What started as a small 450-metre train track for children to enjoy in the local park, has since grown to a popular tourism attraction in Clare. Located alongside Lake Inchiquin about two kilometres from the main street, the Clare Valley Model Engineers have constructed a railway over one-kilometre long that features several bridges, twists and turns, plus a delightful tunnel in a 10-hectare park. The trains have been operating for 16 years, by local enthusiasts who also maintain the parklands site. Trains run on the second and fourth weekend of the month. November - March, Saturday from 6pm and April - November on Sunday, as well as the Sunday of a long weekend, from 10.30pm to 4.30pm.