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April 2010

Far South Coast Region

Tilba Easter Festival


Four Winds Festival Bermagui Page 30

La Boheme - Sapphire Coast Music Society Page 12

Sapphire Watercolourists Page 10 1


art GALLERIES 1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Exhibitions featuring local artists. Visit for exhibition calendar and information. 2. To Di For Designer Accessories Shop 1, 64 Vulcan Street, Moruya. Ph 4474 2422 Open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm. Martina Penning exhibits her BATEMANS BAY 1 colourful art with a twist. 3. The Montague Art & Craft Society Cottage Gallery MOGO 92 Campbell Street, Narooma. Ph 4476 5397 Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-12pm. Paintings, craft, giftware & cards by local artists. 3-day Easter Exhibition at Narooma High School 4. Bermagui Mudworks All original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Pottery studio & Cafe. 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661 2 MORUYA Open all school holidays, otherwise closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays. 5. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Exhibiting a selection of the finest artists of the region each month 6. Nordal Gallery Studio 145 Penders Rd, Tanja. Ph 6494 0199 TUROSS HEAD Oil paintings of local beaches & bush. 7. 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. NAROOMA 3 8. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Represents regional, emerging & established artists. CENTRAL TILBA 9. Artizantique 8 Canning St Bega Ph 6492 4441 Open Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 10am 12.30. Antiques ,Vintage, Retro, Art, Books and COBARGO Records . The funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south! 10. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka. Ph 6493 0491. BERMAGUI 4 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. 10 BEMBOKA 11. The Crossing Gallery 21 Sharpe Street Candelo Ph 6493 2764 Open Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm or phone prior to coming. 5 6 12. Bilyara Gallery 89 Wallagoot Lane (off Sapphire Coast Dr) Ph 6494 1559. TANJA 9 Open Wed-Sun, 10-5pm. Landscape architecture in tranquil bush setting offering 8 BEGA wide range of all Australian art and craft. Homemade cakes and coffee available. 10 7 TATHRA 13. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place Merimbula. Ph 6495 4608 11 A unique coastal art experience right on the edge of Merimbula Lake. Open: Wed, 12 CANDELO Fri & Sun 10am - 4pm (Christmas - April), Wed & Sun only 11am - 4pm (May - Dec). 14. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 13 MERIMBULA Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics & Clothing by local & interstate artists. 14 Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. PAMBULA 15. 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. 15 EDEN


Merimbula Marina APRiL CRUiSE SPECiALS

Fishing Charters

43’ Steber Pro-Fisher “Sea-Eagle” 8 HOUR KiNGFiSHiNG CHARTER Only $150 Adult $100 Child 5 HOUR REEF Only $80 Per person $50 Child under 16yrs $200 Family (2 adults & 2 children) 3 HOUR REEF $40 Adult $30 Child under 16yrs Credit Card welcome

Phone 6495 1686


Receive a FREE Dolphin Cruise for every fishing ticket booked on a morning 5 hour Reef Fishing Charter

Dolphin Cruise 2 HOUR CRUiSE $25 Adult $23 Senior/Student $20 Child (5-15yrs) $75 per family (2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs) $10 per additional child from same family

Phone 6495 1686 Credit Card welcome

All cruises depart from the jetty opposite the Lakeview Hotel


HIRE BOATS Licence No. HD 0074

Quintrex 14’ Runabouts with 8hp motors. 6 per boat. Includes: life jackets, fuel, oars & sand anchor. Rod hire, bait, tackle & NSW Fishing licenses available ½ hr - $25 1 hr - $35 2 hrs - $47 3 hrs - $59 4 hrs - $70 5 hrs - $80 All day special - ONLY $90

Phone 6495 1686

Merimbula Marina (Opposite the Lakeview Hotel, Merimbula)

BOOK DiRECT on 6495 1686


Towamba River Bridge, Rocky Hall © Hamilton Lund: Tourism NSW

From the Editor

April Welcome to the beautiful Far South Coast - we hope you enjoy your time in this fantastic region. As always, there's plenty of choices if you're looking for things to do. Who said nothing much happens in the country?! This month we're featuring the arts, as there are heaps of events happening throughout the month. On Good Friday, the Four Winds Festival is launched with a free performance on Dickinson Oval featuring 'Windsong', a collaborative piece created by locals. The Festival, which features extraordinary performers from Australia and overseas, continues over the weekend. The wonderful Tilba Easter Festival, where the famous Bate St is closed and the whole village comes out to play, is on Saturday April 3rd. It's a truly unique experience, and everyone's invited to join in. Also on over the Easter weekend is the Sapphire Watercolourists' exhibition

Contents at the Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club (page 10), an Easter Family Fair at Magic Mountain (page 19) and a NPWS Discovery Program (page 13). Later in the month, the Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary has a Family Fun Day on Saturday April 10th (page 39), there's a big fundraiser for car crash victim Tegan Lloyd of Bemboka on Saturday 17th (page 22) and Co-Opera are performing La Boheme at Wolumla on Thursday April 22. Keep your Imag handy as you travel around the region or check out our website at Do drive carefully, especially at night there's lots of wildlife around after all the rain. Enjoy!


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Twofold Bay, Eden © Paul Callaghan


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. Local Aboriginal people had a strong spiritual connection with killer whales, and this connection extended to include the harvesting of small whales and fish that the killer whales herded into the shallows. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another


century. 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. Historic Boydtown, just a short drive south on the Princes Highway, was built by Ben Boyd in 1843 on the shores of Twofold Bay.- the Seahorse Inn here has been beautifully restored.

What to See & Do Check out the fishing trawlers at Eden Wharf Wander through the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Hire a fishing charter, take a cruise or try sea kayaking on Twofold Bay (whale watching in season) Explore stunning National Parks VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Mitchell Street, Eden Ph: 02 6496 1953

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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!


Greening the Silver City: seeds of bush regeneration Greening the Silver City: seeds of bush regeneration is a travelling exhibition from Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and is at the Eden Killer Whale Museum from February 6th - April 26th. The exhibition explores the collaboration between community and industry in creating one of the first bush regeneration sites in Australia. When thinking of Broken Hill the mind conjures up images of a mining town on the edge of the outback. Not many people know of its significance in environmental history as the site of one of Australia’s earliest green actions.


In 1936, the Barrier Field Naturalists Club led by Albert Morris, enlisted the help of a mining company, and through the process of native revegetation defeated the drifts of sand that were swallowing the outskirts of the famous mining town. Albert's wife Margaret Morris continued his work after Albert's death in 1939, and this bush revegetation helped make Broken Hill a livable city. The Broken Hill revegetation site was the first example of successful bush regeneration in its broadest sense within Australia. It improved the

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standard of living of residents as well as conserving plant and animal biodiversity. The regeneration reserves are now National-Trust listed. Morris also photographed the flowers and landscape of the surrounding area. These black and white slides were hand coloured by his wife Margaret and are featured in the touring exhibition. Greening the Silver City: seeds of bush regeneration is a regional touring exhibition developed by the Powerhouse Museum in collaboration with Broken Hill City Council and community and supported by Movable Heritage NSW.


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Whaling & Twofold Bay

Replica Lighthouse-

this gallery gives an insight into lighthouses

Eden’s Simply Succulents

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

100’s of plants at wholesale prices lOver 700 named plants in private collection to view lOpen most days other times by appointment l

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:

47 Government Rd Eden. 02 6496 1906

2 Hour Twofold Bay Discovery Cruise There’s so much to see!

* Boyd’s Tower * Naval Wharf * Boydtown

* Edrom Lodge * Woodchip Mill * Mussel Farms

Prices including morning tea: Adults $30, Seniors $27.50, Children 5-15yrs $17, under 5yrs $10, Family $85 (includes 2 adults & up to 3 children under 16yrs)


Cruises depart Main Wharf, Eden (20 mins south of Merimbula) TIMETABLE & BOOKINGS - 0427 260489 or 0427 962027


Sea kayaking - the best way to see the Sapphire Coast Sea Kayaking with Ocean Wilderness is an unforgettable experience. Created after more than 10 years experience as a professional outdoor adventure guide, Ocean Wilderness is the brain-child of Will Hanrahan, head guide and small business owner of Ocean Wilderness. This outfitter offers world-class half day, full day and 2hr tours suited to all ages and experience levels. Most adventurers on these tours are first time paddlers. The Ben Boyd National Park and Twofold Bay half-day adventures are the most popular tours and have featured in On The Road magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald. Sea kayaking with Ocean Wilderness was rated as the best thing to do in Merimbula in the RACV magazine

Royal Auto. Some clients of Ocean Wilderness have described it as "the best sea kayaking experience anywhere." Sea kayaking is the fastest growing activity on the adventure travel menu. If you’re looking for a safe, unique and exciting experience then look no further than a half-day sea kayaking tour of the Sapphire Coast with Ocean Wilderness. Trips depart from Eden, Merimbula and Pambula Beach, and family groups are welcome. Ocean Wilderness run tailormade family adventures suitable for kids 3 years old and above. To experience the silence, satisfaction and exhilaration of sea kayaking, phone 6495 3669 or 0410 99 88 22.


