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Volunteer operated working museum

A great working museum operated by preserving Tasmanian railway history. Take a ride on a steam... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shane P
Devonport, Australia
A lovely experience

This is a short but very pleasant trip for both train enthusiast and general public alike. The... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Devonport, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Forth road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6424 6335
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great working museum operated by preserving Tasmanian railway history. Take a ride on a steam train or an old diesel railcar. Operated by dedicated passionate volunteers. Although commentary isn't provided on the short trip to Coles beach and return volunteers are more than happy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Diesel train pulled the carriage not a vintage train. The train ride was okay but it really goes nowhere and the scenery is not pleasant. The workshops though are excellent with quite a variety of old vintage trains and equipment. This part is value...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mr. Mario C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel this was really bad value for money. $34 just to ride and old diesel train 5 mins and back. No commentary on the journey to explain some of the history behind the railway.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank eldarad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On Christmas Eve (24 Dec 2018) stopped off in Devonport midmorning hoping to visit the Don River Railway. Despite a sign at the main entrance and the website stating that they were OPEN year round except Christmas Day and Good Friday, they were CLOSED. Many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RobM2518
Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Rob Yes you are right We decided to close Christmas eve to allow our volunteers time to get ready to have Christmas with their families We are generally open seven days a week, and our volunteers dedicate lots of time to the Railway. Thank...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a short but very pleasant trip for both train enthusiast and general public alike. The train winds its way through some pleasant bushland alongside a picturesque river that winds its way lazily to the sea. The steam train brings back all the nostalgia...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mdunn254
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

What every family needs to do on a Sunday afternoon. Fun and informative train ride for young and not so young. Lovely ride along the Don Heads. Hop off at other end and enjoy a seaside walk before heading back to station.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank laureensteers
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were advised to visit by a local, and were not disappointed ,although it was raining and we were the only two on board. Excellent caht with the Conductor , to end and back -takes about 8 minutes- then inside the Museum area- spent quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing history, wonderful displays. We spent an hour just talking to the men at the entry. At least two hours roaming thru the carriages and workshop and display room. Only $10 ea, no charge for kids - includes train ride. No trains for 2 days...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jodi D
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

I work in disability services and today myself and three clients (one wheelchair bound) went on the train. The volunteers were fantastic, exceptionally friendly and helpful, they even let us on for free!!. They helped us onto the train via a ramp and generally made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cairon M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MTK_1987
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9 October 2018|
Response from Niels B | Property representative |
Timetable is the same except we run from 10.00am to 4.00pm Thanks Don River Railway
Leith C
6 August 2015|
Response from sathwick |
Station 09:00 to 17:00 Trains run Wed-Sun 10:00-16:00 hourly
28 July 2015|
Response from tassiegirl79 |
about 30 minutes