Victorian Goldfields Railway
This authentic steam era train experience links the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon.Read More
The historic Victorian Goldfields Railway is an iconic and fully accessible experience for visitors young and old.
The station at Maldon has designated accessible parking adjacent to the station building. Level access is via the station gates to the left of the station building. The railway operates an accessible carriage that is capable of taking up to 12 wheelchairs on all trips. Like all rolling stock, the carriage is subject to periodic maintenance so advance booking is advisable. The carriage is equipped with ramps to allow access at Maldon and Castlemaine stations.
Access to the station at Castlemaine is from platform 3. The access from the car park is via a long ramp at the end of platform 1, across the tracks and back up onto platform 3. The gradients are 1:20 and the distance of approximately 300 metres.
Accessible toilets: There are good accessible toilets available on the platforms at both Maldon and Castlemaine Stations. There are no toilets on the train and the journey time between Maldon and Castlemaine is approximately 45 minutes. A return journey is best undertaken from Maldon as access from this station is easier.
In addition to the accessible carriage, the train also has a carriage with individual booths. These booths would be ideal for people on the autism spectrum.
Mount Alexander Shire Council acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land comprising the Mount Alexander Shire Council area.
We pay respect to their Elders both past, present, and emerging.