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The Southern Highlands & Illawarra Region

The Highlands - a winter playground!

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Wine Trail

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What's On

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Train Works Exhibition

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Illawarra Fly4 Kids Holiday Program HTG's "Fawlty Towers'

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A riotous night of sheer madness and mayhem !! He is joined by his formidable wife, Sybil, of whom he is terrified; Polly, the most competent member of staff and Manuel, a hapless, confused Spaniard, from Barcelona. Directed by Andrew Forbes, and performed by talented cast and crew members of this much loved Highlands Organisation, "Fawlty Towers" promises to be a joyous experience and a warming treat for these Wintry months.

The Highlands Theatre Group presents its' unique, local interpretation of "Fawlty Towers" Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, this iconic television series, set in a 1970's Hotel in the UK, is one of the finest farcical situation comedies ever made. Basil Fawlty, the manic, sycophantic and sadistic Manager believes he could "run a first rate hotel, if he didn't have the guests getting in the way!" "QuĂŠ?" Basil, (Mark Cuffe) confronts Manuel, (Michael Turczynski) Photo: courtesy of Sean McKibbin Photography

Opening Night Special all seats $18!

B o o th a n d C o n n ie se e le C n h Jo W r it te n b y

June 22, 23, 29, 30 and July 6, 7 at 8pm, June 23, 24, 30 and July 1,7 at 2pm. Mittagong Playhouse

D i re cte d

by Andr ew Forb es

Bookings through:

htg.org.au or Tourism Southern Highlands

ph: 1300 657 559 (7days) 62 Main St, Mittagong

The Highlands’ Leading Amateur Theatre Group

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Erth @ the Fly July 5-7, 2012

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M acarthur

What’s On this June What’s On this June

Events and Activities High Tea at Infusion Every day Infusion Restaurant, Rydges $39.50 per person Ph: 4645 0500 Gledswood Homestead Ghost Tours Every Friday Night Gledswood’s spirits are waiting for you to share their stories. Only available for 18 years and over. $60 per person, includes light supper. Ph: 4655 3703. Bookings essential. Evening High Tea First Sunday Back Galley Cafe Choose from a traditional high tea, a chocolate lovers high tea, a boozy high tea and a retro high tea. From 6pm. $32 - $40. Ph: 4655 6000 Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day 3 June A glimpse of bygone days. 11am - 3pm. $5 per person. Ph: 4655 7057

Photography Workshops The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan 3 June - Animals and Plants 17 June - Landscapes 17 June - Macro Photography $55 per person. Bookings essential. Ph: 4634 7935 Glenalvon Open Day 5, 9, 20 June Lithgow Street, Campbelltown 10am - 1pm. Ph: 4625 1822 Farm Fresh Tour 9 June Take a guided tour to a number of farms and producers around Camden, Menangle, Picton and The Oaks. 9am - 3.30pm. $99 per person. Ph: 0413 892 313 or 0431 942 945 Ruane Winery Cellar Door Open Day 17 June Enjoy a leisurely day of wine tasting. From 11am. Ph: 4636 6249

For further information contact the Macarthur Visitor Information Centres P. 1800 655 991 E: info@macarthur.com.au

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Big Bad Banksia Day 17 June The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan A range of activities including walks, talks, craft and music. 11am - 2pm. Ph: 4634 7935 High Tea in the Gardens 24 June Campbelltown Arts Centre Cafe $31.50 per person or $36.50 including bubbly. 1.30pm - 4pm. Ph: 4645 4297 Fabulous Food Trail Tour 23 June Join Gang Gang Tours on a seasonal tour to local producers, orchards, farms and outlets. 8.45am - 3.30pm. $33 per person.


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From the Editor June Welcome to the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas during our first winter month. Winter in our region is the season for enjoying a leisurely afternoon drive, sleeping in, taking an early morning walk, or just 'tucking in' to some of those comfort foods that you can really only justify in winter. Treat yourself to a bushwalk or a picnic and enjoy the smell of the Eucalypts and the absolute peace and quiet of winter in the bush. See page 32 for details of our picturesque dams, lookouts, waterfalls and walking tracks throughout the Highlands and surrounding areas. Once again the Highlands Theatre Group will present the kind of performances that theatre goers in the Highlands have come to love and expect. For a night of madness and mayhem go along to a local interpretation of "Fawlty Towers", written by John Cleese and Connie Booth.

Take the Kids, take grandma, to IFly 4 Kids during the school holidays in July. The program kicks off with Erths’ Petting Zoo. Erth Visual & Theatre Inc is an Australian theatre company that creates incredible, large scale, life - like puppets of Australian mega-fauna. Full details can be found at www.illawarrafly.com.au Of course, Train Works in Thirlmere, is a 'must visit' attraction in our area. The centre is currently holding an exhibition, 'Innovation by Accident', which details some of the innovative improvements implemented by the railways throughout the years. The exhibition is on until 12 July. As you travel throughout our region, be sure to carry your iMag with you. Have a safe and happy stay! Linda

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Contents Markets 10 Museums & Heritage Buildings 10 Map 16-17 Wine Trail 22-23 Dining Guide 24 What's On 25 Dams, Lookouts & Picnic Spots 32 Towns Campbelltown, Camden Wollondilly Mittagong & Bowral Berrima & Moss Vale Robertson Goulburn Wollongong

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FEATURED EVENTS HTG "Fawlty Towers" Fly4 Kids at the Illawara Fly Train Works Exhibition

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Wirrimbirra - a special place to visit!

Until 12 July The Trainworks Exhibition

Railways were once the cutting edge of invention and innovation, and improvements in rail vehicle design, track and signalling, have been ongoing since the first locomotive hauled the first train. Trainworks, in partnership with the NSW Rail Transport Museum and the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW Division) is presenting a temporary exhibition

detailing some of the innovative improvements designed and implemented by the railways throughout the years, including many that have come about to improve safety following accidents. The exhibition is part of the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival and will include photographs and small railway objects and lectures. www.trainworks.com.au Ph: 02 4681 8001

This stunning property at Bargo has over 200 acres of land which has been preserved as a unique example of the original Australian bush. It’s the ideal place to take your overseas visitors to see some Australian animals. You can stroll through Wirrimbirra’s Wildlife Walk, where you can see kangaroos, wallabies, emus, wombats and more. There are plenty of picnic tables available. The little Gift Shop is packed with all kinds of Australiana. Open 9am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Entry is free, but a gold coin donation will be greatly appreciated.

