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Yarrawonga Mulwala

March 15th & 16th h Yarrawonga Mulwala Splash ‘n’ Das

March 11th - 16th - 2014 World Barefoot Championships

March 15th - 63rd Burramine Gift Carnival

April 12th - 13th - Australia Formula Powerboat GP

Farmers Markets 4th Sunday of every month Yarrawonga Foreshore

Rotary Markets 3rd Saturday of every month Yarrawonga Showgrounds

Come down and see us at the Visitor Information Centre for more information on what’s happening in Yarrawonga Mulwala

Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism

Irvine Parade, Yarrawonga 1800 062 260

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Welcome to the autumn 2014 What’s On from the Murray to the Mountains guide. As the region winds down from a hot summer, cooler temperatures are welcomed and the landscape begins to change. With autumn comes the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our beautiful landscape, the changing hues, cool nights and dewy fresh mornings followed by bright sunny days. Hopefully, you can take your time to enjoy the many attractions in this region and, like so many, feel the need to return again and again. What's On in the Murray to the Mountains is a guide for visitors to help them get the most out of their stay and we encourage you all to take the time to read what is on offer and support the businesses, towns and locations featured here. Apart from the beautiful landscape, consider the array of dining experiences, accommodation

E D I T O R houses, golf courses, wineries and tourist stops on offer, all promising an enjoyable stay no matter what the age or interest. Camping or going 'bush' on day trips will also be popular during autumn, with the landscape particularly amenable during March, April and May. The winter edition of What's On in the Murray to the Mountains will be published in June, for advertising enquiries contact Jared on 03 57443731. For editorial enquiries on how to promote your event or attraction contact myself on 03 57443731. Most importantly, enjoy reading the autumn edition of What’s On and start planning your next day trip, weekend break or holiday. We look forward to seeing you soon. Racheal Willett Editor

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The Murray region will be packed with events this Autumn such as the World Barefoot Titles in March and the Formula Power GP boat races in April, both to be held in Mulwala.

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W h a t ’ s o n C a l e n d a r of E v e n t s March 1 Lake Mulwala – His and Hers Partners Classic fishing competition. Saturday at St Leonards, Vineyard Music on the Murray. 1-2 Corowa Annual Vintage Tractor Pull and Autumn Fun Weekend. 2 Cobram Travel Expo. Howlong Community Garage Sale. 5 Numurkah – International Women’s Day Celebrations. 7-16 21st Rutherglen Art and Photography Exhibition, Rutherglen Memorial Hall. 7-10 Rotary Club of Numurkah 34th Annual Art and Craft Exhibition. 7-10 Corowa -Wangaratta Rod and Custom Club Rod Run. 7 Yackandandah Cinema. 8-9 and 15-16 Tastes of Rutherglen and Pfeiffer Wines 30th Anniversary Celebrations. 8 The 2014 Ricky Bannister Cup, JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga. 2014 Rutherglen Triathlon. Wahgunyah Speedway. Yackandandah Old Time Dance. 9 Chiltern Pro Rodeo, Chiltern Racecourse. Yarrawonga - Music in the Park, Ballayregan, Kennedy Park. Corowa RSL Club Corowa Cup Horse Race Meeting. 10-16 34th Annual Corowa GPA Swim-In and Ex-Military Vehicle Gathering.

11-16 World Barefoot Waterski Championships, Mulwala. 15-16 Yarrawonga Mulwala Splash ‘n Dash. 15-16 Flower Show, Yarrawonga Showgrounds. Sat midday-4pm, Sun 8am-3pm. 15 Waaia Modified Tractor Pull, Waaia. 63rd Burramine Gift Carnival, JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga. Tungamah Community Family Festival. Nathalia Lions Club Poultry Auction. Yackandandah – Resonance and Dissonance Art Exhibition by Paul Miller at Spiritus Gallery. Star Theatre, Chiltern. 16 Yackandandah – Indigo Community Energy Forum. 21-23 Yackandandah Folk Festival. 22 Corowa Relay for Life. Corowa Community Garage Sale. Barooga Four Seasons Market. Beechworth Bakery Camp Street Carnival. Yackandandah – National Orienteering League Event. 23 Numurkah - 2014 Wetlands Fun Run Chiltern – Day on the Lawn, Chiltern Tourist Park. 29-30 Gran Fondo Beechworth – cycling, food, wine and friends. 29 Yarrawonga Lioness Club Craft Expo, Yarrawonga Town Hall. Howlong – Twilight Bush Market on the Fairway. Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market.

April 4 Yackandandah Cinema. 5 Rutherglen – Tour de Rutherglen, cycling. Pfeiffer’s Autumn Farmers Market. Wahgunyah – Saturday at St Leonards Vineyard Music on the Murray. 11Yarroweyah Old Time Dance. 12-13 Lake Mulwala - Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix racing series. 12 Pfeiffer Wines Autumn Farmers Market. Yackandandah Old Time Dance, Yackandandah Hall. Star Theatre, Chiltern. 13 Chiltern Cancer Cruise, Car and Bike Show. Rutherglen Flower Show and Expo, Memorial Hall, Rutherglen. 17 Yackandandah – The Edges Art Exhibition by Artripple at Spiritus Gallery. 18-22 Easter Bowls Tournament, Howlong Country Golf Club. 18-21 Cobram & District Arts Society Exhibition, Memorial Hall, Tocumwal. 19-20 Wahgunyah - Pfeiffer Easter Breakfast on the Bridge. Beechworth – Golden Horseshoes Festival. Wahgunyah – Easter at All Saints Estate. 19-21 Yackandandah – John Dermer 35th Annual Easter Exhibition. 19 Rutherglen – Campbells Winery Easter Picnic.

20 Cobram – Easter River Beaches

Local markets 1st Saturday of each month Beechworth Farmers Market, Ford St Mt Beauty Market Hollands St Nathalia Market on the banks of Broken Creek Finley Market

Market, Lincoln Causeway Wodonga

Last Saturday of the month Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market Finley Farmers Market

Yackandandah Community Market

2nd Saturday of each month Myrtleford Flea Market Elgin St 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month Hume Murray Food Bowl Farmers

3rd Saturday of each month Bright Market Howitt Park Moyhu Farmers Market Lions Park Numurkah Broken Creek Market Melville St (even months only) Tocumwal Farmers Market 4th Saturday of each month Mansfield Farmers Market Mansfield Primary School (excluding January) Benalla Lakeside Market

RUTHERGLEN WINERY TOUR Date: Every Wednesday

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1st Sunday of each month Corowa Federation Craft Market Bangerang Park 2nd Sunday of each month Rutherglen Farmers Market Lions Park 3rd Sunday of each month Rotary Market Yarrawonga Showgrounds

Festival, Thompson Beach. Corowa - Australian Billy Cart Championships. Wahgunyah – Pfeiffer’s Ecumenical Dawn Service on the Bridge. 25-27 Yarrawonga Yacht Club Anzac Regatta. 25 Yackandandah Cinema. 27-May 2 2014 4th Cod Nationals. 27 Huon – The Milk Run, Kiewa/ Tangambalanga, fun run. May 3 Beechworth – 6th Highland Games at Amulet Vineyard. Yarrawonga – Satellite City Street Rod Club Biennial Rod Run. Beechworth – Drive Back in Time. 9 Yarroweyah Old Time Dance 10 Yarrawonga-Cobram-Tocumwal – Save the Children Murray Quad. 17 Yarrawonga – SBA Skateboarding Workshop, Yarrawonga Skatepark. 24 Katunga - Monichinos Wines End of Vintage Degustation Dinner. Wahgunyah Speedway. 25 Howlong Mutts in May Festival. Nathalia Golf Club Tournament.

4th Sunday of each month Farmers Market Yarrawonga foreshore Every Sunday Tocumwal Foreshore Market – held on some Saturdays. Contact Tocumwal Visitor Information Centre for further information on 0358 742 517.

Leave: Mulwala 9.30am, Yarrawonga 9.45am Visit: Pfieffers, Cofields & Chambers Lunch in Rutherglen Stanton & Killeen, Bullers & Campbells Return to Yarrawonga approx 5pm. Price: $35.00 Booking essential by Tuesday 4.30pm (Minimum of 8 persons per tour) Contact: Yarrawonga Visitor Infomation Phone: (03) 5744 1989 Email: tourism@yarrawongamulwala.com.au

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Kyabram Koala Capers Park. The family-favourite destination is bursting with native wildlife and has added to their attractions with the recent opening of the new koala enclosure. The koala enclosure gives visitors to Kyabram Fauna Park the opportunity to observe the animals as they amble through their busy day and get up close to this much-loved Aussie icon. Baby flying foxes are also on display, albeit growing up fast, and they’re accompanied by many other young friends including some too-cute Cygnets. Just 25 minutes from Echuca and Shepparton, a visit to the park makes an ideal day trip. It features 55 hectares of open parklands, wetlands and includes an open garden area of six hectares of picnic and

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You may just come across rare geese, emus, wallabies and kangaroos, as you stroll to one of the many exhibits displaying reptiles, wombats, dingoes, lizards and much more. Walk-thru aviaries allow you to get up close and friendly with cockatoos, native pigeons, doves, curlews, owls and a myriad of parrots. Enjoy the air-conditioned Wetland Viewing Hide that overlooks the Park's lakes with floor to ceiling oneway glass. There is also an extensive Café providing a large range of snacks and meals throughout the day. The Kyabram Fauna Park is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 5.30pm, opening times for the koala enclosure are listed at the front entrance or to keep up with the latest news from the Kyabram Fauna Park go to the website www. kyabramfaunapark.com.au or check out the Facebook page.

