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1/24-26 Boys Home Rd, Newhaven
Ph: 5956 7980
Trading times: Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-5pm,
Saturday 9am-4pm. Closed Sunday & Monday
(Last Sunday trade is April 1, 2018)
DIRECT FROM THE BOAT
AND BAIT SALES
EXPECT the UNEXPECTED
- Our Museum talks to you - InfoWand, audio Tour Guide
- Our Light and Sound Show - fascinating holographic display
- Huge collection of images, artefacts, aircraft, helicopters and vehicles
- Life-like Dioramas, some depicting historic events
NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS MUSEUM
25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Phillip Island
Phone: 5956 6400 Open Daily 10am - 5pm
See website for closing days
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There’s plenty to check out at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum this year. The Rock
Away on Labour Day was a success – with many people coming out to dance and sing the
IT’S shaping up to be an eventful year at
the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, with
concerts, exhibitions and the annual Antiques
There’s more than 40,000 items at the muse-
um – a community hub built on the hard work
It’s also a major attraction for school stu-
dents and visitors on cruise ships who stop at
Events this year include:
* Saturday, April 27: Sisters and Misters con-
cert from 2.30pm to 3.30pm – free.
* Saturday, May 5: Opening of Coral Balmoral
Exhibition – runs for six months.
* Sunday, May 13: Launch of the Caribou
* Saturday, June 10: Antiques Evaluation
Day with a panel of assessors.
* Sunday, July 8: Free locals open day with
* Saturday, August 25: The Zipper by Ber-
* Saturday, October 6: Barry versus Kelly –
musical of Ned Kelly and the judge who hanged
It’s recommended people take at least two
hours to read, watch and view everything in the
The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is
mostly run by volunteers, with more than 80
people helping out, showing visitors around the
The museum also offers a self-guided tour
through a portable machine, which for a hiring
fee of $3 will speak about the collection as you
make your way through the two levels.
For more information, call 5956 6400, visit
their website at www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org
or head over to 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven.
Jam-packed year at
Prom the place to be at Easter
IF YOU follow the crowds, there’s only one
place to be this Easter and that’s at Wilsons
Promontory National Park.
All campground places and accommodation
at Tidal River are completely booked out and
even overnight walking permits are fully allo-
So if you want to stay overnight at the Prom
this Easter Weekend, you’ve missed the boat.
But all’s not lost. You can still go on a daytrip
to the Prom for free and there’s plenty of op-
portunities to enjoy a day on the beach or to go
on anyone of a number of day walks.
Here’s a suggestion you might consider:
Vereker Outlook: Starting at Five Mile car
park, the track winds through open banksia
woodland. Panoramic views are available to
Darby Saddle, Corner Inlet and Cotters Beach
as the track climbs through stringybark forest
and a tumble of granite boulders.
Level of difficulty: “Moderate”.
“short” (3km), no dogs (sorry dogs are not al-
lowed within the Wilson’s Promontory National
Drive out along Five Mile Track (turning left
off Promontory Road) to the end and park in
Five Mile car park.
You’ll find the track leads off to the right.
Useful information about the Prom at Easter.
* There is no water available at Oberon Bay;
hikers are required to carry in their own water.
* All tracks will be open over the Easter
* No campfires are permitted at any time dur-
ing the year. You cannot use portable barbecues
fired with solid fuel such as wood, heat bead
briquets or charcoal at any time.
* Tidal River campground and accommoda-
tion at Wilson’s Promontory is all booked out,
apart from several nights at overnight hike lo-
cations on Sunday and Monday nights. Check
ontory-national-park for the latest booking in-
formation. (There is an allocated camping sys-
tem over the Easter weekend, which requires
people to submit an application to camp in late
January-early February 2018).
* Walking & overnight permits are fully
booked for the Easter weekend.
* Off-track hiking permits remain unavailable
due to increased risk of landslips in the park.
The situation will be reviewed on a regular ba-
* There are a range of activities on offer in-
cluding the Junior Ranger program for chil-
dren aged 6-12 and their families. Find more
information and register to participate online
If the weather is right, you can still have a wonderful day on the beach, our recommenda-
tion being Whisky Bay before you get to Tidal River.
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