Enrolment in Excursions is done in the same way as enrolling in all other courses. Please enrol online using the Membership system or by visiting Reception. Telephone or email enrolments are not accepted. Excursions are for Members of U3A Hawthon only.

All tour fees are payable at the time of enrolment, either online or at Reception.
Bookings close 14 days prior to tour departure date.


For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the scheduled departure, no refund will be made.


Hear the historical stories of early Melbourne as you cruise upstream on the Maribyrnong River and witness the old and new developments along the bank of the river. Arriving at the beautiful Poyntons Nursery, enjoy time out before reboarding the Tramboat for a sandwich lunch while returning to base.

Thursday, 21 March

Time: 10.15am – 2pm

Enrol in: 24EXC001
Cost: $55
(includes cruise, morning tea, visit to the nursery, sandwich lunch onboard on return)
Meet: The Marina Dockland Ferry Terminal – opposite Marvel Stadium
Tram No. 70 or City Circle No. 35 Alight at Stop D3
Limit: 40 members


Beleura, a stylish Italianate garden villa, built in 1863 has been described as a wonderful time capsule, yet it appears that life in the house goes on. Complete with beautiful garden, the property was owned by John Tallis, Chairman of Directors of J.C. Williamson Ltd. for many years and was later bequeathed by him, along with its beautiful contents to the people of Victoria.

Coach departs at 8.30am for Mornington Golf Club where U3A members transfer to a minibus to travel to Beleura House and return to the golf course later by 2:30pm to board the coach homeward to U3A.

Please wear comfortable shoes and U3A name tag. No refunds after two weeks prior to the tour.

Enrol in: 24EXC002

Date: Wednesday 24 April (note change of date)
Meet: 26 Sinclair Avenue campus
Time: 8.15am
Cost: $35 (Boroondara Council has provided a grant to reduce the costs of this tour). Includes entry, coach and minibus transfers, morning tea on arrival, tour of the house and garden and delicious sandwich lunch.

Limit: 47 members


Unique to Australia, the Australian Tapestry Workshop has built a worldwide reputation for the creation of contemporary tapestries. Over 47 years the workshop has woven over 500 tapestries which hang in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. Known for their vibrancy and technical accomplishments the weavers and dyers thrive on working with contemporary artists, designers and architects.
For afters: Suggested café nearby ‘Café Linn’ 206 Bank St, South Melbourne.

Please wear your name tag.

Tuesday, 14 May

Enrol in: 24EXC003
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Meet: 262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne
Limit: 20 members

Cost: $25 per person (includes jazz performance and light lunch)

Payment for this excursion must be completed on enrolment. You can pay on-line, by bank transfer or at Reception.


A great morning’s entertainment with one of Australia’s most exciting large jazz ensembles.

Boroondara pianist and arranger Jack Earle has wowed the Melbourne music scene since forming his big band at an annual local festival. Featuring some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, this seven-piece ensemble and a special guest vocalist will keep your toes tapping. Concludes with a complementary morning tea. Pay on enrolment. Please wear your U3A badge for identification

Enrol in: 24EXC004

Date:               Tuesday 18 June
Where:            Hawthorn Arts Centre. 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Time:              10:45am (for 11:00am start)
Meet:               In foyer to collect ticket from U3A member
Cost:                $18 per person. Pay on enrolment
Limit:              19 persons


Supreme Court Victoria

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria. Founded in 1852, it is a superior court of common law and equity with unlimited and inherent jurisdiction within the state. It safeguards and maintains the rule of law to ensure equal justice for all.

Remember to carry your personal identification for entry. Also, please wear your U3A badge.

Enrol in: 24EXC005

Date:               Thursday 11 July
Where:            210 William Street, Melbourne
Cost:                Nil
Meet:               At entrance of building
Time:              11:00am
Limit:              15 persons – Depending on court case, available seating may vary


William Angliss fine dining restaurant

By popular demand. Always a winner, sample one of the best value Melbourne dining experiences, which was originally established by William Angliss to train final year apprentice chefs and hospitality students. Enjoy time out, dine with friends for an exceptional lunch. Pay on enrolment. .

Please wear your U3A badge.

Enrol in: 24EXC006

Date:               Friday 16 August
Where:            550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Cost:                $38 includes 3 courses, entrée, main and dessert. Pay on enrolment
Drinks at the bar – own cost
Time:              12:00 noon
Limit:              29 persons


Justin Art House

Enjoy another wonderful visit to this geometric, zinc clad home of art collectors, Charles and Leah Justin, which doubles as the Justin Art House Museum which contains over 250 works and continues to grow! You are invited to tour their current exhibition after which guests are invited to their apartment upstairs for refreshments and conversation!

A highly recommended tour. Pay on enrolment.

Please wear your U3A badge.

Enrol in: 24EXC007

Date:               Wednesday 11 September
Where:            3 Lumley Court Prahran. Street parking available on Williams Road.
Please do not park in Lumley Street.
Cost:                $30 per person – pay on enrolment
Time:              10:30am
Limit:              24 persons
Getting there: Tram routes 5 and 64 along Dandenong Road
Tram route 6 along High Street (35 Medway Reference 58 F8)