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    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 19:00
    • Oxford Hotel, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

    Join Harbour City Bears for our weekly Friday Gathering on Oxford Street!

    Everyone's welcome, but members get entry into our raffle and badge draw.

    • Membership desk opens from 7pm.
    • Member's raffle at 8pm, 9pm & 10pm
    • Members Badge Draw cash jackpot at 10pm
    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 16:00 - 20:00
    • Town Hall Hotel, Newtown

    Come catch up with your mates at Sunday Bears @ The Townie in Newtown (next to Newtown Train Station) from 4pm.

    Door prizes to be won at 5:30pm, as well as our membership badge draw at 6:30pm. It's the maximum this week! $1500 and it must go off!

    All Day Sunday $18 Burgers and fries.

    The lift is still unfortunately out of order. Let us know if you need help with the stairs and we'll do our best.

    Newbie? We've all been there. Out of Towner? Specific Needs?
    Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on Facebook so we can do our best to assist.

    • 1 Aug 2024
    • 14:00
    • 4 Aug 2024
    • 10:00
    • Crooked Corner Cottage, 342 Bigga Road, Crooked Corner NSW 2583

    Woof in the Woods: Winter

    Harbour City Bears' Woof in the Woods is back for winter!

    We're adding a second camping event to our year, and it's upgraded in every way!

    Some of the camp sites are powered! And there's a cottage with 4 bedrooms available those who want a little more luxury. And we're keeping all the things you loved about the summer event and adding even more- it's now a 4-day weekend!

    We've booked out Crooked Corner Cottage & Campsites, for an extra-long weekend, Thursday 1 August to Sunday 4 August.

    The retreat has lots of space for us to spread out - over 100 acres! It also has a lake suitable for swimming, a tennis court, bushland for walking, and on-site accommodation.

    What's On

    The days are free for you to relax and explore the local area.

    Thursday night we've got a BBQ and camp movie night, with BBQ dinner supplied, and a camp movie classic, follow by drinks and chats around the fire.

    Friday night make your own dinner in the shared kitchen or BBQ, or head into town to one of the local pubs. After dinner, relax with a drink around the campfire, play some games, take advantage of the new moon to do some stargazing, or find out exactly what it is that bears do in the woods at night.

    Saturday night after you've made your own dinner, we will have bear beats for us to enjoy, as well as other Saturday night activities that our previous attendees know and love- there's a dancefloor, a play area, and bears ready to go!

    Accommodation Options

    Unpowered Camping

    You can camp anywhere on the site, as near or far from other campers as you want. There's lots of areas available to camp, including some that are only accessible with a 4WD or by bushwalking.

    Around the camp kitchen are plenty of spaces, but there are also some sloped areas, so if you want to be super close to the action, make sure you are ok camping on a slope. The campgrounds further afield have excellent flat areas, and lots of privacy and quiet.

    Powered Camping

    The camp kitchen & meeting house has a few external powerpoints available to the campsites near the building. Perfect for bears with CPAPs! Note that these are quite limited, so if you already have a battery for your CPAP, please bring it to free up a powerpoint for another bear.

    King Rooms

    If you're not the camping type, but still want to come along for a great weekend away, the cottage also has separate bedrooms with king beds, each with their own external access.

    Bunk Beds

    The cottage has a bedroom with 4 bunk beds, for those who want a little more comfort, at a lower price.

    Important Information

    Getting there

    Crooked Corner is about 3 hours drive from the city, and is about halfway between Goulburn and Bathurst. If you're a solo traveller or a newbie, join our Facebook Messenger chat room to organise a lift!

    What you'll need

    Everyone will need to bring:

    • Food
      • Breakfasts for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
      • Lunches for Friday and Saturday
      • Dinner for Friday and Saturday nights
      • Snacks for the whole weekend
      • Drinks - Soft and Hard
    • Insect repellent & sunscreen
    • A hat, sunglasses & thongs (or other slip-on shoes)
    • Warm clothing (as it will get cold overnight)
    • Toiletry items (deodorant, toothbrushes etc.)
    • An extra towel for swimming
    • A camp chair and table if you have one (there are on-site chairs and tables, but not enough for everyone)
    • An extension cord for power, and a plug-board

    In addition to that, If you're staying in a campsite, you'll also need:

    • A tent, RV, caravan, swag or other shelter
    • A sleeping bag or other bedding
    • A pillow and something soft to sleep on (e.g. an inflatable mattress, a pad, or a camp bed)
    • A long extension cord for power, and a plug-board
    • Towels and soap

    CPAP users

    If you're staying in a room, there are powerpoints available, however they aren't right next to the beds. You'll need a plugboard and extension cable for your CPAP machine.

    If you're camping, there are powerpoints on the outside of the central camp building, as well as behind the rooms, and t so make sure you set your tent up nearby, and ensure you bring an extension cable long enough to run from there to your campsite.


    The main site is reasonably accessible, it's mostly flat and has few steps. There are some slopes and hills. Further out on the property the ground can be quite uneven, with the trails connecting the sites being mini-bushwalks.

    The movie night will be subtitled in English, however the subtitles may be dialog-only, not full SDH.

    Where?: Crooked Corner Cottage, 342 Bigga Rd, Crooked Corner NSW 2583

    When?: 2pm Thursday 1 August to 10am Sunday 4 August (3 nights, 4 days)

    How Much?:


    $120 for camping (per person)

    $165 for a bunk-bed (per person)

    $360 for a king bedroom (2 people are included on this ticket - you can squeeze in more if you want, but they'll need to buy an ordinary camping ticket!)

    If you can't make the full weekend, there's also a ticket for camping Friday-Sunday only, for $90 for members.

    Non-Members: $135 for camping (per person)

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