Victorian Goldfields Railway

Seniors Festival 2018

October 8th to 10th

Bookings can be made up until the day before travel

To celebrate Seniors Festival 2018 the Victorian Goldfields Railway is running a steam train on Monday 8th Oct, Tuesday 9th Oct & Wednesday 10th Oct for seniors.

Discover the Charm of the Goldfields with a Vintage Train Ride

Make the most of the free V/line travel offer during Senior's Festival and enjoy a leisurely trip into yesteryear. Explore the quaint and charming township of Maldon as you disembark from our luxury First Class railway carriages and enjoy all of the cafes, shops and galleries that Maldon - Australia's First Notable Town - has to offer.

Our heritage steam train leaves from Platform 3 at the V/line Castlemaine station, an easy connection with V/line services from Melbourne or Bendigo. Departing Castlemaine at 12:00pm, you’ll get to enjoy the stunning interiors of our restored parlour cars Tambo and Macedon. You can order a drink at the onboard bar. Light jazz echoes through the carriages as you contemplate whether you want to sit in your own private booth, travel in style in cane or leather chairs in the lounge areas or watch the world go by from the balcony.

We have just over 2 hours at our destination - plenty of time to relax and explore the quaint town - and includes a delicious 2 course pub lunch at The Maldon Hotel. Although it’s a pleasant stroll down to the main street and the Pub our courtesy bus will be available for those who would rather not walk. Peruse the shops, grab a coffee from one of the many outstanding cafes and simply immerse yourself in the history of the Goldfields.

Your train will leave Maldon at 2:45pm, having you back at Castlemaine by 4:00pm for your return journey home.

$55 pp including rail travel from Castlemaine to Maldon and return and a two-course meal including tea and coffee at the Maldon Hotel.


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