Outings are arranged on the second Tuesday of each alternate month. Outings to a place of interest, which might occupy a morning or a full day, almost always include a luncheon together. Outings are well supported.
On a glorious day in October 2017, the Club had an excursion across Port Phillip Bay to Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula. Almost fifty members and guests met at the ferry terminal at Victoria Dock. On arrival in Portarlington, there was opportunity to explore the township before lunch at the Grand Hotel. A guided tour of the historic Portarlington Mill, a National Trust property, followed. Members and guests then returned to Melbourne on the afternoon ferry from Portarlington. For further information on the ferry between Docklands and Portarlington, please click on the image above. For further information about the Portarlington Mill click on the image below. For additional photos from the trip to Portarlington, please click here.
The first Club outing for 2018, in February, was to Club Veneto in Bulleen. The origins of the Veneto Club stretch back to the 1960s. Quite a simple idea in the beginning – a little land and a humble clubhouse, where friends could meet, have a chat, a game of bocce, a glass of wine and some regional food. The Club has grown from this humble beginning to become a vibrant family and community hub. For further information click here. Members and friends enjoyed learning to play bocce, followed by a convivial lunch.
The April Outing was a visit to the Airways Museum and Civil Aviation Historical Society, in Essendon Fields. The Airways Museum houses a collection of national importance that traces the development of Australia’s civil aviation airways system through innovation and technical development from it’s beginnings in the 1920s to today. For further information about the Museum, please click here.
Following the Museum tour, we enjoyed lunch at the nearby Hyatt Hotel. For further photos from the April Outing, please click here.
The Club Outing in June was a “front of house” Tour of the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Around 20 members and friends enjoyed the tour following morning tea. For more photos from our tour, please click on the image below.
The next Club outing will be held in August. This will be a tour of the Abbotford Convent. For more information about the Convent, please click here.
For further information about Club outings, please email here.