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Excellent Train

Excellent experience on an excellent train ride and te waiter/steward/attendant who looked after... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Steve P
Melbourne, Australia
Great ride

My husband and I rode this trail on Good Friday. We started in Castlemaine and rode to Maldon and... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Ann M
Swan Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Excellent experience on an excellent train ride and te waiter/steward/attendant who looked after the Buffet Class in First Class was very friendly and informative and gave us a lot of information about local sights and events. He was a very dedicated volunteer. The railway is...More

2  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 31 March 2018

My husband and I rode this trail on Good Friday. We started in Castlemaine and rode to Maldon and then back again. Going to Maldon is a bit more difficult because it is mainly up hill,but we have only been riding a few months and...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I walked on the first part of this in the Maldon town limits. It is hard packed gravel and well marked, but does move onto the highway for a bit. It is easy cycling and walking, but would not be fun with a stroller or...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 4 March 2018

11 of us went on this fabulous day out. ranging from 3 year old to 55. Great weather thoroughly enjoyed. Spent 2 hours in Maldon for lunch wish it was longer.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Castlemaine to Maldon Trail is named as such. It is NOT a rail trail as some may think. It deviates from the rail line significantly for long sections. Navigating on the trail itself was somewhat helped by the markers but there is nowhere near...More

Thank portas1971
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Great track from Maldon to Muckleford along the railway line. Plenty of spots to get some good train photos

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We loved the trail. Easy to navigate and we had the fun of racing the steam train - people waving from the rolling locomotive. The terrain varied which is something we enjoyed. We had lunch in Maldon. What a great day!

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This trail alongside the steam train line between Castlemaine and Maldon has recently been upgraded with proper trail signage and some trail maintenance. It is a steady climb from Castlemaine to Maldon but provides a pleasant ride through some great patches of local forest with...More

2  Thank xartec
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My partner and I rode the Castlemaine-Maldon rail-side trail on a beautiful sunny day just a couple weeks after it officially opened in March 2017. Finding the start requires some insider knowledge - we got ours by calling the Castlemaine Visitor Centre. Here is yours:...More

2  Thank Barb W
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Eileen L
1 January 2018|
Response from xartec | Reviewed this property |
Eileen You will find all the info about the steam train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway website Cheers