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FREE Information Guide Far South Coast January


National Parks Discovery Program - pg 19

Merimbula Aquarium Kids Club - pg 20

Wharf to Waves pg 26

Summer Serenity

This month: "Blossomland" at Mandeni Resort (p18) • Discovery Program (pg 19) Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend (pg 26) • Entertainment Guide (pg 42)


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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, Sunday 10am - 2pm December/January Martina Penning exhibits her colourful art with a twist. 3. Gallery Bodalla Situated in Heritage Post Office c.1899, Princes Hwy, Bodalla. Ph 4473 5011. Open Thu - Sun and public holidays 10am-4pm.

4. The Montague Art & Craft Society Cottage Gallery






92 Campbell Street, Narooma. Ph 4476 5397 Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-12pm. Paintings, craft, giftware & cards by local artists. 5. Bermagui Mudworks Studio & Cafe 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661 TUROSS HEAD Open all school holidays, otherwise closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays. 6. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 3 BODALLA Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Exhibiting a selection of the finest artists of the region each month NAROOMA 4 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. CENTRAL TILBA 8. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Represents regional, emerging & established Artists. COBARGO 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 BERMAGUI 5 Records . The funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south! 10. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka. Ph 6493 0491. Australian pottery made in the last half century, in a contemporary house and gallery setting with mountain views. Open Fri-Mon 10am-5pm or by appointment. 10 BEMBOKA 6 11. The Crossing Gallery 21 Sharpe Street Candelo Ph 6493 2764 Open Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm or phone prior to coming. TANJA 9 8 12. Bilyara Gallery 89 Wallagoot Lane (off Sapphire Coast Dr) Ph 6494 1559. BEGA Open Wed-Sun, 10-5pm. Landscape architecture in tranquil bush setting offering wide 10 7 range of all Australian art and craft. Homemade cakes and coffee available. TATHRA 11 12 CANDELO 13. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place Merimbula. Ph 6495 4608 A unique coastal art experience right on the edge of Merimbula Lake adjacent to the boardwalk. Open Wednesday & Sunday 11am to 4pm. 13 MERIMBULA 14. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics & Clothing by local & interstate artists. 14 PAMBULA Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. 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. 15 EDEN Currently two authors have their books on sale.


Merimbula Marina

JANUARY CRUISE SPECIALS Fishing Charters 43’ Steber Pro-Fisher “Sea-Eagle” 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

Phone 6495 1686 Credit Card welcome


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


From the Editor Welcome to the first edition of the Far South Coast Monthly Imag for the new decade (the last new decade wasn't that long ago was it?) There's plenty to see and do this January no matter what your interests. If you like to shop then you'll love exploring Merimbula's two great arcades, as well as the other towns featured throughout the magazine. Little ones will be delighted with Footprint Theatre's production of "Blossomland" at a wonderful outdoor venue Mandeni Resort - see p18. The Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend has plenty of events that everyone will enjoy; read more on p26. There's heaps of great bands playing this month too - check our Entertainment Guide on p42 for details, as well as the feature on the Tathra Hotel on p27. Be inspired by the surf boat crews participating in the 190km George Bass Marathon; the race

CONTENTS starts at Batemans Bay on January 3rd and finishes at Eden on the 9th - more on p44. Don't forget you can keep up to date with what's happening on the Far South Coast by going to our revamped website at and downloading the current edition. Have a wonderful time in our region and do drive carefully - there's lots of wildlife around at night.

Visit the spectacular Kiama 2 Galleries Little Blowhole Collectables 8 Follow the Kiama historic23 Markets township Coast Mapwalk 24 Golf/Bowls 28 Take a trip to the spectacular Tide Chart 28 Minnamurra Rainforest Centre Fishing Report 29 Travel along the Jamberoo What To Do 32 road to Saddleback Mountain Accommodation 32 Gardening 34 Nurseries/Gardens 34 Dining Out Guide 38 Entertainment 42 Travelling North Feature 46

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

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

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

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



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



Must see & Do

Ben Boyd National Park - Kiah Inlet George Bass and Mathew Flinders were the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests. 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. This history of collaboration between killer whales and humans was the subject of the documentary “Killers Of Eden”, screened on ABC TV in 2006. 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 shore-based whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Eden is now famous as a destination for whale-watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring. To celebrate the significance of whales to the town, Eden holds its Whale Festival in November each year.

The historic Boydtown, just a short drive south on the Princes Highway, was built by Ben Boyd in 1843 on the shores of Twofold Bay, in the heyday of the whaling industry. The Seahorse Inn, also built in 1843, has been beautifully restored to its former glory, and the ruins of Boyd’s church can still be seen. Eden is a paradise for those who love to fish, with kilometres of beaches, river estuaries and rock platforms to explore, as well as charter boat operations for access for deep-sea fishing. Eden has beautiful beaches close to town; try Aslings Beach for a surf, or Corcora Beach for fun with the family.

Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum Take a walk around the Eden wharf Explore stunning National Parks, including Davidson's Whaling Station Visit historic Boydtown Hire a fishing charter or take a cruise on Twofold Bay (whale watching in season) Sail around Twofold Bay Go for a cruise with Cat Balou Try sea kayaking on Twofold Bay with Ocean Wilderness Eden Gateway Centre Mitchell St. Eden (02) 6496 1953

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

47 Government Rd Eden. 02 6496 1906

“Serendipitous Wandering”

Open Garden

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

Eden Wharf

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

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

located in the heart

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

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


CAT BALOU CRUISES - EDEN January Holiday Specials A choice of 2 cruises

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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

 Check Entertainm ent Page for details

Dining with this view!

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


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● 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

Cruise Twofold Bay with Cat Balou Ros & Gordon Butt have been operating Cat Balou Cruises for the past 22 years and Cat Balou visitor's book illustrates a high level of passenger satisfaction. Cat Balou has also been recognised by the tourism industry, winning a number of awards for excellence including the 2007 & 2008 South Coast Tourism Awards, and was a finalist in the NSW Small Business Awards in 2007 & 2008. Cat Balou is a new 16 metre catamaran with a spacious cabin inside, a walkaround bow and large upper deck. During January Cat Balou Cruises are offering holiday makers a choice of two cruises departing from the Port of Eden. The 1 hour Quick Cat Cruise is perfect for those with young children or on a budget. On each trip, Skipper Gordon will take passengers on a mystery cruise somewhere in Eden’s spectacular Twofold Bay. Biscuits and fruit juice are provided. As there are no sand bars to cross, passengers are not required to wear life jackets. These cruises operate during the peak holiday season only. A Quick Cat Cruise costs just $15 per person or $60 for a family of five (2 adults and 3 children under 16yrs). Children under 5 years $5. For those wanting a more leisurely cruise, Cat Balou offer their popular

