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“A step back in time”

Walhalla Goldfields Railway
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Walhalla
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a destination not to be missed. An integral part of Australia's gold mining history, it is like stepping back in time.

The last town in Australia to have electricity connected, the integrity of the town and surrounds has been kept intact, surviving devastating floods and fires over the decades.

A great day out for all ages, the volunteers at the various buildings and mines are very knowledgeable.

Dining options are varied from cafe to the Five Star Hotel or even the pub.

It is a place you can keep going back too, even if it's just for a coffee!

Be aware of that it has about 10km of very windy road and Walhalla surrounds can be steep and hard to navigate with prams or the infirm.

The Ghost tour is very interesting too.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Having a toddler in a pram we found there were quite a few things we couldn't do around Walhalla but the ride on the train was a great experience for all the family. As it is only a short trip with a stop at the other end it was ideal for our young daughter, but it was also enjoyable for adults. I would highly recommend this experience.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife & I visited Walhalla while spending some time in Erica. The railway was the best attraction around, we were told, so we thought we'd give it a visit.

A short drive to Walhalla (very windy road, so be careful if you get carsick easily), and there it is, the railway station. You actually drive past where the train ends (Thompson Bridge) en route.

A little pricey for me - $20 adults, $15 concession, return - but it is a fun 20 minute train ride (20 minutes there, 20 minute wait while train turns round, 20 minutes back), 60 minutes in total.

The conductor was friendly & informative throughout. It is best to sit on the far side, for the best views - so almost all the people were sitting on one side of the two carriages. It crosses over a number of bridges & there are some stunning views of the gorge.

At the Thomson end you have time to check out the bridge, watch the river float by, without feeling rushed. You can do the return trip, or only one way, but only the Walhalla end accepts credit cards. The Thomson end is cash only.

All in all a fun way to see the area & experience how my grandparents generation would have had to get to Walhalla (built 1911, restored 2002).

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Walhalla train is a nice way to enter the historic township of Walhalla. There is some good views of the surrounding bush . When you get to the end of the line you walk from the station into the wonderful old gold mining town which has many interesting buildings to look at. Walhalla also has a gold mine which you can take a guided tour through, the whole town is walkable from the train station.There are several stores and cafes and also a pub "The Star Hotel" which also offers accommodation.

1  Thank MaryRAustralia
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

The scenery is beautiful in most places but there are some large ares of blackberries that needed to be gotten rid of. The diesel train engine stunk of diesel and it needs to be a steam train to be of the era.

1  Thank Kevin H
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