Our next Discovery Group trip will be to Healesville and the Yarra Valley in October. It is being organised by Max and Beth Coote.
Next year, the Group will visit South Gippsland in March and the Castlemaine District in October.
Originally called the “Caravan and Camping Group” when it was established in 2002, the Discovery Group arranges two or three trips each year within a range of about 150km from “home” – for periods of 3-5 days – to “discover” Victoria and southern Australia.
Members stay in caravan park cabins or motels, and spend their time away visiting and exploring local interest spots.
Since its formation in 2002, the Group has travelled to, and toured, 24 Victorian towns and regions, including Airey’s Inlet, Anglesea, Ballarat, Barwon Heads, Beechworth, Bendigo, Cowes, Dromana, Echuca, Geelong, Hastings, Healesville, Inverloch, Lakes Entrance, Maryborough, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Seymour, Warragul, the Grampians and Stawell, Wangaratta, Yarrawonga. In 2016, the Group ventured further afield with trips to Canberra and Mount Gambier. Our most recent trip was to Mildura.
The Group has always had excellent trips because of the attitude of members and the spirit of camaraderie and goodwill.
May 2017 – Mildura
25 members and partners made the 6-hour journey to Mildura and, over four very enjoyable days, visited Psyche Pumps, the Rio Vista historic house, Orange World, cruised the Murray River on a paddle steamer, and dined at Stefano’s Restaurant.
October 2016 – Mt. Gambier
20 members and partners travelled to Mount Gambier where they spent four very enjoyable and informative days. The Group also visited and toured Penola and Portland.
October 2014 – Wangaratta
18 Club members and partners spent four very enjoyable days touring Wangaratta, Glenrowan and the King Valley.