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Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant
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Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant

Warragul-Korumburra Rd, Warragul, Victoria, 3820
Email: info@wilddogwinery.com
Website: www.wilddogwinery.com
9012932 Phone Number: 61 03 5623 2211
Fax Number: 61 03 5623 6402

Wild Dog Winery, Restaurant, Vineyard and Cellar Door Situated just three kilometres from Warragul (100km east of Melbourne) on Warragul Korumburra Rd, Wild Dog Winery & Restaurant offers stunning views of the Strzelecki Ranges combined with picturesque vineyard and olive plantation scenery from the newly established cellar door and restaurant complex. Most Successful Exhibitor Gippsland Wine Show 2009 The winery and vineyard was established in 1982 with the name "Wild Dog" coming from the nearby township of Warragul that is derived from the Aboriginal word "Warrigal" meaning dingo or wild dog. In 2009 Wild Dog was presented with the "Most Successful Exhibitor" award at the annual Gippsland Wine Show. Experience the taste of Gippsland Wild Dog Winery invites you to experience the seasonal A La Carte Dinner Menu or relax on the deck in picturesque vineyard settings, enjoying a light brunch or lunch, taking in the atmosphere that is uniquely Wild Dog, whilst enjoying the range of award winning cool climate wines. Wines: Extensive range of sparkling, table and dessert wines, including some exclusively to cellar door wines. 'In the heart of Gippsland's fertile dairy country, Wild Dog is a lovely place to visit. A long tree-lined driveway leads down through rich farmland, grazing cows, and tree-topped hills to the winery and cellar door. A new restaurant takes advantage of the superb views with large windows and a generously proportioned outdoor deck area, while a wetlands environment is being developed for visitors to stroll through. It's excellent white wine country with Chardonnay and Riesling the highlights, but Shiraz is evolving in quality as the vineyard matures.' Review by Ralph Kyte-Powell.

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
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Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort

32 Currawong Rd, Mt Baw Baw, Victoria, 3833
Email: info@mountbawbaw.com.au
Website: www.mountbawbaw.com.au
9129667 Phone Number: 61 03 5165 1136
Fax Number: 61 03 5165 1125

Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort is Melbourne's closest Alpine Resort. Located only two and a half hours from Melbourne's city centre, the Resort offers a host of experiences all year round. The Resort is surrounded by the magnificent Baw Baw National Park. The park enjoys spectacular summer wildflower and bush-land displays during summer and snowy woodlands in winter. During the winter months the Resort plays host to a range of winter snow sports including down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, terrain park features and Australia's first Big Air Bag. The Resort has everything to make sure guests enjoy their alpine holiday. Ski in ski out style accommodation, on mountain ski hire, snow sports school, snowmaking, terrain parks, ski lifts and affordable accommodation packages. Mount Baw Baw has a wide range of accommodation options to suit any budget or need. Lodges, self contained apartments, cabins, hotel rooms or backpacker rooms are all available at Mt Baw Baw. The guest services team specialises in accommodation packages, transfers, activities and equipment hire.

Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
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Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse

Prince Edward Avenue, Crookhaven Heads, New South Wales, 2540
Email: tourism@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.shoalhavenholidays.com.au
9116314 Phone Number: 61 02 4421 0778

The original Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1882 and located as part of the Shoalhaven Signal Station on the beach 200 metres to the west of the current lighthouse. The new brick lighthouse to the south of the mouth of the Shoalhaven River was commissioned in 1904 and the old wooden lighthouse was immediately demolished. Aside from the Keepers Cottages at South Solitary Island, this is probably the most endangered lighthouse in New South Wales and should be of great concern to lighthouse enthusiasts and the community at large. The lighthouse is located on the south side of the entrance to the Shoalhaven River just east of Nowra.

Maru Koala and Animal Park
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Maru Koala and Animal Park

1650 Bass Highway, Grantville, Victoria, 3984
Email: fun@marukoalapark.com.au
Website: www.marukoalapark.com.au
9012484 Phone Number: 61 03 5678 8548
Fax Number: 61 03 5678 8607

'Get in touch with wildlife' at Maru Koala and Animal Park. Founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, Maru Koala and Animal Park personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit. Enjoy hand feeding, patting the koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, which includes rare albino animals. Enjoy hourly Koala tours where the keeper will take you inside the koala enclosure and introduce you to our Koala family. Pat and hand feed the koalas and take photographs on a 'Close Encounter' experience. See wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, a golden possum, native birds and more. Meet the keepers at hourly animal talks on all weekends, school and public holidays. Bring your camera and take advantage of the ample photo opportunities as you interact with the animals. Learn about our Wildlife Shelter operation to rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured native animals back into the wild. Then set sail into Pirate Pete's Mini-Golf Adventure and enjoy 18 holes of Pirating fun. Putt your way around the thirty meter Pirate Ship encountering life-size pirate figurines, including one of Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny. Do either activity or for one low price purchase an 'All Day Pass' to give you unlimited access all day long to the Animal Park and Pirate Pete's Mini-golf. Enjoy a meal in the licensed Homestead Bistro with a tempting range of fresh foods all prepared by our talented team. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for disabled patrons, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas. We welcome group and private bookings and also cater for koala and pirate themed children's parties. Enquire about Maru Koala and Animal Park's specialist programs such as 'Keeper for a Day' and 'Twilight Tours'.

