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Camps for Over 55's

The Great Getaways - Active and Fun Camps for People Over 55

In line with the Melbourne Metro restrictions effective 8th July 2020, all Great Getaway programs will be postponed to best protect our participants, their families and our own staff. We will review the situation at the end of July and will update people then.


About the Great Getaways - Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Fun

The Great Getaways give all men and women over the age of 55 a chance to try new activities and socialise with like-minded people in beautiful locations.  All Getaways are held at Australian Camps Association member camps that are accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework (previously known as Australian Tourism Accreditation Program).


Activities change from Getaway to Getaway depending on what is available at each site. You may be participating in rock climbing, yoga, canoeing, initiative activities, bushwalking, high ropes course, indoor games and cycling to name a few. Everyone can take part, no matter what their fitness levels.


Accommodation at Getaways in in shared, dormitory style accommodation. You will need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag/doona and pillow). Bedrooms and bathrooms are under one roof. Participants share rooms with people of the same gender unless requested to stay as a couple or with friends. Numbers per room vary dependent on site.


The Getaway price does not include transport. If you do not drive, we may be able to assist with arrangements for you. Some options may include public transport, transfers or car pools with other participants (extra fees may apply).


  • Meet new people
  • See new places
  • Try new things
  • Get active
  • Have fun

Upcoming Great Getaways

Booking forms coming soon.


  • 6 - 8 November 2020 
    YMCA Lake Dewar Lodge (near Bacchus Marsh)
  • 14 - 16 February 2021
    CYC The Island (Cowes)
  • May 2021 (T.B.C)
    UC Camping - Norval Lodge (Grampians)

Contact 03 9863 6822 or email for more information.


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