A NATIONAL TRUST (NSW) PROPERTY

A special place to visit! Native animals up close, native plant nursery, Australiana gift shop, picnic tables.

OPEN: Tues - Sun, 9am - 4.30pm ENTRY TO WIRRIMBIRRA IS FREE 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo

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COME INTO THE

Garden

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

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

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Camden Valley Inn in Macarthur

Macarthur

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

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

Campbelltown visitor information centre

What to See & Do Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Struggletown Fine Arts Complex Mount Annan Botanic Garden Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure, dining and entertainment complex Horse riding, Laser Skirmish Joy flights, hot air ballooning and skydiving Major Regional Festivals Fisher's Ghost Festival Ingleburn Alive Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival New Year's Eve Celebrations VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Campbelltown VIC 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph 4645 4921 www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au Camden VIC 'John Oxley Cottage' Camden Valley Way, Elderslie Ph 4658 1370 www.camden.nsw.gov.au

4645 4921 15 Old Menangle Road www.macarthur.com.au

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Designer Clothes at bargain prices!

Nasturtium Recycled Fashion Boutique

Top quality designer and upmarket fashion at affordable prices. Country Road, Lisa Ho, Maggie Shepherd, Handwriting, Wendy Heather & many more. All garments taken on consignment.

Shop 3, Lower Level Spotlight Plaza 147 Queen St Campbelltown

Ph 4628 5121 Casual dining @

Melaleuca House

Relax before or after exploring the Mount Annan Botanic Garden. All day breakfast, burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches and great coffee.

Open: Mon - Fri, 10am-5pm. Sat - Sun, 8am -5pm

evenings for private parties and functions.

Ph: (02)4648 3318

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June in Macarthur ...We wish you were here... Winter has arrived, but there is no need to go into hibernation - in Macarthur we have plenty of activities to keep you entertained! This month’s cooler weather is the perfect time to indulge in the extravagance of High Tea, which is held every afternoon at Infusion Restaurant, Rydges Campbelltown. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, assorted ribbon sandwiches, warm scones served with jam and cream, spring rolls, dim sums, coffee and tea – a perfect way to catch up with family and friends. The Macarthur region’s newest cellar door, Razorback Ridge Wines, is now open every weekend. Razorback Ridge wines are produced from hand picked grapes, ensuring only the premium grapes are harvested. Drop by for a visit and pick up a bottle or two! Cold, foggy nights make for the perfect atmosphere to scare yourself silly at a Gledswood Homestead Ghost Tours, held every Friday night. Experience Gledswood Homestead by torchlight and connect with the spirits that reside in the convict built cellar. The beautiful homestead and its spirits are waiting for you to share their stories. Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day is on Sunday 3 June. Enjoy a glimpse of

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CHINESE RESTAURANT OPEN DAILY Lunch 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm Snack Bar & A - La - Carte Menu. A Smoke Free Zone!.

a bygone era with a guided tour of the historical house, built in 1837. Also on Sunday 3 June is Evening High Tea at Back Galley Café. Enjoy high tea with a twist, with a choice of four different menu options! Choose from traditional high tea, a chocolate lovers high tea, a boozy high tea and a retro high tea! If you are interested in photography, but lack the skill and technique, then a Photography Workshop at the Australian Botanic Garden could be ideal. This month’s topics include an ‘Animal and Plant’ workshop on 3 June, ‘Landscape’ workshop on 17 June and ‘Macro’ workshop also on 17 June. What better scenery to practice your new skills! Glenalvon House Open Days are held on 5, 9 and 20 June and provide the opportunity to view the domestic and social history of the Campbelltown area through the many photos and artifacts displayed in this beautiful Georgian townhouse which was built in 1840. The Macarthur Farm Fresh Tour is on Saturday 9 June. This popular tour begins with coffee and a wander around the Camden Produce Markets, and continues with a visit to a number of farms and producers in the Macarthur region, including a cafe lunch stop. Book your seat early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Camden R.S.L. the good companion

23 Cawdor Rd, Camden (Adjacent to Coles) Ph: 4655 8705 ROCK & ROLL & SWING CLASSES - Mon 7 -9pm LINE DANCING - Tues - 11.30am Beginners - 11.30 - 12.30 (18 yrs & over $3) TRIVIA - Wed 7.30pm Lots of fun and prizes, teams of two or more. CLUB BINGO - Fantastic prizes & raffles. Thurs 10.45am MEAT MARKET - Fri 5pm , drawn at 6.30pm. Includes LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW LTPS/11/07262 ENTERTAINMENT in the Ken Bond Lounge - Fri 8.30pm Party Bands. LIVE BANDS - Sat 8.30pm - Free entry RAFFLES - Sun Fill the fridge! Stock the Pantry! Tickets 5pm. Drawn 6.30pm. Includes Lucky Members Draw. LTPS/11/07262

DOWN MEMORY LANE - Sun night entertainment from 5.30pm Membership now open - $5.50 incl GST

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Sunday 17 June provides the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely day of wine tasting at Ruane Winery Cellar Door Open Day. A perfect opportunity to brush up on your wine appreciation technique! On Sunday 17 June, head over to the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan and take part in Big Bad Banksia Day! The day will include a range of activities including walks, talks, craft, music and a visit from the Garden mascot – Buttercup! The hugely successful Comedy at C'Town program continues at the Campbelltown Arts Centre throughout June. This month's line-up features the comedic talents of Judith Lucy on Friday 22 June. Her sell-out national live tours have made her a household name. Book your seats and prepare for an evening of side splitting laughs. The Campbelltown Arts Centre Café will be hosting High Tea in the Gardens on Sunday 24 June. While relaxing in the picturesque surrounds of the Japanese Gardens, enjoy a mix of sweet and savoury delights, as well as tea, coffee and a glass of bubbly. Concluding the jam-packed June event calendar is the Fabulous Food Trail Tour on Saturday 23 June. Enjoy a full day guided tour. For more information on these events, as well as further information on What's On in Macarthur, go to our website www. macarthur.com.au

COBBITTY VILLAGE

MARKETS

The Original Country Market First Saturday of each month (Except January and February)

