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Monthly Market Guide
A guide to local art & craft, fresh produce, collectables & more. Coledale School Markets
Stalls, BBQ & devonshire teas available 1st Sat (except Jan & Feb) 8-1pm Cobbitty Public School, Cobbitty Ph: 0438 512 728
4th Sunday (except Dec) 9-4pm. Coledale School. Ocean location. Hand-made, handgrown products & collectables. Buskers welcome. Ph: 0425 277 118
Camden Fresh Produce Market
2nd Sat (except Jan) 8:30am to 1:30pm Uniting Church Thirlmere Way, Tahmoor A great local market selling crafts as well as plants. Ph: 4681 8627
Camden Lion's Market
Large quantity varied stalls 3rd Sat (except Jan) 9am – 1pm Camden Showground Argyle St. Ph: 0417 230 418
2nd & 4th Sat 7 – 12 noon. Fresh local produce, gourmet food, plants, flowers, coffee and cakes. Camden Town Farm. Cnr Exeter and John Sts. Ph: 0477 224 881
Bundanoon Village Market
Over 40 stalls of gourmet goodies, fresh produce, plants & art & craft. 1st & 3rd Sun (except Jan) 8.30am-2.30pm. Bundanoon Hall. Railway Ave. Ph: 0430 391 941
Lots of stalls. Good food & refreshments 2nd Sun (except Jan) 9am -3pm School of Arts. Hoddle St Robertson. Ph: 0408238575 or 0248851381 after 5pm
Lilac City Country Market
Local art, craft & produce, planta, bric-abrac & cakes. Activities for kids. 1st Sat (except Jan) Montague St, Goulburn Ph: 4821 1839
Wollongong Produce & Creative Traders Every Friday 9-3pm Crown St Mall. Freshly made & grown produce. World food to eat. Art, crafts & music. Ph: 0425 277 118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colo Vale Community Market
4th Sat 9am-2pm (except Dec) Village Hall Colo Vale Ph: 4889 4390
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From the Editor November We have an outstanding array of festivals and events for you to enjoy during November and December Southern Highland artists will hold their annual Arts Festival this month. Visit local artists who open their doors to art buffs keen to see where they live and create. If you have an interest in antiques, be sure to attend the annual Antique Fair in Robertson when Sydney and regional dealers provide a stunning display of antique jewellery, silver ware, glass, linen and furniture for sale. Campbelltown City will hold the annual Fisher's Ghost Street Parade as part of the Fisher's Ghost Festival. Highlights include fun for kids, carnival rides, fireworks and more! Put this one in your diary for a fun family occasion. Early in November, Viva la Gong will bring the heart of Wollongong alive with an eclectic mix of national musicians, vibrant local performers, food, kids activities and artists.
Windellama will hold its Sustainable Farm Field Day with a focus on exhibits; solar and wind energy suppliers, mud brick builders, cattle, goats, sheep and alpacas, apiarists, wineries, olive growing, farm forestry, waste and grey water solutions, farm machinery and more. Taralga Farm Field Days will once again offer displays and demonstrations of vintage machinery and vehicles but as well there will be entertainment, sheep shearing and games; all designed to maximise a fun packed weekend for all ages. As you take part in all of the festivities this month, be sure to carry your iMag with you.
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Contents Markets 4 'Must See' Attractions 14 Map 16-17 Wine Trail 22-23 Dining Guide 24 What's On 25 TOWNS Campbelltown, Camden 7 Wollondilly 11 Mittagong & Bowral 12 Berrima & Moss Vale 18 Robertson 26 Goulburn 28 Wollongong 31 FEATURED EVENTS Taralga Farm Field Days Fisher's Ghost Festival Studio Art Trail & Arts Festival Antiques in Robertson Small Farms Field Day Viva La Gong
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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 hourâ€™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. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Campbelltown VIC 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph 4645 4921 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au
What to See & Do Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Mount Annan Botanic Garden Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square â€“ 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
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November in Macarthur Explore it all!
The weather is warming up and everyone is enjoying the great outdoors! November is a great time to visit Macarthur and this month our event calendar is full of exciting events and activities. High Tea in the Macarthur region has become a hugely popular past time, with a number of restaurants specialising in this decadent treat. Infusion Restaurant, Melaleuca Café, Gledswood Homestead, Barenz, Harrington Grove Country Club and the Campbelltown Arts Centre Café are all hosting high tea’s throughout the month of November. High Tea is perfect way to catch up with friends and family – perhaps even celebrate Christmas early! Visit our website for venues, details and dates www.macarthur.com.au Gledswood Homestead Ghost Tours are held every Friday night. Experience
Gledswood Homestead by torchlight and connect with the spirits that reside in the convict built cellar. The beautiful homestead and its spirits are waiting for you to share their stories From 2 – 10 November, get involved in all the fun and frivolity of the annual Campbelltown City Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Highlights to enjoy include the Street Parade, the prestigious Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, the Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run, Street Fair, Carnival with fireworks, Fisher’s Kids and much more! Join in the festivities and be a part of the legend of Fisher’s Ghost! On Sunday 3 November is the Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day. Enjoy a glimpse of a bygone era with a guided tour of the historical house, built in 1837. Glenalvon House Open Days are held on 4, 9 and 18 November and
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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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provide the opportunity to view the domestic and social history of the Campbelltown area through the many photos and artifacts displayed in this beautiful Georgian townhouse which was built in 1840. The Macarthur Progressive Wine Luncheon is on Sunday 10 November. Three of Macarthur’s wineries – Fussy Grape, Trattoria La Vigna and Razorback Ridge – have grouped together to offer this self-drive, threecourse, progressive lunch. The day will begin at 11.30 with canapes at Fussy Grape, followed by the main course at Trattoria La Vigna and dessert at Razorback Ridge. Designated drivers will go into a draw to enjoy a bottle of wine at home. On 19 November, Australia’s favourite American comedian, Arj Barker, heads into town as part of this ‘Go Time’
standup comedy tour. According to Arj, the show is both ‘what audiences expect from me and the last thing they expect from me, which if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show’. Conclude the month with a rush of adrenalin as for the third consecutive year the JetBlack 24 Hour Mountain Bike Endurance Race will be held at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. In addition to watching the highly contested race, on from 30 November until 1 December, spectators can enjoy live music, entertainment, giveaways and more. For more information on these events, as well as further information on What's On in Macarthur, go to our website www.macarthur.com.au or call 1800 655 991.
