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Camden Antique Fair 4 - 5 August

Antiques come in many different sizes and so do the collectors who admire them. Camden Quota Antique Fair has been bringing collectors and antiques together for twenty five years now with our notable Antique Fair held each year on the first weekend of August. There will be approximately thirty well-known dealers representing most types of antiques, furniture, jewellery, linen, porcelain and collectable items. A preview evening on Friday 3 August

26th Annual

from 6.30 pm to 9 pm will give visitors an opportunity to browse, buy or consider before attendance on the weekend when the Fair will open at 10 am. The cost of the Preview evening will be $15pp; includes a light supper. Entry on Saturday & Sunday - $7pp. A raffle of an antique item will be held and a Lucky Door prize will be on offer. Our usual coffee shop serving refreshments including home made soup, pies, sandwiches with coffee and tea on Saturday & Sunday will be available.

We have obtained the services of a well respected valuer to offer appraisals of family treasures for visitors. Cost of each appraisal is $3. with a limit of two items per person. Our Fair is a fund raising activity of QUOTA International of Camden - a not-for-profit organisation which supports local, regional and international charities and worthy causes. In the 25 years since our Fair was first organised, an amount approximating $400,000 has been donated to many worthwhile charities such as Careflight, Guide Dogs, Bush Fire Brigades, State Emergency Services, Palliative Care at local hospitals, Leukaemia Foundation as well as to research projects for cancer and heart disease. Beneficiaries for this year’s Fair will be the 1st Cobbitty Scout Group, the Wollondilly SES and other charities. A fund-raising initiative of QUOTA International of Camden Inc. volunteeering in the community since 1972. Look forward to seeing you there.

Camden Quota Antique Fair

Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street, Camden (opposite Woolworths) Saturday 4 August – 10am to 5pm Sunday 5 August – 10am to 4.30pm

Preview Evening 3 August 6.30 -9pm Entry on Friday evening is $15. pp - includes a light supper Entry Saturday and Sunday $7pp. Children under 12 free. No concessions. Quality selection of antique furniture, jewellery, Australiana, linen and lace, fine china, porcelain and precious objects for sale. A well respected valuer will be available on Saturday and Sunday to give verbal appraisals of family heirlooms at a cost of $3. per item. Limit two items per person.

Refreshments including home made soup, pies, sandwiches, tea, coffee available on Saturday and Sunday. Net proceeds to the 1st Cobbitty Scout Group, Wollondilly SES and other charities. A fund-raising initiative of QUOTA International of Camden Inc. volunteeering in the community since 1972.

Enquiries about the Fair (02) 4655 5963 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

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r u h t r a c Ma Explore

Christmas in July

Camden Valley Inn

Throughout July. Two course traditional buffet, eggnog on arrival and live entertainment. Bookings essential. $40 per person. Ph: 4655 8413

Tabcorp Park

7, 14 and 21 July Dine in the Tanyia Harris Marquee or Lawn Marquee. $35 per person for Christmas themed menu. Ph: 4645 2200 www.tabcorpparkmenangle.com.au

Gledswood Homestead

14 and 21 July Three course dinner, with Christmas pudding plus live entertainment and lucky door prize. $55 per person. Ph: 9606 5111

Gledswood Ghost Tours

Every Friday Night From 8pm - 9.30pm $60 per person, includes light supper, 18 years and over. Ph: 4655 3703, bookings essential. www.thecrystalshop.com.au/ghosttours

Glenalvon Historic House Open Day

3, 14 and 18 July Lithgow Street, Campbelltown 10am - 1pm. Ph: 4625 1822

Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day 1 July 11am - 3pm. $5 per person. Ph: 4655 7057

High Tea

Infusion Restaurant, Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown

Kids Grow Wild School Holiday Fun

2 - 13 July The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, $11 per child. Ph: 4634 7935 www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/annan

Candle Light Dinner with Spirit

Every day 10.30am - 3pm. $39.50 per person. Ph: 4645 0500

7 July Gledswood Homestead. Bookings essential. $100 per person. Ph: 9606 5111

First Sunday of the month. From 6pm. Between $32 - $40. Ph: 4655 6000

Ruane Winery Cellar Door Open Day

Back Galley Cafe

Gledswood Homestead

Vintage High Tea every Saturday afternoon. Bookings essential. Large groups welcome. From $42.00 per person Ph: 9606 5111

Harrington Grove Country Club 28 July From 1pm. $42 per head, including hot beverages. Ph: 4631 3200

Campbelltown Arts Centre Cafe 29 July $31.50 per person or $36.50 including bubbly. (Group discounts available) From 1.30pm - 4pm. Ph: 4645 4297

21 July From 11am. Ph: 4636 6249

Australian Motocross Championships

29 July Macarthur Motocross Complex, Brian Road, Appin Come and see the best MX riders in Australia showcase their skills.From 10.30am. Adults $30, Children $15 .

For a full list of events in Macarthur go to our website.

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Berrima

From the Editor July This month we have the usual array of offerings designed to enhance your visit to our area. Enjoy the buzz at one of our local markets where you can purchase local produce, grab a coffee or just soak up the atmosphere. If you are interested in art, you can visit a gallery or spend some time in one of our many museums and get a feel for the history here. We have a Wine Trail for those who enjoy the finer things that life has to offer and of course our 'What's On' section will provide you with enough events to keep you busy for the entire month. Whether you are a resident or a visitor to our region you are likely to find the Southern Highlands and surrounding towns and villages not only culturally stimulating but vibrant and beautiful.

July is one of our coldest months so rug up and don't let the cold weather dampen your enthusiasm for tasting what we have on offer. One for the diary: Camden Quota International will host the annual Antique Fair early in August. The Fair will have up to thirty dealers who will bring top quality furniture, jewellery, porcelain, artefacts, linen and lace, and collectable items to the Fair. This is an event that raises money for charities so enjoy the event whilst supporting worthy causes in our community. Full details can be found on page 2 so place this event on your calendar for August. As you travel throughout our region, be sure to carry your iMag with you. Have a safe and happy stay!

Linda

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Contents School Holiday Activities 6 Markets 10 Museums & Heritage Buildings 10 Map 16-17 Wine Trail 22-23 Dining Guide 24 What's On 25 Dams, Lookouts & Picnic Spots 32 Towns Campbelltown, Camden Wollondilly Mittagong & Bowral Berrima & Moss Vale Robertson Goulburn Wollongong

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School Holiday Activities! Wirrimbirra Wildlife Sanctuary Native animals, native plant nursery, gift shop, picnic tables. 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo Ph: 4684 1112 www.wirrimbirra.com.au Mount Annan Botanic Garden This garden features BBQ and picnic facilities, themed gardens, a restaurant, a plant nursery, gift shop, walking tracks, interactive sculptures and guided tours. 400 acres. Mount Annan Dr, Mount AnnanPh: 4634 7935 Lake Alexandra Stroll along the lake, take a walk, have a BBQ or play on the superb playground equipment. Bottom of Queen St, Mittagong

All Aboard

All Aboard Braemar Model Railways. A world of model trains, displays & miniature gardens. 68-72 Hume Hwy, Braemar Ph: 4871 2966 The Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk Viewing platform, cafe, gift shop. 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill via Jamberoo Rd. Ph: 1300 362 881 The International Cricket Hall of Fame Historical material associated with the game and its greatest batsman. St Judes Street, Bowral. Ph: 4862 1247 Fitztroy Falls Walks to the Falls, stunning views, visitor centre, cafe & picnic & BBQ facilities. Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls Ph: 4887 7270

Mt Annan Botanic Gardens

COME INTO THE

Goulburn Waterworks Museum Marsden Weir. (off Fitzroy St) Goulburn Ph: 4823 4448 The Big Merino Museum. Gift Shop has products made from fine Australian Merino Wool. Cnr Hume & Sowerby Sts. Goulburn Ph: 48822 8013 The Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Presents: The Bugalugs Bum Thief A fast-paced musical comedy based on the book by Tim Winton 32 Burelli St, Wollongong. Ph: 4224 5999 www.merrigong.com.au

Mt Alexandra

Big Merino

Garden

Discover Australia’s largest botanic garden, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. At 416 hectares in size, you can experience rolling hills and ornamental lakes set amongst displays of Australian plants. Free guided tours leave most days from the Visitor Centre. There are walking trails, a mountain bike track and an on-site café.

