myki Visitor Packs now available in Shepparton

Posted on 19 Feb 2013

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The myki Visitor Pack is now available for purchase at the Visitor Information Centre in Shepparton.

The myki ticketing system has replaced Metcards for travel on all public transport in Melbourne.

The myki Visitor Pack includes a myki preloaded with a day's travel in Zone 1 in Melbourne, as well as discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130, an inner-city tram map, information on how to use myki, and a souvenir ticket wallet designed by leading cartoonist, Mark Knight.

Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said it was exciting that the myki Visitor Packs were now available in Shepparton.

"The pack is ideal for international and interstate visitors heading for Melbourne via Shepparton, and means they are all ready to go on Melbourne's transport system when they arrive, without the need to have credit added to their MYKI before they arrive," Cr Houlihan said.

"This will be particularly useful for the large number of visitors travelling the Newell Highway between Brisbane and Melbourne, which passes right by the Visitor Information Centre's door."

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher commended the Shepparton Visitor Information Centre for providing tourists to Victoria with assistance and advice.

"Tourism in Victoria is a $15.9 billion industry and as a compact state, it is easy to travel between Melbourne and superb regional destinations, such as Shepparton."

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said the myki Visitor Pack was proving to be popular.

"The myki Visitor Pack offers the convenience of purchasing a myki that's ready for travel, so all they need to do is board a train, tram or bus, knowing they simply need to touch on and off to pay the lowest fare, rather than trying to figure out which ticket they need to buy," he said.

"More than 31,000 myki Visitor Packs have been snapped up in just six months, and the packs can now be purchased from more than 60 locations including the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, Skybus terminals, the PTV Hub Southern Cross Station and hotels and backpacker accommodation."

A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14, while all concession Visitor Packs (senior, child, concession) cost $7.The included myki can also be topped up in Melbourne at convenience stores and vending machines at stations.

- Released 20 February 2013