A newer activity of the Probus Club of Melbourne North, introduced in 2016, is a guided walk to a place of interest. These are held on the third Tuesday of each alternate month. Different members of the Club share in leading the walk. Members and guests meet at a designated location in Melbourne, easily accessible with public transport, for a guided walk, concluding with an optional lunch together.
The first activity was held in September 2016 and visited Historic Mansions of East Melbourne, including the former home of the designer of the Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens.
The “Walk of Interest’ held on a lovely sunny day in May 2017 was around the Coburg Lake area, including the old Pentridge Gaol. After the walk, the group enjoyed lunch together.
In July, ten members really enjoyed a walk around part of the University of Melbourne, led by Allan Rodger, accompanied by his insightful anecdotes about the site developments. Following the walk, most stayed for lunch together at the Dr Dax restaurant in Royal Parade.
The next walk was held on a hot November Tuesday. Starting from ‘Under the Clocks’ at Flinders Street Station, members visited parts of St Kilda Road and the Botanic Gardens, concluding with lunch at the Terrace Café in the Gardens.
For enquiries about Walks of Interest, please email here.