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FREE Information Guide Far South Coast November ‘09

Mambo Merimbula Classic Magic Eden Whale Festival - pg 7 Buckets Of Cash $




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Bega On The Go - pg 22

Bega Festival - pg 26

This month: Eden Whale Festival (pg 7) • Bega Festival (pg 26) • Bega On The Go (pgs 22/23) • Orchids & Bonsai in Merimbula (pg 13)


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Mandeni Cabins MERIMBULA

Mandeni Resort is set amidst 200 hectares of beautiful bush. It is close to Merimbula & beaches and offers free activities for all guests. Relax & enjoy the peace & privacy or play Tennis, take a walk on one of the walking tracks, use the solar heated swimming pool, childrens playground or the Mountain Biking skills park - great fun for the whole family. If you like Golf, we have a 9 hole course, 18 hole putting green, pitch & putt golf, minigolf & a water golf driving range (fees apply).

Great Family Fun Holiday Self Drive Package for June to December, outside school holiday periods This family package (for 2 adults & 2 children) gives you and your family an active & fun week. You don’t need to plan or organise as it is already done.

Sapphire Coast Drive 6kms North of Merimbula

FREE CALL 1800 358 354


The package includes: • 7 nights accommodation in our fully self-contained log cabins. • Entry to the Merimbula Aquarium. • 2 hour Twofold Bay Cruise in Eden. • Movie tickets to see morning/ afternoon movie at the Picture Show Man Cinema in Merimbula. Relax & enjoy a week at Mandeni

Merimbula Marina WHALE WATCHING




Guaranteed sighting or FULL CASH REFUND on all 3½ hour morning cruises! 20 Sep - 1 Dec

Morning Cruise - 3½ hours:

Afternoon Cruise - 2½ hours:

On board our 15m Power Cat $69 Adult, $59 Senior/Student $39 Child (5-15yrs) $30 Child (0-4yrs) or $179 per family* (*2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs $30 extra child from same family)

On board our 15m Power Cat $40 Adult, $35 Senior/Student $25 Child (5-15yrs) $10 Child (0-4yrs) or $110 per family* (*2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs $10 extra child from same family)

All cruises depart from the jetty opposite the Lakeview Hotel


• Fishing on the biggest boat in town, the “Sea Eagle” a 43’ Steber Pro Fisher • On board toilet • Fish cleaned • All bait and tackle supplied • No fishing license required Phone now 6495 1686

MORNING TRIP (5 hours): $80 Adult, $50 Child, $20 non-fisher, $200 Family (2 Adults 2 Children) AFTERNOON TRIP (3 hours): $40 Adult, $30 Child and $20 non-fisher

BOOK DIRECT on 6495 1686


From the Editor Welcome to the November edition of the Far South Coast Monthly Imag. The annual southern migration of whales finishes this month, but the fun is just beginning at the Eden Whale Festival - find out what's on this year on page 7. Racing fans and spring fashion fans alike will want to book a seat at the many Melbourne Cup Day lunches being held along the coast. You can read all about the event being held at the Batemans Bay Bowling Club on page 43. Visit Twyford Hall on November 6 and 7 and you'll find the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club's Native Orchid Show, where you'll see many familiar native species and those rarely seen in their wild state, and a bonsai display. On the same weekend, you can hear Jon English at the Merimbula RSL Club (a fundraiser for the Sapphire Aquatic Centre) or at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. More details on our Entertainment page (page 28). For keen outdoor gardeners, there are three spectacular gardens at Tanja to wander through as part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme. See page 18 for more information. The Montague Choristers are performing Nostalgia 2 in Bermagui, Narooma and Moruya in late November - details are on page 37.

Material in this publication is copyright and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the publishers. Circulation/Distribution: Average 10,000 copies distributed monthly throughout the Region as well as major Tourism Information centres in Sydney, Canberra, country NSW and over 40 Countrylink travel centres in NSW. Information supplied by others for this magazine is published in good faith. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of this information, the Publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. Printed by Spotpress Pty Ltd 24-26 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW © Imag Publications 2009

CONTENTS And to finish off the month is the 29th Annual Mambo Merimbula Classic, featuring kite surfing, wave sailing and Stand Up Paddle surfing - truly spectacular stuff! Don't forget, if you're visiting the region, when you get home you can keep up to date with what's happening on the Far South Coast just go to our website at and download the current edition. Keep your Monthly Imag handy (or download it) as you travel around the Far South Coast - you’ll find all the information you need. Enjoy your visit, watch out for the wildlife, and do drive safely. Paul & Melinda

Visit the spectacular Kiama 6 Whale Watching Little Blowhole Mambo Classic 14 FollowMap the Kiama historic24 Coast township walk Entertainment 28 Tide 30 TakeChart a trip to the spectacular Fishing Report 30 Minnamurra Rainforest Centre Gardening 32 Travel along the Jamberoo Nurseries/Gardens 32 road to Saddleback Mountain Markets 36 Galleries 38 Collectables 39 Accommodation 41 Travelling North Feature 46

Towns Eden Pambula Merimbula/Tura Bega Tathra Bermagui Cobargo Tilba Narooma Moruya Mogo Batemans Bay

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Independently owned franchise Publishers/Editors: Paul Callaghan & Melinda Downs Phone: 6494 2185 Fax: 6494 2671 PO Box 9002 Wyndham NSW 2550

If you’d like to stock copies of the Far South Coast Monthly Imag, please contact us on 02 6494 2185, or email to have your business included in your local delivery run. SUBSCRIPTIONS: For a yearly subscription to the Far South Coast Monthly Imag, send a cheque for $30 (made out to Dovewood Pty Ltd) to the address above, and include your postal address.



Some photographs courtesy of Tourism NSW Cover Photo: - "Mambo 2008" - Paul Callaghan

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for Copy/Changes - 1st of the month prior to month of publication.


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Ph: 6496 1209 or 0415 602 446

Guaranteed sighting or FULL CASH REFUND on all 3½ hour morning cruises! 20 Sep - 1 Dec See our ad on page 3 for more details BOOK DIRECT on 6495 1686

CAT BALOU CRUISES CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF WHALE WATCHING The whale watching season is in full swing and Cat Balou Cruises based in Eden, are having a whale of a time watching the majestic Humpback whales on their southern migration. Cat Balou Cruises are celebrating their 20th year of whale watching and are the most experienced whale watching operators in NSW. They depart daily from Eden, one of the few ports that has direct ocean access with no bar crossings. Humpbacks are the main species sighted, however there is a possibility of seeing other species including Southern Right, Bryde’s, Minke, Blue


& Orca. On most trips dolphins, seals and many species of birdlife are also sighted. The whales generally arrive from mid September and continue passing Eden until late November. The first to arrive are the sub adults, followed by the mother and calf pods which often come right into Twofold Bay, giving their young a chance to rest en route to the Antarctic. Eden is one of the few places in the world that Humpbacks feed on their migratory route. It’s an awesome experience to see the inside of a Humpback whale's mouth!

Cat Balou offer a choice of two whale watching cruises - their popular half day morning trip (departing daily) or a shorter Budget Whale Watch which operates on selected afternoons. On the rare occasion whales aren’t sighted, passengers receive a return free cruise or half fare refunded. This applies to both whale watching cruises. Bookings are essential for all cruises; phone 0427 260 489 or 0427 962 027. Cat Balou Cruises update their whale sightings each day on their web site

Have a whale of a time in Eden 30 October, 31 October & 1 November

An action packed three-day community event celebrating the annual migration of whales through the waters of Twofold Bay. 1pm, Friday 30th October is the official opening at Eden Killer Whale Museum followed by the Whale Festival Ball, Friday evening. Saturday the whole town is abuzz with the excitement of the Street Parade led by the Sydney detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band and featuring pipe and concert bands, drummers, dancers, singers, street performers, trucks, vintage cars, hot rods, motorcycles, Carlton Clydesdales and decorative floats galore. The atmosphere continues at the Eden Wharf with regional market and food stalls, cooking demonstrations, live music and entertainers, informative displays, carnival rides, Navy helicopter simulator, fireworks spectacular and much, much more. Sunday captures the essence of fun and games with ‘Mermaids by the Sea’, hot rods show and shine, dragon boats, yachts races and whale watch cruises. An exhibition trail of dance, poetry, paintings, crafts, sculpture, model ships, photography and open gardens adds to the great list of things to do over the weekend. Enjoy the whales and have a whale of a time! For further information visit or Phone Eden Visitor Information Centre PH: 02 6496 1953 Email:


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Must see & Do

Ben Boyd National Park - Kiah Inlet George Bass and Mathew Flinders were the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century. You can experience some of the town’s history at the Eden Killer Whale Museum, and see the skeleton of “Old Tom”, Eden’s famous killer whale. For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can also visit Davidson’s Whaling

Station, the longest operating shorebased whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Eden is now famous as a destination for whale-watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring. To celebrate the significance of whales to the town, Eden holds its Whale Festival in November each year. Eden is a paradise for those who love to fish, with kilometres of beaches, river estuaries and rock platforms to explore, as well as charter boat operations for access for deep-sea fishing. Eden has beautiful beaches close to town; try Aslings Beach for a surf or to explore rock pools, or Corcora Beach for fun with the family.

Jolly Rogers

Cafe Lamplighter


when in eden please call in & see us for

Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum Take a walk around the Eden wharf Visit the stunning National Parks, including Davidson Whaling Station Visit historic Boydtown Hire a fishing charter or take a cruise on Twofold Bay (whale watching in season) Go sailing on Twofold Bay

Eden Gateway Centre Mitchell St. Eden (02) 6496 1953

at the Best Western Coachman’s Rest Motor Inn

• Souvenirs • Giftware • Toys • Puzzles and Games • Craft • Manchester etc Open 7 Days

Eden’s Simply Succulents 100’s of plants at wholesale prices lOver 700 named plants in private collection to view lOpen Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues - other times by appointment l

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

201 Imlay Street

Ph 64963517

Ph 6496 1900 Opposite Eden Golf Club 81 Princes Hwy Eden

47 Government Rd Eden. 02 6496 1906

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

 178 Imlay St, Eden NSW 2551 • Ph 02 6496 1657 email:


located in the heart

99 Princes Highway Eden NSW 2551 Ph: 02 6496 1798 Fax: 02 6496 1820

of beautiful Eden, only minutes walk to club, hotels and shopping centre Wireless Internet access available

Men of Timber Exhibition at the Eden Killer Whale Museum Men of Timber explores the dangerous aspects of occupations associated with the timber industry as well as the historical aspects of living and working conditions. The timber industry in Australia extends as far back as to the settlement of the colony in 1788. Timber was cleared from the land to fulfil the need to build shelter and furniture, provide


fuel for cooking and for transport requirements such as building ships and carts. One of the earliest known exports of timber from Eden occurred in 1843 when the ship St Heliers left the wharf with a load of wattle bark and other goods bound for London. The first rail service in NSW opened on 26 September 1855. The increas-



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Whaling & Twofold Bay

Replica Lighthouse-

this gallery gives an insight into lighthouses

“Serendipitous Wandering”

Davidson Gallery Whaling Exhibition Visit Old Tom’s Skeleton -the

Open Garden

most famous of Killer Whales

Davy Jones’ Treasures Gift & Souvenir Shop

open 7 days

· Extensive range of historical books · Disabled Access · Bus Parking 184 Imlay St, EDEN opp Police Station ph 02 6496 2094 fax 02 6496 2024 email:


ing use of railways across the country saw the emergence of a steady sleeper cutter industry, with 50 sleeper cutters operating by 1907. The last sleeper shipment from Eden was the Lantao which departed on 28nd October 1961 bound for Pakistan. The Men of Timber exhibition runs until 2nd December.

