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CAS e-Newsletter August 2015
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CAS e-Newsletter                                             August 2015

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

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
 
20-30 August 2015 – Morpeth NSW
Morpeth Weird & Wonderful Tea Party
Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
Tel: 02 4933 1407
Email: info@morpethgallery.com
 
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
 
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
 
April 2016 – Bundanoon NSW
Brigadoon 2016 – 39th Annual Highland Gathering
Email: brigadoon.secretary@gmail.com

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MEMBER PROFILES

NSW Jindabyne
Rydges Snowy Mountains


Located right in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains offers quality and comfortable accommodation options for your group’s next high country experience.
 
Rydges Snowy Mountains offers two restaurants, a bar, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a games room to keep everyone entertained, alternatively lounge in the comfort of your room overlooking the picturesque Lake Jindabyne.
 
More info:








 
QLD Tin Can Bay
Sleepy Lagoon Motel


The motel has 24 semi self-contained air-conditioned cabins recently refurbished.
All cabins have tea and coffee making facilities.

There is a laundromat on site and 2 gas BBQs.
Set in beautiful landscaped gardens.
Meals are provided in the Hotel next door to the Motel or if preferred at other nearby venues.
Smaller groups preferred for multi-night stays.
 
More info:








 
VIC Sale
Midtown Motor Inn


The Midtown Motor Inn is located in East Gippsland on the Princes Highway 2 hours east of Melbourne and close to  Ninety Mile Beach and the beautiful Gippsland Lakes.

This is the ideal base for multi-night stays when exploring the beautiful Gippsland area.

All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, walk-in shower, wi-fi, iron and ironing board, heating and electric blankets.

There is a restaurant and bar and also a pool, guest laundry and dry cleaning services.
 
More info:


 
NSW Kempsey
Macleay Valley Coast Tourism

The Kempsey Visitor Information Centre is the place to get the latest information on where to go, what to see and where to stay.
 
The Kempsey Visitor Information Centre is located within the Val Melville Centre, amongst the leafy green trees in South Kempsey Park on Lachlan Street, south of Kempsey’s Central Business District.
 
Freecall: 1800 642 480 or 02 6563 1555
 
More info:










 
NSW Nabiac
The National Motorcycle Museum



The National Motorcycle Museum has Australia's largest collection of vintage, veteran, and classic motorcycles.
 
The purpose built complex houses some 800 motorcycles together with an enormous array of motorcycle memorabilia, toys, an extensive private library and a motorcycle orientated gift shop.
 
Many of the motorcycles are on loan to the museum for display, but the majority are owned by the Kelleher family.
 
More info:













 
NSW Wollongong
Illawarra Leagues Club


We are a Leagues Club which offers a great friendly environment for your group.
 
We love to cater for coach and tour groups, so give us a call and we can give you a meal deal for your group.

We have bar, TAB, Keno, Bistro and a Cafe with friendly staff to serve you
 
More info:

 
VIC Bendigo
Bendigo Joss House Temple


Discover 150 years of Chinese Heritage
 
At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship which was constructed in the 1860s, you will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold.
 
During your visit the dedicated tour guides will regale you with fascinating stories about the lives of Chinese migrants on the Bendigo goldfields back in the mid-1800s and explain some of the intriguing beliefs and rituals that were practiced at the temple during this time.
 
More info:


 
VIC Bendigo
Central Deborah Gold Mine


At Central Deborah Gold Mine you will discover more about Bendigo’s golden heritage at a real gold mine that operated during the gold rush boom of the 1900s.
 
Don a hard hat and miner’s lamp to descend 61 metres underground and become enthralled by Bendigo’s golden past as you walk through the honeycomb of hidden tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides.

You will discover what conditions as a miner were really like during the harsh gold rush era and find out what was involved in unearthing the one ton of gold that was discovered at Central Deborah Gold Mine.
 
More info:


 
VIC Yarragon
Yaggagon


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:













 
QLD Roma
Roma Explorers inn


Roma Explorers Inn is the ideal motel accommodation in Roma.  We provide a wide variety of rooms ranging from our standard motel rooms, apartments with cooking facilities, family and spa rooms.
 
Spend a few days at the Roma Explorers Inn and Barbara & Tony Hymus will be happy to show your tour group the rich and diverse history of Roma. 
 
Have a look at some suggestions on our Tours page.
 
More info:



 
TAS East Devonport
Argosy Motor Inn


The Argosy Motor Inn is perfectly situated at Devonport, the gateway to the beautiful north-west coast of Tasmania.
 
It is located on the banks of the Mersey River just minutes from the Spirit Of Tasmania terminal.
 
Offering a choice of comfortable standard motel-style rooms or 3.5 star spacious air-conditioned executive suites with queen-sized beds and spa baths, what more could your group want.
 
More info:


 
NSW Coffs Harbour
Bunker Cartoon Gallery


Bunker Cartoon Gallery is a WWII communications underground bunker.
 
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is Australia's first and only dedicated cartoon gallery exhibiting the largest private collection of contemporary cartoons in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is wheelchair friendly and welcomes coach and tour groups.
 
More info:








 
NSW Morpeth
Morpeth Gallery


Morpeth Weird & Wonderful Tea Party
 
In August each year, for eleven days, the Campbell’s Store Complex of 10 shops and the Servant’s Quarters Tearoom are transformed into a visual extravaganza, featuring the creativity of teapot makers from the tea drinking nations of the world. 
 
There will be around 2,000 functional and non- functional teapots on display and for sale.
 
More info:


 
NSW Orange
Orange Wine Festival 2015
October 16 – November 1.

The Orange Wine Festival is the regions opportunity to celebrate the thriving wine industry and high quality wines that are produced in the region.
 
A 2 week program with over 80 events including some much loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Dinner, Orange Wine Show Tasting and Wine and Food Night Market will be back on the menu along with a fantastic range of events run by our producers and restauranteurs.
 
For the second time, Wine in the Vines will also take you on a gastronomic and vinous journey through some of our most picturesque vineyards.
 
The 2015 Festival Program can be downloaded here:
https://brandorange.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Orange-Wine-Festival.pdf

more info


 
TAS Sheffield
Kentish Visitor Information Centre


Sheffield is part of Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery - a place where you can recharge amidst natural beauty and enjoy fun family attractions, fresh country produce and award-winning local wines. 
 
The gateway to Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain, Sheffield lies approximately 35 minutes from where the Spirit of Tasmania disembarks passengers in Devonport.
 
A journey to Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery will lead you to 50 historic outdoor murals in this quaint country town.
 
More info:






 
VIC Bendigo
Bendigo Tramways




You will be in awe at Australia's oldest operating Tram Depot as you are taken on a guided tour, dwarfed by the many trams which live here, each with their own story to tell.
 
From trams that have been used for housing and have carried royalty, to trams that have survived two world wars, you will discover the colourful history of our iconic tram fleet.
 
You will also see first-hand the craftsmanship and techniques that are involved in restoring each tram to its former glory and find out more about the unique characters of the Tramways.
 
More info:





 
VIC Mount Dandenong
SkyHigh Mount Dandenong


SkyHigh is situated on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, boasting spectacular views over Melbourne and beyond.
 
We are surrounded by beautiful gardens including a hedged maze and our Secret Garden.
 
Enjoy a Devonshire Tea or a Set Price Lunch menu designed to suit your particular group requirements.
 
The drive to reach SkyHigh is a stunning picturesque window to the Dandenongs.
 
Your group will not be disappointed.
 
More info:






 
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