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Tour & Outing Events Coordinator – Contact Margaret Ayre


Sydney Zoo on 2 June

Thank you. A fantastic day was enjoyed by all who went to the Zoo The grounds were spotlessly clean, well set out with easy walking, well worth a visit with the grandchildren.

Thanks to Tony Lovett and Barley for the photos.


Yulefest @ Carrington Hotel
15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

8 August 2022
Price per room: Single $257.00 Double $319.00 – Fully Booked – Payment due by 30 June

4-Course Dinner includes Christmas Music, Centrepieces and Bonbons plus a complimentary glass of Gluwein. Menu available to view.

Payment due by the end of June please.

This will be a “drive yourself” outing or for those travelling by public transport:

  • Trains leave Central Station at 18 minutes past the hour.
  • Return from Katoomba 12 minutes past the hour

Please don’t forget to bring your Probus Medical Cards with you on outings.


Bass & Flinders Georges River Lunch Cruise

Thursday, 1 September 2022
Price is $49.00 for Seniors per person, $55.00 per person for Adults Group Booking of 25 or more

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Duration: 3 Hours (approx.) Location: Sans Souci, NSW.

3 Hour lunch Cruise along the tranquil and picturesque Georges River onboard the Bass and Flinders Cruises. Follow the paths of the original explorers George Bass and Matthew Flinders and learn about the
history of the beautiful river and all it has to offer.

This cruise departs from Sans Souci Wharf where there is plenty of parking and an undercover waiting facility. On boarding you are treated to tea and coffee with fresh home baked biscuits as we depart along the tranquil Georges River accompanied by an interesting commentary by the Captain.

Lunch menu available to view.

This will be a “drive yourself “outing.

Please don’t forget to bring your Probus Medical Cards with you on outings.


Jacaranda Cruise (Lane Cove River)

Thursday, 3 November 2022
Price $35.00 per person
Minimum of 15 persons. Maximum 23 persons.

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If we have more than 30 book in, we can have a morning and an afternoon cruise on the same day, maybe meet up for lunch in-between cruises.

The cruise starts and finishes at the Australian National Maritime Museum wharf.

See Jacarandas in bloom where they are most concentrated, along the shores of the Lane Cove River.

For a short time every spring our historic launch “Harman” voyages across Sydney Harbour to cruise the
lower Lane Cove River so that you can view the purple tide of Jacaranda trees blooming in the gardens of Hunters Hill and the North Shore. These gardens seen from the water give you an uninterrupted view of the shoreline as it was envisaged by some of the founding fathers of Hunters Hill, the Jouberts, who handed out trees in the 1860’s for the early inhabitants to plant in their gardens to enhance the new
suburb.

Highlights:

  • Discover the hidden winding entrance to the Lane Cove River and the Humbug.
  • We pass Northwood Bay a favourite subject of Lloyd Rees paintings.
  • See Mary Reiby’s Figtree house still standing on the bank of the river.
  • Hear about the ongoing conflict between convict sawmillers and farmers and the Aboriginal resistance fighters.
  • We visit Woolwich where the change from a heavily industrialised harbour shoreline to public parks and premier residential areas has left sites such as Mort’s Dock cut into the sandstone cliffs.

Please don’t forget to bring your Probus Medical Cards with you on outings


Future Tours for 2023

  • WesternSydney International Airport & Historic Camden
  • 7 Day Tour to Moree

Attention Members:

Richard Scott, a member from a local Probus Club, has approached our Club. He has seats available on a proposed coach tour and wondered if any of our members would be interested. It’s an 8 Day Spring Tour with On-Course Tours going to Wagga Wagga, Bendigo & Tumut from 5 – 12 September 2022.
Cost per person is $1,980.00. For more information, please contact Richard on 0422 068 479