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Far South Coast

info guide January/February 2019

Inside • Art Trail • Collectables Trail • What to See and Do • What's On • Live Music Guide • Markets • Regional Map

Also Online

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Collectables Trail

BATEMANS BAY MOGO

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Old Wares - Vintage

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NAROOMA

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BERMAGUI

BEGA TATHRA PAMBULA 4

EDEN

1- Milstons Past & Present

3 - Markets On Lamont

Please visit our delightfully different shop full of a wide range of quirky and interesting books, Shire albums, sheet music, vintage postcards, educational toys, puppets, flags, thimbles, costume jewellery, crystals and gemstones and lots more! Ph: 4474 5708 13 Princes Hwy Mogo

A selective collective featuring local artists, creators, collectables and more. With over 45 businesses under one roof, there is sure to be something for everyone. Open 7 days Shop 8 Lamont Street Bermagui

2 - Narooma New & Used

4 - Eden Antiques, Collectables & Old Wares

We buy, sell and trade. Thousands of CDs, DVDs and second hand books. Quality furniture & bedding.Antiques, retro, collectables. Bric-a-brac, local removals. Ph: 4476 1107 122 Wagonga St Narooma

Located at the top of town, Eden Antiques, Collectables & Old Wares showcases a wide variety of antiques, vintage wares & collectables. We also have a great range of locally produced handcrafts in store. We’re open 7 days 9am to 4pm (Aug to April), & 5 days Thurs Mon 10am to 3pm (May to July) You’ll find us at: 209 Imlay St, Eden. Ph: 0408240097 Find us on Facebook

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2 hr Coastal Discovery Cruise This enjoyable coastal cruise takes in the local sights and regularly sees seals, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life.

Includes BBQ Lunch & one beer, wine, soft drink/juice

2 hr Coastal Discovery Cruise 2018 $50 Adults I $30 Child 1 to 16yrs $145 Family (2 adults & 2 children under 16yrs) $20 additional child from the same This enjoyable coastal cruise takes infamily the local sights and regularly sees seals, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life.

BBQ lunch consisting of local beef sausages (GF) & marinated chicken skewers (GF), homemade coleslaw, salad, bread. One Beer, Wine, Softdrink or Juice is also provided. Additional drinks may be purchased onboard. We are happy to cater for vegetarians or any dietary requirements with advance notice.

$50 Adults I $30 Child 1 to 16yrs $145 Family (2 adults & 2 children under 16yrs) $20 additional child from the same family www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au 3 BOOK DIRECT: 6495 1686 | www.merimbulamarina.com


Welcome

to the Far South Coast Contents

Antiques & Collectables Trail Markets Coast Map Art Galleries Trail What's On Live Entertainment Bushwalking

Towns

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From The Editor Welcome to the January/February Far South Coast iMag. The warm weather has finally arrived, and it feels like summer is here at last. Well it does as I write this in early December! Whether you're a regular to the Far South Coast or you're experiencing the region for the first time, I'm sure you'll be inspired by such a wonderful place. Nature really is unspoilt here, and although the traffic is sometimes a little crazy, it's worth being here over summer, or any time of year for that matter.

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.

New Year's Eve has a couple of great family options - the Tathra Pig Races (yep, you read that right - pig races!) and the family friendly concert and fireworks at Merimbula’s Ford Park. To really get to appreciate the diversity of the region, National Parks & Wildlife Service have a great Discovery Program running in January. Snorkelling, kayaking, 4WD tours and searching for bush tucker are just some of the activities on offer. Read more on page 27. The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre also has a great holiday program, with rock pool rambles, snorkelling, and watching fish feeding at the Centre next to the Wharf at Eden. Find the dates and times on pages 10 - 11. The Tathra Wharf To Waves Weekend, running for the 18th time in 2019, has been an enormous fundraiser for the Tathra community. Ocean swims, mountain bike rides and fun runs attract participants from around Australia, including AFL footballers, Commonwealth Games medallists, triathletes and the very friendly locals. Find out more on page 37. See our What's On pages (p53 -55) for all the details. Stay up to date by keeping your iMag handy, download it from our website at www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au and our Facebook page - Far South Coast iMag.

Material in this publication is copyright and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the publishers. Circulation 15,000 copies distributed each issue throughout the region as well as major Tourism Information centres in Sydney, Canberra and country NSW.

Printed by Spotpress, 24-26 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW Š Dovewood Pty Ltd 2019. Published by Far South Coast iMag Editors: Paul Callaghan & Melinda Downs Phone: 6494 2185 PO Box 9002 Wyndham 2550 info@farsouthcoastimag.com.au www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au Some photographs courtesy of NSW Tourism.

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Monthly Market Guide Eden Local Produce Market 3rd Saturday of each month.10am - 2pm, Uniting Church hall, Chandos St. Contact 0410 609 130 Stalls celebrate local produce and foods, hand made jewellery and knitted wares using alpaca wool. There are toys and games for every age, books, dvds, bric a brac. After a browse, relax with a cuppa and enjoy the live music and the garden. Nethercote Produce Market Summer Market Sat 26th January. 8am 12pm, Nethercote Hall. Contact Karen 6495 7102 All fruit and vegetables are produced by local growers whose gardens range from single beds to flourishing orchards and whose supply can be half a bucket of lemons and three sprigs of mint or 300 avocados. Pambula Rotary Market 2nd Sunday of month. 8am - 1pm. Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Market is loaded with local produce and has everything from handmade jewellery and clothing to vintage trash’n’treasure. And it's dog friendly! Wyndham All Weather Market 4th Sunday of every month. 8.30am - 1pm, Wyndham Hall. (OPEN IN ALL WEATHER). Find handmade treasures, yummy homemade treats and local produce. Afterwards take the self-guided heritage walk around town. Merimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month, 8.30am - 12.30pm, Ford Oval. Loads of stalls to choose from including local produce, plants, clothing, craft and yummy food too! 6

Candelo Market 1st Sunday of each month, 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall. With a strong focus on local and vintage wares, Candelo Market is wonderfully diverse, with everything from food, plants, clothing, livestock and second-hand goods. Bega Produce Market Every Friday, 8am - 1pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Find fresh seasonal produce, locally made food and goods, and help support local and South East regional producers. Buskers encouraged. Contact scpa.org.au Cobargo Laneway Markets Every Saturday from 9am - 1pm. Car boot sale first Saturday of each month. Book stalls on 6493 6817 or 0428 696 623. Discover a range of pop-ups scattered amongst Cobargo's wonderful main street businesses.


Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market Last Sunday of month, 8.30am - 12.30pm, Dickinson Park. Contact 6493 6581. The Bermagui Markets specialise in handmade, homemade and local produce and goods, created by a diverse bunch of art and crafts folk. Bermagui Growers Market Every Thursday, 2.30pm onwards (except winter). Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf precinct. Contact 0425 711 795 Find oysters, breads and dairy, freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, spices, sauces and sweet treats made by commercial and home grown local producers. Tilba Market Every Saturday, 8am to 12pm Central Tilba Big Hall Make it, Bake it, Sew it, Grow it. Inside Central Tilba's Big Hall in the main street - perfect whether it's Rain, Hail or Shine! Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of the month and Easter Sunday, 9am - 1pm. NATA Oval (behind Narooma Visitors Centre). Find plants, produce, clothing, jewellery, crafts, timber products, handbags, preserves, spices, paintings, tools, antiques, collectables, and more. Food stalls include pizzas, coffee & pastries, barbecue, smoothies & juices. Dalmeny Meet The Makers Market 2nd Sunday of the month, 8.30am - 1pm, Dalmeny Hall. Contact Tony Fahey 0414 419 986 We sell homemade products and homegrown produce.

Moruya Country Market Every Saturday, 7.30am - 1.30pm, Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St. Enjoy the beautiful river scenery and bustling Moruya Country Market atmosphere. Be taste tempted by stalls with delicious hot & cold food, drinks & fresh juice. Sage Farmers Market Moruya Every Tuesday afternoon, 3pm onwards. Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St. Buy something at the SAGE Farmers Market knowing the person you’ve bought it from either grew it, harvested it or made it. Contact 0413 920 620 Batemans Bay Marine Rescue Market 1st Sunday of month, Corrigan's Beach Reserve, Batehaven, 8.30am - 1pm. www.batemansbaysundaymarket.com.au Find art & craft, bric-a-brac, trash & treasure, produce, fashion, handmade goods, food, great coffee and Reggies Soft Serve Ice Creams Rotary Batemans Bay Sunday Market 3rd Sunday of the month, Corrigan's Beach Reserve, Batehaven, 9am - 1pm. www.batemansbaysundaymarket.com.au Clothes, food, collectables, plants, hobbies, gifts, antiques, wood products, bric a brac and live music. Nelligen Village Market 2nd Sunday of month, 9.30am - 2pm, Mechanics Institute Hall. Local arts, crafts, preserves, plants, bric-abrac... treasures for everyone.

