Southern Highlands & Illawarra
Food & Wine Festival: Showcasing the regionâ€™s best!
Carrington Fair Theatre productions Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival Home & Garden Show Tulip Time
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[ EXPLORE ] Australiaâ€™s largest collection of Rolling Stock and a range of fun activities for kids during the school holidays!
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From the Editor Every month in the Southern Highlands and surrounding area there is an event or festival to interest everyone but during the coming months the event calendar is exceptional. Camden will host the annual Antique Fair in August. The fair will have up to thirty dealers from NSW and interstate who will bring top quality furniture, jewellery, porcelain, artefacts, linen and lace, and collectable items to sell at the event. Carrington Retirement Village will hold its annual fair with the usual stalls, music and entertainment in August also. Expect a mix of community and village participation offering everything you can expect from a country fair! During September you can look forward to more events; Camden will hold its annual, two-week festival of family fun and entertainment, Bowral will host the annual Tulip Time Festival as well as the Food and 4 www.monthlyimag.com.au
Wine Festival. This Festival will showcase not only wines, but also local produce and culinary demonstrations from local chefs. There will be art and craft displays as well as live entertainment. We have two theatre productions on offer; Fawlty Towers by 'On 4 Young and Old Productions' and the Ghost Train presented by the 'Highlands Theatre Group'. To top off our list of events to attend, Bowral will host the inaugural Home and Garden Show early in September, showcasing all you fancy for your home and garden in the one venue. While you are in the area, be sure to take the opportunity to enhance your stay by visiting a market, a gallery or a country village, then lunch at a local winery while enjoying the taste of our cool climate wines.
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Home & Garden Show Camden Festival Camden Antique Fair Carrington Fair On 4 Young & Old - Fawlty Towers S/H Food & Wine Festival HTG production: Ghost Train Tulip Time
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Camden Set to Shine in September Don’t miss a jam packed Camden Festival Saturday 13 to Sunday 28 September 2014 showcasing the historic Camden region with a two-week program of fun and entertainment for residents and visitors. Highlights of this fortnight-long extravaganza include the ultimate outdoor movie event ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ at the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan on Saturday 13 September. Frozen will start at 6.15pm with Saving Mr Banks following at 8pm. On the night popcorn, fairy floss, BBQ, gozleme, coffee and ice cream will all be available for purchase to help create the perfect movie experience. Picnic in the Park – High Tea and Garden Showcase will return for its second year set in the iconic Macarthur Park on Sunday 14 September. Enjoy a variety of high tea and picnic themed stalls, children’s activities such as floral crown making, pot plant painting as well as a jumping castle, face painting and an animal farm. Camden Council will also be conducting their annual native plant giveaway with live entertainment and roving performers also present. 8 www.monthlyimag.com.au
Curry Reserve will be transformed into a children’s wonderland on Wednesday 17 September as Kids Fun Day takes centre-stage with roving entertainment, performers, face painting, clowns, animal farm and so much more! ‘Taste’ – Food, Wine & Music Festival, held at the beautiful and unique Camden Town Farm on Sunday 28 September is the perfect way to end Camden Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample some of the finest food and wine in NSW as well as cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, jumping castles, face painting and more! 2014 will also see the introduction of a new event, a Youth Movie Night at United Cinemas, Narellan with subsidised tickets on offer. The movie is still to be confirmed but will take place on Thursday 25 September. There are a number of other fantastic events throughout Camden Festival. For more information and a complete event listing visit
www.camdenfestival.com.au or phone 4645 5034.
