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Outings and walks

General Disclaimer

Most activities involve some element of risk. Bushwalking, in particular, is an inherently dangerous activity and requires an appropriate level of fitness. While both U3A ACT Inc. and the National Trust (ACT) maintain public liability insurance and will endeavour to protect your safety, they cannot remove all the dangers. Both organisations must also assume that participants, by booking, consider themselves to have appropriate levels of fitness and mobility. Those undertaking activities should therefore be aware that they participate at their own risk.

National Trust Tours and Outings

The National Trust (ACT) reserves a few spaces on each of their tours and events for U3A members. U3A members are entitled to book by ringing the National Trust office (6230 0533) during business hours. Leaflets giving all necessary information about each activity are posted to applicants prior to the event. If you wish to book, payment may be made by cash, cheque or credit card to the National Trust (ACT), PO Box 1144, Civic Square ACT 2608. Please note that, if paying in person, the office is located at Unit 3.09, Level 3, Griffin Centre, 20 Genge St, Canberra City. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 3.00pm. When booking, please ensure that you give your full name, address and home phone number, your dietary/mobility/pick-up requirements (if any), plus the names of others you may be booking for. Cheques should be made payable to National Trust (ACT), not to U3A! If paying by credit card (possible by phone) please state type of card, card number, expiry date and name of cardholder.

Bendora Arboretum (ACT) - One day self-drive tour

Thursday 12 October 2017 Note: [If wet weather predicted, may be deferred to 19 October]

Well known local historian, Matthew Higgins, will assist Tours Officer, Garth Setchell, by guiding you through this priceless and beautiful survivor of the 2003 fires that destroyed virtually all of the other 34 arboreta established in the Brindabellas between 1928 and 1968. Approx 4km of walking is involved. BYO morning tea and lunch.
There will also be an opportunity to visit Bendora Dam in the afternoon if you are interested.

* Starting Time & Place: 9:30 am, Cotter Reserve
* Cost:: $10 per person, collected on the day. Includes leaflet and light
refreshments at conclusion at Cotter Reserve at approx. 3:30 pm
* Bookings: Essential</b>
* Contact: Tours Officer, Garth Setchell, on 6290 1100 or for further information.

Braidwood - One day coach tour


Thursday 9 November 2017

To be led by Jocelyne Macleod, this tour will include visits to two historic properties – ‘Bedervale’ and ‘Mill Pond’ – plus an organ recital, town tour and lunch in Braidwood, and return to Canberra via Captains Flat.

* Prospective activity still in the planning stage.
* Bookings not yet open but expressions of interest being taken
* Contact: Tours Officer, Garth Setchell, on 6290 1100 or for further information.

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