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Steam Train and Overnight Stay - For 2

Maldon and Castlemaine, VIC - Show on map
For 2 people

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  • Overnight stay and steam train experience the next day
  • Ride with the crew in the locomotive
  • Historic ride from Maldon to Castlemaine

A relaxing overnight break for anyone who wants to experience a trip back to an era when life took on a slower pace. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay before awaking the next morning to a delightful steam train experience as VIP guests of the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

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What's Included?

  • Return trip for 2 people aboard a steam train from Maldon to Castlemaine on the Sunday
  • Overnight getaway before the experience
  • Wine and nibbles

Spend the night enjoying the hospitality of a comfortable country motel in a delightful garden setting and enjoy breakfast before taking a short walk the station the next morning for an unforgettable steam train experience. Your experience starts as you are welcomed aboard as special guests of the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Sit back and relax as you take a historic journey from Maldon to Castlemaine on the former Victorian Railways Castlemaine to Maldon Broad-Gauge Branchline in the Mount Alexander Shire. You will be provided with a glass of local wine and nibbles to enjoy on your steam train journey. On your return journey, either you or your partner will have the privilege of making the journey up on the locomotive with the loco crew which adds a unique and exciting extra dimension to your steam train experience.

Session Length

Trains run on all Sundays, Wednesdays and some Public Holidays.


Any adult can participate. The motel accommodation is 3 star and overlooks picturesque gardens. Each unit is antique furnished, with air conditioning, full ensuite with bath and mini bar. Breakfast is included.


Weather does not interfere with journey , except on days of extreme fire danger, when a diesel loco substitutes for steam.

Dress Code

  • Sturdy shoes and long trousers are required by the person opting for the loco ride on the return journey.
  • The person going both ways in the train carriage will only need normal attire. Dress as the weather permits.
  • Overnight bag and toiletries

This experience takes place in Maldon and Castlemaine, approximately a 90 minute drive from Melbourne.