Railway Travel and Tours

The Aussie Over 50s Guide to to Travelling by Rail!

Train travel is a wonderfully relaxed way of sightseeing and our modern air conditioned trains offer comfort with unrestrictive views through wide windows and most have a good variety of light meals and refreshments on offer. Take a train to the city for a shopping spree with a friend, experience a bygone era with a ride on a Puffin Billy, or book a tour and travel from coast to coast.

Train Services, Tours and Day Trips

Australia has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world. RAILWAY PORTRAIT makes it simple to find out everything you need to know in one easy place.

Day Trips with Steam Railway

Puffing Billy: Dandenong Ranges Victoria

PUFFING BILLY is Australia's Premiere Preserved Steam Railway. This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days.

The Valley Rattler: Gympie QLD

THE VALLEYS RATTLER'S journey begins at historic Gympie Railway Station This station was built in 1913 and replaced the original Gympie Station building that served Gympie from the 1870s Recently included in the Gympie Station.

Heritage Express: NSW

All Aboard THE HERITAGE EXPRESS! Since 1962 we have taken active exhibits from the Rail Heritage Centre collection on tour all over the State's tracks thrilling and entertaining our guests with experiences from the Golden Age of Train Travel. Join us for a day trip aboard a steam train, a luxury weekend adventure, a moving dining experience, or come to one of our special events.

Heritage 3801: The Cockatoo Run - Illawarra Coast NSW

Heritage 3801 Railways features THE COCKATOO RUN as just one of its many fun train trips in New South Wales. Head south to Moss Vale and enjoy a relaxing day's train travel from Sydney through the Royal National Park, cross the impressive Stanwell Park viaduct skirting the sea cliffs and beaches to Wollongong. Take in the steep ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment and the coastal rainforest - a climb of 600 metres in only 16 kilometres!

Steamrail Victoria

STEAMRAIL VICTORIA is a non-profit organisation whose members just love the restoration and operation of vintage steam, diesel and electric locomotives and carriages. Ride aboard history in the beautifully restored timber panel carriages and admire the beautifully crafted Edwardian pressed tinwork on the carriage ceilings.

West Coast Wilderness Railway: Tasmania

WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY Experience firsthand what it was like to live and work along the line on a visit to our Abt Railway Museum Listen to the stories of yesterday and discover the history and feats of our forbearers.

Victorian Goldfields Railway: Central Victoria

Running through the Goldfields of Central Victoria, the VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS brings to you the experience of Steam Train Travel Linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, your train takes you through Box-Iron Bark forest in a region that saw some of the richest gold mining in Australia.

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