Travel Club

Blackheath Rhododendron Gardens

16 October 2017

Today we travel to the ever beautiful Blue Mountains for a visit to The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens. The Gardens were created in 1970 on 18.5 hectares (45 acres) of Australian bushland, 1065 metres above sea level at the northern end of Blackheath, and comprise both exotic plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas, maples and other deciduous trees and pristine native bushland. They are a place for the enjoyment of nature's beauty and exuberance in her diversity. It is a garden unique in the world — no other garden has attempted to plant exotics underneath their existing native bush on such a large scale. Open all year round, the gardens are at their spectacular best in October and early November and also in April for the autumn colours. Today you get to enjoy these wonderful gardens, the beautiful colours and nature at its best as you take a stroll through the gardens on one of the nature walks leading to the valley floor and the lake, (limited disabled access). Morning tea will be at the gardens and lunch at the historic Gardiners Inn Hotel

Price: $65.00per person - includes Luxury Coach Travel, Morning Tea, Entry, Lunch.

Departing from Club at: 8:30am

Palm Beach to Bobbin Head

20 November 2017

Boarding the coach we travel through the leafy and exclusive northern suburbs to Palm Beach stopping for a refreshing morning tea break along the way (Time permitting). Joining our cruise vessel at Palm Beach as we cruise the majestic Pittwater into Broken Bay passed the Penguin colony of Lion Island and skirt West Head with the picturesque bush and the sandstone lined shores of the Ku-ring-gai National Park looming ahead we cruise the Cowan Waters passed Cottage Point to Bobbin Head. We will enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle lunch at Bobbin Head picnic area before boarding the coach and travelling through the Ku-ring-gai National Park where we will visit the Sphinx War Memorial. This 1.5 m high replica of the Great Sphinx of Egypt was carved out of sandstone in the 1920s by a returned soldier (that was convalescing in Lady Davidson Hospital), in memory of his fallen comrades. We rejoin the coach for our leisurely drive home.

Price: $70.00per person - includes Luxury Coach Travel, Lunch and cruise.

Departing from Club at: 8:30am

Christmas at the Waterview

18 December 2017

Today we make our way through the north western suburbs to Galston and the beautiful Fagan Park. Fagan Park is an area of about 55 hectares which was once renowned for the high quality jersey cattle run on the property by the Fagan Family. The site was donated by the Fagan family to the Department of Lands with Hornsby Shire Council appointed as sole trustee for the park. Here we will enjoy a lovely morning tea and time for a stroll to take in not only the gardens like the Garden of Nations but the history like Netherby Cottage the original Fagan home. Re-joining the coach we travel through beautiful bushland surrounds the short distance to Berowra Waters and the Waterview Restaurant at the Marina at Berowra Waters. Feast on a delightful three course Christmas lunch with soft drinks, tea, filtered coffee and selected wines included. Our entertainment this year will be the fantastic and talented Joey Fimano accompanied by the wonderful tenor of Grahame Wright. You will leave feeling charmed, uplifted, happy and exhilarated.

Price: $78.00per person - includes Luxury Coach Travel, Lunch and Entertainment.

Departing from Club at: 9:00am