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Merimbula Jazz Festival June 7 - 10

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Bega Valley Rally Page 5

Jazz Festival Race Day Page 13


Merimbula Jazz Festival

From the Editor

June Welcome to the Far South Coast - a beautiful place to spend winter, with cold, frosty mornings leading to clear, sunny days, perfect for bushwalking, beachwalking or the somewhat less strenuous 'walking around the shops' kind of walking. With the long weekend this month, jazz enthusiasts make their annual pilgrimage to Merimbula for the 33rd annual Merimbula Jazz Festival. Featuring all forms of jazz music, parades, Jazz Quest for the under 25s, Jazz Picnic plus Jazz Art. For more information, go to pages 10 and 12. Also on the long weekend is the Bega Valley Rally, this year celebrating its 40th Jubilee. Run in conjunction with the Sapphire Coast Classic for classic cars, the Bega Valley Rally attracts enthusiasts from around Australia. Snug Cove is the place to go to check out the rally cars - see page 5 for details.

Contents Another race meeting happening on the long weekend is at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club. Jazz Festival Race Day is always a great event, with fantastic racing combined with musicians performing live jazz. Golfers will be interested to check out the Ace of Clubs Classic on June 16th - 21st. Entrants play on four of the coast's best golf courses - Tura Beach, Eden, Bega and Pambula-Merimbula for the right to be crowned King and Queen of Clubs. Go to tournaments for more information. 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.

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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

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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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Bega Valley Rally celebrates its 40th anniversary courtesy of Forests NSW. Also included in the course are three shire roads – The Snake Track just south of Eden, and Wangarabell and Wallagaraugh Roads in Victoria. Permission to use the roads has been given by the Bega Valley and East Gippsland Shires. The cars will arrive back in Eden between 3.30pm and 7pm, and the crews will then stay overnight to attend the presentation of awards at the Eden Fishermen’s Club. The Bega Valley Rally will attract the leading Championship crews from both states, together with many others

who enjoy driving competitively in car rallies conducted under safe and well organised conditions. The event is run under the auspices of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and with police permission. Two medical cars each containing paramedics and medical equipment are placed around the course in case of an incident requiring medical treatment. All in all this event, conducted on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, is considered to be the best in the twostate rally championships. Below: Stephen Raymond takes a corner during the 2012 Bega Valley Rally

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The Bega Valley Rally, conducted along the Far South Coast since the 1960s, will celebrate its 40th Jubilee of attaining its name from when it was first based at Bega in 1973. Now based at Eden, the event will be run on Sunday 9 June, and will again be a round of both the New South Wales and Victorian Rally Championship, the only event to have a dual state championship status. It will also be a round of the ACT Regional Rally Series. The Bega Valley Rally is also conducted in conjunction with the Sapphire Coast Classic, an event specifically for ‘Classic Cars’ built prior to 1985. Many of these cars competed in the Bega Valley Rally in the 1970s and 1980s. Attracting a field of some 80 cars, together with an equal number of service crew vehicles, many spectators and 60 officials to conduct the event, the combined events will see some 450 people spend the long weekend in Eden. Gathering on the Saturday for crew documentation and a safety scrutiny of the cars, the crews will start the event on Sunday from Snug Cove between 7.30 and 10.30am, leaving at two minute intervals. They will then contest 11 special stages totalling almost 200 kilometres over the smoothest rally roads in the country, using the forests to the west and south of Eden,

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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 ‘Oaklands’ complex Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

