Monday, April 21, 2014

Walking Tours for National Trust Heritage Festival

The Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society is offering two walks for the 2014 National Trust Heritage Festival.

  1. Destination: Port Melbourne Walking Tour – Friday 9 May from 11 am to 12.30 pm. This tour is centred on Port Melbourne’s piers. It is a circular walk, taking about 1.5 hours, beginning and ending at the Port Melbourne/Beacon Cove terminus of the 109. Bookings essential via Eventbrite or email
  2. Down the Line to Port - Wednesday 14 May from 11 am to 12.30 pm. This tour centres on stories associated with the Melbourne and Hobsons Bay railway line. The walk begins near Montague station (Stop 126 on the 109 tram service) and ends at Port Melbourne/Beacon Cove. Bookings essential via  Eventbrite or email
Port Melbourne is easy walking. Both walks are about 2.5 km and will take about 1.5 hours. There are seats along the way.
Janet Bolitho will lead these walks. A longstanding member of the PMH&PS, she is immersed in the history of Port Melbourne. A lot of what she knows comes directly from the experience of people who live, or have lived, in Port. She is a former Councillor and Mayor of the City of Port Phillip (2004 to 2012)
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