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September 2010

Far South Coast Region

Mimosa Rocks

Inside: Galleries Art Trail Fishing Tips What To See & Do What's On Live Music Guide Monthly Markets Whale Watching Accommodation

Springfest at Bermagui Fishermens Wharf - Page 28

Great Winter Orchid Show Page 24 1

Far South Coast Art Galleries

Art Galleries - Batemans Bay to Eden 1

1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm weekends & public holidays. Exhibitions featuring local artists. Visit for exhibition calendar and information.


2. To Di For Designer Accessories Shop 1, 64 Vulcan Street, Moruya. Ph 4474 2422. Open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm. Martina Penning exhibits her colourful art with a twist.


3. The Montague Art & Craft Society Cottage Gallery 92 Campbell Street, Narooma. Ph: 4476 5397. Red, white and blue house on the hill, up from the Bowlo. Winter opening times: Tues-Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. 9am-12pm. Paintings, craft, jewellery, silk painting and cards all by local artists. Watercolor workshops. 4. Shop 7 Art Space Upstairs Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf. Ph 02 6493 3410. Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 2pm, 7 days in NSW holiday periods & public holidays. Artists Now Showing: Greg Postle & Sam Davis.


7. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm Dec - April. Represents regional, emerging & established artists.

9. The Crossing Gallery 21 Sharpe Street Candelo Ph 6493 2764 Open Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm or phone prior to coming. Featuring solo exhibitions by Dirk Rampling, Kathryn Hede and Lou Oakes.







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12. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics & Clothing by local & interstate artists. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm. 13. Art on Imlay Just up from the PO, Imlay St. Eden. More than 50 locals exhibiting art, jewellery, ceramics, sculptures, woodturners, slab settings, needlecraft, and papercraft. Currently two authors have their books on sale.



11. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place, Merimbula. Exhibition of paintings by Tracey Creighton. Gallery fronts Merimbula Lake accessible 13 from the boardwalk. Open September-May, Wed & Sun only 11am - 3pm. Extended times during Xmas & Easter school holidays. Winter and other times open by appointment only. Phone Tracey on 6495 4608 or visit




10. Bilyara Gallery 89 Wallagoot Lane (off Sapphire Coast Dr) Ph 6494 1559. Open Wed-Sun, 10-5pm. Landscape architecture in tranquil bush setting offering wide range of all Australian art and craft. Homemade cakes and coffee available.






6. Wildlife Art Open Studio 47 Wildlife Drive Tathra. Ph 6494 1645. Paintings by Jane Murphy. Open 10-4pm every Sun, Wed & public holidays or by appointment.

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




5. Bermagui Mudworks All original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Pottery studio & Cafe. 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661 Open all school holidays, otherwise closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays.





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From the Editor

September Welcome to the beautiful Far South Coast - we hope you enjoy your visit in this fantastic region. Spring has arrived, and with it come whales heading south on their annual migration to waters of the Antartic. With their young close by, hundreds of humpbacks pass right by our door, as do southern right whales and occasionally blue whales and orcas. The Far South Coast is one of the best places to go whale watching as time at sea is spent watching whales, not looking for them, unlike some destinations where it takes a couple of hours to reach whale feeding grounds. In fact, sometimes whales come so close to shore they can be easily seen from headlands and beaches. To celebrate the Far South Coast's importance to the whale population, the Eden Killer Whale Museum is showing the 'Blue Whales on the Brink' exhibition, running until 10th October . In Bega there's the Sapphire Coast Orchid Society's spectacular Spring

Contents Orchid Show from 16th - 17th September at the Bega Scout Hall. If you like orchids, particularly native orchids, don't miss this show! The Sapphire Coast Music Society is bringing outstanding pianist Lachlan Redd to Wolumla on Sunday 26th September for an afternoon of classical music - another world-class performer on the coast thanks to the Music Society. Our What's On page has all the details it's on page 24. Keep your Imag handy as you travel around the region or check out our website at: Do drive carefully, especially at night there's lots of wildlife around. Enjoy!

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George Bass and Mathew Flinders were the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests. Local Aboriginal people had a strong spiritual connection with killer whales, and this connection extended to include the harvesting of small whales and fish that the killer whales herded into the shallows. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another


century. You can experience some of the town’s history at the Eden Killer Whale Museum, and see the skeleton of “Old Tom”, Eden’s famous killer whale. For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can also visit Davidson’s Whaling Station, the longest operating shorebased whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Eden is now famous as a destination for whale-watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring. Historic Boydtown, just a short drive south on the Princes Highway, was built by Ben Boyd in 1843 on the shores of Twofold Bay.- the Seahorse Inn here has been beautifully restored.

