Masthead of U3A Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia: gateway to new learning experiences


All tours fees are payable at the time of placing reservation.

The simplest way to book an excursion is to use the Membership System.

Membership system link

After logging in, select View Courses. Excursions are listed with the prefix EXC and you can filter courses to see only excursions by selecting EXC in the 'dropdown' box titled Parent Code selection.

Then, simply click in the box to the left of the excursion you wish to book, Ensure that you then click the green box marked Confirm Selections and then, on the new page, Finalise your enrolments.

Once you have booked you should then click on View Member Details and scroll to the section headed "Enrolments and Subscriptions". There you will see that the excursion has been added to your other courses.

If there is a fee for the excursion you will find a blue "Pay Invoice" button has been placed beside the excursion listing. Click on the button to proceed to pay online using your credit card with PayPal.

If you wish to pay at the office, print 2 copies of the Invoice and bring them with you. One will be returned to you as a receipt.

Your booking will not be considered confirmed until you have paid.

Bookings close 14 days prior to tour date.

For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the scheduled departure, no refund will be made.


Tuesday, 5 June

Set in the industrial area of Bulleen, this serious museum privately owned by Loel is dedicated to conserving Australian fashion items – costumes, jewellery and accessories, dating from 1788 to present day. Superbly displayed to the finest detail, you may even recognize some familiar outfits. Not to be missed!

Cost: $5 donation to Murchison Nursing Home
Time: 10.30 am
Location: 39 Greenaway Street, Bulleen
Melway Ref: 32 D6
Transport: Own transport

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC005




Wednesday, 25 July

Join this popular tour with U3A member and museum guide Martha Vanderhoek who will walk us through the history of the Jewish culture. We shall break for morning tea before proceeding to the adjoining Synagogue for further interest.

Cost: $15 per person including morning tea
Time: 10.00 am
Location: 26 Alma Road, St Kilda
Melway Ref
: 58 C9
Transport: Own transport
Limit: 20 participants

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC006




Friday, 10 August

“The King of Games is the Game of Kings” Royal Tennis, or “Real Tennis” as it is otherwise named, originated in the sixth century. Later under royal patronage French kings, Stuart kings and even Edward VII and George V have supported the game. Join the tour and explore our very own courts and perhaps coffee later in Bridge Road.

Cost: Free
Time: 10.30 am sharp
Location: Sherwood Street, Richmond
Melway Ref: 44 D9
Transport: Own transport

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC007




Friday, 14 September

This is a must for all food lovers. Visit fabulous restaurants to enjoy a variety of Asian cuisine. You will taste some amazing flavours and have the opportunity to speak with the business owners about the food and their culture.


Cost: $50
Time: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm
Location: Buckingham Avenue (To be confirmed)
Melway Ref: 79 K10 (close to the station)
Transport: Own transport
Limit: 16 participants

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC008

Geelong Town Hall



Thursday, 11 October

Explore old Geelong with our popular guide and U3A member Norm Fary, who shall trace the early development of this city - an important port both then and now. Hear the stories of long ago, admire the early architecture, the wool stores, the first prefabricated house wharf area, the City Hall and gallery with its adjoining new complex. A great day out!

Cost: Rail fare using MYKI or senior concession.
Lunch and refreshments own arrangements.
Train: Southern Cross station to Geelong, depart 9.50 am, Arrive 10.48 pm

Meet: City side of Geelong railway station at 11.00 am.
Return: Departures from Geelong at 2.35 pm and every 20 minute thereafter

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC009

Duldig Studio Museum



Thursday, 15 November

A hidden gem, this historically and aesthetically fascinating museum and gallery showcases works of art by acclaimed sculptor, Karl Duldig and his wife, artist and inventor, Slawa Duldig. Be guided through the artists’ former home, garden and studio which tell the story of their creative lives in Vienna, Singapore and Melbourne, of dramatic escapes and remarkable reunions, of heartbreaking loss.

Cost: $20 per person
Time: 2.00 pm
Location: 92 Burke Road, East Malvern (opposite Central Park)

Book and pay online using course code 18EXC010

For further queries, please contact Joan Harding [phone number is in your June 2018 Newsletter].

Excursion Co-ordinator: Joan Harding