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Adventure Eden in

Things to See & Do Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum Go whale & dolphin watching Check out the fishing trawlers at Eden Wharf Get hands on at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Visit the Davidson Whaling Station Try sea kayaking on Twofold Bay Take a cruise Hire a fishing charter VISITOR INFORMATION Mitchell Street, Eden Ph: 02 6496 1953

George Bass and Matthew 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 connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small whales and fish that killer whales herded into the shallows. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in

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the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century. You can experience some of Eden's history and see the skeleton of “Old Tom”, Eden’s famous killer whale, at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can visit Davidson Whaling Station, the longest operating shore-based whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Historic Boydtown is also worth a visit - make sure you drop in to the beautifully restored Seahorse Inn. Today Eden is famous as a destination for whale-watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring. It's a great place to go on a whale-watching cruise, or even spot whales from headlands or beaches. The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, located on Main Wharf, has displays of the local marine environment. It's a fantastic place to take children, with touch tanks and all sorts of interesting things. The Discovery Centre also run Rocky Rambles, Snorkel Tours and other activities during school holidays. For the adventurous, The Light to Light Walk is one of Australia's iconic bush walks, taking 3 days to walk from Green Cape Lighthouse in the south to Boyd's Tower in the north.


Explore Twofold Bay with Cat Balou Cruises If you're interested in exploring Twofold Bay in Eden, then Cat Balou Cruises can provide the perfect trip for you and your family. An informative live commentary is provided, whether you're enjoying a half day trip or a shorter cruise, as the experienced crew of Cat Balou navigate around Twofold Bay. Twofold Bay is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world and there’s so much to see, including historic Boyd’s Tower, Edrom Lodge, Seahorse Inn at Boydtown, Quarantine Bay, the woodchip mill and the naval wharf. There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins, seals and penguins on the cruise so don’t forget your camera. Refreshments are included on all cruises. Cat Balou Cruises have been operating for the past 30 years from the Port of Eden and their visitors' book, plus the awards they have won over the years, testifies to passenger satisfaction. As well as winning the 2014

South Coast Tourism Award for Ecotourism & Tourism Small Business, Cat Balou Cruises was awarded Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence in 2017 and 2018 and ranked as their Number 1 attraction in Eden. Cat Balou is a 16-metre catamaran with a large inside cabin, a walk around bow and spacious upper deck. Spend a day in Eden and after the cruise, visit the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Bookings for cruises can be made online at www.catbalou.com.au or by calling 0427 962 027

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See the highlights unfold as you cruise around picturesque Twofold Bay, one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. View historic landmarks including Boyd’s Tower, Seahorse Inn at Boydtown and Edrom Lodge along with the naval wharf, woodchip mill, mussel farms and Quarantine Bay.

Cruises depart Main Wharf, Eden BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: go to www.catbalou.com.au or phone 0427 962 027

There’s so much to see as you cruise around Twofold Bay. Live informative commentary & refreshments included. www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Summer School Holiday Program THU 27 DEC - SNORKEL Eden, 1:30pm–3pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. FRI 28 DEC - Fish Feeding, 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Eden, 1:30pm– pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. MON 31 DEC - Fish Feeding, 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Eden, 1pm–2:30pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. WED 2 JAN - SNORKEL Eden, 10am-11:30am, Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. Rock Pool Ramble, 1pm. Bookings essential, $10 pp. Fish Feeding 12pm, No booking needed/Free with entry. THU 3 JAN - SNORKEL Eden - 10am-11:30am. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25, child U18. Rock Pool Ramble - 2pm, Bookings essential, $10 pp. FRI 4 JAN - SNORKEL Eden, 10am-11:30am. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. Fish Feeding 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. Rock Pool Ramble - 2.45pm. Bookings essential, $10 pp. MON 7 JAN - SNORKEL65+ CLUB (A) 9:30am-1:30pm. Fish Feeding, 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2.30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. TUE 8 JAN - SNORKEL65+ CLUB (B) 9:30am-1:30pm. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2.30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. WED 9 JAN - SNORKEL Eden, 10am–11:30am. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. Fish Feeding 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. THU 10 JAN - SNORKEL Eden. 2pm-3.30pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. FRI 11 JAN - Fish Feeding, 12pm.

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No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2.30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. MON 14 JAN - Fish Feeding 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2:30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. TUE 15 JAN Cruise Ship In Port 8am-4pm. SNORKEL Eden, 12pm–1:30pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. WED 16 JAN Rock Pool Ramble - Sea Slug Census, 10:30am. Bookings essential $10 pp. Fish Feeding, 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Eden, 2pm – 3:30pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. THU 17 JAN - Cruise Ship in Port 8am-5pm. Rock Pool Ramble - Sea Slug Census 12pm. Bookings essential $10 pp. SNORKEL Eden, 2pm–3:30pm.Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. FRI 18 JAN - Fish Feeding. 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. Rock Pool Ramble - Sea Slug Census, 1pm. Bookings essential, $10 pp. MON 21 JAN - SNORKEL65+ CLUB (C), 9:30am-1:30pm. Fish Feeding, 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2:30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. TUE 22 JAN - SNORKEL65+ CLUB (D). 9:30am1:30pm. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2:30pm–4pm. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. WED 23 JAN - SNORKEL Eden, 10am-11:30am. Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18. Fish Feeding 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. FRI 25 JAN - Fish Feeding 12pm. No booking needed/Free with entry. SNORKEL Merimbula, 2:30pm–4pm.Bookings essential, $50 Adult, $25 child U18.


Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Summer School Holiday Program Bookings essential for SNORKEL & ROCK POOL RAMBLES

Phone: 02 6496 1699 Email: admin@sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au • ROCK POOL RAMBLE: Join a marine guide exploring the amazing diversity of life found on our rock platforms. Required: Covered and/or waterproof shoes (no thongs), suitable sun protection: hat, sunscreen, long sleeves & water. In the interest of keeping our beaches clean, please be aware that the centre practices a ban on single use plastics including bottles, bags, straws and coffee cups. Please consider your choices when coming along on one of our rock pool rambles. Thank you for joining us in the fight.#noexcuseforsingleuse #BYOCoffeeCup #WarOnWasteAU. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Ages: 4+, Duration: 1hr, Cost: $10 per person. Subject to weather and tides • FISH FEEDING TALK: Come see the fish enjoy their lunch and hear more about our local species. 12pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday - NO BOOKING NEEDED. Ages: All, Duration: 20min, Cost: No additional cost. • CENTRE VISIT: Join us for some hands-on, interactive exploration where you can TOUCH EVERYTHING, learn cool stuff and have FUN while doing it! NO BOOKING NEEDED Ages: All, Duration: as long as you like during our opening hours: 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday. Cost: $5 child, $10 adult, $20 family, $5 pensioner and other concession. *Family Pass – buy a Family Entry to the Discovery Centre and enjoy entry as often as you like for 12 months • GUIDED SNORKEL TOURS: Discover our underwater world in a safe and fun environment along the beautiful Sapphire Coast. Cost includes comprehensive instruction plus all gear: mask, snorkel and fins, plus wetsuit* (Wetsuits available in limited sizes).You MUST be able to swim and float. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Maximum of 8/10 ppl, Ages: 6+, Ages 6 to 12yrs MUST be accompanied by an adult. Duration: 1.5 hrs, Cost:$50 Adult/$25 Child (Under18). Equipment may be hired separately for $25 a set (mask, fins and snorkel) plus wetsuit. $50 deposit required. OPENING HOURS Usual Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm School Holidays: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Fun for the whole family!

Group bookings available outside of these hours

An exciting hands-on experience full of interesting, thought-provoking marine displays & exhibits sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au 6496 1699 253 Imlay St, Eden www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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Lifeline: Eden and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race One of the ultimate ocean racing experiences for sailors across the world is the annual Sydney - Hobart yacht race. Beginning in Sydney on Boxing Day (26th December), sailors face some of the toughest ocean and weather conditions as they travel down the south-eastern Australian coastline, across Bass Strait, then south along the east coast of Tasmania before heading up into the River Derwent, finishing at Hobart. Originally arranged as an informal cruise by a handful yachts down the east coast in 1945, a passing remark by a British naval officer, Captain John Illingworth, saw it evolve into a competition. Nine yachts entered the race, the first crossing the line after 6 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. In 2017, a new race record was achieved by maxi yacht Comanche, finishing in 1 day, 9 hours and 15 minutes.

Since the Sydney-Hobart’s inception, Eden has played an important role for competitors. Before and after the race, Eden’s relatively safe harbour is a place to rest and replenish stores. During the race however, Eden is the last safe place for yachts to retire before crossing the Bass Strait, and the town’s facilities become much more important to injured sailors and damaged vessels.

Right: To date, Thermopylae remains the only Eden entrant of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Magnet Newspaper Photographic Collection. Eden Killer Whale Museum.

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Come and experience the life of the early whalers and visit ‘Old Tom’s’ skeleton, the most famous of the Killer Whales.

OPEN 7 DAYS

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HOME OF OLD TOM

Extensive range of books, gifts & souvenirs in our shop

Current Exhibitions include: In Demand - Advertising & The Second World War Etched in Stone - The Stories Behind the names of Eden’s War Memorial • Mon - Sat 9.15am - 3.45pm • Sun 11.15am - 3.45pm • Extended hours Christmas and New Year

184 Imlay Street, Eden NSW

(02) 6496 2094


Like in all times of need, Eden’s community comes together to provide supplies, accommodation, transport and solace to the weary, and sometimes battered, sailors. Alongside Eden’s emergency service workers, volunteers of Eden Marine Rescue, the Twofold Bay Yacht Club, and the wider general Left: Local fishermen continue to come to the aid of competitors. Fishing trawler, Josephine Jean, with 1992 SydneyHobart entrant, Hummingbird. Magnet Newspaper Photographic Collection. Eden Killer Whale Museum.

community - continue to provide support during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Lifeline looks back at Eden’s participation in one of Australia’s major sporting events of the year. Below: Returning Yachts. Eden provides shelter and a place to resupply before and after the Sydney-Hobart yacht race. The first yacht into Eden not able to finish the race is presented with a trophy by the Twofold Bay Yacht Club. Today it is appreciated in the spirit in which it is given, particularly after the 1998 disaster which resulted in the death of 6 sailors and around half of the fleet retiring. Magnet Newspaper Photographic Collection. Eden Killer Whale Museum.

