UPDATED ON 11 Nov 2017
Friday (17 November):
9 am-10 am – Meet in Melbourne CBD (Near Melbourne Art Centre- see FAQ document for the exact location); luggage will be loaded into the bus.
10 am – 12.10 pm – Sight-seeing in Melbourne CBD and surroundings (details in FAQ document)
12.10 pm – meet in Crown Casino restaurant for lunch
2.00 pm – Leave Melbourne for Philip Island; Check-in at Silver Water Resort. Travel time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
5.30 pm – 12 midnight – Dinner/Drinks/informal gathering and Penguin Parade.( see FAQ for details)
If visiting the Penguin Parade you will require to have an early dinner and be at the Penguin Parade venue by 7.45 pm. You will be able to return to the function hall approximately after 10 pm or decide to go straight back to the hotel.
Saturday (18 November):
Breakfast until 9.00 am
9.00 am to 10.15 am – Visit to Koala Conservation Centre
10.15 am to 12 noon – Philip Island Wildlife Park
12 noon – 1.30 pm – Lunch.
2.00 pm -3.30 pm – Visit to the Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm – Nobbies
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Cowes Beach
Optional – Below are some activities participants may want to do instead of the above scheduled activities during 2-5 pm. These are optional items, which are not paid for, but transport will be provided.
Option 1 – 4 Parks Pass $57 per person
Option 1/1. General Viewing Penguin Parade
Option 1/2. Koala Conservation Centre
Option 1/3. Churchill Island Heritage Park
Option 1/4. Antarctic Sanctuary
Option 2 – Wild life cruises ($78); cruise time 1 hour 45 minutes
Option 3 – Philip Island Chocolate Factory ($17 per person)
7.00 pm – 12 midnight: Meet at the function hall for formal get together including drinks/dinner/music; Dress will be smart casual.
Program for Formal get-together
7.00-7.45 Drinks/Nibbles; background soft music
7.45-7.50 Welcome speech
8.30-9.30 Dinner (background music)
9.30-10.00 Karaoke music (anyone for singing?)
10.00-10.15 Dessert/Tea/Coffee+ Video presentation
10.15+ Music/dance/chit –chat
Sunday (19 November):
Breakfast until 9.30 am
9.30 am – Leave Philip Island; Scenic tour of the Dandenong Ranges
12.00 noon – 2 pm Lunch in Mount Dandenong; Group photo; Formal farewell
2.30 pm – Leave Mount Dandenong for Melbourne CBD
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour
Participants can select to attend one of the above tours.
5.00 pm – BGT finish. (Transport will be provided to Flinders Street or Spencer Street Train Stations)
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