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FUNGI FEASTIVAL


Experience the magic of fungi at the highly anticipated Fungi Feastival, returning from mid-June to mid-July. From Batemans Bay to Eden, this celebration offers over forty captivating events for all ages.
Immerse yourself in exclusive film screenings and engaging Q&A sessions featuring the mesmerizing documentary “Follow the Rain” by Stephen Axford and Catherine Marciniak. Dive deeper into fungi photography with workshops led by these experts or join them on guided fungi walks.
Ecologist Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher will lead fungi identification walks and captivating presentations on “Fungi in our Bushlands”.
For culinary adventurers, savour fungi-themed dinners at acclaimed venues like il Passaggio, The Oaks Ranch and the Dromedary Hotel. Indulge in truffle delights at Wheeler’s and learn fungi cooking at Eastwood’s.
Discover mushroom cultivation secrets at workshops across Eurobodalla and in Pambula. Nature lovers can enjoy truffle hunts at Gulaga Gold or kayak to fungi walks along Pambula river.
Families can enjoy fungi-themed children’s activities at libraries or unleash creativity in mushroom-themed pottery classes.
Whether you’re an enthusiast or newcomer, the Fungi Feastival promises an unforgettable journey into the whimsical world of fungi. For the latest updates and to book tickets, keep checking the Fungi Feastival website www.fungifeastival.com.au


WINTER AT FOUR WINDS

Haven’t been to the Four Winds venue before? Winter is the perfect time to immerse yourself in music and nature right at home on the Sapphire Coast.

Four Winds is an extraordinary music destination sheltered in the cove of Barragga Bay, just 9mins South of Bermagui towards Tathra. With it’s spectacular indoor pavilion, the ‘Windsong’, an acoustically pristine space for audiences to unwind, connect and be inspired – it’s the ideal special addition for your weekend activities.

Known for their annual Easter concerts, Four Winds is now a place for year-round listening, highlighted by their Sunday afternoon performances. Sundays were chosen with audiences in mind, to be greeted with a beverage, enjoy a picnic on the grass in the afternoon sun, a warm indoor space to listen and plenty of time to drive home before dark.

The Four Winds Team looks forward to welcoming audiences to experience a range of artists and genres including jazz, folk, contemporary, rock, First Nations storytelling and youth music alongside the organisations golden thread of classical music which is woven through all they do.
Artists include renowned pianist Stefan Cassomenos (June 2), progressive-rock legend David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, June 30), talented flautist Ana de la Vega performing alongside pianist Grace Kim (7 July), Jazz-Fusion trio Koi Kingdom (21 July), The Offering, a collaboration between hip-hop poet Omar Musa and cellist Mariel Roberts (Aug 4), award winning Affinity Quartet performing Beethoven’s iconic Opus 18 (17 & 18 Aug) and the sensational Sharon and Slava Grigoryan (cello and guitar, Aug 23).

You can explore the full program and purchase tickets via the website, www.fourwinds.com.au


TILBA FESTIVAL – THE BEST DAY OUT IS ON AGAIN

The NSW South Coast’s best day out, the Tilba Festival, is on again – 13 July 2024.
Central Tilba is getting ready to share their town and history with locals and visitors alike.
Join us on Bate Street for a full day of live music, market stalls, an amazing array of food, traditional street games and great entertainment for the kids.
Come along and support our small town and district as our Bate Street businesses come together with stallholders, local producers, creative artists and musicians to showcase our heritage and the amazing talent of this small community and the NSW far South Coast.
Organised by a small group of enthusiastic local volunteers, the Tilba Festival is a not-for-profit community event. Proceeds directly benefit the Tilba District through donations to local community groups, including the School of Arts Trust and the CWA.
To maximise everyone’s health, safety and enjoyment of the day, numbers are limited and entry is by pre-purchased ticket only. While some may be available on the day, don’t leave it too late to buy your ticket.
The Tilba Festival has been running for well over 30 years and is the highlight of the year for the Tilba District. From last year, the Tilba Festival will be held during the Winter months, when more of our local families are around to enjoy the great day.
Keep an eye on our socials to see announcements of the great acts and entertainment planned for the day.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the Tilba Festival 2024!


A WINTER WONDERLAND: EXPLORE THE GOURMET COAST TRAIL

Are you ready for a sun-filled food-lovers journey by the sea this winter?
Explore the Gourmet Coast Trail, a culinary adventure along the South Coast of NSW. This trail offers a tempting array of treats from Batemans Bay in the north to Eden in the south. With mild winter temperatures and plenty of sunshine, it is the ideal time to explore the stunning coastal scenery, national parks, and the abundance of local food producers and restaurants that are putting the region on the map as a must-see foodie destination.
Indulge in Sydney Rock Oysters from pristine estuaries, award-winning gin, and exceptional coffee at quaint cafes. Join truffle hunts and relish farm-to-table dining experiences.
Beyond gastronomy, explore oyster farms, mountain biking trails, and secluded beaches. Dive into the region’s rich history, art, and culture while enjoying warm hospitality. Don’t miss local markets for unique souvenirs, ensuring your adventure extends beyond the trail.
Ready to plan your gourmet getaway along the Gourmet Coast Trail? Visit our website to explore curated itineraries designed for food lovers, highlighting the best culinary experiences and accommodations the South Coast has to offer.

Pictured: North of Eden gin School – Image David Rogers Photography