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December 2011

Far South Coast Region Inside:

Christmas On The Coast

Art Trail What To See & Do What's On Live Music Guide Monthly Markets Regional Map


Rudolf Christmas Giveaway

Bega Christmas Promotion Page 23




Victorian Music Hall, Batemans Bay - Page 39 1

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From the Editor

December Well, we've made it to December; another year gone at the speed of light and another one to look forward to. There's probably not much chance that 2012 will be slower; whoever suggested that life in the country was quiet didn't live on the Far South Coast! Most people will be focussed on getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season. Whether you're in Eden, Batemans Bay or in between, there are some fantastic shops in the region. Quirky, unusual, unique, arty, hand-made, old, new; you're bound to find just the right things to put under the Christmas tree when you shop locally. Bega Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Bega on the Go promotion for Christmas; this year there's over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won in the Rudolf Christmas Giveaway. Details are on page 23.

Contents If you need a little something to distract you from the whirlwind that is December, try an exhibition opening or two. Our What's On feature on page 7 and Art Trail listings on pages 12 - 13 lists three to choose from. The Bay Theatre Players are doing their bit to keep everyone sane with The Victorian Music Hall show. Described as "A scintillating, salubrious soiree of amusement, merriment and mirth", the Music Hall sounds like the perfect antidote to too much stress. We hope you enjoy your time on the Far South Coast. May you be blessed with good company and good health - and we hope you have a happy and safe season.

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Quarantine Bay, Eden Š Paul Callaghan


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. Local Aboriginal people had a strong connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small Eden’s  Simply  Succulents 100’s  of  plants  at      wholesale  prices   zOver  700  named    plants  in  private      collection  to  view zOpen  most  days  -­   other  times  by      appointment z

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whales and fish that 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 Eden's history and see the skeleton of “Old Tom�, Eden’s famous killer whale, at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Eden is now famous as a destination for whale-watching, with migrations occurring in late autumn and spring. Following on from a highly successful Eden Whale Festival in 2011, the Festival will return on 4th & 5th November 2012 - don't miss it!

What to See & Do  Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum   Go whale & dolphin watching   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 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Mitchell Street, Eden Ph: 02 6496 1953

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Australia’s first settler houses show the way for reducing our carbon footprint. Despite recent efforts to make our homes more environmentally friendly, Australians now use more water and land per person than most countries including China, Russia, India and the UK. By the mid 2030s it is estimated that worldwide we will be consuming the earth’s renewable resources at twice the rate that they can be regenerated. The Historic Houses Trust exhibition Built for the Bush: Green Architecture of Australia which has been touring regional New South Wales since November last year, looks at traditional rural architecture and how many of the energy efficient strategies and practices of early settler houses have re-appeared in contemporary sustainable architecture. A range of both traditional and contemporary houses are showcased in the

exhibition to illustrate the use of these low energy strategies, including an example from Merimbula. For Australia’s early rural settlers, building simple, efficient homes was a necessity due to their limited access to materials, skills and resources. Now in the 21st century, traditional 19th century practices are inspiring a new generation to return to these low-energy solutions and minimize the environmental impact of modern housing. The exhibition highlights the benefits of early settler ways that used earth and timber, natural materials that were close at hand and easily worked and corrugated iron. Simple house designs used light and air for their heating and cooling properties and water, the most essential resource for survival, was carefully captured and conserved. Built for the Bush is open from 17th September until 13th February 2012.

Above: Seaton's Farm, Weddin Mountain. Photo (c) Gail Douglas

Below: Mulbring House, architect Clinton Murray. Photograph (c) Shannon McGrath

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What's On - December 17th September - February 13th Built for the Bush: Green Architecture of Australia This Historic Houses Trust exhibition looks at traditional rural architecture and how many of the energy efficient strategies and practices of early settler houses have re-appeared in contemporary sustainable architecture. At the Eden Killer Whale Museum - check page 9 for more information, phone 6496 2094 or go to 2nd to 22nd December - Bega On The Go Bega Chamber of Commerce Christmas promotion - Rudolf Christmas Giveaway. Over $10,000 in prizes to be won. Details on page 23. 3rd December - Exhibition opening, Ivy Hill, Wapengo Featuring award-winning artist Ballan Bolton, painting local landscapes and Ian Bartholomew showing metal and wood sculpture and hardwood furniture. Drinks with the Artists on Saturday 3rd December from 6pm 8pm. More information on page 12 or go to

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9th December - Exhibition opening Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega. Showcasing the breadth of creative practice in the Bega Valley, the exhibition will be officially opened by Wendy Teakel, ANU School of Art at 6pm on Friday 9th December. See page 12 for more information or go to Community/Art_Gallery/Art_Gallery. htm

2nd December - 22nd December - Rudolf OverGiveaway $10,000 Christmas - Begain prizes Spend a minimum of $5 at a participating business to receive a free ticket Two draws of $500 each - 5pm Friday 9th and Friday 16th at Fletchers Fotographics Major Draw 7pm - Friday 22nd at Littleton Gardens Promotion starts Friday 2nd December Shop in Bega at participating businesses for your chance to WIN

9th December - Exhibition Opening - SPLASH!! plus Out of the Ordinary, Spiral Gallery, Bega SPLASH!! - ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, paintings, handcrafted wood, textiles & whimsy by over 20 local artists. Out of the Ordinary - sculptures and wall works by Sharon Cornthwaite. Exhibitions open 6pm Friday 9th December - free entry. Details on page 13 or go to for more information. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th & 10th December The Victorian Music Hall, Bay Theatre Players, Batemans Bay A scintillating, salubrious soiree of amusement, merriment and mirth presented by the Bay Theatre Players. All tickets $15, purchased from Bargain Box Fabrics, Orient St Batemans Bay. For more information, go to page 39.

