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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news March 2018

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism e-news March qtr. 2018

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Sunday Telegraph March 25, & Canberra Lifestyle article Jan. 29, highlight Mollymook for your perfect coastal getaway.

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Quoting the Sunday Telegraph Article: ‘Best Out-of-Town Wellness Breaks’ Sunday Telegraph March 25, 2018: If you’re in Sydney the article recommends you head for the NSW HOTSPOT of MOLLYMOOK.

“Mollymook on NSW’s South Coast boasts pristine beaches and gritty hiking trails. Learn to surf at ‘Mollymook Beach Surf School and enjoy oysters at Rick Stein’s – Bannisters by the Sea”.

Quoting the Canberra Lifestyle article: Jan. 29, 2018 “As you drive down the hill towards the main beach, you’re greeted by a beautiful sprawling vista of sand and sea. Mollymook has it all for a quintessential day at the beach. It’s picturesque, inviting, and there is plenty on offer, from sandy beaches that go for miles, to top-notch seafood, fine dining and a spectacular food trail that’s a foodie’s dream. And to work off all that feasting, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, bodysurfing, board riding, picnicking, snorkelling, surfing and fishing”.

The article continues by providing many highlights for a getaway to Mollymook that includes its lovely beach, the bogey hole, surfing, fine dining restaurants, food and wine, Golf club and golf courses, local cafes, beach and bush walking/hiking and much more.

Click on the link to read their full ‘Lifestyle – Mollymook Getaway’ article

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Below is more info on this beautiful area of Mollymook, Milton & Ulladulla

2018 Cottesloe – Rottnest Island Ocean Swim

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Laura Wallace contests the 2018 Iconic Cottesloe to Rottnest Island ‘Channel’ Ocean Swim

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Laura prepares for her start from Cottesloe Beach with the 1000 odd swimmers beginning in ‘waves’ (groups)

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The Rottnest Channel Ocean Swim took place on Saturday February 24, 2018. In its 62nd year, it is considered the iconic ocean swim on the Australian National Ocean Swim calendar. Ulladulla was represented in this epic 19.7 Km swim by Laura Wallace. More than 1000 swimmers took part with the swim beginning in ‘waves’ (groups of swimmers) leaving from Cottesloe Beach from 5.46 am onwards. For almost half of this year’s swimmers, including Laura it was their first time competing in this marathon open water swim.

Laura had spent months each evening after work churning out the Km’s at the Ulladulla Leisure centre outdoor pool in preparation for this marathon swim as well as swimming in some ocean swims at Mollymook and Manly.

Mike Gaffney – Bawley Vale Winery

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Mike Gaffney & his Quintet direct from Canberra this Sunday January 21 starting at 5.00 pm

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Direct from Canberra for one performance only, The Blue Moon Cafe Band

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Venue: The Bawley Vale Winery.         Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm        BYO Chair and Picnic provisions. NOTE: Alcohol will be available for purchase at the Bawley Estate Winery.

Movie BLUE. 2nd screening February 8 @ 7 pm

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Moni has organised a 2nd screening of the movie BLUE.  Highly Recommended if you missed the 1st screening.

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The Movie Blue

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Blue screening times

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Moni writes:

To all of our beautiful swimmers and Take 3 Community, I have AWESOME news!! I’m hosting another screening of the film Blue for those that missed it the first time. The screening is scheduled for Thursday 8th February at Arcadia Twin Cinema, starting @ 7:00pm

I will need to sell at least another 40 tickets for the screening to go ahead. I guarantee you if you miss this film, you will be disappointed. If you are lucky enough to see it, it will change your life! It is the most beautiful, most thought provoking film of the year…in fact of all time.

Our very own Take 3 founder Tim Silverwood – Environmentalist plays a huge role in the film along with the beautiful Shark Girl Madison (, https://www.facebook.com/Shark-Girl-275053275989330/) who has just been awarded Young Conservationist of the year.

The link to buy tickets is below. As is a trailer to the film. 

Trailer – https://www.facebook.com/bluethefilm2017/videos/799092690255715/

Ticket information and purchase – https://tickets.demand.film/event/3022

Thanks for all of your ongoing support and for being such beautiful, passionate ocean lovers. 

Moni x

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news December 2017

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourism news December qtr. 2017

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GOLD – NSW Tourism Awards, Cupitt’s Winery, Distillery and Brewery (Photo courtesy Cupitt’s)

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NSW Tourism Awards

Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery and Mollymook Beach Waterfront were awarded GOLD at the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney on November 16, 2017. South Coast MP Shelley Hancock congratulated the two businesses, saying “To be recognised as the best in your industry certainly acknowledges your exceptional businesses that showcases our region to the state and nationally”.

Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery took home the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries award and Mollymook Beach Waterfront was the winner of the Hosted Accommodation category.”

Speaking at the Awards, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall highlighted the importance of tourism and events to the State’s economy and congratulated the winners. “To be recognised at the NSW Tourism Awards is an outstanding achievement and well deserved recognition. The NSW Visitor Economy is the envy of every other State, with the greatest share of domestic and international visitors, visitor nights and expenditure, and an impressive calendar of major events across Sydney and rural and regional NSW, attracting millions of tourists all year round,” Mr Marshall said.

