Excursions

My committee and I have been researching more educational tours for the coming year. Many of the proposed destinations are still not available but will no doubt come on board later in the year.
To launch our 2022 program a cruise to historic Williamstown on the Tram Boat in March will refresh us with some sea air, and in April, a tour of our beautiful Fitzroy Gardens in all its autumn glory.

Joan Harding
Convenor, Excursions Committee

BOOKING POLICY

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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


TOUR OF MCG

image of Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is steeped in history and is one of the largest stadiums in the world and the largest cricket stadium, holding over 100,000 people. Join the ‘behind the scenes’ tour revealing more than 150 years of Australian sporting history, see the changing rooms, the library, the Long Room and the ‘hallowed turf’. A great tour!

Meet at MCG cafe later for refreshments.

  • Enrol and pay online or at Reception
  • Must show COVID Vaccination Certificate
  • Please wear name tag

Wednesday, 18 May

Time: 11am – 12noon

Enrol in: 22EXC003
Cost: $24
Meet: Gate 3, Yarra Park Brunton Avenue, Richmond
Limit: 20 people


TOUR of NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM

image of National Sports Museum

The National Sports Museum, a self-guided tour, is housed at the MCG and will keep you spellbound while viewing the 1000s of excellent sporting artifacts collected over more than a century. A cleverly presented hologram sees the image of Shane Warne having a chat with you from his locker room, see the rowers, the sprinters and many treasured memories brilliantly executed.
Meet at MCG cafe later for refreshments.

  • Enrol and pay online or at Reception
  • Must show COVID Vaccination Certificate
  • Please wear name tag

Wednesday, 18 May

Enrol in: 22EXC004
Time: 11am – 12noon
Meet: Gate 3, Yarra Park Brunton Avenue, Richmond
Limit: 20 people


WILLIAM ANGLISS – winter lunch

image of William Angliss restaurant

Take the opportunity to dine at this special restaurant where final year apprentice chefs work alongside award-winning chefs to present a memorable and best value dining experience. Always a winner, always heavily booked.

You must enrol to attend
Members only
Must show COVID Vaccination Certificate
Please wear name tag

Thursday 23 June

Enrol in: 22EXC005
Time: 12noon – 3pm
Cost: $29 (drinks can be bought from the bar)
Meet: Ground Floor, Building E, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


BOX HILL CEMETERY – tour

image of Box Hill Cemetery

This tour, led by guide Sue Barrett, member of the Surrey Hills Historical Society and noted historian, will commemorate Victoria Day, a public holiday in Victoria prior to WW1. In present times it is a day honouring and recognising people of Victoria who have contributed to our society in so many ways. Sue will dedicate this tour to those early pioneers and settlers of the area. Hear the stories of John Maling Snr. of Surrey Hills, Pastor Schramm, leader of the German settlement in Doncaster, William Angliss and many more.

Enrol online or at Reception
Wear suitable walking shoes, perhaps take an umbrella and water
Must show COVID Vaccination Certificate
NOTE: No toilets available.

Friday, 1 July

Enrol in: 22EXC006
Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start
Cost: $20
Limit: 20 persons
Meet: Cemetery Office, located in centre of cemetery
395 Middleborough Road, Box Hill


FOX CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM

image of Fox Classic Car Museum vehicles

Donated by Lindsay Fox, founder of the Australian logistics company Linfox, this museum has a collection of cars spanning almost a century of automotive technology and design. See Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, MG, Lexus and Nissan, many previously owned by the famous. Currently the museum is exhibiting a rare and prestigious Porsche collection never before displayed in its entirety. Steeped in history this collection is what dreams are made of. Enjoy!

Enrol and pay online or at Reception
Must show COVID Vaccination Certificate
Please wear name tag

Thursday, 4 August

Time: 10:30am
Enrol in: 22EXC007
Cost: $9.50 paid on enrolment
Meet: 749-755 Collins Street.
Enter: 1 Batman Hill Drive, Docklands
Transport: By train leave Collins Street exit Southern Cross Station
Walk 450 meters along Collins Street to Batman Hill Drive (5-10 mins)
Turn left into drive, entrance on the right.
Limit: No limit