May 2013
Following the great interest from the community in our ‘Sunken Stories’ of Old Acton lake cruises during the April Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, we will be running three more of these tours this May.

Visit sites now submerged under Lake Burley Griffin, including the old Acton cottages, racecourse, hockey fields, nursery, and golf club, and enjoy a stop for morning-tea on Springbank Island, the home of many tales. Hear and share stories, and see images collected from past residents and visitors.

In April we were able to present these tours for the very small charge of $10pp through a special grant from the ACT Heritage Festival. While we do not have this funding for May, Lake Burley Griffin Cruises have continued to substantially discount the cost of their normal cruise, and Biginelli Espresso have offered to provide morning tea at cost to help support this local initiative. In addition, Allen Mawer – author of Canberry Tales is very generously donating his time to be our expert guide.

This wonderful local sponsorship enables us to offer these May tours at the still discounted cost of $20pp. We have been thrilled with the very positive feedback from April (you can view images from these cruises on our website galleries).

Follow the links below for times and booking details for each cruise. We are anticipating being booked out quite quickly again, so please do email or phone if you would like to reserve a place.

Saturday 11th May

Saturday 18th May

Saturday 25th May


If you feel like some fresh air and socialising please do join us for our Weekday lunchtime walks on each Wednesday from 12pm-1pm, leaving from the Street Theatre (corner of Childers St. & University Avenue). We take different routes each week, exploring scenery around the Acton Peninsula, Sullivans Creek and the many trails of the ANU Campus. Check our What's On Calendar for weekly updates.

We look forward to seeing you out and about in Acton soon!

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Phone: 0437 301 390

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