22 July 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (23-29 July)

| Lottie Twyford
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Beach and walking track at Murramarang National Park

Get out and about in the stunning Murramarang National Park this weekend. Photo: Friends of Durras.

It will be markets galore out in the region this week with the once-a-season Nethercote Produce Markets back to highlight local growers, and the Boorowa Rotary Community Makers and Growers Markets also taking place.

Spend the weekend embracing your inner craft superstar in Goulburn with a Creative Winter Wonderland Christmas in July event, or head to Bungendore for a terrarium workshop.

Experience the best of the region’s wineries and truffles with a Van Du Vin tour, or do a family-friendly truffle hunt in Cooma.

In Bega, it’s the 20th anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding between Bega Valley Shire Council and the local Aboriginal community, while Buddy Up Batemans Bay will run its first event, a mountain bike ride and swim.

If you fancy something a little less strenuous, enjoy Christmas in July lunch at Nelligen’s Steampacket Hotel.

Have a great week, everyone, and remember to check the latest COVID-19 restrictions and health directions before leaving home.

Women working at craft studio

Calling all craft lovers to Goulburn this weekend. Photo: CB Studio.

All weekend

Creative Winter Wonderland Christmas in July Weekend

When: Friday, 23 July, to Sunday, 25 July, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: CB Studio, Goulburn
Cost: $70 – message Beck via Facebook to book.

Head along for a fun and entertaining crafty weekend with likeminded people at the Creative Winter Wonderland Christmas in July Weekend at CB Studio. There will be exclusive Creartybeck lucky door prizes, plus welcome gifts for every attendee.

Morning tea will be provided, with unlimited tea, coffee and hot chocolates.
Vehicle parked at Van Du Vin winery

Van Du Vin offers luxury Canberra winery tours and truffle hunting experiences. Photo: Van Du Vin.

Van Du Vin Gourmet Canberra Winery and Truffle Tour

When: Saturday 24 July, Sunday, 25 July (and some Mondays) from 9:00 am
Where: Depart from your choice of location in the Canberra region
Cost: $450 to $525 per person – see prices and request a booking here.

Enjoy a private full-day gourmet Canberra winery tour, including a truffle hunt and truffle degustation lunch.

Join Jayson and Australia’s best truffle dog team on an exhilarating truffle hunt experience. Jayson will expertly guide you through everything you’ve ever wanted to know about truffles.


20th Anniversary of Memorandum of Understanding with Local Aboriginal Community and Bega Valley Shire Council

When: Friday, 23 July, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre
Cost: Free – visit Bega Valley Shire Council for more information.

To commemorate the significant milestone that is the 20th anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Bega Valley Shire Council and the local Aboriginal community, a day of celebrations will be held.

The partnership established by the MOU reflects a commitment to cross-cultural relationships and increased opportunities for Aboriginal community members through improved cultural understanding and collaboration.

The day will include a smoking ceremony, music and dance, displays of the 20-year journey and lunch.

Boorowa Rotary Makers and Growers Community Markets

Experience the Boorowa Rotary Makers and Growers Community Markets on Saturday, 24 July. Photo: Lyn Diskon.


Boorowa Rotary Makers and Growers Community Markets

When: Saturday, 24 July, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Old Court House Grounds, Marsden Street, Boorowa
Cost: Free.

The Boorowa Rotary Makers and Growers Community Markets are happening this Saturday at the grounds of the Old Court House Grounds.

Come along to experience the best the local region has to offer. You will find food, craft and products grown, made and prepared by local people.

Fresh produce at a market stall at Nethercote Produce Market

Nethercote Produce Market is back this weekend on the NSW South Coast. Photo: Nethercote Produce Market.

Nethercote Produce Market

When: Saturday, 24 July, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Nethercote Hall, corner of Back Creek Road and Nethercote Road, Nethercote
Cost: Free – see Facebook.

On Saturday, 24 July, the Nethercote community will come together to offer fresh local produce in a laidback country atmosphere.

In season will be apples, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, eggs, garlic, honey, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, mint, nuts, oranges, parsley, potatoes, pumpkin, rhubarb, spinach and sweet potato.

There will be loads of cheese, honey, jams, pickles, ferments, fresh baked goods, grass fed beef and lamb, oysters, sauces and chilli products, all produced on Nethercote’s doorstep.

Nethercote Produce Market donates a large portion of its profits to a worthy local food-related cause, which you can support by buying your morning cuppa from the morning tea stall, fruit and veggies from the growers’ stall, or raffle tickets for the bumper market hamper that contains samples of delicious goodies from each of the stallholders.

People on truffle hunt with dogs at Macenmist

Come join in the fun of the truffle hunt this Saturday, 24 July, at Macenmist. Photo: Macenmist.

Macenmist Family Truffle Hunt

When: Saturday, 24 July, from approximately 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: 230 Cappanana Road, Bredbo
Cost: $66 – book at Macenmist.

At Macenmist truffiere in Bredbo, you’ll can join the truffle hunt, following truffle dogs Fahren and Tawdiffu in the search for Perigord black truffles that are grown on the farm.

Winter usually has a frosty start, but you’ll enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the Macenmist function centre, where you can enjoy a warm cuppa while savouring delicate truffle samples or talking to the animals gathered nearby.

Collage of people making terrariums

Learn how to build a terrarium at a workshop in Bungendore. Photos: Kings Junction.


Build a Terrarium Workshop

When: Sunday, 25 July, from 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Where: Kings Junction, 23 Malbon Street, Bungendore
Cost: $50 – book online.

Get your hands dirty and create something beautiful at Kings Junction in the Bungendore Village Square. They have everything you need to create a gorgeous terrarium, or you can upcycle a terrarium from home.

Enjoy coffee and cakes from their cafe while you embrace the feeling of creating something special.

Richmond beach

Enjoy a ride around the picturesque Murramarang National Park followed by a swim on Sunday, 25 July. Photo: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Buddy Up Batemans Bay Mountain Bike Ride and Swim

When: Sunday, 25 July, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Maloneys Drive/Acheron Trail Junction, Maloneys Beach
Cost: Free – see Facebook for more details.

Buddy Up is excited to welcome everyone for the first event the organisation is running for the Batemans Bay Buddy Up Chapter.

The event will be a mountain bike ride around Murramarang National Park before a swim in the calm open water.

The bike ride is approximately 5-7km – nothing too strenuous – and there will be plenty of opportunities to admire the area and take a few photos.

Christmas in July Lunch

When: Sunday, 25 July, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Steampacket Hotel, 963 Kings Highway, Nelligen
Cost: $25 – see Facebook for more details.

The Steampacket Hotel in Nelligen is ready to celebrate Christmas in July with a roast lunch and dessert for only $25.

Come enjoy the experience of Christmas in one of the coldest months of the year.

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