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Heritage trains

Take a ride back in time on Victoria's heritage trains.

Ride steam, electric and diesel locomotives from village to village for a family-fun day trip or wine, dine and sleep over in old-fashioned luxury. Discover railway museums with attractions for train enthusiasts young and old at historic railway stations.

Wend your way through the fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges on the iconic Puffing Billy Steam Railway and between gold-rush towns on the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Ride through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, and through stunning mountains on the Yarra Valley Railway.

Go coastal on the Mornington and Bellarine railways, or into the countryside on the Daylesford Spa Country Railway and Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway.

Or, choose your own adventure with Steamrail Victoria's day-trip and overnight itineraries.

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Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

Gold rush history

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Take a captivating historical train ride along cliffs and over bridges, traversing gorges, rivers and landscapes that change with the seasons.

Gold rush history

Victorian Goldfields Railway

Get the kids together for a memorable day out on this authentic steam railway, linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon.

History & heritage

Steamrail Victoria

Steamrail Victoria is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the restoration and operation of vintage steam, diesel and electric locomotives and...

History & heritage

Mornington Railway

The Mornington Railway runs on the Mornington Branch line, recreating the original Victorian Railways branch line operation. As a heritage and...

History & heritage

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

Come and ride a train straight out of the good old days at Daylesford Spa Country Railway, when life was simpler and train services were an essential...

History & heritage

Yarra Valley Railway

Come and enjoy a heritage railway ride from Healesville Station through the beautiful Yarra Valley to the 150 metre long brick tunnel on the Yarra...

History & heritage

Bellarine Railway

The Bellarine Railway is a volunteer operated organisation offering heritage train rides and experiences between Queenscliff and Drysdale, featuring...

History & heritage

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway was formed in 1994 under the auspices of the Red Cliffs Rotary Club to operate the restored Kerr Stuart...

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Heritage buildings

Discover Melbourne's rich past with a visit to one of the many historic buildings, churches and monuments around the city.

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Lighthouses

Explore grand, historic lighthouses standing sentry along Victoria's dramatic coastline, guiding the way from Gippsland to the Great Ocean Road.

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Gold rush history

Get a taste of the gold fever that hit Victoria when gold was discovered in the 1850s, propelling the remote Australian colony onto the world stage.