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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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Omnipotent October Newsletter

I chose omnipotent as our descriptor for October because the legacy of the ‘Elizabethan II Age’ and the loss of a real constant left me thinking of Queen Elizabeth’s great power and influence.  And therein the opportunity for each of us to influence ourselves and others by living with grace, dignity, humility, understanding—with more selflessness and a peppering of well-placed humour! 

Tap/click to select (or deselect) outings. Swipe left/right to view all. Read important details here.

Shopping

23 September

Exhibitions

24 September

Flowers

26 September

Gardens

27 September

Lunch

30 September

Libraribus

30 September

Lunch

4 October

Gardens

7 October

Markets

8 October

Fish + chips

10 October

Mystery

11 October

Tour

14 October

Markets

15 October

Exhibitions

17 October

Movie

18 October

Tour

21 October

Tour

24 October

Fish + chips

25 October

Reptiles

28 October

Lunch

29 October

Fun, games

31 October

Libraribus

31 October

Friday 23 September

Innovations and Damart, Frenchs Forest

This shopping tour was such a hit last month, here it is again. Join us to browse or buy from their super extensive range. The on-site café ensures that you can enjoy a coffee and cake or lunch. Plus, there’ll be a free gift for every client on the bus.

Pickups: Ku-ring-gai residents


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Saturday 24 September

Newington Armory

Evolving from its military-industrial origins into a unique park, arts precinct and exhibition space with the longest continuous gallery wall in Australia. Wander the area, or beside the river or through the parklands and Armory buildings. Take a picnic or grab a wrap and coffee at the café. Saturday cancellation: 0473 478 890

Home pickups


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Monday 26 September

Bowral for Tulip Time 2022

Only for the agile: Corbett Gardens, Bowral. Imagine the spectacle of 75,000 mass-planted tulips, browse for crafts, fashion and produce in the Market Place, or enjoy the CWA Tea Rooms (in Corbett Gardens) for home­made scones and sandwiches. Two pickups: 8:15am Turramurra or 8.45am Pennant Hills Library.

No home pickups


$35 per person • $65 per couple


Transport + garden entry

Tuesday 27 September

Top Point Café and Japanese Gardens

A beautiful Central Coast destination at East Gosford. Roam the Gardens as time allows before or after alternate-drop lunch of beer battered fish ‘n‘ chips and slow cooked shredded beef ragu, and dessert drops of carrot cake, vanilla slice and chocolate brownie, nicely finished with tea or coffee.

Home pickups


$60 per person • $115 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Friday 30 September

Pie in the Sky always a delight

An iconic venue on the Old Pacific Highway at Cowan for a pie bonanza. Visit this ol’ favourite and get pied-out (who can have too much of a good thing?) Your traditional beef pie with mashed peas and gravy, followed by a fruit pie with cream or ice-cream. Then tea or coffee—if you have room!

Home pickups


$35 per person • $65 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Friday 30 September

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


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Transport only

Tuesday 4 October

Harbord Diggers, Freshwater Beach

Sit back and enjoy the drive up to the northern beaches. Today we are taking you for lunch at the famed ‘Diggers’. Treat yourself to a choice of three popular main meals and cake.

Home pickups


$40 per person • $75 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Friday 7 October

Fagan Park and lunch, Middle Dural

Take a walk through this beautiful park with 11 themed gardens, including Japanese, Dutch, Chinese and Mediterranean. Learn about local history at Netherby Cottage,
the original Fagan family homestead. After your walk, enjoy a 2-course lunch at The Cottage in Middle Dural, choosing from three menu items.

Home pickups


$55 per person • $105 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Saturday 8 October

St Ives Market and tavern lunch

Enjoy a coffee and stock up on your fresh fruit and vegetables at the market. You may even start your Christmas shopping early! Enjoy lunch afterwards at Terry Hills Tavern at your own choice and expense.

Pickups: Hornsby residents


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Monday 10 October

Fish 'n' Chips at Bobbin Head

Delight in lunch overlooking the water at Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We have arranged their signature fish and chips, salad, tea and coffee with a brownie taster, for your lunch today.

Home pickups


$45 per person • $85 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Tuesday 11 October

Might it be mountains, no, surely the sea?

That's right, we're teasing you — testing how you embrace change! The 11.10 luncheon we have planned should rate an ‘11 out of 10’. We think you’ll be happy with the food and we know the service and care is great! Luncheon cost will be $25-30.

Home pickups


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only (lunch cost tba)

Friday 14 October

River Postman, Brooklyn

Come cruising on the historic mail- boat at Brooklyn and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lower Hawkesbury River. The local skippers will entertain you with stories of the river whilst cruising with morning tea and a ploughmans lunch onboard. Later, we’ll stop off at Pie in the Sky so you can pick up dinner!

Pickups: Hornsby residents


$70 per person • $135 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Saturday 15 October

St Ives Market and tavern lunch

Enjoy a coffee and stock up on your fresh fruit and vegetables at the market. You may even start your Christmas shopping early! Enjoy lunch afterwards at Terry Hills Tavern at your own choice and expense.