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

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Blue Whales on the Brink at the Eden Killer Whale Museum Exhibition open from 1st May to 10 October 2010 at 164 Imlay St Eden. Left: Archer James Davidson standing on top of 97ft Blue Whale harpooned in 1908. Courtesy of Rene & Fay Davidson

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

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Fishing Report & Tide Chart - September Spring along the South Coast means longer days, warmer water and heaps more fish. What else could you ask for! Beaches: Top month to fish the beaches with salmon, tailor, bream, and mullet the species to target. The beaches have some very deep gutters on them at present with North Tura, Gillards, Cuttagee, Tilba and Blackfellows the pick. Using a paternoster rig with a popper and bait has been dynamite for salmon. Gummy sharks and mulloway are also on the cards for those anglers who don’t mind fishing after dark on a moonlit night. Salmon fiilets and bunches of beach worms the best baits. Rocks: Has been a little slow with the flatter conditions but this will pick up once we get some white water around the rock ledges. Blackfish and drummer are the bread and butter species most anglers will be targeting with most headlands producing fish. Salmon and tailor will be patrolling the outer wash zones with whole pilchards and lures the best way to target them. Expect the odd groper around this month to with whole red or black crabs drifted in the washes the gun way to target them. Estuaries: Almost all estuaries should be fishing okay with the systems further south fishing better. Estuaries like Merimbula, Pambula and the Bega River will be in full swing. Flathead,

bream, tailor, blackfish and trevally will make up most anglers bags with mulloway a possibility also. Smaller soft plastics and fresh bait fished on the flooding tide should produce the goods. Offshore: : Most local reefs along the coast will continue to fish well, especially for snapper. Some good fish to 6kg have been caught, with a few lucky anglers having sessions of 20 fish and more. That’s pretty good fishing and it should continue through September. Anglers using floating baits like pilchards and squid while anchored have had the best success. Using a little burley here will greatly improve your chances as well. Fishos that are drifting and using paternoster rigs have also done well, though the size of the fish is smaller. Expect morwong, tiger flathead, trevally and john dory while targeting the snapper. Reefs that are deeper are producing better catches with Potato Point, Tuross, and the 6 and 12 mile reefs of Bermagui being the pick. Tight lines till next month. Stuart Hindson is the owner of Aussie Fish Estuary Adventures, and provides guided fishing charters from Wonboyn to Batemans Bay and all estuaries in between. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Stuart really knows his fishing. Check out his website at for more information, or call Stuart on 0400 062 504 or 02 6495 9902 to book a fishing experience you won’t forget.


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individuals. Thankfully, th steady recovery of aroun Whale watching with Merimbula Marina 2006 was estimated at ar According to Simon and Jessica Millar, operators of the ‘True Blue’, now is a great time to go whale watching. For several years now, whale sightings have been steadily increasing off the coast. In September 2009 ‘True Blue’ had some spectacular encounters, including seeing 40 whales lunge feeding and spy-hopping around the vessel, whales close enough to touch, and a massive pod of 500 Common Dolphins. Species likely to be spotted include humpbacks with their young, False Killer Whales, Southern Rights, Minke, rare

Blue Whales, and Migaloo. The Far South Coast is a fantastic whale watching destination as whales can often be found within a half-hour of Merimbula, feeding and playing close to shore before migrating south to the Antarctic. Humpbacks are called the acrobats of the sea; when you’ve see them breach, lifting their huge weight clear out of the water, it’s easy to understand why. They’re very inquisitive creatures, and have been known to swim close to the vessel to get a “whale’s eye view”. In fact, a passenger on one of

Southern right whaleS

Merimbula Marina’s whale watching trips commented that the whales were so curious about the ‘True Blue’, it was “like the whales were out on a human watching cruise!” The True Blue departs from Merimbula Marina Public Jetty on Market Street, opposite the Lakeview Hotel. Parking is available behind the Hotel. For cruise details see page 3, or for further information, bookings and departure times, phone 02 6495 1686, drop in to the log cabin on the jetty or visit the website at

Bottlenose dolphinS

Description Black body with white callosities (bumps) on head.

Where you might see them All waters from tropical to temperate, all seasons.


Size Small (to 3m). Description Dark grey upper body with light grey underneath, robust head with a short and stubby bottle shaped beak for which the species is named.

Fins/flukes No dorsal fin, short paddle-like pectoral fins.

Other characteristics Highly social, can occur in very large groups. Where you might see them Blow Inshore waters particularly along southern coastline between May and October. Also seen on the south-eastern and south-western coastlines. Have been known to enter Sydney harbour. Other characteristics May raise flukes on diving. Size Large, stocky whale (to 17m).

Common dolphinS Where you might see them All waters, open ocean and inshore, all seasons. Size Small (to 2.6m).

Humpback whales

Description Dark grey upper body, white belly, distinctive dark stripes sweeping down body, some tan – ochre/yellow on flanks.


Other characteristics Often seen bowriding, and usually in large groups.

Fins/flukes Long pectoral fins (about 1/3 body length).

Further information Blow Where you might see them Inshore along length of east and west coasts between May and December. Size Large (to 16m). Description Dark grey back. White underside, fins and flukes.

Other characteristics Humpbacks are a most spectacular whale – often doing full body breaches, rolls and tail slaps.

For a copy of the Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching and more information about whales and dolphins, go to or contact the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources Community Information Unit - email or call 1800 803 772.

Behaviour you may see FLUKE – the whale lifts its tail before diving, usually after arching its back.

BLOW (SPOUT) – the whale breathes out as it surfaces,blowing a cloud of vapour through its blowhole.