2 hour Twofold Bay Discovery Cruise, exploring the two folds of Twofold Bay, one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. This cruise showcases the history and beauty of this busy port, with plenty to see including Boyd’s Tower, Edrom Lodge, the Seahorse Inn at Boydtown, Quarantine Bay, the woodchip mill and the naval wharf. An entertaining live commentary is given throughout and morning tea is included. Beer and wine are also available. The Twofold Bay Discovery Cruise costs $30 adults, $27.50 seniors, $17 for children aged between 5 and 15 years, $10 for children under 5 years or $85 for a family of five with children under 16. There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins and seals on both of the two cruises offered, so make sure you remember your camera and grab some memorable photos. For timetable and bookings, phone 0427 160489 or 0427 962026. For more information, visit Cat Balou's website at

Websites to suit every business and budget

Jolly Rogers

•Affordable quality website design •Website hosting - great rates

Tours available for all ages & experience levels. First time paddlers welcome Certified Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors NSW Maritime Authority Lic HD0405

For bookings Ph 02 6495 3669

Donneils Cafe FISH & CHIPS

OPEN 8am TILL LATE • • • • •

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


when in eden please call in & see us for

Dovewood Web Services

Eden . Merimbula Pambula Beach

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

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

02 6494 2185 • Specialising in fresh local seafood • Local succulent steaks • Children catered for • Book your function NOW 201 Imlay Street

Ph 64963517

Ph 6496 1900 Opposite Eden Golf Club 81 Princes Hwy Eden


Digger’s Best Friend: an A-Z of animals in war The Australian War Memorial’s latest travelling exhibition, Digger’s Best Friend offers an A to Z of animals in war, and will on be display at Eden Killer Whale Museum starting December. Digger’s Best Friend offers an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. Animals are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do: the horses, camels, mules, and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment, as well as carrier pigeons and tracker dogs


with their special talents. While animals are often used as mascots and pets, or as symbols on badges and flags, Digger’s Best Friend also looks at those unwelcome animals, such as insects, rats and wild creatures, that make life in the field even more difficult and dangerous. The exhibition has been developed with a young audience in mind, but visitors of all ages will enjoy its fascinating and moving stories. The role of the exhibition is to present


history as it happened. There were no doubt some tragic stories, as there were for our service men and women in conflict zones, but this exhibition seeks to give recognition to the contribution made by animals. Digger’s Best Friend is open to the public from 5 December – 31 January 2010.


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Current Exhibitions An Important Enterprise Whaling & Twofold Bay

Replica Lighthouse-

this gallery gives an insight into lighthouses

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



8 Canning St Bega 02 6492 4441

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

Gramaphones and Old Stuff


Opal & Shell Museum Treasures from the Deep

Ph: (02) 4473 7080

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


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

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


Gas mask/respirator for a messenger or guard dog c1916-1918. Please note that the actual gas mask/respirator will not be on display, but an image will be available to view

Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

Crystals,Gems,Specimens Fossils, Shark Tooth, Shells 142 Beach Rd Batemans Bay ph 4472 7248


Must see & Do

Pambula Beach - Pambula Lake - Wyndham The Pambula River floodplain was for thousands of years a source of food and materials for the Thaua people of the Yuin nation. Europeans first explored the region during George Bass's southern voyage of 1797. Seeking shelter from a gale, Bass travelled up the Pambula River, noting its beauty in his diary. A marker has been erected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on this historic site. In 1888, gold was discovered on the banks of the Yowaka River, and by 1891 there were eleven mining companies in operation. Pambula’s historic past is still 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 the floodplain and former race course. Just south of Pambula is Pambula Lake, where there’s a boat ramp and several oyster farmers who have fresh Pambula Lake oysters for sale.

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

Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Take a trip to the scenic village of Wyndham Try some oysters at Pambula Lake Visit the 'Oaklands' tourism complex Try some wild pies at Wild Rye's Bakery Explore the interesting shops in the historic township

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

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

Ring for Shuttle Bus 6495 6154

Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club

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


Enjoy real bread from Wild Rye’s Baking Co. Everyone in the Bega Valley knows Wild Rye’s Baking Co. make fantastic bread. So what‘s their secret? Wild Rye’s use organic flour to create their hand-moulded sour dough loaves, and the culture is 15 years old. Favourites include turkish bread, olive baguettes and panini. They also bake gluten-free cakes and on selected days, gluten-free Roasted Mediterranean vegetable frittatas and Danish pastries. The coffee Wild Rye’s use isn’t any old coffee either - it’s grown in Australia, and there's dairy, soy or rice milk. Pies are another specialty at Wild

Rye’s; there’s an extensive range, with everything from a traditional Aussie meat pie (made with prime Australian chunky beef ) through to venison stroganoff, Jamaican goat curry and for the vegetarians, blue cheese, spinach and cauliflower or lentil and wild mushroom. Once you’ve knocked off your main course, don’t forget dessert, but what? A Portuguese tart, French vanilla slice or a beautiful muffin? All products are hand-made on the premises by the dedicated team at Wild Rye’s Baking Co.. Sometimes they do sell out, so get there early!

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

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

Diverse Range of Gluten-free products 26 Quondola St Pambula 6495 6649


Your local liquor specialist


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


• An extensive range of premium wines & spirits

premium wines & spirits

• Weekly specials • Weekly specials • Friendly & knowledgeable

• Friendly & knowledgeable customer service • available A delivery service till late is available late is customer service

• A delivery service till

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

Ph 6495 6335

Unique range of Shabby Chic, Gifts, Homewares, Babyware & Jewellery

2/45 Toalla St Pambula 02 6495 6899


Oaklands Pambula

♦ 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


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

6495 7286

47 Toalla Street Pambula

Coastlife Celebrating 15yrs of Adventure The 2009 - 10 summer season is a great milestone for Coastlife Adventures; it celebrates 15 years in the adventure business.

Managing Director Col Funston says that "We’ve come a long way from our first year of borrowing a few old surfboards and wetsuits from a friend in Melbourne”. Coastlife provides outdoor adventure programs for schools from the Riverina in Victoria to Canberra and Sydney. Last month many students from the inland

town of Bourke, surfed and kayaked for the very first time. In the summer holidays Coastlife operates its surf school and marine kayak tours along the pristine beaches and estuaries of Tathra, Merimbula and Pambula (see ad below). Staff are fully qualified for the activities they lead and all equipment is provided. To celebrate their 15th birthday, Coastlife is giving every person that joins a kayak tour in December and January an opportunity to win a new “frenzy’ sit on top kayak. Bookings for surf lessons and kayak tours can be made on 6494 1122.








For the complete shopping experience visit • qualified surf instructors and life savers • small group sizes • all equipment provided

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6494 1122

Learn to surf

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Coaches most welcome

Kayak tours

Tathra - Merimbula - Pambula Beach

and browse through our three rooms of art, craft & giftware.

