Hosted by Hayley Morris
Discover Kyneton's Historic Shopping Precinct - Piper Street
Enjoy Maldon's annual Twilight Festival Dinner
Travel back in time with an historic Steam Train ride from Castlemaine to Maldon return
Visit to Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Visit to the Mill Castlemaine - a place for foodies, art admirers and seekers of the collectable and curious
Enjoy great times with friends for company!
This Mini Break starts in Kyneton (VLINE from Southern Cross at own Cost - see below for required departure time)
Coach transportation from Kyneton to Castlemaine
Shopping and time for lunch in Piper Street, Kyneton
Maldon Twilight Festival including food & entertainment
Return rail travel from Castlemaine to Maldon onboard the historic Steam Train
Overnight Accommodation in Castlemaine
Free time in Castlemaine and Maldon
Lunch at the Kangaroo Hotel in Maldon
The itinerary is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Should social distancing measures remain in place, Sisterhood Womens Travel will adapt our itinerary accordingly.
** This Mini Break will depart from Kyneton **
A Sisterhood Representative will meet you at the Southern Cross, Bendigo Platform at 11.00am.
Saturday 27 February 2021
Please take the 11.06am Bendigo train from Southern Cross to Kyneton which will arrive into Kyneton Station at 12.12pm
Sunday 28 February 2021
You will return to Southern Cross from Castlemaine on the 3.49pm train which will arrive into Melbourne at 5.24pm
** VLINE Train Travel not included in Mini Break pricing as many of you may have free travel cards etc.
Day 1 - Saturday 27 February 2021
Melbourne - Kyneton - Castlemaine (D)
Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel. A Sisterhood representative will meet you at Southern Cross Station at the platform for the Bendigo train departing at 11.22am.
Arriving into Kyneton at 12.28pm, with a transfer to historic Piper Street, where you will have time to shop and enjoy lunch at many of the cafes and restaurants on offer.
Afterwards, we'll travel to Castlemaine to check into our hotel before getting dressed up to enjoy the historic steam train ride to Maldon (Australia's first most notable town) to enjoy a night of fun and festivities; the annual Maldon Twilight Festival. With a picnic hamper style dinner included (drinks additional - no BYO allowed), soak up the surrounds of this beautiful historic town and when the lights go down feel free to dance like no one is watching to the fabulous entertainment provided.
At the end of the night we'll transfer back to the Maldon railway station to travel back to Castlemaine for our overnight stay.
Day 2 - Sunday 28 February 2021
Castlemaine - Maldon - Castlemaine - Melbourne (L)
This morning, after breakfast, we'll take a look around Castlemaine, enjoy a visit to the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the nearby Mill complex which houses Das Kauffehouse a traditional Austrian cafe and a vintage bazaar. Late morning we'll head back over to Maldon to explore before enjoying a good old fashioned 'pub' lunch at the iconic Kangaroo Hotel. We'll have you back in Castlemaine in time for the 2.47pm train back to Melbourne.
We hope you enjoyed your Maldon and surrounds getaway and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure.