CAS e-Newsletter July 2015
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             July 2015

Welcome to the July edition of our newsletter.
We hope you enjoy reading about our new and old members. 

Please take the time to look at their pages on our website as well as their own websites.
As always we welcome and appreciate your comments and feedback.
Best wishes
John, Kim and the CAS Team

10 July – 1 November 2015 – Parramatta NSW
Love Desire & Riches: The Fashion of Wedding Dresses
Old Government House Parramatta

23 July 2015 – Catherine 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
26 September 2015 – Cowra NSW
Cowra Japanese Gardens
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

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 

November 2015 – Snowy Mountains NSW
Snowy Mountains Sprint Car Race

9 April 2016 – Bundanoon NSW
Brigadoon 2016 – 39th Annual Highland Gathering



NSW Dorrigo
Heritage Hotel Motel

Situated on the magnificent Waterfall Way, Dorrigo stands as the gateway to some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo. It is a classic example of Australian hotel architecture of the 1920s.
Heritage features include the soaring parapet, wrought iron verandah, 1925 tiles, and lead light fan lights above the external doors.
Internal features include a lead light canopy over the main bar, stained timber ceilings, picture rails, skirting boards and doors.
More info:

NSW Lithgow
Zig Zag Motel

The Zig Zag Motel is a single story complex set amid an acre of manicured gardens.
It is located centrally to all the attractions the region has to offer, including the World Heritage listed National Parks, Jenolan Caves, and the many other scenic attractions of the Blue Mountains.
The Zig Zag Motel is the perfect combination of comfort, relaxation and value and boasts a great restaurant for groups.
More info:

NSW Terrigal
Country Comfort Terrigal

Tucked away in a scenic corner of the famed Central Coast of NSW is the holiday destination of Terrigal and the Country Comfort Hotel.
Terrigal is known for the row of stately Norfolk Island pines that define the beachfront esplanade.
The Hotel affords quick access to the town centre and pristine stretches of beach.
More info:

SA Barossa Valley / Tanunda
Barossa Motor Lodge Motel

Located in Tanunda, in the heart of the Barossa Valley Wine Region, the Barossa Motor Lodge Motel has the perfect accommodation to suit your group needs.
There are over 80 cellar doors, award winning local breweries, farmers markets, great food, golf courses, ballooning, helicopter rides, Barossa Gourmet Weekend, Tour Down Under, Car Rallies, Vintage Festival, Day on the Green concerts, theatre, and more.
There has never been a better time to visit the Barossa!
More info:
NSW Bowraville
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum

Next time your group is visiting Bowraville and surrounds make sure you leave sufficient time to visit the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum. 
The museum has numerous galleries representing all of the services and covering all of the conflicts that Australia has been involved in.

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.
The museum also boasts one of the most comprehensive military reference libraries in the state, come in & check it out!
More info:

NSW Gosford (East)
Gosford Regional Gallery & Edogawa Gardens

Located on the shores of Caroline Bay in East Gosford, the Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Gardens is one of the Central Coast’s leading tourist attractions.
It provides an important cultural and educational resource for the community as well as a one of the region’s great family attractions.
The one hectare facility is situated within 26 hectares of public reserve.
The Edogawa Garden is based on a traditional ‘shuyu’ (strolling style) garden, incorporating Japanese features.
More info:

NSW Mullumbimby
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens is one of Nature’s sacred places in the Byron Hinterland, offering an enchanting experience removed from the everyday.
Wander the magical gardens of mystic statues, walk the ancient labyrinth, and surround yourself with tranquil rainforest.
More info:

NSW Pokolbin
McGuigan Wines

synonymous with Australian winemaking.
A warm welcome awaits you at the McGuigan Cellar Door, located in the heart of the Hunter Valley on the corner of Broke and McDonalds Roads.
Our knowledgeable and friendly cellar door staff will guide you through a tasting of McGuigan wines from the always popular Black Label to exclusive labels such as Vineyard Select and our very special Personal Reserve.
More info:

TAS Ross
Tasmanian Wool Centre

A visit to the Tasmanian Wool Centre is full of different experiences. 
Learn about Ross’ fascinating history in our museum, buy some local woollen products, or ask our staff about the local area.
The Tasmanian Wool Centre is also the home of the Ross Visitor Information Centre.
More info:

VIC Phillip Island / Newhaven
Panny's Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate is a celebration of all things chocolate, with interactive machines to play with, fascinating facts and the ability to make your own chocolate on the spot.
Once you've experienced this unique chocolate wonderland it is time to explore Panny’s Chocolate café and Panny’s Chocolate Shop to experience an extensive selection of chocolatey treats.
From your very first taste you will fall in love with Panny’s delectable Belgium premium hand-made chocolates.
More info:

