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dining out ... the place to unwind

perfect ... all year round Just two hours from Sydney, the city of Shoalhaven is blessed with a spectacular landscape, a variety of accommodation options and a host of fun activities for the perfect family holiday. Discover the warm welcome for yourself. Shoalhaven Visitors Centres located at: Princes Highway Nowra Ph 02 4421 0778 Fax 02 4429 5747 Map 8 ref J8

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TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

A Shoalhaven City Council publication

Tourism Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, NOWRA NSW 2541 Ph: 02 4429 3248 Fax (02) 4429 3171 Email: tourism@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Design, layout and production: Holly Hill Graphics, Bomaderry 2541

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Photography courtesy of Shoalhaven City Council. NOTE: ALL PHONE NUMBERS LISTED IN THIS PUBLICATION HAVE THE AREA CODE PREFIX 02 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide is correct at the time of printing. Shoalhaven Visitors Centre takes no responsibility for any changes to the information given within, however we would appreciate notification of any errors.


contents BON APPETIT Dining Out

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AL FRESCO FUN Picnics 9 COASTAL DROPS Wineries 10 HopDog Beerworks 13 GOURMET TOURS

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COOKING SCHOOLS

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ON THE FOODIE TRAIL Regional flavours Merry Maidens’ produce

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LOCAL PRODUCE MARKETS 20 KOORI CULTURE

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TREASURE HUNTING Second hand and op shops

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SHOALHAVEN TRAIL MAP 22–23 CULTURAL TREASURES 24 Bundanon 25 Shoalhaven Arts Centre 26 Meroogal 26 Fleet Air Arm Museum 27 Lady Denman Complex 27 Museums & Galleries 28 KOORI CULTURE

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FESTIVALS 32 ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

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LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT 35

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indulgence: shoalhaven style With its motto, uber et saluber, meaning fruitful and bountiful, it’s only natural that the City of Shoalhaven would be the perfect place to indulge your dreams and senses.

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he Shoalhaven trail winds its way around the region, from Berry, to Kangaroo Valley, out to the coast, into the hinterland and close to our southern border. It guides the visitor on a journey filled with delights and surprises around every corner. Visit one of our restaurants and cafés that have received awards for their cuisine and flawless service. A huge range of tastes are catered for from Indian, Italian, contemporary Australian to Asian and fusion flavours. If your preference is to spread a blanket on a stretch of grass, we even have specialists who will prepare a basket of goodies to ensure your al fresco experience is perfect. There are several cooking schools in the region, so if you’re looking for a hands-on experience, get into the act and learn some new skills in a fun atmosphere. As you continue your indulgence pilgrimage along the Shoalhaven trail, you will encounter over ten winery cellar doors, all offering samples of the region’s top drops, including some new varieties. A recent newcomer is our nano brewery, HopDog, located at South Nowra. From Berry to the southern border, you’ll be amazed by the variety and quality of the produce offered at farmgates. Explore Kangaroo Valley for olives, citrus and sweet goodies, hop over to Berry to check out Locavore Friday, a sweet treat or dairy products from our own happy cows. Several of our farmgates offer superb, seasonal fruits and vegetables and you can indulge in certified biodynamic produce in Milton.

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Here on the South Coast, we’re known for our seafood, and lovers of the ocean’s bounty will not be disappointed with the offerings, from iconic oysters at Greenwell Point to fish at Currarong and Ulladulla Harbour. The trail leads to our cultural treasures including the Bundanon and Riversdale properties, gifted to the people of Australia by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd. Bundanon is open to the public each Sunday with bookings through the Shoalhaven Visitor Centre. Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Nowra has four exhibition galleries featuring works by local, national and often international artists. Up and down the coast, there are a host of galleries and museums showcasing the art and heritage of the region. The South Coast has a rich Indigenous history with opportunities for visitors to experience first-hand cultural experiences, including Galamban’s amazing Spotlight Stroll at Booderee National park or enjoy some bushfire yarns and bush tucker. Music lovers are not forgotten with a great program of options in all areas, from classical to alternative to pub rock. If jazz is your thing, you might be lucky to hear The Escalators in Ulladulla on the first Sunday of each month. We all love to celebrate and our Shoalhaven city puts on some great festivals. Ulladulla has Escape ArtFest each year as well as the much loved Blessing of the Fleet. Kangaroo Valley shines every two years with its Arts in the Valley and Jervis Bay’s See Change Winter Arts festival always attracts large crowds. Our wineries go on show in the annual Shoalhaven Coast Wine Festival over the June long weekend.


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hen you visit the Shoalhaven you’ll find a vibrant mix of restaurants, cafés, hotels and clubs, offering a remarkable variety of eating

styles and stunning locations. You can choose to dine while overlooking a colourful harbour, fruitful vineyard, lush rolling hills or a magnificent vista. Experience

desserts, kebabs, and much more. Whether you want a large meal or a latte and cake, indoors or alfresco, you’ll find just what you want. Savour the best the ocean can offer at one of the many local restaurants where the produce is served fresh. For those seeking an international culinary experience,

the best of contemporary cuisine in the many quality

you’ll find an array of cultural restaurants including

restaurants throughout the city serving innovative and

Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and Italian.

exciting gourmet food and wines.

There are many opportunities in the Shoalhaven to

Cafés abound throughout the area, serving a diverse

sample the region’s cuisine. We have included some

cuisine including hearty breakfasts, homemade foods,

of our award-winning establishments to give you just a

vegetarian dishes, superb coffee, luscious cakes and

taste of what is available.

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BERRY Hungry Duck Fully licensed, award-winning modern Asian restaurant using organic produce, mostly sourced locally. Awarded an AGFG Chef’s Hat in 2012 the restaurant is fully licensed. Open Wed to Mon (closed Tues) from 6pm. 85 Queen Street (02) 4464 2323 www.hungryduck.com.au

NOWRA Aussie Steak House An award-winning restaurant, offering a variety of cuts including pure Angus rump, rib eye cutlet, eye fillet, Wagyu rump among others. Lunch and dinner: seven days. All-day dining weekends from 11.30am The Australian Hotel, Cnr Kinghorne and North Streets (02) 4421 2433 www.australianhotelnowra.com Buffet Fusion Family Restaurant With a couple of restaurant awards since 2008, this restaurant offers self service and is a popular destination, especially for families. Sun to Thur 11.30am–2.30pm; 5.30–9.00pm. Fri to Sat 11.30am–2.30pm; 5.30–9.30pm. Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Junction Street (02) 4423 6983 Damarrose Café This busy café received a Restaurant and Catering award for excellence in 2010 and is located conveniently in the Nowra Mall. Mon to Fri 8am–5.30pm. Sat 8am–3pm. Shop 20, 22 Kinghorne Street (02) 4421 4186 Kohli’s Indian Restaurant Award-winning Kohli’s offers some of the more characteristic and legendary dishes from the diversity of cuisines on the Indian subcontinent. Open seven days, 5pm to late. Lunch by appointment. 116 Kinghorne Street (02) 4421 0300 www.kohlis.com.au Thai Riverside Restaurant This well-known Nowra restaurant has received an award for excellence in 2010 and offers an extensive a la carte menu. Open Monday – Saturday (Closed Sunday) 5.30–10pm 27 Bridge Street (02) 4422 3299 Trevi Fountain Italian Restaurant One of the South Coast’s most-awarded Italian restaurants, The Trevi Fountain is a local favourite, offering a wide variety of dishes and a good range of wines. Open seven days from 5pm 221 Kinghorne Street (02) 4423 0285 www.trevifountain.com.au Tuscany Woodfired Restaurant Specialises in authentic Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, including pasta and woodfired pizzas, and much more. Dine in or take away, open Tues to Sat from 5pm. Licensed. 223 Kinghorne Street (02) 4421 0588 www.tuscanywoodfired.com.au WHARF RD Fresh, local and organic produce with arelaxed, modern approach to food, presented in an inviting environment. with a spectacular view. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 10 Wharf Rd (02) 4422 6651 wharfrd.com.au

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dining out PYREE The Butterfactory Restaurant Serves modern Australian food with an emphasis on fresh regional produce from a seasonal menu. The restaurant is fully licensed and has an excellent wine list, featuring Shoalhaven regional wines among others. Open from 6pm – bookings preferred. Lunch Wed to Sun 12 noon–3pm; Dinner Wed to Sat from 6pm. 739 Greenwell Point Road (02) 4447 1400. www.butterfactory.com.au/restaurant

HUSKISSON THE WATERHOUSE Fully licensed a la carte restaurant. The menu is the creation of executive chef Darren Jackson and his team’s ‘true passion and love for food’. Wed to Sat: 4pm – 12am; Sun: 3 – 10pm 13 Currambene Street (02) 4441 8801. www.seagrass.net.au Wild Ginger The latest venture by the talented team behind the award-winning Seagrass Brasserie, this stylish restaurant and wine bar has a menu specialising in southeast Asian cuisine, dishes range in flavours and textures. Open Tues to Sun (closed Mon) from 4pm 42 Owen Street (02) 4441 5577. www.wild-ginger.com.au

