Corporate Meetings

Room Hire with Catering Options

Looking for that unique, memorable venue for your next important meeting or function? Then, DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum can provide the perfect setting, offering attention-grabbing but practical spaces for the exchanging of ideas, solutions and communication.

DownsSteam has a variety of attractive and functional air-conditioned carriages for hire. Our four unique heritage style carriages feature a range of fixed and flexible seating area options, offering the ideal intimate venue for corporate meetings, workshops, training programs, team-building and focus groups.

Take a browse through our carriage descriptions listed below to help you select your company or groups perfect meeting space. Please click onto our Booking Request Form for further details. Maximum group number of 100 (combined capacity of all four carriages).


  • Darlings Downs Finest Dining Car
    Flexible seating area, Lounge area and snack bar.
    Three flexible seating options – Boardroom Style, Theatre Style and Classroom Style.
    Capacity: 20 persons (boardroom); 28 persons (theatre); 15 persons (classroom)
  • Tropics Club Car
    Club style seating area, Buffet area and snack bar.
    Capacity: 20 club style seats & 10 buffet stools
  • Queenslander Lounge Car
    Dining area, Lounge area and bar.
    Capacity: 16 lounge chairs & 12 dining seats
  • Piano Bar Lounge Car
    Lounge area with mini bar and Baby grand piano.
    Capacity: 14 movable lounge chairs


Hire of single carriage $75.00 per day (up to 8 hours) or $45.00 per half day (up to 4 hours).

Data Projector, Whiteboard, TV and DVD player hire $20.00 per event.

The Conference Carriage venues are conveniently located on the Drayton Station platform for your guests to explore the DownsSteam’s award winning gardens, Dreamtime Coach and station shop during your function’s breaks.

Our set menus for refreshments and light meals utilising fresh Darling Downs produce are prepared by our dedicated volunteer chefs and cooks for your meeting if requested at an extra cost. Also, any special lunches, evening meals and supper menu requests will need to be arranged with our catering team as an extra option from our set standard menus.

If you have any dietary concerns or requests regarding our set menus e.g. vegetarian, celiac or gluten intolerant please do not hesitate to notify our catering team when making your booking arrangements as all our guests needs are important to us.

No matter your meeting requirements our DownsSteam Functions team can provide you with the perfect unique setting and facilities tailored to meet your needs, whilst assisting in making your meeting a successful and memorable event.