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HistoricPambula Things to See & Do Enjoy the beautiful historic buildings of Pambula Village Stroll around Panboola's wetlands and amazing revegetation areas, including the Old Racecourse Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

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; a marker has been erected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on this historic site. European settlement began in the 1830s, with the township built on the southern banks of the Pambula River. Severe flooding in the 1860s meant the town had to be re-located to its present site on higher ground. Pambula’s historic past is still very much in evidence, with beautifully restored and maintained historic buildings and farmhouses. Pambula now has an eclectic mix of businesses, with art galleries, cafés, restaurants, retailers, pubs, a bakery, deli, organic and bulk food shop

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and even an old-fashioned milkbar. Pambula Beach has an excellent swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth, with a playground and barbecue.

Hand-moulded Organic Sourdoughs Cakes & Pastries Wild Variety of Pies

CAFÉ STYLE EATING Roasted on premises coffee, from ethically sourced farms.

Diverse Range of Gluten-free products 26 Quondola St PAMBULA Ph 6495 6649 Open Mon - Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm Sat 6.30am - 2.00pm 14A Princes Hwy CANN RIVER (next to the supermarket) Ph 6495 6649 Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat & Sun 8am-2pm


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Broadwater Oysters - don't go home without them Like fine wine and cheese, oysters have a distinct flavour depending on where they are grown. Oysters from Pambula Lake have a smooth, subtle flavour influenced by the water they are produced in. The clean, clear waters of Pambula 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 have been farming and processing the native Sydney Rock Oysters in Pambula Lake for over 20 years. You can visit Broadwater Oysters on the Pambula Lake foreshore – a working oyster farm supplying award winning oysters. Talk to farmers about how oysters are grown and watch oysters being freshly opened for local restaurants and the general public. Situated between Pambula and Eden, turn off

the Princes Highway onto Landing Road and head down to the lake foreshore. Broadwater Oysters offer fresh award winning oysters and a selection of other seafood to eat ‘natural’ by the lake or enjoy at home. Broadwater Oysters are happy to pack opened and unopened oysters to travel, so you take a little bit of the Sapphire Coast home with you. www.broadwateroysters.com.au

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Immerse yourself in nature at Panboola! Go for a stroll, enjoy a picnic, ride your bike, watch the birds or simply just ‘be’ in nature. It’s good for the body and it’s great for the soul. Located on the southern edge of the village, Pambulais blessed to have Panboola wetlands on its doorstep. Grab a snack from one of the many nearby cafes and head to the picnic tables by the side of Tip’s Billabong or enjoy the shade of the Waterbird Sanctuary. Panboola is a bird watchers paradise, a photographers delight and a lovely place for an easy cycle or walk. Bike riders love Panboola – it’s a perfect venue for families to enjoy a safe and easy ride together. Cycle around the Old Pambula Racecourse or pass through as a pleasant shortcut if you are riding out to lunch at Oaklands or the Longstocking Brewery. Brochures are available at each entry point highlighting the extensive network of walking and cycling tracks, including a new grass track that meanders along the western boundary. The 2.6km walk out to the Pambula River is one of our best-kept secrets – you are almost guaranteed to have the sandy beach to yourself. Visitors are welcome to explore the entire site!!

The Panboola Centre at Watson’s Waterhole (behind the Idlewilde Motel) provides an alternate entry point with sealed car park, picnic tables and stunning vistas. Looking for a Panboola inspired gift? Our lovely new 100% linen tea towels are available at Zoe.O Design in Pambula and at the Merimbula Visitors Information Centre. Panboola is cared by a team of dedicated volunteers and is open 7 days a week. Everyone is welcome and entry is free. Visit our website www.panboola.com or follow us on Facebook. See you there!

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Little Bottler - bargains, fine wines - they've got it all. There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot summer’s day, and Pambula Little Bottler has a fantastic range of local and imported beers to choose from. With boutique breweries becoming more popular, specialty beers of all kinds are being produced, and Glen Baker, proprietor of Pambula Little Bottler has a wide selection. There’s also an extensive range of premium wines, cleanskins, and spirits, and knowledgeable staff to help you choose the right drink for all occasions. In fact, Pambula Little Bottler was recently awarded the ILG NSW Liquor Retailer of the Year award from a field of more than 500 entrants. Conveniently located in Toalla St. Pambula (just up from the tennis courts), and with plenty of car parking available, it’s easy to pop in for a slab or linger over your choice of the perfect red.

Knowing that everyone loves a good bargain, Glen offers weekly specials that compare well with the big chains. According to their regular customers, Pambula Little Bottler has the best range of fine wines on the South Coast, but don’t take their word for it, check it out for yourself. Pambula Little Bottler is at 4/13 Toalla St. Pambula, phone 6495 6335, and is open 7 days a week from 9.30am - 8pm during summer.

Your local liquor specialist

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ScenicMerimbula Things to See & Do Eat fish 'n'chips on the beach and enjoy the sunset Ride a bike, rollerskate or walk past the airport to Pambula or Pambula Beach Go fishing off the Wharf, beaches or in the Lake Swim in the crystal clear water at Mitchies Jetty or Bar Beach Go dolphin watching with hire boats or fishing charters

VISITOR INFORMATION Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Sapphire Coast with its lakeside restaurants and cafés, great shopping 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 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 European history. There are several walking tracks that take advantage of the beautiful views around the Lake; from the Wharf to Spencer Park, from the Bridge to Top Lake and around Fishpen. Other things you can do around Merimbula include snorkelling, surfing, cycling, enjoying a 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 cafés with great coffee. 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. Whales migrate past Merimbula from September to November each year, feeding and frolicking in the Bay, making it easy to whale watch from on board a boat or from the beach.

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Merimbula Marina – helping you enjoy your summer No visit to Merimbula is complete without seeing our spectacular coastline from the ocean! Whether it is a Discovery Cruise, Fishing Charter or Whale Watching we have something to suit everyone. Merimbula Marina is a family owned business. Our crew are all passionate about the ocean and the marine environment and enjoy sharing their knowledge with you! Our boats, True Blue & Explorer are both large, stable, comfortable 16 metre powered catamarans. They have ladies and gents toilets on board, indoor cabins and plenty of outdoor seating and viewing areas. Perfect for fishing or enjoying the sights of the local area! Over the summer months we operate daily fishing charters and our 2hr Coastal Discovery Tour, with BBQ meal and drinks,

departs at either lunch or sunset, depending upon the tides. If you are not the ocean going type then hire one of our Self Drive Hire Boats and explore the Merimbula Lake. To make a booking come and see us at the end of the Public Jetty in Market Street, Merimbula. Bookings can also be made by phoning (02) 6495 1686 or book online at www.merimbulamarina.com

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Fishing Charters Fishing the local reefs for Snapper, Morwong, Leatherjacket, Gummy Shark, Kingfish and the sand for Flathead. > 4hr Morning Reef Fishing Charters Merimbula’s largest and most RE

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Wildlife Encounters at Potoroo Palace Have you ever hand fed or tickled a friendly kangaroo? An emu? Or even a potoroo or a chough! Perhaps you have a burgeoning desire to get up close to a koala? Then this place is a must. There are so many wonderful animals to see at this local wildlife sanctuary. Close encounters are especially memorable and the best way to get up really close to many rarely seen and beautiful animals. Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary is nestled snugly in beautiful bushland on the Far South Coast. It’s right on the Princes Highway and only 9kms north from the popular visitor hotspot, Merimbula. Entrance to the sanctuary is through the café. So why not make a whole day of it! Be guided by a friendly keeper on the twice daily Talks, learning fascinating facts and stories about some of our shyest residents. There’s lots of fun to be had too, on the little Potoroo

Train,enjoy the free BBQs, bring your own picnic and al fresco dining next to the shady dam. Indulge in great coffee and delicious home-made dainties, or enjoy lunch in the Blue Wren Café, where quality Australian Made gifts, souvenirs and books can also be found. Phone: 02 6494 9053 or Bookings: 02 6494 9225 Or visit www.potoroopalace.com www.facebook.com/ potoroopalacenativeanimalsanctuary www.instagram.com/potoroopalace Below: Photo by Jo Craig

NATIVE ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL SANCTUARY • Open 10am - 4pm daily (except Christmas Day) • Trains & Educational talks at 11am and 2pm daily • Individual Animal Encounters by arrangement

• Blue Wren Cafe, enjoy delicious homemade snacks and lunches • BBQ also available

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Discover the coast with Merimbula Air Services There’s nothing quite like flying in an aircraft to gain a real feel for a region - you literally get a bird's eye view. Merimbula Air Services have been flying the Far South Coast skies for many years, and have a range of scenic flights to cater for all budgets. A popular trip is to join one of the low-level beach patrol flights. Run in conjunction with local surf lifesaving clubs, these morning and afternoon flights extend to Eden, Pambula, Merimbula and Tathra beaches and takes about 45 minutes. Alternatively, head south to Gabo Island for a half day trip and see the Island's 150 year old lighthouse, or head north check out the coast all the way to Batemans Bay. The Lighthouse Trio run takes you to 3 spectacularly situated lighthouses - Gabo Island, Greencape then north to Montague Island near Narooma.

