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June 2013

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What's On Markets Wine Trail Dining Guide Christmas in July Attractions Feature

Dining Guide

A Misty Winter in the Highlands

Christmas in July

Courtesy: A. Stocko, a previous entrant.

Popular photo workshop series returns The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan is offering a series of exciting workshops for budding photographers to discover more about the alluring art of photography. Covering a range of topics across a number of themes, these engaging workshops will inspire and delight participants. The Garden offers endless opportunities to capture stunning images of Australian plants, animals and landscapes. The Animal and Plant Photography workshop will be held Sunday 2 June and looks at techniques

and opportunities for photographing animals and plants. Workshop topics include the rule of thirds, use of equipment, lenses and lights. The Garden makes for an ideal setting for the practical component of this session. Landscape Photography is the theme for the workshop on Sunday 16 June. This workshop will cover sunrise, midday, sunset and night scenes, as well as provide tips for photography in open spaces, deserts, forests and sea coasts.

Courtesy: J.Lee, a previous entrant.

Get up close and personal at the Macro Photography workshop on Sunday 26 June. This course looks at specific macro equipment and use, the role of aperture in macro photography, lighting, composition and opportunities for Macro photography. Workshops are $60 each and includes a practical component and morning tea. Suitable for participants aged over 16. Must bring your own camera. Bookings are essential on 9231 8182 or at


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The Oxley Hill Rotary Community Lookout is located at the top of Oxley’s Hill Rd, Bowral overlooking the western approach to Bowral. Construction of the Lookout was the contribution of the Rotary Club of Berrima District to the 2005 Centenary of Rotary International. Conceived in late 2001 and spanning the incumbencies of four Club Presidents (Allan Cupitt, Col Gelling, Rob Hurdwell and John Macpherson), the Lookout contains an Analemma sundial which uses the rays of the sun and shadows to tell the time. A brass plaque to the left of the sundial, shows its exact location and gives directions how to use it. The entrance to the Lookout contains a plaque which informs visitors that they are standing on traditional Gundungurra Land. The plaque also indicates the direction in which neighbouring tribes lived. Nearby a second plaque lists the names of the early Europeans who explored the Wingecarribee area and their Aboriginal guides. The Lookout was built to provide a place for contemplation, and to recognise the part played by local Aboriginal people in the exploration and settlement of the Wingecarribee region. The Lookout adds to the tourism experience for visitors approaching Bowral from the west, supplements the history of local Aboriginal people and widens knowledge of the science associated with the sundial. Wingecarribee Shire Council allowed the Lookout to be built on the road reserve at the top of Oxley’s Hill Rd. The Club appreciated the cooperation and assistance of the Yamanda Aboriginal Assocation and the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group for their part in providing the two bronze plaques that provide an Aboriginal focus for the Lookout. Courtesy of: John Macpherson

Sutton Forest in Winter

From the Editor June Welcome to the Southern Highlands and surrounding area during June. Winter in our region is the season for enjoying a leisurely afternoon drive, sleeping in, taking an early morning walk, or just 'tucking in' to some of those comfort foods that you can really only justify in winter. Treat yourself to a bushwalk or a picnic and enjoy the smell of the Eucalypts and the absolute peace and quiet of winter in the bush. Visit our boutique wineries or one of our featured restaurants and cafes. Of course, there are many attractions in our patch that make the Southern Highlands a special place to visit. See page 15 for a list of venues. Trainworks, in Thirlmere is hosting a Day out with Thomas in July so book early. This is a great family day, so be sure to treat yourselves to mini train

rides, a jumping castle, face painting, story telling and more... Book your place to enjoy Christmas in July at Camden Valley Inn. A traditional menu is on offer with entertainment on Friday nights. How good would it be to enjoy a Christmas Feast twice a year! Don't miss out on this one. Whatever your reason to be in our beautiful region, have a safe and happy stay. Be sure to carry your iMag with you and tell our advertisers that you found them in the Southern Highlands & Illawarra iMag. Linda

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Contents Markets 16 Map 16-17 22-23 Wine Trail Dining Guide 24 What's On 25 Towns Campbelltown, Camden 7 Wollondilly 11 12 Mittagong & Bowral 18 Berrima & Moss Vale Robertson 26 Goulburn 28 Wollongong 30 FEATURED EVENTS Thomas @ Trainworks Sunrise @ the Illawarra Fly Christmas in July

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Macarthur Progressive Wine Luncheon

2 June, 7 July and 4 August Fussy Grape Winery, Trattoria La Vigna & Razorback Ridge Wines A three course progressive wine tasting lunch at some of Macarthur’s finest cellar doors. $65 per person. Ph: 0416 521 753. W.

Pimms and Croquet in the Gardens

Monday to Friday - Bookings Essential Camden Valley Inn, 290 Remembrance Dr, Camden Park Enjoy traditional Pimms Cocktail on arrival, chicken and cucumber sandwiches, dessert, tea and coffee, while playing croquet in the garden. Available Monday to Friday - bookings essential. Ph: (02) 4655 8413 W.

Macarthur Farm Fresh Tour

8 June and 24 August Enjoy a guided tour visiting some of the Macarthur region's local farms and producers. Ph: 0413 892 313 or 0431 942 945

Food Trail Tour

22 June and 10 August 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Join Gang Gang Tours on a seasonal tour to local producers, orchards, farms and outlets. Ph: (02) 4626 7242 or 0407 963 993

Wine Makers Degustation Menu

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June 15, August 10 Rydges Hotel, Old Menangle Rd,Campbelltown Get ready for a very special night at Infusion Restaurant, Rydges Hotel. Exectutive Chef, Loic Lemaitre, has created an exquisite 7 course degustation menu. Ph: (02) 4645 0500 W.

Plus breakfast, High Tea, live entertainment, events and much more.

Australian Botanic Gardens - Mt Annan


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

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

What to See & Do Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Mount Annan Botanic Garden Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure, dining and entertainment complex Horse riding, Laser Skirmish Joy flights, Hot Air Ballooning and Skydiving Major Regional Festivals Fisher's Ghost Festival Ingleburn Alive Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival New Year's Eve Celebrations

Campbelltown visitor information centre

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Campbelltown VIC 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph 4645 4921 CAMDEN INFORMATION CENTRE 'John Oxley Cottage' Camden Valley Way, Elderslie Ph 4658 1370

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8am-1pm BBQ and devonshire teas available

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Gledswood Homestead

June in Macarthur ...explore it all… It’s all about food this month in Macarthur! With an exciting array of food events and a diverse range of restaurants and cafes, the region has everything you need to tantaliste your tastebuds and whet your appetite. This, combined with exciting attractions and events, you need look no further than Macarthur! High Tea in the Macarthur region has become a hugely popular past time, with a number of restaurants specialising in this decadent treat. Infusion Restaurant, Melaleuca Café, Gledswood Homestead, Barenz, Harrington Grove Country Club and the Campbelltown Arts Centre Cafe are all hosting differently themed high teas throughout the month of June. Visit the website for venues, details and dates

Are you brave enough to join a Gledswood Homestead Ghost Tour? Gledswood Homestead has a rich and colourful history dating back to 1810. Many souls have lived on the property and continue to do so. Listen to the tales of a bygone era from those spirits still walking the hallways. Held every Friday night, the tours are led by a highly skilled psychic medium who will intrigue and inspire you, not to mention make the hair on your arms stand on end. The Macarthur Progressive Wine Luncheon is on Sunday 2 June. 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 canapes at Fussy

Camden R.S.L. entertained CHINESE RESTAURANT Open Daily Lun 12 - 2.30pm, Din 5.30pm. Snack Bar & A-La-Carte Menu

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


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Grape, followed by the main course at Trattoria La Vigna and dessert at Razorback Ridge. Wine tasting and an address by the winemakers will also be offered at each vineyard. Book early to avoid disappointment. Also on Sunday 2 June is Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day. Enjoy a glimpse of a bygone era with a guided tour of the historical house, built in 1837. Glenalvon House Open Days are held on 3, 8 and 17 June 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. The Macarthur Farm Fresh Tour is on Saturday 8 June. This popular tour begins with coffee and wander around the Camden Produce Markets, and continues with a visit to a number of

farms and producers in the Macarthur region, including a cafe lunch stop. Book your seat early to ensure you don’t miss out! Get ready for a special night at Infusion Restaurant, with the Wine Maker’s Degustation Menu on Saturday 15 June. Enjoy live acoustic entertainment and a Champagne reception on the terrace, followed by a mouthwatering seven course menu, featuring a beautiful paired wine with each course. Another popular food tour is the Fabulous Food Trail Tour on Saturday 22 June, visiting seasonal local producers, orchards, farms and outlets all around the beautiful Macarthur region. For more information on these events, as well as further information on What's On in Macarthur, call 1800 655 991, go to


The Cobbitty Village Market is a craft market, with stallholders selling a wide range of unusual and interesting handmade goods, gifts and wares. You will discover ceramics, woodwork, paintings and frames, clothes and jewellery, unique furniture, gorgeous nick-knacks and trinkets, hand-made soaps and body products, toys and a whole lot more. Also on sale is a selection of gourmet fresh, baked, and carefully prepared foods and produce. There are flowers, plants and seedlings as well. The market is held in the grounds of Cobbitty Public School, where there are lovely shade trees, some covered walkways, and the delightful country atmosphere of Cobbitty town. Enjoy entertainment including professionals and a mix of local dance groups and bands. Breakfast, lunch or snacks are available and include a Lions Club or school run BBQ, hot food stall, Devonshire coffee and tea, Fresh Fruit Frozen Yoghurt or Ice Cream, and lots of delicious homemade snacks and treats. When: 1st Saturday of every month Where: Cobbitty Public School Grounds Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty Ph: 0438 512 728


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

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



Cricket and a Whole Lot More When planning a trip to the Bradman Museum most people think of cricket. Today the Museum offers a wide range of interactive experiences in conjunction with a cultural understanding of Australia’s history. Back to Back Ashes! We get to watch the Aussies play cricket throughout winter; what a treat. The Bradman Museum is preparing an exclusive Ashes exhibit and program of events. Keep up to date by visiting the website

The Museum’s inaugural School Holiday Program was a great success. Kids were playing hockey in the cricket nets and testing their accuracy with baseball bats and soccer balls. Budding photographers learned how to frame a photo and young artists experienced the enjoyment of drawing outside. The success of the program will ensure its continuation during the winter school holidays, 1-14 July 2013 and beyond. Contact the Museum for more information on 02 4862 1247 or send

an email to The Museum is also proud to boast a number of new primary and secondary education programs. The children have the opportunity to be part of science, geography and history programs to name a few. Talk to the educational officers and they can cater to the needs of your students. The Bradman Museum is about cricket and a whole lot more!

