Public Transport

Hoadley Hide’s “Exploits on the Goldfields” Base of Operations is at Barry’s Reef Scout Camp, about one hours drive from Sunbury Railway Station.

That means to join our Mission to Mars, you can catch public transport to Sunbury Station on Thursday night, stay at the Sunbury Scout Hall overnight, and we will get you get to the site from there on Friday morning.

Public Transport Victoria are undertaking major rail works across Victoria during Easter 2020. As a result, Bus Replacement Services are running over the weekend. If you need 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.  The fee to stay overnight at Sunbury on Thursday is the same price as catching the shuttle on Friday, so you won’t be out of pocket.

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.

Sign in for teams at the Hoadley Mining Co. Site will commence at 09:30am and will close at 11am on Friday 10th April 2020. The shuttle service from Sunbury Scout Hall will leave at 08:00am to transport you to site.

If you are doing the Venturing Skills Course on Thursday night you must choose the “Sleepover & Bus” option on your event registration.

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.

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

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

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