TAIL SLAP – the whale slaps its flukes on the surface.

TAIL LOB – the whale waves its flukes in the air.

SPy HOP – the whale lifts its head out of the water.

BrEACH – the whale leaps out of the water, often turning to land on its back, side or front.

PEC SLAP – the whale slaps its pectoral fins on the water.

BOW rIDE – the dolphin rides the wave in the front (or occasionally the rear) of a boat.

Illustrations by Tony Pyrzakowski. Photos: Killer whale by Gordon Bain, courtesy AAD; Humpback whale by Dave Paton; Southern right whale courtesy AAD; Blue whale by Peter Gill and Margie Morrice; Bottlenose dolphin courtesy GBrMPA; Minke whale courtesy AAD.


Caption for Pambula Lake photograph © Paul Callaghan © Photographer

Pambula The Pambula River floodplain was for thousands of years a source of food and materials for the Thaua people of the Yuin nation. Europeans first explored the region during George Bass's southern voyage

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businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and pubs. Just 5 minutes east of the village is Pambula Beach with an excellent swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, a dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth. Pambula Lake is just south where there’s a boat ramp and oyster growers selling fresh Pambula Lake oysters.

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

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Panboola - a great natural asset Visitors to Pambula may have noticed a change in the land at the bottom of the town over the last few years, as areas that were once farmland are being developed for the purposes of nature conservation, protecting and restoring habitat for birds and other indigenous flora and fauna and for community education. The project known as Panboola (in recognition of the Aboriginal presence on the land for many thousands of years) offers many recreational options, including bird-watching, picnicking, cycling, walking or just sitting and enjoying the view. Picnic tables and seats have been installed in Tips Billabong and the Waterbird Sanctuary making outdoor lunches easy, and there’s plenty of space for a picnic blanket. Panboola has also become a favourite spot with locals for walking their dogs, but please note that dogs must be kept on a leash, and are restricted to roads; they are not permitted to enter through any gates. The main entrances to Panboola are at Bullara St, next to Robert Smith's, and from the Princes Highway, opposite Oaklands. Panboola is a wonderful place to experience nature, history and culture, and it doesn’t cost a cent.

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Presentation of 36 Hole City Week Championship trophies will be made at Tura Beach Country Club following last round.


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Merimbula Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Bega Valley with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, and a vast array of attractions and accommodation choices.

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• Coast & forest campsites, walks and drives • Accommodation and tours at Green Cape Lightstation • Summer & Easter Discovery Program • Award winning Montague Island Tours Merimbula has a long history of human occupation, with Aboriginal people making the most of the available food resources, leaving behind middens that are still visible today. In more recent times, Merimbula was one of several coastal trading ports connecting the region to the outside world - the Old School Museum on Main St has information and displays about the town’s early history. With its location on the shores of Merimbula Lake, there are several walking tracks that take advantage of the beautiful views; from the Wharf to Spencer Park, from the Bridge to Top Lake and around Fishpen. There are a range of activities and attractions in Merimbula, including deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, snorkelling, surfing, cycling, scenic flights, ten-pin bowling, family fun parks or experiencing native animals or marine creatures up close.

Merimbula is a great place to go shopping, with specialty shops and nationally-known outlets tucked away in arcades and courtyards. There are also plenty of cafes to provide a caffeine boost if the energy levels start to fall. Merimbula has a great range of restaurants, clubs and the Hotel offering a host of dining experiences.

What to See & Do Get out on the water with hire boats or fishing charters, and dolphin watching Enjoy a family day at one of the spectacular beaches Take a scenic flight up and down the spectacular Far South Coast Have some thrills at Magic Mountain Fun Park, Top Fun & Mandeni Family Fun Park Visit the Merimbula Aquarium at the Wharf at fish feeding time Visit Potoroo Palace native animal sanctuary VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

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Award-winning pianist plays at Wolumla this September The Sapphire Coast Music Society is delighted to present multi-award winner Lachlan Redd on Sunday 26th September at the Wolumla Hall. Lachlan attracted national attention in the classical Australian musical scene when he replaced Bruno Leonardo Gelber, as an undergraduate, in two performances of Rachmaninoff's Concerto 3. The Age reported, "There was drama at the Melbourne Symphony...Bruno Leonardo Gelber suddenly took ill and could not perform Rachmaninoff's demanding Piano Concerto 3 in the Concert Hall that night. Lachlan Redd, winner of the 1996 Keyboard

Final of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Awards, stepped into the the breach and played without any

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performances...". This was to a live nation wide broadcast. Lachlan has since played throughout Australia as both a soloist and recitalist, appearing with nearly all the major orchestras, on ABC TV and FM, with Melbourne, Adelaide (Great Classics Rach 2), Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Queensland Philharmonic. Tickets are available from Merimbula Booktique, Magpie Music in Bega, the Eden Music Centre or at the door. Tickets cost $18 for members, $21 for concession card holders or $25 for non-members. For more information, phone Pat Reilly on 6495 9708.

