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Welcome Inside scoop: Our edit of the best ice creameries and gelato hotspots

Your guide to property maintenance and safety this summer

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Must ride: Canberra’s best mountain bike trails

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Top tips for selling your home this summer

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A local’s guide to the South Coast’s best beaches

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SUM M E R 20 22 CANB E R R A E D IT IO N E D ITO R Jessica Chamberlain

C R E AT IVE D IR E C T ION Jessica Chamberlain

C O NT R IB UTO R S Amy Braddon Belinda Chamberlain

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Welcome Welcome to the latest edition of Inspired Living Magazine, a showcase and guide to what is trending within homes around Australia, the nation’s capital, and what is also possible within your own abode. A seasonal magazine produced quarterly by Blackshaw Real Estate. Inspired Living offers you, our valued readers, a unique, behindthe-scenes insight into Canberra’s dynamic property industry and its talented collection of local designers, architects, developers, builders, stylists, photographers, artists and more. “This year has brought phenomenal results for many Australian homeowners and the market isn’t slowing down.” We look at a local’s guide to South Coast’s best beaches. We share our edit of favourite golf clubs across Canberra and the South Coast, we show you our tips to summer maintenance and safety, the best mountain bike trails, the top ice creameries to support and look at the most effective way to sell your home this summer. We invite you to discover Inspired Living, take it home with you, share it with friends, and find inspiration in the possibilities of your own home.

Belinda Chamberlain, Managing Principal Blackshaw Real Estate

WELCOME

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Inside scoop: Our edit of the best ice creameries and gelato hotspots What better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than with a super creamy gelato or a refreshing fruity sorbet? Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to great ice cream parlours across the ACT and the South Coast region. So go on, grab some friends and family, support your local business and enjoy a scoop, or three!

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“Canberra’s median house price is now the highest in the capital’s history, now joining the likes of Sydney and Melbourne as the local market delivers the strongest annual growth seen in nearly two decades”

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GELATO MESSINA

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BATEMANS BAY ICE CREAMERY

THAT GELATO PLACE

and has been touted as one of the best

Batemans Bay Ice Creamery has been

located outside Cooleman Court Shopping

gelaterias in Australia. Every one of their 40

serving gourmet ice creams, decadent

Centre in Weston Creek. This great local

well-crafted flavours is made using a unique

desserts and mouth-watering crepes for

gelateria serves Australia’s most awarded

recipe with super creamy jersey milk from

over 42 years. They also do a great savoury

gelato, Pure Gelato, and has over 100

their very own dairy farm. They also have

menu with crepes, sandwiches and a range

delicious flavours to choose from. They also

their own hazelnut and strawberry farms

of breakfast dishes. This local icon is situated

sell cannoli, cakes, terrines, mini cones, fresh

and make their own chocolate, brownies,

in the centre of town overlooking the Clyde

coffee and a range of gelato accessories.

pralines, pastries, fudges and gelato cakes.

River, making it the perfect spot to enjoy

Open for dine in, takeaway or delivery, so

You can find them in Braddon and Kingston.

some tasty treats with a gorgeous view to

there’s no reason not to check them out.

Gelato Messina launched in Sydney in 2002

That Gelato Place is a family owned business

boot.

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MERIMBULA ICE CREAMERY Merimbula Ice Creamery has over 50 ice cream and sorbet flavours to tempt your taste buds this summer. Expect to find all your favourite flavours here plus a range of sweets – think house-baked waffle cones dipped in chocolate, fluffy pancakes, crepes, cakes, frozen yogurt, Belgian waffles, hot jam donuts, fudge and more. Their impressive menu also includes nachos, hot dogs, milkshakes, smoothies and coffee.

GELATISSIMO Gelatissimo was founded in Sydney in 2002 and almost two decades later, this gelato sensation now has more than 60 stores worldwide and three locations in the ACT – Manuka, Gungahlin and the City. This awardwinning ice creamery makes 50 flavours of artisan gelato fresh in-store everyday using a secret traditional Calabrian recipe. Their range of sweet treats also includes cakes, donuts, waffles and milkshakes.

BODALLA DAIRY Bodalla is known for its history of dairy farming and cheese production, and the award-winning Bodalla Dairy is true to form. Founded in 1989, this family-owned business makes ice cream daily in their micro-dairy in the heart of Bodalla, and their exciting bushinspired flavours are the talk of the town. Think Kakadu Plum and Rum, Coffee and Coastal Wattleseed and Let’s Go Camping, a gumleaf smoked ice cream with butterscotch and a macadamia praline. Not surprisingly, they make great yoghurt and cheese too.

