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Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

1 Marinup St, Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213, Australia
+61 8 6278 1111
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Fun and awesome train ride

Found this hidden gem during our WA trip. It's certainly amazing how these volunteers devote their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Desmond T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
Dinner on the railway

My husband and I enjoyed a night in Dwellingup and dinner on the Hotham Valley train for his... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Perth, Australia
via mobile
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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1 Marinup St, Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213, Australia
+61 8 6278 1111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this hidden gem during our WA trip. It's certainly amazing how these volunteers devote their time to keep the Steam Ranger train riding experience alive. Went with my two young kids and they definitely enjoyed the ride and the beautiful scenic views.

Thank Desmond T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a night in Dwellingup and dinner on the Hotham Valley train for his birthday. Such a fun and different experience and one we will recommend to friends! The restaurant train only had 2 carriages, and because it was winter (and...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Fond memories of childhood spent travelling by steam train in NSW came flooding back on this beautifully maintained blast from the past as it snaked along its narrow bush tracks. It is a credit to the volunteers that restore and maintain this valuable piece of...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We were at the nearby Information Centre and heard the train whistle blowing. She suggested we go and watch it take off. It was a great steam engine run by volunteers and it was really nice to see it move off on its trip. Next...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

You find the station a street behind the main road through town. Parking is available nearby. I took the dinner night train and everyone were in high spirits, and conversation amongst strangers flowed freely. The lights from the train don't penetrate too far into the...More

Thank PatongaZ
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the Saturday forest train and it was a lovely experience. Very peaceful and lovely staff. It was pretty cold though so make sure you take one or two of the complimentary blankets though.

Thank Jennie H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed in the amount of work everyone has done on these trains , every one was very knowledgeable on how the the trains worked & the history of them . Every body who work there are volunteers , so a big well...More

1  Thank Kat2025
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Excited to do this trip, train journey was great with lights showing the trees beautifully, train is at a slow pace so everyone can view the forest at night. Meal was excellent and the staff, volunteers do a amazing job. Will be back with interstate...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nothing outstanding but with a very sunny warm day and lots of space.In the school holidays they run extra trains which was quite empty. At $28 per person return a reasonable fee for the train as run by volunteers. The guard was very good despite...More

1  Thank alison a
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The station, welcomed arrival, table setup, carriage it was an experience from when we first stepped onboard! I had to idea what to expect for the evening, Vince our host for the night greeted us at the station and showed us to our quaint table....More

1  Thank RSBishop
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Response from Sakkie M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there is not. There is a South African who builds one-sixth scale steam engines here in Perth. Absolutely fabulous, but the owner of the engines is a mining magnet and it is for her own pleasure and that of... More