The Daylesford Spa Country Railway and the Daylesford Sunday Market are popular attractions for locals and visitors alike. Situated close to Wombat Hill, surrounded by old elm trees, it is a must see weekly event.
The Daylesford Spa Country Railway is located at Daylesford, a picturesque town in the central highlands region of Victoria, Australia. Famous for the local mineral water, Daylesford is approximately one hour and twenty minutes drive from Melbourne via Woodend or Ballan.
Trains depart Daylesford every Sunday for Bullarto at 9.45, 11.00, 12.15 and 1.45 for a 1hour return trip with the 3.00 train running only to Musk and returning to Daylesford at 3.35.
On the first Saturday of the month The Silver Streak food and wine train departs Daylesford station at 5.30pm. using an air conditioned Diesel Rail Car returning to Daylesford at about 7.00pm.
Daylesford Spa Country Railway is the only railway preservation group in Victoria which is an accredited museum under the Museums Accreditation Program (MAP) of Museums Australia.
We are a volunteer organisation dedicated to the preservation of Victorian Railways history, with its primary focus on railmotors and branchline services.
It is the philosophy of the museum that the most effective way of encouraging an interest in the history of railmotors is for people to experience as passengers the sights, sounds and sensations of a railmotor journey as it was in the days of the Victorian Railways.
In support of this philosophy the entire railway is a museum, and ‘living history’ exhibitions that create live, ‘back in time’ experiences as people travel in a railmotor are the mainstay of the Museum’s exhibition program.
When first established, the priority of DSCR was to establish a viable tourist railway between Daylesford and Bullarto by restoring several railmotors and basic railway infrastructure. Now that this is accomplished, the emphasis has shifted to the development of a quality museum, and more resources are being committed to the conservation, restoration and interpretation of an increasing range of the railway’s heritage assets.
Trains will not operate on days declared as Code Red (Catastrophic).
The 3:00pm departure from Daylesford only travels to Musk