Galston Valley Railway welcomes public visitors on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Entry will be by pre-purchased Entry tickets only, with rides available onsite for $3.50 per person.
For detailed conditions, and to book entry tickets, please see our booking page.
Birthday and Other Parties
We are very happy for you to have your birthday party (or other party) on the site
It's an exciting day for the kids (and the adults), and from a train one can see some wonderful cakes!
To make your day a real success, please consider the following points before you come ...
Sorry - no alcohol on site. Please see our safety rules.
We cannot take bookings for picnic tables - you might like to "reserve" a table by having at least one person get there early to occupy the table. We'd suggest 9:30 am for this, particularly on a busy day like a fine Sunday in winter. If you need two tables, you'll need two occupiers - but no more than two tables please, in fairness to other patrons.
There are a few wood-fired BBQs that you are very welcome to use - wood is provided, but you might like to bring some paper, and a match (plus BBQ tools etc). We also have a Sausage Sandwich Stall, and a Canteen that serves tea/coffee, soft drinks, lollies and ice creams.
If you're expecting a number of guests, please have them pre-book their entry tickets, or you can pre-book up to 10 adults per ticket from our booking site. Please leave a list of Names with the gate attendee and they will direct guests towards your table (if you let them know where you are).
For train rides, party organisers often buy a number of tickets at the beginning of the day, enough for a few rides for each child, say. Surplus tickets (if any!) could be used on another day.
If a Total Fire Ban is imposed - always a possibility in the summer - we will not be able to run steam trains (only "diesels"), and the DIY barbecues will be unusable.
There's always a possibility of bad weather, so a Plan B would be a good idea. See our timetable page for wet weather information.
Please note that all train
passengers must wear fully enclosed footware - not sandals or thongs!
We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be
responsible for damage to clothing or personal property
caused when visiting
our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.