Buchan Caves Reserve
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Buchan Caves Reserve

Caves Rd, Buchan, Victoria, 3885
Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Website: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/buchan-caves-reserve
9011884 Phone Number: 61 03 5162 1910

Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations. The caves were formed by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock. The formations are created by rain water seeping through cracks and dissolving some of the limestone. As each droplet comes through the roof it deposits calcite which crystallises in a small ring. In time, stalactites are formed on the roof of the cave, and stalagmites build up from droplets which fall to the floor. Discover the beautiful calcite-rimmed pools of Royal Cave and the elaborate stalactites and stalagmites of Fairy Cave on a guided tour. Tours are conducted daily. Buchan Caves is eco-certified and committed to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. Aboriginal Traditional Owners Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai identify the Buchan Caves Reserve as their Traditional Country. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Wallaga Lake from the air
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Wallaga Lake

Wallaga Lake Road, Wallaga Lake, Bermagui, New South Wales, 2546
Website: www.visitbermagui.com.au
9166893 Phone Number: 61 02 6493 3054

Wallaga Lake, the largest lake in southern NSW, is located seven kilometres north of Bermagui along Wallaga Lake Road. The fishing is fabulous and the serenity of the natural surroundings offers a wonderful place for swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing, bushwalking and bird and wildlife watching. Picnic and toilet facilities are available. There is various accommodation around the lake, including three caravan parks with lakeside camping sites, cabin accommodation and boat hire. Wallaga Lake is the home of Umbarra, the black duck - totem of the Yuin-Monaro people. Merriman Island, within the lake, is gazetted as an Aboriginal Place in recognition of its significance to local Aboriginal people. This island is not accessible to the public and landings are not permitted. Aboriginal middens and artefacts such as cutting stones have been found in the lake area. Please help to conserve these relics by not disturbing them in any way.

Jewfish Walk, Nadgee Nature Reserve. Photo: Ford Kristo/NSW Government

Jewfish walk

Nadgee Road, Wonboyn, New South Wales, 2551
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/nadgee-nature-reserve/jewfish-walk/walking

0.4km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty Follow the boardwalk that meanders through the tall forest and, before long, Jewfish walk arrives at the beach on the edge of Wonboyn Lake. Once you're there, you'll be cooled by the peaceful atmosphere. With its calm water, this is the perfect place for young kids to paddle in the shallows. Keen fishermen will catch tailor, flathead and, of ... Visit website for more info

Point Hicks National Park

Point Hicks Marine National Park

Mallacoota Rd, Genoa, Victoria, 3891
Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Website: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/point-hicks-marine-national-park

Point Hicks Marine National Park is 4000ha and is located alongside Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland. The granite cliffs of Point Hicks beautifully frame the marine park which represents Victoria's far-eastern marine environment. Within the waters one can discover a range of habitats including granite subtidal reef, intertidal rock platforms and offshore sands. Some notable features are front reef and Whaleback Rock which have deep gutters of 1-15m and support many invertebrates. The seafloor drops away rapidly from shore descending to 90m which makes it one of the deepest marine areas within Victoria. The site also contains two shipwrecks, the SS Kerangie and the SS Saros. Throughout the park there is a startling diversity of marine life. Many creatures found here are not found further west because the water is too cold, for example, the large Black Sea Urchin. Through the remarkably clear water, one can see swaying brown seaweeds with colourful sponges, sea squirts and sea fans growing around their base. There are numerous brightly colour seastars, brittle stars, abalone, fan worms, sea shells, hermit crabs and delicate nudibranchs (sea slugs). The fish diversity is just as great including schools of pelagic (free-swimming) fish such as Butterfly Perch, Silver Sweep, Long-finned Pike and Banded Morwongs. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Ken Taber

Ken Taber Art Studio and Open Garden

123 Maulbrooks Road, Mogo, New South Wales, 2536
Email: ken@kentaber.com
Website: www.kentaber.com
9160371 Phone Number: 61 02 4471 8199

Ken Taber is a self-taught artist who paints in both acrylics and oils. His preferred subjects are usually water scenes, misty swamps, tidal backwaters, beach scenes, and his later work, semi-abstract acrylics of water birds in their environment. Ken has now been painting since 1968 and has had many one man and joint exhibitions. His paintings are hung in collections around the world. Ken now resides on the New South Wales south coast near Batemans Bay. His house and studio gallery is situated on a five acre block amidst a beautiful sub-tropical water garden. The gallery is open by appointment. Please contact them to arrange a time.

Werrong Beach Track, Royal National Park. Photo: OEH

Werrong Beach track

The Cliff Track, Otford, New South Wales, 2508
Website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/werrong-beach-track/walking

2km (one way) - 1 hour - Hard difficulty Does the thought of a deserted beach fringed with palms and golden sand sound appealing? Well, only an hour south of Sydney you can be making your way down Werrong Beach track, on the southern most tip of Royal National Park, to your own secluded beach paradise. If you like 'a la naturelle' with your nature then you'll love ... Visit website for more info