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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.
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Countdown to Festival Sparks Ghost Fever
Seeing ghosts? The residents of Campbelltown in Sydney’s south west certainly are after celebrating the legend of Fisher’s Ghost for more than half a century through an annual festival that has become an intrinsic part of the city itself. Ghost fever is everywhere – from the local pie shop, to the library, schools and community groups. There is no escaping the legend and everyone is invited to join in the spirit of one of Australia’s longest running community celebrations. The annual festival boasts a jampacked program of events and
activities to suit all ages and interests over 10 huge days from 1 to 10 November. All the festival favourites make a spectacular return, including the Street Parade, Fisher’s Gig, Street Fair, carnival and fireworks, Fisher’s Kids, Craft Exhibition and the Marsdens Law Group Fisher’s Ghost Fun Run. The Street Parade on 2 November promises to shine bright as it celebrates the theme ‘Spring Colour’, and invites everyone to choose a colour, or wear them all. There’ll be excitement galore at the carnival in Bradbury Oval over two huge weekends, which features a dazzling fireworks display on both Saturday nights of the event. A host of new carnival attractions and rides will cater for a range of ages and tastes – from families to seasoned thrill seekers. Acclaimed local and national performers will bring their music to Bradbury Oval on 2 November for the region’s biggest all ages outdoor
Come and sample some of the States best local growers and producers in the picturesque Wollondilly Shire. Go to visitwollondilly.com.au or call us at the Visitor Information Centre on 02 4677 8313
concert – Fisher’s Gig. The large-scale, local youth event has fast earned a reputation for launching the careers of young musicians across Macarthur. Kids can engage in artistic fun at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Sunday 3 November for the Fisher’s Kids extravaganza, which this year features oodles of imaginative and resourceful ways for kids aged three to 12 to unleash their creativity. More than 80 stalls, stage entertainment and a dedicated kids’ zone featuring the CSIRO Discovery Dome and circus tricks, will leave event-goers spoilt for choice at the Street Fair when it descends on Mawson Park and Queen Street on 9 November. The Festival of Fisher’s Ghost reflects Campbelltown’s strong sense of community spirit, and everyone is invited to celebrate one of the greatest ghost stories of all time. For a full calendar of events, visit fishersghost.com.au or follow facebook.com/eventsincampbelltown for all the latest festival news.
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 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
Santa's Steam Train Sydney to Thirlmere 10th November10am Steam out of the city - with Legend of Steam loco 3642 - to Thirlmere village, home of NSW’s rail heritage, situated in the attractive Southern Highlands foothills - a great family day trip! Settle back in 1930s style as the Thirlmere Flyer huffs and puffs through the suburbs. Lift up the window by your seat and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the steam train. Meet Santa on board with photo opportunities and small gifts for the kids! At Thirlmere, visit Trainworks, Australia's
newest and biggest rail experience. Kids of all ages love... exploring the largest display of heritage trains in NSW - running, jumping, spinning and climbing in the playground (which features an amazing 7- metre high climbing frame) - stepping into the cab of an old steam locomotive operating the 'Steam Machine' to learn how steam power works - seeing the sound and light show which tells the story of loco 1021 and marvelling at the elegance of the Governor General's Car - a palace on wheels.
What to See & Do Nepean, Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon & Warragamba Dams Burragorang Lookout Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Trainworks in Thirlmere Major Regional Festivals Thirlmere Festival of Steam Picton Rodeo
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitwollondilly.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 4677 8313
Take a ride on the Thirlmere Heritage Railway steam trains. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in the spacious grounds at Trainworks, or relax with a drink or snack at the popular Thirlmere cafes or hotel... right by the park. Refreshments are available from the fully-licensed Buffet Car onboard the Thirlmere Flyer. * extra charge applies for Thirlmere Heritage Railway steam train rides. The Thirlmere Flyer will be returning to Sydney hauled by Classic Diesel locomotives from the NSWRTM collection. www.heritageexpress.com.au www.highlandsimag.com.au
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, restaurants and cafes.
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
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ARTS FESTIVAL
1-30 November 2013 Take time out to enjoy the exhibitions, concerts, shopping, workshops and open studios on offer throughout the beautiful Southern Highlands !
