserie in Globe Lane. If, like me, you’re a brewed chai latte snob, Kurtosh is a highlight! On a Friday, you’ll find fresh produce, arts and crafts at the Friday Forager markets in lower Crown Street Mall (9am-3pm). Wollongong Central is home to most big brands, from Target to H&M. After retail therapy, we decide a little culture is needed and stroll to Wollongong Art Gallery – look out for the A Place To Call Home exhibition, featuring the homes of Wollongong as captured by local artists past and present, including Frank Nowlan, Nick Santoro, Sophie Steffanoni and Christopher Zanko​ We end our afternoon at a playground in MacCabe Park (no relation!). It’d be nice to carry on to date-night drinks at one of the Gong’s great small bars, like Little Prince, Howlin’ Wolf, Humber or Breakout Bar (with team challenges in ‘escape rooms’). Next time! We’ll be back.

THE SWIMMER’S PICKS By Karl Weber, Sea Eels publicity officer Coalcliff: Home of Stanwell Park Sea Eels winter swimming club, this is an incredibly scenic spot. Bulli Pool: A classic 50m pool. Well loved and maintained, with the odd sea slug and moss for a bit of furry fun on tumble turns. Exposed to southerly swell so it can get bumpy. Grown men have been seen getting washed off the edge of the pool when the waves are up. Great cafes nearby. Bellambi Pool: Picturesque views of the northern suburbs coastal plain and pine-crested headlands. Love this pool for its relaxed nature and quiet vibe. Next to the bike track and home of the mighty Bellambi Blue Bottles winter swimming club. Pop down to the cafe at Bellambi Surf Club. Wollongong Continental Pool: With excellent views of our escarpment, iconic harbour and lighthouses to the south. Home of the Wollongong Whales, the Illawarra’s oldest winter swimming club. A huge range of eateries is nearby. THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S PICKS By Chris Duczynski, of Malibumedia Austinmer: I love this pool from the air and the way it forms a map of Australia when the tide is right. Coledale: No-one but locals know it’s there and it’s never crowded. Hope I haven’t spoilt the magic. Towradgi: Old school, no-frills design set on a beautiful beach looking back on the city of Wollongong. ‘BIG SWIM OF THE SOUTH’: 2019’S Equilibrium Healthcare Stanwell Park Ocean Swim is a 2.3km challenge on Sunday, March 17. Facebook: @Stanwell Park Ocean Swim.

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Photo above courtesy Wollongong Art Gallery: Adelaide Perry, Women and children, Sharkey’s Beach, Coledale, 1929, oil on board.

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ROYAL ROUND-UP Visiting Sydney’s historic Royal National Park? Here are some great walks and waterfalls. TAKE ON THE COAST TRACK CHALLENGE The epic 26km Coast Track runs the length of the park, from Otford Lookout north to Bundeena, via clifftop paths and wild beaches. Families can tackle one section at a time – eg, a day walk from Wattamolla picnic area to surfing hotspot Garie Beach. Reward walkers with ice-cream at Garie’s kiosk (open weekends). Along the way, look out for water dragons sunning themselves on rocks, sea eagles circling overhead and, from May to November, migrating whales! STROLL DOWN HONEYMOON TRACK Catch a tram from Loftus to the old Royal National Park station, then walk into the park’s heart at Audley Visitors Centre. Sydney Tramway Museum runs services on Wednesdays and Sundays (02 9542 3646, www.sydneytramwaymuseum.com.au). The track to Audley starts near the old Information Centre carpark on Farnell Avenue. It’s a steep 1.8km downhill track with lots of

steps and views of the bush and the Hacking River. Enjoy a picnic at Audley Weir or hire a canoe or row boat at Audley Boatshed and paddle up Kangaroo Creek. Return the same way, or avoid the uphill slog and ask a friend to pick you up at Audley! CHASE WATERFALLS By Theresa Lord of thebeautyhiker.com 1. Winifred Falls: An easy hike from the trailhead on Warumbul Road, it’s 1km each way along a fire trail. This is a steep track in sections, so be sure you have good hiking shoes. 2. Curracurrang Falls: Drive to Wattamolla carpark and take the Royal Coast Track south for 3.2km. The waterfalls will sneak up on you, then you will be briefly lost in their beauty before realising you need to get your camera out. Eagle Rock is another highlight. 3. National Falls: Located on McKell Avenue, close to the town of Waterfall. You can see the falls within a minute’s walk from the carpark!

