Australia has an incredible history when it comes to that iconic Gold Rush, and an important element of that was the steam train! So, it only seems like a GREAT idea to combine the two - that's where Victorian Goldfields Railway comes in! The Victoria Goldfields Railway brings the Steam Train experience to the whole family. The locomotive links the historic towns of Maldon and Castlemaine, and take you back through history as you make your way through a region with some of the richest gold mining in the country!
You will make your way through the Box-Iron Bark forest, so you will have some amazing views on the way too!
You can take single or return journeys from Maldon or Castlemaine station. Each have their own timetables so just check what suits you the best!
If you want something REALLY fun, they check out the Steam Train For Kids rides that they offer on the last weekend of Victorian school term holidays! The day is filled with games, train rides, novelty rides, donkey rides and even an animal farm!
They have a jumping castle, clowns, a model railway and a trolley - if the fun of the steam train wasn't enough for you!
The ride is about an hour, and all trains leave and return from Maldon station. Kids can meet the engine drive, ride the cab, and even get to blow the whistle - too much fun!
You might even spot a kangaroo or two!
Want to spoil yourself even more...check out first class!
Not only will the Victorian Goldfields Railway give kids a unique experience, but also give them a sense of the incredible Gold Rush history. Have a great day!
Train operates on the former Victorian Railways between Castlemaine and Maldon.Get directions
From $37 single rides
From $16 single rides (Ages 4 to 16)
The trains are run through volunteers and sponsorship so they can keep the history stories going in the future. They LOVE sharing our incredible history!
Drinks and sweets are available from the train stations
Make sure you really check out Maldon and Castlemaine. Maldon was the country's first notable town, and both have a great history! Please check the website before you plan your visit as the railway may be closed for schedule maintenance.
You can pick up fun souvenirs from the train station, and also you can have some time to look around the town when you stop.
What a great way for kids to learn about the history! Groups can take one way trips or returns, and can be arranged on their Wednesday or Sunday trains, and a special charter can be arranged at other times
There is a ramp available on each train for wheelchairs. Just contact the conductor or the booking office. There are disabled toilets at the stations too.
There are no toilets available on the trains.