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ART STUDIO TRAIL
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Meet the makers in their studios—22 studios open their doors weekends 2-3 November and 9-10 November 10am-5pm A unique opportunity to meet the artists and purchase direct from the Studio Door
Pick up a Festival Program including Art Studio Trail map from the Southern Highlands Information Centre in Mittagong P: 1300 657 559 or download from www.shaf.com.au Further details: Jenny Kena P: 02 4868 0855 M: 0438 298 989 email@example.com
Mittagong, your gateway to the Southern Highlands
Stay, Play, Wine, Dine and Relax!
Visit boutique wineries close to the Mittagong township. Mittagong has a number of art galleries, cafes, restaurants. antique, home wares and craft shops. Commune with nature, take a walk or just give the kids a break at Lake Alexandra.
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WILLIAMS QUALITY MEATS Bacon, Ham & Prosciutto. Beef, Lamb, Pork & Poultry. Crocodile & Game meats. Marinated Meat, Poussin, Quail & Rabbit. Smallgoods, Smoked Items. Veal, Venison & Yearlings.
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Pavers, retaining walls, pergolas, garden sheds, gates, arbours, cubbys, fencing, dove cotes & lots more.
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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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68-72 Old Hume Hwy, Braemar. Nth Mittagong
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A man-made Lake in the Mittagong township. Find an abundance of birdlife, walks, BBQ facilities and a fantastic playground. A delightful venue for a picnic or a stroll through the reserve. Queen St Mittagong.
Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Waterworks
Trainworks in Thirlmere
'MUST SEE' ATTRACTIONS in and around the Southern Highlands Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
This 500 metre elevated walkway has 2 cane levered arms, taking visitors to the edge of the escarpment, offering awe inspiring views over the valley to the ocean. With a visitor centre, complete with café, retail and regional information, the FLY is a fantastic destination that will inspire young and old. Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill Ph:1300 362 881 www.illawarrafly.com
All Aboard Braemar Model Railways
All Aboard Model Railways is one of the premier attractions in the Southern Highlands. Journey through the
world of model trains with the unique displays and trainscaped miniature garden. 68-72 Old Hume Hwy, Braemar Ph: 4871 2966 www.allaboard.com.au
Visitor centre and café in the Morton National Park. The boardwalk is suited to wheelchairs and the falls are only a few minutes from the car park. Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls. Ph 4887 7270
Trainworks Australia’s newest and
biggest rail experience. Open 7 days Steam Train rides every Sunday. 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere Ph: 4681 8001 www.trainworks.com.au
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. Marsden Weir, Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448
Australian Botanic Gardens; Mt Annan Discover Australia’s largest
Botanic Garden, 416 hectares in size. Experience rolling hills and ornamental lakes set amidst displays of Australian plants. Walking trails, a mountain bike track and an on-site café. Open 10 am – 5 pm Narellan Road, Mount Annan. www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au Ph: 4634 7935.
The International Cricket Hall of Fame Visit the Bradman Museum
and relive the experience and learn the facts! St Judes Street, Bowral www.internationalcrickethall.com Ph: 4862 1247
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Growth of Renwick Sees the Appointment of Community Facilitator UrbanGrowth NSW (formerly Landcom) has appointed a community facilitator to service the growing number of residents now living at the Renwick land development near Mittagong. Emma-Jayne Gardiner has begun work to help residents meet each other and feel at home in the burgeoning community. “As more residents move into their completed homes at Renwick, EmmaJayne will develop and implement a welcome program that will help residents settle into the area and meet their neighbours,” said UrbanGrowth NSW General Manager for Corporate Marketing, Robert Sullivan. “UrbanGrowth NSW is dedicated to creating communities so EmmaJayne’s role will be vital in nurturing a strong sense of community at Renwick as it expands,” said Mr Sullivan. “Since m - 5p ay m D a 10 tmas PEN hris iday
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the first land release at Renwick in August, 2011, over 150 lots have been sold, underlining the strong appeal of this masterplanned community.” The Renwick Sales Centre, located on Renwick Drive in Mittagong, is open Friday to Monday from 10am to 5pm or visit www.landcom.com.au/renwick. Seven display homes are open to the public at Renwick. Renwick is a 600-lot residential development in the NSW Southern Highlands 130km from Sydney. The fully serviced development offers wide, tree-lined streets and underground gas and electric wires. When completed, it will feature a village centre and walking and cycling paths, with a third of the 115-hectare site retained as open space and parks.
Reserve Park & Garden Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Township is a man - made lake, originally a dam, which was constructed to provide a reliable supply of water to operate the works for the Fitzroy Bessemer Steel and Hematite Coal Company in the 19C. A park - like reserve surrounds the lake and an abundance of birdlife live on the water and shores. Undercover BBQ and playground facilities are on site as the area has recently undergone a revamp. Lake Alexandra Reserve is 2000 ha in area (5,000 acres) and includes Box Vale Walking Track, Nattai Loop Track, Forty Foot Falls, Yellow Track, and Green Track & Red Track. Walking maps are available from Southern Highlands Tourism. This family attraction is accessible at all times and is an unexpected delight in the midst of a major town in the Southern Highlands. Queen St, Mittagong Entry is free!
