The Woodford Railway runs very affordable train rides Brisbane north of the city with trains departing on the first and third Sunday of every month roughly every 30 minutes between 10am and 3:30pm, pausing for a lunch break between 12:30 and 1:30pm. The train can once again stop at Woodford Gardens Cafe again to drop off and pick up passengers, plan ahead and make a booking with the cafe if you'd like to stop for a bite to eat. COVID restrictions may impact the railway's operating days and times, so please double check their Facebook page for the latest news before starting your day trip.
The Woodford Railway invites local and visiting families, nostalgic couples and train-aficionados to come for an immersive experience learning about the locomotives of yesteryear in all their glory. The train ride round-trip lasts about 20 minutes, and affords passengers the opportunity to take in the beautiful rural Woodford scenery. You may even catch sight of grazing horses as the locomotive trundles past numerous lush pastures and paddocks.
After your scenic tour, grab some happy-snaps by the train and make the station shop your last pit-stop. You can indulge your appetite for all things locomotive by picking-up railway themed books and DVDs for sale, or just quench your thirst with a cold drink.
As for those who’ve built up an appetite, head outside for a picnic or a BBQ.
The Woodford Railway provides outdoor tables, BBQ facilities and grassy spots to spread out a picnic blanket. Tuck into a picnic or grill up some snags with the family before heading home, or venturing into Woodford township.
If you’re not keen on self-catering during your family day out, no worries, Woodford has you covered! Just drive, or take a stroll into town to discover a handful of fantastic little cafes and eateries all within 1km of the Woodford Railway.
Known to locals previously as the Durundur Railway, this historical site is home to heritage train locomotives and carriages from the sugar industry dating back to the 1960s and even earlier. All of the buildings have a story to tell as well. They are all genuine railway structures steeped in history, collected from nearby townships.
Direct all enquiries regarding train rides, group train charters, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation to Brian on: 3354 2140.
To listen to pre-recorded information: Call 5496 1976
Visiting Woodford on a third Sunday of the month? If so, you should combine your visit with a trip to Woodford Historical Society And Community Museum.
If you happen to head in on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January) then stop-in at the Mt Mee Markets and Country Kitchen on your way, or if you’re coming past on the third Sunday of the month, check out the Woodford Lions Club markets just 2 blocks from the railway.
Woodford Railway is located approximately a 1 hour drive from Brisbane CBD and 25 minutes’ from Caboolture along the D’Aguilar Highway. You’ll find the
railway’s small carpark located along Margaret St, Windows of Woodford water tower on Margaret Street.
16-24 Margaret St, Woodford QLD 4514, AustraliaWebsite
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