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Club Sapphire Merimbula Home of Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club

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

Can't decide between going whalewatching or enjoying a scenic flight? Why not combine these popular activities with Merimbula Air Services, where all flights provide a fantastic opportunity to see whales as they make their annual migration up the coast. Merimbula Air Services has been flying the Far South Coast skies for many years, and has a range of scenic flights to cater for all budgets in both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. If there are whales around, M.A.S. pilots will go out of their way to make sure everyone on board is able to observe the whales as they feed, play and rest. Naturally though the most pressing concern remains is the well-being of all whales, so guidelines that limit approaches to whales in their natural environment are strictly adhered to. Merimbula Air Service's deluxe scenic flight is the Big Day Out. Heading south over Twofold Bay, Greencape Lighthouse, Disaster Bay and Cape Howe, your plane touches down at Gabo Island. After a guided walk and tour of the historic lighthouse, it’s off to the Mallacoota Hotel for lunch. There’s an optional Lakes boat cruise in the afternoon, then it’s back to Merimbula, flying over the Lake system and Nadgee Nature Reserve. Other options include a half day trip to Gabo

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


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the sky with M. A. S. Island, or you can spend the whole day exploring this historic place. Flying north is possible as well, whether you take a quick skip up to Tura Beach, or really 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. You can even check out the snow during the winter months, flying west over the Great Dividing Range and the Monaro to the snowfields of Thredbo, Perisher Valley and Smiggins Hole, then back to Merimbula. Short flights over Merimbula Bay start from $45 per person (fixed wing aircraft) and $50 per person (helicopter) 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 reservations and enquiries phone Merimbula Air Services 02 6495 1074 or visit

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If you’re into DIY water sports, Top Lake Boat Hire, situated on the edge of beautiful Merimbula Lake is the place to go, with all manner of water-craft available for hire. For those who like to get from point A to point B without messing around, there are motor boats available for hire. However, if you like to take things at a more leisurely pace, there are rowing boats, canoes and kayaks to try. And there are even pedal boats for the kids. If you’d like to try a spot of fishing whilst you’re out on the Lake, but don’t have any gear, Top Lake Boat Hire can supply you with tackle and bait too.

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The most enjoyable way to get to Top Lake Boat Hire is to take a stroll along one of Merimbula’s most popular walking tracks - the Top Lake Boardwalk. Start on the south-west side of the Merimbula Bridge and follow the shoreline. The Boardwalk is a great vantage spot to take in sunrises and sunsets, or just enjoy the peace and quiet. It’s a level walk, and when you’ve reached Top Lake Boat Hire at the end, you can enjoy a coffee or a snack whilst taking in the spectacular views. On Thursdays to Sundays, you can enjoy breakfast on the deck. Top Lake Boat Hire, Merimbula Cove, Lakewood Drive. Ph 6495 1987

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Magic Mountain re-opens for more summer fun Re-opening for the summer on Thursday 2nd September, Merimbula’s Magic Mountain is a great day out for the whole family, with a huge range of rides to entertain young and old. Pay at the gate, and you can spend the whole day trying all the different activities. One of the most popular rides at Magic Mountain is the Diamond Python Roller Coaster, the only roller coaster on the South East Coast of Australia. Also a must for the adventurous is the Super Giant Mountain Slide, where you can toboggan from the top of Magic Mountain all the way to the bottom of the Park.

And don’t forget the water slides; Magic Mountain has two giant inground heated water slides; the ‘Wipe Out’ and the famous ‘Black Hole’ with a 360o underground loop. Other rides include the Mount Panorama Mini Grand Prix, the Magic Carpet Slide, Mini Tura Golf, the Magic Forest Maze and the electronic games room. Or you can enjoy walking through Magic Mountain's beautiful bushland by following the Mountain Wilderness Track over the log bridge. When it’s time for lunch, you can enjoy your own picnic, use the coin-operated BBQs or purchase something from the

Melbourne Tramway Kiosk. Magic Mountain is open 10am - 4pm Thurs. - Sun. from Thursday September 2nd to Sunday 12th September, then daily from Thursday 16th September until Sunday 10th October. Magic Mountain, Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula. Ph 6495 2299

Live Music September Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Sat 21st 2EC Jukebox Saturday Night Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Sat 21st Cystic Fibrosis Charity Gala Dinner featuring MI5 Cabaret Show, with music from Come In Spinner, featuring Colleen Spillane and Matt Kimber. Degustation Menu incl. wine $65 pp. Phone Club for tickets 6495 6154. Club Sapphire Ph 6495 1306 Fri 6th Contact Club for details Sat 7th Genevieve Rose, free in the Main Bar 8pm Sun 9th A.L.P.G. Travelling Golf Pro Road Show, Auditorium Brunch from 11am, $25 Fri 13th Stevie Page album launch, Audi from 8pm Sat 14th Hot August Night - Neil Diamond Show (Pambula Pool Fundraiser) Audi 8pm. $20 limited standing/$30 seated. Fri 20th Contact Club for details Sat 21st Ben Anderson, free in the Main Bar 8pm Fri 27th Contact Club for details Sat 28th Scarlett, free in the Main Bar 8pm

