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October 2013

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

Sapphire Coast Week of Golf, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Page 15

Eden Whale Festival 26 Oct - 3 Nov

Moruya Jazz Festival, Moruya. Page 27


Whale Watching along the Wilderness Coast © Wayne Reynolds

From the Editor

October Spring has sprung - that means whales are on the move, heading south on their annual migration. Spring also means it must be time for the Eden Whale Festival, one of the premier festivals on the Far South Coast. With a huge street parade, markets, music, art, fireworks, the controversial Skywhale and, of course, whale-watching, there's action a-plenty in the port of Eden. You'll find all the details on pages 6 and 7. There are lots of local charter businesses who offer whale-watching trips; check out the Eden, Merimbula and Narooma pages to find out more. Montreal Goldfield are having their Heritage Day on October 12th if you're around; if you haven't visited the Goldfield before, make sure you drop in and step back in time. More information can be found on page 20.

Contents If it's music you're after, make sure What's On Coast Map you check out the Moruya Jazz Art Galleries Festival, held in Moruya on October Nurseries/Gardens 18th - 20th. The amazing Miho Wada Live Music Jazz Orchestra from New Zealand are Markets performing, along with the Rehab Brass Band and plenty of other acts; have a look at page 27 for details. Towns Eden For lovers of golf, the Sapphire Week Pambula ruise C of Golf provides a great opportunity to n i h Merimbula Dolp watch over 800 players from interstate Bega, Tathra and around the world. Details on page Cobargo, Bermagui booked on a morning 5hr 15. Tilba Narooma There are lots of art galleries reMoruya opening after the winter season; have Mogo a look at our Art Trail on pages 24 - 25 Batemans Bay for exhibition details. 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.

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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Eden's Whale Festival brings together all things whale Don't miss the 2013 Eden Whale Festival from 26th October to the 3rd November in the historic port of Eden. If you want to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, there is no better place than in Eden. Whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay over spring, whether you are in a boat or, indeed, just from the shore ... And while they frolic, the residents are busily putting on Australia’s premier whale celebration. For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this


port becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There’s a spectacular street parade to open the big Saturday program with a vibrant local produce and craft market selling the work of local artisans down



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at Snug Cove. Educational marine displays and presentations are an important part of the festival, with National Parks once again setting up for land-based rangersupported whale watching at Rotary Park Look-out. The fast boat will be back in Twofold Bay again taking the quick trip to Davidsons Whaling station throughout the weekend. The music will hit another high with headline act Saskwatch coming from Melbourne to put on an afternoon show with special guests Tjupurra and his famous Didgeribone lending a hand. The festival will officially close when the fireworks light up the sky in the evening. And of course don't miss the controversial 34 metre long floating Skywhale as is floats high above Eden’s Snug Cove. For the latest program and information visit

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Come and discover the wonders of the marine environment. Hands on educational activities, aquaria, touch tank and lots more. Open 11am-2pm Tue to Fri (School term) 10am-3pm Tue to Sat (School Holidays)

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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. Pambula today has an eclectic mix of

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businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and pubs. It's a great place to shop for something a bit different. 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 and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth is great for families.

What to See & Do Enjoy the beautiful historic buildings of Pambula Village

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Merimbula Lake & Jetty, 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

What to See & Do

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. Make sure you do some whale watching; from September to November, they'll be just off the coast. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from too.

Get out on the water and watch whales with hire boats or fishing charters Take a scenic flight Visit the Merimbula Aquarium at fish feeding time VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

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free barbeques amidst the peaceful bushland setting. Have a play on our giant Draughts and Quoits boards! Wander at your own leisure and hand feed our hungry kangaroos and emus who roam freely within the park grounds. The kangaroos love a little tickle. However you spend your time at Potoroo Palace, you will be so glad you came. On October the 6th 2013 it’s our 2nd, biennial Call of the Wild music festival to celebrate our 7th birthday. Discounted entry and free music in

the park. It is a fundraiser for both the Rural Fire Service and Potoroo Palace and not to be missed, but if you do, just make sure to look out for our 9th birthday celebrations! Find us just 9kms north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway. Visit www. for more information.

