Free monthly seniors bus tours
Our March tour will be to Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour.
The World Heritage site lays at the at the junction of Parramatta and Lane Cover rivers.
Cockatoo Island is the largest of several islands that were originally heavily timbered sandstone knolls.
It operated as a convict penal establishment between 1839 and 1869 and shipyard between 1857 and 1991, with the first of its two dry-docks built by convicts.
Now listed on the national Heritage List, you can tour the island in guided or self-guided tours exploring the characteristics of a long-running dockyard and shipbuilding complex, including evidence of key functions, structures and operational layout.
Cockatoo Island contains the nation's most extensive and varied record of shipbuilding, and has the potential to enhance understanding of maritime and heavy industrial processes in Australia from the mid-19th century.
Bus departs club: 8.30am
Tour cost: Cost of ferry (Opal card needed). Island admission is free of charge
Purchase lunch at the venue or bring your own lunch
Bus bookings can be made from the first of the month from Reception on 4578 1144