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March 2012

South Coast Region

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival

Inside: ■ Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival ■ Nowra Speedway ■ Milton Theatre Shows ■ Autumn Racing Carnival ■ South Coast Hidden

Treasures Feature ■ What’s On ■ Markets ■ Wine Trail ■ Foodies and Farm Trail

Australian Guitar Duo at Bundanon, Page 4

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South Coast Hidden Treasures Page 6-7


9, 10, 11 MARCH 2012 Celebrating 25 Years

50 gigs all Free ! CHRISTA HUGHES & THE HONKY TONK SHONKS MICHAEL FIX BEN JONES QUARTET BUDDY KNOX BLUES BAND CHRISTIAN MARSH RAY BEADLE TRIO JOHN HARKINS FIONA BOYES TRIO ANDREW OH BAND PAUL ROBERT BURTON & ANDREW TONER DOROTHY-JANE GOSPER KINETIC METHOD DANE LABOYRIE TRIO DR DONS DOUBLE DOSE ELLAS HOLIDAY FUNKHOUSE MARIANNE PATTON DAMN FINE GENTLEMEN TOMMY M & THE MASTERSOUNDS DANNY SUN HOT POTATO WOLLONGONG CON BIG BAND JACKY HOWELLERS THE STINGERS CHICKEN SHACK TRIO JAMES VANN ELEGANT FISH STRAIGHT NO CHASER ROCKINGHORSE & THE BABY DOLLS AND MORE! OVER 20 VENUES

GIGS ALL OVER TOWN KIAMA LEAGUES CLUB THE SEBEL KIAMA & GERRINGONG BOWLING CLUBS EAT TO THE BEAT CAFES CLUBS PUBS RESTAURANTS YOUNG BANDS COME OUT TO PLAY ALL DAY JAZZ & BLUES IN THE PARK JAZZ GOSPEL SERVICE SONG DANCE CABARET

FULL PROGRAMME @ KIAMAJAZZ.COM

Kiama Jazz Club Presented by

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From the Editors

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Contents

March Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the South Coast Monthly iMag. March is a month of music and entertainment on the coast, starting with the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival. This annual event offers 50 free gigs in 20 venues throughout Kiama and Jamberoo over 9-11 March. See pages 2 and 11 for details and don’t miss this outstanding festival. For more live music, head to the Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale to hear the acclaimed Australian Guitar Duo on Sunday 18 March (see ad page 4), and to the Milton Theatre for a night of American Blues music from Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges on Friday 16 March and the duet of Deborah Conway and Willy Zyglier on March 23. If you prefer live theatre, don’t miss The Full Monty at Shellharbour’s Roo Theatre and Nowra Players’ highly interactive presentation ‘Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision’ at their Bomaderry theatre.

There’s also excitement at the track, with all the action of the Nowra Speedway on Saturday 17 March and the Shoalhaven City Turf Club’s Autumn Racing Carnival kicking of with the 2012 Country Cup on 18 March. With Easter, Mother’s Day and winter just around the corner, now is the time to look for that unique gift, special memento or new season clothes. Our new South Coast Hidden Treasures feature will guide you to boutiques and stores you may never have thought of and find just the thing. Happy shopping… Want to enjoy the treasures of the South Coast on a permanent basis? Page 29 tells you how you can get help relocating and establishing a business on the South Coast. Why not also check out the premium lots available at Bayswood, Vincentia near Jervis Bay (see back cover)? See you around the South Coast.

What's On 5 South Coast Hidden Treasures 6-7 Dining in Style 13 Art & Antiques Guide 19 South Coast Foodies & Farm Trail 20-21 Map 24-25 Wine Trail 36-37 Movies 34 Tidal Information 39 Markets 43 Accommodation 46 Entertainment 47 Towns Shellharbour 8 Kiama, Jamberoo 10 Gerringong - Gerroa 14 Berry - Shoalhaven Heads 16 Kangaroo Valley 22 Nowra 26 East of Nowra 30 Jervis Bay 33 Sussex Inlet & Wandandian 38 Ulladulla & Coastal Villages 40 Lake Tabourie - Cullendulla 44

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WHAT’S ON

AT BUNDANON TRUST AUSTRALIAN GUITAR DUO The Australian Guitar Duo will play a mixture of contemporary Australian compositions and standard works from the guitar duo repertoire. Sunday 18 March Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale Gates open 1.30pm, concert 2.30pm Cost: $20 adult, $15 concession, Children under 16 FREE BIG BAND AT RIVERSDALE Sirens Big Band are a 17-piece, all female ensemble weaving lilting African, Middle Eastern and Latin rhythms together with instrumental jazz. Sunday 27 May Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale Gates open 1.30pm, concert 2.30pm Cost: $20 adult, $15 concession, Children under 16 FREE

FROM THE ARCHIVE Photographs from Bundanon’s extensive archives, including early images of the Bundanon, Riversdale and Eearie Park properties; Boyd family photographs and images from the founding years of Bundanon Trust. To 1 July Upstairs Gallery, Bundanon Homestead 10.30am - 4pm Sundays only

BOOKINGS: (02) 4422 2100 or admin@bundanon.com.au www.bundanon.com.au

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What’s On March The Full Monty - Roo Theatre 24 Feb - 10 Mar Don’t miss this hilarious musical directed by Gordon Streek. See website for times and ticket prices. Roo theatre, Cnr Addison & Wentworth Sts, Shellharbour Village. Ph: 4297 2891. www.roo-theatre.com.au Shellharbour City Festival of Sport – Shellharbour Sports Star of the Year Presentation 2-4 Mar Various events including the Sports Star of the Year Presentation, Dragon Boat Challenge, Walk or Run for Fun Charity Day and Sports Expo. For more information on the individual events visit www.shellharbourcityfestivalofsport.com.au Milton Show 2-3 Mar Highlights include dairy and beef cattle, llamas, the dog show, poultry pavilion, bullock team display, camel rides, vintage car displays, the Milton Town Band, Show Girls, Beaut Ute competition, wood chopping, rodeo and much more. www.ulladulla.info/milton-show Old time Hymnsing Sun 4 Mar 2pm Old-time Hymnsing get together around the piano. Kiama Uniting Church. Dave 4233 1673. Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 9-11 Mar A full weekend of red hot jazz & blues for everyone! Around 50 gigs featuring top shelf selection of Artists, All FREE ! 20 venues throughout Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo, 3 nights 2 days - early till late! Celebrating 25 years. Contact Eevi Stein: eevi@bigpond.com www.kiamajazz..com to download the full programme. Sunrise on the Fly 10 Mar 6-9am Unique dawn rainforest experience, spectacular Sunrise Walk, second Saturday of every month. Bookings essential. Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill. 1300 362 881 www.illawarrafly.com.au Art in the Park 10 Mar from 8:30am Showcasing local artworks. Hindmarsh Park, Kiama Brian Chapman Ph: 4422 0068 2012 Shoalhaven Baby & Toddler Expo Sun 11 Mar Nowra High School Moss St Nowra. Gold coin entry. Proceeds to Shoalhaven Family Care Centre. www.shoalhavenbabyexpo.com Women’s Wellness Expo Thur 15 Mar 2-7pm Bringing women of the Shoalhaven together in a celebration that encourages our wellness, respects our similarities and honours our cultural differences. Jaycees Park, cnr Parramatta and Hobart Streets, Nowra East Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges Fri 16 Mar 8pm A celebration of American Blues. Ticket $38 from Country Leather, Milton 4455 3056 and Malibu Music, Ulladulla 4455 5693. www.miltontheatre.com.au Nowra Speedway Sat 17 Mar Gates open 4pm. Racing from 6pm. Australian Microsprint Title, Modified Productions, Wingless Sprints and much more. Great family entertainment. Albatross Rd, Nowra. www.nowraspeedway.com.au

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision – Nowra Players 17-31 Mar A riotously funny and dazzling homage to the biggest annual song contest in Europe , LIVE ON STAGE! For tickets and event times call Shoalhaven Visitors Centre 1300 662 808

The Bay and Basin Music Club

The Full Monty - Roo Theatre 24 Feb - 10 Mar

Sun 18 Mar, 2pm Join us for our first relaxing Sunday afternoon concert as we present The Grevillea Ensemble from Sydney who will play music from Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Bach and other great musicians. Community Centre, Meriton St, St Georges Basin Ph: 4443 2250 www.arts.shoalhaven.net.au/BBMC 2012 Country Cup Sun 18 Mar Gates open 11am The first meeting of the Autumn Racing Carnival. A great day out for everyone. For full details visit www.sctcnowra.com.au

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival 9 - 11 Mar

Australian Guitar Duo Sat 18 Mar Gates open 1:30pm, concert 2:30pm A mixture of contemporary Australian compositions and standard works from the guitar duo repertoire. Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale. Bookings 4422 2100. www.bundanon.com.au Deborah Conway & Willy Zyglier Mon 23 Mar 8pm Their most seductive offering of songs yet, don’t miss your chance to see them. Ticket $40 from Country Leather, Milton 4455 3056 and Malibu Music, Ulladulla 4455 5693. www.miltontheatre.com.au

Nowra Speedway 17 Mar

Upcoming Events

Blessing of the Fleet Sun 8 Apr Easter Sunday Festival The Blessing of the Fleet is an honoured tradition in the Ulladulla community. Activities include Main Street Parade, Blessing Ceremony, Exhibition & Stalls. Festivities will conclude with a magnificent fireworks display over Ulladulla Harbour on Easter Sunday. Ulladulla Harbour, Ulladulla For more info visit

2012 Country Cup 18 Mar

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Greenwell Point Cup Sun 8 Apr The second of three Autumn Racing Carnival events. A great day out for everyone. For full details visit www.sctcnowra.com.au Mollymook Ocean Swim Classic 15th Apr A picturesque two Kilometre circuit swim along one of the prettiest beaches on the south coast. 4455 2725

Deborah Conway & Willy Zyglier 23 Mar

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The Terrace Gift Shoppe • Kiama’s biggest lolly selection • Rare, imported drinks and confectionery • Contemporary gifts, souvenirs and collectables • Beanie Kids stockist 42 Collins Street, Kiama

Ph: 4232 1072

A shopper’s guide to finding treasures on the South Coast The South Coast abounds in hidden treasures: shops and boutiques selling unique gifts, clothing, handicrafts, homewares and local produce. These treasures are waiting for you to discover. The iMag’s South Coast Hidden Treasures feature will help you find those unique products you won’t find anywhere else, and to get your hands on them in time for Easter, Mother’s Day and the start of winter. Follow the treasure map below to find rare and astonishing ‘jewels’ in these South Coast stores and boutiques...

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You don’t have to leave Nowra to have style! Sth of the Worrigee St roundabout Suite 4, 57 Kinghorne St NOWRA

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Open 7 days 10am – 5pm Upstairs Shop 12, The Settlement Courtyard, Milton

Ph: 4455 5801

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Killalea

Shellharbour You’ll never have time to be bored in Shellharbour. A whole spectrum of attractions, adventures and activities is available. Enjoy golf on the two major golf courses, try surfing at one of the many clean golden beaches, or discover the underwater world while snorkelling or scuba diving at one of the many famous locations. If you’re a little bit more adventurous take to the skies with a scenic joyflight or trial instructional flight with NSW Air, based at the nearby Illawarra Regional Airport. Shellharbour prides itself on the abundance of restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and eateries that are available to tempt your taste buds. Browse the array of gorgeous boutiques and gift shops that line the street of this quaint village.

At the Illawarra Regional Airport, stunning uninterrupted views of the escarpment, unique ambience, the perfect dining experience.

