Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

Steam Train Gift Ideas

Something Different
  • Wondering what on earth to get for that next birthday, Fathers Day or other special occasion?
  • Why indeed wait for designated days?
  • Why not just give that special someone a gift just for being who they are – at any time?
  • Something a bit unusual and unexpected?

Victorian Goldfields Railway can assist you with these gift ideas

Steam Train Ride

Our steam train ride takes you for a 120 min. authentic steam era journey with all the atmosphere of the time when steam ruled the rails.

Buy Gift Certificates Online

Our attractively designed Gift Certificates are the ideal present to give a memorable experience to anyone......

  • family and friends.
  • A great idea for work colleagues or to reward an employee.
  • perhaps simply to say thankyou to someone special.
  • The perfect gift for the person who is hard to buy for.
  • for those who prefer experiences over material gifts.
  • any railway buff.

All certificates are for return travel and journeys may be commenced from Castlemaine or Maldon.

Gift Certificates can be purchased through our Online Shop

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§ First Class

- travel in our superbly refurbished car - Tambo. The First Class service operates on all regular VGR services.

Footplate Experience

Experience the thrill of travelling on the footplate with the driver and see how steam trains captivate the imagination of everyone. (Note - only available to people 16 years and older). Visit the Ride with the Driver page.
Cost : $45.00 plus train fare

VGR Souvenir Guide Book
VGR Guide Book
A 39 page full colour Souvenir Guide Book - The Perfect Souvenir & Guide to the Victorian Goldfields Railway
Make the most of your visit to the VGR. Our Guide Book includes archive images of our stations and a brief guide to the history of the line. Featuring information and exclusive photos of the VGR's special and milestone events.

$ 15.00
The Ultimate Steam Train Experience - Driving Package

This is an exhilarating experience where the visitor takes the controls of the powerful locomotive for a day – under expert tuition and supervision. Our Driver Experience participants have described this experience as 'awesome'.
See our Driver Experience page for full details - gift vouchers available for purchase online.

Special Events

Throughout the year we run special events which could be readily used as gift ideas.

  • Dinner trains
  • Wine & Cheese evenings
  • And more .......

See our Homepage for special events.

What about a SURPRISE PARTY for someone special?
These can be arranged and take a variety of forms. Contact us to discuss your needs.

How To Give These Steam Train Experiences

To organize a 'Great Steam Train Gift' - contact our Marketing Office -

  • Phone:   5470 6658
  • Fax:       5470 6272
  • Email: or
  • Post: VGR Marketing Office, PO Box 51, Castlemaine 3450

The special gift certificate can be sent to you for presentation
direct to the recipient.

Contact us – we would love to assist you with a Great Steam Train Gift!