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


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

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

What to See & Do Nepean, Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon & Warragamba Dams Burragorang Lookout Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Trainworks in Thirlmere Major Regional Festivals Thirlmere Festival of Steam Picton Rodeo Picton Music & Harvest Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 E:

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Trainworks, Australia’s Newest and Biggest Rail Attraction!

Trainworks is open 7 days; with loads of great activities happening all year round, heritage steam train trips run

every Sunday between March and November. Trainworks state-of-theart facilities will impress and keep everyone entertained. Start off your visit in the Main Exhibition Building, our interactive displays will entertain the kids while they learn about the power of steam! Take a peek into the eerie prison-van or take a ride down the mail-van slippery dip before taking off into the Great Train Hall where we have Australia’s largest collection of rolling stock, then relax at Trainworks Café for lunch. On July 13th & 14th, visit Trainworks for

a Day out with Thomas the tank engine and his friends. Henry will be chugging down the line taking you and your family on 45-minute excursions to and from Buxton station. Donald will be out in live-steam on the Trainworks platform and Thomas will be available for pictures. Jump in his cab and pull his whistle. Visit our website for more information about Trainworks and its facilities and to pre-book your Day Out with Thomas tickets! Ph: 02 4683 6800 Open: Weekdays – 10am – 4pm Weekends – 9am – 5pm



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

What to See & Do All Aboard Model Railway Corbett Gardens in Bowral Southern Highlands Wineries Lake Alexandra International Cricket Hall of Fame Major Regional Festivals Antiques & Collectables Fair Tulip Time Bowral Autumn Music Festival Art Studio Trail VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES International Cricket Hall of Fame & VIC, St Jude St Bowral Ph: 4862 1247 Tourism S/Highlands 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong Ph: 1300 657 559



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

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Open 6 days Tues - Sun Unit 1/227 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong ( just south of the Mittagong Marketplace) Ph: 02 4871 3750

We put the 'Old' back into Antiques Over 360 years of Antiques. Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian periods. 17thC, 18thC & 19thC

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Visit boutique wineries close to the Mittagong township. Mittagong has a number of art galleries, cafes, restaurants. antique, home wares and craft shops. Commune with nature, take a walk or just give the kids a break at Lake Alexandra.

VICTORIA HOUSE NEEDLECRAFT Beautiful needlecraft to wear and decorate your home

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

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Lake Alexandra

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Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Township is a man - made lake, originally a dam, which supplied water for engines hauling coal to the Fitzroy iron mines in the 19C. A park - like reserve surrounds the lake with an abundance of birdlife live on the water and shores. Undercover BBQ and playground facilities are on site as the area has recently undergone a revamp. Lake Alexandra Reserve is 2000 ha in area (5,000 acres) and includes Box Vale Walking Track, Nattai Loop Track, Forty Foot Falls, Yellow Track, and Green Track & Red Track. Walking maps are available from Southern Highlands Tourism. This family attraction is accessible at all times and is an unexpected delight in the midst of a major town in the Southern Highlands. Queen St, Mittagong Entry is free!

The Southern Highlands is rich in heritage and history. Many villages and towns have interesting and unusual names derived from the Aboriginal language; others are named after famous explorers and early settlers. The following is a sample of place names and their meanings: Wingecarribee - Aboriginal for “flight of birds” and “waters to rest beside” Wombeyan - “Caves in the Hills” Bundanoon - “Big, deep gullies” Burrawang - A native palm which grew abundantly in the area Bowral - “Large or high” Berrima - “Black swan to the south” Bong Bong - variously stated to mean “many watercourses” or “many frogs” Mittagong - ‘gong’ is supposedly an Aboriginal suffix meaning “mountain” Let us entice you to explore the region. From the rugged gullies and wilderness areas of our National Parks to the gentle beauty of our gardens.

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

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Places to Play in the Southern Highlands and surrounds 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

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

Fitzroy Falls

Visitor centre and café in the Morton National Park. The boardwalk is suited to wheelchairs and the falls only a few minutes from the car park. Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls. Ph 4887 7270

Trainworks Australia’s newest and

biggest rail experience. Open: 7 days Steam Train rides every Sunday. 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere Ph: 4681 8001

Wirrimbirra A National Trust (Nsw) Property

A special place to visit! Native animals up close and native plant nursery, Australiana gift shop and picnic tables. 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo. Ph: 4684 1112

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.