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Shellharbour offers a variety of accommodation types such as motels, caravan parks and a selection of self-contained apartments or B & B’s. Take in the views of the coastline in a holiday cabin, park your van or pitch a tent at one of the many holiday parks. A holiday unit is perfect for the longer stays with plenty of room for two, or groups and families. Close by visit the significant headland of Bass Point Reserve which features one of the few diverse littoral rainforests in the Illawarra Region. Bass Point Reserve has a large number of Aboriginal and European heritage sites which you can view along the walking tracks. There are many exciting events held throughout the year in Shellharbour City. Visit www.tourismshellharbour. com.au for what's on in the area or for extra information!

What to See & Do Visit Minnamurra Beach (Mystics) in Killalea Drive, Shell Cove. Access to this beach is through Killalea State Park. ■

Browse the boutiques and shops at Shellharbour Village. ■

Get a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the South Coast with a NSW Air scenic joyflight. ■

Explore the history of the area at the Tongarra Museum. ■

■ Experience a treetop adventure at the Illawarra Fly.

Visitor Information Centre Cnr Addison & Wentworth Sts Shellharbour Village. Enquiries Ph: 1300 65 6169.

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Airport Road - Albion Park Rail enter opposite train station

See the flights on our website www.nswair.com.au or on YouTube. Some conditions apply, please call to enquire.

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Roo Theatre presents The Full Monty Roo Theatre celebrated its 25th birthday on Saturday 25th February with a special performance of the musical The Full Monty. Now the public can also enjoy this hillarious comedy. The Full Monty is directed by Roo Theatre’s founder Gordon Streek. “With all the downturn in the local steel industry this show is particularly relevant”, Mr Streek said. “It has great music and good Aussie humour”. Based on the English film, the show tells the story of six unemployed Wollongong men—yes we have localised it—low on cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of male strippers. To compete they threaten to go all the way, the full monty. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. This show will have you rolling in your seats and crying the next.

Start off 2012 at the Roo Theatre celebrating 25 years of bringing you great theatre. The Full Monty will be presented at The Harbour Theatre, Shellharbour, on: Friday 24 February – 8pm Wednesday 29 February – 8pm Thursday 1 March – 8pm Friday 2 March – 8pm Saturday 3 March – 2pm & 8pm Wednesday 7 March – 8pm Thursday 8 March – 8pm Friday 9 March – 8pm Saturday 10 March – 2pm & 8pm Ticket Prices: Adults: $30 Concessions: $25 You can book online at www.trybooking.com/18590

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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is a unique 1500 metre rainforest walk, which includes the 500 metre long elevated steel structure walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest nestled in the treetop canopy some 20 - 30 metres above ground level, with breathtaking views over the escarpment. A courtesy cart operates for visitors with limited mobility. More than a walk… Café 106 operates daily in the visitor centre. Open every day. Ph: 1300 362 881 Located on Tourist Drive 9, between Robertson & Kiama. Present this advertisement to receive 10% off Adult Treetop Walk Entry

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Kiama Lighthouse and Blowhole © Alan Nicol

Kiama - Jamberoo Kiama The coastal town of Kiama is said to gain it’s name from the aboriginal word Kiaram-a which when translated from the local aboriginal language “where the sea makes a noise”, is undoubtedly referring to the famous ‘Kiama Blowhole’. There is a wide assortment of things to do and see in the Kiama area. Walking tracks ensure that you can visit the Lighthouse, Kiama Harbour and both the Main and Little Blowhole with ease. Fishing, beach swimming and exploring the rock pools are also great activities. Some great cafes line the main street for those looking for a bite to eat and the Sandstone Terrace Shops make a great place to browse with friends. The Kiama Terraces in Collins Street date from around 1886 and are now classified by the National Trust. Many of the historical buildings can

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also be viewed and a top heritage walk leaflet is available at the Kiama Visitor's Centre.

Jamberoo

Jamberoo was opened up for grazing in the 19th century and, at the time, much of the original rainforest was shipped out to Sydney as building material. Jamberoo was settled in the 1820's when it abounded in dense vegetation and rainforest. Jamberoo today is a small but quaint village and visitors will enjoy a leisurely drive out to the town past the rolling hills and countryside. Jamberoo still houses many of the original churches and the schoolhouse with the local pub's age dating back to 150 years ago. Fredericks General Store in Allowrie Street can provide you with a local map should you need one. Minnamurra Rainforest Reserve and Jamberoo Recreation Park are top

attractions in the area to check out and should not be missed when in the area. The rainforest reserve is home to abundant native wildlife and spectacular waterfalls whilst the Jamberoo Action Park is fun for the whole family!

What to See & Do ■ Enjoy the many shops, boutiques and cafes. Check out the Kiama Terraces. ■ Take a walk in the Minnamurra Rainforest or head to Illawarra Fly Treetop walk. ■ Visit the famous Kiama Blowhole or to the Little Blowhole. ■ Be thrilled at Jamberoo Action Park.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Phone 1300 654 262 or visit their site at www.kiama.com.au.

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Where great memories are a holiday away... With top of the range facilities and accommodation options from luxury to budget ensuite cabins and camp sites, Easts Beach Holiday Park is the perfect location for a South Coast Adventure.

Ocean Street, Kiama Freecall: 1800 674 444 or visit www.eastvanparks.com.au Also located at Wagga Wagga - Easts Riverview Holiday Park - 02 6921 4287

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The Music is all Free at the 25th Annual Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival Around 50 gigs, 20 venues, 3 nights, 2 days, wall to wall music and its all free! The weekend of March 9-11 is a party and everyone is invited to this buzzing, sizzling festival with some of the best names in the business coming to entertain us. No excuses, its all free, no cover charges at any venue. Just pay for your food or refreshments. Some of the highlights are listed here, you can download a full programme from www.kiamajazz.com or from Kiama Visitor Information Centre. Friday Night March 9 6pm Don Hopkins at Seabreeze Dining 7pm Dorothy-Jane Gosper Quartet at Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 8pm K inetic Method at Kiama Golf Club 8:30pm Funkhouse at Kiama Leagues Club 8:30pm Tommy M and the Mastersounds at Kiama Leagues Club 9pm Michael Fix Duo at Kiama Inn Hotel Saturday Day March 10 Eat to the Beat! Cafes in Kiama put jazz & blues on the menu, breakfast thru to dinner. Dane Laboyrie Trio, Hot Potato, Dr Don’s Double Dose, Straight No Chaser, Paul Robert Burton, Andrew Toner, Ella’s Holiday, John Harkins, Michael Fix. 2:30pm Andrew Oh Band at the Kiama Leagues Club 12noon Ella’ Holiday at Blue Diamond Bar 3pm Young Bands Come Out to Play, Concert in Hindmarsh Park with Elegant Fish, Jack Reilly, Kiama High School Band. Young starts of the future! 4pm Sidewalk Soiree at Little Blowhole Café with Dr Don’s Double Dose

Saturday Night March 10 6:30pm Micheal Fix at Seabreeze Dining 7:30pm Buddy Knox Blues Band, Kiama Leagues Club 8pm Paul Robert Burton Trio at the Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 8:30pm Christa Hughes and The Honky Tonk Shonks at Kiama Leagues Club 8:30pm Ray Beadle Trio at the Gerringong Bowling Club 8:30pm Damn Fine Gentlemen at the Grand Hotel Kiama 8:30pm Chicken Shack Trio and the Jacky Howellers at the Kiama Bowling Club 9:30pm Fiona Boyes Trio Kiama Leagues Club Sunday all day March11 9am Champagne Breakfast with Ben Jones and Kevin Hunt at Harbourside Brighton From 11am All Day Jazz & Blues Concert in Hindmarsh Park with Jacky Howellers, Kinetic Method, Ben Jones Quintet, Paul Robert Burton & Friends, Wollongong Con Big Band, Ray Beadle Trio. 12noon Jazz Gospel Service with Peter Burns, St Joseph School Choir 12noon Alice Blue Trio with Jeremy Quinn, at Waves at the Beach 12noon Dane Laboyrie Trio at the Blue Diamond Bar Sebel. 2pm Rockinghorse and the Baby Dolls at Jamberoo Pub Luke Koteras, The Stingers, Paul Robert Burton Trio finish off the day.

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Visit the awesome Minnamurra Falls After all the recent summer rain there is no better time to see the Minnamurra Falls, than now. Located just 15 kms west of Kiama in the beautiful Jamberoo Valley the falls are part of the multi-award winning Minnamurra Rainforest (Budderoo National Park). Its visitors centre is a fine example of sustainable development using the latest in natural and environmentally friendly products. Visitors can journey along the Loop Walk (an elevated walkway) which is in part assisted wheelchair accessible.

In addition you can undertake the Falls Walk (a paved walkway) and enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and the gorge carved by Minnamurra Rivulet, concluding at the upper Minnamurra Falls. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, rain or shine there is something for everyone to explore. If you have GPS navigation, just head for coordinates S34o 38.020 – E 150o 43.965 For more information call 02 42360469 or visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au.

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in Australia, the Terrace Gift Shoppe is a must visit for kids on the South Coast! For mums and dads there’s a wide array of gifts available for every occasion. Owner Christine Wilde has been renovating the store for the last nine months, with new displays, new stock

Explore Minnamurra Rainforest Illawarra’s premier rainforest experience Elevated walkways & tracks Magical Minnamurra Falls Multi-award winning attraction Visitor information centre & shop Café, BBQ & picnic areas

Open 9am-5pm daily

345 Minnamurra Falls Rd, Jamberoo (15km west of Kiama) For information phone: 02 4236 0469

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The Terrace Gift Shoppe is the place to head for your Beanie Kid in Kiama. But there’s more for kids than just Beanie Kids at the Terrace Gift Shoppe. Boasting the widest range of lollies in Kiama, along with local and imported soft drinks and confectionary rarely seen

and a fresh new look in the store. For a welcome smile, delectable delights, and all your Beanie Kid collectables, head to the Kiama Terrace Gift Shoppe, 42 Collins Street, Kiama. Call Christine and the team on 4232 1072.

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Enjoy fresh south coast seafood, fastidiously prepared the ‘Rick Stein way’. Open 7 days for breakfast and 6 nights for dinner. Open for lunch on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. 191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook. Tel: (02) 4455 3044

The verdict is in… the judges have spoken… it’s official. Rick Stein at Bannisters is the South Coast’s top restaurant.

The Butterfactory Restaurant Award-winning fully licensed restaurant offers contemporary Australian cuisine. Emphasis on fresh, local produce, seasonal menus and excellent wine list. Open: Lunch: Wed- Sun 12-3pm & Dinner: Wed - Sat from 6pm, bookings preferred. Ph 4447 1400 739 Greenwell Point Rd , Pyree

But, the best way to judge Bannisters’ menu of fine local seafood and modern Australian cuisine prepared the Rick Stein way is to taste it yourself. Rick Stein at Bannisters opens for dinner MondaySaturday, lunch Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and for breakfast daily. To book call 4455 3044 or visit www.bannisters.com.au

Pavilion Restaurant

Passion Catering & Café

Café 5 days, Mon- Fri, Brekky from 8am 1/218 Princes Hwy, South Nowra. Ph: 4422 6000 www.passioncatering.com.au

Candlelit à la carte dining in the evenings with a stunning modern Australian menu. Fine food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere. Emphasis on local produce. Dinner: Tues - Sat, Breakfast daily. 72 – 76 Queen Street Berry. Ph: 4464 1074

Callala RSL Country Club

Cambewarra Mountain Lookout Tea Rooms

Greenside Restaurant Delicious Asian and Western cuisine made from the freshest of products. Open Lunch 12 - 2pm & Dinner 6 - 8.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Ph: 4446 5509 for reservations and take away

Come for the view - come back for the food! All day brekky, snacks & meals, blackboard specials, functions catered for. Try our famous scones with jam & cream!

Boatshed by the Bridge

Nowra Fresh Cafe

Lunches, coffee, cakes & take home meals to 4.30pm. Catering 7 days. Cooking Lessons. Private air con venue for 40 people.

