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Yarra Valley Railway

Healesville Station | Healesville-Kinglake Road, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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Little boy heaven

Relatively short trip for the price, but much enjoyed by our 4.5 year old son who delighted in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
9cj2
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Hong Kong, China
Old-style trains in a wonderful setting

We visited the Healesville Railway during recent stay in the town. The enthusiasm of the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Saltiretraveller
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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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Healesville Station | Healesville-Kinglake Road, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively short trip for the price, but much enjoyed by our 4.5 year old son who delighted in every minute of the journey. Our 7 year old daughter was probably more interested in following along in the mobile app journey tracker! Our son was also...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We visited the Healesville Railway during recent stay in the town. The enthusiasm of the volunteers and their commitment was so impressive as well as passing on their knowledge to interested visitors. The journey was great and there was an unscheduled stop so that we...More

Thank Saltiretraveller
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Not sure if it was the rail car, the scenery or the passionate people who make it happen that we enjoyed the most, but what a wonderful, quaint little railway. The weather wasn't great, but that did not spoil a wonderful journey. Admittedly it is...More

Thank Murray R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A great way to kill an hour when in Healesville. Don't expect anything too flash, its just an old train that goes a little ways along the track and then comes back exactly the same way. Some nice views of the local bushland along the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Rather slow ride left the family feeling underwhelmed and unexcited at the end of it. Interesting going through some tunnels. The scenery was nice but nothing outstanding. Not good value for money at $39 for a family. There is a playground outside the railway station...More

Thank Karen Y
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Yarra Valley Railway is a unique olde world way to spend an hour or so when visiting Healesville. On our trip we were lucky to have a fabulous conductor who entertained us with an interesting and amusing commentary. As we meandered down the track...More

Thank Aljaye
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great fun and really welcoming and knowledgable volunteer crew. Kids were very excited to sound the horn. Looking forward to going back when the line is extended to Yarra Glen.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

30 mins return journey on a small diesel is enjoyable for kids. My kids liked it. $39 for family is bit expensive for the length of the trip, but worth for a cause to help volunteers build and maintain the railway. A play area opposite...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip. The kids loved it. The staff are all very friendly and it's affordable for families. Make sure you get there early as it fills up fast and is only small. Will come again!

Thank N H
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is an amazing experience for anyone young or old, the rides are based at the beautiful Healesville Station and you board a cute little walker railcar (RM22) The guard really knew his stuff about the railway and pointed out many features along the line...More

1  Thank Azabee_987
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