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


A colonial, Georgian Homestead and former Coaching Inn (1837) Open: Sun 10am-3pm. Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10am 2pm Groups any day by app. Twynam Dr, North Goulburn. Ph: 0414 951 955

Goulburn War Memorial

A unique war memorial boasting spectacular views of Goulburn city. A charming museum located in the old caretakers cottage, containing memorabilia from all wars. Lookout open every day. Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn. Ph: 4823 446

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 10am-4pm. Mon & Tues 10am – 2pm. Marsden Weir, Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448

Australian Botanic Gardens; Mt Annan Discover Australia’s largest

botanic garden, 416 hectares in size. Experience rolling hills and ornamental lakes set amidst displays of Australian plants. Walking trails, a mountain bike track and an on-site café. Open 10 am – 5 pm Narellan Road, Mount Annan. 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





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Blue Mountains

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



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Bronzewing Markets 2nd Sat (except Jan) 8:30am to 1:30pm Uniting Church Thirlmere Way, Tahmoor A great local market selling crafts as well as plants. Ph: 4681 8627

High Range


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


Berrima Tarlo

Wollongong Produce & Creative Traders Every Friday 9-3pm Crown St Mall. Freshly made & grown produce. World food to eat. Art, crafts & music. Ph: 0425 277 118 or email:


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

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


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Creative Traders @ Warragamba 2nd Sun. Warragamba Town Hall. Live & kids entertainment. Arts, crafts, handmade items, locally grown produce and a variety of goods. Ph. 02 4774 0622.


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

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Coledale School Markets 4th Sunday (except Dec) 9-4pm. Coledale School. Ocean location. Hand-made, handgrown products & collectables. Buskers welcome. Ph: 0425 277 118

Bundanoon Market Art & craft, plants & bric-a-brac 1st & 3rd Sun (except Jan) 8.30am2.30pm. Bundanoon Hall. Railway Ave. Ph: 4884 4375 or 0438 282 256

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Touga Beautiful sandstone fireplace. 3 bedrooms: queen-sized beds. Quiera Sleeps 8 guests.

Towrang Farmstay "Kiama" 1175 Towrang Rd Towrang

Ph: 0419043777


Remnants of a Bygone Era

Experience farm life! Feed the animals: horses, ducks, geese, sheep & baby lambs. Ideal for families with children. Covered BBQ area. $150 a night per couple. Children under 3 are free. Minimum booking 2 nights

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Pub grub including our famous Guinness Pie Function Room

OPEN: Thurs - Mon 10.30 - 5pm

100 HUME STREET, GOULBURN (700 metres past Big Merino)

7404 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest

Ph: 0402 839 195 email:

Tel: (02) 48228016

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Historic Berrima

Berrima & Moss Vale

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


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

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 E: Ph: 02 4868 3523 Mob: 0418 200 138

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

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at the new WERAI TEAHOUSE ONLY $25 pp (min 2 people)

Breakfast & lunches available every day NOW FULLY LICENSED Open 6 days 8 to 5pm. Closed Tuesdays

Cnr Mt. Broughton Rd & Werai Rd. Werai.

Ph: 024883 4664

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Historic Buildings in Berrima 1. Berrima District Historical and Family History Society Inc. *

18. Pair of Sandstone Cottages

2. Berrima House (1835)

20. Bellvue House (1850's)

3. Riverview

21. Parsley Cottage (1850)

4. McMahons Inn (1834)

22. Ardleigh (1840's)

5. Coach and Horses Inn (1830's)

23. Harpers Mansion * (1834)

6. The Market Place

24. Old Well and Public School *

7. Victoria Inn (1834)

25. Bramber Cottage (1855)

8. The First Bank

26. Echalot Restaurant * (1840's)

9. The Large Oak Tree (1890's)

27. The Crown Inn * (1840's)

10. The Post Office * (1886)

28. The Old Bakery *

11. The Surveyor General Inn * (1834)

29. Holy Trinity Church

12. Superintendent's House (1898)

30. The Magistrate's House

13. Berrima Gaol (1835-1839)

31. The White Horse Inn

14. Deputy Governors House

32. St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

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33. Old Cobb & Co Station

16. Lambies Well * 17. Berrima Court House * (1835-1838)

19. Presbyterian Church * (1876)

* Open to the public

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

BUNDANOON PIZZA & PASTA Takeaway meals. Pasta,Chicken & Pizza dishes. Open: Thurs - Sun 5pm onwards. 37 Railway Pde, Bundanoon

Ph: 4883 7733


Browse through craft shops, art galleries and antique shops. Visit the Courthouse Museum and then enjoy a Guinness and a meal at the Surveyor General or at one of the many eateries within the village. Stroll through the village streets and laneways and admire the historic buildings. For maps and information, visit the Berrima Courthouse


BERRIMA NAMEPLATES Cast Aluminium Home & Property Names Made To Order

Ph/Fx or E-Mail for Brochure

02 4877 1536 Or visit our showroom Shop 1, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr, Berrima

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

Ph: 4877 2785

GREENWOOD COTTAGES Self - Contained Accommodation Beautifully restored sandstone cottages

60 Old Mandemar Rd, Berrima

Ph: 0448 366 070

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Jams, honey, mustards, pickles & salad dressings.


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

Old Hume Hwy.Berrima

Open 7 Days.

