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Pako Festa Heritage Train

29/02/2020 (7:30am - 8:30pm)

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Seymour Railway Heritage Centre
Seymour Railway Station
Station Street, Seymour, 3660
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Join us on a special vintage diesel haul heritage train tour to Geelong and enjoy a family day out at Pako Festa Festival.

Travel to Pako Festa in our Heritage Train hauled by Blue and Gold heritage locomotives. Passengers will travel in comfortable 100 year old wooden bodied “E” class carriages together with former Spirit of Progress “S” class steel passenger carriages.

Your train will also include the magnificent Yarra Carriage which was built in 1906 and the recently restored State Carriage 4.

Passengers have the option to stay in Geelong or head out on our optional tour coach trip to Queenscliff.

A free shuttle bus to take you to Pako Festa or Geelong CBD.

“This will be a great day out for the whole family”



Also available is a coach transfer to Queensciff where you can enjoy some time in the coastal town on the Bellarine Peninsula or one of our curated tours.

One of our curated tours (Queenscliff Railway & Lakers Siding) includes a railway journey, alongside Swan Bay and through remnant bush. Trains depart from Queenscliff at 12 noon and will stop at a section at Swan Bay for a photo opportunity prior to arriving at Lakers Siding where you will enjoy a mini tour of the rolling stock shed prior to your return to Queenscliff.

Prices in addition to the rail fares:

Transfer with Queenscliff Railway to Lakers Siding. Adults $55, Concession $50, Children $30

Transfer with Queenscliff Fort Guided Tour. Adults $35, Concession $30, Children $15

Transfer only with time at your leisure. Adults $25, Concession $20, Children $5


Pako Festa, is Geelong’s much loved free, annual community street festival - the biggest of its kind in Australia. It incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations.

Pako Festa offers a unique opportunity to celebrate in an arena of ethnic diversity and harmony, as well as gainingan appreciation of the great variety of artistic and cultural. Expression within Geelong’s multicultural community.

The street will be lined with Stalls selling traditional foods, arts and Crafts. There will be six separate stages in the precinct offering performances of music and dance, as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions.

Sample over 20 local diverse cuisines, the smells and sounds will take you to another world Free entertainment for the entire family and, of course, the great Pako Festa parade with spectacular colours, movement and creativity from around the globe

A free shuttle bus will take you to/ from the Pako Festa upon arrival at Geelong.



  • 07:25 Seymour
  • 07:48 Broadford
  • 08:01 Kilmore East
  • 08:18 Wallan
  • 08:47 Broadmeadows
  • 09:36 Sunshine
  • 10:00 Newport
  • 11:00 Geelong


  • 15:45 Geelong
  • 16:40 Newport
  • 17:07 Sunshine
  • 17:54 Boadmeadows
  • 18:44 Wallan
  • 18:57 Kilmore East
  • 19:08 Broadford
  • 19:30 Seymour

Times are subject to change, and will be emailed 1 week prior to event.


Terms & Conditions


Travelers on Seymour Railway Heritage Centre Tours must agree to the below conditions of travel.

Your acceptance of a ticket is deemed an acceptance of these conditions.

  • Please arrive at the departure station at least 30 minutes prior to your travel.
  • While SRHC will do our very best to operate this tour as advertised, it may be necessary to alter or cancel all or part of the tour due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • SRHC cannot be held liable for any cost incurred by you arising from any late running of this tour.
  • SRHC will not be liable for any costs incurred by circumstances out of our control.
  • Adults must take responsibility at all times for infants and other persons in their care.
  • Strictly no smoking on board.  
  • The Train will have a licensed bar to purchase drinks; our license does not allow BYO alcohol.
  • Seating may be changed, if required to cater for group bookings.  You will be notified of any seat change via email.
  • When leaving a Phone number, mobile numbers are preferred. This number may be used for updates on this tour.
  • Small children must be accompanied by an Adult and supervised at all times.


  • Cancellations are to be made no later than 2 days before the date of departure.
  • Where cancellations are made 48 hours or less days - No refund will be given, unless you are unable to travel due to illness or serious cause.
  • If on the day of departure through no fault of SRHC you fail to board at your scheduled station, this will be treated as a cancellation by the person making the booking and no refund will be provided.
  • Any requests for refunds must be in writting to


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