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MILLHOUSE ART GALLERY, Exhibition.

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EASTER ART AT THE ULLADULLA CIVIC CENTRE

 

Millhouse artists will be showcasing their artwork at the Civic Centre as part of the Easter festivities at Ulladulla Harbour. 

With free admission it’s certainly worth checking out as it promises fine artwork in both traditional and contemporary styles in all media at reasonable prices. 

There’s a chance to win a beautiful painting donated by talented artist Mechelina Flynn with proceeds of the raffle being donated to Milton Hospital. 

The exhibition is open from 1.00 pm on 29th March  then daily from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm until 2nd April. 

 

PHONE: 02 4455 7211  –  EMAIL:  millhouse_art@hotmail.com    –   Website: Millhouse Art Society

 

Milton Bike Ride – Route 66

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Elephant Road, Milton NSW – Swimmers Bike Ride

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Bike Ride

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Pete and Jan, their old farm

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John Louth filed this following report: Twenty hardy riders set off into a roaring wind that slowed us down quite a bit during  the first part of the course. Thankfully, as soon as we hit Elephant Road and entered bushland, the wind eased and it was a scenic though somewhat rough trail ride all the way around and back to Croobyar Road then up to Milk Haus for coffee and cakes. Along the way, a few of us took a side track and visited Pete and Jan’s old Springwater Farm.  The farm is set in a beautiful location and we made friends with the resident Emu.

The crew on this ride included, John L, Sean P, Bobbie W, Cheryl G, Pete & Jan H, Mark & Heather S, John Reed, Isabel, Wendy J, Mandy & Wayne, Ben, Sue & Chris, Mike & Julie, John & Nikki. All twenty arrived back in one piece except Pete who did sustain a cut leg but not too serious thank goodness. A big welcome to new swimming / riding friends Mandy and Wayne. Well done Jan, Julie and Pete who are all recovering from illness and did well to complete the course. Special thanks to Pete and Jan for suggesting this particular ride, Bob for heading up the peloton and Sean for test riding the route with me.

All in all a fun day and a few folk even suggested we have one of these rides once a month, so any route suggestions are very welcome. Regards John L.

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news September 2017

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Snippets of News for NSW & Interstate Tourist planning a visit to Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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James Halliday Wine Awards – Cupitt’s 5 Star Winery

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NSW R&CA Awards: ‘Small Bar’ Winner, Bannisters Mollymook

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James Halliday awarded Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla with 5 stars

(Sir) James wrote: “Cupitt’s Winery have been knocking on the door for a five-star rating for a number of years and blew it wide open for this edition of the Wine Companion. The tourist mecca of the southern NSW coast around Ulladulla is both blessing and bane. It’s not a natural region for high quality grapes, nor a magnet for wine tourists. The Cupitt family, led by winemaker Rosie, has walked around the problem by buying grapes from regions as far as the Yarra Valley. The result is that the quality of the wines and the modesty of the prices is as commendable as it is unusual”.

Link to James Halliday awards  – Link to Cupitt’s Winery

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Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards

Bannisters Mollymook were announced winners in the NSW ‘Restaurant & Catering Hostplus’ Awards in the categories: ‘Small Bar’ and ‘People Produce Place – Tourism Restaurant.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dined.

Link to 2017 NSW R&CA Awards for Excellence  –  Link to Bannisters Mollymook web site

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news June 2017

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, June Qtr. 2017

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Whale migration north in full flight

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Whale sightings have been a daily occurrence here at Mollymook Beach Waterfront

Literally 100’s if not 1000’s of whales are presently migrating north on their epic voyage from the icy seas of the Antarctic to the warmer northern Australian waters, a distance of some 10,000 kilometres to give birth to their calves before making the journey back with their newborn.

For more information and pictures of whales and dolphins, click on the following Link: Whales passing Mollymook

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New Tea House in Milton. EXCEPTIONAL is the feedback!

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NEW: ‘Something’s Brewing’ – The Devonshire Tea House at Milton

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Something’s Brewing has recently opened a tea room. It serves GREAT Devonshire tea, jam, cream and scones during the week and a high tea on Sunday’s. Devonshire teas available 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Tuesday), Sundays 10 am – 3 pm (For a high tea please book)

They have a choice of over 120 varieties of teas  & accessories available for purchase to enable you to make your own perfect cuppa!

A ‘MUST’ read, click on the link to read Toni the Devonshire Tea Guides review: Toni’s Report on Something’s Brewing’

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, Mar 2017

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, March Qtr. 2017

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Mollymook Golf Club wins National Honours at the 2017 PGA Golf Awards

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Mollymook Golf Club located on the south coast of New South Wales won the award for both the “New South Wales Legends Tournament of the Year” and the “Australian Legends Tournament of the Year” at the recent Annual Awards evening for their hosting of the Australian PGA Seniors Championship late last year. Follow the link to read the full press release: Mollymook Golf Club wins National Honours

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2017 GOLD Accommodation Rating awarded to Mollymook Beach Waterfront

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Mollymook Beach Waterfront on the NSW South Coast, was rated Australia’s overall GOLD accommodation at the National level, Gold at the NSW State level and Gold at the regional NSW South Coast level for its luxury accommodation.

The annual 2017 Gold List for Australian Accommodation was established following the compilation of 1000’s of reviews of Star Rated properties from hundreds of websites to find the best accommodation as rated by travellers.

“With a perfect 10 score, it proves guests can enjoy an exceptional experience, without a hefty price tag” wrote ‘Accomm News’. 

To read the full ‘Accomm News’ article, click on the link:  2017 Gold Accommodation Award

Milton Entertainment Centre – Full House

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Special Guest Celebrity plays to a full house at the Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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Full house at the Star Entertainment Centre

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Mike the guest artist and lyrics king

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The ‘Star’ Auditorium welcomed lyrics king Mike G. from the ACT for a few unique renditions on the guitar and a specially prepared item titled ‘Fiddle Man’. The latter was in honour of resident violinist Raymondo and his ‘partner in crime’ country musician Jimmy W. The Monday concert at the Milton Star Hotel continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Guests came from as far a field as Sydney and Canberra.

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival, Milton Showground.

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

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Bulwalwanga Ran Festival

Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news, Dec 2016

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Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla Tourist e-news, December Qtr. 2016

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Mollymook Surf Club RID Award

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Cupitt’s – NSW Tourism Awards – GOLD

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Mollymook Surf Club: Awarded $5000 for their efforts in promoting the Shoalhaven RID (Report Illegal Dumping) program. The prime mover of this program within the surf club is the effervescent energised Monica Mudge who has also been responsible for the partnership with council in the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ initiative. viz ‘Take 3 items of rubbish from the beach’. Both initiatives are designed to achieve beautifully clean beaches in the Shoalhaven. 

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Cupitt’s Restaurant and Winery: The 2016 NSW Tourism Awards were announced on November 25. Cupitt’s Kitchen was awarded the best Tourism Restaurant in the State and also won gold for the Best Winery Brewery and Distillery. Link to: Cupitt’s Kitchen & Winery

Cupitt’s offer extended trading hours over the summer holidays. Link to Cupitt’s extended trading hours

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The Milton Entertainment Centre – ‘The Star’

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The ‘String Bags’ Raymondo & Jan on violin with Antoinette on Cello

Performances every Monday 4.00 pm to 5.30 / 6.00 pm.

(An all ‘Star Cast’ that varies from week to week)

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Monday December 19, performance in review:

  • Act 1: The effervescent Raymondo on violin playing his Irish reels and jigs.
  • Act 2: Greeted by thunderous applause the next act saw the ‘String Bags’ take to the stage. This threesome consisted of Jan and Raymondo on Violin with Antoinette on the Cello.
  • Act 3: Mike travelled from the ACT playing his ukulele and singing some old time favourite festive songs like ‘Jingle Bells’ etc. He handed out the words and the whole audience joined in and sang along with him.
  • Act 4: The down to earth Jimmy Williams came on stage and sang some old time country favourites whilst playing his American ‘Dobro’ instrument and some occasional background blending of the violin from Raymondo.
  • Act 5: To the hush of the audience, husband and wife team (Dougie and Marlene) took to the stage reciting poetry, fitting for the occasion.

Address: ‘The Star Hotel’ 82 Princes Highway Milton

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Debrief the following morning at the beach.

  1. Raymondo mentioned how mixed the cast was, all that was missing was someone to do some scripture reading. Sooner than you could blink an eye, none other than Peter the Priest arrives on the scene for his annual sabbatical at Mollymook Beach.
  2. Audience: The variety of performers certainly attracted a crowd that included local luminaries the likes of Dorothy Buck, Gwenda Turnbull, Mike Devlin and Julie Ryan.

The Milton Entertainment Centre with performances every Monday afternoon commencing at 4.00 pm.

 

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Jimmy plays his ‘Dobro’ singing some country favourites

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Mike plays his Ukulele & the audience sing along with festive season songs

2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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2016 Pigeon House Mountain to the Sea, Mollymook – Marathon

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Starters in the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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Sponsors of the 2016 Mountain to Sea Marathon

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The 2016 Mountain to Sea marathon was once again an outstanding success with approx. 55 participants including some children who set off on the Pigeon House mountain climb a little ahead of the older participants that included elder statesman Bobby White.  The purpose for this event was to raise awareness and support for charity, principally Interplast and MUD Kids. It was the brainchild of two young boys, Harm and Jonathan Schaap, who were inspired by burns survivor Turia Pitt’s book Everything to Live for. With the assistance of their parents Ice and Maria it became a reality and has become an annual event on the local calendar. To date the Mountain to Sea marathon has raised over $14,000 for these charities.

1 – Interplast Australia & New Zealand. Changing lives by providing surgery for the needy. Their website Interplast web site

2 – MUD Kids is a local charity that you can follow this link MUD Kids                                  (Click on images to enlarge)

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