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My husband is obsessed with trains, so we had to do the Don River Railway. This is kept going by... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MTK_1987
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Brisbane, Australia
An amazing experience

Hadn't been here since i was younger, but still had the same atmosphere. A great place for a family... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
sharniesheehan
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Devonport, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Forth road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband is obsessed with trains, so we had to do the Don River Railway. This is kept going by enthusiastic volunteers and they are all so incredibly passionate, it truly is wonderful. The actual train trip was lovely and really enjoyable but the volunteers'...More

Thank MTK_1987
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Hadn't been here since i was younger, but still had the same atmosphere. A great place for a family outing.

Thank sharniesheehan
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The first thing you notice is the friendly volunteers and staff who are very knowledgeable and dedicated to running this attraction. It is clean and welcoming with a gift shop , coffee and tea station,which was free, small museum and of course the trains. I...More

Thank kavinia21
Reviewed 5 August 2018

An enjoyable 3.5km journey and return in fully restored engine and carriages, with steam trains running at weekends. Workshops are full of other restorations, including a royal carriage, and other works in progress by dedicated volunteers. Thomas the Tank Engine is there for the children....More

Thank Sandtill
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A terrific Museum with friendly Staff ....so much to read see and all questions about the history answered....and end your visit with an old steam railway experience...!

Thank gustillers7
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great place to visit for old and young. Take the train ride to Devonport it is worth it. The staff and volunteers are knowledgable , helpful and very freindly. Makes a cheap day out. The kids love it.

Thank W9651MPlauras
Reviewed 24 June 2018

if you want to give the children a day out this is a good start. Steam Locomotives. that must seem huge to children take you on. a ride along the forested bank of the don River. At the Coles beach station take a hour to...More

Thank seabee443
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Took the kids to ride on the steam train. Had a ball - nice ride withgriendly volunteers then an informative guided tour around the engines and workshops. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

From start to finish all the staff were very professional and friendly, Their passion and ethusiasm for the railway was infectious. Nothing seemed too much effort. Had a fantastic time. Will definately be back

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Unfortunately the day we visited, there was no train driver, so could not go for a ride. Wandered around looking at the beautifully restored trains, disappointed not to see any history about them. Loved the well restored old carriages inside the workshops. Amazing work by...More

Thank Maureen S
Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Maureen Great Idea ThaNks for that Cheers DRR

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sathwick
9 October 2018|
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Response from Niels B | Property representative |
Timetable is the same except we run from 10.00am to 4.00pm Thanks Don River Railway
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Leith C
6 August 2015|
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Response from sathwick |
Station 09:00 to 17:00 Trains run Wed-Sun 10:00-16:00 hourly
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tooves
28 July 2015|
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Response from tassiegirl79 |
about 30 minutes
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