Ballarat Heritage Festival Train Rides

Community Event

29 May 2021 to 30 May 2021 Annual Event

Steamrail Victoria Ballarat Heritage Festival Shuttles – Join the annual Shuttles on Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May 2021. Wave to the Ballarat locals and the lineside photographers while we take you back in time aboard the Vintage Train. The short shuttle trips run 18 kilometres to the tiny country town of Lal Lal. Stopping just out of town, the train will then return you to Ballarat Station, passing high-speed V/Line trains on the approach to Ballarat.

Newport to Ballarat Transfer – On Saturday 15 May 2021, board our transfer train for the journey from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee over the recently opened section of track from Werribee to Manor Junction over the grade-separated Werribee Street.

Ballarat to Newport Transfer – On Sunday 30 May 2021, board our transfer train for the return journey back to Melbourne. Experience the magic of steam at night, listening to our steam loco working hard to climb out of town and head towards Melbourne via “The Straight” – Ballarat’s second railway connection via Bacchus Marsh and Melton. View the city lights all the way through to Melbourne as we drop down the famous Ingliston Bank from Werribee Gorge into Bacchus Marsh. The train will pick up speed for the final section across the plains and into Melbourne, dropping off passengers at Sunshine and Newport Station.


Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Event Dates

Annual Event

29 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

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