MOGO FUDGE AND ICE CREAM

“It’s what childhood dreams are made of!”

The Mogo Fudge and Ice Cream shop has been making irresistible ice cream and heavenly fudge for more than 20 years. This award-winning business is also home to the famous Mogo Lolly Shop, which stocks hundreds of old fashioned lollies from around the world. Be sure to put this place on your bucket list – it’s what childhood dreams are made of.

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“Tantalise your taste buds this summer with delicious homemade gelato, sorbet and ice cream in a wide variety of flavours, made instore daily” SPILT MILK BAR

STRIPEY SUNDAE

VIA DOLCE

Spilt Milk Bar was founded in Orange in 2019

Stripey Sundae is located in Nicholls and is a

Via Dolce has been serving artisan gelato

and quickly grew a cult following, spurring

super-cute spot for delicious ice cream, fruity

and sumptuous desserts in the heart of

their growth into Canberra a year later.

sorbets, milkshakes, great coffee and other

Canberra since 2013. This family-owned

They make their gelato from scratch daily

tasty treats. Their ice cream flavours change

Italian pasticceria boasts an impressive range

and source most of their ingredients from

regularly but can include liquorice, mandarin,

of flavours including fig and mascarpone,

local producers and farmers. Their shop is

ruggata tal-lewz and red rippers, as well as

tiramisu, and blood orange sorbet. They also

reminiscent of a traditional ice cream parlour,

old favourites like chocolate, salted caramel,

offer woodfired pizza, traditional pasta, great

but with a modern twist, which adds some

choc-honeycomb and vanilla. What’s more,

coffee and a selection of sweet and savoury

childhood nostalgia to the experience. Don’t

customers can also play free board games

dishes for breakfast and lunch.

miss this one.

while enjoying an ice cream in-store.

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NAROOMA ICE CREAMERY The Narooma Ice Creamery will be sure to tantalise your taste buds this summer with delicious homemade gelato, sorbet and ice cream in a wide variety of flavours, made instore daily. This popular ice cream parlour also has a cafe that boasts an impressive breakfast menu, as well as burgers, wraps, hot dogs, fish and chips, nachos and other goodies made by their in-house pastry chef.

MOGO FUDGE AND ICE CREAM The Mogo Fudge and Ice Cream shop has been making irresistible ice cream and heavenly fudge for more than 20 years. This award-winning business is also home to the famous Mogo Lolly Shop, which stocks hundreds of old fashioned lollies from around the world. Be sure to put this place on your bucket list – it’s what childhood dreams are made of.

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Must ride: Canberra’s best mountain bike trails Appropriately known as the “Bush Capital”, Canberra’s array of national parks, reserves and stunning rural settings means mountain bike riders need not travel far to reach some impressive outdoor trails. It’s no secret that ACT boasts some of the best and well-maintained riding terrain in Australia, so grab your mountain bike and enjoy all that the territory has to offer.

STROMLO FOREST PARK Stromlo

Forest

Park

is

a

multi-use

recreational sporting facility with some of the most picturesque mountain bike trails in the country. Located in the heart of the Molonglo Valley, this 1200-hectare site was home to the 2008 UCI World Cup and the 2009 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships and offers over 50km of quality trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. There’s also a purpose-built event pavilion, 1.2km criterium cycling circuit, 2.5km grass cross country running track, equestrian trails, pump track, café, bar, bike hire facility and a shuttle bus to the top of the mountain.

TUGGERANONG PINES Tuggeranong Pines is located in Canberra’s south just off the Monaro Highway. Here, mountain bike riders will find 5km of wellbuilt trails that start at the top of the mountain and wind through pine forests and past impressive rock gardens. While there’s something here for all experience levels, the trails are for the more adventurous rider who enjoys an enduro or fast downhill route with lots of sharp bends, rocky terrain and jumps along the way.

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BRUCE RIDGE NATURE PARK Bruce Ridge Nature Park in Belconnen is a 94-hectare area bordered by the O’Connor Ridge Nature Reserve, Belconnen Way and Gungahlin Drive. Mountain bike riders can look forward to 14kms worth of climbs, bends and descents across a range of hardpack and loose gravel trails through luscious bushland featuring Red Stringy Bark, Scribbly Gum, Yellow Box and Blakely’s Red Gum trees. Riders can access the area through the main trailhead on Gungahlin Drive and follow over 100 signposts and trail maps located across the reserve.

