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Warranbol

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Warranbol

Sorry for the spelling I am staying in the city and would love to see the light show at warranbool is there an easy way to get there or a tour which can be joined ?

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1. Re: Warranbol

VLIne have a special offer for Flagstaff Hill Martime Village.

http://tinyurl.com/7tc5n4z

It's about 3.5 hours on the train from Southern Cross and last time I looked, there was a refreshment booth in one of the carriages.

You'd have to stay the night In Warrnambool. Plenty of accommodation there.

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2. Re: Warranbol

The train is a very pleasant way to get to Warrnambool. Check the Vline website, however, as they often run a replacement bus from Southern Cross to Geelong - especially on the weekends.

You should book a seat for the train - it can get very crowded - especially the Sunday afternoon train back to Melbourne which is packed to the rafter with returning students. First class costs about $6 extra - I'd go for it. Quieter carriage and a tad more comfortable. You can book tickets online or just get them at any railway station.

The buffet car serves absolutely horrible coffee but the food isn't too bad.

Unlike more civilized countries, like NZ, no alcohol is served or allowed on board.

Once in W'bool, most things are pretty close by.

In addition to the Sound and Light Show at Flagstaff Hill, go down to the beach and take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. Early in the morning you can see all the local horse trainers with their thoroughbreds in the surf. A visit to Tower Hill is also a must.

Lady Bay Resort is a nice place to stay - right on the beach.

Your profile doesn't specify your age, but just in case you are over 60, bring your seniors card along as it's now valid for use in Victoria and you will get 50% discount on train fares.

Edited: 07 March 2012, 01:13
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3. Re: Warranbol

If you have a New Zealand seniors card you are not eligible for concessions on Victorian Trains,, as only Australian concession card holders are eligible.

(Victorian Fares and tickets Manual chapter 6 pgs 64-65)

Edited: 07 March 2012, 02:20
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4. Re: Warranbol

It seems you are right - now that I read it carefully, the reciprocal agreement specifically excludes public transport, which is very odd, because we have just returned from NZ where we got Seniors concessions on both KiwiRail and the Interislander ferry.

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