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Yarra Valley Railway

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Address: Healesville Station | Healesville-Kinglake Road, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5962 2490

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Kids enjoyed it so much we had to do it twice

Great fun and really welcoming and knowledgable volunteer crew. Kids were very excited to sound the horn. Looking forward to going back when the line is extended to Yarra Glen.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter L
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun and really welcoming and knowledgable volunteer crew. Kids were very excited to sound the horn. Looking forward to going back when the line is extended to Yarra Glen.

Thank Peter L
Sioux Falls
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

30 mins return journey on a small diesel is enjoyable for kids. My kids liked it. $39 for family is bit expensive for the length of the trip, but worth for a cause to help volunteers build and maintain the railway. A play area opposite to railway helps to do a picnic after a ride.

Thank Sioux_Lancer
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip. The kids loved it. The staff are all very friendly and it's affordable for families. Make sure you get there early as it fills up fast and is only small. Will come again!

Thank N H
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is an amazing experience for anyone young or old, the rides are based at the beautiful Healesville Station and you board a cute little walker railcar (RM22) The guard really knew his stuff about the railway and pointed out many features along the line including the first 'cricket bat farm.' Beautiful trestle bridges, that you go over and under... More 

1 Thank Azabee_987
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Awesome comfortable ride through restored old train through beautiful countryside, over a bridge and through a tunnel, very pleasant and 30 minutes just perfect for the little ones who love trains. Station cafe serves good food and coffee, a fireplace inside adds to atmosphere. Highly recommend. Very affordable.

Thank Frangipani55
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Go past scenic Yarra Valley, along winery and beautiful valley, farm lands, interesting tunnel and bridges as well as historical Healesville. Well worth a visit! cheap fare too! The railcar they use(Walker RM22) is sooo cute! seats are very comfortable!

Thank James C
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This is a really enjoyable way to spend a Sunday. The Cafe (YV Refreshments) is awesome. The train trip is a relaxing ride through lovely scenery. Well worth the $15. I've actually done this trip about 5 times now. Love it :-)

1 Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I went on the train trip with my Husband and Daughter, we all loved it very much, the conductor and train driver were very informative on the journey. The area is absolutely beautiful. I would recommend this for anyone young or old.

1 Thank Sally W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

I will admit I am a bit of a train fan so I was keen to go on this. The station is beautifully restored and the cafe is a winner. $15 tickets for adults is reasonable for an attraction like this. You board and beautifully restored former Victorian Railways Walker RailMotor and set off on a slow ride through the... More 

3 Thank Nicholas R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across this trip by accident. Well worth the money. The train is slow and clean with an informative guard who pointed out a field of kangaroos and places of interest. 15 minutes there and then straight back. But beautiful countryside. Even saw my first "cricket bat farm" lol which is basically willow trees for the cricket bats.

1 Thank Nikki C

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