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Far South Coast Region Inside: Art Trail What To See & Do What's On Live Music Guide Monthly Markets Regional Map

Southeast HARVEST Festival Page 24

Australian Motor Museum cars in Pambula

Classic cars Bay to Bermi run Page 29


Sunset near Bega © Paul Callaghan

From the Editor

July Welcome to the July edition of the Far South Coast Monthly Imag. As I write, the rain is falling on the roof, and what a fabulous sound that is after a pretty dry autumn. Wet weather is a great excuse to stay indoors - long lunches at a restaurant you haven't tried before, extended catch-ups over coffee, enjoying art galleries or lots of retail therapy are all good options! And when the sun is shining, as it so magnificently does during the winter months, head outdoors and make the most of it. Bushwalking, kayaking, bike riding and long walks on the beach are all wonderful options for the great outdoors during the cooler months. Enjoying the spectacular coast roads this month are the participants in the biennial Bay to Bermi Run. Owners of classic and vintage motor cars will be heading south to Bermagui from Batemans Bay to raise funds for charity.

Contents See page 29 to find out where you can view these gorgeous vehicles. Also celebrating winter is the Southeast HARVEST Festival, held every 16 months to focus on a different season. Costa Georgiadis from ABC TV's Gardening Australia will be spending the day at the Festival - he had such a good time last year, he's coming back for more! Details are on page 24. Spiral Gallery has a new exhibition opening on 26th July -guaranteed to brighten the darkest winter days. 'Lights Up!'is about light and full of lights, from the abstract to the literal, plus an abundance of ludicrous and luxurious lampshades. See page 23. Enjoy your stay on the coast, and don't forget to watch out for the wildlife on the roads, even when you're in town.

Some photos courtesy of NSW Tourism Cover Photo Credit:

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Yallumbo Cove, Eden © 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, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests. Local Aboriginal people had a strong connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small whales and fish that killer whales herded into the shallows. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century.


For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can also visit Davidson Whaling Station, the longest operating shore-based whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Historic Boydtown is also worth a visit - make sure you drop in to the beautifully restored Seahorse Inn. 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. The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, located on Main Wharf, has displays of the local marine environment.

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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‘Strike’ tells the tale of Eden's tuna fishing industry In 1949, Eden’s fishing industry faced economic ruin. The two main fishing species of barracouta and salmon failed to arrive along the coast, leaving local fishermen wondering what to do next. Tuna was the answer. Thousands of tons of tuna could be found close to shore during the annual migration to spawning grounds off Tasmania. Fishermen at Bermagui claimed there were so many that they ‘could walk from their boats to the shore on the fishes’ backs’. Up until then, there was no market for Australian caught tuna either in Australia or overseas. With the reduced catch of salmon and barracouta the fishermen turned to tuna as a means to make their way clear of the poor season. Mostly caught by trolling up to seven lines, around 300, 000 pounds (136 kg) of tuna was caught in the first four weeks. Most of the tuna weighed around 20 pounds (just under 10 kg). Further out to sea, Commonwealth fisheries officers located schools of


tuna weighing up to 50 pounds (22.6 kg). The season saw 1,000 tons of southern bluefin tuna landed at port and was mostly caught by fishermen using improvised equipment and learning the habits of the fish as they went. On 24 September 1950, the American owned tuna clipper Senibua (with its own spotting aircraft) arrived in Sydney and began to prepare for experimental pole fishing for tuna in Australian waters. On its first cruise in October in waters near Jervis Bay, Senibua poled 6 tons of southern bluefin in 40 minutes. The visit by the clipper was seen as an opportune time for Australian fishermen to learn tuna poling methods from experienced crews, assess tuna poling against purse seine netting, and explore the commercial viability of Australian tuna resources. Tuna poling involved the ‘chumming’ of waters, where either dead or live bait was thrown into the school of tuna to create a feeding frenzy. While tuna were actively feeding, fishermen stood in racks attached to the sides of the fishing vessel, and cast long lines with barbless feather lures or live bait. The fish strike the lure and once hooked, fishermen haul their long fishing poles overhead where the fish dislodge during the change in tension of the swinging action. The line and lure is then cast out again as quickly

Killer Whale



as possible to maximise the catch numbers while the feeding frenzy is at its peak. If fish proved too large for a single pole fisherman, the pole configuration changed to double and triple polers which allowed two or three men to haul in a single fish. In the early 1960s, experiments began on mechanical poling machines. While they had benefits, vessels still required crews to resolve mechanical and fish release failures and stow the catch. A dangerous occupation, fishermen have been lost when hauled overboard by large tuna, and entire crews of vessels have vanished in poor weather conditions. This exhibition examines the evolution of methods and equipment associated with tuna pole fishing, and pays tribute to the fishermen who worked in the physically, financially and emotionally demanding industry of tuna poling. Strike is open until 11th August 2013. Below left: Estelle Star, 1961. Photograph by Don Edwards. Courtesy National Archives of Australia Below: Double poling tuna, c1960s. Courtesy of J Mathieson