Merimbula Aquarium And Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 7th Steve Clarke Trio Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Sat 4th DJ Mick Sat 11th Dj Mick Thurs 16th Down South Jazz Club Errol Buddle and Marie Steinway Quartette Sat 18th Dj Mick Sat 25th DJ Mick Contact Hotel for details Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Weekends - All codes of football action, all on the Big Screens Tura Beach Country Club Ph 6495 9002 Tura’s New Talent quest. Entries close 5.00pm July 30th Fri 6th Heats commence Tathra Beach Hotel-Motel Ph 6494 1101 Contact Hotel for details Bermagui Country Club Ph 6493 4340 Fri 3rd Karaoke from 8:00pm Sat 4th Tony Jaggers from 7:00pm Fri 10th Brian & Annie from 8:00pm Fri 17th Daryl Lamb from 8:00pm Sat 18th Carbon Copy from 8:30pm Fri 24th Cameron Cusack from 8:00pm Sat 25th Original Theft from 7:00pm

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Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley. It is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. Views of Mumbulla Mountain to the north and the escarpment to the west are best appreciated from the Lookout, located just 3 kilometres north of town on the Princes Highway. In the language of local Aboriginal people, members of the Yuin nation, Bega is said to mean “large camping ground”; it would have been a


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place of great abundance, with an underground lake feeding a series of wetlands, providing plenty of tucker. The dairy industry has always played a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products, exporting some $50m of product every year. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must for anyone new to the region; the Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s. The Heritage Centre is also home to the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides a wealth of information about attractions throughout the region.

What to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River Take in the view from the Bega lookout, 5km north of Bega Go canoeing in the Wadbilliga National Park Visit the Art Galleries Explore the surrounding villages of Bemboka, Candelo and Wyndham

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Orchid Club's Spring Show comes to Bega Anyone needing a little colour in their day should head to the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club's Spring Show, held at the Bega Scout Hall on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th September. The hall will be filled with spectacular blooms and heady perfume, as

growers from all over the South Coast put their best on display. Spring is the time for Australian Native orchids, and visitors can expect to see a large variety of these colourful gems, including some spectacular specimens of Dendrobium speciosum, the Rock Lily. The ever popular Cymbidium orchids will again be well represented, complimented by a variety of other exotic blooms. Potting demonstrations and tips on orchid culture will be given by some of the South Coast’s top orchid growers during the show. Entry is free and there will be locally grown orchids for sale to suit both

What's On - September 1st September - 10th October - Blue Whales on the Brink and Men of Timber At the Eden Killer Whale Museum, Blue Whales on the Brink focuses on the plight of these magnificent creatures. Men of Timber explores the dangerous aspects of the timber industry. Phone 6496 2094 for more information or go to page 6. 2nd September - Magic Mountain re-opens Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula Open 10am - 4pm Thursday - Sunday from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 12th September, then daily from Thursday 16th - October 10th. Home of the only rollercoaster on the South Coast, plus Super Giant Mountain Slide, Mount Panorama Mini Grand Prix, waterslides and Mountain Wilderness Track. Free entry, pay per ride - see page 19. Ph 6495 2299 16th - 17th September - Spring Orchid Show Presented by The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club at the Bega Scout Hall, Gipps Street, Bega. Open from 9am 5pm Thursday and Friday. Free entry, with locally grown orchids for sale.


More information at: (see article above). 25th September - Spring Fashion Parade. At 11am presented by Aquablu Resort Wear in Merimbula Plaza Courtyard Merimbula. New season Spring & Summer fashions; with light refreshments, all welcome. 26th September - Lachlan Redd 2.30pm Wolumla Hall, Wolumla. Presented by Sapphire Coast Music Society, this outstanding classical pianist frequently performs with Australia's best orchestras. Tickets from Booktique (Merimbula) Magpie Music (Bega), the Eden Music Centre or at the door. Tickets $18 members, $21 concession card holders, $25 non-members. For more information, phone Pat Reilly on 6495 9708. php?id=9428 29th September - Spring Fest, Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf, Bermagui Community celebration day with exhibits and information from community groups and governement agencies, plus jumping castle, facepainting and a kids fishing clinic. Great school holiday activity.

enthusiasts and new starters. The Spring Show is at the Scout Hall, Gipps Street, Bega and is open 9am 5pm Thursday and 9am - 4pm Friday. For more information, please visit

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Tathra With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the

Award Winning Sausages 1st Prize - Gourmet Chicken 2nd Prize - Pork 3rd Prize - Continental Great range of quality meats and smallgoods

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7 Bega Street Tathra Ph 6494 1234 only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. The Wharf also has information on Tathra and surrounding areas. Swimming at Tathra’s patrolled beach (summer only) may provide the added bonus of a dolphin sighting, or even a glimpse of a passing whale. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountainbiking, snorkelling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and a great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well. Direct access to the ocean is available at Kianinny Bay (also good for swimming), and the boat ramp at

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Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary. Tathra also has plenty of great places to eat, ranging from gourmet delis to cafes and restaurants.

