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JULY/AUGUST 2014

Food & Wine Festival: Showcasing the region’s best!

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Carrington Fair Theatre productions Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival Home & Garden Show Tulip Time

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Take a Trip in Time!

[ EMBARK ] Steam train rides every Sunday, plus exciting events to keep the whole family happy.

[ EXPLORE ] Australia’s largest collection of Rolling Stock and a range of fun activities for kids during the school holidays!

[ ENJOY ] Trainworks has a massive picnic and playground, featuring a 7m high climbing frame. Conquer, if you dare!

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JULY/AUGUST 2014

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.

Linda


Contents

Antiques & Collectables 42 Map 42-43 Must See Attractions 44 46-48 Wine Trail Dining Guide 49 What's On 52-55 Markets 63

FEATURED EVENTS

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

TOWNS Macarthur Region

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Wollondilly/Picton

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Mittagong/Bowral

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Moss Vale

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Berrima 39 Robertson

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Goulburn

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Wollongong

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PLEASE NOTE Deadline for Copy/Changes - 5th of February, April, June, August, October & December.

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Material in this publication is copyright and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the publishers. Circulation 20,000 copies distributed each issue throughout the region as well as major to Tourism Information centres in Sydney, Canberra, country NSW. Information supplied by others for this magazine is published in good faith. Whilst ever y endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of this information, the Publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadver tent errors contained herein.

Printed by Spotpress, 24-26 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW Š Imag Publications 2014 Published by iMag Publications Editor: Linda Phone: 6492 0755 Mobile: 0409 448 655 Fax: 6492 0357 E: saeimag@bigpond.net.au PO Box 858 Bega 2550 www.highlandsimag.com.au Some photographs courtesy of Destination NSW, Wollondilly Tourism, Southern Highlands Tourism & Marcarthur Tourism.

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Discover Wollondilly

Wollondilly invites you to take that first step into some of Sydney’s most pristine forest and bushland.

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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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Hang out in

MACARTHUR

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Explore Indulge Eat Relax Play Shop

Ph: 1800 655 991 www.facebook.com/visitmacarthur

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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 – 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

MARKETS

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 what’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

enquiries@melaleucahouse.com.au

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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: info@macarthur.com.au 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.

Excellent variety

The Fair promises quality jewellery, artefacts, precious gemstones, china, porcelain, literature, furniture, linen and collectables for sale.

Irresistible Food

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.

Your Garden

Free guided tours of the Garden leave most days from the Visitor Centre.

FREE ENTRY

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

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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.

Dealer interest

The venue

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 camdenciviccentre@camden.nsw. gov.au

Verbal Appraisals

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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.

Tollgate Lodge

Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 E: tourism@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au 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

www.wirrrimbirra.com.au

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

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•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


Carrington

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.

CARRINGTON RAFFLE

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

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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 ‘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. >


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

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Open 6 days Tues - Sun Unit 1/227 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong ( just south of the Mittagong Marketplace)

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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

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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.

OPEN 10AM-4PM

6 DAYS (Closed Tuesdays)

Ph: 48712966

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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

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Cricket Memories

Download the free BRADMAN CENTRE app World class museum experience Ÿ School Holiday Activities Rare and significant objects Ÿ Stumps Café Bradman residential cricket camps (Sep, Dec & Jan) BRADMAN GALLERY Ÿ 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: info@bradman.com.au See website for holiday hub programs and residential cricket camp dates - www.bradman.com.au

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On 4 Young & Old Productions presents:

FAWLTY TOWERS

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


On 4 Young & Old Productions presents

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 – $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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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 ‘They do say, to look upon the ghost train do mean death.’’ Far from taking a well- earned break after the highly successful run of ‘Chicago’ in April, the Highlands Theatre Group has embarked on their mid- year production, ‘The Ghost Train’. 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. It’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 ‘Go to Hell Kitty’ in ‘Chicago’, Ebony Hope has resumed her role as

Ebony Hope, directing the Highlands Theatre Group’s production of ‘The Ghost Train’

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 HTG’s 2013 production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. ‘The Ghost Train’ promises to provide a perfect backdrop, for a cold, winter’s night out in The Southern Highlands. For more details see page 31.