Holiday where the coastal residents go


3rd December - Exhibition opening at Gallery Ivy Hill - Wapengo

9th December - Exhibition opening at Spiral Gallery - Bega




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Pambula Lake © Paul Callaghan Caption for photograph © 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 of 1797. Seeking shelter from a gale, Bass travelled up the Pambula River, noting its beauty in his diary. A marker has been erected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on this historic site. European settlement began in the 1830s, with the original township built on the southern banks of the Pambula River. Severe flooding in the 1860s meant the town had to be re-located to its present site on higher ground. In 1888, gold was discovered on the banks of the Yowaka River, and by 1891 there were eleven mining companies in operation at the Mount Gahan site. Pambula’s historic past is very much in evidence today, with beautifully restored and maintained historic

buildings and farmhouses. Pambula today has an eclectic mix of businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and pubs. It's a great place to shop for something a bit different. At the southern end of the town is Panbula, a fantastic community conservation and heritage project that has transformed this part of Pambula over the past 10 years. Covering former farmland, areas of saltmarsh, billabongs and the former Pambula Racecourse, the area has been extensively re-planted and has great walking and cycling tracks. The old race track is a great spot for the kids to cycle around, with the centre of the track often inhabitated by kangaroos. Just 5 minutes east of the village is Pambula Beach, set between the ocean, the mouth of Pambula River and Ben Boyd National Park.

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Pambula Beach has an excellent swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, a dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth is great for families. Heading south toward Eden turn off the Highway to Pambula Lake, where there’s a boat ramp for launching vessels. Several oyster growers sell fresh Pambula Lake oysters here too, including Broadwater 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

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Oaklands a 'must-see' visitor experience The historic ‘Oaklands’ property, situated on the Princes Highway in Pambula, is the site of one of the region’s newest retail and tourism ventures. Owned by the Moffitt family, the design of the beautifully constructed Oaklands complex draws its inspiration from rural buildings of yesteryear. Since opening in April 2009, the complex has become a major tourist destination in the Far South Coast. Oaklands is home to several businesses, making it easy to spend hours wandering through the complex. Oaklands Barn that carries a wide range of stock feeds for horses and cattle right through to chooks. There's also farm and landscaping supplies, including fencing materials, mulches, topsoil, pebbles and railway sleepers. The Barn also stocks pet accessories, pet food for dogs, cat and bird seed and pet health care products like dog washes and flea treatments. Oaklands Nursery is perfect for wandering through, with seedlings, native plants, ornamentals, beautiful pots and garden furniture to inspire. There's a homewares and gifts area as well, with all sorts of handy kitchen gadgets, a wide range of books from the ABC and delicious Australian honey. Children will enjoy the animal nursery, where they can visit farm animals and

pets close up. Chooks, ducks, rabbits, and goats are all on display, right through to miniature ponies, draft horses and even camels. Sometimes there are poddy calves, puppies and kittens as well. For the more adventurous, there are pony rides and trail rides that traverse the working Oaklands farm. For trail ride times, enquiries and bookings phone 0428 957 257. Oaklands Cafe serves modern Australian cuisine in a classic Australian setting. Serving funky homestyle food for breakfast and lunch, delicious home-made cakes and organic coffee for morning or afternoon tea, the cafe is a great place to relax with friends. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful redgum table, handcrafted and designed for communal dining. The Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from 9am to 4pm 7 days a week phone 6495 7373 to make a booking. Merv’s Shed is a treasure trove full of fascinating collectables, old wares, restored furniture and wooden toys. You'll find all sorts of everyday items from years gone by, as well as beautiful restored antique furniture. Oaklands is open 7 days a week.


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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, in 2010 Pambula Little Bottler was awarded the ILG NSW Liquor Retailer of the Year award from a field of more than 500 entrants.

Conveniently located in Toalla St. (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 to 8pm during summer.

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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 15th & Friday 16th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. Wyndham Wyndham Market No market this month as it falls on Christmas day.

Candelo Candelo Markets 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall. Bega SCPA Markets in Bega 9th & 23rd from 8am - 1pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Tathra Tathra Markets 4th Sunday of mth from 10am - 2pm at Tathra Hotel, Bega Rd, Tathra. Stall fees go to Starlight Childrens Foundation.

SAARINEN ORGANICS Local manufacturers and growers of herbal creams and ointments. Incorporating Certified organic and Chemical-free local ingredients. For all your facial and skin care needs, visit our website or come and see us at the markets for specials. Try our Aloe vera face cream range Made with fresh Aloe vera gel, honey, chamomile and calendula. Blended with high quality oils of Jojoba, Vitamin E, macadamia nut and olive oil. You can find us at: Candelo markets in the hall. Wyndham markets in the hall. Twyford Hall markets. Nethercote market.

Bermagui Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market last Sunday of mth, 8.30 - 12.30, Dickinson Park. Tilba Tilba Market Home grown - hand made, every Saturday 8am till 12noon Tilba Hall, contact 4473 7231 Narooma Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of mth NATA Oval, 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 Batemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market 1st Sun of mth, Corrigans Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm. Batemans Bay High School 3rd Sunday of month.


