Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

All of our seating is pre allocated. If you are traveling with family or friends who have booked separately, please let us know as soon as you book so we can organise for you to sit you together - via email to:

Unfortunately we can't guarantee we'll be able to operate our Courtesy Bus from Maldon Station into the Maldon township every running day, however the town is a very easy 8 minute walk from the railway station. This is due to limited volunteer availability during the Covid Situation.

We'll be running our Heritage Diesel Engine rather than Steam from 1st Jan 2023 to 3th April 2023 while our Steam Engine undergoes a Major Mechanical Overhaul.

Steam for Kids


Holiday fun for the kids. Why not join for us for kids activities on our trains every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of the Victorian school holidays.

There will be strolling clowns and balloon activities entertaining the kids during the journey. So join us for a great day out. A holiday highlight for the kids.

Open the windows, maybe see a kangaroo, listen to the whistle. We help to keep the kids entertained throughout their journey with puzzles, games and facepainting.

Pack a picnic to have on board or in Maldon in one of the parks, at the station or go to one of the many cafes in town!

Return steam train rides start from Maldon station at 10.30am and 2.45pm or Castlemaine station at 12.00am. Take advantage of the savings available with our special family tickets.

Our train carriages feature family friendly compartments and we have a wheelchair friendly saloon carriage on all our trains

Our entertainers will be in excursion class only

Although tickets are normally available at stations on the day of travel, bookings are preferable to guarantee a seat and are easily booked online.

Special family tickets only $110.

Our trains with entertainment run on the following dates.......

  • Saturday 28th March
  • Sunday 29th March
  • Wednesday 1st April
  • Saturday 4th April
  • Sunday 5th April
  • Wednesday 8th April
  • Saturday 11th April
  • Sunday 12th April

As this event is running on board our regular trains (in excursion class only), you just need to book your seats by selecting any of the dates listed above during the booking process.