Maitland to Port Waratah (return)
Sunday 10 September, 2023
If you're short on time but want maximum fun then why not join us on a return journey from Maitland to Port Waratah and return? Lasting about 2 hours our shuttles are perfect for the little ones or the whole family.
Hauling our train will be one of our 1950s steam locomotives 5917 or R766. Choose from either booth or compartment seating and don't forget to bring your picnic with you!
Please Note: All fares are for same-day return travel.
Private Compartment - $280 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 - $180 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 — $150 for two people
Seating for one in a 'N' type classic non air-conditioned heritage saloon carriage. Booth is fitted with a table.
Full Carriage or Full Train Hire — Call for Quote
PLEASE NOTE: Passengers do not disembark at Port Waratah. Your ticket is for the round-trip shuttle journey aboard the train only.
10 September 2023
(Broadmeadow to Port Waratah return)
Maitland - dep. 8.45am
Maitland - arr. 10.45am
Maitland - dep. 12.20pm
Maitland - arr. 2.45pm
*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. 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.Should anything change on the day the onboard crew will keep you informed.
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.
There are no charging points on the heritage carriages. It is recommended that you bring an external battery charger for your mobile devices.