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A Drive Through Our Winter Landscape The Southern Highlands is scattered with delightful villages like Robertson, Bundanoon and Burrawang; they are perfect destinations for a lazy afternoon outing. Whether you are visiting or reside in the Southern Highlands, one of our lovely villages will only be a short drive away, offering an opportunity to enjoy coffee by a fireside or a glass of one our superb regional wines. You might consider the following route for something different: • Begin at Fitzroy Falls, in the Morton National Park. The NPWS Visitor Centre, has toilets and a café. Take a walk on one of the walking tracks to a stunning waterfall or lookout, enjoy a picnic and admire the flora and fauna displays in the Visitor Centre! • Leave Fitzroy Falls, turn left into Nowra Rd, turn left again into Myra Vale Rd and travel across country to Wildes Meadow and then to Burrawang via Wildes Meadow Rd & Church St. Burrawang has a lovely country pub where you can enjoy wonderful country hospitality . 3 2 www.monthlyimag.com.au

• From here, head back along Wildes Meadow Rd and Myra Vale Rd. (13.5 kilometre drive) to Belmore Falls. The Falls are located in the Morton National Park, and there are walking tracks and picnic facilities. • After Belmore Falls travel towards Robertson via Pearsons Lane and the Illawarra Hwy. Visit Robertson Nature Reserve which is a 5 hectares of unique rainforest and a 750m walk. In the town of Robertson, you can visit specialty shops, cafes, the Old Cheese Factory which houses a gift shop, homewares and a country cafe. Stay a while and enjoy a devonshire tea. • When you leave Robertson, you can then travel down Jamberoo Pass where you can enter the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk or travel further to Minnamurra Rainforest. Here you will find an abundance of wildlife, birdlife and Minamurra Falls. Take a walk to the Falls or head back into the Highlands. VISIT: Destination Southern Highlands for more information. 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong Ph: 1300 657 559 www.southern-highlands.com.au


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Moss Vale

Moss Vale, the Shire Capital

Moss Vale is central to Southern Highland townships and villages and to Highland attractions and only a short drive away. 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. The Moss Vale area was once occupied by the Gundangara people, though they had disappeared by the 1870s, partly due to the loss of their hunting land to European settlers. Moss Vale holds a large part of the Southern Highlands Industry - as well as being a minor centre for agriculture, many light and medium industries are found in and around Moss Vale.

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Bundanoon

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 Garden Ramble Moss Vale Show Brigadoon in Bundanoon

Enjoy the very best of

HIGH TEAS

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

Fly Fishing

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Courthouse Museum & Information Centre Cnr Wiltshire & Argyle Sts Berrima. Ph: 024877 1505

Closed Tuesdays

Cnr Mt. Broughton Rd & Werai Rd. Werai.

www.werai.com.au

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Ph: 024883 4664

Set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens

Plenty of room to move to make your stay enjoyable. • 40 powered sites • 20 unpowered sites • Large sites for fifth wheelers • 13 cabins (linen available for hire) • Well-presented amenities blocks • Camp kitchen with free BBQs • Laundry • Childrens playground • Manufactured homes for sale • 700m to RSL club • Pets allowed (conditions apply)

Willow Drive, Moss Vale NSW

Ph: Rob or Marea on 02 4868 1099

www.mossvalevillagecaravanpark.com.au

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: cottages@thepinespastoral.com.au Ph: 02 4868 3523 Mob: 0418 200 138

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Home & Garden Show is coming to Bowral 6 & 7 September

The inaugural Home & Garden Show will be a showcase of all things home & garden making it a wonderful weekend on the 6th and 7th of September. The Show will feature over 100 exhibitors including furniture companies, landscapers, home improvement companies, garden art, landscape supplies, nurseries and so much more. Throughout the weekend there will be a comprehensive schedule of events including presentations, Q & A Forums, demonstrations and competitions…. plus the Amateur Garden Design Competition open to all budding garden designers. “There will be a wide array of topics covered including industry experts offering their tips and a chance to find out everything you have ever wanted to know for your home and garden”, said Elizabeth Newham Nichols, event manager.

The Home & Garden Show will be held at Bong Bong Racecourse in Bowral on the 6th and 7th September. Tickets will be $10 each with under 15 years free. Special sample bags will be given away throughout the weekend and there is no extra charge for any of the demonstrations or presentations. There will also be special giveaways for Dad on the Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day. To find out more details or information visit

www.homeandgardenshow.com.au

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

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

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Discover the Southern Highlands at the Visitor Information Centre

FREE BOOKING SERVICE & VISITOR INFORMATION

Call 1300 657 559 62-70 MAIN STREET, MITTAGONG

Email: accommodation@wsc.nsw.gov.au Web: www.southern-highlands.com.au


iFly4Kids 3 – 6 July @ the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk During the July school holidays the iFly4Kids program will present ‘Dinosaur Zoo’. Erth Visual and Theatre Company is an internationally renowned Australian Theatre company that creates incredible large scale, lifelike puppets of Australian mega-fauna. Erth will bring their celebrated show ‘Dinosaur Zoo’ to the Illawarra Fly for a series of performances. Dinosaur Zoo is a unique show allowing audience interaction with prehistoric Australian dinosaurs in a Zoo-like environment. Kids can pat the lifelike young dinosaurs which are lively, animated and affectionate. The star of the show is the Dwarf Allosaurus (155 million years old), a fearsome carnivore at the top of the food chain with the dramatic and abundant teeth to rip into its prey. Its size is similar to T Rex. The show runs over four days 3 – 6 July with two sessions daily. All tickets are booked online

www.illawarrafly.com

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Berrima A unique visitor destination Today, Berrima is a historic village offering a day tripper the most wonderful array of food and shopping experiences in a living history environment. It is a favourite destination for Sydneysiders and Illawarra and Canberra residents and has exquisite boutique shopping, antiques and great food. 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. In the 19thC, the township was destined to become the main town of the Southern Highlands, but when the railway line was built through Moss Vale in the 1860s, it faded to a sleepy village. The first Europeans to investigate the area were sent by the colonial governor, Governor Hunter. With a water supply provided by the nearby Wingecarribee River, a town plan, in the manner of an English village, was laid out by Robert Hoddle.