The 2 hour tour includes kayak instructors, all equipment, wave catching, snorkelling and refreshments

At the Roundabout, Pambula Phone/ Fax: (02) 6495 6762

Award-winning Broadwater Oysters




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

02 6495 6704

0414 524 064

Oysters, like wine & cheese, have a distinct flavour, depending on where they are grown. Pambula Lake oysters have a smooth, subtle flavour influenced by the water they are produced in. The clean, clear waters of the lake are a combination of fresh water moving down the Pambula and Yowaka rivers, and tidal exchange from the Pacific Ocean - perfect for the production of the finest Sydney Rock Oysters. Broadwater Oysters, on Pambula Lake, won a Gold Medal at the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards in August 2009 for their locally grown oysters, following up on Silver Medals won in 2008.

With new signage making it easier to find them, you can visit Broadwater Oysters located on the Pambula Lake foreshore. Between Pambula and Eden, turn off the Princes Highway onto Landing Road and head down to the foreshore. Talk to farmers about oyster production and watch oysters being freshly opened for local restaurants and the public to enjoy. Broadwater Oysters offer fresh awardwinning oysters to eat ‘natural’ by the lake, or to take home to enjoy at your leisure. Broadwater Oysters: Shed 1, Landing Rd Pambula Lake. Phone 6495 6704


Merimbula - Tura Beach

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

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

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

38 Merimbula Drive Merimbula NSW 2548

Have fun at Top Fun

● Ten Pin Bowling ● Zone 3 Laser Game ● Mini Golf ● Video Games ● Kiosk ● Birthday Parties

99 Main Street Merimbula 02 6495 3091

EFTPOS, City Link & Mobile Recharge available

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:

Looking for something fun to do with the kids these holidays if it's not a beach day? At Top Fun in Merimbula, you’ll find Ten Pin Bowling, the Zone 3 Laser game, an 18-hole Mini Golf course and plenty of video and skill-based games. In fact, you’ll probably need a whole day to experience it all. For those who enjoy Ten Pin Bowling but need a bit of extra help, there are special aids available (bumpers, ramps and special balls), so that everyone can join in and have fun. For an adrenalin pumping experience try the Zone 3 laser game, where you can test your skills and courage in the ultraviolet, smoke filled maze, whilst dodging your opponents. There are video and skills-based games too, and tickets can be won with many of the amusements which can then be used to redeem prizes at the Kiosk. The 18-hole Mini golf course has been designed to provide maximum fun to all ages, and there’s a long-standing record just waiting to be broken! Admission and parking are free, and snacks and coffee are available. Open 7 days a week, Top Fun is located at the top of the town at 99 Main St. Merimbula. Phone 6495 3091, or visit their website at

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:


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


Be inspired at Mandeni Needlecraft If you’re inspired to create with a needle and thread, then visit Mandeni Needlecraft to turn that inspiration into something tangible. Mandeni Needlecraft is set in the beautiful native bushland of Mandeni Resort on Sapphire Coast Drive, just minutes from Merimbula and Tura Beach. With one of the most extensive ranges of needlecraft items on the Far South Coast, Mandeni Needlecraft can supply your every need when it comes to fibre arts. You’ll find a large range of needlework kits, tapestries, threads, silk ribbon, patchwork supplies, fabrics, accessories

at the resort

• All needlecraft & patchwork supplies • Day classes

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

Ph 6495 9651

and books to get you going, or provide additional inspiration. Mandeni Needlecraft also hold embroidery and patchwork classes (except in January); a great idea for anyone looking to kick-start a new hobby. For a complete listing of products available at Mandeni Needlecraft, visit their website at: Opening hours are 9am- 4pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 9 - 12. Mandeni Needlecraft is located at 489 Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula, Ph 6495 9651 or email

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

Ph: 6495 2677

Shop 13 Merimbula Plaza The

Merimbula Lakeview Hotel




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

1 Market St. Merimbula Ph (02) 6495 1202


Bronze Massage Let me remind your body what it feels like to be relaxed!!!

I offer Deep Relaxation or Deep Tissue Massage with Reiki - a gentle non-invasive treatment working with universal energy, that will leave you feeling balanced & blissed out for days. ♦ $70 - 1hr ♦ $90 - 1½hr I also offer Waxing and Eyelash Tinting.

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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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Discover local history at Merimbula's Old School Museum One of Merimbula's best kept secrets is the wonderful Old School Museum. A wonderful facility for locals and visitors alike, the Museum is a great place to spend some time these holidays. 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 Steam ship Company that provided trans port 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 many 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.

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HYLANDS CORNER PLAZA (opposite Merimbula Post Office)

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

Smarty Pants

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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"Blossomland" At Mandeni This Summer Footprint Theatre Inc, the region's newest theatre group, will be presenting a show for the whole family at Mandeni Family Fun Park this summer. "Blossomland", written and directed by local Andrew Gray, is about a hive of bees who decide to become self-sufficient by planting their own blossom trees. But someone is eating the flowers...who could it bee? The youth cast from Footprint will entertain young and old at 6pm on Wed 6 January, 4.30pm and 6pm on Sat 9 January and at 4.30pm on Sun 10 January. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $5 for


children. To avoid disappointment, book tickets early via Footprint Theatre Inc.'s website at or call 6495 7160. Tickets are on sale at ScrapDeeDoo at the Tura Beach shops and the Bendigo Bank in Pambula.


written & directed by Andrew �ray

Below: The cast of "Blossomland" at rehersal.


Outdoors at Mandeni Family Fun Park Sapphire Coast Drive Merimbula

Bring hat, rug & picnic!

4.30pm & 6pm Sat 19 Dec 2009 4.30pm & 6pm Sun 20 Dec 2009 6pm Wed 06 Jan 2010 4.30pm & 6pm Sat 09 Jan 2010 4.30pm Sun 10 Jan 2010 Kids/Members $5 All others $15 Bookings recommended 6495 7160 Sponsored by

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

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

Freshly ground coffee now available

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

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

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

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


Open 7 days a week

Summer Program Far South Coast Region Jan 4th – 22nd 2010 Join “Wanda on Wheels” - WOW!

This brightly coloured travelling trailer will be in the Region during January delivering fun and games to thousands of locals and holiday makers. Aboriginal Rangers will talk about tools, weapons and bush remedies and get participants involved in weaving and painting. Other activites include spotlighting, snorkelling, canoeing, astronomy, bushwalks, a Rockpool Ramble with the Batemans Marine Park and much more... For bookings and information please contact the National Parks Office Merimbula 64 955 000 or 1300 361 606 Waterslides . Toboggan . Grand Prix Toddler Town Cars . Rollercoaster 18 hole Mini Golf . Kiddie Splash Pool Triassic Park Walk . Magic Carpet Slide Games Room . Take Away Food BBQ & Picnic Facilities

Visit National Parks

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

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


Kids Club at the Merimbula Aquarium


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

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30


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playing games. There will also be a Touch Tank on display for children to hold marine creatures, and lots of other fun to be had in the Aquarium. For more details and bookings, phone 02 6495 4446



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Looking for something different for the kids to do this January that's fun, safe and definitely educational? Every Wednesday and Thursday night during January the Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant is holding a Kids Club that's sure to keep young ones coming back for more. Each child who is booked into the restaurant for dinner at 6pm receives free entry to the Kids Club, based downstairs in the Aquarium. Once dinner has finished, the Kids Club kicks off at 6.45pm. Activities will include a treasure hunt, identifying different marine life and

Merimbula Lake


Must see & Do

Home of the world famous Bega Cheese Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley, but it is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. The dairy industry has always played a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must.