“There’s something here for all experience levels” MAJURA AREA

PINES

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The Majura Pines Recreation Area boasts over 20km of single-track mountain bike trails for all abilities, as well as a pump track and dirt jumps. Winding through the stunning tall pine trees, the mapped and signposted multi-use trails are some of the oldest and best in Canberra. The area is not only popular with riders, but also used for walking, dog walking, trail running, orienteering and horse riding.

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CENTENARY TRAIL Canberra’s Centenary Trail is an ACT Government funded 145km loop spanning parks, bushland, lakes, rivers and urban areas from the capital’s northern border all the way to Tuggeranong in the south. The multi-use trail opened to the public in 2013 to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday and is a mix of singletrack, doubletrack, fireroad, road and cycle paths that travel through urban and natural areas across the territory. Be sure to check out the historic landmarks and notable places signposted along the way.

NATIONAL ARBORETUM The National Arboretum in the Molonglo Valley has over 20km of multi-purpose, family-friendly mountain bike trails across its 250-hectare undulating site. Riders of all ages and experience levels can enjoy a variety of trails that pass by forests, gardens, wildflowers and forest sculptures, with some of the routes forming part of the Canberra Centenary Trail. After exploring the trails, riders can take a break at the cafe or have a picnic on the grounds and enjoy the magnificent views over Lake Burley Griffin, the Brindabella Ranges, Black Mountain Tower and Scrivener Dam.

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A local’s guide to the South Coast’s best beaches Whether you’re looking for somewhere to swim, surf, fish or take a stroll along a calm stretch of sand with your dog, then look no further than the South Coast. The region’s 400km coastline is peppered with hundreds of beautiful beaches, secluded coves and crystal-clear waterways for your next getaway, but have you ever wondered where the locals go? Blackshaw Coastal Sales Consultant, Jessica Williams, is lucky enough to call the South Coast home. Here are her picks for the best beaches to visit this summer.

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BROULEE When it comes to beaches that offer excellent surfing, swimming, fishing and fun for the whole family, then Broulee is hard to pass up. Also known as the “Village by the Sea”, Broulee is home to three beautiful beaches – North Broulee Beach, Shark Bay and South Broulee Beach, as they are all within walking distance of each other and are protected by the landmark of Broulee Island Nature Reserve. There are some great walks around the reserve, which also offers panoramic views and is brimming with native plants and birdlife, including the superb fairy wren and white-bellied sea eagle. “My pick of the bunch is South Broulee Beach. It’s known for its great surf breaks, a viewing platform that’s ideal for checking out the surf, and good facilities such as hot showers, toilets and wheelchair access” - Jessica Williams. The newly renovated Broulee Surf Club is close by, which is a lovely spot for a drink or bite to eat. South Broulee also offers anglers easy access to rock and beach fishing all the way down to Bengello Beach. Photography by Danielle Macinnes

If you’re lucky, you might even see Bottlenose dolphins, Australian sea lions or sea turtles from the shores.

SHELLY BEACH Shelly Beach is located at the entrance of the Moruya River and is one of the South Coast’s most popular family beaches. Set within the Eurobodalla National Park, this north-facing beach is protected by the Moruya breakwall making for calm, safe waves and the ideal spot for children to swim and play. A well-built walkway provides easy access to the beach and the facilities include picnic benches, barbeques and toilets. If you like a spot of fishing, then head to the south wall for the best conditions. “What I love most about this beach is that it is surrounded by pristine native bushland and is located just west of Toragy Point, which boasts stunning views across the ocean. There’s also an old cemetery on the headland with headstones dating back to the 1800s” - Jessica Williams.

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“Before you go, be sure to check dog access times as they change throughout the year”

WIMBIE BEACH If you’ve got a beloved furry friend, then a visit to Wimbie Beach should be at the top of your list. This quiet crescent beach just south of Surf Beach is one of the best places to let your dog off leash. You’ll not only find plenty of space for your pet to run and roam, but lots of rocky areas for exploring and a shady grassy knoll that’s perfect for a family picnic or to sit back, relax and catch up on some reading or meditation. Being located in a naturally protected cove between two headlands makes the soft rolling waves ideal for families and young swimmers. Before you go, be sure to check dog access times as they change throughout the year.

