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Steam Train Experience - For 2

Maldon and Castlemaine, VIC - Show on map
Victorian Goldfields Railway

Steam Train Experience - For 2


  • Ride on an authentic steam train
  • Wine and nibbles included
  • Go behind the scenes with the crew!

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.

What's Included?

  • First Class Return journey between Castlemaine and Maldon
  • Glass of wine and nibbles
  • Yourself or your partner ride with the crew for a section of the track
  • Full colour souvenir book

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 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.

Session Length

  • Train journey lasts 45 minutesT
  • Trains run on Sundays & Wednesdays (does not operate Wednesdays during February which is Diesel hauled only)
  • The time table allows passengers to spend 2 1/2 hours in Maldon before returning. The train journey takes 45 minutes.
  • The train will departure at 11.30am


Please note we run with our Heritage Diesel engine for part of January and all of February each year due to possible fire restrictions.


The Locomotive Ride has a minimum age of 17 years for participants.

For any customers wishing to take the experience between January and April 2024 the train will be hauled by our Heritage Diesel Engine instead of our Steam Engine


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


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 if opting for the locomotive ride on the return journey.

This experience departs from Castlemaine VIC.

For 2 people

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