Also venue for wedding photos, workshops and meetings. 49 Government Road, Eden NSW Phone for appointment 02 6496 3177 Or ring the bell for Carolyn.

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

Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club 217 Imlay Street Eden . Phone: 6496 1577

Eden Gardens Country Club Princes Hwy Eden . Phone: 6496 1126

● Club Keno ● Club TAB ● Raffles ● Free child-minding ● Sky and Austar ● Bingo ● Regular entertainment ● Lunch and dinner 7 days a week

● 18 hole championship golf course ● Fully stocked pro shop ● Lawn bowls ● No crowds, no stress ● Restaurant - Chinese and Australian menu 7 days lunch and dinner

Check Entertainm ent Page for details

Dining with this view!



Must see & Do

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

This thriving village has an eclectic mix of businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops, and pubs. At the southern end of the town is Panboola, a community-managed recreational area that is restoring parts of the floodplain and former race course. Just 5 minutes east of the village is Pambula Beach, set between the ocean, the mouth of Pambula River and Ben Boyd National Park. There are several safe beaches here, as well walking tracks and viewing platforms. Heading south from Pambula, turn off the Highway to Pambula Lake, where there’s a boat ramp for launching vessels. Several oyster growers sell fresh Pambula Lake oysters here too.

Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Take a trip to the scenic village of Wyndham Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

Pamboola Wetlands Pambula

Hand-moulded Organic Sourdoughs Cakes & Pastries Wild Variety of Pies The Finest Australian Grown Coffee


Open Mon - Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm Sat 6.30am - 2.00pm Extended opening hours during School Holidays

Come and browse and buy from our huge range of fiction and non-fiction books at great prices. We sell, buy and trade books. Open Mon-Sat 10am to 4.30pm Ph. 6495 6971

Diverse Range of Gluten-free products

34 Toalla St. Pambula

26 Quondola St Pambula 6495 6649

Your local liquor specialist


PAMBULA’S LITTLE JUST A PLACE TO BUY A CASE OF BEER, IT’S YOUR ONE STOP PREMIUM LIQUOR SHOP WITH: • No parking or traffic hassles DRIVE • No parking or traffic hassles • An extensive range of


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• An extensive range of premium wines & spirits • Weekly specials • Friendly & knowledgeable customer service • A delivery service till late is available

premium wines & spirits Weekly specials Friendly & knowledgeable customer service A delivery service till late is available

4/13 Toalla St Pambula. Ph:St 6495 6335 4/13 Toalla Pambula


Ph 6495 6335




Sit by the lake and enjoy freshly opened oysters Shed 1- 52 Landing Road Pambula Lake

02 6495 6704

0414 524 064

Oaklands Pambula

♦ Farm & Garden Supplies ♦ Merv’s Collectables & Old Wares 6495 6822 ♦ Village Art Gallery ♦ Trail & Pony Rides

A unique & refreshing selection of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, sculpture and clothing by local and interstate artists Open Mon-Fri 9.30 to 5pm Sat 10 to 2pm

Ph 0428 957 257

6495 7286

47 Toalla Street Pambula

♦ Animal Nursery ♦ Café - B’fast & Lunch 9am - 4pm 7 days Ph Café 6495 7373

Next to the Pambula Bridge 6495 7257

Experiences to make you feel good Dining at its best Golf for all levels Friendly & Relaxed Environment Health & Fitness

For the complete shopping experience visit


Ring for Shuttle Bus 6495 6154

Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club

Arthur Kaine Drive, Pambula. NSW 2549 Ph: 6495 6154

and browse through our three rooms of art, craft & giftware. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Coaches most welcome At the Roundabout, Pambula Phone/ Fax: (02) 6495 6762


Merimbula - Tura Beach

Must see & Do Enjoy the many walks around town & the lake Get out on the water with hire boats or fishing charters, and dolphin watching (whale watching in season) Enjoy a family day at one of the spectacular beaches Explore or go bushwalking in the scenic South East Forests National Park Go bike riding in Bournda National Park Take a scenic flight up and down the spectacular Far South Coast Have some thrills at Magic Mountain Fun Park, Top Fun & Mandeni Family Fun Park Take in the spectacular view with a visit to the Aquarium Visit Potoroo Palace native animal sanctuary Relax & enjoy fresh seafood at local eateries, clubs & hotel Go fishing off the wharf, beaches or in the lake

South East Forests - Bournda National Park - Candelo There are a range of activities and attractions in Merimbula, including deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, snorkelling, surfing, cycling, scenic flights, ten-pin bowling, family fun parks or experiencing native animals or marine creatures up close. Merimbula is a great place to go shopping, with specialty shops and nationally-known outlets tucked away in arcades and courtyards. There are also plenty of cafes to provide a caffeine boost if the energy levels start to fall. Foodies are spoilt for choice, with a wide range of restaurants, clubs and the Hotel offering a host of different dining experiences, but with fresh local seafood a common theme. For a musical night out, there are lots of venues in Merimbula and the surrounding areas that offer live music; especially during the annual Jazz Festival in June. Tura Beach is only a short drive north, with its own shopping centre, country club and beautiful beach.

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Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Bega Valley with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, and a vast array of attractions and accommodation choices. Merimbula has a long history of human occupation, with Aboriginal people making the most of the available food resources, leaving behind middens that are still visible today. In more recent times, Merimbula was one of several coastal trading ports connecting the region to the outside world, as the area was relatively isolated with a lack of rail or road access. The Old School Museum on Main St has information and displays about the town’s early history. With its beautiful location on the shores of Merimbula Lake, there are plenty of places to enjoy the view; looking across the bay from the restored Merimbula Wharf, enjoying the sunrise or sunset from the Boardwalk around the southern section of the Lake, or strolling around Fishpen watching the pelicans.

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Native orchids and bonsai on display at Native Orchid Show The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club will hold its Australian Native Orchid Show at Twyford Hall, Merimbula, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November. The show will feature Australian native orchids, including many dainty Sarcochilus orchids that are rarely seen in their wild state. Whilst their flowers are small (up to 3cm) they are displayed in profusion. Careful breeding has extended their colour range from pure crystalline white, through yellows to pinks and reds with combinations of all of these as spots or stripes. Because they flower at this time of the

The show is open 9am - 5pm Friday and 9am - 3pm Saturday, and entry is free. There will be a sales table for enthusiasts and novice growers. For more information about the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club, visit

year they seldom make the regular show bench, making this show a unique opportunity to see these beautiful flowers en masse. Renowned Merimbula bonsai expert David Hof, who has been creating bonsai trees for over 30 years, will have a display of his craft at the Show and bonsai trees for sale. David will be on hand to explain the culture and care of bonsai.


Golf•Cycle•BBQ•Relax New Activities


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Enquire about our family day pass

Open to the public 7 DAYS 9.30am - 5pm Ph 0403 706 692 Just 5 minutes north of Merimbula on Sapphire Coast Drive

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

Freshly ground coffee now available


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∙ Accommodation ∙ Bar & Grill ∙ Bottleshop ∙ Functions ∙ Regular Entertainment

1 Market St. Merimbula Ph (02) 6495 1202


THE 29th MAMBO MERIMBULA CLASSIC Incorporating the Naish Sup Sessions


R E M O B M A MA L U B M I R E M O B M A A M L U B M I R E M At Main B Beach Merimbula 26 - 29 November O MAM The world’s longest running wave sailing competition the Mambo Merimbula Classic, incorporating the Naish Sup (Stand up paddle) Sessions, will be held from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th November 2009.

will be hot as competitors vie for a share of the prize pool, plus the prestigious trophies awarded to top performers in a variety of categories.

It’s the 29th annual event and the Merimbula Sailboard Club are expecting to see the best wave sailors, kite surfers and stand up paddle surfers from around the world.

Competitors meet daily at Ford Park, and as soon as the wind gets up to around 10knots, the kite-surfers hit the water, whilst the wave sailors need 15knots plus. Add a big swell to this equation and a truly spectacular event unfolds.

The introduction of Stand Up Paddle boards makes things more interesting when the winds aren’t so strong, and promises to attract more competitors. These graceful boards had their origins in Hawaii and have spread in popularity around the world’s surfing spots.

There are plenty of excellent vantage points around to view the action. Bar Beach offers the full panorama of Merimbula Bay, with Main Beach also providing a good viewing spot. Pambula River Mouth and Short Point are good spots to watch competitors practice and test the conditions.

A Stand Up Paddle race is being held on the Saturday 28th November around 11am, starting at the beach at Ford Park. An armada of paddle boards will paddle up and down the channel, providing a spectacular view from Merimbula.

Local radio stations 2EC Power FM (765 AM/105.9 FM) and ABC Southeast (810 AM/103.5FM) report regularly on the action, so keep tuned in, or check at the Tourist Informaton Centre.

With thousands of dollars in prizes to be won, the action






R E M O B M A A M L U B M I R BOOK E Merimbula Surf M Shop O B M For all your A M surfing needs Official watering hole with:

Great Beer Great Food Great View

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THE MIND AND TIMES OF REG MOMBASSA Murray Waldren, Harper Collins - $75

3/4 Merimbula Drive Check out our latest range of Clothing Footwear Jewellery Wetsuits

Illustrated with almost 300 original artworks and packed with photographs, posters and band memorabilia - this is a true collector’s item. Shop 6 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 1969

Boardwalk Pancakes Crepes & Icecreams All Day Breakfast Light Snacks Coffee Ice Creams & Low Fat Yoghurts On the Lake On the Boardwalk (Opposite Sanity)

Core Pambula

49 Toalla St Pambula 6494 3374 6495 4446 Watch the Mambo action

whilst enjoying our great food & spectacular views. Lunch • Morning & afternoon tea

At the Wharf - Lake Street Merimbula

Hungry’s Takeaway

• Over 20 types of Hamburgers • Homemade Pies • Sausage Rolls • Sandwiches, toasted & fresh • Grilled Fish & Seafood Packs • Tea & Coffee Merimbula Drive

Ph 6495 1197

40 FLAVOURS OF ICE CREAM • Gelati • Yoghurt • Sundaes • Pancakes

• Hot Dogs • Nachos • Milkshakes • Coffee


(opposite Merimbula Post Office)

Merimbula Ice Creamery

Takeaway & Dine-In Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner Open 7 days from 8am to late Fish ‘n’ chips • Schnitzels • Burgers Milkshakes • & a whole lot more Cnr Main & M a r k e t S t M e r i m b u l a


Rock legend Jon English plays Merimbula


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Much-loved musician and actor Jon English is the first entertainer to perform as part of the Bega Cheese Concert Series, a new partnership between Bega Cheese and The Rotary Club of Pambula Inc. The Concert Series was devised to bring a range of high profile performers to the Bega Valley, and to continue to raise funds for the Sapphire Aquatic Centre, where construction is about to commence. In the short term, the Bega Cheese Concert Series will replace the highly popular but challenging-to-organise Sapphire Rock concerts.