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Northern Victoria’s Award Winning Wild Life Park see the crocodile, venomous and nonvenomous snakes, lizards, wombats, Koalas, cockatoos, wallabies, native geese, finches, owls and free ranging kangaroos & waterfowl. a variety of walk through aviaries. Ample parking, cafe, picnic area, FREE playground & public facilities ELECTRIC BBQ'S What’s On • Autumn 2014 — Page 5


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amily owned and operated since 1962, Monichino Wines in Katunga is a must-visit for lovers of fine wine. Built on a proud tradition of producing quality wines and setting themselves apart as one of the leading wineries in the Goulburn Valley, Monichino’s will be hosting a degustation dinner as part of the Goulburn Valley wine region Aussie Wine Month celebrations on Saturday May 24. Aussie Wine Month is a celebration of

Australian wine, presented by Wine Australia, and a chance for Aussies to get a taste for and enjoy top drops from our own backyard. Throughout the month of May, there’ll be more than 100 wine-related events around Australia including sophisticated city-based wine tastings, spirited regional festivals, sumptuous food and wine dinners and a range of entertaining vineyard activities. The Monichino Wines End of Vintage Dinner on May 24 will be held in the

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Monichino Wines will host a degustation dinner on May 24.

“Spend a Night not a Fortune” 142 Melville St, Numurkah

PH: (03) 5862 1966 E: info@eltoro.net.au www.eltoro.net.au

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Monichino wines, Degustation Dinner Saturday 24th May 2014

Barrel Room amongst the towering wine barrels – a lovely place to enjoy this great evening of fine wine and food. Terry will be presenting his new vintages and together with chef Francesca will match each course with Monichino’s finest wines. Francesca is known as one of the most celebrated chefs of the Murray district and the standard of Italian cuisine he creates is exceptional.

This extraordinary dining experience is unrivalled and sure to be popular, so bookings are essential, call 03 58646452 email; info@monichino. com.au or look at website on events page.www.monichino.com.au Be sure to secure your place at the table for this opportunity to experience some of the best wine and food in Victoria. An experience not to be missed!

Dedicated to creating a tradition of excellence

Producing award winning wines and gaining a reputation as one of the leading wineries in the Goulburn Valley. Specializing in White & Red table wines plus an extensive range of museum fortified wines. Available in leading restaurants and selected retail outlets. Only 45 minutes drive West of Yarrawonga and 2½ hours North of Melbourne. Cellar door opened 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday.

Berry's Road, Katunga Tel: 03 58646452 Email: info@monichino.com.au Web: www.monichino.com.au ESTABLISHED IN 1962. FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

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“An affordable retreat” Numurkah Caravan Park, Business Excellence award winner, is a beautiful park right on the banks of the Broken Creek. A five minute walk to the shops, pubs, swimming pools, gym, golf club and bowls club. The Park offers an affordable retreat in a central destination from which to experience and explore all the Murray region has to offer. Choose from cabins to on-site large vans, or camping. Simply relax and take in the peace and quiet of a creek change.


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ituated between the Goulburn and Murray Rivers with the Broken Creek meandering through the centre, Western Moira is a unique region full of nature and history. Part of Sun Country on the Murray Tourism Region, the wonderful climate is just one of the many reasons to visit or stay. Comprising the Barmah National Park, Broken Creek and the charming towns of Nathalia, Barmah and Picola, Western Moira is well worth a visit. Start your visit at the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Blake Street Nathalia. The centre is staffed 7 days a week and is a great resource for what to do and see in the region. Drop in for a cuppa and study the pictorial history of the Barmah Forest and National Park in this beautiful building. During the month of March the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre will host an exhibition from the personal

One of the beautiful images from the Stuart Birrell collection The Brumbys of the Barmah Forest to be displayed at the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in March. collection of photographer Stuart

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Heritage Centre. Your travels through Western Moira will expose you to the natural wonders of the region as you enter the gateway to the Barmah Forest and the Murray River. Marvel at the 500 year old River Red Gums and learn about the indigenous history of the area. Soak up some sun and history before relaxing on the banks of the Murray River or the Broken Creek. Western Moira offers something for everyone. Why not have a hit of golf at Nathalia Golf club, tennis on the beautiful grass courts or a swim in the Nathalia Pool or in the Mighty Murray at one of the beautiful river beaches. You will find great accommodation options in Nathalia, Barmah and Kotupna from caravan parks, on site cabins, Motel units or bush camping sites the choice is yours. At the end of a great day cruising the area, relax with a cold beer, pub meal and friendly chat at one of the local pubs in Nathalia, Barmah or Picola.

country Make Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre part of your trip.

The Barmah National Park has a fascinating and diverse history and is a great place to visit. Before you do, drop into the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia. Learn about local indigenous history, the timber industry, woodcutters, riverboats, leech and feather collectors, cattlemen and more. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Blake Street, Nathalia, T: 03 5866 2289

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he Murray River is full of water and looking great – it’s the perfect time to take a unique trip through the worldacclaimed Barmah wetlands viewing the best this area has to offer as you cruise “the narrows” on the Murray River between the Barmah National Park and Murray Valley National Park. Hear fascinating commentary from your certified Eco guide about the hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and Forest their home, and about the myths and legends of this very special area. You will understand why they have been named Wetlands of International Importance as you slip quietly across the water in the dappled shade of the world's largest single stand of River Redgum. The area is a wildlife haven for 236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species.

The business is the only ecological experience in the Barmah/Murray Valley National Parks to gain accreditation under the Nature and Ecotourism Accreditation Program (NEAP)

Kingfisher Cruises operates Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday offering a two hour public cruise. Group bookings are most welcome and a cruise can be tailored to suit your needs.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 03 5855 2855. For more information visit www. kingfishercruises.com.au. Or check out the Facebook page.

“Your gateway to the Barmah Forest” Located on the banks of the Murray and surrounded by the Barmah Forest, Barmah Caravan ark is an ideal holiday location. Stay in one of our comfortable cabins or camp on the riverbank while enjoying all the river has to offer We are dog friendly (on leash), with a boat ramp next door, and only 20 minutes drive to Nathalia or Echuca/Moama Spoil yourself with one of our “Barmah Experience Packages” Call now to find out more

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icture yourself relaxing with family and friends, with a glass of wine in hand overlooking the beautiful Murray River in the surrounds of the lush Barmah Forest. Sounds good? Then a visit to the Cape Horn Vineyard is a must this summer. Located on a sand hill wedged between the Murray and Goulburn Rivers upstream from Echuca and on the very western edge of Western Moira, Cape Horn Vineyard is named after the river bend resembling Cape Horn on the tip of South America. The Vineyard was first planted to Shiraz grapes in the 1800's serving the thriving River Boat trade. The property is owned by Sue and Ian Harrison and the Vineyard has been re-established, with the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,

Shiraz, Durif, Marsanne and Zinfandel vines Their philosophy is to produce high quality boutique wines that reflect the vineyards' distinct microclimate, rich sandy soils and native eucalypt surrounds, whilst maintaining fruitdriven varietal characteristics. Cape Horn Vineyard has sprawling lawns with plenty of room for the kids to run around while the rest of the family relaxes and is also dog friendly due to the Harrison’s own affection for two very loveable resident Labradors. Today Cape Horn Vineyard offers visitor’s tastings at the cellar door of a fine selection of wines made from their own fruit. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic and take the trip to the vineyard. Phone the cellar door 03 5480 6013 for more information.

Quality accommodation you can rely on. • Affordable rates • Quality rooms • Friendly staff • Close to town

Cnr. Murray Valley Hwy & Manifold St Nathalia Ph: 03 5866 2615 www.nathaliamotel.com.au

Taste our range of award winning wines at our cellar door overlooking the Murray River. Extensive lawns, perfect for picnics & barbeques. Enjoy a glass of wine with a wood fired pizza or cheese platter. Catering for functions and weddings. River tours from the vineyard. Access by car, bus or boat.

Stewarts Bridge Road, Echuca

(03) 5480 6013

www.capehornvineyard.com.au

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TOCUMWAL GOLF CLUB Saturday 8th: Ian Smithers, Live Entertainment 8:30pm Thursday 13th: Community Old-Fashioned Sing-along Sunday 16th – 21st: Veterans Autumn Golf Tournament Saturday 22nd: The Freeway Band, Live entertainment 8:30pm

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TOCUMWAL GOLF CLUB Saturday 5th: Maurice Milani, Live Entertainment 8:30pm Thursday 10th: Community Old-Fashioned Sing-along Friday 18th-Monday 21st: Easter Golf Tournament Saturday 20th: Glenn Star, Live Entertainment 8:30pm Saturday 26th: Callum Gleeson, Live Entertainment 8:30pm TOCUMWAL RACe CLUB 144th Garnaut Tocumwal Cup Saturday April 19 Gates Open 10.30am $20 Gate Entry TOCUMWAL BOWLs CLUB 11 – 12 AprIL Chris philpot real Estate Classic Men’s Two Bowls Triples 13-15 April Autumn bowls Tournament – Entries Available at the Club EASTEr – Good Friday 18 April - Smorgasbord $25 members Non member $30 Easter Bowls Tournament 17-21 April Last Friday of month special raffles, members draw

Tocumwal on the Murray Regional Tourism

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Tocumwal Visitor Centre Market Day Raffle Murray Quad Saturday 10 May Mother’s Day Fun Run 11th May TOCUMWAL GOLF CLUB Saturday 10th: Live Entertainment, Band TBC Monday 5th: PGA Pro Am & Hospital Charity Day Tuesday 6th-9th: Trainee Pro Am Championship TOCUMWAL MARKET DATES Saturday March 8 Labour Day Saturday March 29 Sunday April 20 Easter Saturday May 10 Mothers Day Saturday June 7 Queens Birthday Winter Festival Saturday July 5 Farmers Markets Held each 3rd Saturday of the month Best Breakfast Bacon and Egg rolls, real coffee, Orange juice Fresh fruit and veg, plants homemade cakes, Artisan Breads, fudge, jams, pickles. Honey, Local grown meat, handcrafts etc

Tocumwal on the Murray Regional Tourism

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region. The Murray River, with its majestic river red gums, sandy beaches and a large variety of wildlife, provides the perfect backdrop for a unique getaway. Explore natural bushland, creeks and billabongs set amongst hundreds of species of plants, colourful wildflowers and towering gumtrees. Take a relaxing stroll along the river walk and view the many types of birds which can be found nestling in the area. Meander along the WWII Women's Auxillary Australian Air Force Memorial Creek Walk, extending 3.2km from the town centre, enjoy the local native species of flora and wildlife which frequent this area.