Few substantial houses were built, although by the 1850s sturdy Anglican and Catholic churches replaced the original wattle and daub versions. Licensed since 1834, the SurveyorGeneral Inn, in the centre of town, is the longest licensed hotel in NSW. By the 1960s, the preservation of old Georgian buildings became of national importance to our heritage, so the entire village of Berrima was declared a historic village by the National Trust. The most interesting period in the history of Berrima is perhaps when it became an internment camp for enemy aliens and POWs during WW1. The Courthouse Museum and Berrima Gaol are still two impressive sandstone buildings which every visitor must see. Until a few years ago the gaol was still used as a prison. Berrima is said to be a word from the language of the Dharawal people meaning ‘Black Swan’. The Dharawal were displaced in the area by farming and grazing interests and were rarely seen by the 1870s.

H IGHLAND TRIKE TOURS You choose the pace – 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 enquiries@highlandtriketours.com.au

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Historic Berrima A truly unique, historic village! Est 1834

Surveyor General Inn

www.thebaytreegallery.com.au

The Bay Tree Gallery

Australia's oldest, continuous licenced Inn Lunch & dinner, great local wines & a wide choice of draught beer.

Local Artwork and a large range of quality gifts and fashion accessories

Open 7 days.

info@thebaytreegallery.com.au

Mon-Sat till midnight, Sun 11am-10pm Accommodation & history!

Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 02 4877 1226

116 Old Hume Highway Berrima

Open 7 Days 9am till 5pm

Ph: 02 4877 1333

PLASTER PAINTING and Gifts

Enjoy a coffee in the courtyard while the kids paint a plaster mould of their choice. Lots of fun for kids with Plaster Painting, Plaster Gift Packs, Sand Art kits, Assorted canvas Painting Kits.

The Gazebo, BERRIMA Next door to Courtyard Cafe and the Lolly Swagman.

OPEN: Sat & Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm And during school holidays exc Thurs & Fri.

Ph: 0416 161 033

An extensive range of gifts, magnets, locally crafted named mugs, soap, melts and much, more.

Mrs Oldbucks Corner, Berrima

Ph: 02 4877 1577

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Exquisite Boutique Shopping... Accommodation... Speciality Gift Shops... Great Food... THE COURTYARD CAFE Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas

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

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

Ph: 02 4877 2729

Berrima Bakehouse Motel

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME.... 17-19 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima info@berrimamotel.com.au www.berrimamotel.com.au

Ph: 4877 1381

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Browse through craft shops, galleries and speciality shops in Berrima. Take home Jams, honey, and confectionery from those offering local delights or grab that special gift from the gift shops. Berrima offers a selection of interesting cafes and eateries; from casual to formal dining options to bakery style fare.

BROWN SHUTTER.

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

Open 7 Days.

Ph: 02 4877 1211


Galleries... Gourmet Delights... Kids Corner... Bakery Delicacies! Treat the kids to some plaster fun in the courtyard behind the main street, then treat yourself to a break away and stay in the Motel located in the centre of town. Vi s i t t h e Co u r t h o u s e M u s e u m fo r information and maps; then take a stroll through the village streets and laneways and admire the historic buildings.

BAKERY CAFE

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

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

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

Ph: 4877 1489/1800 440 144

BERRIMA NAMEPLATES Cast Aluminium Home & Property Names Made To Order

Ph/Fx or E-Mail for Brochure

02 4877 1536

berrimanameplates@bigpond.com.au Or visit our showroom Shop 1, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr, Berrima

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THE COOL ROOM Collectables, new and pre-loved clothing, jewellery, books and lots, lots more. Open 6 days, (Closed Tuesdays)

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'MUST SEE' ATTRACTIONS in and around the Southern Highlands 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

Lake Alexandra 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.

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

Fitzroy Falls 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

Goulburn Historic Waterworks 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 10am4pm. Mon & Tues 10am – 2pm. Marsden Weir, Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448 44 www.monthlyimag.com.au

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

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 Ph: 4862 1247 www.internationalcrickethall.com

The Big Merino A celebration of Australia’s Fine Wool industry. Gift shop and products made from merino wool. Cnr Hume & Sowerby Sts, Goulburn. Ph: 4822 8013 www.bigmerino.com.au


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Southern Highlands Wine Trail

Tertini Wines ①

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.