Jon is playing on Saturday November 7th at the Merimbula RSL Club, with the evening kicking off at 8pm. He'll be performing all his hits, including Hollywood Seven, Turn the Page,

Some People, Six Ribbons, She was Real, Hot Town, Get Your Love Right, Words Are Not Enough and Superstar. Supporting Jon is Jonah's Road, who in September got the gig as support act for international rock icon Suzi Quatro when she played the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. Tickets are $30 per person and are selling quickly, so book now on 6495 1502. All proceeds from the performance will go to the Sapphire Aquatic Centre.



Next Door To TOP FUN Budget Pizzas less topping but a thicker base.

ph 6495 1557

Stockists of: Marco Polo Didier Parakian VSSP Hot Dusk - Citi Boo Radley Mixit Shoes Jewellery Swimwear

Ph: 6495 2677


Shop 13 Merimbula Plaza

Sapphire Coast Anglican College

Shop 4/62 Market Street, Merimbula (opposite Target) Ph: 6495 2680

• 4 magnificent bowling greens • Entertainment auditorium and Sapphire Room for functions • Rockpool Cafe and Gardens • Pacific Bistro • Leisure lounges • Club Keno, TAB, Sky Channel and Austar, ATM and EFTPOS • Free Courtesy Shuttle Bus Main Street, Merimbula, NSW Phone (02) 6495 1306 Fax (02) 6495 1952 Email:

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Club Sapphire Tura Home of Tura Beach Country Club

Enjoy spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean from this magnificent 18 hole championship course. • 2 Bowling Greens • 2 Tennis Courts • Seaview Bistro – Open daily 12.00–8.30pm • Club Keno, Austar, ATM, EFTPOS, TAB and Sky Channel (from Feb) • Free Courtesy Shuttle Bus


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Glorious Open Gardens and Galleries in Tanja The natural beauty of Tanja has attracted many creative people over the last twenty years. Visitors will be able to experience this creative vision when three spectacular gardens open the weekend of the 14 & 15 November with Australia’s Open Garden Scheme. Madeleine’s Garden is the creation of ceramicist Madeleine Meyer. The Mediterranean-styled garden is designed to encourage wandering and provides the perfect background to display Meyer’s distinctive and vibrant pieces. 1426 Bermagui Rd, Tanja Deb and Jack’s Garden has been created to provide an area for growing

fruit and vegetables on an exposed windy hill. This is how a kitchen garden should be – brimming with healthy seasonal fare. 1390 Bermagui Rd, Tanja Catherine and Philip’s Garden is a grand vision resulting in extensive landscaping in the form of large basalt rocks in long dry stone walls, terraces linked by sweeping curves of steps, and arched arbours. 1392 Bermagui Rd, Tanja Join Margaret Sirl, ABC South East Radio’s Gardening Expert for a walk through the gardens, starting at 3pm Saturday and 10am Sunday (meeting place Madeleine’s Garden). At Ivy Hill Gallery, a botanically themed

exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day. The garden at Ivy Hill Gallery is another delight to add to your experience. 1795 Bermagui - Tathra Road Wapengo, The Tanja Gardens will be open between 10am & 4.30pm at a combined entry fee of $12. Children u18 free. For further information, phone Alison Stewart on 6230 3143. Catherine & Phillip's

at the resort

• All needlecraft & patchwork supplies • Day classes ● Ten Pin Bowling ● Zone 3 Laser Game ● Mini Golf ● Video Games ● Kiosk ● Birthday Parties

99 Main Street Merimbula 02 6495 3091 Open Mon-Fri 9-4pm, Sat 9-noon 489 Sapphire Coast Dr, Merimbula

Ph 6495 9651

EFTPOS, City Link & Mobile Recharge available

the tastes of the town and views to match Relax in our NEW outdoor terrace Featuring rock water-wall, copper walls and overhead table heating. Dine in the spacious Coral Sea Restaurant - perfect for that night out with friends and family • Austar on two large screens • Regular live entertainment & promotions • Free child minding • Bingo (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) • Full sports lounge bar


Merimbula RSL Club

52-54 Main Street, Merimbula Tel: 6495 1502 Fax: 6495 3602 Email: Web: www. • Is gambling a problem for you? G-Line is a confidential annonymous and free counselling service - FREE CALL 1800 633 635

Visit National Parks

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

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

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30

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

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

Lake Street Merimbula Phone (02) 6495 4446

Best Western Sea Spray Motel Overlooking the town, lake and ocean & only a short walk to shops, restaurants, clubs and the town centre. We have 19 spacious, well appointed Standard, Deluxe and Executive Suites with all the facilities and comforts expected in a quality Best Western Motel.

Ph: 6495 3299

Fax: 6495 3176


NATIVE ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL SANCTUARY • Open 10-4 Thur to Mon • Open every day during the holidays • Educational talks run throughout the day • New Function Room now available for hire for meetings, workshops, conferences & exhibitions

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

9km north of Merimbula on the Princes Hwy Ph: 02 6494 9225 Fax: 02 6494 9559 Office: 02 6494 9053 Email:



Must see & Do

Home of the world famous Bega Cheese Bega is a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. Views of Mumbulla Mountain to the north and the escarpment to the west are best appreciated from the Lookout, located just 3 kilometres north of town on the Princes Hwy. In the language of local Aboriginal people, members of the Yuin nation, Bega is said to mean “large camping ground”; it would have been a place of great abundance. The dairy industry has always played a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must; the Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s, and provides an insight into how early farmers lived, worked and transported their products. The Heritage Centre is also home to the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides information about attractions throughout the region.

Bega is still a friendly country town, even though the demographics have changed over the past 30 years, with many people moving from cities to enjoy the relaxed country lifestyle. Bega has a thriving arts community with its own Regional Gallery, which hosts several major exhibitions each year, as well as the artist-run Spiral Gallery.

Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River Take in the view from the Bega lookout Explore the historic buildings in Church Street Bega Visitor Information Centre - At Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, Lagoon St Bega (02) 6491 7645

Open: Mon-Fri 9 - 3.30 Sat 9.30 - 2.00 Breakfast & Lunch

CHECK OUR DAILY SPECIALS Great coffee, friendly staff, table service Everything home-made on the premises 6492 0361 Shop 1 Ayres Walkway Bega

Dairy Farm Bega Valley

The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Lagoon Street, North Bega

Regional Bus Ticketing available for Countrylink & Premier bus services

Open 9am-5pm, 7 days

(closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) • Free admission • Gourmet range of fudge • Cheese tastings & sales • Ice creams, milk shakes & light meals • The History of Dairying Museum • Picnic area • Local products • Arts & Crafts

Ph 02 6491 7762


Deane’s Buslines

Servicing 5 times daily

Now incorporating the Bega Visitor Information Centre

Ph 02 6491 7645 Fax 02 6491 7646

Bega Secrets Mention Bega and most people think ‘cheese’, but there’s a lot more to Bega than a lot of black and white cows. With streetscapes full of historic buildings, lots of friendly faces and plenty of places to park the car, Bega is a great place to visit and shop . You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find all sorts of specialty retailers, galleries and cafes when you wander through the town’s streets and walkways. When you’ve had your fill of retail therapy and enjoyed a good coffee, there are plenty of historic sights to see, including St John’s Anglican Church (c1850), the recently rebuilt Bega Court House, the War Memorial and the Clock Tower. It’s not just about the past though. On November 20 - 22 is the inaugural Bega Valley Festival, with its theme ‘Communities in Transition’ . The Festival includes a Sustainable Land Use and Living Expo and a Clean Energy Expo, demonstrating the Bega Valley’s commitment to a sustainable future. 6 secrets for yourself.... Come to Bega and discover its the little nursery down the lane • Hardy plants for coastal, frost and drought conditions • Special interest books and gift cards • Seedlings and herbs are our specialty Come, relax and be inspired by the ambience of our nursery

Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm 32-34 Church Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 6628 Behind Candelo Bulk Wholefoods and next to the Gipps St carpark


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

62 Carp Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 1393


Spiral Gallery Spiral Gallery Co-Operative Limited is an artist run space that aims to promote and support contemporary and innovative art practice through its frequently changing exhibitions. The gallery is run by the co-operative of artists, and aims to promote established and emerging artists in exhibitions which reflect a variety of media and styles. As well as solo shows, the gallery hosts community group shows and exhibitions by the spiral artists themselves. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 1pm 47 Church St Bega 6492 5322

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Bega Garden Nursery

Hardy plants for coastal, frost & dry conditions. Seedlings and herbs are our speciality. OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY

“The little nursery down the lane” Rear of 32-34 Church St Bega 6492 6628

Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Snacks & lunches, free cheese tasting, gifts & souvenirs, local produce & crafts Lagoon St North Bega 6491 7762

Large range of stock frames, fast and friendly service. Selection of local photography by Tony & Robert Lockerbie. Think outside the picture. 115 Carp St Bega 6492 6500

Bega Pioneers Museum The Bega Pioneers’ Musuem holds a vast collection of Bega District history covering many aspects of presettlement & from 1840 onwards. 87 Bega St Bega 6492 1453

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

6492 6000

Entwinedesigns Flowers by Nicole Renee. ‘Innovative and modern floral arrangements, romantic and indulgent gifts, antique furniture, funky jewellery and collectables. 96 Auckland St. Bega 6494 7799

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BEGA ON THE GO - 2009 - CHRISTMAS PROMOTION Bega Chamber of Commerce

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Spend a minimum of $5 at a participating business to receive a free ticket Weekly draws of $250 - 5pm each Friday at Fletchers Fotographics Major Draw 7.30pm - Thursday 17/12/2009 Littleton Gardens

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shop bega If you’re in town for the 2009 Bega On The Go promotion, Buckets of Cash, don’t forget to visit these businesses for even more great bargains.