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Cafe Lamplighter at the Best Western Coachman’s Rest Motor Inn

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

Big Brekky Hamburgers Chicken Takeaways Cuppuccino's Milkshakes, Thickshakes 160a Imlay St Eden Ph 6496 1774

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


Caption for Pambula Pamboola, photograph © Paul © Photographer Callaghan

Pambula 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

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 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 at the Mount Gahan site. 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 is an excellent swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, a dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth. There are also walking tracks and viewing platforms. Pambula Lake is just south where there’s a boat ramp and oyster growers selling fresh Pambula Lake oysters.

What to See & Do Enjoy the beautiful historic buildings of Pambula Village Visit the ‘Oaklands’ complex Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Try some oysters at Pambula Lake Take a trip to the scenic village of Wyndham





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

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For all your camping gear & gas needs ♦ BBQ’s, Cooking Appliances ♦ Tents, Tarps & Coolers ♦ Fridges, Sunshelters & Tables ♦ Sleeping Gear ♦ Gas Refills - Repairs & Replacement Parts

ARTHUR KAINE DRV PAMBULA (Opposite Cemetary) Ph 6495 7121


A unique & refreshing selection of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, sculpture and clothing by local and interstate artists Open Mon-Fri 9.30 to 4.30pm Sat 10 to 2pm

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Pambula's Oaklands complex a 'must-see' visitor experience The historic ‘Oaklands’ property, situated on the Princes Highway in Pambula, is the site of one of the region’s newest retail and tourism ventures. Owned by the Moffitt family, the design of the beautifully constructed Oaklands complex draws its inspiration from rural buildings of yesteryear. Since opening in April 2009, the complex has become a major tourist destination in the Far South Coast. Oaklands is home to several businesses, including Oaklands Barn that carries a wide range of stock feeds, farm and landscaping supplies.

Oaklands Nursery is perfect for wandering through, with seedlings, native plants, ornamentals and garden furniture to inspire. The nursery also has a great gift shop with an extensive range of gift ideas, kitchen gadgets, wall art and more. Merv’s Shed is a treasure trove full of fascinating collectables, old wares, restored furniture and wooden toys. The Village Gallery at Oaklands displays beautiful art works created by members of the Merimbula and District Arts Group. Children will enjoy the animal nursery, where they can visit farm animals, and

even camels, close up. For the more adventurous, there are pony, camel rides and trail rides that traverse the working Oaklands farm. The phone number for bookings and trail ride times is shown in the ad below. Oaklands Cafe serves modern Australian cuisine in a classic Australian setting. With funky homestyle food, the cafe is a great place to relax with friends at any time of the day. The Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from 9am to 4pm 7 days a week. Oaklands is open 7 days a week. Phone 6495 7257

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♦ Farm & Garden Supplies ♦ Merv’s Collectables & Old Wares 6495 6822 ♦ Village Art Gallery ♦ Trail & Pony Rides Ph 0428 957 257

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

Next to the Pambula Bridge 6495 7257

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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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Watercolour exhibition at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club The Sapphire Coast is home to 12 very talented watercolour artists, known collectively as the Sapphire Watercolourists, and they've been hard at work at the easel. Their paintings will be shown at a major exhibition at the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club from Friday 2nd to Tuesday 6th April. The watercolour medium is at its best when glorious transparent washes are used to portray brilliant effects of light and shade. With this in mind, the Sapphire Watercolourists’ strive to create fresh and original works. Featured subjects range from local

rural scenes and seascapes to exquisite botanical studies. This significant exhibition will mark the beginning of an on-going, albeit smaller display of beautiful watercolours by the group. In fact, every 3 months from April 2010 an entirely new display of paintings will be hung. So if you miss the Easter show, you can still enjoy seeing the art of some of the region’s leading watercolourists by visiting the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club on any day throughout the year. All works are for sale direct from the artists.

For more information, contact Dianne Hocking on 0419151726 Below: "Candelo House" by artist Jennifer Drews








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 Lake, Merimbula Š Paul Callaghan

Merimbula 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. 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

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.

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. Tura Beach is only a short drive north, with its own shopping centre, country club and beautiful beach.

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Co-Opera brings Puccini's La Boheme to the Coast Co-Opera has been touring annually throughout regional Australia since 1993. This year the company will again be at Wolumla Hall with their production of Puccini’s opera, La Boheme. Like so many works in the established musical repertoire, La Boheme was only moderately successful. Since then this romantic and tragic opera has become one of the most widely performed of all time. The Bohemians are an idealistic, penniless bunch intent on enjoying the festive season, which is the context for this story. Tribulations, celebrations and the troubled triangle

of Musetta, Marcello and Alcindoro provide a counterpoint to the genuine and profound love between Rodolfo and Mimi. Love’s greatest enemy, misunderstanding, threatens to sabotage their union and the outcome, as everyone knows, is fatal. Puccini’s brilliant score amplifies the drama and, as long as we believe in these characters, this story inevitably touches our most fundamental human emotions – so bring lots of tissues. Experienced choreographer/director, Nick Carroll, formerly a dancer with Ballet Rambert in London, always aims to entertain – he choreographed the production of Kiss Me, Kate which

Co-Opera performed here a few years ago. With its blend of humour, romance and tragedy, La Boheme, provides fertile material for a complete theatrical experience. Don’t miss the chance to see this excellent production of La Boheme, presented by the Sapphire Coast Music Society at Wolumla Hall, Wolumla for one night only on Thursday 22 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are $36 for members and concessions and $40 for adult non-members from Booktique, Merimbula, Magpie Music, Bega and by ringing 6495 9708 or 6495 0232.

Club Sapphire Merimbula Home of Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club

The perfect place to relax with family and friends. The Club features: • 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 The Fairway, Tura Beach, NSW Phone (02) 6495 9002 Fax (02) 6495 9756 Proshop Ph. (02) 6495 9068 Email:


Photos from Co-Opera's production of Puccini's La Boheme

Autumn Program Far South Coast Region April 4th – 16th 2010 Join “Wanda on Wheels” - WOW!

This brightly coloured travelling trailer will be in the Region during April delivering fun and games to thousands of locals and holiday makers. Aboriginal Rangers will talk about tools and weapons, bush remedies and get participants involved in weaving and painting. Other activites include an Easter Treasure Hunt and star-gazing at Bournda, spotlighting, snorkelling, canoeing, a Gulaga hike, reptiles, a wander along the Merimbula Boardwalk and much more. For bookings and information please contact the National Parks Office in Merimbula 64 955 000 or 1300 361 606

at the resort

• All needlecraft & patchwork supplies • Day classes

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

Open Mon-Fri 9-4pm, Sat 9-noon 489 Sapphire Coast Dr, Merimbula

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

1 Market St. Merimbula Ph (02) 6495 1202


All your favourites at the Lolly Shop The Lolly Shop in Merimbula is one of those special places that can transport you back in time and place. For some, it’s the memories of childhood that are rekindled, whilst for others, the Lolly Shop can take them back to a different country. After being out of supply for 20 years, Choo-Choo Bars have been recently relaunched, much to the delight of loyal fans. The Lolly Shop carries a range of sweet treats including fudge, Rocky Road, honeycomb,licorice (including Dutch licorice and Bassetts Licorice Allsorts), aniseed balls, brain lickers and zombie

chews. You’ll also find brand names like White Knights, Walkers Toffees, Walnut Whips, Caramac and Dime Bars. Stock up on American candy including Hershey Bars, Peanut MM’s and Reece's Peanut Cups, as well as lollies from England and New Zealand. You’ll even find a sugarless range and black jelly beans. *All varieties subject to availability. Merimbula Lolly Shop is located at 62 Market St. at the top end of town. All your favourites at the Lolly Shop

