If you have a passion for steam trains then this experience gets you up close and personal. All the sights, sounds and atmosphere of an authentic steam train journey will take you back to another era when steam ruled the rails.
This product is only available to RedBalloon customers
Your experience starts as you are welcomed aboard as a special guest of the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Sit back and relax as you take a leisurely return journey from either Maldon to Castlemaine or Castlemaine to Maldon on the former Victorian Railways Broad-Gauge Branchline linking the two historic goldfields towns . You will be provided with a glass of local wine and nibbles to enjoy on board our First Class Carriage. During the journey, you will enjoy an extra unique dimension of the steam train experience by riding with the crew on the locomotive on a section of the line. You will also receive a complimentary copy of our full colour souvenir book.
Weather does not interfere with journey, except on days of extreme fire danger when a diesel loco substitutes for steam.
Sturdy shoes and long trousers are required if opting for the locomotive ride on the return journey.
The Locomotive Ride has a minimum age of 16 years for participants.