MOLLYMOOK Rory’s Saltwater Grill Located on Mollymook Beach, Saltwater Grill combines casual friendliness with comfortable surroundings, stunning views and affordable dining. Open from 9.30am daily, lunch: 12 noon–2pm; dinner 6–8.30pm (later on weekends) Mollymook Golf Club, 2 Golf Avenue (02) 4455 1911. functions@mollymookgolf.com.au Rick Stein at Bannisters Since the 1960s Rick Stein had an image of the clean blue sea and sweet seafood of the South Coast. Bannisters was just what he was looking for, so he jumped at the opportunity to establish a restaurant. Highly awarded including Winner Chef’s Hat 2012 Australian Good Food Guide. Dinner: from 6pm summer 7 days. Other times closed Sun. Lunch: Wed, Sat and Sun. Breakfast: Served daily from 7.30am. Bookings essential 191 Mitchell Parade (02) 4455 3044. www.bannisters.com.au

ULLADULLA Elizans FRENCH Restaurant A multi-award winning, fully licensed restaurant. On sultry summer evenings, diners may sit on the verandas or in winter indoors enjoy roaring log fires. Dinner from 6.30pm, closed Wed. Breakfast 8.30–10.30am daily. Bookings recommended. Ulladulla Guesthouse, 39 Burrill Street (02) 4455 1796. www.guesthouse.com.au The Vineyard Kitchen This award-winning restaurant offers a French inspired menu with an emphasis on local produce and views of the surrounding vineyards and countryside. Lunch: Wed. to Sun. 12 – 3pm. Dinner: Fri. & Sat. from 6pm Cupitt’s Winery, 58 Washburton Road (02) 4455 7888. cupittwines.com.au

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picnics

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hen the sun is shining and the weather is fine, it’s a natural instinct to head out into the open spaces to enjoy the delights of a picnic. With so many perfect locations in the Shoalhaven, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Spread your blanket under a beach umbrella on the sands of one of our pristine beaches, find a picnic shelter in one of the many parks or discover a secret bush clearing away from the madding crowd. If you’re planning a quiet, romantic al fresco liaison for two, a lively family picnic or a casual

catch-up with friends, you’ll find the ideal spot.

BERRY

Jervis Bay Gourmet Catering 0412 417 163

The Emporium Food Co. 127B Queen Street (02) 4464 1570 Hampers and picnic baskets are made to order to suit any budget and occasion. Just Delicious Unit 3, 62 Albert St (02) 4464 3650 Picnic hampers to order, 24 hours.

PYREE Bonitas Catering Based at The Butterfactory Restaurant 739 Greenwell Point Rd. Pyree (02) 4423 0470. www.bonitascatering.com.au Award-winning restaurant will supply picnic baskets of contemporary Australian food, seasonal goodies, using locally grown produce when available.

HUSKISSON Supply Jervis Bay 1/54 Owen St, Huskisson (02) 4441 5815. www.tourismjervisbay.com.au/supply

To kick back and relax on a sunny day, take along some quilts and blankets for lunch in the shade and if you want a snooze after the meal, you’ll be able to stretch out in comfort. Choose from a wide array of Shoalhaven regional food and wine to make a memorable spread, or check out a local supplier to create a hamper full of local goodies.

Picnic hampers with 24 hours’ notice, include seafood and antipasto platters.

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Breakfast baskets, picnic hampers, BBQ packs.

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wineries

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hey say a good (and fun) way to get a real feel for a region is to taste the wines it produces. And fortunately we’ve got a good variety on offer. The

Shoalhaven wine-growing region stretches south to Durras with 20 vineyards and 11 cellar doors to choose from. With its high summer rainfall, humidity and sea breezes, the region’s favourite grape is chambourcinn

Both these estates have restored their early buildings, which add a strong character to their cellar doors and tasting rooms. The first serious viticulture in the region commenced back in the 1980s with Coolangatta Estate, followed by Jasper Valley Wines and Silos Estate and Cambewarra Estate vines were planted in the early 1990s. Later new

and other popular varieties produced here include

cellar doors were opened at Two Figs, Mountain Ridge

chardonnay, verdelho, sauvignon blanc, semillon,

Wines, Kladis Estate, Cupitts, Nowra Hill Vineyard,

cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

Bawley Vale and Yarrawa Estate.

Alexander Berry planted the region’s first ever

No visit to the Shoalhaven would be complete without

grapevines at Coolangatta Estate in the 1820s and

a visit to at least one of our cellar doors to sample

during the 1870s, Silos Estate vines were established.

some of the award-winning drops.

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wineries UPPER KANGAROO RIVER Yarrawa Estate Nestled between the rugged Kangaroo Valley escarpment, Yarrawa Estate was established in 2003. Yarrawa Estate wines have won Silver and Bronze Medals in the South Coast Wine Shows. Vintages 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 have all won Best Dry Red Wine (Chambourcin) in local wine shows and recently Luke Mangan featured its wines in his cookbook, At Home and in the Mood. Also available is a range of goodies made from produce grown on the estate. Open Saturday 10–5.30, Sunday 12.30–5.30 and weekdays by appointment. 43b Scotts Rd (02) 4465 1165. www.yarrawaestate.com

BERRY Morrellis Wines Morellis Wines is nestled in one of the many peaceful and untouched valleys in the Shoalhaven, a 4.5 kilometre drive from Berry township. The vineyard is planted with chambourcin, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot and chardonnay grapes. The cellar door building is located right in the vines and has regional produce, art and free wine and cheese tastings. Open Thur to Sun and public holidays 10am– 5pm (Nov – Feb). Open Sat, Sun and public holidays 10am–5pm (Mar – Oct). Other times by appointment. 204 Bundewallah Rd 0413 161 216. www.morrellis.com.au

JASPERS BRUSH Silos Estate Silos Estate produces a range of premium wines that emphasise the unique characteristics of the Shoalhaven region while its Wileys Creek label sources fruit from other wine-growing regions in Australia. There are approximately 12 acres planted several varieties including chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and malbec to produce the wines which are sold under Silos Estate brand. Open 7 days a week, 11am–5pm (or by appointment) year round. B640 Princes Hwy (02) 4448 6082. thesilos.com

COOLANGATTA Coolangatta Estate A family-owned winery, Coolangatta Estate has become the largest wine producer in the Shoalhaven, the most awarded winery on the South Coast of NSW and the Shoalhaven’s only five-star winer. To October 2011, Coolangatta Estate Wines had won 127 trophies and over 1400 wine awards at regional, national and international wine shows. All wine is made from nine varieties of grapes grown on the estate,

including semillon, savagnin, tannat and tempranillo. Open daily between 10am and 5pm for wine tasting and sales, with Kangaroo Valley Olives, local Unicorn cheese tasting and a range of jams, gift packs, mustards and sauces. 1335 Bolong Rd (02) 4448 7131. www.coolangattaestate.com.au Mountain Ridge Wines The winery is located 8 kilometres east of Berry, high on a ridge of Coolangatta Mountain, with 360-degree views to Berry, Saddleback and Cambewarra Mountains, and east to the Shoalhaven River and ocean. Mountain Ridge Wines is set on a 30-hectare working farm that produces beef, macadamia nuts, limes and free-range eggs. The winery employs traditional winemaking practices and all the wines are processed on the property. Working towards sustainability Mountain Ridge Wines generates a large amount of their energy needs on solar panels. Open 7 days a week, 11am–5pm 11 Coolangatta Road (02) 4448 5825. www.mountainridgewines.com

BACK FOREST Two Figs Winery Two Figs winery sits at the top of one of Mount Coolangatta’s foothills and offers a breath-taking view of the Shoalhaven River and beyond. The vineyard was planted in 2003 and the winery now produces wines including cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, chambourcin and verdelho. The Two Figs Chardonnay was awarded “Best Wine Made in a Shoalhaven Coast Winery”. Open daily from 11am–5pm 905 Bolong Rd (02) 4448 5003. twofigs.com.au

BANGALEE Cambewarra Estate Cambewarra Estate produces a range of premium wines from grapes grown in the vineyard. Hand picking, the optimum northerly aspect and good drainage all contribute to the success of the wines and the awards achieved. The chamboucin won a bronze medal in its first vintage in 1994 and has continued to accumulate many gold, silver and bronze medals in significant wine shows. Cambewarra Estate won the first gold medal awarded in Australia for its Chamboucin Port and has also won a national trophy for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Open weekends 10am–5pm Public holidays, daily 10am–5pm 520 Illaroo Rd (02) 4446 0170 www.cambewarraestate.com.au

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BUDGONG

ULLADULLA

Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery

Cupitt’s Winery

Situated 20 minutes south west of Kangaroo Valley and 15 kilometres from Nowra, the winery has been developed over 15 years with the first vines planted in 1994. From vine to bottle, totally produced on the premises, the organic wine contains no chemicals and is spray and preservative free. Chambourcin and port available at cellar door.

The winery makes a selection of boutique wines from grapes grown on the estate and from other locations around NSW. Wines are available for tasting and purchase from the winery’s cellar door and restaurant. Winemaker, Rosie Cupitt brings over ten years’ experience and brings a European influence to the wine making. The wines are matured in an underground wine cave where everything from fermenting to barrelling is done.

Open Saturday, Sundays and public holidays, 10am–5pm, other times by appointment 270 Bugong Rd (02) 4446 0648. www. lyrebirdridgewinery.com.au

NOWRA HILL Nowra Hill Vineyard

BAWLEY POINT

Situated 2.2 kilometres from the Princes Highway on the right-hand side of BTU Road and close to Nowra Hill Lookout, the winery has stunning views of the Shoalhaven area. The cellar door has been purpose-built with a bar for wine tasting and comfortable chairs. There is an outdoor paved area with seating and great views to Coolangatta Mountain.

The No Toes Red 2008 vintage was awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Kiama Regional Wine Show and in 2010 this drop won a Bronze at the South Coast Wine Show. Enjoy wine tasting in the Bawley Point bush setting. Cheese plates and locally made food products are also available from the tasting room.

