Pom Pom Challenge
Be part of a creative movement and help WGR decorate our verandah at Walhalla station in colourful Pom Poms for winter.
Please drop them at Walhalla Station, Moe, Traralgon or Morwell Libraries for our special winter project.
We are hoping for as many Pom Poms as possible so that they can be installed at the station by late May.
The intension is to hang them under the Veranda Roof. The idea is to create interest in our off season and for people to visit and see their own handywork on display. If we get enough Pom Poms, there may be a chance of decorating the Rotunda as well. But Walhalla Station first.
There are many varied ways you can volunteer at WGR and this creative project is one of them.
It will conclude at the end of Winter. If you have any queries please call our office on 51656280.
Steampunk in Walhalla
28 & 29 August
Packaged tickets available for activities including train rides
What is Steampunk all about?
Steampunk means many things to different people, but is mainly viewed as a window into Victorian-era fashion, design and fiction, and influenced by 19th Century industrial steam-powered gadgetry – both real and imaginary!
What The Gala Offers:
- Ride our train
- Explore the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
- The Magnificent Machinations of world-class Magician – Richard Vegas
- Renowned Steampunk Author – Michael Pryor
- The Brass Harpies– a trio of costumed ladies who will entertain guests on all things Steampunk!
- DJ Flux – playing tunes from all genres on his grammaphone
- Tea Duelling
- Fashion Parade
- Horse & Carriage Rides
- Tarot Card Readings
- And so much more!
More information at this site https://www.visitbawbaw.com.au/steampunk/
A Ride to Remember
The Bridge on the River Thomson
Dine in the View
See the View
Be the View
After you arrive at the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, relax and have a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit.
Board the train with your drinks for the 1.5 hr return trip, admiring beautiful Stringer’s Gorge, its creek and the splendid Thomson River.
At our quaint Thomson Station, lunch awaits and now you return with it to the bridge and sit in splendor over the Thomson River to eat from your own chosen lunchbox sitting at your own table.
You can go on this trip in 2 ways:
- Charter Your own Train for your own exclusive trip or
- Join a group booking
Experiences to add to your ride
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.
The Driver for a day also includes:
- a free Lunch for you and 1 guest
- Lunch can be catered for your friends and Family for a nominal fee.
- Certificate of Completion with Photo
- One-year membership to the WGR
- 1 Denim Cap
The whole day costs $900
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.
Enclosed shoes must be worn.
Fare: Ride in the Cab (is an addition to your travel ticket fare)
- $20 for 1 adult (16 yrs and over)
- $25 for 1 responsible adult and child under 16 yrs
phone: 0491 741 822
Host your events at Walhalla Goldfields Railway
At the Walhalla Goldfields Railway we have the most stunning buildings and platform areas built to recreate the historic buildings of past – both the Walhalla station and the Thomson station reflect construction from last century and have been built by the hard work and keen eyes of our many volunteers.
Today the outstanding award-winning tourism attraction includes a professional function centre, known as the ‘Goods Shed’ standing on the Walhalla platform with the capacity to entertain any event for up to 80 guests. Whether it is a company planning and training day with your co-workers OR your family reunion gathering OR perhaps a wedding to remember, the Goods Shed can provide the perfect setting in historical surrounds.
The Goods Shed has a variety of seating options, small groups or large, along with a fully serviced commercial kitchen and a bar to provide much needed refreshments. Over the years the Goods Shed has seen so many successful functions and events hosting murder mysteries, the hilarious recreation of a 1800s Gold Heist and a fancy dress tribute to the White Star Titanic – even Elvis has been seen waiting on the platform for his ‘Mystery Train’.
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