Tours

 

NORTH BY NORTH WEST

From coast to inland plains, volcanic ranges and classic country towns this adventure celebrates the variety that the northern regions of NSW have to offer the Railway Adventurer. From the window of your trains and coach, an ever-changing vista of our coastal and country landscapes will be on show. For most of the tour you will be rolled along on rarely visited country rail lines on board a comfortable classic 1960’s heritage doubleended Railmotor, the pride of the fleet at the volunteer-run Rail Motor Society at Paterson in the Hunter Valley. We will visit them along with a wonderful long list of special museums, homesteads, and observatories together with charming country cities, towns and villages.
The route we take begins with the boarding of our Railmotor for the journey up the coast to the popular holiday city of Port Macquarie. We introduce the legacy of the timber industry and the associated connection with narrow gauge railways at Wauchope before ascending the ranges via Bellingen to Dorrigo and along the Waterfall Way to Armidale. The New England is a land unto itself with Armidale it’s unofficial capital. Fine homesteads, churches, schools and wineries grace this wealthy city. We continue our cross country rail journey down the tablelands via the grand junction station of Werris Creek to the sleepy former railway hub of Binnaway. The Warrumbungle Ranges are on hand for us to explore, just west of Coonabarabran, with their ancient towering volcanic plugs, unique native bush, and world class observatories. Down the old Mudgee branch line is Dunedoo and then Gulgong where we settle for a couple of nights in the heart of this heritage listed Goldrush town. Enjoy side trips to historic Mudgee, and award winning wineries and restaurants before capping it off with a sunset soiree at Ruwenzori Retreat, Scott McGregor’s private mountain top hideaway. The last day takes us on the normally inaccessible freightonly line down the Goulburn, Bylong and Hunter Valleys to Sydney. Thus Completing a wonderful adventure taking you North by North West across a great chunk of country and coastal NSW.

Tour Leader: Scott McGregor and Friends
Price: $3,465
Single Supplement: $345
ARHS Discount: $150
Date: 9 Sep 2021 – 14 Sep 2021

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The Riverlander - Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 17 to 19 September. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.
Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 17th September, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.
With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal or head straight for the complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).
After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, enjoy a catered dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.


Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO


Watch closely as the steam engine comes to life on Sunday morning for the journey ahead. After a cooked breakfast the train will run to Strathmerton (9.00 am) and return to Tocumwal (10.00 am) allowing the residents of Tocumwal and surrounds the chance to experience a short steam train journey. The locomotive will then be quickly serviced and provisioned for an 11.00 am departure returning to Melbourne. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in daylight throughout with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 6.00 pm.
We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal and Seymour to Melbourne Sunday.
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and Lounge Car 708
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Entry to the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Cooked breakfasts each morning
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Two course pub dinner Saturday night
- Lunches on the train Sunday

Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Tocumwal to Strathmerton shuttle (rail-only) on Sunday 19 September.
- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 19 September.
Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

Saloon Carriage Seating Compartment Seating

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The Riverlander - Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 17 to 19 September. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.
Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 17th September, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.
With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal or head straight for the complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).
After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, enjoy a catered dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.


Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO


Watch closely as the steam engine comes to life on Sunday morning for the journey ahead. After a cooked breakfast the train will run to Strathmerton (9.00 am) and return to Tocumwal (10.00 am) allowing the residents of Tocumwal and surrounds the chance to experience a short steam train journey. The locomotive will then be quickly serviced and provisioned for an 11.00 am departure returning to Melbourne. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in daylight throughout with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 6.00 pm.
We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal and Seymour to Melbourne Sunday.
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and Lounge Car 708
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Entry to the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Cooked breakfasts each morning
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Two course pub dinner Saturday night
- Lunches on the train Sunday

Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Tocumwal to Strathmerton shuttle (rail-only) on Sunday 19 September.
- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 19 September.
Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

Saloon Carriage Seating Compartment Seating

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The Riverlander - Heritage Steam and Diesel to Tocumwal