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

Endless Candles Fashion Jewellery Sterling Silver Jewellery Body Jewellery Accessories Mens Wear up to 4XL (NRG) Kids School Uniforms Sz 4-16 Ladies Wear up to Sz 24 Top Brands - Misu, Faceoff, Refuge, NRG, CKM, Welseal

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Large range of office supplies Ink cartridges Laser toners Diaries CD’s All your home & office stationery needs Ayres Walkway Bega Ph 6492 3022 Fax 6492 2877 Open Mon-Fri 9 - 4.30 Sat 9 - 1.00

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FUJIFILM’S DIGITAL PHOTO CENTER 8 (DPC8) • Highly customisable hardware and software – tailor made for your business • Cable, internet or remote wireless connectivity to Fujifilm Frontier Digital Minilab and / or stand alone Dye-Sublimation printer(s) to provide complete digital printing solution • Connection to ADSL facilitates remote monitoring and diagnostics, resulting in less downtime and real time servicing or updates (ADSL link to be provided by the merchant at their own cost) • Choice of kiosk software providing full editing functions (zoom, crop, Black & White or Sepia colour adjustments, Red-eye reduction etc) and customisation (workflow management, selection of output sizes, up selling prompts, management of pricing models etc) • Modular component design allows upgrades or replacement easily and affordably • Advertising Point Of Sale (POS) CD and headercards included to drive customers to kiosk

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THE DIGITAL SPECIALIST *Camera Sales *Binoculars *Telescopes *Frames *Albums *Accessories *Laminating *Colour Laser Printing *Photo to Photo *Scan to CD/DVD *1 Hour Photos 104 Auckland St Bega Ph 6492 5533

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Mid South Coast Bermagui-Batemans Bay 0427 020 327

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Emergency - Ambulance - Police - Fire 000 Emergency - for the Hearing or Speech impaired using a text phone 106 State Emergency Service 13 25 00 Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 NRMA 13 11 11 Police Stations Eden 6496 1444 Merimbula 6495 1366 Bega 6492 9999 Tathra 6494 1911 Bermagui 6493 4244 Narooma 4476 2044 Moruya 4474 2444 Batemans Bay 4472 0099 Hospitals Pambula District Hospital 6495 6002 Bega District Hospital 6492 9111 Moruya District Hospital 4474 2666 Batemans Bay District Hospital 4472 1500 24 hour emergency veterinary services Eden 6496 1252 Merimbula 6495 1261 Bega 6492 1837 Batemans Bay 4472 8877 National Parks & Wildlife Service Merimbula 6495 5000 Narooma 4476 2888 WIRES (Wildlife Rescue Service) Eden - Bermagui 6495 4150 Bermagui - Batemans Bay 0427 020 327 Take the time to teach children and overseas visitors how to make an EMERGENCY CALL. Always leave the 000 Emergency Number by the phone.

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'Communities in Transition' November 20 - 21 -22 Littleton Gardens, Bega Town Hall, Bega Showground Pavilion

Hosted by - Sapphire Coast Producers Association (SCPA) Clean Energy for Eternity (CEFE) The Australian Community Network (Austcom) South East Transition Towns (SETTs) 

Sustainable Land Use and Living 'SCPA Expo' - Littleton Gardens Friday 20 - Saturday 21 Featuring the best skills, knowledge and products from regional community groups, producers and their suppliers. 

Clean Energy Expo - Bega Town Hall, Friday 20 - Saturday 21

Showcasing the latest in renewable energy technology, building techniques and materials for active and passive designs for home and business. 

Clean Energy for Eternity Solar Ball - Saturday 21 Bega Showground Pavilion

Rotary International Family Fun Day - Sunday 22 Bega Showground  Schools Day - Friday 20, Bega RSL

Plus Health Expo, special retail business promotions, art, live music, living craft demonstrations and a focus on great local food from farm gate to plate. Proudly supported by Bega Chamber of Commerce and Industry


(02) 6492 5000 or 0418 161 547


Must see & Do Explore the many beautiful beaches & National Parks Fish off the Tathra Wharf Go bushwalking on the Kangarutha Track or the Tathra Wildlife Reserve Check out the view & whales from the headland lookout

Mimosa Rocks National Park - Kianinny Bay With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination. Swimming at Tathra’s patrolled beach (summer only) may provide the added bonus of a dophin sighting, or even a glimpse of a passing whale. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountainbiking, snorkelling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka.

Tathra Beach Country Club Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant Ph 6494 5222

Andy Poole Drive Tathra For the information of members and their guests Is Gambling a Problem For You? Call G-Line (NSW). A confidential anonymous free counselling service. FREE CALL 1800 633 635

Award winning sausages 1st - Gourmet Chicken 2nd - Pork 3rd - Continental

Tathra Butchery

Located directly opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach

tathra beach & bike – Tuflites, Softops, Grommys & West wetsuits – Crocs, Havaianas, clothing & accessories – O&E bodyboards, flippers, snorkels & goggles – Trek, Kona, GT, Fit & Perv bikes – Shimano, SRAM & SNAFU parts & more – Fox MTB clothing & accessories

Great range of quality meats and smallgoods 7 Bega Street Tathra 6494 1234

Tathra Wharf

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

– High end MTB & BMX bikes

Surfboards, wetsuits Below:– Paul Alkerbodyboards and Dan&McWhinney with the – Flippers & snorkelling gear certificates awarded to the Tathra Butchery at the – Full Mechanical Workshop – recent Regional Sausage King competition.

OPEN7Wed - Sun, 9.30 - 4.30 OPEN DAYS

Tathra Hotel - Motel Take in the spectacular ocean views while enjoying a meal or a drink on the deck

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds featuring ponds and waterfalls. Resort style quality apartments, villa houses and motel units. 2 swimming pools, 2 spa pools & a hydrotherapy swim spa. Ph: 02 64999900 57 Andy Poole Drive Tathra AAA 

• Live Entertainment every Saturday • Bottleshop • TAB • Budget Accommodation • Whale watching lounge & sun-deck • Delicious Meals - lunch & dinner 7 days (end of the Snowy Mountains Hwy) TATHRA Ph 6494 1101


Entertainment DROMEDARY HOTEL, CENTRAL TILBA Ph 4473 7223 Sun 8th Nashberries Sun 22nd Footloose Strangers TILBA VALLEY WINERY Ph 4473 7308 Lunch and music from 12.30pm - free entry Sun 1st Mark Whitty Sun 15th The Shake

'New age country' courtesy of Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence at the Batemans Bay Bowling Club - see pages 44 and 45 for details. EDEN FISHERMENS CLUB Ph 6496 1577 Fri 27th Big Daddy PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB Ph 6495 6154 Contact Club for details LAKEVIEW HOTEL Ph 6495 1202 Sat 7th DJ Mick Sat 14th DJ Mick Sat 21st DJ Mick and Live band Solver Fri 27th Mambo - DJ Mick Sat 28th DJ Mick and Live band MERIMBULA AQUARIUM and WHARF RESTAURANT Ph 6495 4446 Sun 1st Steve Clarke Trio CLUB SAPPHIRE Ph 6495 1306 Sat 7th Scarlett 7pm Fri 13th Damon Davies 7pm Sat 14th Mills Fri 20th Contact Club for details Sat 21st Brent McLeod Band 7pm Fri 27th Jason Heffernan 7pm Sat 28th Jay Podger 7pm Thunderstruck Live (AC/DC tribute) Auditorium $20/$25

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Jon English and Jonah's Road playing at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and Merimbula RSL- see pages 16 and 45 for details. MERIMBULA RSL Ph 6495 1502 Sat 7th Over the Moon Jon English and Jonah's Road 8pm, tickets $30pp Sat 14th Rino & Jade Sat 21st Darryl Lamb Sat 28th The January Man TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB Ph 6495 9002 Fri 6th Over The Moon Fri 13th Rino and Jade Fri 20th Stoolpigeons Fri 27 Jay Podger TATHRA BEACH HOTEL-MOTEL Ph 6494 1101 Wed nights Trivia night with cash jackpot - 7.30pm Fri nights Free DJ - 9pm Sat nights Live entertainment - 9pm Check with the Pub for details. BERMAGUI BEACH HOTEL Ph 6493 4206 Sat 7th Free Jukebox 7.30pm - 9.30pm Sat 14th Black Velvet Sat 21st Free Jukebox 7.30pm - 9.30pm Sat 28th The Shake

BATEMANS BAY BOWLING CLUB Ph 4472 4502 Tue 3rd November - Melbourne Cup Lunch from 11.30am. $25 ticket includes lunch, raffles and sweeps plus lucky door prize Book now to secure your place! Fri 6th Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence, 8.30pm Tickets $20 BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB Ph 4472 4117 Lounge Bar Fri 6th/Sat 7th Maurice Raphael Fri 13th SiRenics Sat 14th D’BanJac Fri 20th/Sat 21st Rino & Jade Fri 27th/Sat28th Darryl Lamb Auditorium Tue 3rd Melbourne Cup Gala Race Day Tickets: $20 pp includes 2 Course Lunch, Games, Prizes, Fashion Parade. Large Screen to watch the ‘RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION’ Friday 6th Jon English & Jonah's Road Tickets: $20 members , $22 non members Doors open 8.00pm 18 years & over only Sat 14th & Sun 15th Psychic Expo Readings, Tarot card reading Palm reading Presented by The Oracle Wellness Centre , Batemans Bay See page 45 for more details


Must see & Do

Wallaga Lake - Cuttagee Beach Bermagui offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go. Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkelling, boating and canoeing. Book a fishing charter on one of the many local boats or throw in a line from the beach, rocks or along the Bermagui River. Try out the 18-hole golf course, hit a ball around the tennis courts or play bowls. Test your riding skills at the Bermagui Mountain Bike Park. Go bush walking, take a guided walk or bird watch in the surrounding National Parks and State Forests. Take a guided tour of the Montreal Goldfield and learn about the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Drive south to taste local wines and enjoy a meal at the Mimosa Drystone Restaurant. There is a range of accommodation in Bermagui including B&Bs, motels, tourist/caravan parks, self-contained holiday units and houses and camping. The historic Bermagui Beach Hotel offers fine food, beverages and

accommodation in truly spectacular location overlooking Horseshoe Bay. Bermagui is undergoing something of a building boom, with the new $3.5m Fisherman's Co-op set to open in December. This magnificent building, designed by architect Phillip Cox, features timber in its construction, including white stringybark poles that were harvested locally. After receiving almost $1m in funding from the Federal Government, it is hoped that the club rooms of the Bermagui Surf Lifesaving Club at Horseshoe Bay will be completed by mid-2010. Bermagui is a fantastic place to base yourself when on holiday. After you've finished exploring all the things to do around town, it's only a short drive to Foxglove Gardens at Tilba Tilba, and the historic village Central Tilba. Cobargo, the village famous for its working craftspeople, is only a 15 minute drive away. The Bermagui Visitor Information Centre in Bunga Street is open 7 days from 10am - 4pm, ph 02 6493 3054.

