Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 59
Rated 5 out of 5
by Watty This was a wonderful experience.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the train trip from Maldon to Castlemaine and back via Muckleford. I particularly enjoyed riding with the driver and the fireman in the engine car from Muckleford to Castlemaine.
28 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jubbly Great weekend
The train experience was fantastic as were the helpful, friendly staff. We received a complimentary cheese platter & drink when we boarded along with seating in First Class.
Being able to ride in the cab of the train was definitely the highlite of the weekend.
Would definitely recommend for steam train enthusiasts.
23 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tecca fantastic time had by both
Loved every minute of it. A great town and a great experience. The train ride was a real experience and the lunch was fantastic. I would have preferred the steam train but I understood the necessity for the diesel
6 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueT This was a most enjoyable experience.
This was a Christmas gift which we decided to use for my husbands birthday. The motel was quaint and although small it added to the experience. The room was clean and the service was excellent. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful with our queries as we had not been to the area before. The train ride was very enjoyable and my husband really enjoyed his ride in the locomotive. The staff (all Volunteers) were very friendly and informative and we felt rather special receiving our cheese platter and drink on the return journey. The only disappointment was that we had a deisel locomotive, which was unavoidable because of the fire danger at present.
19 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynn61 This was a great short break !
As first time users of Red ballon, I would highly recommend this experience, both the accomodation and the train ride were great, and the staff were excellent ! thank you once again
14 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kathleen Excellent - both in value and in experience
The overnight stay was lovely. Maldon had more to offer than expected. The train trip was fun and riding the loco was exciting for my partner.
We will do this again - when the fire risk is lower and the train operating a steam loco. The diesel loco was still a blast.
12 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keza001974 Awesome !!
Awesome awesome awesome, this was a 60th birthday present for my mum and the whole weekend was fantastic!! She enjoyed herself and felt like a queen, talked the ears off the loco drivers :) perfect weather, there was 2 markets on in Castlemaine. We stayed in Maldon overnight Hotel was good, friendly staff, clean and fresh. Would definately recommend. 10/10
8 February 2013