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Macarthur Campbelltown, Camden
Winter in Macarthur ... explore it all… Enjoy the crisp, cool days of a Macarthur winter. Explore the mist-cloaked landscapes on an early morning bushwalk or discover the countryside on a scenic horse ride. Soar with the wind on a spectacular hot air balloon ride or enjoy a tiger moth flight. Enjoy a round of golf, a day of shopping, an afternoon of wine tasting, a leisurely lunch or take in the latest art exhibition. High Tea in the Macarthur region has become a hugely popular past time; Infusion Restaurant, Gledswood Homestead, Barenz, Harrington Grove Country Club and the Campbelltown Arts Centre Café are all hosting high tea throughout winter. Visit the ‘dining’ section on our website for venues, details and dates. Are you brave enough to join the new Menangle House Ghost Tours? Held every Friday throughout August and September, the tour includes a two course dinner, followed by a psychic reading from psychic mediums Tracey-Lee and Elisa Greenfield, followed by a 12 www.monthlyimag.com.au
tour of the 175 year old Menangle House. The evening promises to be mystical, enlightening and perhaps even frightening! Glenalvon House Open Days are held on the first and third Monday and second Saturday of every month and 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. Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day is held on the first Sunday of every month. Enjoy a glimpse of a bygone era with a guided tour of the historical house, built in 1837. The Macarthur Progressive Wine Luncheon is on 27 July and 10 August. Three of Macarthur’s wineries – Fussy Grape, Trattoria La Vigna and Razorback Ridge – have grouped together to offer a new self-drive, three-course, progressive lunch. The day will begin at 11.30 with canapés at Fussy Grape, followed by the main course
What to See & Do
Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Mount Annan Botanic Garden Dining at many cafes & restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square â€“ shopping, leisure, dining and entertainment. Horse riding, Laser Skirmish Joy flights, Hot Air Ballooning and Skydiving
Mt Annan - Sundial Hill
CAMDEN INFORMATION CENTRE 'John Oxley Cottage' Camden Valley Way, Elderslie Ph 4658 1370 www.camden.nsw.gov.au
The Original Country Market COBBITTY VILLAGE
First Saturday of each month (Except January and February)
8am-1pm BBQ and devonshire teas available
100 Stalls Cobbitty Public School grounds Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty
Ph: 0438 512 728 www.cobbittymarkets.com.au
at Trattoria La Vigna and dessert at Razorback Ridge. Wine tasting and an address by the winemakers will be offered at each vineyard. Visit the Australian Botanic Garden on 10 August for their Wonderful World of Wattle Walk. The wattle garden becomes a vibrant sea of golden colour - join a guided walk and discover all about this amazing plant. On 24 August celebrate all things fifties at the Annual Vintage Fifties and Collectables Fair. The day will feature fashion, accessories, dance demonstrations, music, posters, displays, toys, entertainment, antiques and more. The annual Riverfest festival returns to Koshigaya Park on 30 August. This popular family event features multicultural entertainment, performers, dancers, informative stalls, free interactive workshops and food vendors with dishes from around the world. More information on these events, as well as information about whatâ€™s on in Macarthur, go to the website www.macarthur.com.au
Campbelltown visitor information centre
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Look No Further Than Macarthur For School Holiday Fun! Don’t let the kids drive you up the walls these school holidays; Macarthur has plenty of activities that the whole family can enjoy! Enjoy a gallop across the countryside at one of the region’s horse riding venues; take a spin around the go-kart track Michael Schumacher style (we have both indoor and outdoor tracks) or test your mountain biking skills at the Australian Botanic Garden’s Enduro Trial - an international standard, purpose built mountain bike trail which provides hours of fun. For hands-on fun join in a workshop at the Campbelltown Arts Centre and afterwards, head next door to the Japanese Garden to feed the koi fish or discover the outdoor artworks in the sculpture garden. If you love the outdoors, spend the day the exploring the Australian Botanic Garden. The Garden covers 400 hectares and is a fabulous place for families to explore. Walk
