July 17, 2011

Miniature Railways in Melbourne

My son is right into trains at the moment and we are loving our visits to miniature railways. This is a great outing with under-fives - cheap, exciting and a real crowd pleaser. Also, there is something about those old guys in their train driver hats that seems to instil good behaviour in everyone. Whilst the long queues are a put-off at first, they move quickly and its well worth the wait. Here is a list of miniature railways in Melbourne;

Altona Miniature Railway
21 Blenheim Rd, Altona North. Melways 55 5E
Every 3rd Sunday, 11am-4pm. $2.50 per person (babies under 12 months free)

Box Hill Miniature Railway
Cnr Elgar Rd & Belmore Rd. Melways Ref 47 B4
Every 3rd Sunday, 11am-4pm. $3 per person (babies under 12 months free)

Bulla Hill Miniature Railway
15 Green Street, Bulla. (8 mins from Tullamarine Airport).Melways Ref 177 B7
1st and 3rd Sunday, 12pm-4pm. $3 per person

Cobden Miniature Railway
Grayland Street, Cobden.
Every 3rd Sunday & every Sun during school holidays. $2 per person (under 2's free)

Como Gardens Miniature Railway
79 Basin Olinda Road, The Basin. Melways Ref 65 K7
Garden Opens Days - next one 15th & 16th of October.
$7.50 Garden Entry Fee for Adults. Kids under 14 are free.

Diamond Valley Railway
Eltham Lower Park. Melways Ref 21 H10
Every Sunday 11am-5pm. Public Holidays 1pm-4pm. School Holidays open wed 1am-4pm
$3 per person. Under 2's ride free.

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club
1200 Ferntree Gulley Road, Scoresby. Melways Ref 72 D9.
Every Sunday. 11am-4pm. $2 per person

The Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria
128 Rowans Road, Moorabbin.
Every 1st Sunday. $2 each (under fives are free)

Campbelltown Miniature Railway
434 Belgrave-Hallam Road, Narre Warren North
Every Sunday, $4.50 for Boulder Mountain, $6 for Cavalier (under threes free)


  1. Fantastic list and links!
    Thank you!!

    There's also the Mooroolbark Miniature Railway


  2. Mooroolbark Miniature Railway
    KILORAN RESERVE - Hawthory Road, Mooroolbark
    Melway Ref: Map 51 F2
    Every 4th Sunday, 11am - 4pm
    From Oct 2014, Rides $2.50 per person (under 4's free)

  3. Thanks, great suggestions.

  4. My 2 1/2 year old is nuts about trains at the moment. Thank you for putting together this amazing list.