Docklands to Portarlington

Tuesday 21st August, Watsonia 50s Plus Club going by Ferry to Portarlington.

We will depart the Watsonia Railway Station on the 8.20 am Train to Flinders Street Station, then Tram to Victoria Harbour Docklands.  The Catamaran departs Victoria Harbour Docklands at 9.30 am and arrives at Portarlington at 11 am.  The pier is located just 3 minutes from the main street.

The environmentally friendly catamaran seats up to 400 passengers, providing a comfortable vantage point to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay. Keep an eye out for dolphins, penguins and seals.

Enjoy the on board cafe as well.

Lunch will be at The Grand Hotel Portarlington, this was built in 1888 over 3 levels with the function room overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

We leave from the Portarlington pier at 3.30 pm, arriving at Docklands by 5 pm, then catching the train back to Watsonia.

COST: $40.00    Non-Members $45.00

 PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 9th August 2018, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)

      


Bus Trip to Mulberry Hill House

Join us for a Bus trip on Tuesday 17th April 2018 to Mulberry Hill House @ Langwarrin South

Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was built in 1926 as an extension to a pre-existing 1880's weather board cottage.

Bus Departs: 9am Cnr Elder St & Delta Rd, Greensborough, stopping for morning tea en-route.

Lunch: Beretta's Langwarrin Hotel                    Return Approx: 4 pm

Cost: $40:00         Non-Members: $45:00

 PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 12th April 2018, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)

      


Bus Trip to Malmsbury

Join us for a bus trip to Malmsbury on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 and visit the Botanical Gardens and the Railway Viaduct is a large brick & stone masonry arch bridge over the Coliban River.

Malmsbury bluestone gutters, corrugated sidings and long veranda overhangs are all evidence of a town that was another key stop - off point during the 1850's gold rush.

The Malmsbury Botanical Gardens offers stunning views of the historic viaduct that is a focal point of the town.

Depart:8:30 am Cnr Elder St & Delta Road, Greensborough, stopping for morning tea en-route.

                  Lunch: Malmbury Hotel                  Return Approx: 4 pm

Cost: $45:00                                    Mon - members: $50:00

    PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 17th May 2018, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)

      


A Taste of Tasmania Cruise: 5 Nights

On the Pacific Eden (Refurbished in 2015)

Sailing Dates: March 12th to March 17th 2018

Departs Melbourne, Monday March 12th 2018 @4:00pm

At sea Tuesday March 13th

Arrive: Hobart, Wednesday, March 14th @ 8:00 am.  Depart @ 11:59 pm

Arrive: Port Arthur, Thursday, March 15th @ 7:00 am. Depart: @ 5:00 pm

Arrive: Burnie, Friday, March 16th @ 10:00 am.  Depart: @ 5:30 pm

Arrives: Melbourne, Saturday March 17th @8:00 am

Cost: Inside Twin Cabin, $1464 per cabin, $732 each

Bus cost $23 each picking up from Watsonia Raiway Station carpark 12/03/2018 at 12:00 noon to Docklands. Return  Saturday 17/03/18 @ 9:00 am from Docklands to Watsonia Railway Station carpark.

Payment must be paid in full by 8th March 2018 at the Community Hall, 37 Lambourn Rd, Watsonia

Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control prices may vary before payment is paid.

 


WATSONIA 50'S PLUS CLUB REOPENS Thursday 1st February 2018

 

The WATSONIA 50's Plus Club will re-open on Thursday 1st February 2018.

On behalf of the Committee I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year

Dennis Richards

 


Christmas BBQ 14 December 2017

Come along and enjoy our Christmas BBQ for members and friends on Thursday 14th December at 12 noon in the park beside the hall, the Christmas raffle will be drawn during the afternoon. (Booking is preferred for catering purposes)

After the BBQ the club will close for the year.

The club will re-open next year on Thursday 1st February 2018.

On behalf of the Committee I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year.


Bendigo by Train

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Departing by train from Watsonia Station 8:25 am, to Southern Cross Station.  We then catch the 9:14 am Train to Bendigo, using free local bus travel to and from the Bendigo Station.  Buy your own lunch, try a sightseeing tour on the talking tram(own cost).  Leave Bendigo Station at 2:56 pm arriving at Southern Cross Station by 5:05 pm, catching the Metro back to your station.

COST: Using your Myki card and your Pensioner Free Travel Voucher.

Please book your trip by 19th October 2017, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA 

 ( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)

 


Tramboat Next Stop Williamstown

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Depart by Train from Watsonia Station at 7.55 am, to Southern Cross Station.  We then catch the No 86 Tram to Central Pier Docklands getting off at stop D2, with a short walk to the Tramboat. Departs Central Pier at 10am, we cruise downstream along the Yarra through the Port of Melbourne, past Swanston Dock under Westgate Bridge, out into Hobson's Bay where we approach the historic Sea Port of Williamstown. Delicous Fish "N" Chips will be delivered to the Tramboat for our return trip.

COST: $42:00    Non - Members: $44                                              

 

PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 14th September 2017, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)


Bus Trip to The Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat

Tuesday 30 May 2017          The Eagle Arthurs Seat

Depart: 9 am Cnr Elder St & Delta Rd Greensborough, stopping for morning tea on the way to The Eagle Arthurs Seat Base Station, where those who wish to take the Gondala ride will disembark, the remaining passengers will  stay on the bus to the Summit Station. Board a state of the Art Gondola  at the Arthurs Seat Eagle and "fly" over the state forest to the highest point of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. With a breathtaking view across the bay to the city and spotting wildlife as you soar above the trees.

The remaining passengers will stay on the bus to the Summit Station and join the others for lunch at the Eagle cafe'.

Lunch: Everyone will have lunch at own expense at the Eagle Café, pies, sandwiches, salad & wraps, and a decadent range of ice creams and sweet treats.

Cost: $35:00    OR    $20:00 (If you are staying on the bus to the summit).

NON MEMBERS an extra $5 on each price.

Opens: Thursday 4 May           Final Payment: 25 May 2017

Return Approx: 4:00 pm

 PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 25th May 2017, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)


Bus trip to the Yarra Ranges on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Stopping for morning tea at William Rickett Sanctuary, situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquility, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among the ferns along the pathways.  Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again.

Lunch: 12 noon at the Crown Hotel - Lilydale, followed by a visit to the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. A travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums - What's on, a convict in the family? The works explore the connections between convict settlers, their direct descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their shared histories.

Returning to Greensborough approx 4pm.

COST: $40.00     

Opens: 23rd February   Final Payment: 16th March

Depart: 9.00 am Cnr Elder St & Delta Rd, Greensborough.

 PAYMENT MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY 16th March 2017, at the  COMMUNITY HALL, 37 LAMBOURN RD, WATSONIA

( Monday or Thursday Afternoons)