Outings

Forthcoming outings 

See the Bulletin page. where Information will be available on the clubs next planned outing

Previous 2018 outings

1. Friday 26th October: Bus tour to The Lady in the Swamp – Lower Tarwin

2.MELBOURNE DRUG COURT.

Thursday October 18th 8.30-12.30 233 Williams St. (Magistrates Court)

3.Maldon by Steam Train.

Wednesday September 12th. 2018

MEMBERS  traveled on a vintage steam train for an exciting day out ? Using the free ticket from the Government, members traveled to Castlemaine on a V/Line train, where they changed trains, to then travel along the picturesque rail line to the historic town of Maldon.

There they had time to enjoy lunch and explore the shops, before returning to the station to take the steam train back to Castlemaine, and then the V/Line train to Southern Cross Station. Steam train fares cost $45.00 p.p concession with a tour discount of around 25% as the club had more than 20 participants. The train departed from Castlemaine at 12.00 noon, and from Maldon at 2.45 pm

3. Coach trip to Arthurs Seat       june 14th

Members were  picked up by coach at the Horticultural Centre at 9.30 am and taken to Sorrento where they enjoyed morning tea. The group then continues on to Arthurs Seat where they all enjoyed a  ride on the “EAGLE” (the chair lift) down to the bottom point where they returned to the coach and then dr0ve to the Rye Hotel to enjoy a two course lunch 

4. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie         Monday 20th August

Members enjoyed a visit to the “Chocolaterie” located in Old Healseville Rd. Yarra Glen. There we enjoyed a tasting of the various gourmet chocolates which are manufactured on site. Lunch & a dessert were enjoyed, plus you had the option to purchase ice cream or cakes. A large range of their chocolates were available to purchase. chocolates were rather expensive though.

2017 Outings:

April 2017 Puffing Billy train trip

Special note

The outing on the Puffing Billy train by the Combined Probus club of Blackburn South  Inc. was also featured in the April 2017 edition of The Probus South Pacific magazine “Probians”

ST. KILDA CEMETERY  – June 16th 2017.

Members participating in this tour,  learnt about various individuals connected with Ned Kelly’s trial and execution, plus 2 mystery graves at the cemetary

PARLIAMENT HOUSE –  JULY 2017

28 members travelled to Parliament House for a tour of the chambers of Parliament, followed by lunch in the “Members dining room”.

The group heard about the functions of the different houses and enjoyed briefly sitting in the seats of the Politicians. It was a most enjoyable day out

 STOKES MUSEUM   Ken Pakes 9897 3454  September 2017

12 members only participated in  a  second tour of the stokes museum. The museum has grown considerably since the last visit.