Your Garden Open 10 am – 5 pm Narellan Road, Mount Annan To find out more visit rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au or phone 4634 7935.

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Camden, Narellan, Campbelltown Macarthur - the best of both worlds! Where can you find a vibrant city with modern delights, enjoy the tranquillity of nature reserves and historic charm, but also revel in adrenalin packed activities. Macarthur is less than an hour’s drive south-west of Sydney and includes the cities of Campbelltown and historic Camden. Throughout the region, the history of colonial settlement is reflected in the large number of heritage listed buildings; Camden Park House and Macarthur Park are fine examples of 19C architecture prevelent in the area. The Macarthur district played a significant role in the birth of the Australian Wool, Wine and Wheat industries. History books tell us that John Macarthur was responsible for our success as producers of fine Merino Wool, but historical records show that Elizabeth Macarthur, his wife, played a larger role than he did. John & Elizabeth Macarthur established convict built Belgenny Farm on part of the original 5000 acres granted to the family by Lord Camden in 1805. Today, Belgenny Farm is a major educational centre with direct links to our agricultural history. It offers specialised educational and environmental tours, giving young people and special interest groups a chance to learn about agriculture and its history in NSW. Macarthur is rich in history but also in art & culture. There is a diverse range of cultural venues including a number of small boutique art

galleries such as Struggletown Fine Arts Complex. Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Campbelltown Entertainment and Exhibition Centre are the entertainment heart of Macarthur. Macarthur is bordered by scenic hills, nature reserves and the Georges and Nepean Rivers. The beauty of the nature reserves and wildlife trails will surprise and delight with spectacular flowing streams, rock escarpments and native flora and fauna. For a superb day out, visit one of Macarthur's most interesting attractions; Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan offers a lovely family day out in the midst of 416 hectares of Australian bushland. The facility includes picnic areas, a restaurant, over 10 kilometres of walking tracks and a native flora research facility and NSW Seedbank.

Campbelltown visitor information centre

What to See & Do Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Struggletown Fine Arts Complex Mount Annan Botanic Garden Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure, dining and entertainment complex Horse riding, Laser Skirmish Joy flights, hot air ballooning and skydiving Major Regional Festivals Fisher's Ghost Festival Ingleburn Alive Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival New Year's Eve Celebrations VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Campbelltown VIC 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph 4645 4921 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au Camden VIC 'John Oxley Cottage' Camden Valley Way, Elderslie Ph 4658 1370 www.camden.nsw.gov.au

4645 4921 15 Old Menangle Road www.macarthur.com.au

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New Brochure Highlights 101 Things to Do in Macarthur To showcase the wealth of experiences and attractions available in the Macarthur region, the team at ‘Visit Macarthur’ have created a new brochure - '101 Things To Do In Macarthur'. Aerobatic flights, hot air balloon trips, ghost tours, harness racing, historic inns and mansions, mountain biking and the biggest botanic garden in Australia feature in the new full-colour guide. Visitors can use the brochure to create their own checklist of attractions, activities and places to visit in the Macarthur region. The 12-page guides also provides information on places to stay, so visitors can stay the night and have plenty of time to work through the list of 101 activities.

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDES: • Horseriding at Sugarloaf Farm • Australia’s oldest farm – Belgenny Farm • Harness racing at the new-look Tabcorp Park in Menangle • Ghost tours at historic Gledswood Homestead • Mountain biking and walking in one of Australia’s biggest gardens – Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan • Farm tours to visit local wineries, orchards and fresh food producers • Historic houses like Wivenhoe and Glenalvon • Vintage tiger moth flights and aerobatic flights from Camden Airport • Hot air ballooning over Macarthur’s hills and dales

Mt Annan Botanic Gardens

• Japanese gardens, outdoor sculptures and café at the Campbelltown Arts Centre • Hollywood-themed, indoor mini golf centre • Historic and charming villages such as Cobbity and Menangle • Go karting • Bushwalking along the Georges River • Fine dining at hundreds of local cafes and restaurants For a copy of the guide, call Macarthur on 1800 655 991 or email info@macarthur.com.au or download the brochure on the Tourism Publications page on www. macarthur.com.au

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play...relax...be entertained CHINESE RESTAURANT Open Daily Lun 12 - 2.30pm, Din 5.30pm. Snack Bar & A-La-Carte Menu

ROCK & ROLL & SWING CLASSES: Mon 7-9pm LINE DANCING: Tues-11.30am Beginners-11.30-12.30 (18 yrs & over $3) TRIVIA: Wed 7.30pm Lots of fun and prizes, teams of two or more. CLUB BINGO: Fantastic prizes & raffles. Thurs 10.45am MEAT MARKET: Fri 5pm , drawn at 6.30pm. Includes LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW LTPS/11/07262 ENTERTAINMENT: in the Ken Bond Lounge - Fri 8.00pm Party Bands. LIVE BANDS: Sat 8.00pm - Free entry RAFFLES: Sun Fill the fridge! Stock the Pantry! Tickets 5pm. Drawn 6.30pm. Includes Lucky Members Draw. LTPS/11/07262 DOWN MEMORY LANE: Sun night entertainment from 5.30pm Membership: now open - $5.50 incl GST

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Visit the Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan picnicking. Bring your bikes to explore along the quiet roads and cycling routes. The Lakes are home to black swans and the grassland and forest, is home to wallaroos, swamp wallabies and spiny echidnas. Settle in at the bird hide to spot some of the 180 different bird species. Open 10am-5pm. Narellan Rd Mount Annan www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au Ph: 4634 7935 Here you will find displays of more than 4000 species in this Australian Botanic Garden, which is set in 416 hectares of hills and lakes. Whilst enjoying the Garden, roam amongst the sculptures, then make use of the free gas barbecues or visit the Mealeuca restaurant. The Gardens have a gift shop for that souvenir or special gift. This parkland and garden is a sensory delight. Smell the eucalypt fragrance of gum trees, see the wild profusion of yellow wattle blossom, and hear the calls of native birdlife. Take a walk and have a picnic while communing with nature. Lakeside lawns and informal theme gardens with strangely shaped grevilleas and banksias provide delightful spots for

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Nasturtium Recycled Fashion Boutique

Top quality designer and upmarket fashion at affordable prices. Country Road, Lisa Ho, Maggie Shepherd, Handwriting, Wendy Heather & many more. All garments taken on consignment.