Open by appointment only 222 BTU Rd (02) 4447 8362

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Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am–4.30pm 60 Washburton Rd (02) 4455 7888 cupittwines.com.au

Bawley Vale Estate

Open 11am–4.30pm Sat, Sun and public holidays. Extended hours in summer school holidays 226 Bawley Point Rd (02) 4457 2555 www.bawleyvaleestate.com.au


local beer TERMEIL Fern Gully Winery Visit the friendly cellar door, see winemaking equipment and speak to the winemaker, or book a tour. Enjoy tastings of quality wines made from hand-picked chardonnay, shiraz, chambourcin and cabernet sauvignon including dry table wines.

Shoalhaven’s first brewery, HopDog BeerWorks is an independent microbrewery that produces hop-centric

Open 11am–5.30pm, weekends school holidays. Closed for winter, but open all public holidays and long weekends.

beers and artisinal ales, with a focus on quality ingredients and an

63 Princes Hwy (02) 4457 1124

attention to detail.

HopDog

Beerworks

HopDog’s brewer, Tim Thompson, has been brewing beer for 12 years, starting out at Lord Nelson in Sydney’s Rocks area and then in the then Five Islands Brewery in Wollongong, now operating as Illawarra Brewing Company. HopDog BeerWorks is a 200-litre nano-brewery. The beers are uncompromised, unfiltered, unadulterated and bottle conditioned. HopDog can be purchased from the brewery door or retail from local bottle shops, restaurants and hotels. HopDog supplies wholesale beer in bottles and kegs. In association with The Hungry Duck Restaurant in Berry, HopDog is about to release a Belgian-style ale, The Thirsty Duck, which will complement the restaurant’s cuisine. Using spices from chef David Campbell’s own garden, the beer will be paired with a Japaneseinspired pub menu. Also serving HopDog beer is the Merry Street Restaurant and Bar in Kioloa who have the drop on tap. Brewery door is open for tasting, tours and sales Friday: 10am– 6pm. Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 10am–4pm Private tasting, tours and sales available on request. 2/175 Princes Hwy, South Nowra 0428 293 132 www.hopdog.com.au

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food tours

gourmet tours Increasingly, the regional flavours draw visitors to the Shoalhaven to sample the delights of the fresh seafood and local drops. Boutique producers supply locally grown fruit and vegetables, dairy, coffee and olives from farm gates and stores. The intrepid foodie can independentally explore the region to discover the best of seasonal produce, but to really get the inside information, you can book an indulgent tour to uncover the gourmet secrets of the region.

Foodscape

Kenny Escapes

South Coast Indulgence – Bus Tours

Food and wine day tours within the Shoalhaven

Start your South Coast indulgence with a locally roasted coffee or a local tea, and then journey to hidden places to showcase some of the region’s finest foods around towns and little villages. Discover the best of what’s in season and sample and shop from the source. There’s also a delicious lunch featuring local produce.

Kenny Escapes specialise in day tours of the local attractions and wineries. Tours depart from anywhere within the Illawarra, Sydney, South Coast or Southern Highlands regions.

Operates on the first and third Saturday of the month

(02) 4243 1699 www.kennyescapes.com

1300 502 100 www.foodscapetours.com.au www.facebook.com/foodscapetours

Itineraries are customised to suit your groups needs and budget

KANGAROO VALLEY TASTES of KANGAROO Valley Foodies trail available most weekends. Included is an indulgent food and wine tour. (02) 4465 1605 www.tastesofkangaroovalley.com.au

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now you’re cooking!

cooking schools

It seems like everyone is a foodie these days and with the range of cooking schools in the Shoalhaven, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. Indulge in a class in the verdant hills of Kangaroo Valley, learn to cook the perfect dinner in Nowra or Berry or head down south. For something different, you can even do an online vegetarian class.

online

SOUTH NOWRA

I Feel Good Cooking Classes

Passion Catering

The website has lots of interesting articles about quick and easy healthy vegetarian meals. They have created a free seven-day online vegetarian cooking class and plan to do face-toface classes in the future.

Let’s cook ... your perfect dinner

www.ifeelgood.com.au

KANGAROO VALLEY Flavours of the Valley Provides a fun and relaxed cooking environment that is non-intimidating and pitched at all levels.

Also finger food cooking classes, four hours on a Saturday morning. (02) 4422 6000; 0414 404 147 www.passioncatering.com.au

407D Bendeela Rd (02) 4465 2010 www.flavoursofthevalley.com.au

KIOLOA

BERRY Broughton Mill Farm Guesthouse Luxury Retreat just 1 kilometre from Berry in a rural setting with great views. 78 Woodhill Mountain Road (02) 4464 2446 www.broughtonmillfarm.com.au

Small group cooking classes for men and women conducted by Glen Hair. Over two nights you create a restaurant quality three-course dinner for two. The partner, wife or friend of the participant is invited to join for dinner in the final night for a fine dining experience. A variety of tastes and dietary requirements are catered for. Corporate groups invited.

Merry Street Restaurant & Bar Offers group cooking classes in a variety of cuisines including contemporary Australian, international, barbecues etc. Will teach you how to make your own pasta or Asian dumplings. 3a Merry Street (02) 4457 2020 www.merrystreet.com.au

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regional flavours

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overs of fresh produce find themselves in foodie heaven in the city of Shoalhaven. Visitors and locals alike are invited to feast and forage around the countryside blessed with lush pastures that offer the best of dairy products and meat.

lusciousness of stone fruit direct from the orchard. In season, travel around and discover the delights of fresh berries and chestnuts. Don’t forget the gourmet preserves, relishes and chutneys made with love in the region.

Visit farmgates and markets and sample regional goodies such as olives, chocolates, sourdough bread, locally grown vegetables and in summer, enjoy the

Known for its seafood, the Shoalhaven offers an abundance of the ocean’s bounty – oysters from Greenwell Point, fresh fish from Currarong and more.

KANGAROO VALLEY

BERRY

Kangaroo Valley Olives

South Coast Providores

Olives and olive products grown and processed locally.

Regional preserves, conserves and chutneys all hand made. Baskets brimming full of fresh, local produce

Cellar door inspection and sales are by appointment only. 110 Cedar Springs Road 0447 491 245. www.kangaroovalleyolives.com.au Crystal Creek Meadows Fruit, including lemons and pink grapefruit as well as handmade aromatherapy products using premium ingredients and 100% natural essential oils. Open by appointment only 1655 Kangaroo Valley Rd (02) 4465 1406. www.crystalcreekmeadows.com.au Fudge Addiction Locally made traditional confectionery, including fudge, toffee, Turkish delight, nougat, rocky road, coconut ice and chocolate products. Farmgate sales available at 1209 Kangaroo Valley Road and also available at local markets 0412 346 123. www.fudgeaddiction.com.au

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Thurs to Mon 10am–5pm. “Locavore Friday” every Friday. 89 Queen Street 0418 223 464 southcoastprovidores.com.au Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery Specialises in European-style handcrafted sourdough breads made from stoneground organic flour, baked in a traditional woodfired brick oven. Open 8am–4pm Wednesday to Sunday 23 Prince Alfred Street (02) 4464 1617 berrysourdoughcafe.com.au


regional flavours Berry Rural Cooperative Society Limited Local milk, cheese and cream from our contented cows that live on the lush green pastures of the South Coast, available at the rural store or at many outlets in the Shoalhaven area. Open 8am–5pm Mon to Fri, 8am–12 noon Sat Old Creamery Lane (02) 4464 1311 www.southcoastdairy.com.au The Treat Factory

BOMADERRY Gran’s Fudge Since 1975 Gran’s Fudge has produced hand-made fudges in over 25 traditional flavours using ingredients sourced from local dairies. It uses a high proportion of milk, which results in a smooth and creamy caramel flavour. Not open to the public but available at specialty stores and major retailers. 5 McIntyre Way (02) 4423 2648 www.grans.com.au

Hand-made chocolates, confectionery and 200 varieties of conserves, tea, drinking chocololate, preserved fruits, local honey and more. Manufacturers of chocolates, confectionery and conserves. Retail shop at factory.

Condiments, confectionery, dairy, deli products, herbs/spices, honey, meat, seafood.

Open 9.30am–4.30pm Mon to Fri, 10am–4pm Sat & Sun

Open by appointment or available at markets

Unit 6 Old Creamery Lane (02) 4464 1112 www.treatfactory.com.au

(02) 4422 1562 www.flavoursshoalhaven.com.au

Berry Mountain Farm

Fresh seafoodproduce

Organic vegetable farm on the coastal side of Berry growing vegetables, herbs, freshly picked to order. Many seasonal varieties grown without the use of chemicals and using sustainable farming practices.

Open 9am–6pm Mon to Fri; 9am–5pm Sat; 9am–4pm Sun

Will prepare and deliver orders with at least 24 hours notice by phone (48 hours for email)

Award-winning Camembert and Double Brie are made naturally by master cheese-makers in the traditional French way. They are fresh, living cheeses, free from artificial ingredients.

(02) 4464 1912. www.berrymountainfarm.com.au

BOLONG Swanlea Farm

NOWRA Flavours Shoalhaven

Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

Cnr Moss St & Princes Hwy (02) 4429 1900 Unicorn Cheese

Not open to the public but available at selected local wineries and supermarkets

Buy from the farmgate fresh seasonal vegetables, grown on the rich flood plain. Also offers home-made jams, chutneys and relishes from their own produce.

