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CAS e-Newsletter September 2015
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             September 2015

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

Also please take the time to browse their pages on our website.

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

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DIARY DATES

10 July – 1 November 2015 – Parramatta NSW
Love Desire & Riches: The Fashion of Wedding Dresses
Old Government House Parramatta
www.lovedesireriches.com.au
 
15-27 September 2015 – Bowral NSW
Tulip Time – Corbett Gardens Bowral
Telephone: 1300 657 559
Email: tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au
 
September 2015 – Alstonville NSW
Summerland House Farm Country Fair
1 Day Festival of food, music and comedy
Telephone: 02 6628 0610
www.summerlandhousefarm.com.au
 
26 September 2015 – Cowra NSW
Cowra Japanese Gardens
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
www.cowragarden.com.au
 
8-11 October 2015 – Bathurst NSW
V8 Supercars Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Mount Panorama
Telephone: 02 6333-6100
http://www.mount-panorama.com.au/
 
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     Tel: 02 6642 4677    
www.clarencetourism.com
 
16 October – 1 November 2015 – Orange NSW
Orange Wine Festival 2015
T 02 6393 8215
www.orange.nsw.gov.au
 
17 October – 1 November – Oberon NSW
Mayfield Garden
Private Garden Open Days
Telephone: 02 6336 3131
Email: info@mayfieldgarden.com.au
 
Sunday 1 November – Goulburn NSW
Riversdale
Rare Plants & Growers Fair 10am – 3pm
Telephone: 02 4821 4741
Email: Riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au

November 2015 – Snowy Mountains NSW
Snowy Mountains Sprint Car Race
www.visitcooma.com.au
 
28-29 November 2015 – Braidwood NSW
Airing of the Quilts
Telephone: 02 4842 1144
 
4-6 December 2015 – Young NSW
National Cherry Festival
www.visityoung.com.au
 
April 2016 – Bundanoon NSW
Brigadoon 2016 – 39th Annual Highland Gathering
Email: brigadoon.secretary@gmail.com
 
16 April – 1 May 2016 – Oberon NSW
Mayfield Garden
Private garden Open Days
Telephone: 02 6336 3131
Email: info@mayfieldgarden.com.au

 


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MEMBER PROFILES

NSW Dorrigo
Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo


The Heritage Hotel Dorrigo 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.
 
The World Heritage Dorrigo National Park is just 5kms from the Hotel.
 
The Hotel is an excellent venue for group lunches and overnight stays.
 
More info:


 
QLD Brisbane
Brisbane International Virginia


Brisbane International – Virginia is North Brisbane's largest Apartment Hotel offering both hotel style rooms and serviced apartments.
 
Choose from over 100 rooms, set amongst six acres of lush, tropical gardens.
 
Your stay with us will be enjoyable, relaxing and stress-free.
 
More info:




 
ACT Canberra
Old Parliament House / Terrace Cafe


The Terrace Café is Old Parliament House’s new sweet spot.
 
 Having undergone a spectacular refurbishment, the new café is now open to the public.
 
Special coach and tour group packages are available, which include a tour of Old Parliament House before enjoying a spectacular morning or afternoon tea or lunch.
 
A superb High Tea is available on week-ends.
 
More info:




 
NSW Cobar
Great Cobar Heritage Centre &
Visitor Information Centre


Tourism in Outback New South Wales continues to increase and Cobar certainly has a great range of attractions to keep visitors in our town.
 
The Great Cobar Heritage Centre is the former Administration Building (circa 1910) of the Great Cobar Copper Mine.
 
The Centre 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.
 
More info:



 
NSW Goulburn
Riversdale

Rare Plants & Growers Fair
1 November 10am-3pm
 
  • Plant Growers
  • Market Stalls
  • Talks & Tours
  • Food & Wine
  • Traditional & Heritage Gardens
  • Colonial Georgian Homestead
 
There is plenty of coach parking available.
 
More info:







 
NT Darwin
Spirit of Darwin Harbour Cruises

 
No tour to Darwin is complete without a Darwin Harbour Cruise!
 
The Spirit of Darwin is Darwin’s longest running & most trusted Harbour Cruise Company.
 
We are family run, family friendly & proudly Territorian & offer Sunset Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Morning, Afternoon Cruises & Charters on Darwin Harbour!
 
Our ‘Spirited” atmosphere, personalised service, exclusive fish feeding, welcome drink & bar facilities make our Cruises the most comfortable & memorable experience on Darwin Harbour.
 
More info:


 
QLD Karumba
The Ferryman

 
Karumba's number one in River and
Gulf Cruises
 
Explore the mangrove lined waterway of the Norman River with the Ferryman.
 
