Ales on Rails

The ultimate beer, food and steam train experience

Indulge as you are taken into a world of decadence.... first class style.... in 1920's era club and parlour carriages

As your steam train takes you through the countryside from Castlemaine to Maldon, you are taking another journey sampling central Victorias finest craft beers.

Beginning with an easy drinking wheat beer you sample a range of specialty beers culminating in a rich chocolate porter. Light snacks are served by our stewards on the train. Tasting notes are provided.

You will enjoy a gourmet lunch at Maldon’s Kangaroo Hotel and a beer from their extensive craft beer range is included.

For those who are not quite such beer enthusiasts we do offer alternatives; local wines, ciders and soft drinks.

Leave the car at home and travel by train. It’s a comfortable fast trip with V/line.


For online purchases via, a credit card fee of up to 1.7% and booking fee of $2.50 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

Further Information

Wet Weather Contingency

Indoor event.

Venue Directions

Platform 3 at Castlemaine Railway Station. Ample parking in Gingell St. Connect with V/Line trains from Melbourne and Bendigo.

Allocated Seating


Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 5470 6658

DateSat 17 – Sat 24 Mar
VenueVictorian Goldfields Railway, Castlemaine
Victorian Goldfields Railway Railway Station Kennedy St, CastlemaineMap of Victorian Goldfields Railway
(03) 5470 6658