Far South Coast Art Galleries

Art Galleries Trail 1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 7 days. Mixed exhibition featuring local artists working with textiles, print, pastel, paint and more. All work for sale. Visit for more information. 2. Artfull Gallery Shop 3, Clocktower Arcade, Mogo. Ph 4474 5588. Open 10.30am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Representing a stylistically-varied selection of local art by established and emerging artists, with a leaning toward the contemporary and modern, but with smatterings of old-world and traditional works; original and unique Australian Art at affordable prices. 3. 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. 4. Gumnut Hideaway Gallery ‘Couria Creek’ 9065 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba. Ph 4473 7211 Open most days – please ring first. Rustic timber gallery exhibiting images on canvas by local nature and landscape photographer Lindy Quin. Also photo books showcasing the Far South Coast. 5. Bermagui Mudworks 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661. Open 10am - 5pm Thursday to Monday. Pottery studio & Cafe, with original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. 6. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Monthly exhibitions featuring the work of the finest contemporary artists in the region. Current exhibition: award-winning artist Ballan Bolton paints local landscapes and Ian Bartholomew is showing metal and wood sculpture and hardwood furniture. Drinks with the artists on Saturday, 3 December from 6pm - 8 pm




7. Wildlife Art Open Studio 47 Wildlife Drive Tathra. Ph 6494 1645. Open 10am - 4pm every Sunday, Wednesday and public holidays or by appointment. Paintings by Jane Murphy. 8. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 12 noon. Current exhibition: The Grad Show: a home grown “art express”, featuring selected work from graduating visual arts students from the Bega Valley Shire’s High Schools (HSC) and TAFE.Open until Saturday 3rd December. The 50th Annual Bega Art Prize 2011: This selected exhibition showcases the breadth of creative practice in the South East Arts region of NSW. To celebrate the 50th year of this local flaghip event, in 2011 the Prize is inclusive of all visual arts categories/media. Proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese and the BVSC. Officially opened on Friday, December 9th by guest speaker and judge of the event Wendy Teakel, Head of the Sculpture Workshop, ANU School of Art. Exhibition runs from December 9th to January 28th.


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9. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am1pm. Represents regional, emerging and established artists. Current exhibitions in Gallery 1: Fragile Earth - paintings by Kim Falkenmire, ceramics by Jenny Mein and Jay Ellard (to 7th Dec). In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists. SPLASH!! - ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, paintings, handcrafted wood, textiles & whimsy by over 20 local artists (9 Dec - 25 Jan '12). In Gallery 2: Out of the Ordinary - sculptures and wall works by Sharon Cornthwaite (9 -29 Dec), Wood 'n' Friends - exquisite pieces handcrafted from Australian native timbers plus knives by Steve Stafford, and paintings by Susie McKinnon and Shirleyanne Myers, felting by Helen Stafford (30 Dec - 25th Jan). 10. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka ph 6493 0491 Open October - June Friday to Monday 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Australian pottery made in the last half century, in a contemporay house and gallery setting with mountain views. This season's exhibition - 'Body | Surface | Form' - contrasts the effect of flame on wood-fired works with the delicacy of porcelain and the bling of lustres and crystalline glazes. 11. The Crossing Gallery 21 Sharpe Street Candelo Ph 6493 2764 Exhibiting works by local artists. Contact Gallery for opening times. 12. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place, Merimbula. Phone 6495 4608 Open September - May, Wednesday and Sunday only from 11am - 3pm. Extended times during Christmas and Easter school holidays. Other times open by appointment only. Exhibition of paintings by Tracey Creighton. Gallery fronts Merimbula Lake accessible from the boardwalk. Art Lessons and Creative Workshops available throughout the year.

Art Galleries on the Far South Coast


Batemans Bay to Eden

13. Mark Gray Gallery Shop 7, The Plaza, 20 Market St, Merimbula Ph 6495 3317 Open 10am - 4pm 6 days, closed Tuesdays. The Mark Gray Gallery features breathtaking award-winning fine art landscape photography by Internationally recognised local photographer Mark Gray. Browse a wide range of limited edition prints, posters, gifts and more. Group and private photography workshops also available. 14. Long Point Gallery 42 Lake Street, Merimbula Ph 6495 3398 Open to the Public (private viewings by appointment, please phone). Longpoint Gallery is the studio gallery of local award winning artist Kathryn Hede. Kathryn’s delightful and passionately inspired works show a diverse range of styles and mediums – moody landscapes, vibrant and evocative seascapes and vivid abstracts. A short drive from the centre of Merimbula, following the lake foreshore and close to the picturesque Bar Beach and Merimbula Wharf. 15. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Open Monday Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm. Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics and Clothing by local and interstate artists.


Merimbula Lake, Merimbula © Paul Callaghan

Merimbula Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Sapphire Coast with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, great shopping and a vast array of attractions and accommodation choices. Merimbula has a long history of

Heelz - welcomes you to our new store to experience our range of hand selected Ladies Quality Shoes, Handbags & Accessories from all over the globe. Now located at Shop 3/68 Market St, Merimbula (next to the lolly shop). Parking at the front & nearby. “Its’ all about the style” See you soon at Heelz 3/68 Market St Merimbula 6495 2811 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 snorkeling, surfing, cycling, enjoying a scenic flights, ten-pin bowling, family fun parks or experiencing native animals or marine creatures up close.

