SELF-GUIDED AUDIO TOUR

Maitland Gaol offers three self guided audio tours of the site available seven days a week, each providing a different perspective of the life behind the bars. Tickets are valid for one entry between 9:00am and 3:00pm on Mondays to Fridays and 10:00am and 3:00pm Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays on the date chosen to attend. The site closes at 4:00pm. The audio tour is accessed through the download of the Maitland Gaol app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store onto your own device. Please note that visitors must use their own device, as provision of Maitland Gaol audio players is no longer available.
 
"Maitland Gaol Revealed" gives an in depth understanding of how prisoners slept, ate, exercised and wiled away the many thousands of hours until their release. Secrets straight from the mouths of those who knew it best, the inmates and warders, bring this tour to life. 

This audio tour is also available for the deaf and hearing impaired in either Auslan/Captions or Audio/Captions. The tour is available using a smartphone app called OpenAccess Tours that can be downloaded in advance or alternatively it is available on site through the normal audio tour system.

"Escaping Maitland Gaol" will lead you through the maze of cells, divulging intricate details of the many escape attempts seen throughout the gaol's 150 year history. You will hear stories of ballsy efforts to break free of the gaol's grueling regime.

"Snitch's Gaol Exploration" (Children's tour) is narrated by ‘Snitch the Rat', a ghostly character who leads children on an adventure through the gaol cells. Snitch tells the children all the secrets of the gaol that he witnessed as the many criminals were brought in from the outside world.

 

2/04/2020 To 30/06/2020
BRANXTON EXCURSION (RETURN) SATURDAY
Head west for a glimpse of Hunter Valley Wine Country through the towns of Lochinvar, Allandale and Greta. Perfect for those who don’t want to be too far from the action of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest as the return trip takes just over an hour.

This journey is pulled by steam engine from Maitland to Branxton and pulled by heritage diesel on the return trip.

TicketPrice
Adults$40
Concession/child*$38
Child under 5$36
Family*$136

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

18/04/2020
PATERSON EXCURSION (RETURN) SATURDAY - STEAM
Take a scenic trip north to the historic town of Paterson. Your journey will start with a glimpse of Walka Water Works picnic reserve as you leave the city before you pass through the rolling green countryside, Mindaribba and Tocal. There's only a brief stop in Paterson before the return leg back Maitland.

This journey is pulled by steam engine from Maitland to Paterson and pulled by heritage diesel on the return trip.
TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$40                     $50
Concession/child*$38                     $48
Child under 5$36                     $46
Family*$136                     $156

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

18/04/2020
MAITLAND TO NEWCASTLE INTERCHANGE (ONE-WAY) SATURDAY

Take a historic journey between Maitland and the Newcastle Interchange. This will be the first time the mighty 'Garratt' steam engine will enter the newly developed transport hub. Offered as a one way trip, a Newcastle excursion is a perfect way for Newcastle residents to make their way to Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.

This journey is pulled by heritage diesel from Maitland to Newcastle Interchange.

TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$18                     $28
Concession/child*$16                     $26
Child under 5$14                     $24
Family*$60                     $90

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

18/04/2020
NEWCASTLE INTERCHANGE TO MAITLAND (ONE-WAY) SATURDAY

Take a historic journey between Maitland and the Newcastle Interchange. This will be the first time the mighty 'Garratt' steam engine will enter the newly developed transport hub. Offered as a one way trip, a Newcastle excursion is a perfect way for Newcastle residents to make their way to Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest.

This journey is pulled by heritage diesel from Maitland to Newcastle Interchange.

TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$28                     $38
Concession/child*$26                     $36
Child under 5$24                     $34
Family*$94                     $134

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

18/04/2020
GREAT TRAIN RACE - MAITLAND (RETURN) 3801 SUNDAY
The highlight of the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest 2020 program, is undoubtedly the Great Train Race featuring steam engines 3801 and the 6029 running parallel together whilst racing a Tiger Moth aeroplane. Your journey will start in Maitland for the relaxing trip to the start line before you race against the Tiger Moth back to Maitland. Who will be crowned the winner this year…?

As you depart Maitland heading east, the steam locomotive will push from the rear, assisted by a diesel heritage engine at the front. the steam engine will pull from the front as you race towards Maitland. 
TicketPrice     
Adults$50                    
Concession/child*$48                    
Child under 5$44                    
Family*$170                    

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

19/04/2020 8:45 AM
GREAT TRAIN RACE - MAITLAND (RETURN) 6029 SUNDAY
The highlight of the Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest 2020 program, is undoubtedly the Great Train Race featuring steam engines 3801 and the 6029 running parallel together whilst racing a Tiger Moth aeroplane. Your journey will start in Maitland for the relaxing trip to the start line before you race against the Tiger Moth back to Maitland. Who will be crowned the winner this year…?

As you depart Maitland heading east, the steam locomotive will push from the rear, assisted by a diesel heritage engine at the front. the steam engine will pull from the front as you race towards Maitland. 
TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$50                     $60
Concession/child*$48                     $58
Child under 5$44                     $54
Family*$170                     $210

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

19/04/2020 9:15 AM
PATERSON EXCURSION (RETURN) SUNDAY - STEAM
Take a scenic trip north to the historic town of Paterson. Your journey will start with a glimpse of Walka Water Works picnic reserve as you leave the city before you pass through the rolling green countryside, Mindaribba and Tocal. There's only a brief stop in Paterson before the return leg back Maitland.

This journey is pulled by steam engine from Maitland to Paterson and pulled by heritage diesel on the return trip.
TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$40                     $50
Concession/child*$38                     $48
Child under 5$36                     $46
Family*$136                     $156

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

19/04/2020 10:40 AM
BRANXTON EXCURSION (RETURN) SUNDAY
Head west for a glimpse of Hunter Valley Wine Country through the towns of Lochinvar, Allandale and Greta. Perfect for those who don’t want to be too far from the action of Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest as the return trip takes just over an hour.

This journey is pulled by steam engine from Maitland to Branxton and pulled by heritage diesel on the return trip.
TicketPrice
Adults$40
Concession/child*$38
Child under 5$36
Family*$136

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

19/04/2020
PORT WARATAH COAL RUN (RETURN) SUNDAY
Back by popular demand, this is a real treat for all steam enthusiasts. The Port Waratah Coal journey will start in Maitland enroute to Newcastle Interchange and Port Waratah before heading west back to Maitland. The return trip will take approximately 2 hours.

This journey is pulled by a heritage diesel from Maitland to Newcastle Interchange and pulled by steam through Port Waratah Coal Loop back to Maitland.
TicketPrice      Lounge Car (A1 - GMS)
Adults$46                     $56
Concession/child*$44                     $54
Child under 5$42                     $52
Family*$165                     $205

Notes: *Family tickets consist of 2 adults and 2 children. Concession tickets apply to age pensioners, seniors, children under 17, government pension (including people with a disability) and companion card holders only. Child tickets apply to children 5 - 17 years old inclusive. Children under the age of two years do not require a ticket provided they sit on a parent of guardians lap and do not take a seat.

Due to the heritage nature of the train carriages, there is no provision for wheelchairs, walking frames, prams, strollers or any other large items to be taken on board the train(s).

Steamfest will offer cloak facilities to store such items, near the entrance to the Railway Station platform.

Locomotives and rolling stock subject to change without notice. Refer to terms and conditions for full details.

The seat selection made with this purchase is a seat preference only.

19/04/2020 11:55 AM