The Tocumwal races are on Easter Saturday, April 19. Tocumwal will be a hive of activity this autumn offering some fun and interesting events and attractions for the entire family. The Easter weekend in Tocumwal will feature the Tocumwal Easter Races on Saturday, April 19 at the

Tocumwal Race Course. Gates open 10.30am. On Sunday drop into the Tocumwal Foreshore Market. There will also be demonstrations and tastings at the Visitor Centre. For sports enthusiasts May 10 and 11 will see a big weekend in sport. Starting with Australia’s first Quadrathlon, the Murray Quad. This gruelling event starts in Yarrawonga with the traditional triathlon events of running (20kms), swimming (3km) and cycling (80km) finishing with a 26 km paddle down the Murray River from Cobram ending at the Tocumwal boat ramp. On Sunday the 11th May the Mother’s Day Fun Run will also be held at the Tocumwal Football Ground. Throughout Autumn the Tocumwal Golf Club will have plenty of live music and some exciting Pro Am

competition with the Annual Easter Golf Tournament on again and the PGA Am & Hospital Charity Day being held on May 5th. There are lots of things happening at the Golf and Bowls Club, throughout March, April and May. A highlight will be the Chris Philpot Real Estate Classic Men’s two Bowls Triples on the April 1112 with $6,300 prize money up for grabs. Following this will be the annual Autumn Bowls Tournament on April 13-15. There will also be an Easter Bowls Tournament on again. And don’t forget the many fabulous markets in Tocumwal listed on page 10 and 11. For more information contact the friendly staff and volunteers at the Tocumwal Visitor Information Centre on 03 5874 2517.

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tep back in time at Tocumwal Antiques and Tea Rooms. The fully-restored 1860s general store in Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal is a delight of antique treasures featuring a huge range of collectables and bric-a-brac. Spend time browsing the collection, which also includes an impressive range of jewellery and modern giftware, and you’re sure to find that perfect gift or maybe a special treat for yourself. And, there’s no better way to complete you visit than with a

Lynne George hosts visitors at the Tocumwal Antiques and Tearooms.

cuppa, light lunch or snack in the Tea Rooms. Enjoy a lime spider, iced coffee or cappuccino on the beautiful verandah just 100 metres from the picturesque Murray River. The verandah is also ‘dog friendly’ so your furry friends don’t have to miss out on a visit to the Tocumwal Antiques and Tea Rooms. And while you’re there don’t forget to admire Lynne’s personal collection of retro coffee pots – you won’t be disappointed. Stop in and say hello today at 15 Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal.

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right colours, cool, floaty fabrics and all you need for your beautiful autumn wardrobe is available now at Barefoot Boutique. In the lovely premises at 42 Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal, Barefoot Boutique perfectly captures the style, creative flair and individuality of owner Kate McPherson. Welcoming displays give customers the opportunity to browse a wide range of stock not seen before in this region. The range includes unique, handmade chenille clothing, soft furnishings and beautiful cot quilts as well as a full range of lovely retail fashions, bags, scarves, jewellery, swimwear and sunglasses. Something to suit all ages. Autumn brings with it the introduction of new season stock arriving regularly to capitalise on the fun and freedom of fashion whether for camping or a special

night out. Kate is committed to selecting garments and accessories that offer customers the choice of following

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42 Deniliquin St Tocumwal NSW 2714 Ph: (03) 5874 2292 Mob: 0400 354 247 Like us on Facebook

own style statement. Kate's Barefoot Chenille Originals handmade creations remain the main drawcard for the boutique drawing customers in with their originality, fun and comfort. Gift vouchers are available to treat that special someone and free gift wrapping is an added bonus. Barefoot Boutique at 42 Deniliquin Street, Tocumwal, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm Saturday from 10am to 2pm, with extended trading hours over easter. Call Kate on 0400 354 247 or like Barefoot Chenille Originals on

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” k o o l e h t t e “G • Autumn range of fashion & accessories now in store Email: katesclothes@hotmail.com • Unique, stylish hand BarefootChenilleOriginals picked pieces Featuring: Barefoot Chenille originals handmade by Kate still in store

Call in and find interesting & unusual pieces OPEN Wed, Thur & Fri: 10.30am-4.30pm Sat: 10am-2pm Other times by appointment

OPEN Mon-Fri 10am-5pm / Sat 10am-2pm Extended trading hours over Easter 42 Deniliquin St, Tocumwal Like us on Facebook Ph: (03) 5874 2292 Mob: 0400 354 247

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Cobram’s Station Gallery

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alented artists from Cobram and the surrounding area showcase a variety of their work at Cobram’s home of art, The Station Gallery in Punt Road. Situated in Cobram’s historic old railway station, the gallery is operated by the Cobram & District Arts Society, a friendly, welcoming regional art group. The art society gives artists, whether experienced or novice, a chance to try their hand at a variety of artistic

mediums, even providing ‘Come and Try’ days each Thursday at the community hall in Barooga. New members are always welcome. The gallery itself is open whenever signs are displayed on weekdays and weekends, from 10am to 3pm, or by arrangement. Interested visitors need only call the Cobram Information Centre for details on opening times. The fine work of the Cobram & District Art Society members

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• Local artists’ work on display and for sale • Look for our open sign displayed on weekdays or weekends 10am to 3pm • Plenty of parking for cars and caravans

Old Railway Station Punt Road, Cobram

Visit The Station Gallery in Cobram. culminates at Easter with a four-day showcase held at the Memorial Hall in Tocumwal. The exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to display their work, in a variety of mediums, for the viewing pleasure of locals and visitors.

Entry to the showcase is free and there is an opportunity to win prizes. Everyone is welcome to come along and marvel at the talents of local artists from both sides of the border. For more information contact Station Gallery Manager Melida on 03 5872 1356.

Chrysties Experience

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hrysties Museum in Tocumwal is one of the best private collections of eclectic antiques, collectibles and rare finds you will ever come across. It is the result of more than 70 years collecting so it is no surprise to discover it is spread over four acres. “I don’t think we could be called just a car museum or a collectables store because we have something here for everyone,” George Chrystie, owner and namesake of Chrysties Museum said. George indeed is true to his word and prides the museum on having one of everything ever produced in the 20th Century. From his prized Ford Zephyrs and 1930s-40s caravans, one of a kind tractors even many farmers would never have seen before, hundreds

of old kerosene lamps to old newspapers and magazines, if you can think of something made from metal or wood, chances are George has one. Chrysties Museum is located just out of Tocumwal on Thorburns Road and is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm, phone 03 5874 3358 for more information.

A car lover’s delight at Chrysties Museum.

Enjoy a trip down mEmory lanE Adults $5 • Pensioners $3 • Kids Free

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From an old logging truck, working vintage cars, farming equipment and collectables. There is something for everyone.

Thorburns Rd

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Set on 4 acres, Chrysties Museum is a lifetime collection which will enthrall and amaze.

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Easter River Beaches Festival

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Josh and the team have an extensive local and regional wine list and are proud to use local produce to create their culinary delights. You can dine on the fully licensed undercover deck and viewing platform or laze by the fire on their cosy couch area as you slurp a hot chocolate or indulge in a cocktail. Visitors can also enjoy the restaurant’s kiosk service with takeaway drinks and food to take to the water’s edge. Visit Thompsons Beach and the Beach Cafe for a memorable day or evening out. For bookings or more information contact the team on 03 58712929.

he Beach Restaurant is the perfect compliment to Australia's largest inland beach, Thompsons Beach, Cobram, overlooking the Mighty Murray River. The unmatched natural beauty of the sandy beach is the perfect backdrop to one of Australia’s premier cafe/ restaurants, offering a funky casual cafe atmosphere during the day and a sensual gourmet dining experience in the evening. The cafe was opened three years ago by hospitality guru Paul Gemmill and is headed by Executive Chef Joshua Goldsworthy.

Dine on the banks of the Mighty Murray

The Beach Cafe welcomes you to the most amazing beach setting in Australia on Victoria’s largest inland beach.

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hompson Beach in Cobram will come to life Easter Sunday for the annual Easter River Beaches Festival. A jam-packed day of events offers something for the whole family to enjoy including children’s rides, Easter egg scramble, the incomparable ‘kite man’, food and market stalls. At 3pm all eyes will turn to the water as hundreds of ducks, of the plastic and yellow variety, are launched into the water for the Great Murray River Duck Race. You can even purchase a ticket, hopefully the ‘lucky duck’ ticket,

and be in the running to take home a prize. The fun doesn’t stop there; kids can also test their sand skills in the Sand Sculpture Competition. The festival is a great way to enjoy your Easter weekend in Cobram and Barooga. While you’re there be sure to enjoy the entertainment on offer at local pubs and clubs, visit the great local bakeries and cafes and maybe take a tour of the Farm Gate Trail. For more information go to www. cobrambarooga.com.au or call the Cobram Barooga Visitor Information Centre on 03 5872 2132.