Shop 3, Lower Level Spotlight Plaza 147 Queen St Campbelltown

Ph 4628 5121 Casual dining @

Melaleuca House

First Saturday of each month 8am-1pm BBQ and devonshire teas available

100 Stalls Cobbitty Public School Grounds Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty

Ph: 0438 512 728 www.cobbittymarkets.com.au

Fine Australian Art

Designer Clothes

The Original Country Market (Except January and February)

BOYD GALLERY

Relax before or after exploring the Mount Annan Botanic Garden.

Fresh new artworks in stock!

Vlado Begonja, James Boissett, Conchita Carambano, Patrick Carroll, Robyn Collier, John Cornwell, Kym Hart, Greg Jarmaine, Paul Margocsy, Velia Newman and many more‌ Gallery hours: Wed - Sun & Pub Hols 10am-5pm

All day breakfast, burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches and great coffee.

Open: Mon - Fri, 10am-5pm. Sat - Sun, 8am -5pm

evenings for private parties and functions.

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Monthly Markets Guide

Museums & Heritage Buildings

A guide to local art & craft, fresh produce, collectables & more.

Wollondilly Heritage Ctre & Museum

Bundanoon Market

Cobbitty Market

Open w/ends & pub hols 10-4pm 43 Edwards St, The Oaks Ph: 02 4657 1224 www.oakheritagecentre.com.au

Stalls, BBQ & devonshire teas available 1st Sat 8-1pm (exc Jan & Feb) Cobbitty Public School, Cobbitty Ph: 0438 512 728

Art & craft, plants & bric-a-brac 1st & 3rd Sun (exc Jan) 8.30am-2.30pm. Bundanoon Hall. Railway Ave. Ph: 48844375 or 0438282256

Camden Lion's Market

Berrima School Craft Markets

The International Cricket Hall of Fame St Judes Street, Bowral

Over 50 stalls 2nd Sun 8.30 -3pm Primary School Ph: 0407 937 473

Berrima Courthouse Museum

Robertson Market

Wilshire St, Berrima Ph: 4877 1505

Riversdale Homestead

4th Sat 9am-2pm (except Dec) Colo Vale Ph: 4889 4390

Lots of stalls. Good food & refreshments 2nd Sun 9am -3pm School of Arts. Hoddle St Robertson. Ph: 4885 1216

Creative Traders @ Picton

Lilac City Country Market

Large quantity varied stalls 3rd Sat 9am – 1pm (excl Jan) Camden Showground Argyle St. Ph: 0417 230 418

Colo Vale Community Market

1st Sun monthly 9am - 2pm Menangle St Picton Ph: 4623 4449

Warragamba Creative Traders 2nd Sunday of each month 9am - 2pm Warragamba Town Hall.

Local art, craft & produce, planta, bric-abrac & cakes. Activities for kids 1st Sat (exc Jan) Montague St, Goulburn Ph: 4821 1839

Wollongong Creative Traders Every Friday Crown St Mall Ph: 0425 277 118

Ph: 4862 1247

Twynam Dr, Goulburn Ph: 4821 4741

Goulburn Waterworks Museum Marsden Weir. (off Fitzroy St) Goulburn Ph: 4823 4448

Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum Built in 1925. Situated on Rocky Hill. Ph: 4823 4492

St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn Beautiful Gothic Cathedral Bourke St Goulburn Ph: 4821 2206

Berrima District Museum Market Place, Berrima. Ph: 4877 1130

Tour, discover, stay & play! Wine & Dine Markets Natural beauty Places of interest

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Wollondilly Picton, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Bargo, The Oaks, Oakdale, Nattai, Wilton, Douglas Park, Menangle, Appin, Warragamba, Silverdale, Yerranderie.

Adventure

Now is the perfect time to discover the amazing and diverse range of quality local produce available in the Wollondilly Shire.

Accommodation

Visit www.visitwollondilly.com.au or contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 4677 8313

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Burragorang Lookout

Wollondilly

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Picton, Thirlmere, Bargo, Appin Wollondilly is a popular destination for a Tree Change or holiday. The area features Razorback Range, Burragorang Valley and towns like Picton, Appin, Thirlmere and Warragamba. Wollondilly, on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands, is surrounded by spectacular, natural beauty and rural pastures. It is proudly known as “The Catchment”, supplying the bulk of Sydney’s drinking water supplies, and is a mecca for nature lovers boasting 21 bush walks, wildlife sanctuaries, lookouts and National Parks. The district is rich in history. The earliest known inhabitants of the district were the natives of the Gundangurra Tribe, who gave the area its name. The word Wollondilly is attributed to having three meanings, including:

"A place where spirits dwell" and "Water trickling over rocks" Today, the life and liveliness of the area attracts visitors who come to participate in adventure activities and sports. Wollondilly boasts many unique Bed & Breakfast facilities offering perfect service, home made meals and local knowledge. For the true country experience you can book a Farmstay and enjoy horse riding, farm animals, tractor & hay rides or if you prefer more traditional accommodation, Wollondilly also boasts a variety of motels, pub style and camping facilities. Visit www.visitwollondilly.com.au to check out the wide variety of accommodation available. Give the Visitor Centre a ring for more details on 46778 313

What to See & Do Nepean, Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon & Warragamba Dams Burragorang Lookout Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Train Works in Thirlmere Major Regional Festivals Thirlmere Festival of Steam Picton Rodeo Picton Music & Harvest Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 E: tourism@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au www.visitwollondilly.nsw.gov.au ...will take you there!

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Lake Alexandra

Mittagong & Bowral Discover the natural beauty, glorious gardens, antiques, art and the heritage of the area. The Southern Highlands is a playground for lovers of fine wine and hearty food. Mittagong - the gateway to the Southern Highlands Mittagong township is rich in history and is known as the gateway to the Southern Highlands. The town has a real sense of yester-year, with a number of stunning heritage buildings. The centre of town offers a delightful shopping experience with homewares, clothing, needlecraft, antiques, jewellery and health and beauty outlets. Indulge the tastebuds in one of the many cafes, restaurants, clubs and coffee houses. In the midst of the township is Lake Alexandra where the kids can play, the big kids can picnic or just enjoy the quiet relaxed environment on the edge of the Lake.

Mittagong is south west of Sydney in the Nattai River Valley between Mt Gibraltar, known locally as ‘The Gib’ and Mt Alexandra, both extinct volcanic peaks. Bowral - home to the International Cricket Hall of Fame Bowral is a most delightful country town situated in a valley at the foot of Mt.Gibraltar. Due to the high altitude of the Southern Highlands, the town enjoys gorgeous autumns as exotic European trees and shrubs change their colour in preparation for the winter months. The shopping precinct in Bowral has an atmosphere like that of few other country towns as it offers an eclectic variety of boutiques, bookstores, antique and craft shops, as well as two shopping malls. The restaurants, coffee shops and cafes offer a huge variety of dining experiences from ‘fine dining’ to sidewalk, cafe style eating out.

