Schmooze Outing Group

Our Schmooze Outing Group is for anyone of any age, both members and non-members, who is interested in meeting and interacting with other like-minded people.

We visit Museums, Galleries, Gardens, Historic houses/buildings, plus more!  Outings are four times a year and are usually from around 10:00am to 3:30pm.

The cost of each outing includes transport, lunch, and entry fees. Subsidies MAY be available upon request.

For more information, please contact Gail Fox


Tuesday 19 February - Vietnamese Cabramatta

Discover Vietnam without leaving Australia.

Take a Tour of the MINGYUE TEMPLE. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Vietnamese specialities AND Western dishes. Wander around FREEDOM PLAZA with its Vietnamese grocery, food and other shops. Minimal walking and ramps where necessary.

Time: Meet at NSTE at 9:45am for a 10am departure. 
             Parking is available at NSTE.
             Expected return time to NSTE: 3:15pm

Cost: NSTE members $45, non-members $50
             Cost includes everything above.

IMPORTANT: Dietary requirements MUST be advised when registering.

BOOKINGS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. Please click here for your name to be added to the waiting list.


Recent Outings

29 November 2018

Following the torrential rain of last week, a clear day presented itself, and a very enjoyable outing took place around Church Point. We started with a ferry trip on Pittwater around Scotland Island and the eastern shores of West Head, and then on return, had a lovely lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant which is right on the wharf at Church Point. Everyone who came along enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. A questionnaire about potential outings for next year was filled out by everyone, so a program for 4/5 outings next year will be prepared based on these responses, and become available on the website early in the new year.

Hope to see you then!

- Lewis Klipin

(Photo by Meira Marks)


15 March 2018

"A bus load of 18 people spent a delightful day on an outing to Belgenny Farm, located in Camden which took about 1 ¼ hours to reach. First up, a delicious Devonshire morning tea with wonderful home baked scones. Then a tour with a guide around the property learning about the history, original farming, and current use of the farm buildings. Thereafter, a picnic lunch under the shady trees overlooking the paddocks and vineyards. A truly relaxing and informative and sociable day enjoyed by all."

- Lewis Klipin

5 December 2017

On 5 December, our Schmooze Outing Group enjoyed a beautiful Hawksbury Valley Heritage Tour. (Photo by Felicia Conyer)

14 September 2017

The Boomers Schmooze Outing to Parramatta was held on Thursday 14 September and 14 people registered for the event. We boarded the bus at the Temple and left at 10:15am for our first destination.

The trip started off at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, where a most informative guide talked about the history of the area and the farm in particular, and then took us through the house. After the tour, a picnic lunch was enjoyed in the courtyard of the House.

The bus then took us the short drive to the Parramatta campus of the University of Western Sydney, where we were met by our guide to take us through the Female Orphan School, which is the oldest standing three storey buiding in Australia, dating from 1813 - the story of the use of this building through two centuries was fascinating.

The building now houses the Whitlam Institute, the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection, and the Margaret Whitlam Galleries - we had all too short time to go through these galleries on our own, before boarding the bus and returned to the Temple at 4.30pm.

- Lewis Klipin