Authentic steam era experience appeals to all ages. A past era brought to life!
A past era brought to life!
This authentic steam era train experience links the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. A fun family activity, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere, sights, sounds and movement of the historic steam train era. Enjoy the trip from your own family compartment where you can open the windows, listen to the whistle and feel the wind in your hair.
For a touch of sophistication, travel in the first class art deco and Edwardian parlour carriages. Here you will experience the golden age of rail travel, where the decadence and elegance of the journey were as important as the destination. Swig a drink from the bar, sink into a cosy lounge chair and soak up the scenery. If you would like an extra special behind the scenes experience, there’s the opportunity to ride with the driver to get a close up look at the train operations (additional fee and pre-booking is required). Once you arrive into Maldon, you can either jump on the free shuttle into the town, or walk the short distance along the bush track.
You’ll have a leisurely few hours to explore the quaint streets, shops and find a hearty lunch at one of the many eateries before returning back to Castlemaine in the afternoon.
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