8am-1pm BBQ and devonshire teas available

100 Stalls Cobbitty Public School Grounds Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty

Ph: 0438 512 728 www.cobbittymarkets.com.au

What’s New at Boyd Gallery

BOYD GALLERY Fine Australian Art

Boyd Gallery at Narellan has been leading the art scene in Macarthur for over 25 years. In February, new owners Rowan and Pania Gregson, relaunched the local icon, now sporting a fresh new look, with an event to support local charity, The Right Start Foundation. Pania Gregson, Camden Mayor Greg Warren, Russell Matheson MP, Rowan Gregson at the re-launch of Boyd Gallery on 23 February. “The local community has supported the gallery for the past 25 years so we wanted to give something back,” Rowan Gregson said. “A portion of proceeds from all of our opening nights will be donated to the Foundation,” he said. Another new initiative will be a series of ‘Dinner with the Artist’ events, run in conjunction with Lexie’s Restaurant, situated behind the gallery. Under new management, the restaurant has a more contemporary look and menu which is fast becoming a favourite with locals. The first will be a French-inspired food and art event to coincide with Bastille Day in July. The exhibition, aptly titled “Viva la France!”, will showcase Frenchthemed works by regular Boyd Gallery artists Greg Jarmaine, James Boissett, Patrick Carroll and others. Guests will be able to preview the exhibition with champagne and canapés and then enjoy a specially created menu with some of the artists. For more information, visit the website: www.boydgallery.com.au or phone 4648 2424.

Fresh new artworks in stock!

Vlado Begonja, James Boissett, Conchita Carambano, Patrick Carroll, Robyn Collier, John Cornwell, Kym Hart, Greg Jarmaine, Paul Margocsy, Velia Newman and many more… Gallery hours: Wed - Sun & Pub Hols 10am-5pm

Sharman Close, Harrington Park (Opp McDonalds)

PHONE 02 4648 2424 www.boydgallery.com.au

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Museums & Heritage Buildings

Monthly Markets Guide A guide to local art & craft, fresh produce, collectables & more.

Bundanoon Market

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

Art & craft, plants & bric-a-brac 1st & 3rd Sun (exc Jan) 8.30am-2.30pm. Bundanoon Hall. Railway Ave. Ph: 48844375 or 0438282256

Camden Lion's Market

Berrima School Craft Markets

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

Over 50 stalls 2nd Sun 8.30 -3pm Primary School Ph: 0407 937 473

Robertson Market

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

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

Creative Traders @ Picton

Lilac City Country Market

Colo Vale Community Market

1st Sun monthly 9am - 2pm Menangle St Picton Ph: 4623 4449

Warragamba Creative Traders 2nd Sunday of each month 9am - 2pm Warragamba Town Hall.

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

Wollongong Creative Traders Every Friday Crown St Mall Ph: 0425 277 118

Wollondilly Heritage Ctre & Museum Open w/ends & pub hols 10-4pm 43 Edwards St, The Oaks Ph: 02 4657 1224 www.oakheritagecentre.com.au Trainworks Open 7 days Barbour Rd, Thirlmere Ph: 4681 8001 www.trainworks.com.au The International Cricket Hall of Fame St Judes Street, Bowral Ph: 4862 1247 Berrima Courthouse Museum Wilshire St, Berrima Ph: 4877 1505 Riversdale Homestead Twynam Dr, Goulburn Ph: 4821 4741 Goulburn Waterworks Museum Marsden Weir. (off Fitzroy St) Goulburn Ph: 4823 4448 Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum Built in 1925. Situated on Rocky Hill. Ph: 4823 4492 St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn Beautiful Gothic Cathedral Bourke St Goulburn Ph: 4821 2206

Tour, discover, stay & play! Wine & Dine Markets Natural beauty Places of interest

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

Adventure

Now is the perfect time to discover the amazing and diverse range of quality local produce available in the Wollondilly Shire.

Accommodation

Visit www.visitwollondilly.com.au or contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 4677 8313

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Buragorang Lookout

Wollondilly

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

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

What to See & Do Nepean, Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon & Warragamba Dams Burragorang Lookout Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Train Works in Thirlmere Major Regional Festivals Thirlmere Festival of Steam Picton Rodeo Picton Music & Harvest Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 E: tourism@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au www.visitwollondilly.nsw.gov.au ...will take you there!

AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST AND BIGGEST RAIL EXPERIENCE Open 7 days

Steam Train rides every Sunday 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere

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Lake Alexandra

Mittagong & Bowral Discover the natural beauty, glorious gardens, antiques, art and the heritage of the area all within a day’s drive from Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra region. The Southern Highlands is a playground for lovers of fine wine and hearty food. Mittagong - the gateway to the Southern Highlands Mittagong township is rich in history and is known as the gateway to the Southern Highlands. The town has a real sense of yester-year, with a number of stunning heritage buildings. The centre of town offers a delightful shopping experience with homewares, clothing, needlecraft, antiques, jewellery and health and beauty outlets. Indulge the tastebuds in one of the many cafes, restaurants, clubs and coffee houses.

In the midst of the township is Lake Alexandra where the kids can play, the big kids can picnic or just enjoy the quiet relaxed environment on the edge of the Lake. Mittagong is south west of Sydney in the Nattai River Valley between Mt Gibraltar, known locally as ‘The Gib’ and Mt Alexandra, both extinct volcanic peaks. Bowral - home to the International Cricket Hall of Fame Bowral is a most delightful country town situated in a valley at the foot of Mt.Gibraltar. Due to the high altitude of the Southern Highlands, the town enjoys gorgeous autumns as exotic European trees and shrubs change their colour in preparation for the winter months. The shopping precinct in Bowral has an atmosphere like that of few other

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What to See & Do All Aboard Model Railway Corbett Gardens in Bowral Southern Highlands Wineries Lake Alexandra International Cricket Hall of Fame Major Regional Festivals. Jazz & Ragtime Festival Antiques & Collectables Fair Bowral Tulip Time Bowral Autumn Music Festival Art Studio Wine Trail VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

International Cricket Hall of Fame & VIC, St Jude St Bowral Ph: 4862 1247 Tourism S/Highlands 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong. Ph: 1300 657 559 www.southern-highlands.com.au

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country towns as it offers an eclectic variety of boutiques, bookstores, antique and craft shops, as well as two shopping malls. The restaurants, coffee shops and cafes offer a huge variety of dining experiences from ‘fine dining’ to sidewalk, cafe style eating out.


