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CAS e-Newsletter March 2016
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             March 2016

2016 has certainly come with a rush. 

We are already at another round of holidays, Easter, School Holidays and Anzac Day within the next few weeks.

We hope you enjoy these snippets from some of our members.

Stay safe over the holiday period.
 
Best wishes
John, Kim and the CAS Team

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DIARY DATES

25-27 March 2016 – Bathurst NSW
Bathurst Motor Festival – Mount Panorama
P: 02 6332 1444
E: visitors@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
 
26-28 March 2016 – Highfield QLD
3 Day Easter Vintage Festival
Highfields Pioneer Village
Email: highfieldspioneervillage@hotmail.com
 
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
E: info@mayfieldgarden.com.au
 
23-24 April 2016 – Southern Highlands NSW
Southern Highlands Autumn Garden Weekend
P: Peter Scott 0427 240 246
 
17-22 May 2016 – Myrtleford VIC
Michelini Wines
La Fiera 2016 kicks off with Celebrazione Michelini
LA FIERA – A celebration of Italian culture in Myrtleford
 
10 June 2016 – Wangaratta VIC
Wangaratta Woollen Mills - Shed Sale
P: 03 5721 2111
 
25 June – 17 July – Hunter Valley NSW
Snow Time in the Gardens
Hunter Valley Gardens
P: 02 4998 4000
W: www.hvg.com.au
 
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
 
17-23 October 2016 – Kempsey NSW
13th Annual Slim Dusty Country Music Festival
Kempsey Showground
P: 180018SLIM
E: festival@slimdustycentre.com.au
 
October 2016 – Coonabarabran NSW
Siding Springs StarFest
Siding Springs Observatory
http://www.starfest.org.au/
 
October 2016 – Orange NSW
Orange Wine Week
 
6-9 October 2016 – Bathurst NSW
Bathurst 1000 – Mt Panorama
P: 02 6332 1444
E: visitors@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
 
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 Barham
Barham Club Motor Inn


Barham Club Motor Inn ‘The Murray’s Best Kept Secret’
 
The quiet Murray River town of Barham is the perfect location for multi night stays for your coach or tour group to base themselves when visiting the Riverina area.
 
Barham Club Motor Inn is a short drive away from historic homesteads, rice growing areas, nature reserves, vineyards and the famous Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and the Echuca port precinct
 
Colin & Gaylene Corp welcome you to all that Barham Club Motor Inn has to offer, and know you will have “An Experience to Remember”.
 
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NSW Nambucca Heads
Destiny Motor Inn


The Destiny Motor Inn in Nambucca Heads is a particularly beautiful and comfortable 3½ star motel complex with glorious water features and lush tropical gardens.
 
It is situated right by the Nambucca River and has superb on site facilities including salt water swimming pool, steam room and new spa.
 
You don’t need any particular reason to visit the Nambucca Valley.
 
It has a wide reputation for being one of the prettiest regions anywhere in Australia.
 
Check their website for some great tour itineraries.
 
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VIC Echuca
Philadelphia Motor Inn


Ange and Laurie Ryan delight in hosting coach groups and their facilities are ideal for groups on tour and wanting to base in Echuca.
 
There is much to see and do in and around town.
 
The Philadelphia Motor Inn is set in beautiful gardens with a swimming pool, bbq area and a fully licensed restaurant.
 
All the rooms are located on the ground floor.
 
There is a fully licensed on site restaurant and bar and a swimming pool and bbq area.
 
We recommend you base your next Echuca tour with Ange and Laurie.
 
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NSW Central Coast
Mt Penang Gardens & Parklands


It’s a beautiful place, come and be part of it.
 
Mt Penang Gardens & Parklands offers people a number of reasons to visit. With its stunning vistas, abundant birdlife and incredible flora, it is a breath of fresh air for all.
 
Over 90 hectares of this 152 hectare site is devoted to our environment, and members of the community revel in its natural beauty.
 
Just 1 hour north of Sydney and 2 minutes from the Gosford exit off the M1.
 
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NSW Cowra
Cowra Japanese Gardens

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 are the sea.
 
Special features include an authentic open air tea house, Edo cottage, bonsai house and a three room cultural centre of Japanese artefacts.
 
There is a fully licensed café overlooking the stunning gardens and is the perfect venue for group lunches.
 
 
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NSW Tenterfield
Historic Stannum House


Historic Stannum House is a fully restored Victorian Italianate villa (circa 1888) with 3 grand display rooms on the ground floor and a unique cedar spiral staircase leading from the second floor to the attic.
 
The display rooms have beautiful carpets and drapes, antique furniture, and elaborate artwork detail on the walls and ceilings.
 
The house has an enclosed courtyard café with a welcoming fire in winter.
 
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QLD Charleville
Charleville Visitor Information Centre



Talk to a ‘local’ at the Visitor Information Centre which is located within the Cosmos Centre.
 

The Charleville Visitor Information Centre offers local visitor information, local guides to travel on the coach, guided tours of the World War 2 USA Top Secret Army Base, Outback Timber walk guide and Heritage guides.
 



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SA Port Lincoln
Glen Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard


Glen Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard is home to a variety of native and exotic animals and is only a 15 minute drive from Port Lincoln.
 
Located amidst a 400-acre vineyard, guests can explore the farm at their leisure.
 
Sit back and relax while tasting our variety of Lincoln Estate Wines.
 
We have free BBQ facilities in our large sitting area, and provide BBQ catering packages upon request.
 
Glen Forest is a great day out for everyone and groups are particularly welcome.
 
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TAS Burnie
Makers' Workshop


Burnie’s Makers’ Workshop is a place that honours Burnie’s history, makers, innovators and artists.
 
