our heritage Walhalla Goldfields Railway
Book a ride on our wonderful railway
All aboard a very special journey down Stringer’s Creek Gorge. Experience the beauty of our railway. Arrive early to Walhalla station and enjoy the comfort of our Goods Shed whilst enjoying a hot drink and delicious food. You can pre-book your meals by phoning 0423 422 493.
Trains depart from Walhalla Station where accessible services are available, we have a ramp and space for wheelchairs and prams. We have accessible toilets at Walhalla station and a baby change table. Well behaved dogs are permitted on a lead. Parking is available at Walhalla in the South car park. Take your time driving to Walhalla and arrive in time to collect your tickets and grab a coffee for your journey.
Adults – ONE WAY $25 – RETURN $30
Seniors/Concession – ONE WAY $20 – RETURN $25
Children [3 to 16 years] – ONE WAY $20 – RETURN $25
Family [2 adults 2 children] – ONE WAY $60 – RETURN $80
Family [1 adult 3 children] – ONE WAY $60 – RETURN $80
Stay in Walhalla
A range of accommodation options are available in our delightful little town. Check out some of these sites:
Food is Available in our Goods Shed at Walhalla Station
Food is available in our Goods Shed Cafè when the train is running.
Our cosy cafè is a brilliant place to enjoy yummy food – catering to a wide range of food preferences.
Relax in comfort and enjoy a meal before or after your train ride.
Baw Baw Shire have created this new map which has many of the town’s features. You might like to study the map before your trip to help plan your day and think about what you will do and where you would like to go during your visit.
Plan your trip to Walhalla today
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Ride in the Cab
Take time to enjoy your train ride in two ways, from the comfort of a carriage as well as from the footplate.
Riding ‘Up Front’ with the crew is a very special experience. See what they see – the amazing trackwork laid along the rocky ledges, dramatic cuttings, trestles bridges and add to this, the in-cab heat, noise and smells that is the workplace of the crew.
Enclosed shoes must be worn.
Driver for the day
Driving a loco on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway is an unforgettable experience. If you want to do something different, here it is!
Drive over trestle bridges, creeks and the Thomson River in beautiful bushland. On the footplate you’ll also experience the in-cab heat, noise and smells that is the workplace of the crew.
No previous railway knowledge or experience required – we will teach you the basics. You need to be at least 18yrs of age and reasonably fit and healthy.
More information and see the video below to get a good look at how exiciting this experience is.
Journey on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway
Take a train ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge. As you begin your journey and depart the historic Walhalla train station, you will travel through the original station yards which lie between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the old Brunton’s Bridge Road.
After the train leaves the engine and carriage sheds behind you, the first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six large trestle bridges that criss-cross Stringers Creek. The train then winds its way down hill and you will pass through Happy Creek to begin the second half of your journey.
Not long after, Stringers Creek joins the Thomson River and travels across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station. At this point, visitors disembark at the historic platform to allow the train crew to shunt all carriages into the yards and replace the loco to the front of the carriages for your return passage. Thomson station is always open to allow visitors to relax and explore the refreshment rooms before reboarding.
No matter what time of year you choose to travel, there is always something special to see and do on one of Australia’s most spectacular railway journeys. In spring and summer, ferns and wild flowers are prevalent throughout the gorge. Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley. Then in the winter, Stringers Creek comes to life with increased water flows which spill over the attractive rocks and gullies to form many stunning waterfalls.
Make a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway your next adventure – for a day out you will always remember.
Like to take an armchair ride down our track?
This virtual tour is perfect for those interstate or overseas who are planning their trip and would like to see some of what the
Walhalla Goldfields Railway can offer.
Thanks to Dan & Eloisa at Nanoo Nanoo, for making this possible.
Want to ask a question?
Get in touch with Walhalla Goldfields Railway team today… Have you got a question about a journey you want to book, a question about what you will see or simply want to know more about the trains we use? Drop us an email and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
``03`` 5165 6280
2 Main Road,
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