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Great Train Race

The highlight of the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest program, is the Great Train Race which will feature two steam engines running parallel together whilst racing a Tiger Moth aeroplane. Your journey will start in Maitland for the relaxed trip into the starting line before you race against the Tiger Moth back to Maitland.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Sunday – 19 April 2020

Prices

Adult
$50
Concession/Child
$48
Child under 5
$44
Family
$170
When will tickets go on sale?

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for information regarding ticket on sale dates for Steamfest 2021. 

Where can I buy my tickets?

Information to all journeys are available on our pages and once you have selected your journey you will be redirected through to our ticketing partner, Ticketek’s, website.

Once tickets are on sale, you can purchase through the Steamfest website which is available 24 hours. 

Tickets can also 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.

What is Green Steam?

Forming part of Maitland City Council’s annual Community Grants Program, Green Steam is an initiative to promote projects that connect the community with improving our environment.

$2.00 from every ticket sold will help support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives that enhance health, well being and quality of life.

For more information on Maitland City Council’s annual Community Grants Program click here.

Can I buy train tickets on the day?

Yes, any tickets on steam and heritage 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.

Does my infant need a ticket?

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.

Can I get a refund on my tickets if I miss my train?

Please see our ticketing conditions here.

I bought train tickets prior to the event and now I cant make it? Can I have a refund?

Please see our ticketing conditions here.

Can I swap my ticket to a different journey?

Please see our ticketing conditions here.

I haven’t received my ticket in the mail yet? How do I get them?

This timetable has been prepared with information available as at 14/02/2019.

The right is reserved to vary the advertised times, program and to add, withdraw or substitute locomotives,carriages and facilities provided as necessary.

Patrons are purchasing a rail journey only and no offer of added benefit is made or warranted except as here detailed.

Because of this, the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest timetable will be in draft form until 2 weeks prior to the event. 

We are unable to send tickets out prior to the timetable being finalised. 

If you are concerned your ticket will not reach your home before the event date, please select the collect at event method. 

I am a pensioner, do I get a discount?

Concession tickets are for Aged Pensioners, Seniors Card Holders, Government Pension (including people with a disability) and Companion Card (will receive a ticket charged at concession rate, not a free ticket) holders only.

Who is the ticketing partner?

Maitland Events is working in partnership with Ticketek to complete the sales of all Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest ticketing. 

Concession tickets apply to Age Pensioners, Seniors, Children Under 17, Government Pension (including people with a disability) and Companion Card Holders.

Child tickets apply to children 5-17 years old inclusive.

Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on parent or guardians lap and do not take 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.

Family tickets include two adults and two children.

GREEN STEAM

Forming part of Maitland City Council’s annual Community Grants Program, Green Steam is an initiative to promote projects that connect the community with improving our environment. $2.00 from every ticket sold will help support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives that enhance health, wellbeing and quality of life. For more information on Maitland City Council’s annual Community Grants Program click here.

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