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Camps and Activities
The Great Getaways

Active and Fun Overnight Camps and Outdoor Activity Days for People Over 55.

Camps are extremely well prepared to ensure that Great Getaway participants have a safe and enjoyable time during their visit.

POSTPONED: Norval Lodge Postponed to 7 to10 December

 

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 overnight Getaways are held at Australian Camps Association member camps that are accredited with the Quality Tourism Framework.

Activities

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

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. Accommodation options and numbers per room vary dependent on site.

Transport

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).

Outcomes

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

Upcoming Great Getaways

Booking forms coming soon.

SAVE THE DATES!
 

  • 7- 10 December 2021 (3 nights)
    Norval Lodge (Grampians)
    REGISTER ONLINE HERE.
  • 5 - 7 November 2021 
    Lake Dewar Lodge (Bacchus Marsh)

Contact 03 9863 6822 or email seniors@auscamps.asn.au for more information.

 


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OVlogo.jpgIf you are looking for a camp for your own group, please make use of our FREE online booking enquiry service here.

If you are seeking further outdoor recreational activities by providers that are also involved with the Seniors Card program, please visit the Outdoors Victoria website.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Australian Camps Association works in partnership with Outdoors Queensland to deliver Great Getaways - QLD. If you're interested in joining any of the Great Getaway programs in Queensland please view upcoming QLD programs here.

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