Take a train ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge. As you begin your journey and depart the historic Walhalla train station, you will travel through the original station yards which lie between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the old Brunton’s Bridge Road.
After the train leaves the engine and carriage sheds behind you, the first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six trestle bridges that cross Stringers Creek. The train then winds its way downhill and you will pass through Happy Creek to begin the second half of your journey.
Not long after, Stringers Creek joins the Thomson River and travels across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station. At this point, visitors disembark at the historic platform to allow the train crew to shunt all carriages into the yards and replace the loco to the front of the carriages for your return passage. Thomson station is always open to allow visitors to relax and explore the refreshment rooms before reboarding.
No matter what time of year you choose to travel, there is always something special to see and do on one of Australia’s most spectacular railway journeys. In spring and summer, ferns and wildflowers are prevalent throughout the gorge. See the beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley. Then in the winter, Stringers Creek comes to life with increased water flows which spill over the attractive rocks and gullies to form many stunning waterfalls.
Make a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway your next adventure – for a day out you will always remember.