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2019 Activities

Due to COVID-19 the social activities are suspended until clearance is given by the various Governmental Authorities

However poor to suspension of the clubs activities a day trip to Pohlman's nursery was enjoyed by 27 members and visitors, on 17 March 2020, followed by lunch at the Plianlands Hotel


The Solar Train at Byron Bay May 2019

Let’s ride Byron Bays Solar Train from north Byron into the centre of town. The solar train derives all of its power from the sum, the panels mounted on the roof charge the on-board batteries, providing enough electricity to power the 100-passenger train on it scheduled route to Byron and Back. Since its inception in 2017 the train has received seven awards for this innovative way of railway propulsion.             

Fifty-one Paradise Point Probians Left the Gold Coast early one morning, with a coastal journey through northern NSW coastal towns and villages, stopping for our morning tea break at Pottsville. Then onto North Byron Bay to board the solar train. A different rail experience as we travelled silently towards central Byron, just the occasional “clank” of the rail joints, and the conversations of the members. Arriving in Byron members had an opportunity to wander the main street, or enjoy the view of the beach. Included in the return rail ticket was lunch, after a short walk our members enjoyed lunch at the Sun Bistro. Our journey home was broken by an enjoyable shop at The Farm, there members wandered amongst a variety of stalls selling organic seedlings, produce, craft and food. 

A great day of adventure by the club’s members, who have travelled on the currently only solar train in Australia.

Mystery trip 19th march 2019

On the first beautiful day for some time, forty-four of us set off on our Mystery Trip with Chas and headed north.    First to Trade Coast Heritage Centre near Brisbane Airport.    Interesting talk by Bob on the history of this area – Women’s Prison in 1800’s, Heritage hanger from WWII, and aircraft engine from WWII plane. It is amazing what bits of our heritage are being uncovered in our cities.

Then we headed north, up the Bruce Highway and from Pine Rivers we headed north-west, through some magnificently green countryside (after our recent rain) – everything looked great. We ended at our destination, Mt. Mee that is on the D’Aguilar Range above Caboolture.    We visited a viewpoint overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains with spectacular green pastures below us.    


Our lunch stop was a big surprise – the Pitstop Café at Mt. Mee – with more spectacular views from the outdoor terrace where we had a great lunch – the V8 Burger is the specialty. The whole café was decorated with motor racing memorabilia – from motorcycles to hubcaps – and everything in between – numberplates, posters, etc.    Brought back many memories for our members, particularly the petrol-heads.  The hosts at Pitstop were very obliging and it was a memorable lunch stop.

We then headed back towards home, via Dayboro – a quaint village, with a specialist butcher – sausages of all types and flavours – several purchases were made!

We headed home down the Bruce Highway and to the Gold Coast, arriving at Runaway Bay at 5.30 after a very enjoyable day.

Gerry Riding – Activities Officer


July 23 to 26 2018 Trip to New England area NSW


August 6th -10th  2017

July 18th              Christmas in July at Woodlands Marburg

Members and guests journeyed to Marburg for a traditional Christmas Lunch. The venue being constructed to fulfill a

wish of the father after his death, being completed in 1890. in 1944 it bcame a seminary. We were able to tour the

house and take in the original red cedar walls and furnishings. A great day out, enjoyed by all.


March 21st  2017 Mystery Trip to????