The Mixed Probus Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month.
The Mixed Probus Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Contributed

Magical mystery tour for Mixed Probus Club members

A GROUP of 40 keen day trippers from the Mixed Probus Club enjoyed another day out not knowing where they would end up, because as with all mystery tours, the destination remained a secret.

The driver added to the hilarity by misleading everyone until eventually the Museum at Bauple came into view and a morning tea break had everyone immersed in the early forestry and railway days of the area.

It was so interesting that folk didn't want to leave, but the next mystery stop beckoned.

One passenger guessed correctly where they would stop for lunch and Col McBride at the Station Hotel in Tiaro had things under way in no time.

After a substantial lunch, Col entertained the group with stories from the life of the hotel and the long-staying owners through the decades.

After a delightful scenic tour of the area, everyone enjoyed afternoon tea at the George Furber Picnic Grounds, site of the first Maryborough settlement.

The group were amazed at how picturesque the spot is and all expressed a desire to see it maintained as an historic site with improved amenities.

The Mary River is beautiful down there and was a surprise to many and everyone enjoyed their great day out!

If you are interested in joining the group on their next intrepid tour or would like to join the club, meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, Watson St, Pialba at 9.15am on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Phone 4125 1671.