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CAS e-Newsletter December 2016
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CAS e-Newsletter                                          December 2016

Welcome and we hope you enjoy this edition of our Newsletter.

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

Kim Stewart: Direct Telephone: 0484 252 337

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Diary Dates:
Saturday 26 November – Sunday 12 February 2017
Shepparton Art Museum
Drawing Wall #25: Elizabeth Gower
T: (03) 5832 9861
 
Friday 2 December – Sunday 29 January 2017
Bunker Cartoon Gallery – Coffs Harbour NSW
Ginger Meggs – Celebrating 95 years
 
Sunday 18 December
Riversdale Historic Home – Goulburn NSW
Devonshire Tea at Riversdale
T: (02) 4821 4741
 
Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 January 2017
Parkes NSW
Elvis Festival
T: 02 6862 6000
E: elvis@parkes.nsw.gov.au
 
Thursday 2 February – Sunday 5 March
Bunker Cartoon Gallery – Coffs Harbour NSW
Swamp by Gary Clarke
 
Friday 17 to Sunday 26 February 2017
Orange NSW
Banjo Patterson Poetry Festival
E: rhonda@brandorange.com.au
 
Friday 10 March - Tuesday 21 May
Bunker Cartoon Gallery – Coffs Harbour NSW
The Phantom Exhibition
 
Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April 2017
Orange NSW
F.O.O.D. Week
E: rhonda@brandorange.com.au
 
Saturday 1 April 2017
Bundanoon NSW
Bundanoon Highland Gathering
E: publicity.brigadoon@gmail.com
 
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May 2017
Orange NSW
Orange Apple Festival
E: rhonda@brandorane.com.au
 
Tuesday 12 – Sunday 24 September 2017
Corbett Gardens - Bowral NSW
Tulip Time
 
Sunday 5 November 2017
Riversdale – Goulburn NSW
Riversdale Rare Plants and Growers Garden Fair
E: riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au

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MEMBER PROFILES


NSW Moree
Burke & Wills Motor Inn
 
There is so much to see and do in Moree's Pride of the Plains, that you will probably need a few days.
 
The Burke and Wills Motor Inn can cater to your every accommodation need.
 
Our motel is situated on six acres opposite the Moree Racecourse on the outskirts of town.
 
The 20 metre lap pool is set amidst tropical plants and surrounded by a lush garden featuring a barbecue area and beautiful pergola.
 
Coaches are welcome to take advantage of all our facilities with no concerns about parking and sufficient space.
 
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QLD Roma
Kings Motor Inn & Steakhouse


Kings Motor Inn is located in the vibrant town of Roma
 
It offers comfortable affordable 3½ Star accommodation with 25 air-conditioned, non- smoking rooms and an on-site licensed restaurant. 
 
There is also a secluded saltwater pool and BBQ area. 
 
Roma is the gateway to Carnarvon Gorge National Park and a perfect base for your next coach or tour group.
 
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NSW Dubbo
Old Dubbo Gaol


Old Dubbo Gaol is a state heritage listed must see.
 
This remarkably complete and intact gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo.
 
This set of 19th and 20th century gaol buildings create a pocket in time and the experiences within brings history to life.
 
This regional gaol is representative of powerful, surprising and dark moments in Australian prison history.
 
We house important collections such as the hangman’s kit and gallows, and unforgettable experiences such as the dark cells and the bird’s-eye view from the watchtower.
 
With guided tours, night tours, and theatrical experiences on offer, the Old Dubbo Gaol is a rare piece of history open to explore.
 
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NSW Narrabri
Narrabri Visitor Information Centre


The Narrabri Shire is the heart of the rich Namoi Valley located in North West NSW.

Come and discover what makes our region a great place to visit.
 
Renowned for producing some of the world’s highest quality wheat, cotton, fat lambs and beef, and home to several research facilities, Narrabri Shire is truly an agricultural wonderland.
 
All this is joined by a wealth of excellent tourist attractions sure to keep visitors entertained for days.
 
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QLD Gold Coast/Currumbin
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties.
 
As one of Queensland’s earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture.
 
With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.
 
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QLD Kuranda
Kuranda Riverboat


“Paradise Kuranda” - Guided Rainforest Walk:
 
Join us for a guided interpretive rainforest walk accessible only via the Kuranda Riverboat. 
 
You will be taken across the Barron River on the Kuranda Riverboat to a secluded rainforest clearing. 
 
