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ChillOut Day Trip – Saturday

11/03/2023 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


EVENT: ChillOut Day Trip – Saturday

WHEN: Saturday, 11th March, 2023

TIME: 9.30am for a 10.00am departure

PRE-MEETQuartz Retreat, 39B Stanbridge Street, Daylesford


DESCRIPTION: A delightful country drive via Clunes, Maryborough and Harcourt


We will all meet at Quartz Retreat at 9.30am where we will arrange our group into carpools. Our first stop will be 30 minutes away in the small historic township of Clunes, which lies half-way between Ballarat and Maryborough. Clunes was the site of Victoria’s first gold strike in 1851 and will be our stop for morning tea and some sightseeing.


Our next stop is again a short 30-minute drive to Maryborough. Historical buildings are a feature of Maryborough today, with the highlights being the well-preserved commercial streetscape along High Street, iconic public buildings including the post office in Clarendon Street, and the grand railway station which was built in 1890. We will spend some time exploring this wonderful town and find a nice place for lunch.


The drive from Maryborough to Harcourt is about 45 minutes. We will drop in for some cider tasting at Henry of Harcourt, and maybe pick up some drinks for tonight’s dinner. Motafrenz last went to Henry’s during ChillOut 2022 and the Car Gays Australia visited in December 2021 – both visits were great successes.


The return to Daylesford is 40 minutes, and the remainder of the afternoon is free for relaxation, ChillOut events, or any activity decided on by the group. We will meet again for dinner at 7.00pm at Quartz Retreat. This year we will ask for a $10 donation towards the food – all Club Members and guests are welcome.


BRING: Just bring yourself and a friend or two. Carpooling is encouraged.

SUITS: All vehicle types, but check you are happy with the surface conditions before bringing your precious.

ROADS: Sealed, as far as can be determined.

PETS: Not recommended as they are not allowed within eating establishments nor at the Quartz Retreat.

COST: Daytime food, drinks, fuel and tickets (if any) are at your own expense. Dinner is $10.


SMOKERS: Avoid smoking around others and dispose of waste responsibly.


9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Paul Hollingworth


Quartz Retreat
39B Stanbridge Street
Daylesford, Vic Australia
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