Heritage Train Rides
- Scenic steam and diesel train trips from Queenscliff and Drysdale Stations.
- Private carriage hire (pre-booked) is ideal for children’s parties or groups of 20+
- Locomotive cab rides (14 yrs+) are available as an upgrade to the normal Heritage train ticket, offering the chance to travel with the Driver and Fireman and witness the action first hand. Please check availability at the booking office on the day of your visit.
- During school holidays, passengers can include a visit to the Marine & Fisheries Discovery Centre (MFDC) for some interactive fun. The Centre features a marine-life touch tank and information on the importance of the Swan Bay to migrating birds and marine life. Trains will stop opposite the centre, to drop off and collect passengers. Visits between trains around 1 hour and 20 minutes (can vary) and can include time to enjoy a BYO lunch along the board walk overlooking Swan Bay. Please note the centre does not have food or drinks for sale. Please call 5258 2069 for details and dates.
Queenscliff to Drysdale 11.00am & 3.00pm
Queenscliff to Lakers Siding 1.30pm
Drysdale to Queenscliff 12.10pm & 4.10pm
Heritage Service tickets may be pre-purchased on-line until 1.00am
the morning of the day of travel. Tickets will be available from both Queenscliff and Drysdale Stations – please see the Booking Officer
to check availability of your preferred service on arrival.
To view timetable information click here.
To view our operating calendar click here.
Trains run on Sundays throughout the year, most public holidays, as well as
Tuesday and Thursday during the Easter, July and September school holidays.
A diesel service will operate on days of Total Fire Ban.
Timetables, calendars, motive power (steam/diesel) and
fares may be altered with little or no advance notice.
During the summer holidays, extra train running days will be scheduled.
Please refer to the website, or call during office fours for information
on when the Heritage Service operates over this period.
Please note our heritage timetable does not apply on:
Day Out With Thomas and Santa Train weekends
Queenscliff Music Festival weekend
These little cardboard icons were invented by an Englishman, Thomas Edmonson, in the mid 19th Century. They were designed to fit into a gentleman’s waistcoat pocket or a lady’s coin purse. Edmonson also designed the ticket dating machine. Used regularly by V/Line until 1999, the tickets are still issued by heritage railways.