Mittagong

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VICTORIA HOUSE NEEDLECRAFT Beautiful needlecraft to wear and decorate your home

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

Open 9am-5pm, 7 days 49 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong Shop online: www.victoriahouseneedlecraft.com.au

OPEN 7 DAYS 96 Bowral Rd, Mittagong

Ph: 02 4871 1682

Ph: 4872 2866 Fax: 48722867

Mittagong, your gateway to the Southern Highlands - stay, play, wine, dine & relax!

live love dance Catering for all your dance & performance needs. Dont forget our fabulous ladies fashion including labels like Cooper St and Sass and Fate

Superb Design Gifts & Homewares

Open 6 days a week. 24 Bowral Rd. Mittagong.

Ph: 4872 1677

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Interior Design, custom made curtains, blinds & furnishings. Call for a free measure & quote

Creating Beautiful Homes 106 Main St, Mittagong

Ph: 4871 2044

Great fun for all the family

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

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68-72 Old Hume Hwy, Braemar. Nth Mittagong

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HUGE WINTER

Taste the difference at the Bowral Cheese Store They make hampers to order for that special occasion, or just because you feel like treating yourself. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am 5.00pm, Saturday 8.30am -4.00pm & Sunday 10.00am -3.00pm. Corbett Plaza, Bowral. Ph: 4862 3749 www.thecheesestore.com.au

CLEARANCE SALE

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OPEN 7 DAYS Importer of Japanese Antiques, Art, Ceramics,

Good cheese shops give you a wonderful opportunity to find cheeses made in independent dairies from around the world. These cheeses owe their virtues to devotion, quality, passion and high standards and Australian independent cheese makers are among the world’s best. The Cheese Store in Bowral provides you with the opportunity to enjoy great cheeses from Australia and around the world with over 120 different varieties. Come and taste the difference! They also stock a wide range of the best produce from across the country as well as award-winning local produce, a wide range of savoury and sweet biscuits, Herbie's spices and gourmet regional condiments and jams.

the cheese store at Bowral

A fine food store with a wide variety of Australian & imported cheeses & gourmet foods. Select your own gift hamper. Corbett Plaza, Wingecarribee St Bowral

Ph: 4862 3749 www.thecheesestore.com.au Mon - Fri 9-5pm, Sat 8.30-4pm, Sun 10-3pm

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Historic Berrima

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Bundanoon Berrima - a shoppers paradise Berrima is a unique, historic village offering a day tripper the most wonderful array of food and shopping experiences in a living history environment. Established as a township in 1831, Berrima is a preserved Australian, Georgian, colonial town. It is located in a picturesque valley on a bend of the Wingecarribee River. The town was laid out in the manner of an English village around a village green. The centre of the village today is a living museum, with many of the original buildings, including the gaol, still providing a unique atmosphere within the town. The area is famous for its bushranger activity in the late 1800s. Today, Berrima is a favourite day trip destination for Sydneysiders and Illawarra and Canberra residents. It offers exquisite boutique shopping, antiques and great food. Moss Vale, the Shire Capital Moss Vale is the gateway to the Hume Highway and the Illawarra and is central to Southern Highland townships and villages and to Highland attractions. The town retains an atmosphere and charm of yesteryear due to an effort to preserve and restore old public buildings and private homes. Some buildings date to the 1860s 1890s, the Old Post Office. The Moss Vale Hotel, Court House and the historic Railway Station are fine examples of the 19C architecture. Leighton Gardens, in the centre of town, is as pretty as a picture in spring and autumn with massed displays of flowers and shrubs.

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

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

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7. Victoria Inn (1834)

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A great range of beer, wine & spirits and many of our local beers and cool climate wines. Open Mon/Sat 10am - 7pm Sun & Pub Hols 10am - 4pm

13 Railway Parade, Bundanoon Ph: 4883 7314

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

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

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BERRIMA NAMEPLATES Cast Aluminium Home & Property Names Made To Order

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P&S perfume & skincare co

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

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historic village! THE COURTYARD CAFE Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas

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

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

Ph: 02 4877 2729

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

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BERRIMA GENERAL STORE Country-style takeaway, breakfast all day, great coffee, icecream, newsagent, eftpos and friendly service. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 1225

With a feeling of Christmas An extensive range of gifts, magnets, locally crafted named mugs, candle melts and much, much, more. Mrs Oldbucks Corner, Berrima

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434 Wombeyan Caves Rd Mittagong Phone: 4878 5044 www.feastatmcvitty.com.au E: enquiries@feastatmcvitty.com.au Open: for Lunch 12pm -2.30pm, Thurs-Sun. Tapas - Fri & Sat nights. Cellar Door Sat/Sun 10am to 4pm. Fully licenced restaurant/cafe specialising in local produce and wines, with a modern Australian flavour. Located on the McVitty Grove vineyards with views of the rolling Southern Highlands landscape. Dinners and functions by arrangement.

1. Tertini Wines 2. Bousaada Winery 3. Feast @ McVitty 4. Centennial Vineyards 5. Marist Brothers Wines 6. Southern Highlands Wines 7. Mount Ashby Estate 8. Sallys Corner Wines 9. Banjo's Run Vineyard 10. Eling Forest Winery

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

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

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Indulge in a golden moment at Mount Ashby Estate Winery. Our Cellar Door and” La Pallette” Cafe are open Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment. Enjoy award winning wines, local produce amongst Sally Beresford Antiques and French Farmhouse Tables.

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Open 10.30 – 4.30pm Sat,Sun & pub hols or by appointment E.sallyscornerwines@bigpond.com Ph: 02 4883 4999 Choosing a good wine is simple. A good wine is the wine you like. Come to our cellar door and experience the aromas and flavours of our wines and you be the judge. Our wines are the best value in the Southern Highlands.

Eling Forest ⑩

Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨

On the Hume Highway, Sutton Forest

212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW 2579

12kms South of Berrima, 2kms North of the Illawarra Highway

Open: Cellar Door: Sat & Sun & Public Holidays

Cellar Door Café & Farm Shop ph: 4878 9155 Open: 7 days per week, 10 am to 5 pm except Xmas Day Email: winery@elingforest.com.au Cellar Door, Café and Farm Shop; where you can purchase gourmet food ‘pronto’ for the traveller. Sample, then enjoy the region’s finest wines in the intimacy of our Café and winter open fire with a choice of farm fresh home-made fare for lunches or morning and afternoon teas. Group wine tasting tours welcome at small charge. BnB, wedding venue and award winning Stones Restaurant.

11am - 4pm (other times by appointment)

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

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Canary Cafe

The Blue Rose Cafe

Open 7 days from 8.30am

Catering for all occasions: • Special occasions • Group bookings • Devonshire teas • Buses welcome

Open for morning, afternoon tea and lunch.