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Davidson Gallery Whaling Exhibition Visit Old Tom’s Skeleton -the most famous of Killer Whales

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Live Entertainment - July Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Sat 27th DJ Matt Brown in the Rec Club Audi. There will be a kids disco from 6-8pm and over 18’s from 9 -12ish. Contact Club for more details Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Sat 27th Power FM Live Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Fri 19th Christmas in July The Australian ABBA Show Sat 20th DJ Grey Karaoke Every AFL and NRL Game live on the big screens

Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 7th Steve Clark Trio Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Sat 6th DJ Mick Sat 13th DJ Mick Sat 20th The Twins 24 Hour Party Tour Sat 27th DJ Mick

Fri 5th Russell Morris in the Audi. Tickets $30, Over 18s only. Sat 6th The Jah Duo. Free in the Main Bar from 8.00pm. Tue 9th Dorothy the Dinosaur & Travelling Friends Show. Doors open 10.30am. Adults & children $19.50. Babies under 12mths free. Fri 12th Rockpool Café Piano Bar featuring Geoff Willis. Free from 6.30pm. Dinner bookings recommended. Fri 12th Sapphire Coast Volunteer Branch RSPCA NSW Fundraiser Trivia Night. 7pm, $15p.p. Tables of 8. Enquiries call 0419 267 799. Sat 13th Shadoogie Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Audi Free from 8.00pm. Wed 17th State of Origin on the Big Screen in the Audi. Free snacks provided.

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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 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 1830's, 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 Panboola, 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 inhabited 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. 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 Classic Cars on display at Adams Prestige Classic Cars Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

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Australian Motor Museum cars at Adam's Prestige and Classic Motors It's amazing what you find tucked away in the most unassuming places. In a quiet Pambula street is Adam's Prestige and Classic Motors, a factory full of very collectable cars, where owner Adam Thomas happily opens his doors to the public for free. Adam's most recent purchase is a 1929 Rolls Royce and a 1953 Alvis (see below). These vehicles were recently acquired from a private owner who had them on display at the Australian Motor Museum for the past 12 months. Adam is best known locally for his Classic Car Gala Days, held at Merimbula Beach Holiday Park at

Short Point. To date, the Gala Days have raised over $17,500 for the Bega Oncology and Can Assist. Adam said 'It was a great experience to be the event organiser of the Classic Car shows, mainly because it allowed me to do something I love, while raising money for a great cause at the same time'. Adam is lucky enough to have owned a 1934 Triumph Gloria, one of only five of these cars in the world, which he exhibited at the 2011 International Concors d'Elegance) car show in Melbourne. He also had a 1937 Dodge Sloper that appeared in 'Gone with the Wind' and

'A Town like Alice'. In addition to classic vehicles, Adam also has historic memorabilia to take you back to times past. He's open most week days (when he's not on a road trip in search of his next acquisition). Visit for more info. Adam's Prestige and Classic Motors, 37 Bullara St Pambula. Ph 02 6494 3221.

Classic Cars Now on display

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Collectable classic cars for sale and free to view Open most week days Display of historic memorabilia Largest showroom of vintage and classic cars between Sydney & Melbourne

ADAMS PRESTIGE CLASSIC CARS 37 Bullara St Pambula P: 02 6494 3221 M: 0415 613 459

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McKells Picture Framing and Artessence Gallery - The Story So Far A long time ago, in fact in the 1860s, Pambula was relocated from the flood plains south of the highway to its present location. One of the early buildings in the new Pambula village was the butcher shop, built by the first butcher, John Behl at 47 Toalla Street. In the 1880s the shop was run by Robert McKell, father to William McKell, who went on to become Premier of NSW and later Governor General of Australia. Not bad for a butcher’s son from Pambula! Meanwhile, as time passed, the butcher’s shop was redeveloped into a private home, and after many years it

re-emerged as a commercial premises when it became McKells Restaurant in the 1970s and 80s. Many locals still remember its roaring log fire and generous Sunday Roasts. It later became a printing shop, but when the printers relocated a little further up the road, it was transformed into an Art Gallery and Picture Framing business. And so it has remained for the past decade, but now with new owners, Rob and Deb Evans, who moved in at Easter time this year. McKells Picture Framing and Artessence Gallery has undergone a few changes since then. The most