Short flights over Merimbula Bay start from $65 per person with a minimum of 2 adult fares required, children half price and infants free (kids receive a flight certificate). Gift vouchers are also available. For bookings and more information, contact Merimbula Air Services on 02 6495 1074 or visit www.mairserv.com.au

• Surfing Lessons • Stand Up Paddling • Kayak Tours • School Camps Learn to surf at either Tathra or Pambula Beach

Check out our Group Surf Lesson schedule online Lessons suitable for beginners to advanced – ages 7-107! It’s never too early or late to learn to surf

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"Rush-Oh !" Hear stories about the whaling history of Twofold Bay, its legendary killer whales and their contribution to shore-based whaling. When: Thur. 3rd 11am -1pm, Thur. 10th 2-4pm, Wed. 23rd 10- 12pm. Meeting Place: Davidson Whaling Station Cost: $20pp (Light refreshments included)

Creatures in the salty seas A fascinating Snorkel in a safe and easy environment - look for creatures and learn about how to use fins, mask and snorkel. No previous snorkelling experience necessary, equipment supplied. When: Thur. 10th 10am - 12pm. Meeting Place: Bruce Steer Pool, Bermagui. Cost: $45pp Platypus canoeing Join us for an exciting canoe trip on beautiful Bombala River - keep your eyes peeled for

Platypus When: Thur. 3rd 11am -1pm. Meeting place: Cooloombuka Bridge Bombala Cost: $40 pp. No canoeing experience necessary, all equipment supplied.

Canoeing on Bournda Lagoon Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers and water dragons as we cruise along

one of the most picturesque waterways of the Sapphire Coast. When: Mon. 7th 2pm- 4pm, Wed.16th 10 -12pm, Wed. 23rd 2-4pm. Meeting place: Bournda Lagoon car park. Cost: $40pp. No canoeing experience necessary, all equipment supplied.

The Wing Thing - Wilderquest Bournda National Park Become a Junior Shorebird Ranger and follow the footsteps of these cute and funny birds which come to our shores for a very short time. When: Mon.7th 12-1pm, Mon 21st 12 - 1pm. Meeting Place: Hobart Beach Camp Ground. Cost: $10/child Up & Down the Postman's Track -Tag along 4WD Tour Follow in the footsteps of the postman and the cattlemen who travelled these rugged tracks. Stop at beautiful swimming holes and have lunch at Alexander's Hut. When: Wed. 9th 10am - 2pm. Meeting Place: Cathcart General Store 10am. Cost: $60/vehicle (4 people).

Explore the Paddle Weed Take a walk amongst the paddle weed and look for moon snails, sea hares, slugs, bubble shells and sand living fish. Please wear enclosed footwear and bring a sense of adventure. When: Thu. 3rd 3 4.30pm, Meeting Place: Spencer Park Merimbula Cost : $15 per child (adults free)

Neptune's Necklace & Soldier Crabs Take a closer look at the small creatures that live around the

mangroves at low tide. Wear enclosed shoes that can get muddy. When: Mon.14th 10- 11.30am. Meeting Place: Merimbula Boardwalk car park near bridge. Cost: $15 per child

Take 3 FOR THE SEA Let's make a difference - come and join us collecting plastic along the beach. We'll send a

photo shoot of our finds to the "Take 3 for the Sea" Team for their important research When: Wed.9th 10am Meeting Place: Please call Merimbula office for details - 6495 5000. Cost: Donation please

Aboriginal Guided Tours

Deidre Martin is a Walbanga Woman from the Yuin Nation and Aboriginal Discovery Ranger with NPWS

TRADITIONAL WEAVING WORKSHOP An exciting opportunity to learn an ancient art on this exclusive traditional weaving workshop with a respected Aboriginal elder. Materials supplied. When: Wed. 16th 10am –12pm Meeting Place: Haycock Point, Ben Boyd NP Cost: $20 per person

FINDING FOOD IN THE FOREST There’s a feast hidden in the forest, if you know what you’re looking for and where to find it. Join our Aboriginal Discovery Rangers for an exciting search for bush tucker and bush medicine. Be creative with leaf painting. Materials supplied. When: Thur. 17th 10am –12pm Meeting Place: Hobart Beach Camp Ground Bournda NP. Cost: $20 per person

Early bookings recommended!

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Explore Brogo Dam with Brogo Wilderness Canoes

Summer is a great time to explore the inland waterways of the Far South Coast - the days are fine, the water is warm and with any luck the native bass will be biting. One of the best locations to go canoeing is the Brogo Dam, with its extensive catchment running back into the magnificent Brogo Wilderness area. The waterways are pristine, and the peaceful backwaters are a haven for local native bird life and fauna - sea eagles, swooping azure kingfishers, water dragons, goannas and shy echidnas have all been observed on and around the Dam. To really experience the beauty nner unless you can of the Brogo Dam, you need to

get out on the water. Dave and Sue at Brogo Wilderness Canoes hire fully equipped canoes for a half day or full day, allowing plenty of time to check out the Dam. Their canoes are safe, stable “Canadians”, and all safety gear, maps and instructions are provided. For tranquillity and beauty it’s hard to beat - you can explore forest gullies, swim, bring a picnic lunch and stop wherever you desire. A 2 - 3 person canoe with all safety gear costs just $25 per adult and $13 per child for a half day. For bookings contact Dave or Sue on (02) 6492 7328. www.brogocanoes.com.au

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FamousBega Things to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Check out the art galleries Step back in time at the Bega Pioneer Museum Wander along the walking/cycling track near the Bega River Source locally grown produce at the Farmers Market or shops VISITOR INFORMATION At Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, Lagoon Street, Bega Ph: 02 6491 7645

Bega is the business heart of the Bega Valley, and a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and the forested escarpment. In the language of local Aboriginal people, members of the Yuin nation, Bega is said to mean “large camping ground”. It would have been a place of great abundance, with an underground lake feeding a series of wetlands. 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

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products. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must for all visitors to the region; it has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s and provides an insight into how early farmers lived, worked and transported their products.

Bega Cheese Heritage Centre The home of

Bega Cheese Free admission Gourmet range of fudge Cheese tasting & sales Ice creams, milk shakes & light meals The History of Dairying Museum Local products, Arts & Crafts, Picnic area Wheelchair friendly Open 9am - 5pm, 7 days (closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) Ph 02 6491 7762 Lagoon St, North Bega www.begacheese.com.au

Incorporating the Bega Visitor Information Centre Ph 6491 7645 begavic@begacheese.com.au Regional Bus Ticketing available for Countrylink & Premier bus services


Secrets of 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 tony@tonylockerbie.com

Approved Retailer Watkin’s 3D Paint and Colour Longest established paint specialists in the area for over 25 years. For all your painting solutions, tools & advice. 95 Carp St Bega 6492 3162

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The Butchers Block Longest established butcher in Bega, now taking orders via email: the_butchers_block@bigpond.com Lenard’s chicken now in

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

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StunningTathra Things to See & Do Get up close to birds at On The Perch's walk-through aviaries Try mountain biking on the trails around Tathra Check out all the cafes and restaurants in town Enjoy a walk or bike ride from Tathra to the Bega River at Mogareeka

With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. Built in 1862, the Wharf was built from funds donated by farmers and the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company and operated until 1952. Today, the Wharf is a favourite fishing spot for visitors and locals alike. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountain-biking, snorkeling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and a great playground

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located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking and cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well. There are plenty of National Parks within easy driving range of Tathra. Bournda NP is 15mins south toward Tura Beach, the Mimosa Rocks NP hugs the coast north towards Bermagui and Biamanga NP is north-west of Tathra between the Princes Highway and the coast. Direct access to the ocean is available at Kianinny Bay (also good for swimming), and the boat ramp at Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary. Tathra also has great places to eat, with gourmet delis, cafĂŠs and restaurants. Tathra Beach Tapas is located right on the sand next to the Surf Club, and features local produce and seafood, great coffee, cake, snacks and is fully licensed. The Tathra Beach Country Club's Golden Sands Chinese restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. On The Perch Bird Park at Kalaru is short drive from Tathra, and is an experience you won't want to miss. You can enjoy a great coffee at the Brood Cafe at the bird park in very peaceful surroundings listening to the birds, and there's no park entry payable if you are visiting the cafe only.