COOKIES BEACH Just 10 minutes off the Princes Highway you’ll find yourself at the picturesque Cookies Beach in South Durras. This beach is well known for its crystal-clear waters, serene picnic area dotted with eastern grey kangaroos, and easy access boating ramp, making it a good choice for swimmers, families and boaters alike. “One of my favourite things about Cookies Beach is how remote it feels – there’s rarely a soul in sight, so you’ll feel like you are miles from anywhere” Jessica Williams. While you’re there, venture to the southern end where you’ll find the sculpted sandstone cliffs of the Wasps Head geological site dating back 280 million years.

TOMAGA RIVER The Tomaga River connects the quiet haven of Mossy Point and Tomakin, an area surrounded by crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, wetlands and the picturesque Candlagan Creek. “I love to go swimming here off the public jetty – the pristine waters are always inviting” - Jessica Williams. It’s also a great surfing area loved by the locals. The Mossy Point boat ramp is a Photography by Alice A

popular spot to launch a boat, kayak, paddle board or jet ski and explore the rivermouth’s surf break or do the 22km return trip to Mogo Creek. The nearby estuary offers great fishing with seagrass beds and shallow sandbanks perfect for lure and bait.

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Your guide to property maintenance and safety this summer From high temperatures to unexpected storms, the Australian summer is one of the harshest in the world, which means wear and tear on your home and garden is at its peak during the season. But despite the tough climate conditions, there are many small and simple solutions that will ensure your home stays safe and well-maintained this summer. Here’s our essential guide to get you started.

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FIRE SAFETY Fire safety should be top of mind all year round, not just during the summer months, but sometimes we all need a reminder to make sure our home is prepared and risk free. Firstly, your top priority is to check that all smoke detectors are working and have new batteries, and if they’re not up to scratch, then replace them immediately. Equally, it’s important to have fire extinguishers and fire blankets at hand, especially in the kitchen. Barbeques and outdoor grills can also be fire hazards, especially with the presence of grease, so keep them clean and have fire protection nearby. Also, make sure to regularly check that your barbeque hose is free from cracks, kinks and damage. While you’re outside, take some time to clear your gutters of leaves and twigs, and check around your home for unused timber and other flammable items that may pose a fire hazard.

WATERPROOFING Summer not only brings extreme heat but unexpected storms and heavy rainfall that can cause leaks and floods if your home isn’t waterproofed. Start by checking that drains, pipes and gutters aren’t blocked as they not only pose a fire hazard but can cause serious and costly

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damage if you encounter heavy rain. A build-up of twigs, leaves and debris can cause water to back up and overflow into your roof and leak through your ceiling. Seek the services of a professional to clean your drains and gutters, as well as check for any broken tiles or roof damage. A professional can also install guards and filters to keep your gutters clean and clear all year round. If you choose to do it yourself, make sure to take extra safety precautions.

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“As the temperature begins to rise, the last thing you want is to find that your air-conditioner doesn’t work”

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“We all know to slip, slop, slap and protect ourselves from the sun’s rays, but we also need to remember to protect our home and garden” KEEPING IT COOL

SUN PROTECTION

We often hear how important insulation is

As the mercury starts to rise, we all know to

during the winter months, but it’s just as

slip, slop, slap and protect ourselves from the

valuable during the summer. Poor insulation

sun’s rays, but we also need to remember

could mean you are letting warm air leak into

to protect our home and garden. Window

your home, and you might even be paying

awnings, eaves, shutters and external sun-

more for your air-conditioning bill as your

reflective shade cloths are some of the most

system works harder to regulate a lower

effective ways to keep the sun from cooking

temperature indoors. Start by checking the

your home. Likewise, installing shade cloths

insulation in your walls and roof or get a

or screens to protect your plants from the

specialist to drop by for an inspection. For

sun can mean the difference between a

doors, check they are well-sealed around the

thriving or dying garden bed. Move plants

frame and hinges. If you can feel air coming

and pots into shady areas, such as under

under your door, then install weather strips or

pergolas, or in a shed, garage or even

use draft blockers. Likewise, take some time

inside. Remember, every type of plant and

to look around your home for hairline cracks

flower has different needs when it comes

on interior and exterior walls, and around

to temperature, light and water, especially

windows. Gaps and cracks not only let air

during summer, so do your research or ask

in and out, but extreme temperatures could

your local garden specialist for advice.

make cracks even worse, so it’s best to

repair them as quickly as possible. Finally, as the temperature begins to rise, the last thing you want is to find that your air-conditioner doesn’t work. Give your unit and vents a clean by removing dust and debris, check that vents are functional, replace filters, and test your system well before the heats sets in to give you time for a service or replacement.