What to See & Do

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

Located directly opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach

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Bermagui Bermagui offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go. Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkelling, boating and canoeing. Book a fishing charter on one of the many local boats or throw in a line from the beach, rocks or along the Bermagui River. Don't miss a swim in the beautiful Blue Pool, set on the edge of the ocean at the base of the cliffs off Scenic Drive. Try out the 18-hole golf course, hit a ball around the tennis courts or play bowls at the Bermagui Country Club. The Terrace Cafe at the Club is open every day for lunch and dinner; you can pore over the menu online so you can order as soon as you arrive. Test your riding skills at the Bermagui Mountain Bike Park. Go bush walking, take a guided walk or bird watch in the surrounding National Parks and State Forests. Take a guided tour of the Montreal Goldfield and learn about the discovery of gold in the 1880s. There is a range of accommodation in Bermagui including B&Bs, motels, tourist/caravan parks, self-contained holiday units and houses and camping. Bermagui is undergoing something of a building boom, with the new $3.5m Fisherman's Co-op opening in December 2009. This magnificent building, designed by architect Phillip Cox, features timber in its construction. The complex has several restaurants, a wine bar and fantastic gift shops to wander through, or sit and watch all the action on the wharf whilst your enjoying some fish 'n' chips. Bermagui is a fantastic place to base yourself when on holiday. After you've finished exploring all the things to do around town, it's only a short drive to Foxglove Gardens at Tilba Tilba, and the historic village Central Tilba.

Cobargo, the village famous for its working craftspeople, is only a 15 minute drive away. Or drive south to taste local wines and enjoy a meal at the Mimosa Drystone Restaurant.

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

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Bermagui Country Club Live Entertainment every Friday night from 8.30pm Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Facilities. What’s On during the week:

Bingo - Monday 11am Trivia - Wednesday 8pm Pool Comp - Wednesday 7.30pm - Friday 7.30pm - Saturday 7.30pm


Try out the Club’s new Kids Play Area - now open in the Terrace Cafe Table Service is now available at the Terrace Raffles Every Wednesday and Friday night! First draw 7.30pm

The Terrace Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm - 2pm Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm Open 7 days For bookings phone 64934177 Courtesy Bus available Friday & Wednesday evenings - bookings can be made by phoning the club on 64934340, or bus mobile 0427233639

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SpringFest at the Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf To celebrate the coming of warmer weather, the Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf Complex is planning a Community Day SpringFest on Wednesday 29th September. Running from 11:30am through to the middle of the afternoon, the day brings together many organisations who operate in the Bermagui community, as well as providing lots of fun activities for kids on school holidays. Groups attending the Wharf's SpringFest include: * NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries ) * Australian Customs Service

* NSW Maritime * Marine Park Authority & National Parks & Wildlife Service * NSW Department of Health * Eurobodalla Family Support Services/Leap Frog Playgroup * Jumping castle * Kid's fishing clinic * Face painters * Buskers NSW Health have very kindly donated 2 healthy recipe books as lucky prizes. Situated right on Bermagui Harbour, you can enjoy a meal, a coffee or a glass of wine whilst watching the

comings and goings of a busy fishing harbour. You can also shop for fashions, local art, gifts and collectables. For more information, contact the Wharf on 64934575 or visit

Monthly Markets Guide Eden Eden Market 1st Saturday of month from 8am 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St. Eden local produce market 3rd Saturday of the month. Eden Community Garden, Uniting Church, Chandos Street. 8:30-12 noon Pambula Pambula Rotary Market 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Craft Market 2nd Sunday of mth from 8am - 1pm. Cnr. Monaro & Toalla Sts. Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market 2nd Sunday of month from 8am - 1pm. Pambula Town Hall. Merimbula Merimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month from 8.30 - 12.30 Ford Oval. Merimbula RFS Market Thursday 16th & Friday 17th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. Wyndham Wyndham Market 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am - 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (ALL WEATHER).


Candelo Candelo Markets 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am 12.30pm. Candelo Park Sports Oval & Town Hall. Bega Old Bega Hospital Market 2nd Sat of mth from 8.30am - 2pm. Princes Hwy, South Bega. Farmer’s Market 1st & 3rd Friday of month from 9am 2pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Cobargo Cobargo Market last Saturday of mth, from 9am, behind Cobargo Hotel Bermagui Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market last Sunday of mth, 8.30 - 12.30, Dickinson Park. Tilba Tilba Growers Market Every Saturday 8am till 12noon Tilba Hall, contact 44737284 Narooma Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of mth NATA Oval, off Princes Hwy. Moruya Moruya Country Market Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St 8am - 1pm every Saturday morning.

Malua Bay Quota Seaside Market 1st Saturday August, October & December. Malua Bay Beach Reserve, Malua Bay. Batemans Bay Bay Sunday Markets at 1 Museum Place, Batemans Bay (behind Historical Society), 1st, 2nd & 4th Sun of each month. Batemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market 1st Sun of mth, Corrigans’ Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm. Batemans Bay High School 3rd Sunday of month.

Cobargo Secrets

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. Today, Cobargo is a wonderful example of a working village of local artisans, with many of the buildings over 100 years old, reflecting the charm of the art & craft housed within them. The two storey building that is home to “Bangles Gallery” is a fine example of century-old architecture, and features lovely wrought iron lace work around the verandahs.. Take a stroll around the town and experience the delightful ambience of yesteryear. Take your pick from an array of art and craft, rare gems and jewelry, pottery, woodwork & leatherwork, or hunt among the collectables, curios and old wares on offer. Then recharge your batteries at Valley Edge Cafe with great coffee and a fresh, delectable menu, or visit Ello’s Cafe which serves delicious meals set within an old train carriage.


