CAS Newsletter March 2015
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CAS e-Newsletter                                            March 2015

Hello and welcome to this month's Newsletter.

2015 has started off with a real bang and we are busier than ever.

Our new website has been very well received in the market place, and in particular, the addition of our members' Facebook links.

As always we welcome and appreciate your comments and feedback.
Best wishes
John, Kim and the CAS Team


1 March – 30 April Myrtleford VIC
Michelini Wines
Exhibition of the latest works of talented local photographer, Nicole Newlands
Open 7 days 10am – 5pm
Taste our wines, buy a glass and wander the exhibition!
Tel: 03 5751 1990
3-4 April Maclean NSW
Maclean Highland Gathering
Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre
Maclean     p: 02 6645 4121
Thursday 2 April – Sunday 5 April 2015 – Coober Pedy SA
This is a fabulous 4 day celebration of Coober Pedy and the discovery of opals.
Centenary Street Party
100 Year Ball
Coober Pedy Opal Festival
Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show
Welcome Back to Coober Pedy
Telephone: 08 8672 4624
Email: Clair Alford
9-12 April 2015 – Corryong NSW
The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
11 April 2015 – Bundanoon NSW
Bundanoon Oval
Telephone: 02 4883 7417
18-19 April 2015 – Maitland NSW
Contact Richmond Vale Railway Museum for more info
8-30 May 2015 – Coffs Harbour NSW
Bald Archy Prize
Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Telephone: 02 6651 7343
16-17 May 2015 – Hunter Valley NSW
Richmond Vale Railway Museum
Model Exhibition featuring trains, boats, helicopters and more
Telephone: 02 4938 3118
20-23 May Myrtleford VIC
Myrtleford’s La Fiera Festival
Viva Michelini – 3 tastes of Italian foods matched 3 of our wines
$ 30.00per person
Bookings essential
Tel: 03 5751 1990
6 June Grafton Truck Show, Grafton
July Greyhound Racing Carnival, Grafton
2-12 July Horse Racing Carnival, Grafton
3-4 October Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race, Grafton to Harwood bridges
4 October Australian Goanna Pulling Championships, Wooli
31 Oct – 8 Nov Jacaranda Festival, Grafton
Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, 
Grafton     p: 02 6642 4677
13-14 June 2015 – Rockhampton QLD
Rockhampton Heritage Festival
Telephone: 07 4936 8687

 9, 16 & 23 July 2015 – Catherfield Field NSW
Christmas in July @ Gledwood Homestead & Winery
$30.00 per person
Traditional Christmas lunch & wine tasting
Bookings: 02 9606 5111

15-27 September 2015 – Bowral NSW
Tulip Time – Corbett Gardens Bowral
Telephone: 1300 657 559
September 2015 – Alstonville NSW
Summerland House Farm Country Fair
1 Day Festival of food, music and comedy
Telephone: 02 6628 0610
November 2015 – Snowy Mountains NSW
Snowy Mountains Sprint Car Race




NSW Ballina
Comfort Inn All Seasons Ballina

$99.00 per person twin share
2 course dinner and full cooked breakfast
$89.00 per person twin share
2 course dinner and continental breakfast
Comfort Inn All Seasons Ballina is the perfect Ballina motel accommodation and offers all the facilities needed to make your stay with us as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Our 40 room 4 star rated accommodation offers single, double, twin share or triple share accommodation and will satisfy all your group requirements.
More info:

QLD Winton
North Gregory Hotel

Discover the magic of the Queensland Outback at the North Gregory Hotel
The famous North Gregory Hotel in Winton Qld is pleased to announce the appointment of a new management team – Ben and Louise Lanyon.
Remote area specialists with a love of the Australian bush, Ben and Louise bring a range of skills and experience to the North Gregory Hotel.

All the rooms are air conditioned with heating control; tea and coffee making facilities; flat screen remote controlled television; digital free to air television; complimentary wi-fi internet access; bar fridge; alarm clock/radio; shower; luggage rack.

There is a guest laundry, beer garden, cafe, restaurant and bar, cinema and all the usual conveniences of a hotel.

There is also a special dining room available for groups.

More info:


VIC Mildura
Cottonwood Motor Inn

The Cottonwood Motor Inn has 35 fully furnished units and apartments with reverse cycle air-conditioning and they are all located on the ground level.
We are located in the scenic town of Mildura, on the beautiful Murray River offering accommodation and an a la carte restaurant.
The Cottonwood Motor Inn’s quiet location is perfect for those of you who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Guests can use the facilities at the Cottonwood Motor Inn anytime they like, which includes a swimming pool, BBQ area and off street parking.
The Cottonwood Motor Inn is your ideal choice in comfortable and affordable accommodation while exploring the many attractions of Mildura and the Murray River.
More info:

NSW Bathurst
Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection.
It is housed in the 1876 Public School building and features some of the finest and rarest examples of minerals from around the world and scientifically significant fossils from Australia.
The Somerville Collection is the lifetime work of Warren Somerville AM and one of the most spectacular collections in the world.
The specimens currently on display in the Museum represent about one quarter of the total Collection.