Ph: 4877 1404

Ph: 02 4877 1211


Cafe & Sales

Sample our range of products while you have a great meal! Open: Thursday - Sunday 9.30am - 3pm Retail items available until 4pm Coffee (Rush Roasting Co). Home-made, cakes, pastries & desserts. Old Hume Highway, Berrima

Phone: 4877 2913

Berrima historic village!


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

Open 6 days 9.30 - 4pm

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

Ph: 02 4877 2729

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

perfume & skincare co 02.4877.2699 02.4877.2699

The Bay Tree Gallery

Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas Closed Thurs except Sch Hols


116 Old Hume Highway Berrima

Open 7 Days 9am till 5pm

Ph: 02 4877 1333

SPRINKLES Christmas Shop Open All Year

Delectable jams • Toppings • Sauces • Honeys • Chutneys • 120 teas • Confectionery • Gourmet delights.

Large range of Christmas decorations & Australian Christmas animals.

Ph: 4877 1489/1800 440 144

Ph: 4877 1577

Mrs Oldbucks Cnr, Berrima

Award Winning cakes, pastries, pies and desserts. OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm

Post Office Corner, Berrima

Ph: 02 4877 2177

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

Ph: 48 771987


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Opening Hours: Wednesday to Friday – 4pm Weekends and Public Holidays; – 5pm Phone: (02) 48721311 Mobile: 0416 300 471 You are welcome to visit Cellar Door and enjoy award winning wines and ciders that brothers, Anton and Mark, produce on site at Mundrakoona Estate. Recent awards include 2011 Artemis Riesling, rated at 95/100 and part of the 2012 Citibank NSW Wine Awards “Best of the Best Top 40”. The popular Sunshack Apple and Pear Ciders are also available at cellar door.

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In a magnificent vineyard and lake setting, Michele & Alastair, will welcome you to The family operation uses bio-dynamic techniques, hand-pruning and picking,


The Hermitage Cnr Bong Bong & Old South Rds, Mittagong Open: Sat & Sun 11-4pm, or by app. Phone: (02) 4872 1911 E:




The first vineyard that you discover once you leave the M5 motorway from Sydney is The Hermitage vineyard, the home of Marist Brothers Wines. Originally acquired over 100 years ago for the training of the Brothers, the 155-hectare estate is today a sacred place of quiet and tranquility. In addition to the assortment of cool climate wines produced on the 13 hectare vineyard, including sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, pinot noir and merlot, a selection of homemade jams and relishes is also available for you to taste. $2 Coffee available as well as a range of orchids. Not to be missed on your visit is a viewing of the beautifully restored neo- gothic style chapel.

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Centennial Road, Bowral Open 10am-5pm Ph: 02 4861 8722 Restaurant now open 7 days: 11am to 4pm. Ph: 02 4861 8701

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

Ph: 4862 2211 RESTAURANT

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

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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. Enjoy our award-winning Arneis (one of the rarest wines in the world), Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet/Merlot at the Cellar Door, or you can take a break with some great coffee, gourmet teas and Italian treats.

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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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Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨

Wine Trail Reference Guide

212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW 2579

1. Tertini Wines 2. Bousaada Winery 3. Artemis Wines 4. Centennial Vineyards 5. Marist Brothers Wines 6. Diamond Creek Estate Cellar Door 7. Southern Highlands Wines 8. Mount Ashby Estate 9. Banjo's Run Vineyard 10. Eling Forest Winery

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

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

Book a Wine Tour and come on a voyage of discovery to the newest cool climate region in Australia... you won't be disappointed!

Eling Forest ⑩ On the Hume Highway, Sutton Forest 12kms South of Berrima, 2kms North of the Illawarra Highway

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Winery Tours & Clay Target Shooting Kathleen T. Huon Ph: 0407 677 066 or 4841 0256 Made with

Cellar Door Café & Farm Shop ph: 4878 9155 Open: 7 days per week, 8am to 4.30pm except Xmas Day Email: Cellar Door, Café and Farm Shop; where you can purchase gourmet food ‘pronto’ for the traveller. Sample, then enjoy the region’s finest wines in the intimacy of our Café and winter open fire with a choice of farm fresh home-made fare for breakfast and lunches or morning and afternoon teas. Group wine tasting tours welcome at small charge. BnB


The Country Tandoor Indian - Restaurant - authentic Indian Cuisine

The Gumnut Patisserie


Cnr Cavendish & Dalton Sts, Mittagong

Dining Southern Highlands

Open: Tues - Sun Lunch 11-3pm , Dinner 5-9pm

Cafe serving Coffee, Naan & Cheese Breads Introducing a new chef from Goa in India

3/185 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong (located at Market Place in heritage cottage)

Ph: 4871 3243

Wolfgang's German Restaurant Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine Open: Lunch, Sat & Sun 11.30 - 2.00pm Dinner, Wed - Sun 5.30pm till late Highlands Arcade, (behind ANZ Bank) 279-287 Bong Bong St. Bowral

Ph: 02 4861 125.7

Cocktail Bar, Woodfired Pizzas, Expresso Bar Open: Mon-Wed 4pm till late. Thurs - Sun 12noon till late Breakfast Sat & Sun 9-1pm

79 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong Ph: 4871 1889 BYO Wine Only! 24 24

Striving tirelessly to provide you with perfection every time!