(02) 4423 1266 www.unicorncheese.com.au

Best to phone first

Greengold Vegies

680 Bolong Rd (02) 4421 7872

Grows a huge range of seasonal vegetables in the rich soil at Terara, close to Nowra as well as supplying jams and sauces honey, olives, virgin olive oil and non-alcoholic wines.

TERARA

Available at the farm gate daily or the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel every Saturday morning from 7.30am. 62 Millbank Road (02) 4421 2096 www.greengoldvegies.com.au

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regional flavours GREENWELL POINT

BASIN VIEW

JIM WILD’S OYSTERS

Clayridge Honey

Greenwell Point is famous for its oysters and Jim Wild is famous for growing them and shucking them, at the 1984 Galway oyster shucking world championships.

Locally produced honey available online.

Not only will you get to taste some of the best oysters on the coast, you’ll enjoy Jim’s lively company.

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Mon to Sat 9am–4pm Greens Road (02) 44471498 jimwildoysters@bigpond.com.au

CURRARONG Zac’s Place Fresh seafood from a local fishing family and cafe. Unit 3, 1 Piscator Ave (02) 4448 3177

FALLS CREEK The Olive Farm Well known by the locals for the fresh taste and fine quality of their olives, the Olive Farm also produces cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, seasonal vegies, pickles, jams, relishes, chutney, tapenade, honey, eggs and much more. Open 9am–5.30pm Mon to Fri, 9am–5pm Sat and Sun 1106 Princes Highway, Falls (02) 4447 8791 www.contadino.com.au

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Not open to public 79 The Wool Road (02) 4443 4198. www.clayridge.com.au

Martins’ Orchard Stonefruit such as peaches, plums and nectarines fresh from the farm and sold on the side of the road. Keep an eye out for the Martins Orchard stand on the side of the highway south of Wandandian, well signposted. Fruit is sold from the first week in November until early February every summer. Open 9am–5pm Sun to Fri, closed Sat, in season. D3370 Princes Highway (02) 4443 4280, 0410 340 281 rvmartin@aapt.net.au

SUSSEX INLET Trusst Tomatoes Tomatoes, salad ingredients, condiments, honey and eggs. Also available at Lady Denman and Sussex Inlet Community Church markets 392 Sussex Inlet Road, (02) 4441 0282 www.trussttomatoes.com.au


regional flavours

ULLADULLA HARBOUR Fishermens Wharf Complex Fishermens Wharf complex combines licensed premises, providing freshly cooked fish and chips and other speciality seafood in their al fresco cafe, dine in or take away. The complex as well, boasts a fresh fish shop where local fish can be sourced and includes gift items that can be purchased as a souvenir of a great visit to Fishermens Wharf in Ulladulla Harbour. Open Daily Wason Street www.fishermenswharfseafoods.com.au

MOGOOD Clyde River Berry Farm Established in 1982 as a family farm on the banks of the pristine Clyde River in the South Brooman State Forest. During December and January visitors can pick their own. Available all season are peaches, nectarines and blueberries. Youngberries, boysenberries, raspberries and others throughout December and January. Open seven days 10am–6pm December and January only 2000A The River Rd (02) 4478 1057 www.clyderiverberryfarm.com.au

Merry Maidens’

Veggies and Wholefood Store

Louise Tucker has been passionate about growing food sustainably for a long time and in 2009 began to prepare two acres of local ground for her own market garden. Now, as Merry Maidens’ Veggies and Wholefood Store in Milton, Louise sells her fully certified Demeter Biodynamic produce to customers in the Southern Shoalhaven. The biodynamic system is a natural and wholistic method requiring no pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers, instead working with natural life processes. Biodynamic gardening keeps the soil healthy and happy, resulting in healthy, nutritious and flavoursome produce. The market garden produces a wealth of veggies and herbs including basil, shallots, radish, beetroot, salad mix, silver beet, rocket and coriander with plans to grow asparagus, celery and rainbow chard as well as leeks, garlic, raspberries and strawberries. The shop is located at the corner of Myrtle Street and Princes Highway in Milton, and has become a meeting place for other local growers to learn and discuss sustainable farming methods. “It is our vision to continue to share knowledge and soon offer home gardening workshops, food tasting days and information sessions,” says Louise. “I would like to see hundreds more people using their land to grow high-quality food to supply the local community as well as restaurants.” Louise is heartened by the support of the local community and currently supplies her organic produce to Kioloa’s Merry Street Restaurant and Bar, the well-known Pilgrims in Milton and others. Open: Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am–6pm, Sat 10am–2pm Cnr Myrtle St and Princes Hwy. (02) 4454 0142. tendril3@hotmail.com

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gourmet treats

fresh produce AT LOCAL MARKETS

Regional gourmet treats SHOALHAVEN HEADS

at the Shoalhaven Visitor Centre

Shoalhaven Heads Seafood & Fresh Produce Fair

• Kangaroo Valley Olives

Offers fresh local produce including: prawns, fish freshly caught, fruit and vegetables, fresh sourdough bread, cakes, pies, tarts, jams, sauces, honey, olives, olive oil, sundried tomatoes, free-range eggs and fresh flowers.

Olives and olive products grown and processed locally

Every Saturday 7.30am–11.30am.

• Jams by Dash Home-made chutneys, preserves and jams from homegrown produce

The Heads Hotel, River Road (02) 4448 7125 www.headshotel.com.au

• SpaghettiLegs

NOWRA

• Sophie’s

Camp Quality Twilight Market Held on the front lawn of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, these markets are designed to promote locally grown and produced food, wine and other products. Enjoy an evening of entertainment, children activities and great local food while supporting a wonderful local charity. 4pm–8pm, rain, hail or shine (02) 4429 3388

HUSKISSON Lady Denman Markets

Gourmet pasta sauces and tasty savoury salts

Marinated fetta cheese and preserved lemons, jams, dukkah and sumac • Flavours of the Valley Gourmet produce and pamper hampers of local goodies • Bee Happy Honey Range of seasonal honeys • Hyper Hyper Locally roasted and ground coffee

Monthly markets selling produce and craft.

• COP IT SWEET

Usually held first Saturday of the month, 8.30am–12.30pm

Home-made jams, marmalades, preserves and sauces from home-grown produce

Lady Denman Heritage Complex Dent Street (02) 4443 3831, 0459 050 935 www.ladydenman.asn.au

TOMERONG Tomerong Village Markets Lots of interesting stalls with organic fresh food, delicious homemade dips, fresh sourdough bread, cakes, coffee, local honey, plants, fruit trees etc. 9am–1pm, 3rd Saturday of the month Tomerong School of Arts Hawken Road, Tomerong (02) 4443 9480, 0401 358 624

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• WINE & BEER Sample drops from regional wineries and and local boutique beer


treasure hunting

OP SHOPs & SECOND-HAND browsing

Whether you’re on the look out for that valuable antique tucked away in an op shop, or absolutely love to uncover quirky fashion items, Shoalhaven has a host of second-hand outlets to trawl through. You never know what you might discover in a Vinnies or Red Shield store and, if you’re looking out for a good read while you’re kicking back on the coast, check out one of our excellent used book stores. If you have a penchant for all things vintage, you’ll be delighted with Claire Louise Vintage at Huskisson. The shop specialises in quality vintage and vintage-inspired clothing as well as handmade clothing from well-known Australian designers. Happy hunting!

BERRY Our Bookshop – USED BOOKS 7 days, 9am–4.30pm 103 Queen St. (02) 4464 3448 St Vincent de Paul Op Shop 7 days, 10am–4.30pm 117b Queen St. (02) 4464 3940

shoalhaven heads St Vincent De Paul Op Shop Mon– Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 9am–12pm Shop 1, The Village Centre Shoalhaven Heads Road. (02) 4448 7923

BOMADERRY Anglicare Bomaderry Opportunity Shop Mon–Fri 9am–3pm Meroo St (near station) (02) 4421 5494

NOWRA Anne’s Second-hand Bookshop Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–12.30pm 138 Junction St. (02) 4423 3281 All Antiques & Collectables Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–1pm 112a Kinghorne St. (02) 4422 9689 Mickey & Mallory Mon–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat 11am–2pm 82 Junction St. (02) 4421 8116 Wesley Uniting Church Op Shop Mon–Fri 9.30am–3.30pm Junction St (opp. PO). (02) 4422 4552 Mission Australia Op-Shop Mon–Fri 9am–4.30pm Sat–Sun 9am–1.30pm Cnr Worrigee St & Princes Highway (02) 4421 0523

Nowra Bookworm Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–1.30pm 2 Stewart Place. (02) 4421 5313 Nowra Red Cross Mon–Fri 9am–3pm, Fri 9am–3pm 21 Schofields Lane. (02) 4421 2845 Presbyterian Church Op Shop Tues–Fri 9.30am–2pm 3 Kinghorne St (Entrance at rear) (02) 4421 2070 or 0427 569419 St Vincent de Paul Op Shop Mon–Fri 8.30am–4pm, Sat 8.30am–2pm 5 Berry St. (02) 4421 7244 The Everything Store Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 9am–2pm 65 Graham St. (02) 4423 1969

SOUTH NOWRA Red Shield Family Store Salvation Army Mon–Fri 9am–4pm 2/182 Princes Highway, (02) 4421 0747

CULBURRA BEACH Anglicare Op Shop Mon–Fri 9am–4pm, Sat 9am–1pm Shop 4 Canal St, (02) 4447 4084 St Vincent de Paul Op Shop Mon–Fri 9am–4pm, Sat 9am–2pm Cnr Canal St & Redbank Lane (02) 4447 4489 Culburra Beach Community Health Centre Op Shop Mon–Fri 9am–3pm, Sat 9am–1pm Canal Street