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.
 
Depending on the day, there may be one or several makers working on site, producing any number of interesting things.
 
There is a licensed café which caters for groups and is set in a modern environment surrounded by wonderful artworks and gorgeous views of Bass Strait and Burnie’s favourite beach.
 
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VIC Myrtleford
Michelini Wines

......continuing a family winemaking tradition for over 150 years.....
 
Proudly sponsored by Michelini Wines, La Fiera 2016 kicks off with Celebrazione Michelini, the festival launch party on Tuesday 17 May.
 
Michelini Wines is a well-established, award winning family owned and operated winery with a rich Italian cultural heritage.
 
It has a unique Italian style Cellar Door with welcoming and informative staff.
 
Come and experience unique Italian cool climate varietal wines.
 
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NSW Moama
Comfort Resort Echuca Moama


Rhonda, Kevin & Nikita are the new owners and managers of the Comfort Resort Echuca Moama. 
 
They look forward to welcoming you and will ensure your stay is an enjoyable experience.
 
Coach tours and group bookings are very welcome and this is a great base for multi-night stays.
 
All rooms are located on the ground floor; restaurant, bar,  gazebo, swimming pools and bbq areas set in beautiful gardens make this the perfect place to unwind after a great day touring.
 
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NT Tennant Creek
Bluestone Motor Inn


Bluestone Motor Inn is a family owned motel that has become a well-known and recognized land mark throughout the Northern Territory.
 
Join us and experience the friendly outback hospitality of the Bluestone Motor Inn.
 
Tennant Creek has a rich history shaped by gold mining, Aboriginal culture and the NT’s original cattle kings.  Australia’s last gold rush took place right here in the 1930s, earning the town its title of ‘the Territory’s heart of gold’.
 
With the help of reliable and skilled staff, Margaret & Tanya have made the Bluestone Motor Inn the choice of accommodation to stay in at Tennant Creek. 
 
The Bluestone Motor Inn is a great place to break your journey between Alice Springs and Darwin or as a base for multi-night stays.
 
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VIC Sale
Midtown Motor Inn


Julie & Eric Cross welcome you to the Midtown Motor Inn in Sale; this is the perfect base for multiple night stays for your next coach or tour group.
 
Sale in the heart of the Gippsland region has much to offer; cruise along the Sale Canal and Thomson River; visit the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Rail Museum or the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum; the Sale Wetlands is a great spot to see a wide range of Australian wildlife and birds and make sure you see the Swing Bridge, the first movable bridge built in Victoria.
 
The attractions of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and the historic gold mining town of Walhalla are all within easy reach and can be included in all tour itineraries based at the Midtown Motel in Sale.
 
With room configurations to suit any group, a licensed restaurant, outdoor swimming pool your group will be well looked after.
 
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NSW Cowra
Cowra Services Club


The Cowra Services Club first opened its doors on November 6, 1945 in the district community hall.
 
Our first members were a small group of returned servicemen, and no one could have foreseen then that the club would flourish into the modern facility it is today.
 
This is the perfect stopover for your group to relax and enjoy a great meal in extremely comfortable surroundings.
 
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NSW Newcastle
Newcastle's Famous Tram


Everything about Newcastle’s Famous Tram is unique.
 
Built from scratch in 1994, the tram is a genuine replica of the original Newcastle working tram, which was in service in 1923.
 
Newcastle’s Famous Tram has become a tourist ‘icon’ within Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. 
 
This is a great way for your group to enjoy Newcastle on the morning and afternoon town turs with full commentary.
 
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NSW Tenterfield
Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts


Best remembered for his fiery and impassioned support for the Federation of Australian Colonies, Sir Henry Parkes took his Federation call to the people at the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24 October 1889.
 
Recognition of the national significance of the Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts has elevated the building and its museum collection to a national mecca in the Australian federation story.
 
This is a nationally and internationally recognised museum paying respect to Sir Henry Parkes and Federation.
 
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QLD Charleville
Cosmos Centre


What the eye can’t see, a telescope can!
 
Charleville's spectacular clear night sky, unaffected by the lights and pollution which cover the stars in city areas, is the focus of the Charleville Cosmos Centre.
 
Night and Day tours available.
 
Hold meteorites in your hand when our guides do 'show and tell' with our fabulous collection of meteorites.
 
Then hear why Pluto was taken out of the Planet Club.
 
Experienced night sky guides take you on a journey through the Cosmos.
 
Share their knowledge and see the universe like you have never seen it before.
 
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TAS Latrobe
Anvers Chocolates

 
The House of Anvers contains a real chocolate taste sensation.
 
When you visit the House of Anvers you can see our qualified confectionery staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine couverture chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more.
 
Organised tours are available Monday to Friday for groups by appointment.
 
But beware - if anyone gets to see our secret recipes they will never be allowed to leave the premises!
 

VIC Latrobe Valley/Traralgon
Latrobe Visitor Information Centre

 
The Visitor Information Centre is located in the CBD next to the Rail Station and offers free information on local businesses and services, restaurants and cafes, attractions, wineries and local produce, upcoming events, art, craft and local heritage, walking tracks and gardens.
 
This extraordinarily diverse landscape offers stunning national parks, abundant wildlife and pristine lakes as well as showcasing some of the finest food and boutique hand crafted wines in the world. 
 
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VIC Wangaratta
Wangaratta Woollen Mills
 


SHED SALE

ONE DAY ONLY

 Saturday 11 June


Biggest yarn clearance ever

Wool from $1.00

Pattern books and yarn from 50cents


 
 
 
The Mill Shop is located just 10kms off the Hume Highway on a sealed road.

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