Free “Bradman Centre” APP Wander our ashes trail this summer World class museum experience Rare and significant objects Interactive activities Listen to the players speak www.PlotYourPitch.com before you come and see yourself on the big screen St Jude Street BOWRAL | Phone 02 4862 1247 | www.bradman.com.au
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Berrima & Moss Vale
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. 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.
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
H IGHLAND TRIKE TOURS You choose the pace â€“ passive, exhilarating or adrenaline rush!
Why not treat your loved ones with a gift voucher! Experience the Southern Highlands with your own chauffer driven Motor Trike. The most unique way to see the Southern Highlands and visit its many attractions. www.highlandtriketours.com.au email@example.com
Ph: 0412 555 757 or 02 4884 4273
Retreat & Relax in Absolute Quietness at The Pines Pastoral
All Aboard – Model Railway A treat for the young and the young at heart! All Aboard Model Railways is one of the premier attractions in the Southern Highlands. Journey through the world of model trains with unique displays and trainscaped miniature gardens. All Aboard has a hundred metres of train track overall. Visit magical townships in miniature, complete with tunnels, bridges and stations, all set in beautiful landscapes. Watch the miniature crowds waiting to board trains at railway stations and see Shrek in a new castle, a Polar Bear waiting outside an 1881 schoolhouse and Marge Simpson driving through town in her purple roadster. What a delightful way to spend an afternoon in this fascinating miniature world. For the enthusiasts, the shop stocks Fleischman products as well as the Thomas the Tank Engine range for the young. Stop a while and enjoy this ‘not to be missed’ attraction in the Southern Highlands and for your convenience and enjoyment, the café is also open from 10am to 4.30pm every day of the week. Plenty of off street parking , rest rooms with disabled access. Coach groups are welcome. 68-72 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong Ph: 4871 2966 www.allaboard.com.au
If you are looking for absolute quietness and the privacy of your own cottage set in hundreds of acres in the Southern Highlands - then The Pines Pastoral is the ultimate choice. Guests stay in stunningly restored country buildings, with a choice between three classic cottages: Platypus Cottage which was originally a dairy, or Possums Cottage - a traditional Australian farmhouse with broad verandahs, or Sugarglider Cottage, which rises like a small chapel on top of its ridge. For those who appreciate unusual architecture, the modernist structure of Blue Wren and Brown Thornbill is a must. The Pines Pastoral is a cattle farm set in the prettiest part of the Southern Highlands. The hills and valleys have a friendly size for inviting walks. Every window opens on to a postcard landscape. Located 1 hour 20 minutes from Sydney (M5) and 10 minutes from Moss Vale and Bowral. Morton National Park is 5 minutes away. Private group and exclusive conferences can be arranged and we cater for wedding accommodation for groups. Visit local towns and villages, galleries,
bookshops, cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. Pines Pastoral was selected for 52 Weekends Away, The Sydney Magazine, The Great Outdoors, The Sydney Weekender, Channel 7 and the Sun-Herald Travel Weekender. You can contact The Pines Pastoral on 02 4868 3523, mob 0418 200 138 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thepinespastoral.com.au Meryla Road, Moss Vale.
The Pines Pastoral Retreat, Relax and Refresh 6 historic cottages set in 700 acres of rural quietness and privacy - self catering. Stroll around the rolling hills and valleys of the farm www.thepinespastoral.com.au E: email@example.com Ph: 02 4868 3523 Mob: 0418 200 138
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at the new WERAI TEAHOUSE ONLY $25 pp (min 2 people)
Breakfast & lunches available every day NOW FULLY LICENSED Open 6 days 8 to 5pm. Closed Tuesdays
Cnr Mt. Broughton Rd & Werai Rd. Werai. www.werai.com.au E:firstname.lastname@example.org
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BUNDANOON PIONEER FLASK When visiting Bundanoon, come and visit the friendly staff at Pioneer Flask Cellars and choose from a range of Beer, Wine and Spirits (including locally produced Beer and Wine).
OPEN: Mon/Sat 10am - 7pm Sun & Pub Hols 10am - 4pm
13 Railway Parade,Bundanoon
Ph: 4883 7314
Browse through craft shops, art galleries and antique shops. Visit the Courthouse Museum and then enjoy a Guinness and a meal at the Surveyor General or at one of the many eateries within the village. Stroll through the village streets and laneways and admire the historic buildings. For maps and information, visit the Berrima Courthouse
BERRIMA NAMEPLATES Cast Aluminium Home & Property Names Made To Order
Ph/Fx or E-Mail for Brochure
02 4877 1536
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Jams, honey, mustards, pickles & salad dressings.
Historic A truly unique,
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
Ph: 4877 2785
For that unique gift that really counts. Hume Hwy, Berrima The white shop @ the top.
Old Hume Hwy.Berrima
Open 7 Days.
Ph: 4877 1404
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GREENWOOD COTTAGES Self - Contained Accommodation Beautifully restored sandstone cottages
60 Old Mandemar Rd, Berrima www.greenwood-cottages.com
Ph: 0448 366 070
Two Skinny Cooks Cafe, Retail Food & General Eclectic Showroom
We use all of our retail products on the menu so you can try before you buy while having a great meal a the same time.
Open: Thursday - Sunday 9.30am - 4pm Coffee (Rush Roasting Co). Home-made, cakes, pastries & desserts. Old Hume Highway, Berrima
Berrima historic village!
