Great Northwestern Loop steam tour June 2021 Sydney

Cruise Express

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Great Northwestern Loop

From Sydney - 25 June 2021 - 6 days

from $3,590* pp twin | $3,990* solo

In June 2021 we invite you to join us for a history making heritage rail journey around NSW by heritage steam train.

Your entire journey will be hauled by the Philadelphia built Baldwin-Mikado steam locomotive 5917, which entered service in 1952. This is travel as it used to be when steam ruled the rails and travel was a little more fun. Relax in comfortable seating cars with windows that open – you’ll have a better connection with the ever changing countryside.

Designed to take in lesser known and rarely visited destinations this leisurely six-day journey will take you places you’ve never thought to go.

Visit historic Tocal Homestead and soak in 176 years of history. Explore one of the last Aussie wool spinning mills at Nundle with historic machinery aged up to or exceeding 100 years old and enjoy lunch at the Peel Inn which first opened its doors in 1860.

History will be made when 5917 heads out for a stop at Premer (one of only two stations left on this line) followed by lunch at Binnaway. Dubbo brings a visit to the spectacular Taronga Western Plains Zoo and in Orange we’ll head away from the touristed areas to the charming town of Carcoar for lunch by Antica Australis. A definite highlight will be our farewell dinner at Philip Shaw Winery.

This never before offered historic mid-winter escape is fabulous, fun and thoroughly unique!

Package Inclusions

25 June 2021 - 6 days - from Sydney

  • Daylight service aboard your steam-hauled heritage train from Sydney to Tamworth, Binnaway, Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Sydney
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and water throughout your journey
  • Visit by coach to the historic Tocal Homestead for morning tea and a short tour
  • 2 nights Tamworth accommodation at the Ibis Styles Tamworth (or similar) with dinner on the first night and breakfast daily
  • Day trip to Nundle by coach including touring and lunch at the historic Peel Inn
  • Guided tour of Nundle Woollen Mill
  • Exclusive afternoon tea at Wombramurra homestead
  • Entry to the Rail Journeys Museum at Werris Creek
  • Lunch at the Binnaway Bowling Club
  • Onboard tastings and sales by the team from Black Gate Distillery, Mendooran
  • 1 night Dubbo accommodation a the Cattlemans Motor Inn (or similar) with dinner and breakfast
  • Tour of the Taronga Western Plains Zoo with light lunch
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Mercure Orange (or similar) with breakfast daily supplied by Cafe Latte
  • Day tour by coach to Millthorpe with lunch at Tonic Restaurant
  • Farewell dinner at Philip Shaw Winery
  • Lunch at The Victoria Hotel at Bathurst
  • Entry to the Bathurst Railway Museum
  • Group coach transfers throughout
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Cruise Express Tour Managers

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Tour fares


Tour only

from: $3,590* pp twin share
from: $3,990* solo – SOLD OUT

Plus Dinner, drinks and show – $200 pp

‘S’ type non air-conditioned cars with up to 4 passengers per compartment.
All cars are heated.

Tour only

from: $3,790* pp twin share – Waitlist
from: $4,190* solo – SOLD OUT

Plus Dinner, drinks and show – $200 pp

‘N’ type non air-conditioned saloon cars with 1 seat each side of a table.
All cars are heated.

Discover NSW

Redeem your $25pp Discover NSW vouchers on this tour

(terms and conditions apply – use by 30 June 2021)

Country music singer-songwriter Luke O’Shea, a thirteen-time CMAA Golden Guitar winner will perform just for us! Join us for dinner and drinks at the unique DAG Sheep Station as Luke performs songs from his award-winning albums. Strictly limited places are available!

Already booked on this tour and want to see the show?

Simply click the button below to add this exclusive experience to your holiday.
You need to do nothing more until the final payment is due.
Show with dinner and drinks is $200 per person

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*Fares and inclusions are per person either twin-share or single in AUD. Fares are subject to availability and may change at any time. Train departure and arrival times are subject to change. Locomotives and heritage rail equipment are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. This tour is subject to minimum group numbers being achieved. Ask your Travel Specialist for details. Cruise Express reserves the right to make changes to any details outlined in this brochure, without notice. B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner. SOCIAL DISTANCING: This tour will operate under the prevailing Government rules / guidelines / laws at the time of operation.

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