$155.00 – $187.50
(including return trip to Brisbane)
Sunshine Express are again operating the annual Railmotor trip to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers on Wednesday 25th September 2019.
Departing from the historical Platform 3 at Roma Street Station our Railmotor will make pick-up stops at Corinda and Ipswich.
Sit back and enjoy the journey through Brisbane’s outer suburbs, the farmlands west of Ipswich, the climb of the Little Liverpool Range and the renowned blacksoil plains through Laidley, Grantham and Helidon where much of Brisbane’s vegetables are grown.
Beyond the village of Murphy’s Creek the railway ascends the Main Range with steep grades and many curves and tunnels. At the famous Spring Bluff railway station there will be a short 20-25 minute stop to allow passengers to view and photograph the buildings and gardens which are usually a delight at this time of the year.
From there the Railmotor will make the final climb up the range before arriving at the renovated historic Toowoomba railway station. Passengers may pre-book lunch at the former Railway Refreshment Rooms now trading as “Inbound Restaurant” where they will partake in a main meal of a spring lamb and vegetable ragout & mash and a dessert trifle with chocolate brownie, fruits and cream served with tea or coffee.
Alternatively, you may make your own luncheon arrangements at one of the nearby hotels or cafés. In a change to our trip for this year, after lunch coaches will take passengers to the major gardens in Toowoomba being Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park to view the beautifully prepared gardens and flowers.
Following the gardens tour the coaches will drop passengers back to the Toowoomba station to re-join the Railmotor for the return trip to Brisbane.
Roma Street to Toowoomba
Departs Roma Street (#3) 07:25 am
Pick Up at Corinda (#1) 07:46 am departs 07:48 am
Pick Up at Ipswich (#2) 08:19 am departs 08:21 am
Pick Up at Rosewood 08:41 am departs 08:42 am
Pass Grandchester 08:54 am
Pass Yarongmulu 09:06 am
Pass Laidley 09:13 am
Pass Gatton 09:25 am
Arrive Helidon 09:44 am departs 10:00 am
Lockyer 10:13 am
Murphy’s Creek 10:28 am
Holmes 10:43 am passes 10:53 am
Spring Bluff 11:10 am 11:40 am Stop & smell the flowers
Rangeview 12:00 noon
Toowoomba 12:15 Pass Off
Toowoomba to Roma Street
Departs Toowoomba (#2) 3:15 pm
Pass Rangeview 3:25 pm
Pass Spring Bluff 3:43 pm
Pass Holmes 3:55 pm
Pass Murphy’s Creek 4:10 pm
Arrive Helidon 4:30 pm departs 4:40 pm
Pass Gatton 4:56 pm
Pass Laidley 5:09 pm
Pass Yarongmulu 5:17 pm
Pass Grandchester 5:31 pm
Drop Off Rosewood 5:41 pm departs 5:42 pm
Drop Off Ipswich (#4) 5:59 pm departs 6:00 pm
Drop Off Corinda (#5) 6:34 pm departs 6:35 pm
Arrive Roma Street (#3) 6:50 pm
Including lunch ($32.50), No lunch