Piasevoli's Restaurant - an informal dining experience! For an informal eating experience make PIASEVOLI’S RESTAURANT your next choice when deciding to dine out. Anthony and Naomi will ensure that your perception of Pizza is altered forever! Starters include an Antipasti Platter,

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Mussels and Bruschetta. The Salads on offer range from Italian to Caesar and the Pastas are varied with an interesting array of choices from Marinara, Boscalola and Chorizo. Kids are also well catered for. Piasevoli’s offers a dining space for

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What to See & Do All Aboard Model Railway Corbett Gardens in Bowral Southern Highlands Wineries Lake Alexandra International Cricket Hall of Fame Major Regional Festivals. Antiques & Collectables Fair Tulip Time Bowral Autumn Music Festival Art Studio Trail

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

International Cricket Hall of Fame & VIC, St Jude St Bowral Ph: 4862 1247 Tourism S/Highlands 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong. Ph: 1300 657 559 www.southern-highlands.com.au

families and for those wanting to enjoy their BYO. A fully licensed Cocktail Bar for the over 18 year olds is upstairs. There is also a small courtyard for those with furry friends, feral kids or for those who just like the ambience of Al Fresco dining. A Take away menu is available 7 nights a week though it is ‘pick up’ only. The restaurant offers catering for small functions or special events. Bookings are available for the private upstairs dining. To book a table: go to: www.piasevolisrestaurant.com for a full menu. Piasevoli’s: Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong. Ph:48711 889


Mittagong

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VICTORIA HOUSE NEEDLECRAFT Beautiful needlecraft to wear and decorate your home

Roundabout the House Pavers, retaining walls, pergolas, garden sheds, gates, arbours, cubbys, fencing, dove cotes & lots more.

Open 9am-5pm, 7 days 49 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong Shop online: www.victoriahouseneedlecraft.com.au

OPEN 7 DAYS 96 Bowral Rd, Mittagong

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Mittagong, your gateway to the Southern Highlands - stay, play, wine, dine & relax!

live love dance Catering for all your dance & performance needs. Dont forget our fabulous ladies fashion including labels like Cooper St and Sass and Fate

Superb Design Gifts & Homewares

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Interior Design, custom made curtains, blinds & furnishings. Call for a free measure & quote

Creating Beautiful Homes 106 Main St, Mittagong

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Great fun for all the family

All Aboard Model Railways is one of the premier attractions in the Southern Highlands. Journey through the world of model trains with our unique displays and trainscaped miniature garden.

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HUGE WINTER CLEARANCE SALE*

ON NOW

OPEN 7 DAYS

Take a walk or cycle in the crisp autumn air! Try this easy walk which is quite flat and more visually engaging than you might at first think. As you drive across the bridge over the Wingecarribee River near Moss Vale, you’ll see a concrete path winding across the paddock. This walk and bike way is a 4.5 km walk to Burradoo. From the roadway it looks a bit ‘so what’, but once you’re on the path you might even wonder if you haven’t stepped onto one of those English rural footpaths which meanders by the river, past and through farmland. Around about midway on the walk you pass a section of the river where the scene resembles one of Constable’s paintings.

If you take the walk at weekends, you might find the antics of tiny aeroplanes operated by the members of the model aeroplane club. entertaining. The path is measured in 500 metre lots so you know how far you’ve gone or when it’s time to turn back. Take a bottle of water with you, and if it’s a sunny day, you’ll need a hat. There’s no shade on this pathway. There is a carpark near the bridge where the monument to Bong Bong, the first Southern Highlands settlement, is located. Where to find the walk? Look for the open land at the northern end of Moss Vale near the bridge.

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Bundanoon Berrima - a shoppers paradise Berrima is a unique, historic village offering a day tripper the most wonderful array of food and shopping experiences in a living history environment. Established as a township in 1831, Berrima is a preserved Australian, Georgian, colonial town. It is located in a picturesque valley on a bend of the Wingecarribee River. The town was laid out in the manner of an English village around a village green. The centre of the village today is a living museum, with many of the original buildings, including the gaol, still providing a unique atmosphere within the town. The area is famous for its bushranger activity in the late 1800s. Today, Berrima is a favourite day trip destination for Sydneysiders and Illawarra and Canberra residents. It offers exquisite boutique shopping, antiques and great food. Moss Vale, the Shire Capital Moss Vale is the gateway to the Hume Highway and the Illawarra and is central to Southern Highland townships and villages and to Highland attractions. The town retains an atmosphere and charm of yesteryear due to an effort to preserve and restore old public buildings and private homes. Some buildings date to the 1860s 1890s, the Old Post Office. The Moss Vale Hotel, Court House and the historic Railway Station are fine examples of the 19C architecture. Leighton Gardens, in the centre of town, is as pretty as a picture in spring and autumn with massed displays of flowers and shrubs.

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Bundanoon, a "place of deep gullies". Early industries in the district included timber milling, sandstone quarrying and farming. Today Bundanoon retains many of its early 20C buildings and has a 'yesteryear' charm about it. Bundanoon has its share of interesting craft shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and picnic areas. You can hire a bike, walk through nearby Morton National Park, enjoy picnic spots, native flowers and birds and see kangaroos and wallabies at dusk on the edge of town. Take a walk to "Glow Worm Glen" and discover how the Glow Worms live and glow. Bundanoon is a bushwalkers paradise with fourteen suggested walks; most have vantage points with spectacular views across the valleys. Probably the most visited lookout is the one overlooking the Grand Canyon 3km from the town centre.

What to See & Do Berrima Courthouse Museum Berrima District Museum Leighton Gardens in Moss Vale Southern Highlands Wineries Berrima Goal Major Regional Festivals. Australia Day in Berrima Bundanoon Winterfest Bundanoon Garden Ramble Moss Vale Show Brigadoon in Bundanoon VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Courthouse Museum & Information Centre Cnr Wiltshire & Argyle Sts Berrima Ph: 024877 1505

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21. Parsley Cottage (1850)

4. McMahons Inn (1834)

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5. Coach and Horses Inn (1830's)

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7. Victoria Inn (1834)

25. Bramber Cottage (1855)

8. The First Bank

26. Echalot Restaurant * (1840's)

9. The Large Oak Tree (1890's)

27. The Crown Inn * (1840's)

10. The Post Office * (1886)

28. The Old Bakery *

11. The Surveyor General Inn * (1834)

29. Holy Trinity Church

12. Superintendent's House (1898)

30. The Magistrate's House

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A great range of beer, wine & spirits and many of our local beers and cool climate wines. Open Mon/Sat 10am - 7pm Sun & Pub Hols 10am - 4pm

13 Railway Parade, Bundanoon Ph: 4883 7314

BUNDANOON PIZZA & PASTA. Takeaway meals. Pasta,Chicken & Pizza dishes. Open: Thurs - Sun 5pm onwards.

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Fresh baked bread & rolls daily. Home made soup & sandwiches. Large selection of hot pies. Devonshire teas & delicious cakes. Great coffee. OPEN 7 DAYS from 8:00am Shop 6, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr. Berrima

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For that unique gift that really counts. Hume Hwy, Berrima The white shop @ the top.

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BERRIMA NAMEPLATES Cast Aluminium Home & Property Names Made To Order

Tea House Open 7 days

Morning, afternoon tea & light lunch.

