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Australia Day

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Sydney, Sutherland or Wollongong to Kiama (return)


  • Friday, 26 January 2024  *Diesel Hauled

  • Saturday, 27 January 2024  *Diesel Hauled - NEW DATE


Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.


Private Compartment - $500 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire compartment to yourselves in a heritage 'FS' type non air-conditioned carriage - great for families and social groups! One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people, including children. Compartments are fitted with tables.

Four Seater Booth - $320 per group

Spacious four seat booth with table in a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage saloon carriage. Booths are fitted with tables.


Classic Duo — $260 for two people

Window seating for two people within a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.

Single Ticket — $95 per person

Travel for a single person in a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage saloon carriage, sharing a booth with up to 3 other passengers.

Group of 4 Seating - Air Conditioned Lounge Car*- $350 per group

Four Seats together in an Air Conditioned Lounge Car

First Class Duo - Air Conditioned Lounge Car* — $260 for two people

Seating for two people within our air-conditioned lounge carriage. 

*These cars do not include picnic tables


Join us for a special diesel hauled Australia Day out on our signature Picnic Train journey from Sydney to Kiama and return.


Settle back in your heritage carriage as the train leaves the Sydney suburbs behind and travels through the Royal National Park. Take in the spectacular views of the coastline along the way to the seaside town of Kiama.


Hauling the Australia Day Kiama Picnic Train™ will be diesel electric locomotive 42107. 


After arrival at Kiama, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the many charms of this picturesque coastal town. Take a walk up to the famous Kiama Blowhole, relax at the surf beach or browse the many stores.


If lunching in Kiama, please book beforehand to avoid disappointment.


Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.




PLEASE NOTE: Passengers may disembark at Kiama. Your ticket is for the round-trip journey aboard the train only. 

Friday, 26 January 2024

Saturday, 27 January 2024

(Sydney - Central, Sutherland or Wollongong to Kiama return)



Southbound Journey

  • Sydney (Central) - dep. 09.25am 

  • Sutherland - dep. 10.20am 

  • Wollongong - dep. 11.40am

  • Kiama - arr. 12.35pm

Northbound Journey

  • Kiama - dep. 4.20p

  • Wollongong - arr. 5.10p

  • Sutherland - arr. 6.50pm

  • Sydney (Central) - arr. 7.25pm

NOTE: The locomotive rostered for each service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to change due to operational reasons with or without notice. Your ticket is for the journey and is not dependent on the locomotive advertised.

*Indicative times only. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure. An update email will be sent to the ticket booking a couple of days prior to the event with final details. Train departure and arrival times are subject to change at any time. Should anything change on the day the onboard crew will keep you informed.

Buffet Car:

A limited buffet service will be available on this train. In the spirit of The Picnic Train, we encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers.


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys are not permitted. 


Babies and Toddlers:

Babies in arms and small toddlers not requiring a booked seat may be brought along at no additional cost.

Prams, wheelchairs and walkers:

Due to space restrictions and for the safety of all aboard, large prams and mobility equipment cannot be taken aboard the train.  You may bring a small collapsible pram that can be stored in overhead luggage racks. The pram must be collapsed and ready to bring aboard when the train arrives at the platform. If in doubt please call us for further information.


Toilets are available in most carriages. These will be locked while in metropolitan areas.


Mobile Phones:

There are no charging points on the heritage carriages. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.



Please pay special attention to the number and type of seats you have selected before making your purchase.

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