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Walhalla Goldfields Railway




A ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway is an unforgettable experience. No matter what time of year you choose to travel there is always something special to see.

In spring and summer wild flowers are prevelant throughout the gorge. Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley. Then in the winter Stringers Creek comes to life with increased water flows which spill over the attractive waterfall.

During the Easter school holiday period, trains operate on a daily basis - check the timetable for details.

Ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge. As you begin your journey and depart Walhalla Historic Township, you will travel through the station yard which lies between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the Brunton's Bridge Road. After you leave the engine and carriage sheds behind the first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six large trestle bridges that criss-cross Stringers Creek Gorge in an effort to find anchorage for each bridge abutment. As the train winds it's way down hill you will pass through Happy Creek to begin the second half of your journey.

The train journey follows Stringers Creek to where it joins the Thomson River; then we travel across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station where you will have time to explore the area before returning to Walhalla.

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The track is in a very scenic location with a rock wall on one side and a cliff descending to a small creek on the other. There are a range of different carriages from very open to partially enclosed. The trains are all diesel and steam trains do not run on the line.

The ride is an ideal length for kids and lasts 20 minutes each way with a 20 minute stop at the end point on the Thomson River with some bridges along the way. There is time to walk down to the banks of the river and maybe catch some people gold panning.

The staff are very pleasant and there are good facilities at both stations including food, drinks and clean toilets.

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Walhalla Road,  Walhalla 3825, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5165 6267 (Station)
Map: X928 Ref: D6

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