Great Coffee! (Free Trade Organic)

Cnr Wingecarribee St & Hume Hwy

Ph: 4877 2222

Surveyor General Inn Est 1834

Australia's oldest, continuous licenced Inn Lunch & dinner, great local wines & a wide choice of draught beer. Open 7 days. Mon-Sat till midnight, Sun 11am-10pm

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P&S perfume & skincare co

Berrima Village Pottery Open 7 Days 10-5 Unique Country Style Pottery and Home wares from around the world 8 Jellore St, Berrima

02.4877.2699 perfumeandskincare.com.au

historic village! THE COURTYARD CAFE Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas

Open 6 days 9.30 - 4pm Closed Thurs except Sch Hols

Shop 2, 3 & 4 Berrima's Retreat (behind the Lolly Shop)

Ph: 02 4877 2729

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry Delectable jams • Toppings • Sauces • Honeys • Chutneys • 120 teas • Confectionery • Gourmet delights. www.mrsoldbucks.com.au

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BERRIMA GENERAL STORE Country-style takeaway, breakfast all day, great coffee, icecream, newsagent, eftpos and friendly service. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 1225

With a feeling of Christmas An extensive range of gifts, magnets, locally crafted named mugs, candle melts and much, much, more. Mrs Oldbucks Corner, Berrima

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1. Tertini Wines 2. Bousaada Winery 3. Feast @ McVitty 4. Centennial Vineyards 5. Marist Brothers Wines 6. Southern Highlands Wines 7. Mount Ashby Estate 8. Sallys Corner Wines 9. Banjo's Run Vineyard 10. Eling Forest Winery

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Centennial Vineyards and Restaurant are situated in a breathtaking vineyard setting just 3 minutes drive west from Bowral.The emphasis is on quality food and wine. Visit our cellar door and taste from our multi-award winning wines then have lunch overlooking the vineyards. As the Highlands’ most awarded producer of quality wines, we currently have 20 wines available for tasting with something to tempt everyone’s palate.

The first vineyard that you discover once you leave the M5 motorway from Sydney is The Hermitage vineyard, the home of Marist Brothers Wines. Originally acquired over 100 years ago for the training of the Brothers, the 155-hectare estate is today a sacred place of quiet and tranquility. In addition to the assortment of cool climate wines produced on the 13 hectare vineyard, including sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, pinot noir and merlot, a selection of homemade jams and relishes is also available for you to taste. Not to be missed on your visit is a viewing of the beautifully restored neo- gothic style chapel.

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Indulge in a golden moment at Mount Ashby Estate Winery. Our Cellar Door and” La Pallette” Cafe are open Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment. Enjoy award winning wines, local produce amongst Sally Beresford Antiques and French Farmhouse Tables.

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Open 10.30 – 4.30pm Sat,Sun & pub hols or by appointment E.sallyscornerwines@bigpond.com Ph: 02 4883 4999 Choosing a good wine is simple. A good wine is the wine you like. Come to our cellar door and experience the aromas and flavours of our wines and you be the judge. Our wines are the best value in the Southern Highlands.

Eling Forest ⑩

Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨

On the Hume Highway, Sutton Forest

212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW 2579

12kms South of Berrima, 2kms North of the Illawarra Highway

Open: Cellar Door: Sat & Sun & Public Holidays

Cellar Door Café & Farm Shop ph: 4878 9155 Open: 7 days per week, 10 am to 5 pm except Xmas Day Email: winery@elingforest.com.au Cellar Door, Café and Farm Shop; where you can purchase gourmet food ‘pronto’ for the traveller. Sample, then enjoy the region’s finest wines in the intimacy of our Café and winter open fire with a choice of farm fresh home-made fare for lunches or morning and afternoon teas. Group wine tasting tours welcome at small charge. BnB, wedding venue and award winning Stones Restaurant.

11am - 4pm (other times by appointment)

Ph: 0408 228 724 or 0416 038 724 Email: bill@banjosrun.com.au www.banjosrun.com.au Cellar Door, Award Winning Wines Group bookings welcome, Tastings in the vines, Family run, Rural setting, Friendly Working farm, Telephone and online sales

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Canary Cafe

The Blue Rose Cafe

Open 7 days from 8.30am

Catering for all occasions: • Special occasions • Group bookings • Devonshire teas • Buses welcome

Open for morning, afternoon tea and lunch.

Dining Southern Highlands

Opposite Coles Express

409 - 411 Argyle St, Moss Vale

Ph: 4869 5925

Blue Rose Cafe - open 7 days 9-5pm Braemar Garden World, Braemar

Ph/fax: 4872 1434

Wolfgang's German Restaurant

The Stone Room - Tapas & Wine Bar

Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine

Weddings, birthdays all functions. Cheese boards & share plates. Extensive wine list. Tapas: from a light snack to a full meal - something for everybody

Open: Lunch, Sat & Sun 11.30 - 2.00pm Dinner, Wed - Sun 5.30pm till late Highlands Arcade, (behind ANZ Bank) 279-287 Bong Bong St. Bowral

Love the food and the ambience! Open: Fri - Sun, lunch. Wed- Sat dinner

www.wolfgangrstaurant.com.au

Ph: 02 4877 2800

Ph: 02 4861 1257

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Cafe Pirouette & Fine Food Deli

The Magpie Cafe Berrima

Fresh food & great coffee All day breakfast. Lunches on the run or sit down and unwind, romantic dinners, home made cakes, muffins & desserts.

Open 7 Days

OPENING HOURS: 7 days 7am till 4pm weekdays, 8am till 4pm weekends

Shop 6-7, 79-81 Hoddle St, Robertson

Ph: 4885 1788

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Selection of home-made cakes, scones jam & cream.

BYO. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 2008


What's On July - August Cafe Poet at Gilbert's of Mittagong Fridays. Gilbert's Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong. Talk, read and write poetry every Friday through June to November. Enjoy the fantastic food, coffee and wine the cafe has to offer. Ph: 4872 2377 www.rhiannonhall.blogspot.com.au Bundanoon Winterfest 29 June - 8 July Bundanoon A week long festival of events, dinners, movies, markets, workshops and concerts aimed at getting you out and doing stuff! Opening night Friday 1st July is a street party in the main street of Bundanoon. Check the calendar: www.bundanoon.nsw.au Ph: 0434 977 418 Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day 1 July 11am – 3pm 229 Macquarie Grove Road, Camden A glimpse of bygone days. Enjoy a guided tour of Wivenhoe historic house, built for Charles Cowper circa 1837. Ph: 4655 7057 Fountaindale Christmas in July Fountaindale Grand Country Lodge For four weeks, this historic building will be transformed into a beautiful department store, complete with ground floor dining and first floor shops! There will be three dining experiences to choose from, elegant Christmas a la carte, traditional Christmas buffet in the Ballroom and stylish High Tea. Ph: 4885 1111 www.fountaindalechristmasinjuly.com Christmas in July at Camden Valley Inn Throughout July 290 Remembrance Drive, Camden. Two course traditional buffet with all the trimmings, glass of eggnog on arrival and live entertainment. Bookings essential. Ph: 4655 8413 Jasper Knight Exhibition 1 - 5 July Gallery Ecosse, Exeter. An exhibition of one of Australia`s major contemporary artists, Jasper Knight, continues through till 5 July. Contact Nina de Borde on 0434977418 www.galleryecosse.com.au Kids Grow Wild School Holiday Fun 2 - 13 July The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan For some great school holiday fun, join an education workshop at the Garden. Discover what lives in our lake, how to recycle and discover what's great at your botanic garden. Ph: 4634 7935 www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/annan The Illawarra Fly Fly4 Kids School Holiday Program presents: Erth @ the Fly the Fly July 5-7, 2012 Erth will bring their celebrated show ‘Petting Zoo’ to the Illawarra Fly for a series of performances. See large scale, life - like puppets of Australian mega-fauna. Tickets go on sale May16 Bookings: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill. Ph:1300 362 881 or go to www. Illawarra fly .com .au