or cycle around the garden, enjoy a BBQ or picnic lunch and discover the many themed gardens. During the school holidays kids can also take part in the “Journey of the Seed” workshop program or the “Young Shutterbugs Photography Workshop” run by the gardens. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, winter is the perfect time to head out to the Dharawal National Park and experience the recently opened O’Hares Creek Trail and Lookout. Rainy day? Not a problem. Escape the weather at the Hollywood themed Mega Mini Golf indoor centre, one of the biggest in Australia, featuring elaborate fantasy sets designed by a Hollywood movie props expert. Macarthur also has an indoor roller skating area as well as numerous indoor laser tag, ten pin bowling and children’s activity centres. The winter weather makes an ideal day to head to the movies. Catch all the latest releases and
Casual dining @
Melaleuca House Relax before or after exploring The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Weekend Breakfast, Burgers, Pastas, Salads and Great Coffee
Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4:30pm Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4:30pm Evenings available for Wedding Receptions and Private Parties
Ph: (02)4648 3318
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then grab some lunch at the adjacent dining precinct. Choose from pizza, noodles, Thai, sushi, burgers, gelato, fudge and more! Younger children might enjoy a visit to Lollipops Playland, Playmaze or the Wizard of Oz Funland where you can join Dorothy and gang on their journey to the Emerald City. If you’re a parent stuck at work during the school holidays and worried about keeping the kids entertained, a camp at Teen Ranch may provide the solution. Held each school holiday, the week-long overnight camps allow kids to participate in archery, horse riding, canoeing, ropes courses, abseiling, rock climbing and a whole range of sports. (Camps for 10 -17 years). For further information, contact the Macarthur Visitor Centres: Ph: 1800 655 991 E: email@example.com W: www.macarthur.com.au F: www.facebook.com/visitmacarthur
Camden Antique Fair 1 – 3 August 2014 Camden Civic Centre is proud to present the annual Camden Antique Fair in its 28th year as Macarthur’s largest Antiques and Collectables show. With an A-list of renowned and respected antique dealers, the fair promises to be another successful event, treating the people of Sydney to a fine collection of saleable items from all over the state.
The Fair promises quality jewellery, artefacts, precious gemstones, china, porcelain, literature, furniture, linen and collectables for sale.
Camden Antique Fair is never just a fair it has the added flavour of a fine café offering a selection of lunch and high tea options to tempt the taste buds. The café will operate on Saturday and Sunday till 3pm.
THE AuSTRAliAN BoTANic GARdEN, MouNT ANNAN
At 416 hectares, there is so much to discover at Australia’s largest Botanic Garden. Enjoy stunning Australian plant displays, rolling hills, ornamental lakes and the amazing views from Sundial Hill. The new scientific research facility, the Australian PlantBank, is open weekdays from 10 am until 4 pm.
Free guided tours of the Garden leave most days from the Visitor Centre.
Open 10 am – 5 pm Narellan Road, Mount Annan To find out more rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au or phone 4634 7935
Verbal appraisals available
The Fair supports the magnificent work of the Quota Club of Camden who give generously to many and varied causes. Quota will be providing an opportunity for guests to have two personal items appraised by a reputed dealer between 10am and 3pm on both days. Appraisals will be charged at a nominal fee and all proceeds will go back into the good work Quota do for our community.
Win your own antique
boasts ample parking, one level access to all areas, air conditioned comfort and professional and helpful staff. The venue has a 30 year history of bringing significant events to the community and an excellent reputation for quality. The Camden Antique Fair is one of the largest events of the calendar year.
Entry is affordable
Entry: adults $7.00 pp on both days. Children are free of charge. Every visitor to the Fair will receive a ticket in the lucky door prize.
Quota will also provide one lucky visitor the chance to win a lovely piece of antique jewellery with the purchase of a raffle ticket. Again all proceeds from the raffle will go back into the community through the generous work of the Quota ladies.
