From Friday 20th - Monday 23rd September 2013, Heritage Express will be operating a Southern Aurora tour called Southern Aurora Flights & Flowers. The train will be visiting different places in Southern NSW, and the train will be travelling to a few different events as well.
*WWII Pacific Theatre flying demonstrations featuring Hudson, Wirraway & Spitfire planes at the Temora Aviation Museum.
*Afternoon journey along the scenic railway line to Griffith for sampling of the finest local produce.
*Floriade at Canberra — a picturesque carnival of flowers on the banks of Lake Burley-Griffin featuring entertainment, horticulture talks and a Ferris Wheel for great views from above.
*Fine art at Canberra's National Gallery.
*Scenic breakfast journey down the rainforested Illawarra Escarpment and along the South Coast beaches.
*all-inclusive package, unpack once and relax!
Day 1, Friday September 20th:
Meet under the clocktower — board Southern Aurora at Sydney's Central Station.
Relax and unwind in the Lounge-&-Bar Cars, meet your fellow travellers over supper before retiring to your cosy sleeping compartment.
Overnight journey into the NSW South West Slopes aboardSouthern Aurora.
Day 2, Saturday September 21st:
Enjoy a cooked breakfast onboard, freshly prepared by the travelling chef.
See the spectacle of the Spitfire planes at the Temora Aviation Museum's Fly-In event.
Relax on a leisurely afternoon journey through farming and wine-growing districts to Griffith.
Sample regional produce at Griffith before a sunset 'Dinner-in-the-Diner'.
Overnight journey towards Goulburn aboard Southern Aurora.
Day 3, Sunday September 22nd:
Scenic breakfast journey through the Molonglo Gorge.
Morning visit to Floriade and lunch on the banks of Lake Burley-Griffin.
Afternoon inspection of Canberra's National Gallery of Australia.
'Dinner-in-the-Diner' along the scenic Canberra branchline.
Overnight journey aboard Southern Aurora.
Day 4, Monday September 23rd:
Scenic breakfast journey down the Illawarra Escarpment, and along the South Coast beaches.
Mid-morning arrival at Sydney's Central Station.