The year 1 tourism students went out on a day out around the bay , starting with a guided tour of Queencliff’s fort. The Fort, built in 1860, is located near the entrance of Port Philip Bay and overlooks Point Nepean Park. An amazing location! The ferry across to Sorrento brought some excitement as the SAS and police were whizzing around in their black zodiacs to do some training ex the ferry.
Once in Sorrento, the day tour continued to Eagle Arthurs Seat, the new 16 million chairlift centre in Arthurs’ Seat. 24 quiet and smooth cabins offer amazing views over Port Philip Bay. Again, a staff member addressed the students to talk about this new, popular attraction. It was exciting to see a big wedge tail eagle soaring on the thermals. Once arrived in Frankston, the students had a brief moment to dip their toes in the water before heading off to the next talk with the Manager of Frankston’s Visitor information Centre. It was interesting to hear about the various options volunteers and staff have when working in the tourism industry and the great initiatives the centre organises.
This was yet another great day trip for students to gain product knowledge, and observe industry people creating rapport and ‘selling’ their product.
Birgitta & Terri