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Our favourite golf clubs across Canberra and the South Coast From dramatic cliff tops and stunning beaches to luscious bushland and eucalypt forests, the ACT and NSW South Coast are blessed with some of the best and most scenic golf courses in the country. Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished golfer, add some of these memorable locations to your wish list and enjoy a round or two.

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NAROOMA GOLF CLUB

MURRUMBIDGEE GOLF COURSE

CAPITAL GOLF COURSE

the best course on the NSW South Coast

Murrumbidgee Country Club is located

was established in the 1970s and is known

and regularly included in Australia’s top

in Kambah and is the only golf course in

for its picturesque course with wide, pine

50 list. This 18-hole course is located on a

Tuggeranong. Nestled under the Brindabella

tree-lined fairways and some of the best

breathtaking coastline and is famous for

Ranges, this 18-hole championship course

bentgrass greens in the region. Across the

its unique 3rd hole where players hit the

is open to the public and boasts some of

road, you’ll find the Canberra International

ball over the ocean to a clifftop green. In

the most scenic mountain and bushland

Golf Centre with a world-class 64-bay, two-

contrast, the back nine holes are set among

views. There’s a full-length driving range

storey undercover driving range, plus 18-

a thick forest landscape and large lake. The

and pro shop onsite offering lessons with a

hole mini golf course, 18-hole pitch and putt

clubhouse has a good brasserie, bar and

PGA professional. After a round, golfers can

course, and Pete’s Golf Connection, one of

entertainment facilities, plus there’s quality

relax at the friendly clubhouse and have a

Australia’s largest golf stores.

accommodation within walking distance.

refreshing drink or bite to eat.

The Narooma Golf Club is consistently rated

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This 18-hole golf course in Narrabundah


ROYAL CANBERRA GOLF CLUB Royal Canberra Golf Club in Yarralumla is one of Australia’s premium inland golf courses and is often included in Australia’s top 50 lists. Established in 1926, this 27-hole, resort-style championship course is framed by established trees within the Westbourne Woods arboretum. Royal Canberra hosts a number of professional and amateur tournaments and offers first-class facilities, including a driving range, chipping green, putting green, short iron range and pro shop, as well as a family-friendly clubhouse and restaurant. The course is for members only but has limited availability for visitors on Mondays and Thursdays.

MOLLYMOOK GOLF CLUB Established in 1977, the Mollymook Golf Club features two stunning courses – 9 holes by the southern tip of Mollymook Beach and an award-winning 18-hole hilltop championship course, both open to the public seven days a week. The beachside course offers panoramic views over the ocean and Collers Beach Inlet, plus there’s an onsite cafe, bistro, kiosk and bottle shop. Just a few minutes away, the hilltop course is affectionately known as “The Ultimate Challenge” and in 2020, was ranked third in Golf Australia’s favourite golf courses as

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voted by the public.

TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB Tura Beach Country Club, just north of Merimbula, was established in 1982 and has one of the most enjoyable championship golf courses on the coast. The first nine holes are relatively flat as they lead toward Tura Beach, while the back nine holes weave over undulating terrain and through a mature eucalyptus forest. The country club is also home to two of the best bowling greens in the region, as well as first-class tennis facilities and a great bistro with million-dollar views.

“It is open to the public and boasts some of the most scenic mountain and bushland views”

FEDERAL GOLF CLUB Federal Golf Club is one of Canberra’s best public courses, often featuring in Golf Digest’s top 100 and currently ranks 48th in Golf Australia’s best public access courses. This

picturesque

18-hole

championship

course was first established in 1933 by the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, but then reopened on Red Hill Nature Reserve in 1949. It is now surrounded by rolling native bushland, Santa Ana couch grass fairways, quality

bentgrass

greens

and

boasts

beautiful views of the Brindabella Ranges. Federal also has a pro shop, relaxing clubhouse with restaurant and bar, and an academy offering lessons for the young and young at heart.

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YOWANI COUNTRY CLUB Yowani Country Club was established in 1954 and is often included in the list of Australia’s finest inland courses. The 18-hole golf course has gently undulating, tree-lined fairways with well-maintained greens and two lakes, which are key features on the 16th and 17th holes. For golfers who love a challenge, there’s an almost 90-degree dogleg par four on the 2nd hole. There are also three couch grass greens for bowls, plus a restaurant, pro shop and 24 self-contained motel units.