THE COURTYARD CAFE
The Bay Tree Gallery
Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas
Local Artwork and a large range of quality gifts and fashion accessories
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
116 Old Hume Highway Berrima
Open 7 Days 9am till 5pm
Ph: 02 4877 1333
P&S perfume & skincare co 02.4877.2699 02.4877.2699
SPRINKLES Christmas Shop Open All Year
Delectable jams • Toppings • Sauces • Honeys • Chutneys • 120 teas • Confectionery • Gourmet delights. www.mrsoldbucks.com.au
Large range of Christmas decorations & Australian Christmas animals.
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Unique Country Style Pottery and Home wares from around the world.
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Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday 10.am – 4pm Weekends and Public Holidays; 10.am – 5pm Phone: (02) 48721311 Mobile: 0416 300 471 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artemiswines.com.au email@example.com www.sunshackcider.com You are welcome to visit Cellar Door and enjoy award winning wines and ciders that brothers, Anton and Mark, produce on site at Mundrakoona Estate. Recent awards include 2011 Artemis Riesling, rated at 95/100 and part of the 2012 Citibank NSW Wine Awards “Best of the Best Top 40”. The popular Sunshack Apple and Pear Ciders are also available at cellar door.
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In a magnificent vineyard and lake setting, Michele & Alastair, will welcome you to The family operation uses bio-dynamic techniques, hand-pruning and picking,
The Hermitage Cnr Bong Bong & Old South Rds, Mittagong Open: Sat & Sun 11-4pm, or by app. Phone: (02) 4872 1911 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.maristwines.com
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. $2 Coffee available as well as a range of orchids. Not to be missed on your visit is a viewing of the beautifully restored neo- gothic style chapel.
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Centennial Road, Bowral Open 10am-5pm Ph: 02 4861 8722 Restaurant now open 7 days: 11am to 4pm. Ph: 02 4861 8701 www.centennial.net.au email@example.com
Premium quality cool climate wines 18 Merrigang St, Bowral Open Thursday - Sunday
Ph: 4862 2211
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.
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Open Thurs - Mon10.30am to 5pm. Groups by app. Bou-saada's stunning cellar door to taste their elegant and sophisticated wines.
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135 Kells Creek Rd, Mittagong
Bousaada Vineyard ②
Tertini Wines is one of the most awarded wine producers in the Southern Highlands. Our wines are subtle and elegant, with excellent fruit characters arising from the long, slow ripening period and our commitment to low cropping levels, hand pruning and hand picking. Savour our award-winning Arneis (one of the rarest wines in the world), Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet/Merlot while enjoying a local cheese platter.
offer. Week-end Vine Walks & Talks.
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Lot 5 Kells Creek Rd, Mittagong
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firstname.lastname@example.org www.diamondcreekestate.com.au Vineyard established in Mittagong in 1997. Award Winning Cool Climate Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Noble Diamond Botrytis. Australian Family owned and operated situated in Mittagong on the northern slopes of NSW, Southen Highlands at an altitude of 680 metres. Our mission is to produce the best single estate grown wines.
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Southern Highland Wines is the home of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world! The locally produced 2010 Oldbury Reserve Sauvignon Blanc has won many accolades and continues to excel in the prestigious international wine show circuit. The team at SHW have created a winery that is fresh, modern and spacious, where you can experience award winning cool climate wines and mouth watering meals. Sample a selection of wines, tour through the winery, learn about wine making, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the tantalising selection of produce. Book a table for lunch, on 4868 2300.
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⑦ Southern Highland Wines Cnr Oldbury Rd & Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest Cellar Door open 7 days, 10 - 5 Restaurant open for lunch Thursday – Monday Ph: 4868 2300 www.shw.com.au email@example.com
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Mount Ashby Estate ⑧ 128 Nowra Road Moss Vale 2577 Sally Beresford & Chris Harvey Open Thurs - Sun & pub hols 10 - 5pm Ph: 02 4869 4792 www.mountashby.com.au
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. Situated 50 metres from the corner of Nowra and Yarrawa Roads Moss Vale
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Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨
1. Tertini Wines
212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW 2579
2. Bousaada Winery
Open: Cellar Door: Sat & Sun & Public Holidays
3. Artemis Wines 4. Centennial Vineyards 5. Marist Brothers Wines
11am - 4pm (other times by appointment)
Ph: 0408 228 724 or 0416 038 724 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.banjosrun.com.au
6. Diamond Creek Estate Cellar Door 7. Southern Highlands Wines 8. Mount Ashby Estate 9. Banjo's Run Vineyard
Cellar Door, Award Winning Wines Group bookings welcome, Tastings in the vines, Family run, Rural setting, Friendly Working farm, Telephone and online sales
Book a Wine Tour and come on a voyage of discovery to the newest cool climate region in Australia... you won't be disappointed!
Winery Tours, Clay Target Shooting, Golf Clinic & Horse Riding Kathleen T. Huon Ph: 0407 677 066 or 4841 0256 email@example.com www.grapeescape.net.au Made with QRHacker.com
The Country Tandoor Indian - Restaurant - authentic Indian Cuisine
The Gumnut Patisserie
DINE IN | TAKE OUT | DELIVER BYO
Cnr Cavendish & Dalton Sts, Mittagong
Dining Southern Highlands
Open: Tues - Sun Lunch 11-3pm , Dinner 5-9pm
Cafe serving Coffee, Naan & Cheese Breads 3/185 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong (located at Market Place in heritage cottage)
Ph: 4871 3243
Wolfgang's German Restaurant Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine 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 www.wolfgangsrestaurant.com.au
Ph: 02 4861 125.7
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Striving tirelessly to provide you with perfection every time!