Take a tour of the historic Montreal Goldfield Enjoy the view & a cold beer on the Hotel balcony Swim in Bermagui’s famous Blue Pool, next to the ocean Ride the trails in the Bermagui Mountain Bike Park Bermagui Visitor Information Centre - Bunga St Bermagui (02) 6493 3054

Bermagui Harbour

Established 1895 Overlooking Horseshoe Bay Beach Accommodation to suit all budgets 10 Lamont St. Bermagui

Ph 02 6493 4206 Bottle Shop ● Family Friendly Bistro Bar Lunch & Dinner 7 days

Cellar Door ● 11 to 5 Thu-Sun. Restaurant ● Lunch Thu-Sun

from 12pm ● Dinner Fri/Sat from 6pm (Bookings Essential) 2845 Bermagui/Tathra Rd, Bunga 14km › Bermagui 28km ›Tathra Ph 6494 0164

Books - Home Décor Linen - Nightwear Children’s Fashion - Toys 5 Wallaga St, Bermagui

Ph (02) 6493 3485


Fishing Report - November Summer is almost upon us and with it the promise of warmer water, longer days and heaps more fish for everyone. Offshore: A great month to fish offshore for a wide range of species. Anglers after a feed should have no problem with sand and tiger flathead, snapper, morwong, pigfish and yellowtail kingfish all on the cards. Most reefs will hold fish with Montague Island and Mowarry Point the hotspots for kingies. Fishos using jigs, live bait and fresh squid will have best success. One thing to remember with kingfish is the legal size has now increased to 65cm so be wary of the changes. Out wider the water temperature will be hovering around 19 degrees and that means tuna. Yellowfin and albacore should be around with trolling skirted lures and bibbed minnows the best way to target them. You get to cover a lot of territory when trolling and once the fish are located, concentrate your efforts around them. Trolling from the 70 fathom line outwards is the go early in the season. Rocks: Salmon numbers along the south coast have been the best for years, with anglers having a great time catching them on lures and whole pilchards. Deeper ledges and break walls have produced with Tura Head, Tathra Head, Bermagui, Mystery Bay and Pretty Point the pick of them. Bread and butter species like drummer, blackfish and bream will be available in the washes with cabbage, prawns and cunjevoi the best baits. Using a float rig is ideal for blackfish while lightly weighted bait is best for drummer and bream. Beaches: Bream and whiting numbers will be on the increase with most beaches producing. Using fresh bait like live beach worms and pipi just

past the shore break in deeper gutters will produce the goods. Fishing rocky corners of beaches with a lot of whitewater is dynamite for the bream with burley also increasing catch rates. Salmon, tailor and yellow-eye mullet will be available to with chrome lures, pilchards and bluebait on paternoster rigs ideal presentations for the pelagic species. Better beaches to try are Tura, Gillards, Cuttagee, Camel Rock, Congo and Barlings. Estuaries: The best month of the year to fish the estuaries I think. All species will chew with flathead, bream, blackfish, tailor, and mulloway all available. Warmer water species like whiting and flounder will be around to with squirt worms and bass yabbies the gun baits. Soft plastics will account for a lot of the fish especially flathead, but anglers using fish fillets like striped tuna and slimy mackerel will also do well. All estuaries will produce, but the bigger, deeper systems like Narooma and Batemans Bay are ideal for mulloway and big, big flathead. Tight lines till next month Stuart Hindson Stuart Hindson is the owner of Aussie Fish Estuary Adventures, and provides guided fishing charters from Wonboyn to Batemans Bay and all estuaries in between. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Stuart really knows his fishing. Check out his website at for more information, or call Stuart on 0400 062 504 or 02 6495 9902 to book a fishing experience you won’t forget.


The best fishing boat in town offering REEF, DEEP SEA & GAME FISHING Ph 02 6495 1134 38ft Millman • Max 12 Passengers • On-board Toilet


November Tide Chart the0.36 spectacular 1 Visit 0027 16 Kiama 0057 0.39 SU Little 0646 1.60 MO 0729 1.77 Blowhole 1306 0.37 1405 0.29 Follow 1903the 1.43Kiama historic 1958 1.33 walk 17 0135 0.43 2 township 0100 0.35 MO 0723 1.70 0809 1.79 Take a trip to theTU spectacular 1349 0.30 1448 0.29 Minnamurra Centre 1946 1.42 Rainforest 2043 1.30 3 Travel 0137along 0.35 the18 0213 Jamberoo 0.47 TU 0802 1.78 WE 0848 1.78 road to Saddleback Mountain 1433 0.25 1530 0.31 2031 1.40 2125 1.26 4 0215 0.37 19 0250 0.51 WE 0845 1.83 TH 0927 1.75 1520 0.22 1611 0.34 2119 1.36 2206 1.23 5 0259 0.40 20 0329 0.55 TH 0930 1.85 FR 1004 1.70 1610 0.22 1651 0.39 2211 1.31 2247 1.20 6 0346 0.44 21 0409 0.60 FR 1018 1.83 SA 1044 1.63 1704 0.25 1733 0.44 2306 1.27 2331 1.17 7 0439 0.49 22 0452 0.64 SA 1111 1.78 SU 1124 1.56 1802 0.29 1817 0.48 8 0006 1.23 23 0018 1.16 SU 0538 0.54 MO 0541 0.68 1209 1.71 1208 1.48 1905 0.32 1905 0.51 9 0113 1.22 24 0112 1.17 MO 0645 0.58 TU 0638 0.71 1312 1.64 1259 1.41 2009 0.34 1955 0.52 10 0221 1.26 25 0210 1.20 TU 0758 0.59 WE 0743 0.73 1421 1.57 1357 1.35 2109 0.35 2045 0.51 11 0326 1.33 26 0307 1.26 WE 0913 0.56 TH 0853 0.72 1529 1.52 1459 1.31 2203 0.34 2132 0.50 12 0423 1.43 27 0400 1.35 TH 1024 0.51 FR 1001 0.67 1632 1.48 1600 1.30 2251 0.34 2217 0.47 13 0515 1.54 28 0445 1.45 FR 1129 0.44 SA 1103 0.59 1730 1.45 1655 1.30 2336 0.34 2300 0.45 14 0601 1.64 29 0529 1.56 SA 1227 0.37 SU 1157 0.50 1822 1.41 1747 1.31 15 0017 0.36 2341 0.43 SU 0646 1.72 30 0611 1.68 1318 0.32 MO 1246 0.39 1912 1.37 1837 1.33

Add the following times for the indicated area: Merimbula Lake Bridge 1hr 30min Bermagui River Bridge 45min Wagonga Inlet Narooma 54min Moruya River Moruya 45min Clyde River Bridge 15min



Must see & Do

Cobargo is located half an hour north of Bega, in the midst of lush, green pastures rolling away to forested mountains. The village was established with a Post Office, general store, school, hotel, church and blacksmith during the 1870s around the butter and cheesemaking industries. In the 1860s, Cobargo was known as Wattletown, as bark stripped from local wattle trees was shipped to Sydney and Melbourne to be used in the tanning industry. This industry only ceased in 1964. Cobargo was also known as The Junction because of the junction of the Narira and Bredbatoura Creeks in the middle of the town. A Butter Factory and Co-op were established in 1901 and continued production, except for a short break due to fire, until 1980, when it closed because of changes in bulk milk production. The town was large enough from the 1890s onwards to support a newspaper, ‘The Cobargo Watch’. Today, Cobargo is a wonderful

example of a working village of local artisans, with many of buildings over 100 years old, reflecting the charm of the art & craft housed within them. The two storey building that is home to “Bangles Gallery” is a fine example of century-old architecture, and features lovely wrought iron lace work around the verandahs.. Take a stroll around the town and experience the delightful ambience of yesteryear. Take your pick from an array of art and craft, rare gems and jewelry, pottery, woodwork & leatherwork, or hunt among the collectables, curios and old wares on offer. Recharge your batteries at Valley Edge Cafe with great coffee and a fresh, delectable menu. Take a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful photography that adorns the walls - there are some truly spectacular images. Quaama, just south of Cobargo, is where you’ll find Fruit Ballad Wines. It’s well worth the short trip to drop in and try some of Jane’s wonderful hand-made fruit wines.; you’re bound to find something new.

Follow the Cobargo Village Historic Walk and listen to the Audio Tour Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Narira Creek Enjoy the Outdoor Gallery, with painted lightpoles and topiary sculptures Head south and try delicious fruit wines at Fruit Ballad in Quaama. Cobargo Visitor Information Centre , Princes Hwy Cobargo Open Thur - Mon 10am - 4pm. Telephone: 02 6493 6110

Open 10am-5pm 7 Days

FRUIT BALLAD Country Wines

Sample our unusual range of flavours & aromas which are refreshing & original

Cnr, Princes Hwy & Verona Road, Quaama. ph/fax (02) 6493 8382


“It smells so good you can touch it” Princes Hwy Cobargo (02) 6493 6655

COBARGO BAZAAR Ethnic Art • Folk Instruments Jewellery • Gifts Clothing & Crystals. (02) 64936608


All Australian made Pottery Princes Hwy Cobargo (02) 6493 6421

Fresh, affordable and delectable menu for dine in or take-away. Specialising in fresh & healthy culinary occasions 59 Princes Highway Cobargo (02) 6493 6007


Yo u r G a r d e n

with Keith Mundy

INTRODUCED FRIENDS With the warmer weather with us, what better time than to discuss the beautiful Protea, Leucodendron and Leucospermum range of plants. This group of plants are introduced to Australia and are in the same family as our beautiful Banksia, Telopea and Grevillea. They range in colours of yellow, pink, green and red and from low ground covers to tall shrubs and there are now many varieties to suit all types of gardens. Growing this group of plants is relatively easy as long as you follow a few simple rules. It is important to ensure they have adequate drainage. They all prefer a nice sandy loam or open soil with some varieties tolerating a heavier soil as long as it is not a heavy clay soil. If you do have a heavier soil it will be necessary to first mound the soil to improve it and then dig in compost and gypsum to break up any residual clay. Most varieties require an acidic soil with a pH below 6, although some tolerate neutral to alkaline soils with a pH above 7. If this is a bit confusing, talk to your local nursery person who will be able to set you straight.

They love a nice sunny spot and the more sun you give them, the more flowers you will get, and what a great cut flower they make. The flowers, once cut, can remain inside for a lengthy period and retain their colour. All plants in the Proteaceae group dislike any root disturbance so it is critical for their successful growth to mulch. Natural mulch such as bark, straw and leaves protect the plant’s surface roots from being disturbed. If you have to weed, remove the weeds manually and do not use chemicals. Although the plants are generally dry tolerant, it is crucial during their first summer to water at least twice a week to ensure they establish a strong root system. Unless the plant is in a very free draining sandy area, starve the plant of nutrient and it will perform much better. If your particular plant does require additional feeding most growers will indicate this on the label information. Some of the varieties make excellent potted plants so check out the most suitable varieties at your local nursery. Finally, a few things to remember. Some plants in this group can take up to three

Nurseries & Gardens Simply Succulents 47 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 1906 Open Sat-Tues Serendipitous Wandering Open Garden 49 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 3177 Phone for appointment or ring bell. Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Mon-Sat The Spires Nursery Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7196 Open 7 days Foxglove Spires Open Garden Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7375 Open 7 days Bodalla Nursery 195 Princes Hwy Bodalla Ph 4473 5166 Open 7 days Large range of fruit & deciduous trees.


years to flower so don’t despair if they are taking a while to flower. Buds will fail to open if the plant has been allowed to dry out during bud formation or the bud has had excessive frost on it.

