CAS Newsletter April 2015
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             April 2015

Welcome to the April 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.
Also this week please spare a thought for our ‘diggers’ both past and present.

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


8 May – 6 June 2015 – Coffs Harbour NSW
Faces of Coffs Harbour
Photographic portraits by Rob Tresize
The Way I “C” It
Christopher Downes cartoonist
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

27 May 2015 - Tenterfield NSW
200th anniversary of Sir Henry Parkes's birth
Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts
Tel: 02 6736 6100

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 – 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)
November 2015 – Snowy Mountains NSW
Snowy Mountains Sprint Car Race



NSW Albury
Australia Park Motel

It’s the little extras that make all the difference

Welcome to Australia Park Motel in sunny Albury. Our lovely location is enhanced by well-appointed rooms, great services and facilities and most of all a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Guests staying with us at the family owned Australia Park Motel will be right across the road from the beautiful Murray River and parklands.
More info:

NSW Hunter Valley/Singleton
Comfort Motor Inn

Singleton is in the heart of the Hunter Valley. It is the northern gateway to Wine Country and the vineyards of Pokolbin, Rothbury and Mt View areas.
Country Motor Inn Singleton is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country.

It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the many attractions of the Hunter Valley.
Groups are well catered for with a choice of room types.
More info:


QLD Bundaberg
Acacia Motor Inn

New owners Jo & Cameron Young would like to welcome you to the Acacia Motor Inn in Bundaberg.
Our well-appointed rooms include executive, twin and family suites. FREE wireless internet to all rooms, split system air-conditioners, queen beds, FREE Austar, undercover parking, tea / coffee making facilities.
We also have a saltwater pool, guest barbeque and laundry and are within walking distance of the city centre.
More info:

TAS St Helens
Tidal Waters Resort

Tidal Waters enjoys a perfect waterfront setting surrounded by three hectares of natural lagoons and gardens. Looking out at the bay, you can enjoy an amazing range of birdlife which includes pelicans, swans, egrets, herons, eagles, fairywens and so many more.
It comprises 60 elegant guest rooms on two floors, each with ensuite bathroom and private balcony with sea or garden views.
All rooms have remote control colour TV, DVD and every appointment you’d expect to find in a quality hotel.
At Tidal Waters your comfort is always a top priority and our dedicated staffs are ready to assist if there is anything you need.
More info:


NSW Cowra
Cowra Japanese Gardens

Classified by the National Trust
"As a place of historical, architectural and cultural significance to be preserved for present and future generations"
Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre was established to recognise and develop the relationship between the people of Cowra Shire and the people of Japan, a relationship that has its origins in the Prisoner of War Camp that housed the Japanese P.O.W’s during World War II.
Designed by Ken Nakajima and opened in 1979, the Cowra Japanese Garden covers 5 hectares (14 acres) and was designed to replicate the landscape of Japan.
You can't help but feel completely at peace when you walk through the lush gardens and cascading streams where the hill is a mountain, streams are the rivers and the ponds inland lakes and the sea.

Special features include an authentic open air tea house, Edo cottage, bonsai house and a three room cultural centre of Japanese artifacts.
More info:

NSW Forster / Diamond Beach
Free Spirit Cruises

Come aboard the Free Spirit to find out how Wallis Lake has become the cleanest estuarine waterway in NSW.
Experience first-hand the crystal clear and pristine, aquamarine waters of Wallis Lake.

Offering a range of cruising options, freshly prepared on board catering & fully licensed bar - there's something for everyone.
Private charters and group bookings are also available. The Free Spirit is wheelchair accessible.
More info:
NSW Lithgow
Lithgow Workmen's Club

‘more than just a club’
The Lithgow Workies, founded in 1887, is the oldest registered club in NSW and now boasts over 11,000 members.
Enjoy the view over the picturesque Lithgow Valley from the Workies Bistro, as famous for its value as it is for its quality and warm friendly service.
Or savour the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and the flavour of freshly made sweets, cakes, savouries, cook to order grill selections and pizza's at our Cino's Cafe open every day of the week till late.
More info:

VIC Phillip Island / Newhaven
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

The National Vietnam Veterans Museum (NVVM) is a unique Museum.
Founded and built by Vietnam veterans to help and support veterans to cope better with their experiences during the Vietnam War (1962-1975) and after their return to Australia.
The NVVM seeks to remember, interpret and relate the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam era and the enduring impact of the war on society.
Coach and tour groups are especially welcomed.
More info:


NSW Batemans Bay
Bay Waters Holiday Resort

Positioned high above the ocean, Bay Waters overlooks both the bay and the tranquil Clyde River.

Only minutes from the heart of our seaside town, Bay Waters is a delightful retreat from reality.

Bay Waters specialises in group bookings.
More info:


NSW Norfolk Island
South Pacific Resort

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Norfolk Island is not your traditional palm tree clad shored Island. It is something quite different unlike anywhere else in the world.  With towering Norfolk pines, sheer cliff faces, crystal clear lagoons and undulating green pastures, Norfolk Island is paradise found.
South Pacific Resort is centrally located in the township of Burnt Pine and offers many facilities, including bars, restaurant, a pool and hot tub, room service, guest lounge, internet access, a conference centre and much more.  
All within walking distance to the town centre and many of the Islands’ best restaurants, plus it’s only minutes’ drive to the beach and the historic Kingston precinct.
The South Pacific Resort is the ideal choice for tour groups.
More info:

QLD Gladstone
Mawarra Motel

Mawarra Motel welcomes group bookings.
Group bookings are available for all our room types: Queen, Twin share and Family/Group Suites, in any combination.  We can also add extra beds to any room combination.

There is no minimum or maximum stay for groups.
Special rates available for the June Long weekend
Contact Sherrie on 07 4972 1411
More info:


NSW Central Coast / Gosford
Starship Cruises

Relax on board the M.V. Lady Kendall II as she cruises the spectacular waters of the scenic Central Coast.

Cruise the picturesque Brisbane Waters, Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea packages are available.

Enjoy fish & chips or a delicious hot buffet for lunch or a Devonshire tea.

You will be entertained with a comprehensive commentary.

Marvel at the amazing cliffs, charming luxury homes and lovely gardens.
More info:

NSW Forbes
McFeeters Motor Museum

This stunning purpose built facility displays a vast collection of meticulously restored motor cars.

Cars range from veterans to custom cars, rare, common and just down right bizarre.

Over 60 restored vehicles ranging from 1905 to 1999.

The complex also has a cafe and honey shop, gift and toy shop as well as local Cellar Door with free wine tastings.
More info:

NSW Goulburn
Goulburn Soldiers Club / Diggers by the Park

Come in today and enjoy dining with a difference at Diggers by the Park Brasserie.
DIGGERS BY THE PARK brasserie offers a great menu in a unique environment overlooking the very scenic Belmore Park.
Digger’s offers a large selection of steaks, burgers, seafood, salads and desserts, all cooked to order.
Coach and tour groups are especially catered for.
More info:

VIC Daylesford
The Convent Gallery

‘the most beautiful gallery in Australia’
Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford,
The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below.

A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art
in an historic 19th century mansion.
With its decadent retail areas, Mediterranean restaurant, relaxing Altar bar and lounge, restored chapel, nuns’ museum, penthouse apartment and two stunning glass fronted function spaces, all surrounded by six acres of stunning gardens, this multi-award winning gallery offers endless possibilities for a unique and satisfying experience.
More info:

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