WA Pemberton
Pemberton Tramway Company

The Pemberton Tramway Company Pty Ltd is a privately operated tourist railway in the south west of Western Australia, which conveys tourists through deep forests and picturesque countryside as well as recreating the history of the timber railways that were so important to the regions development and growth.
The railway operates diesel hydraulic trams over a total route length of 10kms.
These return services meander through towering karri and marri forest, over rivers and streams along one of the most majestic rail lines in Australia. Trams run South to the Warren River Bridge with stops at the Cascades and Warren River Bridge
More info:
NSW Glen Innes
New England Motor Lodge

a quiet place to rest
Many travelers choose to break up their trip along the picturesque New England Highway at the charming New England Motor Lodge, the rest point right in the heart of Glen Innes.
Our ground floor motel has ample parking, a restaurant serving delicious local fare and a charming bar.
While it is conveniently located on the New England Highway, it is an extremely quiet point to rest.
More info:

NSW Orange
Ibis Styles Orange

With new owners on board in January 2015, Ibis Styles Orange has undertaken a transformation to update the property to meet the expectations of today’s guest.
The Hotel has 50 rooms with a mix of queen, twin, family and king to choose from, most with ground floor access.
The onsite restaurant has a new look with a welcoming bar and a seasonal menu specialising in coach and tour groups. 
We welcome the opportunity to host your group at Ibis Styles Orange.
More info:

QLD Roma
Roma Explorers Inn

Roma Explorers Inn is the ideal motel accommodation in Roma.
Located 2.5km from the middle of town and 5.3km from the airport this 4 star motel offers the full package.
We provide a wide variety of rooms ranging from our standard motel rooms, apartments with cooking facilities, family and spa rooms.
The Explorers Inn is a great base for groups on an outback tour and recommends two night stays in order to enjoy the many attractions of Dalby and the outlying areas.
More info:

NSW Anna Bay
Upper Hunter Tours

Let us share some of the world’s greatest thoroughbred horse studs, wineries and scenery of the Upper Hunter.
We offer private tours for a maximum of 7 people in our vehicle or we accompany you on your own coach.
Special Thoroughbred Horse Stud Tour is a specially guided full day tour of the best studs the valley has to offer.
More info:

NSW Glen Innes
Land of the Beardies Museum

Glen Innes is known as the ‘Land of the Beardies’ as its first settler, Archibald Boyd, was led there by two men with long, flowing beards.
Land of the Beardies Museum is one of the largest folk museums in country NSW.
The Museum occupies all of the original Glen Innes Hospital, built between 1877 and 1926 and closed 1956.
There are 25 rooms and 1.5 acres of grounds.  The grounds have parklands with farming machinery and wagons, with some in a large shed.
There is also a very impressive local history research section, with all local newspapers from 1874 until today and more than 10,000 local photographs.
More info:

NSW Griffith
Pioneer Park Museum

Come on a remarkable journey through time and place with a historical walkabout through bygone eras.
You will find original buildings, horse drawn and motorised vehicles, old farm machinery and antiques of all environments in our extensive collection.
More info:

NSW Orange
Orange Visitor Information Centre

Orange Visitor Information is currently under construction as part of a new Regional Museum and Information Centre Complex.
The new Centre will also feature a café with delicious local produce and a warm welcome.
Re-opening in December 2015.
In the interim the VIC is co-located with the Orange Regional Gallery, adjacent to the construction site.
More info:

TAS Pipers Brook
 Pipers Brook Vineyard

modern pioneers and leaders of the fine wine industry ...

Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard is a pioneer and leader in the Tasmanian wine industry. 
Pipers Brook wines are entirely estate grown and bottled, and take advantage of time-honoured traditional methods as well as advanced oenological developments.
Take in the magnificent ocean views as you enjoy the self-drive tour through the vines to arrive at the architecturally acclaimed winery building. 
Open daily, the cellar door offers tastings and sales as well as a range of gifts and accessories.
More info:

VIC Mansfield
 Mansfield Zoo

Mansfield Zoo is one of North East Victoria’s hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland. 
Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander, including monkeys!
Meet Hobbs, our mischievous capuchin monkey and Basil the chocolate camel, who loves to steal spades.
Wander with Emily and Miss Greedy, our friendly fallow deer, and Joey the Grey Kangaroo, just some of the animals who will interact with you as you stroll around. 
Bring along family, friends and a picnic lunch and bbq in our undercover facilities.
More info:

VIC Wangaratta
Australian Country Spinners / Wangaratta Woollen Mills

Wangaratta Woollen Mills was officially opened in August 1923 producing high quality worsted yarns and was soon acknowledged to be the most progressive spinner of high quality knitting yarns, growing to become Australia's largest mainland mill.
The Mill was created to provide a sustainable industry for this regional town.

The Mill today remains an icon of the Australian textile manufacturing industry.

The Mill Shop is our factory outlet selling discontinued, end of run and over stocked knitting yarns and patterns.
More info:
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