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ARHS & BCSV Day Tour to Port Welshpool & Port Albert
October 15, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 8:30 pm AEDT$5 – $29
On Saturday 15th October the ARHS & BCSV took a day trip to East Gippsland onboard a chartered coach from Ventura.
At Korumburra we called into two local bus depots (Harleys and Winterhalters). There will also be an opportunity to inspect the museum at the station, previously home of the South Gippsland Railway.
Due to late running, we had to forego a visit the Agnes Falls, the highest drop falls in Victoria, before arriving at the Port Welshpool Hotel for lunch.
After lunch we will visit the Port Albert Maritime Museum.
We will then stop for afternoon tea at the Yarram Club Hotel to see a Melbourne SW6 tram!
Homeward bound we paused at the former Omega tower site before inspecting the swing bridge at Sale, enroute to Rosedale and Traralgon, finally returning to Dandenong at about 20:30.
We met at 08:15 at Dandenong Bus Interchange to board the coach for our scenic journey to Gippsland. The coach awaited the 07:28 train from Flinders St as well as the 901 SmartBus arrivals due in by 08:20.
Arrival at Port Albert was about 13 30 with roughly an hour for lunch.
We arrived back to Traralgon just after 18:30. Here people had the option to return by train (at your own expense) or continue to Dandenong by our chartered coach.
$29 which included the coach charter and entry to the Port Albert Maritime Museum.
As the Ventura Bus coach was only half-booked, we were pleased to offer walk-up fares on the day (pay onboard). There were three options available:
Option A – $29 for a full day outing, departing Dandenong Station (844 stop) at 8:20am & returning at 8:30pm. Lunch at Pier Port Hotel & afternoon tea at Yarram Club Hotel at own expense. Option to travel back by train from Traralgon on 18:49 service.
Option B – $10 for a one way ride to Korumburra, returning via V/Line coach to Melbourne at 12:04 (with Dandenong & Pakenham connections at Koo Wee Rup)
Option C – $5 should you make your own way there by car. Please ensure you arrive around 9:30am in case we get a good run.
Lunch and drinks were at your own expense.