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

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Get up real close in a special Encounter and be introduced to our very precious native animal friends at our daily free keeper talks, whilst learning about our fascinating reptiles, understand just why the flying fox, the dingo and the potoroo are so vital to the unique Australian landscape, and how all our wildlife shapes our land and us too! You may want to have some fun on the train and relax in the Blue Wren café with a delicious cup of coffee and some homemade lunch or just a tasty homemade snack. You could always bring your own picnic lunch and make use of the

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Frozen yoghurt at Merimbula Ice Creamery Merimbula Ice Creamery are very excited about the arrival of their topof-the-range Italian frozen yoghurt machine. It makes a delicious frozen treat with a creamy texture and packed with active cultures, is low in fat and gluten free. It really is guilt free indulgence and is a great way to help get your digestive system balance back - it's even high in omega 3. There's an original tang flavour or the Flavour Of the Week, (currently Chocolate), or try a twist of the two. New flavours are on the way, so keep checking in at the Ice Creamery to see what's new. To jazz things up more, choose from

the extensive range of fresh fruit and confectionery. Enjoy a healthy and refreshing breakfast treat any time of the day with a Fro-Yo muesli combo or Helen's special house-baked crunchy honey granola topped with fresh fruit. Perhaps a fruit salad with your favourite Fro-yo flavour or ice cream and fruit? Think fresh fruit, tempered chocolate, hot fudges, oreo's, kitcats, cherry ripe, coconut, m&m's....granola or pehaps a freshly-made healthy frozen yogurt smoothie. Check out all the options at

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Watch whales with Headland Fishing Going fishing with Headland Fishing Charters is a real adventure for both young and old, experienced fishers or beginners, with skipper Joe Gatt to share his 25 years experience fishing the water 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. You can experience the thrill of seeing Humpback whales in their natural

habitat when you go whale-watching with Headland Fishing. 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


The best fishing boat in town offering REEF, DEEP SEA and GAME FISHING - WHALE WATCHING No fishing licence required • On-board Toilet PHONE: 6495 1134

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Massage Therapy at Beach Street Dental Centre, Merimbula

A new Remedial Massage and CranioSacral Therapy practice has recently opened at the Beach Street Dental Centre in Merimbula. Massage therapist Ania Pawliszak is qualified in remedial therapies like myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage as well as gestalt counselling. Originally from Poland, Ania has lived for the last 10 years in Sydney, where she studied and worked in Osteopathic clinics. She uses a holistic approach to her practice, taking into consideration the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the entire individual. The aim of her treatments is not only to alleviate the discomfort of injuries, but more importantly to promote the body’s natural healing processes. Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injury. It eases pain that originates in the muscular-skeletal system and also effects and promotes the health of internal organs, resulting in overall regeneration of all body tissues. Massage is known to be very beneficial for psychosomatic disorders, as it influences equally body and mind. Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on healing technique that gently mobilizes and releases the craniosacral system, which includes head, the spine down to its tail end and the pelvis. It focuses on the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid and in particular the irregularities in the flow of this fluid.

To book an appointmant please call Beach Street Dental Centre on

6495 1097 1 hour appointment $65 1.5 hour appointment $85

Myofascial Release Therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the entire body to promote healing and pain relief. Myofascial Release Therapy is said to release disruptions in the fascial network that link every organ and tissue in the body with every other part. Pressure on the bones, muscles, joints and nerves is relieved in the process, and balance is restored.


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

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30

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Mental as Anything play Merimbula RSL A popular urban myth concerns a group of art students who passed themselves off as a band in order to con the local publican into giving them a gig in exchange for free beer. The deception worked better than intended, and the group came to be known as Mental as Anything. Nearly three decades later, they are still irritating the public with their highly listenable, idiosyncratic brand of garage pop. A self-explanatory single to reflect their success, The Nips Are Getting Bigger, rose through the charts as did their fundamental understanding of the old adage that 'for every action there is a reaction'. Ahead lay a very lengthy pub crawl which only the accomplished could survive. Don't miss Mental as Anything when they perform at Merimbula RSL on Saturday October 12th. Tickets for dinner and the show are $50 pp.

