22nd April 2017
Celebrating Yaraka Railway Centenary and official opening of Yaraka Railway Museum.
Centenary Celebrations will be held in Yaraka to commemorate the opening of the railway station in1917 and the town’s beginning.
Follow the old railway corridor from Emmet to Yaraka where the activities will commence:
9.30 a.m. Complimentary Morning Tea in the Yaraka Park
10.30 a.m. A guided tour will depart Yaraka for the surveyed sight of the proposed railway town of “Welford” followed by lunch at a nearby waterhole. (Lunch: BYO or pre-order packed from Yaraka Hotel)
3.30 p.m. A museum will be opened by QR Executive Jim Benstead in the old Yaraka Railway Station followed by Complimentary Afternoon Tea.
6.30 p.m. Dinner at the Yaraka Hotel. Join in reminiscences of 100 years in Yaraka and the old “train nights!” A painting of the Yaraka Railway Station will be auctioned.
For more information and to RSVP for catering, accommodation and tour contact…
RSVP essential by 1 April 2017
25th April 2017. ANZAC Day dawn service on Mt Slowcombe at 5:45am. Parade and 10am service at the park in Yaraka.
1st & 2nd July 2017 Yaraka Gymkhana. More information will be posted closer to the date.