Riverina Trip. 26th April – 1st May, 2024.

A fine but chilly morning greeted 36 Probus members and friends, as we met outside Gladesville Sporties to board our bus.

Saturday, we  headed off to Cootamundra to visit Don Bradman’s birthplace, now a museum of hundreds of cricketing artifacts, adjacent to which is the “Memorabilia Cottage”, containing a nostalgic display of curios, bric-a-brac and Australian memorabilia, dating back to the early 1900’s.

Next stop, Junee a drive-past of the heritage-listed Junee railway station then on to the Junee Liquorice Factory for lunch before returning to Wagga Wagga for dinner.

On Sunday we were off to Temora to visit the Temora Rural Museum. On display was an amazing variety of exhibits and working examples of rural technology that recall the historical experience of living and working in the Temora community. Decades of collecting and restoration have provided the Museum with an outstanding array of tractors, vehicles, stationary engines and agricultural machinery, much of which is maintained in working order.

From there a short drive to the Temora Vintage Aviation Museum, to see a display of military aircraft with historical significance to Australia, including the oldest Tiger Moth still flying in the country.

Monday was a local Wagga Wagga day starting with a trip out to Bidgee Strawberries, back to town where a local guide talked about points of interest followed by a local winery for a tasting and lunch

On Tuesday  30th and we were off to the high country, first stop, followed by Batlow, centre of the apple growing area, then it was off to Tumut for lunch s followed by a short walk to the “famous” Tumut River Millet Broom factory, much to the delight of many of our female travellers.

On Wednesday we headed home via Gundagai and a quick visit to the  Australian Pen Museum lunch at Goulburn and home.