The romance of the era when steam was king awaits you in Ipswich courtesy of the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. Hop on board an immaculate vintage wooden carriage or vintage Dining Cars and discover the rich mining history of the Ipswich area as you go past ruins of old mines and equipment from days gone by.
Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway operates three weekend services.
The Market Train, from the Racecourse Station, gives you the chance to explore for some Handmade goodies in the markets before catching the 30-minute train trip .
The Picnic Train is a one-hour 45-minute trip to Swanbank where there’s a children’s playground, and heritage railway gifts can be bought at Swanbank Station. Also check out the heritage buses dating from the 1940s which operate tours to the near by Historical Centre giving you a longer day out. Bring your own picnic or barbecue and enjoy walking tracks overlooking the lake.
The Queensland Pioneer Dinner Trains offer a range of themed dining experiences in the Heritage Award Winning Sunlander dining cars from the iconic Sunlander.
There are Themed Trains such as the Santa Steam Train and Troop Trains that re-enacting the war years in Australia.
Service TypesCultural and Theme Tours
Disabled AssistanceCaters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment