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AMENDED l CAS e-Newsletter July 2016
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             July 2016

Hello and welcome to our Newsletter for July.

Make sure you check out our members on their own websites as well as their page on our website.

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

Reminder: our new telephone numbers are as follows:
John Hole: Direct Telephone: 02 4847 5006
Kim Stewart: Direct Telephone: 0484 252 337

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Diary Dates:
1-30 September 2016 – Hunter Valley NSW
Spring Festival of Flowers
Hunter Valley Gardens
P: 02 4998 4000
W: www.hvg.com.au
 
13-25 September 2016 - Bowral NSW
Tulip Time - Corbett Gardens
P: 1300 657 559
E: tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au
 
17 September-16 October 2016 – Canberra ACT
Floriade
Commonwealth Park Canberra
 
October 2016 – Cooma NSW
Girder Fork Rally, Cooma
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival, Lake Jindabyne & Eucumbene
Apple Blossom Festival, Batlow
P: 1800 636 525
E: info@visitcooma.com.au

6-9 October 2016 – Bathurst NSW
Bathurst 1000 – Mt Panorama
P: 02 6332 1444
E: visitors@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
 
17-23 October 2016 – Kempsey NSW
13th Annual Slim Dusty Country Music Festival
Kempsey Showground
P: 180018SLIM
E: festival@slimdustycentre.com.au
 
30 October 2016 – Goulburn NSW
Rare Plants & Growers Garden Fair
Riversdale
E: riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au
 
October 2016 – Coonabarabran NSW
Siding Springs StarFest
Siding Springs Observatory
http://www.starfest.org.au/
 
October 2016 – Orange NSW
Orange Wine Week
 
15 October – 13 November 2016 – Hunter Valley NSW
Rose Spectacular
Hunter Valley Gardens
P: 02 4998 4000
W: www.hvg.com.au
 
4 November – late January 2017 – Hunter Valley NSW
Christmas Lights Spectacular
Hunter Valley Gardens
P: 02 4998 4000
W: www.hvg.com.au

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MEMBER PROFILES


NSW Broken Hill
Hilltop Motel

All units are located on the ground floor and have walk in showers, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, free wi-fi and foxtel.
 
There is a licensed restaurant, bar, guest laundry, solar headed swimming pool and bbq area.
 
Coach and tour groups are especially welcomed.
 
Picnic lunch hampers are available with prior notice.
 
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SA Port Augusta
Highway One Motel
 
The Highway One Motel is under New Ownership, with a great Team who are always ready to offer a high standard of service.

We are a perfect base to come back to after a day exploring the local and surrounding areas.
Wake up feeling refreshed, head on in to the Restaurant for breakfast, head out for the day, then return in the evening for an enjoyable meal in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
 
Our spacious ground floor rooms all have comfortable beds with fresh linen, private ensuites (all with walk in showers) and stocked with all the necessary amenities; reverse cycle air conditioning, flat screen tv and access to free wireless internet.
 
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NSW Central Coast/Erina
Ken Duncan Gallery


The Ken Duncan Gallery on the NSW Central Coast is an expansive, purpose-built facility and one of the largest privately owned photographic galleries in Australia.
 
Set amidst a beautiful blend of natural bush and landscaped gardens, the Gallery features spacious viewing rooms, an intimate 45-seat theatre presenting spectacular audio-visual presentations, an ultra-modern café, plenty of on-site parking and disabled access to all areas.
 
The Ken Duncan Gallery Central Coast is the perfect destination for your next group outing.
Our attractive packages for coach and special interest groups provide a guided tour of the gallery, plus the opportunity to see one of Ken's breath-taking audio visual presentations in the comfortable theatre.
 
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NSW Cooma
Cooma Visitor Information Centre


Set among rolling plains, legendary rivers and snow covered peaks, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains region and the gateway to the state’s alpine area.
 
We welcome you to wander, explore, discover and enjoy Cooma’s rich history.  Pick up a copy of the ‘Discover Cooma’s Rich History’ brochure from the Visitors’ Centre, which details the historic and photogenic districts of the town.
 
The friendly staff and volunteers of the Visitors’ Centre can help you with all your enquiries and make your visit a truly memorable one.
 
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NSW Lithgow
Lithgow Workmens' Club

The Lithgow Workies is more than just a club.
 
Founded in 1887, it 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.
 
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NSW Port Macquarie
Mitch McKay - Tour Guide
Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage


Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage is a dynamic, award-winning service, delivering heritage support across a broad region of NSW – through to exciting ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours that bring Port Macquarie's rich convict history to life.
 
Mitch McKay is the principal of Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage; he has been pro-active in unearthing our history, charting it, conserving it and explaining it.
 
Mitch offers visiting coach companies a selection of ‘hop on’ - ‘hop off’ tours that provide an authentic look at Port Macquarie’s convict past and an insight into the changes that have taken place to help shape the Greater Port Macquarie region into the tourist destination that it is today.
 
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QLD Caboolture
Caboolture Historical Village


The Caboolture Historical Village is the largest tourist attraction in the region, with over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces.
 
Visitors walk through the visitors centre and step out into a Village of yesteryear. 
 
The street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store will bring back memories for many, however there is much more including an exhibition from the Queensland Prison’s Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788.
 
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TAS Pipers Brook
Pipers Brook Vineyard


Take in the magnificent ocean views as you enjoy the self-drive tour through the vines to arrive at the architecturally acclaimed winery building.
 
Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard is the home of Kreglinger Wine Estates - producers of the internationally acclaimed Kreglinger Vintage, Pipers Brook and Ninth Island wines.
 
Open daily, the cellar door offers tastings and sales as well as a range of gifts and accessories and right next door is the Winery Café - an ideal place to relax over one of the estates' fine wines or an espresso. With a contemporary menu featuring local, seasonal produce the Winery Café also caters for light lunches and morning or afternoon teas.
 
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VIC Phillip Island/Newhaven
Panny's Chocolate Factory


The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is a celebration of all things chocolate and consists of a retail store, cafe and Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, a unique and self-guided exploration of chocolate.
 
Learn where chocolate comes from and how it is made.
 
See exhibits of chocolate art; a chocolate village with a working train; games of skill where you can win chocolate; robots that dispense samples and the world’s largest chocolate waterfall.
 
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SA Adelaide/Enfield
Comfort Inn Manhattan



The Manhattan Motel is a family owned and operated business with a proud history of providing quality accommodation at affordable prices.
 
Our 40 newly renovated rooms offer a bright and modern décor with complimentary WiFi, reverse-cycle air conditioning, luxurious bedding, tea and coffee making facilities and an LCD television; wheelchair friendly rooms and a guest laundry.
 
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NSW Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery


The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

A controversial artist and author in his time, Norman Lindsay’s home now serves as a gallery of his many works; his sculptures can be found in the beautiful gardens, including characters from the children’s classic “The Magic Pudding”.
 
Run by the National Trust, the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds are open 7 days a week and there is a specialist gift shop and cafe.
 
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NSW Coffs Harbour
Bunker Cartoon Gallery


Australia’s only cartoon gallery!
 
Located in an actual WW11 underground bunker, the Bunker Cartoon Gallery is the home of the Coffs Cartoon Collection with an estimated 21,000 cartoons in our archives dating back to 1918.
 
Our exhibitions change every 4 to 6 weeks which include themed selections from the archives, travelling exhibitions and more.
 
We also conduct cartoon workshops during the school holidays, plus other special events throughout the year.
 
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NSW Junee
Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory


Situated in the historic Junee Flour Mill the Factory is an operating Licorice and Chocolate Factory and contains a Restaurant and coffee shop.
 
We coat all our products in an Organic Belgian styled coverture chocolate.  Coverture chocolate uses the whole of the cacao bean rather than substituting ingredients. This results in a luxuriously smooth and full flavoured chocolate that is extremely beneficial to your health.
 
Try our Hot Chocolates made with spoonfuls of real melted Chocolate, or for a “hands on” chocolate experience why not make a GIANT chocolate freckle!
 
Tours run every hour on the hour from 10am, with the last tour at 3pm daily.
 
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NSW Picton
Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre


Rich in living history, Wollondilly is the perfect destination for your coach or tour group.
 
Renowned for its breathtaking nature, mouth-watering local produce and the largest rail museum in Australia, Wollondilly is a diverse Shire just over an hour from Sydney.
 
Take time to enjoy some of Wollondilly's many different attractions... there is something to interest everyone.
 
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NSW Southern Highlands
Visitor Information Centre


Isn’t it about time you experienced the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands?

The Southern Highlands is home to the towns of Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Berrima, Bundanoon and many other villages.

Take time to enjoy a short break and relax.

Well known for its colourful gardens, leisurely pursuits, diverse landscape, history and heritage, and welcoming accommodation.

We are within easy reach of Sydney, Canberra and the Illawarra.
 
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TAS Don
Don River Railway


The Don River Railway is a Heritage railway offering visitors an exciting ride on a Tasmanian vintage train plus a guided tour of the site, museum, signal box and workshop.

The railway is operated only by members & volunteers who enjoy running and operating trains and 100% of our profit goes back into the railway and the local community.

So come down to the Don River Railway and enjoy a great day out.
 
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VIC Geelong
National Wool Museum


The National Wool Museum tells the timeless Australian story of wool and the wool industry, and presents exciting temporary exhibitions, events and programs.
 
The Museum is presented in one of Geelong's earliest historic bluestone wool stores in the vibrant waterfront precinct and offers an on-site licensed restaurant and Shop stocking quality woollen goods, souvenirs and giftware.
 
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