HUSKISSON Husky Uniting Church Op Shop Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 9am–4pm Sat 9am–12pm 53 Hawke Street. (02) 4441 7495

Claire Louise Vintage Original and vintage-inspired clothing, shoes and accessories. 56 Owen Street (02) 4441 5384 www.clairelouisevintage.com

SANCTUARY POINT St Vincent de Paul Op Shop 199 Kerry St. (02) 4443 9201 Mon–Fri 9am–3.30pm Sat 9am–12pm

WANDANDIAN 2nd time round Thur–Sat 10am–4pm Sun 11am–3.30pm Lot 31 Wandy Park Rd

SUSSEX INLET Inasmuch Op Shop Tue, Thur, Fri & Sat 8.30am–12pm 195 Jacobs Drive. (02) 4441 1008 Community Church Op Shop Mon–Fri 9.30am–3.30pm Sat 9am– 12noon Jacobs Drive. (02) 4441 0288

ULLADULLA Ulladulla Second-hand Shop Mon–Fri 8.45am–3pm Sat 8.30am–12pm 3 Boree Street. (02) 4455 1564 Uniting Church Outreach Mon–Fri 10am–4pm Cnr Princes H’way & North St (02) 4454 1694

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Aussie Steak House • Buffet Fusion Family Restaurant • Damarrose Cafe • Kohli’s Indian Restaurant • Thai Riverside Restaurant • Trevi Fountain Italian Restaurant • Tuscany Woodfired Restaurant • Wharf Rd •

Flavours of Shoalhaven • Nowra Fresh Fish, Meat & Produce Market • Unicorn Cheese •

Bundanon

Galeria Aniela • Kangaroo Valley Leadlights •

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Olive Farm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre • Shoalhaven City Arts Centre •

• Fudge Addiction • Crystal Creek Meadows • Kangaroo Valley Olives

Lady Denman Maritime Museum & Gallery Huskisson Gallery Laddie Timbery’s Workshop & Picture Framing • The Waterhouse • Wild Ginger

HopDog Beerworks

The Butterfactory

Greengold Vegetables

Jim Wild’s Oysters

• Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery • The Treat Factory • Berry Rural Cooperative Society Ltd • South Coast Providores • Berry Mountain Farm

Kittybonbiddy Mountain Ridge Bomaderry Winery Two Figs Swan Lea Winery Farm

Hungry Duck

BERRY

Morellis Wines

• Flying Pig & Precinct Galleries • Berry Historical Museum • Muir House • The Village Forge

Zac’s Place

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Millhouse Artists’ Gallery• Budawang Bazaar • David Herring Furniture • King Studio Art + Design• Nulladolla Pottery Group • Splatters of Milton •

Dulkara Art Gallery

Cupitt’s Winery

Merry Maidens’ Veggies & Wholefood

Galamban

• Elizans French Restaurant • The Vineyard Kitchen

• Rick Stein at Bannisters • Rory’s Saltwater Grill • Fishermen’s Wharf • Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail • One Track for All

Trusst Tomatoes

Clayridge Honey

NOTE: Locations are indicative only

Indigenous Cultural Activities

Art Galleries and Museums

Regional Food and Produce

Winery & Brewery cellar door

Award-winning restaurants and cafes

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cultural treasures

cultural treasures T

he Shoalhaven River winds its way through rugged sandstone gorges, rolling pastures and native forests. A diverse community of artists respond to this unique environment, creating traditional and contemporary works that reflect the spirit of the city. Arthur Boyd is known for his many works that featured the beauty of the Shoalhaven River and, today, it continues to inspire artists, craftspeople and writers. Together with the spectacular landscapes, the city is blessed with art galleries, museums and organisations dedicated to showcasing visual arts and enriching the sense of community. The Bundanon and Riversdale properties, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s gift to the Australian people, offer educational and entertainment events combined with a strong artist-inresidence program to foster creativity both in the local community as well as nationally and internationally.

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For almost a decade now, the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre, a Regional Gallery, has attracted exhibitions from renowned Australian and international artists while showcasing works from the best of the region’s artists. The Centre has hosted poetry and music performances and continues to develop strong bonds with the community. Other significant museums are the Lady Denman Heritage Complex, featuring the Jervis Bay Gallery of Science and the Sea at Huskisson, Meroogal in Nowra and the Fleet Air Arm at HMAS Albatross. These major galleries and museums, combined with a host of private and commercial galleries showing contemporary arts, ceramics, timber and other crafts, ensure the City of Shoalhaven is more than an idyllic natural environment, but also an important and vibrant cultural destination.


cultural treasures When iconic Australian artist Arthur Boyd first visited Bundanon in 1971, he painted a small oil study of the river. He recalled that first intense experience, “I can remember the day vividly. It was so hot and searing the oil ran from the palette onto the sand … I remember the heat was terrifying.”

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hen they returned to England, the Boyds asked one of Bundanon’s then owners to look out for a similar property on the river. It wasn’t long before they were the owners of Riversdale, described by Yvonne as “this glorious hillside with its deserted cottage”. In 1975, they were living in the restored Riversdale cottage surrounded by antique furniture brought back from England. The couple then acquired and made their Australian home at Bundanon when the property became available in 1979. Arthur recognised it as a place where his family collection could be preserved. While in Australia, Arthur and Yvonne lived in the sandstone and cedar two-storey homestead built in 1866 with its cottage garden, tall pines and romantic lake. In 1981, Arthur had his studio built at the end of the garden overlooking paddocks towards the bush and river. Many other artists visited and worked at Bundanon, including Sir Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, Robert Dickerson and poet Peter Porter. When Arthur and Yvonne offered Bundanon and Riversdale to the people of Australia, they envisaged a haven of creativity for diverse groups including Aboriginal people, school groups, Australian and overseas artists and the general public on open days. They wanted all the arts to prosper, including drama, dance, sculpture, jazz and classical music. Along with the gift of the Bundanon and Riversdale properties was a collection of thousands of artworks, photographs, furnishings and documents. Included in the collection are works by several members of the Boyd family, Sir Sidney Nolan, Joy Hester, John Perceval, Charles

Blackman, Leonard French, Brett Whiteley and others. Visitors to the properties can see the art at the homestead and Education Centre. From time to time, the Trust holds exhibitions and loans works to other organisations. Each year, the artist-in-residence program hosts individual artists or small groups in a variety of art forms to live and work in the artists’ centre. Glenn Murcutt, Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 2002, designed the Riversdale Education Centre with Wendy Lewin and Reg Lark. In 1999, the design won the Sulman Award for public architecture. With a deep sensitivity for the landscape and climate, Murcutt achieves a structure that complements the surrounding environment. East-facing windows give sweeping views of the river and students awake to the raucous sounds of the dawn chorus. Students live the artist’s life during their visits to both at Bundanon and Riversdale. Bundanon is open to the public every Sunday 10.30am – 4pm. Visits include tours of the Bundanon Homestead and Arthur Boyd’s studio. Please check website for closure due to weather conditions. It is suggested that you enter the property between 10.30am to 1pm and depart between 1.30pm–4pm due to a single lane access road. West Cambewarra (02) 4422 2100; Sundays (02) 4422 2900 www.bundanon.com.au

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cultural treasures Shoalhaven City Arts Centre A Regional Gallery of NSW

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he Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a vibrant and creative centre that has four exhibition galleries, a gallery shop, conference and workshop rooms. Exhibitions feature works from national, private and regional collections, the Shoalhaven City Collection, curated exhibitions by Shoalhaven artisans and community. The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre is a proud part of the Regional Gallery Network of NSW and has exhibited works from Australian and international artists such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Robert Dickerson, Max Dupain, David Hockney and Adam Cullen, to name a few. Other significant exhibitions include shows held in conjunction with Bundanon, the annual Shoalhaven Art Society Open Art Prize exhibition and the bi-annual Meroogal Women’s Art Prize exhibition during September. The Shoalhaven City Art Collection has grown over the past 40 years into a substantial collection containing excellent examples of Australian art by Arthur Boyd, William Robinson, Max Dupain, David Voigt, Dennis Adams and a large collection of late 1800s watercolours and photographs by Samuel Elyard. Of particular significance is the generous bequest of the M.G.Dingle and G.B.Hughes collection of Australian abstract works, collected over a period of 50

years. The Arts Centre regularly has exhibitions from the collection curated by Max Dingle. The City Collection also contains a strong regional and Shoalhaven representation including works by John Edward, Leonard Long, Suzanne Chick, Jim Birkett, Trudi Last, Paul Dimmer, 12 Shoalhaven Aboriginal linocut prints and watercolours and drawings by war artist Clarrie Payne. The Collection has been developed to enhance, enrich and educate as well as stimulate awareness and appreciation of visual arts practice in contemporary Australia and the Shoalhaven. Open: Tuesday to Friday 10am–4pm; Saturday 11am–3pm 12 Berry Street, Nowra (02) 4429 5444. www.shoalhavenartscentre.com.au

Meroogal

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much-loved home of four generations of women from the same family, the historic house museum, Meroogal, has hundreds of stories to tell from the multitude of belongings and objects left by each generation. The items on display include furniture, household objects, diaries, letters, scrapbooks, photographs and clothes, which give visitors a insight into a more private world of the family. Meroogal is a two-storey Gothic-revival weatherboard cottage, built on stone foundations, featuring verandas and balconies. The internal walls are wallpapered, the ceilings are panelled and the staircase is made of cedar. The house is surrounded by a picket fence and two large jacaranda trees shade the garden. Since Historic Houses Trust acquired Meroogal, the garden has been restored to its 1920s appearance with the fences and flowerbeds being reconstructed and many perennial and annual plants re-introduced.