The Heritage Centre is also home to the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides a wealth of information about attractions throughout the region. Bega is still a friendly country town, even though the demographics have changed over the past 30 years, with many people moving from cities to enjoy the relaxed country lifestyle.


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


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Bega Visitor Information Centre - At Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, Lagoon St Bega (02) 6491 7645





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25 min drive


Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River Take in the view from the Bega lookout Explore the historic buildings in Church Street



Tura Beach







Cat Balou Cruises

Phone: 6492 1570 Boydtown TWOFOLD BAY


Boyds Tower

Pro-Shop Ph: (02) 6492 3465 Professional: Mount GREG MALLARD Saltwater Creek Imlay 1



Green Cape

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


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


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

62 Carp Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 1393



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

Spiral Gallery


A Spiral Summer exhibition by the Spiral Gallery co-op members & invited friends Exhibition in gallery 1 starts December 4 & continues until end January 2010

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

markets EDEN Eden Market - 1st Saturday of month from 8am - 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St. PAMBULA Pambula Rotary Market - 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Craft Market - 2nd Sunday of mth from 8am - 1pm. Cnr. Monaro & Toalla Sts. Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market - 2nd Sunday of month from 8am - 1pm. Pambula Town Hall. MERIMBULA Merimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month from 8.30 - 12.30 Ford Oval. Merimbula RFS Market Thursday 7th & Friday 8th. Friday 29th & Saturday 30th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall.


CANDELO Candelo Markets - 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Park Sports Oval & Town Hall. WYNDHAM Wyndham Market - 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am - 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (ALL WEATHER). BEGA Old Bega Hospital Market - 2nd Sat of mth from 8.30am - 2pm. Princes Hwy, South Bega. Farmer’s Market - 1st & 3rd Friday of month from 9am - 2pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. 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.




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Must see & Do

Mimosa Rocks National Park - Kianinny Bay With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination. Swimming at Tathra’s patrolled beach (summer only) may provide the added bonus of a 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 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.

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

TATHRA WHARF TO WAVES WEEKEND 16 and 17 January 2010 Tathra Wharf to Waves 1200m and 600m Ocean Swims 30k Bega to Tathra Beach ‘Bridge to Bridge’ Bike Bash Tathra Skate, Blade and Bike Competition, Tathra Skate Park 2k Tathra Beach Fun Run

Tathra Beach 2km Fun Run Saturday 16th - morning Starts on the beach just north of Tathra Beach Country Club Finishes in front of the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. Age categories from infants’ school-aged children to over 40s. Lots of great prizes. Tathra Skate, Blade and Bike comp Saturday 16th - 12pm Tathra Skate Park. Just about everyone who enters gets a prize in this competition for ages 5+.

Bridge to Bridge Bike Bash Saturday 16th - afternoon 30km Mountain bike ride on bush tracks. Starts Bega, finishes at the Tathra Surf Club. BBQ and cold refreshments will be available at the Club. Ocean Swims Sunday 17th - 8.30am All races start at Tathra Wharf, finish on the beach in front of the Tathra Life Saving Club 1200m ‘Splash for Cash’ open race (12+) 600m age races. First male and female in the 1200m

Award winning sausages 1st - Gourmet Chicken 2nd - Pork 3rd - Continental Great range of quality meats and smallgoods

Tathra Butchery 7 Bega Street Tathra 6494 1234


‘Splash for Cash’ receive $500 cash prize, medallion by local goldsmiths Martin and Dorte Planert, plus a Ross Cameron designed trophy. Tathra Wharf to Waves is a great weekend for the whole family with lots of prizes to be won including accommodation,a mountain bike, a Raw surf board, boogie boards, Rip Curl prizes and more. To register for events, find times for events or for more information, visit or email

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

– Full Mechanical Workshop – OPEN7Wed - Sun, 9.30 - 4.30 OPEN DAYS



Tim Rogers - Wednesday 6th

Josh Pyke - Saturday 9th

Top: Bluejuice Bottom: Art vs Science Friday 8th


he athra otel is renowned for getting big-name bands to make the journey to the Far South Coast in January, and as you can see, this year it's no different. Check out our Entertainment Guide on page 42 for details of gigs at other venues up and down the coast this month.

The Beautiful Girls - Monday 4th

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

Located directly opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds featuring ponds and waterfalls. Resort style quality apartments, villa houses and motel units. 2 swimming pools, 2 spa pools & a hydrotherapy swim spa.

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

Tathra Beach Country Club Ph: 02 64999900 57 Andy Poole Drive Tathra AAA 

Sapphire Coast Anglican College

Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

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

Ph 6494 5222

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

Always Welcome... T: 02 6494 7777


Golf Clubs

January Tide Chart

TATHRA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB In addition to being described as one of the best nine hole golf courses in Australia, it is also the most level one in the district. Expect plenty of water views. 9 hole par 70 Andy Poole Drive Tathra. Ph 6494 1220 TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB This 6,018 metre 18 hole championship course (designed by Peter Thomson & Mike Wolveridge) has been consistently rated among the top 100 courses in Australia. 18 hole Par 73 The Fairway Tura Beach. Ph 6495 9002 Pro Shop 6495 9068 PAMBULA-MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB At this fabulous 27 hole course, you can play a variety of courses and conditions, lengths and challenges, all at the one location. 27 holes par 73 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula. Ph 6495 6154 Pro Shop 6495 6280 EDEN GARDENS COUNTRY CLUB With tree lined fairways and undulating greens, this course should present an interesting challenge for all golfers. The greens and fairways are all in excellent condition. 18 hole par 71 Princes Highway Eden. Ph 6496 1126 Pro Shop 64961054

Bowling Clubs Here is a list of bowling clubs with the times for particular sessions. Although it is best to check with the clubs, roll-ups are normally available with these times. EDEN GARDENS COUNTRY CLUB Ph 6496 1126 Two Greens Tue Ladies Day~men welcome, formal dress, names by 9am Thu Mens Social ~ Dress mufti, names by 12noon Sat Mixed Social ~ dress mufti, names by 12noon Sun Mens Social ~ dress mufti, names by 9am

TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB Ph 6495 9002 Two Greens Mon 1.30pm Newer Bowlers Tue 10.00am Ladies Bowls Formal Wed 12.30pm Mens Bowls White Tops Thu 9am Bowls Coaching Fri 12.30pm Nominated Pairs Mufti Sun 9am Mixed Bowls Casual Roll-Ups available after liasing with Staff

