THE DAFFODIL EXPRESS
9th SEPTEMBER 2023
Join us for a fabulous Spring day out aboard our 'Daffodil Express' hauled by our 130 year old veteran steam locomotive 3237. Settle back in our 1930s carriages and take in the passing scenery as we head for Tarana or Rydal. You'll enjoy the sights and sounds of our steam locomotive as it works hard up the steep grades of Tumulla Bank.
Board the train at either Orange, Millthorpe, Blayney or Bathurst and choose to disembark at Tarana for lunch (own expense) at the nearby pub, or disembark at Rydal to view the spectacular daffodil displays.
Seats are limited, so book yours today!
Saturday 9 September, 2023
from ORANGE, MILLTHORPE OR BLAYNEY to: Tarana or Rydal (return train only)
$99* pp Adult
$89* pp Concession
$69*pp Child (4-16 years)
from BATHURST to: Tarana or Rydal (return train only)
$69* pp Adult
$59* pp Concession
$39*pp Child (4-16 years)
If you buy 2 tickets for General Seating (Adult - Orange) and 2 tickets for General Seating (Child - Orange) you can get a discount of $69.00 per order
If you buy 2 tickets for General Seating (Adult - Millthorpe) and 2 tickets for General Seating (Child - Millthorpe) you can get a discount of $69.00 per order
If you buy 2 tickets for General Seating (Adult - Blayney) and 2 tickets for General Seating (Child - Blayney) you can get a discount of $69.00 per order
If you buy 2 tickets for General Seating (Adult - Bathurst) and 2 tickets for General Seating (Child - Bathurst) you can get a discount of $39.00 per order
EXTRA from ORANGE, MILLTHORPE, BLAYNEY OR BATHURST to: Daffodils at Rydal
$10 pp Entry fee
from RYDAL to: Wallerawang (return)
$20* pp Adult
$15* pp Concession
$10* pp Child (4-16 years)
$50* Family of Four (2 x adults, 2 x children)
*Children under 4 not occupying a seat are free. Child 4 - 16 years is a child fare. Passengers 16 or older are an adult fare. Please note 123 Tix charges a $1 administration fee in addition to your fare. Terms and conditions apply. Please see our Terms and Conditions page for further details including cancellation and carriage conditions. Concession Card holders must bring their card with them on the day of travel.
THINGS TO DO:
If you choose to alight at Tarana You will have approximately 3hrs to spend in here before rejoining the train at 3:20pm so why not make a booking with family and friends and head across to the Tarana Hotel for lunch. Established in 1873 in the picturesque Tarana Valley in Central West NSW, the Tarana Hotel is described as a hidden gem!
Tarana Hotel - 2 minute (160m) walk from the station.
Ph: (02) 63375841
Passengers alighting in Rydal have the option to pre book a visit to “Daffodils at Rydal” or if you are just looking for a train only option and just want to visit the picturesque village of Rydal at your own leisure and looking for somewhere to enjoy a nice lunch with family and friends then we recommend making a booking at the Alexander Hotel.
Alexander Hotel (Rydal pub) - 1 minute (120m) walk from the station.
Ph: (02) 63556208
‘Daffodils at Rydal’ is hosted at the Rydal Showground which is a short 6 minute (500m) walk from the station. You will have just over 2 hours in Rydal before re joining the train at the station .
This tour starts from and returns to Orange Station. You are requested to be at the station at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Departure times are indicative and may change once timings are confirmed with Track Operators.
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER, 2023
Orange dep. 8:55 am (u)
Millthorpe arr. 9:20 am dep. 9:25 am (c)
Blayney arr. 9:42 am dep. 9:47 am (c)
Bathurst arr. 10:45 am dep. 11:05 am (c)
Tarana arr. 12:02 pm dep. 12:12 pm
Rydal arr. 12:36 pm dep. 3:04 pm
Tarana arr. 3:26 pm arr. 3:31 pm
Bathurst arr. 4:19 pm arr. 4:29 pm (b)
Blayney arr. 5:57 pm dep. 6:02 pm (b)
Millthorpe arr. 6:22 pm dep. 6:27 pm (b)
Orange arr. 6:47 pm (d)
Rydal dep. 12:46 pm
Wallerawang arr. 1:00 pm dep. 2:41 pm
Rydal arr. 2:54 pm
a Stops to pick up and set down booked customers only when required
b Stops to set down booked customers only when required
c Stops to pick up booked customers only when required
d Stops to set down booked customers only
u Stops to pick up booked customers only
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Please check carefully and familiarise yourself with the carriage and seating types before purchasing your ticket.
FS type compartment carriage
Compartments seat up to 8 passengers
Best suited to families and groups
MFS type saloon carriage
2 + 2 seating
Best suited to solos and couples