CLUB CATALINA Club Catalina is located on Beach Road just minutes from the centre of Batemans Bay.

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This 27-hole championship golf course has well-kept kikuyu fairways and bentgrass greens and is open to members and visitors seven days a week. There’s a wellstocked pro shop and an air-conditioned clubhouse that overlooks the golf course with restaurant, bar and coffee shop serving quality fare.

GUNGAHLIN LAKES Gungahlin Lakes was established in 1996 and remains Canberra’s newest golf course. The 18-hole course is surrounded by picturesque lakes and ponds, plus there’s a 280-metre driving range, fully equipped pro shop and state-of-the-art Turbo Golf indoor golf simulator. In 2017, it was named by Golf

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Australia as one of the best courses to play for under $50 in the ACT and NSW.

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MORUYA GOLF CLUB

GOLD CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Moruya Golf Club is an 18-hole course

Established in 1996, this 18-hole public

surrounded by gorgeous parkland in the

golf course is located in the prestigious

heart of the Eurobodalla Coast. In 2020,

Nicholls Estate and provides a true country

this championship course was ranked by

club experience. You’ll not only find a

Golf Digest as one of the most fun to play

championship golf course with couch grass

in Australia, with sharp doglegs, strategically

fairways and pure bentgrass greens, but

placed bunkers and plenty of water to

first-class facilities including a driving range,

challenge even the most experienced golfer.

swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and

Onsite, there’s a fully equipped pro shop

bistro. Take note of the signature 7th and

and a friendly clubhouse with a bar, cafe,

14th holes that have breathtaking views of

restaurant, lounge and kids playroom.

the Brindabella Ranges.

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CLUB CATALINA Club Catalina is located on Beach Road just minutes from the centre of Batemans Bay. This 27-hole championship golf course has well-kept kikuyu fairways and bentgrass greens and is open to members and visitors seven days a week. There’s a wellstocked pro shop and an air-conditioned clubhouse that overlooks the golf course with restaurant, bar and coffee shop serving quality fare.

NOWRA GOLF AND RECREATION CLUB

PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB

Nowra Golf and Recreation Club opened Established in 1966, Pambula Merimbula Golf in 1954 and offers a beautiful 18-hole golf Club is located on the beautiful Sapphire course located on the northern banks of Coast and is one of the more popular golfing the Shoalhaven River. Some of the tees are destinations in regional NSW. This 27located high above the fairways offering hole championship course is an easy walk pretty river views, while other tees have through tranquil natural bushland, which been uniquely cut into the escarpment. The many native animals including kangaroos pro shop is well stocked and the clubhouse and birds call home. The modern clubhouse has a quality bistro with a relaxing verandah offers refreshments and pleasant views over to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. the course and Merimbula Lake.

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MORUYA GOLF CLUB Moruya Golf Club is an 18-hole course surrounded by gorgeous parkland in the heart of the Eurobodalla Coast. In 2020, this championship course was ranked by Golf Digest as one of the most fun to play in Australia, with sharp doglegs, strategically placed bunkers and plenty of water to challenge even the most experienced golfer. Onsite, there’s a fully equipped pro shop

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and a friendly clubhouse with a bar, cafe, restaurant, lounge and kids playroom.

PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB

YOWANI COUNTRY CLUB

golf course is located in the prestigious

Established in 1966, Pambula Merimbula Golf

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Nicholls Estate and provides a true country

Club is located on the beautiful Sapphire

finest inland courses. The 18-hole golf course

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Coast and is one of the more popular golfing

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championship golf course with couch grass

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hole championship course is an easy walk

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first-class facilities including a driving range,

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holes. For golfers who love a challenge,

swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and

many native animals including kangaroos

there’s an almost 90-degree dogleg par four

bistro. Take note of the signature 7th and

and birds call home. The modern clubhouse

on the 2nd hole. There are also three couch

14th holes that have breathtaking views of

offers refreshments and pleasant views over

grass greens for bowls, plus a restaurant, pro

the Brindabella Ranges.

the course and Merimbula Lake.

shop and 24 self-contained motel units.

GOLD CREEK COUNTRY CLUB Established in 1996, this 18-hole public

Yowani Country Club was established in 1954

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