Shop 4/62 Market Street, Merimbula Ph: 6495 2680




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The funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south! Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisan-made furniture & decor • investment art

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

8 Canning St Bega 02 6492 4441

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


Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

Collectables/Antiques, Books, Quilts, Decorative Arts & Gifts at Foxglove Spires Garden, Tilba Tilba

Ph: 4473 7799 tilbatreasures

Opal & Shell Museum Treasures from the Deep Crystals,Gems,Specimens Fossils, Shark Tooth, Shells 142 Beach Rd Batemans Bay ph 4472 7248

Merimbula Plaza Take a walk through Merimbula Plaza and you’ll find something for everyone. For a trip down memory lane, Lily & Lola’s has a fantastic collection of pre-loved designer clothes, bags, shoes and more. Kids need a hair cut? No problem - Value Cutz and Colour can help you out with a quick trim. Vitaminsea is a must for anyone in need of pampering, with massages to renew and restore. Art With Attitude can provide a face lift for your home with local and imported artworks and gifts. Sports fans will love O’Brien’s with an amazing array of sporting memorabilia, clothing and DVDs. Enhance U Lifestyle and Fashion Boutique will impress with its labels and brands for younger women, and Aquablu Resort Wear also stocks clothing, swimwear and shoes by well-known brands. Play has a great range of quality European and educational toys that will delight the young and the young at heart. Finish up at Poppy’s Courtyard Cafe where everyone will enjoy a snack or meal. Merimbula Plaza - between Market St and Alice St Merimbula

Aquablu Resort Wear Stockists of Not your daughter’s Jeans Marco Polo, Didier, Parakian, VSSP, Hot, Dusk, Citi, Boo Radley, Mixit, Shoes, Jewellery, Swimwear Shop 13 Merimbula Plaza 6495 2677

Value Cutz & Colour

Qualified stylists & colourists. Body waxing & facial waxing. Eyelash/eyebrow tinting. Specialising in weddings and formals. Late night by appointment.

Shop 4 Merimbula Plaza 6495 1747

Lily & Lola’s

Find something unique & interesting at Lily & Lola’s. A little shop full of treasures, pre-loved designer clothing including Vintage, Bags, Jewellery, Shoes & more

Shop 3 Merimbula Plaza 6495 4716

For high quality European & educational toys

We specialise in traditional, wooden and soft toys for babies and children to 7 years O’Brien’s

Shop 14 Merimbula Plaza 6495 4777

Poppy’s Courtyard Cafe Lakeside courtyard dining with superb water views. Breakfast, lunch, morning/afternoon tea. Open 7 days, 8am to late afternoon Cnr Beach & Alice St Merimbula Plaza 6495 1110

Sporting Memorabilia - NRL & AFL, gift ware, clothing, prints, DVD’s. FREECHOICE Tobacconist. Open Mon to Fri 8.45-5, Sat 9-1.30

Shop 8 Merimbula Plaza 6495 1813

Art With Attitude

Original Artworks and prints by Australian artists. Stunning unique jewellery and Allure Charms. Beautiful homewares including Handmade Krosno Glass and Lacquerware from Vietnam.

Shop 12 Merimbula Plaza 6495 3574

We at Vitaminsea invite you

♦ to be absolutely pampered ♦ to be restored renewed & refreshed ♦ find a delightful gift or hold a precious stone ♦ to be adorned in gorgeous jewellery Let Vitaminsea colour your world ....

Shop 18 Merimbula Plaza 6495 3688

Enhance U Lifestyle Fashion Boutique. Brands include: | sass & bide | nobody | | bec & bridge | metalicus | mavi | | totem praiia | birkenstock | mor | | l’occitane | sohum | aesop |

Shop 9 Merimbula Plaza 6495 3577

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Enjoy at Merimbula Ice Creamery

to Australia’s best, fresh seafood shop

• Gelati • Yoghurt • Sundaes

Fresh Fish • Prawns • Lobster & Crabs PLUS products not seen or available anywhere else!

• Hot Dogs • Nachos • Pancakes • Milkshakes • Coffee

“You will be impressed!” Shop 3 Alice St Merimbula Ph 6495 3844


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nachos or pancakes. At the Merimbula Ice Creamery, situated opposite the Post Office on Hylands Corner Plaza, customers become friends, with many calling in each day for their ice cream ‘fix’. As most people do when holidaying in Merimbula, drop in to the Merimbula Ice Creamery, and enjoy!



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If making a choice proves too difficult, there's always the renowned Kitchen Sink option. Get a group together and share 14 or even 30 scoops of ice cream piled high with cream, nuts, wafers etc. Photos of other Kitchen Sinkers line Merimbula Ice Creamery's Wall of Fame. If thirst is a problem, there are milkshakes, thickshakes and real fruit smoothies to choose from. For a caffeine fix, Merimbula Ice Creamery make great Lavazza coffees. Anyone with serious hunger pangs can try Ice Creamery’s famous hot dogs,

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The Merimbula Ice Creamery has become a ‘must visit’ destination for holiday makers, because after a day of sun, a BBQ or a meal, or during an evening stroll, everyone loves an ice cream. The aroma of freshly baked waffle cones is a sure sign that Hyland's Corner Plaza is not far away. With the taste buds awakened, the only decision left to make is which of the 40-plus flavours of ice cream, gelati and yoghurt to enjoy. Merimbula Ice Creamery make great sundaes too, with all the usual trimmings like nuts and chocolate fudge.

Merimbula Lake

Merimbula Ice Creamery


(opposite Merimbula PO Ph 6495 2311)

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

Merimbula Promenade Merimbula Promenade is another of Merimbula’s great arcades just waiting to be explored. Begin your journey at Saltwater Organics Cafe & Lifestyle Store where you’ll find all manner of environmentally friendly foods and products. Opposite is Ginger & Luvvy, where you’ll find labels like Mela Purdie, Andiamo and Verge clothing. For those who like to create their own fashion or craft, Pins‘n’Needles is a veritable treasure trove of buttons, fabrics, wool and craft supplies. Energy starting to flag? Make your way along the boardwalk to Boardwalk Pancakes & Ice Creams and enjoy a low fat yoghurt or treat yourself to one of the many flavours of ice cream or try a delicious pancake. Head back up Market St to Brief Affairs, Merimbula’s specialist lingerie boutique with all the well-known brands including Simone Perele and Elle McPherson. Next door is Heelz with Style, and why not treat yourself to a new pair of shoes if you’ve already treated yourself to new underwear and a new outfit? Relax with coffee, cake or delectable hand-made chocolates at Truffles, before delving into the world of books at Booktique. Merimbula Promenade - between the Lake and Market St, Merimbula.

Booktique The book-lover’s coffee shop providing a coffee and book experience for customers. DVDs, CDs, ABC and BBC products, world music, jazz music, Bolinda talking books. Truffles at Booktique offers hand-made chocolates, coffee and cake. Shop 6 The Promenade 6495 1969

Saltwater Organics Cafe & Lifestyle Store Eco friendly, organic & fair trade products Organic hair & body products, baby products, cleaning, fruit & veg, nuts, grains & gluten free products.

Shop 7 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 2999

Brief Affairs

Stocking Simone Perele, Mossimo, Elle McPherson, Bendon, Fayreform, Calvin Klein, Oroton, Gingerlilly sleepwear & Palazzi Swimwear. Your specialist lingerie Boutique.