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Local takes out second prize in oyster-shucking contest Broadwater Oysters from Pambula Lake were once again involved in recent the Narooma Oyster Festival. Not only did Greg Carton and Sue McIntyre supply 200 dozen opened Sydney Rock Oysters for the Festival Oyster Bar, Sue travel was one of four oyster farmers to present the Ultimate Oyster Experience. More than 100 guests were served 1 dozen Sydney Rock oysters, comprising three oysters sourced from four South Coast estuaries and one Angasi (native flat) oyster. Sue then went on to compete in the NSW Farmers Oyster Shucking Competition, racing against 8 other competitors, with speed and presentation determining the winners on the day. Former World Champion Oyster Shucker Jim Wild officiated over the event. Sue made it into the final, along with Jim Yiannaros of Batemans Bay Oysters and Cheryl Colburn of Bodalla. Jim won the comp; opening, cutting, turning and presenting his 30 oysters in a blistering 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Sue came second with a very respectable time of 3 minutes 36 seconds, and Cheryl came in 3rd in just over 6 minutes. Sue said "The Narooma Oyster Festival is a fantastic showcase of the South Coast oyster industry. The oysters on display were in fabulous condition for

this time of year - some of the best ever for the Oyster Festival. The Oyster Shucking Comp was great fun - I'll definitely be sharpening up my knife for next year." 'Australia's Oyster Coast' was launched by NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson. 'Australia's Oyster Coast' will become a destination for oyster lovers to travel through, sampling the oyster delights of each estuary. Broadwater Oysters are members of Australia's Oyster Coast, and if you drop into their shop at Pambula Lake you can have your oysters freshly shucked by Sue.

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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 27th, Friday 28th 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 7th, Friday 21st, 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.

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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.

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Merimbula's Jazz Festival hits all the right notes celebrate the jazz spirit and transform themselves into live music venues. Styles of music performed over the four days are many and varied with everything from big bands, swing bands, traditional jazz, modern jazz, funk, duos, trios and quartets, all showing the many faces of jazz. The Street Parade starts at 10.30am this year, allowing more musicians to play in the Parade's massed marching band. The Jazz Art Displays will be back again, so make sure you check out the walls of the many jazz venues. The Merimbula Jazz Festival has a policy of encouraging and nurturing

new Jazz talent, and to further this aim are again running the Jazz Quest, open to individual performers up to and including 25 years of age. This year the Jazz Quest is an open competition with no residency requirement for entrants. Thanks to the Lakeview Hotel for sponsoring this event and offering some substantial cash prizes. Twyford Hall is Jazz Headquarters and has tickets, programs and badges as well as being an official venue. For a heap of information about the 012 Jazz Festival, visit www. or ring the Jazz Phone on 0419 445 011.

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The June long weekend is when jazz takes over the coastal town of Merimbula. The Merimbula Jazz Festival, one of Australia's longest-running festivals, celebrates its 33rd year in 2013. With an amazing organising committee and fantastic support from local businesses, the Jazz Festival continues to hit all the right notes. Jazz musicians and fans from all around Australia make this event a permanent fixture on their calendars. Whilst there are eight official Jazz Festival venues, many cafes and restaurants around Merimbula also

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Live Entertainment - June Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Sat 15th Jukebox Saturday Night Contact Club for more details Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Wed 5th Ragtime Rollers - 6pm Thu 6th Ragtime Rollers - 6pm Fri 7th – Sun 9th- Jazz Festival. Jazz throughout the Club day and night Mon 10th Picnic Day on the Green Fri 14th Entertainment - to be confirmed Fri 21st Over the Moon - from 5pm. Includes Ace Of Clubs Final Presentation and Members Draw and Raffles. Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Sat 1st DJ Grey Karaoke Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jazz Festival Official Venue Every AFL and NRL Game live on the big screens

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Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Sat 1st DJ Mick June Long weekend Thu 6th Jocie Jensen and friends Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jazz including Jazz Quest from 10pm, followed by a Jam Session Mon 10th Riviera Jazz Band Sat 15th DJ Sat 22nd DJ Sat 29th DJ Club Sapphire Merimbula Ph 6495 1306 Sat 1st The Jones Brothers - free in the Main Bar from 8pm Fri 7th – Sun 9th – Jazz Festival Mon 10th The Wizard & Oz - free in the Audi from 8pm. Thu 13th Down South Jazz Club presents the Mark Bolsius Jazz Ensemble. 7.30pm in the Sapphire Room, $15 Jazz Club Members, $20 Non-members Fri 14th Rockpool Café Piano Bar with Geoff Willis - free from 6.30pm (bookings advised)

