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 Club outing in August was a tour of the Abbotsford Convent This was enjoyed by twenty-three people. We were shown through only a small part of the eleven buildings and gardens, but learned so much history that was related to every aspect of the convent. It is always amazing to see what our ancestors could create without today’s technology and tools, .especially when a lot of it was done by women, namely, the nuns. After the guided tour many of us enjoyed lunch at the Bakery, where the breads we enjoyed in
sandwiches and rolls was baked in the wood-fired oven built in 1901.
For more photos from the outing to Abbotsford Convent, please click here.
The next Club outing will be on Tuesday 9 October – a train trip to Geelong during Seniors Week. Those attending will meet at Southern Cross Station at 9:15 am to catch the 9:30 am train to Geelong. After a visit to the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Geelong Gallery, members will lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant of the Novotel Geelong. An information sheet may be downloaded from here.
For further information about Club outings, please email here.