Both days. Limit of 2 items pp at a small fee. For more information about the Camden Antique Fair phone 02 4655 8681 or visit:
The Camden Antique Fair is held in the Camden Civic Centre which is centrally located in the historic township of Camden. The venue
Camden Civic Centre invites interest from dealers wishing to display their goods at the Fair via email firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.au
Camden R.S.L. 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 LIVE BANDS: Sat 8.00pm - Free entry 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. 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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Wollondilly Picton, Thirlmere, Bargo, Appin
Wollondilly, is situated on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands. It is surrounded by spectacular, natural beauty and rural pastures in an area that relies on dairying and mixed farming. It takes in Bargo in the south, Appin and Menangle in the east, Warragamba in the north, Yerranderie Ghost Town and the Burragorang Valley to the west. Historic Picton was originally called Stonequarry and was in fact a private town in the early 19C. It has a number of notable historic sites; Vault Hill, owned by an early settler Henry Antill, the old courthouse, built in 1864, a Victorian classical stone post office with an impressive clock tower, dating from 1892, the CBC Bank (now the National Australia Bank) built in 1885, St Mark’s Anglican Church, and Larkin Cottage, one of the oldest surviving buildings in town. Take in the breathtaking views of the Burragorang Valley, the waters of which are 18 www.monthlyimag.com.au
dammed by Warragamba Dam or picnic and BBQ at the Avon, Cordeaux or Nepean Dams. Among the attractions in Wollondilly are Wirrimbirra, a local wildlife sanctuary and Trainworks, home of Australia’s oldest and largest railway museum. Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, which is set in 200 acres of bushland, is a National Trust (NSW) property and is located between Bargo and Tahmoor. There are native animals, a native plant nursery, picnic tables and a Gift Shop. Train Works in Thirlmere is a magical place to visit for the enthusiast and the young at heart. Step back in time to an era when everyone travelled by train. There are over 40 locomotives and 80 carriages on display, dating from 1865. As well, there is an exhibition of railway items and memorabilia, a signals display, an authentic fettler’s shed, and a heritage-listed 1880s railway station.
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
WIRRIMBIRRA Flora & Fauna Sanctuary Managed by The David G. Stead Memorial Wild Life Research Foundation of Australia A NATIONAL TRUST (NSW) PROPERTY
A special place to visit! Native plant Nursery, Bushwalking trails, Australiana gift shop, picnic tables, see Native animals up close.
Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 E: email@example.com www.visitwollondilly.nsw.gov.au
OPEN: Tuesday - Sunday 9am-4pm 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo NSW 2574
Ph: 4684 1112 Find out about our Event Days by visiting
BIRDS’n’BUGS at Wirrimbirra Be entertained, entranced and inspired by Wirrimbirra’s Birds ‘n’ Bugs Day on Sunday 10 August, 2014 from 10am-3pm. Enjoy the exciting, informative ‘hands-on’ shows by wildlife expert Anthony Stimson of Australian Wildlife Displays. Shows will be on at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2pm. Entry fee is $5 or $15 for a family of four. Children under 3 are free. This includes entry
It’s a lovely day out!
First Sunday of the Month Wollondilly Shire Hall, Picton
Ph: 0449 851 676
•Unique, Boutique & homegrown items •Over 40 stalls •Farm fresh produce •Great range of gourmet food products •Devonshire Tea, freshly baked cakes & biscuits •Espresso coffee & sausage sizzle •Live music by talented local professionals •Free to enter •Plenty of parking •Indoor seating & dining
into Wirrimbirra’s Fauna Protection Area, and guided bushwalks. Plenty of delicious food will be available all day at Wirrimbirra’s Cafe. Also visit Wirrimbirra’s Native Nursery where you will find native plants for sale that will attract birds, bees and butterflies into your garden! Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is at 3105 Remembrance Drive (the old Hume Highway), about halfway between Bargo and Tahmoor. Leave the Motorway at the Bargo Exit whether coming north or south, or drive down from Sydney via Picton. For more information visit: www.wirrimbirra.com.au or call (02) 4684 1112. www.highlandsimag.com.au 19
MONSTER FAIR 9 August 2014 9am to 3pm Carrington Centennial Care
“Enable to Care”
90 Werombi Road, Grasmere VILLAGE & COMMUNITY STALLS: We have 150 stall holders from the Village and community; food, music, dance displays, car displays, fire engine display, show rides, pony rides, Elderslie High School Farmyard display, and our wonderful train ride.
Still great Value!
Tickets NOW SELLING $2.00 each Raffles prizes will be drawn at the Fair at 2.30pm at the information stall and include:
Carrington Centennial Care is a beautiful retirement living Village situated at 90 Werombi Rd, Camden on 450 acres. Our aim is to provide a total care plan for our aged and younger disabled residents, based on a policy of good service and support in residential and communitcare, always respecting the need for independence and privacy. We have self care accommodation, hostels, nursing home and community care. All proceeds of the fair and raffle go to the residents of Carrington Care Village which include: Our Nursing Home, Mary MacKillop Hostel, Grasmere Terrace Hostel, Carrington Community Care and the Carrington Retirement Independent Living units.