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noticeable is a new roof, completed before any major winter rainfall could penetrate. Inside, the picture framing business is continuing, and as well as artworks from many local artists, the gallery now features beautiful photographs of the local area taken by Rob. He also does commission work for clients and offers a photo restoration service. The official “reopening” of McKells took place on the 23rd May, once the roofworks were completed. The opening was attended by many of the featured artists in the gallery, as well as friends and clients, to support Rob and Deb as McKells enters its next phase... So drop in and visit the gallery. There is a beautiful selection of paintings, prints, mosaics, textiles, ceramic works, glass, woodwork and jewellery, as well as Rob’s photographs. McKells Picture Framing & Artessence Gallery, 47 Toalla St, Pambula Phone 6495 7286 Below: Milton Black, Cllr Russell Fitzpatrick and Deb Evans at the opening

A unique and refreshing selection of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glassware, sculpture, woodwork & photos. Open Mon-Fri 10am - 4.30pm, Sat 10am to 1pm Facebook: Artessence Gallery

47 Toalla Street Pambula

N u r s e r i e s & G a rd e n s Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Monday - Saturday Bodalla Nursery 195 Princes Hwy Bodalla Ph 4473 5166 Closed Tuesdays. May - August open 9 to 4. Large range of fruit & deciduous trees.


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Merimbula Lake, Merimbula Š Paul Callaghan

Merimbula Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Sapphire Coast with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, great shopping, attractions and plenty of accommodation choices. Merimbula has a long history of human occupation, with Aboriginal people making the most of the available food resources, leaving behind middens that are visible today. 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. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from too. Tura Beach is only a short drive north, with its own shopping centre, country club and beautiful beach.

What to See & Do Get out on the water with hire boats or fishing charters Take a scenic flight Visit the Merimbula Aquarium at fish feeding time Visit Potoroo Palace VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

Merimbula Marina

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FREE Dolphin Cruise with every fishing ticket booked on a 5hour Reef Fishing Charter

Reef Fishing Charters 5 HOUR REEF $100 Adults $90 Seniors $70 Child under 16yrs $270 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

3 HOUR FAMILY FISH $60 Adults $50 Children $180 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Dolphin Cruises

2 HOUR SCENIC CRUISE - regularly sighting Dolphins, Seals,Penguins, Seabirds $30 Adult $27 Senior/Student $20 Child (5-15yrs) $10 Child under 5yrs $85 per family (2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs) Winter Full Day $10 per additional child from same family


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Going fishing with Headland Fishing Charters is a real adventure for both young and old, experienced fishers or beginners, as skipper Joe Gatt shares his 25 years experience fishing the waters off Merimbula. Headland Fishing's charter boat Jadele 11 carries 12 passengers and 2 crew, so plenty of personal attention is guaranteed. All you need to bring is food, drink and a hat. Jadele 11 also has an on-board toilet. Fishing licences, gear and bait are also supplied, and all caught fish will be cleaned for you. Also available is a Sapphire Coast Scenic Coastal Cruise where you can enjoy the magical blue waters of the coast, see dolphins, seals, birds and other sea life and visit the spot where the Empire Gladstone sank at Haycock Point. Jadele 11 is available for share charters or exclusive hire, and departs from the public jetty opposite Lakeview Hotel in Merimbula. Accommodation package deals are also available. Phone (02) 6495 1134 or go to




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BINGO Mon, wed & Fri - RAFFLES wed, Thu, Fri & SaT - POKER ThuSday Home of Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club 119 Main Street, Merimbula NSW 2548 Phone 6495 1306 10

Enjoy a coffee at Top Lake Boat Hire 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 kinds 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, as well as 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. 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. Phone 6495 1987.




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Cuddly Koalas at Potoroo Palace

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

Ph: 02 6494 9225 Fax: 02 6494 9559 Office: 02 6494 9053 Email:



to Australia’s best, fresh seafood shop

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

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


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Street Alice St

9km north of Merimbula on the Princes Hwy

Your personal

RSL Club

Visitor Centre M bo elur ne

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

Below: Evo, another friendly inhabitant of Potoroo Palace, waiting for more visitors to cuddle

Fresh Seafoods


north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway. Potoroo Palace is open daily from 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day. Visit for more information.


comes and takes over cuddle duties and, after a while, tries the same routine. Sapphire, of course, knows exactly what she’s doing. Tips for when you’re visiting Potoroo: * The kangaroos love scratches on the chest, just below the neck *When patting an echidna, there’s one direction that works best! *Listen to what the cockatoos are saying - it’s often not a random comment *When meeting a python, introduce yourself at python speed. *Howl with dingoes. Potoroo Palace is an amazing and much-loved animal sanctuary, just 9kms