What to See & Do Go whale watching in season Get out on the water with hire boats or fishing charters, and go dolphin watching 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 Education Sanctuary Go fishing off the Wharf, beaches or in the Lake VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

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National Parks Discovery Summer Program 2011 - 2012 The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service holiday activities will start on 29th December 2011 and will run midweek until 19th January 2012. Activities will be conducted in Bournda, Ben Boyd, South East Forest and Eurobodalla National Parks and other popular locations. There is something for everybody young, old and families. Our activities range from actionpacked to those which promote relaxation and they are all lots of fun! The program will include: t Rock Pool Ramble and Baby Shark Feeding t Yoga & Nature t Creative Writing t Benefits of Touch t Nunnock Swamp and Platypus experience t Boat trip and Tour of Davidson Whaling Station t Merimbula Boardwalk t Aboriginal Bushwalk t Canoeing t Snorkelling t Wanda on Wheels

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Suzie and Blinky, the Potoroo Palace koalas have had a daughter. She is now a ten-month-old, precious, mischievous bundle of fluff who gets more adventurous every day. She loves to jump from her mother onto keepers and seems to be fascinated by hats. Following a successful public campaign to find a name for Potoroo Palace's albino echidna (the winner was 'Luna'), the challenge is on once again to find a name for Suzie and Blinky's baby daughter. Potoroo Palace is running a raffle with first prize the right to choose a name for the new koala, plus a weekend

romance package at the Denman Hotel in Thredbo. Second prize is a weekend romance package at Robyn’s Nest, Merimbula. Third prize is a Betta Electrical Voucher for $450 (redeemable Australia wide). The raffle will be drawn 18th December 2011. What name will you choose? Grab your raffle tickets and start thinking.


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Glebe Park, Bega Š Paul Callaghan


Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley. It is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. Views of Mumbulla Mountain to the north and the escarpment to the west are best appreciated from the Lookout, located just 3 kilometres north of town on the Princes Highway. In the language of local Aboriginal people, members of the Yuin nation, Bega is said to mean “large camping ground�. It would have been a place of great abundance, with an underground lake feeding a series of wetlands, providing plenty of tucker. The dairy industry has always played a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products, exporting millions of dollars worth of product every year.

A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must for all visitors to the region. The Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s, and provides an insight into how early farmers lived, worked and transported their products. The Heritage Centre is also home to the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides information about attractions throughout the region. Bega has seen its demographics change over the past 30 years, with many people moving from cities to enjoy the relaxed country lifestyle. Bega has a thriving arts community with its own Regional Gallery which hosts several major exhibitions each year, as well as the artist-run Spiral Gallery. The new Sapphire Marketplace complex opens this month, bringing

nationally recognised brands to Bega, as well as local business relocating to the new centre.

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

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Over $10,000 in prizes Spend a minimum of $5 at a participating business to receive a free ticket Two draws of $500 each - 5pm Friday 9th and Friday 16th at Fletchers Fotographics Major Draw 7pm - Friday 22nd at Littleton Gardens Promotion starts Friday 2nd December Shop in Bega at participating businesses for your chance to WIN


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is now open! Savour  the  menu  or  relax  with  a  coffee  in   Grace’s CafÊ  open  7  days  for  lunch  and  dinner 5HJXODUHQWHUWDLQPHQW5DIÀHVDQG'UDZV +  Sports  Bar  and  Lounge  with  big  screen  TV’s +TAB,  Keno  and  Sports  Channels +  Courtesy  Bus  Wednesday  to  Saturday

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SPLASH!!‌summer at Spiral Gallery Visit Spiral Gallery in Bega to view a range of artworks by over 20 artists from NSW's far south coast. Ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, paintings, handcrafted wood, specialty kitchen knives, textiles, baskets and whimsy feature in a ‘Cash&carry’ exhibition. SPLASH!! Spiral’s summer exhibition in gallery 1 opens on Friday 9 December and runs until 25 January. Located at 47 Church Street, Bega, Spiral Gallery is an artist run contemporary gallery showcasing the creations of an extremely talented variety of artists and artisans. Also at Spiral from 9 December to 29 December, gallery 2 features Out of the Ordinary - sculptures and wall works by Sharon Cornthwaite. And from 30 December to 25 January, gallery 2 features Wood ‘n’ Friends exquisite pieces handcrafted from Australian native timbers by Steve Stafford, plus painters Susie McKinnon and Shirleyanne Myers, and felter Helen Stafford. When visiting Bega, SPIRAL GALLERY is always an exciting place to visit, whether you are buying art for yourself, for that ever elusive ‘special’ present, or for just the inspiration to see what others have been creating. Spiral Gallery is open Mon - Fri 10am 4pm and Sat 10am - 1pm. Ph 6492 5322.



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Middle Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park © Paul Callaghan

Tathra With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. Swimming at Tathra’s patrolled beach (summer only) may provide the added bonus of a dolphin sighting, and passing whales, heading south on their migration, are frequently seen from September to November. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountainbiking, snorkelling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and a great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well. Direct access to the ocean is available

at Kianinny Bay (also good for swimming), and the boat ramp at Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary. Tathra also has great places to eat, ranging from gourmet delis to cafés and restaurants.

What to See & Do Check out the view and spot whales from the Headland lookout   Enjoy the walk from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka   Explore the Bega River by boat

Enjoy bushwalking in the Tathra Forest Wildlife Reserve From Tathra, head back toward Bega on the Snowy Mountains Highway, and turn right into Thompsons Drive. The car park on the right marks the start of the Tathra Forest Wildlife Reserve. This 60 hectare wildlife corridor provides habitat for a range of fauna species, including glossy black-

cockatoos, listed as a threatened species. These rare birds feed on the black sheoaks (Allocasuarina litoralis) found in coastal forests, and build nests in the hollows of old or dead trees. The Main Ridge Track passes through coastal rainforest down to a secluded wetland, with a variety of waterbirds,

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frogs and water dragons. Continue through the Reserve until you reach Dilkerra Rd; follow this until you reach the famous Tathra beach, winner of the 2008 NSW Clean Beach Award. The walk takes about 45 minutes one way, and is graded as easy - medium.