Mittagong: open Mon - Sat, 7 - 5pm Ph: 4872 2172 Bowral: open 7 days, 7.30 - 5pm Shop 7 Grand Arcade, Bong Bong Street, Bowral
Phone: 4862 2819 Pastry Chefs utilising the finest of ingredients, combining tradition and pride, to craft exquisite pastries, desserts and pies with no compromise on quality. ENJOY!
The Magpie Cafe Berrima Open 7 Days Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Selection of home-made cakes, scones jam & cream.
BYO. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima
Ph: 4877 2008
What's On November/December Festival of Fisher's Ghost 1 - 10 November Campbelltown. Join the festivities as the legendary Festival of Fisher's Ghost comes alive to celebrate Australia's most famous ghost! Event highlights: Art Award Opening, Street Parade, Fisher's Gig, Fisher's Kids, Street Fair, Fun Run Ph: 4645 4921 www.fishersghost.com.au Southern Highlands Arts Festival 1 - 30 November Throughout the Southern Highlands. Southern Highlands Arts Festival 2013 will run 1-30 November featuring the Art Studio Trail on the first two weekends plus exhibitions, workshops and performances throughout the month of November. Please check website for more details www.shaf.com.au Ph: 4868 0855 ABBASBACK 2 November Dinner - 6pm, Show - 8pm Camden Civic Centre, Oxley St, Camden. ABBASBACK is an exciting recreation of the live ABBA concert experience which will delight with stunning vocal performances and huge musical arrangements. The blend of voices, instruments and entertainment recreates many of the muchloved ABBA masterpieces live on stage. Multiple costumes, great moves and original concepts keep this show fresh, entertaining and a must for all ages. Ph: 4655 8681 Windellama Small Farms Field Day 2 November 9am-4pm Windellama Hall. Cnr. Oallen Ford & Windellama Roads, Windellama. Inspiration, advice and products for sustainable and rural living. Ph: 4844 5157 www.windellama.com.au Christmas in Narellan 9 November 6.30pm - 9.30pm Narellan Town Centre, Lower Carpark, Camden Valley Way, Narellan. The event will include a range of family Christmas activities and entertainment such as Carols by Candlelight, community performances and of course a visit from Santa. www.narellanchamber.com.au Viva la Gong Festival 9 November MacCabe Park. Viva la Gong is Wollongong's annual community arts festival that celebrates our creativity and cultural identity. The family-friendly event features high quality local and international entertainment on multiple stages throughout MacCabe Park, as well as a community street parade. You'll also find circus acts, workshops, a makers' market and an international food fair. Plus, there's a mix of arts and crafts on sale. www.vivalagongfestival.org Santa's Steam Train 10 November 10am Sydney to Thirlmere. Steam out of the city - with Legend of Steam loco 3642 - to Thirlmere village. Meet Santa on board with photo opportunities and small gifts for the kids! Bring a picnic, enjoy in the spacious grounds at Trainworks or relax with a drink or snack at the
popular Thirlmere cafes or hotel... right by the park. The Thirlmere Flyer will be returning to Sydney hauled by Classic Diesel locomotives from the NSWRTM collection. www.heritageexpress.com.au Southern Tablelands Vintage Farm Field Days 16 - 17 November Taralga and District Showgrounds. Displays and demonstrations of vintage farm machinery, cars, bikes, tractors, steam engines. Activities include vintage tractor pull, tractor trek, threshing display, hand loaded baling, heritage games for the young and young at heart and live entertainment on Saturday night. www.taralgashowground.com Moss Vale Chamber Christmas Fair 23 November Leighton Gardens, Argyle Street, Moss Vale. Celebrating the lead in to Christmas in Moss Vale and the Southern Highlands. This yearâ€™s event will include the Grand Re-opening of Leighton Gardens following major renovations carried out by the Council (WSC). Ph: 4861 5973 Antiques & Collectables Fair in Robertson 23 & 24 November Open 10am Robertson School of Arts, Illawarra Hwy, Robertson. All items are for sale and a lucky door ticket is included. Sydney and local dealers will be offering a wide selection of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, linen, books abd many other interesting collectables. Ph: 0428 446 534 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Bradman Buddies 3 December Bradman Museum, St Jude St, Bowral The fun will begin inside the Bradman Museum with story - telling, art making and a search for Ted. After a yummy biscuit or two we will head outside for ball games on the Oval. The program is geared for children 3 - 5 years. From 9.30am - 10.30am. Cost is $10 per session. Ph: 4862 1247 Campbelltown Christmas Carols 7 December 6pm - 9.30pm Art Gallery Rd, Campbellltown. Join in an evening of song, dance and Christmas spirit with choirs, bands and the lighting of the Campbelltown Christmas Tree. Ph: 4645 4921 Berrima District Music Group Christmas Concert 8 December St Jude's Church Bowral. The Berrima District Music Group will present its annual Christmas Concert in St Jude's Church Bowral on Sunday 8 December commencing at 7.00pm. Ph: 4857 4027
Robertson Antique Fair
Viva La Gong
Fisher's Ghost Festival
Taralga Farm Field Days
S/H Arts Festival
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary - A Bush Christmas 14 December Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, 3105 Remberance Drive, Bargo. A Bush Christmas, Carols, Christmas raffle and Santa. Entry by donation. Ph: 4684 1112 Campbelltown New Year's Eve 31 December Camden Rd and Hurley St, Campbelltown. Celebrate the New Year with a huge line up of entertainment, two fireworks displays, carnival rides, stalls and more. Ph: 4645 4921
Small Farms Field Day
Robertson 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. 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, collectables and a cafe. 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. 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.