Enjoy Easter Sunday on beautiful Thompson Beach at Cobram.

COBRAM BAKERY CAFE

OPEN 5am, 7 days a week • Bread baked fresh daily • Best breakfast menu in town • Great selection of freshly cooked lasagnes, roasts, quiches etc.

• Full range of pies and pastries • Freshly brewed coffee • Salad rolls, foccacias, wraps etc. Thompsons Beach Cobram

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hether you’re selling, restoring or browsing for that perfect piece, Antiques & Collectables on High in Cobram is the place to visit. The High Street store is a treasure trove of antiques and collectables, all lovingly cared for and restored. The extensive range of antique furniture includes chests of drawers, crystal cabinets, dining settings and sideboards and, in particular, an extensive range of Australian cedar pieces. Also featured are Georgian era antiques from the 1700’s onwards, items from the Victorian era 1850’s to 1900’s and the Edwardian era from the 1900’s to 1905. Antiques and Collectables on High not only has beautifully restored furniture but also sells a range of furniture polishes and waxes and the friendly staff can offer advice on what you need to do to maintain your precious pieces. For those looking for something

available for sale. Antiques & Collectables on High offers restoration of everything from small coffee tables to 14 piece dining settings. Furniture can also be made to order, from recycled timber using traditional methods, if you’re looking for that one-of-a-kind piece. Now, if after browsing the extensive range of items you find yourself a little peckish, never fear, Antiques & Collectables on High has an exciting new range of organic chocolates and licorice. You’ll find everything, from the classic to the unusual, at Antiques & Collectables on High. different, Antiques & Collectables on High has recently ventured into the field of model boats and nauticalia. The store now has an array of replica boats, including the likes of the Victory and Mayflower, on display for the novice or seasoned collector to peruse.

There is also an extensive array of smalls including Wedgwood pottery, Beswick, Royal Doulton, Toby jugs, decanters, Art glass, Murano and crockery. For those looking for something a little different, check out the range of reproduction metal advertising signs

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delights will have you leaving the store not only with all your furniture and collectables sorted but also a tasty treat to sweeten your day. Antiques & Collectables on High is open six days a week or by appointment. So drop in, say hello and enjoy browsing through the very best of yesteryear treasures.

Cobram Antiques & Collectables Specialising in antiques from • Georgian (1700's) • Victorian (1850-1900) • Edwardian (1900-1905) • Quality collectables • Repairs and restoration • Range of reproduction metal signs • Made to order furniture using recycled timber

• WE BUY • WE SELL • WE RESTORE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK or by appointment

77 High Street, Cobram

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Design a dream

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lose your eyes and picture your dream home. Picture the perfect location, stylish design, quality construction and fastidious attention to detail. Then open your eyes and see the name Lekeal. Lekeal constructions pride themselves on building quality homes in the beautiful northeast region. The Yarrawonga/Mulwala based company offers homebuilders years of unparalleled expertise in design and construction, driven by owner Ken Stevenson who has more than 25 years of experience in the building industry. Lekeal constructions have over the past six years built

Live the lifestyle you’ve dreamed about with Lekeal.

themselves in to position as an important part of theYarrawonga Mulwala community - sourcing the best locations, utilising local tradesman and developing a reputation for quality construction. The friendly team at Lekeal’s office, 29a Belmore Street, can help with a selection of beautiful

designs, house and land packages and everything from investment properties starting at $260,000 right through to high-end waterfront projects. Or, if you have your own design in mind, drop in for a chat and the Lekeal consultants can help you build the home of your dreams.

YOUR DESIGN..

Zorro Drive, Yarrawonga. Open every Sunday from 11am to 1pm or by appointment. For more information contact Ken on 0428 786 631 or Shelley 0402 728 457.

Open every Sunday OPEN 11am - 1pm corner of Jane Road and Vanguard Street

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2014 Cod Nationals

Australia’s most exciting new fishing event

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ave you ever wanted to fish a Barra Classic or Barra Nationals but couldn’t because of location or cost? This is the event for you. The “Cod Nationals” is designed for the country’s keenest anglers to pit their skills against each other over a five day period whilst chasing the legendary Murray Cod. An exciting fishing format along with massive Cash prizes will not leave competitors disappointed. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Cod Nationals. Have a scratch around under the couch, behind the back seat of your car or through the ash tray and come up with a couple of quid to secure your spot in this exciting event. Competitors will fish in teams of two over five days, each day

Happiness! Craig Leehane and Darren Barnett with Craig's 101cm Cod caught during the 2013 Cod Nationals.

being a varied fishing style. Cash prizes will be awarded on a daily basis along with a point’s allocation system depending where each team finishes at day's end. Ultimately the team with the greatest number of points at the end of the week will be declared the 2014 Australian Cod Fishing Champions. The winning team in 2013 pocketed in excess of $12,000. Night time activities along with social interaction are also a huge part of the Nationals. A trivia night, yabby races, games night, casting competition, goods and services auction, comedian, caricature cartoonist and raffles will keep all participants entertained throughout the week’s activities. Don't let this be the one that got away. For more information call Tony Bennett on 0439 441667.

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Take a royal cruise on Lake Mulwala

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ut your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while taking in a guided tour of the Yarrawonga Mulwala sights from the deck of the MV Paradise Queen. Visitors and locals alike have long become accustomed to boarding the cruise boat for a sojourn around Lake Mulwala. With more than 20 years as a much-loved tourism fixture, the MV Paradise Queen is the perfect way for first-time visitors to get a feel for Lake Mulwala – the ‘heart’ of tourist activity in the twin towns. By taking a cruise early in their visit to Yarrawonga, guests can enjoy a relaxing lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on the water while at the same time learning about all Lake Mulwala has to offer in the way of leisure activities including fishing, waterskiing, photography, yachting and boating. A full cruise commentary also helps guests to become acquainted with the many accommodation and entertainment options available in the area. While tourists are visibly drawn to Lake Mulwala, situated at the end of Yarrawonga’s shopping strip, locals are also inclined to

MV Paradise Queen skipper Travis Smith.

introduce their visiting family and friends to the lake via a cruise on the MV Paradise Queen. Please refer to our website www. paradisequeen.com for our current schedule. The MV Paradise Queen is also a favourite with bus groups, with more than 200 groups from across Australia stepping on board each

year. Functions are another specialty of the cruise boat, making it perfect for Christmas parties, corporate functions, weddings, birthdays and special occasions. For more information contact the MV Paradise Queen skipper Travis Smith on 0418 508 616.

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M.V. Paradise Queen

Cruising on Lake Mulwala and the Mighty Murray River at Yarrawonga - Victoria Licensed to carry 75 passengers

MV PARADISE QUEEN

* Fully Licensed Bar selling drinks at hotel prices * Kids enjoy the thrill of Boomnetting * Double storey vessel with enclosed areas on both decks * Easy access for wheelchaired and disabled passengers * Toilets on board SpEciaLiSing in group anD parTy BooKingS wiTh SpEciaL raTES anD mEnuS avaiLaBLE.

11⁄2 Hour BBQ Luncheon Cruise

11⁄2 Hour Scenic Lake Cruise

21⁄2 Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Tasty BBQ Lamb chops, Seasoned rissoles and Sausages. help yourself to a selection of 5 Fresh Salads and freshly buttered Bread. Tea, coffee and Kiosk items available from our Fully Licensed Bar. Adults: $26 Children 5-15 years $13 Infants 0-5 years Free

relax and enjoy the tranquil waters and beautiful surrounds of Lake mulwala. Kiosk items available from our Fully Licensed Bar Adults: $15 - Children $8

pre Dinner Savouries. choicE oF • Porterhouse Steak in a port gravy Sauce or • A lightly Seasoned Fillet of chicken in an mango Sauce. Served with Baked potatoes and mixed vegetables, fresh Bread roll. choice of 3 Desserts. Bottomless Tea & coffee.

Departs: • Yarrawonga Foreshore • Mulwala Water Ski Club

Departs: • Yarrawonga Foreshore • Mulwala Water Ski Club

Adults: $52 Children 5-15 years $26 For bookIngs and EnquIrIEs phone Infants 0-5 years Free

Travis & kylie – owner operators.

Mobile 0418 508 616

Email: paradise_queen@bigpond.com Website: www.paradisequeen.com

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From our family to yours at the Terminus Hotel

Drop in and say hello to Jill at Bank Boutique in Belmore Street, Yarrawonga.

Dress to impress with Bank Boutique

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ank Boutique has relocated to 84 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga – still stocking the same great labels to get you from casual day wear to that little extra something for a special occasion. New Zealand label Marilyn Seyb merino knits and scarves have arrived for winter, along with other great labels such as – Scope, Random,

Metalicus, Gabriella Frattini, Mado, Sandwich, New London Jeans and more. We have a great range of hats and scarves an accessory must to top off that winter outfit. Call in and see the friendly staff at Bank Boutique in Belmore Street for all your winter wardrobe needs.

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AutuMN & WINter • Scope • Metalicus • Gabriella Frattini Sizes 8 - 18 New season hats, scarves & jewellery in store

Bank BOUTIQUE

84 belmore st, yarrawonga Phone: 03 5744 3481

Richard and Rachel Young with their children, Connor and Beatrix.

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ere at the Terminus we’ve settled into life pretty smoothly thanks to the support of our patrons and the good folk of Yarrawonga. The renovations in the pub continue with a new look façade to the bar happening at present. The rear beer garden has been extended with a kids play area on the horizon. In the meantime, after our baptism of fire surviving the tourist season we’re turning our attention again to our menu. We believe to stay fresh and vital

it’s so important to keep offering our customers variety whilst maintaining that quality we believe in. A little tweak here and there as they say. Autumn winds aren’t quite here yet however keep an eye on our menu and especially the specials board for rich and hearty dishes, home cooked stock pots and as always, our welcoming and appreciative hospitality. Richard and Rachel Young, owners of the Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga.