Shop 12 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 2368

Boardwalk Pancakes & Ice Creams All day Breakfast. Light snacks. Coffee, Crepes & Pancakes. Ice Creams & low fat yoghurts. Ask us about our 10% discount vouchers. On the Lake, On the Boardwalk Opposite Sanity

Heelz with Style Importing a large range of Quality & Fashion European Shoes to Merimbula. Brands such as Rieker, Rohde, Flyflot, Esperdrils, Vago, Brazilio and more. Shop 11 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 2811


Ginger & Luvvy Mela Purdie ◆ CYLK ◆ Verge Marilyn Seyb ◆ Andiamo ◆ Lounge SERVICE & QuALITY Shop 8 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 2018

Pins ‘n’ Needles

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Shop 9 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 3646

Shop 10 The Promenade Merimbula 6495 4011

• Patchwork Fabrics & Quilting Supplies • Needlework Supplies & Kits • Dress Fabrics, Wool, Haberdashery • Craft Supplies

A great combination of surf, skate and street wear. Labels include Havianas, Elwood, Mossimo, Lollita, Seafolly Kids, All About Eve, O & E, Kustom & Osiris.

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To celebrate the National Trust Heritage Festival, the Old School Museum in Merimbula is hosting an exhibition titled The Back Door to NSW. This year the theme of the Festival is 'The Making of Our Nation'. Ships taking shelter in Twofold Bay opened the back door to the colony of NSW. Early settlement boundaries were set at the Moruya River but sealing, whaling, wattlebark, wool, dairying, bacon, cornflour, fishing, oysters, goldmining, shipping and timber industries from the far south contributed to the wealth of the colony and the making of our nation. A comprehensive display of this history will be at the Old School Museum 9 24 April. Originally built in 1873 as a school with attached residence, the building now houses an excellent collection of objects and photographs that tell stories of life in Merimbula and neighbouring Pambula from their origins to the present day. Stories of ship-wrecked sailors, whalers, squatters, settlers and gold miners are all to be found in the Museum. It provides a secure site for displays of local history such as stories of: • Matthew Munn and his Maizena and his son, Armstrong, who inherited his father’s wealth and

lost it by investing in the Pambula goldfields; • the Wharf and the Illawarra Steamship Company that provided transport for people and goods up and down the coast before roads were built; • Syms Covington, who travelled with Charles Darwin in the Beagle and lived in Pambula in a house that is now a restaurant; • gold and pyrophyllite mining around Pambula; • the wrecking of the William Dawes and the SS Merimbula; • mutiny and murder on an American whaling ship, and more. The Museum is situated in Main Street (opposite the RSL), Merimbula and is open from 1.30pm – 4.00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (closed Christmas Day). Entry is only $3 and children are welcome at no cost. For more information, phone 6495 4844.

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

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

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


Magic Mountain's Easter Family Fair Feel like doing something a bit different this Easter? Magic Mountain is having a Family Easter Fair, and everyone is invited - even the Easter Bunny will be there. There are lots of activities planned for the kids, music for the grown ups, and it's all happening on Sunday April 4th. A highlight of the day will be the Easter Hat Parade, where participants are encouraged to dress up and make their own Easter Hat. It wouldn't be Easter without an Egg Hunt, and Magic Mountain is a great venue for those who take their egg hunting seriously.

Face painting and a jumping castle will also be available. Relax and enjoy music by Bega Valley performer Dave Hibbert, and local legends the Lounge Lizards will also be taking to the stage to get everyone up and dancing. Explore Magic Mountain's newest attraction, the Wilderness Track, and learn more about the bushland that surrounds the park. Magic Mountain will be open from 10am to 4pm, and entry is free for the day.

Visit National Parks

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

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

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

MANDENI FAMILY FUN PARK & GOLF CENTRE Enquire about our family day pass

Golf•Cycle BBQ•Relax


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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

Open to the public 7 DAYS 9.30am - 5pm Ph 0403 706 692

Just 5 minutes north of Merimbula on Sapphire Coast Drive


ck Camping out our supplies curren BBQ specia t ls equipment Outdoor cooking utensils Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats & swags 6 Alice St, Merimbula Ph 6495 2571 Fax 6495 2798


Live Music April Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Fri 2nd Tony Jaggers – 6.30pm. Free entertainment. Age limit 18+. Fri 30th DJ Starry - 6.30pm Free entertainment. Age limit 18+. Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Fri 2nd Ben Anderson - 7pm Sat 3rd Live entertainment from 7pm Fri 9th Over The Moon - 7pm Sat 10th Davies & Black - 6.30pm Club Sapphire Ph 6495 1306 Thu 1st British India and Cried Wolf - 9pm. $28 Fri 2nd Creedence Clearwater Recycled - 8.30pm. $20/$25 Sat 3rd Philadelphia Grand Jury and Support - 9pm. $18 Fri 9th Ultimate Wrestling Alliance Family Show - 8.30pm. $14 single, $45 Family Pass (2 x Adults plus 2 x Children) Sat 10th Genevieve Rose, Main Bar 8pm Sun 11th Scarlett, Rockpool - 1pm. Final Sunday Session Fri 16th Lucky Wonders plus Scarlett - 9pm. $12/$15 Sat 17th Ben Anderson, Main Bar - 8pm Sun 18th Charles Attard (Lunch show) - 1pm. $12/$15 Fri 23rd Black & Davies, Rockpool - 6.30pm Sat 24th Jay Podger, Main Bar - 8pm Fri 30th

Robertson Bros “Sharing the Night" - 9pm. $20/$25

Merimbula Aquarium And Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 4th Steve Clarke Trio Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Fri 2nd DJ Mick & DJ Simon - Downstairs Sat 3rd Legendary Aussie Rockers Choirboys + DJ Tix $20 Fri 9th DJ Mick & DJ Eject Downstairs Sat 10th WHITE NIGHT - FREE UV Party Power FM Power Party - Live Broadcast & Giveaways Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Weekends All codes of football action, all on the Big Screens


Tura Beach Country Club Ph 6495 9002 Fri 2nd Over The Moon Fri 19th Genevieve Rose Fri 16th Ben Anderson Fri 23rd Jay Podger Fri 30th Darryl Lamb Bega RSL Ph 6492 1055 Fri 2nd Duo Fri 9th Roddy Reason Fri 16th DJ Grey + Karaoke Disco Fri 23rd Duo Tathra Beach Hotel-Motel Ph 6494 1101 Contact Club for details Mimosa Wines Ph 6494 0164 Sun 4th Lunch with Jazz with local young guitarist Carl Morgan. Mon 5th Lunch with John and Dan - Original Celtic musings and Gypsy swing Sun 11th Lunch with Mark Bolsious and crew playing jazz standards Sat 17th Dinner with Guitarama featuring Dave Crowden and Daniel Champagne Sun 18th Lunch with Gary Renton Guitar Artistry. Sun 25th Lunch with Max and Friends Jazz and popular standards Bermagui Beach Hotel Ph 6493 4206 Sat 3rd Torque Sat 10th The Shake Sat 17th Black Velvet Dromedary Hotel, Central Tilba Ph 4473 7223 Contact Hotel for details of Sunday afternoon entertainment Tilba Valley Winery Ph 4473 7308 Lunch and music from 12.30pm - free entry. Sun 4th Kooky Fandango Sun 18th Second Time Around

Catalina Country Club Ph 4472 4022 Fri 2nd Ricky Lynch Band Sat 3rd Pieces of 8 Sun 4th Pieces of 8 Fri 9th Jacquie Seczawa Sat 10th Struth Fri 16th SiRencis Sat 17th Just Janine Fri 23rd Carol Linnane Sat 24th Found Man Disco/DJ Fri 30th Kerri O'Keefe Batemans Bay Bowling Club Ph 4472 4502 Fri 2nd Craig Rogers Sat 3rd Contact Club for details Fri 9th Ben Anderson Sat 10th Contact Club for details Fri 16th Contact Club for details Sat 17th Jamie Parkinson Fri 23rd Contact Club for details Sat 24th Contact Club for details Fri 30th Contact Club for details Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Ph 4472 4117 LOUNGE BAR Fri 2nd/Sat 3rd Rockin Horse Fri 9th/Sat 10th Impact One Fri 16th/Sat 17th The Shake Fri 23rd/Sat 24th Unmarked Fri 30th/Sat 1st Rino & Jade AUDITORIUM Sat 3rd Creedence Clearwater Recycled. Doors open 8.00pm Tickets $20.00 members, $22.00 non-members 18 years & over only Wed 14th Morning Melodies Joey Fimmano & Graeme Wright. 10am Cuppa, 11.00am Show. Please book tickets at Reception. See page 45 for more detailss Bawley Vale Estate Ph 4457 2555 Sun 4th A Day on The Green Josh Rawiri - 12.30pm $10 adults. Part of the proceeds go to the Bawley Fire Brigade

Bega Valley © Paul Callaghan


Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley. It is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. 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 Highway. 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, with an underground lake feeding a series of wetlands, providing plenty of tucker. 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, exporting some $50m of product every year. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a

must for anyone new to the region; the Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s. The Heritage Centre is also home to

the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides a wealth of information about attractions throughout the region.

