Diamond Valley Railway
One of Australia's finest, passenger carrying, minature railways. It's a great day out for the whole family. Located within Eltham Lower Park which is located within the Nillumbik Shire Council. The bushland setting of this park includes two adventure playgrounds, both with covered barbeque areas and tables and accessible toilets. Extensive walking paths span the park and run through the railway and down to the Yarra River where there is an observation platform and impressive bridge across the river.
Opposite Diamond Valley Station you can find a sausage sizzle run jointly by the Eltham Rotary and various Community groups. An Ice Cream Van can also be found here as well as a Coffee Van. Just across Main Road you can find the Eltham Tea House which is open every day of the week except Monday and is open from 8:30am to 5pm on Sunday.
The new accessible adventure playground opposite the railway features a continuous accessible pathway throughout the site, all-abilities harness seats on swings and flying fox, elevated sand trays for wheelchair access, tactile panels with Braille and Auslan symbols throughout the site and sculptures outlining the life cycle of the Eltham Copper Butterfly including wooden caterpillars and giant ants.
Montsalvat is a destination where you can explore Eltham's art history. It is located a short drive from the Diamond Valley Railway.
Photography by: Robert Carlisle
Trains run to demand continuously throughout the day.
Events at Diamond Valley Railway
Every year on the Queens Birthday weekend teddy bears take over Diamond Valley Railway.
Come and join in the fun and don't forget your Teddy!
All passengers are encouraged to bring along their teddy bear and children (under 17's only) who bring along their teddy bear ride free!