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Seymour and the Taste of the Goulburn Festival by Steam

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One of Victoria's best-kept secrets - Goulburn Valley

Travel in style and comfort to Seymour and the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival 2022 with Seven-0-Seven Operations.

On Saturday 15 October you are invited to enjoy a day trip to Seymour aboard Seven-0-Seven Operations' restored vintage steam locomotive R707 'City of Melbourne'. The trip coincides with Seymour's Tastes of the Goulburn Festival, which celebrates the finest food and wine from one of Victoria's best-kept secrets - the Goulburn Valley.

Throughout the day, there will be much to see, do and explore - from regional entertainment to sampling local wines and tasting gourmet treats and fun kids activities all day! Book tickets here.

The historic steam train ventures into Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne with a 8.25 am departure also picking up passengers at Essendon (8.40 am) and Craigieburn (9.00am) before tackling the steep grades of the Great Dividing Range to Seymour. It will arrive in Seymour at 10.15 am, with the festival right at your doorstep.

Passengers will have over 4 hours to explore Seymour's Tastes of the Goulburn Festival and its many attractions before returning to Melbourne. Held in Station Street, the event celebrates the many wonderful attributes of the Goulburn Valley. Music will be provided by a variety of bands and there will be entertainment for kids and adults can sample local gourmet food and wine. All passengers will have entry to the Festival as well as a sampling glass as part of their fare. For more about the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival, visit their website at

The train departs Seymour at 3.15pm, returning to Melbourne, stopping at Craigieburn at 4.20pm, Essendon at 4.45pm, Southern Cross at 5.00pm.

The train features an air-conditioned saloon and compartment carriages, dating from the 1940s as well as Hudsons Cafe serving espresso coffee, Devonshire teas and assorted cakes and snacks. The train also includes the popular "art deco" lounge bar "708" carriage and Club Car Victoria. The carriage is licensed, offering a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.

Sitting carriages can also be booked exclusively for your personal use of an entire compartment, offering privacy for your group (up to 8 adults).

Travel in comfort and style onboard a vintage steam-hauled train and explore the best of Seymour and the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival.

Tickets are now on sale and are priced as follows:

  • Adult - $125

  • Children 4 - 16 Years - $30

  • Family Ticket - $280

  • Compartment Tickets (for groups up to 8 people) - $740

    (Ticket price includes travel between Southern Cross and Seymour and return, and entry to the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival).

    To make a booking, please click here.

    For more information on this experience, please visit, @707operationsInc on Facebook for more details or call John Green on 0420 806 875 or

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    When: Saturday 15 October
    Where: Southern Cross Railway Station
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