Savour spectacular waterfront views whilst enjoying quality local produce, wines and seasonal menu. Family friendly. Avail. for functions/groups. Open Thurs: Dinner, Fri: Lunch/Dinner, Sat: Brekky, Lunch, Dinner & Sun: Brekky, Lunch. 10 Wharf Rd, Nowra. Ph 4423 4936 www.boatshednowra.com.au

Merry Street Restaurant & Bar

Fresh exciting menu featuring local seasonal produce. Licensed bar with top local wines. Bookings essential. Wed - Sun: Dinner (6pm-late), bar, snacks, tea & coffee (from 2pm). Breakfast: Sun (8am-11am) Merry Street Lunch: Sun (12pm-2pm)

Merry St, Kioloa. Ph: 4457 2020 www.merrystreet.com.au

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South Coast Dining in Style

In the 2011 Restaurant and Catering Awards Rick Stein at Bannisters was named Best Seafood Restaurant for the southern region and Best Tourism Restaurant for the South Coast.

Open daily from 9am till dusk. Cambewarra Mountain Rd, Kangaroo Valley. Ph: 4465 1321

Relax and enjoy fresh local seafood and meat dishes. Chef formerly of Sydney’s Establishment Hotel and Bistro Moncur. Open: Sun - Wed 7am - 7pm Thurs - Sat 7am - 7:30pm. Cnr Princes Hwy and Moss St, Nowra. Ph 4429 1919

Crooked River Wines Restaurant Modern Australian Cuisine. Open Friday - Sunday for lunch 11.30am - 3.30pm. Open Saturday nights for dinner from 6pm. Bookings essential. Cnr of Princes Hwy & Willowvale Rd, Gerringong Ph: 4234 0975. www.crookedriverwines.com

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Gerringong - Gerroa Gerringong Cleared by cedar cutters, Gerringong developed as a dairying village at the centre of rich pastures. More recently it has become a holiday town, popular with those who prize its beaches, glorious surroundings and proximity to Sydney. A variety of great quality accommodation is available as well as many shops and cafes in the main street to enjoy. The local Crooked River Winery has beautiful wine to both purchase or enjoy with a meal in their cafe whilst overlooking the picturesque pastures of the winery. Open on weekends, the Gerringong Heritage Museum is located in Blackwood St, displaying information about Gerringong’s interesting past. Gerringong is a picturesque town located between the pristine Pacific

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Ocean and flourishing farmlands with an abundance of activities to while away a weekend!

located in the heart of it all is a great stop over for that perfect cup of coffee whilst in the area.

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What to See & Do

Gerroa is the closest town to Seven Mile Beach National Park, a grand and inspiring sweep of sand with an extensive dune system and a wealth of bird and mammal life. Gerroa developed as a holiday town, although Seven Mile Beach had been used for horse racing as early as the 1860s. In 1933, aviator Charles Kingsford-Smith used this beach as the runway for his pioneering flight across the Tasman to New Zealand. Gerroa offers easy access to several national parks and fine beaches as well as many of the prime attractions of the Illawarra, such as wineries, quaint country towns and historic attractions. The award-winning Sea Vista Café

■ Visit the Village Craft Shop - they have very affordable, handmade gifts. ■ Enjoy a walk along the beach at Werri or Seven Mile Beach, or try surfing at Gerroa. ■ Take a dip in the rockpools at one end of Werri Beach or the natural lagoon at the other, perfect for kids. ■ Grab a meal at one of the cafes or restaurants around the main street.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Mas Homewares Shop 2, 131 Fern Street, Gerringong. Ph: 4234 0211

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Delicious Gourmet Pizzas, Takeaway available. Extensive menu specialising in Seafood, Pasta & Risotto.

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Shop 1, 11 Blackwood St, Gerringong (next to IGA). Ph: 4234 0241

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North Werri Lagoon – A Family Favourite by Amanda Lawrence

In January’s recipe I inadvertently missed out the almond meal – thanks to all those who phoned to check the amount needed This is a variation of that recipe – it’s simple and quick and can be adapted to any fruit in season

Werri Beach © Kellie Howard

The Lagoon at North Werri Beach has become our family favourite lately - it covers all the essentials. With the lagoon entrance currently open to the ocean, the water has been pristine – a stunning place for my two year old to swim, and “whoosh” through the incoming current. After our swim we wrap up and climb the sand dune to try and spot Daddy in the surf. He has found a left hander and we watch him on some nice waves. Then there are castles to build, and rocks to explore. We watch people on the costal walk from Kiama to Gerringong. It starts at Kiama Heights (Loves Bay) and finishes six kilometres later at the Werri Lagoon. This walk is definitely on my

list of things to do. But for the mean time I will continue to laze on the beach and smile, witnessing some amusing reactions as people reach the end of their trek and realise they have a compulsory lagoon wade, for some this is obviously unexpected! Loving life on the South Coast.

Chocolate, Pear & Almond Flan 4 pears – peeled and quartered 125g unsalted butter 125g castor sugar 200g Almond Meal 3 Tblspns Dutch Cocoa 3 eggs 1 teasp vanilla extract Icing sugar and good quality melted chocolate to garnish Butter a flan dish. Set oven at 180 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla in a food processor – add almond meal

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Grab the family, hop in the car and visit Gerringong Bowlo The Bistro is open all day from 11:30am & we also have a Chinese Restaurant. Both offer great value for money, quality food - just ask the locals!

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Berry - Shoalhaven Heads Berry Set amongst rolling green hills with the backdrop of the stunning Cambewarra range, its striking landscape is unparalleled. Berry, the first truly rural town south of Sydney is a country experience like no other. Dairying and logging on the coastal plain were the initial drawcards to the district but now the town is famous for its cafes, homewares and boutique shopping. The surrounding area is dotted with many boutique wineries of note and the restaurants and local gourmet food outlets should not be missed. If passive pastimes are not your thing – then Berry won’t disappoint you either. Berry has a wonderful assortment of quaint B & B ‘s that you can stay in when enjoying the area. The Apex Park in Berry is a great place to relax and enjoy a picnic after a pleasant day of shopping!

There is always something happening in Berry from the country markets on the 1st Sunday of the month, the Berry Show in February, the Musicale festival held throughout May and June or the beautiful Garden Festival in October.

Shoalhaven Heads Shoalhaven Heads is located at the southern end of famous Seven Mile Beach and its surrounding national park. The surf here is some of the best on the South Coast and the local surf life saving club provides beach patrols in the main holiday season. Accommodation in the area includes van parks, guest houses, homes to let, resort and motel styles. There are a number of dining choices, bowling and golf clubs and local stores. Lovers of all waters sports have access to both ocean and river front. Fishing and bushwalking are also very popular in the area.

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What to See & Do ■ Visit the Berry Country Fair Markets, on the first Sunday of each month. ■ Stroll along streets lined with shops including boutiques, art and craft galleries, homewares, and antiques. ■ Wine-tasting at Coolangatta Estate and Jasper Valley Wineries. ■ Take a ride in the horse and carriage which can be found in the main street most weekends. ■ Visit Shoalhaven Heads for a dip in the water. ■ Visit Morrellis Wines, see our wine trail for cellar door opening hours and contact details.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE In the Main St at ‘Pottering Around’, drop in or phone 4464 2177.

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Shop 9 ‘The Wilsons Store’ 97 Queen St, Berry. Ph: 4464 1205. Open Thursday to Monday 10am - 4.30pm

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Visit the Highlands for Brigadoon in April Australia’s premier Scottish Gathering —Brigadoon—will again weave its magic, at Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands on 21 April. Be prepared to have your blood stirred and spine tingled as the mist rolls back to the skirl of bagpipes and the village becomes Brigadoon for the day. Once again, Highlander, Celtic Rock Band, is bringing its unique sound to the gathering. This five piece group has a unique sound which has been wowing audiences of all ages with their electrifying high-energy music. The Street Parade starts at 9.30am and features 23 Pipe Bands from across NSW. The Opening Ceremony begins at 10.30am on the Oval and the Gathering is officially opened by the Chieftain of the Day. Spectators are treated to a spectacular Massed Pipes and Drums display of highland music. With the swirling of a myriad of coloured tartans and accompanying music that stirs the heart, it makes you proud to wear the Kilt of your ancestors. At the Oval there are over 120 specialist stalls, selling everything imaginable, from Scottish pies to shortbread, from Clan memorabilia to souvenirs, with copious amounts of burgers, steaks and a variety of food promoting every nationality, even the Scots favourite “Haggis”.

Super fresh cafe & deli menu ‘Gourmet to go’ take home meals

9am to 5pm 7 days Everyone is made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the “Traditional” and not so “traditional” games. Throughout the day enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations and Pipe Bands entertaining crowds with their individual styles of music and marching. Heavy Championship This year the Brigadoon Challenge will again consist of three events. 1. Heavyweight Caber 2. Tossing the weight over the bar for height & 3. Throwing the weight for distance. Using a points system the overall winner of these events wins the Brigadoon Challenge. One of the main events of the day is the display of strength by David Hux. For more info visit

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Winery of the Month: Jasper Valley Wines Nestled among the rolling hills just south of Berry, you will find Jasper Valley Wines. Jasper Valley Wines was the first winery established on the South Coast and has a proud history of winemaking. The stunning views, peaceful surroundings and the easy, care-free atmosphere of Jasper Valley Wines make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal and wine. Among the selection of quality wines are the ever popular sweet, bubbly and fruity Passion Wine and Strawberry

Wine, as well as the non-alchoholic Sparkling Strawberry Juice. The rich mellow taste and smooth finish of the Tawny Port is also a popular choice. And if you’re wanting to enjoy the relaxed, picturesque surrounds of Jasper Valley Wines a little longer, accommodation is available from just $75 in a double room. This price includes a full, hearty English breakfast. Jasper Valley winery is located at 152 Croziers Road Berry. Contact them on 4464 3796 or visit www.jaspervalleywines.com

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SHOALHAVEN CITY ARTS CENTRE

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A Regional Gallery of NSW A vibrant and creative centre located in Nowra, featuring four exhibition galleries, gallery shop and conference facilities. Exhibitions feature works from national and regional collections and curated shows by Shoalhaven artists. Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm Entry is free. 12 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541 Ph: 02 4422 0648 www.shoalhavenartscentre.com.au

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Designs By Debbie

Handpainted Original Artwork • Unique Gifts Sterling Silver • Jewellery • Beads to fit Pandora 41 Kinghorn Street, Nowra. Ph 0432 627 916 debbiedunn@dodo.com.au

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Award winning photos of the Shoalhaven by Sue and Brian Kendrick. Ph: 4446 0911

Abstract Artform Milton Now located at Milton Timber Studio, (next door to former gallery) Courtyard Studios Milton. To book into Maz’s workshops contact mazsteven1@aapt.net.au or ph: 4454 2941 home studio.

Storm Point © Jason Harrison

The South Coast is full of amazing scenery just waiting to be captured by keen photographers. Each month we select an outstanding image from our Flickr group and publish it with full credit to the photographer. This month’s photo of an isolated storm over Barrack Point, Shellharbour, at sunset was taken by Jason Harrison on December 9, 2011.

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Berry Tea Shop

Purveyors of some of the finest loose-leaf teas from around the world and a beautiful collection of tea wares. Take time out to enjoy one of our exquisite teas with a slice of cake or a freshly baked scone with local raspberry jam and double cream!

Shop 1, 66 Albert St, Berry. Ph: 4464 1218 www.theberryteashop.com.au

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A fertile food producing region We are all becoming more interested in the quality of our food, where it comes from, how it’s grown and how far it travels. Top quality locally grown produce has never been more popular. Blessed with a temperate climate, the South Coast supports producers ranging from fishing and oyster farming to dairying, market gardening and vineyards. This in turn is attracting a growing number of restaurants, chefs and providores committed to using the best and freshest local produce. The South Coast iMag’s Fresh Food and Farm Trail opens the door to the culinary delights of this fertile region.