Pickups: Ku-ring-gai residents


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Monday 17 October

Ken Duncan gallery, lunch at Kew Dining

Sit back in theatre-comfort for a 40 minute audio-visual presentation, featuring beautiful Australian images. Then a guided tour of the gallery and delicious lunch next door on Kew Dining’s terrace. Lunch is a main and dessert (alternate servings). Pickups: 9am Turramurra, 9:15am Willow Park, 9:30am Pennant Hills Library.

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No home pickups


$65 per person • $125 per couple


Transport, entry, lunch included

Tuesday 18 October

Palm Beach Club and Casablanca

Because you asked! Relax and delight in ‘Casablanca’, the world’s all-time favourite romantic drama movie. Lunch will also be served in the Palm Beach Club’s theatre (you will be asked to make your selection on the way).

Home pickups


$40 per person • $75 per couple


Transport, movie + lunch included

Friday 21 October

River Postman, Brooklyn

Come cruising on the historic mail- boat at Brooklyn and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lower Hawkesbury River. The local skippers will entertain you with stories of the river whilst cruising with morning tea and a ploughmans lunch onboard. Later, we’ll stop off at Pie in the Sky so you can pick up dinner!

Pickups: Ku-ring-gai residents


$70 per person • $135 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Monday 24 October

Bruce’s Scenic City Tour

Due to demand we have another scenic city tour with Bruce. Enjoy his commentary and knowledge of our wonderful city. A relaxing day with morning tea at Centennial Park and lunch at Drummoyne Sailing Club (at your choice and cost). Pickups: 8:15am Turramurra, 8:30am Willow Park, 8:45am Pennant Hills Library.

No home pickups


$20 per person • $35 per couple


Transport only

Tuesday 25 October

Bayview Golf Club, Mona Vale

Delight in a relaxing lunch over­looking the Bayview Golf Club’s scenic course. The menu today will be mouth-watering Bayview fish and chips, followed by cake, tea
and coffee.

Home pickups


$45 per person • $85 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Friday 28 October

Australian Reptile Park, Sommersby

Rescheduled due to inclement weather: this will be a fun-packed day! Wander the park marvelling at its Tassie devils, dingoes, echidnas and wallabies—and a Galapagos tortoise. Enjoy a ploughman's lunch, so bring a thermos or buy a drink from the kiosk.

Home pickups


$70 per person • $135 per couple


Bus transport, entry + lunch included

Saturday 29 October

Asquith Golf Club

Don't miss this! Enjoy lunch with a view at the bistro in the Golf Club and explore the new Chef’s menu.

Home pickups


$45 per person • $85 per couple


Transport + lunch included

Monday 31 October

Bowls and Burgers, North Sydney

For the more agile: enjoy unlimited fun testing your lawn bowls skills at The Greens, North Sydney, along with amazing city views. You will then be rewarded with a wagyu beef burger and fries (and could there be a trophy?). Pickups: 10am Turramurra, 10:15am Willow Park,
10:30am Pennant Hills Library.

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No home pickups


$65 per person • $125 per couple


Transport, bowling + lunch included

Monday 31 October

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


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Transport only

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Change happens, doesn’t it.  We can wail and blame or we can say ‘ok then – bring it on’.  I’ve found myself having to make a few conscious choices to accept change several times of late and believe I am happier for it.  Have you ever tried the power of conscious acceptance to help influence the outcome?

However, there is one thing I continue to rally against:  the term ‘aged care’.  Honestly, can you think of any age where care is not important?  I recently shared my belief that 65+ year age is the “Champagne Age” … we’ve learned lots of processes in our lives; been exposed to the good, the bad and the ugly; we know the value of caring, thoughtful development, unique traits and the advantages of varieties.  And it’s time we celebrated our accomplishments, our lives and our memories!   I hope you enjoy a glass of bubbly or your favourite tipple this month and reflect positively on who you are and what joy you are!  And then may you phone us and make a booking on one of our outings.

The weather is warming and Bridget, our newest team member, has devised an array of outings sure to tempt you.  It’s been no mean feat either!  Venues are tightening reservation and payment requirements, availability is reducing and costs are increasing.  The demand for our individual service is spiralling too. 

For this reason, please understand that our ability to accommodate last-minute bookings is unfortunately no longer possible.  While there might appear to be a seat available in a car or a shuttle service, the scheduling of multiple pick-ups and trips requires intensive coordination of each vehicle and day journeys, time for inputting, rostering, client advice and preparation to perform our ‘simple’ trip provision safely, efficiently and within a variety of road and driver rules.   Prepayment by credit card, especially for outings, is becoming more necessary as is at least 3 days’ notice for shopping or individual requests.  Fairness and equity in access is also the reason we are having to impose our cancellation and no-show policy too.  It doesn’t mean we aren’t here to assist and support you – we are!  Yet we need your help in making it better for everyone!!   Our CSC gals hate saying no … pls book early and just once! 

Thank you to those who have chosen to become or renew membership to our Association.  It is totally voluntary and does not impact your access to our services in any way!  Yet we so appreciate your support of what we do.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars with our AGM – 12 noon, Monday 7th November!   Official advice of the meeting and invitation will be emailed or posted to members in the next few weeks. 

The bad news is that time flies … The good news is that you are the pilot!  So put a piccolo of your favourite bubbles on ice or ensure ice for your favourite toast and join me:  Keep your face toward the sunshine and let the shadows fall behind! 

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

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.

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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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