Visiting the Yarra Valley Railway
All you need to know to plan your next train ride with the Yarra Valley Railway.
Book tickets in advance
Plan to arrive early
Make sure you plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your train is due to depart, to allow time for parking, to see the station, and to check in with our friendly booking office clerks.
Parking is available outside the station.
Things to do while you wait
Visit our booking office office – check out the shop; look at the model railway; enjoy colouring activities with the kids.
Have a pram?
Unfortunately, we cannot fit prams and strollers on our train due to its heritage nature, but we do provide a space for you to park prams and strollers in our booking office whilst you’re on your train trip.
There are no toilets on the train, but we do have toilets just outside the station (to the right) that are open when we are running, including accessible toilet and baby change table.
Where does the train go? Can I get off the train?
The train ride is a return trip to a location near the historic tunnel at Tarrawarra where the driver will change ends before the trip returns to Healesville station. passengers are unable to disembark at this point, but if you go towards the tunnel end of the train, you can see a lovely view of the tunnel!
What will we see on our trip?
You’ll start your journey at heritage listed Healesville station (1902), on a ‘Walker’ rail motor, number 22RM. 22RM started its life with the Victorian Railways in 1948! it has been lovingly restored by the volunteer team at Yarra Valley Railway. You’ll travel through the Healesville station yard seeing historic rollingstock and the Goods Shed, before continuing across Healesville-Kinglake Road crossing towards Tarrawarra Tunnel. You may spot wildlife on your trip such as kangaroos or echidnas, and beautiful Yarra Valley rolling hills. The train continues through a cutting before reaching the Tarrawarra tunnel where we then change ends and return.
What can we do nearby?
For Kids – Opposite the Healesville station you’ll find a fantastic railway themed kids park – perfect for a play after a train ride.
For Older – The Yarra Valley is famous for wineries, some lovely cosy cafes, and restaurants serving fresh local produce. Do check out the local establishments!
Would you like to know more about the Yarra Valley Railway?
The Yarra Valley Railway
No matter what your life skills or interest, there is a volunteer role to suit!
Venues for hire
membership to the Yarra Valley Railway.