Photos: Lara McCabe; Sydney Tramway Museum

If I had a country house, it would be in Berry. Inspired by October’s open gardens festival, I daydream of everything from a traditional cottage with matching country garden to a stately modern masterpiece on a rural acreage. Berry is a historic town in the Shoalhaven region with a population of just 2667 in the 2016 census. It attracts many tourists as the area has beautiful green mountains, waterfalls and dairy farms. A new bypass has turned the village into a relaxed oasis from high-speed life. As well as culinary and gift shop delights, Berry is a historic treat to explore on a self-

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guided tour. The Railway Station, the Gate House of the David Berry Hospital and the Courthouse are on the NSW Heritage List. Many parts of the town are also listed with the National Trust. At www.berry.org.au, download a walking trail tour of “Berry Town of Trees”. I recently visited to investigate a trend: businesses offering evening or day workshops. I’m creative and love crafts, so I thought why not make it a weekend for the family? There’s a wonderful shop named “This Old House Studio”, in a divine original cottage at 81 Queen Street. Owner Leanne Orr describes it as ‘an art, craft and lifestyle studio’. As well as selling work by local artisans, Leanne organises workshops, such as screen printing onto linen with local artist Deborah Devaal, BYO furniture chalk painting with Leanne, or resin art creation with Misha Harrison. I chose a macrame and a watercolour painting workshop (I hope that you enjoy my Berry township map!). The Doors of Berry offers wreath-making workshops for adults and kids. Shady Fig, a beautiful florist, also has workshop classes. We rounded off our stay with a 10-minute drive to nearby Coolangatta Estate and Winery. Strolling the historic grounds of the original convict-built village and enjoying the vineyard views is a must.

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Escape to the country! By Lara McCabe We love Jamberoo, it feels like what a country village should be. There’s a local pub, markets at the oval, boutiques, an antiques store plus the odd rose show and vintage car display. The markets are on the last Sunday of the month and there are amazing places to stay, such as the historic home Terragong. Nearby Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is great fun for families. We haven’t tried the zipline (our youngest is too small), but the canopy walks have stunning views. In summer, stop in at Jamberoo Action Park, 15 minutes away via Jamberoo Road, which winds through green farm hills into the town of Kiama. Kiama is a mix of historic buildings, charming boutiques and natural wonders. The scenic 22km Kiama Coast Walk – best done in leisurely sections – takes in the volcanic formations at Cathedral Rocks, basalt columns at Bombo Headland, and two blowholes. Near the historic Lighthouse and visitors centre, Kiama Blowhole is an amazing spectacle

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that can shoot sea spray 20m into the air. It’s popular by night too and floodlit until 1am. I enjoy a wander past the historic Terrace Houses on Collins St (built for quarry workers in 1886), then into the back lane to visit Wildflower Studio, a beautiful florist and giftware shop, and on to Indigo Rose homewares. Kiama has great markets: the ‘makers and growers’ on the fourth Saturday of the month, seaside markets on the third Sunday, farmers’ markets every Wednesday, and Art in the Park on the second Sunday at Hindmarsh Park. We always stop in at the Old Fire Station Community arts centre too. Final tip: Flour Water Salt (49 Shoalhaven St) is a feast for eyes and tastebuds!

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Sea Stars: Eleven-Armed Sea Stars can reproduce by splitting themselves down the middle and making two sea stars! Carpet Sea Stars contain myriad colours and patterns, not unlike a Turkish carpet. Often found in pools feeding on mussels.