Keith Mundy The Spires Nursery Tilba Tilba

GARDEN IDEAS Visit the spectacular Kiama Little Blowhole Follow the Kiama historic township walk Take a trip to the spectacular Minnamurra Rainforest Centre Travel along the Jamberoo road to Saddleback Mountain

Foxglove Spires Open Garden

Wander along many fragrant paths, under rose covered arbours, into many secluded areas. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this harmonious, spellbinding, three and a half acre open garden. Ph 024473 7375

The village of Tilba Tilba, is nestled just below Central Tilba and is surrounded by lush farmland enjoying the backdrop of Mt Dromedary. It is a great destination for a visitor to the far south coast. A feature of Tilba Tilba, is the magical Foxglove Spires & Complex, where you can wander through the three & a half acres of open garden.

Tilba’s Forget Me Not Gifts Gramophones ‘n’ Old Stuff

Something Old Something New A beautiful collection of Gifts, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery, Books, Collectables & Old Wares especially for you.

Ph 4473 7080

Tilba Treasures

Find inspiration for the homemaker, chef & collector with classic & contemporary furniture, decorative arts, accessories & gifts.

Ph 4473 7799

You can spoil yourself in the Forget Me Not Gift Shop, find a unique treasure in Gramophones & Old Stuff, take home something different from The Spires Nursery & Garden shop, or gain inspiration from the collectables & homewares in Tilba Treasures.When you are ready to have a bite to eat, or just coffee & cake, sit a while at Love at First Bite.

Love at First Bite

Adjacent to the won’drous Foxglove Spire Gardens. Gourmet Breakfasts & Lunches 16 years of serving rich Crema Coffee & our own amazing cakes. Check our savoury sensations from the blackboard.

Ph 4473 7055

The Spires Nursery

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

Ph 4473 7196

Open 7 Days ~ Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba



Must see & Do

Tilba Tilba - Central Tilba The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba lie on the slopes of Gulaga, a place of great spiritual significance to the local Yuin nation. Named Mt. Dromedary by Captain Cook in 1770, the lower slopes of Gulaga became the site of much activity when gold was discovered in the 1860s. Many of Tilba’ s buildings were constructed in the late 1880s when the gold boom was at its peak. By the time mining ceased, the dairy industry was firmly established as the main source of income for the area. The village of Tilba Tilba, just a few kilometres south of Central Tilba, is also protected by a National Heritage listing. Tilba Tilba is home to the magnificent Foxglove Spires, featuring one of Australia’s finest open gardens covering 3.5 acres. There is also a cafe, giftware, antiques and a nursery on site. Tilba Tilba also has a general store, and is the base for the walk up Gulaga. The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by he National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance.

The Toast of the Coast Wine Tasting & Sales Morning/Afternoon Tea & Coffee

Lunch Available Daily Live music 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month only 11kms south of Narooma and 5kms north of Tilba

Ph: 02 4473 7308 Open Daily 10-5pm Open Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

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Central Tilba maintains its village atmosphere, and has become a centre for craftspeople and artisans, as well as ‘old-fashioned’ stores like the general store, lolly shop and toy shop. Leatherwork, art studios, woodwork, jewellery, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques, giftware, as well as a bakery, a pub and famous cheese factory are all located on Central Tilba’s main street. The Tilba Festival is held every Easter.

“The Lure of the Lake”


Imagine being lulled to sleep by the distant pound of the rolling waves of the sea, waking up to the sounds of the native birds welcoming a new day, with the whole day ahead to cater to your senses. Contact Kevin or Pam on

02 4473 7322

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Affordable Holiday to the South Coast near Bermagui Will sleep 6 people, self contained, linen available.

Pets Welcome


Enjoy the spectacular Foxglove Spires gardens Take a guided tour of Gulaga Mountain with Umbarra Cultural Tours Step back in time in Central Tilba Visit the ABC Cheese Factory

Tilba Leather - Central Tilba

FM 105.9 FM 105.5 AM 1584 AM 765

Tilba Central Tilba Farm Cabins (02) 4473 7353


ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387

Pam's Store (02) 4473 7311

Tilba Valley Wines (02) 4473 7308

Tilba Leather (02) 4473 7360

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

The Dromedary Hotel

Mockingbird Lane Antiques (02) 4473 7226

If you’re spending time in Central Tilba, drop in to the Dromedary Hotel and “have a cold one” in the historic atmosphere of an original country pub. The pub was one of the first buildings constructed in the village, and originally was run as a coffee palace. Operating as a hotel since 1896, the “Drom” has a long tradition of hospitality that is still evident today. Located right in the centre of the National Trust-classified village, the “Drom” has accommodation available, making it a perfect base to explore the town, with everything located within easy walking distance. With cold beers on tap, delicious lunches and dinners available and a shady garden, the Dromedary Hotel is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon. The Hotel is open 7 days a week, so drop in and say hello. The Dromedary Hotel - Bate St, Central Tilba. Ph. (02) 4473 7223

Dromedary Hotel (02) 4473 7223


markets EDEN Eden Market - 1st Saturday of month from 8am - 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St. PAMBULA Pambula Rotary Market - 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Craft Market - 2nd Sunday of mth from 8am - 1pm. Cnr. Monaro & Toalla Sts. Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market - 2nd Sunday of month from 8am - 1pm. Pambula Town Hall. MERIMBULA Merimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month from 8.30 - 12.30 Ford Oval. Merimbula RFS Market Thursday 26th & Friday 27th. 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. CANDELO Candelo Markets - 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Park Sports Oval & Town Hall. WYNDHAM Wyndham Market - 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am - 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (ALL WEATHER).



BEGA Old Bega Hospital Market - 2nd Sat of mth from 8.30am - 2pm. Princes Hwy, South Bega. Farmer’s Market - 1st & 3rd Friday of month from 9am - 2pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. BERMAGUI Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market - last Sunday of mth, 8.30 - 12.30, Dickinson Park. Tilba Tilba Growers Market Every Saturday 8am till 12noon Tilba Hall, contact 44737284 NAROOMA Narooma Rotary Markets - 4th Sunday of mth NATA Oval, off Princes Hwy. Dalmeny-Kianga RFS, Women’s Auxiliary Craft Market - Brigade Hall, Dalmeny 2nd Saturday of mth, 9am2pm.

MORUYA Moruya Country Market - Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St 8am - 1pm every Saturday morning. MALUA BAY Quota Seaside Market - 1st Saturday August, October & December. Malua Bay Beach Reserve, Malua Bay. BATEMANS BAY Bay Sunday Markets - at 1 Museum Place, Batemans Bay (behind Historical Society), 1st, 2nd & 4th Sun of each month. Batemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market - 1st Sun of mth, Corrigans’ Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm. Batemans Bay High School - 3rd Sun of month.


Must see & Do

Montague Island - Dalmeny - Bodalla - Tuross Heads With the stunning blue waters of Wagonga Inlet surrounding the town, and Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) in the background, Narooma is one of the most picturesque places on the Far South Coast. Delightful timber buildings, like Narooma’s historic Uniting Church, reflect the area’s early dependence on sawmilling. Narooma has also maintained its maritime traditions with fishing charters, whale-watching trips, houseboats and boat hire all available around town. A visit to Narooma would not be complete without a trip to the multiaward winning Montague Island Nature Reserve with its historic light station, opened in 1881. The Island is a nesting place for three species of sea birds, home to a colony of Little Penguins, and a haul-out site for Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals. Back on shore, there are great shared walking and cycle tracks around Narooma, including from the Wharf along the foreshore to the Narooma Bridge, the Mill Bay boardwalk (look out for stingrays and fish) to Apex Park, Dalmeny to Mummaga Lake (great ocean views) and the Bridge to the marinas at Forster’s Bay.

Narooma’s main beach, located at the southern end of the golf course, is patrolled during summer. There are several playgrounds around town, a skate bowl, cinema, lawn bowls, plenty of shops, cafes, even an indoor pool and rock-climbing centre. The tiny village of Bodalla is situated between Narooma and Moruya and boasts some fine 19th century church architecture, a Bowling Club and a great old- fashioned country pub. The town was developed by Thomas Mort in the late 1800’s as a private country estate based around the dairy and cheese making industries. It remained a private village until 1924, providing housing for workers and their families. The Mort family continued to own land in the district until 1987. A feature of the town is its magnificent Anglican Church, which was commissioned by the Mort family in memory of Thomas Mort and his wife. Work began on the Church in 1880 and was completed in 1901.

Explore the Wagonga Inlet Take a self guided tour produced by the Narooma Historical Society - See the Info Centre Take a trip out to Montague Island Nature Reserve Try some great fishing around the lakes & beaches Visit the historical Anglican Church at Bodalla Narooma Visitor Information Centre - Lighthouse Museum, Princes Hwy Freecall 1800 240 0033

Boardwalk Narooma

Montague Choristers tour Nostalgia 2 around Eurobodalla Under the baton of Conductor Professor Bill Hawkey, the Montague Choristers of Narooma present another program devoted to foot tapping and memorable music from the past. To wind up the Monties Concert Series for 2009, Nostalgia 2 features songs from many of the great Broadway shows. The program also features two guest artists: young, emerging talent soprano Isabel Spence from Year 12, Narooma High School, and colourful local musical identity accordionist Lance Carder. Nostalgia 2 will be performed at

2.30pm on Saturday November 21st in the Bermagui Community Centre; at 2.30pm on Sunday 22nd November in the Narooma Golf Club, and at 2.30pm on Sunday 29th November in the Moruya RSL Hall. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased from The Pineapple House in Bermagui or at the Purple Possum in Narooma. Tickets cost $20 adults, $15 pensioners and entry for school students is free. For more information, phone 02 4473 754.1





GALLERIES 1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princess


Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Exhibitions featuring local artists. Visit for exhibition calendar and information.



2. Gallery Bodalla Situated in Heritage Post Office c.1899, Princes Hwy, Bodalla.

Ph 4473 5011. Open Thu - Sun and public holidays 10am-4pm. October 3 - November 22: ‘Wild Forests’ - paintings, prints, drawings, photography by 20 artists including Prue Acton, Celia Perceval, Annie Franklin, Merv Moriarty, Tanja Riese + more.


3. The Montague Art & Craft Society Cottage Gallery

92 Campbell Street, Narooma. Ph 4476 5397 Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-12pm. Paintings, craft, giftware & cards by local artists.

4. Bermagui Mudworks Studio & Cafe 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661


Open all school holidays, otherwise closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays.

5. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka. Ph 6493 0491. Australian pottery made in the last half century, in a contemporary house and gallery setting with mountain views. Open Fri-Mon 10am-5pm or by appointment.


