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Puffing Billy Full Day Excursion

Thursday 4th July

Drop off: 7:30am for a 7:45 departure ~ Pick up:3:30pm

160 Aitken St, Gisborne

Join us on an adventure that will be remembered for years to come!  Departing bright and early we will travel to Belgrave on a seatbelt-equipped Sunbury Bus Lines Coach (with toilet) for a 9:30am arrival.  After a quick snack, we will board Puffing Billy, the iconic steam train built in 1900, into our own private carriage!  Departing Belgrave at 10:00am, we will enjoy the scenic trip all the way to Lakeside.  Once there, we will sit down at the Lakeside Visitor Centre's Railway Cafe for scones with all the trimmings and a hot beverage of choice.  We will then explore the visitor centre and have games and activities until we re-board our private carriage for our return to Belgrave, and homeward bound!

This excursion is capped at 18 participants with 9 staff in attendance (1:2 ratio) including a registered nurse. 

*Please note:  The coach will meet us at Lakeside so that in the event of poor weather, a tour of the surrounding area can take place in the warmth and comfort of the bus. Additionally, should our participants require downtime, the bus will be available as a resting spot and quiet space. 

Cost: $745.00 (7.75hr program)

 Age Group: 5+

What to Bring: Snack, lunch & water will be essential.  Dress in layers and for warmth. Hand/pocket warmers will be provided! 

Additional Information:  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a fully charged camera and/or smart phone.  Due to their size, and to ensure our clients get the most out of the day, tablets and headphones can be brought along for use on the bus and at Lakeside only. Tablets will not travel on the train!

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