A highlight of the Hunter Valley Steamfest program is undoubtedly the Great Train Race featuring 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.

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Great Train Race is a steam push/pull journey.

As you depart Maitland heading east, the steam locomotive will push from the rear, assisted by a Diesel heritage engine at the front.

As you approach the start line the Steam engine will then pull from the front as you race towards Maitland.

Disclaimer: 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.

Due to the Heritage Nature of the locomotives, prams and wheelchairs are unable to be take on the train. A wheelchair and pram enclosure will be situated next to the ticketing tent. Patrons are able to utilise this facility for free over the Steamfest weekend.

Adult $48.00
Concession/Child $46.00
Child Under 5 $44.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $165.00


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 is an initiative where $2.00 from every ticket sold will help support local environmental recovery programs, renewable energy projects and greening initiatives to help offset the carbon emissions produced by the steam operations of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.

Timetable and Tickets
Great Train Race 3526 Maitland 9.20am Maitland 10.47am
Great Train Race 3265 Maitland 9.15am Maitland 10.47am

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