Sapphire the koala has this thing. After the visitor train goes past, she waits expectantly in her tree, hanging out slightly, waiting for people to arrive. She loves meeting them. She loves cuddles just as much, too, and one of her keepers will often have to spend a bit of time with her, after the talks are over, trying to coax her back onto her tree. “Mmm, yummy leaves,” rarely works, but (you know) they have to try. Sometimes she can be tricked onto a branch if the keeper can turn quickly enough. Failing all that, there’s always the radio call for ‘cuddle backup’ – another keeper

Merimbula Lake

Green Cape Lighthouse 130th Birthday Open Weekend on 17 - 18 August You are invited to join the Green Cape Lighthouse 130th birthday. The weekend will include tours, entertainment and functions with access to the lighthouse keeper’s residences. Green Cape is linking with over 240 lighthouses across the globe as part of International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. Green Cape Maritime Precint, Green Cape Road, south of Eden. For more info contact Auswide 6495 5500 or visit

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

Open Weekend starts Saturday 17 August at 10 am

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

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30

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

Choose from our casual lunch menu (11.30am - 2.30pm)

Lake Street Merimbula Phone (02) 6495 4446


Ph: (02) 6495 2018


Shop 13, The Plaza, Merimbula

Ph: (02) 6495 3303


Mumbulla Mountain, Bega © 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. The dairy industry has always played

a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products. A visit to the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre is a must for all visitors

Bega’s premier venue... Savour the menu or relax with a coffee in Grace’s Café open 7 days for lunch and dinner + Regular entertainment Raffles and Draws + Sports Bar and Lounge with big screen TV’s +TAB, Keno and Sports Channels + Courtesy Bus Wednesday to Saturday + For all functions and conference needs + Social bowls

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.

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

82 Gipps Street Bega 6492 1055

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

...will take you there!

BEGA CHEESE HERITAGE CENTRE Regional Bus Ticketing available for Countrylink & Premier bus services

Free admission Gourmet range of fudge Cheese tasting & sales Ice creams, milk shakes & light meals The History of Dairying Museum Picnic area Local products, Arts & Crafts

Open 9am - 5pm, 7 days

(closed Christmas Day & Good Friday)

Ph 02 6491 7762

Lagoon St, North Bega Now incorporating the Bega Visitor Information Centre

Ph 02 6491 7645


Fax 02 6491 7646

Thornleigh On Newtown Licenced Cafe Morning & Afternoon Tea & Lunch served from Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Dinner - Friday and Saturday nights booking essential. The cafe is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy our coffee with great company & our friendly service.

Everyone is welcome

Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisanmade furniture & decor • investment art

Award winning range of food, Pizza deals and more. Open 10am-9.30pm Mon to Fri, 4.30pm-9.30pm Sat & Sun. At 98 Carp St Bega next to Coles with plenty of parking. Phone ahead for prompt service:

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The Butchers Block Longest established butcher in Bega, now taking orders via email: Sapphire Marketplace Bega 6492 1162

Large range of stock frames, fast and friendly service. Selection of local photography by Tony & Robert Lockerbie. Think outside the picture. 115 Carp St Bega 6492 6500

Bega Country Club

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

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1. The Big Hole/Marble Arch Deua National Park 4km return Approx. 1.5 hours Big Hole 13km return Approx. 5.5 hours Marble Arch


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

Araluen BERLANG SCA DEUA NP The Big Hole 859m




Bendethera Mountain 997m


Spring Mountain 433m


Jillicambra Mountain 1076m


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

Nerrigundah Eurobodalla




Meringola Peak 408m


Wolumla Peak 776m










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Wonboyn Lake


Mount Buckle 456m

















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Cuttagee Lake

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Gipsy Point



Mount Nadgee 542m




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Wallaga Lake

Dr George Tanja Mountain 313m MIMOSA ROCKS NP



This newly constructed walk connects Boyd’s Tower to Green Cape Lightstation, about 40km by road south of Eden. This magnificent coastal walk can be done over a couple of days or in easy half day sections. Spectacular ocean views, red rock platforms, long sandy beaches and a surprising array of different coastal landscapes, plant communities and animal habitats are found on this walk. Humpback whales and perhaps southern right whales may be seen on their southern migration during the spring months. A detailed walk brochure is available at the NPWS office in Merimbula. Camping is available along the way or stay in comfort in the renovated Green Cape Lightkeepers Cottages. Park use fees apply.




