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Published May 10th 2021
Enjoy refreshments in a charming Historical Railway Station
Fascinating and quirky Cafe located in heritage-listed Wallangarra railway station offering all-day breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas.

A great cafe to stop when visiting Wallangarra Town with its historical railway with an interesting railway museum.

Wallangarra Railway Café, Victorian-era railway station, Wallangarra town, Historical steam trains from Warwick to Wallangarra, Sunnyside Bridge, Tenterfield, Girraween National Park, Bald Rock National Park, Basket Swamp National Park, Wallangarra Railway Station, Wallangarra Historical Railway Museum,
Wallangarra Town is on the Queensland and New South Wales border. Wallangarra railway station was an important station where the trains from New South Wales would arrive and the people and all the goods were to change trains to continue the journey into Queensland and vice versa. Because the rivalry between the two colonial states, the gauges of the railway line were different. Photo by Author.


The atmosphere of the Wallangarra Cafe is fantastic! A very special place to relax and enjoy hot drinks and nice food with your family and friends.

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Detail of the Cafe. Photo by Author.


There are two platforms on the railway station, historically one side is New South Wales and the other side is Queensland. The awnings are also different, in comparison to the style of the awnings of the railway stations in New South Wales and QLD.

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Two platforms with different awnings, Queensland on the left and New South Wales on the right. Photo by Author.


There are many sitting options, inside and outside on the platforms under the awnings. The cafe is located in what used to be one of the busiest railway stations in the old days when the gauges in New South Wales and Queensland were different and all the people and goods have to transit at Wallangarra.

Inside the cafe, there are shelves full of all sort of things, such as jewellery, old fashion dishes, cups, teapots, clothes, old movies, suitcases and toys. Outside, the platforms acquire style from the many pots of plants and succulents.

There are two platforms on the railway station, historically one side is the New South Wales and the other side is the Queensland. The awnings are also different, according to the style of the awnings of the railway stations in New South Wales and QLD.
The Cafe has many tables and chairs inside, making it ideal for big functions as well. Photo by Author.


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The Cafe is rich in plants and flowers, especially on both platforms. Photo by Author.


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Detail of the Cafe. Photo by Author.


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One of the platforms. Photo by Author.


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What a great idea in recycling this old coffee machine! Photo by Author.


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Inside the cafe. Photo by Author.


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Inside the cafe. Photo by Author.


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The dining room inside the cafe can accommodate many people, it is ideal for functions. Photo by Author.


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There are many items, some on sale and some to stay. Photo by Author.


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There is so much inside the cafe. Photo by Author


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An old fashion suitcase. Photo by Author.


Burgers start from $15. The Railway Burger has melted cheese, onion, beetroot, lettuce and a special burger sauce on a toasted milk bun with chips. The Steak Sandwich is $17 - it has caramelised onion, tomato, beetroot, cheese, carrot, lettuce and BBQ sauce on toasted Turkish bread served with chips.

Beef Nachos, small $12, large $18. Mexican Beef Stack, layers of tortilla, Mexican beef, cheese, sour cream and shallots topped with a mild chilli sauce, served with chips and salad.

Homemade meat pies served with chips and gravy are $12; fish and chips $14; Chicken Caesar Salad is $15. The food is great quality and well-priced.

Milk alternatives are available - vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available. Just talk with the friendly staff in the cafe.

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Hmmm, freshly baked scones. Photo by Author.


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A delicious morning tea with Devonshire coffee. Real cream and delicious jam to spread on a warm scone. Photo by Author.


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Chose from the menu and make your orders. Photo by Author.


The place is very romantic and it is great venue for important celebrations.

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The atmosphere of the old station is charming and romantic. Photo by Author.


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A delightful composition with plants. Photo by Author.


Address

Wallangarra Railway Cafe is at Rockwell St, Wallangarra QLD 4383.
Phone: (07) 4684 3376


Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Make sure to take a walk on the platforms and to visit the Wallangarra Railway Station Museum. It is free!

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Inside the museum. Photo by Author.


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Take a fun photo on the train at Wallangarra. Photo by Author.


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Wallangarra is a small town today but certainly it is great to visit this place. Photo by Author


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Border gates at Wallangarra. Photo by Author.


Around Wallangarra

There are many adventures to do around Wallangarra Town. Walk and explore the many beautiful National Parks. Girraween is nearby with spectacular flowers in spring and big boulders that define the place.

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Hiking The Pyramid, Girraween National Park. Photo by Author.


Bald Rock National Park has a network of trails for every level of fitness and it has the biggest granite boulders in Australia.

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Hiking Little Bald Rock in Bald Rock National Park. Photo by Author.


Basket Swamp National Park is a wetland area of primary importance for filtering out waters which then flow into creeks and house rare plants.

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Hiking Basket Swamp Loop in Basket Swamp National Park. Photo by Author.



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Reference


https://wallangarra-railway-station.business.site

www.facebook.com/Wallangarra-Railway-Cafe-197273710295510

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/bald-rock-national-park

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/basket-swamp-national-park
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Phone: (07) 4684 3376
Where: Rockwell Street Wallangarra QLD 4383 Australia
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We visited here a couple of years ago & enjoyed a wonderfully satisfying Breakfast served by lovely, friendly Ladies. The Olde Worlde charm of the Dining Room was fantastic, and we made some interesting purchases from the great Giftshop. The kids found unending fun in hopping from 'Qld' to 'NSW' on platform. Go visit & support a terrific Enterprise!
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