What to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

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

Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River Take in the view from the Bega lookout, 5km north of Bega Explore the historic buildings in Church Street Visit the Art Galleries

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

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

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The Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Lagoon Street, North Bega

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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

available for Countrylink & Premier bus services

Deane’s Buslines

Servicing 5 times daily

Now incorporating the Bega Visitor Information Centre

Ph 02 6491 7645 Fax 02 6491 7646


Fundraising event supports crash victim Tegan Lloyd to raise money for Tegan. Former Cronulla Sharks/South Sydney Rabbitohs star David Peachey plans to attend, bringing signed NRL jerseys to be auctioned. Also up for grabs is an autographed photo and baseball cap from Greg Norman, autographed boxing gloves from Anthony Mundine and a signed cricket bat from Michael Hussey. Local businesses and those from further afield have generously donated items to be either auctioned or raffled. There will be plenty of children's entertainment throughout the day, as well live bands, market stalls, a BBQ and more.


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Anyone wishing to make a donation can make a direct deposit to Service One Member's Banking, Account Name: Bemboka Lions Club Inc, BSB: 801 009 Account number: 1173649. Admission is $10 adults, $5 high schoolers and pensioners, and by gold coin donation for primary school aged students.

Spiral Gallery

Over the past two months the Bemboka community has bonded together to support one of their own, Tegan Lloyd, who was seriously injured in a car accident near Eden. Tegan’s injuries are extremely severe and lifelong, requiring indefinite hospitalisation and rehabilitation. The Bemboka community have launched 'Tegan's Fund, and in conjunction with the Bemboka Lions Club Inc., have organised a family fun day and fundraiser at Colombo Park, Bemboka on Saturday 17th April 2010


SPIRAL GALLERY Open Mon to Fri 10-4 Sat 10-1 47 Church Street Bega 2550 02 64925322

Bega Secrets The leading provider of books relating to regional sustainability, health and gentle parenting. Wide range of children’s and adult’s fiction and non-fiction,DVDs & CDs. ABC Shop. Ayres Walkway, Zingel Pl. Bega 6492 3386


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. There’s also a great walk along the Bega River if you fancy a stroll. Come to Bega and discover its secrets for yourself....

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.

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

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Behind Candelo Bulk Wholefoods and next to the Gipps St carpark




• Hardy plants for coastal, frost and drought conditions • Special interest books and gift cards • Seedlings and herbs are our specialty


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Sign Manufacturing, Cardmaking, Paints & Mediums, Brushes, Paper, Canvas, Drawing, Pottery, Pastels, Books, Screenprinting, Scrapbooking,. 45 Auckland St. Bega 6492 3542 CARP ST




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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

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


Keith & Liz Broomfield

BEST LITTLE MUSIC SHOP IN THE •THE Fantastic range of instruments & • Fantastic range of instruments & accessories • Print music, CD’s & •accessories Print music, CD’s & DVD’s •DVD’s The best•inThe Hi-Fi best & Home inTheatre Hi-Fi & Home • School of Music - teaching all instruments Theatre • School of Music - teaching all instruments 125 Auckland St Bega 6492 3533

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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:


All Occasions Fashions • All About Eve • Just Add Sugar Ph 6492Denim 3533 • Wakee • A.Joy Collection 125 Auckland St Bega • Stone Eagle Jeans • Lushous • Formal Wear• Accessories • Mens Wear • Handbags • Shoes Shop 7b 106 Auckland St. Bega 6492 5303 (Next to Woolworths) MILKY WAY

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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CaptionWharf Tathra for photograph © Tourism © NSW Photographer

Tathra With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. The Wharf also has tourist information on Tathra and surrounding areas. Every January, the Tathra Wharf to Waves Beach Swim is held to raise funds for various community groups. Swimming at Tathra’s patrolled beach (summer only) may provide the added bonus of a dolphin 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 a great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well. Direct access to the ocean is available at Kianinny Bay (also good for swimming), and the boat ramp at Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary. If you’re keen to play some golf or tennis, try the Tathra Beach Country Club. Tathra also has plenty of great places to eat, ranging from gourmet delis to cafes and restaurants. Tathra is a great base from which you can explore the Mimosa Rocks National Park, which follows the coast up towards Bermagui. Beaches include Nelsons, Moon Bay, and Bithry Inlet, with camping available at Gillards and Middle Beach.

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

What to See & Do

Explore the many beautiful beaches and National Parks Fish off the Tathra Wharf Go bushwalking on the Kangarutha Track or in the Tathra Wildlife Reserve Check out the view and whales from the Headland lookout Enjoy the walk from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka Take the kids to the skatebowl and the playground near the Surf Lifesaving Club Explore the Bega River by boat Visit the many art galleries and studios between Tathra and Bermagui.

Tathra Beach Country Club Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

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Monthly Markets Guide Farmer’s Market 1st & 3rd Friday of month from 9am 2pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Cobargo Cobargo Market last Saturday of mth, from 9am, behind Cobargo Hotel 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. 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.

Eden Eden Market 1st Saturday of month from 8am 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St. Nethercote Nethercote Seasonal Produce Market Saturday 24th April 8am - 12pm, Nethercote Hall, cnr Nethercote and Back Creek Rds. 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 Friday 26th & Saturday 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.

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Bermagui 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 opening in December 2009. 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.

What to See & Do Take a tour of the historic Montreal Goldfield Enjoy the cycle and walking tracks around town Swim in Bermagui's famous Blue Pool, next to the ocean Visit the new Fishermen's Wharf complex VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Bunga Street, Bermagui Ph: 02 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

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Architect Phillip Cox, who has created some of Australia’s best-known large venues, has breathed new life into the Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-operative site with his re-design of magnificent Fishermen’s Wharf complex. Overlooking the Bermagui Harbour, the new Wharf features the extensive use of local timbers, and even has its own timber sculpture. This landmark retail space in Bermagui opened in December with outlets that include The Pineapple House, Bermagui Gifts, the intriguingly named Horse & Camel Winebar, the Sun Deck and Bluewave Seafood. In addition to these fantastic shops, the Fishermen’s Co-op hope that the Wharf will become a venue in its own right, with entertainment during summer and plenty of space to enjoy a picnic. With its unparalleled location and great selection of retailers and dining venues, no doubt it will be attracting visitors to Bermagui for years to come.

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Four Winds - "One of the best Festivals in Australia" Different times and different cultures will be brought together in three days of exquisite music at the Four Winds Festival in Bermagui from April 2nd 4th. The Festival was shortlisted by Limelight Magazine as one of the six best Festivals in Australia in 2008. The romance of renaissance Italy and music reverberating around the ancient squares of Tuscany will be brought alive in the Australian bush by Italian maestro Paolo Pandolfo, the “Yo Yo Ma of the viola da gamba”. Sultry flamenco from Arte Kanela will play as dusk settles on Friday and bring a contemporary latino element picked up by the Flinders quarter on Sunday when they join with Karin Schaupp on guitar in a new collaboration of fandango with friends. Karin will join with harpist Marshall McGuire in a first time collaboration on strings playing de Falla, Granados and an Albeniz tango. The exhilarating open air site for the Festival, close to the sea, will give people an opportunity to stretch out on the grass and dream to Melbourne group e21 singing songs of earth, sky and sea, including mediaeval Gregorian chant and songs of place from Australian Indigenous songlines. Gospel and soul will be brought to mind when the women of the Black

Arm Band sing in 13 Indigenous languages on Sunday afternoon – anyone who enjoys Sweet Honey in

the Rock will love these songs which breath life into that which was lost. This walk through the ages will be launched on Good Friday at 4pm with

