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Mudgee Wine and Heritage Escape

The first railway to travel between Sydney and Brisbane via the scenic New England route has been closed for decades. However, part of this iconic line is still maintained and occasionally a special rail tour brings it to life. This short but sweet adventure centres on an excursion along this historic railway, taking you across Southern Queensland’s Granite Belt from Brisbane to Toowoomba, before continuing to Warwick for a special steam train journey up the range to Wallangarra. The trip incorporates tours in cities and towns along the way and features award-winning museums, grand old country mansions, wineries and woolsheds and some of Australia’s most interesting railway museums.

Tour Leader: Scott McGregor, Bernadette Eichner, Jeff Medcalf, Lissa Sharp
Price: $1,785
Single Supplement: $295
ARHS Discount: $90
Date: 24 Oct 2020 – 26 Oct 2020

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  •  Exclusive private charter of the iconic Capertee Valley Explorer cruise train
  •  Train Travel over the Blue Mountains and scenic Mudgee line to Rylstone
  •  A rare rail trip down the spectacular Capertee Valley
  •  Morning tea and lunch in the heritage Dining Car from the Southern Aurora
  •  Two nights in the charming heritage town of Mudgee
  •  Special entertainment and dinner in Mudgee’s premier winery venue
  •  A full day touring wineries, museums, towns and gold rush villages
  •  Exclusive sunset cocktail reception at the outlandish Ruwenzori Retreat
  •  Services of your tour leaders, wine presenters and train managers throughout