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Miniature Railways in Melbourne - Explore the Mini railways in Melbourne

The Mini Railways in Melbourne were born due to the unity of a group of like-minded people who shared an interest in the same hobby which then developed into something more than just a hobby. The Miniature Steam Railway Society is now a thriving community that allows the public to explore the experience and has been doing so for the past thirty years. Here are more details on it!


There are different clubs and organisations

If you are interested in being part of the community there are so many different clubs that you can join to explore this hobby. Melbourne has more than 20 different Miniature Railway Clubs that you can join as a guest to learn about this and enjoy it with like-minded individuals. While some of the trains are built as a hobby some of the rail tracks and trains are of great value for the different clubs they are owned by.


There are events you can attend

While this is a great past time activity for those who have an interest in the subject this is also a tourist attraction in Melbourne where you can go in order to make an evening out of the experience. You can find out the different times the railways are open for the public and plan to go in advance so you can look around while you wait for the miniature train. While you will definitely get to go on a miniature train ride you will also get to learn about the functionality and history of these trains.


You can create your own party or event

If you have been a fan of miniature railways or you know someone perhaps a relative or friend that likes these then you are in luck as you can take them to experience the trains, railway tracks and everything else or you can look at renting a space for an event or a day. From all the different event locations and hotels in the area, Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences is one of the most popular ones that provide a complete experience since accommodation can be acquired from the same property to extend the experience.


Volunteering is possible

If you start enjoying the time you spend at the miniature railway stations you might want to look at volunteering opportunities as this will not only help you improve your knowledge but also allow you to spend more time with these trains and railway tracks. Across the different places to stay in Melbourne there are some locations which are close by to the Miniature Railway track that is perfect if you wish to volunteer and learn about the hobby to some but occupation to others.


For kids and adults alike

Even though it might feel embarrassing to enjoy a miniature train ride you should know that this is something that is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. It was due to the mutual interest of many adults that the miniature railway clubs were born. So if you are intrigued to try one then do not hesitate to look up the different miniature train rides that are available in Melbourne and fulfil something off your bucket list.