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The Cheeselander day trip to Warrnambool

by Steam and Heritage Diesel

Saturday 9 May

Join 707 Operations on our first day steam and heritage diesel locomotive tour for the 2020 steam season on an enjoyable day trip to Warrnambool in the South West of Victoria on Saturday 9 May 2020. Our steam locomotive, R 707 will be assisted at times by heritage diesel locomotive S 306 on this amazing excursion. Bring your beach towel and bathers, spend the afternoon exploring the seaside city or join an afternoon bus trip to the Great Ocean Road or to the Cobden Miniature Railway. Book your tickets here.


Our day-return heritage train will depart at 8.45 am from Melbourne's Southern Cross Statio, stopping to pick up additional passengers at Geelong at 10.15 am. Sit back in Standard Class and enjoy our heritage carriages that consist of open saloon and compartment style carriages or try our Premium Class travel option in private compartments for solo travellers, or group compartments designed for 2 or 3 guests. Each class of travel offers a different unique travel style that will make your journey to Warrnambool comfortable.

After arriving into Warrnambool at 2.05 pm you can spend the afternoon exploring the seaside township and take a late lunch. The town and main street is only a few miutes walk from the Railway Station where this heritage train arrives. Hit the beach for a late autumn swim, the water is also just a few minutes walk from the Railway Station. You might also consider an optional afternoon tour to the Warrnambool Cheeese Factory and the Cobden Miniature Railway or the Great Ocean Road.

Our return train departs from Warrnambool at 6.55 pm, watch the sun set as we pass through South Western townships of Terang, Camperdown and Colac, returning to Geelong at 10.30 pm and Melbourne, Southern Cross at 11.50 pm. Don't forget about the 24 hour suburban train network on Saturday night, allowing you options to return home by public transport after this popular excursion.

Our heritage train features:

- Cafe Hudson espresso bar and cafe

- Licenced Club Carriages Victoria and BK708

- Air conditioned restored 1960's sleeping carriages

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

- Standard and Premium Class travel options

- Heritage steam locomotive R707 and restored 1950's diesel locomotive S306

Travel Options

We have range of travel options for the trip, including:

- Standard Class Saloon seating

- Standard Class Compartment seating for groups of up to 8 people

- Premium Class travel option with exclusive access to private lounge carriage Victoria. Premuim class travel includes morning tea, lunch and dinner served on board the train, beverage vouchers and complimentary snacks for solo travellers and groups of 2 or 3 people

- An optional afternoon coach trip to Cheeseworld and the Cobden Minature Railway or the Great Ocean Road.


Book tickets here.

Fares to Warrnambool and return

Standard Class

Adult from Melbourne $130 pp
Child (4 to 16 yrs) from Melbourne $35 pp
Family (2A and upto 3 C) from Melbourne
Compartment (seats up to 8 people) from Melbourne $780
707 Operations Member from Melbourne $115 pp
Adult from Geelong $120 pp
Child (4 to 16 yrs) from Geelong $30 pp
Family (2A and upto 3 C) from Geelong $280
Motorcader Donation (1)

First Class

Adult $250 pp
707 Operations Member $235 pp

Afternoon Coach Trip

Cobden Minature Railway and Cheeseworld $50 pp
Great Ocean Raod and Cheeseworld $50 pp

Premium Class travel includes morning-tea, lunch and dinner on the train, as well as beverage vouchers and complimentary snacks throughout the trip.

Alll fares inc GST
(1) For those motorcading our train to photograph, please consider donating towards the costs of running our trip.

Train Travel Times - to be confirmed

The following train times are approximate and subject to change. Please visit our website two days prior to departure to check for any updates.

To Warrnambool

Newport Metro Station 7.20 am
Depart Melbourne Southern Cross Station
8.45 am
Geelong 10.15 am
Colac 12.05 pm
Arrive Warrnambool
2.05 pm

From Warrnambool
Depart Warrnambool 6.55 pm
Colac 8.10 pm
Geelong 10.30 pm
Arrive Melbourne Southern Cross Station
11.50 pm
Newport Metro Station 12.35 am

Please note for this trip we will not be boarding passengers at our Newport depot. Please only join the train at Newport Metro, Southern Cross and Geelong stations.

Download The Cheeselander flyer here.

To Book Tickets click here.

Created: 15 January 2020