Quality leather goods including: • R.M. Williams, Akubra, Drizabone • Belts made on-site • Promoting Australian Made • Best value on the South Coast 68 Princes Highway, Cobargo 2550 Phone 6493 6655

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Bangles Gallery A comprehensive range of all Australian made pottery Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6608

Cobargo Bazaar • Ethnic Art • Folk Instruments • Jewellery • Clothing & Crystals Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6608

Freshly roasted coffee. Home-made cakes, biscuits & Paninis. Featured in Good Food Guide 2010. “Taste sensations that resonate...” 59 Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6007

Ello’s Cafe Decked out like a carriage, with comfortable booth seatingand outdoor eating area, Ello’s Cafe serves all day breakfast, light meals and take-aways.

57a Princess Hwy, Cobargo 6493 6206

Life’s Little Pleasures Australian made, all locally hand crafted. Picture frames, chopping boards, kitchen utensils, bowls etc.

Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6166


Monthly Garden Advice C’mon - Spring Into It Spring is well on the way at last, and with the heavenly weather and lengthening warmer days, the incentive to get out and about in the garden preparing for our summer flower and vegetable gardens should be utmost in our plans. As the days become warmer the sap in most plants commences to move and this usually means that the supple new growth can be very susceptible to insect attack, particularly by sap suckers including aphid and thrip. Control these pests with pyrethrum

or with a systemic spray. There are a number of different products available through nurseries. Spring also brings a number of other important tasks that need to be attended to as soon as possible. Daphne and gardenia may be showing some yellowing of their leaves. This could be just some older leaves dying out or it is time to give these relatively heavy feeders an application of nutrient. Commence monthly applications of a liquid fertiliser suitable for acid loving plants.

There are several types available from nurseries and please only use the recommended rate suggested on the pack. September and October is also a good time to apply a weed and feed to your lawn to give them a pick up after winter and to control any broad leaf weeds that might be trying to get a foothold in the lawn. A visit to a nursery during early spring will encourage you to think perennials. There should be some very interesting new releases around this year and many of the tried and true are receiving attention again. Keith Mundy The Spires Nursery Tilba Tilba

N u r s e r i e s & G a rd e n s Simply Succulents 47 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 1906 Open Sat-Tues Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Mon-Sat The Spires Nursery Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7196 Open 7 days Foxglove Spires Open Garden Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7375 Open 7 days Bodalla Nursery 195 Princes Hwy Bodalla Ph 4473 5166 Open 7 days Large range of fruit & deciduous trees.


Foxglove Spires Open Garden

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

Forget Me Not Gifts - Gramophones ‘n’ Old Stuff Something Old Something New A beautiful collection of Gifts, Fashion Accessories, Jewellery, Books, Collectables & Old Wares especially for you. Ph 4473 7080

Tilba Treasures This unique shop is a treasure trove of homewares, antiques, collectables, books, kitchenware, giftware, jewellery and personal care products, sourced both here and overseas. If you need something distinctly Australian for a gift, soothing Billie Goat soap products for that sensitive someone or ideas for the home, we’re sure you’ll find all the inspiration you need at Tilba Treasures. Ph 4473 7799

Love At First Bite Adjacent to the won’drous Foxglove Spire Gardens. Gourmet Breakfasts & Lunches 16 years of serving rich Crema Coffee & our own amazing cakes. Check our savoury sensations from the blackboard. Ph 4473 7055

The Spires Nursery A magical place to visit. Adjacent to Foxglove Spires Open Garden. Rare & interesting perennials, trees, shrubs & roses. Gardeners Shop with an eclectic range of gardeners gifts. Ph 4473 7196

The village of Tilba Tilba, is nestled just below Central Tilba and is surrounded by lush farmland enjoying the backdrop of Mt Dromedary. It is a great destination for a visitor to the far south coast. A feature of Tilba Tilba, is the magical Foxglove Spires Complex, where you can wander through the three & a half acres of open garden. You can spoil yourself in the Forget Me Not Gift Shop, find a unique treasure in Gramophones & Old Stuff, take home something different from The Spires Nursery & Garden shop, or gain inspiration from the collectables & homewares in Tilba Treasures. When you are ready to have a bite to eat, or just coffee & cake, sit a while at Love at First Bite.