Dining Southern Highlands

Opposite Coles Express

409 - 411 Argyle St, Moss Vale

Ph: 4869 5925

Blue Rose Cafe - open 7 days 9-5pm Braemar Garden World, Braemar

Ph/fax: 4872 1434

Wolfgang's German Restaurant

The Stone Room - Tapas & Wine Bar

Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine

Weddings, birthdays all functions. Cheese boards & share plates. Extensive wine list. Tapas: from a light snack to a full meal - something for everybody

Open: Lunch, Sat & Sun 11.30 - 2.00pm Dinner, Wed - Sun 5.30pm till late Highlands Arcade, (behind ANZ Bank) 279-287 Bong Bong St. Bowral

Love the food and the ambience! Open: Fri - Sun, lunch. Wed- Sat dinner

www.wolfgangrstaurant.com.au

Ph: 02 4877 2800

Ph: 02 4861 1257

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Cafe Pirouette & Fine Food Deli

The Magpie Cafe Berrima

Fresh food & great coffee All day breakfast. Lunches on the run or sit down and unwind, romantic dinners, home made cakes, muffins & desserts.

Open 7 Days

OPENING HOURS: 7 days 7am till 4pm weekdays, 8am till 4pm weekends

Shop 6-7, 79-81 Hoddle St, Robertson

Ph: 4885 1788

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

BYO. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 2008


What's On June - July Innovation by Accident Exhibition Until 12 July Trainworks, 10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere. Accidents happen! On railways, innovations follow to prevent further accidents and make rail travel safer. This limited time exhibition at Trainworks explores some of New South Wales’ rail accidents and the improvements that developed. Special seminar event Sunday 22 April. Ph: 02 4681 8001. www.trainworks.com.au Bundanoon Dance Festival 8 -11 June Bundanoon. An intensive weekend of dancing, including workshops and dances with live music in traditional and contemporary Australian. Tickets: Bundanoon Hotel, Erith St, Bundanoon during the day and at the door of the Bundanoon Hall in the evening or in advance from www.bushtraditions.org Ph 6161 2426 The Producers Lunch @ Flavours Of The South 9 June 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Mount Ashby Vineyard & Antique Showroom. The Producers Lunch is a new addition to the 'Flavours of the South' Festival held every June long weekend. The lunch will be held in the 'Produce Store Antique Showroom' at Mount Ashby Vineyard & Cellar Door. Ph: 02 4871 2524 Mushroom Tunnel Tours 10 June Mushroom Tunnel, Mittagong Bookings only. Now open for tours of Lisun Exotic Mushroom tunnel located in a disused Railway tunnel in Mittagong. Over 8 varieties of mushrooms. Visitors will be conductted through the 600 metre tunnel by Lisun's Director Dr. Noel Arrold. Ph: 4871 2524 Historic Waterworks Open & Steaming 10 June Come and see Goulburn's original 1883 steam beam engine used to supply the city's water. Take the opportunity to have a picnic on the banks of the Wollondilly River. Take a tour of the Pumphouse Museum and historic waterworks. Bring your own for a picnic by the river. Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy Street Goulburn. Ph: 4823 4448 weekdays and (02) 4823 4492 weekends Big Bad Banksia Day 17 June 11am - 2pm The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Entertainment by the Camden Community Band, craft and discovery trails. The day includes a visit from Buttercup the Garden mascot. Ph: 4634 7935 The Highlands’ Theatre Group presents: “Fawlty Towers” June 22, 23, 29, 30 and July 6, 7 at 8pm, June 23, 24, 30 and 1,7 July at 2pm. Opening Night Special all seats $18! Mittagong Playhouse. Bookings through: www.htg.org.au or ph: Tourism Southern Highlands on 1300 657 559 (7days) 62 Main St, Mittagong

Fabulous Food Trail Tour 23 June 8.45am - 3.30pm Join Gang Gang Tours on a seasonal tour to local producers, orchards, farms and outlets. Includes morning tea, buy your own lunch. Ph: 4626 7242 or 0407 963 993 Vintage Film Day at Bargo Sports Club 24 June - 2pm Bargo Sports Club, 3580 Remembrance Drv, Bargo

The Train Works Exhibition

Bundanoon Winterfest 29 June - 8 July Bundanoon A week long festival of events, dinners, movies, markets, workshops and concerts aimed at getting you out and doing stuff! Opening night Friday 1st July is a street party in the main street of Bundanoon. Check the calendar: www.bundanoon.nsw.au Ph: 0434 977 418 Fountaindale Christmas In July Fountaindale Grand Country Lodge For four weeks, this historic building will be transformed into a beautiful department store, complete with ground floor dining and first floor shops! There will be three dining experiences to choose from, elegant Christmas a la carte, traditional Christmas buffet in the Ballroom and stylish High Tea. Ph: 4885 1111 www.fountaindalechristmasinjuly.com

Goulburn Waterworks

Christmas in July at Camden Valley Inn Throughout July 290 Remembrance Drive, Camden. Two course traditional buffet with all the trimmings, glass of eggnog on arrival and live entertainment. Bookings essential. Ph: 4655 8413 The Illawarra Fly Fly4 Kids School Holiday Program presents: Erth @ the Flyrth the Fly July 5-7, 2012 Erth will bring their celebrated show ‘Petting Zoo’ to the Illawarra Fly for a series of performances. See large scale, life - like puppets of Australian mega-fauna. Tickets go on sale May16 Bookings: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill. Ph:1300 362 881 or go to www. Illawarra fly .com .au Kids Grow Wild School Holiday Fun 2 - 13 July The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. For some great school holiday fun, join an education workshop at the Garden. Discover what lives in our lake, how to recycle and discover what's great at your Botanic Garden. Ph: 4634 7935 www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/annan Day Out With Thomas 28 - 29 July Thomas and his friends will be visiting Trainworks on Saturday the 28 and Sunday the 29 July. Meet the full-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. Take a genuine steam train ride from Sodor Island Railway Station pulled by Donald the black engine. See Toby the Rail Motor and watch Henry shunting the Troublesome Trucks. Meet The Fat Controller Ph: 4681 8001. 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere www.trainworks.com.au

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You are invited to the Launch - Tuesday 15 May 11am

Fly 4 Kids School Holiday Program The Illawarra Fly General Manager, Neredith Elliott invites you to the launch of iFly 4 Kids featuring a special sneak preview of Erth @ the Fly by Erth Visual Theatre. The launch is at 11am May 15 at the Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill.

