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The Nomads Outdoors Group Inc.

Echuca by train

Sun, 19 May 2024
09:05 - 19:24

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Enjoy a 3 hour train ride to Echuca, paddle steamer cruise and walk the historical port area. 

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy 5 km return walk.

After our arrival in Echuca we will walk 1.7 km/30 min via the Echuca Wildlife Reserve to the Port of Echuca where we board the PS Canberra, a 110-year-old paddle steamer with a wood-fired steam engine. Enjoy historical commentary, Bar & Kiosk (card only - no cash) for our 1 hour cruise and lunch (BYO). No alcohol to be taken aboard. There are tables available on a first-come basis. On the return to port we can walk to Victoria Park or spend our time in the Port of Echuca before heading back along High St to the station and our trip home.

BOOKING: By Friday 17th May. Note that you need to make 3 separate bookings:

  1. Nomads Booking: To register to attend, click on Get Tickets.   
  2. Paddle Steamer Booking: Book the 1:15pm PS Canberra cruise about a week or so before, once you know that you're going.
  3. Train Booking: Get your V/Line ticket (Paper Ticket Only - No Myki) any day online or at your local V/Line ticket office (found under Popular Links on the V/Line home page) for suburban inclusive travel in zones 1 & 2. If you buy online, the email that VLine sends is suitable for any travel on the day of travel only until you can pick up the ticket - unless you pick up beforehand. Note: There are no seat reservations for the train. There are no planned coach replacements.

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FURTHER INFORMATIONMoama-Echuca-Melbourne (vline.com.au); or Murray River Paddlesteamers; or Port of Echuca; or V/Line; or ptv.vic.gov.au

MEETING TIME | LOCATION: Southern Cross Railway Station at 0855 for a 0906 Departure. This train is usally fairly full, so to get a prefered seat and seating together, it will be best to get there a little early.

MAP REFERENCE: Southern Cross Station: Melway map 2C grid K6 | Google map goo.gl/K4eGX6ViYrXnh8qF9          Echuca Railway Station: Melway map X921 grid F6 | Google map goo.gl/7EGaAQdH18oxVevz5

DISTANCE | TIME FROM GPO: 255 km, approximately 3 hour 15 minutes by train via Bendigo.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Echuca train Departs Southern Cross at 0905 am travelling via Bendigo (10 Min Stop). We will travel in the front car. No refreshments available on the train so byo. The return train Departs Echuca at 405pm, Arriving Southern Cross at 724pm. (12 min stop at Bendigo). Note: If for any reason the train is replaced by a coach, this event will be postponed to another date.

FARES: V/Line (paper tickets only - no myki): Return Travel: Full $7.20; Concession/Seniors: $3.60; River Cruise: $33.00 (no discounts).

FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and a litre of water.

APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Comfortable walking boots/shoes for walking and due to the wooden decks on the cruise. Dress according to the weather forecast. Eucha can be several degrees warmer than Melbourne.

LEADER: Paul K. | Email LeaderPaulK.thenomadsinc@mail.tidyhq.com if you have any questions.
Members can access leader contact details under Members | Leader Contacts when logged in to the website.





9:05 am
Train Departs Southern Cross (meet at train at 0855). (10 min stop at Bendigo).
12:15 pm
Train arrives Echuca.
12:15 pm
Walk - 1215 to 1255 pm.- Via Echuca Wildlife Reserve to Port of Echuca.
1:15 pm
River Cruise / lunch - 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm - Refreshments available on board (Card only - no cash).
2:15 pm
Walk - 2:15 pm to 3:50 pm - Walk to Victoria Park and return or stay in the Port of Echuca area.
4:05 pm
Train Departs Echuca. (12 min stop at Bendigo).
7:24 pm
Train Arrives Southern Cross.
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WAIVER: By purchasing this ticket, I agree to the following:

  1. I declare that I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I undertake to observe the Rules and By-Laws of the Nomads Outdoors Group Inc. (the Association) in force at any time.
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  3. In voluntarily participating in an activity of the Association, I acknowledge that this activity may expose me to risks that could lead to my injury, illness, death or to loss of or damage to my property. I also acknowledge that I may also be found to have contributed to injury or illness or death of others or to the loss of or damage to their property.
  4. I acknowledge that I will take responsibility for my own actions while participating in any activity of the Association.
  5. I agree that no refund is available if I cancel my booking less than 24 hours prior to the event. However, if I cancel at any time due to COVID-19, or the event is cancelled by the leader, a refund will be provided. 
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Echuca VIC 3564, Australia

PO Box 56, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 8009, Australia