Avoca, New South Wales

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Avoca is a small town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire.

The population is about 500 including the villages of Fitzroy Falls and Myra Vale. Situated 700m above sea level, Avoca is just 10-15 mins. drive from bigger towns such as Bowral and Moss Vale and around 25 mins. drive to Mittagong. The village includes a public school, with around 30 students, an events hall (Avoca Hall) and a fire station base, although it is situated further away from the main centre of the village. Avoca is situated on the main Sheepwash Road. The village also includes several dairy farms, which provide milk to many larger companies such as Pura Milk and Dairy Farmers.

Etymology[edit]

The village of Avoca was named after Avoca Vale in Ireland in 1867.

Events[edit]

- The annual Avoca XI vs Burrawang XI cricket match on Australia Day.

- The Avoca Bushtime Dance- Monthly Friday night dance held at the Avoca Hall, open to all ages.

- Red Faces- A talent contest held annually with a close association and support from the Avoca Public School.

- Waratah Ball- Annual dinner held in October with all proceeds going to the Hall committee.

Transport[edit]

- Daily bus services are provided by Berrima Buslines, morning and afternoons in conjunction with local school times. They travel along the Illawarra Highway and Barrengarry Mountain, en route to Kangaroo Valley and Nowra.

Coordinates: 34°36′55″S 150°29′05″E / 34.61528°S 150.48472°E / -34.61528; 150.48472