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Vegetarian or venison,
you’ll love our outings

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venison, you’ll
love our outings

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Vegetarian or venison,
you’ll love our outings

Vegetarian or
venison, you’ll
love our outings

Close-up,Of,Face,Elderly,Woman,Smiling,Happiness,,Short,White,Hair

Vegetarian or venison,
you’ll love our outings

Vegetarian or
venison, you’ll
love our outings

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Auspicious August

Hello one and all. Horses are having a birthday and the days are getting just a tad longer. That’s two reasons for declaring August auspicious—what might be yours?

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Tour

1 August

Flowers

2 August

Lunch

5 August

Tour

8 August

Trivia

9 August

Lunch

12 August

Nursery

13 August

Bridges

16 August

Orchids

19 August

Singing

22 August

Fish + chips

23 August

Shopping

26 August

Reptiles

27 August

Museum

29 August

Waterside

30 August

Libraribus

31 August

Monday 1 August

Been on a driverless train?

We get you to Chatswood Station (our wonderful volunteer will be with you) and then pick you up at Tallawong Station. Next, it’s lunch at Rouse Hill Town Centre (at your cost). We then bus you to your pick-up point. Pickups: 8:15 Turramurra, 8:30 Willow Pk, Hornsby 8:45 Pennant Hills Library.

Home pickups


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Tuesday 2 August

New name for old favourite

Now known as ‘The Cottage’, Middle Dural. Previously called Geranium Cottage and treasured by many, the new owners offer us four tempting main courses and three yummy desserts, with tea or coffee to follow. Of course, there will be time to wander through the nursery and gift shop before being seated for lunch.

Home pickups


$50 per person • $95 per couple


Bus transport and meal included

Friday 5 August

Local lunch at The Ranch

Ku-ring-gai residents: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at this iconic venue in North Ryde. They offer a choice of 3 Seniors meals for $14, with the option of a $5 Dessert Bundle, or select from the extensive full menu (lunch at your cost).

Home pickups


$15 per person • $25 per couple


Bus transport only

Monday 8 August

Bruce’s Beach Tours

Bruce, our singing bus-driver, will keep you entertained during his Northern Beaches Tour. See the coast in its winter glory from a warm bus. And you’re sure to have a whale of a time (and may see one). A-la-carte lunch at own expense. Pickups: 8:15 Turramurra, 8:30 Willow Park, 8.45 Pennant Hills Library.

No home pickup • Ask about Cabcharge


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Bus transport only

Tuesday 9 August

Trivial Competition Forestville RSL

Help maintain our crown. HKCT is calling on the brains of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Shires to once again battle it out with our neighbouring Community Transport organisations. Most importantly, you will enjoy the lunch and comradery while we aim to bring home the trophy again (and there’s nothing trivial about that).

Home pickups


$45 per person • $85 per couple


Bus transport and lunch included

Friday 12 August

Local lunch at The Ranch

Hornsby residents: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at this iconic venue in North Ryde. They offer a choice of 3 Seniors meals for $14, with the option of a $5 Dessert Bundle, or select from the extensive full menu (lunch at your cost).

No home pickups


$15 per person • $25 per couple


Bus transport only

Saturday 13 August

Dural Country Club + Swane’s Nursery

Plants, shopping, lunch… Visiting a nursery is always fun—browsing the plants and shopping for that missing item. Followed by lunch at Lusso Kitchen at the Dural Country Club, enjoying their great choices: pizzas, pasta, burgers and all the usual mains, or indulge in cake and coffee. Lunch is your choice and expense.

Home pickups


$15 per person • $25 per couple


Bus transport only

Tuesday 16 August

Bridges and Canada Bay Club

Join us for bridges and a beaut brasserie. We’ll drive you over some of Sydney’s most famous bridges, in air-conditioned comfort before lunch. This is truly great value and a relaxing way to spend a Tuesday. Main: chicken schnitzel or spaghetti bolognaise (alternate serves) dessert-of-the-day and tea/coffee.

Home pickups


$50 per person • $95 per couple


Bus transport and lunch included

Friday 19 August

St Ives Orchid Fair and beautiful lunch

Get driven to Hornsby Station. Held over three days in August, this annual Orchid Fair displays wonderful, rare and exquisite flowerings. View the prize winner and perhaps buy one for yourself. Afterwards, it’s a short drive to Terrey Hills Tavern for lunch (at your choice and expense).

Home pickups


$21 per person • $37 per couple


Transport and Orchid Fair entry

Monday 22 August

Bruce’s Song-filled City Tour

All aboard for songs and scenery. Bruce extends his famed singing with this wonderful bus tour of our city attractions, stopping at Centennial Park for morning tea, followed by lunch at Canada Bay Club at your choice and expense. Pickups: 8:15 Turramurra, 8:30 Willow Park, 8.45 Pennant Hills Library.

No home pickup • Ask about Cabcharge


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Bus transport only

Tuesday 23 August

Royal Motor Yacht Club, Newport

Shore to be a winner
You’ll lunch beside beautiful boating waterways at Pittwater. We’ve arranged a main of fish and chips, followed by tea or coffee served with dessert (alternately offered) of mini pavlova, carrot cake or sticky date pudding.

