Riverina Warbirds

Cruise Express

Australian owned and operated

Riverina Warbirds

18 October 2024 - 4 days

from $2,990* pp twin | $3,390* solo

Join us for a thrilling, fascinating and unique journey to the Riverina by exclusive heritage diesel-hauled train. Onboard you’ll find spacious seating in 1930s carriages featuring windows that open – better connecting you with the passing countryside. Also enjoy a homemade Devonshire tea in the air-conditioned dining car!

From Griffith, we’ll head to Temora for a spectacular day out at the Warbirds Downunder Airshow at the Temora Aviation Museum. With VIP seating, beverages and lunch included, your day will be jam-packed with action, in the air and on the ground, getting up close and personal with the planes and their history.

Our weekend away then continues further west. The Hay Plains is a vast expanse of flat land, studded with saltbush, rising just 17 metres from the highest to the lowest point. It’s the flattest place in the southern hemisphere and the views are breathtaking.

In Hay, we’ll visit the fascinating Dunera Museum. Housed in the former Hay Railway Station, it tells the story of over 6,000 civilian internees and prisoners of war who were kept in three prison camps at Hay between 1940 and 1946. Discover Bishop’s Lodge, an extraordinary 1888 iron house surrounded by a historic garden. At the 1878 built Hay Gaol you’ll view an intriguing collection of artefacts and we’ll visit Shear Outback to take in a live shearing demonstration. It’s a spectacular day out which ends perfectly with delicious cuisine at Zecca Handmade Italian, where the restaurant’s authentic recipes are generations old.

Come with us – there simply isn’t another tour like this one!

Package Inclusions

Departs 18 October 2024 - 4 days

• Return diesel-hauled heritage train service from Sydney Terminal to Griffith with refreshments
• Lunch onboard the train at historic Cootamundra West Railway Station
• Homemade Devonshire afternoon tea served in the dining car onboard
• 3 nights Griffith accommodation at either the Griff Motel or Gem Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily~
• Return diesel-hauled heritage train service from Griffith to Temora with refreshments
• VIP entry to the Temora Aviation Museum ‘Warbirds Downunder Airshow’ including premium marquee seating, lunch and select beverages
• Warbirds Downunder souvenirs including tote bag and cap
• Tour of Hay Gaol Museum
• Guided tour of historic Bishop’s Lodge and gardens including morning tea
• View the Hay WWII themed water tower art
• Tour of Dunera Museum
• Exclusive lunch on the platform at the historic Hay Railway Museum
• Visit to Shear Outback, Shearers Hall of Fame and Museum including a shearing demonstration
• Journey across the Hay Plains
• Exclusive dinner at Zecca Handmade Italian with matched wines
• Light dinner onboard served after Goulburn with complimentary glass of sparkling
• Group coach transfers throughout
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Cruise Express Tour Manager & Escorts

Seating aboard the train is in heritage compartment or saloon carriages.
^Cootamundra West is a disused/unmanned heritage station with no seating or toilet facilities, however the train will be available for seating and facilities. ~Guests staying at the Griff Motel will enjoy breakfast at the GEM Hotel

The Cruise Express Difference

Unique and exclusive

By chartering our own private diesel-hauled heritage train, you’ll travel as part of an exclusive Cruise Express group, with the entire train just for us! Our itinerary is unique and carefully curated to allow more time in each destination. With most visits and dining experiences privately arranged, you can be assured of travelling in the very best style. And with our experienced team of Cruise Express Tour Escorts onboard, all the little details will be taken care of.

There is a reason our passengers travel with us year after year. Come join us and find out why!

Package Fares:

from: $2,990* pp double
Griff Motel – Double room – Limited space

NOTE: Breakfast will be served at the GEM Hotel, approx. 300m walk from your motel

from: $3,190* pp double
GEM Hotel – Double King room

from: $3,390* solo
GEM Hotel – Petite Queen room

Room images are representative of rooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities.

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We acknowledge the Wiradjuri Nation and the Nari Nari people, the traditional custodians of the land we will visit on this tour.

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