What's On - October/November Check page 27 for this month's Live Entertainment 13th Feb - 9th February '14 - Strike, Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden 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 2 or go to 16th August - 8th December - Port for a Nation - Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden In honour of Canberra's centenary celebrations, Port for a Nation looks at the process involved in choosing the nation's capital, and how Eden's Twofold Bay nearly became the national port of Australia. More information on page 2 or go to 6th October - The Johnny Cash Show, Wolumla Hall, Wolumla Ricky Bloomfield, Garry Carson Jones, Steve Clark and John Fraser perform a tribute to the Man in Black with 22 favourite renditions at Wolumla Hall from 7pm. Tickets $22, bookings recommended on 6495 9815. 6th - 8th October - Great Southern Blues Festival, Narooma The Great Southern Blues Festival returns in 2013 to its spiritual home of Narooma. This amazing blues and roots festival promises to be a memorable homecoming with a stellar line-up of artists. Music lovers will once again enjoy a spectacular merging of blues, rockabilly, soul, rock and rhythm along with a range of culinary delights and market stalls on site. Go to for more info 12th October - Heritage Day, Montreal Goldfield, Bermagui Find out why the 133rd anniversary of the Bermagui Mystery is celebrated at the Goldfield every year, and whether the mystery was solved. Tours every 15 mintues plus billy tea and damper. See page 20 for more information or go to

18th - 20th October - Moruya Jazz Festival The annual Moruya Jazz Festival is a three day spectacular that takes jazz to the pubs, clubs, streets, restaurants and parks of Moruya, as well as being one of the most affordable festivals in Australia. The music begins on Friday afternoon and continues until late Sunday afternoon, when fans and bands gather in the Monarch Beer Garden. The Moruya Jazz Festival is a notfor-profit event, with surplus funds donated to local charities. Visit for more information 19th - 27th October - 33rd Annual Sapphire Coast Week of Golf, Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club The Sapphire Coast Week of Golf now extends to nine days of golfing events, attracting over 800 players from interstate and around the world. It also includes the Men's 48th Annual Open Tournament, played over 36 holes and always hotly contested. There's a car to give away for anyone who gets a hole in one, plus raffles and daily lucky card draws. See pages 10 and 11 for details, or go to 26th October - 3rd November - Eden Whale Festival Once a year the township of Eden gets together to celebrate its maritime and whaling history. Street parade, local produce and craft music, educational displays, land-based whale watching, live music, fantastic fireworks and the Skywhale. Details on page 6 or go to 1st - 3rd November - Narooma Boats Afloat Festival, Wagonga Inlet, Narooma See more than 50 traditionally built wooden boats tootle around Wagonga Inlet. Plus "Art in the Boatsheds" in Forsters Bay, Jazz on the Water, and Meet the Skippers. Go to www. for details.

16th August - 8th December -Port for a Nation, Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden

6th October - The Johnny Cash Show, Wolumla Hall, Wolumla

19th - 27th October - Sapphire Coast Week of Golf, Pambula Merimbula Golf Club

26th October - 3rd November - Eden Whale Festival, Eden

1st - 3rd November - Boats Afloat Festival, Wagonga Inlet, Narooma



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Bega & Tathra 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

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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 to the region. The Heritage Centre has a wonderful display of cheese and butter-making equipment from the 1900s, and provides an insight into how early farmers lived, worked and transported their products. The Heritage Centre is also home to the Bega Tourist Information Centre, which provides information about attractions throughout the region. Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples, with beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf was built in 1862 from funds donated by farmers and the Illawarra Steam Navigation Co. 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. Tathra's is also blessed with lots of cafes that serve good coffee.

What to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Wander along the walking/cycling track near the Bega River Enjoy the walk from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka Go fishing off the famous Tathra Wharf 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

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

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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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Bookings preferred but not essential Our menu is Dine-in only, please call 6492 4359 to secure your table. Off street parking, Eftpos, Disabled facilities available. 187-189 Newtown Rd Bega

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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

ArtizAntique The funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south!

Bull & Cow Antiques We are not expensive we only look that way! Restoration and custom made furniture service available. Open Mon-Fri 9.30 - 5, Sat 9.30 - 1.

Cnr Carp & Canning Sts Bega 0437 721 513

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

Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisanmade furniture & decor • investment art Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

8 Canning St Bega 02 6492 4441


Caption Bermagui for©photograph Paul Callaghan © Photographer

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. Don't miss a swim in the beautiful Blue

South Coast Leather Pool, set on the edge of the ocean at the base of the cliffs off Scenic Drive. Go bush walking in nearby National Parks and State Forests, or bird watching in the Bermagui Wetlands Flora and Fauna Reserve. 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 and learn about the discovery of gold in the 1880s. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Cobargo Information Centre Princes Hwy, Cobargo Ph: 02 6493 6110 Open Mon - Sat 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!

...will take you there!