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Kangaroo Valley Olives Kangaroo Valley Olives is a small, boutique olive producer, made up of Kangaroo Valley locals. Our beautiful whole olives come from our own groves and are processed in our dedicated processing plant, right here in the valley.

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The South Coast’s newest independent microbrewery Hop-centric beers and artisanal ales, brewed with top quality ingredients and attention to detail. HopDog beers can be purchased in bottles and growlers (2L refillable bottles). Brewery door is open for tasting, tours and sales: Fri 10am - 6pm; Sat, Sun & Mon 10am - 4pm.

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Curries Lasagnes Casseroles Pasta sauces Quiches Dips Soups Freshly baked cakes, tarts, biscuits and desserts Homemade ice-cream and so much more!

Experience the taste of home grown seasonal vegetables & fruit. Visit this 100 year old property to find: honey, olives, jams/pickles/sauces, free range eggs, local milk, cheeses & much more. 62 Millbank Rd, Terara (follow the signs). Ph: 0413 205 437 Open: Wed - Sat (Closed Sun - Tues)

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Fresh oysters opened while you wait. Remember if Jim Wild’s name is not on the label you are not buying Jim's oysters. (Closed July) Open Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm, Sat 9am - 3pm. Ph: 4447 1498. Oyster Depot Site, 170 Greens Rd, Greenwell Point

Quality food prepared on the premises daily using the best local and seasonal produce.

The South Coast’s freshest meat and seafood. Local beef, lamb and seafood along with speciality foods from across Australia. Supplying 60 local restaurants and its own; with chef from Sydney’s Establishment Hotel and Bistro Moncur. Cnr Princes Hwy and Moss St (just past the helicopter), Nowra. Ph 4429 1900

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The Berry Tea Shop The Berry Tea Shop is dedicated to leading the rediscovery of a “proper cup of tea”. Owners Cliff and Paulina Collier are extremely passionate about tea and have created a beautiful space to inspire customers to slow down, take time out and relax. They believe that tea is not just a beverage but a way of life – and a beautiful way of life it is! Tea is the perfect prescription for our busy world. Paulina and Cliff have sourced their teas from artisan producers all around the world, who still use age-old traditions and techniques, and they are then blended by hand in Berry. As well as their exquisite range of teas you will find a gorgeous collection of teawares and accessories. The Berry Tea Shop is a must visit for tealovers or those who would like to discover the beauty of TEA.

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Kangaroo Valley © Howard Mitchell

Kangaroo Valley The original inhabitants of Kangaroo Valley, the ‘Wadi Wadi’ people, shared the valley with kangaroos and other native species. In 1840 a local pastor declared “This valley takes its name from the numerous kangaroos which abound here”. From the early part of the 19th century, cattlemen like Richard Brooks and Cornelius O’Brien acquired extensive landholdings in the valley. They were followed by Irish settlers who, to the delight of their neighbours, brought with them their “moonshining” skills. Gradually more settlement took place and a patchwork of small farms spread out as far as the escarpments, mainly concentrating on dairying activities. In 1977 the pleasant ambience of the entire valley and village was recognised by the National Trust. An outstanding feature of Kangaroo Valley is the Hampden Bridge across

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the Kangaroo River with its impressive castellated sandstone towers. Opened to coach and cart traffic in 1898, the bridge was named after the then Governor of New South Wales, Lord Hampden. While visiting Kangaroo Valley make sure you call in at the Pioneer Farm Museum, a time capsule of life as it was 150 years ago. Kangaroo Valley is both pretty and dramatic – remnants of rainforest cling to the steep escarpment, while the Kangaroo River and small creeks crisscross the valley. Here you can enjoy the ideal ingredients of a short break – cafés, galleries, pubs, cabins in the bush and bushwalks. Kangaroo Valley Pottery located in the main street is a great place to pick up some local pottery and landscape artworks.

What to See & Do ■ Kangaroo Valley boasts some wonderful rural scenery- be sure to bring the camera and stop along the way for photo opp ortunities. ■ Visit the Kangaroo Valley Olives Centre processing facility and cellar door for fresh olive oil or tasty olives. ■ Stay overnight in your choice of great B & B ‘s and country home stays, some have won spectacular awards. ■ Join a kayaking or canoeing safari to Kangaroo River and Shoalhaven Gorge. ■ Visit Pioneer Museum Park - based on a typical 19th century farmhouse. ■ Kangaroo Valley is the perfect place for a bushwalk.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Kangaroo Valley Bowling Club 10 Marshall St, Kangaroo Valley. Phone 4465 1175

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Cambewarra Mountain Lookout Tea Rooms Come for the View and come back for the Food!

Something for Everyone! Jewellery boxes, clocks, bowls, burl lamps Chopping board & kitchenware Doll houses & furniture OPEN 7 DAYS Puzzles & children’s toys 9am - 5pm Main Rd, Kangaroo Valley. Ph: 4465 1002 You can now Buy Online at www.kangaroovalleywoodcrafts.com.au

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All Day Breakfasts - Snacks & Meals Blackboard Specials Famous Scones, Jam & Cream Souvenirs, Gifts & Art Evening Functions catered for

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Kangaroo Valley - Australia’s most beautiful valley

Kangaroo Valley is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading eco responsible tourist destinations and the Kangaroo Valley Tourism Association is working hard to keep it that way. So that people can continue to enjoy the pristine natural beauty and country charm of this area for generations to come, the Kangaroo Valley Tourism Association is using a Green Kangaroo symbol to indicate tourist operators who are participating in the ‘Becoming Carbon Neutral’ program. Participating members are auditing their CO2 footprint, reducing their energy use and offsetting greenhouse gases so that your visit has minimal impact on the environment. The Green Kangaroo is just the latest of many eco responsible practices introduced by tourism operators to protect and preserve the environment. Kangaroo Valley was the first plastic

bag free town in mainland Australia—an initiative proudly supported by many local tourism operators— and the association is supporting nature and heritage projects to preserve the area’s beautiful environment and historic structures. Visitors can make a valuable contribution to these initiatives through direct financial support, by choosing participating operators and by driving less and enjoying walking and cycling while in Kangaroo Valley. For more information about the Kangaroo Valley Tourism Association eco tourism initiatives visit www.kangaroovalleytourist.asn.au

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Kangaroo Valley Olives Centre OPEN 7 DAYS Famous fudge – handmade the old fashioned way! Fudge handmade on the premises from an old-fashioned recipe Devonshire teas on vintage china Wide range of lollies, local jams and honeys Coffee and gourmet ice cream 158 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley Ph: 4465 1375 UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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Growers, producers and purveyors of high quality table olives, olive products and olive oils. 71 Nugents Creek Road Kangaroo Valley 2577 Ph: 0447 491 245 www.kvo.com.au Please call to check opening hours

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Bomaderry - Terara - Burrier - Yalwal The regional centre of Nowra, situated on the beautiful Shoalhaven River, is a bustling town which contrasts the pleasant laid back lifestyle enjoyed by locals. The broad Shoalhaven River offers a number of recreational possibilities such as fishing, boating and river cruises. Nowra is also a base for local adventure tour operators and options include canoe trips and skydiving. Nowra has a number of historic buildings and houses dating from the Victorian era. Heritage walks and other information can be picked up from the local Visitors Centre. One of the cultural delights of Nowra is nearby Bundanon, the rural property of the late Arthur Boyd which he gave to the nation to be used as a retreat for artists. Along with the district's many wonderful natural attractions, Nowra

itself provides an extensive selection of entertainment for all ages. Live entertainment is found at local clubs, hotels, halls and schools. Cinemas offer the latest releases and touring circuses pitch their colourful big tops throughout the year. The Fleet Air Arm Museum celebrates links with the aviation industry with a display of military and civil aircraft- it is well worth a visit. You can also explore Meroogal a historic timber gothic-style house with one of the most authentic 19th century interiors in NSW.

Terara

Original historic town with buildings dating back to 1850’s. The area is a prime agricultural region with great fresh local fruit and vegetable shops to buy local produce from. Use Millbank Road to cut through to Pyree and closer to the beach.

What to See & Do ■ Visit Gradys Riverside Retreat in Burrier - you can hire a canoe and explore the Shoalhaven River. ■ Picnic at one of the pretty parks located on the outskirts of Nowra and at Bomaderry (just north of Nowra). ■ Take a stroll through one of the walking trails in Morton National Park. ■ Stop for lunch at the ‘Boatshed by the Bridge’- they serve quality local food and wine.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE The Shoalhaven Visitors Centre is the largest on the South Coast, located on the Princes Highway at Nowra - drop in or phone 4421 0778.

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Buy a piece of yesterday today Just look for Elvis!

Experience the taste of home grown seasonal vegetables and fresh fruit ! Visit this 100 year old property at Terara to find a range of local products including:

Honey and Olives Jams, pickles and sauces Free range Eggs Local Milk, Cheeses and much more.....!

• Used furniture • Giftware • Antiques • Vintage items 65 Graham St, Nowra

Ph: 4423 1969

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62 Millbank Rd Terara (Follow the signs)

Open mon-fri 9-5 sat 9-2

Ph: 4421 2096

Open Wed-Sat (closed Sun-Tues)

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Don't miss the Inaugural Autumn Racing Carnival Between March and May the Shoalhaven City Turf Club is running the inaugural Autumn Racing Carnival in Nowra. The Autumn Racing Carnival will run for three Sundays over three months: Country Cup Sunday, 18 March Greenwell Point Cup Easter Sunday, 8 April The Nowra Cup/Girls Day Out Sunday, 27 May. The Girls Day Out, the Shoalhaven’s biggest race of the year is not to be missed. There will be great prize money on offer for ‘Fashions of the field’ and the first 400 ladies through the gate receive a gift bag and a small bottle of bubbly. The Autumn Racing Carnival season pass, available for $25, covers entry to the three race meetings and includes a complimentary beverage voucher for each race. For more information visit www.sctcnowra.com.au

Welcome to

Grady’s Riverside Retreat Camping by the magnificent Shoalhaven River

Burrier - via Nowra

• Self contained cabins and timber cottages Stay • Powered sites & bush camping by the river • Swimming & Canoe hire • Boat ramp & Great fishing • Permanent vans, Camp fires • Day picnic and BBQ facilities • Pets welcome (by arrangement when booking) • Set on 17 acres of riverfront farming land

with your Friendly Hosts: Tricia & Michael

Phone 4421 3282 www.gradys.com.au

Autumn Racing Carnival - 3 SUNDAYS OVER 3 MONTHS kicking off with the

2012 Country Cup Sunday 18 March

$25pp includes entry and complimentary bevergae voucher for all three race meetings (18 Mar, 8 Apr, 27 May). Entry, Dining, Umbrella & Marquee packages available. Live entertainment. For full details visit our website.

Gates open 11am

DON’T MISS THE OTHER AUTUMN RACING CARNIVAL EVENTS:

Greenwell Point Cup Sun 8 April l l a Attendts for Nowra Cup/ 3 even $25 Girls Day Out only Sun 27 May Join us on Facebook

Shoalhaven City Turf Club ~ the place to be for a great day out! Archer Racecourse, Albatross Rd, Nowra.

Ph 4441 4550

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Shoalhaven Zoo & Ph: 02 4421 3949 www.shoalhavenzoo.com.au Adventure World Open 7 days, 9am till 5pm Rock Hill Rd, North Nowra *Not in conjunction with any other offer. Valid Ph:of ad.02Limit4421 upon presentation one adult3949 per ad. www.shoalhavenzoo.com.au Open 7 days, 9am till 5pm

Memories and Music – at Bundanon Bundanon Trust will be a memorable place to visit this March. The latest exhibition From The Archive is a photographic history of the properties of Bundanon, Riversdale and Eearie Park, and the many locals who lived and farmed there. This exhibition also offers a rare insight into the private life of the celebrated artistic Boyd family. Also featured this month is an afternoon of guitar virtuosity on Sunday 18 March at Riversdale, with

*Not in conjunction with any other offer. Valid upon presentation of ad. Limit one adult per ad.