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Open: Sat 1 – 5pm, Sun 10am – 5pm. January: Fri to Sun 10am – 5pm. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Cnr West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra (02) 4421 8150 www.hht.net.au/museums/meroogal


cultural treasures Fleet Air Arm Museum

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he Museum consists of a large main facility, based on the design of an aircraft hangar, located within the heritage precinct at the entrance to HMAS ALBATROSS. As well as galleries, there is also a museum souvenir and gift shop. The Aviation Collection is a world standard exhibition. Over 25 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, some now quite rare, are displayed alongside a wide range of unique naval aviation related artefacts. These include piston and jet engines, aircraft ordnance and relics from the days of operating from the flight decks of aircraft carriers at sea. The “Wings Over Water” exhibition tells the story of Naval Aviation in Australia, with aircraft from the 20th Century, ranging from a World War 1 Sopwith Pup to a A4 Skyhawk jet fighter. The exhibition also includes examples of allied and foreign aircraft, like the MiG-17 fighter. Showcases and audio-visual displays add to the stories of these aircraft and those who flew and maintained them.

The Museum’s Flight Simulator provides a virtual experience, for all ages, on what it is like in the pilot’s seat. HMAS Albatross (02) 4424 1920 www.navy.gov.au/faam

Lady Denman Heritage Complex

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he Lady Denman Heritage Complex (also known as the Lady Denman Maritime Museum) was inspired by the former Sydney ferry, Lady Denman, which was built in Huskisson in 1911. The ferry is now on display in a purposebuilt facility within the Complex. The Complex also features the Jervis Bay Gallery of Science and the Sea which contains a collection of diverse treasures, a Surveyor’s Gallery displaying a world-standard collection of surveying instruments, a Local History Gallery and a wide range of interesting objects connected with the history of this area on Jervis Bay. There is also a marine environment gallery and a large gallery which hosts a variety of local and national travelling exhibitions. The Complex occupies a 10-hectare bushland and wetland site on the shores of Jervis Bay and Currambene Creek that includes a diversity of natural environments. The popular Fish Pond is home to a number of fish species including tailor, snapper, kingfish, bream, mullet, flathead, flounder and stingrays. The Mangrove Boardwalk takes visitors through the mangroves on a raised walkway out to the margins of Currambene Creek, offering the opportunity to gain an understanding of wetlands, mangrove swamps and the interaction between ocean and land environments.

There are picnic and BBQ facilities, provided together with disabled and guide dog access. Open: 10am–4pm daily Cnr Woollamia Road & Dent Street. (02) 4441 5675 www.ladydenman.asn.au

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cultural treasures KANGAROO VALLEY Pioneer Settlement Reserve Originally located at Bendeela, the Pioneer Farm Museum’s 1865 farmhouse would have been submerged when the Tallowa Dam was built. Local residents campaigned to save the house which now, together with a dairy, forge and horse-drawn vehicles, gives an insight into the early days of Kangaroo Valley. Fri to Mon, seven days during school holidays, 10am–4pm (summer); 11am–3pm (winter). Wheelchair access into the house and around grounds. Large toilets. Gas BBQ. 2029 Moss Vale Road (02) 4465 1306 www.kangaroovalleymuseum.com Galeria Aniela Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park Fine art gallery selling quality works of some of the most important Australian artists including Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Perceval, Charles Blackman, John Olsen, Jamie Boyd and also well-known Aboriginal artists including Napurrula, Napangardi, Napaltjarri, Petyarre, Pwerle and more. Sat–Sun 11–4pm or by appointment 261a Mount Scanzi Road (02) 4465 1494 www.galeriaaniela.com.au Kangaroo Valley Leadlights Creates custom leadlight glass windows, doors and lamps. The studio conducts leadlight and copper foil tuition and sells glass, tools, supplies and local art. By appointment only 116 Moss Vale Rd (02) 4465 1001, 0425 346 087

BERRY Berry Historical Museum Housed in the historic building which was formerly the English Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank, the museum has many displays of artefacts that tell the early story of the Berry district. 11am–2pm Sat; 11am–3pm Sun. Daily 11am–2pm (school holidays and public holidays – outside these hours by appointment). Closed Anzac Day and Christmas Day 135Queen Street (02) 4464 3097

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Flying Pig Precinct & Precinct Galleries The gallery offers furniture, lighting mirrors, paintings, sculpture, exhibitions, prints, drawings, art for outdoors, ceramics, leather, porcelain, jewellery, vases, games, textiles, flying pigs, wooden boxes and contemporary glass. Fri to Mon 10am–4pm. Open seven days during school holidays 12–14 Alexandra Street (02) 4464 3402 www.thinkpig.com.au Muir House Managed by the Berry Community Activities Centre, Muir House holds an Arts and Crafts Day on the fourth Sunday of each month and other activities such as small exhibitions and small workshops etc that are held on occasion. 10 Prince Alfred St, Berry (02) 4464 1476 The Village Forge Unique customised pieces melding the tradition of blacksmithing with contemporary metal fabrication techniques. Unique inspired designs of classic decoration, sculpture, architecture and personal motifs are used to create unlimited design variations. Glass, timber, stone, mosaics and other media can be incorporated. Open 9am–5pm. Please phone first Shed 14, Old Creamery Lane (02) 4464 3333 www.wroughtirongates.net.au

JASPERS BRUSH Silos Estate Since 2003, Silos Estate has had a small gallery exhibiting a number of local and international artists in its Tasting Rooms. Princes Highway (02) 4448 6082 thesilos.com/artgallery


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BOMADERRY Kittybonbiddy, Wear Art Thou... Kittybonbiddy are sisters who create unique pieces by hand and heart to enhance individuality and pamper the soul: Nouveau vintage – wearable art, textile and beaded adornments, clothing and art. Phone for further information 0401 284 945, 0415 594 299 www.kittybonbiddy.com Nowra Museum Learn about the Shoalhaven as it was, see the wide range of local history publications. Open Sat–Sun 1pm–4pm; Mon 10am–4pm; Wed and Fri (during school holidays) 1pm–4pm. Wheelchair ramps. Cnr Plunkett and Kinghorne Streets (02) 4446 0297

MILTON Budawang Bazaar, Antiques and Craft Centre Offers a large collection of arts, crafts, bric-a-brac and antiques. Shop 12, Settlement Courtyard, Princes Highway, Milton (02) 4455 5801 David Herring Furniture Design

Huskisson Gallery & Picture Framing

Custom-designed and built furniture for both the home and commercial setting, using premium Australian hardwoods and exotic veneers, glass and stainless steel.

Huge display of local artists’ and photographers’ works for sale.

Open 8am–4pm Mon to Fri or by appointment

Open Mon to Sat, 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–5pm

3/39 Deering St (02) 4455 7281, 0423 470 090 www.davidherring.com.au

HUSKISSON

Shops 3 and 4, 70 Owen Street, (02) 4441 5399

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cultural treasures MILTON

ULLADULLA

King Studio Art + Design

Alley Gallery

Features a constantly changing exhibition and provides the opportunity to view a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, digital media, stunning bowls and pottery, as well as select designer and antique furniture.

Exhibitions change on a regular basis and applications from interested artists and groups are welcome. All proceeds and donations received by the gallery are used to sustain arts programs and workshops for youth.

Open Fri to Sun 10am–4pm, 7 days during school and public holidays 3 The Courtyard Studios Princes Highway 0415 836 194. 0487 414 691 www.kingstudio.com.au Milton Gallery Gallery of artworks by members of the Millhouse Art Society, a community-based organisation that promotes artistic development through classes, workshops and facilities. Open Sat and Sun 10am–4pm, school holidays 10am–4pm 7 days

Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincent St (02) 4454 1099 www.dunnlewiscentre.com.au

BURRILL LAKE The Hot Glass Studio Glass blower with demonstrations and sale of quality hand-blown glass. 11am–6pm, weekends and holidays. 109 Princes Highway (02) 4454 0981

LAKE TABOURIE Lake Tabourie Museum

Courtyard Studio Complex Princes Highway (02) 4455 7211

Wide range of rocks and minerals, shells and fossils, Aboriginal artefacts and historical items, BBQs and picnic facilities.

Nulladolla Pottery Group Inc.

Daily 11am–3pm school holidays, public holidays and weekends. Other times by appointment

A co-operative group that meets regularly. Ceramic pieces by the members are available through their gallery in Milton. Courtyard Studios opp. Post Office Princes Hwy, Milton (02) 4454 1518 Splatters of Milton A retail art supply shop in the heart of Milton, stocking all your artistic materials as well as original works and inspired gifts made by the Splatters team. Open Mon to Fri 10am–5pm; Sat and Sun 10am–2pm Shop 2 Mellicks Corner (02) 4455 1959 www.splatters.com.au

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Open: 9am–9.30pm Mon to Sat 9.30am–7.30pm Sun

Princes Highway (02) 4457 3269

BAWLEY POINT Dulkara ART Gallery The Dulkara Art Gallery is solely devoted to exhibiting Lee Daynes’ original limited edition prints, watercolour paintings and blank greeting cards. All frames are manufactured from high quality, acid free materials and timber mouldings are all rainforest friendly. Open Thur to Mon 10am–4pm 55 Murramarang Road (02) 4457 1411 www.dulkaragallery.com.au

Artwork by Lee Daynes


koori culture

koori culture

The Yuin Aboriginal people are considered the traditional owners of the South Coast country from the Shoalhaven down to the Victorian border. Through dance, art and activities, the Koori people in the Shoalhaven contribute greatly to the cultural landscape of the region. A visit to the Shoalhaven is an ideal opportunity to experience indigenous culture and crafts.

