Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 4 out of 5 by property good day out
adventure was excellent but directions to site need more info.
great for the mechanically minded by nothing for the partner. understand that a package was purchased but morning tea/afternoon tea was not forthcoming
the entry to the web site for confirming dates and getting details was difficult, phone call was more helpful
grandchildren and grandfather enjoyed the experience
14 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daved64 Great experience and relaxing
A worthwhile experience, a trip back in time, a friend can actually recall travelling on this section when in was open as part of the network. The time in Maldon was just enough and an easy walk back to the station, although there is a courtesy bus.
On the return trips to Castlemaine I was able to ride up front with the crew, well worth it.
After a brief stop it was a walk through all the different carriages to first class at the rear and we were spoilt with a cheese and fruit platter and a nice red. Thanks to the butler David you made the trip with your friendly service and chat, I look forward to visiting again. And thanks to the chap who checked our tickets I appreciate you taking the time to tak to me about the history of the carriages.
A special thank you to the ticket office attendant who greeted me and David's son the trainee in the loco for again saying hello and being friendly.
14 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeff94 Excellent day.
This was a truly great day. All staff involved were very helpful and friendly and all enjoy there work.
29 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rockinmama FANTASTIC
This was the best experience ever....the staff were great. From the moment we got to the station, they just couldn't do enough for us & they were so informative, there wasn't a question they couldn't answer.
The platter & wine were a nice touch.
My hubby did the ride on the engine & he raved about it for ages after. Even the freezing weather didn't put a damper on the day.
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to everyone. It was a great experience & one we would repeat if we visited Melbourne again.
9 April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rac62 Overall the day was good and full of fun but......
The staff were very good and most helpful. Though we didn't have reserved seats for our ride from Castlemaine.This was rectified on the return leg. Also it was disappointing that we didn't experience a ride on a steam train rather we had a diesel engine due to the weather.
12 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irish45 Good experience
Unfortuneatly we were not aware that the use of steam engine was subject to weather conditions and so when we arrived the ride was being pulled by a diesil engine; also there was a fault with the line and we had to make the return journey by coach which did change the mystic of experience somewhat. In saying this the staff on the train where excellent and did their utmost to make good for the couple of hiccups we encountered...
We would have liked to have been informed in the gift voucher that there was a possibility of having the diesil engine during the summer months as we would have planned the trip for a different time of the year.
18 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by robo66 Steam train Castlemaine to Maldon
It,s a great experience for anyone who has a interest in steam, the staff are very good at what they do, also very easy to talk to.
30 December 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lion We had a great time
We had a great time. But red balloon wont let me make a simple reply so I might downgrade their rank a bit more
19 December 2012