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Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a Special Heritage Train Tour from Southern Cross to Seymour, then travel to Mt Buller for a day in the snow or enjoy a Kelly Gang History Tour.
A truly wonderful family day out in the snow, or with a history tour of one of Australia’s most well known bush rangers – Ned Kelly.
MT BULLER TOUR
Mt Buller has over 300 hectares of skiable terrain, there is something for everyone, of all levels of ability.
With 22 lifts, Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria, including thirteen chairlifts (three of which are high speed detachable) four T-bars, two rope tows (counted as one) and four magic carpets. The resort features three Terrain Parks designed for all skill levels, with a dedicated team to maintain their condition.
Heaps of snow play fun for the whole family, Mt Buller has two toboggan parks, complete with their own snowmaking machines to keep the kids happy all day.
The Mt Buller Village is situated at the heart of the mountain, offering ski in, ski out range of bars and restaurants.
NED KELLY HISTORY TOUR
Enjoy a 5 hour Kelly Gang history tour with transfers to Beechworth & Glenrowan. You will be taken back in time, to witness the events of the Kelly Gang; explore sites and museums with many bits of history and artefacts. Enjoy a walking tour in Beechworth followed by a visit to the Ned Kelly Vault. This permanent exhibition brings together the largest collection of Kelly Gang articles and associated memorabilia from around the world, preserving the history of Ned’s reign in the region.
Your Ned Kelly tour will include:
* Return bus transfers & Lunchbox on arrival at Glenrowan
* Glenrowan Tourist Centre visit including interactive Show.
* Kate’s Kelly Museum Visit - Glenrowan
* Visit Glenrowan Railway Station.
* Kelly Gang walking tour - Beechworth
* Kelly Vault Museum Tour – Beechworth
Your Heritage Train will be hauled by former Victorian Railways blue and gold 53 year old X31 and 66 year old B74 locomotives, and passengers will have the choice of travelling in comfortable 110 year old wooden carriages or for a little extra former Spirit of Progress steel carriages.
Royal Carriages, State No 4 will form part of your train. State Carriage 4 was built in 1927 and used on many Royal Trains including Duke & Duchess of York (1927), Queen Elizabeth II (1954), and Prince & Princess of Wales (1988).
State No 5, built in 1951 was built for the King & Queen for the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956 and used exclusively by royalty and state Government Dignitaries.
The beautiful Yarra Carriages, built in 1906, and 1937 Spirit of Progress Dining Carriage Murray will also be part of your train
For details visit http://www.srhc.org.au or call us on 0477 707 411.
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