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RSVP by May 7 to Debbie Howie at debbie.howie@fallscreek.net

iFly 4 Kids is the Illawarra Fly Tr Walks answer to school holida entertainment, every school h iFly 4 Kids will present the best relevant, environmental, educa inspiring and fun entertainme offer in the region!

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Robertson Potato Farm

Robertson

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The green heart of the Highlands Robertson is a pretty rural village with breath-taking scenery, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests in nearby National Parks. Lush surrounding farmland and country lanes complete the picture for this 'not to be missed' visitor friendly village, which lies at the edge of the Southern Highlands. In Robertson, you’ll find cosy cafes and restaurants, antiques and collectables, galleries with regular exhibitions, and a heritage railway station in landscaped gardens. Many shops specialize in goods that are both hand - made and Australian. The building known as ‘The Cheese Factory’ is a ‘must see’ in Robertson as it now houses a collection of shops offering, cheese, gifts, craft and collectables. The village is worth visiting both for itself, and as an ideal base to explore a spectacular hinterland, it is recognized as the “green heart” of the Southern Highlands on account of its superb rural scenery. Ridge roads with sweeping views contrast with sheltered tree-clad lanes, making this a delightful place for a scenic drive. There is much to discover. Stud cattle, sheep and alpacas graze green pastures. Rich, deep, red soils grow the legendary “Robbo Spuds” - Australia’s most sought-after potatoes. Robbo Spuds are always on sale in season (December to April). All this and more in a picturesque village where people are friendly, parking is easy and there is a genuine country town atmosphere.

Nearby are three of the longest drop waterfalls in Australia. They all plunge from rugged sandstone escarpments into rainforest canyons and valleys. Barren Grounds nature reserve has wonderful wild flowers and easy plateau walks to coastal views. The Illawarra Fly turns exploring the cliff tops into a great adventure with treetop walkways, a soaring tower, and sweeping coastal vistas from Port Kembla to Kiama. Further afield you can find Fitzroy Falls which offers scenery on a grand scale. Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, lush rainforest gullies and sweeping views of the escarpment are a good reason for visitors to include this area in your tour of the Southern Highlands. There are several walks to choose from; a timber boardwalk to the falls, or for the more adventuresome a 7km walk into a rainforest gully. The Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is open seven days and provides a range of information on Morton National Park and other places to visit in the area. The Falls Café offers a selection of tasty home cooked meals or simply coffee and cake in a bush environment. Barbecue facilities, toilets, picnic shelters all with disabled access. Open seven (7) days per week 9am to 5pm. (02) 4887 7270. Park Use fee applies.

What to See & Do Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore Falls Carrington Falls Illawarra Fly Robertson Cheese Factory

For information about Robertson go to: www.robertson.nsw.au VISIT: Robertson Cheese Factory 107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson Ph: 4885 2000 or 4885 2400

THE ROBERTSON

PIE SHOP OPEN ALL YEAR

Delicious pies, pastries, sausage rolls, soups and a variety of other foods made on the premises.

Illawarra Highway,

Jamberoo intersection, 3km east of Robertson

Ph: 4885 1330

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Illawarra Fly - school holiday program, iFly 4 Kids! Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk (iFly) is a fun outdoor attraction highlighting the Australian Rainforest. It is located on the Southern Highlands escarpment above the South Coast of NSW. It has extensive views across the ocean and valley floor from its 45m towerplus the 500m walk takes you through the treetop canopy of Australia’s ancient rainforest providing a birds’ eye view of our flora and fauna. To complement The Fly’s environmental experience, the Illawarra Fly is introducing iFly 4 Kids. It is an awesome new school holiday program dedicated to delivering relevant, educational, environmental, inspirational, high

quality entertainment for children and families. To be presented each and every school holidays, the iFly 4 Kids program adds a new dimension for all guests. This exciting line up of programs is expected to provide kids with a knock out series of activities that will offer families a great day out during each school holiday period. It’s a great chance for Grandparents, & parents, to bring the kids for an exciting day out. Illawarra Fly is less than two hours from Sydney and Canberra. The iFly 4 Kids program will be launched on May 15 & tickets for all events will go on sale on May 16.

The iFly 4 Kids program includes: July 5-7, ERTH @ the Fly September 26-2, Snow @ The Fly January 10-14, 2013 Circus @ The Fly April 17-20, 2013 Stars on The Fly ERTH @ the Fly, July School Holidays The inaugural iFly 4 Kids program kicks off in July with Erths’ Petting Zoo. Erth Visual & Theatre Inc is an internationally renowned Australian theatre company that creates incredible, large scale, life - like puppets of Australian mega-fauna. Erth will bring their celebrated show ‘Petting Zoo’ to the Illawarra Fly for a series of performances. Petting Zoo is a unique show allowing audience interaction with prehistoric Australian dinosaurs in a Zoo like environment. Kids and parents can pat the lifelike young dinosaurs which are lively, animated and affectionate. The star of the show is the Dwarf Allosaurus (155 million years old), a fearsome carnivore at the top of the food chain with dramatic and abundant teeth to rip into its prey. Its size in similar to T Rex. Erth @ the Fly: July 5, 6, 7 - 10am 12.30 pm 3pm Illawarra Fly is at Knights Hill, near Robertson in the Southern Highlands Head to Illawarra Fly for the school holidays with loads of entertainment and fun. www.illawarrafly.com or ph: 02 4885 1010

Come and explore the shops at

The Robertson Cheese Room Local & international cheeses, gourmet products. Open 7 days.