Our wildlife adventures include Bird watching, unforgettable Gulf sunsets and croc spotting cruises over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
 
Coach and tour groups are welcomed.
 
More info:


 

TAS Burnie
Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens



Our garden is a world recognised 11 hectare Garden showcasing and protecting the rhododendron genus. 
 
See over 22,000 rhododendrons and other select plants with a series of "countries" from which the wild rhododendrons originate, within authentic built environments.
 
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden offers walking tracks, lakes, bridges and many other unique design features, as well as a resident platypus, echidna and diverse bird life.
 
Our Tea Room is always a welcome and restful diversion for visitors.
 
More info:











 
VIC Yarragon
Yarragon


Relax, wander, browse, discover and enjoy the diversity of Yarragon.
 
Quality is the point of difference in Yarragon Village, where galleries and specialty stores offer diverse and ever-changing displays and exhibitions.
 
A delightful mix of antiques, arts and crafts, fashion, cafes and eateries awaits visitors to Yarragon, especially those looking for the unique and unusual.
 
More info:




 
NSW Yass
Swaggers Motor Inn


Swaggers Motor Inn Yass is set on 3.5 acres and is the most comfortable & quiet motel accommodation in Yass.
 
All rooms are on the ground floor with walk in showers, air conditioning and electric blankets.
 
They are ideally suited to coach and tour groups with varying room configurations available; this is a good base for tours of the many attractions in and around Yass.
 
More info:



 
QLD Townsville/Wulguru
Cluden Park Motor Inn


Paul and Tori are waiting to welcome your coach or tour group to their Motor Inn.
 
All the rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV, bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, split air conditioning, foxtel, wifi, walk-in 2 person shower.

There is a guest laundry, pool and BBQ area and room service is available if required.
 
More info:




 
NSW Blue Mountains/Blackheath
Blackheath Golf Club / Birdies Bistro


The clubhouse has a restaurant and bar, a cosy members’ lounge, billiard room, poker machine room and a deck overlooking the course with BBQ facilities.
 
Located within Blackheath Golf Club, Birdies Bistro offers a wide variety of options from light snacks to three course meals.  You can choose to eat in the restaurant or on the north facing deck overlooking the 1st and 18th fairways.
 
Coach and tour groups are very welcome and well catered for.
 
More info:


 
NSW Cowra
Cowra Services Club


The Cowra Services Club is a beautiful destination.
 
Newly completed refurbishments to our war memorial have highlighted the club’s willingness to preserve and display Australia’s rich service history      
 
With a warm and friendly atmosphere the Club is the perfect place for your coach or tour group to relax.
 
More info:









 
NSW Oberon
Mayfield Garden
 
Private Garden Open Days
17 October – 1 November join us in the garden 9am-4:30pm $25.00 pp
 
Come and discover all that Mayfield Garden has to offer – the Water Garden and the Private Garden for one price.
 
Over 160+ acres the expansive private family garden is breathtaking in its scale and design.
 
Groups are very welcome
 
More info:



 
QLD Gold Coast/Currumbin
Currumbin RSL


The Currumbin RSL is located alongside the picturesque Currumbin Creek on the Gold Coast.

Bring your coach or tour group to experience our award-winning Club, with the very best in dining, events and entertainment.

This is the ideal lunch venue following a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

More info:



 
QLD Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre


Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre is a private enterprise providing a free public service.
 
Rainbow Beach is situated on the Queensland south east coast north of Noosa and is the gateway to Fraser Island.
 
There's so much to see and do in Rainbow Beach. Beautiful rolling surf, sandy unspoilt beaches and surrounding national parks make Rainbow Beach the perfect place to get away from it all.
 
More info:



 
TAS Queenstown
Queenstown Heritage Tours


Explore the surface of the century old Mt Lyell Mine and Hydro Power scheme of Lake Margaret.
 
Board the Lost Mines-Ancient Pines 4WD and head south, out of town to the old gold mining precinct of Lynchford.
 
Mt Lyell Underground – travel 6km down to the lower shaft levels and see copper extracted from the earth.
 
Or explore the century old Hydro Power scheme of Lake Margaret.
 
Tours to suit your group needs.
 
The adventure is yours!
 
More info:


 
WA Carnarvon
Carnarvon Space Technology


The Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum celebrates the little known history of the role Carnarvon played in the manned space program and in the Australian communications industry.
 
The station was built to support NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs.
 
It was the last station to communicate with the space capsules leaving the earth orbit, and the last to make contact before splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
 
More info:

 
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