What’s On at the Terminus Monday Night is Pasta Especiale Garlic Bread Starter Plus Your choice of 4 Pastas Plus 1 Glass Wine /Pot = $18

Tuesday night is Parma Night Choice of 5 Toppings for $15

20%

OFF of your Thursdays we give total bill for seniors

Friday is happy hour from 5-7pm with complimentary finger food

Sunday is 2 for 22 !

Any 2 courses for 22 dollars! (excludes our grill section)

Thanks for coming.

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fruitful garden surrounds, children

on the farm at this time of year. Visit Rich Glen to sample the beautiful range of products all produced on the property. In the next couple of months Rich Glen will be releasing a new range of “blokes” sauces and for the ladies a couple more natural products to add to our skin care range. And we are always stocking our self-serve fridge with pestos, garlic butters and marinated olives for that special antipasto platter. Love to see you at Rich Glen very soon.

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Byramine Homestead and Brewery

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istoric Byramine Homestead was built in 1842 by famous explorer Hamilton Hume for his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hume and her nine children after her husband John Hume was killed by a gang of bushrangers, known as the Witten Gang. The homestead is Classified “A” by the National Trust – meaning to be preserved at all costs. The most unique aspect of the house is the octagonal shaped rooms. The home was designed for the climate and for security. The central octagonal room is known as the fortress. It allows a clear view of all angles in case of attack from bushrangers or natives.

Elizabeth named her home “Byramine Homestead” meaning rustic cottage. A beautiful garden was established. The Elm trees planted in 1842 remain today and are the oldest in Victoria. Today the homestead is open to the public as an enchanting memorial to those hard pioneer days so long ago. The recently opened Byramine Brewery is a great addition to the homestead. Situated within the grounds of the Byramine Homestead, it is free to enter the brewery. Wade has developed a unique range of beer for all to enjoy including Bullock and Dray Draught, Stockman’s Stout or the beer that packs a punch, Convict’s Cure. The Brewery has recently released a range of Cider’s

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and the homestead also produces its own range of Boutique Wine. Visitors who purchase any two bottles of wine will receive a free bottle of Rose’ valued at $15. Guests are welcome to enjoy a Devonshire tea or light lunch in the garden, on the veranda or by the fire in the dining room of the homestead on those cooler autumn days. The autumn menu includes delights such as vegetable quiche, Byramine Shiraz Pasties, Farmer’s Sausage Rolls, hearty soups and the traditional Ploughman’s Lunch. The Byramine Homestead Menu is created around the produce being harvested in the huge vegetable farm surrounding the homestead and

Visit Byramine Homestead and Brewery to taste the unique range of local beers, ciders and boutique wines.

brewery. Lunch is complete with a glass of Byramine Shiraz, Cider or Ale from the Brewery. The homestead is surrounded by one of the largest vegetable farms in Australia, known as ”Kelly Bros”. Visitors love taking home fresh produce or some of the boutique beer, cider and wines on offer.

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o, you’ve arrived here for a long awaited holiday and realised that you had been so busy packing for the family that you have forgotten your undies in your mad dash for the door. Or has it been ages (or never) since being properly fitted for a bra?

Satin & Stones Lingerie and Jewellery Boutique can take care of your lingerie and sleepwear needs as well as helping you compliment an outfit with a beautiful piece of high quality costume jewellery. Drop in and see Jenni who would love to help you.

Call in and see Jenni at Satin & Stones in Belmore Street, Yarrawonga for all your lingerie and jewellery needs.

Hey Girls! Forgotten your underwear and sleepwear on this holiday? Or would you like to treat yourself to lovely new lingerie? Well known labels such as: Simon Perele, Triumph, Bendon, Fine Lines, Playtex, Hot Milk, Levante. Trading hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 9.30am - 1pm

Call in and see Jenni at

75A Belmore St, Yarrawonga Ph 5744 1689

Byramine Homestead & Brewery Established in 1842 Classified “A” by the National trust

“Wine Special”

Purchase any two bottles of wine and receive a fREE bottle of Rosé (valued at $15) Devonshire Teas - Light Lunches - Vegetable Sales

BREWERY AND WINE SALES FREE ENTRY TO THE BREWERY

Homestead Tours: Adult $5, Child $2.50, Family $15 Open: Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed and Thurs 10am - 4pm 1436 Murray Valley Highway Burramine (14km west of Yarrawonga) Phone: 03 5748 4321 www.byraminehomestead.com.au

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Attention Lolly Lovers Y

arrawonga Lollyshop is a lolly and chocolate lover’s paradise. Owners Helen Holmberg and Rodney Crawford have loved owning the Yarrawonga Lollyshop for more than a year now and recently closed for two weeks to make some much needed changes to freshen up the shop. “The shop desperately needed a revamp,” said Helen. “We repainted the pick and mix bright pink, freshened up some old tired shelves and purchased new shelves. “The new bamboo flooring has been the best change we have made, as it has created an old fashioned style to our shop. “It is really wonderful to receive such positive feedback on how great W RS 1it2 looks.” Yarrawonga Lollyshop has a wide NE T 20 range of Australian made chocolates OC and lollies, including sugar free varieties, plus Dutch and English

A visit to the Yarrawonga Lollyshop is sure to bring a sweet smile to your face. favourites, even Dr Pepper soft drink. “I am very keen to source and stock Australian Made items as must as possible. It’s really satisfying to be able to tell our customers where they are made,” said Helen. “It is so exciting just walking into the shop and finding all those favourite lollies from when you were young like Choo Choo Bars, White Knights, Castlemaine Rock and lots more,”

Helen said. A wander through the shop engages your senses - sight, smell and taste, reminding many visitors of their childhood days. Customers often leave the store, arms laden with goodies, saying “I haven’t had that since I was a kid” or “do you remember when?” “The pick and mix is very popular with people of all ages, I always think it’s great to be able to select just

the lollies you love,” Rodney said “There are more than 86 different lollies to choose from so I am sure you will be able to fill up a bag or maybe two” Yarrawonga Lolly Shop also offer a selection of party and cake decorations, which are now marked down until all stock is sold so more room for more lollies and chocolates. During busy periods the shop is open seven days a week so you will never have to miss out on that sweet treat. You can find Yarrawonga Lollyshop at the bridge end of town diagonally opposite to the Yarrawonga Post Office. Yarrawonga Lollyshop is on Facebook and Instagram where you can keep up to date with all that is happening. Customers are welcomed with a friendly hello, bright smiles and great service as they browse through the bevy of sweets available at Yarrawonga Lollyshop.

The Sweetest Shop in Town Tempt your taste buds, there’s something for everyone! • Pick & Mix chocolates & jellies • Old time favourites • Handmade boiled sweets • Candied nuts • Superfine chocolates • Sugar free • Dutch licorice • English lollies • Dr. Pepper, Fanta & Coca Cola varieties • Giftware • Cake decorating • Party accessories

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There’s no fun like Tunzafun

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ention mini-golf, train rides, trampolines and dodgem cars and the kids will be packed up, in the car and ready to head to Tunzfun in Mulwala. This oasis of fun is perfectly situated on Melbourne Street opposite the Mulwala Water Ski Club and offers hours of enjoyment for the kids and the parents who consider themselves young at heart. Take the challenge of the locally-themed 18

hole mini-golf course which has a variety of tricky turns and hidden traps to trip up even the most accomplished player. After a round, win or lose, you can burn off some energy on the inground trampolines which are sure to bring about plenty of smiles and giggles. Tunzafun also has a variety of rides including the perennial favourite dodgem cars, Krazy Kars, the chairoplaine and its very own mini-railway.

After all the fun why not buy a treat from the kiosk or whip up a meal on the barbecue facilities provided. Ample parking is available and Tunzafun is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Open public and school holidays (subject to weather and attendance). The park is also available for group and party bookings by request.

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OPEN - SAT & SUN 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM Public Holidays & School Holidays Subject to Weather and Attendance at Melbourne Street, Mulwala For group bookings contact 0407 261 522

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Murray Quad Australian first

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ave the Children will hold Australia’s first ever quadrathlon in the Murray River region in May, combining traditional triathlon events of running, swimming and cycling with a 26 km paddle down the Murray River. About 400 people are expected to take part in the inaugural event, ranging from amateurs to some of the best triathletes and multi-sport athletes in Australia. All funds raised

will go to Save the Children. “Save the Children is delighted to host the Murray Quad, which offers a fantastic opportunity for athletes and amateurs to compete together while raising vital funds to support and protect children around the world,” said Brett Long, Save the Children’s Adventure Events Manager. “It will be a grueling event comprising a range of different skills over a very long period of time. It’s also a great team building event,

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he roar of race boats will return to Lake Mulwala this April as part of the Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix (AFPGP) racing series. The circuit style race to be held on April 12 and 13 will be conducted over 650 metres in front of the Mulwala Water Ski Club and Ski Club Holiday Park where spectators will have great views from any vantage point. Formula 1 boats have been likened to Formula 1 race cars and reach a top speed of 230km/h and can accelerate

with relay teams with up to eight people allowed. “Competitors will be able to draw added inspiration from Save the Children’s work helping vulnerable children across every state in Australia and in more than 100 countries, including the Philippines for the response to Typhoon Haiyan, and the Middle East for the Syrian Refugee Crisis.” The race will start at the Yarrawonga Rowing Club with a 3km swim on

Lake Mulwala, before winding its way through the countryside to Cobram and finishing in Tocumwal on the Murray River. The running leg will be 20kms and the ride 80kms for a total distance of 129kms, making the Murray Quad the longest quadrathlon event in the world. For more information or to register go the website www.murrayquad. com.au.

