Head office: Maydena Station 3 Mayne street, Maydena. Tasmania. 7140

Australia’s First Pedal Railway

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Our Rail Stations: Maydena and National Park

The Railtrack Rider is the only tourism product of its type currently operating in Australia. This unique selling point is further enhanced by the setting in which the product operates.

Railtrack Riders provides visitors with exclusive access into a tract of the southern Tasmanian rainforest via an historic rail line, that provides access to industrial relics of this time, now all but reclaimed by the forest.

Being pedal-powered, the Railtrack Riders allows visitors to travel at their own pace and fully experience the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest.

Our Rail Adventures

(Covid-19 Safety plan requires everyone to have temperature check and obey all advice signage) 

Ride 1. Maydena to Florentine section. (2.4 Km + return = total trip 4.8Km)

(time = about 60 minutes).

Ride 2. Maydena to Pig and Whistle section. (4 Km + return = total trip 8Km)

(time = about 70 minutes).

Ride 3. (re-open Sept 2020)  National Park to Newbury road (3.5 Km + return= total trip 7 Km)                   (time = about 50 minutes).

Ride 4. (re-open Sept 2020) National Park to Stephens’ Bridge. (6 Km + return = total trip 12 Km)                      (time = around 70 minutes)

Our  Timetable Winter season:  from Monday 15/6/2020

Times: 11.00am (Ride 1 only), 1pm. (Ride2 only)

(By Bookings Only)

Weather conditions (rain and wind) may cancel  departure times.

Text your Bookings to mobile to: 0427 206 864

What you should tell us in your Text booking enquiry:

  • Provide your Surname ?
  • How many people in your family attending?
  • Date of your ride?
  • Children’s ages for seating?
  • Which rail Adventure you choose ? (eg; Ride 1, Ride 2.)

Ride 1 or Ride 2 departs only from: Maydena Rail Station, 3 Mayne Street, Maydena: 

  • Monday, Tuesday. (11am for ride 1) (1pm for ride 2)
  • Saturday and Sunday. (11am for ride 1) (1pm for ride 2)

 Sorry -Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 National Park Rail Station: at 11 Lake Dobson Road. National Park remains closed until September.

  • Please be at the rail station 10 minutes prior for seating and a discussion of your rail adventure.

We have limited staff, Please book you seats.

Please text your bookings; to Geoff on mobile; 0427 206 864. (between 8am to 6pm )


  • Click the links for more information


More info on your Rail Adventure

Our Rail History

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A Community tourism project by Maydena Community Association Inc.