3 December 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (3-9 December)

| James Coleman
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Three people paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding is only one of a series of outdoor recreational events happening at ReBoot in Bermagui. Photo: ReBoot in Bermagui.

There’s plenty to see and do in the region this week.

Regional towns continue to light up as the Aussie NightMarkets tour of NSW settles at Queanbeyan Showground this weekend.

Crowds will gather at Cooma Racecourse for the historic Sundowners Cup on Sunday, 5 December, celebrating a 1959 film that featured a horse race at the same location.

Gear up for the holidays with a camping and caravanning expo in Batemans Bay, or create your own advent calendar in Goulburn.

There’ll also be recreation of all sorts happening in Bermagui throughout the weekend, while the Gravity Girls are taking to the hills around Thredbo for a crash course in mountain biking.

People running at beach

ReBoot in Bermagui, which includes events such as ocean swimming, is kicking off again this weekend. Photo: Supplied.

All weekend

ReBoot in Bermagui

When: Saturday, 4 December, and Sunday, 5 December, from 9:30 am to 7 pm
Where: Bermagui
Cost: Free – for full program of events, visit here.

A weekend to run, refresh and relax in a beautiful beach town, ReBoot in Bermagui offers a variety of family-friendly activities for all ages and abilities, including fun runs, ocean swims, group road bike rides, team tug-o-wars, paddleboarding, yoga, Pilates, surf lessons, golf competitions and barefoot bowls.

Coloured fairy floss

Even the fairy floss is lit up at the Aussie NightMarkets, which stop in Queanbeyan this weekend. Photo: Aussie NightMarkets.

Aussie NightMarkets: Queanbeyan

When: Saturday, 4 December, and Sunday, 5 December, from 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Showgrounds, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan
Cost: Gold coin entry.

Queanbeyan nights will come alive this weekend as the touring Aussie NightMarkets descend on the town. There’ll be international street food and gourmet food vendors, a dedicated dessert section, boutique and regional retail shopping, and kids’ rides, jumping castles and games.

Camping tent

Check out all the gear you need to turn camping into glamping at Batemans Bay this weekend. Photo: Junel Mujar.

Batemans Bay Lifestyle and Leisure Roadshow

When: Friday, 3 December, to Sunday, 5 December, from 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Hanging Rock Sports Complex, Batemans Bay
Cost: $12 adult, $10 concession, free for under 16 – buy tickets here.

Batemans Bay Lifestyle and Leisure Roadshow offers a wide range of outdoor activities and products. Most of the major caravan brands will in attendance at the expo, as well as makers of camper trailers, motorhomes and boats. There will also be loads of outdoor accessories on display. This show will have everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors with comfort and safety.

Painting artwork

There’ll be plenty of art for sale at Hilltops Cherry Time Market Day in Young on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.


Hilltops Cherry Time Market Day and Pop-Up Exhibition

When: Saturday, 4 December, from 8 am to 4 pm
Where: Young Railway Station, Lovell Street, Young
Cost: Free

There will be artworks, a variety of goods for sale and live music as part of the Hilltops Cherry Time Market Day on Saturday, 4 December, on the Young Railway Station platform. Live music will be provided by local performer Judy Barker.

Crowd at Cooma Sundowners Cup horse racing event

Enjoy the fun of the races at the Cooma Sundowners Cup. Photo: Cooma Sundowners Cup.

Cooma Sundowners Cup

When: Saturday, 4 December, from 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: Ti Tree Racecourse, Numeralla Road, Cooma
Cost: $20 – tickets can be purchased from Mainstreet Clothing, Sharp Street, Cooma

Cooma’s annual horse racing event returns, with the main event of the day being the Sundowners Cup, named in honour of the film, The Sundowners, which was filmed in and around Cooma, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel in 1959.

Experience a great day out at the races. Sales are cash only and purchasers will be required to complete a booking form showing contact details at the time of purchase.

Hands holding fresh tomatoes

Tilba comes alive with local produce every Saturday. Photo: Tilba Markets.

Tilba Market

When: Saturday, 20 November, from 8 am to 12 pm
Where: 3A Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: Free.

When you visit the charming historic township of Central Tilba on a Saturday morning, you can’t go past Tilba Market held in the Big Hall every week. There is a variety of stalls selling a range of products, including fresh fruit and vegetables; free range eggs; local honey; jams and preserves; and delicious baked treats.

Gravity Girls mountain bike riders

The Gravity Girls will be in action at Thredbo this Sunday. Photo: Gravity Girls.


Gravity Girls Clinic

When: Sunday, 5 December, at 9:50 am
Where: MTB School flags at the Beginner Skills Park, Thredbo Resort, Thredbo
Cost: $99 – buy tickets here.

Gravity Girls is a women’s only mountain bike clinic designed to bring together the female riding community and progress your riding skills in a supportive environment with other fun and encouraging participants.

Gravity Girls is grouped into three experience levels and focuses on the core skills of mountain biking, including body position, cornering and braking. More advanced riders will also learn the fundamentals of jumps and drops.

Stewart Barton

Local country rock artist Stewart Barton. Photo: Tallagandra Hill Winery.

We Love Local at Tallagandra Hill Winery: Stewart Barton

When: Sunday, 5 December, from 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Tallagandra Hill Winery, 1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo
Cost: Free – book a table by emailing [email protected] or calling 0434 041 915.

Stewart Barton will continue a series of free Sunday afternoon music sessions at Tallagandra Hill Winery‘s cellar door courtyard on Sunday, 4 December. A young and upcoming country rocks sensation, Stewart is a very charismatic performer delivering a high-energy and entertaining show.

This event is part of Tallagandra Hill Winery’s We Love Local festival of music. Pizza will be available at the event to feed the hungry crowd.

Christmas craft advent calendar

Make your own advent calendar at Goulburn Mulwaree Library. Photo: Elena Mozhvilo.

Adult’s Christmas Craft Advent Calendar Workshop

When: Sunday, 5 December, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184-194 Bourke Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free – get tickets here.

This festive season, adults can join a workshop at Goulburn Mulwaree Library for fun craft, using matchboxes and decoupage to create mini advent calendars that are perfect for filling with little treats and counting down the days to Christmas. Places are limited so book early.

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