Why not take a drive out to Central Victoria this weekend, through Goldfield territory and experience the wonders of Steam Train Travel. The Victorian Goldfields Railway links the two history rich towns of Maldon and Castlemaine, travelling through Box-Iron Bark forest, a beautiful region in which has seen some of the richest gold mining in Australia.
The Victorian Goldfields Railway offers a range of travel options for you to choose from: The Steam Driver Experience package allows you the experience of a life time, learning how to drive a steam/diesel engine under some of the best locomotive drivers in Victoria, the first class to excursion fares allow you and your fellow passengers to sit back and relax in comfort and style whilst you travel the scenic route, as well as family passes and cab rides available there is something for everyone to enjoy.
With four stunning steam engines including: J515, J541, K160 and K190 and currently one diesel operating: Y133, The Victorian Goldfields Railway offers it all, not to mention their extensive range of souvenirs available at each kiosk offering tea, coffee, soft drinks and sweets, so mum, dad and the kids can enjoy their trip.
After your trip, why not discover the beautiful town of Maldon, taking a short drive up to Mount Tarrengower in which rises a huge 570 meters over the small town giving you a panoramic view of the gorgeous surrounding country side for miles. Before you head off don't forget to check out the Maldon Lolly shop offering an extensive range of the good traditional and old-fashioned confectionery, the kids will never forgive you if you don't stop by!
Feeling a little hungry before the drive home? Why not have a quick stop off at the Cumberland Hotel one of the largest in Castlemaine and the Old Goldfields region and enjoy the good old-fashioned country hospitality, here you will receive excellent and delicious meals at affordable prices.