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 last Walk of Interest was to the Port Melbourne area in September.
The next walk will be held on Tuesday 15th October (brought forward from November to avoid the heat). This will be a visit to Altona Beach and shopping strip.
For enquiries or suggestions about Walks of Interest, please email here.
Here is some information about previous Walks of Interest.
The walk in May 2018 was through Melbourne’s famous lanes. This was led by architect and street artist David Wignall, who explained the difference between graffiti and street art. The group braved some rain to wander through the lanes, whilst David explained the history behind some of the work. Afterwards, many stayed to enjoy a light lunch at one of the many cafes in the area.
For further photos from the walk through Melbourne lanes, please click here.
In July, a small group had a guided tour at the State Library of Victoria, particularly looking at the exhibition The Changing Face of Victoria. Afterwards the group had lunch at Mr Tulk’s café.
In September 2018 Club member Prof Allan Rodger led a walk around the eastern half of the original campus of the University of Melbourne. The group then proceeded to lunch in Lygon Street.
The first Walk of Interest for 2019, in March, was led by Club member June Charlesworth. This was a fascinating walk around the St Kilda area, followed by lunch together.
The Walk of Interest in May 2019 was to the Brunswick area and included a try at playing croquet.
In July there was a walk around the Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy.