Ales On Rails - Victorian Goldfields Railway
Food & Refreshments
The Ultimate Beer, Food & Steam Train Experience
Indulge as you are taken into a world of decadence.... first class style.... in 1920's era club and parlour carriages
As your steam train takes you through the countryside from Castlemaine to Maldon, you are taking another journey. Beginning with an easy drinking wheat beer you sample a range of specialty beers culminating in a rich chocolate porter. Light snacks are served by our stewards on the train. Tasting notes are provided.
You will enjoy a gourmet lunch at Maldon’s Kangaroo Hotel^^ and a beer from their extensive craft beer range is included.
For those who are not quite such beer enthusiasts we do offer alternatives; local wines, ciders and soft drinks.
Leave the car at home and travel by train. It’s a comfortable fast trip in modern Velocity services with V/line. Whether you are a seasoned beer drinker or just want to explore some of the finest brews around, this is for you.
Get a group of friends together, it’s a great day out. Discounts for 10 or more.
Your beers are sourced from Central Victoria’s finest craft brewers including.
* Brookes Brewery Bendigo
* Holgate Brewhouse Woodend
* Castlemaine Brewing Company
* Tooboorac Brewery
* Saturday 27 May
* Saturday 29 July
* Saturday 12 August
* Tuesday 7 November (Melbourne Cup Day)
The Ales on Rails Train is a venue for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on Saturday April 1 and Saturday April l8. Bookings for these dates only can be made here - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
*Leave Castlemaine Railway Station Platform 3 at 11.30am
*At Maldon 1pm to 3.00pm
*Arrive back at Castlemaine at 4.30pm
^^dessert extra charge, vegetarian option available at Kangaroo Hotel
About Victorian Goldfields Railway
Welcome to the Victorian Goldfields Railway; the authentic steam heritage train linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria.
Running through the Goldfields of Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway brings to you the experience of Steam Train Travel. Linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon, a region that saw some of the richest gold mining in Australia.
For additional style, sophistication and ambience, VGR's First Class Service is without peer in today's world of bland travel options. You will travel in great comfort and enjoy the option of a full licensed beverage and light meal service provided to your seat by uniformed stewards. If you thought stylish travel was a distant memory and tourist railways are only for children, then prepare to surprise yourself with our First Class experience.....