Sea Anemones: Named after the anemone flower, it’s easy to forget that sea anemones are actually animals, and carnivores at that. They consist of a foot that sticks to the rock, a column body and a mouth on top of this that is surrounded by tentacles – tentacles that are armed with stinging cells. If a critter such as a fish gets too close, those tentacles fire a harpoon-like thread into the prey. This contains a neurotoxin that quickly paralyses the prey while the tentacles bring it to the mouth – and dinner is served!

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What lies beneath? The South Coaster asked Duncan Leadbitter, an expert on marine life, to share his local knowledge.

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Bass Point, near Shellharbour, has a number of great snorkelling and scuba diving sites accessible from the shore. The ‘Gravel Loader’ wharf takes blue metal (crushed igneous rock) from the mine on the western end of bass point and transfers it to vessels to transfer to Sydney, where it is used in concrete. It is an interesting place to snorkel and dive and I did my first scuba dive there after getting my certification in 1981. Entry and exit is easy and the best place is from the old boat launching ramp on the eastern side – see the marked-up video “2508GravelLoader YouTube”. It is also possible to jump in the water on the shoreward end of the loader. From the boat ramp, it’s fairly shallow (2 to 3m) for the swim out to the central part of the loader. Marine life is attracted to the pylons and the shelter they provide and it’s possible to see large schools of old wives hanging motionless, waiting for small fish to feed on. Depending on the time of year, there may be large schools of yellowtail and one-spot pullers, both of which are plankton feeders. In late summer, yellowtail kingfish often hang around the seaward end, waiting to prey on the yellowtail. The depth of the water at the seaward end is about 12 to 13m, so unless it’s very clear it may not be possible to see the bottom. Living on the pylons is a variety of marine life, such as jewel anemones, hydroids and sea squirts, which look like bagpipes.

The snorkel out and back crosses an area of relatively barren habitat dominated by sea urchins. This habitat is common on the NSW reefs between about 2 and 13m or so. The urchins dominate the ecology such that very few other organisms can grow, including kelps, which provide good habitat for fish. Basically anything that settles on the rock to grow is eaten by the urchins. There are some theories that the urchin barrens are caused by overfishing of the urchin’s predators, which include Port Jackson sharks, blue groper and spiny lobsters. However, none of these species are overfished, although spiny lobsters were for decades, and blue groper were heavily fished many years ago. Either urchin barrens are a long-term legacy of that overfishing and may slowly change back or they are quite natural. There is a great book on the ecology of southern Australia’s rocky reefs called Under Southern Seas. It was published 20 years ago, but there may still be copies around and it contains a wealth of information about the plants and animals found along our coast. Under Southern Seas was edited by South Coast resident Professor Neil Andrew. Visit www.youtube.com and search for “2508GravelLoaderYouTube”. The South Coaster will also share this film clip on our Instagram page. Check it out!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Duncan Leadbitter is a director of fisheries and natural resource consulting company Fish Matter, which advises industry, government and NGOs on the sustainable use of fish. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at UOW. A keen scuba diver, snorkeller, spearfisherman and photographer, Duncan has lived in Stanwell Park for 20 years.


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m

m

0520 1.71 0.68 0051 0.601159 0.26 1 0021 0642 0026 1.49 16 2 0626 1.49 17 0649

16 17

1.37

Time

1900 1.61

0.40

1.58 1321 0.46 TU 1813 1.49 FR 1257 0.34 TH 1243 1929 1.30 0.44 1900 1.54

0110 0.61 0539 1.64 0003 0.44 0630 1.50 0151 0.55 0100 0145 0.34 0725 0107 1.53 0.530616 1.76 1322 0.48 1231 0.340.35 1.56 SU 1837 0709 0741 1.53 0.42 1.49 1916 1.17 1.281.76 TU 1357 0705 WE 1246 0.22 SA 0803 2003 1.37 0.431900SA1.61 1338 0.39 WE 1430 0.39 TH 1330 0.21 FR 1315