MERIMBULA IMLAY BOWLING CLUB Ph 6495 1306 Four Greens Mon Greens Closed Tue 10am - 12 noon Roll Ups Social Bowls 12.30pm Random Draw Dress - Smart Casual Wed 10.30am Ladies Day Dress - Formal Thu 10am -12 noon Roll Ups Social Bowls 12.30 Nominated Triples Dress - Smart Casual Fri 1.00pm Roll-Ups Sat 10am - 12noon Roll Ups 12.30pm Mixed Event Dress - Optional - Formal/Smart Casual Sun 10am – 12 noon Roll Ups

MORUYA BOWLING CLUB Ph 4474 2174 Wednesday 12.30pm Mens Saturdays 12.30pm Mens Sundays 9.30am Mens Tuesdays 9.30am Ladies Sundays at 9.30am Ladies & Men


BATEMANS BAY BOWLING CLUB Ph 4472 4502 Four Greens Tue Ladies Selected Games Wed Nominated Pairs 21 ends 9.15am start Wed Mens Nominated Pairs 1pm Thu Mens Triples 12.45pm Fri Mixed Jackpot Pairs 12.30pm Sat Mens Nominated Pairs Select Triples 12.30pm Sun Unquenchies

Visit the spectacular Kiama

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


January 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


the Kiama JanuaryVisit along thespectacular South Coast sees some great Blowhole fishingLittle available. Whether you're fishing the rocks, beaches, estuaries or Kiama offshore,historic an array of species Follow the will be township on offer usingwalk a variety of different methods and techniques. Good luck! Take a trip the spectacular Beaches: Fishing thetolate afternoons on a rising Minnamurra Rainforest Centrewith tide can pay huge dividends during January, bream,Travel whiting,along tailor and possibly mulloway all on the Jamberoo the cards. Look for a beach that has a deeper gutroad to Saddleback Mountain ter at its northern end for best results. Here you will get plenty of cover from the traditional Nor’easters that this month brings. Fresh squid, pilchards, pipi and striped tuna are ideal but live beach worms are certainly the best bait. Better beaches to try are Tura, Gillard’s, Camel, Tilba, Brou and Blackfellows. Rocks: The pelagic action will be in full swing with salmon, tailor, kingfish and bonito all available. Anglers throwing chromed sliced lures up to 60grams, whole pilchards rigged on ganged hooks and live bait will have a great time. Almost any deeper headland should produce, but some of the better ledges are Tura Head, Tathra Wharf, Mystery Bay and the Golf Course rocks at Narooma. If you’re after a feed, most washes will hold bream, blackfish and drummer with cunjevoi, fresh prawns, bread and cabbage being the gun baits. Offshore: With the water hovering around the 22deg mark, marlin, tuna and albacore will be patrolling the current lines. Bait activity will determine where the fish are, but trolling lures and slow trolling live baits from the 40-fathom line to the shelf is a good starting point. In-shore, snapper, kingfish, morwong, flathead and long finned perch should keep the bottom-bouncing brigade happy. Almost all reefs will be holding fish with fresh squid, striped tuna fillets and pilchards being the best baits. A few places to try are Horseshoe, Turingal, 6 and 12 mile, Potato Point and the reefs off Moruya. Montague Island will have kingfish also with jigs and live baits the best methods of catching them. Estuaries: Most estuaries along the coast will continue to fish well despite the increased boat traffic that this time of year brings. Flathead, whiting, bream, tailor and mulloway will all be available with soft plastics, live baiting and fresh baits the best way to tempt one. Concentrate your efforts around tide changes with early mornings also a good time to fish. Using burley in conjunction with fresh baits should see some great action with Pambula, Bermagui, Narooma and Batemans Bay estuaries good places to try. Tight lines all to 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 au for more information, or call Stuart on 0400 062 504 or 02 6495 9902 to book a fishing experience you won’t forget.

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Must see & Do

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

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

Take a tour of the historic Montreal Goldfield Enjoy the view and a cold beer on the Hotel balcony Swim in Bermagui’s famous Blue Pool, next to the ocean Visit the new Fishermen's Wharf complex Bermagui Visitor Information Centre - Bunga St Bermagui (02) 6493 3054

Bermagui Fishermens Wharf

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

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


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

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

“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

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Shop 2 - On The Wharf 73-79 Lamont Street, Bermagui The Pineapple Ph: 02 6493 5725


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MudworksThe Pineapple Now located at Shop 10, Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf Complex

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Men and Women’s Classic Fashion and Collectable and Unusual Decor Shop 3 – on the wharf 73 - 79 Lamont Street Bermagui NSW 2546 Phone: 02 6493 5686 Email:


Your hosts: Janinka and Bruce Upstairs Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf


What to do when the kids say “I’m bored” If you’ve got children with you over the holidays, there are lots of things you can do to keep them entertained; some free, some not. Here’s a list to work your way through! All of the businesses listed advertise with the Imag, so you’ll find their details in the relevant town. • Go for a walk - try the boardwalks in Eden, Merimbula and Narooma. • Experience the region from the air with Merimbula Air Services in a fixed -wing aircraft or a helicopter. Pg 48 • Explore the many coastal and inland National Parks and State Forests. • See shells, precious gems and stones at the Opal and Shell Museum in Batemans Bay. Pg 8 • Cruise around Merimbula’s Top Lake in a tinny hired from Top Lake Boat Hire Pg 20, or Merimbula Marina. Pg3 • Walk, bike or skate from Tathra to Mogareeka and drop a line in at the mouth of the Bega River. • Get to know more about our amazing native animals at Potoroo Palace. Pg 18 • Join in one of the National Parks & Wildlife Services’ Discovery Program activities. Pg 19 • Head to ‘Oaklands’ in Pambula for a pony ride, trail ride or visit the animal nursery. Pg 10 • Experience the past and pan for gold at the Gold Rush Colony. Pg 40

• Drop in to Magic Mountain in Merimbula and try the rollercoaster, Grand Prix cars & the waterslides. Pg 19 • Try estuary fishing with Aussie Fish Estuary Adventures. Pg 29 • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the delightful Foxglove Spires Garden in Tilba. Pg 34 • Bike ride the many trails around Pambula, Tathra, Bega, Narooma or Broulee. • Swim in Bermagui’s beautiful Blue Pool. • Learn about Old Tom and the local whaling industry at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Pg 8 • Follow the Cobargo Village History Walk audio tour. Pg 33 • Play golf, try archery or ride the mountain bike trails at Mandeni Fun Park. Pg 18 • Admire the carved timber statues along the main street of Moruya. • Explore the two folds of Twofold Bay on a Cat Balou cruise. Pg 7 • Hire a board from Tathra Beach & Bike and go for a surf. Pg 26 • Head back in time in the village of Central Tilba p37. • Get carried away playing games at Top Fun in Merimbula. Pg 13 • Get stuck into the garden - pick up some plants at The Spires Nursery, Oaklands Nursery, Simply Succulents, Bega Garden Nursery or Bodalla