Open 7 Days ~ Corkhill Drive, Tilba Tilba


CaptionGallery, Gulaga for photograph Central Tilba © Photographer © Paul Callaghan


The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba lie on the slopes of Gulaga, a place of great spiritual significance to the local Yuin nation. Named Mt. Dromedary by Captain Cook in 1770, the lower slopes of

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

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

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

Tilba Living History

Tilba Leather Tilba Leather was established in 1982, and it’s no surprise the business is still going strong after 27 years when you discover the quality of the beautiful leather goods in Phil and Debbie Elton’s shop. Phil is a self-taught leather craftsman, and Tilba Leather is one of the reasons why Central Tilba is considered the Arts and Craft Centre of the South Coast. From belts, bridles, whips, saddle repairs and all manner of things leather, Tilba Leather stocks both new and exciting merchandise, as well as Phil’s creations, but the focus is definitely on Australian leatherwork. Tilba Leather also has a fantastic range of footware, with beautiful Naot and other brands of leather shoes, and quality ugg boots to keep you toasty warm. Debbie is on hand to provide advice and help seven days a week, so step into Tilba Leather and be transported back to your childhood as the aroma of real leather touches your senses. Tilba Leather 24 Bate St, Central Tilba. Ph 02) 4473 7360

Pam’s Store (02) 4473 7311

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

Dromedary Hotel (02) 4473 7223

Tilba Valley Wines (02) 4473 7308

Central Tilba Farm Cabins (02) 4473 7353

Tilba Leather (02) 4473 7360

Mockingbird Lane Antiques (02) 4473 7226

ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387


Shops, Mogo © James Pipino, Tourism NSW


The township of Mogo was born when gold was discovered in the early 1850s at Cabbage Tree Creek. Estimates of the number of diggers who converged on the town range from a conservative 200 to an unlikely 20,000.

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Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

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

To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is a must. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings.

Visit National Parks

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

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


There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual and interesting items. Mogo is the perfect place to spend time browsing for something a little bit different. Also in Mogo is the internationally recognised Mogo Zoo. Providing world standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 39 rare and exotic species, Mogo Zoo is committed to the survival of endangered species, including the rare white lions of ‘Timbavati’.

What to See & Do For information and advice contact NPWS Merimbula 6495 5000 or Narooma 4476 0800

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

Historic Mogo

Mogo is a great place to shop, whether you're looking for a gift for someone special, or just to treat yourself. Each month we'll be profiling one of the businesses advertising on this page. ClockTower Arcade

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

Clocktower Arcade Mogo Orchid & Fern Nursery Greenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for repotting & mounting. Wall Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

Clocktower Arcade Six fabulous shops to keep you occupied.

14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

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The Old Dairy Country Crafts ♦ Shabby Chic ♦ Dolls and Bears ♦ Home Embellishments ♦ Gifts ♦ Cow Ceramics

Mogo Bookstore

Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524

Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 2141

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.


Clyde River, Batemans Bay © James Pipino;Tourism NSW

Batemans Bay

Like many coastal towns, Batemans Bay, settled by Europeans in the 1820s, relied on timber, ship building, dairying and fishing as its main source of income in the previous century. The town is accessed from the north

by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia. Now a thriving regional centre and major tourist destination, people come to Batemans Bay from all over Australia for its natural beauty. Situated on the banks of the magnificent Clyde River, water is BATEHAVEN BOOK deeply ingrained in the culture of EXCHANGE ‘the Bay’. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and diving are all within easy reach of town. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations. Hire a boat, kayak or a houseboat to Buy, Sell & Exchange explore the spectacular upper reaches a wide range of Books of the Clyde River. Shop 4/270 Beach Rd There are a myriad of beaches to Batehaven explore, views to enjoy and walks to take, no matter what the season. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm Batemans Bay is a great destination u getting the most out of your website? for families, with its array of outdoor Ph/Fax: 02 4472 6736 activities and attractions such as miniEmail: your business require a new website?


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

Visit the Monga National Park to experience the spectacular escarpment or the Murramarang National Park with its coastal forests

Walk around the scenic Broulee Island Nature Reserve VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528

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Clyde River Oysters at 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 Enola at The Oyster Shed, the last shed on Wray St, located on the north-western bank of the Clyde River. Enola sells fresh Sydney rock oysters grown “organically” from her 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, & 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 freshlyopened oysters, then relax and enjoy the spectacular Clyde River views. And to keep the holiday vibe going, take some oysters home with you!

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

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


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


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What’s on in September Entertainment Guide September

John Paul Young

Saturday 4th September Doors open 7.30pm (18yrs & over only) Tickets: $35 members, $38 guests John Paul Young was the most popular and successful Australian male solo singer of the late Seventies. He is also one of the finest male pop-rock vocalists this country has ever produced, gifted with a dynamic, powerful, soulful and gritty tenor voice.

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Kim Bow

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Saturday 25th September Doors open 8.00pm (18yrs & over only) Tickets: $25 members, $28 guests Founded by Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows are best remembered for their Australian hits “Hold On To Me”, “Chained To The Wheel”, “Harley and Rose” and “Snake Skin Shoes”. FOUR DAYS IN SING SING – is the new sorrows’ DVD. CLUB BISTRO


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Patsy Cline Tribute Show A little woman with a big voice, enjoy the magical experience with our very own Patsy Cline, in a performance that includes lots of beautiful costumes & great songs to relive all those great memories.

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BIG4 Bungalow Park

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

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

Jindyandy Cottages

Sussex House Caravan Park and Holiday Cottages

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

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

Milton Country Cottages

Parkhaven Motor Lodge

Award winning artistic rural retreat. Private, self/c cottages with spa baths, wood fires, garden and bush views. Generous breakfast hamper. Pottery workshop and gallery. Lessons available. ph 4456 5299 0417467880

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

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