Mittagong: open Mon - Sat, 7 - 5pm Ph: 4872 2172 Bowral: open 7 days, 7.30 - 5pm Shop 7 Grand Arcade, Bong Bong Street, Bowral

Phone: 4862 2819 Pastry Chefs utilising the finest of ingredients, combining tradition and pride, to craft exquisite pastries, desserts and pies with no compromise on quality. ENJOY!

The Magpie Cafe Berrima Open 7 Days Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Selection of home-made cakes, scones jam & cream.

BYO. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 2008

What's On June - July Roger Woodward Piano Recital 1 June 2.30pm Internationally celebrated pianist and Australian National Treasure plays music of Chopin, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre, 11 Charlotte Street, Burradoo. Tickets from Tourism Southern Highlands, 62-70 Main Street, Mittagong Ph: 4871 2888 Knitting Exhibition 1 June 10 – 4pm Knitters' Guild NSW Inc Southern Highlands Group is holding their Annual Knitting Exhibition. Aran Knitting exhibits, with pattern advice, demonstrations and a sales table. See a spinning demonstration, solve a knitting problems with one of our experts. Purchase wonderful fibre from Bev Coopers Belisa Cashmere and Helen Rippin's Waratah Fibres. Mittagong RSL, Bessemer Street, Mittagong. Proceeds to Cancer. Ph: 02 4684 3236 Yesterdays Tomorrow - 2 Vintage Painters Until 10 June. Painters Phillip Russell and David Hill, old friends since their student days at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney have reunited after more than 30 years to present this unique exhibition of stunning oil paintings featuring varied subjects including outback Australia and central England. Opening Friday 24 May at 6pm. Exhibition continues until Monday 10 June. Come and meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine. Light Horse Gallery 45 Hoddle St Robertson Ph: 4885 1171 or 0418 865 654 Coiled Basket Weaving Workshop With Glenda Ewin 1 & 2 June Coiled Weaving has been used by cultures all over the world for centuries and thus has a long and rich history. Coiled weaving is a very relaxing and meditative form of creation. Participting in a weaving circle also creates a connection, both with oneself and with others in the group. Glenda's 2 day workshops are about learning the coiled basket weaving technique using raffia. Over the 2 days you will work on a basket while adding various materials such as beads, wool, feathers etc. All materials are included together with needle and notes. TIME: 9am till 4pm COST: $200 for BDAS members and $210 for non members which includes $10 casual m/ship 1 Short Street, Bowral Ph: 4861 4093 Goulburn 150th Birthday Dance Night 8 June 7.30pm Join the SATD in celebrating the Goulburn's 150th Birthday with a Social Dance Night on the Queen's Birthday weekend. Lots of fun, & dances for everyone. Goulburn Soldiers Club. Flavours of the South 8 & 9 & 10 June This is one of the highlights of the Southern Highlands events calendar showcasing the best of foods, wines, vineyards, music, and activities throughout the region. Known as a "Road Trail of Interesting Happenings" an indexed, full colour brochure/map leads the

visitor to each of the events with the choice of experiencing them all, or just one or two on the trail. An indexed Road Map/brochure/bookings listing of all activities, opening times is available on request to au. Highlands Singers Concert 15 June. 2pm Bowral Baptist Church, Merrigang St, Bowral. Highlights of songs from the musicals. A sumptuous afternoon tea. Songs from Brigadoon, Camelot, Carousel, Chess, les Miserables, My Fair Lady and a whole host more will be featured. Proceeds will go to CAN ASSIST, an organisation assisting Southern Highlands cancer sufferers. Ph: 4680 9277 Goulburn Country Music Association Monthly Music Social 16 June 11 – 3pm Goulburn Country Music Association would like to extend an invitation to country music fans of all ages to join them at their Monthly Music Socials. Featuring some well known local artists and some promising young local talent. All welcome to attend to play, sing, or just listen to traditional and modern country music. Goulburn Railway Bowling Club. Little Explorers Workshop Every Thursday 10 – 12pm Let your children learn all about the natural environment through a range of fun activities. The workshop includes a look at worm farms, feeding chickens, gardening, art, craft, songs and games. Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan Dr, Mount Annan Ph: 4647 9827 Watoto Children's Choir 22 June 7pm A children's choir from Uganda will present an upbeat, vibrant and colourful concert. Great gospel singing and dancing. Ugandan merchandise will also be on sale. No entry fee. Donation to the work of Watoto Camden Civic Centre, Oxley St, Camden Ph: 4655 9303 Vintage Film Day at Bargo Sports Club 30 June 2pm 1932 A Farewell to Arms-Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Manjou A partnership between Picton Theatre Group and Bargo Sports Club for 2013. Just $2 at 2pm on the last Sunday of each month at the Bargo Sports Club. The Bargo Grill is open for lunch before the film starts. Bargo Sports Club, 3580 Remembrance Drv, Bargo

Xmas in July @ Camden Inn

Knitting Exhibition

Waterworks - open & steaming

Goulburn Country Music Social

Piano Recital

Christmas in July 23 July Remembrance Drive, Camden Park. Friday evening during July, the Camden Valley Inn will be celebrating Christmas in July with a traditional two course buffet menu with all the trimmings in their dining room. Special overnight accommodation packages have been designed for anyone enjoying Christmas in July with us from $130 per person. Bookings: ph 02 46558413 Flavours of the South


