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Rail, Paddle and Plate

Heritage train to Ballarat and dinner on a Paddle Boat

Experience the living history of rail travel as we take you to Ballarat for dinner on a Paddle Boat cruising around Lake Wendouree. Enjoy dinner whilst sailing around Lake Wendouree, watching the sunset on the Lake.

Our heritage train will pick you up from Newport or Geelong stations for the ride to Ballarat then a short coach trip to Lake Wendouree. Enjoy a professionally prepared dinner and drinks aboard a Paddle Boat for a two hour trip around the lake. The Begonia Princess is Ballarat’s oldest running ferry with beautiful views around the lake from your table inside or from front and rear decks. At the end of the night we drop you back where you started.



Tour runs on the second

Saturday of the month


The next dinner trip is scheduled for

2017 -  Nov 11, Dec 1 - Bookings open soon


Tour departs Newport 2:15pm - Geelong 3:35pm

Returns to Geelong 9:49pm - Newport 11:05pm



Heritage Tours

We run heritage rail tours around Victoria on the main line system. Be sure to see where we are off to next.

Site last updated 14-Sep-2017


DERMPAV is a non profit organisation operating out of part of the Newport Railway Workshops in Victoria, Australia. We are committed to restoring our Diesel Electric Rail Motors for the operation of main line tours across the State Government owned Victorian railway network. All money earned from our operations is put back into restoring our DERMs to ensure that examples of these railmotors are available for all to experience across the state.

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