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

Join Us For Our Next Event!

Thursday 15 March - Bus tour to Camden to visit Belgenny Farm

Meet 9:30am SHARP at NSTE- returning approx. 4:30pm 

Join us on an enjoyable bus tour to Camden to visit Belgenny Farm, which is the original property of the Macarthur family and features the oldest set of farm buildings in Australia. The buildings include stables, blacksmith shop, creamery, smokehouse, and farm cottage.

The visit to Belgenny farm comprises –

  • Morning Devonshire tea on arrival
  • Tour around the property (There are no steps and will be places to sit during the tour)
  • Lunch at the farm – either outdoors or undercover, depending on the weather

Cost:  NSTE  Members $48, Non-Members $53. This covers all the above, plus bus hire.



Read about our latest outings below -

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