On The Perch Bird Park: A Unique Wildlife Experience The award winning On the Perch Bird Park is a unique wildlife experience open to the public near Tathra. This is your chance to get up close and personal with more than 100 different species! Visitors can enjoy a range of different habitat aviaries, including four walk-in aviaries that are perfect for budding photographers or those that just like to sit amongst the birds – it’s the best place to immerse yourself in nature! Not only is On the Perch a unique wildlife experience, the licensed zoo also has a successful breeding program. With 100 different species at the bird park, the emphasis is on conservation and education. Combine your visit with our Meet

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the Keeper talks at 11am and 1pm to learn even more. Enjoy a locally roasted coffee in ‘Brood Café’, the café with a difference and The Bower Gift Shop offers a range of gifts and local art. We are open from every day except Wednesday from 10am - 3pm. Over the Christmas and New Year period, trading hours may vary, so please check our facebook page or website for updated information. Hours may also vary due to adverse weather conditions. Top: The male Superb Fruit Dove is an amazingly vibrant species! See them in our Asia-Pacific walk-in aviary Bottom: Meet ‘Maud’, the Tawny frogmouth

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Tathra Beach Country Club Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

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 Delicious Tapas and local Seafood featuring local produce  Fully licensed with an interesting wine list  Great coffee, cakes and snacks  Fish and chips - eat in or takeaway  Spectacular ocean and beach views  Available for Christmas gigs, weddings, parties or any other type of function


Tathra Wharf To Waves - Ocean Swims and Bike Rides Ocean swim fans and lovers of mountain bike tracks won’t be disappointed by visiting Tathra on the third weekend of January 2019 for the annual Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend. The series of ocean swims on Sunday January 20th is in its 18th year, and is considered the highlight of what is always an action-packed weekend on the Far South Coast of NSW. On Saturday, January 19th, there’s the Tathra Beachside 2km fun run on Tathra Beach, while mountain bike enthusiasts will also be in action with a 30km ‘Bega to the Beach’ ride from Bega across Dr George Mountain to the coast. Experienced triathletes or anyone who wants to give it a shot can sign up for all three activities, but in previous years it's the swim that's the attraction. Sunday is the big day for all the family, with visitors and locals invited to enter one of a series of 600m swims according to their age bracket (eight classes for age 10 and up) or the

1200m Harris Plumbing 'Splash for Cash' open race (from age 12 and up) which offers a $500 cash prize for the first male and first female onto the beach and an artwork by a local artist. Lots of prizes for places in the 600m series swims and major random draw prizes over the weekend including holiday packages in Tathra and up in the Snowy Mountains, a Raw Surfboard and a fantastic Mountain Bike. All the swims start from the historic Tathra Wharf, a remnant of the days when steamers carried goods and passengers along the coast. In use from 1862 - 1952, it was restored by the National Trust and local residents. Entrants may find themselves lining up with seasoned ocean swimmers, AFL footballers and Commonwealth Games medallists, with competitors coming from around Australia on a regular basis. ENTER ON-LINE NOW. Visit www.tathrawharf2waves.com.au

Don't Miss the 2019 Tathra Wharf To Waves Weekend Saturday 19th January

Tathra Beachside 2km Tathra Beach Fun Run 30km Bega to Tathra Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday 20th January Tathra Wharf to Waves Swims:

Series of 600m Age Ocean Swims 1200m Harris Plumbing

‘Splash for Cash’ Open Swim

Great prizes, fabulous community atmosphere over the whole weekend. All proceeds go to our local community.

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Intriguing Cobargo Things to See & Do Follow the Cobargo Village Historic Walk and listen to the Audio Tour Say hello to the friendly gnomes Explore nearby Wadbilliga National Park

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 cheese-making 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.

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The town was large enough from the 1890s onwards to support a newspaper, ‘The Cobargo Watch’.

Today the picturesque historic village of Cobargo is more than a working village; it's a creative, vibrant place that reflects the diverse, talented locals. Cobargo's Laneway Markets are an initiative of Cobargo Creators and happen every Saturday from 9am till 1pm. Enjoy the friendly Cobargo vibe whilst browsing fresh produce, seedlings, herbs, local crafts, craft supplies and other locally made goodies. There’s also trashy treasures and treasured trash for the bargain hunters and the odd busker to entertain. On the 1st Saturday of the month there is also a car boot sale held in conjunction with the market. Cobargo still has its old favourites like the unique Bangles Pottery shop, where the owner throws pots in the front window, and South Coast Leather, where the scent of leather wafts from the door. Twig & Feather is also full of scented delights, with hand-made candles and a unique range of homewares, kitchenware and stationery.


Develop your practice at Bikram Yoga Sapphire Coast More and more people are making the trip to Cobargo to attend hot yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Sapphire Coast, the little studio behind the red door. Studio owner Amrei Marden has more than 20 years experience in yoga practice and teaching, and people of all ages attend her classes to improve flexibility, balance, strength and overall fitness. “The beginner’s course is suitable for all ages and all bodies,” Amrei said. “Some are initially intimidated by the thought of the heat but it’s just like doing yoga on a warm summer’s day in Australia. People acclimatise quickly and then they start to enjoy the warmth.” A community of friendly regulars has built up around the studio, which has daily classes. Several students travel regularly from Narooma and Bega. “A number of students train several times a week, others less often – it’s an individual choice,” said Amrei.

“Students say that yoga helps them to manage blood pressure, arthritis, depression and anxiety. “It’s great to see that more men are finding this yoga helpful. Many have hard, physical jobs and use the yoga to recover from work injuries, ease pain and help relaxation. There’s value in it for everyone.” Amrei also runs weekend yoga retreats, which are popular with those who want to add yoga to their holiday plans. Amrei Marden, Amreimarden@gmail.com Bikram Yoga Sapphire Coast, 0416 092 225 www.bikramyogasapphirecoast.com.au

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Cobargo Folk Festival welcomes old hands and newbies Every year we have a lot of first timers at the Cobargo Festival, which is on at the Cobargo Show Ground on the first week in March. Not only are they first timers in Cobargo, many of them have never been to a folk festival and, unless they’re with friends who’ve been before, they are often not sure what to expect, what to see and where to go. For those people, and others, here’s a quick guide. It was Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong who said: “all music is folk music. I’ve never seen a horse sing a song”. Modern folk festivals deliver a wide range of musical genres, as well as dance and spoken word. They take in traditional Australian bush music and poetry, Bluegrass and American Old Time Music, traditional Celtic music, virtuoso musicians, world class singer song writers, young electric folk bands, world music, from places like South America and the Balkans, comedy, musical theatre and a wide range of dance styles. Best thing to do when you arrive at the Festival and get your wristband is take half an hour to read through the program. As well as artist's biographies and a grid of when and where they’re on (there’s a great site map to help), there is a wealth of information about the festival organisation, special events, emergency procedures and rules and regulations that the festival has to abide by. You’ll see information on the food and other stalls on site, and where you can buy a beer or a glass of wine to have with your meals. Our festival is very relaxed and it’s perfectly okay to go and stand at the back of a venue to see

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whether you like a performer or not. It’s also ok to just stay for a few songs or tunes and then – at a break in the music – leave to see something else. If you’re new to the festival, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask volunteers or other patrons “what’s good”. Of course that’s a subjective thing and people have different tastes but it’s a good way to meet new people. If you’re in the festival bar, don’t be surprised if there’s a spontaneous outbreak of music – we call it a “Session” and often you’ll see some of the Festival headliners joining in. Folk Festivals are places to learn. On Saturday and Sunday you’ll see listed a wide range of workshops where performers teach or talk about their skills and give tips and tricks for beginners and intermediate players. Also look out for themed concerts and special events. Each year we put all the best guitarists together for a concert and, separately, the best fiddle players – all from different musical genres. This year (2019) we’ve worked together with the Showground Trust and the Show Society to try to improve facilities at the site, including more camping space – which has been at a premium in recent years. To make the site more comfortable, we will be placing a limit on the number of camping tickets and also restricting the showground arena to tents and small campers and vans. Details of our 2019 performers and how to buy tickets are on our website www.cobargofolkfestival.com Get in early and enjoy the fun.


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Art Galleries Trail Batemans Bay to Eden 1. Juela Mogo 36a Princes Highway, Mogo. Ph 4474 4981 www.juelamogo.com.au Boutique design and manufacturing studio offering a unique, personable and specialised service. Their onsite jewellers will design to suit a client's individual needs, revamp old jewellery and offer an ever-evolving selection of unique pieces. Featuring a fully operational workshop with consultants lounge and modern studio. 2. Gallery Bodalla Heritage Post Office, Bodalla. Ph 0421 238 174 www.gallerybodalla.com.au Open Thu – Sun 10.30am – 4pm or by appointment Dec 6 – Jan 6: Recent works by Slavica Zivkovic & Bela Ivanyi Slavica draws on her rich inner world and imagery from her many travels to create iconic works of warmth and beauty, while Bela works spontaneously, producing expressive and lively paintings that capture the vibrant colours of the Australian landscape. Jan 10 – Feb 10: GORDON ROBINSON landscapes CHRIS DENTON drypoint & aquatints ANNEKE PAIJMANS ceramics. Gordon’s evocative landscapes are meditations on journeys through the landscapes of the south east of NSW. Chris’ still life etchings have a provocative beauty. Anneke’s smoke fired ceramics are inspired she says by natural and spiritual energy sources. Feb 14 – March 24: Recent works by Annie Franklin, Cheryl Davison & Bill Insch 3. Montague Art and Craft Society (MACS) www.macsartnarooma.com.au www.facebook.com/macsartnarooma See the range of local art, craft, produce and gifts at MACS Shop/Gallery at Narooma Visitor Centre, Ph 4476 2881, and see work in progress at MACS Studio at 24 Glasshouse Rocks Rd, Narooma. Left: Gordon Robinson - 'Nunnock Overflow' at Gallery Bodalla

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4. Narek Gallery 5/3 Wapengo St, Bermagui Ph 0487 679 422 www.narekgalleries.com Open Wed - Sat 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm incl. Boxing Day In a light-filled space overlooking the Bermagui River, exhibiting Australia’s foremost artists working in ceramics, textiles, glass, wood & metal. New exhibitions regularly. Functional hand made objects in the stock room. Dec 19 - Jan 12: ’The Summer Show’ with new works by Annie Franklin, Moraig McKenna, Wendy Fairclough & other house artists. Jan 16 - Feb 23: 'Depths of Light’, new ceramics by Shannon Garson in porcelain and stoneware. 5. Bermagui Mudworks 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 0408 273 445. www.bermaguimudworks.com.au Pottery studio & Coffee Lounge, with original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Open 10am - 5pm, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 6. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 www.ivyhill.com.au Dec 6 - Jan 13: 'Drawn from Nature’. Shunyam Smith, Yemaya Grace Maitri and Karyn Thompson are artists who have explored the natural world of the Far South Coast. Jan 17 - Feb 17: Cheryl Davison, Katharine Boland and Joy Georgeson 21 Feb - 17 Mar: Sara Freeman, Peter Jordan And Kay Jensen 7. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 24 Oliver Street, Bemboka Ph 6493 0491 www.australianpotteryatbemboka.com.au Open October to June, Friday to Monday 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Australian pottery made in the last half-century by hundreds of different makers, displayed in a contemporary house and gallery setting with mountain views.