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
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What to See & Do Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore Falls Carrington Falls Illawarra Fly Robertson Cheese Factory Major Regional Events Springtime in Robertson Robertson Show Robertson Open Gardens VISITOR INFORMATION: Robertson Cheese Factory 107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson Ph: 4885 2000 or 4885 2400 For information about Robertson go to: www.robertson.nsw.au
And Chats Cafe & Restaurant Eat in or takeaway Open 7 days Illawarra H/way Robertson
Ph: 4885 1444
Antiques in Robertson Village The 23rd and 24th November 2013 will again see the School of Arts Hall at Robertson transformed into an impressive showcase of antiques when dealers from all around the country combine for the Fifth Annual Robertson Antiques and Collectables Fair. Traditionally the aim of a fair is to cater for all tastes and incomes, from the smallest thimble to a grand Victorian chest. Prices are competitive and the range of items for sale is enormous, enabling customers to view many different dealers all together under one roof, instead of travelling to many different establishments. Georgian and Victorian jewellery, English and European porcelain, silver, glass, linen, lamps, collectables and furniture, both rustic and traditional will be displayed with great care
and pride, the dealers themselves endeavouring to supply as much information as possible to help the collector. The Robertson Antiques Fair will be a bonanza for the village with a great number of tourists visiting the fair and also visiting many local attractions such as our three local waterfalls, the Illawarra Fly treetop walk, the Robertson Heritage Railway Station Gallery , the Village Woodworks that also incorporates the Robertson Guild art and craft display. After your visit to the Antiques Fair there is still plenty to do in the village such as browsing through the shops selling antiques, arts and crafts, paintings, books, foodstuffs and local produce. Why not visit one of the many cafes for morning / afternoon tea or lunch.
Events like the fair are important to the School of Arts Committee who rely on income from these functions to maintain the hall. During the fair the ladies from the hall committee will be serving light lunches and morning/ afternoon teas. The Robertson Antiques Fair will be open to the public from 9am until 5pm on Saturday 23rd November and from 10am until 3pm on Sunday 24th November. Admission is $6 for adults and includes a lucky door prize ticket. Accompanied children are free. There is plenty of parking nearby and wheelchair access into the hall. The Robertson School of Arts is situated on the Illawarra Highway at Robertson, right in the centre of the village. For further information please call Mick Dalton on mobile 0428 446 534.
Come and explore the shops & cafe at the
ROBERTSON CHEESE FACTORY
OPEN 7 DAYS
Cheese & gourmet foods - Cafe- Australian Art Work - Local Crafts Gelato & Sweets - Lifestyle - Collectables & Old Wares & much more........
www.robertsoncheesefactory.com Ph: 02 4885 2000 www.highlandsimag.com.au
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Taralga Vintage Farm Field Days 16-17 November
Vintage machinery collectors and the public are invited to attend the historic village of Taralga for the annual Taralga Village Farm Field Days 16-17 November 2013. The main events will be held on Saturday. The weekend activities will include vintage tractor pull, hand loaded baling, heritage games for the young and young at heart. Bring your friends and family and see working demonstrations of steam driven thrashing and shearing, heritage machinery, tractors and rusty bits and browse the trade and craft stores. You wonâ€™t be disappointment with the variety of exhibits as Clubs and enthusiasts from throughout NSW, ACT and Victoria are expected to converge on the Taralga Showground to display their treasured vintage machinery. Explore the historical village of Taralga with country pubs, book shop and cafes. You will think you stepped back in time when you marvel at the stone buildings and the Museum and grounds of the Historical Society Complex located at the Northern end of town. As always, the Farm Field Days will give machinery collectors and restorers an opportunity to showcase their hard work and dedication to their hobby. So escape the everyday life and step back in time and visit Taralga this November. Visit: www.taralgashowground.com Ph: 4844 7016
Windellama Small Farms Field Day Inspiration, advice and products for sustainable and rural living.
2 November This year's event will feature local wineries and wine tastings alongside traditional favourites including olive producers, apiarists, acquaculture suppliers and a variety of organics products. Natural building techniques will once again be on show with a feature demonstration of strawbale building during the day, and renewable energy suppliers will be offering guidance on the latest advances in renewable technologies. Farm forestry experts and nurseries are available to provide advice on every aspect of plant care, from growing to harvesting and milling. There will also be animal husbandry experts and products on hand for those interested in goat, sheep and alpaca farming. Heavy machinery and tools are wellrepresented this year, covering the spectrum of rural requirements, from tractors, trailers and farm machinery, stockyards, sheds, tools and water saving technologies. Members of the Veteran and Vintage Car Club of Goulburn will also be in attendance with a range of historic cars. Among the market stalls, visitors will have the opportunity to see, taste and purchase a range of local and specialist products. There will also be a wide variety of unique hand-crafted items and Christmas gifts on sale.
