Western Seniors Group’s day trip to Berrima

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The ACCA Western Seniors Group had a successful day trip to the historical town of Berrima on 20th May 2017. About 50 seniors were accompanied by ACCA President Ms Shirley Chan, Secretary Mr John Hugh, directors Mrs Helena Chai and Mr Louis So for the trip.

The first stop of the trip was at the Zen Oasis Restaurant which is in the heart of the Southern Highlands. The restaurant is a wooden-cabin, nestled within 100 acres of manicured gardens and koi fish ponds. The seniors were treated to a delicious vegetarian buffet and thoroughly enjoyed their time surrounded by historical and natural beauty.

Thereafter, the group proceeded to the Lolly Swagman ­in Berrima — a lolly shop renowned for their huge variety and selection of all sorts of lollies, sweeties and chocolates, including some imported lollies which are not commonly found elsewhere. The seniors were so excited and found themselves lost in the lolly ‘heaven’.

Berrima was established in the 1830s during a time of great expansion in New South Wales, and is widely recognised today as having the best preserved example of a Georgian village in Australia.

Berrima Village square is surrounded by historic buildings. The group visited the Courthouse museum and other picturesque buildings. There are also many arts & craft, souvenir, and specialty shops in the village.

The last stop of the trip was a seafood factory outlet at Regents Park where the seniors had the chance to purchase huge lobster tails, prawns and other seafood at affordable prices.

Looking at the smiles and hearing all the laughter we know it was an enjoyable and happy trip.



Editorial team