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Grovedale Marshall Probus Club Bus Trip – November 2018

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

Probus members enjoying morning tea


Kangaroo Island

Robe, South Australia 

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

Raptor Domain is home to the only free flight Birds of Prey presentation in South Australia. Interesting facts about Australia's snakes and lizards are told while our Probus members held them or watched as others faced their fears with a python around their shoulders. Creepy crawlies also made an appearance with experienced trainers bringing out scorpions, spiders and much more.


Kingston SE. South Australia

The Big Lobster is a tourist attraction located in the town of Kingston SE, South Australia. Known locally as Larry the Lobster, the sculpture of a spiny lobster stands 17 metres tall and is regarded as one of the most impressive of Australia's Big Things. The Robe Lighthouse is a star-shaped concrete tower which was built in 1972. It is 3.5 metres wide at the bottom, and slants towards 5 metres wide at the top.


Admiral’s Arch, Seal Bay and the Old Wisanger School 1885-1945

Admirals Arch is a natural rock arch created by amazing forces of nature It's situated within Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. Seal Bay boasts the third largest colony of sea lions in the country and is one of the most popular stops for visitors on the island. The Wisanger Farmers' Assembly Room, better known today as the Old Wisanger School, was opened in 1884. The Hall was used as a community centre and school for many years.


George Turner is a 3rd generation islander who is retired and has a hobby for all visitors and locals to the island to enjoy. Located near Emu Bay on the North Coast Road, George's property is difficult to miss. A castle with Vikings, Kangaroos, Boomerangs, Witches, a Christmas Display and more, this display is not to be missed.


Murray Bridge is a city in South Australia, located 78 kilometres east-southeast of Adelaide. The Round House is a hexagonal-shaped residence built between 1873 and 1876 and was pivotal to the early development of Murray Bridge. Built for Henry Parker, the superintendent overseeing the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River.


Julia Volchkova's mural of Ebony Baker and Jordan Weidemann on the steel grain silos at Rupanyup. Images of Wergaia Elder (Uncle Ron Marks), a Wotjobaluk Elder (Aunty Regina Hood) and two children – Savannah Marks and Curtly McDonald - painted by Adnate at Sheep Hills. The Brim silo project began in late 2015 and completed in 2016 as the first silo painting in the State of Victoria. Artist Geoffrey Carran was heavily inspired by the birdlife in West Wimmera Shire when creating the Goroke silo art.


When visiting the Victorian silo trail starting at Rupanyup we came across this fantastic museum which was started by the Wood's brothers.  Tractors, trucks, generators, tools, milk seperators, sewing machines, televisions, clothing, toys, numerous biscuit tins, old photos etc. and a re-creation of the town's shops from the relevant era are all displayed.


Our next stop was to the world-class Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre situated in Ararat. It tells the story of the Chinese miners and their arduous journey from Southern China to Australia where they dreamed of finding gold. Did you know that Ararat is the only city in Australia founded by the Chinese?