Heritage Rail Trail


Each night, beneath the stars of the Southern Flinders, a light begins to glow beneath a mighty steam train. There’s a hiss of piston, a rush of steam, the cry of a guardsman – and an incredible industrial legacy slowly comes to life.

Peterborough’s Steamtown was once a vast rail operation where over 100 steam locomotives passed through each day before heading to all corners of Australia.

Today, that legacy is preserved – and you’re invited to experience it for yourself.

In daylight hours, you’ll tour the sheds and the extraordinary heritage-listed ‘Roundhouse’ before getting hands-on with heroic locos and luxury carriages. And at night, you’ll thrill to the award-winning ‘Sound and Light Show’, when this powerful story plays out on a stage like no other.

Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is open 9am to 5pm daily, with guided tours offered any time between 9am and 3.30pm. Closed Christmas Day. Low season (Nov - March) tours are between 10am and 2.30pm

Bookings for Sound and Light Shows as well Steamtown Feature Movie sessions can be made by phone (08 8651 3355) or by email.

Sound & Light Show Bookings