Best Cellar Door Award from Wine magazine. Lot 5 Kells Creek Rd, Mittagong (off Wombeyan Caves Road).

Open Thurs – Mon 10am – 5pm Other times by appointment. Groups by prior arrangement only.

Phone (02) 4878 5213 E:sales@tertiniwines.com.au www.tertiniwines.com.au

Bousaada Vineyard ②

In a magnificent vineyard and lake setting, Michele & Alastair, will welcome you to Bousaada's stunning cellar door to taste their elegant and sophisticated wines. The family operation uses bio-dynamic techniques, hand-pruning and picking, to produce high quality wines, displaying subtle fruit characters and light acidity; Riesling, Fume Blanc, Pinot Noir & Merlot and a luscious, dessert Mead is also on offer. Week-end Vine Walks & Talks.

135 Kells Creek Rd, Mittagong (1st right off Wombeyan Caves Rd)

Phone: 02 48785399 Mob: 0421 716768 or 0412 595852 www.bousaada.com E: wines@bousaada.com Open Thurs - Mon10.30am to 5pm. Groups by app.

Artemis Wines e

46 Sir Charles Moses Lane Off the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday 10.am – 4pm Weekends and Public Holidays; 10.am – 5pm

Phone: (02) 48721311 Mobile: 0416 300 471 markantony@artemiswines.com.au mark@sunshackcider.com

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Centennial Vineyards r 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 admin@centennial.net.au

Marist Brothers Wines t The Hermitage Cnr Bong Bong & Old South Rds, Mittagong Open: Sat & Sun 11-4pm, or by app. Phone: (02) 4872 1911 E: sales@maristwines.com www.maristwines.com

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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 the cellar door.

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. RESTAURANT

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.


Premium quality cool climate wines 18 Merrigang St, Bowral Open Thursday - Sunday

Ph: 4862 2211

wines@diamondcreekestate.com.au www.diamondcreekestate.com.au

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 info@shw.com.au

Mount Ashby Estate ⑧

Open Thurs - Sun & pub hols 10 - 5pm Ph: 02 4869 4792 www.mountashby.com.au

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.

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

Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨ 212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW

Open: Cellar Door: Sat & Sun & Public Holidays 11am - 4pm (other times by appointment)

Ph: 0408 228 724 or 0416 038 724 Email: bill@banjosrun.com.au www.banjosrun.com.au

Cuttaway Hill Wines @ eling forest a 12587 Hume Highway, Sutton Forest 2577 Cellar door open for tastings tours and sales 7 days 10:30am-4:30pm Ph: 0409902982 wines@cuttawayhillwines.com.au

Cellar Door, Award Winning Wines Group bookings welcome, Tastings in the vines, Family run, Rural setting, Friendly Working farm, Telephone and online sales

Cuttaway Hill’s focus is on quality and a commitment to a true expression of the terroir and unique climate of the Southern Highlands region. A combination of new and old world techniques provides the balance suitable to our unique cool climate grapes that are handcrafted into the award winning Cuttaway Hill style. Also enjoy breakfast, morning tea or a lunch using fresh home made local produce along with a glass of Cuttaway Hill wine at the Eling Cafe.

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128 Nowra Road Moss Vale 2577 Sally Beresford & Chris Harvey

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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The Magpie Cafe Berrima OPEN 7 DAYS

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

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The Bakery Cafe Fresh baked bread & rolls daily.

Wolfgang's German Restaurant

OPEN 7 DAYS from 8:00am

Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine

Home made soup & sandwiches. A large selection of hot pies. Devonshire teas & delicious cakes. Great coffee.

Open: Lunch, Sat & Sun 11.30 - 2.00pm Dinner, Wed - Sun 5.30pm till late

Shop 6, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr. Berrima

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Highlands Arcade, (behind ANZ Bank) 279-287 Bong Bong St. Bowral

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Robertson Robertson is the lushest of the Southern Highlands landscapes and is renowned for its rich volcanic soil in which potatoes are grown for the NSW market. Potatoes were the first crops planted in Robertson when a large parcel of land was cleared in the mid 19C. It could be said that this was due to the prevalence of landholders with an Irish background. Robertson’s development followed the usual pattern of rural towns with churches, cricket and football teams, schools, school of arts and agricultural societies. Macquarie Pass, linking the Highlands to the coast was such a brilliant spectacle that Robertson soon became the eastern gateway to the Highlands. Local businessmen, eager to capitalise on the town’s potential, brought the attractions of the area to general attention; the waterfalls, gorges and lush countryside.

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hinterland; it is recognized as the “green heart” of the Southern Highlands on account of its superb rural scenery. 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 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. Robertson is a great place to use as a base when exploring the Highlands, close to national parks and half way between the coast and plains. The town is within easy reach of the surrounding towns of Berrima, Bowral, Bundanoon, Fitzroy Falls, Mittagong, Moss Vale and Sutton Forest, all great places to wander, stop for something to eat and browse through the unique little shops and galleries.


