707 Operations announces an amended trip to Manangatang via Swan Hill and Piangil with a Sleeper tour to Swan Hill Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October for the 2018 Manangatang Cup.
Due to no longer being able to take the train directly to Manangatang instead, 707 Operations invites you to come aboard the first R class steam locomotive R707 to Piangil and enjoy two nights of unique overnight travel as well as the heritage diesel train and carriages to Swan Hill and Piangil for the famous Manangatang Cup. Book your tickets here.
Following an evening departure from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station at 10.15 pm, the journey will begin with a welcome drink and nibbles in the lounge carriages as the train heads northward to Bendigo and Swan Hill. You will retire to your sleeping cabin for an evening's rest as the train climbs up the Great Dividing Range through Kyenton, on through Bendigo and north to the Murray during the night.
Arriving into Swan Hill at 6.30 am, guests will be served breakfast and enjoy an 8.00 am shuttle trip to Piangel before returning to Swan Hill at 10.30 am. Take our option of a coach to the Manangatang race track and the 2018 Manangatang Cup for the first race at 1.00 pm (with entry included in your fare) or stay in Swan Hill and take a paddle steam ride on the PS Pyap Saturday afternoon (included in your fare).
On Sunday morning, there is a 9.00 am departure for the second shuttle to Piangil (return to Swan Hill at 11.20 am). Enjoy a late morning stroll in Swan Hill before the 12.40 pm departure to return toward Melbourne. With stops at Bendigo (3.30 pm), there is also the option of one-way travel from Swan Hill to Melbourne Sunday afternoon.
The heritage train features:
There are also a range of travel options for the trip (with all travel options including all meals excluding Saturday dinner, entry to the 2018 Manangatang Cup or paddle steamer cruise in Swan Hill on the PS Pyap). Choose from:
Tickets are now on sale through www.707operations.com.au. Early bookings are advised as places are strictly limited. Prices start from $20. Find out more and plan your Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup experience at www.707operations.com.au
Find out more and plan your Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup experience at www.707operations.com.au