DANCE

CULTURE

Doonooch Dance Company

GALAMBAN

This is a premier traditional Aboriginal dance company. The group is the dynamic result of the self-healing program begun by Robert McLeod in 1998. Their performance is electrifying and powerful. Tradition, culture and ceremony inspire and define their dance.

Drawing on a lifetime of knowledge, this group from the Wreck Bay community offer the Indigenous Legends and Landscapes series of cultural activities based at Booderee National Park. Choose from campfire yarns, weaving, bushfoods, medicines and survival skills, a spotlight stroll among others.

In 2000 Doonooch were part of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies and were feature performers at the World Indidgenous Forum in Noumea.

ART & CRAFT LADDIE TIMBERY’S WORKSHOP Laddie is a respected Koori elder from the Eora Nation. His people are the Bidjigal clan, which span from La Perouse, Botany Bay, down through the South Coast regions of NSW and known as the Yuin Nation. He belongs to the Dharawal language group which goes from Sydney to Jervis Bay, where his family currently live and produce artwork and artefacts, which are available from the workshop. Lady Denman Heritage Complex Woollamia Road, Huskisson

(02) 4442 1117. galamban@gmail.com Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail Guided tour includes boomerang throwing, bush tucker, bush medicine, local history, dreaming stories, weapons and tool displays, didgeridoo playing and fire making. Tours approximately two hours. Bookings required. Deering Street, Ulladulla (02) 4455 5883 One Track for All Tucked away on the northern headland of Ulladulla Harbour (via Dolphin Street), this two kilometre track is an experience to delight and inform people of all ages. One Track for All is a cultural trail which tells the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history of the southern Shoalhaven. The story is illustrated through the many relief carvings and paintings placed around the two kilometres of track.

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celebrate!

Escape ArtsFest Escape ARTfest is described as “10 days of artistic bliss in the MUD”. This annual celebration is a major event in the Milton-Ulladulla District attracting audiences from far and wide.

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ather than focusing on just one art form, this unique arts festival covers the full spectrum of creativity – visual arts, music, literature, film, performance and gourmet delights. It is a true celebration of the coastal culture. With its “everything from grass roots through to international acts” approach, the Escape ARTfest has always been a charmingly popular event with the local community. The festivities continue to bring many art-loving visitors to the area in search of the fresh talents offered by the event. It provides a wonderful platform for emerging artists to gain public exposure as well as opportunities for audiences to witness and experience the plethora of arts that exist in the area. Sarah and Rick Stein of Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant Mollymook have been the official patrons of Escape ARTfest for a number of years. Their support speaks volumes about the vibrancy that the festival offers the local community. The festival typically features several key events – RIPE: Sculpture at Cupitt’s Winery, Chefs @ ARTfest, Milton Music Fest, PechaKucha, Moonlight Cinema and the Arcadia Film Festival just to name a few. These large events are complemented by up to 70 smaller events across the 10 days,

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including art exhibitions, theatre shows, films, workshops, readings, book launches and youth art projects. The festival also hosts up to 15 arts prizes. With major sponsorship from the Australian National University, Bendigo Bank and many local businesses, on offer is $15,000 in prize money across art, music, literature, photography, postcard art, youth art and sculpture.

www.escapeartfest.com.au


celebrate! The people of the Shoalhaven love to celebrate with many festivals throughout the year. Whether its a food, wine or arts, this vibrant coastal community comes together with great enthusiasm and passion.

Arts in the Valley Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival is a biennial festival, known as arts in the valley, featuring classical and fine contemporary music integrated with visual arts. The 2010 festival saw some of the best Australian musicians, ranging across solo recitals, vocal ensemble, percussion and dance with collaborations between artists. Also included is an exhibition of garden sculpture with the work of sculptors from across the region and beyond. www.artsinthevalley.net.au

Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival The Shoalhaven Wine Festival is an annual event held each June long weekend. Purchase a festival glass at the first cellar for free wine tasting at all other participating wineries. Cellar doors will be open for the festival 10am – 5pm daily, unless otherwise specified. The event also offers a ‘Hop-on, Hop-off Bus’. shoalhavencoastwine.com.au

Berry Food and Wine Show Taking place in February, this popular local food and wine event gives visitors the opportunity to sample an exciting array of the region’s wine and produce, including wine, cheeses, handmade sweets and chocolates, olives and gourmet baked goods. www.berryshow.org.au/foodwine.html

SEE CHANGE WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL Held every two years, Jervis Bay and Basin’s See Change Winter Arts Festival offers up to 16 days of art, music, performance, food, wine, word and family activities against the magnificent backdrop of Jervis Bay and the beautiful surrounding area. An exciting program of exhibitions and events that highlight this region’s cultural wealth. www.jervisbayarts.asn.au

Ulladulla Harbourfeast Food and Wine Festival A two-day weekend event showcasing the talents of the best food, wine and entertainment in the area, including two days of food and wine activities such as live cooking demonstrations, creative cuisine from local restaurants, cafes and producers with wine from the area’s wineries. Local and performing artists provide entertainment. Next scheduled for 2 and 3 November, 2012. www.harbourfeast.com.au

Blessing of the Fleet Held each Easter in Ulladulla, the annual Blessing of the Fleet festival attracts people from far and wide to witness the street festival parade on Easter, followed by the pilgrimage to Ulladulla Harbour for the traditional blessing ceremony led by the character of St Peter, patron saint of fishers as well as the festival princesses. The afternoon brings entertainment and music, along with the fun beach games, activities and the range of community displays and exhibitions for the whole family. Festivities culminate at night with an spectacular fireworks display. www.blessingofthefleet.info

KANGAROO VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL A celebration of music, dancing, art and craft, the annual Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival goes for three days with concerts on each day, a welcome dance on the Friday night, poets’ breakfast, music, singing and dance workshops. Saturday night sees an evening concert as well as a bush dance. www.kangaroovalleyfolkfestival.com.au

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entertainment

SHOALHAVEN

Entertainment Centre Tucked away not far from the magnificent Shoalhaven River, you’ll find the state-of-the-art Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

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uilt in 2008 and designed by architects Philip Cox and Graham Humphries, the centre has already become an iconic structure in the city. It has two main theatres, with smaller rooms for smaller events. The Auditorium and Studio theatre spaces cater for concerts, conferences, theatre, expos, dinners as well as sporting events.

Burlinson. Audiences have enjoyed theatrical performances such as John Waters’ Looking Through a Glass Onion, Henri Szeps’ I Wish I’d Said That, and local Albatross Musical Theatre’s The Boy From Oz, scheduled for mid-2012. Children are well catered for with performances scheduled of Scooby-Do and James and the Giant Peach, among others.

The centre attracts a huge variety of acts and performances, with appearances by well-known entertainers including John Williamson, Tim Finn and Tom

One huge advantage of the Entertainment Centre is that no longer will the Shoalhaven miss out on the comedy circuit. Such notable comedians have included Pam Ayres, Kitty Flanagan and the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

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live musinc m&ent entertai WEST CAMBEWARRA Bundanon and Riversdale The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, located on Bundanon’s Riversdale site presents musical and other performances by well-known individuals and groups. 170 Riversdale Road (02) 4422 2100. www.bundanon.com.au

BOMADERRY Nowra Players Local amateur dramatics theatre with several performances held throughout the year. Meroo Road 1300 662 808 or 4421 0607. www.nowraplayers.com.au

ST GEORGES BASIN Bay and Basin Music Club

Free live music Saturday nights, 8.30pm–11.30pm

Presents around six concerts each year offering a variety of classical music, from pianists, strings, woodwind, percussion players (solo or groups) as well as opera, choral groups and solo voice.

Cnr Page Avenue and Illaroo Road

(02) 4443 2250. www.arts.shoalhaven.net.au/BBMC

NORTH NOWRA North Nowra Tavern

(02) 4423 4944. www.northnowratavern.com.au

NOWRA Music Shoalhaven This group presents concerts featuring visiting classical musicians as well as talented local performers. Program of performances on the website. (02) 4422 9793 or 4441 1062. www.music.shoalhaven.net.au Roxy Cinema Five cinemas show current movie releases. Two ground-floor cinemas with disabled access and toilet facilities. Berry Street (02) 4423 5222. www.roxy.com.au The Tea Club Presents original independent music in a friendly garden atmosphere, including artists from all over the country and abroad. 46 Berry Street (02) 4422 0900. www.teaclub.com.au

HUSKISSON Huskisson Pictures Huskisson Pictures opens every day (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) showing the latest releases and has a modest price structure. Cnr Sydney & Owen Streets (02) 4441 6343 recorded program or 4441 5076 for cinema www.huskipics.com.au

MILTON Milton Theatre An intimate 200 seat historic theatre with a great ambience and excellent acoustics, suitable for live performances, plays, opera and dance with many shows held throughout the year. 69 Princes Highway (02) 4454 3636. www.miltontheatre.com.au

ULLADULLA Arcadia Twin Cinema Boree Street Screening both popular commercial film and art house titles for the discerning viewer. Access by caterpillar wheelchair lift (takes some time), ramps and disabled toilets also inside. (02) 4454 1224. Program information 1900 937 540 for current releases. www.arcadiatwin.com.au Jazz on Sunday, Cupitt’s Winery The Escalators serve up jazz and Latin every first Sunday of the month from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (except New Years Day). Make a booking for lunch from 12 noon or enjoy wine, cheese with the jazz. 60 Washburton Rd (02) 4455 7888 cupittwines.com.au

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events

Conferences & events – we have it all … ... whether you are after something relaxing or full of adventure, the Shoalhaven is the perfect destination for your next conference or event. Located on the south coast of New South Wales, south of Sydney and north-east of Canberra, your delegates will enjoy the scenic and easy 2.5 hour drive to our wonderful area. Our region offers a magnificent backdrop with its diversity of coastal, forest, mountain and rural country. Its natural, unspoiled environment provides the atmosphere for a peaceful, relaxing or adventurous visit. The variety of natural experiences and the mildness of our climate means the South Coast is an all-season destination. That’s

why we’re the most visited area in NSW outside of Sydney!