What to See & Do

Potato Farming in Robertson

Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore & 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 www.robertson.nsw.au

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WHAT'S ON JULY/AUGUST LITTLE EXPLORERS WORKSHOP Every Thursday (during each school term) 10am to 12pm. Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan Dr, Mount Annan. Let your child learn about the wonders of the natural environment through fun activities such as looking at worms; feeding chickens; gardening; art, craft, songs and games. Ph: 4647 9828

STEP BACK IN TIME WITH ERTHS DINOSAUR ZOO AT ILLAWARRA FLY TREETOP ADVENTURE 3 - 6 July. Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure, Knights Hill Rd Robertson. Back by popular demand! During the July school holidays, Erth -Visual and Physical Inc. will be presenting their extraordinary Dinosaur Zoo show. This bushwalk and treetop experience brings dinosaurs to

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life! Hunt for stegosaurus tracks on the ground, track a life-size T-Rex throughout the attraction and creatures both big and small among the treetops! www.illawarrafly.com.au. WINTER WONDERLAND STORYTIME 3 July 10.30am to 12.00pm Picton Library, 42 Menangle St, Picton. A morning of stories, games and craft. Ph. 4677 8300 DAY OUT WITH THOMAS AT TRAINWORKS 5 & 6 July Throughout Day. Trainworks, 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere. Thomas the Tank Engine and his Friends regularly visit Trainworks. On our Day Out With Thomas events you can meet the life-size Thomas the Tank Engine, take a genuine steam train ride and meet Thomas’ other friends like Toby the Rail Motor, Henry and The Fat Controller. This is a great day out for every generation of the family and includes access to ALL of the Trainworks exhibits, use of the BBQ facility, and free parking at Thirlmere. www.trainworks.com.au Ph: 4683 6800 THIRLMERE FLYER 6 July Throughout Day. Sydney to Thirlmere. Steam out of the city to Thirlmere village home of NSW’s rail heritage, situated in the attractive Southern Highlands foothills. Settle back in 1930s style as Legend of _ Steam™ loco 3642 huffs and puffs through the suburbs. Lift up the window by your seat and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of steam. www.heritageexpress. com.au There is tons of fun to

be had at Trainworks, a living museum amongst the largest display of heritage trains in NSW.

TRUFFLE HUNTS AT NSW’S TOP TRUFFERIE 6 & 27 July. 10.30am. Rosewood Trufferie. Join us for a great day out at NSW’s top producing Trufferie on the Southern Highlands’ southern border. Hunt for truffles with trained dogs amongst the oak and hazelnut trees. Enjoy morning tea before the hunt, then return to the Sorting Room to weigh the truffles. A light lunch will be served - hot soup with truffle cream, crusty breads, truffled camembert


cheeses. Truffles may be purchased. Ph: 4871 2524 www. highlandsfoodiegroup.com.au BELGENNY FARM - BRIDAL EXPO 13 July 10.00am 4.00pm Belgenny Farm, Elizabeth Macarthur Ave Camden. What a perfect opportunity to meet our wonderful staff. On the day you will find some great suppliers who can help you plan your special day. Complimentary drinks and canapes on arrival! www.belgennyfarm.com.au GOSPEL JAZZ CONCERT 13 July. 2pm. St Jude’s Church, Bendooley Street,

Bowral. Marilyn Keller is a 27 year veteran of music and stage performance with a voice that is beyond category. Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues, whatever the genre, Marilyn is more than able to deliver flawless, emotional, heart-breaking vocals. Once you hear and see this mesmerizing woman, you will not forget the experience! Ph: 4857 4027 1927 - LIVE @ THE ATTIC 18 July. 93 Auburn Street, Goulburn. The Attic @ The Astor is pleased to present 1927 - Live

for your entertainment. Ph: 4821 1155 A CELEBRATION OF TURKISH CYPRIOT FOOD 20 July. 9am - 1.30pm. Near Picton directions provided on booking. Start with a home baked traditional morning tea followed by a Haloumi cheese making class. Sit down and enjoy a three course lunch with a range of dishes. If you are inclined, take a walk around the farm to see the olive trees, orchard and more. Bookings: Ph: 0419 617 021 THE 3 RING CIRCUS 26 & 27 july. Wingello State Forest, Southern Highlands. Roll up, Roll up, Roll up! Bring bikes, bring the family to the Big Top. See wild trails tamed, be charmed by the snaking singletrack, watch OTB acrobatics and riders juggling speed and stamina.…Fairy floss will flow, handlebars may be swallowed. Ph: 4883 6509 www.wildhorizons.com.au PROGRESSIVE WINE LUNCHEON 27 July & 10 August 11.30am. Fussy Grape, Trattoria La Vigna & Razorback Ridge Wines. The tour begins at Fussy Grape Winery with canapes, followed with the main course at Trattoria La Vigna and dessert at Razorback Ridge Wines. A complimentary glass of wine will be available with the main course and dessert, while wine tasting and an address by the wine makers will also be offered at each vineyard. All designated drivers on the day will also go into the draw to win a bottle of wine to enjoy back home. Ph: 0416 521 753 CAMDEN ANTIQUE FAIR

