Public Transport

How to get to Hoadley Hide via Public transport?

Hoadley Hide’s “Monster Hunters” Base of Operations is located at Mataranka Scout Camp.Galleries - Everley Sunbury

It is about 2.5 hours from Melbourne,
so wouldn’t it be great to catch the train on Thursday evening!? 

Well, you certainly can!

But how do I do it?

It’s easy. We will be offering you the opportunity to sleep over at Sunbury Scout Hall on Thursday night and catch our Shuttle Bus service Friday morning. On the Monday, those taking the Shuttle Bus service will be transported back to Sunbury Scout Hall and can then catch Metro services back to Southern Cross Railway Station or elsewhere on the network. 

Sunbury Railway station has regular services on the Sunbury Line operated by Metro. You can find the timetable and trip planner at the Public Transport Victoria website


Here’s an example plan for you and your team to use:


  • Metro train from Southern Cross train station to Sunbury train station
  • Walk to Sunbury Scout Hall (10 minute walk from the station)
  • Check in your team (6:45pm to 9pm)
  • Relax and socialise!


  • Depart on our 8am Shuttle Bus service to Mataranka Scout Camp


  • After final parade, board the bus
  • The bus will drop you at Sunbury Station
  • Board a train back to Melbourne!

Public Transport Victoria are currently undertaking $2.1 Billion worth of upgrades on the Sunbury line. Should this impact regular train services, you may be required to take a train replacement bus. more info


How do I book my place on the bus?

When registering, you can choose to take the shuttle bus:

  • Both directions Friday and Monday (recommended)
  • Just from Sunbury to Hoadley Hide on Friday
  • Just from Hoadley Hide back to Sunbury on Monday

The cost is the same for all options, as our cost for the bus is fixed for the weekend.

How much will it cost?

If you decide to take public transport, then you will need to arrive at Sunbury on Thursday night and stay overnight at the hall. Access to the Sleepover & Shuttle Bus service is $27 and you need to select the “Sleepover & Bus” option on your event registration.


Can I just arrive at Sunbury Scout hall on Friday morning?

Simple answer. No.

If you live nearby and wish to take the shuttle bus, please arrive at Sunbury Scout hall on Thursday night.
Late arrivals on Friday morning cause problems when boarding the bus.
Because of this we require all venturers taking the shuttle bus to arrive at the hall on Thursday night. Check in is open from 6:45pm to 9pm. Please do not arrive later.

Remember, the earlier you arrive, the more time for socialising and card gaming before bed!


What happens when I get off the Shuttle Bus?

The shuttle service from Sunbury Scout Hall will leave at 8am on Friday morning to transport you to site.

Sign in for teams at the site will commence at 9:30am and will close at 11am on Friday 15th April 2022.

After signing in, your team will be required to complete a pack inspection before commencing the activities of…
HOADLEY HIDE 2022 – Monster Hunters