Willans Hill Miniature Railway is located in Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Tom Woods Dr, Turvey Park in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
The railway was established in 1978. It is operated by the Wagga Wagga Society of Model Engineers Inc. It includes 3km of a combined 7¼ inch and 5 inch track, two stations, two tunnels, three bridges, four buildings and 7 locomotives owned by the club, and a number of personally owned locomotives.
An annual Invitational Run has been held every year since 1988 on the first weekend of November. Miniature trains from all over Australia converge here for two days of train running. Traditionally, the Saturday is for club members only and the Sunday event is open for public running.
There are currently three routes in use. The Main line is a shorter route that runs within the boundaries of the botanical gardens itself. The Museum line takes the trains under Lord Baden Powell Drive over to the loop next to Museum of the Riverina car park. The Spiral line runs around a spiral and then returns via either the museum line or the main line.
On Easter Sunday the club puts on our annual Twilight Run. Running starts at 10.30am and ends in darkness at 9.00pm. In conjunction with the Twilight Run we have a sausage sizzle in the car park.
The first 24-hour run, called Railway for Life, was held 15–16 September 2007 in aid of the Cancer Council.
Mailing Address: PO Box 7119, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: (02) 5924-3062