Heritage Day at Montreal Goldfield Montreal Goldfield is once again holding a Heritage Day this year on Saturday October 12th. This weekend is the 133rd anniversary of the Bermagui Mystery at the Montreal Goldfield, when in 1880 the complete disappearance of Government Surveyor Lamont Young, his assistant, and three men from Batemans Bay made headline news around the country. No-one knows what happened to the five men, but if you'd like to find out more, then the Heritage Day at Montreal Goldfield is the day to find out.


There will be lots of community groups taking part, as well as Warren Foster, well known Didgerido player and Ian Hamilton, who will demonstrate what blacksmithing was required at the Goldfield a hundred years ago. Tours will be run about every 15 minutes from 9.30am till 3.00 pm, ending with delicious billy tea and damper cooked over the hot coals. The Ulysses Bike riders will be creating a bit of thunder as they arrive to join in the day's activities. Entry is $5 per person. For more information, visit

“A unique experience” Admittance by guided tour only Tours daily at 2pm - $5pp - 1¼ hrs

Montreal Goldfield at Bermagui

Groups - Bookings essential 1800 645 808 6493 3054

ABC Cheese Factory The ABC Cheese Factory is located in the heart of historical Central Tilba and is the home of Cheese on the South Coast of NSW. The ABC Cheese Factory was established in 1891 and was the first Cheese Co-op in NSW. Today the ABC Cheese Factory is owned by local dairy farmers Erica and Nic Dibden who bottle their unhomogenised milk onsite and make cheese. Their milk and cheese can be purchased at the Factory or at many retail outlets across the South Coast of NSW. Come and watch cheese being made, milk being bottled or come and sample some of their delicious product.

Cheese tastings are available at all times, as are tastings and sales of a large range of local South Coast honeys. As well as cheese and honey, the ABC Cheese Factory also features a wide range of jams and preserves, local produce, regional guides and books, souvenirs, gifts, ice-cream and other refreshments – including freshly ground and brewed Byron Bay Coffee. The ABC Cheese Factory is open every day from 9am to 5pm except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. ABC Cheese Factory, 37 Bate St Central Tilba. Ph (02) 4473 7387

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

Tilba Leather (02) 4473 7360

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, and the famous Cheese Factory, all located on Central Tilba’s main street.

T I L B A W AT E R F R O N T C O T TA G E S Affordable Holiday to the South Coast near Bermagui. Sleeps 6 people, self contained, linen available, pets welcome.

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ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387

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Wagonga Inlet, Narooma © Paul Callaghan

Narooma 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.

Narooma New & Used WE BUY, SELL & TRADE • Second hand books • Quality Furniture & Bedding • Computer Desks & Chairs • Filing Cabinets & Bookcases • Bric-a-Brac • Local Removals 122 Wagonga St Narooma 4476 1107

Tucked between the coastal ranges and the ocean, Narooma is the perfect place for a relaxed coastal holiday. 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 beach that's patrolled in summer, bike tracks and lots of waterways to explore or fish in. Montague Island is located just offshore from Narooma and is a truly unique spot to visit. Twice voted as Tourism Australia’s top eco-tourism destination, you can take a National Parks & Wildlife Service tour of the island covering its heritage-listed buildings, wildlife and history, or stay for a few nights in one of the Lighthouse Keeper's cottages. The island is home to the largest fur seal colony on the NSW coast, as well as being a breeding ground for 12,000

Island Charters Narooma “The Ocean Adventure Specialists”

Would you like to see whales, dolphins, fur seals and thousands of seabirds – all in one trip? Then head up to Narooma and out to Montague Island! Take a tour of the island to see little penguins as well. Maybe snorkel with the sealsthe puppies of the sea! Max. 12 passengers We know how to provide friendly, professional service and memories to treasure. For bookings & enquiries call Chris and Cecilia on 0408 428857


little penguins who come ashore at dusk after feeding at sea. Narooma is also renowned for its spectacular public golf course, ranked as on of the best in Australia.

What to See & Do Enjoy a whale watching cruise Take a trip to Montague Island Nature Reserve to watch wildlife Explore Wagonga Inlet by boat or kayak Stroll around town and check out the cafes VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Highway, Narooma 4476 2881 Open: Off Peak 9am - 4pm, 7 days Peak 9am - 5pm, 7 days

...will take you there!