Returning to Tocumwal for first time in many years, we invite you to join us on our slow rail cruise to Tocumwal travelling in comfortable and private heritage sleeping carriages, hauled R 707 over the weekend 17 to 19 September. Join 707 Operations as we travel to Toumwal for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow with two nights of unique overnight travel with our heritage steam locomotive, assisted at times by vintage diesel locomotives. Enjoy a COVID-Safe weekend away making new-found friendships and memories that you'll not easily forget. Book your tickets here.
Departing from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.00 pm on Friday 17th September, meet your tour organisers and fellow travellers with a welcome aboard drink and nibbles in our lounge carriages as we head north to Seymour and Shepparton. Retiring to your sleeping cabin for an evenings rest as we climb up the Great Dividing Range from Wallan through Kilmore East and on through Seymour and Shepparton during the night.
With a 6.00 am arrival into Tocumwal, we will start Saturday morning the right way, with a hearty cooked breakfast and coffee! Take the morning to explore the Murray River town of Tocumwal or head straight for the complimentary shuttle coach transfer to the Tocumwal Airport for the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow and enjoy the day of flight displays which will include jets, warbirds, bi-planes and aerobatics for the afternoon (entry included in fare).
After enjoying the day at the Tocumwal Airshow, enjoy a catered dinner with your fellow guests, then enjoy a eveing stroll along the banks of the beautiful Murray River, or enjoy a nighcap in Club Victoria.


Twinette Sleeper Roomette Sleeper Non-AC Twinette WANDO


Watch closely as the steam engine comes to life on Sunday morning for the journey ahead. After a cooked breakfast the train will run to Strathmerton (9.00 am) and return to Tocumwal (10.00 am) allowing the residents of Tocumwal and surrounds the chance to experience a short steam train journey. The locomotive will then be quickly serviced and provisioned for an 11.00 am departure returning to Melbourne. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in one of Lounge Carriages or your private compartment as we make our way home again, travelling in daylight throughout with short stops at Shepparton and Seymour. Your slow weekend rail cruise experience will arrive back into Southern Cross station at 6.00 pm.
We also have the option of one-way travel from Tocumwal and Seymour to Melbourne Sunday.
Our heritage train features:
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar
- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and Lounge Car 708
- Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages
- Entry to the 2021 Tocumwal Airshow
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- Cooked breakfasts each morning
- A range of travel and sleeping options
- Two course pub dinner Saturday night
- Lunches on the train Sunday

Travel Options
We have range of travel options for the trip (weekend trip options include all meals) including:
- The NAM Carriage: Premium Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with private toilet facilities located in each sleeping compartment.
- The LAN Carriage: Premium Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shared shower facilities located at the end of the carriage and shared toilet facilities located in this carriage.
- The SJ Carriage: Standard Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with shared toilet facilities in adjoining carriages.
- WANDO Non-Air Conditioned Twinette: in our Edwardian carriage WANDO, private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private wash basin, with shared shower and toilet facilities located in adjoining carriages.
- Tocumwal to Strathmerton shuttle (rail-only) on Sunday 19 September.
- Tocumwal/Seymour saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne (includes meals) Sunday 19 September.
Our train is a COVID-Safe environment in line with Victorian Government requirements, including check-in and contact tracing for all passengers, enhanced cleaning of the train during the trip and refund policies.

Saloon Carriage Seating Compartment Seating

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TASMANIA BY RAIL, ROAD AND RIVER

Tasmania has natural and cultural treasures like no other state in Australia It has a wild and magical natural beauty, a quirky and stimulating art scene, a living industrial and colonial heritage and a small collection of extraordinary railway journeys. You can have rail experiences in Tasmania on this tour around Australia’s special ‘Holiday State’. Autumn has its own special appeal: the changing colors of the leaves, mild temperatures and the annual spectacular Sheffield Steam fest. All this and more awaits you on Tasmania rail tours. The many interesting excursions on offer throughout this lush and pristine corner of our country.

Tour Leader: Eamonn Seddon
Price: $5,485
Single Supplement: $1,295
ARHS Discount: $250
Date: 4 Mar 2021 – 15 Mar 2021
Extra Dates: 18 – 29 March / 7 – 18 Oct 2021

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