Historic Waterworks Open & Steaming 15 July 10 – 3pm Original 1883 steam beam engine used to supply the city's water. Have a picnic on the banks of the Wollondilly River. Take a tour of the Pumphouse Museum and historic Waterworks. See the 120 year old Appleby Beam Engine and Hick Hargreaves Corliss Valve Engine under steam. Enjoy lunch, morning or afternoon tea at the Pumphouse Cafe. Bring your own for a picnic by the river play at the childrens' playground fish for trout in Marsden Weir. Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy Street Goulburn. Ph: (02) 4823 4448 or (02) 4823 4492 Ruane Winery Cellar Door Open Day 21 July 11am 110 Finns Road, Menangle Enjoy a leisurely day of wine tasting while enjoying the views from this spectacular property. Ph: 4636 6249

Quilting in the Highlands

SH Food Indulgence

Quilting in the Highlands 28 - 31 July Mittagong RSL and Berrima Patchwork. Berrima Patchwork presents Quilting in the Highlands retreat. 4 days of workshops with 5 awards winning quilters. Bringing the best of quilting to the Southern Highlands. Our teachers are a collection of award winners, authors and fabric designers. Bookings are essential. Ph: (02) 48771382 www.berrrimapatchwork.com.au Southern Highlands Food Indulgence 28 - 29 July Indulge in the fabulous Southern Highlands food and wine. FoodPath Culinary Tours joins with Biota Dining restaurant to bring you a Southern Highlands Food Indulgence on the last weekend of every month. Book at www.foodpath.com.au Ph: 0419 617 021 Harmony for Health & Healing Expo 10 - 12 August Goulburn. An expo for the body, mind and soul and aims to bring to you the latest tools techniques and educational information that help with informed choices for your own health and well-being. Demonstrations, mini classes, workshops, Psychic consultations, Numerologists, Tarot Card Readers and Clairvoyants. Food stalls will also be available. Ph: 0416 405 094 High Tea at Harrington Grove Country Club 18 August 1pm 1 Forestgrove Drive, Harrington Park. Includes sweet and savoury treats as well as live vocal entertainment set amongst the stylish surroundings of the Harrington Grove Country Club. Ph: 4631 3200 Riverfest 25 August 11am-3pm Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown This popular family event features a variety of multicultural entertainment, performers, dancers, informative stalls, free interactive workshops and food vendors with dishes from around the world. Ph: 4645 4921

Goulburn Waterworks

Christmas in July

Health & Healing Expo

Riverfest in Campbelltown

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Robertson Potato Farm

Robertson

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The green heart of the Highlands Robertson is a pretty rural village with breath-taking scenery, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests in nearby National Parks. Lush surrounding farmland and country lanes complete the picture for this 'not to be missed' visitor friendly village, which lies at the edge of the Southern Highlands. In Robertson, you’ll find cosy cafes and restaurants, antiques and collectables, galleries with regular exhibitions, and a heritage railway station in landscaped gardens. Many shops specialize in goods that are both hand - made and Australian. The building known as ‘The Cheese Factory’ is a ‘must see’ in Robertson as it now houses a collection of shops offering, cheese, gifts, craft and collectables. The village is worth visiting both for itself, and as an ideal base to explore a spectacular hinterland, it is recognized as the “green heart” of the Southern Highlands on account of its superb rural scenery. Ridge roads with sweeping views contrast with sheltered tree-clad lanes, making this a delightful place for a scenic drive. There is much to discover. Stud cattle, sheep and alpacas graze green pastures. Rich, deep, red soils grow the legendary “Robbo Spuds” - Australia’s most sought-after potatoes. Robbo Spuds are always on sale in season (December to April). All this and more in a picturesque village where people are friendly, parking is easy and there is a genuine country town atmosphere.

Nearby are three of the longest drop waterfalls in Australia. They all plunge from rugged sandstone escarpments into rainforest canyons and valleys. Barren Grounds nature reserve has wonderful wild flowers and easy plateau walks to coastal views. The Illawarra Fly turns exploring the cliff tops into a great adventure with treetop walkways, a soaring tower, and sweeping coastal vistas from Port Kembla to Kiama. Further afield you can find Fitzroy Falls which offers scenery on a grand scale. Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, lush rainforest gullies and sweeping views of the escarpment are a good reason for visitors to include this area in your tour of the Southern Highlands. There are several walks to choose from; a timber boardwalk to the falls, or for the more adventuresome a 7km walk into a rainforest gully. The Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is open seven days and provides a range of information on Morton National Park and other places to visit in the area. The Falls Café offers a selection of tasty home cooked meals or simply coffee and cake in a bush environment. Barbecue facilities, toilets, picnic shelters all with disabled access. Open seven (7) days per week 9am to 5pm. (02) 4887 7270. Park Use fee applies.

What to See & Do Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore Falls Carrington Falls Illawarra Fly Robertson Cheese Factory

For information about Robertson go to: www.robertson.nsw.au VISIT: Robertson Cheese Factory 107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson Ph: 4885 2000 or 4885 2400

THE ROBERTSON

PIE SHOP OPEN ALL YEAR

Delicious pies, pastries, sausage rolls, soups and a variety of other foods made on the premises.

Illawarra Highway,

Jamberoo intersection, 3km east of Robertson

Ph: 4885 1330

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Come and explore the shops at

The Robertson Cheese Room

The Roberston Cheese Factory Café to open soon with an emphasis on serving fresh, seasonal and local produce! The new owners of the Old Robertson Cheese Factory Café are committed to being part of the community by using and serving in-season, local produce. One of the owners, Warwick Noble, was head Chef for 5 years in the Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery. The bakery was set in a century old building in picturesque Berry where the time-old practices of using quality produce, keeping production simple and using organic ingredients applied. He has now teamed up with Susan McMurdo to operate the Café. As they bring their skills to Robertson, they plan to offer breakfast every day using organic sourdough breads and making Brioche French Toast, Corn Fritters with Bacon and Rocket as well as the usual traditional, full cooked breakfasts.

Day Tripping Want a tip for a perfect day trip, perfect for all ages & all fitness levels? The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is the answer! One of Australia’s premier rainforest experiences, the incredible elevated steel walkway features two gently swaying cantilevered arms and a tower raised nearly fifty meters off the forest floor. Situated 710metres above the sea, the stunning views take in everything from the rainforest canopy to the Royal

Light lunches include hand-made Gnocchi using Robertson potatoes. Gravlax will be a speciality; cured salmon with mustard and dill. The new ambience will include an open fireplace and exhibitions of local and out-of-area artists. Of course there will be a focus on Cheese as the Café is set in the Old Cheese Factory building which houses complimentary businesses; The Cheese Room, Gelato Kitchen (in spring) Gifts and a seller of local produce, fruit, vegetables and plants. The Old Cheese Factory – a destination for an eclectic eating and shopping experience! 107 Illawarra Hwy Robertson. Ph: 0439 931 028

National Park out over Lake Illawarra and out to the South Pacific Ocean. The gentle walk commences on the rainforest floor and continues onto the steel walkway and into the rainforest canopy offering a unique experience that captures the beauty of the regions native fauna and flora. Those with limited mobility can take advantage of the free courtesy cart to get them to and from the steel walkway. The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is one of only a handful of steel canopy walks in the world and the only one in New South Wales. Located just outside the village of Robertson, a trip to the Fly is a perfect day trip. Mention iMag and get 25% off General Admission plus a free regular coffee. Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk | 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill NSW | www. illawarrafly.com | Like Us on Facebook

Local & international cheeses, gourmet products. Open 7 days.