1st Prize- Two nights’ accommodation in a luxurious Gibraltar suite. Buffet breakfast, golf and spending money included. Value at $1000 2nd Prize- Coles/ Myer voucher, Value $500. 3rd Prize- Woolworths voucher, Value $500. 5th Prize- Water colour painting, Valued at $500. Donated by Denis Dobson. 6th Prize- Basket of goodies & Vouchers, Valued at $500. 7th Prize- Air Experience Flight Valued at $220 Donated by Southern Cross Gliding Club, Camden. 8th Prize- Swimming lessons donated by Swimaway. Valued at $124.
Come and experience the best family day! Parking inside ground - Gold coin donation
Authorised by Carrington Fair Committee & C Cleminson Village Manager & Fair Chairperson 2014.
And for any further information please contact Carole Cleminson on 46590305
All’s ‘Fair’@ Carrington Care - 9 August 2014
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Excitement is building amongst the residents, with preparations well underway for the annual Carrington Fair to be held in the grounds at 90 Werombi Rd Camden – 3k South West of town. A much respected icon in the Macarthur region for 120 years, CARRINGTON CARE is a not for profit, charitable, public benevolent institution focusing on Aged and Disabled Care. Carrington Care now encompasses, 264 Retirement Village residences (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms) for independent over 55’s, 214 Hostel rooms for those who are frail, aged or needing Dementia management, 94 Nursing Home beds for the fully dependent aged or disabled and Community Care in home support for over 300 people throughout the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly areas. With all proceeds going directly to benefit village residents, the Fair has grown to become a wonderful community event with something for all ages.
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Open from 9am to 3pm, there will be 150 stalls; food, music, dance displays, car displays, fire engine display, show rides, pony rides, Elderslie High School farmyard animals and our ever popular train rides. Carrington have their own stalls of craft, cakes, Devonshire tea, white elephant, second hand goods, jams, second hand books, new woodwork, chocolate wheel and Art display. Also introducing our new rocksalt restaurant where our magnificiant devonshire tea will be served. Raffle prizes drawn at 2pm.
Special thanks go to the sponsors, committee, residents and volunteers in our community for their generous support of this worthy cause. So please come to beautiful Camden, enjoy our Fair and have a great day.
Any enquiries please contact: Carole Cleminson Ph: 02 46 590 305 CARRINGTON CENTENNIAL CARE 90 Werombi Rd, CAMDEN www.carringtoncare.com.au
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Mittagong & Bowral 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 number of stunning heritage buildings, art galleries, antique and craft shops. It is a great place to search for that special antique or book and enjoy good food and wine. There are hotels, cafes, restaurants, and take-aways. The RSL offers dining, entertainment, large gaming areas and even accommodation. The centre of town is a delightful shopping precinct 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. Wineries are close by as is the historic village of Berrima and the shopping paradise of Bowral 22 www.monthlyimag.com.au
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. There are lots of walking trails around Mt Alexandra where you can explore the bush. The lookouts and walking trails on Mt. Gibraltar and Mt. Alexandra allow you to get close to nature, with abundant birdlife and wildlife. Mittagong is south west of Sydney in the Nattai River Valley between Mt Gibraltar, known locally as â€˜The Gibâ€™ 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. >
What to See & Do All Aboard Model Railway Corbett Gardens in Bowral Southern Highlands Wineries Lake Alexandra International Cricket Hall of Fame
Centennial Vineyard/Cellar Door
Major Regional Festivals Antiques & Collectables Fair Tulip Time Bowral Autumn Music Festival Art Studio Trail VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Destination S/Highlands 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong Ph: 1300 657 559 www.southern-highlands.com.au
WILLIAMS QUALITY MEATS Bacon, Ham & Prosciutto. Beef, Lamb, Pork & Poultry. Crocodile & Game meats. Marinated Meat, Poussin, Quail & Rabbit. Smallgoods, Smoked Items. Veal, Venison & Yearlings. Open 6 days a week
Indoor Play Centre
A great sun safe way to use up excess energy
Open 6 days Tues - Sun Unit 1/227 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong ( just south of the Mittagong Marketplace)
Ph: 02 4871 3750
ROUNDABOUT THE HOUSE Pavers, retaining walls, pergolas, garden sheds, gates, arbours, cubbys, fencing, dove cotes & lots more. OPEN 7 DAYS
Crn Main & Alice Sts Mittagong.