Nursery (check our Nursery listing p 34). • Take a guided tour through historic Montreal Goldfields near Bermagui. Pg 30 • Wander around Panboola Wetlands and Heritage Project in Pambula. • Go sea kayaking with Ocean Wilderness at Eden, Pambula or Merimbula. Pg 7 • Tackle reef, game or deep sea fishing with Merimbula Marina Pg 3, Headland Fishing Adventures or Rathlin II Fishing Charters. Pg 29 • Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre and learn about the dairy industry of yesteryear and today. Pg 21 • See beautiful sea creatures at the Merimbula Aquarium. Pg 20 • Spend some time at the local skate bowls, especially Pambula and Tathra. • Take a beading class with Jellybeads of Mogo. Pg 47 • Get stuck into a good book from Batehaven Book Exchange

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


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

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


Must see & Do

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

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

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

Open 10am-5pm 7 Days

FRUIT BALLAD Country Wines

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

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


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

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


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

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


Yo u r G a r d e n

with Keith Mundy

SUMMER SURVIVORS With the warmer weather on the way we should now turn our thoughts to drier gardens and plants that can tolerate the hot weather with less moisture. There has been a tremendous resurgence in recent times for plants that require less water to survive and many developers of “new” plants are directing their total efforts to providing gardeners with these types of plants. Quality nurseries endeavour to have as many of these in stock at any one time and would be full of great ideas to assist you with your dry tolerant garden. With this in mind it is timely to mention plants that will suit periods of dry conditions, and also require less maintenance to keep them going. There are many plants - whether introduced or native, shrub or perennial that will tolerate extended periods of dry conditions and there is absolutely no reason why you cannot have a lovely garden full of “pretty” things. Consider plants that have silver or grey foliage as they not only survive lengthy periods of dryness and care, but also add background strength to the garden throughout the year. Place them amongst other shrubs to give contrast

to other flowering shrubs. In winter when parts of the garden may be looking dreary, the silver foliaged plants lift the garden out of the doldrums and plants like French lavender (Lavendula dentata) are at their best. Shrubs including Cistus, Westringea, Buddleia, Rosemary and Teucrium can add height and bulk to a garden and many perennials including: Geranium, Osteospermum, Lavender, Salvia (many types), can add the pretty. Check with your local nursery as to the cold hardiness of the plant. Consider using a range of herbs that not only give you visual pleasure but also culinary use. There are a tremendous assortment of herbs that have grey or silver foliage including Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Wormwood and Oregano. These can be included in the garden that is low maintenance and can survive with less water than many other groups of plants. Plants with grey, light reflecting leaf surfaces seem to make them shine through the day and also can be used to good effect at night. As the day draws to a close, you will no-

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


tice that grey foliaged plants add a luminous note to your garden. Plants like Arctotis and Gazania planted amongst other plants not only add colour but also suit the low maintenance garden, as they are ideal for weed suppression. Please remember that many garden plants can survive lengthy periods of dry conditions and it is not necessary to water them every day. I recommend the use of water storage granules at the time of planting. Remember also to mulch as much of your garden as possible as this reduces the need for excessive use of water and will give your plants a much better chance of getting through to the next rainfall. I wish you all well for 2010 and let the rains fall in abundance.

Keith Mundy The Spires Nursery Tilba Tilba

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

Foxglove Spires Open Garden

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

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

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

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

Ph 4473 7080

Tilba Treasures

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

Ph 4473 7799

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

Love at First Bite

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

Ph 4473 7055

The Spires Nursery

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

Ph 4473 7196

Open 7 Days ~ Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba



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

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

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

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

“The Lure of the Lake”


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

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

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

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Tilba Central Tilba Farm Cabins (02) 4473 7353


Pam's Store (02) 4473 7311

Tilba Valley Wines (02) 4473 7308

Dromedary Hotel (02) 4473 7223

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ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387 Gulaga Gallery

Mockingbird Lane Antiques (02) 4473 7226

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

HEMP CLOTHES to make a skinny bloke handsome, HIP CLOTHES to make a fat lady sing.... ENLIGHTENING BOOKS and CARDS that are awesome, HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY and that SPECIAL THING! Gulaga Gallery and Bookstore is named after beautiful Gulaga Mountain which towers up behind Tilba. It was built at the end of the 19th Century from local eucalyptus timbers, and since 1991, this varied and enchanting shop has been owned by Shanti and Sol Ramana-Clarke. Sol has developed a unique style of jewellery using sterling silver and gold-filled wire to mount a huge variety of semi-precious stones. He might suggest you “pick a stone that jumps out at you” and watch him mount it into a pendant, ring ...or whatever... Sol also produced the widely acclaimed documentary film “The Hemp Revolution”, so naturally you’ll find a full range of environmentally friendly hemp clothes, hemp seed oil and cosmetics. Shanti’s passion for colour and style is reflected in the varied and ever changing ranges of women’s clothing for all sizes. Find something exciting for all occasions! Shanti and Sol’s love of universal spirituality is expressed in their range of interesting and insightful books & DVD’s, cards, and inspirational music. You may also be treated to the uplifting sound of Shanti and Sol’s own musical CD “Open”. Most of all, just enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere!

