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CAS Newsletter November 2014
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CAS e-Newsletter                                            November 2014

Welcome to our new look Newsletter.  This is all part of refreshing our image. 
In the next few weeks we hope to launch our new website. 
It is finally taking shape and we are sure you will like our new look.
As always your comments and feedback are welcome.
Best wishes
John, Kim and the CAS Team

 
DIARY DATES
1 November – 28 December 2014 – Morpeth NSW
Christmas Exhibition
Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth.
Telephone:  02 4933 1407 or Email: info@morpethgallery.com
 
5 - 7 December 2014 – Young NSW
65th National Cherry Festival
Telephone: (02) 6382 3394 Email: info@visityoung.com.au
 
1 February 2015 – Coober Pedy SA
Centenary Launch
Celebrating 100 years since the discovery of opals in Coober Pedy
 
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 calford@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au
 
3-4 April Maclean Highland Gathering, Maclean
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    
Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre
Maclean     p: 02 6645 4121
www.clarencetourism.com


 

MEMBER PROFILES

NSW COWRA
Cowra Motor Inn


The Cowra Motor Inn is situated in the picturesque Lachlan Valley. It is the most centrally located Motel in Cowra and is just a short stroll to a selection of fine restaurants, shops and sports facilities.

All units have tea and coffee making facilities, reverse cycle air conditioning, LCD TV and Austar.  There is a guest laundry, pool and BBQ area.


Competitive group rates make it the best accommodation in Cowra.


 
QLD CARNARVON GORGE
Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge


Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge is bordered by the Carnarvon National Park and is home to a third of the country’s bird species and an incredible array of other native flora and fauna.

The lodge has 30 ensuite ground level safari cabins set separately amongst this native flora and fauna
.

The ideal base for guided walks in the Carnarvon Gorge National Park.







 
VIC Traralgon
Quality Inn Latrobe


The Quality Inn Latrobe is set on 5 acres with space, light and well established gardens, features not always available in properties today, we have an onsite cafe, restaurant, tennis court, pool and gym with the Traraglon Golf Course adjoining our property.

Traralgon is the commercial and geographical centre of the Gippsland region, with ready access to the Walhalla & Mountain Rivers, Strzelecki Ranges and Gourmet Deli regions.

An ideal base for groups wanting to explore the many attractions in the area.










 
NSW Cobar
Great Cobar Heritage Centre & Visitor Information


Greater Cobar Heritage Centre is an information centre and museum that provides an essential introduction to the town of Cobar and it's surroundings.

The Centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine and captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from 1869 to the present day.

Inside the centre an amazing collection of artefacts reveal the extraordinary diverse local heritage of Cobar.

Through the exhibits the rich history inherent in the everyday life of Cobar's pioneers, and the culture of 'making do' becomes apparent.


 
NSW Grafton & Maclean
Clarence River Tourism

Visitor Information Centres

The Clarence Valley is at the southern end of the Northern Rivers region, a place of astonishing physical beauty and extraordinary cultural diversity - where teeming marine parks, ancient rainforests and thriving rural communities are nourished by vast winding rivers - the rivers of life.

Coach groups can experience the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton or explore the Clarence River by Cruise vessel and watch dolphins play.

Visitor Information Centre Grafton

Visitor Information Centre Maclean




 
NSW Thirlmere
Trainworks


Trainworks at Thirlmere is home to Australia's largest collection of historic rolling stock.

Through an engaging mix of interactive displays, multimedia and memorabilia, Trainworks brings NSW rail history to life.

You can climb into the cab of a steam locomotive, explore special purpose carriages and learn about the most interesting jobs on the railways!

Meet heroes and legends of the railway in the Great Train Hall and view behind-the-scenes maintenance of the heritage rail fleet from the Roundhouse viewing platform.

Come on a Sunday between March and November for a real live steam train trip.




 
TAS BURNIE
Makers Workshop


Makers' Workshop is a place that honours Burnie's history, makers, innovators and artists.

This contemporary structure is a new concept for Burnie, part contemporary museum, part arts centre and Visitor Information Centre.

Volunteers at the information counter will help you find your way around Burnie and beyond.

Discover what makes Burnie tick from the interpretive displays or simply appreciate the stunning giant sepia images taken by Wolfgang Seivers, still recognised as one of the world's finest industrial and architectural photographers.

One of the main attractions is Creative Paper - you are invited to try your hand at making paper under the guidance of experienced and informative paper makers.

 
VIC Horsham
Axis Worx


Axis Worx is a not-for-profit organisation supporting the disabled.

Axis Worx provides people with disabilities the opportunity to work, train and earn a living in their community.

