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The formative years – 1996

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1996 – Mollymook Ocean Swimmers – the formative years

The Milton pool was a ‘beginning’ for the ocean swim group. It was due to close at the end of summer (March 1996), Jan Humphries & Simone Daley asked swim instructor (Whale rider) John Smeeth where to now? Mollymook Beach was the obvious choice! As time went on the fledgling group grew slowly. Kim Wilson, later Graeme Wolfenden, then Mark Burcher, Sean Pitcock originally meeting on a Sunday. Later Jan, Simone and Kim began swimming mid week.

<< The three original mid week swimmers; Jan, Kim and Simone.

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Canberra – ACT tourism award winners

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Canberra region’s tourism award winners announced.

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Winners of the 28th Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the National Gallery of Australia.

2013 was a big year for the ACT tourism sector, with the full calendar of cultural and sporting events contributing to a 9.0 per cent annual increase in the number of domestic overnight visitors coming to the ACT.

The awards provide the tourism industry with a vehicle to promote and reward tourism operators while also providing significant support for them to continue to grow their businesses.

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Things to do, visit Mogo Zoo

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Mogo & Mogo Zoo for a great day out:

Things to do! A ‘MUST do’ during your vacation in Mollymook Milton Ulladulla is take a 1 hour drive south – visit Mogo Zoo & Tyler’s Pantry Mogo restaurant (One Hat) and cafe situated in the picturesque historic gold mining village of Mogo.

The Mogo Zoo provides world standard facilities for over 253 animals of more than 43 rare and exotic species and is committed to the conservation of endangered species. It exhibits an extraordinary range of animals, including the majestic White Lion, Silvery Gibbon, Emperor Tamarin, African Serval, Meerkat, Nepalese Red Panda, Lar Gibbon, Golden-Lion Tamarin, Ring-tailed Lemur, Brazilian Tapir, Sumatran Tiger, Oriental Small-Clawed Otter, Snow Leopard, Giraffe, Zebra and Mogo Zoo’s newest residents a troop of western Lowland gorillas including the 210kg Silver Back ‘Kibabu’.

Mogo Zoo, open 7 days a week. 222 Tomakin Road, Mogo, NSW
Ph: (02) 4474-4930 Web: www.mogozoo.com.au

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2013 NSW Tourism Awards: Results-Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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2013 NSW Tourism Award results, Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

SYDNEY: The best tourism businesses of the state were named at the highly acclaimed 2013 NSW Tourism Awards Dinner and Ceremony at Royal Randwick Thursday night November 28, 2013.

Spanning 32 categories including Major Festivals and Events, Adventure Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Tourism and Business Tourism, the NSW Tourism Awards celebrate the diverse and significant achievements of tourism operators, who collectively contribute billions of dollars to the state’s economy.

The Awards are a major program of the Tourism Industry Council NSW and are supported by Destination NSW.

Entering the NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame this year (where operators have won gold for three consecutive years) included Jenolan Caves: Written in Stone for Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Moonshadow Cruises for Major Tour and/or Transport Operators, and Sydney Harbour YHA for Backpacker Accommodation.

The Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, whilst congratulating the winners, spoke of the key role the tourism industry plays in NSW’s economy.

“Tourism currently contributes more than $50,000 every minute to the NSW economy, reflecting an increase of over 6% since 2011. Tourism is the lifeblood of many of our State’s regional towns, and we are committed to promoting tourism in the regions, as well as supporting events that create local jobs, providing a boost to regional economies even further,” said Minister Souris.

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla’s sole finalist was Mollymook Beach Waterfront who was awarded silver in the Hosted Accommodation category. Gold went to Honeycomb Valley Farm – Farmstay on the NSW North Coast and bronze was awarded to Crystal Creek Meadows of Kangaroo Valley.

For a full list of 2013 winners, follow the link: 2013 NSW Tourism Awards.

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