Altona Miniature Railway is a popular spot with the littlies and the young at heart.
For $3 a ride you get to enjoy a loop of the grounds which covers mostly flat land, a dark tunnel and a few small hills.
My kids enjoyed their visit about a year ago and were smiling from ear to ear the entire time. My little man got scared in the tunnel as it was really dark and the noise was very loud but loved it otherwise. The picnic area is nothing fancy but the kids will like eating whilst watching the trains come and go.
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Overall, I wouldn't say it's the best miniature railway we've been to, but it's well worth a visit with train loving kids. Volunteers are passionate and the kids will enjoy it. For only $3 a ride, it's also a great value family day out too!
Picnic tables located under cover and under the shades of the gum trees.
Grassed area also available for picnics.
Limited undercover areas available;
Park style double BBQ.
Coffee van on site every public run day serving coffee, cold drinks and snacks.
Birthdays and private events are also welcomed here.
Private Function Package includes:
Sole use of the railway.
Diesel locomotive plus carriages.
Unlimited rides for duration of party.
Use of all picnic areas/tables.
Use of park style double BBQ.
The cost for 2 hours is $375.00 for up to 50 people (longer options are available).
Go early to try and avoid waiting in a queue.
BYO food, there isn't anything around the immediate area.
Best suited for 2yo-6yo.
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