Tour our amazing work site with one of our supported employees through 5 departments - Cafe Worx, Gift Worx, Wood Worx, E Worx, Pak Worx.

All these operations can be viewed in full swing during your tour.






 
VIC Shepparton
Greater Shepparton Visitor
Information Centre


Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre is here to welcome you to the area, the friendly staff and volunteers have expert knowledge to make your stay a memorable one.

The centre provides quality information and brochures on accommodation, dining, attractions and activities in the region.

From guided historical walks to picnics around beautiful Victoria Park Lake and Farm Gate trails no matter how large or small the group is, the Visitor Information Centre can assist with personalised itinerary planning from 1 hour to 1 week.

 
NSW LEURA
Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort


The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is set in 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, heating and cooling and wireless internet.

There is a communal lounge with fireplace for the comfort of guests.






 

TAS Eaglehawk Neck
Lufra Hotel and Apartments


Lufra Hotel and Apartments, Eaglehawk Neck is a quality character hotel that offers comfortable lodgings in self contained apartments; your home away from home.

Overlooking spectacular ‘Pirates Bay’ surfers are a common sight and whales are seen on their annual migratory route.

The hotel dining and public areas all offer a fantastic view of Pirates Bay, Tessellated Pavements (geological feature) directly opposite hotel.

Beautiful walks and other scenic features such as the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and Waterfall Bay, not to mention the historic Dog Line and Officers Quarters on the "Neck".

 

NSW Bowraville
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum


Welcome to the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum. Here you'll find information about the Military Museum, Frank Partridge VC, our Galleries and also News and information on all things related to the Museum!

Our mission is to honour and preserve the memory of all who have served Australia in conflict, to advance and disseminate knowledge about their feats and to encourage visitors to reflect upon the sacrifices given by each person whilst performing their duty.

Our goal is to present displays, exhibitions, educational programs and publications that broaden understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made by our service personnel and others in times of conflict.

It is our intention to work with friends and other groups to enhance the mission and goals of the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum.

We are no longer a part of the Bowraville Folk Museum so make sure you put us on your list when next visiting Bowraville.
 

NSW DUBBO
Old Dubbo Gaol


The Old Dubbo Gaol is completely restored and home to a large display of animatronics and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era of barbaric prison life.

Wandering around this unique collection of 19th century buildings and artifacts, learning the stories of prison life, and spending a moment in the pitch black of the solitary confinement cell, will be certain to send a chill up your spine.






 
NSW SYDNEY
Cockatoo Run Heritage Train Trips


Heritage diesel hauled rail tours from Sydney Central Station to the historic NSW Southern Highlands towns of Robertson and Moss Vale, via the beautiful Illawarra South Coast and Wollongong.

From Wollongong the train tackles the steep grade of the Illawarra escarpment through magnificent rainforest, past waterfalls and with splendid coastal views.

The train can be boarded at either Sydney or Wollongong, and groups can travel the return journey or one-way.




 
NSW URALLA
McCrossins's Mill Museum &
Function Centre


McCrossins Mill Museum is regarded as one of the most fascinating and progessive regional museums in NSW.

It has empathic, punchy exhibitions, some of National significance, superbly restored buildings and magical gardens.

Morning and afternoon teas and lunches are available when groups book in advance.  One of the very best attractions in the New England Tablelands.








 
TAS ST HELENS
St Helens History Room


Social history museum outlining early Aboriginal history, early European exploration and settlement of St. Helens.

There are more than 1000 artefacts on display, presented thematically to represent the various stages of the settlement of St Helens.

There is also an extensive photographic collection of more than 20,000 images.









 
VIC PORTLAND
Portland Cable Trams Inc


Portland Cable Trams was established in 1996 and is a community owned, not for profit tourism attraction.

We operate modified 1885-1940 era cable trams on a coastal tourist railway.

Come and explore Victoria's birthplace by the sea aboard the Portland Cable Tram.

Travel along historic Portland's foreshore and discover four of our most famous tourist attractions; Portland Powerhouse Car Museum, Portland Maritime Discovery Centre, Portland Botanic Gardens, Portland's World War 2 Memorial Lookout.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Portland Bay whilst aboard our fully restored saloon and grip cars.

 
WA York
York Visitor Centre


Nestled on the banks of the Avon River in the gently rolling farmlands of the beautiful Avon Valley, the district offers unique insights into Western Australia's rich and colourful past, both before and following European settlement in 1831.

York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia, and the town has maintained a vibrant spirit among its many Victorian and Federation buildings.

An abundance of local activities and facilities make it an attractive destination and a fantastic place to live.

 
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