32

2036 1.43

0045 0717 0230 1401 SU 0840 1500 TH 1958

3

17 18

4

1945 1.70

2 3

0014 0.51 0.61 0641 1.750.29 1.55 0.49 0153 0.231.72WE 0.42 1.57 MO 1327 0800 1931 1.380.25 1.23 0.37 1413 FR

18

19

4

19

4

20

5 0834

1.62

20 0829

1.89

1933 1.62

0.55 0100 3 0151 0803 0146 1.56 18 0.460709

2108 1.50 2029 0114 0.411.77 0130 0.56 0758 1.59 0736 1.840.26 0306 0.45 0245 1436 0.38 TU 1416 0.15 MO 0915 1.57 0849 1.64 TH 2033 1.28 2021 1.49 FR 1530 0.37 SA 1454 0.31 2112 2140 1.55 0209 0.321.80 0210 0.51

5

17 18

0.35 1.76 0234 0.31 1430 0745 0.39 1.49 TH 1330 0.21 0831 1.46 2036 1.43 1945 1346 0.43 1417 0.45 SA SU1.70

4

19

0230 2007 0.49 1.690153 0840 0227 1.57 0.410800 1500 0.37 FR 1413 0825 1.472029 2108 1.50

19

5

SA 1600 0.38 0247 0.47 2213 1.60

6 0910

1.64

SU 1533 0.40 0302 0.251.80 2155

21 0919

1.88

SU 1531 0.41 0324 0.45 2147 1.63

7 0944

MO 1612 0.50 0355 0.231.76 2237

1.64 22 1009

1.82

0.46 MO 1604 0400 0.43 2225 1.64 1017 1.61

8

1650 0.60 TU 0447 0.24 2320 1059 1.701.69

23

2045 1.86 0.29 1.72 0323 0.31 0.25 0920 1.39 1.77

20

SU 1420 0.44 MO 1457 0.52 2127 1.85 0306 2043 0.45 1.750245 0.26

5 0915

1.57

20 0849 0.38

1.64

6 0951

1.54

21 0939 0.36

1.53

1.50

22 1029

1.42

0411 SA 1454 0.31 1.432112 1.80 1009 MO 1456 0.47 TU 1535 0345 2120 0.42 1.790336 0.27 2207

7 0929 8

21 22

23

23

0.250.45MO 1604 0535 0.46 0.37 1640 0.33 FR 0450 TU 1650 0.60 0612 0631 0.49 0.42 SA 1711 2325 1.69 2225 1.64 2320 1.69 2245 1.43

9 1052

1.36 0.52 TU 1641 0438 0.44 2306 1.64 1052 1.57

24 1210

1.22 1730 WE 0541 0.290.69

9 1139

1.29

1742 0.78 TH 1706 0450 0.42 0.630612FR0.45 1147 1.55 1052 2336 1.36 1.751210 1.22 1751 0.37 1641 0.52 1710 0.36 1730 0.69 SU TU WE SA 0541 0.45 0004 1.61 0012 1.57 2306 0633 1.64 0.40 2318 1.46

9

24

1.29 0518 0.45 0.59 WE 1722 1128 1.50 2352 1.62

25 0707

24

9

0.51 0010 1.661.16 1305 TH 0636 0.370.77 1818

10 1240

1.25

0541 0.45 0.690004SA1.61 1329 1.19 FR 1803 1142 1.29 0707 0.51 1838 0.82 WE 1722 0.59 TH 1305 1.16 SU 1741 0.40 MO 1238 1.40 0639 0.48 0054 0103 1.50 1830 0.491.53 2352 0032 1.62 1.701818 0.77 2355 1.47

