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Victorian Goldfields Railway


Victorian Goldfields Railway
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  • Average3%
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“first class”(61 reviews)
“steam engine”(17 reviews)
“return trip”(16 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 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice day out on this vintage steam train. Make sure you stretch finances and book first class to experience the club car with outside rear viewing platform. The added bonus of a bar tops off the indulgent experience!

Thank 505John
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steam train runs a return trip between Maldon & Muckleford as a special train on the Saturday with live music in each carrige as pat of the annual Maldon Folk Festival. The trip is approxinately 40 minutes in lovely restored saloon cars pulled by...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train to Mucklefest with our three year old nephew and he absolutely loved it! We got to ride the authentic Victorian era coaches. It is absolutely worth the money. We also visited Molden later that day and the town itself is worth...More

Thank BeardedDownunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had he perfect sunny day for a real treat. First class travel, first class volunteers and first class value at Castlemaine railway shop with loads of quirky souvenirs. The enthusiasm of the volunteers, Andrew and co is contagious. Everyone gets in the spirit of...More

Thank Hmkwtje
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Our car club recently took the VGR from Castlemaine to Maldon. What a great trip. The ticketing process was very quick and effortless for us. The Volunteers were entertaining and kknowledgeable. Maldon is a very interesting town to visit and the railway is an excellent...More

Thank domzoo1
Reviewed 10 October 2018

On Monday 18th September 2018 my husband and I took the Seniors offer for the VGR trip from Castlemaine to Maldon which included lunch at the Maldon Hotel. The excursion/experience on the actual train itself was great with very welcoming volunteer staff. Unfortunately the experience...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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 colincB7548VE
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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 315MarkM
Reviewed 10 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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

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21 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).
21 August 2018|
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Response from Househillwood | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I can't remember however it was discounted.
3 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.