Gulaga Gallery, 7 Bate St Central Tilba. Ph (02) 4473 7233


D I N I N G OUT EDEN Cafe Lamplighter Princes Hwy. Specialises in fresh local seafood, local succulent steaks & delicious crepes & desserts Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club New caterer, new Old Toms dining room, new menu - fresh seafood & steaks. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week, with top views Eden Country Club Chinese/Australian Meals 7 Days. A Taste of Eden At wharf, casual restaurant showcasing fresh local produce. Blackboard menu varies daily. Donneils Cafe 160a Imlay St, Big brekky, hamburgers, chicken takeaways cuppuccino’s. Open 8am till late. PAMBULA Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club Bistro with fresh local produce & views to lake. (LUNCH/DINNER) Wild Rye’s Cafe style eating with finest Aust grown coffee, organic cakes & pastries, wild variety of pies. Diverse range of gluten free products. (LUNCH) Oaklands Cafe In the Oaklands tourist complex, modern Australian cuisine in classic Australian setting, delicious home-made cakes & organic coffee. (BREAKFAST/LUNCH) MERIMBULA Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant Lake St Merimbula, offers contemporary cafe dining with coffee & cake served daily 10-5pm. (LUNCH 11.30-2.30pm) Dinner served during summer period The Coral Sea Bistro at the Merimbula RSL Club. Great value meals 12-2pm. Dinner from 6-8.30pm (LUNCH/DINNER) Pacific Bistro & Carvery at Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club. There is also the Rockpool Cafe for snacks cakes & coffee. (LUNCH/DINNER) Lakeview Hotel Bar & Grill with regular entertainment. (LUNCH/DINNER) Merimbula Pizza Pizza, Pasta, Ribs & Baked Potatoes Eat In, Takeaway or Delivery Top Lake Boat Hire Light refreshments overlooking Top Lake TURA BEACH The Seaview Bistro at the Tura Beach Country Club. Enjoy the million dollar views (LUNCH/DINNER) BEGA Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Light meals & cheese tasting (LUNCH) Pepperberry Cafe Table service with a smile. Fresh cakes & daily specials. (BREAKFAST/LUNCH TATHRA SamSu Inn At Tathra Beach Country Club. Chinese/Australian Food for all tastes Tathra Hotel-Motel Enjoy great Pub Meals & Views (LUNCH/DINNER). BERMAGUI The Bermagui Beach Hotel Bistro at the Bermagui Beach Hotel, sensational local seafood Mimosa Dry Stone Restaurant A-la-carte menu in spectacular setting of Mimosa Winery. COBARGO Valley Edge Cafe specialising in fresh affordable & delectable menu. (LUNCH) TILBA TILBA Love At First Bite gourmet breakfasts & lunches, along with Crema Coffee and amazing cakes. Also blackboard of savoury sensations (LUNCH) Tilba Valley Wines country Australian food with a Mediterranean & European influence. (LUNCH) MORUYA Belnicc Brasserie Gourmet wraps, home made pies, vegetarian and organic options. (LUNCH/DINNER) BATEMANS BAY Bay Bridge Bistro at the Bay Bowlo Open 7 days. Nightly specials, childrens meals available Bay Soldiers Club Bistro A La Carte with 180-degree views of the Clyde River and the Bay. (LUNCH/DINNER)

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Moruya Magic

Come to Moruya and let its magic cast a spell over you... The township of Moruya has beautifully preserved heritage buildings and streetscapes and is a great place to explore. It’s famous for supplying the granite for the piers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Sydney’s Post Office, the Bank of NSW and the Cenotaph in Martin Place. These days however, Moruya is known for the large, intricately carved wooden poles that are dotted along the footpath of the main street. Moruya has a great array of specialty shops for those looking for something a little bit different. Fantastic cafes, restaurants and hotels with live music can also be found in this bustling little country town. Moruya has a thriving arts community, with exhibitions frequently held at the Mechanics Institute, as well as numerous festivals held throughout the year. With beautiful beaches and National Parks full of all sorts of wildlife all located close by, Moruya is a great place to stay or visit. So drop in and let the magic do its work... AngelHeart ◆ Crystals ◆ Jewellery ◆ Clothing ◆ Swimwear ◆ Children’s Wear ◆ Handbags ◆ Fairies & Angels ◆ Many other Gift Lines Lots of great Holiday Gift Ideas Shop 8, Midlands Centre 65 Queen St Moruya 4474 3990

The Moruya Jeweller Fine Jewellery, Watches & Gifts On Site Jewellery Repairs & Remakes. Chamilia charms in now. Shop 8, Midlands Centre 65 Queen St Moruya 4474 3990

Belnicc Brasserie is situated in the middle of Moruya at 1/57 Vulcan Street. This heritage old building has a warm inviting space with high ceilings, a cosy open fire place & outdoor courtyard . Whether it’s a quick takeaway, reading the paper over your morning coffee, luncheon with friends, an intimate dinner for two or a private function, Belnicc has it all. 1/57 Vulcan Street Moruya NSW 2537 p : 02 44744518 f: 02 44744518 e:

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Visit our ‘coastal living boutique’ for elegant clothing, handbags, accessories, unique gifts and coastal decorator items To Di For. Also exhibiting Martina Penning paintings this summer. Unique coastal decor and fashion for you and your home. Shop 1/64 Vulcan St. Moruya Ph 4474 2422

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Old Mogo Town The township of Mogo was born when gold was discovered in the early 1850s at Cabbage Tree Creek. Estimates of the number of diggers who converged on the town range from a conservative 200 to an unlikely 20,000. To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is a must. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica

nineteenth century timber buildings. There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual and interesting items. Mogo is the perfect place to spend time browsing for something a little bit different. Also in Mogo is the internationally recognised Mogo Zoo, home to 39 rare and exotic species., inlcuding the rare white lions of ‘Timbavati’.

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Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

“Mogo Cottage” 30 Princes Highway Mogo NSW 2536

♦ 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


Step back in time & pan for gold at the Gold Rush Colony Visit Jellybeads of Mogo and marvel at the amazing selection of beads Take a stroll around town & explore the interesting shops Check out the art works at Amanda’s Gallery

Tel. 4472 5359 (4472 jely) Clocktower Fax. 4472 4396 Arcade Mogo

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

Websites to suit every business and budget

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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. Each month, we’ll be profiling a different Mogo business in this space. Absolutely Alpaca Congratulations Absolutely Alpaca! Highly Commended in the Best New Business category at the recent 2009 Batemans Bay Business Awards, Absolutely Alpaca is definitely worth visiting. As dedicated alpaca breeders, Estelle and Lesley have intimate knowledge of the journey that this wonderful fibre takes, from the delightful alpacas in their paddocks to the stunning products made from their fleeces being showcased at Absolutely Alpaca. Soft and luxurious scarves, wraps, coats, throws, socks and yarn are just a small sample of the beautiful products on offer. Estelle and Lesley look forward to seeing you at Absolutely Alpaca at the northern end of Mogo Village in Mogo House. Browsers welcome.

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

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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

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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

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Entertainment EDEN FISHERMENS CLUB Ph 6496 1577 Fri 1st Once Bitten •Sat 2nd Graham Scobie •Sun 3rd Garry Jones Mon 4th Cameron Cusack Tue 5th Jimeion On Ice Tue 5th Glenn Mood Wed 6th Lounge Lizards Thu 7th Candy Fri 8th Tracee James Sat 9th Big Daddy Tue 12th Just Janine Wed 13th Garry Jones Fri 15th Just Cruzin Sat 16th Wayne Trezise Fri 22nd Jivehouse Fri 29th Darryl Lamb EDEN GARDENS COUNTRY CLUB Ph 6496 1126 Sat 2nd Mustar Sat 9th Tracee James Sat 16th Wayne Trezise Sat 23rd Jivehouse PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB Ph 6495 6154 Sat 2nd Over the Moon Fri 8th Ben Anderson Sat 9th Brent Macleod Trio Fri 15th Davies & Black Sat 16th Contact Club for details Fri 22nd Contact Club for details Sat 23rd Stormfront Fri 29th Mayer, Mills & Magnito Sat 30th Stool Pigeon LAKEVIEW HOTEL Ph 6495 1202 Fri 1st DJ Mick Sat 2nd Melbourne Band Gravity + DJ Mick Fri 8th Kid Kenobi ($20 pp) Sat 9th Inakin ($10 pp) Thu 14th Down South Jazz Band Fri 15th DJ Mick Sat 16th Canberra band The Remnants + DJ Mick Sun 17th Austin Busch & the Good Reasons Fri 22nd DJ Mick Sat 23rd DJ Mick Fri 29th DJ Mick Sat 30th Power Party MERIMBULA AQUARIUM and WHARF RESTAURANT Ph 6495 4446 Sun 3rd Steve Clarke Trio MERIMBULA RSL Ph 6495 1502 Fri 1st Gravity Sat 2nd Make Us Famous Sun 3rd Phil Moriarty Wed 6th The Front Porch Pickers Thu 7th The Nashberries