10

25

10

TH 1813 0.65

11 1206

1.41 MO 1815 0.45

FR 1409 1.14 0734 0.450.82 1918

26

11

TU 1330 1.25

26

0.41 0812 0.55 1428 1.21 SA 1348 1.250054 SU1.53 1239 1911 1.22 0.720805 0.56 1944 0.84

TH 1813 0.65

26

FR 1409 1.14

1.651918 0.82 0201 0.40 0903 0152 1.46 1500 1526 SU 0.49 1.290903 MO0.57 0745 2056 1349 2028 1.18 0.721517 1.16

1912 0.601.46 1.59 0152 0138 12 0047 0745 0.49 27 0903 0.57 12 0843 0035 1.48 0146 1.55 0047 1.59

1.18 1517 1.16 FR 1349 12 0649 0.52 27SA 0837 0.53 12 1918 0.70 2030 0.83

25

27

27

TU 1249 1.32 WE 1430 1.15 FR SA 1851 0.51 2000 0.691.43 1918 0249 0.70 1.632030 0.83 0258 0305 0154 1.58 1000 0951 0859 0.46 0120 1.47 0241 1.480.56 0154 0943 1.58 0.370258 1.43 1618 1617 1.20 SU MO 1603 SA 1509 0745 0.55 0945 0.571.21 0859 0.46 1.371000TU0.56 2145 2204 0.70 TH 1540 1342 1.23 1.100.81 SA 1509 2144 1.20 0.66 WE 2037 SU 1618 1.21 1937 0.57 2101 0.75 2037 0.70 2145 0.81

28

13

13

28

13

13

28

28

0308 1.60 0401 1.43 0357 1.63 0404 14 0.40 29 1035 0214 1.47 0308 1038 1.60 0.340401 14 1007 29 034510481.440.531414 29 291.43 2037 0.62

2214 0.77

2155 0.65

2248 0.75

2150 0.63

2323 0.74

2303 0.55

2341 0.67

0418 1.65 0457 1.45 0500 1.63 0458 0318 1.49 0451 1.430.49 15 0418 1128 1.65 0.320457 301.45 15 0.33 30 1130 1115 15 1107 1013 0.53 30 1152 0.55 15 1107 0.33 30 1130 0.49

1.39 0.49 MO 1721 1.38 TU 1749 1.37 WE 1749 1.59 TH 1743 1.51 1611 1.14 1.150.67MO 1721 2354 1.38 0.48 FR 2303 TU 1749 1.37 0.55 SA 1800 2341 2355 0.63

31 0552 1241

1.45 0.51 SU 1849 1.22

1 0041 0630

m

1

MO 1321 0.46 Time 1.30 m 1929

19581.61 0.48 26 0057 0734 0.45 11 1239 1.22 26 0805 0.56 11 0737 0639 0.48 0601 0.48 0057 1.61

0114 02301.25 1.48 0.451.33TU 1330 0706 0.59 09000.60 0.55 1912 MO 1309 1.36 TU 1452 1.19 20481.55 0.58 0035 1934 1.480.46 0146

m

Local Time 0556 1.47 1 0544 1208 0.46 16 1213 APRIL

1.71 0.26 TU 1813 1.49

LAT 34° 29ʼ S Times and Heights JUN 0.55 1.40 SA 1229 0.47 1857 1.70

19131.66 0.37 25 0010 0636 0.37 10 1142

10

0601 26 IT 1.48 0.55 11 1206 READ 1815 1.19 MO 11 'DR RIP’S260.58 11

0115 0706 FR 1217 1.55 SA 1318 1953 0200 1.341902 0.39 0329 1.45

Time

1610 0.32 17450.24 0.14 0.170.37 SU 1531 0442 0.41 TH 1716 TH 0405 0.41 FR 1630 0518 0.430.32 FR 2212 1.40 23541.70 1.55 2239 1.681.31 2147 1.63 23 0447 8 1009 8 1044 8 0400 1059 1.44 23 1118 1017 2315 1.611.30

