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Exploring 3 Brisbane Innercity Landmarks

Roma Street Parkland. L-R  David Ralph, Pauline Ralph, Pam Fletcher, Stuart Fletcher, Anita Adams, Ian Adams, Edna Buckland and Margaret Gibson
Roma Street Parkland. L-R David Ralph, Pauline Ralph, Pam Fletcher, Stuart Fletcher, Anita Adams, Ian Adams, Edna Buckland and Margaret Gibson

It is true that preplanning is essential for a successful group's day outing.

This was particularly obvious to the 40 members of the Redcliffe City Mixed Probus Club when they recently experienced true delight and wonderment with each of the 3 Brisbane city destinations chosen by our Tour Director Heather.

First up on our coach trip from the Redcliffe Peninsula was the beautiful Roma Street Parklands for our morning tea and comfort stop. This 16 hectares park ground, known as the oasis in the City of Brisbane is a must for senior groups.

All the different types of display gardens including the renowned Colin Campbell Place area are always a delight to experience with their vivid array of seasonal colours.

Our next stop was the near new Brisbane Supreme & District Court complex in George Street. With our pre-booking and assistance from 2 friendly & knowledgeable Court guides, we certainly enlarged our information of Court life with inspections of various courts including an actual sit in on a criminal case.

The Supreme Court Library and The Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre were also very interesting.

Our final stop was adjacent to the Queensland Parliament and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. Yes, for us oldies, the near 3 hour visit to The Cube and QUT Gardens Point was very enlightening.

We started off with a welcome pre-arranged lunch and drink in the courtyard of the old Government House. We then explored various regal rooms and museum of the old Government House.

After a little walk, we entered the 2 storey building known as The Cube. Although it seemed bewildering for some of us,

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces provided for QUT's Science & Engineering Research. What seemed unreal was our mingling with the students and the various interactive screens around us.

What a day!

Thanks to Heather and her immaculate planning for this memorable day trip. For information about our Club, please phone 07 3885 9484.

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