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Upcoming Events

 

Harbour Cruise: Mystery Bays of Sydney Harbour

Cruise aboard heritage vessel Harman:  9:45 Thursday 19 May, 2022

Meet Two Achors outside Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

Cost: $35    Contact: Lyn Stephenson on 0417 481 937

 

Lunch at Otto Noorba, Glebe

12:00 noon, Friday 27 May.  Address: 79 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Pay on the day

 

Walk and Visit, Chau Chak Museum, University of Sydney

10:30, Thursday 23 June.  Meet under the clock inside Central Railway Station. Walk to Victoria Park and Sydney University to the new Museum.

Entry is free.  Contact: Michael and Sue Buchanan, 0448 842 837

 

Probus Waverton 25th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

Thursday 30 June, 2022 - Lane Cove Country Club. Cost $30

 

Lunch at Cafe Primi at Club York

Wednesday 27 July, 2022.  Club York, 99 York St, CBD (near QVB)

Pay on the day

 

Barangaroo Walk

Discover the new Wulugal Walk and Foreshore Walks at Barangaroo, Wednesday 27 July, 2022.  Meet 10:30, at Wharf 6 Circular Quay.   Coffee stop at The Rocks, finishing at Wynyard Station. Contact: Michael and Sue Buchanan, 0448 842 837  The walk can be combined with Club York lunch (see above).

 

May Gibbs' Nutcote

Meet at 11:00am, Friday 19 August, 2022 - 5 Wallaringa Ave, Neutral Bay. Lunch and tour of the 1925 harbourside house of iconic childrens' writer and illustrator, May Gibbs.

Cost $25 - book through Lyn Stephenson  0417 481 937

 

Canberra in Springtime Tour - 3 day Bus Tour

Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October, 2022.  Visit Corbett Gardens, National Arboretum, Tour of Embassies, monring at Floriade, Black Mountain Tower at Night for city lights, Canberra Spirng colours.

Cost:  $720pp (isngle supplement $160).  Contact  Lyn Stephenson  0417 481 937


Navy Historical Society Harbour Cruise

Friday 28 October, 2022.  Harbour cruise featuring history and islands of the Harbour. 9:340 to 1.00pm. Cost $65.  Departs King St Wharf, Darling Harbour.  Bookings essential.

 

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

Late November / Early December.  Details to be advised.


 

Past Events

Parramatta Historic Houses and Ferry Ride

Friday 6 May, 2022. Fifteen members enjoyed a wonderful excursion, starting with a ferry ride from Circular Quay to Parramatta, then a walk to Hambleton Cottage, where the group had morning tea and a tour. This was  followed by a walk up to Elizabeth Farm, which was toured after lunch at nearby Loaves and Fishes Cafe.

Below: Waverton Members in the elegant rooms of Australia's oldest house, Elizabeth Farm.

Oberon and Mayfield Gardens 3 day / 2 night Tour

On Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April, 2022. Members enjoyed a miraculous break in the wet weather for a most enjoyable 3 day/ 2 night coach trip over Blue Mountains to Oberon and Mayfield Gardens, one of the largest cool climate gardens in the world.

 

 Bradleys Head Walk

After a hiatus in activities because of further Covid restrictions, a group of walkers enjoyed our first Probus walk for months on Thursday 18 November, 2021. Walks Organiser, Lynette Atkinson sadly was unable to take part because of a knee injury. In perfect weather, the group walked from Taronga Zoo over to Taylors Bay, and lunched at Bradleys Head accompanied by Brush Turkeys, Magpies and Mynahs. A qjuick Kookaburra even managed to relieve one of the members of the egg sandwich they were holding. The walk back to Taranga Zoo Wharf pass wonderful harbour views, many basking Water Dragons and boatloads of parting offcie workers. Below: some of the group at Bradley's Head.

 

Tasmanian Tour

Delayed since the Coivid restrictions of March 2020, Members who took part in this tour were delighted to be able to get away and enjoy a wonderful tour of Tasmania in excellent weather, 23-30 March, 2021. 

Below: Waverton Probus Members at Russell Falls, Tasmania.

 

Palm Beach / Ettalong Tour

After two attempts thwarted by Covid, a coachload of Members ejoyed a delightful bus and ferry trip to Ettalong, with lunch at the Diggers Club, on 10 May. This time even the weather cooperated.