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Art liarTGalleries seirellaGTrail trA nBatemans edE ot yaBBay snatomEden etaB 8. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au Open Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 9am - 12 noon. Dec 15 - Feb 9: South/East Interference Volume II, Curated by Iain Dawson. Chayni Henry, Val Wens, Gunybi Ganambarr, Jumaadi, Dadang Christanto Dec 15 - Feb 9: The//Word//Becomes//Flesh. Matthew van Roden in the BVRG project space 9. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 www.spiralgallery.org.au Open Mon. - Fri. 10am - 4pm, Sat. 10am - 1pm. Represents regional, emerging and established artists. Gallery 1: Nov 30 – Jan16: 'Artesanato' - The annual cash & carry members and friends exhibition, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and clothing, handcrafted wood and baskets, as well as paintings and prints. Jan 18 – Feb 3: Endangered - Artists interpret this theme in a variety of media and approaches, considering what Endangered means to them: Flora, fauna, human kind, the planet, climate change, destruction of habitat and the environment. Feb 15 – Mar 6: A Retrospective - Margaret Wallace, a textile artist interprets real events and challenges using many techniques on fabric backgrounds. Gallery 2: Dec 27 – Jan 16: Dystopia playground - watercolours. Lewis Dillon solo, home schooled graduate’s major project in Visual Arts. Meet Lewis Jan 2nd at Spiral Gallery, 5pm - 7pm. Jan 18 - Apr 3: Spiral members’ retail space. 10. Artessence Gallery 47 Toallo Street Pambula. Ph. 6495 7286 Facebook: Artessence Gallery. www.artessencegallery.com Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 12.30pm. Over the summer, we will feature a range of diverse art from over 30 local artists including paintings, ceramics and photography. Come in to view artworks by artists such as Stan Squire, Peter Tucker, Pauline Cantwell and Rob Evans, all of whom are exclusive to Artessence Gallery. We also offer giclee printing, photographic and picture framing services to suit individual requirements. Free quotes. Left: Dadang Christanto 'Lost and found #3 2013', BVRG Centre: Margaret Wallace 'Guarding the Pearls of Wisdom, Spiral Gallery' Right: Pauline Cantwell ' Chillin’ Out’' at Artessence Gallery

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TranquilBermagui Things to See & Do Dip a toe in the famous Blue Pool, Bermagui's natural rock pool Wander through the Fishermens Wharf complex Sample the delights on offer at the cafĂŠs, patisserie gellateria and art galleries dotted around town Explore the surrounding area by bike VISITOR INFORMATION Bunga St, Bermagu 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

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offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go. Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkeling, boating and kayaking. The Continental Shelf is just 20km offshore, making Bermagui the closest point to the AHD NYW ShelfMon the Australian east coast, and an ideal place to book a fishing charter on one of the many local boats. If you'd prefer to stick to the shore, you can throw in a line from the beach, rocks or

along the Bermagui River. Don't miss a swim in the beautiful Blue Pool, set on the edge of the ocean at the base of the cliffs off Pacific Drive. Try out the 18 hole golf course, hit a ball around the tennis courts or play bowls at the Bermagui Country Club. Bermagui has it's very own Art Trail, with galleries like Narek, Simply Beach Studio, Bermagui Mudworks and Ivy Hill at Wapengo - spend a day delving into their collections. Go bush walking or bird watch in the surrounding National Parks and State Forests. Take a stroll through the Fishermens Wharf complex, with its retail outlets, galleries, restaurants and cafĂŠs. Close to Bermagui, Wallaga Lake is one of the largest coastal lakes in NSW, an area of outstanding natural beauty with special significance for local Aboriginal people. Montreal Goldfield at Wallaga Lake is Australia's only Goldfield that goes to the sea, and has guided tours daily. Learn about the discovery of gold in the 1880s and its impact on Bermagui and its surrounds. The Camel Rock Brewery and Cafe, located in the Wallaga Lake Big 4 Holiday Park has craft beers on tap and American-influenced food. www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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Montreal Goldfield Authentic alluvial diggings from the 1880s. Australia’s only goldfield that goes into the sea Stroll along pathways and boardwalks through the beautiful natural bush that covers the diggings today. Entry by Guided Tour only at 2pm each day

Kids Time 1880s Style January 2nd/9th 10am – 12 noon Wallaga Lake Rd. 7km north of Bermagui Group bookings for 10 or more Phone 02) 6493 3054

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Bermagui Country Club - it's got the lot! If you're planning a visit to beautiful Bermagui this summer, whether for the day or for a week or two, make sure you visit the Bermagui Country Club. The spectacular 18 hole championship golf course is right on the edge of town - you can leave the car behind and walk there! The Country Club has 3 synthetic tennis courts; if you'd like to hire a court just call the pro shop on 02 6493 4657 to make a booking. Perhaps you prefer a game of bowls, or even a game of croquet? The country club has both indoor and outdoor bowls and croquet lawns. If you're searching for somewhere for lunch or dinner, The Terrace Restaurant is open 7 days a week, and there's a kids room available for the younger members of the family. You can even download the menu from the Club's website so you know what to order! Phone The Terrace on 6493 4177 for more information and bookings. On Sunday 20th January the Country Club

is running a Monster Raffle, with over $1000 worth of meat trays, seafood trays & fruit & veg boxes up for grabs. Tickets go on sale from 3pm, the draw starts at 4pm and there's live entertainment from 4.30pm. Weekly activities include Bingo, NPL Poker, Club raffles, live entertainment every Friday night, trivia & social pool comp. Phone 6493 4340 for information on times. A courtesy bus is available - phone the Club for more details. www.bermaguicountryclub.com

Bermagui Country Club Weekly Events Raffles Bingo – Monday 10.30am Every Wednesday & Trivia – Wednesday 8pm Friday night! NPL Poker 6 – 7pm rego First Draw 7.30pm Pool Comp Our Courtesy Bus available Wednesday 7.30pm Wednesday, Friday, The Terrace Restaurant Friday 7.30pm Saturday Evenings – Open 7 days bookings can be made Live Entertainment Lunch 12 - 2pm by phoning the Club on Every Friday Night from Dinner 6 - 8.30pm 64934340 or bus mobile 8.00pm Ph: 64934177 0427233639 Indoor & Outdoor Kids Play Room Entertainment Facilities Follow us on Facebook - www.bermaguicountryclub@bigpond.com www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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CharmingTilba Things to See & Do Go for a hike up Gulaga Mountain Try fishing at Mystery Bay Explore the fascinating shops Visit the historic ABC Cheese Factory Drop in and explore Gulaga Gallery

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, particularly Yuin women. Gulaga is cloaked with an amazing rainforest around its peak and it's well worth hiking to the top for spectacular views (approx. 5 hours). Access the walking track from the rear of Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba.

The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by the National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance. Central Tilba has maintained its village atmosphere, and has become a centre for craftspeople and artisans, as well as oldfashioned stores like the general store, lolly shop and toy shop. Leatherwork, art studios, woodwork, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques and giftware, as well as a bakery and a pub are all located on Central Tilba’s main street. At the ABC Cheese Factory there's South Coast Cheeses made on the premises, and Real Tilba Milk, made from local jersey cows. Reva at Tilba has divine jewellery from Australia and around the world, and Gulaga Gallery has hemp and bamboo clothing.

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Reva at Tilba "Reva at Tilba� is a stunningly unique jewellery store. Local craftsmanship blends with Layla’s 'one of a kind 'collections from Europe, sourced during her many travels abroad. Classic glamour meets modern design in the tiny south coast town of Tilba. Customers are encouraged to engage with the jewellery, and cabinets are left open to allow for a relaxed exploration of all that is on offer. How rare! The store is bright and colourful, with a gorgeous leather chesterfield, for weary legs, taking centre stage. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling, displays are exquisite, and one has the sense, delightfully, of being transported to another time.

