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 Products

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. National Park to Newbury road (3.5 Km + return= total trip 7 Km)                              (time = about 50 minutes).

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

Our  Timetable new season  from Sunday 1/9/2019

10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 0r 2.30pm

Weather conditions will cancel  departure times.

What you should tell us in your booking enquiry:

  • Provide your Surname ?
  • How many people in your group?
  • Date of your ride?
  • Children’s ages for seating?
  • Which ride you want? (eg; Ride 1, Ride 2, Ride 3 or Ride 4.)

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

  • Monday, Tuesday. (see time table above)
  • Saturday and Sunday. (see time table above)
  •  Sorry -Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Ride 3 or Ride 4 departs from: National Park Rail Station: 11 Lake Dobson Road. National Park:

  • Saturday and Sunday (see time table above)

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

(Some weather conditions may cancel departure times)


We have limited staff, Please book you seats.

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


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More info on your Rail Adventure

Our Rail History

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A Community tourism project by Maydena Community Association Inc.