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The Kiama Picnic Train

Sydney–Kiama (return)

 

AUTUMN 2021 DATES:

 

Saturday, 1 May 2021

(Picking up Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland, Wollongong only)

 

Sunday, 2 May 2021

(Picking up Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland, Wollongong only)

 

Saturday, 8 May 2021

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 9 May 2021

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Saturday, 15 May 2021 — NEW DATE

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 16 May 2021 — NEW DATE

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 30 May 2021 — SOLD OUT

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Join us for one of our classic rail tours from Sydney’s magnificent Central Station along the picturesque South Coast Line to the buzzing seaside town of Kiama.

 

Hauling The Kiama Picnic Train will be our brawny Baldwin steam locomotive, 5917 — built in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways.

 

We have new and exciting ticketing options available — encompassing NSW Covid-Safe regulations — that are perfect for small groups and families.

 

Passengers are encouraged to bring picnic hampers and drinks, as there is no buffet service during the COVID-19 period.

 

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 Historic Terrace Houses.

 

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

 

Fares:

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

 

Private Compartment

Private Compartment — $440, standard compartment seating up to 4 people.

*Family groups (or groups with regular social contact) of up to 6 people will be permitted under this booking without needing to purchase extra tickets.

 

First Class Duo

Two People — $240, First Class seating for two people. Two Window seats in a spacious area with table.

 

Family of Four (only available 9th 15th & 16th May)

Four People — $360, Booth seating for four people, including two window seats in a spacious area with table.

 

Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote

 

Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment

 

Condition of travel:

  • Passengers will be asked to check-in using the QR code provided using the Service NSW app. (Please make sure someone in your party has the Service NSW app installed. if you do not have a smart phone, help will be provided)
  • Passengers are asked to wear a face mask when boarding and disembarking
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats, except for toilet visits
  • Passengers are asked to wear face masks for toilet visits and any time while moving around their carriage.
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant.
  • Other conditions may be implemented and some relaxed on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions

 

Preliminary Timetable*

Please Check the departure times of your chosen date of travel:

 

Saturday 1 May & Sunday 2 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (picking up at Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydenham dep 9.40am
  • Hurstville dep 9.55am
  • Sutherland dep 10.15am
  • Wollongong dep 11.30am
  • Kiama arr 12.35pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

  • Kiama dep  4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr  5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr  6.40pm
  • Hurstville arr 6.55pm
  • Sydenham arr 7.20pm

 

Saturday 8 May & Sunday 9 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) dep 8.25am
  • Sutherland dep 9.10am
  • Wollongong dep 10.30am
  • Kiama arr 11.30pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

  • Kiama dep 4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr 5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr 6.50pm
  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) arr 7.40pm

 

Saturday 15 May, Sunday 16 May & Sunday 30 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) dep 9.25am
  • Sutherland dep 10.10am
  • Wollongong dep 11.30am
  • Kiama arr 12.30pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

 

  • Kiama dep 4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr 5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr 6.50pm
  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) arr 7.40pm

 

*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.

 

Buffet Car:

A buffet car will return to The Kiama Picnic Train from Saturday, 8 May, 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:

Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas.

 

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:

Steam locomotive 5917 will be the primary motive power for The Kiama Picnic Train, however, due to the need to add extra space for COVID-19 restrictions, a heritage diesel locomotive may sometimes be added to aid operations.

 

View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo

Contact Us:

The Kiama Picnic Train

Sydney–Kiama (return)

 

AUTUMN 2021 DATES:

 

Saturday, 1 May 2021

(Picking up Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland, Wollongong only)

 

Sunday, 2 May 2021

(Picking up Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland, Wollongong only)

 

Saturday, 8 May 2021

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 9 May 2021

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Saturday, 15 May 2021 — NEW DATE

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 16 May 2021 — NEW DATE

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Sunday, 30 May 2021 — SOLD OUT

(Departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong)

 

Join us for one of our classic rail tours from Sydney’s magnificent Central Station along the picturesque South Coast Line to the buzzing seaside town of Kiama.

 

Hauling The Kiama Picnic Train will be our brawny Baldwin steam locomotive, 5917 — built in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways.

 

We have new and exciting ticketing options available — encompassing NSW Covid-Safe regulations — that are perfect for small groups and families.

 

Passengers are encouraged to bring picnic hampers and drinks, as there is no buffet service during the COVID-19 period.

 

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 Historic Terrace Houses.

 

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

 

Fares:

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

 

Private Compartment

Private Compartment — $440, standard compartment seating up to 4 people.

*Family groups (or groups with regular social contact) of up to 6 people will be permitted under this booking without needing to purchase extra tickets.

 

First Class Duo

Two People — $240, First Class seating for two people. Two Window seats in a spacious area with table.

 

Family of Four (only available 9th 15th & 16th May)

Four People — $360, Booth seating for four people, including two window seats in a spacious area with table.

 

Full Carriage Hire — Call for Quote

 

Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment

 

Condition of travel:

  • Passengers will be asked to check-in using the QR code provided using the Service NSW app. (Please make sure someone in your party has the Service NSW app installed. if you do not have a smart phone, help will be provided)
  • Passengers are asked to wear a face mask when boarding and disembarking
  • Passengers are asked to remain in their allocated seats, except for toilet visits
  • Passengers are asked to wear face masks for toilet visits and any time while moving around their carriage.
  • Passengers are required to follow all instructions from their carriage attendant.
  • Other conditions may be implemented and some relaxed on the day depending on current COVID-19 restrictions

 

Preliminary Timetable*

Please Check the departure times of your chosen date of travel:

 

Saturday 1 May & Sunday 2 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (picking up at Sydenham, Hurstville, Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydenham dep 9.40am
  • Hurstville dep 9.55am
  • Sutherland dep 10.15am
  • Wollongong dep 11.30am
  • Kiama arr 12.35pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

  • Kiama dep  4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr  5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr  6.40pm
  • Hurstville arr 6.55pm
  • Sydenham arr 7.20pm

 

Saturday 8 May & Sunday 9 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) dep 8.25am
  • Sutherland dep 9.10am
  • Wollongong dep 10.30am
  • Kiama arr 11.30pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

  • Kiama dep 4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr 5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr 6.50pm
  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) arr 7.40pm

 

Saturday 15 May, Sunday 16 May & Sunday 30 May 2021

 

Outbound Journey (departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong only)

  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) dep 9.25am
  • Sutherland dep 10.10am
  • Wollongong dep 11.30am
  • Kiama arr 12.30pm

 

Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)

 

  • Kiama dep 4.15pm
  • Wollongong arr 5.15pm
  • Sutherland arr 6.50pm
  • Sydney Terminal (Central Station) arr 7.40pm

 

*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.

 

Buffet Car:

A buffet car will return to The Kiama Picnic Train from Saturday, 8 May, 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:

Toilets are available in all carriages and will be locked off while in metropolitan areas.

 

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:

Steam locomotive 5917 will be the primary motive power for The Kiama Picnic Train, however, due to the need to add extra space for COVID-19 restrictions, a heritage diesel locomotive may sometimes be added to aid operations.

 

View the spectacular scenery in First Class Duo