KAYAKING~CAMPING~ADVENTURE~LEISURE

www.outdoorsandbeyond.com.au 207 Princes Highway, South Nowra

Ph: 02 4421 4388

TREVI FOUNTAIN

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Winner of RCA Awards 1997 to 2006 Winner RCA Italian Restaurant 2006 Finalist RCA Italian Restaurant 2007 to 2010

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Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover - The Australian Guitar Duo. This highly acclaimed duo is becoming recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar ensembles on the music scene. Of a special significance is Rupert’s relation to Arthur Boyd. This Riversdale event will be a tribute to the artistic giftedness of the Boyd family. From The Archive and The Australian Guitar Duo both promise to be exciting events – the perfect opportunity to visit Bundanon this March. Australian Guitar Duo at Riversdale Sunday 18 March 2012 Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale Gates open 1.30pm, concert 2.30pm Cost: $20 adult, $15 concession, Children under 16 Free Bookings 02 4422 2100 or admin@ bundanon.com.au Bundanon is open every Sunday from 10.30am to 4pm, with guided tours through the Homestead, heritage garden and Arthur Boyd’s Studio. Visitors to the property are invited to bring a picnic, take a self-guided bush walk and enjoy the landscape that has inspired so many over the years. For more info see the ad on page 4.

Business FOR SALE Passion Catering • A successful growing business • Two businesses in one with popular cafe and off-site catering operation • Experienced and enthusiastic industry-trained staff • Catering bookings well into FY 2011/12 • Training and guidance for new owners 1/218 Princes Hwy, South Nowra Ph: 4422 6000 Mob: 0414 404 147 (Glenn) Email: glenn@passioncatering.com.au www.passioncatering.com.au


HopDog to release new season beers The South Coast’s newest micro brewery, HopDog BeerWorks, will launch its second range of seasonal beers this month, boasting new and creative flavours. Owner Tim Thomas and wife Tess have developed three new recipes to complement the foods more commonly eaten during cooler months: Alluvial Peach - brewed using peaches from the Arulean region of NSW and aged in French Oak barrels; an ageold method more common in wine production. Ham on Rye – a complex golden ale brewed with smoked German Rauch malt and hint of rye, giving an aroma of cracked pepper, smokey bacon and taste described as ‘a bacon sandwich in a glass’. This autumnal ale promises a dry finish and assertive taste. Coffee Pants – a strong dark coffee stout beer made by adding organic fair-trade coffee at two separate occasions during the fermentation process. Tim says this is a beer coffee lovers shouldn’t miss.

Stout is a style of ale, just bigger and darker than it's paler cousins. The new range’s release marks a milestone for the 200 litre nano-brewery that only commenced operation in mid 2011. The new beers will be released at a launch event on 25 March from 11am-2pm in the brewery tasting room. There will be a brewery tour at 11am followed by the launch and tastings. To complement the flavours of the new beers, a professional barista will operate on site while bacon and egg rolls are cooked on a barbecue. The new beers and all-season ranges will be available to purchase in standard bottles and 2-litre refillable bottles, called growlers. Standard bottles come complete with HopDog’s trademark bright green caps! HopDog BeerWorks Brewery Door opens for tastings and sales on Friday 10am-6pm and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am – 4pm. For more information see HopDog’s ad on page 21, visit www.hopdog.com.au, find them on Facebook or call 0428 293 132.

Grow your business and love the lifestyle Whether you ‘re looking for a sea or tree change or to grow your business or professional career in a natural and family-friendly environment, the Shoalhaven is a real alternative. The Shoalhaven offers incredible business opportunities. With a population of over 100,000 it is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. Here country values meet city sophistication. You can enjoy great coffee, fine wine and dining, see a play, concert or sporting match, send your kids to good schools, grow your business with quality employees and business networks - and still enjoy a community where people know your name. Now you can make the move a little easier thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Relocation Grant Scheme, which provides a one-off payment of $7,000 to assist with relocation costs. For more information about the scheme, visit www.newlifensw.com.au . Shoalhaven Council’s Economic Development Office will help you relocate, start or expand your business or to invest in the Shoalhaven. Contact the Economic Development Office on 4429 3388 during office hours, or visit www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov. au/business

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Worrigee - Pyree - Greenwell Point - Culburra - Currarong - Callala - Myola

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On the way to Greenwell Point you will find Pyree, a cluster of buildings nestled in lush green pastures. Pyree is home to the historic Jindyandy Mill—a place where past and present come together in beautiful surroundings—and the renowned Butterfactory Restaurant. Accommodation is available at Jindyandy Cottages.

15km east of Nowra is the fishing village of Greenwell Point. Originally the Shoalhaven’s shipping port, Greenwell Point is famous for the world-class fresh oysters, fish and other seafood available from local eateries. Recreational activities include fishing, swimming and boating.

Culburra Culburra Beach, is the regional centre for the coastal villages east of Nowra. It’s great surf beaches are popular as is sailing and windsurfing on the adjacent Lake Wollumboola. The walk around the headland past the historical lighthouse follows a welldeveloped track providing impressive views over Crookhaven Bight.

Callala Bay, Beach & Myola For tranquillity with exceptional views of Jervis Bay, look no further than Callala Bay, Callala Beach and Myola. Launch your boat to explore Jervis Bay’s pristine waters or take the family fishing off the pier and observe the sea life below. For the more active, walk to Wowly Creek nature reserve and along the beach to Red Rock to take in views and fresh sea air or ride a bike along the many tracks to Callala Beach and Myola. Hop into your kayak to explore the

backwaters of Wowly and Callala Creeks, enjoy the safe shallows of the Callala Creek estuary or head to the Callala Country Club for golf or lawn bowls.

Currarong The quiet coastal village of Currarong, at the northern end of the rugged Beecroft Peninsula, offers excellent rock fishing and swimming spots. Enjoy fish and chips at the local takeaway or a picnic in the picturesque park. Several walks and sheltered swimming areas may also be accessed from the road to Point Perpendicular.

What to See & Do ■

Visit Oyster Farmers in Greenwell Pt.

■ Spot a whale, dolphin or seal from the lookout at Point Perpendicular. ■ Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch or picnic . ■ Swim in Honeymoon Bay or surf at one of the beaches.

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Callala RSL Country Club Enjoy all that the club has to offer! • 9 hole golf course • Golf Pro Shop • Indoor and Outdoor Bowls • 2 Bowling Greens • Fishing Club • Great Entertainment • ATM TAB KENO • Family BBQ Area

summer season stock still available! Greenside Restaurant

Callala Beach Road, Callala Beach New members always welcome! Phone: 4446 5313 Visit www. callalarslcountryclub.gdayclubs.com.au Is Gambling a problem for you? Call G-Line freecall 1800 633 635. Information for members and their invited guests

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For your favourite major and alternative brands. Open 7 days - Run by Surfers

Ph: 4447 3485

10 Fairlands Street, Culburra Beach


www.jindyandymill.com.au 719 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree via Nowra Open All School Holidays 10am - 4pm The historic Jindyandy Mill was originally built in 1830 using convict labour and was used to store and crush wheat to make flour. Today it is an assortment of stores filled with old world charm and surrounded by lush green pastures - a unique place to shop and eat.

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organic - fairtrade - recycled • Lollies - Jams - Fudges - Unique Gifts • Homewares -Toys - Garden Ornaments • Dollhouses - Miniatures • Christmas Corner

• handpoured soy candles • soy oil burner melts • sleepwear • bath & body products • grab a coffee & cake while here

www.oceansbreeze.com.au Wed - Sun 10 - 4

Ph: 0422 278 978

JINDYANDY ANTIQUES WE BUY AND SELL

Wed - Sun 10 - 4 and all school holidays

Ph: 4447 0258

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Ph: 4447 0077

Freestyle Creations Massive range of stock for all crafting needs, classes available Email: maws22@hotmail.com

Pennyrose Crafts

Family friendly dining - BYO Mouth watering menus Breakfast -Lunch - Afternoon Tea fine teas - delicious coffee & cakes

Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding) Weaving - Pottery - Jewellery Crystals - Treasures from the Sea

Ph: Joan 02 8004 8309

Be Enchanted Open all school holidays Dave: 0488 747 472 Lindsay: 0413 437 508

Unique gifts from the mystical world of fairies and dragons, come and be enchanted.

Wed - Sun 10 - 4

Ph: 4447 1050

extended trading hours holidays and summer

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ZAC’S Place Seafood Cafe

• Variety of Fresh and Cooked Fish, Prawns and Oysters • Hot Food including Chips, Chicko Rolls and Scallops • Wraps, Burgers, Schnitzels and Great Meal Deals • Gelatos and Icecreams • Coffee and Cake Specials Around the corner from gorgeous Currarong Beach

3/1 Piscator Ave, Currarong Ph: 4448 3177

Currarong Bowling and Recreation Club Thursdays Limited Members

Badge Draw Fridays Fishos Raffle & Pool Comp

relax with the Friendly Club Indoor or Outdoor Bowls • Snooker Tables Darts • Fishing Club • Social Golf Club Saturday 6:30pm Meat Market ATM • Keno

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16 Currarong rd

Currarong Phone 4448 3388

Is GamblInG a problem for you? Call G-lIne freeCall 1800 633 635

5MINUTES WITH A FOODIE Andrew Heffill

The Butterfactory & The Woodbox Cafe, Pyree This month, we caught up with Andrew Heffill, owner of The Butterfactory Restaurant and the Woodbox Cafe... Who taught you to cook? My mum and nanna. What inspired you to become a chef and restaurant and cafe owner/operator? I like food. I like everything to do with food. I enjoy meeting people and the social nature of the industry. I couldn’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing. Do you have a philosophy on food? ‘Fresh is best’ and ‘if it’s not perfect, don’t serve it’. Food has got to be fresh and visually appealing. I serve food that I like and that I hope others like too. If it’s made with local ingredients: even better. What are three things in your kitchen you can’t live without? My dishwasher, a good knife and good kitchen staff. What was your most memorable meal? A meal at La Trianon restaurant in Darling Point, Sydney. It was my sister’s 21st birthday and I was a teenager. It was the most amazing place I’d ever seen and it had an impact on me going into the hospitality industry. It showed

me what good hospitality can do for people. We still talk about that dinner as a family experience. What is your typical breaky? A cup of tea and piece of toast. Every good day starts with a cup of tea. What are you most proud of about the Butterfactory Restaurant and the Woodbox Cafe? That the Butterfactory is still here after six years and that people keep coming back because they enjoy it (people who came as guests are now friends) and how we support the local community. We also do lots of weddings. It makes my day to give people good memories of such an important day. What is your favourite dish from your menus? At the Butterfactory it’s our Seafood Tasting Plate. It’s a light and fresh entree, using local seafood. It’s delicious. At the Woodbox Cafe, it’s the hamburger. I enjoy a good hamburger so we’re doing a fantastic burger there you’ve just got to taste it!

Culburra Bowling & Recreation Club • Live entertainment • Sports Bar • BBQ/Beer Garden • Bottleshop • Courtesy buses

• Functions / Conferences • 3 bowling greens • Club TAB / Sky / Fox Sports • Chinese / Australian Restaurant (closed Mondays) • Children’s playground

fresh, new and exciting We have it all!

