"Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club is organising a fundraising event - Doggy Day Out. Place: Empire Park, Bar Beach Date: Sunday, September 23, 2007, 9am to 2pm." This looks like a fun morning in an area which is extremely popular for beach-goers, walking, playing in the park, etc. (This is in the Newcastle, NSW area) http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/doggy-day-out I plan to take Bronte, and will consider also taking my sister-in-law's labrador Goldie as well (though keeping both under reasonable control at the same time can be somewhat challening). Hope it's lovely weather for it!