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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Catriona Rowntree brings a smile to the Coast

With the Easter school holidays only weeks away Catriona Rowntree and some of the team from TravelCard Real-Time™ Travel Insurance, made the journey to the South Coast to let travellers know the South Coast is still open for business.

“The rolling green hills and the vast blue ocean is what Aussies expect from the South Coast and they will not be disappointed,” said Catriona Rowntree. “The towns are as friendly as ever, the shopping and food incredible, the natural beauty still breathtaking!”

Catriona Rowntree enjoyed the sights, shops and restaurants of the South Coast last week and reminded her Instagram followers of the many things to do and places to visit.

“With my TravelCard family, we decided to come down and see for ourselves the loss of the recent bushfires, chat to locals about what we can do to help them. Overwhelmingly they told us what they want is for people to come and visit and spend, which will help them recover from the loss of their Christmas season.”

Peter Klemt, CEO TravelCard added, “The people of the South Coast told us they are strong and resilient. But that they’d love to see some tourists come in and enjoy their shop, have a chat, bring a smile and if they see something they like, enjoy some retail therapy.”

“My wife grew up in Moruya and has many fond memories, including eating at the Red Rose Café. I have to say we have enjoyed some spectacular meals while we have been down here, from the freshest seafood, to the local market produce and the many restaurants and cafes.”

With the help of local insurance advisors from Insurance Advisernet in Bateman’s Bay and Merimbula, Catriona toured Bateman’s Bay, Moruya, Mogo, Bermagui, Cobargo and Merimbula.

“I enjoyed a wander through Harry and Rogue and Moruya and nabbed some unique gifts and we met with John Payne a local potter who has stunning work,” Catriona said. “Dinner at Bermagui Beach Hotel was so fresh and delicious, the squirrel monkeys at Mogo Wildlife Park were so cheeky. But the best part of my trip was the people.”

“Everyone on the South Coast is so proud of their town and happy to make suggestions of where you can travel to find local treasures. Don’t just stop and take a photo of the bushfire devastation, park your car get on foot, wander the shops, say hi, find that unique gift to take home, eat and support our regional communities.”

“We are lucky to live in a Country with such diversity of landscape and resilient spirit”, said Peter. “We should all look to travel domestically and enjoy this beauty right on our doorstep, you won’t be disappointed.”


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