Victorian Goldfields Railway – New Date!

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Date(s) - 13/08/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

BP Calder Outbound


Victorian Goldfields Railway

Join us as we step back in time!  Sunday 13th of August 2023.

We’ll meet at 9am at the BP Service Centre – Calder Park Outbound.

Fill up the fuel tank, then make a quick visit to Calvino Coffee for an Espresso.  Catch up with everyone and say G’day before we hit the road.

At 9.30 we’ll set off.  It’s a the leisurely cruise up the Calder.  It will take us a little over an hour to get to Castlemaine, so you can put the cruise control on, kick back with some tunes, alternatively settle into some quality time and conversation with your fellow travellers as you take in the scenic views of Central Victoria.

We will exit the Calder at Elphinstone, and enter the Historic Goldfields region.  We’ll pass through the Box-Ironbark forest, then former gold mining town of Chewton before arriving at our driving destination of Castlemaine.

We’ll meet at the Victorian Goldfields Railway which is at Castlemaine Station.

The journey back in time to the steam era begins as we arrive on Platform 3. Have your tickets ready!  Smell the burning coal, experience the sight and sound of hissing steam as we prepare to board.

The train will depart at 11.30am, 45 minutes later we will alight at Maldon.

There is a 1km walk from the railway station to the tranquil town that has maintained its 19th century appearance and charm.

Here, we will explore the historic streetscape, admire the gold rush architecture, browse through boutique stores and rifle through an eclectic array of antiques, collectables and vintage pieces.  You can perhaps even take home a piece of quality local art, jewellery or fashion.

There are a range of café and bakery options for lunch.

We will be back at the station around 2.30pm, our steam train back to Castlemaine departs at 2.45pm sharp.


Book your tickets in advance at

There are First Class and Excursion Class tickets available. (Both options are a great experience).

A return family ticket in excursion is $115


Look forward to seeing you there.