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June Long Weekend

A TWO-STATE ADVENTURE ALBURY and SEYMOUR A RAIL CRUISE in 621/721

Paterson – Sydney – Moss Vale – Goulburn – Yass Junction – Harden – Cootamundra – Wagga Wagga – The Rock – Henty – Table Top – Culcairn – Albury – Wodonga –Wangaratta – Benalla – Seymour.

With a days journey touring by luxury ROAD COACH into wine country following the closed North East Victorian Railway Line from Springhurst to Lilliput, Rutherglen and Wahgunyah, returning via Corowa .

Take this opportunity to travel on our annual June long weekend Rail Cruise in The Rail Motor Society’s 621 / 721 restored rail cars on a unique 4 day trip to Albury and Seymour. Departing Sydney on Saturday morning at about 7.00am our train will travel via the Main South to Goulburn. A light snack will be provided as we proceed south from Campbelltown through Picton, Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale for a short stop to stretch the legs before continuing on through Goulburn, Yass Junction, Harden, Cootamundra and Junee for lunch in the iconic Refreshment Room. Continue on through Wagga Wagga, The Rock, Henty, Table Top and Culcairn to our destination, Albury. Transfer by coach to our accommodation at the Paddle Steamer Motel for the next 3 nights. Enjoy a Happy Hour drink in the Bar before Dinner in the Dining Room.

On Sunday after a hearty country breakfast we transfer to Albury Station to join our train to continue across the Murray River into Victoria passing Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla and Euroa to Seymour. ON arrival we will inspect the restored Refreshment Room before joining our local bus for a town tour. Our Destination will be the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre where we can inspect the exhibits and enjoy lunch in their former broad gauge Spirit of Progress VR Dining Car and the Norman Parlour Car. Rejoin our train for a spirited return run to Albury and transfer to our Motel. Happy hour again before Dinner in the Dining Room. On Monday, again following Breakfast, join our coaches for a day following the closed Victorian Branch Line to Wahgunyah. Departing at 9.00am travel via Wodonga to Springhurst where the branch left the main line travelling through Lilliput Rutherglen and Wahgunyah to Corowa for lunch at the Corowa Chocolate and Whisky Factory. On the way we will stop at Campbell’s Winery and the Rutherglen Brewery for tastings and purchases if you wish to do so. Check out the Railway scene at Corowa before returning to Albury via the Murray Valley Highway through Howlong. Dinner tonight will be a Smorgasbord at the Albury Commercial.

On Tuesday morning our coaches will transfer us for this event. Say farewell to our Motel and transfer to Albury Station for our return journey to Sydney stopping for lunch at Harden. Continue on to Sydney with a leg stretch at Goulburn to expected arrival at 7.00pm.

Accommodation in Albury for 3 nights at the Paddle Steamer Motel will be on a twin share, dinner, and bed and breakfast arrangement. Single supplement will be available upon request. Hunter Region patrons may join the train en route to Sydney on Friday 8th June 2018 on application. Tour cost is all-inclusive and covers rail travel, 3 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast accommodation, lunches, a day tour by luxury coach to the Rutherglen Wine Region of North East Victoria, entry to venues with morning and afternoon teas whilst travelling on the train. Tour Notes will be distributed on departure from Sydney.

Items of a personal nature and drinks are at your own expense.

  • 09/06/2018
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