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Places in Brisbane to take a Train Lover

by Sally Foster (follow)
A list of places for the train lover in your family

There is something about trains that can capture the imagination of little ones. My toddler just can't get enough of them. Thomas the Tank Engine is king in our house and he can spend hours playing with his Aldi train set.

I wanted to nurture this train obsession and take him to places where his beloved train characters can be brought to life. Turns out, there are some awesome places in Brisbane to ride trains, other than the obvious Brisbane train line! Although with a Translink card, a train trip just for the sake of it can be really fun!

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1. The XPress Fun Train at Southbank

Credit: Visit Brisbane Website


Did you know that one of the best family friendly and iconic spots in Brisbane also has a mini train? I didn't! It was a very welcome surprise. You can even take a train to Southbank, then another mini train once you are there. Double train fun. The XPress Fun Train is a trackless train that winds its way from one end of the Parklands to the other.

Location: Train rides commence from the main station located on Clem Jones Promenade, around the corner from the Wheel of Brisbane.
Cost: $5 per ride
More Information: See here.

2. Roma Street Parkland Explorer

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Another iconic Brisbane destination also has a mini train! It is just too good to be true. The Parkland Explorer is journeys through the parklands and takes in some of the best sights. It looks like a mini steam train and takes off Wednesdays through to Sundays.

Location: See map for departing locations.
Cost: Gold coin donation

3. The Workshops Rail Museum

Credit: Workshops Rail Museum Facebook Page


The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, is an interactive heritage experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops. They have been in operation for 150 years and have some beautiful historic buildings. You can also ride on a genuine steam train on steam train Sundays! See here for more information on the museum and the steam train rides.

Location: North Street, North Ipswich
Cost: Adults $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child 3-15 $11.50 and children under 3 are Free. There are also annual and group passes available.

4. Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway

Also based out in Ipswich is Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway which is Brisbane's closest and oldest preserved ​railway experience. With different steam train journeys available, you can have a wonderful family day out with a picnic, scenery, wildlife and markets.

Location: Bundamba Racecourse, Bundamba
Cost: Cost varies according to experience so see here for fares.

5. Train Themed Playgrounds

If you want to engage your little ones in a true imagination play experience, then why not check out one of these great Brisbane playgrounds that have a bit of a train theme or a train to crawl over. They can play driver/passenger and toot toot there way wherever their imagination takes them.

Credit: Moreton Bay Council Website


John Scott Park Station, Samford

Ewing Park, Woodridge

Milton Railway Park

So there you have it, some train themed activities for your mini conductor. Have we missed any? Please let us know in the comments below and we will add it to the list!




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