7th to 9th March 2020
NOTE: As accommodation is limited in St Arnaud and Sea Lake, if you haven’t already booked in please do so as soon as possible to ensure you get a room. Quote Packard Automobile Club for group deal. (By Christmas there were already eighteen people booked for this event).
Saturday 7th - journey to St Arnaud to arrive by lunchtime. We are having a BBQ lunch commencing at 12:00 noon. After lunch we will move on to view a collection of motor vehicles owned by a local collector. Dinner at a local bistro and overnight at the Country Road Motel. Ring 03 5495 2255 to book in.
Sunday 8th - Depart St Arnaud and commence Silo-art Trail at Rupunyip, stopping then at Sheep Hills, Warracknabeal (lunch), Brim, Roseberry, Lascelles and Patchewollock. Then cross country to Sea Lake for dinner and overnight at the Sea Lake Motel. Ring 0418 487 188 to book in. Total distance for the day is 335km but done in easy stages.
Monday 9th - After breakfast, visit the Sea Lake silo art, then meander home. If not completely “arted out” we may pause at Nullawill (about 45 km south of Sea Lake) to see a beautiful example there.
As soon as you have booked accommodation please let Clynton know (text or phone to 0418 100 102) so he can organise bookings for meals, etc.
Meet any time after 10:30 am. Bring your picnic, table and chairs and get together for a relaxing day where you can wander through the gardens and park or just sit and chat.
The gardens were established in 1926 and have a huge range of native plants arranged in various zones. Following winding paths, you can wander through an Australian style cottage garden, full of colourful, long-flowering plants. Turning the corner, you can then walk through an area of shady rainforest. There's also an arid zone, full of mass wildflower displays in season. The paths are firm and suitable for wheelchairs and prams. Throughout the gardens, there are benches and areas of lawn suitable for picnics.
Maranoa is located right next to Beckett Park, which is also a pleasant spot for a picnic. With acres of green around you, it's hard to believe you're in the middle of suburbia. Beckett Park has picnic tables, plenty of wide green lawns to lay out a picnic blanket, a shady playground and there's even a tower with a winding staircase inside.
Keep the date free. Details to be posted as soon as they become available.
Join with South Australian members at Mt Gambier for the weekend. Details to be posted when they come to hand.