Join the photography group and view the Vivid displays around Circular Quay and along Hickson Road to Barangaroo park finishing up at Barangaroo/Kings Street Wharf. A 4km, mostly flat walk from Circular Quay to Barangaroo.
Followed by dinner for those interested at a casual dining place (probably Bungalow 8). For numbers and to reserve a table, please let Colin know if you intend to remain for dinner.
Time: 5.30pm (approximately). Meet at Circular Quay next to the Royal Copenhagen ice cream shop located on the promenade opposite wharf 6.
Getting there: The 4:52pm ferry gets into Circular Quay at 5:35pm or take the train from Burwood at 4:52pm getting to Circular Quay at 5:15pm. It may be congested on the Ferry on the way back but Wynyard station is a short walk away.
When: Tuesday 13 June 2023.
Cost: Travel and meal at own cost.
Contact Colin Peterson using the online booking form (please advise in the message field if you intend to stay for dinner)
A 10km loop walk through the Wetlands and Grasslands of Sydney Olympic Park – no stadiums or urban areas. Bring your binoculars for the brick pit and other wetlands.
The walk starts at the Olympic Park Ferry Wharf a short stroll along the Parramatta River before looping inland via the Archery Park and the Brick Pit Ring Walk. The walk continues along Duck Creek through the Armory and back to the Ferry.
The average time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Allow around 3 to 3.5 hours with lunch and rest stops. Coffee is available at the start of the walk with snacks and lunch available at the Armory Cafe at the 8km point.
Getting there: Starting point is Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf at 10.00 am. Suggest the 9.19 am Cabarita Ferry to Sydney Olympic Park, 15 minutes travel on the ferry.
Return by ferry to Cabarita.
When: Thursday 22 June 2023
Time: Starting at 10:00 am at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf.
Convener: Let Peter Woodhouse know you are coming by using the online form.
For our May gourmet selection, Dining out members travelled to Enfield to enjoy a sumptuous Middle Eastern feast at Jbeil Cuisine restaurant. The banquet option included both cold and hot mezze dishes with the skewered kafta, laham meshwi, and shish tawook all melt-in-the-mouth delicious.
Hommos was a particular favourite, but the entire meal was a big hit with our enthusiastic diners, finished with a delectable morsel of baklava.
Jbeil Cuisine has become a local gem – a reflection of its popularity. Even on a Wednesday evening it was jumping with activity, though not so much that our group couldn’t readily converse – and laugh – in comfort. It was a great vibe contributing to a really enjoyable dining out experience.
Cost: $425.00 ($120.00 single supplement). The price is based on a group of 30.
Payment by 24 May 2023: A deposit of $100 is required. This payment is to be made direct to The Abbotsford Chiswick Probus Club. For payment details, please contact Sarah Colley via email or call Sarah on 0448 885116.
luxury coach travel
one night hotel accommodation
1 continental hotel breakfast
1 x 4 course yuletide dinner
entry, tour and morning tea at the Norman Lindsay Gallery, Blue Mountains
An interesting and different 4 days was enjoyed by 30 Probians last week visiting locations in the Barrington area, led by Lindy Trudgeon of Essentially Barrington tours. Lindy and other residents of the area participate in tours to promote their region and give us an insight into country life.
We were very fortunate that the weather was sunny (chilly for some) but no snow to slow our progress.
Some came by train and some by car and after collecting the train travellers, our driver, Mal took us for a short tour of the town. We then enjoyed lunch at Nana’s before visiting Mograni Winery for a wine and cheese tasting. This was followed by dinner in the evening at Roadies with a recitation of The Man From Snowy River from Lindy….very impressive.
Under clear blue skies, thirteen intrepid Probians set off on another Walk of Interest from Woolloomooloo to Pyrmont.
We met at the Terrace on Domain Café for the obligatory coffee to fuel up, before walking down to the Finger Wharves at Woolloomooloo to view the temporary exhibition of sculptures along the foreshore.
We continued along to Mrs Macquarie’s point, through the Botanic Gardens and on to the forecourt of the Opera House, enjoying the sparkling harbour to our right. Our trail took us around Circular Quay and past the Overseas Passenger Terminal, following Hickson Road to Barangaroo. Here we returned to the foreshore and the Wulugi Walk, all the way to King Street Wharf and lunch at Bungalow 8.
The 7 km walk took us around 2 hours, allowing people to take breaks and walk at their own comfortable pace. Nearly everyone opted to take the Rivercat home after lunch, but three of us stalwarts walked an extra kilometre or so over the Pyrmont Bridge to the Star Light Rail station.