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Coasting : Issue 11 May 2010
18 central coast • new south wales COASTING ADVENTURE 69 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au Book your tickets on 4382 1777 Awarded Best National Regional Cinema I, DON GIOVANNI Red Carpet Premiere Includes Bubbly and a Special Dessert Friday 7th May, 7.30pm $18.50 THE MET OPERA Rossini's ARMIDA Saturday 15th May, 11.30am Sunday 16th May, 1.00pm Adults $25, Seniors $23 ITALIAN EVENING MANY KISSES LATER Finger Food & Bubbly Under the Stars Friday 28th May, 7.30pm $22.50 BOLLYWOOD AT AVOCA SINGH IS KINNG Indian Nibbles, Wine & Classical Indian Music & Dancing Friday 11th June, 7.30pm $23.50 c8742830-6May DECKS OF DISTINCTION The Deck & Pergola Specialist CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE! • ALL ASPECTS OF OUTDOOR BUILDING • FREE ON SITE QUOTES • INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED • PLANS & COUNCIL SUBMISSIONS • HOME OWNERS WARRANTY PO BOX 83, AVOCA BEACH. 2251 LIC. NO. 46126C DAVID DUNN MOBILE 0412 236 473 PH/FAX 4368 6245 c8742230-6May WILDS: A Discovery tour group sets off along a rocky outcrop at Snapper Point, inside Munmorah State Conservation Area, with guide Barry Collier leading the way. Picture by Aaron Brown. on the What better way to enjoy the Central Coast's great outdoors than by getting into the National Parks Discovery program of walks, talks and tours. There really is something for everyone in the family. NOTHING beats local knowledge. And when it comes to finding the hidden treasures of Central Coast flora and fauna, the guides in the National Parks Discovery program of walks, talks and tours know their stuff. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) hosts a variety of activities ranging from serious bushwalks along the Great North Walk, to short wildflower strolls, and even four-wheel-drive tag-along tours. Susan Davis, the NPWS Neighbour and Community Relations officer for the Central Coast Hunter Range Region, said the tours were full of surprises. "Being out in the bush enables those unexpected wildlife encounters that everyone dreams of," Susan said. "Our tours have encountered rare tiger quolls (which are generally only active at dawn and dusk) walking down the middle of a fire trail in Brisbane Water, and an echidna trundling along the track in Bouddi National Park. One group even had a powerful owl [nocturnal] fly overhead in the middle of the day which was extremely unusual. One of our staff once discovered a goanna stuck down a pit toilet, which she gamely rescued -- now that would be a surprise to visitors." The tour guides' local knowledge enables them to provide insights into the parks and highlight things that visitors might normally overlook. "It might be a rare plant or perhaps an unusual landmark or perhaps nature at work," Susan said. "The tours are a great way for people to explore the bush right on their doorstep and sometimes access areas behind locked gates." LOCAL KNOWLEDGE: Tour guide Barry Collier. Picture by Aaron Brown.
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