Cobden Miniature Railway     

& Mini Golf Park

(Jointly operated by the Rotary Club of Cobden & the South Western Model Engineers)

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NOTE - THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC RUN ON SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER 2013 - WE WILL BE PREPARING FOR THE NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA WHICH IS HELD FROM 5:30PM ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

Cobden Miniature Railway Park Operating Times

Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.

The Park is open to the general public on the third Sunday of every month, as well as all Sundays during school holidays.   Please note that the Park is not open on Sundays of long weekends unless these fall in school holidays.

Opening hours are from 11am to 4pm.

Train rides last approximately 10 minutes, leaving as required, and cost $2.50 each for adults and children over 2 years old.

Total track length is approximately 1.8km and includes an under and over pass, trestle bridge,  two tunnels and two stations.

Private bookings are available at most other times, apart from the months of June, July and August.

Bookings can be made by contacting Bob Wason on 03 5593 2362 or by email at trainbookings@bigpond.com

 

 

History of the Park

The Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park has been established for over 15 years. Site works commenced in February 1994 and the Park was officially opened in June 1994 for its first public run.

It is on the old Cobden Racecourse reserve, and parts of the old running rail from the racecourse can still be seen.

Much of the original racecourse is now occupied by public activities - the Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park, the Cobden Pioneer Dairy Park which is also home to the Cobden Historical Society, the Cobden Go-Kart Club, the South Western Restoration Restoration Group, and the Cobden Airport.

 

New Years Eve Family Fireworks Night

The Rotary Club of Cobden Inc organises a Family Spectacular at the Miniature Railway each year on New Year's Eve.

This year event promises to be every bit as good as previous years with -

  •      children's entertainment by "The Amazing Danny" who will perform magic shows with the children on stage,          and then will continue with busking and balloon tying around the event site for the whole evening
  •      the same popular band through out the night as last year - "The Selectomatics"
  •      Segway rides for the public
  •      another spectacular fireworks show
  •      a whole array of side shows.

As always full catering will be available on site.

The evening kicks off at 6pm and winds up at around midnight.   You can park for free.   Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child.   Disabled parking is also available, and the event is accredited as a One&All event.     Click here to see a printable flyer - print it off and show it to a friend.

 

 

 

 

Updated 15 November 2012