Social and competition bowls Bingo and Cash Housie Meat and seafood raffles Members cash draws Live entertainment IS GAMBLING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? CALL G-LINE FREECALL 1800 633 635

OPEN 7 DAYS

Cnr Prince Edward Ave & West Crescent, Culburra Beach

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Jervis Bay

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St Georges Basin - Sanctuary Point - Callala Bay - Callala Beach - Myola - Huskisson - Vincentia - Hyams Beach Jervis Bay measures about 15 km from north to south and about 10 km across. The main town is Huskisson, where you can enjoy dolphin and whale watching cruises, fishing trips and boats, but it’s the natural beauty of the area that seduces. Other towns in this area include St Georges Basin, Sanctuary Point, Callala Bay and Beach, Myola, Vincentia and Hyams Beach. The bay’s beaches are impressive a series of scalloped coves bracketed by rock formations and backed by blackbutt, tea tree and mahogany forest. The bay’s sparkling waters, the underwater topography of arches, caves and rock stacks, and an impressive marine population make this one of the finest dive sites in the state. At its southern end, Jervis Bay is enclosed by Booderee National Park, a

pristine coastal wilderness. From Wreck Bay village on Summercloud Bay in the park’s south, a walking trail circles the peninsula to St Georges Head, passing quiet beaches, cliffs and forests. Huskisson is the location of many facililties including the Lady Denman Heritage Museum, as well as a variety of great cafes and shops to explore. Hyams Beach is surrounded by natural bush and is far enough removed from the ‘rat-race’ to be as peaceful a retreat as one can imagine with the added attractions of pure white sand and crystal clear water. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Lady Denman Heritage Complex Woollamia Road, Huskisson Ph: 4441 5999

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What to See & Do ■ Go for a walk to St Georges Head, passing quiet beaches, cliffs and forests. ■ Feel the world’s whitest sand between your toes at Hyams Beach. ■ Take a dive or snorkel with local dive operator Crest Diving. ■ See the restored ‘Lady Denman’ ferry and the world famous heritage maritime museum at the Lady Denman in Huskisson. ■ Go for a walk around Cave, Green, Murrays or Steamers beach in the Booderee National Park. For more info call 4443 0977.

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OPEN 7 DAYS

NEW Native Nursery

Ph: 4443 5041 5 Brompton Rd, Basin View www.candleshack.com.au

25 different shapes and 20 essential fragances

785 Woollamia Rd, Huskisson. Ph: 4441 5046 www.jervisbaycaravanpark.com.au

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Ph: 0414 787 281 or 4443 3294 www.crestdiving.com.au

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Movie Reviews at Huskisson Pictures and Inlet Cinemas The Descendants The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.

Lady Denman Heritage Complex

Restored ‘Lady Denman’ Ferry World Famous Maritime Museum Art Gallery & Museum Shop Timbery’s Aboriginal Workshop Ocean Fish Feeding Pond Native Gardens

www.ladydenman.asn.au Open 10am to 4pm - 7 Days Woollamia Road, Huskisson

* Boat Builders’ Shed * Mangrove Boardwalk

2007 Winner South Coast Tourism Awards 2007 Winner NSW Heritage Volunteers Award 2007 Finalist NSW Tourism Awards

Ph 4441 5675

Jervis Bay Visitor Information Centre

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. The Lorax A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature. Huskisson Pictures and Inlet Cinemas also screen a 'classic' movie once a month. Check their websites for deatils. Movies subject to availability.

Reviews taken from www.imdb. com. Turn to page 47 for cinema contact details or phone 4441 5076.

The family club with something for everyone! Monday Line Dancing 9:30am

Entertainment ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY WITH DJ JAKE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 6pm

Wednesday Line Dancing 9:30am

Thursday

MEAT MARKET: Over 40 meat, chicken or ham trays to be won. Draw starts 7pm. Weekly jackpot prizes starting at $1000. Line Dancing from 8pm

Friday

BINGO SESSIONS 10am & 1pm CHOOK WHEEL from 6pm

Bowls

Restaurant

Courtesy Bus

Barefoot Bowls by arrangement

Parkview Chinese Restaurant

FREE transport to & from the club

MEN’S BOWLS Wednesday & Friday 12:30pm

WOMEN’S BOWLS Tuesday & Thursday

MEN’S & MIXED BOWLS Saturday 12:30pm

MINI GOLF Coming Soon

Restaurant open every day in the school holidays OPEN: Tuesday - Sunday Lunch: 12 noon - 2.30pm Dinner: 5pm - 9.30pm Smorgasbord Last Saturday of each month Ph: 4441 7063

Huskisson, Vincentia, Erowal Bay, Old Erowal Bay, Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin, Basin View and Woollamia Timetable available at Club or ring bus on 0409 815 092

FREE CMS Wifi internet access

Entertainment each Saturday night over Christmas and New Year holidays

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CLUB HUSKY

336 Huskisson Road, Huskisson

4441 5135


The Lady Denman Ferry Her Story – 100 Years A little bit of history is good for us all! Catch “The Life and Times of the Lady Denman” exhibition before it finishes on March 11. A new object of interest has been specially acquired for this exhibition - “The Lady Denman Master’s stool” - from one of her old captains. A group of volunteers worked hard to collect photographs of her working life and plans, both of the ferry and of what might have been developed for her at the Denman. Also featured is a section of art inspired by the ferry. Other attractions at the Lady Denman Heritage Complex include The Mangrove Boardwalk, The Marine Reserve, The Boatshed, Wirreecoo Wildflower Garden, and Visitor Information Centre. Drop into the Lady Denman Heritage Complex today, see their ad on page 34 for details. www.ladydenman.asn.au

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Looking for a great holiday house, ideal investment and affordable waterfront property? Look no further! This two bedroom cottage with waterfront reserve location will tick all the boxes. Enjoy the million dollar views without the price tag!

PAPERBARK CAMP JERVIS BAY NSW AUSTRALIA

For a unique dining experience that captures the ambience of the Australian bush combined with exceptional flavours and service come to the Gunyah restaurant at Paperbark Camp

Bookings essential 02 4441 7299 www.paperbarkcamp.com.au

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Great central location, you’re just a short walk to shops, schools, country club and all local amenities. With views from the 2nd story over the local reserve and beautiful backyard from the huge sunroom. The spacious living areas and unique design of this home provides dual living opportunity.

Rare heavenly and almost impossible to find portion. Build your new dream home in one of the quietest and most desirable streets in Basin View. Amazing water views east to the rising sun!! Land Size: 645m2

This brick home is close to the golf course & all local amenities. The two good sized bedrooms with BIR’s compliment the ample living areas.

02 4443 0519

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⑤ Jasper Valley Wines

Jasper Valley Wines 152 Croziers Road, Berry Phone: 4464 3796 Cellar Door open 10 - 5 Fri - Sun & Holidays Accommodation available Bus Groups & Functions catered for on request

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Situated in the rolling foothills under the Berry Mountain Range is Jasper Valley Wines. Commenced in 1976, the winery has established a strong following for its wines made from fruit sourced locally and also from surrounding regions. After browsing in the gift shop you can soak up the magnificent views from their large vine-covered deck whilst tasting some of the many varieties on offer. Bus groups and small functions can be catered for on request but bookings are essential. Guest accommodation, with a hearty breakfast included, is also available so that you can relax in comfort after an enjoyable day.

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⑬ Kladis Estate Wines

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Kladis Estate Wines Princes Highway, Wandandian 4443 5606 Cellar Door Open 7 days 10am- 5pm www.kladisestatewines.com.au

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Yarrawa Estate Roselea Vineyard Crooked River Wines Morrellis Wines Jasper Valley Wines Silos Estate & Wileys Creek Mountain Ridge Wines Coolangatta Estate Two Figs Winery Cambewarra Estate Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery Nowra Hill Vineyard Kladis Estate Cupitt’s Winery Fern Gully Winery Bawley Vale Estate

Coolangatta Estate is the site of the first European settlement of the South Coast. It is the Region’s Most Awarded Winery with 110 Trophies and over 1300 wine Awards at International, National and Regional wine shows, priding itself on having entirely Estate grown wines. Their restaurant specialises in showcasing some of the Regions finest produce with stunning views over the Shoalhaven River and Ocean. You can enjoy a round on the 9 hole golf course or take a self guided tour of the historic convict built village. 2009 NSW Tourism Awards Gold Medal Winner (Tourism Wineries) James Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery (2011, 2012 editions)

Kladis Estate Wines at Wandandian is the first Shoalhaven Winery to be given a 5 star rating (James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2008) and is the only Shoalhaven winery to have won 7 Gold, 21 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in the largest wine evaluation competitions in the world. Kladis Estate is rated as one of the world’s top 100 producers of Fine Wine (2008 White Book of Wine). Several varieties are grown on the estate which is extremely picturesque with Wandean Ridge as a backdrop. The atmosphere is very personal with Jim and Niki always providing a warm welcome.

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Cupitt’s Winery 58 Washburton Road, Ulladulla Phone: 4455 7888 Open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm, or by appointment outside of these hours. Lunch Wed-Sun & Dinner Fri-Sat (extended hours during Summer). E: cupittwines@bigpond.com www.cupittwines.com.au

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Sussex Inlet Marine Centre

Sussex Inlet & Wandandian Sussex Inlet Situated 35km south of Nowra and 13km off the Princes' Highway, Sussex Inlet is a popular spot for water sports, being on the small river which connects St Georges Basin with the ocean. There is a population of some 4,000 permanent residents in Sussex Inlet and adjoining areas of Berrara, Cudmirrah and Swanhaven. A feature of the town is the housing development situated on a tidal canal system. The canal system has in fact caused the business area of Sussex Inlet to now be located on an  island - It is known as the  "Island Township". Activities include lawn bowling, fishing, sailing, golf, bingo, water skiing and swimming in sheltered waters. There are several boat hire businesses with small motor boats for hire. There are a large variety of wild birds in the area and kangaroos can be seen

feeding on the lawns of the houses at morning and evening. There are many accommodation businesses including caravan parks, cabins, motels, units and holiday homes available for rental. Sussex Inlet is the perfect place to enjoy some fishing with family and friends, turn to the next page to see our tidal chart with current tide times to help you plan your day.

Wandandian The town of Wandandian is located on the Princes Highway between Bewong and Fisherman’s Paradise. Its name comes from the word still used in the Parish of Wandrawandian, which according to older residents has an aboriginal meaning of 'home of lost lovers'. Wandandian’s beautiful rural atmosphere is enhanced by Kladis

Estate Wines, hobby farms, fruit orchards, galleries, arts and craft shops, antiques and nurseries.

What to See & Do ■ Bring your own or hire a bike and enjoy the great cycleways around Sussex Inlet. ■ Sussex Inlet is the perfect place for a weekend spent fishing, you can hire a boat or enjoy rock or beach fishing. ■ Enjoy a picnic at pretty Swan Lake, stay for the spectacular sunsets! ■ Take the kids for a bushwalk in the local surrounds. ■

Surfing is great at Cudmirrah Beach.

■ Enjoy lunch at the Bowling Club with the family. ■

Sail or water ski on the lake.

Sussex Inlet

Marine Centre

HIRE A BOAT and explore the beautiful waterways (no licence required) • NEW - Bike hire now available • Kayak hire • Fishing licenses, tackle & bait • ‘On the water’ petrol bowser • Waterview verandah to enjoy snacks and a coffee Ph: 4441 2086 Jacobs Drive (end of the road) Open 5 days 8am-4pm (closed Tues/Wed)

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Great food with a view at the Sussex Bowlo The relaxed village of Sussex Inlet is well known for its natural bush setting, waterways, parklands and natural wildlife. But did you know you can also enjoy a great meal with an amazing view at the Sussex Inlet Bowling Club? The club, formed in 1957, has grown from a small cottage owned by Dr. Ern Smithers to a newly renovated ultra modern premises catering for around 3,000 members. The club boasts spectacular views of the famous inlet, and members and visitors are able to enjoy their leisure time at the club observing boating and fishing activities on the beautiful waterways, along with views of the ocean and its many moods. Two bowling greens are available for members and the many visiting bowlers who choose to enjoy their holidays in the clubs quiet, relaxed environment. Giant televisions in the club will keep the sports fans occupied and there is plenty of accommodation close by for visitors wanting to stay a while. The Golden Sands Chinese, Thai and Australian Restaurant is renowned for its sensational food or you can dine at their Pizza Bar that is open Sunday to Thursday from 5.00pm.

