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Steam to the 2018 Manangatang Cup via Swan Hill and Piangil

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They're racing at Manangatang

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:

  • Cafe Hudson espresso bar

  • Licenced Club Carriages

  • Air conditioned restored 1950's carriages

  • Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

  • Continental breakfasts each morning delivered to your berth

  • A range of travel and sleeping options

  • Lunches on the train

  • Sunday dinner on the train

  • Light snacks on the train throughout the trip
     

    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:

  • Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private shower and wash basin, with toilet facilities located in adjacent carriages.

  • Roomette private sleeping compartment for one person with lounge seat by day and bed by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a wash basin, with shower and toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage.

  • Non-Air Conditioned Twinette private sleeping compartment for up to two people with lounge seats by day and bunk beds by night (including linen). Each compartment contains a private wash basin, with toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage and shower facilities in adjacent carriages.

  • Swan Hill saloon seats for a one way trip to Melbourne Sunday 14 October, including dinner on the train.

  • Swan Hill local shuttles between Swan Hill and Piangil Saturday (8.00 am) and Sunday (9.00 am) mornings with our steam locomotive.
     

    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

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    When: 12 - 14 October
    Where: Southern Cross Station and Swan Hill
    Cost: $20 to $895
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