Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway

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The romance of the era when steam was king awaits you in Ipswich courtesy of the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. Hop on board an immaculate vintage wooden carriage or vintage Dining Cars and discover the rich mining history of the Ipswich area as you go past ruins of old mines and equipment from days gone by.

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway operates three weekend services.

The Market Train, from the Racecourse Station, gives you the chance to explore for some Handmade goodies in the markets before catching the 30-minute train trip .

The Picnic Train is a one-hour 45-minute trip to Swanbank where there’s a children’s playground, and heritage railway gifts can be bought at Swanbank Station. Also check out the heritage buses dating from the 1940s which operate tours to the near by Historical Center giving you a longer day out. Bring your own picnic or barbecue and enjoy walking tracks overlooking the lake.

The Queensland Pioneer Dinner Trains offer a range of themed dining experiences in the Heritage Award Winning Sunlander dining cars from the iconic Sunlander.

There are Themed Trains such as the Santa Steam Train and Troop Trains that re-enacting the war years in Australia.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Historic Box Flat Mining Loop

30 minute trip around the Historic Box Flat Mining loop finishing back at the Bundamba Racecourse Station in TL Cooney Drive.

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The Swanbank Picnic Train

You can either join the train at Racecourse Station or Swanbank Station and are able to return by a later train should you wish to picnic by the lake and explore the mining heritage of the Swanbank region or maybe have a lunch at the Racehorse Hotel.

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$9.00 $18.00

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From AU$35.00 - 35.00
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Mooloolaba Canals are alight, celebrating the festive season and Hela-Va-Jet can get into the smaller canals where you can see some of the most spectacular sites. Come join them on a cruise through the canals enjoying the light parade.

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Free Entry
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