96 Bowral Rd, Mittagong
Ph: 4871 2649
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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. Bowral is famous for its country gardens and fields of tulips in spring. Just 115 km southwest of Sydney, Bowral has always been a fashionable destination for Sydneysiders and day trippers. A highlight for cricket fans is the International Cricket Hall of Fame. Outdoor sports include fly-fishing on the lake or golf at one of the town’s excellent courses. Bowral Lookout is well worth a visit. Spring is tulip time and the Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October.
The Home of Cricket Memories;
The Bradman Museum The Bradman Museum is the Home of Cricket Memories both past and present. It preserves and displays match used objects from Trumper to Tendulkar. The most recent acquisition is Michael Carberry’s broken bat from the 5th Test, Sydney from the recent Ashes series (January 2014). Cricket Australia has kindly facilitated this donation. The Museum has a great deal of live footage on display each day. We have just introduced 15 new interviews, taking the growing total exhibited to 96. These unique interviews are of international players, journalists and broadcasters. The free ‘Bradman Centre’ app reveals three abridged interviews. However there are over 100 hours of viewing in the Museum.
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 indoor displays and landscaped miniature garden. The shop has an extensive range of Model Railway products. Enjoy light refreshments in the Coffee Shop.
6 DAYS (Closed Tuesdays)
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The Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame is located in Bowral NSW. The Museum connects with all ages, incorporating interactive displays, precious and contemporary exhibits, match footage and player interviews and statistics. It has fully accessible facilities, caters for pre-booked
OPEN 10am - 5pm
guided groups and school excursions, and is a great day out for the whole family. The Museum is gaining the reputation of being a School Holiday Hub. During each school holidays there are tailored group activities in the Museum for kids aged 6 to 12. Check the website for all details or call us on 02 4862 1247
Download the free BRADMAN CENTRE app World class museum experience School Holiday Activities Rare and significant objects Stumps Café Bradman residential cricket camps (Sep, Dec & Jan) BRADMAN GALLERY ASHES TRAIL MATCH OBJECTS from TRUMPER TO TENDULKAR Sir Donald Bradman’s Birthday Luncheon - 27 August Bradman Gala Dinner in the new Noble/Bradman Stand at the SCG - 29 October
Call us to make a booking for your group - (02) 4862 1247 St Jude Street, Bowral NSW 2576 P: 02 4862 1247 E: firstname.lastname@example.org See website for holiday hub programs and residential cricket camp dates - www.bradman.com.au
On 4 Young & Old Productions presents:
The Builders & The Kipper & The Corpse Fawlty Towers is the most successful British TV comedy of all time. Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth in the mid 1970’s, it has since been translated into many languages and syndicated around the world. Andrew Forbes has adapted two original episodes – The Builders and The Kipper & The Corpse – for the stage. Andrew directed Fawlty Towers in 2012, with more than half the performances sold out, as well as a successful production of Shirley Valentine, which was nominated for 4 CAT (Canberra Area Theatre) Awards. Come and enjoy the antics of your favourite Fawlty characters – Basil, Sybil, Manuel, Polly and The Major!
Basil explains “My Kitchen Rules” to Manuel!