Big Jack Mountain 861m

4. Light to Light Walk Ben Boyd National Park 31km one way Approx. 3 days

MURRAH SF BIAMANGA NP Mumbulla Mountain 774m



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Cadjangarry Mountain 364m




Tilba Tilba


3. Kangarutha Walking Track Bournda National Park








Montague Island

Jeffers Mountain 549m KOORABAN NP Narira Mountain 830m









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

Potato Point

BODALLA SF Wagonga Hill 226m


Belowra Mountain 806m

9km one way Approx. 5 hours

Tuross Lake


Cadgee Mountain 411m



Coila Lake

Tuross Head

DAMPIER S F Mount Coman 445m



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Batehaven Malua Bay

Moruya Heads

Kiora Beashell Hill 179m


2. Cascades Walk Wadbilliga National Park




Durras Long Beach

Batemans Bay

Mogo Hill 163m

Wandera Mogo Mountain 582m MOGO S F Pollwombra Mountain 259m


Middle Mountain 1166m


Batemans Bay

Mount Donovan 906m




Bolaro Mountain 645m

Windenby Mountain 699m


TALLAGANDA SF Mount Italy 1156m






Round Mount 1224m Tumatbulla Mountain 1321m Mount Tumanang 1476m TALLAGANDA NP



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

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Mallacoota Inlet

Bastion Point


Cape Howe

Gabo Island





Middle Lagoon, 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, 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, or even a glimpse of a passing whale migrating south from September to November. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountain- biking, 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 cafes 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 Pedal around the 40km of mountain bike track

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,

Tathra Beach

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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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Cobargo & Bermagui The picturesque historic village of Cobargo is far more than a working village. It is a creative, vibrant place reflecting the diversity and talents of those who live and work in the district. With galleries, cafes and established businesses like South Coast Leather and the unique Bangles Pottery shop, Cobargo is a great little village to spend some time wandering about in. Saturday mornings in particular see

Cobargo come alive with the Laneway markets. Bermagui offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go. Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkeling, boating and canoeing. Throw in a line from the beach, rocks or along the Bermagui River, or head out on one of the local charter boats.

South Coast Leather 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. Go bush walking, take a guided walk or bird watch in the surrounding National Parks and State Forests. Close to Bermagui, Wallaga Lake is one of the largest coastal lakes in NSW. On the Wallaga Lake Road is the Montreal Goldfield where you can take a guided tour of the and learn about the discovery of gold in the 1880s. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Cobargo Information Centre Princes Hwy, Cobargo Ph: 02 6493 6110 Open Thu - Mon 10am - 4pm Bermagui Information Centre Bunga Street, Bermagui Ph: 02 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

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In 1880 Canadian Henry Williams discovered alluvial gold in shingle on the beach seven kilometres north of Bermagui. The Montreal Gold Rush was on, and within 3 weeks, 2000 miners were on the field. Today the Montreal Goldfield is a virtually intact remnant of this gold rush of the early 1880s, and is the only goldfield in Australia located beside the sea. A section of the original goldfield has been preserved, but for safety reasons, you can only enter the Goldfield as part of a tour. This, however, provides a wonderful

Bermagui Visitors Centre 6493 3054 and choose a time that suits you. Make sure to wander through the newly opened Heritage Centre displaying historical documents and artefacts. Information packs on History, Geology, Mining Processes, the Bermagui Mystery and environment are available from the Heritage Centre. Admission to the Goldfield is $5pp or $20 for a family. Montreal Goldfield is located 7km north of Bermagui on the Wallaga Lake Road, and is open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Central Tilba Farm Cabins Ever wondered what happens on a real working farm? Central Tilba Farm Cabins offers you the opportunity to find out. The cabins are located at ‘Braeside’, an historic 350 acre Tilba property at the foot of spectacular Mt. Dromedary (Gulaga Mountain) with lots of beautiful bush. There are 4 fully self-contained cabins, each one separated from the others to ensure privacy. Cabins have a main bedroom with a queen sized bed and a connecting shower and toilet, and an open–plan kitchen/living/ dining room with a television and twin bunks for the kids (bring your own linen). An open fireplace, well-stocked with split wood, guarantees cosy evenings for the whole family. The cabins are a 3 minute drive to Central Tilba, and only 5 minutes to the beach, and are a perfect base for exploring all the fabulous sites of the local area. Talk to hosts Ron and Tralee, and you might even be able to bring your pet with you! Cabins cost from $80 per night for the whole family, and once you’ve experienced a stay at Central Tilba Farm Cabins, you’re sure to become a regular. Phone (02) 4473 7353, email traleesnape@ or visit the website at

Tilba Living History

Central Tilba and Tilba 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, gold was discovered on the lower slopes of Gulaga in the 1860s. Many of Tilba’ s buildings were constructed in the late 1880s when the gold boom was at its peak. The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by the National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance. The village has become a centre for crafts people and artisans, as well as ‘old-fashioned’ stores like the general store, lolly shop and toy shop. Shops with leather work, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques and gift ware, as well as the pub, art studios, and the famous Cheese Factory are all located on Central Tilba’s main street.