from zero to 160km/h in just four seconds. The 4.8 metre boats are capable of 5G turns and provide a great spectacle for onlookers. The Australian Formula Grand Prix meeting will attract more than 200 race crews and feature four classes of powerboats; Formula 1, Formula Optimax, Formula 2, Formula 3 as well Formula Juniors. For more information on the series, visit their website www. formulapowerboats.com.au . Photo: Balint Vekassy

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playground for the kids and a pool table, hookey and table tennis for some friendly competition. Another exciting addition to the resort will be the lovely on-site café to provide guests with coffee, tea, milkshakes and light meals which is set to open very soon. The Bundalong Holiday Resort captures the best of a country

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uring the balmy autumn months of March, April and May the emphasis is on the great outdoors with an exciting range of activities and spectator events scheduled. Sunny days, brisk mornings and cool nights invite adventure and exploration of the Corowa Region and the surrounds. Corowa boasts one of the finest horse racing tracks in country New South Wales and will come alive for the Corowa Cup on Sunday 9 March. The Wahgunyah Speedway Race Meeting will be held on Saturday 8 March and the Wangaratta Rod and Custom Club Bi Annual Rod Run takes place from Friday 7 to Monday 10 March. The inaugural Corowa RSL Club Jazz Festival is scheduled from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March so remember to bring along your dancing shoes. The Annual GPA Swim In and

Billy Carts race down Sanger Street, Corowa.

Ex-Military Vehicle Rally will be held from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 March in Corowa. This is the 34th year this event is being held in Corowa and is the largest gathering of ex-military vehicles and enthusiasts in the Southern Hemisphere. The event program includes lots of spectator activities and programs are available from

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the Corowa Visitor Information Centre. See some of the best skiers in the world in action at the World Barefoot Ski Championships in Mulwala from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 March. The event will be held at the Max Kirwan Ski Lakes. A stroll around the Corowa Federation Markets scheduled

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on Sundays April 6 and May 4 should not be missed. The Corowa Community Garage Sales is full of surprises for bargain hunters and is scheduled on Saturday, March 22. The Howlong and Corowa Golf Clubs also host markets on Saturday, March and Sunday March, 30. The popular Howlong Twilight Bush Market on the fairway is a fantastic family fun event and is scheduled on Saturday, March 29. Wine and food lovers are fully catered for during the Tastes of Rutherglen event scheduled over two weekends - 8 and 9 and 15 and 16 March. Celebrate vintage under autumn skies at this ultimate party event. Enjoy the exciting variety of activities available over the Easter weekend including the iconic McDonalds Corowa Australian

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The Annual GPA Swim In and Ex-Military Vehicle Rally is held in March.

Billy Cart Championships and Family Fun Day on Easter Saturday. Come along and meet V8 Supercar driver Nathan Pretty and see all the racing action from 10.30am. This event has been included in Lonely Plant’s 1000 Ultimate Adventure Experiences in the world and is a must for anyone visiting the region.

There are Easter Golf, Bowls and Tennis tournaments also scheduled throughout the Corowa Region during the Easter period. All events offer excellent participation and spectator viewing opportunities. Fishing enthusiasts should not miss the Cod Nationals from Sunday 27 April to Friday 2 May held on Lake Mulwala. Chase

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the legendary Murray Cod with substantial cash prizes on offer. The ultimate event for dog lovers is the Howlong Mutts in May. Scheduled on Sunday 25 May, this event features market stalls, entertainment, displays and other doggie activities. There is so much to do you can always stay an extra day. There are delightful sandy beaches and family camping spots in either State Forest or caravan parks at riverside or lake locations, and a wide range of accommodation choices with self-contained units, motels, bed and breakfast and farm stays all offering pleasurable holiday experiences. Walking and cycling trails are one way to explore Corowa Shire. Grab a bike or don your walking shoes and discover the river environment or natural setting at your own pace.

Enjoy beautiful Corowa.

Pick up a copy of the self-guided cycling and walking trails guide or historical guide. Remember to take your camera-binoculars, you`ll never know what you`ll find. Visit the professional and friendly staff at the Corowa Visitor Information Centre and Howlong Library for the most up to date and comprehensive information about what to see and do and where to stay in the Corowa Region. All centres offer an accommodation booking service to assist you with your stay.

Bindaree on the banks of the Murray

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f you are planning to visit the wonderful Corowa and Rutherglen region this autumn there is no better place to stay than Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park right beside the mighty Murray River. The family operated park owned by Tania and Steve Trembath is dedicated to making this your ultimate holiday experience. Bindaree has a range of accommodation choices including self-contained apartments and motel style

accommodation together with powered and unpowered sites for campers or caravaners. When you base yourself at Bindaree you are in easy distance to all the famous vineyards of Australia’s premier wine region. You can even take a winery tour in the style and comfort of Bindaree’s own stretch limousine and really make the most of it! At the park there is a world of experiences and fun for the

whole family including the private boat ramp, swimming pool with (free) barbecue area, children’s playground, giant chess and checkers board, games room with TV, DVD and table tennis table. There is also a kiosk/general store selling bread, papers, ice, drinks and ice creams and a tackle shop. The boat ramp allows immediate access for boating and water skiing. The lagoon provides safe swimming and exploration

for kayaks and canoes. For the fishing enthusiasts, the Murray harbours the “elusive Murray Cod” and when in season Murray Crays. Steve has wide ranging fishing expertise and can provide expert advice, tips and tackle, or just talk about “the one that got away!” For more information visit www.bindareeonthemurray. com and start planning your next holiday.

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More than just a sweet treat

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orowa Chocolate and Whisky is more than just a place to buy your favourite sweet treats. The iconic Corowa chocolate, as divine as it is, is no longer the only drawcard to this eatery that has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Since taking back management of its kitchen early in 2013, Corowa Chocolate Whisky has been delighted of the services provided by new head chef Celestine Emeghebo, who hails from Nigeria. A quality chef, ‘Cel’ is highly skilled in both Spanish and French cuisine and has added his own alternative twist to many familiar favourites on the menu. “Cel is very highly skilled in what he does,” Corowa Chocolate and Whisky Manager Dean Druce said. “I will happily proclaim he is the best chef in all the lands but we will let the customers find that out for themselves; they are in for a treat.”

Corowa Chocolate and Whisky head chef Celestine Emeghebo prepares one of his popular meals. News of the great meals has spread

promise under the guidance of Cel,

fast with the number of diners

claiming a silver medal at a Victorian

increasing of late thanks to the

State Cook-Off as part of her studies

efforts of Cel and his apprentice

and

Eliza Roberts.

TAFE’s most outstanding first year

Eliza herself has shown plenty of

apprentice in 2013.

being

named

Wangaratta

“Eliza has come on in leaps and bounds,” Cel said. “She is very skilled and has shown she can handle the kitchen herself which is very good for someone so young.” Having added a creative twist to the popular menu, Cel and Dean have been pleased with the feedback from their well-dined customers. “The response so far has been outstanding,” Dean said. “We have two brilliant people doing a brilliant job and we couldn’t be happier.” Cel said he has enjoyed the response from the people of Corowa, who he says are “great people”. “They are all very welcoming, I am very much enjoying Corowa.” So this summer, why not try out Corowa Chocolate and Whisky for a meal; their locally sourced ingredients put together with such skill are a definite pleaser for singles or groups.

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Large chocolate tasting and range Licensed Café Try our popular Freckles and Rocky Road Whisky still and bar Voted NSW Inland Tourism Best New Attraction 2011 Whisky Distillery Opening in 2014.

Open 7 days 9am -4pm 20-30 Steel St, Corowa Ph: 02 6033 1311 www.corowawhisky.com Page 32 — What’s On • Autumn 2014


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30 years of Pfeiffer’s Wines

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his year Pfeiffer Wines is celebrating a significant milestone, its 30th anniversary! Managing Partner and Senior Winemaker Chris Pfeiffer reflects “2014 is a significant year for Pfeiffer Wines as it represents 30 years since Robyn and I attended that auction that saw the birth of Pfeiffer Wines. A lot has happened in that time and the potential of our winery / distillery continues to reveal itself. We are fortunate to have such an attractive site and we have both enjoyed coaxing it back to life.” And indeed they have. From its humble beginnings the winery has certainly grown over the years, yet it manages to retain its heart and soul. Today, it remains a family run, family owned winery, which aims to deliver a warm, welcoming experience to all of its visitors. At its beginning, Pfeiffer Wines offered just four wines. Over the

years, the range has grown, where

award winning wines is summed

they now offer thirty six different

up by the winery recently receiving

wines. The impressive range of

a James Halliday 5 Star rating for a

5th consecutive year. This autumn, you can help Pfeiffer Wines celebrate this special year by joining them at one of their upcoming events. Experience first-hand what makes their winery so special by visiting the wineries historic cellar door, picturesque winery grounds and their idyllic Sunday Creek Bridge. Enjoy one of their “pfamous” Picnic Hampers, taste some of their award winning wines and don’t forget to feed the turtles off the bridge! The

Pfeiffer

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forward to seeing you at the winery Visit Pfeiffer Wines this autumn.

soon.

Our historic winery cellars, and our century old Sunday Creek bridge are situated in an idyllic setting on the banks of Sunday Creek, an anabranch of the mighty Murray River. Whether it be our award winning wines, feeding the turtles, or our seasonal farmers market in the children friendly surrounds we are sure you will enjoy your visit to Pfeiffer Wines.