Green Heart Gallery

Australian works by artisans & craft makers. Ph 4885 2400

Carmen's Collectables Old Wares and Curios

Highlands in Season Produce & products reflecting our seasons

Accommodation 

And Chats Cafe & Restaurant Eat in or takeaway Open 7 days Illawarra Hway Robertson

Ph: 4885 1444

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Historic Homes in Goulburn

Goulburn

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Australia’s first inland city Goulburn is a thriving rural and commercial centre and offers country style living and hospitality. The city is rich in heritage and natural beauty and any visitor interested in the history and development of this beautiful city will be delighted during guided and self guided tours of historic sites, homesteads, cathedrals, cemeteries and points of interest. The first white explorers sited the land that was to become the first inland city from Mt. Towrang in 1798, but it was not explored until some 20 years later. Governor Macquarie declared it the Goulburn plains in 1820. Land seekers settled the area from 1818 onwards. By 1841 Goulburn had a population of some 1,200 people - a courthouse, police barracks, churches, hospital, post office and was the centre of a great sheep and farming area. It became an administrative centre for the district taking in surrounding townships for the new County Argyle. It is home to the Big Merino & the NSW Police Academy and its secondary industry is based on a mix of private and Government enterprise. In the private sector, firms are engaged in wool scouring, cotton products, footwear, heavy and light engineering, building related undertakings, retail distribution and concrete products. St Saviour's Cathedral 1874 to 1884 - one of the finest white sandstone cathedrals in the Southern Hemisphere. The splendid bell-tower, soaring windows and massive stone work are the first impressions one has of the building. The Cathedral and Hall were

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designed by Edmund T. Blackett at the peak of his career. The Forster and Andrews organ contained 43 stops and 2252 pipes when installed but has been modified several times since. It is regarded as one of the best pipe organs in Australia and one of the most sought after by organists. Ph: 4821 2206 Goulburn Historic Waterworks - a part of Australia's heritage The Goulburn Historic Waterworks is located on the banks of the Wollondilly River. It has fully operational steam engines; the 1883 Appleby Bros. beam engine and the 1860s Hick Hargreaves corliss valve engine. The beam engine dates to the 1880s when it was installed to pump water for Goulburn. The Waterworks is of national significance as it is the only complete, workable, steam powered municipal water supply left in its original location in the Southern Hemisphere. It is steaming again after an absence of over two years due to essential maintenance on the boiler. The Pumphouse Café serves locally produced meals and has a retro-style theme. Ph: 4823 4448 Riversdale Historic Homestead – a historic 1830s Inn Riversdale was purchased in 1875 by Edward Twynam who later became Surveyor General of NSW. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1967 from the Twynam family and is set in beautiful flowering gardens. The Inn is furnished as a mid-19th century colonial cottage. It is an ideal venue to just have a picnic or to book a function, a wedding or a christening. Mob: 0414 951 955

What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre St Saviour’s Cathedral Riversdale Historic Homestead Goulburn War Memorial & Museum Major Regional Events Lilac Festival Goulburn Roses Festival Taralga Heritage Rally The Pumpkin Festival The Apple Day Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492 or 1800 353 646 www.igoulburn.com E: info@igoulburn.com

The Big Merino A celebration of Australia's fine wool industry. The Big Merino was built in 1985 as a monument to Goulburn and the surrounding district’s fine wool industry. Standing 15.2 metres high, he is an impressive life-like model of Rambo, a stud Ram from a local property, “Bullamallita”. The Big Merino gift shop displays an eclectic range of quality gift wear. The aim is to provide the best quality products made from fine Australian Merino Wool. The range includes Ugg boots, fine wool scarves, hats, jumpers and jackets as well as plush sheepskins. Come and browse the amazing gift shop, learn about the history of wool in Australia and see how wool is processed. Ph: 4822 8013


Historic Goulburn

Riversdale

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

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

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

Ph: 4822 8013 www.bigmerino.com.au

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

Twynam Dr, North Goulburn. Mob: 0414 951 955 or 0409 953 859 E: riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au

Historic Goulburn Goulburn is teeming with history and is sure to delight the history buffs amongst you. Visit grand old buildings & magnificent cathedrals! Explore historic attractions, museums & old houses! Visit the Big Merino. Take in the grandeur of this beautiful historic city by strolling through its streets and laneways! The following historic sites are a real treat for those who appreciate buildings of historic significance; St Saviour's Cathedral, The Big Merino, Riversdale Homestead, St Clair Folk Museum & Archives, Goulburn War Memorial & Museum and Goulburn Historic Waterworks, located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River.

Visit: www.igoulburn.com.au

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

Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn

Ph: 4823 4463

St Saviour’s Cathedral

Historic Waterworks Marsden Weir, Goulburn Home to two unique, operational, steam engines, each over 100 years old. Picnic in the grounds or lunch at the Pumphouse Cafe on steaming days.

Open: Sunday and school holidays 10am-4pm. Mon & Tues 10am – 2pm. Steaming Dates for 2012: 10 June, 15 July, 30 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec.

Ph: 4823 4448

This Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in Australia. Completed in 1884, St Saviour’s Cathedral was designed by the architect Edmund Blacket. Admire the stained glass windows, detailed stone carving and magnificent organ. Bourke St, Goulburn.

Open: 10-4pm daily Ph: 4821 2206 E: office@goulburncathedral.org.au www.goulburncathedral.org.au

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Wollongong from the escarpment!

Wollongong

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

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

What to See & Do The Grand Pacific Sea Bridge Wollongong City Gallery Wollongong Science Centre Illawarra beaches and rock pools Wollongong Harbour & Lighthouse Merrigong Theatre Crown Central Shopping Centre

VISITOR INFORMATION: CROWN CENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE 174 / 200 Crown Street, Wollongong Ph: 02 4228 5999

It's full steam ahead for Goulburn Waterworks! After an absence of two years it’s full steam ahead at Goulburn Historic Waterworks. Major work to the boiler has recently been completed allowing the 1883 Appleby Bros beam engine and the 1866 Hick Hargreaves Corliss valve steam engine, both rare engines, to be in operation one Sunday of each month (except August). Built between 1883 and 1885 the beam engine began pumping water to the residents of Goulburn in January 1886. It was shut down in 1977 and has operated as a museum ever since. It is now the only complete, operational beam engine left in its

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original location in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings and engines are protected by a permanent conservation order and on the register of the National Estate and the National Trust. On “steaming days” the retro-themed Pumphouse Café is open serving its winter menu made of very reasonably priced locally sourced produce. There are also barbeque facilities or bring your own picnic and enjoy the relaxing beauty of the Wollondilly River while the kids enjoy the playground. The Goulburn Waterworks is also a popular location for weddings, baby naming ceremonies and children’s parties.


WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY Exhibitions-March 2012 Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm Burelli St, Wollongong www.wollongongcitygallery.com Ph: 02

Stand Up Close: Remembering Ron Lambert. Ron Lambert, Arctic Hopscotch, 1990, oil on canvas, 122 x 66cm, from the Estate of Ron Lambert.