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Far South Coast Art Galleries

Art Galleries Trail Batemans Bay to Eden 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. 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. Naomi Crowther Gallery 2/18 Bate Street Central Tilba (next door to Tilba Bakery). Ph 0244737800. Open Sunday - Wednesday 11am - 3pm. Showcasing the highly collectable, vibrant paintings of Australian visual artist, Naomi Crowther. Crowther’s beautiful work brings a charming and relaxed atmosphere to any room… filling the need for affordable, original artworks that provide a sophisticated image. View her well known “Poppies” series and recent “Coastal” series on show now. 4. Bermagui Mudworks 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661. Pottery studio & Cafe, with original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Open 9am to 5pm, closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Will be closed for winter from June 1st to the October long weekend. COBARGO

5. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Monthly exhibitions featuring the work of the finest contemporary artists in the region. Closed for winter. 6. Narek Galleries 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Tanja. Ph 6494 0112 Closed for winter.



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7. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 12 noon. Incorporating Monaroo Bobberrer Gudu – people of the mountains and the sea, a presentation of richly diverse mixed-media work – from shell harbour bridges, to snake sticks, to intricately painted stories – this exhibition is a celebration of indigenous culture and heritage with an emphasis on sustainable preservation, and Whiteout: new work from Michael Brogan. 8. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm. Represents regional, emerging and established artists. In Gallery 1: To 24th July, 'A Plethora of Postcards'. Hundreds of miniature artworks, postcard size. 26th July - 21st August: 'Lights Up!' - An exhibition about light and full of lights, from the abstract to the literal plus an abundance of ludicrous and luxurious lampshades. In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists.




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9. 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 contemporary house and gallery setting with mountain views. New exhibition “Mid-century Modern: The influence of European style on Australian post-war ceramics” opening 30th September as part of the River Music Fair.

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Batemans Bay to Eden

10. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm Paintings, prints, lithographs, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, mosaics, textiles and photography by local and interstate artists. 11. Old Cellars Gallery 246 Mt Darragh Rd South Pambula. Ph 0447 507 913 Open Friday - Monday 10am til 4pm or by appointment. Contemporary & traditional arts featuring local & interstate artists.



All Saints Church, Bodalla © Paul Callaghan

Moruya 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.

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

Stroll or ride your bike through Moruya's Riverside Park Indulge in some retail therapy in Moruya's many specialty shops Head south and visit Bodalla's historic All Saints Church VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Highway, Narooma Freecall 1800 240 003 Open 9am - 5pm weekdays, 9am 3pm weekends and public holidays

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ABC's Costa returns to Southeast HARVEST Festival This year's Southeast HARVEST regional food festival, to be held on 27th July at Riverside Park, celebrates the winter harvest of the region. Last year was ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis’s first time to the event, and his enthusiasm on the day was boundless. Organisers have confirmed that Costa will be back this July to join in the celebration. “Last year, I got a real feel for the energy and enthusiasm of the people around here for local food. I'm excited to be coming back to share some of that again," said Costa. “ “Events like the Southeast HARVEST are a fantastic


opportunity for people to connect with what’s going on around them and learn more about how easily they can be part of supporting local farmers. Eat local, in season and build local resilience. It’s really inspiring to see what's going on for yourself.” Southern Phone have increased their contribution to the Festival in recognition of the important message the event brings to the southeast NSW community. Entry to the Festival is free, and there will be a roaming program of cooking demonstrations and Costa will be interviewing stall holders.

The Festival will be topped off with another great event – the Riverfeast. This year's theme is “A Mid-Winter Night’s Dream”. Tickets will be on sale from 8th July. Southeast HARVEST is an enterprise of SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla). Details at au or find them on Facebook.

What's On - July/August Check page 5 for this month's Live Entertainment 13th Feb - 11th August - Strike, Eden Killer Whale Museum Discover the history of Eden's tuna fishing industry, a dangerous occupation which was physically, financially and emotionally demanding on those who were involved. More information on page 6 or go to 11th July - NAIDOC Week Celebrations, Tomakin Park, Tomakin Cultural family fun day for all ! with entertainment, face painting, jumping castle, cultural displays, traditional crafts, tribal dancing and information stalls. Contact Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council on 4474 5229 for more information. 12th - 14th July - Bay to Bermagui Historic Vehicle Run The Classic & Vintage Motor Club of Eurobodalla attracts vehicles from the 1920s through to the 1980s, and follows the coast from Batemans Bay to Bermagui, with morning tea along the way at Moruya Heads and lunch in Bermagui. For more details, go to 21st July - Duo Merindah, South Coast Music Society Canberra-based duo of flute and guitar Merindah Duo (Teresa Rabe & Minh le Hoang) play music that is beautiful. Tickets available at the door; Adults: $35, Members, Pensioners: $27, School children: no charge. Concert begins at 4pm at St Bernard's Catholic Church, cnr David St & Calton Rd, Batehaven. Find more info at 26th July - Exhibition Opening 'Lights Up!', Spiral Gallery, Bega An exhibition about light and full of lights, from teh abstract to the literal, plus an abundance of ludicrous and luxurious lampshades. For more information, go to page 23 or visit