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Ph 6494  5222 Set in beautifully landscaped grounds featuring ponds and waterfalls. Resort style quality apartments, villa houses and motel units. 2 swimming pools, 2 spa pools & a hydrotherapy swim spa.  

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Explore with Brogo Wilderness Canoes Early summer is a great time to explore the inland waterways of the Far South Coast - the days are fine, the water is warming up and large numbers of visitors are still to arrive. 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 explore the beauty of the Brogo Dam and Brogo Wilderness, hire a fully equipped canoe from Dave and Sue at Brogo Wilderness Canoes. Their canoes are safe, stable â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadiansâ&#x20AC;?, and all safety gear, maps and instructions are provided. For tranquillity and beauty itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 person for a half day, with children half price. For bookings contact Dave or Sue on (02) 6492 7328.

What a Tourist Guide said about Tathra back in 1915.... TATHRA, the Port of BEGA. From the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourist Guide to the South Coast Districts 1915â&#x20AC;? courtesy of the Bega Valley Historical society.

The eleven-mile drive to Tathra, the port of Bega, is most interesting and diversified. The village has a commanding position on the bluff above the wharf, and is an extremely healthy and picturesque spot, which is frequented during the summer months


JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by the Green Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Lunch - 12:00 till 2:00pm Dinner - 6:00pm till 8:30pm Sensational food in sumptuous surroundings, great variety of meals with fresh local produce.

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by many residents of Bega and the surrounding districts. The mouth of the Bega River makes a little port for the steamers of the Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Company Ltd and coasters that trade in farm produce from the rich lands lying between the shore and the ranges, which rise in lines of faint blue some 20 miles inland, the

anchorage being under the shelter of Tathra Head. As a beautiful, secluded and healthy resort, with boating, surfing, fishing, oystering and shooting in abundance, Tathra is not excelled on the Australian coast, and the tourist and visitor should certainly include this delightful seaside spot in their itinerary.

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Caption Wallagafor Lake, photograph © Paul Callaghan © Photographer


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.

Cellar Door Ɣ 11am to 4pm Thursday-Sunday Restaurant Ɣ Lunch Thursday-Sunday from 12pm

Open for dinner Friday & Saturday nights from 6pm (bookings essential) 2845 Bermagui/Tathra Rd, Murrah 14km › Bermagui 28km ›Tathra Phone 6494 0164

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. Visit the new Fishermen's Co-op complex with restaurants, a wine bar and gift shops to wander through, or sit and watch the boats unloading their daily catch of fresh fish.

What to See & Do Walk to the entrance of Wallaga Lake   Swim in Bermagui's famous Blue Pool, next to the ocean

Bermagui Country Club

Discover local history at the Bermagui Museum   Enjoy a game of golf at the 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

Try a bike ride through forests full of spotted gums and burrawangs.   Visit the Montreal Goldfield   Kayak up the Bermagui River VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Bunga Street, Bermagui Ph: 02 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

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Cobargo is located half an hour north of Bega, in the midst of lush, green pastures rolling away to forested mountains. The village was established with a Post Office, general store, school, hotel, church and blacksmith during the 1870s around the butter and cheesemaking industries. Today, Cobargo is a wonderful example of a working village of local artisans, with many of

Cobargo Secrets

Cobargo Secrets the buildings over 100 years old. Take a stroll around the town and take your pick from an array of art and craft, rare gems and jewellery, pottery, woodwork and leatherwork, or hunt among the collectables, curios and old wares on offer. Recharge your batteries at Elloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe which serves delicious meals set within an old train carriage, or try fantastic coffee at Valley Edge.

Bangles Gallery For nearly 38 years the Bangles belief has been quality, variety, affordable prices and great customer service. Located in a magnificent two-storey timber building in the centre of Cobargo, pottery is at the heart of Bangles Gallery. A talented pool of craftspeople supply Bangles with a selection of traditional and modern Australian-made pottery. There's an extensive range of cookware that is both beautiful and functional, vases, pots, and elegant decorative pieces. Bangles is not just about pottery though. A more diverse range of products has been introduced, including glassware, ironware, leadlight lamps and beautifully crafted cutlery sets. Reflecting the Bangles philosophy, these pieces all represent great value for money without sacrificing quality. Browse through the well-stocked shop to find the perfect gift or something special for yourself. Bangles, Princes Highway, Cobargo. Phone 6493 6421







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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Little Gulaga Mountain, Central Tilba © Paul Callaghan Caption for photograph © Photographer


The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba lie on the slopes of Gulaga, a place of great spiritual significance to people from the Yuin nation. Named Mt. Dromedary by Captain Cook in 1770, the lower slopes of Gulaga became the site of much activity when gold was discovered in the 1860s. Many of Tilba’ s buildings were constructed in the late 1880s when the gold boom was at its peak. By the time mining ceased, the dairy industry was

firmly established as the main source of income for the area. The village of Tilba Tilba, just a few kilometres south of Central Tilba, is also protected by a National Heritage listing. Tilba Tilba is home to the magnificent Foxglove Spires, featuring one of Australia’s finest open gardens covering 3.5 acres. There is also a cafe, giftware, antiques and a nursery on site. Tilba Tilba also has a general store, and is the base for the walk up Gulaga.

The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by he National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance. 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. Shops with leatherwork, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques and giftware, as well as the pub, art studios, and the famous cheese factory are all located on Central Tilba’s main street.

