From Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains, vintage self-propelled CPH railmotors roll some 12 mi (19 km) to Chakola. Selected services run to the intermediate stations at Snowy Junction and Bunyan. Apart from regular Tourist services on weekends, picnic runs, dinner services and private parties make up the schedule.
In the heart of the Blue Mountains, Sydneysiders and visitors alike flock to experience the valley's World Heritage rainforest aboard a trio of rail adventures. Scenic World features the world's steepest incline railway, the only horizontal passenger carrying cable car in Australia and Australia's steepest cable car ride. Open 365 days a year.
A popular option to or from the tropical mountain village of Kuranda, the railway snakes through the rain forests of Barron Gorge National Park to conveniently connect with Cairn's CBD and suburban Freshwater Station. Highlights include railway/skyrail packages and premium Gold Class upgrades. Trains operate year-round. Selected features: train charters, gift shop, restaurant, wheelchair access.
Historic coastal line provides "Victoria's Unique Railway Experience." Trains run year-round on Sundays, Tuesdays and holidays; selected Thursdays and Saturdays. Also: home to Melbourne's legendary Blues Trains, progressive dunner concerts on wheels held quarterly.
Australia's oldest steam train runs along its original track through the scenic Dandenong Ranges, only 40km (24m) east of Melbourne. Mountain views and cool gullies abound along the winding track from Belgrave to Emerald Lake (Lakeside) and Gembrook. Passengers have a range of tour options to choose from -- journeys of one hour to a full day's adventure.