Four Winds' gift to the community - a free performance of a specially commissioned piece at Dickinson Oval in Bermagui. "Windsong" is a celebration of local artistic endeavour, of elite musicianship, of a vibrant festival, and of the rich and diverse community in which we live - don't miss it. David Hewitt will bring humour and whimsy, not to mention all manner of percussion to a performance of the resonant village on Saturday and will continue with the four winds cinematic orchestra and a bewildering array of instruments, objects, sound effects and absurd dialogue, gravely played, and hilariously funny. A world premier on Saturday afternoon from the Andrea Keller Quartet, commissioned by the Keir Foundation, will be a highlight of a weekend and will blur collaboration and improvisation in jazz and contemporary classical music. The strands of ancient and modern musics and styles will be brought together with assurance and brilliance by Jessica Aszodi (soprano) and Marshall McGuire (harp) with songs ranging from Dowland to Andrew Ford. Tickets for the Four Winds Festival can be purchased online at:

Visit historic Montreal Goldfield

“A unique experience” Admittance by guided tour only Tours daily at 2pm - $5pp - 1¼ hrs

Montreal Goldfield at Bermagui

Groups - Bookings essential 1800 645 808 6493 3054


The Montreal Goldfield is a Heritage Site 7km north of Bermagui on the Wallaga Lake Road. It is a relatively intact remnant of the gold rush days of the early 1880s, and is the only goldfield in Australia located beside the sea. A section of the original goldfield has been preserved, but for safety reasons, you can only enter the Goldfield as part of a tour. This however provides a wonderful opportunity to hear the full Montreal story; a story of mystery, history and fascinating anecdotes. Compacted paths and boardwalks allow visitors to wander through the

beautiful forest and tree ferns. During the goldrush period, the miners, in their frenzy for profit, laid the area bare; hard to imagine now given the lushness of the area. The track itself is approximately 200m long and most is wheel chair accessible, and there are plenty of strategically located benches along the track. Tours of the Goldfield are held daily at 2pm and take around 1 ¼ hours, with toilet facilities available. If you have a group of more than 12, contact the Bermagui Visitors Centre 6493 3054 and choose a time that suits you. Admission is $5pp.

What's On April 1st - 26th April - Greening the Silver City: seeds of bush regeneration At the Eden Killer Whale Museum, a travelling exhibition from Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. this exhibition explores the collaboration between industry and community in creating one of Australia's first bush regeneration sites. Phone 6496 2094 for more information (page 6). 2nd April - 6th April - Sapphire Watercolour Exhibition At the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club - see page 10. Phone Dianne Hocking on 0419 151 726. 2nd - 4th April - Four Winds Festival Shortlisted by Limelight Magazine as one of the six best Festivals in Australia in 2008. See page 30 for more info. 3rd April - Tilba Easter Festival Jam-packed with entertainment and activities to suit all the family. Enjoy Town criers, hilarious street games, live music on 5 stages, roaming performers, and circus workshops. There’s an art competition and exhibition, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, market stalls and delicious food. See page 38 for more info. 4th April - Magic Mountain's Easter Family Fair Great family fun day 10am - 4pm, Easter Bunny, lots of activities for the kids, music for the grown ups, Easter Hat Parade, Easter egg hunt, face painting, jumping castle. Ph 6495 2299.

4th - 16th April - NPWS Discovery Program Activities include an Easter Treasure Hunt and star-gazing at Bournda NP, spotlighting, snorkelling, canoeing, a hike up Gulaga Mountain, reptile display, explore the Merimbula Boardwalk and more. Phone NPWS Merimbula on 6495 5000 or 1300 361 606. See page 13. 10th April - Family Fun Day at Moruya At Moruya Racecourse running from 10am 2pm the day will be filled with non-stop great events, music, displays, stalls, children's games and activities, food to go or sit and sup. Displays from local organisations include Coastwatchers, Genealogy, Classic Cars, Botanic Gardens/Orchid Clubs, Fitness and Fun, Embroidery and Quilting, Marine Rescue and Antique Tractors. Page 39 or Ph Kay Lunt 4473 6857 for information.

2nd - 4th April - Four Winds Festival Bermagui

3rd April - Tilba Easter Festival

17th April - Tegan Lloyd Fundraiser A family fun day and fundraiser at Colombo Park, Bemboka, plenty of children's entertainment throughout the day, as well live bands, market stalls, a BBQ and more - see page 22. Phone Donna O'Reiily on 6492 4347. 22nd April - La Boheme Performed by Co-Opera, presented by the Sapphire Coast Music Society at Wolumla Hall. See page 12 for more info. To book your ticket ring 6495 9708 or 6495 0232.

22nd April - La Boheme Opera at Wolumla Town Hall

Accommodation Batemans Bay Clyde River Motor Inn 3 Clyde St, Batemans Bay Ph (02) 4472 6444 Bluedock Holiday Townhouses 33 Clyde St, Batemans Bay Ph (02) 4472 6444 Mogo The Original Gold Rush Colony James St, Mogo Ph (02) 4474 2123 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 Bermagui Bermagui Beach Hotel Lamont St, Bermagui Ph (02) 6493 4206

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 Merimbula Lakeview Hotel Market St, Merimbula Ph (02)6495 1202 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


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

View north over Lightkeepers Cottages from the top of Green Cape Lighthouse.

The Big Hole/Marble Arch

Cascades Walk

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

3km return Approx. 2 hours Wadbilliga National Park This easy walk begins from the Cascades Camping Area off Badja Forest Road near Countegany, east of Cooma. Follow the track through granite outcrops and forest rich with arboreal mammals to a viewing platform overlooking Tuross Falls and the spectacular gorge.

Light to Light Walk

31km one way Approx. 3 days Ben Boyd National Park This newly constructed walk connects Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lightstation, about 40km by road south of Eden. This magnificent coastal walk can be done over a couple of days or in easy half day sections. Spectacular ocean views, red rock platforms, long sandy beaches and a surprising array of different coastal landscapes, plant communities and animal habitats are found on this walk. Humpback whales and perhaps southern right whales may Bushwalking be seen on their southern migration during the spring months. A detailed SpendWalking an hour, a day Track or more walking in the National and Kangarutha walkParks brochure is available at the reserves of the Region. The walks featured here are some of the NPWS office in Merimbula. Camping 9km one way 5 but hours moreApprox. popular ones, there are many short and medium distance is available along the way or stay Bournda National Park walks available at almost all destinations within National Parks in the region. Ask at a NPWS office or local touristin information comfort in the renovated Green Start this walk from Kianinny Bay via centre about others. Cape Lightkeepers Cottages. Park Tathra in the north or from Turingal Please note that for all these walks, strong use fees apply. Head via Wallagoot Lake Boat Club in footwear should be worn, carry food and

water, and take clothing suitable for and the south. Rugged coastline, sandy changingand weather conditions. pebbly beaches spectacular cliffs are featuresThe of this walk. The coastal Big Hole/Marble Arch return Approx. hours Big Hole Alheathland, 4km dominated by1.5dwarf oaks, return Approx. 5.5 hours Marble Arch locasuarina13km paludosa, is a haven in winDeua National Park Map ref. C4 ter and spring for nectar-feeding birds The north-western section of Deua National like the eastern At Boulder Park is aspinebill. karst or limestone layer containing Bay, a fragile and uncommon remnant 400 million year old cave systems. The Big Holeunusually and Marble Arch are two rainforest lies close tofascinating the sea. which can be seen without going Camping isfeatures available at Hobart Beach underground. Please note that permission on the southern side of Wallagoot Lake. is required to enter some caves. Park use fees apply. The walk starts from Berlang Camping Area,


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Caption Old Farmfor House, photograph Cobargo ©© Photographer Paul Callaghan


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. West of Cobargo is the spectacular Wadbilliga National Park that contains the Brogo Wilderness Area. This wild area is a refuge for native flora and fauna, and is a great place for walking.