TIDE TIMES MARCH NOTE - Time & Tide as at Fort Denison E.S.T.

Why not make a special effort to visit Sussex Inlet and drop into the Sussex Inlet Bowling Club. For more information call 44441 2087 or visit www.sussexbowlo.com.au.

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Ph: 0402 479 106

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Sussex Inlet Bowling Club

The Host of the Coast

2 Outdoor Terraces • Courtesy Bus• Regular Entertainment Come and visit our friendly air conditioned club and enjoy the view. The Golden Sand Restaurant – Chinese, Thai and Australian Cuisine. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. Dine in or takeaway. The Club can cater for any type of function – weddings, birthdays, christenings, etc. We serve your needs in a professional manner.

St Georges Avenue, Sussex Inlet NSW 2540 (02) 4441 2087 sussexbowling@bigpond.com Is Gambling a problem for you? Call G-Line freecall 1800 633 635. Information for Members and their invited Guests.

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Ulladulla Harbour © Jeff Chartier, Landmark Photography

Ulladulla & Coastal Villages Lake Conjola - Milton - Mollymook - Burrill Lake - Bendalong - Manyana - Conjola - Fishermans Paradise

Ulladulla, Milton, Mollymook and Coastal Villages Ulladulla has a well-established surf culture as well as having an enthusiastic fishing community. Ulladulla Harbour is also the home port of the largest commercial fishing fleet on the NSW coast. There are some great places to surf, snorkel and dive in nearby Mollymook. The town of Milton is classified by the ‘National Trust’ and has a myriad of wonderful B&B’s for those wishing to stay overnight. The Coastal Villages of Bendalong, Manyana, Berringer, Cunjurong and Fishermans Paradise are set amongst a beautiful backdrop of bush and beach. Lake Conjola is a deep coastal lake which provides a wonderful playground for fishers and boaters whilst pretty Bendalong nearby has some top picnic spots.

Explore local attractions such as Morton National Park and the lakes and inlets close by. Ulladulla has modern shopping and several fine clubs as well as a leisure centre, cinema complex and the famous Funland. Head five minutes south of Ulladulla to visit pretty Burrill Lake. In and around Burrill Lake you will find a perfect setting for boating, sailing, windsurfing, prawning (in season), snorkelling or surfing. You can also enjoy quieter pursuits such as picnics, walks or taking in the spectacular coastal views.

Visit ulladulla.info for more information on Ulladulla & surrounds VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Civic Centre, Princes Highway Ulladulla. Phone 4455 1269

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What to See & Do ■ Take a trip to Bendalong - not too far north from Ulladulla. ■ Enjoy a cruise on Burrill Lake or take a pleasant stroll through the ‘Lions Park’ located just over the bridge. ■ Explore the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail, created by the local Aboriginal Land Council. ■ Take a fishing trip with one of the local charter operators and try your hand at deep-sea fishing. ■ Visit the Coastal Patrol Markets, second Sunday each month. ■ Explore Lake Conjola, a great spot for sailing and fishing or climb to the top of nearby Pigeon House Mountain. ■ Enjoy swimming and surfing at Mollymook and Narrawallee. ■ Visit Funland Ulladulla to explore three floors of games and rides.

Corner Green & St Vincent Streets Ulladulla Phone 02 4455 1555

Milton-Ulladulla Bowling Club

Swordfish Restaurant Great dining 7 days a week!

BINGO – RAFFLES – ENTERTAINMENT – RESTAURANT - OPEN 7 DAYS - LUNCH & DINNER Is gambling a problem for you? Call G-Line (NSW) FREECALL 1800 633 635 - A confidential anonymous free counseling service. Information for Members and their Guests.

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Blessing of the Fleet a unique festival

Main street parade Blessing of Fleet Exhibitions and stalls Music & shows Beach games Kids activities All day entertainment Spectacular fireworks Great food stalls Car and motorbike displays Marching bands Scottish Tattoo

Open 10am Everyday

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Zone 3 Laser Hunt Jump Star Drop Ride Dodgems Shooting Gallery Mad Wave Motion Theatre Soft Play Fun Putt Golf Interactive Video Games Prize Games Star Blitz Photo Booth Kiddie Rides Free Admission Great Family Value Fully Catered Party Area Group bookings available

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This Easter in Ulladulla, experience something unique… as people come from far and wide to join the fun, colour and excitement of the ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ Festival. The 2012 Blessing of the Fleet Festival celebrations will be as impressive as ever, with the street parade on Easter Sunday, April 8 with its myriad of colourful floats and pipe bands. The parade will be followed by the pilgrimage to Ulladulla Harbour for the traditional blessing ceremony under the watchful eye of St Peter, Patron Saint of fisherman and the festival princesses. There will be an afternoon of entertainment and music, fun beach games, activities and a huge range of community displays, activities and exhibitions for all the family. The event—proudly sponsored by Coles Ulladulla and Shoalhaven City Council—will culminate in a fireworks display to light up the night sky above Ulladulla. For more information visit www.blessingofthefleet.info or follow them on Facebook.

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Ulladulla Fishermans Co-Op

1st Floor Rowen’s Arcade Princes Highway Ulladulla 02 4454 3220 www.funland.com.au

Seniors Week

Your local club, supporting our local community

WHAT’S ON

Voted ‘People’s Choice’ Best Club in the State 2011 Fine food Premium wines State of the art gaming Modern facilities Friendly family

Live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights SeaSalt Function Centre Conference facilities Free courtesy bus

Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858. www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au

212-222 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla

Sun Mar 18

Sat Mar 17

St Paddy’s Party Night

Band: Oz to be Sure 8:30 pm

Ph: 4455 1444

Lonnie Lee

Mar 18 - 25 LUNCH SPECIAL

$8.50

Fri Mar 23

David Cazalet as Elvis

Choice of 2 meals plus a FREE drink

*Valid 12-2pm must show seniors card

FREE Show New Club Lounge

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Seasalt Restaurant - $15

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We strive to provide top quality service that is catered to suit our clients needs. Kathy Bowman 4454 5999 or 0438 545 999 E: info@propertymangementsouthcoast.com.au W: www.propertymanagementsouthcoast.com.au

Country Leather Leather Goods Jewellery Asian Crafts Candles Crystals Incense Mosaics Settlement Courtyard Milton Phone: 4455 3056 Open 7 Days Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Sat - Sun 10am - 4pm

Abstract Artform Milton Run Workshops Well known Milton artist Maz Raynsford has moved her gallery of five years next door to join the Milton Timber Studio Co-op at the Courtyard Studios, Milton. This has enabled Maz to spend more time sharing her skills through workshops.  Held once a month in Milton, Maz will be conducting her workshops to teach adults, children and families. Using texture, painted paper, shells,

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cliff top location • close to beach • ocean view accommodation pool side bar • award winning restaurant • day spa 191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook • Tel 02 4455 3044 • www.bannisters.com.au

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acrylics and resin on canvas, this is a fast, fun, easy and affordable approach if you’ve always wanted to paint but didn’t know where to start. The workshops focus on technique, layering and scraping through to the colours and textures underneath. Why not try something new this month, and get in touch with your creative side…you could be about to discover your new past time! For bookings contact Maz at her studio on 44 542941 or e-mail mazsteven1@aapt.net.au

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Monthly Markets Guide Nowra Uniting Church Bazarre 1st Friday of month (Ex January) Wesley Centre, Berry St, Nowra. Ph: 4421 3841 Seafood and Fresh Produce Fair Every Saturday. The Heads Hotel, 51 River Rd, Shoalhaven Heads. Ph: Hotel 4448 7125 Lady Denman Produce Markets make it...bake it...sew it...grow it. 1st Sat of month. Lady Denman Heritage Complex, Dent St, Huskisson Ph: 0459 050 935 Milton Village Markets 1st Saturday monthly. Main shopping area, Milton. Ph: 4455 3056 Culburra Beach Markets 1st Sunday monthly, 8am - 2pm. West Cres. (opposite Bowling Club). Ph: 0435 730 992 Kangaroo Valley Village Markets 2nd Saturday of month (excl Feb) Kangaroo Valley Showground. 8.30am - 2.30pm. Ph: 0402 633 785 Sussex Inlet Flea Market 2nd Saturday monthly, 8am-1pm. Uniting Church hall, Jacobs Drive. Ph: 4441 1546 Marine Rescue Ulladulla Markets 2nd Sunday monthly. Ulladulla Harbour and Wharf area. Ph: 4455 3403 Nth Nowra Guides Craft Market 2nd Sat monthly, except Jan from 7.30am12pm. Guide Hall, Rockhill Rd, Nth Nowra. Ph: 4422 9196 Berry Country Fair 1st Sunday monthly (excl. February) Berry Showground, Alexandra Street. Something for everyone! Free entertainment and a great day out with approx 200 stalls! Ph: 4464 1476

Huskisson Markets 2nd Sunday monthly. Huskisson Sports Oval, Huskisson. 8am - 1pm. Andy Findlay Ph: 0409 740 704 Gerringong Markets 3rd Saturday of the month. Held at Gerringong Town Hall and environs. In support of Rotary Club Gerringong Sunrise. Ph: 0410 663 548. Tomerong Village Markets 3rd Sat monthly. Tomerong School of Arts, Tomerong. Ph: 4443 9480 Kiama Seaside Craft Markets 3rd Sunday monthly. Black Beach, Kiama. 9am to 3pm. Ph: 4232 4110

Pinebowl Track Markets 4th Sunday monthly. Nowra Greyhound track. Albatross Rd. Ph: 4421 2332 Shellharbour Village Harbourside Markets 4th Sunday of month. 7am - 3pm. Held in Little Park, Addison St on the harbour. Handmade arts and crafts, gourmet food and handmade jewellery. Ph: 4295 1234 Jamberoo Markets Last Sun of month. Kevin Walsh Oval, Jamberoo. 9am - 3pm. Ph: 0405 269 261 Mollymook Beach Markets 5th Sun if any & Australia Day. Mollymook Beach, Mollymook. Ph: 0405 623 969

Berry Flea Markets 3rd Sunday monthly. Second hand goods only. Great Southern Hotel, Berry. Ph: 9520 0537

Shoalhaven Heads Red Cross Markets Market held Saturdays on June and Oct long weekend and Easter Sat. 8am - 1pm. Community Centre, Shoalhaven Heads. Ph: 0418 100 151 or 4448 5965

Bomaderry Rotary Club Markets 4th Sat monthly and 3rd Sat in Dec. Poolside, Recreation Park, Bomo. Ph: 4421 5215

Greenwell Point Hotel Markets 3rd Sunday of the month 7am - lunchtime. Ph: 4447 1202

Sanctuary Point Lions Club Markets 4th Sat monthly. From 8am - 1.30pm. Public School, Idlewild Ave, Sanctuary Point. Ph: 4443 0665

Camp Quality Twilight Farmers Markets Every 3rd Friday (till March ‘12), 4pm - 8pm. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

Kiama Produce Markets 4th Saturday monthly. Black Beach, Kiama. 8am to 1pm. Ph: 0438 387 387

Locavore Friday Every Friday 10am – 4pm Locally grown, in season fruit and veg. South Coast Providores 89 Queen St Berry Ph: 0418 223 464

Pyree Village Art, Craft and Produce Market Held on 4th Sunday from 9am to 2.30pm. All items for sale produced in the local area and are handmade or home grown. Greenwell Pt Rd, Pyree. Ph: 4443 7312.