The Shoalhaven has 109 of the most exquisite beaches on the east coast of Australia and is renowned for its beach culture and water sports: Hyams Beach famous for the whitest sand in the world, Bendalong Beach famous for its surf breaks, Callala Bay, Callala Beach and Myola best known for their safe bay swimming and dolphin parades and Mollymook Beach, the beachside paradise of the Shoalhaven – to name a few. Some of our picturesque towns include: Berry and Milton, famous for boutique shopping, great food and some of the best wineries in the region.

Mollymook/Ulladulla is renowned for its seafood markets and colourful character. The excellent cultural walking track at North Head provides a fascinating journey into the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history of the area. With over one-third of the Shoalhaven lying south of Ulladulla, visitors can enjoy the Bawley coast, Murramarang National Park and the Clyde River hinterland, which offer pristine landscapes. The diverse range of accommodation and conference venues includes luxury retreats, award-winning bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, motels, tourist and caravan parks and serviced clubs with great function rooms and nearby accommodation providers.

You can go simple or extravagent! To give you the best experience possible, contact Shoalhaven City Council’s Events Unit, who will be delighted to help you give your delegates an unforgettable experience. To make your work load easier, the Events Unit’s services include sourcing quotes from our: n conference and accommodation providers n team building activities companies n partner programs n dining establishments

Kangaroo Valley described by many as “the most beautiful valley in Australia” and leader in eco tourism. Go canoeing with your team on the Kangaroo River.

n transport and transfers services

Nowra, the commercial hub to the region, has great bushwalking areas close to the Shoalhaven River. Why not take your group out for a lunch cruise on this alluring waterway.

The Shoalhaven has everything you need to guarantee a successful experience for your organisation. A first class conference destination where you can mix business with pleasure. We welcome you to take a look at us when next looking for a destination for your business event.

Huskisson/Jervis Bay, home to Booderee National Park – winner of International Virgin Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, Best Conservation of Cultural Heritage, the first time an Australian destination has ever won one of these prestigious awards. Home to Lady Denman Heritage Complex. Go whale watching, enjoy coastal walks – the ideal setting for your next team-building activity.

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We can also help you with site inspections and organising leisure or team building activities.

CONTACT: Ms Emire Farrar, Events Manager Shoalhaven City Council Phone: 61 2 4429 3561 Email: emire.farrar@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au


event venues dining out SHOALHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Auditorium: capacity to hold over 900 people seated theatre style. An iconic venue that will inspire delegates and build confidence in business. The two main theatres (914 seat auditorium and a 192-tiered seat studio theatre) boast ultimate flexibility and are complimented by smaller private rooms for business functions, break-out spaces, seminars, meetings, presentations, exhibitions, tradeshows, cocktail parties, fundraisers and more. Customised seating options and complete catering capabilities available. www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au Bridge Road, Nowra 2541 (02) 4429 5752

Berry Village Boutique Motel

parkhaven motor lodge

Venue for a small conference, training course.

Offers accommodation and fully equipped conference facilities.

www.berrymotel.com.au 72 Queens St, Berry 2535 (02) 4464 3570 GABBYS AT BERRY Conference facilities for up to 180 delegates, theatre or boardroom style. www.gabbys.com.au Prince Alfred St, Berry 2535 (02) 44642349, 0410 648338 SILOS ESTATE Offers board room, cellar door and restaurant facilities. www.thesilos.com B640 Princes Highway Berry 2535 (02) 4448 6082 Coolangatta Estate Flexible venue with experienced staff, regional cuisine and award-winning wines. www.coolangattaestate.com.au 1335 Bolong Rd, Shoalhaven Heads 2535 (02) 44487131 Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat Private conference venue on 100 acres, conference hall, shaded outdoor areas. www.kangaroovalleybushretreat.com.au 55 Radiata Rd, Kangaroo Valley 2577 (02) 9969 0006 KANGAROO VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY RESORt Fully equipped conference centre. www.kangaroovalleygolf.com.au 390 Mt Scanzi Rd Kangaroo Valley 2577 (02) 4465 0200 YOUTHWORKS SHOALHAVEN CONFERENCE CENTRES Accommodation with outdoor activity options. www.youthworks.net/outdoors 439 Koloona Drive West Cambewarra 2540 (02) 8268 3322 RIVERSDALE – BUNDANON TRUST Education Centre is available to hire for weddings, special events, conferences. www.bundanon.com.au/venue-hire 170 Riversdale Road, West Cambewarra 2540 (02) 4422 2100

www.parkhavenmotorlodge.com.au 152 Kinghorne Street, Nowra 2541 (02) 4421 6444 SHOALHAVEN CITY TURF CLUB Race track with conference facilities set amongst tranquil bushland on a major arterial road. www.nowraraceclub.com.au Albatross Road Nowra 2541 (02) 4421 4550 WORRIGEE HOUSE RECEPTION CENTRE Offers conference services and facilities in a relaxed country atmosphere. www.worrigeehouse.com.au 209 Worrigee Rd, Worrigee 2541 (02) 4423 1222 SUSSEX INLET RSL CLUB Two conference rooms, large auditorium, restaurants, surveyed fishing boat www.sussexrslclub.net.au 200 Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet (02) 44412076 BANNISTERS Two clear-span conferencing areas, comfortably accommodating up to 40 www.bannisters.com.au 191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook 2539 (02) 4455 3044 MOLLYMOOK SHORES MOTEL Accommodation, conference facilities, restaurant, conference co-ordinator www.mollymookshores.com.au 11 Golf Avenue, Mollymook 2539 P(02) 4455 5888 BAWLEY BUSH COTTAGES Offers a multi-purpose space for small to medium-sized groups. www.bawleybushcottages.com.au 101 Willinga Road, Bawley Point 2539 (02) 4457 1580 MILTON ULLADULLA EX SERVOS CLUB Sea Salt Function Centre offers ideal venue for conferences, conventions, weddings etc. www.ulladullaexservos.com.au 212 – 222 Princes Hwy, Ulladulla 2539 (02) 4455 1444

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pamper

Day Spas MOBILE

Ella Baché

Pamper Me

Offers a quiet and inviting environment and covers all aspects of beauty therapy from head to toe. The salon has five private rooms with warm comfortable beds and dimming lights including a tanning room and body treatment room with a shower.

Mobile massage, beauty and spa service, a team of professional therapists offering the ultimate experience in relaxation and self indulgence. Spa retreats and day spa (02) 4423 3701. www.pamper-me.com.au Cindy’s Beauty to You Mobile pampering service. Includes deluxe aromatherapy facial, peppermint pedicure with rose petal foot soak, Manicure and scalp massage with the ambiance of soft music, candles and aromatic fragrances.

39 Berry Street (02) 4422 1532. nowra.ellabache.com.au

MILTON Country Beauty & Day Spa

0407 934 390. beauty2you.com.au

Packages and times designed to suit all clients, in a beautiful location with rural views. Vichy shower, body wraps, facials, manicure, pedicures and more.

HANDS ON MOBILE THERAPIES

51b Croobyar Rd (02) 4455 5790

Enjoy a day spa experience at home – remedial massage, organic spa facials, body treatments using organic Australian-made skin care products. Over 15 years experience, flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Beauty Indulgence Day Spa

0403 537 165. www.handsonmobiletherapies.com.au

A relaxing and friendly place to visit in the historic township of Milton. Pamper packages for individuals or group bookings, relaxed refreshments and lunch.

BERRY

94 Princes Hwy (02) 4455 1192. www.beautyindulgence.com.au

Pure Health and Beauty Aromatherapy massage using locally produced oils and beauty packages.

MOLLYMOOK Bannisters Day Spa

81 Queen Street (02) 4464 1110. www.purehairandbeauty.com.au

A space to retreat and recharge. Soothe away life’s everyday stresses at the stunning cliff-top location.

NOWRA

191 Mitchell Pde (02) 4455 3044

Wholistic Health & Beauty Natural alternatives for healthy skin and body. Beauty and health therapists offer treatments for men and women and including natural medicine, remedial massage, facials and skin treatments. 31 Bridge Rd (02) 4421 2488. www.purehealth.com.au

BURRILL LAKE Isis Egyptian Day Spa Gentle music, aromatic blends to calm and uplift from professional therapists. Relax your mind, body and soul with a luxurious facial. 1 Commonwealth Ave (02) 4454 4009. www.egyptianbeautyspa.com.au

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The Shoalhaven offers many options for that perfect wedding day from prime beach locations, 5-star venues, serene country locations and professional wedding services to make your day that extra bit special.

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