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

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


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Whale Watching and Montague Island Tours with Narooma Charters Morning and Afternoon Tours. Evening Penguin Tours. • Large comfortable boats with 360° viewing. • Most experienced Skippers and crew in the area. • 100% success rate for the last 6 years. Whale Watch and Seal Tour 9:30am - $80 or 12:30pm - $70 Child and family rates also available Montague Tour with Whale Watch 12:30pm and 3:30pm Adult - $130 Child - $110 Family 2+2 - $460 Montague Island Tour 9:00am Adult - $120 All trips subject to minimum numbers, Child - $110 weather and sea conditions Family 2+2 - $440

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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. Reopens from winter break on the October long weekend.


5. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Open from 10 to 5 on Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon. Ivy Hill’s first exhibition after the winter break features paintings by Janet Jones and Eva Louise. It begins on Friday morning, 4 October, in time for the long weekend, and continues to Monday afternoon, 28 October. 6. Narek Galleries 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Tanja. Ph 6494 0112 Established for over forty years, the gallery presents a vibrant programme of regularly changing exhibitions by critically acclaimed Australian artists and craftspeople in the Old Tanja Church and a stockroom display in the 'Glasshouse Gallery'. In the Church, from 4 October to 18 November is the exhibition 'Contained Impressions', new work by Simone Fraser, renowned for her superbly articulated ceramic vessels. Open Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, 10.30am to 5.30pm & by appointment. 7. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 12 noon. 27 September – 9 November - Liquid Crystal Dreams. An intriguing and inspiring look at the new frontier/brave new world of New Media Arts. Liquid Crystal Dreams comprises ‘the best of’ from the graduation work of students from the ANU School of Art’s Photography and New Media Arts Department.


Anneke's House by Lucca Paijmans, at Spiral Gallery



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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: 20 September to 16 October: 'Local Structures' OPEN ART AWARD. Artists respond to the theme of man-made structures in various media. Awards will be announced at the opening on 20th September at 5pm. In Gallery 1: 18 October to 13 November: 'WEARABLE ART'... unique, funky, fabulous jewellery, garments, hats, scarves made by South Coast artists. This is a Cash 'n Carry exhibition. In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists.




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. 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 Contemporary & traditional arts featuring local & interstate artists. Closed for winter.


Art Galleries on the Far South Coast


Batemans Bay to Eden

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Ceramic Vessel by Simone Fraser, at Narek Galleries

Rabbits In Our Garden, at Ivy Hill Gallery


Moruya Paul Callaghan Caption River© for photograph © Photographer

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.

What to See & Do Stroll or ride your bike through Moruya's Riverside Park


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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

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.


Indulge in some retail therapy in Moruya's many specialty shops Take a drive alongside the beautiful Moruya River Head south and visit Bodalla's historic All Saints Church VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICE Moruya Library, Vulcan St Moruya 44741333 Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 9:30am - 12pm

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International stars headlining at the Moruya Jazz Festival Patrons of the 2013 Moruya Jazz Festival are spoilt for choice with three outstanding headliners this year. MIHO WADA JAZZ ORCHESTRA Travelling all the way from Auckland, New Zealand, punk-ninja jazz flautist Miho Wada and her dynamic band Miho’s Jazz Orchestra are excited to kick-off their inaugural performance at the Moruya Jazz Festival. Following sold-out performances around New Zealand for several jazz festivals and concert series, 2013 has also seen Miho celebrate the release of her second fulllength instrumental jazz album “EXIT 621”. THE REHAB BRASS BAND They play anything from Gospel hymns, traditional Mardi Gras music to Jazz, rock, latin, funk and blues! The guys' outstanding versatility can work with any crowd as their flexible line up performs as either a roving or static band. It is their versatility that enables the Rehab Brass Band to cater

to any event or occasion. The Rehab Brass Band is made up of well respected, talented jazz musicians based in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. They will be performing for the Gospel Service and the Moruya Golf Club on Sunday morning. The Australian Army Band from Sydney under the direction of Major Peter O’Connor also will be performing at the Festival. We also have the Devine Devilles (previously known to Festival patrons as DJ Gosper) together with Pearl Noire. The hugely popular Festival of Voice will be performing on Saturday afternoon at the Moruya Golf Club. Saturday morning will see the Street Parade followed by a free Picnic in the Park. For program details, tickets prices and purchase, go to