March Shows at the Milton Theatre Performing at the Milton Theatre this month are: Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges Friday,16 March 8pm Eugene delivers a celebration of American Blues music that is a joy to behold. His new CD ‘ROCK AND A HARD PLACE’ charted at No 4 in The Living Blues Radio Chart for July 2011 and collected nominations for the 2012 Blues Music Awards. If you haven’t seen him before, take the opportunity now and enjoy one of the finest American blues talents on offer. Tickets $38

Deborah Conway & Willy Zyglier Mon 23 March 8pm Deborah is one of the country’s most articulate and individual voices and with long-term partner and collaborator, Willy Zygier she has produced a new album, Half Man Half Woman. In this albumn they have written their most seductive offering of songs yet, rendered with warmth and charm. Don’t miss your chance to see them. Tickets $40 Tickets Available from Country Leather, Milton 4455 3056 and Malibu Music, Ulladulla 4455 5693 www.southcoastimag.com.au

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Emily Miller Beach © Tim Saunders

Lake Tabourie - Cullendulla Bawley Point - East Lynne - Termeil - Durras - Kioloa Steamships were once built here at Bawley Point. Much of the timber used in the construction of these ships came from Termeil timber; a horse drawn train was loaded with logs and it clip-clopped its way into Bawley Point to be sawn by the timber mill, built in 1910, and at one time employing 72 men. Visitors to Bawley Point or to neighbouring literary-sounding East Lynne can enjoy tranquil beaches, headlands and lagoons where the prawns are a local delicacy, in season. Much of the area here has been reserved as a sanctuary for wildlife. Warm currents extend the swimming season with miles of quiet beaches and headlands fronting the south Pacific Ocean, which is studded with attractive small islands. Behind the coastline lie the lakes of Termeil, Meroo and Willinga, where vegetation and

picturesque views create an idyllic setting to the backdrop of Pigeon House Mountain. The district offers all kinds of fishing, surfing and swimming for all ages. For the bushwalker there are interesting paths to take through the bush or the Kioloa Forest. While in the district, seek out the small roadside cafes and shops where some of the walls and counters are thick with show awards for pies, rolls, cakes and other mouth-watering goodies - all produced in country kitchens.

This park features beaches, rock platforms, spotted gum forests and rainforest gullies, surrounding the beautiful Durras Lake. The extensive forest in the park is home to many animals. Eastern grey kangaroos, swamp and red-necked wallabies can be seen at dawn and dusk when they feed. Stay in a caravan, cabin or tent and enjoy everything the park has to offer - from walking and picnicking to swimming and fishing. Don't forget to visit Murramarang Aboriginal Area.

Murramarang National Park

Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve

Murramarang National Park was created in 1973, with an area of 1970 hectares. The park was divided, into two sections north and south of Durras Lake, and included four offshore islands. In 2002 the park was increased to 11,978 hectares and now includes Durras Lake.

The reserve is on the northern shore of Batemans Bay and has beautiful views across to the Tollgate Islands. Explore the mangroves along a raised boardwalk. The unusual dune formations here are known as cheniers and are of great scientific interest.

Lake Tabourie Tourist Parkk Choose Lake Tabourie Tourist Park for your next family holiday. Located between the lake and the beach, the park is ideal for those who enjoy all manner of outdoor water activities. Within the park guests will enjoy:

Horse Riding at Termeil 1 and 2 Hour Trail Rides

• Self-contained holiday cabins with water views across to Crampton Island • Beachfront powered and camping sites • New aquatic playground • 2 Playgrounds • 2 Jumping pillows • Tennis court • Putt putt golf • “Woolshed” function venue • Group accommodation Off Princes Hwy, Lake Tabourie

1300 559 966

Bookings Essential Ph: 4457 1008

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Tabourie Tuckerbox a ‘Shop with the Lot’ Test your skills on our South Coast crossword. Find most of the answers in this edition. Across 1. The annual festival on in Kiama this month 7. HopDog’s new ‘Coffee Pants’ beer is this style of ale 8. Ulladulla’s Blessing of the Fleet happens at this time of year 10. Ulladulla nursery specialising in Frangipanis 12. A Southern Highlands event held in April 13. Hear Australian Guitar 1 2 ___ at Bundanon this month 15. The lounge at Illawarra Regional Airport with escarpment views 16. Just look out for Elvis to find this Nowra store 8

Down 1. Winery of the month: ________ Valley 2. Woodfired pizza restaurant in Gerringong 3. This month’s 5 Minute Foodie profiles the owner of this Pyree restaurant 4. The Kiama beach and holiday park where great memories are a holiday away… 5. Milton Village Markets is on the first one of these monthly. 6. Hire one of these from Sussex Inlet Marine Centre 9. Home of artist Arthur Boyd’s studio 10. The South Coasts speedway is found here 11. Green lights tell motorists to do this 12. Find these Kids at Kiama Terrace Gift Shoppe 14. There is a wise one of these at Jindyandy Mill 4

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With a newsagency, general store, bottle shop and takeaway, the Tabourie Tuckerbox has long been the ‘shop with the lot’ for holiday makers, travellers and locals alike. Located on the Princes Highway at Lake Tabourie, the Tabourie Tuckerbox provides for virtually every need you could have while travelling or holidaying on the South Coast. After recent refurbishments, owners Lesley and Paul are also inviting you to come and relax in the new café and sample their new eat-in menu. From breakfast to dinner, or just a coffee and cake, the Tuckerbox is a great place to stop for a bite. But if you’re on the run, the popular takeaway options are still available. Also, the Tabourie Tuckerbox bottleshop offers wine tasting nights and impressive specials. So much in one location – and all topped off with a friendly smile! Open from 7am-9pm daily. Phone 4457 3058 or see ad on this page for details.

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Nowra Players present Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision The Shoalhaven’s premier theatre group, Nowra Players, will present Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision from 17-31 March. This is the hilarious parody of the widely known and successful annual Eurovision song contest. Take a trip to Sarajevo where you will be part of it all! The show features performances from your favourite European countries and YOU get to vote each night for the winner! Like one enormous and hilarious Eurovision party! Audiences have the power to decide which of the ten

competing countries will win so bring your mobile phone and your best or loudest friends and get set for the best night out you will EVER have!

although there is nothing to stop you bribing others.

You will be ‘transported’ to Sarajevo, which has somehow won the right to host this year’s competition. Each audience member will be assigned to one of the ten competing countries as they enter the venue – either with a sticker or branding with a hot iron on the forehead. (It doesn’t matter if you are from Bomaderry or Huskisson, tonight you are from the country you’re given, so get used to it!) Don’t forget - you can’t vote for your own country

The competing countries are: ITALY, ESTONIA, ICELAND, UNITED KINGDOM, HUNGARY, RUSSIA, IRELAND, GREECE, GERMANY, SWEDEN WARNING: Don’t wear mascara to Eurobeat Tickets to Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision can be obtained from the Shoalhaven Visitors Information Centre. or by phoning 1300 662 808.

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MILTON COUNTRY COTTAGES

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JINDYANDY COTTAGES

Award winning artistic rural retreat. Private, self/c cottages with spa baths, wood fires, garden and bush views. Generous breakfast hamper. Pottery workshop and gallery. Lessons available. Ph 4456 5299 or 0417467880. E: enquiries@miltoncountrycottages.com.au www.miltoncountrycottages.com.au

62 Ocean St, Mollymook. 4454 2154 www.breakersmollymook.com.au Award winning apartments, views, townhouse style. Close to everything, great for couples.

719 Greenwell Point Rd, Pyree Phone 4447 0258 or 0434 991 565 Email: jindyandy@bigpond.com Romantic weekends or weekly stays. Beautiful Rural Views. Fully self-contained luxury. 2 bedroom with spa.

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SUSSEX INLET MURRAMARANG Milton Country Cottages

MILTON BED & BREAKFAST Award-winning B&B located in the heart of Milton. Three guest rooms with private en suite. Gourmet breakfast. Swimming pool. Ideal short break for couples or groups. Ph: 4455 4449 www.miltonbnb.com.au

DEPOT BEACH CABINS AND CAMPING www.visitdepotbeach.com.au 1 Depot Beach Rd, Depot Beach. Ph: (02) 44 786 582. Nature's Hideaway nestled in Murramarang National Park. Self contained cabins with bush surrounds and ocean views. Observe the local wildlife, walk, relax, enjoy!

ALONGA WATERFRONT COTTAGES 14 Cottages 2/3/4 Bedroom. Fully self contained on 2 acres. Pristine Waterfront. Vacancies from NOW!! Prices from $600 per week per cottage. 7 day week. Phone Bec on 02 4441 2046. www.alongacottages.com

Alonga Cottages

INLET WATERS B&B

Milton Bed & Breakfast

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Depot Beach Cabins and Camping

Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast on deck overlooking the waters of the Inlet. 2 queen ensuite rooms, 1 with spa, guest lounge, kitchenette.  Easy walk to town. Ph: 0402479106. www.inletwaters.com.au


Theatres & Cinemas on the South Coast The Nowra Players Meroo Street, Bomaderry

Tickets 1300 662 808 Bringing live theatre to the Shoalhaven since 1951

www.nowraplayers.com.au

See pg 34 for Movie Reviews!

Huskisson Pictures

Inlet Cinema

Showing classic, arthouse and new release movies

Showing classic, arthouse and new release movies

Open Tues-Wed, Thur & Fri Night only, Sat, Sun. Open 7 days in school holidays

Open Tues - Wed, Fri Night only, Sat - Sun Open 7 days in school holidays

Cnr Sydney & Owen St, Huskisson Ph: 4441 5076

173 Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet Ph: 4441 2884

www.huskipics.com.au

www.inletcinema.com.au

March Club Entertainment

Basin Country Club 2nd Ross’ disco 3rd Alibi Duo 4th D’BanJac 10th Matt Schlam 11th Garry James 16th Stella duo + Tom & Dave Show 17th Matt & Steve 18th The Nuts 23rd Rodney Vincent 23rd Le Smack DJs 24th Tony Jaggers 25th Impact one 30th Stella duo 31st Carol Linnane Bomaderry Bowling Club 2nd Davo 3rd Court N Bold 10th Rory McVie 17th Struth 19th John McNally in concert 24th Impact One Gerringong Bowling Club 16th Strangers in Gotham Greenwell Point Bowlo 3rd Jive house 10th Stella Duo 17th Limelight 24th The Lonely Guys 25th Jody Yates 31st Strangers in Gotham

Jaybees Entertainment Ph 44433422 www. jaybees.com.au

HOTEL BERry 3rd Glen Mead 10th Woody 17th Rhythm in Motion 24th Chalkie White 31st Michelle Cashman Huskisson on Jervis Bay 9th Boyz in Black 11th Ben McNeil 17th Glen Mead Duo 23rd Jive House 25th Johnny Spitz 31s Absolutely Fab Jamberoo Pub 4th A Cold November 10th Marianne Patton & Simon Dyos 11th Rockinghouse & The Baby Dolls 12th Spirituality in the Pub 17th St Patricks Day with Oz to be Sure 18th Liam Cooper 25th Penny & The Mystics Kiama Leagues Club 2nd Groove Temple 3rd Charlie Harper 4th SiRenics 11th Paul Robert Burton jazz 17th Revheads go Irish 18th D’BanJac 24th Hurricane Jayne 25th Court N Bold

Milton theatre 16th Eugene Hideaway Bridges 23rd Deborah Conway Milton-Ulladulla Ex-Servos 2nd Swamphouse 3rd The Spitfirez 9th Rockin All Over 10th Good Time Boys 16th Impact One 17th Oz to Be Sure 18th Lonnie Lee 2pm 23rd David Cazelet as Elvis 11am 23rd Garry James 24th AC/DC tribute 24th The Clowns 25th Frankie’s italian night 30th LPs Band 31st Matt Schlam Shoalhaven Heads Sports & social Club 3rd Rhythm in Motion 10th Ricky Lynch 17th Darryl Apps 24th Good Time Boys 31st That’s Life! Sussex RSL Club 2nd That’s Life! Fishos & Friends dinner 4th Andy Allen fundraiser 10th The incidentals 17th Impact one 22nd D’BanJac - I’m Every Woman matinee

All details were correct at time of printing. Please check with the venue to ensure there are no late changes. Information for Members and their invited guests. Contact Andrew Herring on 0410 456 676 for details on how to get your pub or club listed.

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South Coast - March  

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