Sat 15th Shadoogie Rock ‘n’ Roll - free from 8pm in the Audi. Fri 21st Rockpool Café Piano Bar with Mark Bolsius - free from 6.30pm (bookings advised) Fri 21st Christine Anu “Rewind” The Aretha Franklin Songbook - back by popular demand. Doors open 8pm - tickets $35per person Sat 22nd Tony Jaggers - free in the Main Bar from 8pm. Fri 22nd Rockpool Café Piano Bar with Paul Dion - free from 6.30pm (bookings advised) Sat 29th Sarah & Ben - free in the Main Bar from 8pm Club Bega Ph 6492 1055 Contact Club for details



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Middle Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park © Paul Callaghan


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 was built in 1862 from funds donated by farmers and the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company. The location of the Wharf was chosen as it was the only suitable site between Merimbula and Bermagui, with protection from southerly winds provided by the adjacent headland. Passengers travelling to Sydney shared the journey with local produce, and often pigs on their way to market, hence the name "Pig and Whistle Fleet" in relation to the Tathra steamships. Because there was no railway line or decent roads, the steamer service was crucial to the region, and it continued to operate until 1954. The Tathra Wharf is now classified

by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline. 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, snorkeling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. is a popular spot for fishing. 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 and 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

Tathra Beach

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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. On the 27th - 28th April, Tathra will be taken over by mountain bike enthusiasts competing in the third annual Tathra MTB Enduro. See page 19 opposite for more information.

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

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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.

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.

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Meringola Peak 408m



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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

BIAMANGA NP Mumbulla Mountain 774m



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Cadjangarry Mountain 364m




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3. Kangarutha Walking Track Bournda National Park








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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



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DAMPIER S F Mount Coman 445m



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Kiora Beashell Hill 179m


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Long Beach


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





Gipsy Point



Mount Nadgee 542m




Lake Barracoota



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Bushwalking in National Parks



Mallacoota Inlet

Bastion Point


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Gabo Island





Farmland, 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

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

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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

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

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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 6 • 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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Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

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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

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

“The little nursery down the lane” Rear of 32-34 Church St Bega 6492 6628

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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

Bangles Gallery A comprehensive range of all Australian made pottery Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6421

Step Inside and Experience That Genuine Leather Smell!

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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Tilba Treasures Remember us from Foxglove Spires Garden, Tilba Tilba? Well we're now well established in National Trust village of Central Tilba, right next door to the recently re-opened Tilba Teapot Cafe. Everything looks wonderful in the pretty century-old cottage that is our home. If you’re looking for great gift and decorating ideas we have furniture, ceramics, throws, quilts, cushions, books, kitchenware and collectibles, as well as beautiful soaps and lotions. We specialise in fine linen tea towels from Ulster Weavers and Rodriquez (Australian made). We're always adding to our range of Australian made and themed products, including great Aussie books for children and, just in time for winter, gorgeous Mohair rugs from St Albans. You can now find us on Facebook and don't forget our on-line shop as well – We're more than happy to send that special something to you, or for you, anywhere you need it to go. Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am 4pm (June, July and August) then 7 days a week the rest of the year. Tilba Treasures, 17 Bate St Central Tilba. Ph (02) 4473 7799

