Important notice regarding Wallangarra trips

Unfortunately we have had to alter our programe somewhat.

We have been informed by the new tenants that from July 2023 onwards, the café on the station will be closed for extensive renovations. This is of course very difficult for our railway operation as a midday meal is a main component.

However, we can offer an exciting alternative, which will not distract from your day out!

Passengers taking the inclusive Warwick to Wallangarra meal option will now be bused from Stanthorpe station to a winery for a sumptuous lunch, followed by a scenic bus trip to Wallangarra and spend some time in this great location on the border. You will then board the train for the wonderful sunset ride down through the hills back to Warwick.

Very sorry about this everyone, but it is out of our control and rest assured our volunteers are going to make sure you still have a great day out!

The ‘Downs Explorer’ aims to provide a unique heritage railway experience on the Darling Downs and Granite Belt through the operation of our tourist railway. The ‘Downs Explorer’ is based at the site of Warwick’s former historic Locomotive Depot in Hamilton Street Warwick Queensland. Now called the Warwick Railway Precinct, it is the operations base for our C17 Steam and DH45 diesel locomotives and our vintage carriage fleet.

The ‘Downs Explorer’ offers you a range of unique heritage rail experiences through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia. We offer regular tours from Warwick to Stanthorpe, Wallangarra, Clifton, Wheatvale, Hendon, Toowoomba, plus special long weekends to Miles, Goondiwindi and Tenterfield, NSW.

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COVID Safety

From 1 August 2022 almost all restrictions have been lifted for travel on our railway.

Hand cleansing and masks will still be available if required and patrons are asked to use normal sensible precautions.

Explore the History

Our Heritage Railway is a living Rail Museum. Explore our rich rail history here online or at our Rail Precinct Wednesdays or Thursdays each week.

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