6. Wildlife Art Open Studio 47 Wildlife Drive Tathra. Ph 6494 1645 Paintings by Jane Murphy. Open 10-4pm every Sun, Wed & public holidays or by appointment. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Represents regional, emerging & established Artists. October 23 - November 12: Of Landscape & Memory - Recent works by Kim Falkenmire & Emma Cullen. November 13 - December 3: Inner Space: In A Space - Bega Valley Potters



8. Bilyara Gallery 89 Wallagoot Lane (off Sapphire Coast Dr) Ph 6494 1559.



9. The Crossing Gallery 21 Sharpe Street Candelo Ph 64932764

Opening November 14: Sky Bound Earth Bound - Paintings by Jennifer Sorrell, Ceramics by Catherine Sloane Tamou. Open Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm or phone prior to coming.

10. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place Merimbula. Ph 6495 4608

A unique coastal art experience right on the edge of Merimbula Lake adjacent to the boardwalk. Open Wednesday & Sunday 11am to 4pm.

11. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286







Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics & Clothing by local & interstate artists. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm.


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12. Art on Imlay Just up from the PO, Imlay St. Eden - More than 50 locals exhibiting art, jewellery, ceramics, sculptures, woodturners, slab settings, needlecraft, and papercraft. Currently two authors have their books on sale.



7. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322

Open Wed - Sun, 10-5pm. Landscape architecture in tranquil bush setting offering wide range of all Australian art and craft. Homemade cakes and coffee available.







Must see & Do

Congo - Broulee - Tomakin ous festivals held throughout the year. If you're in town on a Saturday morning, drop in to the Moruya markets held on the banks of the Moruya river from 8am. There are a wide range of stalls offering arts and crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac, plant and fresh produce stalls and hot and cold food.

• Monster Meat Raffle – Every Friday Night. Tickets on sale from 6pm Drawn 7.30pm • Seafood & Cash Raffle – Every Sunday Night. Tickets on sale from 5.30pm Drawn 6.30pm • On Shore Platter Restaurant – Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner Sunday Night Special – 2 Courses only $15 • Members Badge Draw – Jackpots $500 a week & drawn Friday, Sunday & Tuesday evenings • Bingo – Every Wednesday from 1.30pm – Vouchers, Jackpots & Prizes to be won • Lawn Bowls, Croquet & Tennis for all ages & levels.


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The name Moruya is derived from an Aboriginal word (the area's original inhabitants are the Bugelli-Manji tribe) meaning 'home of the black swan'. Set on the banks of the Moruya River, the township has many beautifully preserved buildings, churches and streetscape, and is a great place to explore. Moruya is famous for supplying the granite for the piers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Sydney’s Post Office, the Bank of NSW and the Cenotaph in Martin Place. These days, Moruya is known for the large, intricately carved wooden poles that are dotted along the footpath of the main street. Moruya has a wide array of specialty shops for those looking for something unique. Fantastic cafes, restaurants and hotels with live music can also be found in this bustling little town. Moruya has a thriving arts community, with exhibitions frequently held at the Mechanics Institute, as well as numer-


FIND AN ANTIQUE Visit the spectacular Kiama Tilba Treasures Little Blowhole Collectables/Antiques, Follow the Kiama Books, historic Quilts, township walk Decorative Arts & Gifts Take a trip to the spectacular at Foxglove Spires Minnamurra Rainforest Centre Garden, Tilba Tilba TravelPh: along the Jamberoo 4473 7799 road to Saddleback Mountain

Ph: (02) 4473 7226 12 Bate St. Central Tilba

Gramaphones and Old Stuff


Ph: (02) 4473 7080

122 Wagonga Street Narooma Ph: (02) 4476 1107 Mobile: 0414 931 336

at Foxglove Spire Gardens, Tilba Tilba We buy, sell and repair

Admire the carved wooden poles Take a stroll along the walking path from the Bridge west to the Hospital, or east through Riverside Park Go for a drive and enjoy the beaches around Broulee, Tomakin, Rosedale and Malua Bay

QUALITY SECOND HAND BOOKS Come and browse and buy from our huge range of fiction and non-fiction books at great prices. We sell, buy and trade books. Open Mon-Sat 10am to 4.30pm Ph. 6495 6971

34 Toalla St. Pambula



Must see & Do

Old Mogo Town - Mogo Zoo The township of Mogo was born when gold was discovered in the early 1850s at Cabbage Tree Creek. Estimates of the number of diggers who converged on the town range from a conservative 200 to an unlikely 20,000. Certainly there were enough people to support a number of stores, pubs and churches and a public school, which is still operating today. To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to Old Mogo Town is a must. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings. There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual

ClockTower Arcade

and interesting items. Mogo is the perfect place to spend time browsing for something a little bit different. Also in Mogo is the internationally recognised Mogo Zoo, home to 39 rare and exotic species, inlcuding the rare white lions of ‘Timbavati’.

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Collectables Books & Curios 13 Princes Hwy Mogo ph 44745 708

Mogo Book Store Quality Second Hand Books Bought and Sold

46 SYDNEY STREET MOGO (02) 4474 2288

6 Fabulous Shops to keep you occupied

Step back in time & pan for gold at Old Mogo Town Visit interesting & unusual animals at Mogo Zoo Take a stroll around town & explore the interesting shops Check out the art works at Amanda’s Gallery

Princes Hwy, Mogo Ph: (02) 4474 2141

ClockTower Arcade For a unique shopping experience, visit The ClockTower Arcade in Mogo. At POSH CAT you’ll find quality leather goods, men’s hats and wallets, lady’s handbags and quality jewelry for any occasion. THE OLD DAIRY is full of locally made specialty items and an intriguing array of dolls, bears, ceramics and terracotta pieces. At MOGO’S MOJO you will find one of Australia’s best selection of diecast models. The ClockTower Arcade also has MOGO PETS with rabbits, mice and fish on sale, as well as a large range of accessories and supplies for your most loved family pets. And when you’ve finished your shopping experience, take a break at ZORAN’S PATISSERIE - the freshly brewed coffee, pastries, cakes and home-made pies make for an excellent reward. Still not finished? If you enjoy Tarot readings, make an appointment with Karla the ClockTower’s clairvoyant - your future may become clearer. ClockTower Arcade 46 Sydney St Mogo. Ph 4474 2288

Old Mogo Town



Manufacturer and Retailer of • Terracotta • Ceramics• Silk flowers • Dolls and Bears Shop 3, Clock Tower Arcade, Mogo Ph (02) 4474 3524

Amanda’s of Mogo

Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

♦ Canvasses ♦ Art Materials ♦ Stamping ♦ Papercraft ♦ Scrapbooking ♦ Cardmaking ♦ Precious Metal Clay

Workshops for all levels in card-making, scrapbooking & PMC (silver) jewellery. Open 7 days 9am - 5pm Phone/Fax: 4474 3453 41 Princes Highway, Mogo NSW 2536


Camp Orange No 3 - Spaghetti Creek Film Location Poppet head, Mine, active Stamp Battery Steam Engine, Furphy Tank, and Blacksmith

James St Mogo

Open 7 days

Butchery, Apothecary, Laundry, School, Joss House, Shanty Pub, Settler’s Cottage, Post Office, Church, Old time Photo’s “A living museum”

4 Guided Tours Daily 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00

Spend an hour, a day or stay a week

Diggers Rest Tavern

Accommodation Deluxe Cabins & Bunkrooms

Ph 02 4474 2123

Weddings Functions Conferences Reunions Retreats School Excursions

Beads from around the world in Mogo At Jellybeads in Mogo, Jenny Drynan and her staff love to share their knowledge and love of beads. They offer a delicious range of beads from around the world that almost look good enough to eat. A passion for Asian design led Jenny to bring in a range of cloisonné, enamel, ceramic, cinnabar, boxwood and Peking glass beads. She’s also built up a wide range of Japanese seed beads from Miyuki and Matsuno. Jellybeads also stock sterling silver findings and beads from Bali; freshwater pearls, mother of pearl beads, coral, lampwork and foil beads from China; and our own branded high quality

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JellyBead individual tools and sets with eva soft handles for comfort. There’s handmade lampwork beads from a number of Australian lamp workers, as well as traditional beads from Greece, Africa and Kashmir. School holiday classes are held daily at 10.30am and 2pm., and a DIY table is available at other times. Explore Kandi Kids bracelets and Rainbows in October holidays. The Kit of the Month for October is our "Bracelet of love", a breast cancer support bracelet. Children are welcome at Jellybeads, where they pay jellybeans for beads picked up from the floor, hence the name.


“Mog 30 Prince Mogo

Tel. 4472 5359 Fax.

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● Beads ● Books ● Magazines ● Findings ● Sterling Silver, ● Ready Made Jewellery, ● Handmade Beads, ● Classes Children welcome Mogo Cottage 30 Princes Hwy Mogo 02 4474 2675

Accommodation on the Far South Coast EDEN Heritage House Motel & Units 178 Imlay St, Eden Ph (02) 64961657 Fountain Caravan Park 99 Princes Hwy, Eden Ph (02) 6496 1798 Coachmans Rest Princes Hwy. Ph (02) 6496 1900 complimentary clubs & buggies. Opposite Eden Golf Club MERIMBULA Lakeview Hotel Market St, Merimbula Ph (02)6495 1202 Best Western Sea Spray Motel 38 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula Ph (02)6495 3299

TURA BEACH Mandeni Resort Sapphire Coast Dr. 2km’s north of Tura Beach Ph 1800 358 354 TATHRA Tathra Hotel Motel Bega St, Tathra Ph (02) 6494 1101 Tathra Beach House Holiday Apartments 57 Andy Poole Drv, Tathra Ph (02) 6499 9900 BERMAGUI Bermagui Beach Hotel Lamont St, Bermagui. Ph (02) 6493 4206

TILBA Tilba Waterfront Cottages near Bermagui Ph (02) 4473 7322 The Dromedary Hotel Central Tilba Ph (02) 4473 7223 Central Tilba Farm Cabins Ph (02) 4473 7353 MOGO Old Mogo Town. James St, Mogo Ph (02) 4474 2123 BATEMANS BAY Clyde River Motor Inn 3 Clyde St, Batemans Bay Ph (02) 4472 6444


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for families, with its array of outdoor activities and attractions such as minigolf, a cinema, animal park, tennis and a carnival in summer. Batemans Bay has a fantastic 27 hole championship golf course, and there are plenty of other courses to play within easy driving distance. Follow the coastline south to explore beautiful beaches at Malua Bay, Rosedale and Broulee, or head north across the bridge and experience Long, Pebbly and Depot Beach. While there, take a walk in the Murramarang National Park. The Bay is famous for its Clyde River oysters, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels offering local seafood on the menu. Picknicking by the water is a must. Ri