27th July - Southeast HARVEST Regional Food Festival, Riverside Park, Moruya Held every 16 months, this year's Festival celebrates the winter harvest of the region. ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis will be chatting to local farmers, growers and producers, plus cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Details on page 24 opposite or go to 1st - 31st August - Fireside Festival, Canberra region Fireside is full of winter-warming experiences; from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances and relaxing B & B packages – and of course there will be endless hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food on offer. See page 29 or go to 17th - 18th August - Green Cape Lighthouse 130th Birthday, Green Cape Green Cape Lighthouse celebrates its’ 130th birthday this year, and to celebrate there's an open weekend to acknowledge this beautiful heritage listed site. Events include a night tour of the Light Tower, tours of the Keeper Residences and a rare lighting of the historic light tower. Details on page 13 or visit 17th August - Science by the Sea, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Snug Cove, Eden Celebrate National Science Week with an explosion of science right by the sea. Come down to the Marine Discovery Centre in Eden to explore the rockpools, undertake Nobel winning science activities, find out about science in the local community and much more. Visit the website for more information:

Until 11th August -Strike, Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden

12th - 14th July - Bay to Bermagui Historic Vehicle Run

27th July - South East HARVEST Regional Food Festival, Moruya

1st - 31st August - Fireside Festival, Canberra Region

17th - 18th August - Green Cape Lighthouse 130th Birthday, Green Cape


Clocktower Arcade, Mogo

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.

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26 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 back in time. After taking out the award for Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the South Coast Regional Tourism Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, in 2011 the Original Gold Rush Colony won the Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Hall of Fame award. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings. 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’. 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

Historic Mogo

The Old Dairy in Mogo - A Collector’s Visual Feast The Old Dairy now has a great range of shabby chic home decorator embellishments including an array of vintage chic french country romantic swags, beautiful velvet and silk flowers, quilts and throws. For crafty types, The Old Dairy has several different styles of fringed beading, perfect for adding that special touch to home furnishings. There is also a great range of plain and scented candles, perfect for creating an intimate atmosphere. Goose Creek Candles now in stock Lovers of fashion have not been forgotten - this winter the Old Dairy has a great range of tops and scarves. Not everything is new to the Old Dairy though; the fantastic range of dolls and teddy bears are still there to visit. Old favourites include the highly-sought after Charlie Bears, as well as teddies from Settler, Gund and Berrington Boyd to name just a few.

The Old Dairy also still carries its famous range of black and white cow ceramics that are always popular as gifts for collectors. The Old Dairy, Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. Phone 4474 3524.

Amanda’s of Mogo

Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

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

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

Clocktower Arcade

The Old Dairy Country Crafts ♦ Shabby Chic ♦ Dolls and Bears ♦ Home Embellishments ♦ Gifts ♦ 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 Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

Clocktower Arcade Six fabulous shops to keep you occupied.

46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288

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 200 years. 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 deeply ingrained in the culture of ‘the Bay’. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and diving are all within easy reach of town. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations. Hire a boat, kayak or 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. Enjoy the scenery along the Kings Highway on the way to the historic town of Braidwood with its beautiful buildings and interesting shops. 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. Follow the coastline south to explore beautiful beaches to be found at Malua Bay, Rosedale and Broulee. Head north to Durras Lake for a spot of fishing, bushwalk in the Murramarang National Park or say hello to the kangaroos at Pebbly Beach.

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What to See & Do 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

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Classic vehicles head to the Coast for Biennial Bay to Bermi Run Coachhouse Marina Resort in Batemans Bay at 9am. Before departure, there is the serious business of judging vehicles to be done from 8am. There are four major trophies for vehicles 30 years or older in the following categories: • People's Choice • Best Overall Car and Motorcycle • Furthest Distance Travelled to Run Vehicle • Best Vehicle and Crew. (Crew are required to dress in attire appropriate to the age of their machine). The Run will then head south along the coast, with vehicles stopping for

Every two years the Classic & Vintage Motor Club of Eurobodalla (CVMCE) hold their charity fundraiser, The Bay to Bermagui Run. Saturday 13th July is the date for the Club's fifth Run, with funds raised going to the Snowyhydro SouthCare Helicopter Service. In 2011, a total of 109 classic and historic cars and motorcycles, built from the 1920s through to the 1980s, travelled from around the Shire and beyond to participate in the Run. Anyone wishing to have a closer look at these beautiful cars and motorcycles can view them before they leave the


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morning tea at the Moruya Heads Surf Life Saving Club’s car park at around 10am, then on to the Fisherman’s CoOp in Bermagui around 12pm. As well as raising funds for charity, The Bay to Bermi Run supports local businesses in the region, so give them a wave if you come across them on the road. Below: Some of the vehicles that took part in the 2011 Tour.