Live Entertainment - October Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Thu 26th Greg Kew Contact Club for more details Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Fri 18th Fred the Fiddler Fri 25th Train Wreck Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Fri 4th Lunch with Denise Drysdale, 2 course meal and show $25pp Sat 12th Darryl Lamb in the Scenic Lounge Sat 12th Mental as Anything in the Auditorium. Dinner and show $50pp Sat 19th Upright Retro Cult Sat 26th DJ Grey Karaoke Party. Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Saturday nights - DJ Mick Club Sapphire Merimbula Ph 6495 1306 Fri 4th Rockpool Café Piano Bar

featuring Mark Bolsius. Free from 6.30pm. Dinner bookings advised. Fri 4th Lionel Cole – Cole Soul & Emotion (son of jazz legend Freddy Cole, nephew of the great Nat King Cole) + Blues Brothers Rebooted. Tickets $20 Members/$25 Non-members. Doors open 8pm. Over 18s only. Sun 6th NRL on the bigger and better new BIG SCREEN. Free. Fri 11th Rockpool Café Piano Bar. featuring Geoff Willis. Free from 6.30pm. Dinner bookings advised. Sat 12th Tony Jaggers. Free in the Main Bar from 8.00pm. Thu 17th New Vibes Express presented by the Down South Jazz Club, 7.30pm. $15 Jazz Club Members, $20 Non Jazz Club Members. For bookings and enquiries phone (02) 6495 9853 Fri 18th Rockpool Café Piano Bar

featuring Mark Bolsius. Free from 6.30pm. Dinner bookings advised. Sat 19th Rock ‘n’ Roll with Shadoogie. Free in the Audi from 8pm. Fri 25th Rockpool Café Piano Bar featuring Paul Dion. Free from 6.30pm. Dinner bookings advised. Mariners On The Waterfront, Batemans Bay Ph 4472 6222 Sun 7th Mind Over Matter (Long Weekend Party) with Stik n Move + Azza D. Tickets available from the venue - $10 pre-sale, $15 on the door. Fri 25th Paul Green with Special Guests TBA. Tickets available from the venue - $10 pre sale, $15 on the door. Wolumla Hall Sun 6th The Johnny Cash Show Show starts 7pm. Tribute to The Man In Black with faithful renditions of 22 favourites. Tickets $22 with bookings recommended on 6495 9815


Gold Rush Colony, Mogo © Gold Rush Colony


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.

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


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 won the Tourist Attraction category and the People's Choice Award at the 2012 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards. 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

Great coffee and pastries are available from the Patisserie, making it perfect for a mid-shopping pit-stop. Tarot readings are available with Karla the ClockTower’s clairvoyant - your future may become clearer during a session with Karla.

Historic Mogo

ClockTower Arcade The Clocktower Arcade of Mogo has two new outlets for you to enjoy. Mogo Honey Hut has been producing Southern Region honey for many years and has decided to establish a base in Mogo. Call in have a chat to Rebecca and sample our locally produced honeys and discover how busy their bees have been. Located at the end of the Arcade you'll find Andrew Carter’s gallery. His award winning landscape photography is truly outstanding. Andrew’s current displays depict local landscapes and some of Australia’s amazing outback Of course The Old Dairy, Posh Cat and the Patisserie are open too. At Posh Cat you’ll find quality leather goods, men’s' hats and wallets, ladies' handbags and quality jewellery for any occasion. The Old Dairy is full of locally made specialty items and an intriguing array of dolls, bears, ceramics and terracotta pieces.

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


M o n t h l y M a r ke t s G u i d e 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 24th, Friday 25th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. Candelo 1st Sunday of each month from 8.30am - 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall.

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Bega SCPA Markets in Bega Friday 11th, Friday 25th, 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).

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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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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

Opal & Shell Museum

Treasures from the Deep

Crystals, Gems, Specimens Fossils, Shark Tooth, Shells

142 Beach Rd Batemans Bay

ph 4472 7248

‘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.


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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Situated at the end of Wray Street

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

EAT IN, TAKEAWAY, and homE dElIvErY now available (02) 4472 6771


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

100 metres to Batemans Bay town centre

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

Clyde River Motor Inn Bookings 4472 6444

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

Join us on our low level beach patrol flights!

Morning and afternoon flights covering Merimbula, Pambula, Eden and Tathra beaches Bookings essential on 6495 1074 $150pp (45 min duration approx) Run in conjunction with local Surf Life Saving


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Far South Coast - October 2013  

iMag is a full colour information guide with what to see, where to go and what to do for the Far South Coast region.

Far South Coast - October 2013  

iMag is a full colour information guide with what to see, where to go and what to do for the Far South Coast region.