1 – 3 August Camden Civic Centre. 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. Ph: 4655 8681 www.camdenciviccentre.com.au ALL’S ‘FAIR’@ CARRINGTON

CARE 9 August. 9am to 3pm Carrington Fair to be held in the grounds at 90 Werombi Rd Camden. 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. www.highlandsimag.com.au 53


WHAT'S ON AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Raffle prizes. Ph: 4659 0305 www.carringtoncare.com.au BIRDS’n’BUGS at Wirrimbirra 10 August, 10am-3pm. 3105 Remembrance Drive (the old Hume Highway). Enjoy the exciting, informative ‘handson’ shows by wildlife expert Anthony Stimson of Australian Wildlife Displays. Shows will be on at 11.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2pm. 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! Ph: 4684 1112 www.wirrimbirra.com.au FAWLTY TOWERS 15 - 30 August. (Fri - 8pm, Sat - 2pm & 8pm, Sun - 2pm). Mittagong Playhouse, Bowral

Rd, Mittagong. On 4 Young & Old productions presents “Fawlty Towers” - the classic 1970s British TV series - written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. The show will consist of two episodes from the series The Builders and The Kipper and the Corpse presented as a two act play. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/62760 or call 1300 657 559 50S COLLECTABLES FAIR 24 August 9.30am - 3pm. Campbelltown Catholic Club, Camden Rd, Campbelltown. Don’t miss a fun filled day of memorabilia and collectables from the 1950s. There will also be plenty of entertainment, vintage fashion, dolls, jewellery, antique smalls and loads of other interesting stalls. Ph: 4655 5022 RIVERFEST 30 August 11am - 3pm. Cnr Camden Rd and Hurley St, Campbelltown. Celebrate the region’s environment and cultural diversity at this festival in Koshigaya Park. Free event. Ph: 4645 4921 HTG presents: THE GHOST TRAIN 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 July & 1, 2, August. This is a tale of mystery and intrigue, set in the waiting room of a remote

railway station in rural Cornwall. It’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. Bookings: www.htg.org.au or Ph: 1300 657 559 HOME & GARDEN SHOW 6 & 7 September. 10am - 4pm. Bong Bong Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral. The inaugural Home and Garden Show – so much to see and do over the two days! Ph: 4861 7100 or 0414 566 419 GUNNING FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 13 September. 3pm9pm. Gunning Showgrounds. Gunning Fireworks Festival will be better than ever. A fun filled afternoon for all ages.

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CAMDEN FESTIVAL 13 to 28 September. Various Locations during September. Ph: 4645 5034 www.camdenfestival.com.au Every September, Camden

Festival enlivens and transforms Camden with a variety of activities and big events: Cinema Under the Stars 13 September. The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Ph: 4645 5034 Picnic in the Park - High Tea and Garden Showcase. 14 September 10am – 3pm. Macarthur Park, Menangle Road, Camden Ph: 4645 5034 Kids Fun Day 17 September 10am – 2pm. Curry Reserve, Elderslie. Ph: 4645 5034 Twilight Festival 19 September 5pm - 8pm. 1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan. Ph: 4647 9828

The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living will hold its inaugural Twilight Market on 20 September from 5pm - 8pm. Come along, bring a rug and buy some fresh produce, eat delicious food, listen to great music and let the children play while you rest after a hard day at work. Camden Park House and Garden Open Weekend 20 & 21 September Sat 12pm – 4pm and Sun 10am – 4pm. Elizabeth Macarthur Avenue, Camden. Tour the historic mansion built in 1834. House tours, garden tours, gifts and plant stalls, Macarthur History talks, Devonshire tea, BBQ lunch and refreshments. Ph: 4655 8466 SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 13 & 14 September. Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, Kangaloon Rd, Bowral. Two day festival of award winning wine and food. Listen to live music whilst savouring local food and sampling great wines by the glass. Be inspired by cooking demonstrations and take home quality fresh produce. Ph: 0419 700 262 www.southernhighlandsfoodandwinefestival.com.au TULIP TIME 16 September - 6 October. Throughout Southern Highlands. You will be stunned by the breathtaking beauty of the region during the Tulip Time Festival. Over 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals are planted each year to transform Bowral’s Corbett Gardens and other parks across the shire into stunning displays of sweeping Spring colour. Tulip Time in Corbett Gardens - 16 - 28 September.

