If you are looking for something different to do with your little explorer, how about the diamond valley railway (DVR) in the north eastern suburb of Eltham. Kids of all ages love trains and the trains at DVR will not disappoint. 

dvr railway

DVR is a 40 minute drive from the city but don't let that deter you as the drive itself is beautiful and you will quickly find yourself immersed in the beautiful, leafy northern suburbs. Once you arrive at DVR you will spot the miniature steam puffing trains with carriages full of children waving as they pass you at one of the many miniature railway crossings (bells and flashing signals included). The little trains puff its way around the 2km track, crossing bridges, going up and down hills and chugging past miniature railway stations.

It's about a 10 minute ride and your kids will love the entire journey. Children and adults are welcome to board. Toot toot. All aboard DVR.


Eltham Lower Park,
570 Main Road Eltham


The train ride costs $3 per person. Under 2s are free. It's open most Sundays 11-5.

During January (and every Victorian school holiday period) they are also open to the public on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm.

More Info:

Check out www.dvr.com.au for more information.