Rail Tour Services in Australia

Australian National Rail Network and State Tours

Great Southern Railways

There are several Long Distance Passenger Rail Services providing wonderful Rail Tours across Australia from east to west and from north to south. The most famous are the INDIAN PACIFIC and THE GHAN.



The first train in Tasmania operated in 1871 running between the northern city of Launceston and nearby Deloraine. Since then the network has operated mainly, and now solely, for freight between all major centres.

Nevertheless there are eight or nine historic railway tours operating throughout the island state operating restored diesel and steam locomotives along scenic coastlines and thru hilly gorges.

The Ida Bay Railway and the West Coast Wilderness Historical Railways are just two of these life experiences not to be forgotten.

Australian Historic Rail Tours
West Coast Wilderness Railway: Tasmania

Experience firsthand what it was like to live and work along the line on a visit to our Abt Railway Museum Listen to the stories of yesterday and discover the history and feats of our forbearers.

West Coast Wilderness Railway

Queenstown - Tasmania

The Valley Rattler: Gympie QLD

The Valley Rattler’s journey begins at historic Gympie Railway Station This station was built in 1913 and replaced the original Gympie Station building that served Gympie from the 1870’s Recently included in the Gympie Station.

The Valley Rattler

The Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Puffing Billy: Dandenong Ranges Victoria

Puffing Billy is Australia's Premiere Preserved Steam Railway This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days.

Puffing Billy Day Trips

Melbourne Victoria

Heritage Express: NSW

All Aboard! Since 1962 we have taken active exhibits from the Rail Heritage Centre collection on tour — all over the State's tracks — thrilling and entertaining our guests with experiences from the Golden Age of Train Travel. Join us for a day trip aboard a steam train, a luxury weekend adventure, a moving dining experience, or come to one of our special events.

NSW Train Heritage

NSW Train Heritage day trips - Sydney NSW

Heritage 3801: The Cockatoo Run - Illawarra Coast NSW

The Cockatoo Run can take you to either Robertson or continue on through to Moss Vale Enjoy a relaxing day's train travel from Sydney through the Royal National Park, cross the impressive Stanwell Park viaduct skirting the sea cliffs and beaches to Wollongong Take in the steep ascent of the Illawarra Escarpment and the coastal rainforest - a climb of 600 metres in only 16 kilometres!

3801 Limited


Steamrail Victoria

Steamrail Victoria is a non-profit organisation whose members just love the restoration and operation of vintage steam, diesel and electric locomotives and carriages. Ride aboard history in the beautifully restored timber panel carriages and admire the beautifully crafted Edwardian pressed tinwork on the carriage ceilings.

Steamrail Victoria


Victorian Goldfields Railway: Central Victoria

Running through the Goldfields of Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway brings to you the experience of Steam Train Travel Linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, your train takes you through Box-Iron Bark forest in a region that saw some of the richest gold mining in Australia.

Victorian Gold Fields Tour

Castlemaine, Victoria

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Cairns Queensland

Qld Workshops Rail Museum

Brisbane Roma St

Drive a Train for 32km

Queenscliff, Victoria


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