Excursions

WOLLONGONG U3A – TERM 1 DAY TRIPS – 2018:

Welcome back everyone to another year of travelling to interesting places, learning interesting facts and joining with interesting people on these trips.

The committee decided last year, that to be fair to those who were members of U3A, visitors would be welcome on our trips, day trips and holidays, but will be charged more.

Bookings will be taken on Monday, 5th February only from 8.00 to 9.00 and again from 10.30  and then each following Monday from 8.30.    Many thanks,   Doreen  0414 703 271

 

 

FRIDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY          GEORGES RIVER LUNCHEON CRUISE:

We will cruise the scenic, tranquil Georges River with a full commentary, starting at the Captain Cook Bridge. We then go through Sylvania Waters, looking at the beautiful million- dollar homes before we head up river, under Tom Uglys Bridge and the historic Como Bridge towards Lugarno, enjoying the beautiful bushlands and tranquil settings of the Georges River National Park, Jew Fish Bay, Lime Kiln Bay, wetlands and more. We will be served morning tea on boarding and for lunch have a Bread Roll and butter, followed by alternate serves of Beer Battered Fish and Chips or Marinated Chicken Breast then Pavlova or Chocolate Mud Cake, Tea and Coffee. We’ve been out into Botany Bay before but not up river so another new experience.

DEPARTURE: 9.45am North Beach  (TBA as road is closed at Novotel);  10.00am W.E.C.

COST: (For coach, morning tea, 2- course lunch and cruise) Visitor $65 / U3A Member $60

 

 

FRIDAY, 16th MARCH:     ELIZABETH BAY HOUSE & DUNBAR HOUSE

Yet another place we haven’t visited before and what a treat. With commanding views over Sydney Harbour, Elizabeth Bay House gleams like a Greek temple. Once surrounded by famous landscaped gardens, it is one of the most splendid private houses ever built in Australia.  Its elegant rooms and fine proportions, sweeping staircase and lavish furnishings reveal the tastes and aspirations of its original owner, Alexander Macleay, after the governor, the most important public official in colonial Sydney stretched beyond means and undone by changing financial times. But it was his magnificent gardens which most keenly expressed his tastes and passions, and in the economic downturn of the 1840s pushed him towards ruin. Elizabeth Bay House is an iconic Sydney home, with an iconic Sydney back-story of obsession for property and position. Then for lunch we are off to historic Dunbar House at Watsons Bay, with beautiful views down the harbour. Here , in this lovely venue, we will have a main meal followed by petit four portion  cake, mineral water, soft drink and juices, Barista coffee and boutique tea.  COST:    Visitor $65                               U3A Member  $60

DEPARTURE:   8.00am North Beach – TBA;   8.15am W.E.C.

 

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