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Victorian Goldfields Railway

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Sunday Outing

Step back in history & take a ride on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. This amazing piece of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colin C
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Castlemaine to Maldon - Steam Revival

Very obliging Office staff (Sharon) whose flexible approach facilitated our booking at short... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark M
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“first class”(60 reviews)
“steam engine”(17 reviews)
“return trip”(15 reviews)
Authentic Steam Railway linking historic Castlemaine and Maldon. The must do activity for all visitors to central Victoria. You can catch the train for a return trip from either Castlemaine or Maldon stations. Fun for the whole family as you get up...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Castlemaine Train Station | Kennedy St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5470 6658
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Step back in history & take a ride on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. This amazing piece of history running between Castlemain and Maldon is amazing to experience, allowing you to sit back take in the scenery & enjoy the journey in the way people might...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very obliging Office staff (Sharon) whose flexible approach facilitated our booking at short notice. Station staff seemed passionate about all aspects of the “Steam” adventure departure. The 45 min journey was relaxing in a comfortable private compartment. Maldon was a quaint little destination with old...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went from Maldon to Castlemaine 2nd class. Volunteer staff very welcoming and helpful. Old carriages really lovely. Old engine didn’t miss a beat. Ran on time both ways. Even let dogs on. Lovely scenery on the way.

Thank Emfc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband was the driver of a BIG Y133 class diesel-electric locomotive for a day. I was his navigator as usual, but this time just to guide him in the train track line gradients. It was so much fun!! We travel from Maldon to Castlemaine....More

Thank SilviaSmith
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The 1920 era steam train departs CASTLEMAINE STATION at 1200 and travels to MALDON with a stop halfway at MUCKLEFORD, ours was the ALES ON RAILS so you get to sample a variety of local beers and the staff give you a run down on...More

Thank Mick P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Good idea to book beforehand. We did Castlemaine to Maldon return with a two hour stay in Maldon.Family of five and we had a good time but weather was terrible and carriages very cold with no heating. Kids entertainment was good with clowns, balloons and...More

Thank Househillwood
Reviewed 6 June 2018

What a gorgeous gem in the Victorian Goldfields! A heritage steam train huffs and puffs through fascinating goldfields landscapes. There are two first class parlous cars - 'Tambo' and 'Macedon' - that have been restored to their former glory and they are simply exquisite! Andrew,...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I had no expectations going for a ride on a rickety old train pulled by a steam engine but WOW! I loved every moment of this classic one hour journey. To sit and watch the bush go by while being lulled into the clicky clack...More

1  Thank Giselle175
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Had a wonderful time on this old train, travelling in 2nd class but probably made no difference in what class you travel, the experience was wonderful.what ever way you go. We had an extended travel returning to Maldon because of difficulty getting up the steep...More

Thank gayle w
Reviewed 3 May 2018

the service by the cabin crew was excellent, One Cabin Crew member Duncan was very helpful, and friendly. It was the first time Iflew by myself. the staff were good to me. I was told if I needed assistance just ask. The food on the...More

1  Thank Paul O
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22 August 2018|
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Response from platypus150 | Reviewed this property |
It is all on the website. Seniors get a "concession" fare. On a return ticket it is $45 economy and $65 first class fare ($5 off).
22 August 2018|
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Response from Househillwood | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I can't remember however it was discounted.
4 October 2017|
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Response from Lynne M | Reviewed this property |
It is at the discretion of the Station Master for Excursion Class only. No dogs permitted in 1st Class.