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Hotham Valley Tourist Railway

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Address: 1 Marinup St, Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213, Australia
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+61 8 6278 1111

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Relaxing 5 course meal through the evening forest

Took the Saturday evening restaurant carriage with 5 course meal through the national forest from Dwellingup. Quaint , charming and relaxing 3 hour journey in this near 100 year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mandurah, Australia
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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the Saturday evening restaurant carriage with 5 course meal through the national forest from Dwellingup. Quaint , charming and relaxing 3 hour journey in this near 100 year old carriage. Beautiful view of the night forest. Would highly recommend

Thank allanw3it
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the old timber town of Dwellingup the Hotham valley railway is easy to find with loads of nearby parking. Tickets (at time of writing) cost $28 per adult, check website for other prices. Tickets are purchased from the station. We were served by the lovely Carol who was full of knowledge about the tour and really helpful. She... More 

Thank 138Paul138
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile experience for family with young children. Steam train ride with nice view and fresh air, stopped half way before returning to departure point, good exposure on the mechanical sides of Hoe steam train works.

Thank SenMING
Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had family visiting and thought this would be a great experience. We brought some friends with us also and rode the steam train. So relaxing

Thank Adventures_with_Kel
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

To travel on a steam train is becoming a very rare and unique experience. Not only exciting and relaxing, it is an experience which is becoming a great rarity. To keep a steam train operational is expensive and if it was not for the dedication of the teams of volunteers there would be NO steam trains left. The Hotham Valley... More 

Thank Sakkie M
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Loved the warm personality of the staff behind the counter (too bad I forgot her name) and how accommodating she was. Loved the total experience of the forest train ride. It would have been much better if there's some audio narration during the ride. Some sort of information telling us to prepare our cameras to take photo of that 300... More 

Thank rbfsfomento
Armadale, Australia
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Yesterday my Husband & I went on the Hotham Valley steam train through the Forest in Dwellingup. We both had a fantastic day. We loved the train which was comfortable & clean. The people who run this are all volunteers, very polite & friendly. I think they all do a great job. We had a couple of glasses of wine... More 

Thank Sue G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our Thomas the tank engine fanatic two year son loved the real steam train. Fantastic to see all the old machinery in perfect working order. It would be even more interesting if there is a museum style exhibition for train and history.

Thank Geoffrey O
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The steam train was a beautiful way to spend a morning. My boys had a wonderful few hours out marvelling at the countryside. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank amydix0n
Southport, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had a very enjoyable afternoon at the Hotham Valley railway. A very scenic journey through beautiful Australian countryside on an atmospheric steam railway. Staffed by enthusiastic steam enthusiasts. Highly recommended.

Thank Liam G

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