Features of the fossil collection include a T. rex skeleton, dinosaur eggs, Australia’s largest collection of fossils in amber, some of the oldest fossils of early forms of life, and a large collection of Australia’s unique opalised fossils.
More info:


NSW Nowra
Schoalhaven Visitor Information Centre

Visit the Shoalhaven – a foodie, nature and adventure lover’s paradise.
Crystal clear waters, striking hillside panoramas and deep, lush valleys, the scenery alone is sure to leave you captivated.
Bewitching scenery aside, the emerging foodie scene is capturing the attention of food and wine connoisseurs from far and wide.

There is an impressive range of renowned restaurants, local produce trails and fresh (as in straight off the boat fresh) seafood available, your taste buds will want to unpack and stay in the Shoalhaven.
More info:

VIC Trafalgar
Trafalgar Holden Museum Inc

The Museum situated in the old dairy factory in Waterloo Road, Trafalgar, is dedicated to telling the complete story of the Holden brand.
The Museum is in its infancy and only opened in October 2014.
Current displays include rare artefacts made by Holden & Frost and Holdens made during the war years; aero engines; motorbike sidecars and over 20 cars from unique Holdens to low mileage original examples.
Feature exhibits change on a regular basis.
More info:


NSW Narooma
Top of the Town Motel

Top of the Town Motel is located within walking distance of the centre of town.

All rooms have walk in showers, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave, air-conditioning and wifi.

There is a restaurant and bar on-site, which has recently been renovated and refurbished.

Narooma is a great base from which to tour the many attractions of the South Coast.

Some touring suggestions are in the Tours section of our website.
More info:



SA Glenelg
Glenelg Motel

The Glenelg Motel is in a prime location close to the Airport, Major Hospitals, Westfield Marion Shopping and Movie Complex, New SA Aquatic Centre, Harbourtown, Adelaide Showground, Morphettville Racecourse, Glenelg Oval and Baseball Diamond.
The Glenelg Motel is a family owned and operated business with all modern motel facilities and bedding configurations to suit any coach or tour group.
The Glenelg Motel is only a 10 minute walk from a myriad of restaurants, boutique and craft shops, open 7 days a week on Jetty Road, which also has South Australia’s only operational tramway, running from Glenelg direct to the heart of Adelaide City.

We specialise in hosting tour groups and provide very competitive rates.
More info:

TAS Scamander
Scamander Beach Hotel Motel

Scamander Beach Hotel Motel is situated on the beautiful sunny East Coast of Tasmania, where the beaches are pristine and the air is clean.
We offer all day snacks; lunch and dinner in the Sand Bar and Beach Bistro; all located within the grounds of Scamander Beach Hotel Motel with plenty of off street parking.
Our rooms have en-suite bathrooms, some have walk-in showers or a bath to relax in after a hard days’ site-seeing.

Tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms; guest laundry, pool, half-court tennis, children’s playground, bottle-shop and Bar.
The majority of our rooms have ocean and river views from your own balcony.

This is the ideal base for tours traveling Tassie's East Coast.

More info:
NSW Camden/Catherine Field
Gledswood Homestead and Winery

The Gledswood estate dates back to 1810 and the property played a significant role in the establishment and development of the wool and wine industries in Australia.
The Gledswood property was discovered because of an accident of the First Fleet, when in 1788, two bulls and four cows carried by the First Fleet escaped from the government farm.
A convict hunter discovered the cattle 60 kilometres southwest of the government farm in 1795… welcome news as no fresh beef had been eaten in the colony for 7 years.
Today, the Gledswood Homestead & Winery tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of our property and where it fits into the local history of the Macarthur region.
The tour is led by one of our local historians. The homestead is undergoing restoration in 2015 and will be restored to its former glory – a very welcome improvement to this once, very grand, homestead.
With all original buildings still standing, a trip to Gledswood Homestead & Winery is a step back in time and relaxing escape for busy modern life.
More info:
VIC Myrtleford
Michelini Wines

Italian masters of wine making
Situated on the Great Alpine Road in Myrtleford in the Alpine Valley region of
North East Victoria, is our magnificent Michelini Wines Cellar Door, built in the style of a traditional Italian villa.
Constructed using recycled regional materials including handmade bricks from old hop kilns in the Buckland Valley and timber beams salvaged from an old railway bridge, the building exudes an old world charm, complemented by the manicured garden and sculpture features.
When touring the Great Alpine Road by coach drop in at our Tuscan inspired
Cellar Door and sample our trophy & award winning cool climate Italian varietals
– Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese, Marzemino, Teroldego and Fragolino.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Myrtleford!
Open 7 days, 10am – 5pm.
More info:

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