Yarra Valley Railway is a heritage railway that trundles along a restored track from Healesville to Tunnel Hill. Future goals include reconstruction to Yarra Glen and Lilydale.
It’s a jolly ride into yesteryear, starting with antique Healesville station setting the scene.
The track winds through some scenic areas of Yarra Valley, with the most exciting part being the 150m long tunnel section just before the spot to turn back.
After your train ride have a play at the train-themed playground before heading into Healesville to explore. The cafe at the station is no longer running but within Healesville and surrounds you’ll find plenty of eateries and cafes. I recommend the Healesville Hotel and Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander.
While the 3o-40 minute round trip ride on the Yarra Valley Railway is not cheap, all funds go towards the maintenance of the railway so you’re doing a good deed. The railway is operated by volunteers every Sunday and public holidays plus every Wednesday during school holidays.
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- Trains depart on the hour between 10am and 4pm;
- Operates every Sunday, public holiday and Wednesdays during school holidays
- tickets can be bought with cash, Visa and Mastercard;
- free parking on site;
- playground next to railway;
- public toilets;
- Walking distance to Healesville’s town centre.