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 10 am to 4pm daily, with guided tours offered any time between 10am and 2.00pm. Closed 23rd Dec 2020 to 3rd Jan 2021. Due to Covid-19 as from Monday Aug 10th we will operating as Low season  tours are between 10am and 2.00pm. The last tour ends at 2pm so please be here no later than 1pm.

Bookings for Sound and Light Shows as well as Steamtown Feature Movie sessions can be made by phone (08 8651 3355) or by email. During low season (Nov to Feb) please do not book online, please ring our staff on 08 8651 3355 to make your booking as we need to have 6 or more people for the show to be presented during this season.

Sound & Light Show Bookings