Excursions

In many years, club members (and friends) go for a four or five  day holiday. Past trips have taken members to Marysville, Swan Hill, Bright, Lakes Entrance, French Island, the Snowy Mountains, Broken Hill and Mungo National Park, the Gold Fields Area of Victoria, to Colac, to Corowa, Chiltern and Yarrawonga and Beechworth. These places are used as bases for tours of the surrounding country side by chartered coach.

For a full list of trips organised by the Club click here.

For photos from the 2012 trip to Beechworth, please click here.

In late April/May 2015, thirty members and friends joined in another successful tour to the Grampians region based at Hall’s Gap. On our way we visited the Ballarat Mechanics Institute and Glenview Park Heritage Fruit Trees at Beaufort. Visits from Hall’s Gap included the Little Desert National Park; Brambuk Living Cultural Centre, Boroka Lookout and Hall’s Gap Zoo in Hall’s Gap; J Ward at the original Ararat Gaol; Seppelts Greater Western Winery; and the Stawell Gift Hall of Fame. Returning to Melbourne we visited the National Trust property, Mooramong, and the Skipton Gallery.

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For photos from the 2015 trip to the Grampians region, please click here.

In April/May 2017 a select group of eighteen members and friends joined in a most enjoyable tour to the Murray River region in north-west Victoria,  based in Barham, NSW (twin town with Koondrook, VIC). Highlights included visits to citrus orchards and packing shed; the 112 year old span lift bridge (about to be restored); a marvellous museum set up by the “Fly Wheelers Club”; Torrumbarry Weir; the port of Echuca including a cruise aboard a paddle steamer; The National Holden Museum; Bendigo including the pottery, gold mine and Cathedral; Swan Hill including the Pioneer Settlement; Lake Boga including the Catalina Flying Boat Base; not to mention several impressive galleries. A copy of the itinerary for this trip may be found by clicking here.

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The next excursion is planned for September 2018. This will be a trip to the Newcastle region, NSW. The all-inclusive price of  approximately $1345 includes flights between Melbourne and Newcastle, four nights accommodation at the Apollo International Hotel including breakfasts and dinners, touring by coach, River Postman cruise including morning tea and lunch, Port Stephens Dolphin Cruise, Newcastle Museum, Newcastle Cathedral guided tour, Fort Scratchley guided tour, Hunter Valley day, including Gardens, Chocolate Company and the Kevin Sobel Winery. Further information will be made available in early 2018.

For suggestions or questions about excursions, please click here.