^ - PLEASE NOTE: Due to Essential maintenance of our Steam Locomotive, we will be using our Heritage Diesel Locomotive to haul trains from Wednesday 18th May until Wednesday 25th May 2022 - We apologise for any inconvenience.
A condition of entry, all patrons over aged 18 and over must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status unless lawful exception applies.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
What are my Travel Options?
From Castlemaine We leave Castlemaine at 11.30 am.
*You have 2 hours to explore Maldon and have lunch and we return you to Castlemaine by 3.30pm.
*VGR trains connect with V/Line fast trains to and from Melbourne at Castlemaine station. View V/line timetables
*Castlemaine is less than 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne by road up the Calder Freeway.
Travel Suggestion... To enjoy a great day out, drive or catch the V/line train to Castlemaine to connect with our late morning (11.30 am) train to Maldon where you have 2 hours to enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the cafes or pubs and explore the lovely little goldfields town. Then relax on the 2.45 pm departure from Maldon, maybe enjoying a drink from the bar in first class, before arriving back at Castlemaine in the mid afternoon (3.30pm) connecting with V/line services.
Please note discount vouchers are available only for our regular train services on Wednesdays and Sundays and some holiday Saturdays. The valid days are coloured blue on this timetable
The vouchers are NOT available for any special or event trains.
Please ensure you arrive 20-30 mins prior to departure time
Click on Coloured Dates for Train Times -
Please Note:We are in a very high fire danger area and we reserve the right to use a Heritage Diesel Locomotive on days of very high fire danger. This is one of the ways we can help ensure the safety of our passengers, railway staff and local communities of Maldon, Castlemaine & surrounds. - View our Summer Running Policy
May, 2022STEAM HAULED
! - PLEASE NOTE: Due to Essential maintenance of our Steam Locomotive, we will be using our Heritage Diesel Locomotive to haul trains on these dates
^ - Victorian Colonial Express
* - Ales on Rails & Excursion Services
June, 2022STEAM HAULED
July, 2022STEAM HAULED
August, 2022STEAM HAULED
Special Events, etc.. Trains operate to special timings for Special Events, Meal and Evening Trains.
Need more information?
Contact the VGR Office on:
for details and group bookings.