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Great blast from the past

We visited as a family with MR. 6 year old in toe and had a great morning. The highlight was the... read more

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leow1278
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Hobart, Australia
Surprisingly good and active railway museum

I have driven past the Don River Railway for years with low expectations so I didn’t visit. Today I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
benmR8812MD
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed today

We visited as a family with MR. 6 year old in toe and had a great morning. The highlight was the short rail car ride to Coles Beach. the years and workshop were great as well. The staff, which I presume, were volunteers were friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank leow1278
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven past the Don River Railway for years with low expectations so I didn’t visit. Today I did and it has a depth and quality which you could not anticipate from its low profile presence. Our visit was on a Monday when the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank benmR8812MD
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

I loved this short train ride in the past. A great little history shop and museum. Friendly staff and easy to find.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jodiewaterfall1969
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

When we arrived we had a look round the small museum area next to the shop. We then had a look at all of the restored steam Train’s in the yard. In the workshop there is fabulously restored train carriages including a Royal carriage. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SAB5859
Reviewed February 12, 2019

On your trip to Coles Beach suck in the smell of burnt coal, it will bring back memories of train trips of many years ago! When you get back to the ex-Ulverstone railway station have a wander through the workshop to see what is being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jagron38
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This was a wonderful experience for kids and adults alike, who love trains. It was great being able to travel in the old train and watch the scenery pass by. There is some lovely history in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit Thanks for your feedback Don River Railway

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Quality place to visit - relax as you wander amongst history preserved at the Don River Railway museum. The exhibits are wonderful and fully restored - and a walk through the workshops certainly gives perspective. We really enjoyed this place - they have done a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank garrickwright
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

The place has significance and really nice people. Most are volunteers which is great. Loved it!!! There's also a museum and a engine room.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

Don River Railway was very interesting. There are many steam trains to walk through and you are able to see the volunteers in action keeping these trains in magnificent condition. The train ride to Coles Beach was a delight. There is also a very interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 140jeffreyc
Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Thank you Jeffrey Comments like this make it all worthwhile Cheers Niels.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
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JoannaW1459
February 16, 2019|
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Response from Niels B | Property representative |
Not as such, however there is tea and coffee, Ice creams, chips, chocolates, souvenirs and cold drinks etc on site.
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sathwick
October 8, 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
August 6, 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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