Like many coastal towns, Batemans Bay, settled by Europeans in the 1820s, relied on timber, ship building, dairying and fishing as its main source of income in the previous century. The town is accessed from the north by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia; the bridge celebrated its 50th birthday in 2006. Now a thriving regional centre and major tourist destination, people come to Batemans Bay from all over Australia for its natural beauty. Situated on the banks of the magnificent Clyde River, water is deeply ingrained in the culture of ‘the Bay’. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and diving are all within easy reach of town. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations. Hire a boat, kayak or even a houseboat to explore the spectacular upper reaches of the Clyde River. There are a myriad of beaches to explore, views to enjoy and walks to take, no matter what the season. Batemans Bay is a great destination


Explore the Clyde River by boat, houseboat or kayak Surf, swim, snorkel and stroll in crystal-clear water at local beaches Book a fishing charter for a deep-sea fishing experience Visit National Parks for spectacular escarpment and coastal forests Wander through local markets, shops and art galleries

Malua Bay - Batehaven - Nelligen


Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at the Bay Bowlo Once again the Batemans Bay Bowling Club is the venue for a great Cup Day lunch, raising much-needed funds for the Batemans Bay Hospital Auxiliary. Held on Tuesday 3rd November to coincide with the Melbourne Cup, highlight of Australia's Spring Racing Carnival, the luncheon starts at 11.30am with a complementary glass of champagne or orange juice on arrival. On the menu is a choice of 2 delicious roast meats accompanied by a medley of vegetables, followed by either cheesecake or apple strudel for dessert, and tea and coffee.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during the lunch, including sweeps, a chocolate wheel, lucky door prizes and a $50 Club raffle. And of course, the feature event of the day, the Melbourne Cup, will be broadcast live on the big screen. Tickets cost just $25 per person and are available from the Bowling Club. Bookings close Sunday 1st November, so if you want to get into the spirit of the Spring Racing Carnival, get together with a group of friends and book a table or two. For more information or bookings, contact the Bay Bowlo on 4472 4502.

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Batemans Bay Bowling & Recreation Club


Courtesy bus available Wednesday to Sunday evenings

“Fly “Fly the • 2 Snooker Tables • Coffee Lounge • Club Bistro Club

4472 4502 4472 8211

• TAB & KENO • Trivia night, Club Bingo, Darts, Line Dancing, Carpet Bowls, Mahjong • Bridge Club every Mon,Wed & Fri contact Allan Tarry 4472 4439 the Beach” photo toWed, come Beach” photo to come • Raffles every Thur, Fri & Sun • Monster Friday Raffle with $2,700 in prizes - includes entertainment • Last Sunday of each month is the Monthly Raffle and Promotion $1,000 prize to be won

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Tue to Sat after 4pm & Sun after 1pm - $10pp. Bring a group for some great fun. BBQ hire is available. Bookings essential - phone bowls office 4472 3654

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Delight in "Seussical, The Musical" by Bay Theatre Players "A Person's a Person, no matter how small........." Even if you have never uttered the words "I do not like green eggs and ham" the Bay Theatre Players have cooked up a treat that will certainly appeal to your tastes. A musical extravaganza filled with toetapping tunes, "Seussical, The Musical" borrows its plot directly from the characters and occurrences in various Dr Seuss books including "Horton Hears a Who". The result is a production that takes the audience on an unpredictable ride through the depths of fantasy, from the tiny town of Whoville to the wild Jungle of Nool. Boasting a score and libretto by the

Tony Award winning team of Lyn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, "Seussical, The Musical" opened at the Richard Rogers Theatre in 2000. “Seussical” is an all singing, all dancing show that will have you leaving the theatre humming a tune! A real family show suitable for 3yrs to 93yrs. Like most of Dr Seuss's stories, "Seussical" contains a much more profound message than is obvious on the surface. The show touches on themes of loyalty, friendship, imagination, family, bullying and even single parenthood! Horton’s poignant ballad "Alone in the Universe", Jojo's magical "It's Possible" and the Cat in the Hat's jazzy "How

Websites to suit every business and budget

Dovewood Web Services •Affordable quality website design •Website hosting - great rates

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Lucky you are" add depth to the show while keeping viewers totally entertained. Tickets available from Bargain Box Fabrics (opposite Target) Clyde St, Batemans Bay (ph 44725984 ). $20 Adult, $18 child under 12yrs and concession. "Seussical" opens Sunday 2pm Nov 1st, then Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 2pm until 28th November - note no shows on 17th, 20th, 21st or 22nd November.

New to the Oyster Shed

Barbeque Cruises BATEMANS BAY Enjoy fabulous fresh Clyde River Oysters straight from our leases.

Take a leisurely cruise on the calm waters of the Clyde River whilst enjoying fresh oysters and the spectacular views between Nelligen and Bonnie Doon

Situated at the end of Wray Street

home delivery now available (02) 4472 6771


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“What’s On” at The Bay Soldiers in November Jon English & Jonahs Road Friday 6th Doors open 8pm

Melbourne Cup Gala Race Day Tuesday 3rd

Tickets: $20 members, $22 non-members 18yrs & over only

At home on stage or screen, legendary performer Jon English displays his considerable talents as part of his Australian tour. Playing much-loved hits like Six Ribbons, Hollywood Seven and Get your Love Right, Jon is supported by Jonah’s Road, who have also been support act for Suzi Quattro.

Tickets $20 each includes 2 Course Lunch Games Prizes Fashion Parade Large Screen to watch the ‘RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION’

Check out our Web Site for the exciting new entertainment program in our large Auditorium

Entertainment Guide November Maurice Raphael Fri 6th, Sat 7th 7.30pm SiRenics Fri 13th 7.30pm

Psychic Expo - Sat 14th & Sun 15th Mediums Clairvoyants Psychics Tarot Card Readings Palm Reading Stalls - Jewellery, Crystals, Books, CD’s, Massage, Healing Presented by the Oracle Healing Centre Batemans Bay

D’BanJac Sat 14th 7.30pm Rino & Jade Fri 20th, Sat 21st 7.30pm Darryl Lamb Fri 27th & Sat 28th 7.30pm Wednesday Nights Texas Hold ‘em Poker’

Registration 6.30pm, play starts 7pm


Phone: 4472 4117 Email: Web:


For great weekly specials plus our large selection of fine wines. FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS IS GAMBLING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? CALL G-LINE (NSW) FREECALL 1800633635



TRAVELLING NORTH BannISTerS Bannisters, a coastal boutique hotel offering modern accommodation, an award winning restaurant and lounge, luxurious day spa, pool side pizza and cocktail bar and breathtaking ocean views from all accommodation rooms. 3 night stays from $230pp. 4455 3044 Mollymook

JerVIS Bay CaraVan Park

MoTel harBour royal Offering a range of modern accommodation for families & couples. Garden & harbour views, central/quiet location, indoor heated pool & more. 29 Burrill St Ulladulla. Ph: 4455 5444

alonGa CoTTaGeS Pristine waterfront accommodation only 2.5 hours south of Sydney. • 14 cottages with 2/3/4 Bedroom available • Fully self contained on 2 acres

MarrIoTT Park MoTel Quality budget accommodation includes Austar, wireless, R/C Air- Con, electric blankets & central location opposite park. Cnr East & Douglas Streets, Nowra Ph: 4421 6999

• Pristine Waterfront. • Vacancies from now. Priced from $500 for 7 days ( 2 people, off-peak only).

Phone Bec on 4441 2046 166 River Road, Sussex Inlet



Camping to Deluxe waterfront spa cabins • Private boat ramp & Jetty Kayak hire, close to attractions • Pets welcome on powered & campsites only 785 Woollamia Rd, Huskisson Ph: (02) 4441 5046

The BounTy MoTor Inn • Pet Friendly • Balcony Views • Space to Relax 271 Princes Hwy, Bomaderry Ph: 4421 2233

Quote 'Imag Special' and get FREE continental breakfast!

Stretching from Shellharbour to Durras and all point in between, the South Coast of NSW has a myriad of places to stay for a night, a week or even longer. You’ll find convenience and excellent facilities in a choice of motels, resorts, quality hotels, cosy guest houses, traditional B & B ‘s and more, or if you would rather cater for yourself, the choice of apartments is extensive at our holiday parks where you will find everything from luxury cabins with all the facilities to charming and convenient family style cottages. Whatever accommodation you are looking for, budget or luxurious, we’ve got just what you need.

MollyMook SeaSPray

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Enjoy friendly hospitality at Mollymook Seaspray Motel. 3.5 star quality, comfort & great ocean views from all rooms at very competitive rates. 70 Ocean St, Mollymook. Ph: 4455 5311

Delightful 12-room motel in a quiet fishing village overlooking the Shoalhaven River. Check our website for specials. 113 Greenwell Point Rd, Greenwell Point. Ph: (02) 4447 1722

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BIG4 BunGalow Park

Offering 4 & 3.5 Star accommodation just minutes from the Nowra CBD. Includes Wireless internet , Queen beds, free Austar & licenced Restaurant. Cnr Kinghorne & Douglas Streets Nowra. Ph: 4421 6444

BIG4 Bungalow Park - ‘Playground for all the family’. 4 star award winning accommodation at Burrill Lake. Visit our website or FREECALL 1800 55 29 44. 123 Princes Highway, Burrill Lake FREECALL 1800 55 29 44

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MIlTon Bed & BreakfaST

Romantic weekends or weekly stays. Beautiful rural views. Fully self-contained luxury 2 bedroom with spa. Located at the historic Jindyandy Mill Village. 719 Greenwell Pt Rd, Pyree, East of Nowra. Phone: 4447 0258 or 0434 991 565.

Beautiful Federation house features three guest rooms with private ensuites. Guest lounge with woodfires. Full breakfast. Walk to shops, cafes and galleries. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE. 124 Princes Highway, Milton. Ph 02 4455 4449.

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Meadowlake lodGe

Enjoy the ambience of this award winning artistic rural retreat. Self-contained cottages with double spa baths, wood fires, movie library, garden and bush views. Gourmet breakfast hampers. Summer specials available. Ph: 4456 5299

5 Star award winning luxury. For that special night away only 45 minutes from Batemans Bay. Gourmet dinners by arrangement.


Ph: 4455 7722


Gabo Island Adventures Full day tour (The Big Day Out) Departs Merimbula 9.30am taking in views of Twofold Bay, Greencape lighthouse, Disaster Bay and Cape Howe, arriving at Gabo Island at 10am. You then enjoy an easy guided walk and lighthouse tour. Departing for Mallacoota at 12 noon for lunch at Mallacoota Hotel followed by the return trip home to Merimbula via the lakes system and Nadgee Nature Reserve. Optional afternoon lakes boat tour. (Price on application)

Many flights to choose from starting from

$45 per person. Children half price and

infants free (minimum of 2 adult fares required). Flight Certificates for the kids Gift Vouchers available. .

Half day tours available including lighthouse climb and museum tour

flight training

For Merimbula call 6495 1074 For MORUYA call 0438 185 180

(02) 6495 1074

HELI-FLIGHTS (Seasonal only)


4 and 6 seat aircraft available

Far South Coast Monthly Imag  

November edition of the Far South Coast Monthly Imag

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