AUSTRALIA DAY train
26 JANUARY 2024
Join us for a fabulous day out for Australia Day aboard our heritage train hauled by one of our heritage diesel locomotives. Settle back in our 1930s carriages and take in the passing scenery of the Central West.
After boarding the train at Orange settle back as we travel at a leisurely pace to the small town of Manildra, the Gem of the West! We have two venues you can choose from to dine at for lunch - The Amusu Theatre or Royal Hotel.
- The Amusu Theatre ticket includes a lunch, entry to the theatre and a showing of a classic Aussie short film. (BYO Alcohol is acceptable at this venue)
- The Royal Hotel ticket includes includes lunch. You will have access to the dining room and the outside upstair verandah. (BYO Alcohol is not accepted at this venue)
Passengers from either Orange or Manildra may also with to continue to Parkes where you will have a couple of hours to explore as you wish.
26 JANUARY 2024
from ORANGE to MANILDRA (return train only)
$50* pp Adult
$40* pp Concession
$30* pp Child (4-16 years)
$130* Family (2 x adults, 2 x children)
(set menu) - either Royal Hotel or Amusu Theatre
$30* per adult
$20* per child
from ORANGE to PARKES (return train only)
$80* pp Adult
$65* pp Concession
$50*pp Child (4-16 years)
$210* Family (2 x adults, 2 x children)
from MANILDRA to PARKES (return train only)
$30* pp Adult
$25* pp Concession
$20* pp Child (4-16 years)
$80* Family (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 Manildra you will have approximately 4hrs to spend here before rejoining the train at 4:30pm. The train stops opposite Kiewa Street, the main street of the town, making exploration easy!
Our included lunch options:
Royal Hotel - 2 minute (150m) walk from the station.
Amusu Theatre - 5 minute (250m) walk from the station.
Passengers alighting at Parkes will have over two hours to explore as they please. Several pubs and the local Services Club. We suggest calling ahead to make a booking for lunch to avoid disappointment. Clarinda Street (the main street) is an easy 5-10 min walk from the station with shops, cafes and supermarkets.
Parkes Services Club - 4 minute (250m) walk from the station.
(o2) 6862 1966
Parkes Hotel - 2 minute (150m) walk from the station.
(o2) 6862 2498
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.
FRIDAY 26 JANUARY, 2024
Orange dep. 10:30 am
Manildra arr. 11:20 am dep. 4:30 pm
Orange arr. 5:50 pm
Manildra dep. 11:35 pm
Parkes arr. 12:40 pm dep. 3:00 pm
Manildra arr. 4:15 pm
Please check carefully and familiarise yourself with the carriage and seating types before purchasing your ticket.
FS type compartment carriage
Compartments seat up to 6 passengers
Best suited to families and groups
MFS type saloon carriage
2 + 2 seating
Best suited to solos and couples