What to See & Do

passi o n f i s h candles  &  gifts Central  Tilba  NSW

Specialising in locally handcrafted Soy candles

Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

Ph 02 44737714

27 Bate St Central Tilba

Enjoy the spectacular Foxglove Spires gardens in Tilba Tilba   Hike to the top of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) - start at Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba.   Step back in time wandering through the National Heritage listed village of Central Tilba

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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

Tilba Living History

Pam's Store Just how many businesses can you fit into one place? Pam’s Store in Tilba Tilba seems to be striving for the record. There’s a petrol station (fuel, oil and ice), a corner store (take-away food, groceries, fresh bread and milk daily) a fishing shop (bait and tackle), a coffee shop (Byron Bay coffee and cakes), restaurant (open on Friday nights), liquor outlet (beer, wine and spirits), a post office, newsagent and local tourist information centre, and they’re all in the one place! If you’re tackling the Mt. Dromedary walk, Pam’s Store, situated at the beginning of the walk, is the perfect spot to stock up before you go, or reward yourself with a coffee or a cool ale on the verandah on your return. Pam's Store serves both Byron Bay Coffee and cakes - and is also a great place to grab a cooked breakfast - seven days a week from 7am. Take away hot food or eat-in meals are also available seven days a week to enjoy at home or on the store verandah. So if you’re looking for somewhere with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that supplies just about everything you need to enjoy your holiday, then Pam’s Store in Tilba Tilba is the place to go. Open 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday, 7am - 6pm Saturdays and 8am 6pm on Sundays. Pam's Store, Corkhill Dve, Tilba Tilba. Ph (02) 4473 7311

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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

Love At First Bite

Something Old, Something New. A beautiful collection of gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, books, collectables & oldwares. Come and see us for that special gift, something for your home or just spoil yourself. Ph 4473 7080

Gourmet Breakfasts & Lunches 16 years of serving rich Crema Coffee & our own amazing cakes. Check our savoury sensations from the blackboard.

Tilba Treasures

The Spires Nursery

This unique shop is a treasure trove of homewares, antiques, collectables, kitchenware, books, gifts, jewellery and personal care products. And you can now shop online.

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 7799

Ph 4473 7196

Ph 4473 7055

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

Keeping it local at Tilba Valley Wines            The Toast of the Coast Wine Tasting & Sales Morning/Afternoon Tea & Coffee

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

Ph: 02 4473 7308 Open Wed-­Sun  11am-­4pm Open  Daily  10-­5pm 32

Tilba Valley Wines is magnificently situated on the shores of Lake Corunna under the foothills of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary), just a few minutes drive from Central Tilba and about ten minutes from Narooma. The vineyard was established in 1978, with the winery opening in 1983. Some 700 cases of wine are produced annually from the vineyard's 4.5 hectares of vines, which include Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varieties. Tilba Valley Wines are only available direct from the winery, either at the

cellar door or by post. The Restaurant at the Winery features fresh, high quality local produce, including vegetables, salad items, herbs, fruit and eggs from the vineyard garden. The menu often incorporates Tilba Valley wines in its dishes, like lamb, eggplant and shiraz pie. Wines can be tasted free of charge in the rustic timbered tasting room and are available for purchase from $22 per bottle. Tilba Valley Wines is open throughout the year (closed August) for wine tasting, cellar door sales, snacks and lunches.

M o n t h l y G a r d e n Ad v i c e Summer Duties Well, here we are again with another year nearly gone and the warmer and drier weather on the way. As we move into summer, I feel it is opportune to give a reminder of the things that require attention in our gardens to get our plants safely through the following warmer and drier months of the year. Because of the recent rains and warm conditions there will no doubt be a lot of pests and diseases out there that will reduce the vigour of our plants, and a

keen eye should be kept out for them. Aphids, thrips, scale and chewing insects will be in plague proportions and these small and sometimes unnoticed pests can do a lot of damage before being actually observed. A simple method of control is to do a preventative spray more so than a spray when they are noticed. The control method is totally up to you as what you use. There are systemic insecticides and there are natural controls. Generally with natural controls you will have to apply them

more regularly but with the systemic controls the plant takes up the spray and acts upon the pest when they â&#x20AC;&#x153;invadeâ&#x20AC;?. For those of us who have a coastal or near-coastal garden, humidity over the summer brings with it fungal diseases that can ruin that beautiful rose or spoil our fruits. There are some very good combination insect and fungal sprays on the market. Again it is better to do preventative spraying than trying to control the pest when it is noticed. Pests like fruit fly can be controlled by using traps or lures. Most are available at your local nursery. Finally one of the most important summer jobs is mulching. Whether you mulch with soft mulches like lucerne and sugar cane, or harder mulches like wood or gravel this practice is probably the most important thing that you can do for your garden in the warmer months. Till next time, Happy Christmas and take care.

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 Saturday - Tuesday Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Monday - Saturday 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.


Moruya River, Moruya © Paul Callaghan

/BSPPNBt#PEBMMBt.PSVZB Narooma is one of the most scenic towns on the Far South Coast, sitting between the ocean and the startling blue-green waters of Wagonga Inlet. The town manages to retain a '1950s fishing village' vibe but modernised, with great shops, cafes and restaurants. It's a fantastic place for families, with a patrolled beach, bike tracks and lots of waterways to explore or fish in. Narooma is the base for charter operators offering tours to nearby Montague Island, with its spectacular lighthouse, little penguin and fur seal colonies and Aboriginal heritage.

BODALLA   BOWLING  CLUB The  biggest  little  club  on  the  South  Coast

‡ Tony’s  Chinese  Restaurant          open  Wed-­Sun,  lunch  &  dinner  &          takeaways.