Tickets start from just $20 and can be booked online at www.trybooking.com/62760, or via the Mittagong Visitor Information Centre on 1300 657 559 (booking fee applies)
Williams Quality Meats – your local butcher! As the success of your local butcher depends on good customer relations and providing only the best cuts, you can be sure of the above when you visit Williams Quality Meats in Mittagong. Unlike meat bought from supermarkets, meat purchased from Williams butchery has not come from feed lots or from intensively farmed enterprise; he can tell you where his meat has come from. He hangs and handles his meat in the correct manner and makes sure that when you leave his shop you will have purchased a quality 26 www.monthlyimag.com.au
product to take home to your family. You can even ask him, or his apprentices, about cooking instructions. Ask Rob about cuts of meat that you cannot buy at your supermarket and be surprised at the range on offer. He also has a range of smallgoods and organic poultry, bacon, ham, prosciutto, Crocodile and game meats, marinated meat, Poussin, Quail and Rabbit, smoked Items, veal, Venison and Yearlings. Open 6 days a week Crn Main & Alice Sts Mittagong.
Ph: 4871 2649
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The Builders & The Kipper & The Corp se Two hilarious episodes of this classic British TV comedy adapted for the stage Written by John Cleese & Connie Booth Directed by Andrew Forbes Mittagong Playhouse Performances August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 at 2pm Tickets $20.00 â€“ $33.00 Available from www.trybooking.com/62760 or Southern Highland Tourist Information Centre, Mittagong Tel: 1300 657 559 (booking fee applies) Presented by permission of ORiGiN Theatrical Pty Limited on behalf of Samuel French, London
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Bong Bong Picnic Race Club, Kangaloon Road, Bowral Transport: Free onsite parking. Free shuttle buses from Bowral train station to the venue on both days all day.
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The Gourmet Destination on your door step! The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival 13 and 14 September - 10:00 – 4:00
The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival in September, promises to be an opportunity for gastronomes to be immersed in all things food and wine. Visitors from outside the Southern Highlands will join locals in a showcase of local produce, culinary activities, wine tasting and entertainment while sampling a delicious range of food from the entire region. There’ll be live music and market stalls as well as the popular free shuttle bus from Bowral station running throughout both days of the festival. This year’s festival director Roselle Gowan is personally selecting the best local producers and will present the highest quality food and wine from the Southern Highlands Region. Roselle said. “The Southern Highlands food and wine region is really the gourmet destination on your doorstep.” Attracting food and wine lovers from Sydney,
Wollongong, the South Coast, Canberra and beyond, this is an ideal outing for the enthusiastic day tripper, weekender or locals living in the Highlands. Master classes will include locally acclaimed and award winning chefs. There will be free wine tastings from local award winning wineries as well as educational talks along with children’s activities, face painting and farm yard animals. Where: Bong Bong Picnic Race Club on Kangaloon Road in Bowral. There is free event parking onsite. Entry for adults is $10. Children under 15 Free. Bookings: www.southernhighlandsfoodandwinefestival. com.au Local food producers or wine makers who would like to be involved can contact the Event Director, Roselle Gowan, on 0416 057 519 www.highlandsimag.com.au 29
The Highlands Theatre Group presents:
THE GHOST TRAIN â€˜They do say, to look upon the ghost train do mean death.â€™â€™ Far from taking a well- earned break after the highly successful run of â€˜Chicagoâ€™ in April, the Highlands Theatre Group has embarked on their mid- year production, â€˜The Ghost Trainâ€™. Written in 1923 by English actor and playwright Arthur Ridley, it is a tale of mystery and intrigue, set in the waiting room of a remote railway station in rural Cornwall. Itâ€™s here that a mismatched group of strangers are forced to spend the night together, after missing their train connection to Truro. They choose to ignore the exhortations of the station master to leave, despite his citing of the local legend about a phantom train that dooms to death, all who lay eyes upon it. What unfolds is a tale of deception, suspense and chilling surprises. Last seen on stage as â€˜Go to Hell Kittyâ€™ in â€˜Chicagoâ€™, Ebony Hope has resumed her role as
Ebony Hope, directing the Highlands Theatre Groupâ€™s production of â€˜The Ghost Trainâ€™
Director for this production, assisted by Steven Clancy. Steve and Ebony both have a long history of theatrical experience between them and they in fact, shared the stage as Lizzy and Mr. Darcy, in HTGâ€™s 2013 production of â€˜Pride and Prejudiceâ€™. â€˜The Ghost Trainâ€™ promises to provide a perfect backdrop, for a cold, winterâ€™s night out in The Southern Highlands. For more details see page 31.
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