Hunter Valley Steamfest future dates include:
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, 2019
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April, 2020
If you opted to collect your tickets from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre, you have up until 3.00pm Friday 13 April to collect your tickets at this location.
If you have not collected your tickets before this time, then your tickets will be available at the event from 9.00am Saturday 14 April at the Ticketing Tent located at the Maitland Station Precinct.
You will require photo ID to collect your tickets.
Hunter Valley Steamfest will be held on the Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018.
Tickets are now on sale. You can purchase tickets through the journeys page.
Unfortunately no, due to the heritage constraints with the rail carriages used at Steamfest there is not enough space to allow wheelchair access on the trains.
Unfortunately no, due to the heritage constraints with the rail carriages used at Steamfest there is no provision for pram storage on the trains. Steamfest has pram storage available at the ticketing tent which is located at the Maitland Station Precinct.
The best way to purchase tickets is online through the journeys page which is available 24 hours. Alternatively, you can call or visit the Maitland Visitor Information Centre between 10.00am and 3.00pm ON (02) 4931 2877.
Tickets can be purchased at the event from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend. Please note: if a journey is sold out prior to the event then no tickets will be available at the event for this journey.
The finish line for The Great Train Race will be East Maitland Train Station.
The start line for The Great Train Race is Hanbury Junction located prior to Waratah Station. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Tiger Moths above you as they will circle around the start line prior to the race.
The following locomotives will take part in the Great Train Race:
As a part of Hunter Valley Steamfest rail program, customers are provided with the opportunity to purchase ‘Green Steam’ train tickets.
‘Green Steam’ is an initiative to help offset the carbon emissions produced by the rail operations of Hunter Valley Steamfest, by customers optionally adding $2 to the cost of their train ticket. Customers are also able to opt out of the $2 donation.
A significant number of ticket holders purchased green steam tickets in 2017 and as a result raised $3,583 excluding GST. The money was donated to Earthcare Park who used the funds to enhance revegetation of the Tenambit common ecosystem.
The Steam Engines attending Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest in 2018 will be:
Yes, any tickets on steam and vintage diesel train journeys that haven’t been sold out prior to the festival will be available to purchase from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend.
To avoid missing out on your preferred trip we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance.
Infants under two years of age do not need a ticket provided they sit on a parents or guardians lap and do not take up a seat.
If you choose not to purchase a ticket for an infant they will not be entitled to any inclusions on the specialty journeys.
No, you are unable to swap tickets or receive a refund under any circumstance.
Please see our ticketing conditions here.
The first train journey leaves around 10.00am on Saturday and 9.00am on Sunday.
General activities, entry to the rally ground and market stalls commence at 9.00am both days.
The Show ‘n’ Shine is a large scale vintage car display featuring over 400 cars and rock ‘n’ roll entertainment. It is held in Maitland Park on the SUNDAY ONLY (15 April). It is a great opportunity for car clubs to bring along and show off a wide range of their cars.
No, it is free to visit the Maitland Station Precinct, market stalls and entertainment area. Entry into the Steamfest Rally Ground is $2, however persons under the age of 16 years are free.
If you wish to take a rail journey on a steam or diesel engine then you will need to purchase a ticket. To avoid missing out on your preferred trip we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. Any rail journey tickets not sold out prior to the festival will be available to purchase from the ticketing tent located outside Maitland Station over the Steamfest weekend.
The Show ‘n’ Shine is located in Maitland Park, a short five minute walk from the Maitland Station Precinct.
Concession tickets are for Aged Pensioners, Seniors Card Holders, Children Under 17, Government Pension (including people with a disability) and Companion Card holders only.
No, the Show ‘n’ Shine takes place on the SUNDAY ONLY (15 April).
The easiest way to get to Steamfest is by train. NSW Trains will be running additional services to Maitland Station which will place you right in the heart of Steamfest. For further information on travelling by train please visit the Public Transport page. For those who can’t catch the train, there are a number of car parks available in Maitland just a few minute’s walk away from the Maitland Station Precinct. For further information on parking please visit the Getting Here page.
No, the Show ‘n’ Shine is free entry for all.
There are a number of car parks around Maitland. We suggest parking at the entrance to Maitland Park on Elgin Street and use the pedestrian walk way over the Highway or the multi level car park on Ken Tubman Drive.
Yes, anyone can bring their vintage or show car along to the Show ‘n’ Shine. If you do bring your car along, it is just a $5 fee. The money raised from this will be donated to First Chance.
Yes, Transport NSW will be operating their regular timetable and will also include some additional services. For the latest timetable and to plan your trip please visit transportnsw.info
If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities with Steamfest, please contact Portia Wendt on 02 4931 2879 or [email protected]
The Rally Ground is located a short 100 metre (approximately five minute) walk from Maitland Train Station.
Yes, the entry fee is $2 per person, however persons under 16 years are free.
The Rally Ground features one of Australia’s largest collections of portable engines, traction engines and vintage farming equipment brought together in the one place, as well as a range of kid’s activities, food stalls and more.