You will go on a guided interpretive rainforest walk through a beautiful section of ancient tropical rainforest.
 
The walk takes you on an established forest trail and your guide will show you many examples of tropical rainforest trees, vines, lianas and ferns and speak about the wildlife that lives in the area and the history of the first rainforest tour in Far North Queensland that used this same trail in the 1920s. 
 
At the end of the guided tour, and within the maintained clearing, there is a natural spring and a delightful area where you will be served tea/coffee and cake.
 
Return to the Kuranda Riverboat to be taken back to the jetty where you can either return to the village or book yourself onto a Kuranda Riverboat Cruise, which will take you down the river to feed fish and turtles and see freshwater crocodiles.
 
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SA Wallaroo
Sea SA


Sailings recommenced
 
Sea SA's new vessel "Sea Star" commenced sailings on 9 December 2016.
 
Sea Star's ultra-modern passenger areas boast two air conditioned lounges, a licensed cafe, TV screens, children's play area, luggage racks, WIFI and an outdoor observation deck.
 
She can carry up to 65 vehicles and 95 passengers.
 
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WA Carnarvon
Carnarvon Space & Technology Museum


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 museum focusses on two parts; the Carnarvon Tracking Station and the OTC Satellite Earth Station, for which each station played separate roles in the early space industry.
 
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NSW Wagga Wagga
Garden City Motor Inn


The Garden City Motor Inn is managed by John and Carmela Dempsey, and they welcome you to this property.
 
The Garden City Motor Inn is conveniently situated in a very quiet location away from the busy highway and main roads. We have a licensed restaurant, and room service is also available.  We also have a swimming pool.
 
It is just a short walk to the main shopping area, CBD and the Murrumbidgee River walking track.
 
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SA Glenelg North
Glenelg Motel


Stay as a guest, leave as a friend…
 
The Glenelg Motel is a family friendly, moderately priced, clean and spacious motel.
 
We have an outdoor swimming pool and spa; guest laundry; secure off street parking for coaches.
 
The Glenelg is in a prime location, close to everything Adelaide has to offer; 900 metres or a pleasant 10 minute stroll from Jetty Road; the heart of Glenelg, where you will find the Beachhouse, Tram and Glenelg Beach.
 
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NSW Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo


Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales.
 
The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.
 
Whether you fancy getting up close to a big cat, dropping in on the Meerkats at meal time, or learning why Hippos are such good swimmers, our keeper talks and animal encounters offer visitors truly special experiences with our amazing animals.
 
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NSW Orange
Orange Visitor Information Centre


The Orange Visitor Information Centre is your one-stop-shop for all Orange region tourism information.
 
From maps and brochures to itineraries and tours, the Orange Visitor Information Centre staff are here to assist you.
 
Visitors will also enjoy browsing the new Orange Regional Museum.

The Museum’s first on-site exhibition “Journeys” tell the stories of the Orange region through the people and the place, through time.
 
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QLD Karumba
The Ferryman


Enjoy a guided tour with commentary of the Namoi River and Port of Karumba; its history, industry and wildlife featuring saltwater crocodiles.
 
This is 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, Croc spotting and unforgettable Sunsets over the Gulf of Carpentaria. We operate all year round with highly trained professional staff. We specialise in group bookings, tell us what you want and we will make it happen.

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QLD Townsville
HQ Reef Aquarium


Get up close to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet at Reef HQ Aquarium…it’s the ultimate reef experience!
 
Your group can be taken on a fully guided tour to:
Observe live coral and reef creatures
Experience the diverse habitats, ecosystems and behaviours of reef creatures
Appreciate the requirements for a healthy reef ecosystem
Understand why protecting the future of the Great Barrier Reef is important.
 
Add that WOW factor to your group tour by incorporating signature Reef HQ aquarium experiences:
 
Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital – a behind-the-scenes visit, to get a close up view of sick and injured marine turtles.
 
Discovery Lagoon experience - a supervised "hands on" encounter with some of the amazing marine creatures that called the Great Barrier Reef home!
 
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VIC Trafalgar
Trafalgar Holden Museum


The Trafalgar Holden Museum is dedicated to telling the complete story of the Holden brand.
 
The Museum is situated in the old dairy factory in Waterloo Road, Trafalgar.
 
Displays include rare artefacts made by Holden & Frost and Holdens made during the war years; aero engines; motorbike sidecars and over 20 cars from unique Holdens to low mileage original examples.
 
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