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Fri 8th The Nashberries Sat 9th Over The Moon Sun 10th The Acacia Girls Wed 13th Phil Moriarty Thu 14th The January Man Fri 15th Annie Thompson & Ray Gardaya Sat 16th Rino Morea & Jade Sun 17th The Acacia Girls Sun 23rd Phil Moriarty Sun 30th Annie Thompson & Ray Gardaya CLUB SAPPHIRE Ph 6495 1306 Fri 1st Blue Ruins 8.30pm, Main Bar Sat 2nd Matt Southon & Polly Boyer, 6.30pm, Rockpool Sun 3rd Ultimate Wrestling Alliance (Family Show) Shows @ 2pm & 8pm, Auditorium. Contact Club for pricing. Tue 5th Steven Spellmaster (Family Hypnotist Show), 8pm Auditorium. Contact Club for pricing. Thu 7th Josh Pyke + Support 9pm Auditorium. $25 pre-sale, $28 at door. Fri 8th Saje 8pm, Rockpool Sat 9th Doc Smith 8pm, Main Bar Sun 10th Lloyd Spiegel 6.30pm Rockpool Fri 15th Comics on the Run, 8.30pm Auditorium. $12 members, $15 non-members Sat 16th Darryl Lamb 8pm Main Bar Sun 17th “Nowhere going somewhere” 7.30pm, Audi. Surf/lifestyle film, D.J & acoustic performance Contact Club for pricing. Fri 22nd Scarlett 8pm, Main Bar Sat 23rd Ben Anderson 8pm, Main Bar Sun 24th Damon Davies 6.30pm, Rockpool) Sat 29th Craig Sinclair + Hollerin' Matt Southon 8pm, Rockpool. Free entry. Sun 30th Struth 8pm, Main Bar Mon 31st Chris O’Connor 6.30pm, Rockpool TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB Ph 6495 9002 Fri 1st Ben Anderson Fri 8th Doc Smith Fri 15th Darryl Lamb Fri 22nd Ben Anderson Fri 29th Struth BEGA RSL Ph 6492 1055 Fri 1st Relax after NYE Sat 9th O'Donnell Bros 'Best of

Brothers' $20 18+ Fri 15th Surprise Duo Fri 22nd Once Bitten Fri 29th Andy O'Donnell TATHRA BEACH HOTEL-MOTEL Ph 6494 1101 Mon 4th Beautiful Girls Wed 6th Tim Rogers Fri 8th Blue Juice & Art vs Science Sat 9th Josh Pyke Sat 16th Endless Summer Beach Party BERMAGUI BEACH HOTEL Ph 6493 4206 Sun 3rd Make me Famous 4pm Sat 9th Footloose Strangers DROMEDARY HOTEL, CENTRAL TILBA Ph 4473 7223 Sun 3rd Double Back Sun 17th Full Circle Sun 24th Mark Easton TILBA VALLEY WINERY Ph 4473 7308 Lunch and music from 12.30pm - free entry Sun 3rd Mark Whitty Sun 17th Heartbeat Sun 23rd Open Air Cinema: Mamma Mia, 7.30pm BATEMANS BAY BOWLING CLUB Ph 4472 4502 Sat 9th Jimeoin 7.30pm, $33pp BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB Ph 4472 4117 LOUNGE BAR Fri 1st/Sat 2nd Jay Podger Sun 3rd/Mon 4th D’BanJac Tue 5th/Wed 6th Impact One Thu 7th/Fri 8th Ricky Lynch Duo Sat 9th/Sun 10th Genevieve Mon 11th/Tue 12th Jody Yates Fri 15th/Sat 16th Rock-A-Billy Fri 22nd/Sat 23rd Rockin All Over Fri 29th/Sat 30th SiRenics AUDITORIUM Thu 21st The Spellmakers Kitchen Children’s Show. $5pp, Shows 11am & 1pm Sat 16th Hypnotist Steven Spellmaster $18pp, 18yo+ Sat 23rd The Remnants 8pm Members $15pp, Non-members $17pp See page 45 for more details

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

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


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

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George Bass Marathon - The World's “Fly the Beach” photo to come Longest and Toughest Event


BATEMANS BAY Need a bit of inspiration to get fit after Day 1 Batemans Bay to Moruya (31km) the Christmas celebrations? Look no Day 2 Moruya to Tuross (19km) further than the surf boat crews of the Day 3 Tuross to Narooma (22km) Situated at the end of Wray Street George Bass Marathon. Day 4 Narooma to Bermagui (24km) Enjoy fabulous Clyde River Day 5 Bermagui to Tathra (36km) Starting on January 3rd, more than 20 Oysters at the river’s edge. Day 6 Tathra to Pambula (27km) men's and women's crews from NSW, Ask about our BBQ Tours Day 7 Merimbula to Eden (22km) Victoria, the A.C.T. and a crew from “Fly the Beach” photo photo to to “Fly the Beach” come Holland will spend 7 days rowing more EAT IN, come than 190kms from Batemans Bay to TAKEAWAY, Eden. and homE The marathon imitates the feats of dElIvErY Naval Commander George Bass who now available explored the coastline in 1797. For more details, go to: (02) 4472 6771 “Fly the Beach” photo to come EURO6

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

AUSTRALIAN POKER LEAGUE Saturdays, plus CASH POKER every Monday 7pm

“What’s On” at The Bay Soldiers in January stage artz Childrens Show

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Saturday 23rd January Members $15 - Non members $17 Doors open 8pm. A live music experience that leaves audiences asking for more.

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Genevieve Sat 9th & Sun 10th 7.30pm Jody Yates Mon 11th & Tue 12th 7.30pm Rock-A-Billy Fri 15th & Sat 16th 7.30pm Rockin All Over Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd 7.30pm SiRenics Fri 29th & Sat 30th 7.30pm


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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

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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

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

Many flights to choose from starting from

$45 per person. Children half price and

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

Half day tours available including lighthouse climb and museum tour

flight training

For Merimbula call 6495 1074 For MORUYA call 0438 185 180

(02) 6495 1074

HELI-FLIGHTS (Seasonal only)


4 and 6 seat aircraft available

Far South Coast Imag January 2010 Edition  

Free monthly information guide for the Far South Coast of NSW

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