Home pickups


$55 per person • $105 per couple


Bus transport and meal included

Friday 26 August

Innovations and Damart

Shopping doesn’t get better or easier. This tour has been an absolute winner so it’s time to join us again, browsing and buying from their extensive range of goods. Plus:
there’s a free gift for every client on the bus. Enjoy the on-site café for coffee and cake or other snacks (at your expense).

Home pickups


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Bus transport only

Saturday 27 August

Australian Reptile Park, Sommersby

After paying for your own entry (seniors conc. $38) you will delight in wandering the park to see dingoes, tassie devils, the galapagos tortoise, echidnas and wallabies. Enjoy a ploughman’s lunch or bring a thermos and grab something from the kiosk. This is your chance for a once in a lifetime experience.

No home pickups


$30 per person • $55 per couple


Bus transport and lunch included

Monday 29 August

Chau Chuk Wing Museum + lunch

Requested by clients, this museum has art of First Nations people, the Nicholson Collection and modern artists. Set in the University of Sydney’s grounds, it offers artistic excellence. Then we lunch at The Ranch, your choice and cost. Pickups: 8:15 Turramurra, 8:30 Willow Park, Hornsby, 8.45 Pennant Hills Library.

No home pickup • Ask about Cabcharge


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Bus transport only

Tuesday 30 August

Ettalong Diggers

Get driven to Hornsby Station. We head north, enjoying multiple water views en route to the Digger’s waterfront location. Enjoying looking over to Broken Bay, Lion Island and Palm Beach is yet another bonus to your trip, prior to a sumptuous set lunch, complete with a delicious dessert, and tea/coffee.

Home pickups


$48 per person • $91 per couple


Bus transport only

Wednesday 31 August

Yahoo, the Libraribus is back

Ku-ring-gai residents can delight in the return of the ever-popular Libraribus. Don’t miss out, reserve your seat to ensure that you are 'onboard for books'.

Call Phil B on 0401 972 461


Book a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday


Bus transport only

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And I have more reasons: freesias will bloom soon and they’ll be the best incentive for my daily walk. I love freesias and yes, I carry gardening scissors to cut a few from any public area.

When I’m not delighting in the scented bliss of our LGA’s (Local Government Areas or council regions) the team and I will be finalising our 2022-2023 business plans, updating policies and refining procedures. We have received funding for the 2022-23 FY (financial year) which is great news. But government funding also brings significant obligations and mandates to ensure it is wisely budgeted and diligently managed.

For example, the provision of a single transport with HKCT involves far more than the booking, pick-up and drop-off. Our ‘red tape’ includes processes and checks, ensuring safety and service quality, meeting employee obligations and government contract terms, along with operational efficiency and costing prudence.

And another by-product of red tape in our world is the regrettable necessity of abbreviations. Having recently answered two client queries as to what something means explains my deliberate use of them and their definitions in the sentences above.

My creative flow is trying to bring in PBI (Public Benevolent Institution) but I think I’ll surrender!

I’m confident you’re likely familiar with MAC (My Aged Care) and Cth DoH, which is now DoHAC (Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care). However, if we say or write something that you don’t recognise please let us know. The error is ours, not yours as the reader or recipient.

And thank you for patiently waiting on our August social program. We have been juggling staff changes and absenteeism, new IT equipment installation, a soon-to-launch fabulous website updating, repainting of our offices, and ‘not negotiable deadlines’ that have swamped us.

Shortly we will issue HKCT membership renewal invoices too.

Now importantly, I invite everyone to our Trivia Competition and lunch on 9th August. We’re hoping for six bus loads of HKCT’s fabulous clients in a big day out so please join us for a truly auspicious August event.

It may be cold and mask wearing is still compulsory on HKCT vehicles but it’s for everyone’s safety. We control our choices and attitudes so let’s make the best decisions for all.

In closing I offer this ‘meme’ (noun: image or text typically deployed by internet users, often humorous) as inspiration to keep calm and carry on, auspiciously: People who wonder if the glass is half full or half empty, are missing the point. The glass is refillable.

Cheers, Helen

Pricings

Costs shown are for CHSP-eligible customers only.

Prepayment

Thank you for understanding that prepayment of outings is preferred and appreciated by your HKCT team. It greatly assists our drivers and office team.

Cancellations

Charges apply to outings with luncheons or entries pre-arranged and included in your price. Reservation deadlines dictate our prepayments so, should you cancel within 3 working days of an outing (or contrary to a venue’s rules), please understand when we advise you of the non-refundable portion of your prepayment.

Covid Safe

Masks are mandatory and please bring proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated you must contact the venue (prior to our outing) to confirm your eligibility of entry.

Our intended outings, destinations and venues are subject to NSW Health’s restrictions.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport welcomes feedback and compliments

Any concern will be investigated confidentially as we work on resolving it.

We are an authorised Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) transport-provider and a recipient of Commonwealth funding, as administered by Transport for NSW.

Other NSW Government funding helps us serve specific health clients and transport the disadvantaged within our area.

HKCT is a fit for purpose, incorporated association with DGR status for all donations over $2 (CFN26036).   

Buses + drivers

Our clean, modern fleet and expert drivers are available for your special hire.

Toyota Coaster buses only

18- and 20-seaters

Toyota Coaster buses with hoist

Seats 17 or 13 if one passenger is in a wheelchair

Toyota Hiace van with hoist

Seats 8 or 4 if one passenger is in a wheelchair

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