Dungog Picnic Train 

Maitland–Dungog (return)

(Two trips departing Maitland)

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Experience the romance of steam rail travel on a half day trip from Maitland to Dungog and return riding the Dungog Picnic Train.

Your journey begins at Maitland Railway Station and travels along the scenic North Coast line to Dungog.

The town centre in Dungog is a short walk from the railway station and you will have ample time to check out this delightful country town before the return trip to Maitland.

R766 will be the motive power for the Dungog Picnic Trains

Ticketing options are perfect for couples, small groups and families.

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


Private Compartment — $320 per group

Enjoy the benefit of an entire closed-off compartment to yourselves in a heritage side-corridor carriage — great for larger families and social groups!

One booking is good for up to a maximum of eight (8) people including children

Family of Four — $220 per family

Four seat booth in a heritage railway carriage with table with two window seats. 


First Class Duo — $150 for two people

First Class seating for two people. Two window seats in a First Class lounge carriage, with access to the buffet and bar service.

First Class Single — $85 per person

Single seat ticket in a First Class lounge carriage, with access to the buffet and bar service.


Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote

Timetable :

Trip 1

Outboard Journey

  • Maitland               dep  8.30am

  • Dungog                  arr  9.35am

Return Journey

  • Dungog               dep 10.50am

  • Maitland              arr 12.20pm

Trip 2

Outboard Journey

  • Maitland               dep 12.50pm

  • Dungog                     arr 1.50pm

Return Journey​​

  • Dungog                      dep 3.40pm

  • Maitland                    arr  5.15pm

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.


View the spectacular scenery in classic Duo

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Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment

Buffet Car:

The Buffet Car will not be available for these trips. We also encourage passengers to bring their own picnic hampers, sit back and enjoy the ride.


BYO alcohol is allowed, however, large eskys will not be permitted



Toilets are available in most carriages.


Mobile Phones:

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

Motive Power:

R766 will be the motive power for the Dungog Picnic Trains

COVID-19 Condition of Travel:

  • Passengers are asked to wear a face masks when boarding and alighting from the train

  • We recommend wearing face masks while seated and not eating or drinking

  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats as far as pracical

  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant

  • Other conditions may be implemented on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions

  • If the train is cancelled due to NSW Health restrictions, a full refund of the ticket price will be provided