Green Heart Gallery

Australian works by artisans & craft makers. Ph 4885 2400

Highlands in Season

Produce & products reflecting our seasons

Robertson Cheese Factory Cafe Under new management

Accommodation 

And Chats Cafe & Restaurant Eat in or takeaway Open 7 days Illawarra Hway Robertson

Ph: 4885 1444

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Historic Homes in Goulburn

Goulburn

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Australia’s first inland city Goulburn is a thriving rural and commercial centre and offers country style living and hospitality. The city is rich in heritage and natural beauty and any visitor interested in the history and development of this beautiful city will be delighted during guided and self guided tours of historic sites, homesteads, cathedrals, cemeteries and points of interest. The first white explorers sited the land that was to become the first inland city from Mt. Towrang in 1798, but it was not explored until some 20 years later. Governor Macquarie declared it the Goulburn plains in 1820. Land seekers settled the area from 1818 onwards. By 1841 Goulburn had a population of some 1,200 people - a courthouse, police barracks, churches, hospital, post office and was the centre of a great sheep and farming area. It became an administrative centre for the district taking in surrounding townships for the new County Argyle. It is home to the Big Merino & the NSW Police Academy and its secondary industry is based on a mix of private and Government enterprise. In the private sector, firms are engaged in wool scouring, cotton products, footwear, heavy and light engineering, building related undertakings, retail distribution and concrete products. St Saviour's Cathedral 1874 to 1884 - one of the finest white sandstone cathedrals in the Southern Hemisphere. The splendid bell-tower, soaring windows and massive stone work are the first impressions one has of the building. The Cathedral and Hall were

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designed by Edmund T. Blackett at the peak of his career. The Forster and Andrews organ contained 43 stops and 2252 pipes when installed but has been modified several times since. It is regarded as one of the best pipe organs in Australia and one of the most sought after by organists. Ph: 4821 2206 Goulburn Historic Waterworks - a part of Australia's heritage The Goulburn Historic Waterworks is located on the banks of the Wollondilly River. It has fully operational steam engines; the 1883 Appleby Bros. beam engine and the 1860s Hick Hargreaves corliss valve engine. The beam engine dates to the 1880s when it was installed to pump water for Goulburn. The Waterworks is of national significance as it is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. It is steaming again after an absence of over two years due to essential maintenance on the boiler. The Pumphouse Café serves locally produced meals and has a retro-style theme. Ph: 4823 4448 Riversdale Historic Homestead – a historic 1830s Inn Riversdale was purchased in 1875 by Edward Twynam who later became Surveyor General of NSW. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1967 from the Twynam family and is set in beautiful flowering gardens. The Inn is furnished as a mid-19th century colonial cottage. It is an ideal venue to just have a picnic or to book a function, a wedding or a christening. Mob: 0414 951 955

What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre St Saviour’s Cathedral Riversdale Historic Homestead Goulburn War Memorial & Museum Major Regional Events Lilac Festival Goulburn Roses Festival Taralga Heritage Rally The Pumpkin Festival The Apple Day Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492 or 1800 353 646 www.igoulburn.com E: info@igoulburn.com

The Big Merino A celebration of Australia's fine wool industry. The Big Merino was built in 1985 as a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry. Standing 15.2 metres high, he is an impressive life-like model of Rambo, a stud Ram from a local property, “Bullamallita”. The Big Merino gift shop displays an eclectic range of quality gift wear. The aim is to provide the best quality products made from fine Australian Merino Wool. The range includes Ugg boots, fine wool scarves, hats, jumpers and jackets as well as plush sheepskins. Come and browse the amazing gift shop, learn about the history of wool in Australia and see how wool is processed. Ph: 4822 8013


Historic Goulburn

Riversdale

Colonial, Georgian Homestead and former Coaching Inn (1837) • Colonial furniture • Arts & crafts. • Formal Gardens • Cottage Gardens • Picnic facilities • Kitchen • Toilets

The Big Merino A celebration of Australia's fine wool industry

Showcasing beautiful fashion items made from this brilliant and versatile natural fibre. Cnr Hume and Sowerby St, Goulburn

Ph: 4822 8013 www.bigmerino.com.au

Open: Sun 10am-3pm. Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10am - 2pm Groups any day by app

Twynam Dr, North Goulburn. Mob: 0414 951 955 or 0409 953 859 E: riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au

Historic Goulburn Goulburn is teeming with history and is sure to delight the history buffs amongst you. Visit grand old buildings & magnificent cathedrals! Explore historic attractions, museums & old houses! Visit the Big Merino. Take in the grandeur of this beautiful historic city by strolling through its streets and laneways! The following historic sites are a real treat for those who appreciate buildings of historic significance; St Saviour's Cathedral, The Big Merino, Riversdale Homestead, St Clair Folk Museum & Archives, Goulburn War Memorial & Museum and Goulburn Historic Waterworks, located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River.

Visit: www.igoulburn.com.au

War Memorial A unique war memorial boasting spectacular views of the city. Charming museum located in the old caretakers cottage, containing memorabilia from all wars. Lookout open every day. Tower and Museum open weekends, pub & school hols 10am - 4pm.

Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn

Ph: 4823 4463

St Saviour’s Cathedral

Historic Waterworks Marsden Weir, Goulburn Home to two unique, operational, steam engines, each over 100 years old. Picnic in the grounds or lunch at the Pumphouse Cafe on steaming days.

Open: Sunday and school holidays 10am-4pm. Mon & Tues 10am – 2pm. Steaming Dates for 2012: 10 June, 15 July, 30 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec.

Ph: 4823 4448

This Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in Australia. Completed in 1884, St Saviour’s Cathedral was designed by the architect Edmund Blacket. Admire the stained glass windows, detailed stone carving and magnificent organ. Bourke St, Goulburn.

Open: 10-4pm daily Ph: 4821 2206 E: office@goulburncathedral.org.au www.goulburncathedral.org.au

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Wollongong from the escarpment!

Wollongong

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Wollongong - where the mountains meet the sea! Wollongong is located 80 kilometres south of Sydney and is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west. The Wollongong coastline offers 17 sparkling surf beaches that are patrolled by lifesavers from September to April. Beaches are generally in easy walking distance from shops, hotels and clubs. Stanwell Park to the north of Wollongong City, could be regarded as the gateway to the Illawarra region and is an ideal spot for day trippers. Bald Hill Lookout, a magnificent platform looking south over Wollongong City, has outstanding views of the Illawarra and its escarpment. Watch hang gliders and para gliders or marvel at the spot where Lawrence Hargrave first took flight. Experience the Grand Pacific Sea Bridge, 665 metres over-the-ocean, near Stanwell Park; spend some time exploring northern coastal villages while heading down the cliff hugging roads hanging above the ocean. North of Wollongong the coastal villages are famous for their unspoilt beaches and rock pools, unique art and crafts, great fishing and surfing spots as well as many cafes and restaurants. From those northern villages, the Grand Pacific Drive makes its way into the city of Wollongong. There you will find an array of shopping outlets, restaurants and cafes, golf courses, art galleries and more.

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Visit the Wollongong Botanic Garden The Wollongong Botanic Garden is host to an impressive array of exotic, adaptable and flowering plant life from Australia, and around the world. Open weekdays 7.00am to 5.00pm and weekends 10.00am to 5.00pm The gardens are located just north of Wollongong. When visiting the gardens and enjoying the splendor of the beautiful surroundings, feel free to ask staff about plants, services and programs. Some activities are prohibited within the gardens to ensure that all who visit them have an enjoyable time. These include: Ball games, rollerblading, riding bikes, scooters or skateboards, driving of vehicles, using gas or fire BBQ’s, littering, camping, consumption of alcohol, handling flora and fauna and bringing dogs into the Garden.