PFEIFFER WINES

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Tel: (02) 6033 2805 Open 7 ROAD Days 167 DISTILLERY

PO BOX 35

167 Distillery Rd, Wahgunyah, Vic 3687

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ach year over two weekends in March, Rutherglen hosts the ultimate gourmand’s party under autumn skies. North-east Victoria’s favourite wine and food experience, Tastes of Rutherglen, engages the region’s leading chefs and winemakers in matching delectable entrée size offerings with the finest in local wines. This year’s event, held on March 8 and 9 and 15 and 16, promises to be one of the best yet with more activities added to the schedule to entice foodies and wine lovers from far and wide. A special feature of the event is the Tastes of Rutherglen shuttle bus which makes having fun, worry free and easy to enjoy the festivities. Hop on and off as you like and new this year, each shuttle route is themed to the wine and food

Enjoy the best the region has to offer with Tastes of Rutherglen

TASTES OF RUTHERGLEN WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

MARCH 8-9 & MARCH 15 -16, 2014 Discover the passion of Rutherglen’s local producers and the winemakers behind our world class wines. For tickets and more information visit www.winemakers.com.au or call 1300 787 929

TastesofRutherglen

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offerings of the wineries. Start with one of the themed shuttle routes or begin at any winery and make your way through Rutherglen's famous vineyards during vintage. Many of the wineries offer music, entertainment and children's activities as well so Tastes of Rutherglen is fun for the whole family. Come casual and relaxed - enjoy

the

open

hospitality

friendliness, and

warm

incomparable

wines for which the Rutherglen region is renowned. This

year's

brochure

is

now

available for download from our website so start planning your weekend experience. For event information phone 1300 787 929 or go to www.winemakers. com.au


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Something for everyone at Rutherglen Estates

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utumn is a fantastic time for visitors to the North East. Accompanying the change in season is the beautiful weather, colourful leaves and plenty of excuses to enjoy the fine wine and delicious food that our region has to offer. Visitors to Rutherglen Estates will be treated to some great new wine releases and several exciting events. Tastes of Rutherglen, including our Rhone Roaming Dinner – March 8, will be a highlight. Join us for two great weekends of wine and food. Bookings for the dinner are essential on 6032 7999. As a part of the High Country Harvest Festival we are co-hosting a Renaissance High Tea Event, Saturday May 24. Join Rutherglen Estates and Renaissance Chocolates for an afternoon of fine wines, high tea and chocolates. Bookings are essential and places strictly limited, call 6032 7999. With more than twenty wines

All wines are available for tasting at the Rutherglen Estates cellar door

situated

in

the

historic

Tuileries building in Drummond St Rutherglen, open seven days 10am to 5.30pm. Visit

our

website

www.

rutherglenestates.com.au or like us on Facebook.

Rutherglen Estates is the perfect place to visit this autumn. available for tasting make sure you try the exciting range at cellar door. Italian white varietals such as Fiano and Arneis, are relative new comers to the Australian wine scene and have been well received by media, our cellar club members and cellar door visitors alike. Both are fantastic food wines and match well with seafood, oil based pastas and anti-pasta platters. When thinking of red wines, our Spanish varietal, Tempranillo is

proving to be a real winner. It is medium bodied and is very drinkable, yet is sophisticated and elegant with great length. Tempranillo is a great food wine and goes very well with most things. We recommend Spanish paella or lamb skewers on the barbecue. Of course you can also sample the wines our region is most well-known for – Durif, Shiraz and Muscat. Whatever wine style you enjoy, we have something for everyone.

Redefining the traditions of one of the world’s best fortified wine regions We bear the name of one of the oldest and most recognised wine regions in Australia and our mission is to produce the most regionally typical premium wines most suited to the Rutherglen region. Our wines are produced entirely from

Proudly regional Estate grown

fruit grown on our own Rutherglen vineyards. Rutherglen Estates is internationally celebrated for producing inspired alternative varietals and blends from Viognier, Marsanne, Fiano, Arneis, Savagnin, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Mourvedre, Grenache and Durif.

Cellar Door open 7 days 10am to 5.30pm 13–35 Drummond Street Rutherglen Victoria

Quality Innovation & personality

02 6032 7999 cellar@rutherglenestates.com.au

www.rutherglenestates.com.au

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PRARKER P IES UTHERGLEN Australia’s Greatest P ie Shop

Parker Pies in Rutherglen has a range of over 25 handcrafted gourmet pies to tempt your taste buds. We offer genuine country hospitality, dine in or takeaway and make a great coffee. There’s also a fabulous range of cakes and pastries plus our frozen ‘Bake at Home’ pies - simply bring your esky or grab one from the shop and fill it with delicious gourmet pies ready to bake at home.

86 - 88 Main Street Rutherglen Vic Ph: 02 6032 9605 www.parkerpies.com.au Page 36 — What’s On • Autumn 2014


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John Gehrig Wines – five generations of fine wine

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ohn Gehrig, a fourth generation vigneron, established our vineyard and winery on the banks of the King River, Oxley in 1976, only minutes from the Milawa Gourmet Region. John’s son Ross has taken on the challenge of guiding the fifth winemaking generation of Gehrig’s to craft some fine wines. Armed with a wine science degree, international winemaking

experiences in Alsace, Burgundy and Israel, Ross’s obsession with producing the best grapes to produce wines of distinction that will pay homage to this iconic Northeast Victorian winery. In 2011, the allure of returning back into John’s original birthplace – Rutherglen- was too strong, thus Ross with wife Meghan, have expanded to a new vineyard and cellar door site in Gooramadda

Welcome to Australia´s Greatest Pie Shop

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arker Pies is a family owned business located in the heart of Victoria's oldest wine region, Rutherglen in North East Victoria. Their traditional and gourmet pies have won more than 200 awards and they use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in everything they make. Be seduced by their range of 25 pies including the Jolly Jumbuck - tender lamb cooked in a rosemary and mint sauce or tiger king prawns cooked in a creamy coconut and coriander sauce, all wrapped in a crisp, golden pastry crust. Resistance is useless really. Once you've finished your pie, you may also want something a

little sweet to round off your meal. Parker Pies has a fantastic range of delicious cakes and slices that can be washed down with a great coffee. You can also enjoy a delicious Parker Pie anytime you want with their Bake at Home range. Both the Parker Pies and gourmet pastries are snap frozen and wrapped in individual plastic bags, ready for you to enjoy straight from your oven whenever you like. So next time you're passing through Rutherglen, bring your esky or better still, purchase one of the new Parker Pies cooler bags to ensure your pies arrive home in tip top condition. The friendly team at Parker Pies look forward to serving you soon. Dine in, take away or take home.

(east Rutherglen). The historic cellar door will be open over the March long weekend as part of the “Tastes of Rutherglen” on March 8-9 and 15-16 2014. So why not come cruise the Mediterranean Mile and taste our South of France fish and chips matched with our 2012 Riesling? Beautifully catered by The Milawa Kitchen. If you are a wine and cheese lover you can join “Flo the Frog” at 11am and 2pm for her activity, bookings required. For bookings and information please call the cellar door on (02)6026 8228. For more information on Tastes of Rutherglen head to the website www.winemakers.com.au or phone 1300 787 929 So why not come and see what Ross and Meghan have been up to over the past year in their historic cellar door this Tastes of Rutherglen.

Ross Gehrig - guiding the fifth generation of wine making at John Gehrig Wines.

successive generations is a long time for any family to be in 1 profession.. FAMILY OWNED - FAMILY RUN ‘YOU WOULD EXPECT THEY WOULD KNOW A THING OR 2 ABOUT IT BY NOW!’

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Tradition, experience and constant innovation are all combined into Ross’ new releases. Ross and Meghan invite you to experience these and other unusual varieties at their cellar door: 2012 Riesling, 2012 Pinot Noir 2011 Chenin Blane 2010 Elizabeths Block

Present this advert with any purchase over $50 and receive a

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80 GEHRIGS LANE, 1326 GOORAMADDA ROAD OXLEY 3678 RUTHERGLEN 3685 PHONE (03) 5727 3395 PHONE (02) 6026 8228 FAX (03) 5727 3699 FAX (02) 6026 8229 e: enquiriesjohngehrigwines.com.au

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Brewers of some of the world’s best beers (gold medals). Complemented by that country pub hospitality and home cooked meals. *As seen on Ch9 Postcards.

Light lunches Wed-Sun (Bookings essential) – Fully enclosed true beer garden – caters for up to 300. Ring Leanne on 03 5726 9215 for a price on a function you are planning – Christmas – Lions – Rotary – Probus – Birthdays – Anniversaries – Winery Walkabouts – Bookings Essential

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here can you drink the finest beer, brewed on-site, enjoy friendly service, entertainment and fun with family and friends this autumn? The Buffalo Brewery, Boorhaman Hotel. Located 16kms south of the Murray Valley Highway on the eastern side of the Ovens River, the Buffalo Brewery, Boorhaman Hotel has become a must for visitors to the region. Both the smallest commercially registered in Australia and the oldest brewery still operating in Victoria, Buffalo Brewery gives visitors the unique opportunity to sample hand crafted beers made from wheat and barley grown and ground on site. Operating since 1902, a large replica of the original beer label adorns the wall at the Boorhaman Hotel, along with Ned Kelly memorabilia and letters and photographs from visitors from all over the world. The welcoming staff pride themselves on offering great service, tasty meals and of course outstanding quality beer brewed using traditional techniques including wheat beer, stout, lager, ginger ale and dark ale. Good old-fashioned pub hospitality, a fully-


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Don Whitehead checking the progress of his bees in the red gum forest along the Murray Valley.

