Last Sunday in August, Hurstbridge Village

Wattle Fest SteamRides

We hope you will choose to travel as they did over 100 years ago by steam.
The Wattle Festival offers you three opportunities to travel by steam train.

  1. The Morning Train – Flinders Street Station to Hursbridge
  2. Shuttle Rides (all day at the festival) – Travel between Hurstbridge and Eltham return.
  3. The Night Train – Hurstbridge to Flinders Street Station


NOTE – There will be limited tickets available at the train station for each of the shuttles. We highly recommend buying your tickets online at the links below

1. Morning Train – Flinders Street Station to Hurstbridge
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The Steam train will commence its journey from Flinders Street at 9.10am and arrive at historic Hurstbridge Township at 10.25am.
To experience the historic journey from Flinders Street to Hurstbridge you’ll have to be quick as tickets will sell fast.

As well as buying online, you can purchase your tickets over the phone by calling 1300 141 446. Tickets must be pre-booked, no ticket sales on the day for the morning train.

Flinders Street to Hurstbridge (One way journey):

Family $60
Adult $30
Concession $20
Child $10 (prep to Year 12)
Flinders Street Depart: 09:10am
Hurstbridge Arrive 10:25am

2. Steam Train Shuttle Rides  – Hurstbridge -Eltham-Hurstbridge
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Plan your trip and book early. A limited number of shuttle tickets will also be available at Hurstbridge Station on the day of the festival, but these will sell out really fast.
Cost:  $10.00 per person for the Hurstbridge to Eltham return journey  (children under school age free of charge). Passengers must start and end their journey from Hurstbridge Station

Hurstbridge dep: 10:55am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:50pm, 4:10pm, 5.30pm
Eltham arr: 11:20am, 12:40pm, 1:55pm, 3:15pm, 4:35pm, 5.55pm

NB Train does not take new passengers for return trip to Hurstbridge

Eltham dep: 11:25am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:20pm, 4:40pm, 6.00pm
Hurstbridge arr: 11:45am, 1:05pm,  2:20pm, 3:40pm , 5:00pm, 6.20pm

3. The Night Train – Hurstbridge to Flinders Street
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Watch the sparks fly on this romantic, inspiring journey by night. Travel by steam train from Hurstbridge into Flinders Street Melbourne.
Tickets for the night train can also be pre purchased by calling 1300 141 446 or a limited number will be available at the Hurstbridge Station on the day.

Hurstbridge Depart: 6.50pm
Eltham Depart: 7.10pm
Greensborough Depart: 7.20pm
Flinders Street Arrive 8.00 pm
Adult $20
Concession $15
Child $10

The Steam Train
Steamrail Victoria (SRV) have been appointed to supply the K class steam locomotive and carriages to make the historic journey from Flinders Street to Hurstbridge laden with eager festival goers. For more detailed information about the steam locomotive and carriages go to:
For steam train enquiries call 1300 141 446