Come and Live in the Past!
The Kiama Picnic Train
Due to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, The Kiama Picnic Train will unlikely return in 2021.
Our signature rail tour may be on hold during the COVID-19 restrictions, but you will be able to experience this unique day tour again when restrictions are lifted.
From Sydney’s magnificent Central Station, travel along the picturesque South Coast Line to the buzzing seaside town of Kiama.
Hauling The Kiama Picnic Train is usually steam locomotive 5917, built by Baldwin (USA) in the 1950s for the NSW Government Railways.
Ticketing options all encompass NSW Covid-Safe regulations and are perfect for small groups and families.
Passengers are encouraged to bring picnic hampers and drinks, or come down to our buffet car (when available), serving barista-made coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and light snacks.
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.
Fare options will include Private Compartments (great for extended families or social groups), Family of Four seating and Duo seating for two. You also have the option of hiring an entire carriage!
Enjoy your own space in a Private Compartment
Typical Kiama Picnic Train Timetable:
Outbound Journey (departing Sydney Terminal, picking up at Sutherland and Wollongong only)
Return Journey (setting down at the following locations)
View the spectacular scenery from our classic 1930s carriages.