Sweet as honey Walkabout Apiaries

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hile the warm weather sees everyone out at about spending time along the Murray River, it’s not only leisure seekers that are out along the banks. Walkabout Apiaries are busy checking in on their beehives, where in the shade of tall Red Gum trees, their bees quietly collect and store

f you enjoy the finer things in life – delicious hand-made cheese, beautiful bread, lovely meals and fine wine – then the Milawa Cheese Factory is the place to visit this autumn. The Milawa Cheese Factory has built a reputation for producing worldclass hand-made cheeses, from both cow and goat’s milk – all available to taste. Milawa Cheese Factory also specialises in hand-crafted sourdough breads and has a

restaurant with an ever-evolving menu featuring the finest local ingredients. After eating take time to visit the other onsite businesses including Wood Park Wines Cellar Door, Walnut

Tree

Collections,

Muse

Gallery of Milawa and Eucalypt Wood Works. So whether you visit for a couple of hours of stay for the day there is plenty to do, see, and of course, taste at the Milawa Cheese Factory.

this magnificent example of what is one of our most highly regarded honeys. Now with the Red Gum flowering finished and the best of the honey bottled you can come and try it for yourself at the Walkabout Apiaries honey shed, Snow Road, Milawa.

The friendly staff at Milawa Cheese Factory are ready to greet you this autumn.

HONEY & MEAD TASTE

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OPEN DAYS

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4 Award Winning Cheeses 4 Traditional Artisan Bread 4 Breakfast and Lunch Menus 4 Regional Preserves Restaurant Open for Breakfast 9am - 11am • Lunch from 12pm Cheese Shop & Bakery Open 9am - 5pm Free Cheese Tastings 9am - 4.30pm

Sales & tastings most days 9am - 5pm Home of WALKABOUT APIARIES & WHITEHEAD’S MEAD

Milawa Cheese Company

Ph: (03) 5727 3589 17 Milawa-Robinawarrah Rd, Milawa 3678

1531 Snow Road, Milawa

03 5727 3468 walkabouthoney.com.au

Also on site:

WOOD PARK WINES, Walnut tree Collection & Eucalpyt Woodworks

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2014 Amulet Highland Games

Heavier haggis, more kilts and bigger athletes at this year’s Amulet Highland Games” promises 2014 Amulet Highland Games organiser Ben Clifton. “This is the 6th year that we have held the event at Amulet Vineyard, near Beechworth. We have changed the date to Saturday 3rd May this year in the hope of getting less traditional Scottish weather on the day.” The professional athletes compete in five traditional games, Stone Put, Caber Toss, Weight for Height, Manhood Stones and Binks Stones Carry for the title of Southern

Highlander. Stone Put is a two handed throw of a 22kg rock – longest distance wins Caber toss – athletes lift timber poles weighing 55-75kg and a length of 4.5 – 5.5m in length and toss them end over end. Manhood Stones – limbs of quarts granite liberated from the paddocks of Amulet with weights starting at 96kg to 174kg are lifted and placed onto wine barrels whilst being timed. Binks stones – Two stones that weigh 116kg and 136kg must be carried at the same time for as far as possible. Glen Lachlann Estate College of Arms don their Kevlar woven kilts

and go into battle showcasing their ancient sword fighting skills and there are sword fighting lessons with “child friendly weaponry” for the William Wallace would be’s. The Southern Cross Scots make their debut appearance in 2014, this professional Scottish dancing troupe incorporate traditional and modern dance moves in their spectacular performances. Come and learn some of the ancient Gaelic language; The Scottish Gaelic Society will be on hand conducting a music and language workshop. The sound of bagpipes echoing around the hills is something that has to be experienced; with performances throughout the day there will be plenty to take in. Mr Clifton encouraged visitors to “celebrate their Scottish heritage or adopt some for the day and kilt up!” Prizes are awarded for the best dressed on the day. Another way to get involved will be the Haggis Hurl.

“Have a go at throwing this traditional food as far as possible, as has been done for centuries” said Mr Clifton. “There’s something for everybody so bring a chair or blanket but no food or drinks, we’ll take care of that for you.” Clifton adds. Take advantage of the 20% discount for early bird tickets, available from 8 March 2014 on the Amulet website: www.amuletwines.com.au Adults $16, School aged Children $4 (under 5yrs free) Family $40. Early bird sales cease on Sunday 27th April at 5pm. Full priced tickets are available on the day Adults $20, School aged Children $5, Family $50. This is a rain hail or shine event, and for the comfort and safety of others no pets please. For

more

information

contact

Amulet Vineyard on 03 5727 0420 or sales@amuletwines.com.au

Kilt up and join in the fun of the 2014 Amulet Highland Games.

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s the leaves change colour and the temperature cools, there is no better place to visit this autumn than beautiful Chiltern – Indigo Shire’s most photographed village. The National Box Ironbark Park that envelopes this historic town is great in autumn. But there is always plenty to see and do – starting with all the spills

and thrills of the Chiltern Rodeo on Sunday, March 9. Often promoted as the ‘biggest little rodeo in country Victoria’ this full pro-rodeo event is prescribed by the Professional Rodeo Association of Australia and provides fun and entertainment for the whole family. The event is part of a Triangular series in Kyabram, Merrijig and Chiltern. Presentations for the series

Dine where the famed and famished meet.

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A perfect setting in which to enjoy a Light Casual Lunch & a Glass of Wine Morning and afternoon teas Come in and experience our Famous Devonshire Teas Our wonderful food is all made on the premises Our delightful gift shop is NOW OPEN Best selection of umbrellas outside of the city ON PREMISES LICENCE 28 Conness Street, CHILTERN Victoria 3683 Phone (03) 5726 1277

Cycling

Streetscapes

are made at Chiltern. Action begins at the Chiltern Racecourse Reserve, Racecourse Road at 6pm. Don’t be late, get on board for a great night of family entertainment. Everyone should attend one rodeo in their lifetime. On Sunday, April 13, the focus switches from hoofs to horse power with the Chiltern Cancer Cruise car and bike show – with a difference. Motoring enthusiasts representing every decade of Australia’s motoring history assemble on the banks of picturesque Lake Anderson (off Alliance Street) to share their passion with like-minded people

Head to Chiltern on March 9 for all the action of the Chiltern Rodeo. and the community. This is not a competition and funds raised go to the Albury-Wodonga Cancer Foundation. Relax and enjoy historic Chiltern. Display opens when you arrive around 9am and closes when you leave around 3pm.

Indulge yourself at The Mulberry Tree

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egina Welsh's love of fine dining started with catering for intimate dinner parties to the society circles of Melbourne. On her return home to Chiltern, Regina opened up The Mulberry Tree Tea Rooms and Bed & Breakfast and has been running the wonderful establishment for 21 years. Some ‘famed and famished’ guests have partaken of Regina's delights with many return customers who say the food is “consistently good and the coffee is the best between capitals”. The Mulberry Tree is a wonderful place on a warm day to sit in the delightful garden and enjoy a glass

History

Food

of local wine with a light meal. There is a gift shop on site with something for everybody. For bookings of enquiries phone (03) 5726 1277.

The beautiful gardens at The Mulberry Tree.

Environment

Chiltern - Gateway to historic Indigo Chiltern Tourism & Development Inc invites you to share the magic of historic Chiltern, gateway to the beautiful Indigo region. Contact our friendly volunteers at our Visitor Information Centre and discover the many magical places in and around our historic town. Call us on 03 57261611 or visit us at www.chilternvic.com and

Share the Magic

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‘Simply greater’ Greater Hume Shire

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ifty years ago The Beatles brought ‘Yellow Submarine’ to our shores, and this June there will be a new Yellow Submarine in Holbrook when the famous HMAS Otway is yarn bombed. Taking place from 11-13 June and coinciding with the Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair and World Yarn Bombing Day, this art project will see the Holbrook Submarine ‘dressed’ with knitted/crocheted/ woven yellow wool, by artists Michelle Oxley, Jenny Bohner and Donna Pinder. Yarn bombing is a

type of public art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre to create large scale art projects. You can get involved by knitting/ crocheting/weaving a yellow piece to contribute to the project and send it in before 31 May. Fabric, Fibre and Fotos is the theme at this year’s annual Henty Art and Photography Exhibition, 21-23 March 2014. Opening night will see the unveiling of the Show Society’s 100 Anniversary Quilt featuring

The HMAS Otway will turn into a yellow submarine in June.

60 district organisations that were iconic to those living in the Henty District. The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘community’ and will showcase quilting, art and photography from local and guest exhibitors. The exhibition opening night is from 7pm Friday 21 March, admission is $20 and includes finger food and a glass of wine. The exhibition will be open from 10am-5pm Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March at the Henty Civic Centre, admission is $5. Come along to the 18th annual Morgan Country Car Club Swap Meet, Sunday 30 April and join in the market sales and collectables, along with a display area for Vintage Vehicle Show and Shine. Gates open 6am, with the gates open to the public at 7am. Admission is $5 with kids free. A great day out in Holbrook will be had at the Commander Holbrook Cup Race Meeting, April 12. Enjoy a day of fashion, fun and great racing. With six professional races, culminating in the Commander Holbrook Cup, local and metro bookmakers ring, the Holbrook

Races are a great day of country racing. For the fashion fillies frock up in your best black and white for the Derby Day Fashions on the Field competition. Bring the whole family as the kids are catered for with rides and entertainment. Why not make a day of it, with Lodges Bus Services operating buses from Albury and Culcairn and marquees and umbrella packages available, the Holbrook Cup is a great day out. The Wymah Family Fun Day and Fun Run is a great day of good old fashioned fun for the whole family, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Wymah Valley. The day features country entertainment and prizes for all the family, novelty and athletic events for children and adults, sheep races, dog jumps and plenty more fun and frivolity. Delicious homemade food and beverages are available, along with an all-day barbecue. Come enjoy a day full of fun with friends and family in the beautiful Wymah Valley, Sunday 27 April 2014.

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