What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Riversdale Historic Homestead Goulburn War Memorial & Museum The Big Merino Major Regional Events Lilac Festival Roses Festival Taralga Heritage Rally The Pumpkin Festival The Apple Day Festival Windellama Field Day VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492 www.igoulburn.com E: email@example.com Entertainment includes hourly wildlife talks, live music and for younger visitors, a dedicated children's area complete with animal nursery, jumping castle, face painting and crafts. Held in Windellama, 40 kilometres South East of Goulburn, the Field Day is an easy day trip for visitors from Canberra, the Southern Highlands, Sydney and the South Coast. Gates open at 9am - 4pm. Entry fee is $5 per adult, $3.00 per pensioner. Children free. More information, or find out how to get there or to enquire about exhibiting, visit www.windellama.com.au or call 4844 5157.
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
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 2014: 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 8 June, 26 Oct. Further dates to be advised.
Ph: 4823 4448
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Goulburn 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 other points of interest. 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, which was built in 1985 as a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry, Riversdale Homestead, a historic 1830s Inn which was purchased in 1875 by Edward Twynam who later became Surveyor General of NSW, St Clair Folk Museum & Archives, Goulburn War Memorial & Museum and Goulburn Historic Waterworks. The Waterworks is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere and is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492
From the Lighthouse in Wollongong Harbour
Wollongong - where the mountains meet the sea! 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.
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
Viva la Gong - celebrating diversity in our community 9 November - www.vivalagongfestival.org Viva la Gong returns to Wollongong’s MacCabe Park on Saturday 9 November 2013 and, once again, this annual celebration of cultural diversity in our community has a lot to offer. The free event, presented by Wollongong City Council, encourages everyone to Discover, See and Do something new. This year Council has coordinated a number of satellite events in the lead up to 9 November, which showcase our city’s creative talents. These include the Globe Lane Festival, a Papergirl Exhibition and a forum being held with the South Coast Writers’ Centre. On Viva day itself, things kick off at 11am with the popular street parade which winds through Wollongong’s CBD to MacCabe Park. In the park there’ll be a range of musical performances including Triple J unearthed artists Ngaiire and Kira Puru
and The Bruise. The Creative Hub and Workshop Zones are also back with activities for everyone. Plus, throughout the park there’ll be market and food stalls selling everything from one-off arts and crafts to delicious snacks and meals. You could certainly eat your way around the world at Viva la Gong! For the latest news on Viva la Gong events and activities please visit Viva’s Facebook page. This is updated regularly with the latest news and hot tips of what to Discover, See and Do on and before 9 November. Viva la Gong is just one of the great events on offer by Council over summer. It’s joined by the Twilight Markets on the first Friday of every month at Wollongong’s Flagstaff Hill from October, and our annual New Year’s Eve celebrations by the Harbour.
WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY Exhibitions - November 2013
Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm Burelli St, Wollongong
www.wollongongcitygallery.com Ph: 02 4228 7500 In (Two) Art presents thirty renowned Australian artist couples who employ contemporary mediums and practices in their work. Curated by Joseph Eisenberg and Kim Blunt, In (Two) Art features new work by sixty of Australia’s leading artists. On display until 1 December. A Maitland Regional Art Gallery Touring exhibition. Robert Clinch: Fanfare for the Common Man is a major retrospective and features meticulously detailed landscapes imbued with poetry and disquiet, sentimentality and humour, silence and protest. Until 17 November. An Art Gallery of Ballarat Touring exhibition. Diorama, on display until 10 November, draws on the rich tradition of the museum display, cabinets of curiosities and dioramas, and includes the work of Tamryn Bennett, Jackie Cavallaro, Tamara Elkins, Stephen Benwell, Penny Byrne, Julia deVille, Linde Ivimey, Alasdair
Macintyre,Tom Moore, Susan O’Doherty, Kate Rohde.
Suzanne Archer, Dodo and Rider, 2009, oil on canvas, 240 x 240cm
Local: current 2013, on display 23 November – 2 February, is the fifth in a series of yearly exhibitions which investigate local artists’ practice. The Green Cathedral curated by Milly Hyde, is a celebration of the history and culture of surfing on the South Coast. This exhibition includes contemporary surf art, classic boards and memorabilia, photography and film. Shooting the Curl (9 November – 2 March) features photographs of local breaks, barrel riding, underwater waves by contemporary surf photographers and a looping slide show of ‘Gong surf images from private Illawarra albums. The Boardroom (16 November – 9 March) includes an impressive display of boards, and local surf memorabilia from deep within the garages of local shapers and collectors.
David Fairbairn, Large Figure S.A. No.2, 2010, mixed media, 210 x 183cm
Mark Newsham, Macaulies, Fuji transparency film, Canon EOS 600ml lens
4 NOVEMBER Merrigong Theatre Company launches our exciting new 2014 Season. Stay tuned for the great range of theatre, dance and children’s shows on offer.
The Kneehigh Theatre production of
Brief Encounter Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
20-24 NOVEMBER The international hit production on tour! Be taken back to a bygone era of romance and the silver screen in a spectacular retelling of Coward’s love story.
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Published on Oct 30, 2013
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