What to See & Do 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 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Hwy, Cobargo Ph: 02 6493 6110 Open Th-Mo 10am-4pm

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VALLEY EDGE CAFE Freshly roasted coffee. Home-made cakes, biscuits & Paninis. Featured in Good Food Guide 2010. 59 Princes Highway Cobargo (02) 6493 6007


Monthly Garden Advice Food For Thought Whether you are reading this as a tourist or as someone who lives within the area covered by this publication, consideration should be given to planting edible plants in the garden. One should consider the enormous range of plants that are sold in nurseries from common vegetables, berries and fruits through to unusual Australian native fruits that are now available commercially. Even the smallest garden can afford to have a few edible food plants. Fruit trees can be planted as ornamentals as well as supplying the gardener with a delicious yield. Many fruit trees are deciduous, providing shade in summer, sun in winter and flowers in spring. Other fruits like berries can be planted in a sunny spot instead of small shrubs, and many of the fruiting vines can be grown against fences, trellises or walls. There are many new dwarf fruit trees that are very suited to pots, if space in the garden cannot be provided. To successfully grow vegetables, herbs or other edible plants the three

essentials are good soil, sun and drainage. This applies whether you are setting up a vegetable garden, incorporating edible plants into a flower garden, or finding that certain place for a fruit tree. Use a premium potting mix if gardening in pots Fruit and vegetables that have to struggle against the elements are usually tough and not as sweet and tasty as ones that have optimum growing conditions. Don’t be afraid to fertilise regularly and shelter plants from winds. This can increase the yield by up to 50 per cent. Prepare your vegetable garden now with some added lime and composted manures to ensure a successful planting of onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, broad beans, parsnips etc. Check the seed stand at your local nursery for interesting new varieties that can be container grown should you have run out of space. Our nursery is adjacent to the beautiful Foxglove Spire Gardens (recently shown on Getaway) and a visit to these

N u r s e r i e s & G a rd e n s Simply Succulents 47 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 1906 Open Sat-Tues 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.


gardens will give you some great ideas on the many ways fruit and vegetables can be used to provide fresh delicious food. The vegetable garden also boasts compost heaps and chooks that share the scraps from the kitchen of the on site Love at First Bite café. Happy gardening and remember “FRESH IS BEST” Keith Mundy The Spires Nursery Tilba Tilba

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.

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Tilba Treasures

This unique shop is a treasure trove of homewares, antiques, collectables, books, kitchenware, giftware, jewellery and personal care products, sourced both here and overseas.

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.

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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.

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Caption for photograph Mockingbird Lane, Central © Photographer Tilba © Paul Callaghan


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

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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.

What to See & Do Enjoy the spectacular Foxglove Spires gardens in Tilba Tilba Take a guided tour of Gulaga Mountain with Umbarra Cultural Tours, or wander up the mountain yourself, starting from behind Pam's Store Step back in time wandering through the National Heritage listed village of Central Tilba

Enjoy the community spirit at the Tilba Easter Festival The Tilba Easter Festival on Saturday, April 3rd, is jam-packed with entertainment & activities to suit all the family. Enjoy Town criers, hilarious street games, live music on 5 stages, roaming performers, and circus workshops. There’s an art competition and exhibition, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, market stalls and delicious food. The Festival takes place in the magical setting of Central Tilba’s main street with its colourful 100-yearold buildings. The entire village and surrounding lush volcanic farmland rolling down to the ocean, have been protected by the National Trust and is just a short drive south from Narooma. Children will be entertained by the Great Zamboni the magician, and the Pat the Possum show. Rides, street games and the reptile awareness show take place throughout the day. The traditional bushies boot throw and

egg toss games are open to all comers. To reconnect with our rural heritage, exhibitions will include sheep shearing, whip cracking and rumours of a new game for the day: the udder toss! The Festival prides itself on promoting and supporting local talent. This year, a Youth Talent Quest will be held, along with a special stage to showcase the diversity of dance performers in our area. This will provide opportunities for our young up and coming performers to get on stage and gain valuable performance experience. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome to attend the Pet Parade, to be held for the first time. Best Dressed and most unusual pets of all shapes and sizes will strut their stuff along the main street. Easter Saturday is the one day each year when Bate Street is closed to traffic and open to a huge array of

culture and festivities. A modest donation ($5 adults, $2 kids 2-16) covers a full day’s entertainment. The festival is proud to be a volunteer non-profit community project, free of corporate sponsorship, and dedicated to a day of fun for everyone who attends. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a classic community festival day, with a unique rural flavour. Be sure to join in the colour and laughter that flows from this Historic village of Tilba on Easter Saturday. Visit for more info.

26th Tilba Easter Festival Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 9am to 5pm

Fun for the Whole Family!

Entertainment & activities to suit all the family, including town criers, hilarious street games with prizes, live music on 5 different stages, roaming street performers, an art competition & exhibition in the big hall, circus workshops, scarecrow competition, giant pumpkin and agricultural display, vintage motorbike display, exhibition of dance styles including Aboriginal Gulaga Dancers, tap dance, Irish dancing, belly dance and contemporary styles. Craft demonstrations, children’s activities & rides, market stalls & delicious food. Of special note for children is a Pet Parade, Zamboni the magician, the first ever Youth Talent Quest and the Pat The Possum show. Musical entertainment on 5 stages will include Malumba, True Blue, Carl Morgan & Full Circle. The Street Games are open to all ages and include the Egg Toss, the Bushies Boot Throw and The Udder Toss.




Central Tilba Farm Cabins (02) 4473 7353

Tilba Valley Wines (02) 4473 7308

Dromedary Hotel (02) 4473 7223

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

Mockingbird Lane Antiques (02) 4473 7226

ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387 Mockingbird Lane Antiques At Mockingbird Lane Antiques you will find an eclectic range of antique and vintage to mid-20th century furniture, collectables, curios, jewellery and gifts. Proprietors Greg and Peita Wall are always scouring the countryside searching for anything old and interesting, quirky or unusual, to stock their little shop right in the heart of the National Trust classified town of Central Tilba. You will also find a fabulous selection of contemporary and estate jewellery, accessories and beautiful Glasshouse body products, as well as paintings by local artists and lots more. There is always something new and interesting in store. For friendly service, expert advice and competitive prices, don’t miss Mockingbird Lane Antiques. Gift certificates available. Open 7days (closed on Fridays in Winter) from 10.00am to 4.30pm, phone (02) 4473 7226,

Tilba Leather (02) 4473 7360


Pam's Store (02) 4473 7311

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Caption Moruya for Riverside photograph Park, Moruya © Photographer © Paul Callaghan


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What to See & Do

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Caption Mogo Book for photograph Store, Mogo© ©Photographer Paul Callaghan


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.

Amanda’s of Mogo

To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony 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 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 Jennifer Drynan Mogo Zoo. Providing world PROPRIETOR standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 39 rare and exotic “Mogo Cottage” 30 Princes Highway species, Mogo Zoo is committed to Mogo NSW 2536 the survival of endangered species, Tel. 4472 5359 (4472 jely) including the rare white lions of Fax. 4472 4396 ‘Timbavati’

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


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

ABN 19 419 447 524

What to See & Do Step back in time and pan for gold at the Gold Rush Colony Go mountain-biking on the trails in nearby State Forests Take a stroll around town and explore the interesting shops

Historic Mogo Mogo is famous for its great range of specialty stores housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings. There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual and interesting items. 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

Everything Alpaca and more

Overcoats, throw rugs, ladies and mens knitwear, scarves, wraps, hats, gloves, socks, baby shawls and hand knits, knitting yarn, accessories & patterns, raw & carded fleece and locally made candles. Open Wed - Mon 10.30am - 4pm

Mogo House, 21 Princes Hwy Mogo

4474 4026

Mogo Bookstore

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

Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 2141

♦ Leather Handbags ♦ Wallets ♦ Italian Sandals ♦ Hats ♦ Jewellery ♦ Gifts and Decor Pieces

Milston’s Past and Present Books, Collectables, Curios, Educational Resources. A delightfully different shop to explore. 13 Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 5708

Mogo Orchid & Fern Nursery Greenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for re-potting & mounting. Wall Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference 14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

Clocktower Arcade

Clocktower Arcade

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46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288



Zorans Patisserie

Mogo’s absolute favourite shop for coffee, cakes, pies and bread. We also provide catering.

Shop 1 Clock Tower Arcade Mogo 4474 2233

Six fabulous shops to keep you occupied.

