The Winelander - Winter steam to Moorabool
Saturday 4 July
Join 707 Operations on our mainline steam hauled heritage train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Geelong's Moorabool region for a fabulous day out tasting fine wines and enjoying fabulous food. Book your tickets here.
Our heritage train will depart from Melbourne, Southern Cross at 10.25 am on Saturday 4 July 2020, travelling to Moorabool and heart of some of Geelong's finest cool climate boutique wineries. After disembarking the train (via portable steps) we will join a waiting luxury motor coach for the short journey to some of the region's most popular and famous wineries of today. Our excursion will visit two Wineries within the Moorabool region, allowing time for tastings and purchases at both venues as well as featuring lunch at the beautiful Clyde Park Estate near Bannockburn in South Western Victoria as part of our inaugral trip.
It's a little known fact that the Geelong region was one of the first in Australia to produce wine. With good reason, Pinot Noir is the main grape plated, as it can thrive in the cooler conditions producing wonderfully complex wines. Shiraz is the next most grown grape.
Our standard class carriages will feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in carriages which date from the 1950's. A licenced cafe carriage and lounge carriages will be attached and is available for all passengers throughout the journey serving a wide range of beer, wines and spirits along with light snacks and tea and coffee.
Our heritage train & excursion features:
- An all air-conditioned train of open saloon and compartment style seating
- Lunch and luxury coach transfers
- Cafe carriage and licenced Lounge carraiges
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
- 1950's steam hauled train
Compartment and Open Saloon Seats
This train will departing Southern Cross station 10.25 am, picking up additional passengers at Footscray (10.35 am) before arriving into Moorabool at 12.15 pm for our luxury coach transfer.
The return journey will depart Moorabool at 4.00 pm, and arrive back into Southern Cross Station at 5.55 pm, with a stop at Footscray Station at 4.45 pm to set down passengers.
Standard Class - Fares (includes lunch and tour)
|Child (4 to 16 yrs)||$99
|Child (under 4 yrs)||free
|707 Operations Member||$139
|Compartment (seating up to 8 adults)||$990 per compartment|
Or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for discounts for groups of 20 or more passengers.
Train Travel Times
The following train times are approximate and subject to change. Please visit our website two days prior to departure to check for any updates.
|Depart Southern Cross Station
|Footscray Station||10.35 am|
|Arrive Moorabool||12.15 pm|
|Footscray Station||5.45 pm|
|Arrive Southern Cross Station
Passengers may join or leave the train at any of these stations.
Download The Winelander flyer.
Revised: 2 March 2020