During the 14-day festival you can enjoy a changing program of events. See some beautiful private gardens opened to the public. Ph: 1300 657 559 HISTORIC WATERWORKS OPEN & STEAMING. 21 September. 10am-3pm. Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy Street Goulburn. See Goulburn’s original 1883 steam beam engine which used to supply the city’s water. Take the opportunity to have a picnic on the banks of the Wollondilly River. Goulburn Historic Waterworks. Ph: 4823 4448 ‘TASTE’ FOOD, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 28 September 12pm – 5pm. Camden Town Farm, Exeter Street, Camden. Delicious food options, wine tasting from some of the region’s best winemakers, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities, an animal farm and jumping castle. Bring a picnic rug, enjoy the venue with fine food and wine and see out the festival in style. Ph: 4645 5034

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Goulburn

A City Rich in Heritage!

Goulburn is a thriving rural and commercial centre and offers country style living and fine hospitality. The city is rich in heritage and natural beauty and any visitor interested in the history and development of this beautiful city will be delighted during guided and self guided tours of historic sites, homesteads, cathedrals, cemeteries and points of interest. The first white explorers sited the land that was to become the first inland city from Mt. Towrang in 1798, but it was not explored until some 20 years later. Governor Macquarie declared it the Goulburn plains in 1820. Land seekers settled the area from 1818 onwards. By 1841 Goulburn had a population of some 1,200 people - a courthouse, police barracks, churches, hospital, post office and was the centre of a great sheep and farming area. It became an administrative centre for the district taking in surrounding townships for the new 56 www.monthlyimag.com.au

County Argyle. Today, it is home to the Big Merino and the NSW Police Academy and its secondary industry is based on a mix of private and Government enterprise. In the private sector, firms are engaged in wool scouring, cotton products, footwear, heavy and light engineering, building related undertakings, retail distribution and concrete products. Goulburn Historic Waterworks is located on the banks of the Wollondilly River. It has fully operational steam engines; the 1883 Appleby Bros. beam engine and the 1860s Hick Hargreaves corliss valve engine. The beam engine dates to the 1880s when it was installed to pump water for Goulburn. The Waterworks is of national significance as it is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. There is a cafĂŠ on site as well as picnic areas and playgrounds.


What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Goulburn War Memorial & Museum The Big Merino

Belmore Park; courtsey Sara Fife

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

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:

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

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.

8 June, 21 September & 26 October Further dates to be advised.

Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn

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Wollongong

Wollongong is located 80 kilometres south of Sydney and is bordered by the Royal National Park, Lake Illawarra and the Illawarra Escarpment. 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. 58 www.monthlyimag.com.au

WOLLONGONG Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm

Exhibitions - July/August JASMIN CARTER: BOMBARDED Friends Resident Artist 2013/ 2014 12 July – 31 August MURRIMUL ll Aboriginal works from the collection 12 July – 1 February 2015 ARTEXPRESS Until 13 July THE MANN-TATLOW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART. Until 20 July


What to See & Do

Sea Cliff Bridge courtesy Destination NSW

The Grand Pacific Sea Bridge Wollongong City Gallery Wollongong Science Centre Wollongong Harbour & Lighthouse Merrigong Theatre Crown Central Shopping Centre

VISITOR INFORMATION: CROWN CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE

Michele Elliot, whitewash 2013, found & gifted fabrics, cotton thread, ink mapping, pins, dimensions variable.

174 / 200 Crown Street, Wollongong Ph: 02 4228 5999

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Southern Gateway Centre Princes Motorway, BULLI TOPS

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93 Crown St, WOLLONGONG 1800 240 737

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ART GALLERY Burelli St, Wollongong

Ph: 02 4228 7500 www.wollongongcitygallery.com

WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY WATERCOLOUR PRIZE Contemporary And Traditional 26 July – 7 September COLONIAL AND EARLY AUSTRALIAN WORKS Sredersas and Johnson Bequests 26 July – 9 November MAKE IT …SEW! Assemblage works from the collection Until 24 August

Jasmin Carter Bombarded 2014, collage and mixed media

Bombarded, on display 12 July – 31 August, features a series of paintings and collages exploring the bombardment of imagery and associated messages which are common place in current society. These works by Jasmin Carter, Wollongong Art Gallery Friends Resident Artist 2013/ 2014, culminate in a cityscape installation designed to overwhelm and provoke ARTEXPRESS is a selection of outstanding works by 2013 higher school certificate visual arts students from NSW schools, and is on display until 13 July. www.highlandsimag.com.au 59