The rolling hills of Robertson


The green heart of the Highlands Robertson is a pretty rural village with breath-taking scenery, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests in nearby National Parks. Lush surrounding farmland and country lanes complete the picture for this 'not to be missed' visitor friendly village, which lies at the edge of the Southern Highlands. In Robertson, you’ll find cosy cafes and restaurants, antiques and collectables, galleries with regular exhibitions, and a heritage railway station. Many shops specialize in goods that are both hand - made and Australian. The building known as ‘The Cheese Factory’ is a ‘must see’ in Robertson as it now houses a collection of shops offering, cheese, gifts, craft, collectables and a cafe. The village is worth visiting both for itself, and as an ideal base to explore a spectacular hinterland, it is recognized as the “green heart” of the

Southern Highlands on account of its superb rural scenery. Ridge roads with sweeping views contrast with sheltered tree-clad lanes, making this a delightful place for a scenic drive. There is much to discover. Stud cattle, sheep and alpacas graze green pastures. Rich, deep, red soils grow the legendary “Robbo Spuds” - Australia’s most sought-after potatoes. Nearby are three of the longest drop waterfalls in Australia. They all plunge from rugged sandstone escarpments into rainforest canyons and valleys. Barren Grounds nature reserve has wonderful wild flowers and easy plateau walks to coastal views. The Illawarra Fly turns exploring the cliff tops into a great adventure with treetop walkways, a soaring tower, and sweeping coastal vistas from Port Kembla to Kiama.

What to See & Do Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore Falls Carrington Falls Illawarra Fly Robertson Cheese Factory Major Regional Events Waratah Spring Fair Robertson Show Robertson Open Gardens VISITOR INFORMATION: Robertson Cheese Factory 107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson Ph: 4885 2000 or 4885 2400 For information about Robertson go to:

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Local & Imported Cheese ▪ Australian Art Works ▪ Cafe ▪ Gelato & Sweets ▪ Lifestyle ▪ Collectables & much much more..... Café: 02 4885 2468 26

Time for a Winter Drive! 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 . • From here, head back along Wildes Meadow Rd and Myra Vale Rd. (13.5 kilometre drive) to Belmore Falls. The Falls are 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 will find 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 will find the Illawarra Fly or travel further to Minnamurra Rainforest. Here you will find an abundance of wildlife, birdlife and



Delicious pies, pastries, sausage rolls, soups and a variety of other foods made on the premises. Illawarra Highway, Jamberoo intersection, 3km east of Robertson

Ph: 4885 1330

Minamurra Falls. Take a walk to the Falls or head back into the Highlands. Another suggested route: • Begin at Fitzroy Falls, take a walk to the Falls and afterwards, enjoy the displays and a coffee in the café in the NPWS Visitor Centre. • After taking in the magic of Fitzroy Falls, drive to Robertson via Myra Vale Road and the Illawarra Hwy. After visiting Robertson you can travel back towards Moss Vale and take a right turn into Sheepwash Road, off the Illawarra Highway to Kangaloon. From here take a leisurely drive along the Tourist Road into Glenquarry. • Continue on to Bowral, the largest town in the Southern Highlands. The town is well known for its specialty shops, restaurants, cafes, cellar doors, antique shops, and of course the International Cricket Hall of Fame. • Mittagong is only a short drive from Bowral and there you will find the Southern Highlands Visitor Information Centre, ready to enhance your visit by offering information about the region. Don't miss picturesque Lake Alexandra in the centre of Mittagong. It has BBQ and picnic areas as well as playgrounds and easy walks for all the family. If you are travelling to Sydney, take the Old Hume Highway through Braemar, then into the Wollondilly Shire, visiting the country towns of Bargo, Picton and historic Camden.

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And Chats Cafe & Restaurant Eat in or takeaway Open 7 days Illawarra H/way Robertson

Ph: 4885 1444


St Saviour's - Don Fuch's Photography


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

became an administrative centre for the district taking in surrounding townships for the new County Argyle. It is home to the Big Merino & the NSW Police Academy and its secondary industry is based on a mix of private and Government enterprise. In the private sector, firms are engaged in wool scouring, cotton products, footwear, heavy and light engineering, building related undertakings, retail distribution and concrete products.

