Come and Live in the Past!
The Central West Picnic Train
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
— ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY —
Experience the romance of rail travel on a day trip from Orange to Parkes and return riding The Central West Picnic Train on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.
Steam locomotive 5917 will haul the train in both directions as it climbs over the Bumberry Ranges.
Sit back and enjoy the stunning picture views of the winter countryside in our heated carriages while enjoying a barista-made coffee or champagne from our buffet car.
You’ll have plenty of time for a relaxing lunch at a variety of cafés and pubs in Parkes before boarding for the return journey.
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Private Compartment — $440 per group
Enjoy the benefit of an entire booth to yourselves — great for families and social groups!
One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people (max 6 adults advised).
Family of Four — $340
This option is suitable for a maximum of four people and includes two window seats in a spacious area with table.
First Class Duo — $240 for two people
First Class seating for two people. Two Window seats in a spacious area with table.
Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote
Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment
Orange dep 8.25am
Parkes arr 10.50am
Parkes dep 3.50pm
Orange arr 6.10pm
*Preliminary 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 trip details.
A buffet car will return to The Central West Picnic Train serving barista-made coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and light snacks. Customers are welcome to bring along picnic lunches, snacks and drinks.
BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted
Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas.
There are no charging points on the heritage equipment. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.
View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo
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