Just up the road from Narooma is Bodalla, the village with the magnificent stone church and many other historic buildings. The village was developed by Thomas Mort in the late 1800s as a private country estate based around the dairy and cheese making industries, which still dominate Bodalla today. All Saints Anglican Church was commissioned by the Mort family in memory of Thomas Mort and his wife. Work began on the Church in 1880 and was completed in 1901. Further north, the township of Moruya also has beautifully preserved heritage buildings and streetscapes and is a great place to explore. It’s famous for supplying the granite used in the piers of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as Sydney’s Post Office, the Bank of NSW and the Cenotaph in Martin Place. These days however, Moruya is known

for the large, intricately carved wooden poles that are dotted along the footpath of the main street. Fantastic cafes, restaurants and pubs with live music can also be found in this bustling little country town that has lots to offer.

What to See & Do Take a trip to Montague Island Nature Reserve to watch wildlife Follow Narooma's Mill Bay Boardwalk to see schools of fish and graceful stingrays Visit Bodalla's historic All Saints Church Stroll or ride your bike through Moruya's Riverside Park Indulge in some retail therapy in Moruya's many specialty shops stocking unusual items

Tour Montague Island 1  hr  or  2½  hr

‡ Lunchtime  $7.50  daily,          blackboard  specials  also          available  Wed  &  Thurs  nights.

Island Charters Narooma “The Ocean Adventure Specialists”

Whale watching Eco adventures which include landing on Montague Island for tours guided by NPWS Scuba diving Snorkelling with fur seals Fishing and mixed trips with a bit of fishing, some snorkelling and some cruising

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Always Affordable Shop 9-59 Vulcan St Moruya 02 4474 5067


1/61 Vulcan St Moruya 4474 2538

Visit our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;coastal living boutiqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for our eclectic range of clothing, handbags, accessories, unique gifts and coastal decorator items To Di For. Also exhibiting Martina Penning paintings this summer. Unique coastal decor and fashion for you and your home. Shop 1/64 Vulcan St. Moruya Ph 4474 2422


Mogo Š Paul Callaghan

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

To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is a must. Located in a natural Australian bush setting on 4.5ha, the Original Gold Rsuh Colony, formerly known as Old Mogo Town, is a great place to step 1 2  back 3 in time. 45 46754 After taking out the award for Cultural  

and Heritage Tourism at the South        Coast Regional Tourism Awards in   !  " # ! $ % 2009 and 2010, in 2011 the &'2008, ! " Original Gold Rush Colony won the $ ( )*+ )*,$ ( )*+ Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Hall of $$-$ ( ),*+ ./ Fame 0" 0" !  award. Come play beads under Mogo is now famous for its great range the jellybead tree of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings. x Beads x Books x Magazines x Findings There are potteries, galleries, antique x Sterling Silver, stores, bookshop and coffee shops, x Ready Made Jewellery, x Handmade Beads, many of which specialise in unusual x Classes and interesting items. Mogo is the Children welcome perfect place to spend time browsing Mogo  Cottage  30  Princes  Hwy  Mogo   for something a little bit different. 02  4474  2675  


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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Timbavatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Mogo Zoo also won their category at the 2011 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards; they won the award for the best Tourist Attraction. Congratulations to the Original Gold Rush Colony and Mogo Zoo on their recent awards - they certainly did Mogo proud.

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

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 Extensive  range  of  art  &  craft  supplies    including:

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Historic Mogo

ClockTower Arcade For a unique shopping experience, visit The ClockTower Arcade in Mogo. At POSH CAT youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find quality leather goods, mens' hats and wallets, ladies' handbags and quality jewellery for any occasion. THE OLD DAIRY is full of locally made specialty items and an intriguing array of dolls, bears, ceramics and terracotta pieces. Venture further and you will find MOGO PETS with rabbits, mice and tropical fish on sale, as well as a large range of accessories and supplies for your most loved family pets. The ClockTower Arcade also supports local artists; you can view some of their work on display as you enter. Grab a coffee from the Patisserie and rest up, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more. Visit ART FULL where you will see a fine selection of works and creative pieces that you may want to take home with you. Still not finished? If you enjoy Tarot readings, make an appointment with Karla the ClockTowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clairvoyant your future may become clearer. The ClockTower Arcade is still the home for Mogoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mojo diecast models mainly available on the NET. Go to for their range of diecast models. ClockTower Arcade, 46 Sydney St Mogo. Phone 4474 2288

Clocktower Arcade

Clocktower Arcade Six fabulous shops to keep you occupied.

46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288


The Old Dairy Country Crafts Ć&#x2021; Shabby Chic Ć&#x2021; Dolls and Bears Ć&#x2021; Home Embellishments Ć&#x2021; Gifts Ć&#x2021; Cow Ceramics Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524

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

14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291


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


Clyde River, Batemans Bay © Paul Callaghan

Batemans Bay Like many coastal towns, Batemans Bay, settled by Europeans in the 1820s, relied on timber, ship building, dairying and fishing as its main source of income over the past two hundred years. The town is accessed from the north by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia. aNow a thriving regional centre and major tourist destination, people come to Batemans Bay from all over Australia for its natural beauty. Situated on the banks of the magnificent Clyde River, water is deeply ingrained in the culture of

Opal & Shell Museum

Treasures from the Deep

Crystals, Gems, Specimens Fossils, Shark Tooth, Shells

‘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 explore the spectacular upper reaches of the Clyde River. Batemans Bay is a great destination for families, with its array of outdoor activities and attractions such as minigolf, a cinema, animal park, tennis and a carnival in summer. There are lots of great national parks to explore within easy driving distance. Head west along the Kings Highway past historic Nelligen and up Clyde Mountain to see beautiful escarpment forests in the Budawang National Park. The beautiful township of Braidwood is also worth a visit.

