Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Fun Family Events in May on Saphire Coast

HMB Endeavour
Anytime is a great time to visit the Sapphire Coast of NSW, Australia, including late autumn, with mild sunny days always to enjoy what is on offer. Check out the website ( for a full list of what's happening this month.

General Family Events

The HMB Endeavour - In Port At Eden

May 9-13
Tours: 10am to 5pm - Last boarding 4 pm - Please expect queues and delays.
Admission prices: $9-18; family (two adults and up to four children 5-15yrs) $38.00.
More information: or phone 1800 720 577.

Far South Coast Dragon Boat Regatta

Wallagoot Lake
May 6
Come watch the Far South Coast Dragon Boat Regatta at the Wallagoot Lake Boat Club just off Sapphire Coast Drive, 12km north of Merimbula. Dragon boat racing is a traditional Chinese sport that has been around for over 2000 years. It has been in Australia for over 20 years but has gained popularity over the last 5-10 years. All races are over 200 metres. Racing categories range from juniors (12-17 years) through to Masters (40+) and Grand Masters (50+). Paddlers have the opportunity to compete in women's, open (men) and mixed teams.
More information: Lois (02) 6495 4572; email:

14th Annual Cathcart Charity Trail Ride

May 5
This is a walking family friendly ride to raise funds for the continued renovation and upkeep of the Cathcart School of Arts Community Hall.
Horse assembly 7:15am; depart from Cathcart School of Arts, 7:30am sharp!
More information: Jenni Moreing (02) 6458 2018 or Issy Simpson (02) 6458 2133.


Kameruka Bush Dance

Kameruka Bush Dance
May 5
The Kameruka Bush Orchestra hosts a bushdance on the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 7pm to 10pm. Come along and kick up your heels up at the Kameruka Hall. Cost is $5 or $10 for a family.
More information: or phone (02) 6493 2764.

Spectrum Theatre Group: David Williamson's 'Travelling North'

May 18, 20, 25 and 27
The story about an older couple, Frank and Frances, who find love and decide to head for warmer climes. While they want to settle and enjoy the warmth of northern beaches, they end up being grey nomads, travelling back and forth as they get torn between their families and their new love and life together.
Performed at Twyford Hall, Merimbula, the Friday and Saturday performances are cabaret-style seating where the audience is invited to bring their own drinks and nibbles; Sunday matinee performances are theatre style seating.
More information: or the box office: 0466 312 289.


Body | Form | Surface - An exhibition at Australian Pottery at Bemboka

To June 30
Australian Pottery at Bemboka: 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka.
Phone: (02) 6493 0491;
Gallery hours: Friday to Monday inclusive, 10am-5pm or by appointment.

Wrecks, Reefs And The Mermaid

To May 20
Australian National Maritime Museum Travelling Exhibition.
Eden Killer Whale Museum, 184 Imlay Street, Eden.
More information: (02) 6496 2094 //

Mark Ward - An Exhibition at Narek Galleries

To June 11
Narek Galleries, Old Tanja Church, 1140 Tathra-Bermagui Road, Tanja.
More information: or (02) 6494 0112.
Gallery hours: Friday to Monday inclusive, 10:30am-5:30pm and by appointment.

Stan Squires, Jesse Graham & Trevor Hyde

To June 11
Ivy Hill Gallery, 1795 Bermagui Road, Wapengo.
More information: or (02) 6494 0152.
Gallery hours: Friday to Monday inclusive, 10am-5pm.

Reflections - Photographs By William Thomas Hall

To October 7
William Thomas Hall's passion for photography has resulted in one of the best pictorial legacies of the region. Part One of 'Reflections' (named after a Hall photograph) takes a selective look at working and school life, while Part Two (starts October 8) reveals recreational activities of the region in the early part of the 20th century.
Eden Killer Whale Museum, 184 Imlay Street.
More information: or (02) 6496 2094.


Saturday, May 5: Eden Markets, Calle Calle Street.
Saturday, May 5: Cobargo Laneway Market.
Sunday, May 6: Candelo Market, Candelo Village.
Friday, May 11: SCPA Local Market, Littleton Gardens, Bega 
Saturday, May 12: Cobargo Laneway Market, Cobargo.
Sunday, May 13: Pambula Market, Sports Grounds, Narregol Street.
Sunday, May 13: Pambula Robin Hood Market, Town Hall.
Sunday, May 13: Pambula Craft Market, Masonic Hall, Monaro Street.
Saturday, May 19: Eden Local Produce Market, Uniting Church, Chandos Street.
Sunday, May 20: Merimbula Seaside Market, Ford Park, Ocean Drive.
Friday, May 25: SCPA Local Market, Littleton Gardens, Bega.
Saturday, May 26: Cobargo Laneway Market, Cobargo.
Saturday, May 26: Mandeni Markets, Mandeni Family Fun Park, Merimbula.
Sunday, May 27: Wyndham Village Market, Wyndham Hall.
Sunday, May 27: Bermagui Market, Dickenson Park, Lamont Street.
Thursday, May 31: Twyford Hall Craft Market, Market Street, Merimbula.
Friday, June 1: Twyford Hall Craft Market, Market Street, Merimbula.

Located on the far south coast of NSW, the Sapphire Coast is three hours' drive from Canberra via Cooma or a six/seven-hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney. There are also regular daily flights from Melbourne or Sydney via REX Airlines into Merimbula, and regular inter-city bus services.

More information on the area, and accommodation details and bookings, are available by calling toll-free on 1800 150 457 or by visiting the region's website,

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