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Bullarto Railway Station

The restored Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest operating station in Victoria.

In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.

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You can visit the historic station on board a restored railmotor from Daylesford. Scenic trains depart each Sunday and the Silver Streak Food & Wine Train travels the first Saturday of each month. There are often additional services during the school holidays and keep an eye out for the ganger trolleys that sometimes operate over school holidays.

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  • South Bullarto Road, Bullarto
  • Operates from Daylesford a regular Sunday service, an evening service 'Silver Streak' on the first Saturday of the month & Wednesdays over School holidays

Daylesford Historic Railway Station

The Daylesford Spa Country Railway And The Daylesford Sunday Market Are Popular Attractions For Locals And Visitors a like. Situated Close To Wombat Hill, Surrounded By Old Elm Trees, It Is A Must See Weekly Event.

Travel in a restored railmotor along a section of the former Daylesford branch line between Daylesford and Bullarto, a distance of about nine kilometres.

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Starting at Daylesford Station:- The brick buildings on the passenger platform were constructed in 1881, and the timber and corrugated iron goods shed in 1882. The large new shed is primarily for the restoration and maintenance of railmotors. Immediately after leaving the station the railmotor passes over the East Street Bridge, a steel plate girder bridge constructed in 1890 to replace a timber bridge.

Just past the 75mile post, the earth-works of the old railway to Creswick and Ballarat can be seen curving away to the right as the railmotor rounds a curve to the left.

After two unsealed roads are crossed, a three mile climb up a steep 1 in 50 grade is commenced near mile post 74. The line winds and twists in typical branch-line fashion through picturesque forest and farm country on its way to Musk. At curves with a speed limit lower than the rest of the line, a curve board indicates the direction of the curve and the maximum speed in miles per hour a train may travel while rounding the curve.

Musk Station: The timber edged earth platform with a ramp at each end has remained essentially the same since the station was constructed in 1882. Although hundreds of similar platforms were constructed by the Victorian Railways, the platform at Musk is the only example in use today. The original timber buildings on the platform were replaced in the late 1960’s by the “mallee shed” shelter on the platform today.

The line again passes through heavily timbered forest and fern gullies before the last 1 in 50 grade to Bullarto. Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest station in Victoria. In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.

  • Train rides operate every Sunday & the first Saturday of the month

Upcoming Events

Daylesford Sunday Market

All day event18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway), Daylesford

Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with...

The Warehouse – Clunes

The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.

The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.

The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.

  • 36 Fraser St, Clunes
  • 03 5345 3359
  • Open lunch and dinner Seven days per week

Andersons Mill

In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Andersons Mill stands as a reminder of an industry that flourished after the gold rush of the 1850s.

Standing much like it was over 100 years ago; the five-storey bluestone building and its magnificent iron water wheel are still in place.
The grounds of Andersons Mill can be enjoyed at all times for picnics and enjoying the grounds.

Anderson's Mill is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month during Autumn and Spring and during special events such as the annual Anderson's Mill Festival in April & the Heritage Festival in May.

The grounds around the Mill may be enjoyed at other times but please observe private property signs. The toilet facilities are available only when the mill is open.

For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

  • 6 Alice St, Smeaton
  • 13 1963
  • First Sunday of each month during Autumn & Spring.

Australasian Mine No.2

A quiet place, where little remains today above ground to indicate the industry, wealth and tragedy that unfolded here at the site of the ‘new’ No. 2 mine shaft.

The New Australasian Gold Mining Company, number two shaft disaster claimed the lives of 22 miners and remains as Australia’s worst gold mining disaster. The poppet head and boilers have long gone and the depression of the No.2 shaft can be seen beside the mullock heap. Unseen above ground, there are several kilometres of tunnels beneath you. The tragic site is marked by a cairn and oak trees.

For more information and current conditions contact Parks Victoria on 13  1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au

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