FR 1225 1.79 1904 0.18

1.33 0230 0.59 0900 1.21 1452 MO 1309 1.360028TU 1934 0.460555 0.59 2048

MAY 2019

m

0427 0.450.30 TH 0.41 TH 1546 17000.23 0.07 0.110.31 SA 1600 0354 0.38 1540 0.33 WE 0324 WE 1645 22 0355 7 0929 7 0954 7 0324 23051.82 1.54 2154 1.641.42 2213 1.60 1029 0944 2241 1.641.29 1009 1.50 22 2139 1.37

TH 1716 0.32 FR 1745 0.14 TH 1610 0.32 FR 1630 0.17 0322 0.30 2212 0416 05001.68 0.26 2315 1.300319 0.50 2354 1.55 2239 1.400.47

7 0954 1.72 22 WATCH IT 0953

PORT KEMBLA –

0.470.31 WE 0.42 WE 1502 0336 0.110.27 FR 1530 0309 1509 0.34 16150.25 0.04 0.37 TU TU 1613 6 0247 21 0302 6 0345 6 0908 0910 2206 1.641.27 0919 0951 1.54 21 0939 2108 1.581.53 2106 1.33 22171.88 1.51 2140 1.55

1.96 SU 1603 0.31 MO 1547 0.07 2145 1.38 1.662154 1.22 1117 1.84

22

Time

m

Heights of High1.55 and Low Waters 0520 0.68 0535and 1.46 1Times 16 0430 1 0021 1128 0.45 0642 MARCH 1.49 16 1159 1233 0.53 FEBRUARY

0.40 0130 0822 07540.41 1.87 0114 0.561.65 1901 1.24 0758 14401.84 0.13 TH 1402 0.41 SU 1506 0846FR1.96 0736 1.68 1.590.35 MO 2039 1.39 1947 1.21 2056 1.22 1529 0.06 1416 0.15 1540 0.32 1436 0.38 TU TU MO MO 2129 1.46 2021 2132 1.250124 0.47 1.280.50 0045 0.41 2033 0225 02181.49 0.31 0720 1.75 0210 0859 08460.32 1.96 0209 0303 0.480802 1.68 0312 0.26 0.511.68 1406 0.27 1529 0.06 FR 1446 0.36 MO 1540 0829 1.89 0933 1.69 0937SA1.98 0834 1.620.32 TU 2033 1.21 2132 1.25 1959 1.29 2129 1.46 TU 1613 0.31 WE 1615 0.04 TU 1509 0.34 WE 1502 0.11 2108 2206 1.270203 0.48 2217 1.51 1.330.48 0137 0.37 2106 0303 03121.58 0.26

4 0225 0859

2 7 5 4

8 1.52 9 0.51 2 1.13

LAT 34° Time m 29ʼ S

m

0602 1.63 0.55WOLLONGONG 1252 0.37 1.57 16 JANUARY COUNCIL 1848 1.23 0.45CITYSA m 1.15Time HAS ASKED US Time 0443 0543 1.50 0026 0.54 1 16 1102 1209 0.53 TO REMIND ALL 17 0700WE0.46 1.76 1.61 1649 TU 1756 1.25 1348 TO0.24 0.39 2259 2356SU 0.44 BEACH GOERS 1946 1.31 1.19 0537 0633 1.57 SWIM BETWEEN 2 1311180.470123170.38 0.52 1211 0754– 1.651855 1.22 1759 THE FLAGS TH1.87 WE 2352 0.35 MO 1440 0.13 NO FLAGS MEANS 1.22 2039 1.39 0630 0041 0.46 3 18 1311 0720 1.63 NO SWIM. 0218 0.31 0.50

south coaster

e

THE AUTUMN

Autumn 2019

ORT KEMBLA – NEW SOUTH WALES

2

3 4 5 6

7 8 9

1.60 0.37 TU 1538 1.46 2131 0.64

1.54 0.38 WE 1633 1.55 2243 0.58 1.49 0.40 TH 1725 1.64 2346 0.51 1.44 0.42 FR 1813 1.73

0.44 1.40 SA 1224 0.45 1859 1.80

31 0545 1152

1.40 0.48 FR 1820 1.60

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