BURNETT & CAPRICORN WANDERER
CLOSED LINES & COUNTRY PUBS
WEDNESDAY 27th – SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER 2017
This will be another in our series of Closed Lines & Country Pubs tours but unlike previous years when we have ventured into New South Wales this year we will be heading northwards to the Burnett and Capricorn Regions. In the process we will look at what’s left of railways that used to serve such towns as Dayboro’, Kilcoy, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy, Proston, Gayndah, Monto, Theodore, Moura, Wowan, Mt. Morgan, Biloela, Thangool, Mt. Perry, Cordalba, Childers and Brooloo.
While we will be visiting some country pubs along the way, please note that this is not a pub crawl as such and we will probably only visit 2 or 3 pubs each day! Some of these will be well off the beaten track.
Wed 27/12: The tour will start from Roma Street (bus stop 122 outside Police Headquarters and opposite the Transit Centre) at 7.30am and our coach will travel through Ferny
Grove and Dayboro’ en route to Woodford, Villeneuve and Kilcoy. Then it’s onwards to Yarraman, Nanango, Proston, and Cloyna to Gayndah for overnight. The hotel has an
extensive bistro menu and you may dine as you wish.
Thu 28/12: This morning we visit the Gayndah Heritage Railway Rail Trail. This organisation has recently obtained 4 of QR’s old M Series airconditioned cars. We then continue through Mundubbera to Eidsvold where we head bush away from the railway. Next stop will be Cracow thence via the Historic Bridges to Theodore and Moura. Once again dinner has not been included and you may make your own choice from the hotel’s bistro menu. Breakfast & Lunch included.
Fri 29/12: Exploring the remnants of the Dawson Valley Line we proceed to Baralaba and Rannes where it used to join the Callide Valley Line. After continuing to Wowan and Dululu we go across to the Central Line at Westwood. At Kabra the former junction we follow the line to Mt. Morgan then Jambin, Biloela and Thangool to our overnight stop at Monto with dinner included. Breakfast & Dinner included.
Sat 30/12: From Monto we cut across to Mt. Perry, the Boolbunda Tunnel, Tirroan and Gin Gin to our lunch stop at Bucca Crossing. The afternoon’s tour will be through Wallaville, Cordalba and Childers to Maryborough. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
Sun 31/12: There were never any railways there but we travel through Poona, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach to Gympie, down the old Mary Valley Line to Brooloo then via Kenilworth, Maleny and Landsborough to arrive back in Brisbane mid-afternoon. Breakfast included.
FARES: One fare only $835.00
This fare includes 4 nights’ motel accommodation on a share basis, all coach travel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as shown.
Some single accommodation may be available on payment of a supplement – price on application.
REFRESHMENTS While travelling by coach, each day a stop will be made for morning tea and about an hour has been allowed for lunch.
RESERVATIONS: A deposit of $200.00 will secure your place on this tour. Further payments may be made at any time with the full balance due by 21st November, 2017 when bookings close.
BOOKINGS may be made:-
1. By MAIL: Forward the attached booking form with a cheque, money order, or credit card details to:- Australian Railway Historical Society, Qld. Div. GPO Box 682, BRISBANE, QLD 4001
2. By TELEPHONE: Ring (07) 3252 1759 with your credit card details between 10.00am and 3.00pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays only.
3. By FAX: Fax your booking form and credit card details to (07) 3252 1767 at any time.
EASY PAYMENT OPTION available. Please see brochure or call our information line for details.
TICKETS will be mailed out about 14 days prior to the date of the tour. SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited on all coaches on which the tour will be travelling
CANCELLATION / REFUNDS: After bookings close on 21st November, 2017, a cancellation fee will be charged. The amount of such fee will be governed by any monies paid out
for fares, charter or accommodation costs.
INFORMATION LINE: (07) 3252 1759. This number is normally attended 10.00am to 3.00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A recorded message operates at other times.