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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

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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.


Adult $130
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.

Book Tickets here.

COVIDSafe Travel

You'll also notice some subtle (but necessary) changes as you travel with us in 2021. We've adopted a COVID-Safe plan in line with Government requirements. You'll notice extra on-train cleaning, extra hand sanitising and capacity limits on all of our future journeys, as well as contact tracing documentation prior to boarding. Our volunteers will be on hand to make the check-in and travel process as streamlined as possible, but we do ask for your cooperation to follow all published guidelines when on board our trains.

The health and safety of our passengers and volunteer train staff are of utmost importance to us. For travel on any future day or overnight excursion all guests over the age of 16 must show their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry to boarding any train service. The quickest and easiest way to show proof of vaccination is by adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app.

If you don't have a smartphone or are unable to use one, there are additional non-digital proof of vaccination status options available including an official copy of your Australian Immunisation Register vaccination certificate or a printed copy of your digital vaccination certificate from myGov.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate to find out more.

Refund Policy

For passengers who are unable to show proof of being fully vaccinated prior to boarding the train, a refund of the fare paid will be made as per our terms and conditions of travel.

Medical Exemptions

If you have an exemption please provide it at the time of booking via email to contact@707operations.com.au and present it at the time of boarding. Please ensure your medical exemption is valid and signed by a medical practitioner.

Revised: 13 November 2021