142 Beach Rd Batemans Bay

Explore the Clyde River by boat, houseboat or kayak   Book a fishing charter for a deep-sea fishing experience   Visit the Budawang National Park to experience the spectacular escarpment or the Murramarang National Park with its coastal forests   Head into town for great shopping   Enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the cafés and restaurants on the bank of the Clyde River.   Drive south and explore Malua Bay, Mossy Point and Tomakin. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528

...will take you there!

ph 4472 7248


What to See & Do



Situated at the end of Wray Street



Buy, Sell  &  Exchange   a  wide  range  of  Books   Shop  4/270  Beach  Rd   Batehaven

100 metres to Batemans Bay town centre

Open Mon-­Fri  10am-­4.30pm,   Sat  10am-­1pm

Clyde River Motor Inn Bookings 4472 6444

Ph/Fax: 02  4472  6736   Email:

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

EAT IN, TAKEAWAY, and HOME DELIVERY now available (02) 4472 6771

Victorian Music Hall in Batemans Bay Yes! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Hall - in full Victorian splendour with revealing glimpses of ankle and saucy looks galore (and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the men). Led by Bay Theatre Players' rollicking and rambunctious Chairman (oooh!), the Players present for your delight and edification (oooh!) mesmerising acts of mentalism, tragic monologues to break the heart, gorgeous girls to mend them, strong men to sigh over, comic acts to split your sides, sentimental ballads and Cockney classics to sing along with. A fun fund-raiser for this popular community theatre company, the

Victorian Music Hall promises to be a "Scintillating Salubrious Soiree" to start the silly season and on into 2012. Enjoy quality acts and some jokes perhaps first heard at your motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knee (and other low joints). There are only 5 shows (the acts are fully booked before the crowned heads of Europe as far as Moruya), so make sure to book tickets before they sell out. Shows are on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th (matinee), 9th and 10th. Tickets $15 from Bargain Box Fabrics, Orient Street, Batemans Bay. Phone 4472 5984 or go to




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Live Music - December Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Sat 17th Jukebox Saturday Night Fri 30th Gary Jones Duo Sat 31st Against Vast Odds

Sat 31st

Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Fri 9th Carols on the Green Bring a picnic rug for an evening of carols from 6pm. Sat 31st Shadoogie - 50s & 60s Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll plus Buffet Dinner from 8pm. Tickets from Reception

Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Sat 3rd Lounge Lizards Sat 10th Once Bitten Sat 17th Daryl Lamb Sat 24th Dance Party Karaoke and DJ Grey Wed 28th Make us Famous Thu 29th Cameron Cusack Fri 30th Make us Famous Sat 31st Gravity

Club Sapphire Merimbula Ph 6495 1306 Fri 2nd A.D.A. Trivia Night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $10pp teams of 8 preferred â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.30pm Please contact the Club details. Sat 3rd Glenda Kriesfelt free in the Main Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.30pm Fri 9th Damn Fine Gentlemen and Jonno Zilber Sat 10th Doc Smith free in the Main Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.30pm Fri 16th Blue Ruins and Jonno Zilber free in the Rockpool CafĂŠ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7.30pm (Book meal) Sat 17th Acacia free - Main Bar 7.30pm Fri 24th Claude Hayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Hootenanny with Jack Biilmann & the Second Hand Salmon plus Gerkin. 8pm/$5 Tue 27th

The Beautiful Girls + Kid Mac 8pm. Tickets $32.50 presale, $37.50 @ Door (if available)

The Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnells Best Of Brothers NYE Party $40 includes hot & cold snacks plus a glass of champagne on arrival

Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 4thSteve Clark Trio Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Fri 2nd DJ Brendan Downstairs Sat 3rd DJ Mick Fri 9th DJ Downstairs Bar Sat 10th DJ Mick Thu 17th Down South Jazz Club Fri 16th DJ Downstairs Sat 17th DJ Fri 23rd DJ Sat 30th Melbourne Band Gravity plus DJ Sat 31st DJs Club Bega Ph 6492 1055 Sat 17th Over the Moon 7pm - 11pm Sat 31st Just Cruizin, 7pm till 11pm

Tathra Beach Bowling Club Ph 6494 1280 Fri 2nd Lounge Lizards Sat 3rd Wildfire Fri 9th Garry Jones Sat 10th Acacia Fri 16th Lounge Lizards Sat 17th Donny Ryan Fri 23rd Poddy Dodgers Sat 24th Chris O'Donnell Mon 26th Once Bitten Tue 27th Corey Legge Fri 30th Rockin All Over Sat 31st Lounge Lizards Bermagui Country Club Ph 6493 4340 Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm. Fri 2nd Karaoke from 8pm. Sat 3rd White Noise from 8pm. Free entry Fri 9th Jacqui Seczawa from 8pm. Sat 10th Toad Fish Chutney from 8pm. Free Entry Fri 16th Daryl Lamb from 8pm Sat 17th DJ RZA from 8pm Fri 23rd Brian & Annie from 8pm. Mon 26th DJ Col Thomas Sat 31st Three on the Tree from 8pm Tilba Valley Wines Ph 4473 7308 Sun 4th Pieces of Eight Sun 18th Contact Winery for details Sat 31st New Year's Party Dinner and live music $70pp Dromedary Hotel Ph 4473 7223 Contact Hotel for details


& Gabo Island  Tours

Starting from $45 per person. For inquiries call

6495 1074


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

Flight Training

Heli-Flights & Skydiving (Seasonal only)


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



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