The Gracelander: Heritage Steam to
Castlemaine and Bendigo - Saturday 9 July
**Date change due to V/Line track improvement works**
Join 707 Operations for the Gracelander day tour to Castlemaine and Bendigo on Saturday 9 July. Celebrating the Bendigo Art Gallery's Direct From Graceland Elvis Exhibition, the Gracelander will take you from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Bendigo for a day trip, or if Elvis don't shake you up, change trains at Castlemaine and join the Victorian Goldfields Railway and travel to the historic township of Maldon. Your fare fore the days includes entry to the Direct From Graceland exhibiton or travel on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Book your tickets here.
Departing Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.10 am and arriving into Castlemaine at 11.15 am and Bendigo at 12.40 pm, you will have the afternoon to explore the Elvis exhibtion, lunch and the the city built on gold. Enjoy the afternoon in Bendigo before 4.58 pm departure to return to Melbourne.
Or with a 11.30 am departaure from Castlemaine with the Victorain Goldfields Railway enjoy lunch and the afternoon in Maldon and some time to explore Castlemaine before reboarding our at 5.30 pm to return to Melbourne.
707 Operations heritage train features:
- Air conditioned restored 1950's saloon and compartment carriages
- Licensed Club Car 1 and Lounge Car 708
- Cafe Hudson espresso bar and light snacks
- Heritage steam locomotive R707
- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere
Saloon Carriage Club Car Compartment Seating
The train will depart from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 9.10 am, with a scheduled arrival time into Castlemaine at 11.15 am and Bendigo at 12.40 pm.
With a 4.58 pm departure from Bendigo and Castlemaine at 5.30 pm, we will arrive back into Melbourne's Southern Cross Stations at 8.05 pm.
The trip provides a great opportunity for a group of friends and family to have a catch up and enjoy a heritage train trip to the heart of Victoria's goldfields.
|Child (4 to 16 yrs)||$40|
|Child (under 4 yrs)||free|
|707 Operations Member||$115|
|Compartment for upto 8 people||$910|
All fares inclusive GST
All fares include entry to the Bendigo Art Gallery Direct from Graceland Exhibition or travel on the Victorian Goldfields Railway.
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.
|To Bendigo||To Melbourne|
|9.10 am||Southern Cross Station||8.05 pm|
|11.15 am||Castlemaine Station||5.30 pm|
|12.40 pm||Bendigo Station||4.58 pm|
Passengers may join or leave the train at any of the above stations.
Revised: 13 November 2021