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Sydney, Sutherland or Wollongong to Kiama (return)


  • Saturday, 4 November 2023 - SOLD OUT

  • Sunday, 5 November 2023 - SOLD OUT


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 heritage carriage. Enjoy a large individual seat on either side of a table.

First Class Classic Duo — $260 for two people

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


Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote

Join us on our signature steam-hauled 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 Kiama Picnic Train™ will be locomotive 5917, built by Baldwin in Philadelphia entering service in 1953 for the NSW Government Railways.


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. 

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Sunday, 5 November 2023

(Sydney, Sutherland or Wollongong to Kiama return)


The train does not depart from Sydney Central Station.

Southbound Journey

  • Tempe - dep. 09.55am 

  • Sutherland - dep. 10.31am 

  • Wollongong - dep. 11.43am

  • Kiama - arr. 12.38pm

Northbound Journey

  • Kiama - dep. 4.28p

  • Wollongong - arr. 5.16p

  • Sutherland - arr. 6.57pm

  • Tempe - arr. 7.31pm

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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