Joadja Distillery & Historic Tour

The day started at the Pheasants Nest Service Centre, to reduce the timeline of a long day out. There were a few introductions to new faces to our social events and a surprise new addition to the Twyman family of cars.

The convoy of 10 Z cars headed off and regrouped at Mittagong Information Centre. Perfect spot for a photo opportunity, as we had the carpark to ourselves. Barbara used the short rest stop to accumulate a few more brochures and maps on possible holidays or car events.

It was a beautiful drive towqrds Wombeyan Caves and out into the countryside. A few cars diverted but quickly rejoined the convoy. All was going great until the road expectantly became unsealed. Not a big issue, just added to the adventure.

The Joadja Distillery is positioned in a valley that encompasses historic stories of the shale mining era. The tour guide was extremely well informed and made the history lesson very comical. We all enjoyed lots of Gin, Whiskey and Brandy tastings and made several purchases.

Off to Bowral for lunch at the Mill. Now that Covid restrictions have eased, new food outlets have opened that may also be worth trying at a later date.

Thanks to everyone who joined in the days activities and for Barbara’s suggestion of the event

Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

Sunday 28 March

Big Daddy’s Burger bar was again the meeting place for our March Event to the Southern Highlands. The weather could not have been better. Members gathered for the 8.30 start. A good representation of Z models were shining in the morning sun.

First stop, Twin Servos at Pheasants nest, a leisurely 30-minute drive where 3 other cars joined in. Off we go down the freeway toward Mittagong. Then on to Bowral where heads were turning young and old as the now 12 Zeds drove through the main street in formation.

The roads started to open out and so did some of our Members. Sheep wash Road led on to the Illawarra highway and down through the Robertson Township. The local motorcycle police officer was highly active in the area which made us all feel very safe. Luckily, he was so busy dealing with others that he left us alone.

We arrived at the Tree top walk to plenty of parking. We were able to all park in formation which made some good photo opportunities for the group. The views were spectacular as long as a little side to side movement of the walking platform didn’t worry you. Some chose to sit out the walk and have a good old chat instead. Either way, everyone was happy. Just because our Zeds run a little rich and are a little over the odds when it comes to CO2 emissions, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be environmentalists. Luckily, there were plenty of trees around to filter the fumes!

Time to head back to Robertson for Lunch. Slight delay as the local cows blocked the roadway but were soon encouraged off into the bush, then it was a quick stop at Carrington Falls. This was an unexpected highlight; the recent rains made the falls spectacular. The last time we went to a waterfall in the Southern Highlands, Member Barry Godfrey was heard saying that his morning shower had more water flow! Good one Baz.

Lunch was at the Robertson Public House and kitchen, otherwise known as the Robbo Pub!! The food was exceptional, Prices were good and the drinks cold. What more do you need? Nice likeminded people who share the love of Zeds. Well, we had that too.

A big thank you to Brad and Darelle for organising a perfect day. A big thank you to the members and guests who came along to make it a success. Spread the word about our events and let’s see if we can get even more members enjoying our Club outings.


Warragamba Dam Brunch- Sunday 7th March,2021

The February AGM led to the election of a revised Committee. The new committee decided to try something a little different by organising a Member brunch at Havilland Park, Warragamba dam. This time slot worked with quite a few members who had other commitments a little later in the day but were still able to attend.

Members started to arrive just before the 9am starting time and quickly swung the BBQ into action with Sausages, Bacon and eggs all sizzling away. We were blessed with the weather and this was complimented by a large clean shelter capable of seating all members.

We had a great roll up of members, past, present, and even a few new members signing up for this year. With over 40 people and 20 cars it was considered a great success and members seemed to enjoy the whole experience.

A big thank you to all who supported the event and we look forward to seeing you at the next event in late March.