We work to preserve and cherish the history of the Gayndah District Railway and our vision is to provide a unique static rolling stock display. Volunteers take pride in the beautification of the station grounds with landscaped gardens.
We offer a 72-hour rest stop for self-contained caravans and motorhomes.
72 Hour Rest Stop, Fees and Conditions
9 am to 11 am and 4pm to 5pm, 7 days a week
$5 per person per night
$15 per family (2 adults & 2 children)
$2.50 per extra child aged 5 to 15
Payments can be made at the Station Office
72 hours, self contained vans and motor homes, no tents allowed.
Pet friendly. Please ensure droppings are cleaned up.
Van refill before departure allowed $2.
Please leave fee in the mailbox if office is unattended.
Please refrain usage after 8pm
On the Station platform, cleaned daily
M Class Sunlander carriages and Heritage wagons are available daily at 8.30am, please ask one of our friendly volunteers.
All money raised from the Rest Stop is redirected towards the beautification of our railway yards and station. We are all volunteers actively engaging in promoting our local town and the history of the Gayndah District Railway.
Thank you for your visit, drive safely and we hope you visit again.
Gayndah Railway Station: 07 41 611 308
The Gayndah Branch Line terminated at Degilbo in 1893, however Gayndah had to wait 14 years for a railway. A 32-kilometre extension from Degilbo to Wetheron was approved on 15th December 1904 and the final section to Gayndah a year later.
Construction began in February 1905, using earth packing instead of ballast, selecting material that would improve the lines stability. The extension to Wetheron which included a concrete arch bridge at Deep Creek opened on 21st December 1905. The last 18 ilometres to Gayndah included a timber bridge over the Burnett River and two steel bridges of special design.
The railway officially opened to Gayndah on the 16th December 1907, the service being a goods train with passenger accommodation departing Gayndah at 6.00 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning on the 7-hour trip to Maryborough and returning the following day.
Gayndah Railway Station employed many men from Guards, Station Masters, Assistant Station Masters, Lad Porters, Porters, Drivers, Fireman, Fettlers, Gangers, Bridge Inspectors, Permanent Way Inspectors and Loco Labourers.
The last train departed Gayndah in 2008 for Maryborough and never returned. The station officially closed on 20th September 2013.