ARTEXPRESS: Brittany Rayner, Fractured Family, 2011, photomedia, Kiera High School

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Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms. Jenny Tubby, Octagonal Rooms 2011-2012 Mixed Media

ARTEXPRESS features a selection of high achieving Bodies of Work submitted for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination in 2011. On display 16 June - 19 August. Stand Up Close. Remembering Ron Lambert explores the legacy of influential artist and teacher Ron Lambert (1923 – 1995). This exhibition includes work by friends, colleagues and artists. On display 2 June – 2 September. celebrating commUNITY, on display 30 June - 12 August, is an exhibition of works by local Aboriginal artists for NAIDOC Week 2012, and celebrates the spirit of unity and community pride. Resident artist Jenny Tubby has created

an installation of octagonal rooms which are like curiosity boxes that invite the viewer to enter and explore. Octagonal Rooms is on display until 26 August. Opportunity Knocks is on display until 26 August and features a series of miniature ‘McMansions’ constructed from plastic and old credit cards placed inside snowdomes. The James Kiwi Watercolour Prize Selected entries from the leading prize for watercolour painting in the Illawarra will be on display until 10 June. Just Imagine is an education initiative that encourages students in grades 5 12 to respond as creative, imaginative writers to works from the Gallery’s collection.On display until 15 July.

A Merrigong Theatre Company production

Monkey Baa’s

CHARCOAL CREEK A new work by award-winning playwright Marcel Dorney, Charcoal Creek is a chilling, moving and ultimately revealing story about the extraordinary power of ignorance and fear.

THE BUGALUGS BUM THIEF A fast-paced musical comedy based on the book by Tim Winton that tells the hilarious tale of the town of Bugalugs, where, one morning, the inhabitants wake up to discover their buttocks missing!

Critical Stages and The Follies Company production

EXHIBITIONS: Stand Up Close: Remembering Ron Lambert. Celebrating the legacy of this influential artist and teacher 2 June - 2 September ARTEXPRESS High achieving bodies of work by NSW students. 16 June - 19 August celebrating commUNITY Naidoc Week 2012 30 June - 12 August Naomi Ullmann: Opportunity Knocks An installation of miniature homes in snowdomes. Until 26 August Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms 2011/12 Artist in Residence Until 26 August The James Kiwi Watercolour Prize 2012 Tenth anniversary exhibition. Until 10 June Near Earth Art. The knock of the shoe New art curated by what until 27 May Just Imagine An innovative children’s creative writing program. Until 15 July

What's On @ IPAC

5 – 16 June Tickets: $39 -$49 | Under 30s: $29

July School Holiday Fun

SYNCOPATION By Allan Knee This touching love story soars with amazing ballroom routines choreographed by Dancing with the Stars choreographer/ dancer Mark Hodge.

9 – 11 July | Tickets: $22 Vacation Care Groups: $12

17 – 21 July Tickets: $49 -$59 | Under 30s: $34

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DAMS, LOOKOUTS, FALLS, WALKING TRACKS & PICNIC SPOTS attraction

features & facilities

Avon Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Cordeaux Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Warragamba Dam Ph: 1300 722 468 Cataract Dam

Spectacular views of the dam. Picnic & electric BBQs, facilities playground.

how to get there Avon Dam Rd, Bargo

open √ 7 days 10am - 5pm

Spectacular views of the lake, art deco buildings, Picton Rd, Wilton playground, picnic shelters, electric BBQs & viewing areas.

√ 7 days

Visitor Centre, interpretive signage, playgound, BBQs, picnic shelters & viewing area.

√ 7 days

Farnsworth Dam Ave, Warragamba

10am - 5pm

10am - 5pm √ 7 days

Ph: 1300 722 468

The oldest dam supplying Sydney. Picnic shelters, BBQs, & Baden Powell Dr, Appin playgrounds areas.

Nepean Dam

Viewing area, BBQ, picnic area, & playground facilities.

√ 7 days

Avon Dam Rd, Bargo

10am - 5pm

Ph: 1300 722 468 Burragorang Lookout Ph: 024677 0859 Razorback Lookout Ph: 024677 0859 Mermaids Pools Ph: 4677 3962 Pejar Dam Ph: 48321 988 Wombeyan Caves Ph: 4843 5976 Lake Alexandra Ph: 4889 4251 Mittagong Lookout Ph: 4871 2888 Box Vale Walk Track Ph: 1300 657 559 Erith Coalmine Walk

10am - 5pm

√ 7 days

Exquisite outlook over Lake Burragorang. BBQ & picnic area.

Road to Nattai, via The Oaks

Views all the way to Sydney on a clear day. Parking and picnic area.

Off Remembrance Dr, Picton

√ 7 days

Pools, Tahmoor Gorge & Canyon. Great walking area but not an easy one. The top path is the easiest.

Rockford Rd, Tahmoor

√ 7 days

Dam views, picnic and BBQ areas. Seasonal fishing and electric boating

Crookwell Rd, Goulburn

√ 7 days

Caves, wildlife, lookouts & waterfalls. Walking & camping area. Guided tours available. Fees apply.

Wombeyan Caves Rd, Wombeyan Caves

√ 7 days

Man-made lake. An abundance of wildlife. picnic, BBQ & picnic area.

Queen St, Mittagong

√ 7 days

Stunning views over Mittagong, Old Hume Hwy. Walking tracks.

Oxley Dr, Mittagong

√ 7 days

A historic railway line, 84 mts of tunnel. Walking & picnic area. Return walk approx 3 hours.

Box Vale Rd, Mittagong

√ 7 days

10am-5pm

9am-4.30pm

Lookouts, waterfalls, wildflowers, Aboriginal/historic sites. Morton National Park Walking tracks. Easy walk. Bundanoon

√ 7 days

Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls

√ 7 days

Ph: 4887 7270

Spectacular waterfall, rainforest, Visitor Centre & Cafe. Walking, picnic & BBQ area.

Carrington Falls

Waterfalls, walking tracks & picnic area.

10 kms east of Robertson

√ 7 days

Bungonia State Conservation Area Ph: 4844 4277 The Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk Ph: 1300 362 881

Caves, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Picnic, Camping, Kitchen & Shower facilities, BBQ’s, lookouts, walking trails around the rivers, cliffs and canyons. Fees Apply 1500 mtr rainforest walk with a 25 mtr high elevated treetop walk. Cafe & Visitor Centre. Fees apply.

Lookdown RD, Via Bungonia (25kms east of Goulburn)

√ 7 days

Located between Kiama & Robertson

√ 7 days

Ph: 02 4887 7270 Fitzroy Falls & Belmore Falls

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