Take the train and save your energy for Ekka fun
WANT to take in the fun of this year’s Ekka?
Well then you are in luck thanks to half-price fares open to Wide Bay residents on select Tilt Train services to and from Brisbane from August 10–19.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said the deal gave residents a great chance to get on board with Queensland’s iconic festival.
“The Ekka is a rite of passage for Queenslanders, and a great day out for the whole family,” Mr Bailey said.
“From strawberry sundaes to Side Show Alley and dagwood dogs, it’s definitely worth the trip.
“To celebrate, we are giving people throughout the Wide Bay the chance to leave the car at home and let the Tilt Train take the strain for half the normal fare.
“If a one-day trip isn’t enough for you, the discounted fares apply to both same day and different day returns, so there’s no reason not to make a weekend out of it.”
Tickets go on sale today with return fares as: Maryborough West $75 (child 4-14 $39.50); Hervey Bay $91.50 ($45.76); Howard $79 ($39.50); and Bundaburg $89 ($44.50).