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. 5. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Monthly exhibitions featuring the work of the finest contemporary artists in the region. John K Drews large abstract paintings and Matthew Jones figurative paintings and sculpture, exhibiting 3rd May to 10th June 2013 when Gallery closes for a seasonal break. A Winter Exhibition of work by Ivy Hill artists will be open by appointment. Open 10 - 5 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the coast road at Wapengo. 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. 'Tuned', 17th May - 29th June. A revealing exhibition with a voyeuristic twist; featuring the work of three couples – all successful artists in their own right: Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend, Annie Franklin and Gordon Robinson, Rachel Burns and Ulan Murray. 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 5th June: 'The Road to the Coast', featuring work by Anna Buck, Jan Collingridge, Louella McPaul, Jane Murphy, Georgia Partridge, Anneke Paijmans, Donna Ransom & Jan Ridgway. Every year, Canberrans make the journey by road to the southern corner of the state. The history of the road is written in sweeping plains, steep bends, middens, wildlife, bridges, rainforest gullies, pie and petrol stops and, finally, the first glimpse of the ocean. Eight Far South Coast artists interpret the journey and express the links of past and present that connect Canberra and the coast. 7th - 26th June: 'The STOCKROOM', clearance of stock from 16 artists' studios: paintings, prints, ceramics, vintage clothing plus Afghani rugs. 28th June - 24th July: 'A Plethora of Postcards', hundreds of miniature artworks, postcard size. In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists.

Art Galleries on the Far South Coast


Batemans Bay to Eden

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. 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

Narooma • Bodalla • Moruya 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

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Montague Island, with its spectacular lighthouse, little penguin and fur seal colonies and Aboriginal heritage. 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

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Visit our ‘coastal living boutique’ for oureclectic 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 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Highway, Narooma Freecall 1800 240 003 Open 9am - 5pm weekdays, 9am 3pm weekends and public holidays

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What's On - June/July Check page 15 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 7th - 10th June - 33rd Annual Merimbula Jazz Festival, Merimbula One of Australia's longest running festivals, as always, the Jazz Festival attracts musicians from around Australia performing all forms of jazz. See pages 10 and 12 or visit for details. 9th June - Bega Valley Rally & Sapphire Coast Classic Rally enthusiasts hit the roads in the 40th staging of the Bega Valley Rally, a

round of both the New South Wales and Victorian Rally Championship. Also on the same day is the Sapphire Coast Classic, for ‘Classic Cars’ built prior to 1985. Head down to Snug Cove where cars depart every 2 minutes from 7.30am - 10am. Details on page 5 or visit 9th June - Jazz Festival Race Day, Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru The jazz continues at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club's race day, featuring 10 races and plenty of fantastic music. Check page 13 for more information or go to

16th - 21st June- Ace of Clubs Classic Golf Tournament The 17th Annual Classic is played at four of the finest clubs on the Sapphire Coast - Tura Beach, Eden, Bega and Pambula-Merimbula Golf Clubs. Played on a typical tournament basis, over 400 competitors vie for daily prizes and the title of King and Queen of Clubs, crowned after 4 days of enjoyable yet competitive golf. For more information visit tournaments/ 28th June - Exhibition Opening - A Plethora of Postcards, Spiral Gallery, Bega Hundreds of postcard-size miniature artworks feature in this exhibition opening on Friday 28 June at 5pm. See page 25 or for more information visit 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

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

7th - 10th June - 33rd Annual Merimbula Jazz Festival, Merimbula

9th June - Bega Valley Rally, Eden

9th June - Jazz Festival Race Day, Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru

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Original Gold Rush Colony, 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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28 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

from the store described as the Aladdin’s Cave of Art & Craft. During the school term, Amanda’s of Mogo runs craft classes and workshops to help extend your range of skills. Phone the shop, or email Amanda via the website for details of classes. Amanda’s of Mogo, 41 Princes Highway, Mogo. Ph 02 4474 3453

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Amanda’s of Mogo Amanda’s of Mogo has the biggest and best range of art and craft supplies on the coast. Craft enthusiasts will find everything they need, from great art sets to canvasses, paints and cardmaking supplies. To make the most of your memories, there’s a huge range of scrapbooking materials, including CRICUT, CUTTLEBUG & SLICE machines and accessories. You’ll also find wood pieces and precious metal clay (PMC) for silver jewellery making. You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping from home as Amanda’s of Mogo has gone online. Visit Amanda’s website at au and you can view a range of products

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

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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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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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