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Welcome aboard the Wimmera Weekender

20 Sep 2023

Discover the wonders of Western Victoria aboard the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre's Wimmera Weekender, taking place from October 6 to 9, 2023. Join this extraordinary heritage train expedition from Seymour, Melbourne or Geelong to Horsham, and travel in style aboard the iconic Spirit of Progress carriages and open saloon cars, elegantly hauled by heritage diesel locomotives.

Enjoy onboard meals and refreshments and customise your accommodation to suit your preferences. Dive into the details of this unique experience below.


The Journey

Start your adventure at Seymour, Southern Cross, or North Shore stations, and journey along the scenic route towards Adelaide. Take in breathtaking landscapes from the Parlor or Observation car while savouring refreshing drinks and open-air ambiance. Enjoy a light lunch onboard included in your fare. Upon arrival in Horsham, you'll be transferred to your hotel for check-in, giving you the evening to explore the rural township and unwind after a day of travel.


The Sights

Discover spectacular sights, including the iconic You Yangs and the picturesque western grazing district. Explore Horsham at your leisure or choose from a selection of optional day tours that match your interests such as a visit to the stunning Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, or the captivating silo art at Hopetoun.

Murtoa Stick Shed Interior Heritage Council of Vic a4 cmyk

Murtoa's Big Weekend

On 7 October, round trips from Horsham to Murtoa allow you to join in the fun of Murtoa’s Big Weekend, including the Murtoa Cup. Immerse yourself in the heart of the community and experience the bustling 137th Annual A&P Agricultural Show, the MBW Lake Market on Saturday morning, and the excitement of the Murtoa Cup Race Meeting. Explore the heritage-listed Stick Shed, enjoy the Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Historic Engines display, and discover the Water Tower Museum. While in the area, don’t forget to explore the beautiful surrounds of Lake Marma and Rabl Park.

Pomonal Estate

Additional Tours

Enhance your journey with a range of additional tour options. Experience the enchanting GrainCorp Murtoa Sound & Light Show by Lake Marma, or join the Grampians & Halls Gap tour for a day of historical sites, lookout points, and a light lunch.

Wine enthusiasts can opt for the Grampians Wine Tour, featuring guided tours and tastings of Best’s Wines, Grampians Estate, Mount Stapylton Wines and lunch at Pomonal Estate.

For an exploration of the rarely travelled Hopetoun Branch, choose the Hopetoun and Silo Art tour, taking in magnificent sights at Sheep Hills and Rosebery. You also have the option of disembarking at either Warracknabeal or Beulah for a special Big BBQ lunch, specially arranged for the train passengers.

As the Wimmera Weekender comes to an end, rejoin the train in Horsham and take in the scenery as we journey back to North Shore, Melbourne, or Seymour.

This adventure offers a unique blend of travel, exploration, and choice, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper connection to the charm of Western Victoria.

Bookings close on the 6th of October or until sold out.