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Christmas in July Train Ride and Lunch

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Christmas lunch & dessert in front of a warming open fire

If you are looking to brighten up a cold winter's afternoon, jump onboard the Christmas in July Train Ride to the historic Birregurra Railway Station on Saturday 29 July 2017.

Convinently departing Southern Cross at 9.30 am (or Geelong 10.50 am), this is your unique opportunity to ride a 1930 Heritage Diesel Electric Rail Motor Train with your friends and family.

You'll enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside and arrive at Birregurra Railway Station by midday.

Then you'll be invited to enter a beautiful old building, where you will be treated to a complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival, followed by a delectable two-course roast dinner and dessert in front of an open fire!

This is a great way to catch up with friends and family and enjoy a memorable experience together. As you indulge in your Christmas in July lunch, you can purchase additional drinks from a cash bar.

Tea, coffee and mints will then be served prior to departure at 4 pm for a relaxed ride back to Geelong (approximately 5 pm) and Southern Cross at 6.25 pm.

Tickets are now on sale for this family-friendly Christmas in July experience in Melbourne. The cost is $139 Concession, $144 Adult and $130 Child (includes rail travel, drink and nibbles on arrival, two-course meal, tea/coffee and dinner mint). The same cost applies from Melbourne and Geelong due to the high cost of the special train hire.

To make a booking, please use the booking form here or contact Michael Menzies on 0419 546 251 between 7.00pm and 9.30pm on weeknights.

For more information on the Christmas in July Train Ride and Lunch experience from Melbourne City, please visit

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When: Saturday 29 July 2017 / Departs Southern Cross 9.30 am, Geelong 10.50 am, returning approximately 5 pm and 6.25 pm respectively.
Where: Birregurra Railway Station
Cost: Adult $144, Concession $139, Child $130
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I've travelled on these occasional rail motor rides and they are a lot of fun and definitely something different from the usual Sunday day out.
by mike. (score: 0|2) 1113 days ago
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