WOLLONGONG ART GALLERY Make it…Sew! is an interactive education based exhibition on display until 24 August. Featuring assemblage works from the Gallery’s collection and an interactive sculpture designed by local artist Kate Stehr.Visitors of all ages are invited help create a city of the future. Murrimul ll includes painting, weaving, ceramics, photography and shellwork by local and nationally significant Aboriginal artists. This collection exhibition explores the relationship to land, personal histories and provides an insight into a traditional way of life and is on show 12 July – 1 February 2015 Wollongong Art Gallery Watercolour Prize, on display 26 July – 7 September, is a biennial competition that encourages the development of watercolour painting in contemporary and traditional forms. It incorporates a national Contemporary Watercolour Prize (acquisitive) and the James Kiwi Traditional Watercolour Prize (local). The Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art, on display until 20 July, celebrates ten years of the collection which includes Asian ceramics, objects and items of furniture from the Neolithic Period to the early twentieth century. Colonial and Early Australian works from the Sredersas and Johnson Bequests features paintings, and works on paper from 1860 – 1950. On display 26 July – 9 November. Includes works by Will Ashton, Margaret Preston, Rupert Bunny, Frederic Leist, Alfred Coffey, Hans Heysen, Sydney Long, Jessie Scarvell, Arthur Streeton, Conrad Martens, Eugene von Guerard and English porcelain and miniatures. For more information on all programs and events at Wollongong Art Gallery

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Alison Clouston, Horse, 1991, 210 x 240.5 x 100cm, found wood, steel.

Marlon Joe Roche, Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts, Golden.

Frederic W. Leist, Morning bathers, c.1928, oil on canvas mounted on composition board, 50.6 x 60.9 cm, Gift of Bob Sredersas, 1976.


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The Factory, at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre THE BIG-HEARTED MUSICAL FROM ACROSS THE TASMAN Following a sold out premiere season in Auckland’s Mangere Arts Centre and huge critical acclaim at last year’s Auckland Arts festival, the hit New Zealand musical, The Factory begins its first ever Australian tour this month as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival before treating audiences across the country. It makes a stop at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre from 9 – 12 July. Created by the renowned Kila Kokonut Krew, this full-scale musical features an original score, slick choreography and an array of exuberant songs accompanied by a dynamic live band. Written by Vela Manusaute and directed by Anapela Polataivao, The Factory is a universally resonant tale of race, migration, class and love. Opening with a powerful call to ancestral

roots, The Factory follows the story of a young Samoan woman, Losa, arriving in Aukilani with her father. With hopes for a bright future, Losa is set to work in an Auckland textile factory, but each time the factory bell rings she feels further away from her home and her aspirations. Both hilarious and heartfelt, The Factory weaves a romantic narrative and clever lyrics into a tribute to the courageous Pacific peoples who came to Auckland in the 1970s. Set in 1974, composer Poulima Salima’s original soundtrack features some of the most vibrant, funk-fuelled music to come from across the Tasman. Visit www.merrigong.com.au or call 4224 5999 for more details.

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MONTHLY MARKET GUIDE Cobbitty Market

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

Bronzewing Markets 2nd Saturday (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

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

Coledale School Markets

4th Sunday (except Dec) 9-4pm. Coledale School. Ocean location. Hand-made, handgrown products & collectables. Buskers welcome. Ph: 0422 781 920

Camden Fresh Produce Market

2nd & 4th Saturday. 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

Lilac City Country Market

1st Saturday (except Jan) 9-2pm St Saviour’s Common, Burke St, Goulburn Local art, craft & produce, planta, bric-a-brac & cakes. Activities for kids. Ph: 4821 1839

Creative Traders Markets at Picton

1st Sunday of every month 9.00am – 2.00pm except January. Variety of stalls, local produce direct from the farmer, local craft. Wollondilly Shire Hall - Menangle St Picton. Ph: 0449 851 676

Bundanoon Village Market

1st & 3rd Sunday (except Jan) 8.30am-2.30pm. Bundanoon Hall. Railway Ave. Over 40 stalls of gourmet goodies, fresh produce, plants & art & craft. Ph: 0430 391 941

Robertson Market

2nd Sunday (except Jan) 9am -3pm Lots of stalls. Good food & refreshments. School of Arts. Hoddle St Robertson. Ph: 0408238575 or 0248851381 after 5pm

Wollongong Produce & Creative Traders Every Friday 9-3pm Crown St Mall. Freshly

made & grown produce. World food to eat. Art, crafts & music. Ph: 0422 781 920 email: admin@wollongongmarkets.com

Colo Vale Community Market

1st Saturday of each month (except January). 9am till 2pm. Village Hall, 28 Railway Ave Colo Vale. Not the Biggest market in the Highlands, but the friendliest. Ph. 4889 4390

Exeter Village Market

1st Saturday of the Month 9am-2pm In the hall and surrounding grounds A great local market with a pop up café in the hall, variety of stalls, local fresh produce and plants. Ph: 0409152022 www.exetervillagemarket.com

The Goulburn Homestead Markets

3rd Sunday 9-2pm. Riversdale Homestead, Twynam Drive, Goulburn. Beautiful National Trust building. Devonshire Tea. Local wines, produce, and homemade wares. www.goulburnhomesteadmarkets.com

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Southern Highlands & Illawarra iMag - July/August 2014