4 Days
17 April 20
Hear the whistle blow, smell the steam, water and coal as the boilers build pressure. Calling all train lovers for a weekend of heritage steam including a spot on the Great Train Race.  Tour the tunnels at Fort Scratchley and see the displays at Fighter World. Wander along ANZAC Walk high above the Newcastle headland and travel on the new cordless light rail.
  • Take a seat on the “Great Train Race”
  • Tour the tunnels at Fort Scratchley
  • Come up to speed at Fighter World

Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane, Hunter and Central Coast areas*
Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter and Central Coast
Selected flights
8 quality meals
Traveller’s Refund Guarantee
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury tour coach
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess
Robert’s Famous Homemade Morning Tea

  • 17 April 20

  • Day 1: Home – Newcastle – Fort Scratchley – Maitland / Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 2: Steam Trains and Traction Motors  / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 3: Great Train Race and Morpeth / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 4: Light Rail – ANZAC Walk – Fighter World – Home  / Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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  • Valid for travel:  17 April 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package departure from Brisbane
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
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  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
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Home – Newcastle – – Maitland

After our Queensland passengers fly into Newcastle, we will travel via the giant Stockton Bridge, and along the water line where you will see the massive coal ships being loaded. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the beautiful Newcastle beaches before exploring the tunnels of Fort Scratchley. This afternoon we will settle into our accommodation. 3 Nights Hunter Gateway Motel Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Steam Trains and Traction Motors

Today we will enjoy two different train rides, venturing west to Branxton and north into the farmland of Paterson. Your tickets allow you enjoy the smell of steam, water and coal as the boilers build pressure. Later we explore the festival where traction and other steam engines, vintage cars and mini railways are all on display. Tonight, enjoy the buffet at the East Maitland Bowls Club. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Great Train Race and Morpeth

Take your seat on the Great Train Race, with up to four steam engines racing side by side from Newcastle to Maitland racing the tiger moth airplane overhead. This afternoon, visit historic Morpeth, once a destination for a direct passage from England, this town still has most of its heritage and charming shops to match. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Light Rail – ANZAC Walk – Fighter World – Home

No steam today but we are still riding the rails. The new light tramway in Newcastle uses cordless technology and retractable pantographs at each station for rapid charging. Take in the views from ANZAC Walkway before a visit to Fighter World. After lunch, our Queensland passengers will fly home to Brisbane and our coach will return to Thornton. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
What is included in The Deal?z Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure). Optional Tours: Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour ( $62pp) & Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour ($165pp)
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? Cruise Lines are fully licensed and are able to store any duty free liquor you may have for the duration of the cruise as it can’t be consumed aboard.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? Generally, pack for a hot and sunny holiday with plenty of time in the water, but there are a few essential items to remember:
  • Clothing to cover your shoulders and knees for visiting local villages. Fijians dress modestly and revealing clothing is not permitted in public places. A Bulu shirt and Sulu are ideal and you will also need to remove headwear and sunglasses when visiting Fijian villages
  • Some shoes that you can wear in the water. Many of the places that we visit have wet landings and most beaches are not groomed.
  • Sportswear and casual clothing for daytime wear.
  • We ask that you do not wear uncovered bathing suits and beach attire in public rooms and lounges so a cover up is also a good idea
  • Smart casual attire, including shoes, for dinner time. Footwear is requested in the lounges and mandatory in the Dining Saloon due to Fiji health regulations
  • The opening night of the cruise is the Captain’s Welcome Dinner and your opportunity to dress up if you choose
  • Sunscreen

When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.
DESTINATION Release the break for a weekend of heritage steam, including a seat in the Great Train Race. Tour the tunnels at Fort Scratchley and see the displays at Fighter World. Wander along ANZAC Walk, high above the Newcastle headland and travel on the new cordless light rail.


Flights are included in the deal ex Brisbane and Melbourne! CALL US ON 1300 404 606 for more information

  • Transfers are included!  Home pickup from Brisbane and The Hunter only. Sydney passengers make their own way to the departure point in Newcastle.

  • Australia has four main seasons with the warmest time of the year being December to March.
  • The average temperature in summer is between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter averages between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Regardless of when you visit Australia, the weather can change dramatically without a moments notice make sure to bring clothing for all seasons.

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