Current collections include swarovski crystals, opals with settings designed in the on site studio, 18 carat gold rings from Germany, art deco earrings from London, vintage and baked enamel pieces from Paris. There are more than 30 collections to choose from, which means something for everyone. Looking for a present? This store is world class, and one not to be missed. Reva at Tilba. Open 7 days 23 Bate St, Central Tilba. Phone (02) 4473 7606 Email: layla@revaattilba.com Website: www.revaattilba.com

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UnspoiltNarooma Things to See & Do Take a trip to Montague Island Nature Reserve to watch wildlife Explore Wagonga Inlet by boat or kayak Follow the Mill Bay boardwalk and watch the magnificent stingrays VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Highway, Narooma 4476 2881 Open: 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm, Saturday and Sunday

Narooma is one of the most scenic towns on the Far South Coast, nestled between the ocean and the startling blue-green waters of Wagonga Inlet, with Gulaga Mountain (Mt. Dromedary) watching over the township. The spectacular scenery makes it the perfect place for a relaxed coastal holiday. The town retains a '1950s fishing village' vibe but modernised, with great shops, cafés and restaurants. It's a fantastic place for families, with a beach that's patrolled in summer, bike tracks and waterways to explore or fish in. With a choice of flat stretches or hills, there are numerous places to walk around town and

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take in the spectacular views over the Inlet, the mountains and the ocean. Montague Island is located just offshore from Narooma and is a truly unique spot to visit, Twice voted as Tourism Australia’s top ecotourism destination. You can take a tour of the island and learn about its heritage-listed buildings, wildlife and history, or stay for a few nights in one of the Lighthouse Keeper's cottages. The island is home to the largest fur seal colony on the NSW coast, as well as being a breeding ground for 12,000 little penguins who come ashore at dusk after feeding at sea. Narooma is also renowned for its spectacular public golf course, ranked as one of the best in Australia. It's also a great place to go bike riding, with tracks around town that are perfect for kids to practice their riding skills on. If you're a hard-core mountain bike enthusiast, there are mountain bike tracks and sealed roads aplenty to check out, including some great tracks through local state forests and national parks. If you're looking for more leisurely pursuits, there are plenty of great cafés, restaurants and shops to experience.


Experience Montague Island with Narooma Charters Narooma Charters have been operating from Narooma for over 30 years, and with their fleet now expanded to two large boats, managers Norm and Nick Ingersole and their staff are able to offer a wide range of tours at the best charter prices in town. Being the most experienced crew operating out of Narooma means they know where all the good fishing and diving spots are, and they love sharing their knowledge with their clients. For instance, large numbers of seals stay at Montague Island over the summer months, making it a perfect place for snorkelling or diving. Australian Fur Seals are very friendly towards those exploring their underwater world, and love to play all around you as they demonstrate just what poetry in motion really means. It's also expected to be a great Kingfish season, with fish starting to bite early; good catches of reef fish have also been made this year. You can see them on an evening tour between

September and January. Narooma Charters run fishing trips both morning and afternoon, and you can expect to make some remarkable catches. Tours to Montague Island are a must for visitors and locals alike. The penguins are a great sight as they arrive on the island at dusk each evening; you'll see them on the evening Penguin tour. Combining tours is a great option too - a Montague Island tour combined with snorkelling at NSW's largest seal colony is an experience you'll never forget. Book early with Narooma Charters and Montague Island Tours, and don't forget to mention this article to receive the 10% discount for iMag readers. Book early with Narooma Charters and Montague Island Tours, for an experience of a lifetime. For bookings, phone 0407 909 111 or visit www.naroomacharters.com.au

Montague Island Tours and Narooma Charters - Ph 0407 909 111 • Morning afternoon and evening Penguin Tours • Large comfortable boats • Most experienced Skippers and crew in the area Montague Island Tour 1.00pm Visit the famous seal colonies then take a tour of the lighthouse on Montague Island. Combine it with a snorkel with the seals. Montague Island Morning Tour 8.00am Visit the famous seal colonies then take a tour of the lighthouse on Montague Island finishing with a walk around the southern end of the island. EVENING PENGUIN TOURS - BOOK NOW Montague Island Evening Penguin Tour Visit the famous seal colonies then tour the lighthouse before watching the penguins come ashore on the island. Snorkel or Dive with the seals at Montague Island Double Dive - $100 Snorkelling - From $60 includes mask fins and snorkel Fishing Trips - 5 or 6 hour, or full day 5 Hour - $140 per Adult All trips subject to minimum numbers, weather and sea conditions 6 Hour - $150 per Adult

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Amooran Oceanside – The Ideal Getaway Amooran Oceanside Apartments and Motel has the perfect location in Narooma. Off the highway and with commanding ocean views across Narooma Golf Course to Montague Island and Glasshouse Rocks. A short walk 2014 Trip Adviser to town, restaurants and the beach. Modern winner of an Award rooms ideal for couples, families, groups and for Excellence single corporate travellers. Amooran Apartments Free WiFi and Foxtel. 30 Montague St, Narooma NSW 2546 P: 4476 2198 E: bookings@amooran.com.au www.amooran.com.au

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FEATURED EVENTS: Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Holiday Program

What's On

January/February

27th December- 25th January

Kids Time - 1880s Style, Montreal Goldfield 2nd & 9th January

NPWS Discovery Program 3rd - 23rd January

Tathra Wharf to Waves 19th - 20th January

Cobargo Folk Festival 1st - 3rd March

THE RAG TAG FLEET 5 June - 4th February 2018, Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden Celebrating the 75th anniversary of what must be one of the most unusual fleets to take to the water during World War 2, The Rag Tag Fleet is a fascinating exhibition exploring a little-known part of naval history. The US Navy, suffering defeats in the Phillipines, decided to focus on driving the Japanese out of New Guinea. The only problem was, they didn't have any ships or sailors available. The Mission X team was charged with scouring Australia's eastern seaboard and New Zealand for suitable attack vessels. Known offiicially as the US Small Ships Section, but nick-named the Rag Tag Fleet by Mission X team

member Ladislaw Reday, vessels included wooden trawlers, scows, sailing craft and even a paddle-wheeler. With sailors away at the war, the Rag Tag Fleet was crewed the young, the old and the 'medically unfit'. Read more on pages 12 13 or visit the website at killerwhalemuseum.com.au SAPPHIRE COAST MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE ACTIVITIES

watch the fish munch their lunch and hear about local species at the Discovery Centre in Eden. Please note that some activities involve a cost and bookings are essential, whereas others are free and don't need to be booked. Find out the details on pages 10 - 11 or visit sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au

December 27th - Jan 25th, various locations As always, the Marine Discovery Centre at Eden has a fantastic range of activities for everyone over the summer holidays. Try a snorkelling tour complete with all the gear), at both Eden and Merimbula, get inquisitive on a rock pool ramble or www.farsouthcoastimag.com.au

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TATHRA PIG RACES 31st December, Tathra A New Year's Eve of fun for the family from 12pm - 12am at the Tathra Beach Country Club! If you enjoy a day at the races, then this is for you. The day starts around 11am - 1st race at 1pm. Markets, food, wine and loads of kids entertainment. For more information, contact the Tathra Lions Club on1800 655 201, or the Country Club on 6494 1220.

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS 31st December, Ford Park, Merimbula Merimbula is putting on a family-friendly New Years Eve celebration, with market stalls and food from 10am until 4pm. A concert with family-friendly acts kicks off at 5.30pm, followed by fireworks lighting up the sky from 9.30pm. A special 5-minute high altitude fireworks display, visible from around

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Merimbula, will see in the New Year. Entry is $5 per person, with accompanied children under 12 admitted free.

KIDS TIME - 1880s STYLE January 2nd, 9th Montreal Goldfield, Wallaga Lake Rd, Bermagui This January, Montreal Goldfield's Discovery Days are offering something to stir the imagination of kids living on or visiting the Far South Coast. From10am - 12pm, children can take a walk back in time with activities of the 1880s. Take a mini tour of the goldfield and a chance to learn how to pan for gold. Write out your Miners' Licence with a pen and ink; dress- up in costumes of t he 1880s, play some great games of days gone by. A fun day for all, young or old. $5 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the details on page 46 or go to www.montrealgoldfield.org.au

NPWS DISCOVERY PROGRAM Various dates in January The NPWS Discovery Walks, Talks and Tours program offers a fantastic insight into the unexpected delights of our national parks. Developed for all ages, these fun and fascinating activities will introduce you to the wealth of natural, cultural and historic heritage within your local national parks and nature reserves. Activities available this year include platypus canoeing in Bombala, learning about the realtionship between whalers and killer whales at Davisdson Whaling Station, snorkelling in Bermagui's Bruce Steer Pool, Canoeing on Bournda Lagoon, a Tag Along 4WD Tour on the Postman’s Track, South East Forests NP and Neptune’s Necklace & Soldier Crabs, in Merimbula. There's also a great indigenous program with Deidre Martin, an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, including a Traditional Weaving Workshop and learning about bush tucker and bush medicine. Please note these activities involve a fee and bookings are required. Get the details on page 27 or go to nationalparks.nsw.gov.au


MESSAGES FROM BEYOND - MERIMBULA PSYCHIC MEDIUM NIGHT WITH JACQUI CRYSTAL 7th January, Club Sapphire, Merimbula, On January 7th, join like minds and experience the power of Spirit with this soul connective night hosted by Psychic Medium Jacqui Krystal. Jacqui's interactive shows are unlike any other. The extraordinary blend of her psychic mediumship, education and music is a mystical experience to not be missed. And it will be supporting the Deep Peace Trust - a social change charity working for peace. To celebrate Jacqui's first 2019 south coast show, she's offering a special online early bird rate of $30pp (including any ticketing fees). Please book early to avoid disappointment. Online ticket sales close 6pm, Monday 7th Jan 2019. Tickets can be purchased at www.jacquikrystal.com Tickets purchased at the door are $35pp. Group bookings are also welcome.

