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Don River Railway

Forth road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6424 6335
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Forth road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6424 6335

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of different things to see here at Don River Railway! We had some time to kill before the scheduled train departure so we went into the large workshop building. There were numerous restored carriages and locomotives that you can climb into and sit in....More

Thank ilovepythagoras
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

For train enthusiasts the train museum is interesting and for $5 you can take a short scenic train ride. It was very busy, the train fills up quickly.

Thank MMR1316
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This might be ok for little children but not really that interesting. It was very busy the day we were here so I am not sure if it is always this unorganised. The staff were friendly but there was no commentary during the train ride...More

Thank QueenBAus
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Excellent railway. Loved the engines. Very disabled friendly. Staff couldn't do enough. Prices ok. Grat looking around the engines. Better if you have children. But overall an enjoyable experience

Thank Marion O
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The history in this place is amazing. We had a lovely train ride accompanied by a very helpful Guard. After the ride you can take a look at the old engines and carriages. Lovely afternoon.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The railway is small and a short trip was was great for the kids, you get to explore the railway yard while waiting for your train and the museum. The train travels a short distance to a local beach where you can get off and...More

Thank kimberleyc0x
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A look back in time from steam to old diesel Rail motors, a train ride through wonderful country side. a guided tour of workshop with very informative overture from pleasant guide, who was actually our rail motor driver. The actual number of steam engines restored/under...More

Thank Wayne H
Niels B, General Manager at Don River Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Wayne Glad that you and the grand kids enjoyed your visit to our railway. You can keep up to date with our restorations and general goings on via our face book page. Thanks for the review Cheers Don River Railway

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place. It's just enough of a train ride so the kids are excited the whole way. The staff (volunteers) are so friendly.

Thank KAK087
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We found this after seeing the signs along the Bass Highway, and took the 30 min round trip along the Don river. Sitting in the first class cabin was lovely, well restored and looked after, the staff were very knowledgable and friendly. The steam locomotive...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is a special place. Run by people who are clearly passionate about what they do there are lots of train related things to see. Kids can view lots of different engines, view the rail workshop, get up in the control room and on some...More

Thank Smallfamily T
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