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The Diamond Valley Railway is a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) ridable miniature railway located at Eltham Lower Park, Eltham, Victoria (a suburb of Melbourne, Australia). The railway operates a variety of live steam and petrol/diesel powered locomotives. It is run by volunteers and operates on almost every Sunday of the year, most public holidays and on Wednesdays during school holidays. The fare is AU$3.00 and one complete mainline journey takes about 12 minutes. It is a popular tourist attraction and carries over 100,000 passengers a year.
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
If you have small kids, then this is the best way to spend your Sunday. Best miniature railway in Victoria, and quite a nice playground next door. Visit at your own peril during public holidays though!
Favourite place to go with the family, run by amazing, friendly and incredible volunteers. Such a great all day activity and cheaper than chips! Kids can either enjoy the train ride or play in the fully enclosed yet spacious play area, and there are also pony rides at $5 per ride per person - how good is that?! Pack a picnic and you've got yourself a perfect day out with the family.
You couldn’t find a better place to take the kids on a Sunday morning. For $3 per adult (kids are free I think) you get a generous ride on the miniature trains complete with tunnels, bridges and all the signalling equipment. Great for rail enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Suitable even for very small children. The adjacent park has great facilities and there are mobile food vans for coffee, ice-cream and hotdogs (sorry - no gourmet pulled pork sliders here...yet). A must visit on a day that’s not raining. There is very little shelter. This place is also VERY popular now, so expect some waiting to get a ride on the train, especially when the sun is shining. Don’t be dismayed by the cues though, they move pretty quickly.
Best $3 you will ever spend!! Our 2 1/2 year old loved it just as much as Mum & Dad 😀 the volunteers are so helpful and polite. It was a busy day when we went but everyone was smiling and enjoying their day!
Visited just after Easter during school holidays. My 2yo son had the best times (*3) riding the mini trains and waving to passing trains! Adults will enjoyed the relaxing breezy ride too. The ride is longer then expected around 5 mins and well worth every penny.
Visited the miniature railway with my husband and two young girls. We all had the best time! Although the line grows long, it was worth the wait! It was much better than I had expected and will definitely come again. A really good family outing. And the pony rides were a bonus also!
Enjoyable and cheap attraction in lush, green bushland. Tunnels, slight hills, turns and a ride between 6-10 minutes makes this fun for all ages, including kids at heart! Lines can be long but there are many trains on rotation which keeps wait times relatively low. Pack a picnic and make the most of the day. Playgrounds and ample parking on site too.
Great fun. The kids love it, and so do I. Cheap too. Only wish it was open more often.
Best trains ever!!!! This park is a gem. The railway system goes in and around the park. You even pass a tunnel which is awesome. Great for kids and adults. The trains look gorgeous and the platform is exactly as real life trains. The entry fee is nothing basically for what they are offering. The staff are very friendly and cheerful. It is a happy place. Visit is a must
Really well done and great fun for kids of all ages. Volunteers do a great job. Plenty to do around the place including pony rides and central park equipment for the kids. A great family outing.
So good for families! $3 for a ride is affordable and the ride goes for 15 minutes, amazing value. The queue looked long the day we went but the wait didnt seem long. Well worth it!
Not many other activities around that are so fun for so little money. Well worth the cost for a ticket $3.00 each for decent trip. Great fun for big and small kids alike. Lines are super long but move quickly. Be warned Parking is terrible so either show up early and visit surrounding parks and coffee van, or park outside the main entrance and walk in.