Saturday 18th November – Outing to Newtown
We will meet outside Newtown Station, on King Street (next to the Town Hall Hotel) at 10am.
The best option will be to travel by train as follows:
N Sydney 09.22
Central 09.36 platform 18
Central 09.46 platform 19
Look for members of the club in the second last carriage.
Saturday will be market day in Newtown Plaza, opposite the station. There should be interesting street photography opportunities around the market and along King Street. Other points of interest include graffiti in the back streets, and the historic Camperdown Cemetery.
The challenge for the day will be STREET PHOTOGRAPHY USING PHONE CAMERA ONLY.
We will meet for a bistro style lunch in the courtyard of the Courthouse Hotel, on the corner of Australia Street and Lennox Street, at approx 12.30 pm. Walk up Australia Street from the Plaza, and look for the gate into the courtyard on the right hand side.
The afternoon will be free to do more photography, shopping, or exploring the area.
The outing co-ordinator will be Judith Bennett.
For our week away together this year, we are planning to explore the South Coast of NSW.
Accommodation will be at Mystery Bay Cottages, located on the coast just south of Narooma. The cottages are set on a quiet rural property, within walking distance of two beaches and national parkland. We have currently reserved all accommodation on the property, which comprises 6 two-bedroom cottages and a three-bedroom house. This will give us a total of 8 queen bedrooms and 7 twin bedrooms, with a maximum capacity of 30 people. Each cottage has cooking facilities and there is a common BBQ area. Check it out at: (www.mysterybaycottages.com.au).
The cost will depend on the number of participants, but a preliminary estimate is $350 – 400 per person for the week.
The drive is approximately 5hrs 15mins from the North Shore. We will try to optimise car pooling and will have photo stops on the way.
Photographic opportunities will range from dramatic coastal scenery (including Camel Rock at Bermagui), to quiet rockpools and beach life; Maculata forest; the hinterland with its rolling hills and the heritage villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba; and a profusion of birds and wildlife, including seal colonies and penguins on Montague Island. We also plan to visit Mogo Zoo en route.
The itinerary will be flexible and relaxed, so that we can ‘do our own thing’ during the daytime and find some interesting options for eating together in the evenings and sharing our photographic experiences.
Expressions of Interest
If you are interested in this trip, please register your interest here so that we can determine how to proceed with our accommodation booking. Further email correspondence will be directed to those who have registered.