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Steam to Seymour the Taste of the Goulburn Festival

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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 2018 with 707 Operations.

On Saturday 20th October, 2018 you are invited to enjoy a day trip to Seymour aboard Vintage Rail Travel/707 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!

This is the sixth annual heritage steam train to Seymour from Melbourne for the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival. The historic steam train will depart Newport in Melbourne's West at 7.30am, then ventures into Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne with a 8.25am departure also picking up passengers at Essendon (8.39am) and Craigieburn (9.02am) before tackling the steep grades of the Great Dividing Range to Seymour. It will arrive in Seymour at 10.15am, 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 the kids and adults can sample local gourmet food and wine. Entry for passengers is free and $15 for a sampling glass. For more about the Tastes of the Goulburn Festival, visit their website at www.tastesofthegoulburn.org.au.

The train departs Seymour at 2.05pm, returning to Melbourne, stopping at Craigieburn at 3.10pm, Essendon at 3.35pm, Southern Cross at 3.50pm and finally Newport by 4.40pm.

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 - $85

  • Children 4 - 16 Years - $30

  • Family Ticket - $200

  • Compartment Tickets (for groups up to 8 people) - $500

    (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 www.707operations.com.au for more details or call 0420 806 875.


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    When: Saturday 20 October
    Where: Southern Cross Railway Station
    Cost: $30 to $500
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