Australia, Canberra, Christmas, Family, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia CANBERRA: CHOO CHOO TRAIN!! 10 January 2013

Hunter is MAD about trains. No secret there.

If you’re into trains too.. you’ll probably like this blog entry.

If you’re not (like me), you’ll find it dead boring, like I did when I was experiencing it all πŸ˜‰

So the good thing about Canberra is that it’s actually pretty child-friendly. And, we discovered they had stuff to do with TRAINS!!! We just knew it would make Hunter’s entire day, so we decided to spend one day checking out nothing but….. trains.

First up was theΒ Weston Park mini railway. It basically looks like a real-life Thomas train… so needless to say, it made Hunter’s eyes nearly pop out of their sockets! He was so excited to sit on the train, and thoroughly enjoyed the ride around the park. It’s $7 a ticket and well worth the 10 minute ride!

 

Hullo, Thomas!

 

Waiting to set off on the train

 

Choo-choo-ing through the park

 

Fat Conductor lookalike, perhaps? πŸ˜‰

 

We also visited the Canberra Heritage Rail museum. Now these are where REAL trains are, and all outdoors on tracks. They are vintage trains… and are actually really interesting to poke around in. Everything is so old school, and they allow you to board and look and touch – which Hunter had so much fun with. He was completely enthralled by all the huuuuuuge trains, and pottered in and out and up and down them for ages!!

The vintage trails, all sprawled out among the grounds

 

Sitting inside a vintage train carriage

 

I love how old school this looks!

 

“All aboard!”, says the train driver

 

Busy touching every lever, wheel and button in sight

 

Poor Carter could only stare at everything, I bet he wanted to just run around with Hunter!

 

Trains at the station

 

Hunter, too absorbed by all the trains, to bother looking at the camera!

 

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  • Sue Burgess on Facebook posted on January 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Choo choo !!

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