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Let’s leave the hustle and bustle of the City behind us and go on a day trip to the wonderful Gippsland town of Noojee. Named after the Aboriginal word for contentment or place to rest it sits along the Latrobe River surrounded by lush native bush and towering tree ferns and is home to a wide range of heritage and natural attractions.
The plan is to explore the town with a set of challenges to seek out and capture (a toned down version of our recent Scavenger Hunt). We will also have a couple of members dressed up and posing on the locomotive (J550) that sits out front of the Heritage Centre. This should be loads of fun
Disappointingly the famous Noojee Trestle Bridge is currently off limits but we’ll let you know before the event if things change and, if so, we might slightly tweak the itinerary
At 12:30pm we have organised a long, leisurely lunch at the Outpost Retreat/Toolshed Pub. We’ve been here as a group on a couple of occasions. They serve great meals and the atmosphere is unique. Below is a link to the menu
Around 2:00 we can make the short drive over to Tooronga Falls Reserve where there are 2 great waterfalls (Tooronga and Amphitreatre) as well as stunning scenery. If you haven’t been here before you’re in for a treat
Update August 16 - We've had to move this event again due to the impact of lockdown extensions. At this stage we can only treat this as a tentative date and we will also need to reinvent the itinerary to fit in with different sunset times and the end of the Milky Way season.
Update July 30 - Current restrictions have forced us to push this event out to September 4. Please update your RSVP if this new date doesn't suit
Update June 3 - Unfortunately due to current lockdown restrictions it won't be possible to hold this event on the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. See Acting Premiers comments below
"People from Melbourne will be unable to travel to regional Victoria over the Queen's Birthday long weekend as the risk of exporting the virus is just too high"
At this stage I will move the date to Saturday August 7 but of course this will be subject to the situation at the time
We have an epic day (and night) out planned starting at the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch located 143 kilometres south east of Melbourne at the mouth of the Anderson Inlet in Gippsland. After spending some time checking out this great location we’ll then head off along the magnificent coastline of the Bunurong Marine Park stopping at some fabulous places along the way and culminating with a sunset shoot at Eagles Nest (an iconic rock/sandstone formation created by erosion from wind, water and salt). Finally we head over to Kilcunda (20 minutes away) for 6pm dinner at the local pub (https://kilcundaoceanviewhotel.com.au/), an Astro basics workshop and finish with some Milky Way photography using the amazing Trestle Bridge (just up the road from the pub) as our foreground
It’s a public holiday on the Monday so we can linger longer!!!
Places are limited to 50 so RSVP quick and please be 100% committed with your intention to attend for the whole day AND dinner as others will miss out if we have no shows. Sorry if this sounds harsh but a huge amount of work goes into arranging these events
Complete itinerary and maps will follow soon
Minimum equipment required
Wide Angle Lens
Also this event will be weather dependent. If the conditions are too adverse we'll consider postponing or cancelling. If this was the case notifications would go out a few days before