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Christmas in July Orange: Thur 25 to Sun 28 July 2024

Celeste is organising a Christmas in July Ulysses long week-end away and we are off to Orange, going Thursday 25 July and returning Sunday 28 July.

Please see the following prices:

  • Train
  • Driving
  • Accommodation


Two Services for each day:

Departing Sydney

Train departing Central at 7.19am – 12.02 (4 hrs 43 min) direct service, this is the only direct service for the day and has a 1st class section

Train departing Central at 12.18pm – 17.15 (4 hrs 57 min) extra 14 minutes this is train to Lithgow then coach to Orange

Departing Orange

Train departing Orange to Sydney at 11.10 – 16.41 (5 hrs 31 min) (we have a 55 min wait in Lithgow – I remember last time we went for a walk and got some lunch.

Train departing Orange to Sydney 15.52 – 20.48 (4hrs 56 min) is a direct service.


  • Pension Cards with residents living in NSW need to use 2 vouchers and its FREE for economy & if you are going on 1st class you pay $11.24
  • Senior Cards which is called ½ fare is $38.32 return per person
  • Normal travel with no cards is $71.32 return per person


Our hotel offers free parking with a height clearance of 2.7 meters for those who want to drive.


Mercure Orange


Phone:  (02) 6362 5611

Hotel is booked under Ulysses Motorcycle Club we have stayed here before and has the Ex servicemen club attached to it. On our first night in Orange a booking will be made to go there for dinner.Deluxe Queen Room with a Queen and 1 single bed $215 per night


  • Deluxe Twin Room with 2 king singles $215 per night
  • Deluxe King Room with 1 king size bed $225 per night

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation allows for changes and cancellation without charge of a two week window preceding the 25 July.

At this stage I need to know Names and what service you want from central as I will then ring and make 2 bookings and you will then be given a booking reference number so you can call and pay for your fare with your pension card & credit card number. The reason why we are getting booking reference numbers is so we can all be seated together on the train.

When replying we need your surname and if you are on the 7.19 or 12.18 Service to Orange and I’m assuming you will be on the 11.10 service back to Sydney unless you want the late service.

For those driving we still need to know your accommodation wishes so the hotel can hold the rooms and then you can ring with your credit card details. Once a booking has been made I will give you a booking reference number for this.

So at this stage I need:

Name & what service you are going on and what type of room you want to be held for you.

In an email to Wills


Shuttle bus, wine tours and activities will come later on once we get numbers of how many people are going to Orange.

All updates will be posted to Facebook and this web page.