Goulburn Historic Waterworks - a part of Australia's heritage The Goulburn Historic Waterworks is located on the banks of the Wollondilly River. It has fully operational steam engines; the 1883 Appleby Bros. beam engine and the 1860s Hick Hargreaves corliss valve engine. The beam engine dates to the 1880s when it was installed to pump water for Goulburn. The Waterworks is of national significance as it is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. The Pumphouse Café serves locally produced meals and has a retro-style theme. Ph: 4823 4448

Riversdale Historic Homestead – a historic 1830s Inn Riversdale was purchased in 1875 by Edward Twynam who later became Surveyor General of NSW. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1967 from the Twynam family and is set in beautiful flowering gardens. The Inn is furnished as a mid-19th century colonial cottage. It is an ideal venue to just have a picnic or to book a function, a wedding or a christening. Mob: 0414 951 955 The Big Merino A celebration of Australia's fine wool industry. The Big Merino was built in 1985 as a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry. Standing 15.2 metres high,


What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Riversdale Historic Homestead Goulburn War Memorial & Museum The Big Merino Major Regional Events Lilac Festival Goulburn 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

Sara Fife Digital Photography E: he is an impressive life-like model of Rambo, a stud Ram from a local property, “Bullamallita”. The Big Merino gift shop displays an eclectic range of quality gift wear. The aim is to provide the best quality products made from fine Australian Merino Wool. The range includes Ugg boots, fine wool scarves, hats, jumpers and jackets as well as plush sheepskins. Come and browse the amazing gift shop, learn about the history of wool in Australia and see how wool is processed. Ph: 4822 8013

Historic Goulburn


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

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

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

Ph: 4822 8013

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 2013: 28 April, 19 May, 9 June. Further dates to be advised.

Ph: 4823 4448

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

Twynam Dr, North Goulburn. Mob: 0414 951 955 or 0409 953 859 E:

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

Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn

Ph: 4823 4463

Goulburn is rich in heritage and natural beauty and any visitor interested in the history and development of this beautiful city will be delighted during guided and self guided tours of historic sites, homesteads, cathedrals, cemeteries and other points of interest. Take in the grandeur of this beautiful historic city by strolling through its streets and laneways! The following historic sites are a real treat for those who appreciate buildings of historic significance; St Saviour's Cathedral, The Big Merino, which was built in 1985 as a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry, Riversdale Homestead, a historic 1830s Inn which was purchased in 1875 by Edward Twynam who later became Surveyor General of NSW, St Clair Folk Museum & Archives, Goulburn War Memorial & Museum and Goulburn Historic Waterworks. The Waterworks is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere and is located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492


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Wollongong - where the mountains meet the sea! Wollongong is located 80 kilometres south of Sydney and is bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west. The Wollongong coastline offers 17 sparkling surf beaches that are patrolled by lifesavers from September to April. Beaches are generally in easy walking distance from shops, hotels and clubs. Stanwell Park to the north of Wollongong City, could be regarded as the gateway to the Illawarra region and is an ideal spot for day trippers. Bald Hill Lookout, a magnificent platform looking south over Wollongong City, has outstanding views of the Illawarra and its escarpment. Watch hang gliders and para gliders or marvel at the spot

where Lawrence Hargrave first took flight. Experience the Grand Pacific Sea Bridge, 665 metres over-the-ocean, near Stanwell Park; spend some time exploring northern coastal villages while heading down the cliff hugging roads hanging above the ocean. North of Wollongong the coastal villages are famous for their unspoilt beaches and rock pools, unique art and crafts, great fishing and surfing spots as well as many cafes and restaurants. From those northern villages, the Grand Pacific Drive makes its way into the city of Wollongong. There you will find an array of shopping outlets, restaurants and cafes, golf courses, art galleries and more.

What to See & Do The Grand Pacific Sea Bridge Wollongong City Gallery Wollongong Science Centre Illawarra beaches and rock pools Wollongong Harbour & Lighthouse Merrigong Theatre Crown Central Shopping Centre VISITOR INFORMATION: CROWN CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE 174 / 200 Crown Street, Wollongong Ph: 02 4228 5999

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WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY Exhibitions - June 2013

Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm Burelli St, Wollongong Ph: 02 4228 7500 Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Full (blue) moon, Coledale rock platform, 4.7m, 31 August 2012

Me, the Road & I, curated by Virginia Settre is on display 1 June - 1 September. It serves as a narrative of the refugee experience and offers a voice that tells of how the long and difficult journey has impacted upon the lives and cultural identity of our new Australians. Restoring Hope, an exhibition highlighting the issues affecting refugees and celebrating the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian Society, will be also be on show 2 July - 4 August. The work of 2012/ 13 Resident Artist Poncho Army will be on display 22 June - 1 September. Fight or Flight is a 13 piece linear series combining hand drawn illustrations, screen printing and stencil art, that explores contrasts in landscapes and reactions. Roads I Have Ridden by John Lascelles will be on show 22 June - 1 September, and features a series of black and white

photographs distilling memories of thousands of kilometres of cycling. The Potter’s Brush, a collaborative exhibition of lustre and maiolica ceramics by John Kuczwal & Marino Moretti will be on display until 7 July. Also featured will be Italian and Spanish revival lustre ceramics from private collections. Pool, the Alchemy of Blue by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove is on show until 16 June. This installation explores identity, connection and sense of place through engagement with the story of the Coledale sea pool. The piece has been created from concrete pieces of the pool that were found along daily beach walks and later extracted during the pools renovation. WCG Friends Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 features selected entries in the fifth biennial prize for portrait photography and will be on show until 23 June.

Ghasan Saaid, Touching Reality, 2013, digital print, 67x100cm.

Poncho Army, Fight or Flight, 2012. Screen print & spray paint on card. 660mm x 460mm

7 - 8 JUNE World-renowned choreographer Garry Stewart pushes his dancers to their physical limits in a powerful, provocative & contemporary dance piece.


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