What to See & Do The Grand Pacific Sea Bridge Wollongong City Gallery Wollongong Science Centre Illawarra beaches and rock pools Wollongong Harbour & Lighthouse Merrigong Theatre Crown Central Shopping Centre

VISITOR INFORMATION: CROWN CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE 174 / 200 Crown Street, Wollongong Ph: 02 4228 5999

The gardens have an excellent network of paths for accessing most of the Garden and there are many areas in the Garden where getting off the beaten track to experience the true beauty of the gardens is encouraged. For further information ph: 4225 2636.


WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY Exhibitions - July 2012 Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm Burelli St, Wollongong www.wollongongcitygallery.com Ph: 02

Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms Jenny Tubby, Octagonal Rooms 2011-2012 Mixed Media

EXHIBITIONS: Stand Up Close: Remembering Ron Lambert. Celebrating the legacy of this influential artist and teacher 2 June - 2 September ARTEXPRESS High achieving bodies of work by NSW students. 16 June - 19 August celebrating commUNITY Naidoc Week 2012 30 June - 12 August Naomi Ullmann: Opportunity Knocks An installation of miniature homes in snowdomes. Until 26 August Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms 2011/12 Artist in Residence Until 26 August Just Imagine An innovative children’s creative writing program. Until 15 July You Are Here An exhibition of location based artworks from the Gallery collection. 21 July – 11 November

ARTEXPRESS Brittany Rayner, Fractured Family, 2011, photomedia, Kiera High School

4228 7500

You Are Here Conrad Martens, Illawarra Lake, c.1840 oil on canvas, Purchased 2011 with funds from the George and Nerissa Johnson Bequest

ARTEXPRESS features a selection of high achieving Bodies of Work submitted for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination in 2011. On display 16 June - 19 August. Stand Up Close. Remembering Ron Lambert explores the legacy of influential artist and teacher Ron Lambert (1923 – 1995). This exhibition includes work by friends, colleagues and artists. On display 2 June – 2 September. celebrating commUNITY, on display 30 June - 12 August, is an exhibition of works by local Aboriginal artists for NAIDOC Week 2012. Resident artist Jenny Tubby has created an installation of octagonal rooms which

are like curiosity boxes that invite the viewer to enter and explore. Octagonal Rooms is on display until 26 August. Opportunity Knocks is on display until 26 August and features a series of miniature ‘McMansions’ constructed from plastic and old credit cards placed inside snowdomes. Just Imagine is an education initiative that encourages students in grades 5 12 to respond as creative, imaginative writers to works from the Gallery’s collection.On display until 15 July. You Are Here A location oriented display of contemporary, colonial and early Australian paintings, prints, photographs, watercolours and drawings.

Critical Stages and The Follies Company production

A new production from Opera Australia's Oz Opera. Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Love. Betrayal. Passion. Revenge Be swept up in the stylishly sexy decadence of Oz Opera's exciting new production of Mozart's classic opera. "Opera with attitude" - Daily Telegraph

What's On @ IPAC

Monkey Baa’s

THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF A fast-paced musical comedy based on the book by Tim Winton that tells the hilarious tale of the town of Bugalugs, where, one morning, the inhabitants wake up to discover their buttocks missing! July School Holiday Fun

SYNCOPATION By Allan Knee This touching love story soars with amazing ballroom routines choreographed by Dancing with the Stars choreographer/ dancer Mark Hodge.

9 – 11 July | Tickets: $22 Vacation Care Groups: $12

17 – 21 July Tickets: $49 -$59 | Under 30s: $34

2 – 4 August Tickets: $60 -$65 | Under 30s: $39

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DAMS, LOOKOUTS, FALLS, WALKING TRACKS & PICNIC SPOTS attraction

features & facilities

Avon Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Cordeaux Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Warragamba Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Cataract Dam

Spectacular views of the dam. Picnic & electric BBQs, facilities playground.

how to get there Avon Dam Rd, Bargo

open √ 7 days 10am - 5pm

Spectacular views of the lake, art deco buildings, Picton Rd, Wilton playground, picnic shelters, electric BBQs & viewing areas.

√ 7 days

Visitor Centre, interpretive signage, playgound, BBQs, picnic shelters & viewing area.

√ 7 days

Farnsworth Dam Ave, Warragamba

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm √ 7 days

Ph: 1300 722 468

The oldest dam supplying Sydney. Picnic shelters, BBQs, & Baden Powell Dr, Appin playgrounds areas.

Nepean Dam

Viewing area, BBQ, picnic area, & playground facilities.

√ 7 days

Avon Dam Rd, Bargo

Ph: 1300 722 468 Burragorang Lookout Ph: 024677 0859 Razorback Lookout Ph: 024677 0859 Mermaids Pools Ph: 4677 3962 Pejar Dam Ph: 48321 988 Wombeyan Caves Ph: 4843 5976 Lake Alexandra Ph: 4889 4251 Mittagong Lookout Ph: 4871 2888 Box Vale Walk Track Ph: 1300 657 559 Erith Coalmine Walk

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm Exquisite outlook over Lake Burragorang. BBQ & picnic area.

Road to Nattai, via The Oaks

√ 7 days 10am-5pm

Views all the way to Sydney on a clear day. Parking and Off Remembrance Dr, Picton √ 7 days picnic area. Pools, Tahmoor Gorge & Canyon. Great walking area but not an easy one. The top path is the easiest.

Rockford Rd, Tahmoor

√ 7 days

Dam views, picnic and BBQ areas. Seasonal fishing and electric boating

Crookwell Rd, Goulburn

√ 7 days

Caves, wildlife, lookouts & waterfalls. Walking & camping area. Guided tours available. Fees apply.

Wombeyan Caves Rd, Wombeyan Caves

√ 7 days

Man-made lake. An abundance of wildlife. picnic, BBQ & picnic area.

Queen St, Mittagong

√ 7 days

Stunning views over Mittagong, Old Hume Hwy. Walking tracks.

Oxley Dr, Mittagong

√ 7 days

A historic railway line, 84 mts of tunnel. Walking & picnic area. Return walk approx 3 hours.

Box Vale Rd, Mittagong

√ 7 days

9am-4.30pm

Lookouts, waterfalls, wildflowers, Aboriginal/historic sites. Morton National Park Walking tracks. Easy walk. Bundanoon

√ 7 days

Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls

√ 7 days

Ph: 4887 7270

Spectacular waterfall, rainforest, Visitor Centre & Cafe. Walking, picnic & BBQ area.

Carrington Falls

Waterfalls, walking tracks & picnic area.

10 kms east of Robertson

√ 7 days

Bungonia State Conservation Area Ph: 4844 4277 The Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk Ph: 1300 362 881

Caves, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Picnic, Camping, Kitchen & Shower facilities, BBQ’s, lookouts, walking trails around the rivers, cliffs and canyons. Fees Apply 1500 mtr rainforest walk with a 25 mtr high elevated treetop walk. Cafe & Visitor Centre. Fees apply.

Lookdown RD, Via Bungonia (25kms east of Goulburn)

√ 7 days

Located between Kiama & Robertson

√ 7 days

Ph: 02 4887 7270 Fitzroy Falls & Belmore Falls

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