AFTERLIFE ANSWERS NIGHT WITH THE MEDIUMS 12th January at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Immerse yourself in an evening within the “extraordinary” world of three of Australia’s best-loved Psychic Mediums: Christian Adams, Nell Archer & Jacqui Krystal. “Illuminations” will have each Medium bringing valued messages of loving guidance, and connections from loved ones no longer with us, from the Spirit dimension to the Club Auditorium. Buy early bird tickets online at http://stks.be/afterlifeanswers-a-night-with-themediums or via the Club TATHRA WHARF TO WAVES 19th - 20th January, Tathra Ocean swim fans, runners and lovers of mountain bike tracks won’t be disappointed when visiting Tathra for the annual Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend. Saturday's the day for the 2km Fun Run on the beach, or test yourself on a 30km mountain bike ride. Sunday is Ocean Swim day, with races for different age groups and distances. Great prizes, a fabulous community atmosphere over the whole weekend and all proceeds go to the Tathra community. See page 37 or enter online at www.tathrawharf2waves.com.au

COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL 1st- 3rd March, Cobargo Showground, Cobargo Held in early March instead of late February, the Cobargo Folk Festival attracts music legends from Australia and around the world, as well as up-and-coming acts making their name in the folk and roots music scene. Cobargo delivers a wide range of musical genres, as well as dance and spoken word. You'll hear traditional Australian bush music and poetry), Bluegrass and American Old Time Music, traditional Celtic music, virtuoso musicians, world class singer song writers, young electric folk bands and world music from places like South America and the Balkans, comedy, musical theatre and a wide range of dance styles. The 2019 line up includes Sharon Shannon with Susan O'Neill (Ireland), Shane Howard Trio (Australia), Skerryvore (Scotland), Jordie Lane (Australia), Stiff Gins (Australia) and Scott Cook and the She'll Be Rights. Take advantage of early bird tickets to secure your festival pass and a camping spot, as demand will be high. Head to pages 40 - 41 go to www.cobargofolkfestival.com.

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Live Entertainment January/February Eden Fishermen’s Club Ph 6496 1577 January Fri 4th Jones Bros @ 7.30pm Sat 5th The Loop @ 8.00pm Fri 11th Sol Duo @ 7.30pm Fri 18th Chris McGrath @ 7.30pm Sat 26th Once Bitten @ 7.30pm February Fri 1st See Club for details (7.30pm) Fri 15th See Club for details (7.30pm) Fri 22nd Oscar Litchfield @ 7.30pm Eden Gardens Country Club Ph 6494 1126 January Sun 6th Dale Huddleston @ 3pm Sun 13th Joe Driscoll @ 3pm Sun 20th Roddy Reason @ 3pm Sun 27th Klaus Tietz @ 3pm February Sun 3rd Joe Quennell @ 3pm Sat 9th Karaoke @ 7.30pm Sun 10th Wayne Trezise @ 3pm Longstocking Brewery January Sun 6th Dave Nolan Music Fri 11th Mr Alford Country Blues Sun 13th Andy O’Donnell Fri 18th Anna & Dean Gray Sun 20th The Awesome Fri 25th Wolf & Willow Band Sun 27th Tessa Devine February Fri 1st Andrew Wortes Sun 3rd Red Heart Blue Fri 8th The Awesome Sun 10th Soul Stories Fri 15th Pat Coyle Sat 16th Roddy Reason Sun 17th The Surge Sat 23rd Tessa Devine Sun 24th Tessa Devine

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Merimbula RSL Phone 6495 1502 January Tue 1st Joe Quennell Wed 2nd Lily And The Drum Thu 3rd Michael Horneman Fri 4th Andrew Leonard (ELVIS) Sat 5th Soul Stories Fri 11th Dennis Milsom Sat 12th Steve 'n' Adam Fri 18th Once Bitten Sat 19th Mojo Fri 25th Sol Sat 26th The Hoops February Sat 2nd DJ Grey Sat 9th Country Connections Sat 16th Soul Stories Sat 23rd Oscar Litchfield Sun 21st Monster Raffle Fri 26th Jay Podger from 8pm Bermagui Country Club Ph 6493 4340 January Contact Club for details February Contact Club for details Camel Rock Brewery Phone 6493 3225 January Live music every Sunday from 1pm - 4pm February Live music every Sunday from 1pm - 4pm


Bushwalking in National Parks Spend an hour, a day or more walking in the National Parks and reserves of the Region. The walks featured here are some of the more popular ones, but there are many short and medium distance walks available at almost all destinations within National Parks in the region. Please note that for all these walks, strong footwear should be worn, carry food and water, and take clothing suitable for changing weather conditions. Please check the National Parks website for current conditions and access: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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

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Start this walk from Kianinny Bay via Tathra in the north or from Turingal Head via Wallagoot Lake Boat Club in the south. Rugged coastline, sandy and pebbly beaches and spectacular cliffs are features of this walk. The coastal heathland, dominated by dwarf oaks, is a haven in winter and spring for nectar-feeding birds like the eastern spinebill. At Boulder Bay, a fragile and uncommon remnant rainforest lies unusually close to the sea. Camping is available at Hobart Beach on the southern side of Wallagoot Lake. Park use fees apply.

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

The township of Mogo was originally settled 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 1850s gold rush theme park Original Gold Rush Colony is a must. Located in a natural Australian bush setting on 4.5ha, the Original Gold Rush Colony, formerly known as Old Mogo Town, is a great place to step back in time. The Original Gold Rush Colony has won numerous awards at the South Coast Regional Tourism Awards including the Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Hall of Fame award. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings.

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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.

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

Mogo Orchid & Fern Nursery Greenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for re-potting & mounting. Wall DĂŠcor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291


Juela Mogo Jewellery Studio Boutique design and manufacturing studio converted from one of the region’s first settlers cottages (c1860’s), retaining a rustic charm. Onsite jewellers will design to suit a client’s individual needs - revamp old jewellery and offering a selection of unique pieces. Featuring a fully operational workshop with consultants lounge and modern studio. 36a Princes Highway, Mogo Ph 4474 4981 www.juelamogo.com.au

Large range of Fabrics Threads Tools & Gadgets Books Sewing supplies Classes  Museum housing over 300 machines from late 1800’s to the 1970’s.  Authorised Bernina Service Centre.  Servicing of all makes and models, serviced on-site.

Open 7 days 10am till 4pm 16 Tomakin Road Mogo 2536 Phone: 44745402 or 1300 773 771 www.patchworkshop.com.au

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Breathtaking Batemans Bay Things to See & Do Explore the Clyde River by boat, houseboat or kayak Taste some fresh oysters at the Oyster Shed Enjoy the beaches nearby Visit the many National Parks in the region, from hinterland forests to coastal gems VISITOR INFORMATION Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528 info@eurobodalla.com.au

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 over the past 200 years. The Old Courthouse Museum has a wonderful collection of historical items and is well worth a visit. The town is accessed from the north by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia. Construction of a replacement bridge is planned to commence in 2019. Now a thriving regional centre and major

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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 Bay is famous for its Clyde River oysters, and there are plenty of cafés, restaurants, clubs and hotels offering local seafood on the menu. The shopping is great too with the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza, plus an array of national brand outlets and local specialty stores. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations. There are also several great National Parks to explore within easy driving distance. Batemans Bay is a great destination for families, with its array of outdoor activities and attractions such as mini-golf, a cinema, animal park, tennis and a carnival in summer. Hire a boat, kayak or a houseboat to explore the spectacular upper reaches of the Clyde River. Follow the coastline south to explore beautiful beaches to be found at Malua Bay, Rosedale and Broulee.


Free call 1800 028 276 MOTOR INN & COTTAGE

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info@argyleterrace.com.au 32 Beach Rd Bataemans Bay

Argyle Terrace is the perfect place to stay on your visit to the South Coast. Boutique Motel Accommodation, five minutes’ walk from Batemans Bay’s shops and clubs. • Airconditioning • Flat Screen TV (with Foxtel) • Ensuite bathroom • Wireless Internet • Electric blankets • Fridge • Microwave • Tea and coffee Deluxe doubles • Deluxe twins • Two bedroom suites with a beautiful view over the Clyde River.

Tickets at club or on eventbrite.com.au Also see Jacqui Krystal in Messages from Beyond, Merimbula

7th January at Club Sapphire For tickets go to eventrite.com.au & search: “Messages from Beyond, Merimbula”

Find me on facebook www.jacquikrystal.com

“askjacquikrystal”

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Celebrate summer with fresh oysters from the Oyster Shed There’s something about being on or near the water that lends peace and tranquillity to the spirit, and Batemans Bay is blessed to have such easy access to the beautiful Clyde River, running right through the township. If you’re down around the water’s edge, make sure you drop in to see Jade and Enola at The Oyster Shed, the last shed on Wray St, located on the northwestern bank of the Clyde River. They sell fresh Sydney rock oysters and pacific oysters grown organically from their own leases, in one of the cleanest rivers in New South Wales. The Oyster Shed’s oysters have an excellent flavour and are a highly nutritious food, being

rich in omega 3 oils, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamins A, B complex and C. These days, you can be much more adventurous in the kitchen with oysters than just serving the old standards of oysters kilpatrick or mornay. Just ask Enola - she’s got lots of recipes for a more contemporary approach. The Oyster Shed is also a great spot for a picnic. All you need is the picnic rug, a bottle of wine and some freshly-opened oysters, then relax and enjoy the spectacular Clyde River views. And to keep the holiday vibe going, take some oysters home with you! www.oystershed.com.au

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Situated at the end of Wray Street

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Free information guide for the Far South Coast of NSW, providing comprehensive, relevant information for the tourist/visitor and the local c...

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