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The first thing you notice is the friendly volunteers and staff who are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Devonport, Australia
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Interesting restored trains of bygone era

An enjoyable 3.5km journey and return in fully restored engine and carriages, with steam trains... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Sandra T
Devonport, Australia
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Forth road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed August 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kavinia21
Reviewed August 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sandra T
Reviewed July 9, 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...!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gustillers7
Reviewed July 9, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank W9651MPlauras
Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank seabee443
Reviewed June 13, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andy H
Reviewed June 5, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debbie B
Reviewed May 10, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen S
Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Hi Maureen Great Idea ThaNks for that Cheers DRR

Reviewed May 2, 2018

We went there hoping to take our young daughter on a steam train but it was not running that day. Instead the train was an old 1940s rattler. The staff were all very nice except for the very angry little train driver who felt it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank HyperionAdventure
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This is a great place to see older railroad equipment and ride a classic train. Volunteers maintain a fleet of old engines and cars. You can even tour the large barn and see classic equipment. You also can see how equipment is maintained.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ncpeterson2004
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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.
October 8, 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
August 6, 2015|
Response from sathwick |
Station 09:00 to 17:00 Trains run Wed-Sun 10:00-16:00 hourly