The Old Dairy Country Crafts. Manufacturer and retailer of Terracotta, Ceramics, Silk Flowers, Dolls and Bears. Shop 3, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524 4141 41

Fishing Report


Rathlin II Fishing Charters EEF LR s A I C lt SPE 0 Adu en $8 hildr C $60 E AM LG A I C F SPE & REE O B M CO


BOOK NOW - Phone Capt. Bruce Libbis on 0428 489 229


What a time to wet a line along the South Coast of NSW. April is prime time for most fish species with something available for every angler! Estuaries: Have been fishing extremely well for flathead, bream, whiting, flounder and tailor. All estuaries along the coast are firing with the better ones being Merimbula, Bega River, Tuross and Bateman’s Bay. Using both soft plastics and fresh bait like striped tuna, prawns and bass yabbies should see a fish or two in the bag. Concentrate your efforts in the lower sections of the estuaries towards the entrances for best results. Offshore: Where do you start? Marlins have been going great guns with some boaties having 5-6 shots per day. Trolling skirted lures and switchbaiting have been the best methods to target them. Kingfish have been on the chew at Montague Island with most inshore reefs holding good concentrations of snapper, morwong and flathead. If one reef is a little quiet move around and find the fish, don’t let them find you, you may be waiting awhile! Rocks: Salmon have been prolific right along the coast with most headlands producing the goods. We have had pockets of colder water close in this season and the salmon respond well to these conditions. Smaller chromed lures and whole pilchards rigged on ganged hooks should do the trick. Expect the odd smaller kingfish and bonito when targeting the salmon also. Blackfish and drummer will be available in the wash zones. Best baits are cabbage, cunjevoi, abgut and bread pieces especially for drummer. Beaches: With the increased rainfall we had last month the beaches have benefited significantly. The fresh pushing out of the local estuaries onto the beaches has seen salmon, tailor, mulloway, bream, whiting and mullet all have a chew at times. Fishing the top of the tide and first 2 hours of the run-out tide is best, with pilchards, bluebait, squid, beach worms and pipi being the most productive baits. Most beaches have been fishing well but the better ones have been Gillard’s, North Tura, Tilba, Narooma main, Brou, Blackfellow’s and Congo. Tight lines till next month. Stuart Hindson

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


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.

Caption Clyde River, for photograph Batemans Bay © Photographer © Paul Callaghan

Batemans Bay 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 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.

What to See & Do 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 the Monga National Park to experience the spectacular escarpment or the Murramarang National Park with its coastal forests Head south and explore Malua Bay, Mossy Point and Tomakin. Walk around the scenic Broulee Island Nature Reserve VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528

...will take you there!


UNIQUE WATERFRONT HOLIDAY TOWNHOUSES 100 metres to Batemans Bay town centre

Clyde River Motor Inn Bookings 4472 6444


New Exhibition coming to the Land of Many Waters Gallery This gallery at the Batemans Bay Visitor Centre exhibits the work of local artisans, with more than twelve artists represented at any time. The mixed media exhibitions feature everything from oil and watercolour to photographic work, giclee prints, pottery, sculpture, jewellery, fibre and textiles. All works are for sale and the exhibition changes constantly. Next door to the gallery, the Visitor Centre also offers a range of books and locally produced gift items. During May, the gallery will feature a special exhibition for the River of Art

Festival entitled, ‘Waterworks - every which way with water‘ featuring the work of Geoff Payne, Ian Lakey, Ken Taber, Margaret Allen and Grace Paleg. The exhibition runs from Friday 21 May to Sunday 30 May. An open invitation is extended to Meet the Artists on Monday 24 May from 4pm to 7pm. Drinks and canapés will be served. Land of Many Waters Gallery, Batemans Bay Visitor Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay, 4472 6900. Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 3pm weekends and public holidays Above: Pears by Grace Paleg



Situated at the end of Wray Street

Buy, Sell & Exchange a wide range of Books Shop 4/270 Beach Rd Batehaven Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm Ph/Fax: 02 4472 6736 Email:

Enjoy fabulous Clyde River Oysters at the river’s edge. Ask about our BBQ Tours

EAT IN, TAKEAWAY, and homE dElIvErY now available (02) 4472 6771

Batemans Bay Bowling & Recreation Club

• Championship 27 hole golf course. • Visitors & Social Groups Welcome - Bookings Required • Fully equipped, well stocked pro shop • Carts, buggies & clubs available for hire • Fully licensed clubhouse - visitors welcome • Café Catalina open daily for lunch & dinner • Gourmet Wood-fired Pizza Oven • Coffee Shop open daily • Large outdoor covered areas • Club TAB - Club Keno - ATM • Sports Bar - Sky Channel - Big Screens • Free Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday nights • Private conference & function facilities available • Courtesy Bus runs daily from 4pm - Surfbeach to Surfside. Free Call 1800 461 442


Is gambling a problem for you? G-LINE(NSW) is a confidential, anonymous & free counselling service-FREECALL 1800 633 635

Catalina Country Club 154 Beach Road Batemans Bay Tel: 4472 4022

Above: Shibori Scarves by Mischi West (EFTAG)

Cnr Vesper Street & Princes Highway Batemans Bay Tel: 4472 4502 Barefoot Bowls. Daily 10am-9pm. Bookings essential $8 p/p Fully licensed clubhouse - visitors welcome Coffee Lounge open daily Bistro open daily, lunch specials from $8, dinner specials from $10 Club TAB - Club Keno - ATM Sports Bar - Sky Channel Free live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights Courtesy Bus - bookings at reception Private conference & function facilities available Bingo, trivia night, Australian Poker League, line dancing & carpet bowls.

“What’s On” at The Bay Soldiers in April Morning Melodies Wednesday 14th

CreedenCe ClearWater reCyCled

easter Saturday 3rd april - doors open 8pm tickets $20 members/$22 non-members 18 years & over only.

“They Said Creedence Clearwater Revival was the gutsiest, the most exciting, most joyous, tastiest, no bullshit, kick-ass rock and roll band in the history of pop music. Never could another band re-capture the sound, the voice, the exceptionally unforgettable songs that were Creedence Clearwater Revival... Until Now!” Check out our Web Site for the exciting new entertainment program in our large Auditorium

Entertainment Guide Super Sunday April Rockin Horse Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd 7.30pm Impact One Fri 9th, Sat 10th 7.30pm


Joey Fimmano & Graeme Wright The ultimate comedy musical show 10am Cuppa 11am Show Please book tickets at reception

Wednesday Nights Texas Hold ‘em Poker’ Buy-In Game

Registration 6.30pm, play starts 7pm

50 prizes Tickets on sale from 3.00pm Drawn 5pm

The Shake Fri 16th & Sat 17th 7.30pm Unmarked Fri 23rd, Sat 24th 7.30pm Rino & Jade Fri 30th, Sat 1st 7.30pm


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 • Pristine Waterfront. • Vacancies from now. Phone Bec on 4441 2046. 166 River Road, Sussex Inlet

Island VIew CaraVan Park Heritage listed family park located on the shores of Lake Conjola. Brand new camp kitchen, large grassed sites, en-suite cabins & more! 2 Aney St, Lake Conjola. Ph: 4456 1165

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



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

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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.

BreaK @ tHe laKe - laKe ConJola

“My PlaCe” sanCtuary Point B & B

Family friendly SC holiday cottage.Sleeps max 6. Fantastic lake views from rear deck. Caters for all water sports lovers or those just wishing to relax. Coolibah Ave, Lake Conjola West Ph: Bruce & Pamela 0418 998 587

A wonderful pet friendly venue, perfect to enjoy an overnight stay or the weekend away. The purpose built accommodation has air conditioning & is self contained offering great privacy. Ph: 4443 0505 or visit

ParKHaVen Motor lodge

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

Jindyandy Cottages

sussex House Car aVan ParK and Holiday Cottages

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.

Stay a weekend, a week or a month. You’re always welcome at this waterfront park in the heart of Sussex Inlet. Hosts Russell & Marilyn Donnelly. 199 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet. Ph: 4441 2017

Milton Country Cottages

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 Tours

Starting from $45 per person. For inquiries call www.mairser

6495 1074

Mallacoota & Gabo Island Lighthouse Tours Half Day & Full Day Tours Available Includes lighthouse climb.

Flight Training

Heli-Flights & Skydiving (Seasonal only)


Triassic Park Walk . Toboggan Run . Toddler Town Cars Wilderness Track . Grand Prix Cars . Mini Golf Rollercoaster . Kiddie Splash Pool . Waterslides Magic Carpet Slide . Games Room . Take Away Food, BBQ & Picnic Facilities Annual Passes . Half price returns.

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