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Victorian Goldfields Railway is an authentic steam railway linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria. Enjoy a family day out or treat yourself and travel in the elegant first class carriages.

Family fun - take the kids for a memorable day out. Watch the world go by from your family compartment as the steam train huffs and puffs up the hills.

First Class - for a touch of class step back in time to an era of elegance to the Golden Age of rail travel when the journey was as important as the destination. Ride in Edwardian splendour or art deco style. Ride on the end viewing platform on the parlour car. Sit back and enjoy a drink from the fully equipped bar. It really is a unique rail experience.

Ride with the driver - for a small extra fare travel with the driver in the locomotive cab.

Catch the train for a return trip from Castlemaine or Maldon stations.

Gift certificates are available for all Victorian Goldfields Railway experiences.

Castlemaine is just 90 minutes hours from Melbourne on the Calder Freeway. Or for a wonderful day out, leave the car behind and use your Myki card to catch the V/Line train from Melbourne to Castlemaine where you simply change platforms to catch the steam train.

After a leisurely 45 min train ride you have two hours in Maldon to enjoy lunch at a pub or cafe and then relax on the train (maybe enjoying a drink form the bar in first class) as the Railway takes you back to Castlemaine.

Trains run Sunday, Wednesday and school holiday Saturday. Go to the website for more information about timetables, fares and FAQ's.

Content: Victorian Goldfields Railway

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Tickets available at stations. Seniors and concessions available.
$40.00 - $65.00
Family tickets available in excursion class.

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Local directions:

From Melbourne follow Calder Highway and take turn to Castlemaine after Taradale. Follow to Castlemaine.

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:

Operates through the year on Wednesday and Sunday with some variations for school holidays and over the summer period. Please note that the steam locomotive may be replaced with a heritage diesel on days of high fire danger during summer. No service on total fire ban days. Please check website for up to date details of summer running.

  • Visitor Information Centre

Some disabled access on most trains. Please call or email for further details and bookings. Disabled toilets at both stations. Guide dogs welcome.