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Monthly Markets Guide Eden Eden Local Produce Market 3rd Saturday of the month. Eden Community Garden, Uniting Church, Chandos Street. 8.30am - 12 noon Pambula Pambula Rotary Market 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Craft Market 2nd Sunday of month 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 8.30am 12.30pm, Ford Oval. Merimbula RFS Market Thursday 25th, Friday 26th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. Candelo 1st Sunday of each month from 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall.


Bega SCPA Markets in Bega Friday 5th, Friday 19th, 8am - 1pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Wyndham Wyndham All Weather Market 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (OPEN IN ALL WEATHER).

Bermagui Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market Last Sunday of month, 8.30am 12.30pm, Dickinson Park. Cobargo Cobargo Laneway Markets Every Saturday from 9am - 1pm. Tilba Tilba Market Home grown, hand made every Saturday, 8am - 12noon Tilba Hall, contact 4473 7231 Narooma Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of month NATA Oval, Princes Highway. Moruya Moruya Country Market Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St 8am - 1pm every Saturday morning. Malua Bay Quota Seaside Market 1st Saturday February, April & June. At Malua Bay Beach Reserve, Malua Bay. Batemans Bay Batemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market 1st Sunday of month, Corrigans Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm. Batemans Bay High School 3rd Sunday of month.

Kayaking & canoeing in the land of many waters Eurobodalla, land of many waters, is kayaking heaven with four major river systems, 20 lakes, 83 beaches and many islands along 130 kilometres of Batemans Marine Park coastline. Thinking about kayaking around the Eurobodalla this autumn? Listed below are some great flatwater and sea kayaking routes, courtesy of Eurobodalla Coast Tourism's Kayaking & Canoeing brochure. Take a more detailed map if you’re paddling somewhere new and without a guide, or pick up the brochure from one of the Eurobodalla Tourist Information Centres. Here are some important safety tips to remember when you undertake any of the routes in this guide: Be Seen-Be Safe - Wear bright coloured clothing. Keep out of mooring areas (where other boats hide your presence). Water safety - Be aware of water safety rules and procedures with information from boating, marine or water sports organisations. Skills - Take a lesson if you need to. Instruction is available in Eurobodalla for all levels of kayaking skills. Safety Vests - Always wear a life vest or life jacket. Helmets - Recommended for surf and white-water kayaking and when paddling near rough water and rocks. Paddle with someone If possible and tell someone where you will be going and when you expect to return. Maps - Take a map with you if you are not familiar with the route. Be aware of local conditions - Including

currents, tides, water levels, shoreline variations and special hazards. Check the weather - Plus know about likely changes, such as offshore winds that may occur. Wind - Will slow down paddling and the extra effort required will tire you more quickly than normal. Also think about offshore winds – don’t get blown away from shore. Waves - Can be larger than expected and can change in size depending on water depth. Tides - Can be strong and having to paddle against the tide can make you tire quickly. Tidal flow against the wind direction will make waves steeper and water more choppy – plan your paddle according to tides. Surf - Check the conditions and stay away from swimmers. Emergency Contact. Phone 000 Emergency Services.

5. Upper Clyde River at Shallow Crossing (25–40km) 6. Batehaven to Mossy Point (up to 20km) 7. Tomaga River from Mossy Point (up to 22km) 8. Moruya River east of Moruya (up to 14km) 9. Moruya River west of Moruya and the Deua River (up to 24km) 10. Coila Lake at Tuross (up to 18.5km) 11. Tuross Lake (up to 25km) 12. Lower Tuross River and Borang Lake (up to 17km) 13. Upper Tuross River and Bumbo Lake (11–22.8km) 14. Wagonga Inlet at Narooma (various lengths) 15. Corunna Lake, Tilba region (up to 12km) 16. Mystery Bay to Narooma (various lengths) 17. Wallaga Lake, south of the Tilba region (up to 20km)

1. Durras Lake (up to 15km) 2. South Durras to Batemans Bay in the Batemans Marine Park (17km) 3. Cullendulla Creek and Snapper Island (up to 14km) 4. Lower Clyde River – Batemans Bay and Nelligen (up to 30km)

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